The past few weeks, something strange has been happening to me. I was hesitant to even speak about this, at first, because, in the beginning, and even now, I’m not sure what is going on, and the only way to describe this phenomena is, I transcended reality.
Now, before you dismiss me as some crazy, and possibly psychotic individual, just hear me out. It only takes a few minutes to read this, and it could, possibly, change your life.
So what exactly do I mean when I say, “transcended reality“?
Well, I’ll put it like this, and this by no means is evidence of what I’m saying is necessarily true, but over the past few weeks, as I’ve been trying to figure out what this all means, I’ve been able to come to this conclusion.
In science, and in our day to day lives, it is commonly accepted that our mode of being, where we exist in reality, falls within time and space. This is because we have no other way of measuring reality outside the constructs of time…and space.
What I suggest, and many other smarter people than myself do as well, is there exists a place, or dimension of reality, that operates outside of time and space. Scientists call that the 4th dimension or higher, while Religious folks (Christians in my experience) call it a place akin to Heaven, or even Heaven itself.
So, when you break it down like this, it almost becomes undeniable that there could exist a place where time and space is no longer a factor in our measurement of reality. But I say, let’s take it a step further. I say, the reason we can’t deny this transcendent reality is because we’ve all been there before, whether we realize it or not.
Now, you might say, how can you be so confident in your words? To that, I would respond with, there’s evidence all around you. You just haven’t been paying attention. And it’s okay, neither was I, until recently.
And I want to give you hints to what “evidence” there is, it is the evidence that shows we’ve all transcended reality in one form or another, maybe without realizing.
When you’re at the gym, why do you see everyone listening to music through their headphones? Even the gym itself is playing music (usually pretty awful music, just saying). Why do you listen to music when you’re in the car, or cleaning the house? Why do we pair music with movies, and without the presence of music in films, deeply cuts the connection we have with the story?
I say, it’s because music takes us to a place where time doesn’t exist, or at least we’re not constrained by it. When you listen to music, we tend to say, “it helps pass the time” or “it makes doing the chores easier” or even “I don’t feel the pain I normally would if I wasn’t listening to music”. And we all accept this as, more or less, fact. We accept that music has this mystical power that we can’t quite explain, but undeniable it’s there.
Now, this is where I differ from a lot of people, I think. When I go to the gym, or I’m in the car, but I want to use the gym in this case, as it’s important. But when I’m in the gym, I don’t typically listen to music. I listen to audio books, podcasts, speakers, and lectures. For me it has a similar effect as music, but was never able to properly explain why. I just enjoyed learning new things.
And these past few weeks, this is when I realized, for the first time, I became aware that I transcended reality, and arrived in a place that exists outside of time and space.
Let me explain.
When I go to the gym, usually around 6:30 in the morning, I typically warm up first either by way of the stair stepper or elliptical. This is because both of them are excellent at accelerating you heart rate and you’re able to rapidly “get the blood flowing” as they say. Well, I wasn’t feeling up to the elliptical or the stair master, so I opted for the bike instead, and even then, I just wanted a moderate pace, nothing too extreme. So I was riding the bike, and listening to my normal audio book, and was just lackadaisically peddling away, when the author said something, that, for lack of better words, “clicked” with me. I don’t even remember what the author had said, but in that moment, it’s as if I had exited reality. It was as if, the words he was speaking, I could fully understand that those words were not his own, and he too, was simply the messenger.
It’s funny, I don’t even quite remember what he said, but I just can’t deny the fact I was in this transcendent reality. How can I be so sure? I distinctly remember the colors, the sounds, the sights, the smells of where I was, and i distinctly remember the voice I was speaking to in this metaphysical state. It was like a dream.
It was if as is the words and thoughts I was hearing, I knew, without a doubt, they were not my own. I don’t know how to explain it any better than that.
It wasn’t until I opened my eyes, looked down at the bike, and realized, it had been over an hour I had been peddling away on the bike. I was drenched in sweat, my heart rate was accelerated, and I could begin to feel the feelings of fatigue. I was tired. I came back to reality, though it had only felt like minutes.
So, after this “experience” happened. I sat there and thought about it. I thought about it into the next day, all the way up to the point where I was going to ride the bike again. I wanted to visit the transcendent reality again. The sense of timelessness I felt, it was something I couldn’t quite explain other than I was walking in the footsteps of the Kingdom of God.
Again, you might call me insane, and you’d have good reason too, as well. But when I look at the evidence, it’s as if we all have brief habitations of this transcendent state. It’s all around us. Just look around.
But anyways, I tried to go back the next day, and it didn’t work. I even repeated the section of the book I was listening, too. Nothing. I then dismissed myself at that point, just a fluke. It wasn’t until a few days later, I realized, you can’t enter this state of transcendence consciously, on your own, at least, not without practice.
I think that’s what meditation is doing. It’s careful practice of reaching this transcendence, this Nirvana. And even more, science hasn’t defined any conclusive evidence of what “meditation” actually does to our mind.
So a few days later, without much thought, I was listening to my book again, and, while I least expected, I entered transcendence reality again. And I took careful note of what I was hearing this time, and over the past few weeks, without much explanation, I’ve been entering this metaphysical reality over and over again, and trying to gather notes of what this “High power” is saying.
I don’t quite have a well formulated message yet, but I’m starting to see what might be wrong with our reality, our world we live in now, particularly the divide between Christianity and Atheists. It’s the question I’ve been seeking answers to, in particular.
What is that problem?
To my best understanding, Christianity has not reached its full, articulated, state yet. There is a form of Christianity, a deeper expressed form, a meaning of it that we have yet to discover.
I think that’s where (many) Christians, pastors and preachers, in particular, tend to get stuck at. They think that Christianity is at its pinnacle (more or less) of understanding, that there is no more need to challenge our dogmatic ideas and teaching. To challenge the Church today is a sin.
But that’s when we make a fatal mistake.
Science, the reason why it has gripped so many atheists and continues to “clarify” or “guide” these scientists and rational thinkers, is because there’s nothing really to challenge their thoughts. It’s as if Christianity is still in elementary school, while Science is starting college. Now, I’m not saying Christians are dumb by any stretch of the imagination. I’m only suggesting, Christians have stopped learning new material. We’ve stopped challenging our beliefs, and creating further sensible explanations for the world around us. We keep teaching “third grade level” material, while Science, they’re off in college, continuously challenging there beliefs. And you wouldn’t actually call it a fair argument if a third grader got into an argument with a college student. You’d wait, even encourage the kid to keep learning, not dismissing them if they can’t properly explain something.
So, final words, as i keep “journeying” into the transcendent realm, by, more or less, my own accords, I will keep writing down my thoughts, my experiences, in this blog. I will continue to read and study the people of the past who seemed share experiences such as mine, as they can provide objective clarity and guidance, and so I may pick up where they left off.
I don’t expect many of you to understand what I’m going through, as I don’t even know how to fully explain it myself. But I think, I might have a breakthrough one of these days, in which, if I keep walking down this path long enough, could possibly help shape the world into a better place.
At least, that’s my hope.
Thanks for reading,