When I was in school one of my teachers drew a triangle on the chalk board. Then he asked the class, “What is this?” We all astutely answered… A triangle! His response was, “NO, it is not, it IS a representation of a triangle.” He then tried to explain to our young minds that geometric forms exist as concepts. The conceptual structures existed before Euclid and would continue to exist with or without our awareness of their existence. I had a lot of trouble getting my teenaged brain around that one. Geometry, Mathematics, even Ethics are METAPHYSICAL constructs which exist outside of 3D physical reality (or our perception of them), yet we understand and accept these principles as truth and have integrated them into our world view.
We all have a rudimentary understanding of the laws of physics; you know the big ones like gravity, magnetism, sound, light, thermal dynamics etc, etc. All these things existed and functioned before some scientist or philosopher defined and explained them to us. We know with great certainty that even if every sentient being were gone from this planet that gravity would still be doing its thing. This is equally true for all those other LAWS of physics (actions and interactions of physical existence) will continue with or without our approval.
Long before Newton introduced us to the concept of gravity. Homo-Erectus (prehistoric human) threw his spear, confident that it would come back to earth. He did not need to know how or why… he just knew, and was proven right after much experience with spear throwing. The human brain needed to evolve greatly before understanding how and why that happens, would become important to us.
It is that combination of human evolution and science which is propelling human kind into the quest for spiritual enlightenment (existence beyond 3 dimensions). Our brains are evolving into a higher stage of development; we are becoming aware of just how very small dimensionally the physical world is and we are instinctively curious about understanding the metaphysical world. Science is exploring quantum physics, the nature of space and time and how we fit into it; energetic and vibrational fields and how we are affected by and/or can influence these fields. Mystics, from all cultures have known this stuff for thousands of years… science is just catching up.
That is only part of the reason for the growing interest and acceptance of non-religious spiritual truths. Every time we learn something new our brain opens a new neural pathway…given that the past 100 years or so has seen our brains being bombarded with new information; it should not surprise anyone that we are evolving into a new age of enlightenment. Intuitive areas of our brains are opening up and we are becoming more conscious of the Laws of Metaphysics; that there is far more "out there" than our 5 senses allow us to percieve.
So why doesn’t everyone just ascend into their higher consciousness? Because, as with everything else, we are all evolving at different rates. I can assure you that in this cosmic shift of consciousness every person is moving forward on their individual path to awareness and self-actualization.
These metaphysical truths are as real as gravity. As we become aware of these laws and the power (force) connected to them we become more competent at working these energies in synchronicity with the physical world. This will allow us to create our best possible self and best possible life. Wealth, health, joy, peace and love are not a dream, they are your birthright and the only thing keeping it from you is you.