So where is the one
Who acts or enjoys?
And what is the rising
Or the vanishing of thought?
What is the invisible world,
Or the visible?
In my heart I am one.
What is this world?
Who seeks freedom,
Or wisdom or oneness?
Who bound or free?
-Ashtavakra Gita 20:5-6
The physical universe
is made up of energy. Energy that when looked at in the models that we
know about today, look remarkably similar to each other, like the ‘dots
What I would like you to visualize is perhaps a tiny bit of a stretch, but imagine if the whole universe was nothing more than a sort of 3D hologram. Imagine that some amazing intelligence was projecting the entire physical universe, arranging energy to create matter in the way we see it with our physical senses.
Then let’s imagine that the energy we are talking about is love. That all matter comes from arrangements of love. That if we were to look at any piece of matter not with our physical senses (that know only about the 4 dimensions) but with our heart and intuition (which might be fathoming the other 22) then we might begin to see that all matter is actually radiating love.
That we are all made up of the same energy, love, and that we are all a part of each other.
Then imagine that if you had a powerful projector with a few more dials and switches then the basic one, you might be able to re-arrange that energy at will. Create virtual realities, only these would be the physical realities we call reality!
Perhaps this is what we call ‘miracles’ – the parting of the sea, the healing of the sick, astral travel, instant travel to other places thousands of kilometres away. Perhaps if we were able to learn how to ‘project’ in this manner we would literally be able to create reality. (loaves and the fishes etc)
But possibly more
important than the ability to perform miracles would be the enormous
spiritual revelation all of us could experience. That the outer physical
reality is nothing more than a veil or illusory image belying the
powerful love energy within.
This would explain the idea that God is omnipotent. That love is omnipotent.
It would explain why if we look at anything with heart, anything at all, we eventually feel love.
With a raindrop or a rock or a piece of dirt and try and feel it with your heart, you will feel love.