I always have felt strong connection and feelings to people & things in general and have this belief that everything is connected somehow.

I think every human seeks the very same outcome, happiness. And it happens to be strongly linked to love and relationship. Which is another thing humans chase a lot. Everyone wants to love and to be loved, except if you’re a psychopath or other “path”.

The quest of my own happiness and love and how we connect sometimes very strongly with someone else has made me read a lot, and several topics stand out:

  • Animism
  • Reincarnation
  • Polyamory
  • Multiverses
  • Quantum entanglement

I put this list here because it’s the mix of all this knowledge that eventually lead me to that very interesting psychedelic experience.

Animism

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I would say that my journey started with “religions”. I put that in quotes as I’m not a big fan of religions. But, I wanted to understand it so I read about it, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc…

To tell you the truth I didn’t find any answers there and “follow the rules and you will be happy” didn’t really worked for me. So I’ve moved to the “others” religions. This time the quotes mean religions outside the big and loud ones. So I read about Buddhism, Taoism, Shinto, Paganism, etc…

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And suddenly it has started to be interesting. I really liked the concept of reincarnation in Buddhism but not so much the suffering circle of life and all the rules to follow that come with it if you want to exit it. As you may noticed, I don’t like rules very much.

Taoism is a beautiful philosophy as well, I liked the concept of “Wu Wei” (action without intention) and its principles of compassion, frugality & humility. There is also a lot of shamanism into it which I like, I feel shamanism is in the root of human religions and should be explored more.

I’m not going to talk about all the religions and different philosophies I’ve read about, I will just tell you that reading about Shintoism lead me to discovery of Animism and that one particularly resonates with me.

To simplify it, Animism is the religious belief that objects, places and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence and eventually are all connected. Animism is the oldest religion on the planet. And for me that was it. It was perfectly in accord with my feelings that everything is somehow connected and that was maybe why I got to feel a strong connection to objects or places sometimes.

Shinto has this concept of Kami which are gods that can exist in many different ways. They can be in a particular river, a bridge, a tree, a forest etc… They are made of the same energy human are made of, and that is one of the big differences among other gods from other religions. In Shinto gods can be very powerful but they also can die. Shinto places the energy that is within everything into the concept of Musubi. That could be translated as: The power that resides within the Kami* and all things on this earth.

To me makes sense to think that we share the same energy with a bigger “thing”, and that it is how we are all connect.

Reincarnation

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During my “religious” introspection, one thing that particularly resonated with me was the Buddhist principle of reincarnation. Well, not entirely, because Buddhist believe that you get into an endless circle of sufferings of death and reincarnation until you get enough wisdom to exit it and eventually become a Buddha. And I’m not sure I agree with “life is suffering”.

Nonetheless, reincarnation answers a question of mine. How do we get to have sometimes such a strong connection with someone else out of nowhere? I’m sure it happened to you as well. Meet someone and feel this immediate connection. Sometimes even an immediate feeling of love. It would explain the concept of love at first sight as well. If you were in a relationship with this person in another life, well, could it be the resonance of this shared past life that bond you so quickly in this life? And what about the concept of “old souls”. Never met one? Someone much younger than you but somehow much wiser? To me, reincarnation could easily be the answer to those phenomena.

Polyamorous relationships

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Years ago I discovered what it is to be Polyamorous. I’ve never believed in being in love or being sexually attracted to the same person forever with the same intensity. It literally made no sense to me. But I believe in love and being in love with a person forever. So for a long time, I was in an open relationship, and that was difficult for me to get around those two ideas. It was surely answering the basic human need for sex, but not really the “connection” part. Actually, at the time I wasn’t even aware that I was seeking connection even more than sex.

Then I meet someone who was Polyamorous and who brought the concept to the table and it blew my mind. It’s hard to describe the feeling. It’s like someone just turned the light on in a whole complete section of your brain. Suddenly it all had come into place. Everything was starting to make complete sense to me. I basically just discovered that I was Polyamorous since the beginning but I wasn’t aware of it.

Polyamory, to put it simply, is the practice of ethical non-monogamy. Polyamorous people believe that you can love more than one person at the same time.

And again, it connects just fine with my beliefs. Especially with the fact that with reincarnation cycles you may be connected to more than just one lover and that would be such a waste to turn down those potential relationships just based on the societal standards of monogamy.

Multiverses

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Ok, so now we are going onto scientific concepts and, like for any of those topics, I’m not an expert, I just give my humble opinion and ideas here.

All of this is highly hypothetical, but also super cool and totally mind-blowing.

I’m a fan of science fiction. Oh surprising. And as so I was kinda aware of this theory (thanks to Sliders back in the days). Now, this is a very serious subject that the smartest people in the world have been theorizing about for years. From Isaac Newton in 1700 to Schrodinger 1952, Stephen M. Feeney 2010 and more recently (2017) the UK’s Royal Astronomical Society. So you may laugh but it’s a theorized subject and it’s serious.

The multiverse (or metaverse) is a hypothetical group of multiple separate universes including the universe in which humans live. Together, these universes comprise everything that exists: the entirety of space, time, matter, energy, the physical laws and the constants that describe them. The different universes within the multiverse are called the “parallel universes”, “other universes” or “alternative universes”.

How awesome is that? Can you imagine that for every action you may take, another path in another universe exists for you? I love the concept and it also answers an interesting phenomenon that you may have experienced already: Deja Vue. Which is a French word that is used to describe the feeling that one has lived through the present situation before.

Like a bug in the matrix, it could also be a bug in the multiverse, in the energy that connects everything and every universe. So for those who cannot believe in reincarnation answering the strong connection with people, well, it so happens to also answer this one as in other universes you can be in love with other persons.

Quantum entanglement

Relationship
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I really like this one. It’s kinda complicated so again I’m going to oversimplify it so you can get the concept. Feel free to read more if you want the complete details, I’ll put a references list at the end of this article.

Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon which occurs when pairs or groups of particles are generated, interact, or share spatial proximity in ways such that the quantum state of each particle cannot be described independently of the state of the other(s), even when the particles are separated by a large distance or time.

That could be an interesting answer to why you keep connecting with the same people over your reincarnation or in the multiverses.

What if love could be a sort of quantum entanglement between individuals? It has been demonstrated that twins shared a strong link to the point that one could feel what the other felt. Parents can feel that something is wrong with their kids, lovers as well sometimes.

Maybe this capacity is something human can actually accomplish but as anything spiritual and different humans choose to ignore it. After all are not we the best at ignoring things? Feelings, pain, love, hate, etc…

The theory

I really enjoy using psychedelics time to time to open my consciousness to more than what my eyes can see. Some will say to open your third eye.

Over the past years, I’ve done mostly Mushroom (as I love that it comes from nature) and LSD (as it gives me the strongest journey). I plan to do an Ayahuasca ceremony as well as try out MDMA.

I suppose it’s a good time to pull out a big disclosure here as I do not encourage or support the use of any kind of drugs. You should do that at your own risk, research the topic and use quality tested product.

The assumption is that everything in every world regardless the time or distance is unconsciously or consciously connected through what I would refer as Musubi from Shinto as I have never really found a better explanation.

I think that Musubi is what you perceive when you open your third eye. And by opening your third eye I refer to your ability to perceive Musubi rather by going into a deep state of meditation or using psychedelic.

I believe that this is the way mediums see visions, the way dreams come from, that feeling of deja vu, falling in love with complete stranger, ghosts etc…

As everything is made with the same energy and is all connected with Musubi it makes sense that sometimes it interacts with the world as we perceive it.

Here is a graphic representation of my theory:

Musubi: It’s the power that resides within all things on Earth. It’s everywhere regardless time and multiverses.

Time: Some people think time doesn’t exist. Maybe, maybe not. The concept helps with reincarnation though. But if time actually doesn’t exist, your re-incarnation can come from the multiverses.

Psychedelic state: That is how you become able of entering Musubi and from that point anything can happen. Like literally. You could have a conversation with god(s), meet your animal totem, see another universe, find your purpose, anything. I think you can learn how to travel within Musubi with time and I think that was what Shamans and other magic people throughout our history were able to do…Until religions decided it was BS and you should believe in what they told you to believe in.

Perception: Perception is an organ that you can develop and open until you become able to open your third eye.

Reality: It’s what you see and experience in a normal state with your third eye closed.

The cycle is that you get born from Musubi and die going back to it, then the cycle repeats itself infinitely. I think we are pure energy in a perpetual movement. I know, it’s nothing fancy, no “heaven” in my concept. I’m sure you can reach a much deeper state of consciousness and after a certain number or cycles Buddhist would say that you would become a Buddha which translates to me that you would actually become one with Musubi, pure energy.

I have no idea of what would happen then. But is it important?

In conclusion

This theory makes sense to me and had me in peace with those questions.

Now I’m busy trying to live a meaningful life, loving and exploring Musubi every time I can and I think it makes me a better person.

Of course it’s not the Truth, and you could replace any names I’ve used by other perhaps more meaningful to your view on the universe, no matter if it’s God, Buddha, Patchamama, Gaïa or just the Universe. It doesn’t matter as long as you resonate with it.

Much love,

Lesly.

PS: Cover image Credit Guillaume Poitel

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