“’THE UNIVERSE, A FLITTING SHADOW OF MAYA.’ It implies that this expansion, not being an increase in size—for infinite expansion admits of no enlargement—was a change of condition. It ‘expanded like the bud of the Lotus’; for the Lotus plant exists not only as a miniature embryo in its seed (a physical characteristic), but in prototype is present in an ideal form in the Astral Light from ‘Dawn’ to “Night’ during the Manvanteric period, like everything else … in this objective universe.
‘All this, teaches the hidden science, is but the temporary reflection, the shadow of the eternal ideal prototype in Divine Thought.” ~H. P. Blavatsky
“Flitting” may seem like an exaggeration for something that lasts billions of Earth years, yet it really isn’t. It terms of the eternity of spiritual realms, it is a blink of the eye. Many wonder, for example, why God doesn’t remove the evil from the realm of matter. The answer is that He does. The problem is that what seems like a very short period to God can be billions of years in the physical realm.
We are told by scientists that the universe is constantly expanding. Some believe it will one day reach a limit, others believe it will expand forever. Both groups say it is clearly expanding now. But where is it expanding to?
If a disease breaks out in New York city and “expands”, it has to expand somewhere. It expands to Buffalo, Boston, Philidelphia, and so on. It can’t just expand into the noting, it must expand into some other place. So if the physical universe continues to expand, it must be expanding into something. The only possible answer is that it is expanding into the realm of spirit.
Blavatsky is correct in saying this expansion is more a matter of changing than expanding. Matter is spreading like a disease further into the realms of spirit. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it is slowing down and will reverse.
It probably won’t reverse in that it will slowly shrink back to nothing. It will be more like the vibrations, the frequencies, of the realm of matter will increase a little at a time until it all becomes spirit one again. That process has already begun.
The physical universe is a temporary reflection. It is a shadow of the real universe of spirit. But we are approaching that time when the light will shine from all directions and the shadows will be no more. Without shadows, the shadow world of matter cannot exist. The fun-house mirror will shatter and we will all have to deal with reality, like it or not. The smart person will prepare now for that coming change and the changing universe.