All my life I was taught and led to believe that matter is the stuff reality is made of.
Hard, objective, unavoidable.
Then, one fateful day it got worse. I learned that matter is a prison.
Impossible to overcome.
But even worse... I didn't even consider the chance to believe the opposite.
There was an Hindu term, Maya, that reality is an illusion.
And I wanted so bad to believe in it but no matter how many times I would hear it, the concept couldn't penetrate the merciless resistance and conditioning of my mind.
Until, after many opportunities, Einstein's words finally resonated in me...
Getting to know Einstein's Theory of relativity shook my mind.
Knowing quantum physics changed my life.
I learned how science accorded in many aspects with ancient philosophies and religions regarding the true nature of matter.
I wanted to believe more in Einstein and his energy world, or as I later came to realize...the spiritual world.
Where matter was conformed of a hardcore nucleus, now there were only nuclear elements existing and supported by an immense void.
I was beginning to understand. Where man’s limits depended on matter, now it didn’t appear so absolute.
All this took me to the unavoidable conclusion that indeed man can be CAUSE over matter.
Going beyond matter started to become possible.
In fact, this is where once again I returned to the ancestral practices and beliefs man has so deeply believed in.
Spiritual and religious traditions have always believed that man is a spirit, not just crude matter.
That's when I turned my attention back to the spiritual world.
That's when I tried to understand more quantum mechanics.
If I wanted to go beyond matter then I had to go beyond something else first.
Quantum Physics experiments demonstrated me that the subatomic electrons behavior doesn’t depend absolutely on an objective reality but on a subjective one, the observer’s (researcher’s) awareness.
In other words...
Objective equals Hard and Unavoidable.
Subjective equals Relativity!
But it got better...
The awareness factor was starting to reveal its almighty power over Reality.
Subatomic particles are just tendencies to be or exist!
Now I could understand better ESP (Extra-Sensory Perception).
My awareness suffered here a quantum leap (literally).
What if there was more to the mysteries of life?
I couldn't help but remember the concept that our universe is holographic in nature.
After all, a holographic image (as real and three dimensional as it seems) is just a representation. Subjective over objective.
Here I had found another ally in my personal war against Maya (Illusion).
It appears real for us because we are connected to it.
And once again, I couldn't help recall another crucial element that came into play helping me to get awake.
A wonderful metaphor, that if we seriously choose to ignore it...will be under our own risk.