The Universe is far more bizarre than you, or I, could imagine by any means. Reality as we see it, is only an illusion. Do you think that's color you see? No, in reality, color does not exist! Your eyes are stimulated by vibrating photons, the very same thing that radio waves, x-rays, and gamma rays consist of; electromagnetic radiation -- nothing but vibrating photons. How then can the sensation of color possibly exist? The answer: It is an illusion generated within the brain itself.
If you can accept that fact, even with a small amount of reservation, you might have difficulty with this: It turns out that time and space is also an illusion generated by the brain. Actually, neither time or space exist! They appear to exist because our brains tune out the infinite number of, past, present, and future parallel universes to focus on just one instantaneous parallel universe, the one we experience as the ever present 'now
'. Your mental awareness takes a quantum time leap from one static universe to the next, in quick succession so that we might experience the transitions as the illusion of motion and distance. It is somewhat like the still images stored on the celluloid reel of a movie film. Look at only one still image at a time in quick succession and you get the illusion of motion.
In reality, each parallel universe is static; frozen solid! And to top that off, they are all merged into One! Nothing moves in any of them, and no part of any of the alternate universes is separate from any other. Every infinitely small point is connected to every other point in the multi-verse. That's why Einstein referred to quantum entanglement as "Spooky action at a distance." They all exist in one huge cosmic everlasting infinite instant that contains all possibilities all at once! The past and all infinite possible pasts exist, and the present with all possible infinite presents exist, and the future along with all the infinite alternate futures exist into infinity, all within a single frozen instant. All are merged into one HUGE everlasting infinite instant. In other words, all the parallel universes are merged into a cosmic singularity. Face it, infinity is just plain weird to us seemingly finite human beings.
In fact, you might have heard the theory that if an infinite number of monkeys were supplied with an infinite number of typewriters, they would produce all the literature we now have on Earth and much more! That's what happened in this singularity of alternate universes we live in. We are one of the infinite numbers of possibilities.
You think that is life you possess in that body composed of ancient nuclear waste? Yes, your atoms were formed by fission in the core of star that exploded billions of years ago. Why then should our bodies be all that possesses life or spirit? They don't! Life is a property of the multi-verse. In reality, the ENTIRE UNIVERSE IS ALIVE!!! It is one big Spirit shared by All.
I prefer to call the multi-verse, GOD, since I am a Pantheist. I didn't become a Pantheist by logic or choice, I was compelled to do so when I accidentally merged with infinity while meditating one day. That blew me away. What I tell you about the universe in this post is what I actually saw, when I became One with All many years ago, back when I was in 6th grade. (I sometimes capitalize the words "All, One, Universe, Life" and so on because for me, they are "God", and deserve to be capitalized out of reverence. For example, "God is All that is, God is the Universe, and the Universe is Life! I am You, and You are Me, and We are One with All!"
Forgive me if I have over-posted. LOL! But, the people here seemed curious and the altruistic part of me wanted to help you understand.
I was sure back then that science would never discover the truth. For what I was taught in school back in the 60's was way off the Truth! Time, space, matter? They never even mentioned quantum mechanics. Phooey! I know better, for I have seen the Infinite, I merged with it! I'm happy now, that science is finally beginning to realize that things are not always what they seem. Why? I was starting to feel quite alone in a world where people mistake illusion for reality. Yes, I was alone. I didn't even know that my new belief system that I was compelled to accept was called Pantheism until two years ago when I accidentally found the article on Wikipedia. See Pantheism
I realize that all of what I am attempting to explain is probably about as clear as mud. But, it is extremely difficult for me to explain the unexplainable. So, take it as you will. Think outside the box! For surely, it is better to acknowledge ones ignorance than to accept ignorance as knowledge.
I hope this helps to clear out some of the confusion, and replaces it with a whole new set of WTF!. ;^)