Sunday 8-25-13 Consciousness and Science

Happy Sunday!

“The greatest discovery and development of the coming years will be along spiritual lines. Here is a force which history clearly teaches has been the greatest power in the development of man and history, and yet we have been merely playing with it and have never seriously studied it as we have physical forces. Some day people will learn that material things do not bring happiness and are of little use in making men and women creative and powerful. Then the scientists of the world will turn their laboratories over to the study of the spiritual forces. When this day comes, the world will see more advancement in one generation than it has in the past four.”  ~ Charles Proteus Steinmetz, 1865-1923, Inventor of the Alternating-Current Motor.
If you have read my writings about my awakening on my blog then you will know that I attribute the start of my seeking to science television programs and questions about consciousness.
Peter and I were out to lunch on Friday and we got into a conversation on consciousness and I told him that I believed that everything had consciousness.  This comes from my knowing that everything is made from the same stuff, energy.  I believe that I have consciousness because all quantum particles are conscious. Everything: a cell, a rock, the earth, the galaxy, the universe, all that is, being, are conscious.
Well Peter said he didn’t agree with me that inanimate objects had consciousness.  I wasn’t able at the time to put my thoughts together as to why I believed that. We left our beliefs to differ and moved onto discuss the study of consciousness in the scientific community.
My question was, if there are thousands of witnesses to spiritual experiences, such as contact with deceased loved ones, reincarnation, channeling, and near death experiences, then why does the science community not accept the possibilities based on witness accounts?  I was thinking about an incident I read about in the news that happened earlier this year where the “TEDtalks” censored a couple of video lectures from Youtube and labelled them pseudo-science.  The talks were both by researchers of consciousness.  There was an outcry by other scientists and the public to have the lectures returned for public viewing.  This left me with a general resentment, feelings of “them” against “us” now doing battle in the scientific community.  I find I can be peaceful about many issues but politics and now this idea of censorship got me upset.  I felt for the last six months that science is repressing the evolution of human knowledge as it relates to consciousness and spirituality.
My faith in science has been restored.
Friday evening I was on my iPad catching up on all the social media stuff I missed by being busy with vacation stuff.  I went onto Twitter for the first time in two weeks and happened to have my attention caught on a retweet link by Deepak Chopra.  The link (see *below) took me to the summary article of a PhD dissertation by Jeffery Martin that studied enlightened people.
Yes folks there now is a scientific term for enlightenment – it is called ‘Persistent Non-Symbolic Experience’ (PNSE).
The article reminded me that there actually are scientists doing this kind of work even with the risk of being ridiculed.  This got me thinking more positively.  When I considered the science programs I watch like ‘Through the Wormhole’ that show cutting edge scientists studying quantum physics, the brain, and consciousness – some scientists are trying to make sense of it all.  With reflection I thought that the news articles on science censorship were a positive thing happening today to bring to light what has been hidden – perhaps science has been restrictive on free thought and it is now coming to light!
Another positive thing came out of my finding this article on PNSE.  While reading about the traits of the highest level of enlightened people it said that they have an expansive sense of self.
“Often participants talked about feeling that they extended beyond their body, sometimes very far beyond it. One way to conceptualize this for purposes of discussion is as a change from localized to non-localized sense of self.”*
Here was what I couldn’t verbalize in my conversation with Peter.  The article reminded me of where my thoughts on all things having consciousness had developed from, quantum physics, reading scriptures, and and my having read in several books the accounts of people who have had spiritual experiences where they have felt as though they have expanded outside of their bodies to extend across the earth out into the universe.  Elizabeth Gilbert experienced it is her book Eat, Pray, Love.  In James Redfield’s novel Celestine Prophesy, the main character experiences expansion into the universe. Krishna revealed himself as the expansive universe to Arjuna in the Hindu scripture of the Bhagavad Gita.  And, of course, there is the Buddha.
Saturday night I thought I had finished writing this post so I returned to iPad to do some reading.  I am currently reading the Jeshua Channelings at (‘The Way of the Lightworker’ page) and ‘low and behold!’, I read the following:
“You have now manifested in bodily form, located in time and space, but there is so much more to who you are. I ask you to now feel this grand and unlimited consciousness that you are part of.  Feel God within and feel how simple this energy is.  God is not at the top of some hierarchy looking down at you. God is the flow of energy that runs through everything: through you, through all living beings on Earth and even through what seem to be inanimate things in your material environment. God is everywhere.”
I used to think that I was not meant to understand past what my five senses told me.  Now everywhere I turn my attention the answers to my questions of God and existence are revealed.
I was blind and now I see.
My unified theory: quantum particles have consciousness so all things have consciousness.  Through the quantum property of entanglement all systems are connected so our consciousness can release from our body to join again with particles of the universe to join the greater awareness, God.

“Although you appear in earthly form
Your essence is pure Consciousness.
You are the fearless guardian of Divine Light.
So come, return to the root of the root of your own soul.”
~ Rumi

I am blessed.
The Universe supports me.
I am one with all there is.



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