The Connected Universe

we are all connected

In findings published in the October Astrophysical Journal, researchers report that they have discovered proof of a vast filament of material that connects our Milky Way galaxy to nearby clusters of galaxies, which are similarly interconnected to the rest of the Universe.

The striking similarity between this connection and the neural connections in our brain (see image above from the Higher Balance website) has to make it clearer why mystics and Masters have always said we are not just connected to each other, but that we are connected to EVERY thing!

Astronomers at the Australian National University said this in a recent report on their new findings:

“What we have discovered is evidence for the cosmic thread that connects us to the vast expanse of the Universe.

“The filament of star clusters and small galaxies around the Milky Way is like the umbilical cord that fed our Galaxy during its youth.”

Slowly the world is beginning to see, scientifically, what has always been known, but has been hidden or suppressed for centuries!

Reality Architects

We’re always on the lookout for interesting new material or perspectives on the fascinating realm of altered states of consciousness, which is what OBEs or astral travel are. Along with that is the idea that through our thoughts, words and deeds, we are creating our reality as we go.

Here is a short video which gives some examples of how people have indeed changed their realities, and in so doing, changed the reality of the whole world. We are, after all, all connected.

Enjoy!

How Much of our Consciousness is Collective?

collective consciousnessMany of our readers are familiar with the idea of “social consciousness” which describes a sort of general mindset in a population. It is one of the strongest binds we have with other people on this earthly plane. It is also a “un-consciousness” which has us running on autopilot along with the crowds. It makes us want to fit in with everyone else.

But we also have our separate, individual consciousness which is made up of all the experiences we have had in our life, plus a lot of what we have brought with us into this life. This is the mind that can free us from the unconscious social-approval world we often inhabit. It is the place where we say, even if the whole world is against us, “This is my Truth!”. And then we live it.

I got off on this binge because the wonderful writer of the blog Travels of a Dream Walker has addressed this issue in a recent post in which she grapples with the idea of the collective consciousness. She often makes me think deeper about things. Here is an excerpt:

I now seem to understand that our individual consciousness is not just our own perceptions, but also what we have assimilated through a multitude of levels of other ‘collective consciousnesses’, from the smaller family and societal level consciousness, to larger religious and cultural consciousness that also make up our individual realities. This is very difficult to explain, but the idea was that there were many more levels of influence out there than just the two I had thought.

What are your thoughts? Let us know in a comment, and put a comment on Karen659’s blog as well.