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Creative Principle in Nature

The universe is not in a steady state; there’s an ongoing creative principle in nature, which is driving things onwards.
~~ Rupert Sheldrake

I happened to be listening to Rupert Sheldrake, biologist, scientist and researcher in the field of parapsychology and “morphic resonance”, when I noticed this quote. Makes me think, which I love to do.

Perception Morphs Reality

Old Newtonian physics claimed that things have an objective reality separate from our perception of them. Quantum physics, and particularly Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, reveal that, as our perception of an object changes, the object itself literally changes.

~~Marianne Williamson

Know Ye Science

Today seriously aspiring seekers and philosphers must first become conversant in science, for the revelations of science are too profound to ignore.

~~ Frank A. Wilczek, PhD and Deepak Chopra

 

Micro Infinity – Infinitely Tiny

We think we’ll find the tiniest essence of the universe.

But we are wrong.

The tiniest “thing” is not a string. Or a photon or a bit of energy.

The tiniest thing ever is infinity.

Infinite.

Infinity in a Sunflower

Photo by Depositphotos.com, Lizard

Over the centuries, we’ve all grown used to the idea of infinity at the macro level. It’s big. Big. BIG. HUGE. It’s bigger than we can ever imagine. It goes on forever in time and space. Rocketships can never reach the end of the universe. It’s infinite. It goes beyond the stars, and then farther, forever. It’s infinite. Bigger than Big. We’ve heard this for so long in all of our philosophies, our religions, our sciences, that we think we understand it. We ‘get’ it.

Of course, we don’t. Not really. It’s impossible to genuinely, truly grasp infinity from our human perspective — well, for most of us. I ask myself, just checking: who really, at a gut level, grasps infinity? The Buddha, maybe? Other rare metaphysical leaders?

I don’t grasp it. Neither does my sister or brother or lover or friends or — anyone I know. We just know it’s there. The infinite. The one. The non-duality. We believe it despite the fact that all physical life as we know it comes and goes, lives and dies. Inside an infinite universe.*

Infinity. It’s BIG.

Just as the universe is infinite in macro, infinite in time and space and any other dimensions we can conceive of, so also is it infinite in micro.

Infinity. It’s TINY.

Infinitely tiny in time and space and whatever other dimensions we may discover.
Our universe goes in all directions: forward, backward, sideways, up, down, in, out — big and small.

This occurred to me as I was contemplating the world as we know it, and though I have not yet seen micro infinity discussed by scientists, you can be sure I’ll be googling for that this week. I can’t wait to see what the mathematicians, physicists, metaphysicists and philosophers tell me about this. I promise to share.

What a journey this is — like exploring the net of a trampoline, bouncing, bounding, flying, falling into the net, and peering into the elastic threads that hold all of this together.

* “Universe” no longer describes the “all” as we know it, not with multiverses being discussed, alternate dimensions, and more to be discovered. So, I use “universe” to mean simply, the “all” as we know it, for now.

Finds of the Week

Places, videos, articles and great stuff I came across in my journey this week; in the spirit of sharing with fellow travelers, here are a few.

Interview with Michael Talbot on synchronicity and the holographic universe, shared with us by Thinking Allowed. This is from back in 1992, but not only still timely, but Talbot was able to articulate ideas in a beautiful way. He’s the author of The Holographic Universe.

Here’s a BBC video that explains time in an enjoyable way. Don’t you love it when filmmakers make science intelligible AND interesting? Cosmic Time The True Nature Of Time, Science Physics Universe Documentary, hosted by Michio Kaku, City University of New York.

Can you tell that I’ve been on a stretch of the journey that is searching for the fundamentals? I have.

Here’s another one: M-THEORY AND STRING THEORY – THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE – Discovery Science Space.

And a book I came across that I am still perusing which brings some of these thoughts into our own lives: Quantum Jumps: An Extraordinary Science of Happiness and Prosperity by Cynthia Sue Larson.

Of course, there’s more. If you are on a journey as I am, you know there’s more. That’s the beauty of stretching your mind and exploring consciousness.