• Micah Sanger


55” x 80” Mixed media on canvas 2015

“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.”

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 to April 18, 1955) was a German mathematician and physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. In 1921, he won the Nobel Prize for physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. In the following decade, he immigrated to the United States. In his later years, Einstein focused on unified field theory. With his passion for inquiry, Einstein is generally considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century.

As a physicist, Einstein had many discoveries, but he is perhaps best known for his theory of relativity and the equation E = mc2 . Einstein first proposed a special theory of relativity in 1905 in his paper, “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies,” taking physics in an electrifying new direction. By November 1915, Einstein completed the general theory of relativity. Einstein considered this theory the culmination of his life research.

He was convinced of the merits of general relativity because it allowed for a more accurate prediction of planetary orbits around the sun, which fell short in Isaac Newton’s theory, and for a more expansive, nuanced explanation of how gravitational forces worked. Einstein's assertions were affirmed via observations and measurements by British astronomers Sir Frank Dyson and Sir Arthur Eddington during the 1919 solar eclipse, and thus a global science icon was born.


I started working on this week's blog about this painting, “Downtown” with Einstein’s quote when I was inspired to read my previous three blogs to get an overview and I quickly realized that I am saying the same thing over and over again. Yes, truth is true and it is that which I write about. It’s all about consciousness; it’s all about unity and wholeness, and a shift in who we think we are. I began to question the need to say anything more on my blogs. I think the quotes and paintings say what is mostly needed. So this will be my last scheduled weekly blog, but if at some point, though, I feel something needs to be said, well then I will post another blog.

Here is what I had written for this week’s blog: When Einstein mentions the human being experiences himself “as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness,” I know what he is talking about. I live it every day—this feeling of being unique, special, and very, very “separate.” Yes, I know it well—we all know it well—too well. We are mesmerized by it and walk about in a trance, asleep to the glory and the divine nature of our true Self.

Then Einstein mentions we are part of a whole, now, that is something very different. My attention turns in the direction of consciousness. It’s not a self-referential consciousness of the body, but a vast, spacious consciousness. And if I focus on it long enough, my awareness is lifted into this living field of wholeness. Soon I experience it as holding and permeating everything. It seems to be vast and endless. Its reality becomes much more alive and powerful than the physical dimension, yet I am still aware of the physical world and my body in it, though it is less predominant. It has faded slightly into the “background,” though the light of awareness shines on it too. And another shift often happens at his point. The boundaries of my body and sense of self grow “softer” and a unity—a oneness with others and with all things starts to dawn.

So I start to notice a divided attention growing, as I hold in awareness both, this vast field of unified, changeless consciousness, and my body in this physical time/space dimension of forms. Can life get any fuller than this?—two very distinct and different realities—under completely different laws coming together—dancing intimately together. How utterly miraculous, divine, and beyond comprehension!

Don’t forget about the free download of my award-winning illustrated book, “Tobe and the River Is.” It is a loving gift for you. And it may just give you something you have been looking for—waiting for.

Thank you for your time and attention.


  • Micah Sanger

Peaches - Unified Field

9” x 17” Mixed media on paper 2012

“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness.”

Max Planck

Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck (April 23, 1858 – October 4, 1947) was a German physicist who is widely regarded as one of the most significant scientists in history. He developed a simple but revolutionary concept that was to become the foundation of a new way of looking at the world, called quantum theory.

In 1900, to solve a vexing problem concerning the radiation emitted by a glowing body, he introduced the radical view that energy is transmitted not in the form of an unbroken (infinitely subdivisible) continuum, but in discrete, particle-like units. He called each such unit a quantum. This concept was not immediately accepted by physicists, but it ultimately changed the very foundations of physics.

In 1905, Albert Einstein used that concept to explain the photoelectric effect, and in 1913, Niels Bohr used the same idea to explain the structures of atoms. From then on, Planck's idea became central to all of physics. He received the Nobel Prize in 1918, and both Einstein and Bohr received the prize a few years later.


I love it when I read a quote by one of the more creative, intuitive theoretical physicists and in their words, I see one of my paintings clearly reflected. How directly and with what amazing clarity the physicists often speak of my deepest experiences.

In regards to the above quote, one can literally perceive “matter as derivative from consciousness,” and it is our right to do so as living beings existing in this very dynamic time/space dimension—if we wish to. Why would we not want to explore the true power of our consciousness? One wise man likened it to having a small jet and taking the tires off of it and having it pulled by oxen to plow the field. What do we gain by holding to a more limited form of consciousness? How could that possibly benefit us, we who were created to wonder, to imagine, to explore, and expand? I do not think, as a human species, we have even come close to achieving our true potential in consciousness!

How then do we explore consciousness? For myself, I often begin by simply feeling the mood or the energy of the place I am in. By doing that I can feel my gaze softening as I look beyond objects to the intangible—the formless. A whole different realm of perception starts to open up. Now I am ready for the next step which is to go deeper to subtler levels of perception by seeing/sensing a changeless life in space. I keep asking myself, “What is here that is not changing. As I keep looking, I become quieter and my awareness heightens as my attention focuses on this changelessness. At first, it is revealed in the subtlest hint and then grows in awareness as the moments pass, becoming alive with beingness, an intelligence—and a “quiet” power (yet unequaled ultimately by any other power I have seen). I have been amazed at how powerful and all-inclusive this changelessness is.

As the experience unfolds, mysteriously, though it also seems very natural, my sense of self starts to lift from its state of body identification and expands into this changeless field of consciousness ever so gently. Accompanying this is the realization that the nature of the forms surrounding me has fundamentally changed. They are no longer seen as solid, but are now energetic—"holographic.” They are made of consciousness, and incredibly they are seen as effects—projections of this larger field of consciousness. These forms are literally like the forms in our dreams at night which only have the appearance of being solid until we awaken from the dream and see that they were merely energy patterns projected by our imaginative consciousness upon the field of consciousness. From this perspective of an expanded Self, we can see what Planck means when he says, “I regard matter as derivative from consciousness.” And more importantly—we can experience “matter as derivative from consciousness.” For some, this exploration and discovery into consciousness may at first seem unfamiliar, yet one will realize it is the foundation of one’s very being and there is nothing else one is more intimately connected with.

I would like to end this blog by pointing to the free download of my award-winning illustrated book, “Tobe and the River Is.” To give this gift during these financially challenging times, emotionally and financially, is a great privilege for me. The book is an entertaining story, yet beneath that and more importantly, it is a detailed road map on how to get to this living field of consciousness. Tobe, the main character, goes through the process of discovery as he learns to perceive consciousness (the River Is) and then to swim in it. The book was also written with the intent of helping people become more comfortable with states of consciousness that are more expansive, showing that the awakening of consciousness only magnifies the enjoyment and enrichment of life. It is this expanded, elevated consciousness that allows us to finally see all the miracles of existence around us. Being in that consciousness fills me with unfathomable peace and joy. And it brings with it strength and confidence because no longer are the oxen pulling the jet through a laborious field but I am aligning with my true potential. My being is simply expressing life as it was intended to.

Thank you for giving this post your attention and time.

Micah Sanger

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Updated: Jun 8

Peninsula - Unified Field

78.5” x 66” Mixed media on canvas 2014 by Micah Sanger

“The world of the everyday suddenly seemed nothing but an inverted magic act, lulling its audience into believing in the usual, familiar conceptions of space and time, while the astonishing truth of quantum reality lay carefully guarded by nature's sleights of hand.”

Brian Randolph Greene

Brian Randolph Greene (born February 9, 1963) is an American theoretical physicist, mathematician, and is world-renowned for his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of superstring theory, including the co-discovery of mirror symmetry and the discovery of spatial topology change. He is the director of Columbia’s Center for Theoretical Physics.

While Greene’s research is mathematically abstract, he brings complex concepts to general audiences in varied and compelling ways. He has become known to a wider audience through his books for the general public, The Elegant Universe, Icarus at the Edge of Time, The Fabric of the Cosmos, The Hidden Reality, and related PBS television specials.


For me, I see this “quantum reality,” or what I often refer to as the unified field, Mind, or the River Is, as being the very source of this apparent solid world. Quantum reality is cause; the world of form its effect. The word cause implies a creative force of will and Intelligence. And I have experienced the quantum reality or Mind literally projecting the forms into this dimension, creating whole towns filled with people, a coast with an ocean, waves, birds and whales, a mountain range with forests, streams, and deer—a “virtual” or holographic reality within Itself. This is very similar to our dreams at night which are being both created by and projected upon the sleeping mind. And in these dreams at night also, we create mere “conceptions of space and time.”

The beauty of this quantum reality is that it includes the consciousness of the human being that is studying it. And it is that which ultimately is our access back into this quantum reality as being our true reality again. How can we experience the quantum reality? Through focus and gentle patient intention, where our awareness begins to sense the changelessness—the peace of this quantum reality all about us. Simply focusing on that can be enough if one is still enough and dedicated enough. And as the moments pass the quantum reality becomes stronger and stronger. As one focuses on it, our being begins its natural progression of letting go of its preoccupation and identification with a limited, separate body self and is loosened and lifted into its rightful identification with this larger reality as what it is. We have merely returned home.

This quantum reality not only projects the forms into this dimension, but permeates them, lives in them, and emanates out from them. The quantum reality is within every tree, every blade of grass, every grain of sand, every fin and feather. This reality is to be known, to be felt, to be moved into and joined with. Thus, cause and effect are experienced as one in this “conceptual” time/space dimension. And the quantum reality lies before us clear, welcoming, totally un-"guarded" it turns out. It was always ready to share its reality. But it was us who were not ready—us who cherished our small definitions of ourselves.

During the profound changes going on upon this planet presently, the opportunity for a shift in consciousness for ourselves and for us collectively is opening up before us…if we are interested. But why not be, when old structures are falling all about us and the consciousness or beliefs that held them in place are no longer seen as adequate. The experience of the quantum reality, in contrast, offers us a deep sense of fulfillment, wonder, and peace beyond our imagining, as we realize we are this reality, we are Cause. Then we look out upon a physical world and realize we hold it within ourselves. The world IS us! Quantum reality is our pure divine nature. And we hold everyone within our Self as they hold us.

This access into the quantum reality is described in detail through Tobe’s story in my book “Tobe and the River Is.” Though the book may first seem to be but an entertaining tale, it is actually a very precise road map on how to access the quantum reality—unified field, or Mind. I am offering a free download of the book during these critical days of change and amazing possibilities. To download your free version, please click on .

A few reviews:

"Sanger has succeeded in writing the modern-day Siddhartha: an intricate tale of a deep spiritual journey, within and without. His artistic use of words and illustrations gently opens the door to truth and carries you to the living River; you will be hooked.”

Joe Kittel, author of Spiritual Principles in Strategic Alliances and founder of LLC.

Tobe and The River Is by Micah Sanger is an insightful and thoughtful story with a profound spiritual message. It is a deep, metaphorical tale which I absolutely loved from beginning to end…. A delightful and inspiring tale, full of gentle wisdom matched with psychological understandings. If you’re looking for an inspirational character-led story, Tobe and The River Is will make you think and touch your heart and soul. The author has also included lovely detailed illustrations of Tobe’s journey and experiences. Recommended”

for Readers' Favorite by Hilary Hawke

“As I read Tobe and the River Is, a wonderful new reality glimmered. Micah Sanger has crafted a beautiful and accessible tale of the true journey for all of us. The art is luminous and the story flows with grace, sweeping us along. A refreshing book for conflicted times; I enjoyed every word. At the first read, it felt like an old friend.”

Margret Henkels, artist and author

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Thank you,

Mican Sanger