Let silence take you to the core of life.
Who are we and what are we?
We are body, brain, and spirit living on planet Earth. Our body and brain and all living things on Earth receive their life force from the sun, the center of our solar system. That system is one of countless other interrelated systems each with its own sun and comprising our home galaxy, The Milky Way. Our home galaxy is one of a billion or more galaxies each with a cluster of solar systems and only god knows how many planets and lifegiving suns which sustain an unknown multitude of varied life forms.
This vast universe then, and there may be more than one, is home to billions of galaxies, each home to billions of solar systems which, in turn, are home to an array of planets one of which is our miniscule and glorious Earth.
At the center of this vast universe holding it in its “hand” is infinite stillness, silence, the Source, the Creator, God. The power, the intelligence, the light of this immense stillness creates and permeates the numerous galaxies and solar systems setting them all in interrelated and interdependent motion, sustaining them at the macro and micro levels and every level in between according to its fathomless laws. Mystery of mysteries!
This infinite intelligence, this grand silence, this searing light is consciousness itself, totally aware, totally embracing its mirror image – all of creation which shares in varying degrees that consciousness.
The German physicist Max Planck, founder of quantum mechanics and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918 says: “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”
No wonder, William Blake could contemplate that consciousness in nature’s world:
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
We human beings are blessed with a higher degree of consciousness, higher than that of soil, trees, animals. Our sun is empowered by the energy of the Creator to give life to and nurture the bodies and brains and consciousness of living things in our solar system and in and on our planet Earth. But our spirit differentiates us from trees and animals. While the sun feeds and strengthens our bodies and brains, our spirit partakes directly of the consciousness, the “Light” of the Creator. Our spirits are, in essence, sparks, specks, threadlike laser streams of Divine light. We share in the Divinity of the Creator.
That is our uniqueness, our sacredness. Our brains and bodies are in the service of our spirit. It is why so many of the mainstream religions refer to us as “children of God.” We are God’s progeny. Because of the immense riches of our Creator, no two of us is exactly alike. Each of us is endowed with an individual and micro characteristic of the Divine. And the Divine is infinite in its glorious facets.
The Serbian-American physicist Nikola Tesla commented: “What one man calls God, another calls the laws of physics.” And Nobel Laureate Max Planck claims “ There can never be any real opposition between religion and science; for the one is the complement of the other.” Danish physicist and 1922 Nobel Laureate Niels Bohr remarks: “There is no hope for any speculation that does not look absurd at first glance.”
Our spirit gifted with a higher consciousness is a powerful force for good and or ill. Nikola Tesla writes: “…the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of the universe.”
So who are we and what are we? Emanations of the Divine, of the stillness, of the silence, of the limitless intelligence, of the one great Heart. Never alone, we are throbbing pulses of the all encompassing intimacy of the cosmos, of God.
“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”