The idea of parallel universes is certainly not something new. It has been entertained in popular media since the existence of universes existing simultaneously has been theorised in Quantum Physics. Many Sci-fi novels and T.V series scripts have been written based on the idea.
The basic assumption behind the notion is that there are possibly an infinite number of other universes besides our own which vary either in minor details or else entirely indistinguishable such as for example having completely different basic laws and constants of physics. Of course the most interesting possibility is the scenario of those parallel universes which might most closely resemble our own albeit with different personal and collective historic timelines.
The Notion of the Multiverse
There are also different assumptions to the Multiverse theory. One interpretation is that there is an infinite number of Universes that obey the same physical laws but have different configurations. Some would be closely similar to ours but with a different unfolding of historic events as mentioned above. Another interpretation is that some of the Universes would experience a ‘spontaneous symmetry breaking’ and result in different physical constants.
In quantum mechanics, there is also the so-called ‘Many-worlds interpretation’ which holds that certain observations cannot be predicted absolutely because there is a range of possible observations with a different probability and each of these observations corresponds to a different Universe.
Infinite Possibilities & Popping the Questions
This is a hypothetical scenario but certainly one that should be considered more thoroughly. For starters I do strongly believe that our consciousness is a multidimensional phenomenon, simultaneously co-existing in different dimensional strata beyond our third dimensional reality. Information from higher dimensions sometimes seeps through our ‘3D filters’ in ecstatic experiences, epiphanies, deep meditation or through the use of psychedelics. Now the question is whether it is also possible for our consciousness to cross over to parallel realities and alternative timelines in which our other selves are carrying out all possible pasts, presents and futures.
‘Quantum Jumping’ to Parallel Realities?
Interestingly there are people like Burt Goldman, who took this possibility quite seriously in their life’s work. Goldman in fact created a widely known product called ‘Quantum Jumping’. The idea behind it is to show others what he says he has been doing for many years – mainly allowing his consciousness to meet his other selves in parallel timelines and realities to acquire different insights, perspectives and musings. According to Goldman, you can for example intend to meet that version of yourself in a parallel reality that is more creative and artistic or entrepreneurial. He believes that by following certain visualisation techniques while you enter a certain level of consciousness, you can sync and communicate with any of the infinite versions of You and bringing over those unexplored possibilities and talents into your current timeline.
Sounds mind boggling and crazy but after having initially discarded the idea, I have lately revisited it from a fresh new perspective and it started making a lot more sense. I strongly believe it is very possible – the only question is how to do it consistently and this is what Goldman is claiming to be able to show. I will be looking into this idea more deeply. You can also check it out yourselves here.
The Multiverse is your New Playground
The growth in human knowledge seems to be taking us unequivocally towards this direction – to discover or rather re-discover something that has been eluding us all the time: There are alternative parallel realities to the one we perceive as being solidly ours. Perhaps we might have also been accessing these realities unknowingly in our dreams, deja-vu’s, moments of clarity and internal shifts and all those experiences the mind is so trained at forgetting or dismissing as being imaginary or unreal. I believe that there is a lot to learn and discover about parallel realities. The Universe is our playground – even better: the Multiverse is our playground.
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