The universe has always fascinated the human race. For thousands of years man has tried to find answers to these 4 questions: Who are we? where do we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going?. Man has looked to the sky and to the mysterious universe to seek the truth. Through religion and science man has been on the hunt for the answers to these and many other questions.
As time goes by we are getting more enlightened, gaining new knowledge and changing our frames of reference according to what we believe in. Some people have found inner peace and answers to many of these questions others are still searching.
Once people thought the earth was flat and the centre of the universe. New knowledge showed it to be round and part of what people thought to be the only galaxy - the Milky Way. Which of course was not true. Earth is just a small part of the Milky Way which again is one of billions of galaxies.
As scientists uncover more and more of the secrets of this great, big universe we realize that we are infinite small and have a long way to go before we see the whole picture of this giant puzzle - if we ever will.
Religion has also changed through the times, but now religion and science are closing in on each other -revealing that the spiritual world and the physical world are not so far apart as we think - that they might be entangled somehow.
Brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor tells us in a powerful 20 minute speech how she came to understand how we are all connected in this universe of energy. One morning she was having a massive stroke and as it happened she could feel that her brain functions slipped away one by one and at the same time she was feeling and seeing all this energy around her. She felt enormous and expansive and one with the energy around her. This speech is powerful and Dr. Taylor tells us how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
What is science saying about the universe and energy? Quantum physics is showing that everything in the universe is energy and electrical currents. Science is saying that electrons behave like waves in a sea of energy. This animated video explains this in more detail.
Researchers in the field of Quantum physics are talking about "the Planck scale" - named after Max Planck.
According to Wikipedia "the nature of reality at the Planck scale is the subject of much debate in the world of physics, as it relates to a surprisingly broad range of topics. It may, in fact, be a fundamental aspect of the universe. In terms of size, the Planck scale is unimaginably small (many orders of magnitude smaller than a proton). In terms of energy, it is unimaginably 'hot' and energetic. The Planck scale domain a seething mass of virtual black holes? Is it a fabric of unimaginably fine loops or a spin foam network?"
Is this then in fact the "the fabric of the universe"?
What does it mean?
The scientists in the movie What The Bleep Do We Know!? have been addressing this question and trying to explain it.
Stuart Hameroff M.D. - Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies: it means that empty space is not empty. There is something there. If we go down the scale in the emptiness eventually we come to a level "the fundamental level" of space - time geometry. Here we find information - a pattern - "the planck scale" which has been there since the BIG BANG.
John Hagelin, Ph.D: "It is like a thought wave - invisible state OR quantum wave function spread over space and time. "not a wave of matter" - but wave in what? In a universal ocean - an ocean of pure potentiality - a unified field - superstring field that of which we are all made of."
What once was thought to be empty space in the universe - in between stars and planets - is in fact energy in small packets called quarks and leptons surfing on an ocean of pure consciousness. When we go down the scale from the DNA to the molecules to the atom to the sub-atomic particles to the smallest particles we find energy sitting on top of the UNIFIED FIELD - an ocean of universal consciousness.
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Charles F. Haanel wrote "The Master Key System" in 1912. This is an exciting book about the universe, energy and the world within us all -the power of our thoughts. In terms of energy Haanel says: "In the atmosphere we find heat, light and energy. Each realm becomes finer and more spiritual as we pass from the visible to the invisible, from the coarse to the fine, from low potentiality to high potentiality. When we reach the invisible we find energy in its purest and most volatile state."
Haanel wrote this almost 100 years ago and he was right. We find energy at incredible tiny scales and Quantum Physics is saying that these energy packets - like quarks and leptons - are "surfing" on an ocean of pure potentiality - of pure consciousness - a universal consciousness.
Nassim Haramein takes it even further. He says everything is connected through the protons in each atom.
Nassim Haramein was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1962. He is currently the Director of Research at the Hawaii Institute for Unified Physics (HIUP). As early as 9 years old, Nassim was already developing the basis for a unified hyperdimensional theory of matter and energy, which he eventually called the "Holofractographic Universe."
Nassim has spent most of his life researching the fundamental geometry of hyperspace, studying a variety of fields from theoretical physics, cosmology, quantum mechanics, biology and chemistry to anthropology and ancient civilizations. Combining this knowledge with a keen observation of the behavior of nature, he discovered a specific geometric array that he found to be fundamental to creation, and the foundation for his Unified Field Theory emerged.
In May 2013 Haramein authored a paper titled: Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass
It has been validated and published in the peer review journal: Physical Review and Research International. This paper, based on a life time of research, shows that everything in the universe is connected. Haramein says:
Within every proton, every subatomic particle in the nuclear of atoms is all the energy, all the information of all other atoms in the universe. So when we go within is when we actually connect with that oneness, with that connectivity of all things.
Together with the film maker Malcom Carter he is creating a movie called The Connected Universe and it will show, from a scientific viewpoint, how the entire universe is like a giant feedback loop.
Haramein is actually saying that ALL MATTER has infinity at its center and the definition of an infinite density is a BLACK HOLE.
This means that every cell, every atom, every proton and so on is a mini black hole
According to Haramein black holes both contract and radiate. All matter has a radiated side and a contracted side. These two sides of the same coin are connected by the event horizon or rim of the black hole and there is an energy exchange, or a "feedback" loop between the radiated and contracted sides.
Einstein said that gravity is the result of space-time curving. Haramein is saying yes it curves, but it does not ONLY curves. It also curls - creating a spin.
Everything spins! But what causes the spin?
Haramein shows that the infinite density at the center of everything that spins; every atom, every particle, every planet, every galaxy provides the necessary torque embedded in the space-time manifold to keep everything spinning as it has for billions of years.
All matter is spun into creation in the form of a double torus shape with a black hole or infinite density in the center, creating a feedback loop with the infinite energy field.
When you have massive energy or information in a feedback loop with itself - you have the definition of consciousness - a conscious energy field
Humans are made of the stuff that everything else is made of in the universe. If we look at the human body and go down the scale we find cell, molecules, atoms, sub-atomic particles and pure energy. The whole universe is made up of energy - and at this level everything is vibrating. Hence we are all made of this energy and the energy packets are "surfing on this sea of universal consciousness" - hence WE ARE ALL CONNECTED and living in a "thought universe". An intangible world affects the tangible world of our experience. A spiritual world affects the physical world.
In the great movie Phenomenon with John Travolta there is an interesting scene where Travolta is talking about everything being energy and that we are all connected. He is showing how he can influence matter when is making a pair of sunglasses fly.
Quantum physics say: particles are entangled - connected and it is space separated and time separated. Since everything was entangled at the moment of the BIG BANG that means everything is still touching. Space is just the construct that gives the illusion that there are separate objects.
In his book The Answer John Assaraf talks about the Zero-point field. He is referring to scientists in the field of Quantum Physics pursuing their explorations on staggering small scales. Scales so tiny we can't even begin to understand it. When they move down from the cells to the molecules to the atoms and then to the sub-atomic levels to the electrons and protons and then to the quarks, bosons, leptons and so on...they find a force which appears to be present even at a temperature of absolute zero when all forms of energy vanish. Hence the name Zero point field.
This is the place where the instantaneous connections of entanglement begin to make sense. Here beneath the level of energy itself exists a still more basic level. The field at this level is not exactly "energy" anymore, nor is it empty space. It is best described, physicists realized, as a field of information. To put it another way, the undifferentiated ocean out of which energy arises appears to be a sea of pure consciousness, from which matter emerges in clustered localities here and there.
He goes on to say: Everything in the physical world is made out of atoms. Atoms are made out of energy. And energy is made out of consciousness.
So, consciousness is what the universe is made of, matter and energy are just two of the forms that consciousness takes.
In 1910 Wallace D. Wattles wrote the book "The Science of Getting Rich" where he touches upon the idea that we all are living in a "thought universe". In what he calls the First Principle of Getting Rich he says: "There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, and fills the interspaces of the universe."
So are we in fact living in a "thought universe" - with universal consciousness where everything is entangled like it was at the spark of the Big Bang? Are we droplets in this giant sea of energy? If so, it might explain, from a scientific viewpoint, where we all came from and how it started. From a spiritual viewpoint it might have started way before the Big Bang and maybe we come from an infinite source, a higher intelligence beyond our grasp as human beings. BUT who are we really, what are we doing here on this planet, do we have souls that keep on living? If so where are we going after this life?
In order to try and answer these question man has looked into the spiritual world as well as the world of science. Is there a higher intelligence behind everything - behind all the creation in this universe which can explain it all. Will we get all the answer once we die or pass over?
All religions believe in a higher power - a higher intelligence and it goes by many names - it can be referred to as "The One" or "The Source", "The Absolute" or "The Great One" or "The Creator" or "The Supreme Mind" or "The Force" or "The Supreme Good" or "The Father" or "The Universal Mother" or "The Higher Intelligence" or "The All" or "The Divine Operation" or God....
In his book The God Theory - Bernard Haisch, Ph.D. touches upon questions like: Can you have faith in Einstein, Darwin and God? Can you have spirituality without religion? Is there a grand purpose for your life?
Furthermore he propose that "the special properties of our universe reflect an underlying intelligence, one that is consistent with the Big Bang and Darwinian evolution. Both views are equally logical and beyond proof. However exceptional human experiences and accounts of mystics throughout the ages do suggest that we live in a purposeful universe. In The God Theory I speculate on what that purpose might be...what that purpose means for our lives..."
Here is a short video-trailer from "The God Theory"
If we do live in a thought universe when did it all start? What was before the Big Bang?
This video series called the "Unity of Spirit and Matter" is worth seeing. It might actually explain how everything was started.
Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview is a documentary exploring the depths of the current human condition and the emergence of a worldview that is recreating our world from the inside out.
Carl Edward Sagan was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, author and cosmologist. During his lifetime, he published more than 600 scientific papers and popular articles and was author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books. He was also the presenter of the highly popular thirteen-part television series: Cosmos: A Personal Voyage which was written by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steven Soter.
This TV series was broadcasted in more than 60 countries and seen by over 500 million people. Below is a great song with Carl Sagen and elements from the TV series focusing on all of us being connected.