Thursday, March 10, 2011

Is It True?

California Institute of Technology physicist John Preskill said that developing quantum mechanics was “the crowning intellectual achievement of the 20th century.” It is the most battle-tested theory in all of science, having been subjected to rigorous testing for eight decades without ever being shown wrong. Einstein may have been troubled by its philosophical implications but his attempts to disprove it were themselves disproven after his death. The facts, as strange as they are, remain undisputed. The universe is a complex web of energy in a continuous exchange and redistribution which appears to us as material. The human mind and body are "local" expressions of this exchange and are constantly interacting with everything else in the energy field. Even the space between atomic particles is bursting with activity. It has been estimated that the energy in a single cubic meter of space is enough to boil all the oceans of the world. Tiny packets of this energy “collapse” into visible matter and then disappear back into the underlying field. Finally, and most surprisingly (the part Einstein called spooky) this collapse of energy into visible matter depends upon the consciousness of an observer! Clearly the sub-atomic world is nothing like the world we live in. And yet it is the world we live in. What we think of as real, permanent and unchanging is only an illusion that we create with our awareness. It’s time we begin to look at everything in light of that reality.

It is my belief that, just as our understanding of nature has evolved, so too should our understanding of God. I believe that within the realm of quantum physics we will find out why Jesus told us not to put our hope in the things of this world but instead to seek the kingdom of God within. We might discover the truth about us being in him and the father being in us. When we learn how consciousness affects matter we'll be on the road to doing the "miracles" he said we would do. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if all this begins to create an excitement about God that has been missing in church.

Recommended Reading:

The Beginning Of Fearlessness - Quantum Prodigal Son
Lee and Steven Hager

The Field
Lynn McTaggart

The Purpose-Guided Universe
Bernard Haisch

Quantum Enigma
Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner

The Biology of Belief
Bruce Lipton

1 comment:

  1. Lee and Steven HagerMarch 17, 2011 at 2:32 AM

    Beautifully expressed Jim! It's so exciting to see quantum research unfold and back up the message spiritual masters have been giving us for centuries. Thanks so much for recommending our book. It's greatly appreciated.
    Lee and Steven