The Universe as a Sub Sandwich

I would like  to begin with an apology to all vegetarians out in the world, for while it is possible to make a sandwich without meat, the Sub Sandwich does include fleshy ingredients. Since the universe contains so many ingredients, I thought the Sub would fit nicely. Also, because of the variety of ways that we experience things within our collective consciousness, and because at least a small part of our universe currently does include carnivorous ways, it was a simple choice for me to call our universe a Sub Sandwich. There are, however, a few vegetables in this sandwich, so if you are a vegetarian, you are represented here. Of course, it might be an inconvenience, but you can remove the meat if you wish, or even make your own sandwich. In my model, I choose to let the meat remain so as not to exclude any one person or reality.

Also, while I don’t believe it is of great import at this point or for this demonstration, I will mention that (if I am not mistaken or not up to date) within the scientific community, the currently accepted number of dimensions in our universe is 10 (plus 1). If this is so, we do have a good number of ingredients in this universe called a sandwich, which pretty much requires that i make it a Sub Sandwich. I would be hard-pressed to make a Veggie Sub, but i am sure it could be done with suitable expertise.

For my purposes, I will refer here to dimensions as ingredients, and it matters not that the sandwich and its ingredients may be somewhat flat realities. Some dimensions may in reality be flat, and certainly many are not, but the later would not fit into a functional sandwich. It is much easier if our ingredients are flat, which is why we slice our tomatoes.

So what is a sandwich? A sandwich is multiple layers of varying independent ingredients (read ‘dimensions’), each with their own textures and flavors (read ‘realities’), laid one upon the other to combine great variety into a cohesive, tangible product (read ‘reality’ again). In this finished product, we have a mixture of different realities that combine to make a whole that seems to be singular in itself.

Let’s get to work now —

First we have the bread. This is the base of our sandwich which everything else will rest upon. It is our foundation — everything is supported by this reality. Then comes the garnish. Mayonnaise, mustard, and who knows what else? These near liquid ingredients (for the last time — read ‘dimensions’), while independent in and of themselves, quickly penetrate the surface of the bread, bonding to it while intermixing with each other and being changed by this alchemical process. The bread is also changed by this penetration and interaction, illustrating that any one dimension can and will always be influenced by another.

Next, we place a variety of sliced meats one atop the other. These ingredients, as all are, are also obviously complete as themselves, but once involved with a greater reality, such as a sandwich, each will become a part of this whole — our sandwich. Each new ingredient will begin to exert its own influence upon what will be our sandwich, and our sandwich would be incomplete without them. All are connected, assimilated, synthesized.

Okay — so now we add some cheese, or cheeses. More and differing flavors are now already intermingling with the others, and are now influencing and being influenced by one another. Each reality is always changed by the other.

Now we must add some lettuce and a good amount of tomato slices. This becomes a very fluid and unpredictable dimension, slipping and sliding around mostly within the sandwich, but tomatoes as a dimension are so unstable with all their soft flesh, seeds and juices.

A few pickle slices are added to this layer of tomatoes, and with their structure and rippled sides, they help to stabilize  what is becoming potentially extremely precarious. These are a somewhat bizarre and interesting addition to our sandwich, in that there are so few and that they are far between, but they do serve as a glue, of sorts, in our sandwich.

At this point, we need only to apply some more garnish of our choice to the top and final ingredient — another piece of bread. This garnish will, of course, destabilize anything functional the pickles might be doing with our creation. We place this piece of bread on top of the whole thing and we are done. We have a nice little package full of surprises just before us. A new universe has been born as a singular and whole reality. Now all we need to do is jump in and participate with our creation.

Bread on top and bread on the bottom, each perfect reflections of each other, each one and the same. As above, so below — as below, so above. Keter is in Malkhut and Malkhut is in Keter, both with different purposes, and both with the same, for again, they are the same. 

The universe as a Sub Sandwich.

I will skip over the plate of fries as a universe, for as interesting as it may be, it is constantly changing in its easily disturbed way, and a universe of fries might seem a bit mundane. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.

There is another universe that cannot be overlooked here, for this one is extremely important. This is the universe as dessert. Some would say this is the best universe of all. Without going into detail, we could consider this universe to be a heavenly one — we could consider it as Heaven Itself.

Consider the following — I would speculate that for those of us on a spiritual path, the attainment of what I will loosely call heaven (read dessert) may not be a matter of elevation to a higher plane of existence in our own universe, but may actually be a simple choice, a simple shift to the side, a shift to another universe altogether. It may be that we don’t have to climb tediously and exhaustively up and up into higher “dimensions” at all to reach our goal, but just have to put down our sandwich, slide the plate over a bit, and make room in front of us for another plate  — that plate with the dessert on it. Just by changing what we put our attention on will change our reality.

We can finish our sandwiches and fries before moving onto desert if we like, but we don’t have to. We can chow down on dessert anytime, or we can eat a little of our Sub, then a bite of dessert, then some fries, and so on. There are no rules. We can jump from dimension to dimension, and from universe to universe anytime we choose, in any order we choose, but just remember, when moving on to dessert, don’t forget to bring your fork or spoon.


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2 Responses to “The Universe as a Sub Sandwich”

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