watching a wonderful BBC documentary called "Faster
than the Speed of Light?" online the other day, doing
my usual thing of getting excited about the things that "were
right on track" and those that "were off the mark," when I
realized just how much my NDE experience shapes my intuition
and cognitive recognition of what I consider to be "facts."
Since the NDE, as I have stated beforehand, there is not so
much a body of complete, totally evolved concepts with an
accompanying standard of scientific data to support them.
Rather, there are myriad concepts that are cobbled together
by the standards of my current understanding of terms, theory,
and discoveries, which makes explaining the knowledge I was
given to anyone else, difficult at best. Even more maddening,
is that I often find myself knowing that something
is wrong or right, without know why.
that this is frustrating, especially knowing that both science
and religion are close, but yet on different paths to the
same conclusion, is an understatement. Furthermore, it is
very unsettling to know the answers without being able to
fully explain them. It is tantamount to trying to explain
complex directions to someone in a foreign language.
In addition to the language barrier, the wide range of conflicting
scientific theories and religious dogma all seem to use their
own "slang" and terms of definition when ultimately trying
to explain the same things. So, in this case, the challenge
becomes not only understanding the concept, but also communicating
it in a way that can reach across all of the barriers, real
and perceived, in a way that educates, illuminates and mollifies
all concerned. No small task…
try to find a place to start the conversation…
to me that the best place to begin a "unification of science
and religion" is to begin by explaining as best I can, what
I know and believe in basic terms. Then, as I move forward
in my efforts to broaden the explanations, as well as explain
the importance of new discoveries and their correlation to
God and this Creation, there is at least a foundation, or
a basic road map that brings the intention of this project
terms in a Nutshell
The universal entity that embodies the conscious intelligence
that is in everything. GOD IS EVERYTHING seen, unseen, in
this universe and beyond…in this time/space, and in every
other universe in creation.
power of the word, and whether to type the word in caps or
lowercase, is itself a reflection of the thousands of years
of ritual and dogma that go along with trying to understand
"something bigger than ourselves." The fact that almost no
organized religion, whether it be the "Top Four Favorites"
(Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism) has the same definition
of God (yes, I type it in caps out of respect for the concept),
is at the base of why the religions disagree (sometimes to
the death) with the specific definition of how their supreme
being looks and behaves.
base of most popular scientific thought and theory is an adamant
declaration that God is not needed in the elegant mathematics
of the universe, and that creation is not only a myth, but
a random act of an infinite number of "cosmic dominos" lining
up in just the right way to create what we know as our current
I do not
believe in the God of traditional religions. I do not believe
in a God who sits on a throne and decides who lives and who
dies, what the weather is like on any given day, or if an
asteroid or flood should be used as a "reset button" for His
experiment in self gratification (as the God of traditional
religions seems very needy of constant praise and thanks in
order to keep the relationship He has with his followers intact).
do not believe in order out of random chaos, or that "nothing
existed" before the Big Bang. For reasons that should be extremely
obvious by this point, I believe strongly in an afterlife,
though not in the "harps and heaven" mode, or even just simply
the "energy is eternal and is in everything" concept, without
a unification of consciousness and some sense of personality
that goes with it.
I know these basic things? I know them because, they were
revealed during my NDE. Like it or not, what I was able to
see and feel during this experience was evidence enough that
at least the basic precepts of what I just stated are true.
for only a very short time in our "space time." I went to
another place, where I communicated with another being of
infinite intelligence, that needed no clear face or body,
but was clearly real in every sense that one knows another
being or other aspect of creation to be real. I was without
body, but whole in my conscious self, in a way that allowed
me to know that while I was still "me" I was also part of
"everything" that was, is, or ever shall be…outside of time.
the "Big Picture" of our reality in this and other universes
was revealed later in the experience, there is no doubt whatsoever
that the mere revelation that there is in fact a universal
entity that is part of everything in existence, and is in
fact FAR more amazing, majestic, awe-inspiring, and powerful
than even the most elaborate descriptions of a traditional
"God in Heaven" could ever be, was both comforting and humbling.
that we are part of this universal entity was empowering and
comforting. It wasn't the traditional "Father/Child" role
in any sense. It was not a matter of a child being told to
obey, to follow, to be humbled in the presence of "The Lord,"
but rather an admonishment to know the freedom of accepting
that we already know innately what we need to know.
And, that our actions and intentions here on this earthly
existence, are measured not only through the outcome or result,
but also by the impact that the intention has on the universe.
the energy and the resulting influence on everything and everyone
in our existence that matters, not just the measurable result
here in this life. Karma, recognition of Sin, Penance, Forgiveness,
are all traditional terms of religion, which in fact explain
the "Physics of the Soul" that ultimately shape reality.
is God? Rather than a thing, a person, or a process,
it is most likely that God is pure consciousness, and that
we are fragments of that larger consciousness, living an existence
based on the most important aspect of our reality; Free
Will. This comes from an intuitive place that is still
finding allies and evidence in both the worlds of Physics
and Faith (Phaith?), but is more and more coming to into focus
as the most clear definition of "the One who cannot be described."
However, for the sake of trying to explain the road map in
terms that can be universally understood, it is best to describe
reality in terms that are already widely accepted. Hence the
use of the word "God."
Is an indefinable act, either by terms of the "Big Bang" or
"And then there was light" or any other number of creation
myths. The idea that there was "nothing before the big bang"
is as narrow-minded and silly as "God Created the World in
one of the key components of nature of light, is that aspects
of it are both wave and particle, and are not only the one
constant in this physical world, but also has no measurable
weight or discernable mass, making it one of the most "unknown"
but critical aspects of our existence. Sounds familiar?
the events that followed the Big Bang, and the observed evolution
of events that followed are part of the story, it is the rest
of reality that we are not able to observe that are
more important to the reality of our creation.
that is where this definition needs to begin… Our Creation,
the creation of this time/space/universe is not the only creation
that matters. More so, what we can see, touch, feel, and measure,
is a small part of the REST of creation. So, for Hawking,
or any other theorist to state that "there was nothing before
the Big Bang," makes them a science bigot in the same way
that someone whose ignorance makes them say and believe, "God
created the earth in 7 days, and did so 6,000 years ago."
abound, and one of the newest, and one that fills some of
the gaps in the current physics models, is that everything
we see, touch, feel, experience, is nothing more than digital
information, and that time/space and most everything in this
measurable universe, is tantamount to a computer simulation.
When science fiction begins to be more plausible than current
Newtonian physics and "Standard Model Evolution," you know
that there is something far more amazing than "high school
chem./bio" in action.
is far more to reality than our simple dimension of time/space.
While Einstein's theories work well to describe standard relativity
in this universe (bound by Newtonian physics), they do little
to explain the "Rest of Creation" including that which is
outside of our space and time. What Einestein described as
"spooky science" when trying to make sense of experiments
in Quantum Physics that defied the Standard Model, is now
becoming the NEW standard for understanding "Creation."
The interconnected subatomic grid that allows instant (in
fact outside of time) communication between everything in
creation. Described by countless particle physicists and quantum
scientists, in myriad ways from "the ether," "dark matter,"
to a "grid of particle entanglement," I have usurped Lynn
McTaggart's term as the best description of what I originally
would describe as "the cosmic blanket."
after my NDE, in my first excited attempts to describe what
I had learned (and long before actual discoveries in theoretical
physics to support it) I would describe the universe as being
held together with a "cosmic blanket" that connected everything
in the universe like a grid for communication. Everything
was a "fiber" in this blanket, interwoven together, not so
much as described in the movie "the Mattrix," which spoke
of the creation of our sense of reality in a field of digital
zeros and ones, but more as a vast interconnected grid (more
like the Internet) that not only allows communication, but
in fact is woven into the very fabric of our reality.
many years later, science and physics have begun to "catch
up" with the initial information that I was seeking following
my NDE. What is being revealed, is that in the strange world
of quantum physics, communication between particles at varying
distances is taking place through "quantum entanglement,"
(at instantaneous speeds that defy the speed of light as a
barrier) and further evidence that intention, observation,
recording of events, can shape and alter outcomes of results,
and even the very nature of the particle. The implication
is huge here, in that this implies that every fiber of existence,
particularly if it is digital information at is core, is communicating
in the "NOW" with every other fiber of existence, and may
carry the same building blocks of consciousness that make
almost every aspect of this reality, and those outside of
this space/time, sentient aspects of a greater consciousness.
WHEW!! So…maybe you can understand why "the cosmic blanket"
was a metaphor that worked for me in the beginning!
afterlife, birth, death, and all of the other mysteries of
our existence and beyond, have a direct correlation to the
amazing reality of quantum mechanics and physics in and outside
of our universe. As we are all made of the same "star dust"
so too are we all imbued with the same connectedness to the
greater being, the universal consciousness that is God.
way, every action, every intention, every relationship we
share, not only with the people, but other parts of our existence,
have a correlation to the rest of reality. Positive and negative
energy play a continual balance game, a push-pull battle,
to keep our universe and others related to our universe in
alignment. As with standard Newtonian physics, the quantum
world also reflects a cause and effect cycle, which can drive
the energy, or the consciousness of our planet and expanded
universe into states of panic, chaos, and confusion, or can
benefit from directed intention, trust, love and release,
that can bring our reality into a balanced state of harmony.
Like no other word, this one is loaded with division. On one
hand, we are told to have faith in God, and His all-powerful
ability to know what is best for us, good and bad. Science
ridicules religion as being myth-based, and unable to be proven,
so it can't truly exist. Scientific method calls for discovery,
but also in the ability for repeatable, proven outcomes. Something
is theory, until it can be proven through replication. However,
physics, and most notably particle and quantum mechanics,
are based almost entirely on theory. Science has its own standards
of "faith" that result in longstanding "laws," at least until
a law is disproved, or breaks down under the weight of a new
like the raging wars of rhetoric (and sometimes physical violence)
between those whose faiths clash in religious cultures, the
beliefs, and "faith" of the different disciplines of science,
are equally contentious.
and a staunch adherence to any faith, without keeping an open
mind is a dangerous and unproductive path to take. It is this
religious and scientific bigotry that keeps all of us separated
from what should and could be greater enlightenment and enrichment
of all of the factions.
is a many-edged sword that should be used carefully. Faith,
and intuition should never be confused. However, without faith--the
ability to believe in somethhing in which you don't fully
understand--many if not all of the greatest scientific discoveries
know to mankind would not have happened. Einstein's general
theories on relativity, as well as countless theories in Quantum
physics, were born of the "faith" that these great
minds knew that something in the "standard model"
and other "laws of science" that just didn't add
up for them.
In fact, it is the "faith" that quantum mechanics
is real, even without understanding much of the framework
of WHY it works, that allows you to be reading these words.
Quantum theory, is at the basis of how the Internet works,
how cell phones and myriad other digital devices work, even
though we don't completely understand why. We have learned
to harness the results, without learning the complete inner
workings of how we come to those results. But it is the FAITH
in the outcome, to be correct 999 out of 1,000 times, that
allows a concept/theory to become an appliance.
As important as anything learned or taught, intuition, the
innate and immediate knowledge or reaction to circumstances
and events, is one of the most powerful tools and inherent
examples of the role external consciousness plays in our existence.
Intuition extends far past "that feeling in your gut" that
something is good or bad, wrong or right. It is in fact a
burst of cognition from the universal knowledge base and greater
consciousness outside of our space/time. In theological faith-based
vernacular, it can be described as "the voice of God" or muse
in more poetic terms.
in your heart and soul what is right innately can be stretched
to the ability to "intuit" the energy of other people, other
beings, other creatures, and even be able to feel the life-force
that is woven into everything (animate and inanimate) in this
is the instant communication fed through "the field," connected
to the universal intelligence/consciousness that is God. It
is at the basis of our connection with others, including emotions
of love, connection, rejection, empathy, disdain, and countless
other feelings that make the human experience human. More
than any other trait, intuition combined with cognition, allow
us to navigate the chaos of modern life, and overcome the
fear and confusion that create chaos and "entropy" in the
greater digital system.
do you intuitively know the correct action, emotion, or reaction
to an event, person, or problem, but let your own self-doubts
or fear override your initial impulse? Learning to trust your
intuition, with the peace and understanding that the gift
of Free Will allows you to act in the best interests of the
overall system, is at the basis of what our purpose in this
life is about.
question, there is nothing more contentious in a debate over
the details of our reality than that of the term "Free Will."
While in almost every nuance of our daily choices between
"good and bad," "selfishness or sharing," and "actions for
the greater good over self," comes the cross-contamination
of theories of predetermination, overarching control by a
supreme being, or even being a slave to our genetic or cultural
the most clear messages from my NDE was that "Free Will,"
is the greatest gift and curse of our existence, as it renders
us the "co-creator" in every thought, word and deed in our
lives. While it is true that the actions of others, random
acts of nature (yes there is randomness in creation), and
the effects of mutation, disease and other natural systems
run amuck, can effect our path and original intention, it
is our Free Will that chooses how we will react, grow and
evolve through each process.
word "Timshel" (that is the prevailing theme of Steinbeck's
East of Eden) is translated into the phrase, "thou mayest,"
and speaks of mankind's ability to triumph over sin. To see
the ambiguity that can arise from this concept, read
the WIKI interpretation of free will and theology, and
one is left with the feeling that in most religions, the only
"free will" is to choose, "My Way, or the Highway to Hell."
wrote: "There are many millions in their sects and churches
who feel the order, 'Do thou,' and throw their weight into
obedience. And there are millions more who feel predestination
in 'Thou shalt.' Nothing they may do can interfere with what
will be. But 'Thou mayest'! Why, that makes a man great, that
gives him stature with the gods, for in his weakness and his
filth and his murder of his brother he has still the great
choice. He can choose his course and fight it through and
win." -East of Eden
experience, and in the explanations given to me during the
NDE, Steinbeck is closest to the truth.
We have the ability at every second (some would even say every
Delta-T of time, roughly minus 44 per second" to determine
how we respond through our conscious action and intent, to
everything that comes in this life. We determine how we react
to slights, insults, random acts of nature, and countless
other aspects of day-to-day life. We ultimately choose to
live our lives in love or fear, the two aspects of conscious
light/dark, good/bad, happy/unhappy applications in this reality.
The downfall of most religions, as well as many deterministic
views in science, is that the concept that life is outside
of our control undermines our own happiness and contentment.
It places us in a place of subjugation to a higher power or
scientific outcome that is beyond our control.
But, anyone who removes themselves from the microcosm of daily
life, and steps back to admit that randomness is a part of
nature in every aspect of existence, should also find comfort
in the realization that horrible acts of violence, natural
disasters, and the like are not a matter of a "Supreme Being"
shaking penance out of a sinning world, or proving a point
through harming innocents, or even executing a broad master
plan that requires good people to die. In fact, it is the
randomness of nature, as well as the fact that we who may
be created in "His image," (and are at the very least, fragments
of the greater whole, that should prove that none of creation
is "perfect" in the "Omnipotent Perfect Creator" that resides
on the throne of heaven, sense that is pervades most religious
This creation is miraculous. It is more than likely an evolving
system of sorts, as we evolve and adapt in our own bodies,
ecosystems and universe. If every aspect of creation, both
in this space/time and beyond, is woven of the same fabric
of consciousness, then our actions and reactions do matter,
and ultimately are our CHOICE.
life, it is easy to tell the difference between those who
fight upstream with fear, anger, selfishness, and greed, and
those who learn to "roll with the punches with a smile," while
always finding the best in every situation.
Which direction should you take? The choice is always yours…through
major religion that is born of ancient writings, beliefs,
and mythology, uses Love as the foundation of how we are to
live our lives. While some place love of God at the front
end of action, most make it clear that at the base action
of living a good life is to love one another unconditionally.
The debate about what unconditional love should be in this
life is really one derivative of mankind's need to illiterate,
obfuscate, and otherwise muddy up simple messages of clear
intention, into parsed and extrapolated rules, commandments,
and derivative patterns of organization that are unnecessary
and often harmful to the original intent. The ambiguity of
"love the sinner, hate the sin" should be self-evident. But
seems to be the green light of rampant bigotry of every sort
in a world ruled by "God fearing good folks."
concepts like "love thy neighbor as thyself," and "take no
action that would do harm," can be expanded into thousands
of pages of contradictory text, supposedly inspired by God,
is an act worthy only of the kinds of institutions that could
start from the simple words and actions of prophet who had
no church, and devolve into a worldwide organization founded
upon multi-billion dollar holdings, extreme architecture,
and a leadership who condemn others who do not follow their
strict orders, while hiding abysmal sins against children
and others in the "service of protecting the faith."
Where is the "Love" in that?
Upon return from the life review during my NDE, one
fact rang out immediately through me…there was no "judgment"
during the process. In fact, most of the "sins" for which
I expected to see rolled out before me, were already deemed
to be self-evident, and that the ramification of those sins
in this life was "penance" enough to some degree. I know not
if the same can be said of murderers, or those who exploit
unwitting victims for personal gain. But I suspect there is
a greater retribution in the afterlife than the traditional
suffering of a fire and brimstone eternal hell.
The actions that I was shown, were those that brought the
most pleasure and joy to others (and by association myself),
as well as those that caused pain or suffering without my
intentions being clear.
Intention. That seems to be the root of true loving action
in this life. It is the intention, that of conscious free
will to act, which is at the root of whether your action bares
the fruit of love or fear.
I once believed that the opposite of love was ambivalence.
I knew from my own life that hate was as powerful a shape
in one's life as love. But to me, ambivalence, or the patent
disregard or recognition of someone, was far more destructive
than active hate. Even hate admits the existence of someone,
and gives them attention that in many ways prolongs a broken
relationship rather than completely ending it.
However, once I started looking at LOVE in the forms of its
actions, as opposed to the emotions one feels when in a state
of emotional love, I began to realize that the opposite of
love was fear.
Consider the actions of love versus the actions of fear.
Fear causes you to remove yourself from others, to distrust
others, to become selfish and greedy in order to protect your
self-interests and possessions. It creates a subset of limitations
based on "what might happen"- as opposed to "what I can do."
It emphasizes the "Me" in thoughts/deeds instead of the "We."
Love, and the actions of love, create an evolved outcome.
"Becoming love," is a process, not a noun. It is the reduction
of fear, isolation, division, and the ego of possession.
It can be explained best by the Three
Cs of "Love in Action."
Compassion- Thinking of the needs of others. Embracing the
differences, while celebrating the commonality of who we are.
Giving freely and unconditionally to others.
Communication- Opening a dialogue, being open to ideas and
looking at the same problem from a variety of perspectives.
Cooperation- When the first two actions become actualized
in everything we do, cooperative community is what falls out.
The power of numbers, the strength of common goals, the collective
energy of INTENT comes together in ways that increase order,
increase productivity, and increase the quality of our collective
Reaching a higher ideal of common freedom, allows empowerment
for everyone to contribute, with every part of that contribution
becoming vital to the greater evolution of the overall system,
can only be accomplished by cooperation--working outside of
the "me" and becoming "we." Moving from "them" to "us."
We are weakened when we exclude, when we discount the thoughts,
ideas, and concepts of others. We become even weaker and fragmented
when we allow the divisiveness of fear and conflicts of cultural
ideals to break apart the whole.
By removing the FEAR of "being proven wrong"- getting rid
of the ego/possession of ideas/things, we can ultimately be
free to evolve. It is a system of trial and error, working
through each experience, each decision, toward becoming Love.
Even in the most basic of nature/biology/philosophy/physics
terms, a system/unit/cell/soul can only do one of two things;
Evolve or Devolve. One guarantees movement, growth, and thriving.
The other is a reduction process toward destruction/death/irrelevance.
The most secure way in which we secure our survival and evolution,
are by cooperative efforts with others- taking advantage of
the power of unity, unselfish giving, and the greater good
If through free will we have the choice to reach out, cooperate,
and offer unconditional love at every juncture of this life,
the greatest sin isn't that of trying and failing, but to
sit on the sidelines of life in fear, becoming hardened to
an outcome that ultimately becomes outside of your control
by your own choosing.
Choose love. LIVE, LEARN and EVOLVE.
are the basics… these the starting point for a journey that
will likely last my lifetime (and perhaps beyond), in a way
that I hope will eventually lead to a unification of religion
my belief that until we break down the barriers of dogmatic,
rigid, belief structures, be they faith-based or scientific,
we are doomed to remain segmented and emotionally disconnected
in ways that will only create further chaos. By breaking down
the barriers, and finding a common language, with the common
goals of using our knowledge to uplift all within this creation,
to enlighten and embolden those who now cower in fear of "the
great unknown," we can find universal similarities that will
join, rather than separate, all in this creation.
else…we will never again fear death. We may never again need
to wonder "is there something after this life?" We may never
again be suppressed by the dogmatic rhetoric of organized
religion, who use fear, mythology, and subjugation, to control
and manipulate their followers. We may also be able to appreciate
God, as an infinite entity of knowledge that is every aspect
of scientific discovery and definition.
my whole-hearted desire, that all religions understand the
underpinnings of their foundation, to a point that they can
embrace the science that supports the wonder and glory of
creation. It is equally my desire that those of science, can
finally stop being compelled to rule out a greater power and
universal intelligent who may have a hand in this amazing
creation that they work so hard to describe and explain, while
leaving out some of the most exciting aspects of this reality.
and SHOULD co-exist. As always…the answers include the best
of God and Science…but are beyond the common, if I might say,
intellectually lazy barriers that the faith in both pursuits
seem to extol.