In our current age, with the ascendance of the ideology of scientific materialism, we have a strong tendency to reject anything that doesn't fit our materialistic paradigm and label it as "mystical".
We have become mesmerized by the material world. Materialism and consumerism run rampant in our society.
Lured by the apparent success of the reductionist method that we have used to analyze and understand our world, we have come to view the universe as purely a physical system, working something like a great machine, and with matter being the fundamental substance of reality.
The day science begins to study
it will make more progress in one decade
than in all the previous
centuries of its existence.
But these successes have
erroneously led us to conclude that our materialistic view of the
universe must be correct and reject other ideas as "mystical" and
The pioneers of quantum physics in the early 20th century - Max Planck, Albert Einstein, and others - all came to the same conclusion - that everything is energy and that somehow consciousness is intimately intertwined with it.
And yet this insight seems to have been lost since then.
Physicists are still chasing the fundamental "particle", and focusing on material phenomena rather than focusing on what energy is, how it forms matter, and what other forms can it take.
continues to assume that reality is objective, e.g.; that it exists
independent of the consciousness of the observer despite much
evidence to the contrary, and the conclusions of many pioneers of
And he wasn't alone,
below Max Plank shares a similar viewpoint.
Reality is Not What it Appears
in heaven and earth, Horatio,
than are dreamt of
in your philosophy."
In fact, there have been some very profound experiments (see this video about these experiments) that leave very little doubt that there is an intimate relationship between consciousness and reality.
Leading some to conclude
that consciousness is the fundamental substance of the universe, as
many esoteric and mystical philosophies throughout the ages have
claimed in one way or another.
Our sensory apparatus - sight, hearing, smell, touch - provide us a useful representation of the external world, but when it comes to our primary sensory channel, vision, it is well known that we are "seeing" only are very narrow band of energies.
Our eyes detect electromagnetic energy frequencies and convert them to the images and colors that we perceive. But our eyes only detect an extremely small portion of those frequencies, less than 0.00018%.
And we are only "seeing" the clumps of energy condensed to a slow vibration (e.g. matter).
We can't see all the rest
of the energy and how everything is interconnected patterns of
is merely energy condensed
to a slow vibration."
There are many more unseen phenomena we have yet to detect and understand.
Our visual perceptions are far less complete than we have ever imagined, and this has led to a tenacious conceptual bias that has colored our models of reality.
This bias is interfering with formulating a broader, deeper more accurate model including tackling the big question we've been avoiding:
They saw the universe as intelligent and alive in it's very fabric; they thought of the cosmos as a great mind, and that our earthly reality was in some sense a grand illusion.
Philosophy continues to explore the nature of reality and consciousness and debate many alternate perspectives. Amongst contemporary schools of thought, there are those that resonant with the ancient idea that "all is mind".
This idea has not been lost completely.
Science was born from philosophy but it has long since gone its separate way:
This is why humanity has
lost its heart and it's soul - facts without meaning are like a ship
without a rudder.
Yet there are those who believe that it is all deeply meaningful and by design, and hence purposeful.
When they figure out the deeper intricacies of atomic energetics and molecular and bio-molecular energetics amazing advancements in technologies will be possible.
And as this unfolds they
will begin to realize that consciousness is a process in
the energetic field and we will finally bid farewell to the
materialistic view of reality that's has dominated our thinking for
Cellular Automata Theory claims that highly complex and organized patterns and dynamics can emerge from very simple systems containing discrete cells, with a small sets of states, and rules that govern how nearby cells are affected.
And this structure has an interesting similarity to the base predicates of a number of obscure but compelling unified field theories (Zero Point Field Theory, Reciprocal System Theory, and others).
Presumably one of these
complex dynamical patterns is the process of consciousness itself -
the omni-present intelligence and awareness that permeates the
energetic field, the fabric of the universe.
Explore these organizations and their work to dive deeper into this subject:
At that point it decided to explore what it was by experimenting with what it could do.
It quickly realized that its thoughts created energy patterns in the field that it existed in. It also discovered that it could divide its consciousness and focal point of awareness into many smaller parts and perceive from many different perspectives at the same time.
We are each a one of
these divisions. We are all threads of the universal consciousness,
and it is experiencing everything we are experiencing.
And there's a lot more going on in the part that we can't see than most of us imagine.
The space that we think
of as the one Universe, and with one reality actually holds many
parallel realities, which are often referred to as the dimensions or
planes of reality.
We don't realize this because we have forgotten what we are, but we are creating our reality with our thoughts, on an individual and collective basis, all the time.
This is not obvious because our thoughts are erratic and undisciplined, hence our creation is undirected and incoherent. If we embrace our creative power and consciously master our thoughts, we will begin to create coherently.
And then it will become obvious that we are indeed creating our reality and we'll begin to create the life of our dreams, and collectively the world of our dreams.
Check out my article Are You Creating Your Reality? Manifesting 101 to learn more about conscious creation, often called manifesting.
This consciousness, in
fact, encompasses many universes and a vast number of parallel
realities. It is the source of all that is, including our own
consciousness and that of every sentient entity in the universe.
It is all constructions of thought within the cosmic mind.
Through its thoughts, it is forming a multitude of parallel realities, and then diving in and exploring them, experiencing them.
All realities, all worlds, are INNER WORLDS. This why it is said that to know thyself and know the truth you only need to GO WITHIN. Everything is within the unbounded mind of source consciousness, and it is all within you because you are it.
You are a thought within a thought within a thought experiencing itself.
What it can create is
only limited by its imagination, and it's imagination is limitless.
Imagination will take you
Wake up to what you truly
are and be amazed at what you can create.