Q & A: Can Willpower Supersede Universal Law?January 12th, 2008 by John Wolfe
Question: I’ve always been interested in whether or not our will has the potential to overcome universal laws like gravity?
Answer: That’s an excellent question. It’s one I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about as well. All of the scientific literature refers to gravity as a universal law. However, science (outside of some forms of the new physics) still refuses to acknowledge out of body experiences (OBE), near death experiences (NDE) and the dream world as legitimate encounters in which consciousness is interacting in other realities and environments. Despite this “oversight” by the scientific community, hundreds of thousands of people continue to embark upon these experiences via altered and expanded forms of consciousness, which cannot be explained away as elements of overactive imaginations.
I mention these other states of consciousness because they are the best tools we have for providing us with a picture of what other dimensional existences within our Universe look and feel like. Now anyone who has had a NDE, OBE or who has experienced flight during dream sequences can tell you gravity does not apply to these environments (it can, but it doesn’t have to). The locations in which these experiences occur are not removed from the Universe. While they obviously aren’t occurring in what we think of as the physical plane of existence, they are still taking place within aspects of our Universe.
Because of this, we can honestly say gravity is not a “universal” law which applies to all states of consciousness. It’s a law that applies to the physical place holder we use for consciousness and to the physical portion of our Universe. However, the physical portion makes up an extremely small percentage of the entire mass of the Universe itself. In other words, there appear to be more subtle energy environments out there (which may constitute where we go after death, during astral projection and dreams etc.) than there are physically substantial ones.
Next, we have to ask ourselves, why then does gravity appear to apply to the portion of the Universe where we spend the majority of our time focusing on these physical bodies? Again we can to look to the subtler energy environments within our Universe to answer that question. The subtler environments appear to be, to a certain extent, the source for what we see taking shape here in the physical plane. All material things bubble up to the surface of this denser portion of the Universe, out of what some people refer to as the un-manifest or as physicist David Bohm called the implicate order.
Ask any astral traveler and they’ll tell you there appears to be an almost exact energy duplicate (of the physical plane) present, which they enter into upon projecting. The further into the subtler environments they travel, the more this duplicate fades, sort of like an echo effect. I’ve had astral experiences where I’ve felt myself pulled through wormhole type structures that cease to have any form of material objects present when I exit out the other side. I interpret these events as signifying movement into other subtler forms of dimensional existences, which are even further removed (in thought, not in actual distance) from the physical portion of the Universe.
If our consensual agreement upon material objects, how they look, act and behave in this plane, continues on in some subtler planes, until eventually fading out, then that provides a clue. The initial agreement or thought consensus that makes up the rules and laws for this physical Universe is stemming from deeper levels of our consciousness. If laws like gravity are only in place due to highly intended thought processes which have been projected for eons, then that means gravity is obviously a pretty permanent fixture.
However, I don’t believe it’s impossible to override or else it would exist throughout all other dimensional layers of the Universe. The sheer fact gravity can fade from existence as we traverse the subtle realms means it doesn’t have true universal effect. But we can’t expect it to ever be overridden on a grand scale in the physical portion of the Universe. After all, the thought premise of gravity is what keeps this planet, we call home, fully functional along with every other stellar body and planet throughout our galaxy and the billions of others.
If we can begin to see gravity as nothing more than a manifestational representation of prolonged consensual thought, then that may change how we relate to it on an individual level. I believe a great example of someone who was able to understand gravity was nothing more than a construct of consistent thought was Christ.
My readers know I’m not a Christian, but I do feel there is validity to many of the stories of Christ’s “miracles.” Unfortunately they’ve been interpreted and re-interpreted in ways which have removed their true meaning, ultimately robbing people from understanding the power which lies dormant in all of us. Jesus’ message, as stated in the bible, was, “Ye Are Gods.” He then went on to perform tasks to prove this.
His message was to show what is possible if we tap into the god source power within us. He was not performing these abilities to be worshipped or show he was thee son of god, but rather to show we are all the son/daughter of god because each of us is god expressing itself through physical form.
One of his feats was the ability to walk on water. I believe this is a testament of his knowledge that physical laws are tools we can use to our advantage or suspend for a time being, based upon our ability to see through the veil of thought constructs. Now, whether he walked on water by altering gravity or by altering the water is not clear and probably wasn’t even important, but he still overrode physical concepts which most of us take for granted as being unchangeable.
I believe he did this through a deeper understanding of reality and the sheer knowledge that all things must bend to his (our) will. This wasn’t stemming from a place of dominance or a maniacal desire for control, but rather from a place of knowledge that all things (even in the physical environment) are responsive to our intentions.
The point is that gravity is merely another intention which has been set in place for so long most people don’t believe it’s possible to supersede it. I don’t even think Christ believed it. He bypassed belief and moved right into imagining, knowing and expecting (as I spoke of in my last post) his ability to impress, upon the slate of reality, his own desires.
The physical world is a beautiful, consistent and somewhat stubborn place, but it, like all other environments, sprung forth from highly focused thought and expectation. If we accept our role as the creators we are, tune our awareness to belief and eventually move beyond into knowing and expectation, then we too can alter any portion of our physical experience, including our body’s response to gravity.
As I sit here writing this post I can honestly say I’ve yet to overcome gravity (here in the physical plane), however it’s not something I’m actively pursuing. To overcome a consensual thought construct like gravity, our will and desire has to be tuned to a heat beyond white hot. Remember, each of us and all the other billions of lives which have focused their existence in this physical Universe have continued to reinforce the idea of gravity for centuries. The sheer power of group focus makes a rule (I like that word better than law) like gravity much more pronounced in its effect, however that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to override, even if just for a brief instance.
At this point you may be thinking, “Well doesn’t he always speak about the universal law of attraction? Does that mean we can overcome it as well?”
A lot of people, when they speak about the law of attraction, like to also mention the law of gravity as an example of the permanence of universal law. I believe the law of attraction (LOA) is probably getting a raw deal by always being referred to as a law and by getting grouped in with gravity. It’s more of a piece of the tapestry which is so interwoven into the fabric of consciousness there’s no escaping it. It’s beyond a law or a rule. It’s as much a part of us as our awareness is and it’s just as infinite. This is why I always refer to it by several different phrases, such as: intentionally creating our reality and deliberate creation. I do this because it prevents us from locking onto a single minded limiting concept of what it is.
As far as someone overcoming it- I would say the average individual believes they are overcoming it everyday whether they realize it or not- and guess what? They are overcoming it (at least it appears that way), through the act of denying their power. They believe life is something that’s happening to them, and so it does. They don’t realize they are the ones who are happening to life even in the middle of their denial.
This fact alone illustrates how powerful our belief and expectation is in influencing our life experience. People are so expectant of the idea they lack power that they consistently continue to manifest a life which is devoid of it. They expect that outcome as strongly as Christ expected he could walk on water. This is why the LOA is beyond law.
A law can be broken through our expectant desire. There’s no escaping our input in the creation of our reality, whether we believe in the idea or not because it fundamentally pulses through every part of our awareness and at every level of consciousness.
And that does it for this question and answer installment. I would like to thank the individual that sent in this great question. If you have any metaphysical, self-help or spiritual development type questions you would like to see addressed, feel free to contact me. As always, your name will be kept private unless you request otherwise.
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