And for good reason, there are many fascinating links between Quantum physics, neurobiology, cellular biology and spirituality.
But how is Quantum physics and God related?
Well, it’s a strange thing, but I finally sorted this out for myself.
Here’s how I connected the dots.
1) Quantum physics is that of the small, going to the smallest level of fundamental particles.
And actually String Theory now proposes that there are even smaller fundamental units called “strings” (which aren’t particles) that everything in the universe is made of, even the space between matter or visible forms of energy/radiation.
This is the fundamental String field is where everything exists, including you and me, and also since we are made of it, WE ARE IT.
2) In Eastern religious view of God, God is everything. God is within/without.
God pervades all there is, so in effect because you are made of the same stuff as God, you literally “are God” (of course on a much smaller level than all that is God/everything).
3) Since god is everything, and the Quantum (or String) field is everything, God is the Quantum field.
This is what many scientists and philosophers have been working on since the advent of Quantum physics, using Western science to prove what the Easterners have already figured out. Amazing stuff.
There are hot debates that have gone on between scientists who believe consciousness precedes existence like Amit Goswami, Fred Alan Wolf (Eastern perspective merging science with experiential “data”), and more materialist perspectives like those of David Albert (Western, hard science only).
I tend to agree with the former scientists, because of my personal experience in this strange universe in which we live.
Materialists would of course say that consciousness is a function of reality, not that it precedes it. It’s an interesting debate to consider and I appreciate the skepticism of the materialist perspective, even though I don’t fully agree with it.
I will say this, though I’ve never really been in agreement with the monotheistic, more materialistic/external God perspectives of Christian/Judiasm/Islam – I did have an experience when I was a child, where a Sunday School teacher, seemed to get it.
I went to Sunday School class because I had a sleep over at a friend’s house (my parents and family are not religious).
The next day at Sunday school class, the teacher was talking about God and that God is everywhere. I distinctly remember her asking me what God is then, and I looked and pointed at a hill nearby and said “God is in that hill.”
She said, “yes that’s right.”
It seems that even in these types of religions, people that go to a deeper level find the same things as the Eastern tradition.
For me to discover that “God is the Quantum field” using exercises in exploring the depths of consciousness and pure awareness.
Bottom line of what I’ve experienced and processed through my personal research and the research and experience of those like Goswami and Wolf is:
YOU ARE THE FIELD, YOU ARE GOD. God is a metaphor for all there is.
What do you think?
What explorations have you done (if any) in seeking experiences like this?
What have you read?
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