I just saw the new Men in Black 3 movie this past weekend, and appreciated how characters in the movie recognized the significance of choosing between possible parallel realities–the idea first proposed by American physicist, Hugh Everett III. One character, Griffin, played by Michael Stuhlbarg, was particularly skilled in sensing possible realities. Griffin identified real-time cues and indicators that suggested which reality path happened to be unfolding at any given place and time, which is a wonderful talent to have when making life and death decisions.
Another wonderful film featuring a character who sees and chooses between parallel realities is Next. In this fast-paced action-adventure movie, Nicolas Cage plays the role of a Las Vegas magician with the ability to see two minutes into his own future. This future viewing ability is a skill he’s developed to the point he knows how choices he makes in present time will each unfold.
What’s particularly interesting about these two films having to do with parallel universes and our ability to move between them is that in both story lines, the characters with the ability to most freely move between have the ability to see near-term events unfolding in the next minute or two. This may seem to be something amazingly uncommon, yet in actuality, researchers have conducted studies demonstrating that people definitely do have an inner sense of what is about to occur moments before it actually does, such as Dean Radin describes in his wonderful book, Entangled Minds. This skill is typically subconscious, revealing itself when people’s autonomic nervous system responds in advance of a person viewing emotionally evocative material in a slideshow in which images are randomly selected.
Ways We Can Detect Parallel Universes
Precognitive Advance Viewing – Precognitive advance viewing of a short period of time in the near future is currently the most popular method in Hollywood movies for depicting the reality selection process between parallel worlds. This type of awareness of parallel worlds of possibility is typically described as a kind of short-term temporal effect, in which a person is aware of many possibilities opening up in their immediate future, such as the next few minutes.
Future Memory – Future memories are quite literally memories of future events. This type of awareness of parallel universes of possibility can sometimes be confusing, simply because most of us consider our memories to be indicative of what’s already happened, not what may yet transpire. Future memories arise in much the same way past memories do, when some kind of cue or trigger reminds us of something that has happened–or will happen.
Danger Alert – Another way that parallel realities show up to us in real life is through an intuitive sense of imminent danger that sometimes arises for no outwardly obvious reason. We might have a sense of being in a terrible crash when getting into our car, for example, feeling a body-wide sensation of nervousness. We can view this as being given a choice to take (or not take) to a jump to a parallel reality. Considering that many realities exist… and some are much more enjoyable than others, it’s to our advantage to keep our energy up and our imagination tuned to “how good can it get?” We keep moving onward and upward, and things really do keep getting better and better!
Repeating Events – As I describe in my book, Reality Shifts: When Consciousness Changes the Physical World, sometimes a sequence of events repeats, as if some kind of spacetime eddy current is looping back around to try something out one more time. I attended the first day of a class one time when the woman to my right handed me and the hostess of the event her business cards… and a few minutes later, the hostess returned and asked for her business card again.
I hope you’ll enjoy watching and sharing my YouTube video summary of Quantum Jumping Reality Selection–and please feel free to leave comments either on this blog or on my YouTube video page!
One of the benefits of asking the question, “How good can it get?!” while traveling between parallel universes is that you’re likely to get some pretty wonderful answers. Happy travels!