Every so often I see something I know is novel and which I could not possibly have seen before, as something familiar and one of those “I’ve seen this before” moments. This occurred last week when I received some DVD’s of the popular British Midsomer Murders detective TV series, and was watching an episode from series 19, initially with dismay that I had purchased a DVD I did not need to purchase.
Knowing I could not possibly have watched it as I don’t watch TV at all, (but have one simply play back DVD’s etc.), I watched the episode, and wondered why it was so familiar – the experience of Deja Vu as it’s known. It’s also the experience of ‘I’ve been here before’ moment that some have.
This experience is inexplicable in terms of the mainstream standard model our culture believes, that of consciousness being an epiphenomenon of the brain. As facts are facts, it is always the theory or belief system that has to be faulty rather than the physical facts. How can the experience of Deja Vu be explained?
By assuming life as one unified existence comprised of uncountable individual 3D phenomena all linked together at the quantum level but experienced as individual objects in 3D physical reality. While we are separate individuals in our 3-D existence, deeper down at the subconscious or quantum level we are all interconnected as one whole, and the experience of Deja Vu then becomes a fleeting common memory of some other individual watching the TV show but which I accidentally experienced since the other and I, at this fundamental level, are the one and same.
Think of individuals as isolated radio transceivers tuned to a specific frequency that forms our reality. Occasionally individuals stray off frequency and experience things that seem impossible. Or in Carver Mead’s case waking up at 1am with a solution to some scientific problem that literally came out of nowhere.
This subconscious quantum world could be called the spirit world that is continuously forming physical reality and is the life force that animates individuals and all things. It cannot be separated from the physical world and many believe it can but this is actually a sophisticated belief invented by the human brain via the process of thinking. Life could also be understood as a flowing river in which vortices appear, dwell and then disappear back into the moving water. You could view a human birth in a similar manner, but most of us don’t and prefer to believe the pseudo-reality imagined by our brains, similar to the matrix as portrayed in the cinema movie of the same title; that we are unique permanent creations destined for either heaven or hell in the after life.
Thinking itself, while necessary, becomes all consuming when it becomes an unconscious habit. Those totally enthralled by their mantras, prayers and rituals, acting only within the limits imposed by their authority via their beliefs, are the religious, enslaved by the beliefs that are imbedded or fossilised into their brains by the process of constant repetitious thinking as an unconscious habit from education and inculcation. Here the brain is a physical mechanical object that is easily trained and mesmerised into one or other beliefs by persistent repetition of ideas and thoughts via education and religious instruction.
The religious also believe in an after life and behave accordingly, treating physical reality as a mere waystation on the way to spiritual utopia, paradise or heaven. So they don’t care much about the here and now since they will have salvation in the after life. This belief dominates the Occidental or Western world, and is represented by the proselytising faith of Communism with its various sects of religions including the Abrahamic faiths and socialism. Some believe in utopia in the after life, others in the here and now and they are all essentially religious, and hence of fossilised brains.
It’s when you stop thinking that you might hear that which is drowned out by the noise of that thinking. And searching for it won’t uncover it since we are using the very process of thinking itself to be free of. As one Indian guru pointed out, it comes to you, you not to it. And if your brain is distracted by the noise of its own thinking, then it won’t hear anything. It is the process of dealing with the duality of observer and observed created by the process of thinking that needs to be understood, and thinking about it won’t solve it. If thinking is a means of distracting the brain from reality, then not thinking might reveal what? That’s something no one can describe for you, and which no religion can supply you, since all religions are the products of the problem one has to be free of.
The promise of a utopia tomorrow.