Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Nanci ShanderÃ¡, Ph.D., author of Your Inner Gold: Transform Your Life and Discover Your Soul’s Purpose.
When I was little, I would often put myself to sleep by imagining that my body was a mere cell in the body of a huge being; this being’s physical body was made up of millions of other bodies like mine, making up its cellular construction. I loved picturing this huge being living on a planetâ€”many times larger than Earthâ€”that was part of another, enormous solar system in an equally awe-inspiring universe. I continued expanding my imagination further and further until each universe became a cell in another gigantic being. And on and on it went, until I fell asleep.
On other nights, I’d reverse the process and imagine each of my own cells as universes with millions of planets, stars, and a variety of beings inhabiting the planets. I would stretch this idea so far that I couldn’t totally wrap my mind around the conceptâ€”it was too vast an idea to even picture in my mind beyond the first few hundred cells. This exercise, too, would put me to sleep.
I’ve kept these ideas as possibilities all my life as a part of my own personal cosmology. As I’ve grown older, they don’t seem impossible in the least, especially when I watch science shows on television that reveal the relatively recent work by quantum physicists, who are discovering that there are, indeed, multiverses within the large and the small. They have offered the idea that transformations are made by observation, whether in the atom-smashing laboratories or within the human mind. As a result, I believe that we are now beginning to accept these concepts as natural ways in which life works.
I’m very excited about how this brilliant “new” science (didn’t both Einstein and da Vinci tell us of something similar?) is affecting our relationship with the magic of life, whether or not we believe in a higher Source. Our minds are being altered, transformed, and reformulated to match the Divine pattern from which we were created. This new information is moving us into a time when our perceptions of and beliefs about every aspect of life are being illuminated with truths most of us haven’t dared to explore in the past. The new spiritually-based sciences are helping us to “see it when we believe it,” rather than the other way around. How thrilling it is to live in a time where we are watching humanity move closer to its spiritual roots!
Our thanks to Nanci for her guest post! For more from Nanci ShanderÃ¡, read her article “The Gold Within You: Seven Alchemical Stages to Attain Spiritual Wholeness.”