I don't know if the phrase "Energy Continuum" originated with me; I don’t care; it came to me one day. And I like it because it's the closest I've come to being able to express my perceptions of the metaphysical (astral & etheric) plane that lies beyond the physical, material plane we live in. I use it because it applies to my observations and experience of metaphysical reality.
As stated in a previous post, there is no evidence for, or against, either of the two positions: God or No-God, but there is evidence, albeit anecdotal, for the Energy Continuum. This should actually please the respective sides of the God/No-God argument. Sadly, it doesn't. They've been at it so long, they can't foresee an end to the argument, even though if they settled for what we do know, thanks to mountains of first person accounts, they might drop all the posturing about a notion (God or No-God) which, at this time, is neither provable nor disprovable. Drop it and do what? you ask. How about trying to piece together the various accounts of the Energy Continuum!
What kind of accounts? We're talking about out-of-body experience, meditation, kundalini, near death, astral travel, energy healing, and psychic prescience. I'm sure I've left someone or something out. I'm sorry. But there are so many firsthand accounts, metaphysics (beyond the physical) has got to be more than coincidence, more than synchronicity. It has to have some foundation, or one out of four people are crazy. I'm not crazy. I have seen the other side and it is continuous (as in everlasting) and full of energy (as in life force energy). Others — too many to ignore — have also seen or become immersed in the Energy Continuum, each in his/her own individual way. Each has his/her story to tell. Why not join forces to study these experiences?
Yes, there is resistance. It comes in many forms from both sides, who say things like:
- It's all in your mind,
- There's no proof,
- Science does not accept anecdotal evidence,
- Death is like the final crash of a motherboard,
- It's not a question of belief; it's a question of faith,
- There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers.
Why should this discussion matter to someone pursuing self-realization or metaphysical truth? Why should you care if no one believes in your adventure or your experience? Is it worth trying to convince closed minds to open and to remain open?
Think about it. When you choose the path of faith and belief, you give up your power. You become subservient to the argument you support; you become subservient to someone else's opinions; you become subservient to polemics, useless discussion of something that cannot and does not affect your life, your health, your spiritual refinement, or your being. What do I mean?
If you are truly interested in self-realization, you will forget polemics; you will concentrate on practice, secure in the knowledge that there is an Energy Continuum. Why should you take my word for it? You shouldn't, but the fact that you are reading these words means that something tickled your interest in the subject. Most likely it wasn't a discussion in a bar about the non-existence of God or a sermon in church about the existence of God; it was an actual physical sensation or an unexplained experience. Something inexplicable happened in your life: a feeling of weakness followed by a renewal of strength, a moment when you felt great clarity, an instant of energy surging up your spine, an out-of-body experience, clairvoyance, some unusual feat of dexterity, a precognitive vision, the ability to control heart rate or body temperature, extraordinary somatic awareness, scientific or artistic inspiration, and so on. In short, a metanormal or a metaphysical experience.
What mattered most to you was the certainty that your sensation or experience was real, not a figment. So what do you do when someone attributes your sensation or experience to mania, madness, mental illness or aberration? What can you learn from this sort of criticism? Simply, that it's better not to talk with close-minded people. You can't get anywhere by arguing. So don't. Redouble your efforts and continue to practice, knowing that many are doing the same. They may not be using the same practice or the same method. Respect that, knowing that they were probably "tickled" by some metanormal experience in much the same way you were.
This is the millennium of the Energy Continuum, man's next, great frontier. If we are to survive on this planet and in this universe, we must overcome the negative aspects of human nature as we move forward in a complex, unforgiving, technological world. How do we accomplish this? By using meditation to change our consciousness, which, once effected, will reveal the presence of the Energy Continuum and our connection to a metaphysical realm of unlimited human potential.