Are We Living In A Holographic Universe? - The Reality of Vibrational Frequency
Some people have the ability to walk on hot coals without getting burned, while others can predict the future and even project their spirits outside of their bodies into metaphysical dimensions. Yet the majority of the world would tell you that examples like these are simply miracles. However, there is another scary but liberating possibility: that there are no such things as miracles and these abilities are attainable to all. The awareness of people who possess such abilities is simply just vibrating on a higher frequency of consciousness where they are unrestrained from certain physical parameters - in the case of those with the ability to walk on hot coals, all they are simply doing to achieve this metaphysical feat is, vibrating at a higher level where the heat or fire has no influence or hold on them. The whole concept of mind over matter really does hold some credibility in examples such as this. Like in a computer game where the main character keeps on advancing through different levels and acquiring new skills, they have learned to override their initial programming in order to increase their abilities and metaphysical capabilities. Research by renowned scientists and narratives by thought leaders, such as David Icke, have presented us with the idea that we have no solidity and what we perceive as reality is simply a holographic illusion and that denying this truth is actually keeping us from tapping into our full potential.
In the 5th century B.C. Socrates told a story of an ordinary man depicted within a cave. The man is facing the wall, watching images being projected on it and believing them to be true. What he doesn't know is that behind him there is a projector displaying all those images, keeping him from realizing the truth that reality is actually outside the cave. This is the basic premise of Plato's "Allegory of the Cave", that has mostly been interpreted as the philosopher's way of painting the difference between living life unconsciously and living it fully aware of the world and its virtues. Nowadays, there is a growing movement, backed by prominent geniuses of today, who believe that there is a chance that this myth actually tells us another kind of truth – that we are living in a holographic universe, where everything we see is simply a 3D representation of a two-dimensional picture.
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These theories are based on the principles of quantum physics, which tell us that all matter is vibrational. In January 2017, a group of theoretical physicists from the University of Southampton announced that they had found evidence that the Universe is a hologram. By studying the radiation left over from the Big Bang, also known as the 'cosmic microwave background', they claimed to have proved that everything around us, in fact, emanates from a flat two-dimensional field. The basic hypothesis of us living in a holographic universe is based on a concept called 'Holonomic brain theory' which was developed by neuroscientist Karl Pribram, in collaboration with physicist David Bohm, a protege of Einstein. The fundamental premise of Holonomic brain theory is a model of human cognition that describes the brain as a holographic storage network. In the build up to the conceptualization of Holonomic brain theory, Pribram was studying memory and found that there was evidence which suggests that the brain operates holographically. Bohm was studying subatomic physics and found that on the subatomic level, the fabric of reality seemed to possess properties that are reminiscent of a hologram. When fusing both the ideas of Pribram and Bohm, the idea of the universe being one big hologram then appears to be more plausible and less farfetched because it is rooted in empirical scientific foundations.
We learn at a young age that everything is made up of atoms and that these atoms are constantly moving. Consequently, it means that nothing is still. So what we perceive as a solid form is simply a string of billions of vibrating particles. Not only are these particles always "on the move", but they are also able to store information and act as bytes that encode all that there is in the universe. We "read" the data from the whole picture, without being aware of its constituents. If projected on a larger scale, it means that everything we perceive to be true is actually an illusion formed by these billions of vibrating invisible atoms.
It turns out the mathematical language involved in making a hologram is a system of mathematics that is also the same type of mathematics that our brain uses to translate visual information. This system of mathematics is called 'Fourier transform' and was developed by a Frenchman named Joseph Fourier. While this is not proof that the brain or our reality is a hologram, it is still very suggestive of this. It also turns out that all of our senses appear to rely on Fourier transforms, which is how our brains decipher the sensory world around us, so all of this is an even more compelling reason to believe that there is truly more to reality than what meets the eye.
All this is often mentioned in the same context as the "simulation hypothesis", which states that reality is just a simulation. Imagine a huge role-playing game projected on the scale of the whole universe – even thought-leaders, like Elon Musk, believe it is possible. In fact, Musk claims that there is a billion to one chance that we are based in the "real" world. Like many people from Silicon Valley, he believes that there is a possibility we are living in a giant computer simulation, following the patterns pre-programmed for us by a more intelligent species – or even humans from the future.
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If we are indeed just more sophisticated versions of Sim characters or clouds of moving specks, does it make us insignificant? Luckily, science says no. Renowned cell biologist, Dr. Bruce Lipton, claims that this actually deepens the relationship between our anatomy and spirituality. For Lipton, our cells are programmable and the programmer is an outside entity. However, he believes that we can adjust the appearance of the messages we emit without disrupting the content itself, therewith creating a better life.
In a way, this stance is empowering: it completely opposes the view that our fate is written in the stars and the biologists' primary dogma that life is controlled by genes. On the contrary, it takes us from victims to active creators. According to Michael Talbot, author of "The Holographic Universe", the holographic nature of our universe makes all beings connected. All of us have the whole cosmos in each of our atoms, and awakening ourselves to that fact will enable us to access information that is normally perceived as beyond our reach. Talbot also points out a very unusual property of a hologram which is that, if you take a piece of photographic film that has a holographic image coded into it, although you cannot see the image with your naked eye, in order to reconstruct the image you will have to shine a laser through it - meaning that if you have an image of a rose then shine a laser through the rose, you'll get a three-dimensional picture of the rose on the other side. The interesting part is that if you cut the image in half and shine a laser through each piece, you will still get a whole rose. Cut the image into four pieces and you'll get four roses, cut the image into eight pieces and you'll get eight pieces and so on. So the universe as a hologram literally means you can find the universe in a grain of sand and that every portion of the universe contains some semblance of the whole universe. Since everything in the universe is intertwined and responds to certain frequencies, you can attract prosperity and happiness simply by shifting to a higher level of vibration. The old saying that "you are what you think you are" really finds its home here.
In the end, it all comes down to us: we can spend a lifetime trying to find 'glitches in the Matrix', or proving that the world is as real as it could be. Sometimes it is easier to believe that everything is pre-programmed for us than to actually take action. It is often hearing theories like these that make us want to become more engaged and less machine-like. They push us to embody a life of virtue more eagerly and to shift the frequencies we vibrate on to the highest achievable level in order to live a more meaningful life - whether it is within reality or a program.