Some are suggesting that the Universe is a super hologram, that this Universe is actually a holographic projection of a more fundamental realm. If so that might explain the fractal nature of the Universe, it would explain why we are having such trouble understanding it. Like a fish in water, lacking an outside perspective, it is difficult to perceive what is really going on. But as we gain more and more awareness, the puzzle of the Universe is slowly completed toward a full understanding.
Time as Illusion of Mind of a Being Caught in a Holographic Matrix
Eckhart Tolle’s big new idea is that our thinking mind, the latest evolutionary development of the brain, as cause of all of our suffering because we identify with past events. He says that the human ego is the part of the mind that identifies with the past, that only in this egoic consciousness can we suffer. He then says that time is an illusion, that there is only the present moment, that all fear is a result of the egoic mind projecting forward in time.
This idea that time is a human creation of the mind, is a revolutionary idea that many scientists agree upon. In the Universe of spinning balls of matter, time doesn’t exist. We invented it as a way to order reality to our experience. The Universe is only in the now, the present moment, and we used to be in that state of presence before the fall, when we ate from the tree of knowledge. Now we are going to make the next evolutionary step and walk away from the ego into the I AM.
All of this mind stuff is intriguing because it fits so well in the holographic model, if we are evolving lifeforms in a living hologram then we would have to invent time and other conventions in order to locate our position in the matrix. Everything is moving, changing, the acknowledgement of impermanence has made it into all religious philosophies.
Mind being stuck in Ego is the source of all human suffering. To get out of this predicament we must forget and forgive past events, let go of fear and anxiety of possible future events and go into the now. By denying the ego the importance of past events will dissolve the pain body formed of the past traumatic events.
The mind finds itself on a timeline of past events and future anticipations. This illusion of time, created by the mind as a reference point in the space-conscious continuum, confuses the subject to the reality of creation. If a synchronicity is the meaningful relation of two or more events, connected by the mind, is not that similar to the brains neurons forming connections?
Tolle informs us that time is an illusion created by the mind, so the physics idea of space and time is an illusion. Time in the Universe is measured in light-years, which is also a distance, the time is takes to travel light in one year or 5,878,000,000,000 miles. But it only exists because an observer is making a measurement or observation. We know that all observations are made with light waves or photons. So the stuff of consciousness that pervades all space is light itself. So now we have a model of the nothingness, it is actually something but the mystics, not being scientifically orientated couldn’t see it.
Differentiating Time from Psychological Time
In a sense we are in a giant holographic brain, the neurons are the stars, light is analogous to the electrical like impulses within the brain. Pure consciousness that mystics and philosophers talk about is when your localized consciousness, generated by your brain, which is like a individual laptop, taps the wifi field and communicates with the larger system. Thus we are in a super hologram, there are no projectors casting it from another dimension, the hologram is it’s own projector. At any given point in the super-hologram an observer sees, from his reference point, the manifest brane at that point in ‘time’. But there is no time according to Tolle, The Power of Now:
“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but
the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on
time – past and future – the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.
Why is it the most precious thing? Firstly, because it is the only thing. It’s all there is. The
eternal present is the space within which your whole life unfolds, the one factor that remains
constant. Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.
Secondly, the Now is the only point that can take you beyond the limited confines of the mind. It
is your only point of access into the timeless and formless realm of Being.”
So what about Physics, energy and matter are equivalent by a speed of light factor squared? If there is no time then how can Einstein’s famous equation be real? It can’t be real, if time is an illusion, then energy is an illusion. How can that be? Tolle’s definitions have eliminated time, and by eliminating time there went energy. Since we know that matter is made up of only energy, then that is an illusion to. Everything has been negated if we remove time from the equation, with no time there is no matter or energy. This is the problem with mystics, they are using language definitions outside the rigors of science. Tolle then clarifies what kind of time he is talking about, psychological time:
“THE INSANITY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TIME
You will not have any doubt that psychological time is a mental disease if you look at its
collective manifestations. They occur, for example, in the form of ideologies such as
communism, national socialism or any nationalism, or rigid religious belief systems, which
operate under the implicit assumption that the highest good lies in the future and that
therefore the end justifies the means. The end is an idea, a point in the mind-projected future,
when salvation in whatever form – happiness, fulfillment, equality, liberation, and so on – will
be attained. Not infrequently, the means of getting there are the enslavement, torture, and
murder of people in the present.
For example, it is estimated that as many as 5o million people were murdered to further
the cause of communism, to bring about a “better world” in Russia, China, and other
countries. This is a chilling example of how belief in a future heaven creates a present hell.
Can there be any doubt that psychological time is a serious and dangerous mental illness?”
Tolle’s concept of time is psychological time, not physics time. Physics has been spared. The mind is obviously trying to stabilize itself is the emptiness of space, like a tumbling spaceship cast away from a supernova, the mind need reference points in order to function. Your mind has laid out your life on a timeline, that has become you according to Tolle, that is your ego, the “I”. That I is the big problem and the cause of all of the suffering because it is not us.
So this identification with past events is the source of all suffering. Fear is the unrealized future events that could happen. So according to Tolle, if you break down what is going on with you in psychological terms, the past timeline of your life is the source of all suffering as you remember it and make it present and the unrealized future that you don’t like is the source of all fear. Suffering and Fear are the two things being projected by the mind as it finds itself in the hologram. You can eliminate both by not going there, don’t go into the past or future, stay in the now. Thus there is power in the Now because you transcend fear and pain.
Eckhart Tolle explains to us in intricate detail of what is really going with our consciousness in his follow up book, The New Earth, finding the path to inner world of the Now. The entry point is between thoughts, we can go down the rabbit hole into the inner dimension by focusing our attention on our breath or body.
What Tolle doesn’t give us is a model of how this all works, he is a mystic philosopher, so it is up to us with scientific brains to construct a model and bring this phenomenon of being human down to earth. We can do this, ‘nothing’ doesn’t exist once we wrap our minds around it and describe it properly. For instance he quotes the Gospel of Thomas, one of those gospels that was left out of the New Testament but unearthed last century.
This is why Jesus, speaking entirely from his essence or Christ identity,
says in the Gospel of Thomas: “Split a piece of wood; I am there. Lift up a stone, and you
will find me there.”
but the full quote reads this:
“I am the light that shines over all things. I am everything. From me all came forth, and to me all return. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift a stone, and you will find me there.”
Thus, according to this esoteric teaching of Thomas, light is God because it is the thing that is everywhere in the space. Thus God is Light in Space or God is Light and Space. Nothingness of the etheric field defined as space containing light. Nothing is something, it is a matrix containing light, it is like an ocean containing water, the surface of the body of water has waves that can be measured. Nothing is something not yet understood.
Form, the Other Illusion
Tolle then talks about the problem the mind has with form, like time, the mind latches on to form. For instance, we look for ourselves in the other, or we identify ourselves by saying we are not that other form. Once again the problem is with the mind, as the mind finds itself in space, we make the mistake of identifying or defining ourselves with those objects around us. He says:
When consciousness frees itself from its identification with physical and mental forms, it
becomes what we may call pure or enlightened consciousness, or presence.
This is our goal, to get in the present moment for as much of the time as we can. By being there we are in the now in presence itself which is god. So in a sense by being in the moment of now we are in god space. We enter this new space by stopping the mind’s incessant thoughts and enter the body back to source.
In fact we are compelled to get there, he says we have reached a dead end with the egoic mind:
Most humans are still in the grip of the egoic mode of consciousness: identified with their mind and run by their mind. If they do not free themselves from their mind in time, they will be destroyed by it. They will experience increasing confusion, conflict, violence, illness, despair, madness. Egoic mind has become like a sinking ship. If you don’t get off, you will go down with it.
So we must, according to Tolle, as a specie, leave psychological time and enter the new realm of the now, the eternal presence. What will happen when we make the transition? Magic.
The Emptiness of Space as Matrix of Consciousness
Tolle uses the metaphor of the space created when splitting wood as the god and the now. This idea of space, this nothingness of space he equates with god. What this means in a holographic model is that space itself is the source, that the holographic projector is space, that the primary ‘field’ of which matter is created is space and it is equivalent to consciousness. Eckart Tolle has equated God with Space and Consciousness.
He brings up the physics idea that space is defined by two or more points. Imagine a room, what is in it? Space. Space was created when the room was imagined. When x-y-z was created then space was created, it is the nothingness in the room. Accordingly, the empty space in the room is consciousness itself, because by Tolle’s own definition, although he hasn’t stated it. In other words, when the Big Bang expanded the Universe from a single point into the vastness of space, all that space is consciousness. It is so fundamental to the system that those in the illusion can’t detect it.
Like a fish in water, we can’t detect consciousness because it is more fundamental than matter. All arises in the field of consciousness. The nothingness is something yet it has no mass, it has no rotation, it doesn’t reflect light but it contains light. In a man made experimental hologram, you can see the interference of the light waves, not the waves themselves.
You can’t see nothingness, you can’t detect consciousness because it is the nothingness. Except you can detect it, with your own consciousness by measuring second order effects. You can’t see gravity or measure it, but you can measure the acceleration of mass objects falling toward each other. Think how weird this place is, you are walking on a planet, held in place by gravity, breathing air held to the planets surface by gravity, and you are surrounded by empty cold vacuum of space.
In a previous essay I assert that our brains evolved in this field of consciousness, we have a body and a mind and these two apparently separate entities are linked to the greater consciousness. Your brain is like a laptop in a WIFI field, it has it’s own processor and detectors, it is separate yet part of a greater thing. Likewise you are wired to the Universe, thus while you make your way about a living Holodeckgram you can manifest synchronicities because your mind is causal to events around you.
You are a point of consciousness in a field of consciousness. Because you are self aware and have transcended the egoic mind, when you think a thought in the moment of now, you create that which you have thought. You create because your thought is a pattern in a sea of consciousness that is constantly creating expressions of itself. You are now akin to a designer on a computer who is changing the objects on the view screen. Thus we are merging into a new realm of magic, where mind thoughts manifest directly.