Letters to God – Part 13: Deja vu

Last Saturday it happened again (actually three weeks ago, but it took me a while to finish this post). I was sitting at my table, putting some food in the plate of a kid at my right, and suddenly I realized that I had already lived this scene in my life. Or more correctly, I remembered having lived this part of my life. Strange, isn’t it? This is not the first time it has happened to me, and as the phenomenon has a name and its own wikipedia entry, I guess it is very common. Common but strange.

But as you know God, things stop becoming strange when we have an explanation them. There are many explanations for why Deja vu happens, and all of the scientific ones talk about how the mind is simply making a mistake. But we have very little knowledge of how our mind works (something I already knew but has been enforced by the last months). Nobody has a good idea of the correlation between neuronal damage and cognitive damage, or why people who have had a trauma lose their short-term memory, sometimes for a while, sometimes for longer time, sometimes forever. So these are all theories, but nothing that is really known.

We have advanced a lot in understanding how the brain reacts to external stimulus (i.e. behavioral economics, great topic to read about), but the internals of the brain are still blurry to us.

So I have my own theory, and I want to share it with you.

The idea that I started developing in my previous post is that our whole body is filled with sensors that feel the world. And as everything in the world is just energy, our body is sensing energy all around it. Going back to my theory of everything, I model the world as an infinite set of decision planes, where we are constantly moving from plane to plane based on the decisions we make and the possible outcomes that you have created for these decisions.

Traveling the Energy Planes

Joining these two ideas together, each decision plane is the combined energy state of all the universe. Yes, this is complicated so I’ll try to explain it again. The reality we feel is how our brain interprets the reactions to the energies that our body/mind senses all around us, and as we move forward in time and change things, the energies change to create a new reality that is again perceived by our body/mind. And as I wrote before, these new states are not random. You have pre-defined what states exist so that the universe moves in the direction you have decided for us.

And now for the leap of faith. So when we are not busy feeling the world around us (like when sleeping, or daydreaming), our senses can un-focus from the short energies they see and can sense things that happen in other planes. And if this plane later turns out to materialize from all of the possible energy planes, you get Deja vu.

Sensing Other Energy Planes

But not only Deja vu. Digging deeper into this idea, I can imagine people who have trained their senses to feel more than what is around them, and with enough concentration, they can feel other energy planes. And the stronger they are, the more they can sense. And this is how prophets exists. How there are people who can see the future, and the past.

So that is my theory. Somewhat crazy and completely unproven scientifically. Just like all other theories around :-).

Letters to God – Part 12: Sensing

Today I started writing about another subject, but at the middle of the letter I saw that you would need more background to understand what I was talking about (well, this is really not true as you should know all, but sometimes even I have problems understanding my thoughts, so I saw it fit to write this letter first).

We are taught at school that there are different states of matter: Solid, Liquid, Gas, etc. And everything is made up of atoms, which in turn are composed by electrons, protons, and neutrons. An atom is composed of a nucleus and a cloud of electrons surrounding it. The interesting thing is that the size of the atom (where the electron cloud ends) is around 10.000 times the size of the nucleus (and even more for light elements like gases). So it you think about it, there is a LOT of empty space out there. Actually, most of what we are is empty space.

So how can we feel stuff? If we are made up of so much empty space, why can’t we see or walk through walls? Why does it hurt when you accidentally slam a hammer against your finger while hammering a nail? Because matter is not what matters (no pun intended). The reason we can’t walk through walls, and that we can touch things, is energy. While there is a lot of space between the electron cloud and the nucleus, this space is like a demilitarized zone that is protected by the forces of the atom. Things simply cannot go inside this space without having to exert immense forces. And this energy also varies between elements and molecules, so we have solids, liquids, gas, etc.

It turns out that everything we sense are the changes in forces and energies around us. Light is energy, sound is energy, and touch is also energy. And having that, why can’t we have “energy” sensors? Let’s take feelings for example. When a person feels sad, they are probably expelling lots of “sad” energies. So if we had “feeling” sensors, we would feel this energy coming to us.

I think we already have these sensors, but most of us are not aware of them.