More than ever now, it's possible to enjoy an increase of being, and 2013 has been a year of profound discovery for me.
In the scientific world, it brought four epochal discoveries, the combination of which are causing my mind to change profoundly. Not for me to change it, but for the discoveries themselves to cause me to think in a new way about the world we live in.
The first of these discoveries is that planets are abundant, so abundant, indeed, that there are probably ten billion of them orbiting the habitable zones of stars in our galaxy alone. The second is that 2 planets covered with oceans have been discovered orbiting a star 1,200 light years away, Kepler-62. The third is that wormholes may be far easier to build than previously thought. The fourth is the growing evidence that there are other universes beyond our own.
Taken together, these four discoveries are mind changing and mind boggling, especially the first one.
Twenty years ago, scientists thought that planets might be quite rare, and Drake's Equation, which is a series of assumptions about the galaxy that lead to a quantitative measurement of the probability of intelligence life being present in it, suggested that there might be one or two other intelligence species in the Milky Way.
But now, with ten billion planets in the habitable zones of their stars, that assumption has got to change. Indeed, there could easily be hundreds of thousands or even millions of intelligent species out there, and that's just one galaxy!
Supporting the correctness of the analysis of the data from the Kepler Space Telescope that led to this conclusion is the fact that two water worlds have already been discovered, and this when exoplanetology is still in its infancy.
We are going to discover living planets, inevitably. Intelligent life, though? Once we know that a planet is alive, we will be able to focus things like radiotelescopes on it with much more precision than ever before. So maybe we're about to discover that needle in a haystack.
If somebody is looking at Earth in the same way, the first signals that they are likely to see are the earliest ones to leave the planet's immediate surroundings. These would be television signals, which radiate into deep space. Thirty years ago, they were pouring off planet Earth. Now, there are fewer, because land based and satellite technologies carry most television images.
The first thing that we are likely to see of aliens is their early attempts at television. We've innocently sent them things like 'I Love Lucy, ' 'the Amos and Andy Show' and 'Howdy Doody.' I wonder what we might see of them? If it's not equally absurd, it's going to be most embarrassing.
The next great discovery is that there is something out beyond the edge of our universe that has damaged the field of its microwave background radiation a number of times. The only thing massive enough to do this would be another universe, which has apparently collided with our own, with the collisions leaving these telltale scars.
Now all of this leaves me with a very deep question. If you've read my book Solving the Communion Enigma, you know that I believe in the existence of a soul, and you know why. In the Key, the Master speaks of 'conscious energy,' and I believe that this is an accurate description of the much larger world of consciousness in which we are embedded.
I don't believe the secular proposition, that we are only our bodies, because I've had lots of convincing empirical experience that tells me that this is, simply, not true. Similarly, I don't believe any one of the many religious propositions on offer at any given time. I'm not sure that ancient concepts of God even have much meaning.
The reason is, simply, that the scale of reality is so unimaginably vast that I cannot see it emerging from a single mind. We tell ourselves that the universe started with the big bang, and religionists go on to say that this happened because God made it happen.
But how many times? If there's one additional universe out there, may there not be more, even many, many more?
In short, what if reality doesn't end, but is instead a vastness beyond knowing—any knowing, including God's? One could say, well, if there are many universes, maybe each one has its own God. Or maybe God is a consciousness capable of being aware of an infinite reality. Or maybe God is small, a now distant or even long-dead creative force, that for reasons that will always lie just beyond the realm of understanding, brought reality forth.
When I pray, now, I don't pray to God or any of the totems of any religion. I pray to what I feel around me, a surging, immeasurably complex and insightful presence that appears to be made of many minds, and to be dancing across many, many worlds.
Recently, it has been discovered that travel across the vastness of the galaxy, or even between galaxies, might be a good bit easier than we have thought. It might not require trundling along for millennia in a starship, but rather stepping through a wrinkle in space-time, a wormhole. It's not something we can do as yet, but it seems possible that this ability will become available to us in the future.
However, given the number of planets we are finding in the habitable zones of stars, it is all but inevitable that somebody, or perhaps many somebodies, can already do this. If so, then of course aliens are here. Probably many different types, and from more than just our galaxy. It could be that the difficulties of travel across completely unimaginable distances are simply not as great as we have assumed.
That said, I think that there are yet other ways to travel. It's my belief that machines may not be needed to open up tunnels to other worlds, but that it might be something that can be done with the mind.
I have been meditating regularly for 45 years, and during this time, I have gradually opened my third eye. I can see other worlds—in fact, not just other planets, but other times, other ways of being entirely. I can often see things that I cannot understand well enough even to describe, but I also see more understandable worlds. I see them a lot, and have been returning to some of them at this point for many years.
Previously, I really did not know what the mechanism that makes this possible might be, so I have not spoken much about it. I have a powerful imagination, and I was not willing to make claims that might not be actual journeys to other real places, but journeys into imagination.
However, after what is now more than thirty years of work with this ability, I can say without equivocation that it's real. It is possible to use the third eye to see other worlds, other times, and into other universes entirely. Not only that, it's possible to return to these places again and again, to go to a place, for example, in midday and then again at night, to revisit it over time and watch changes—in short, to use the third eye just as we use the first two, but with longer range seeing. Perhaps with limitless seeing.
Now, I would like to be able to say that I've created some sort of a course that will enable you do to also do this after ten lessons, but I cannot make that claim. In fact, when I'm doing it, there is an element of mystery similar to how it feels to ride a bicycle. One day, without knowing precisely why, you simply can.
I believe that the ability is related to meditation, and that I most certainly can teach, and do, in the site's meditation group. The work I offer there is powerful, true and effective. It is also free for the taking. You do not need to be a supporter of the site to make use of it.
I cannot say that a couple of weeks of using the meditation techniques on offer here will enable you to engage in what are, given our present state of knowledge of the workings or reality, acts of magic. But I can say that patient work on oneself, carried out in an atmosphere of joy, rigor and humor, will advance you in this quest.
Additionally, just like bicycle riding, the more people who do it, the easier it is going to become for the rest of us.
It isn’t just a matter of seeing, either. I have traveled physically a few times. Not for very long and not completely, but I have become physical enough at times to feel grass in which I found myself sitting, and smell a truly strange air, a scent that will haunt me forever.
I have also discovered that it isn't difficult to engage with what we call 'the dead.' But they're not dead. To them, we're the dead. They think of us that way because we're embedded in linear time. We're like this for a reason, and they understand that. But those who love us wait for us in the freedom of being that they enjoy.
There are no boundaries, really, in this universe. That freedom of being is accessible while we are embedded in the organic world. Once we begin to see ourselves in a truly objective manner, the body is reinvisioned as an instrument of search, not as the whole of being.
So I have come to a certain promise. Inner work, if engaged in with patience and love, leads somewhere. It's real. It's effective. The beauty that it discloses is very, very great.
You soon discover that you can look back not just at your own tiny self, but at the whole of reality, at not just this one universe, but at many universes, just as the Master of the Key said back in 1999. Many worlds, spread across space and time.
What you see is a vast garden, filled with colors that dance with conscious energy, all lit from above by the light of ecstasy out of which all things emerge, and to which all things return.