The Wikipedia definition
: Metaphysics is a traditional branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world, although the term is not easily defined. Traditionally, metaphysics attempts to answer two basic questions in the broadest possible terms:
What is there?
What is it like?
I would add:Who am I? Why am I here?It is a an experimental philosophy, and hence a science, examining the nature of existence and life. It assumes an existence beyond this physical world and examines the power of mind over matter.
Metaphysics explains the unusual. Where others may claim miracles and answer to prayer, the metaphysical aware person will see a deliberate, or unintentional, cause for every event or circumstance.
To answer the questions posed above, What is there? There is nothing but energy vibrating or resonating at various frequencies and patterns. Energy
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concentrates itself in such a way that we, ourselves concentrations of energy, perceive these concentrations as solid objects which we can touch and interact with. But the atomic scientist will tell you that even the atoms we think of as particles are themselves concentrations of energy.
What is it like? What is it like to be energy and to interact with energy? If all is energy then so are thoughts and feelings. And if that is the case then thoughts and feelings can interact with everything else. Yes, I’m hinting at mind over matter. The ability to manipulate objects. Although this may be an ability mastered by a few, the main focus on metaphysics today is the manipulation of circumstances and events.
Through concentrated thoughts and feelings it is possible to steer events in any desired direction. The fact is, once you understand how this works, you are causing your circumstances even when you are not aware of it. See the Law of Attraction section below.
Who am I? Apart from a bundle of concentrated energy what are you? Consciousness is something even metaphysicists struggle to explain. This is the part of us which thinks, or thinks it thinks. We are aware of things because of our consciousness. But we are also unaware of things which are part of our consciousness. Say hello to your sub-conscious mind and your super-consciousness.
Your subconscious is where your programming is stored, like habits, things learned like driving a car. This is also where your automatic reactions are stored. These are responses which you have learned over time, perhaps through watching others, perhaps through accepting beliefs, the things you do in given circumstances without thinking.
It is these programs which often get us into trouble when we act without thinking, or do things out of deep seated beliefs. Beliefs are nothing other than programming of the mind.
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Why am I here? The big question of all time. The question asked by philosophers and seekers and attempted to be answered by religions. Why you
are here is partly to find out why you are here. We are all different. But if we could put it all into a nutshell, we are here to experience being human. There is a plan, a Divine Plan, perhaps. Or think of it as your plan, the plan you made with others in the Great Beyond before you arrived on this Earth in this physical realm in your physical human body.
What are you here to do? What are you doing now? Everything you do is relevant. And your desires are a key. What are yours? Everyone must discover their own destiny. For some it seems obvious. They have an extraordinary talent. They see things in a particular way and are geniuses in their field of expertise. Others may be driven by a passion to create, or write, or help others, or to save our environment. Others may be mothers or fathers or a friend. The big realisation here is that we are all free to choose what we do and how we do it. For some this freedom may seem out of reach, but once they awaken to who they are they will find a way.
The Universe has our back. But the hard thing for us emotional creatures to grasp is that the Universe is neutral. Yes the Power of Life does want our ultimate well-being but our free choice reigns supreme. If we mess up it is up to us to find the way out. The Universe is there when we allow it to guide us.
The encouraging thing is that today (2019) more and more people are waking up to these truths. This awakening brings with it an increase in evil. You can see there is a battle going on and the Light will prevail.