Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. (R. C. Henry, “The Mental Universe”; Nature 436:29, 2005)
The tantalizing allure of the question “What is the nature of existence and what is its relationship with consciousness?” has captured many a mind; most notably…mine. Well, many physicists have uncovered this true nature of our existence to an absolute certainty. The answer was easy enough to find, a little more difficult to understand. I could name the physicists and explain their experiments, but for the sake of brevity just trust me on this one. Simply put: The physical make-up of our reality is that there is no physical make-up of reality. At the most fundamental level of our existence, at the zero-point of our being, there is absolutely nothing. Matter at this level simply does not exist. The “quantum world” is comprised merely of energy and of its many vortexes and vibrations. You are nothing more than a being of spinning, vibrating energy.
Down, down the rabbit-hole.
Shouldn’t we then be able to disrupt these vibrations, to increase or decrease their frequency and intensity, and make a change to the fundamental fabric of the nature of existence? Why, yes. Yes we can. Experiments in quantum physics prove that electrons only exist within a cloud of possibility. These electrons have the ability to pop in and out of existence as if someone were clapping a lamp on and off. This is proven by experiment that shows that electrons travel in the same manner as energy does, in waves. This is peculiar because we know that electrons are particles of matter, and that those particles should be real, tangible things. What’s amazing is that you are still right. Electrons are real particles of matter, but only when observed. When we try to measure, or view an electron it is a particle of matter, when we do not is essentially nothing more than a wave of energy. These building block particles are what give atomic elements the ability to form bonds, which in essence gives atoms the ability to create everything we can perceive. The only conceivable explanation is that our conscious observation, our consciousness itself, collapses the wave of possibility into an observable particle. When you are looking it is there, when you are not looking it is a wave of possibility. This groundbreaking discovery has led many to see consciousness as the grand creator of our universe in its physical existence.
Don’t get too full of yourself just yet. It’s not only your consciousness that creates this reality to which we all belong, but to the collective consciousness of all that live, have lived, or will live. Some people call this collective consciousness a higher consciousness, a notion that can be attributed to a God, or God, that can be tapped into to give one the feeling of the “Supreme Identity”, a oneness with everything ascertained by Siddhartha Guatama (Buddha) as Nirvana. By extension, of course, the knowledge of this and the ability to tap into it is what is referred to as becoming Enlightened. That is for another conversation, and for you to decide. Moving on.
Irregardless of the religious implications, the knowledge of a fundamental truth such as this should have profound effects on the relationships between people, neighbors, nations, and even other worlds. The inter-connectivity of all living beings on a fundamental level must be acknowledged and would thus cause a complete shift in how humans view their environment, and their reality. Unfortunately many people refuse to accept scientific facts, nor do many have the capacity to understand such complex thought. As we evolve, hopefully so will our ability to understand and utilize consciousness for the greatest benefit of mankind. I remain wistfully optimistic.