This next series is all about MY perspective of the universe. Before we begin, I am not a physicist but I have read a great deal about it, and many books by some of the greatest minds of our time — both past and present. If you are a physicist or scientist and you do not agree what I say, or think I am off my rocker, please engage me in dialog.
My Waking Dream series is the sum of my understanding of the universe. The basis of it all comes from a fundamental idea that the universe is inherently Weird. The atoms that make up your body are mostly empty. And sometimes the particles in these atoms aren’t always there. They go somewhere we do not know. But for today, I want to talk about the source of Weirdness in my books — Dark Energy.
It has been posited that the universe is expanding due to the force of Dark Energy growing at a rate faster than the gravitational constant. What I am proposing here is the basis for how I developed the idea, or philosophy, of the Weird. If information cannot be lost, it must be stored somewhere. Let us think of the universe as a balloon. If I keep adding air to the balloon, it will continue to expand. In my thinking the “air” of the balloon is the information that defines the paths of all particles in the universe. If information about the path of all particles in the universe cannot be lost, or become unknown, then it must be stored somewhere. Being a technologist, this suggests to me that there must be some cosmic hard drive with infinite backups, that record all movement of all particles in the universe. Because at the most fundamental level, we are made of billions of particles. And the universe has to keep track of all of them. But, whether or not the universe will continue to expand and then eventually pop or collapse is highly debated.
Now, because I am a Deist at the most fundamental spiritual level — with other religious views intermingled from all my studies — I believe that the universe was created by an Architect, which we call God. God set the parameters, and the overall design, but we are the ones who engineer the universe to our liking. Having said that, our souls are also recorded in the Dark Energy — which I believe exists in a realm called the Spaces Between. When we die, we return to this place where all information is stored, and then we decide when or if we come back to the physical universe.
When I talk about drawing from the Weird, or using your Weirdness, we are drawing from the vast amount of information that has been discovered and known. Everything that has ever been known or discovered exists somewhere. And I firmly believe some people have already figured out how to navigate the webs of Dark Energy to find the answers and channel them back into our world. I also believe we ALL can find out how to do this. And this is what I call, Awakening your Weirdness. By examining the vast amounts of information, not only in our world, but in the universe itself, we can become a better people, a better world. And perhaps we will find that we don’t need to have space ships to travel. All we have to do is think, and we are there.
I felt it important to discuss this topic first, because from all my reading and studies, I believe that truly understanding the universe is only achievable by understanding dark energy.
There are many articles on the subject, and many differences of opinion. But this is what my simian brain has synthesized from the minds of people like Einstein, Brian Green, Michio Kaku, Stephen Hawking, Nikola Tesla, James Gleick, John Wheeler and the list goes on.
So I leave you with this question: Do you believe that the soul is recorded on the universe for all time?