The Quantum Possibilities of God

Many people believe that there must have been something in existence before the big bang occurred since to have something arrive out of nothing seems problematic. Quantum physics has offered several possible explanations to this dilemma but the explanations themselves although proven experimentally seem to many to be much more rooted in fantasy than the widely accepted something out of nothing big bang theory.

Nevertheless, scientific experiments have revealed that our intention creates the reality around us at the atomic level.  (See the link below)

One of the latest experiments to prove that intention creates reality.

If we trust the math then it seems to point to the possibility that an intention or a collection of intentions created this universe. Furthermore would we be so far off to refer to  this collection of intentions as God. The difficulties arise when we try to conceptualize and describe how the sequence of events at the birth of the universe might have taken place and how that might reconcile with our present concepts of God, Heaven, Creation and Time. To do this I have taken a leap of faith by stating that the most powerful intention is Love and therefore it must come from the source of all intentions.

The stream of consciousness writing below is my attempt to reconcile quantum possibilities with our present concepts of God that come from such books as, the Bible, the Qur’an and the Tibetan book of the dead.

I and many others believe that we exist in this form as a result of an intention that willed the creation of that universe. Each of us is a tiny fragment of that intention and the tiny fragments return to the whole after we have left the vessels that are our bodies.

This is similar to many religions but that is where we diverge. We do not believe that we go to our rewards after we die, we believe that the very fact that we exist at all is a testament to the importance of this existence. This life is to be lived to the fullest with love as our guide. If we can manage to that then maybe something meaningful will return with us to the source.

The Bible speaks of the name of God as Yahweh which means I am which is something that is rarely discussed in churches.

The Tibetan book of the dead talks about memories of writhing bodies at the beginning of existence.

These are clues to what other people have perceived through meditation, prayer or other means of connecting to a source that I have felt as solidly as the ground beneath my feet.

The abstract thoughts below are meant to present a possibility of how God could exist according to Quantum theory and  how love may affect our existence here and beyond.

God is all infinite possibilities but it is only intention  that offers some of these possibilities direction. Heaven exists as the collection of all intention but there is only one intention that can exist here. It is the appreciation for all possibilities, the ecstasy that accompanies the creation of all realities and this intention is love. The collection of intention thereby provides a womb for creation. In this instance of creation, a finite number of possibilities is each locked onto a single reality and sent rolling down the hill of time with a big bang.

At irregular intervals God guides his intention to this rolling creation and breathes into them a number of possibilities through the emergence of life. These possibilities remain in a state of partial unpredictability but roll for a time within the creation into which they have been inseminated. But they are different because they have emerged directly from the wellspring of all possibilities driven by the intention that is love and it is this love energy alone that can give direction to these tiny possibilities and create within creation realities unforeseen when the downhill trip began.

And so these vessels of unpredictability affect the course of creation like a celestial game of Klinko, not stopping but gently changing the otherwise predictable flow of events that followed the big bang. But since love is the intention that directs possibilities it is only love that truly creates. Therefore the life that learns to love learns to create.

Moreover, the love that drives each possibility is eternal energy that is etched and shaped every time it is released. This is rare in some instances of life but plentiful in others. Where it is plentiful, the love that drives the breath of possibility will retain many of the characteristics of the vessel that holds it. And so that vessel lives on long after it has been dissolved by the downhill tumble of creation.

The Myth of Non Violence

On September 4, 2012 a gunman opened fire outside a Parti Quebecois victory celebration in Montreal, Quebec. The shooter allegedly shouted “The English are waking up!” This troubled man seemed to be attempting to ignite a war between the English and French in the province but all he succeeded in doing was robbing an eight year old girl of her father.

In response to the attack Pauline Marois, the leader of the Parti Quebecois, is reported to have said “I don’t understand how this can happen, we live in a non violent society”.  She, like many others live under the self deluding myth that most of us are non-violent. We perpetuate this myth by telling children that violence never solves anything.

The truth is that violence or the threat of violence solves most disputes in our society. We have blinded ourselves to this by giving violence comfortable sounding names that allow us to wrap ourselves in the warm myths that we perpetuate. The problem is that if we do not truthfully look at our society we will not see the possible consequences of decisions until it is too late to react with anything but further violence.

Society is quick to condemn an organized crime boss who orders enforcement for payments from hapless business owners. That boss has sent soldiers out to collect money and hurt people if they do not pay. If a person resists paying the soldiers know they may have to hurt them badly. If a person presents a clear danger to one of the soldiers, they know they may have to kill that person. These are the rules of engagement in organized crime and that is why society rightfully condemns the bosses of organized crime. It is also why we see them as criminally guilty psychotics who spread the cancer of violence in our society.

We have a similar relationship between any citizen that has property in a society and the police who enforce the law. If someone steals or threatens our property we contact the police who intervene with violence or the threat of violence. The police will restrain someone forcefully if they have to and violently if they see a need. If threatened they will also kill. This is all done in response to a call to protect our property and we must share a responsibility in anything that happens because of it.

We wash our hands of this responsibility because we want to see ourselves as evolved from our violent predecessors. To see ourselves in this way is painful and grotesque so we resist it with everything we have. But every time we distance ourselves a little more from this responsibility we allow the actions of our untethered society to unknowingly threaten more people with violence.

Each law we pass has the threat of violence attached to it. People who feel their actions or freedoms will be constrained by a law often have a reaction as if they have been threatened or physically struck. This is because they have a visceral understanding that there is a thinly veiled threat behind every law. “Break the law and police will come for you with the threat of violence”.

Pauline Marois’ disconnect from this fact caused her and others to be blind to the effect that the deluge of language laws could have on the English minority population in Quebec. The argument that laws can be perceived as violent because of the threat of violent enforcement seems logical to most people who have felt restricted by a law but is lost on most of those who have always felt empowered by those same laws.

History is full of those who paid a high price for this blindness to violence behind laws.The British elite could not understand the violent reaction of the colonists to their seemingly reasonable tea tax and so were unprepared to deal with the colonists with anything but escalated violence. Similarly, France and other countries in Europe were blind to the reaction that was growing in a ravaged Germany that was forced to maintain unreasonable reparation payments for their actions in World War I. As a consequence they were unprepared for the rise of Adolf Hitler and millions had to pay for this blindness with their lives.

The German people also distanced themselves from the brutal laws imposed by their regime. They believed the time called for strong leadership and they were used to having order in their society. The laws that seemed only a little severe at first soon mutated into state sanctioned murder. This was only possible because many in the country distanced themselves from these laws while the truly deviant ones that are present in every society willingly wrapped themselves in them.

None of us who own property and depend on the police to protect that property using violence or the threat of violence can truly call ourselves non-violent. The state is imposing order on our behalf. Unless we fully accept our responsibilities for the violence committed on our behalf we will never try to find a better way. What better ways there might be should be left for another discussion, but we cannot even begin to choose a better path unless we have a full understanding of where we are right now.

A Place of Love

When we are aware that some pleasures serve us better than other pleasures it is difficult to act as if you did not know this. That’s why we sometimes work at unsatisfying jobs because we know that there some very intense pleasures that we can gain like a hot vacation in December, feeling the hot sun warming our faces and the warm sand running through our fingers. We ignore smaller pleasures that are trying to entice us like staying in bed, going to a favorite bar in the middle of the day, telling your boss what you really think of her/him because you know that greater pleasures await with your paycheck.

However through trial and error many of us have learned that connecting through love to ourselves and those around us yields a pleasure that is greater than anything else we have experienced. No matter how we stumble on this fact, it is unshakeable once we have experienced it even though that doesn’t stop us from reacting to others and the world in way that suggests that we don’t know this. That is because the intensity of simpler less useful pleasures momentarily blind us to the powerful, intense and expansive pleasures that come once again with the awareness of this resource of love.

We sometimes only begin to realize that our actions are not serving us well when they bring a kind of spiritual pain as the awareness strives to surface. We sometimes become angry at ourselves and even call ourselves names, while deeply religious people will say they have sinned. These actions and beliefs are counterproductive however, since all we want to do is become fully aware again of the love that is available from ourselves and others. Once this awareness is upon us again it becomes difficult to act as if we did not know this and we begin to show love to ourselves and others. This type of inner guided behaviour is sometimes called coming from a place of love.

This doesn’t mean that we would let people walk all over us. On the contrary, coming from a place of love brings a fearlessness that is extremely useful in any situation. It also helps us to tap in to all of our resources like intelligence, focus, healing through natural endorphins and a sense of humour. The love you feel first of all for yourself is a powerful force that confirms your connection to all around you and the beautiful elegance that is your amazing existence. You are also instantly aware that others around you exist in the same amazing way. They all have this elegant energy at their core and you cannot help but love them as well. But this awareness also informs you that everyone has similar struggles in getting to this place of awareness which sometimes makes the world a dangerous place as we and others around us act outside of this awareness.

The best way to defend against ourselves and others acting outside of this awareness is to root ourselves deeply in our own awareness and from there lead others to it. This awareness may more often than not direct you into confrontation rather than away from it as you try to draw others to you. You will speak with authority to the connected energy you know resides in them and your words will hold power and connect with them although they may at first attack you verbally and sometimes even physically for it. But your fearlessness will equip and prepare you to defend yourself verbally and physically up until the point where you are no longer threatened and you will immediately strive to love and connect with that person again since that is where the greatest pleasure lies for you.

Coming from a place of love is coming from a place of our greatest power. There is no wrong in it. There is a sense of rightness beyond right. We are in a sense of ecstasy because we are tapping in to the greatest pleasure we have ever experienced and it is a rush beyond belief every time we experience it. We feel a sense of love for ourselves that eclipses any of our moments of achievement and we have a clear realization that others have this same energy within them as well. At that point, since we cannot help but love them, our fearless actions will guide us to experience the heightened pleasure that comes from connecting to that energy within them.

Being in and doing actions from this place helps us to create the space we really want to live in, a place that is warm, energizing, exciting and very pleasurable.

The Nature of Sin

When talking about sin, most people would say that you sin when you do something bad. They will often define sin as specific types of actions like stealing or killing. They believe that the evil is in the act itself.

But when you understand that the nature of human beings is to seek the highest pleasure you begin to see sin differently.  You see that people rate and pursue pleasures according to their knowledge of how useful these pleasures are. People will give up the comfort of a bed and the pleasure of sleep to get a good pay check. They will give up the pleasure of a comfortable relatively easy job to set off on the pursuit of a fortune that could take many years. And having made that fortune they will often give up the majority of it to save a loved one if that loved one provides access to a pleasure they cannot get in any other way. The same sort of pleasure that you feel when you have an experience of being connected to everything around you in some special way.

This pleasure is the one that ultimately drives and directs your activities, you become aware somehow when one of your actions takes you further from it. When we talk about sin by defining what we should have done to achieve a pleasure we get closer to the nature of sin. People sometimes say, “its a sin that I couldn’t go to that concert…” meaning that there was an opportunity to have a pleasurable experience and they made the wrong choice in missing it.  It is very similar when we miss the opportunity to connect with our loved ones or everything around us, deep down we know we could have had a higher pleasure if we had foregone a lower pleasure.

When we succumb to experiencing the pleasures of giving in to anger, vengeance or physical pleasures instead of pursuing one that would serve us better we know its a sin. The difference is that we do not say it in that way. But if we view it in that way, we realize that there is no need for forgiveness just knowledge and focus.  When we steal, kill or act in a vengeful or deceitful way we are giving up the chance to experience the highest pleasure. If we were more aware of this someone might say, “its a sin that I didn’t connect with that guy instead of stealing his car”.

If we really understood the nature of sin we would view sinful acts as deluded and misguided instead of selfish and evil. We would all seek the ultimate rush but make the world a better place in doing so.

 

Pleasure is the highest Good

This idea has offended people for years but it’s truth is inescapable. Everything we do is to seek pleasure, even if this pleasure exists only as the absence of pain. All of our choices whether they be judged good or bad are governed by this simple powerful pull towards pleasure.

We show this in our simple actions. You feel an irritation on the side of the nose and it raises your sense of discomfort, you have dealt with similar discomforts in the past with a simple action that has rid you of the discomfort and brought you pleasure. It is a learned reaction to a stimuli that you have performed hundreds of thousands of times. And so in response to this powerful pull of pleasure, you scratch your nose.

Not all pleasures are equal however. The more we learn about our universe, the more we understand that some pleasures are more lasting and encompass more than one dimension. For instance, you will dismiss the pleasure of laying in bed after the alarm goes off because you know there is a greater pleasure to be gained. You endure the assault of the light as you turn it on and face the dread of the first drops of water that splatter on your chest in the shower. You go to work and endure the sometimes banal existence for hours on end so that at the end of the week you can get the pleasure that comes from having food in the fridge, a warm bed to sleep in and a roof over your head. When you come to believe that one pleasure has more utility than others, you will pursue that pleasure over others until that belief is undone.

It is this belief in what pleasures have more utility than others that accounts for much of the variety in behavior you see around you. Not everyone believes that they can derive pleasure from dutifully going to work every day or even denying an urge to scratch an itch in certain situations. These powerful beliefs, many of which are formed early in life propel us into tragic conflicts or amazing friendships.

The human race has progressed to a higher state because of this hidden understanding. In spite of our denial of the role of pleasure in our lives most of us have come to believe that adhering to some kind of moral code will bring a more lasting and useful pleasure.