The idea of parallel universes have been around for a long time with many different aspects of science and technology involved such as quantum physics, string theory, parallel reality. We may be closer than we think to discovering parallel universes and parallel lives.
The idea of parallel life is an interesting one; however I believe that we may already be living parallel lives with our parallel selves (soul forks). Imagine you and your soul fork as two bodies that live the same life simultaneously with the same memories and all but unaware of each other. How would you know if you were living multiple incarnations at once? Let us explore this possibility through religious texts, historical events, dreams and religious beliefs.
1. Religious Texts - The Bible
The Holy Bible is the worlds number one selling publication, it has been around for thousands of years and tells stories about parallel lives, parallel universes and other forms of alternate realities. It speaks of the life of Jesus Christ (Jesus) who was also known as Yeshua (Hebrew) or Yehoshua (Aramaic), which means "the Lord is Salvation". According to accounts given in the Bible, he died on the cross at Calvary; however this wasn't his end because according to accounts in the Gospels he was taken down from the cross before he died (he felt faint) but then stated that everything was alright and that God had sent him into Jerusalem five days earlier. He then appeared for a short time to his disciples before being taken up into heaven to sit at the right hand of God. According to biblical accounts he then 'ascended' back into heaven forty days after that, this man called Jesus went through parallel lives in parallel universes when he died on the cross and ascended from the dead according to biblical accounts.
2. Historical Events
There has been many different stories throughout history regarding parallel lives and parallel universes, a few which I will explore in this entry are:
- The story of Robert Louis Stevenson who wrote The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in 1886 about a lawyer called Gabriel John Utterson who investigates the strange relationship between Dr Henryekyll and Edward Hyde (a parallel life residing in a parallel universe).
- The story of Alice and her journey down the rabbit hole to another world where funny looking animals talked and playing cards were alive, she even met Cheshire Cat who could disappear at will. This was all written by Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) in 1865 and is deemed one of the finest examples of parallel lives in parallel universes. ;)
How many times have you had a dream that seemed so real that when you woke up it left your mind wondering whether it was real or not? Well this may be because when we are in REM sleep our brains produce Alpha waves which make us feel awake but mentally we are still kinda dreaming. So if this is true then how do you know you haven't parallel Lived/Forked before in another parallel universe while you were dreaming? Not just dreams but Astral Projection, Lucid Dreaming and other related sleep phenomena.
4. Religious Beliefs
If there is one common factor between major religions across the world then that would be parallel lives. In Christianity, Judaism and Islam it is said that God created souls which are genderless with a potential to live parallel lives through reincarnation which doesn't have to be limited to Earth as parallel worlds exist many light years from our own where parallel lifeforms exist. To quote an extract from the Bible:
Genesis 1:27 "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."
- Buddhism is based on the concept of Karma, which is where 'Every individual creates his own destiny through his thoughts, words and deeds'; if you have lived parallel lives then that means that it's definitely your karma. You see parallel lives have to have a cause or reason for existing so what could be the cause? Only KARMA!
- Hinduism talks about Samsara where 'The soul is reborn into different life forms through reincarnation until all karmas are resolved'. What would happen if Samsara was true? Well you would have had parallel lives whether it be on Earth or parallel worlds both with parallel lives (if parallel worlds exist hmmm).
A parallel universe.
Everyone has heard of parallel universes. They're the stuff of science fiction and fantasy novels, from TV shows like Fringe to movies like Inception . Perhaps they were a creative imagination of a young child that grew into an adult with creative imaginations. Perhaps parallel universes are real and we simply fail to recognize them because they aren't what we always thought they were. Whatever the case may be, I think parallel universes exist but in a way different from how many of us would imagine them to be. And it all starts with a girl named Alice.
The story of alice in wonderland is confusing at best for most people, but I have recently come upon some information on how it might parallel real-life for those of us who live as Gnostics. It seems like alice has fallen down the rabbit hole and landed in a parallel universe, where she not only meets many famous creatures from fiction but also encounters spiritual beings.
Let's start with the Cheshire Cat. A famous phrase associated with this cat is "we're all mad here," but what people often miss about the cat is that he tells Alice, "I think you're mad." Some of us might not be surprised by this statement because we know that if we are spiritual beings, then our world must be just as spiritual and not physical. The cat is telling Alice that she has gone mad by thinking that there is nothing more to life than the physical and that we do not exist as spiritual beings (a common mistake Gnostics make). The cat, by disappearing and leaving only his smile, implies he exists in a spiritual world. He also tells us something else: This universe you live in—the universe where everything seems physical—isn't real.
"The rabbit is gone! We're lost, we're lost!"
Fear and panic rose in Alice's throat as she stared at the empty hole that had been their way into Wonderland.
"Oh dear me. Oh my, what ever shall we do?" The March hare fanned her face frantically with her paws and looked at Alice and the Hatter with fear shining from her eyes. The three of them were standing under a tree in a completely different part of the forest than they'd come through before – or so it seemed – although it was hard to tell precisely where you were when everything around you kept changing shape like this place did.
"What can be done? What can be done?"
The Mad Hatter represents an interesting character because he represents one of the many aspects of ourselves we see every day but fail to recognize it for what it really is.
In the story of Alice's adventure in wonderland, we have a powerful statement about what is going on inside each and every one of us: everything is possible, but only if you want it badly enough. The Mad Hatter goes mad because he wants things so bad he doesn't know where to stop anymore. This could be anything from having a good time to being rich or famous. What ever your heart desires. However, this isn't always a good idea because you may not be prepared for what comes with it. He has no control over himself even though that would probably make his life much easier (he does really like tea). You can see him as someone who doesn't care about himself; since he thinks everything will end up fine in the end. He goes to a lot of effort and even though he knows it's going to turn out alright, he still ends up unhappy because he doesn't think about how others feel.
For example, his thoughtless remark that it "would be such a nice day for a white wedding" makes his young love cry her eyes out. In this case, don't do unto others as you would not have done onto you … Or at least not without thinking about it first!
The Hatter is someone who thinks only of himself and trying to get what he thinks will make him happy. The hare and the other people who came along with them were just side characters: they had less power than the main characters (Alice and Hatter) but also less responsibility. The same is with people in our lives; often we see them only as who they are to us, not as an individual themselves.
This parallel universe can easily be compared with the story of Alice in wonderland because it shows what could happen if you go on without thinking about how others feel. It can also show you what would happen if you went after your fantasies, your wishes and dreams; forgetting all the sacrifices that had to be made for achieving something important.
So while Alice gets to go back home at the end of her adventure, this isn't always possible for everyone else. Sometimes they get lost forever in this "Wonderland" … just like the Mad Hatter who gets lost in his own imagination. He can't even understand that nobody wants to hear about tea all day long!
The only thing he really learns from his adventures is that he can never go back to being as carefree as before. In this story, the chances of going back are as small as they were for Alice to get home through a mirror on her own: there's always going to be something scary on the other side … and your curiosity will make you want to explore it anyway. That's what made Alice brave enough to first run after a white rabbit, then fall down a big hole and start chasing a crazy Queen with an army of cards.
So am I saying we should all become a little bit mad in order to do the extraordinary? In a way, yes. Although I don't think it's necessary to be totally crazy. You just have to let go of your wish for being completely in control every second because you're going to lose that wish in a parallel universe anyway . It may not always show up in the form of a rabbit-hole but there will be something that takes you into another world that isn't your own … whether it's magic mushrooms or love at first sight. And then all bets are off!
So if you really want something, make sure you've thought long and hard about what this means for everyone else involved before doing anything extreme like down a rabbit-hole. If you want to be rich and famous, this may mean becoming a workaholic and forgetting friends and family. If you want to go on an adventure with the mad hatter, make sure you've got your own hat and won't mind getting lost forever in this "Wonderland."
So if everyone is mad here: does that mean we're all crazy too? I don't think so. The things most people do every day aren't madness; they just don't build up to anything special or change the world as we know it. That's why some of us are bored at times: because life isn't full of little wonders like the one Alice found herself in when she went through the looking glass. She saw things differently after that, which made her see the world differently too. And that's what all of us need every now and then: a little wonder to make things interesting again.
However, if you want your life to change for the better you need more than just one moment of wonder; even if it's an extreme experience like downing "the drink me" potion or running after a white rabbit! It takes time to turn your dreams into something real … but it is always possible with enough belief in yourself. So whatever adventure you find yourself on (with or without magic mushrooms) I hope this story will give you the courage to carry on no matter how scary things may get along the way. Also check out my other articles about Alice here (when they're available).
Now I'm going to talk a little bit about psychedelics and how they can relate to the soul and parallel realities.
Almost everybody who's used psychedelics, whether they're natural or synthetic, know that when you take them you go on a trip. You can experience things that seem very out of place and outside the realms of what we usually consider reality to be like.
This is because psychedelics, if taken in large enough quantities (which would be too much for most people) actually break down the barriers between your consciousness and what we might call alternate planes of existence - places where other souls dwell and interact with each other according to different sets of rules. The soul world is not superimposed onto our physical plane like some kind of double exposure; it's very much an additional layer which exists beyond the veil. It's our direct interactions with this realm which give us a sense of being a separate individual, and the purpose of our lives is to live out this individuality in an increasingly self-aware way.
Psychedelics can be seen as a means by which to give you a glimpse into the soul world - they're literally shifting your consciousness temporarily from third person to first person perspective, from seeing yourself from outside as if watching a character on TV to experiencing things from inside , that is, literally experiencing life through your own individual eyes . This often makes it feel as though you've 'discovered' your true self and 'realised' your place in the universe; you become aware of other planes of existence and interact with them (or at least try), and realise there's much more going on than what we allow ourselves to perceive with our normal, everyday consciousness.
I tend to believe that asking questions you can get answers to and then recieving those answers only lead to more questions, and, in a way there's beauty in that. I think asking questions to get more questions is enough to frazzle your mind out of this reality a bit more in hopes of joining the dance and getting a broader scope of what other realities and timelines are here simultaneously.
I think something that can help is asking questions for 99 days in hopes of getting more answers. If you get nothing, then consider the possibility that saying "I don't know" might be ok because not knowing might mean you're coming to terms with the way things work, and trying to understand them freaks you out so much you forget what it was like to not think about them.
What could I or anyone do with these type of powers or ideas? well i guess there's only one way to find out (hint: experiment)
Not sure how comforted I feel by this idea yet but I'm happy i asked.
I tend to not be too bothered by the idea that asking questions leads to more questions, but I think some people are. I was wondering if it's bad to be bothered by this concept/idea of questioning things endlessly.
Asking questions can lead to comfort in knowing you're not crazy for thinking about all the things you do, or maybe it leads to misery because there is no end on information available for you to go through on a daily basis, so how could you possibly stop yourself from becoming confused. At first your confusion might make sense but soon enough after opening up more and more info, your brain will explode with overload & misfirings of thoughts & ideas.
But why would anyone want that? If your brain will explode with overload & misfirings of thoughts & ideas, why would you want to go so far? I think it's for the same reasons anyone would try anything at least once. It might be fun or weird or something else which you can't define until after the experiment.
I think that asking questions for 99 days in hopes of getting more answers is not a bad idea because maybe if your mind goes into complete overload then it'll get rid of all the garbage thoughts and information you've stored up inside your head during that time about everything you've experienced up until this point (which could be good or bad). The only way I can see how this wouldn't work is if someone had extreme OCD.
Maybe even try asking questions for 9,999 days and on the 10,000th day when finishing asking questions, celebrate it and liberate.
Now for my rambling on mental illness and I’ll try to tie it all in with the subject matter of this post. But be warned, this is a ramble..
I sit in my room, music blasting through the walls and into another house beside me. One that is occupied by someone who's just as loud with their music, often times blaring at all hours of the night. I can't blame them for it because to them they are an insomniac like I once was when bipolar disorder made sleep impossible for me so - this is pretty much what bipolar has turned me into: a walking contradiction. A bipolar enigma wrapped inside a bipolar paradox locked up by bipolar riddles . bipolar schizophrenia bipolar love bipolar metal bipolar pain bipolar life bipolar depression bipolar mania schizophrenia love schizophrenia music schizophrenia writing schizophrenia art chronic pain.
So how did this all start? It started with drug use. More specifically, it started with me doing research into bipolar disorder while trying to figure out my bipolar diagnosis. I believed that bipolar was triggered by drug use, especially hallucinogens like LSD and Psilocybin containing mushrooms. And for a while, it seemed plausible enough until symptoms began appearing even when not using drugs. So what did the bipolar research lead me to discover? Schizophrenia, which is an illness of symptoms (not of symptoms based on substance use). I had come across schizophrenia through bipolar research because bipolar was linked to schizophrenia in too many ways. This made sense due to people like King David, Socrates and Plato who all had symptoms that today would be used to diagnose bipolar or schizophrenia if existed then. How could this be? How could bipolar, schizophrenia or bipolar schizophrenia exist back then?
It's due to the very nature of bipolar - it is bipolar. A bipolar brain with bipolar genetics will have bipolar symptoms.
One of these symptoms was incredibly crippling for me: chronic pain. I had no idea what this meant before but when it became my reality, the entire meaning shifted to encompass all fields of existence. Chronic means "lasting a long time" and there is nothing worse than feeling unbearable feelings for years on end. Pain becomes your existence because that's all that ever is; either you're in bipolar pain, bipolar hell or bipolar struggle.
But let me back track here to around when I was thirteen when the initial symptoms came about, before they spiraled downwards into an all-consuming and ever-present abyss of extreme mental illness. My first schizophrenic symptom actually did involve voices and it was incredibly innocent: my classmates calling me a faggot through school speakers while I waited for the bus. Now you might be confused as to why this is a schizophrenic symptom rather than homophobic. This was all in my head and all the students were in class, there was no bus coming. I don't even catch the bus.
There is a strong connection between mental health, spirituality, gnostism, and Alice in Wonderland. Mental health can be seen as an exploration of different realities and parallel lives. Spirituality may be seen as the connection between the individual and the divine. Gnostism is the belief that knowledge is spiritual and that the material world is an illusion. Alice in Wonderland may be seen as a journey into the subconscious mind.
I think parallel lives is a very fascinating subject and I hope that this article has enlightened you to some degree. If you have any parallel life stories or theories please feel free to comment below and if you found the post helpful then please like and subscribe to my newsletter & enter the K-hole! Thanks for reading.
...Cale beams out