When most people think about “the Universe”, they often think in terms of the observable physical Universe of planets, stars, solar systems, galaxies and other celestial bodies as studied by astronomers, astrophysicists, cosmologists and others. This is the Universe that can be perceived by the five physical senses, and through observational equipment such as telescopes, and other scientific equipment. Science even today tends to make the assumption that if something is not physically measurable by scientific equipment or the five physical senses, it simply does not exist at all, and therefore “out of sight and out of mind”.
In fact, the physical Universe of matter represents only a very small percentage of the entire, greater Universe as a whole. The majority of the Universe exists at levels of Energy and vibration far, far, far beyond the measurement capability of current scientific instruments.
An excellent metaphor for the Universe is an apple. If we cut an apple in half we see the skin, which represents the physical Universe of matter, the flesh, which is the greater Universe of Energy including the Etheric, Astral and Mental realms, and finally the core, The Source, The First Cause, God. We are focused within the skin of the apple at the level of vibration in which we are currently focused.
Upon passing on from the physical world at the time of the transition known as “death”, a person is in reality transitioning from the high density, low vibration environment of the physical word, the skin of the apple, to a much finer level of existence at a much higher vibration and lower density than the physical world of matter within the flesh of the apple.
Upon arrival within the Astral planes subsequent to the transition from the physical world, people find vast, dynamic worlds populated by billions of Souls, worlds which not only seem at least as “solid” and “real” as the physical world, but actually much more so. Matter, by comparison with Energy that has not differentiated into matter, is very crude due to its much higher density and much lower vibration. Throughout the Universe, everything is perceived and experienced relative to Energy and vibration. We perceive, experience and progress relative to the Energy level or “plane” of the Universe of Energy at which we are focused and at which our Astral or Mental Body vibrates.
The level of the Astral worlds to which a person will transition after death will always vibrate at the same level of Energy as that of the Astral body. In fact, as previously mentioned, due to the much finer levels of Energy of the Astral worlds and without the physical, dense characteristics of matter, everything seems so “solid” and so “real” that many people initially do not at first, even realize they have left the physical world of matter. This is particularly true when the transition to the Astral has been particularly sudden or has taken place during sleep, where, upon awakening, everything still at first seems “normal”. So, everything in the entire Universe is experienced in absolute harmony with the relative level of Energy and vibration at which it exists in accordance with the perfect and immutable order within the Universal Mind of God.
The Universe in its entirety may be considered to be spherical like a planet, with God, The First Cause, The Source at the center, existing at the highest vibration and lowest density, progressing outward though progressively higher density and lower levels of Energy and vibration until finally reaching the physical world of matter forming the “skin” of the Universe.
Another metaphor that may be applied to the Universe is that of a balloon. Consider a balloon consisting of a rubber skin filled with air, the rubber skin representing the physical world of matter. Scientists have recently noticed that the physical Universe is still expanding very rapidly, but are at a loss to understand why. The reason is fundamental to all life and the existence of the Universe. In the beginning God, The Source, The First Cause sent forth from the Logos powerful Thought Forms, thus creating the Universe and everything in it as recognize it today. Through these living, Spiritual creations, for example human Beings, God, The Source experiences, and thereby expands. This expansion is therefore from within. As the Universe and everything in creation is in a constant state of experiencing, the Universe is in a constant state of expanding from within, but in an outwards direction. We can simulate this by blowing up the balloon. If we draw circles on the surface of the balloon with a black marker pen, the circles representing galaxies, and then inflate the balloon further, representing the expansion of The Source through experience, we will note that the black circles representing the galaxies will move away from each other, which in fact is precisely what science is observing. So the Universe is expanding from within by experience, thereby causing the outer physical skin of the Universe, to expand.
It should also be mentioned that the so called “big bang” of science did not originate from a point on the physical Universe, it in fact originated at The Source, the core, the very center, at the very highest vibration, starting, as all creation starts as a Thought Form, and progresses outwards, the vibration of Energy slowing as it progresses until finally it “freezes”, forms subatomic, atomic and molecular building blocks, finally differentiating into matter to create the physical Universe of matter as observed and measured by science. Energy can be considered to be “light”—not physically observable light in the form of photons, but the Divine Light of The Source, Energy, also known simply as “Spirit”.
Scientists cannot understand why, if the “big bang” originated from a point in the physical Universe, temperatures throughout the Universe are very similar. In reality of course the “big bang” originated from within, originating from the highest Energy level of The Source and expanded outwards, creating the entire physical Universe uniformly in the same moment, and not from any single physical point in the Universe.
The physical Universe is spherical and, therefore, has no beginning or end. It would be entirely erroneous to think in terms of “the end of the Universe”. As with travel on Earth, if we were able to travel in a straight line within the physical Universe, we would eventually arrive back at exactly the same point at which we started. So, notions of “traveling to the ends of the Universe” are as erroneous as seeking a specific, physical place in the physical Universe where all creation started with the “big bang”, or of the “flat Earth” of the scientists of a few hundred years ago.
Due to the holographic nature of the Universe as a whole, the physically observable Universe is only one of a potentially infinite number of “parallel” Universes, both physical and non-physical, all existing concurrently. This is possible due to the fact that everything in the Universe is ultimately pure vibrating Energy, and such concepts as “dimensions” do not really exist except to the limited perception of the human senses, while restricted to the three dimensional physical Universe of matter.
Parallel Universes exist at all levels of the Energy spectrum, not just the lowest aspect where Energy differentiates into physical matter. Science even now is beginning to realize the possibility of these parallel physical and non-physical Universes when such “phenomena” as “black holes” were discovered, with “worm holes” being thought of as portals to these alternative physical Universes, and balancing points between physical matter and “anti-matter”.
The entire Universe, including the physical Universe, is maintained in a state of perfect harmony by The First Cause, The Source, God. In the context of the physical Universe, the same balance needs to exist in order to maintain perpetual harmony. Physical Universes are balanced by the opposite characteristics of matter and antimatter which are configurations of Energy at similar levels of vibration and density but with opposite sub-atomic characteristics, for example whereas an atom in this alternative physical Universe contains anti-electrons, or positrons, and antiprotons. Ultimately, as with all aspects of the infinitely perfect Universe, these opposing characteristics conform to the Universal Principle of polarity, one of the Principles that ensures perpetual harmony on a Universal scale.
“Wormholes”, are conceptual gateways between the physical Universes of matter and anti-matter. Traveling through a wormhole would result in the arrival within a parallel Universe of anti-matter, and traveling through a further wormhole would result in arriving at a further parallel Universe of matter.
The word “dimension” is also erroneous, only having meaning relative to the concepts of “space” and “time”, which we know are illusions perpetuated only by the five physical senses. Ultimately, everything in the Universe without exception is pure Energy differing only in rate of vibration, and infinite manifestations of that Energy in the form of Quanta which have quantum potential, influenced by Mind which as we know is Principle cause. Ultimately, everything within the Universe from The Source, The First Cause, God to the physical world of matter is an inseparable aspect of everything else, all being conscious, intelligent, vibrating Energy within the Universal Mind of The First Cause, The Source, God.
Governments of the world are currently spending vast amounts of money on exploration of a tiny fraction of the physical Universe at a time when millions of people in the world are suffering from disease, famine, war and other situations. In fact, the destiny of every human being is not to travel within the restrictions of the three-dimensional Universe of matter, but to travel inwards through the glories of the greater Universe on the sacred path back to God. It is the ultimate destiny of everything in the Universe, without exception, including every human being, to evolve back to The First Cause, The Source, God in a state of perfection—this is the true meaning of life.
True exploration is not about the temporal, observable, physical Universe of matter, but rather about the magnificence, splendors and glories, far beyond the current comprehension of mortal, Earthly human Beings, of the Infinite Universe of Energy, Mind and Consciousness. Beyond the restrictions of the physical body, the entire physical Universe can be explored at will, instantly, traveling quite literally at the speed of thought. People who Astral project or engage in Out of Body Experiences can and do travel anywhere on Earth in an instant, or to the moon, including the far side of the moon, other planets, solar systems and even galaxies. Most importantly, they can travel inwards to the inner Energy levels and vibrations of the Astral worlds. Those who learn the ability of Mental projection, can travel even further inwards to the great Mental planes of life and reality, even meeting some of the powerful Intelligences residing there, Beings who watch over the evolution of human Beings and life on Earth, as well as Gaia Herself. Beyond the physical constraints of the physical body, a person is a true explorer of the Universe, and it does not cost a penny or require any external vehicle of travel.
While mankind continues to focus exclusively upon the physical Universe as the only reality, no true progress can be made. Only when mankind understands the true nature of the physical Universe, and its role in the grand scheme of things can long-term progress be made towards our true destiny, a destiny that will leave the material Universe, far behind, once it has served its intended purpose as the first year kindergarten of this great Universe of conscious, intelligent, vibrating Energy, of which everything and everyone is an equal aspect.