I’m a self-confessed science fiction nerd. Not unlike many people who enjoy escaping into the “other”. For me, though, through most of my life science fiction was often the only back scratcher I had for an existential itch I could never quite put my finger on.
At the age of six or seven, I distinctly remember looking around at my physical reality with the rather sobering thought, “Really? This … this is it? This is all there is? There’s not some deeper or more meaningful realm than this day-to-day existence we call life?” Sort of a profound existential thought process for a seven year old.
This state of existential ennui plagued me my whole life. I was atheist, nihilist, believing there was nothing more than flesh and bone, a series of breaths between birth and death. Religion always largely struck me as a fiction, a human construction with fun tales designed to distract us from our reality or scare us into compliance. The Opiate Of The Masses, as Marx called it. But I always enjoyed escaping into particular forms of science fiction. William Gibson and Phillip K. Dick, in particular, as they wrote about digital realms that human beings could escape into and technologies that tinkered with the human subconscious and perceptions of what we call reality. Later, these concepts hit the film world, with the first Tron film, then The Matrix trilogy, Inception, and the more recent Tron film. All of a sudden, particularly with the advent of the Internet, these digital realms and ideas of accessing and utilizing the subconscious framework came further and further into our consciousness. The most recent Tron film opens with this narration:
“The Grid: A digital frontier. I tried to picture clusters of information as they moved through the computer. What did they look like? Ships? motorcycles? Were the circuits like freeways? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I’d never see. And then, one day … I got in, man.”
It’s perhaps a strange, or geeky, comparison, and I’m not attempting to generalize an amazing spiritual realm with association of what is essentially a piece of Hollywood flotsam. But I tend to think of emotions and diseases at an energetic level as being like those clusters of information the narration refers to, taking form as “vehicles” (viruses? cancer?) that travel through the information superhighway of the etheric body. What form does anger take? An out of control train? What collateral wreckage does it cause as it tears through the landscape of the etheric body? Certainly our own minds invent these conceptual objectifications of our emotions, serving them to us as understandable images in dreams. What about guilt? A garbage-laden tugboat impermeably anchored? What useless – or worse, malign – junk piles up around it?
These concepts settled into my own mind, and as I started to study metaphysics and began discovering more and more direct experiences from a non-physical realm, I “began dreaming of a world I thought I’d never see”.
Learning to use Applied Kinesiology hit like a lightning bolt: Direct access to subconscious minds, to universal consciousness, to genealogical histories, to one of the greatest “databases” that ever existed, to that other realm, where I could finally scratch that 37 year itch. ”I got in, man!”
Not to over-simplify the massive complexity of the human mind, and the even greater complicated and magical mysteries of universal consciousness, etheric energy and astral landscapes. The human mind, human emotions, are an entangled web of endless intrigue and inter-connection.
The means of accessing it, though, is entirely simple. Binary, just like the digital realms that science fiction loves to stage itself in. Yes’ and No’s. Ones and zeros. The fantasy concept of the “matrix” or “grid” meets the reality of a massive network of energy fields, to which all sentient beings are connected. And it’s been there the entire time, throughout human history, for us to access and use to our greatest good. Anybody can do it with just a little training. It’s not magic, or psychic, or witchcraft. It’s simply a tool that we’ve always innately had, but largely lost somewhere along the way.
Simply amazing. I’ve loved the journey so far, and it’s only going to get better from here.