People look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them that I believe quantum physics, metaphysics, and God are all one in the same. In their mind it seems like they can't even begin to comprehend science and spirituality interconnected and intertwined. In their block, logical idea of the world, it cannot be true; blasphemous, even.
I can see where they're coming from. But, still, yet, it's crazy to me how they can't see the connections which, then, leads me to realize these people might have never really studied and looked into each school of study with the open mind like that of a child. A beginner's mind, as my best friend likes to call it. Impressionable, unbiased, without any limitations from previous societal beliefs and quite frankly limiting ways of thinking, intended, of course, to "protect" them. There are many connections from the Bible to metaphysics. There's also a whole book and study between the correlations of Buddhism to quantum physics. A quantum physicist atheist turned Buddhist monk, and a person who grew up their whole lives in a Buddhist temple turned quantum physicist have a whole ongoing dialogue about it and it's written down in a book. The lines of parallels are uncanny. Everything is one. Not in a hippy-dippy I get high and like to spew out abstract forms of truth kind of way. I mean in a literal, this is science, this is studied, tested, analyzed, and recorded kind of way. Everything is one. But everything also functions for itself. It's backwards and trippy because it's nothing like what we've grown to know about science and our reality. It's what one physicist calls the grand "second scientific revolution."
I've studied and will continue to study both. Having had a hard falling out in my past from realizing that the beliefs my parents taught me—those of which I wholeheartedly subscribed to and believed to be true about the world—was actually false predispositions and perspectives of narrowed, binocular-like perceptions, I'm way more skeptical and yet at the same time entirely open to really digging into what other schools of thought are about. I'd like to say it gives me an eye for discernment of truth. I don't just buy into things anymore, but I want to know what it's about. It's the whole "plumb until the truth is known to you" thing in me.
Some parallels. What you focus on you attract. Gratitude is everything, the food for your abundance and wealth. Also, in Biblical terms God is not man. In metaphysical terms, there is a quantum field that vibrates along frequencies and functions as its own entity and has tendencies and is drawn to certain things and works in certain ways. There are opposing energies and things that will drag you down, and things that will lift you up. It's really up to you, and is your choice. Both schools of thought also align in pointing out the fact that the choice is yours. The choice between unlocking the power and wisdom within you or to remain in darkness (whatever that abstract term means to you whether it's suffering or not-knowing, or knowing and doing nothing about it.) The Bible likes to put as choice of life or death (which seems dramatic, but not when you really look at what they mean by life and by death and specifically what it refers to or might mean is living or dying.) Quantum physics likes to called it the Law of Attraction. I'm not here to teach, nor am I here to preach. These are just examples, and I am merely looking at the grand scheme of things and speak from where I see truth.
In light of this, I am grateful for the blessings that God, the Universe, the Source keeps placing in my life. The signs it keeps dropping that I'm on the right path. To not give up, to stay strong. How everything keeps turning out is so incredible. My wonderful, life-altering time with my best friend yesterday witnessing her experience and her giving back of affirmations of my growth and journey. How my day today was pushed later. How I saw that last sermon that was completely redone than what was originally planned. How it spoke so specifically to my internal struggle at the moment and the very specific moments of history that have been on my mind lately being brought up into an integral part of such a powerful Word. This happens all the time for me these days, in the past year, but especially in the past months.
This being in tune with the Universe around you, being in tune with God, accessing your deep, inner wisdom of the universe, this is all possible, and even more is to come. It comes with meditation, a dedication to openness, a willingness to let go of what one might think is truth or reality. A desire to rise above one's current level of existing conscientiousness. I will say a hard truth. Most people desire to and will choose to stay in their premature, underdeveloped state. They find comfort there. They're trying to make it work there. There is where they find the limits of their world and they like that whether they realize it or not. Nothing wrong with that. Have you seen the Matrix? I know it's sounds out of left field, but it's such a profound movie. Some people want to think they're eating the steak when they're actually eating machine sludge. But what's makes it real is this code being fed into their minds that was made up by a world of machines - not their own human kind - for the machines' ultimate gain. Despite what the source of the feeding is, their mind makes it real.
Today's sermon was really eye-opening. I used to believe that I was caught up in a spiritual warfare. And it's not that I think that that's not true. But, I have, since then, re-framed my perception. Because truth transcends all dimensions, and really is just a matter of what you want to focus on. Or in short, what you want. And what I want is to get myself to the next level. I've decided I want to make a difference, be everything I was made to be. And I'm bigger than the reality I'm in right now, and so I'm gonna work. Because with that decision comes the struggle of opposing forces, specifically my own ego created as an avatar for this society. It's not going to like it. It wants me to stay put. It wants me to feed it. But, I've decided and am determined to be over there rather than here. I want to be at the next level and that takes courage, sacrifice, patience, and character. It's that age-old question. And I know what the popular answer will be. But, it still begs the question: Do you want to believe you're eating the steak?
Or do you want the real thing?
- The Buddhist monk quantum physics book can be found here.
- If you want someone to explain to you what all this is about in layman's terms you can follow Brian Greene or check out his books here and here.
- If you want an even simpler explanation of all this and then also:
**I probably should be taking advantage of this opportunity, but I am not. In other words, I'm not being paid to promote any of this stuff so you can go on and feed your brain and enjoy if you so choose to do so.