The advent of the Age that we live in allows us to integrate what once used to be kept adamantly separate - science and spirit. Science is an extension of Spirit and is not something that should be ignored, suppressed or held higher than another extension of Spirit. It is simply a tool but a very powerful one at that. Quantum physics is an area that is rapidly delving into the unknown, the playground of spirituality, and it is emerging with truths that are akin to some of the most ancient truths ever taught on the planet. Everything is One. Everything is Connected. Everything has purpose.
Take a look at your hand, it is right in front of you. What does it look like? You can see the contours of it and your fingers and thumb. And it is hard. Look at the floor or a chair and assess the same things, the contours, the textures. It feels hard to you. Well, this is actually an illusion. Physics shows us that in actuality, your hand is in constant flux, vibrating with energy at differing levels of density.
Einstein's E = MC2 literally means energy equals mass times the speed of light squared. In other words, mass or matter is just another form of energy. This is a crucial aspect of spirituality - everything is energy. Matter, physical matter is in fact an illusion. When we go right down to the molecular level - there are simply atoms re-arranged differently...this is what makes matter! Physical matter is simply energy moving at a very slow speed. Yet we see matter as distinctive and we see it as defined. When we go to the molecular level there is no barrier that makes the chair hard, there is simply a friction of energy between your slowly moving atoms at the edge of your hand and the slow moving atoms at the edge of the chair
So what does this mean? This means that we must change the way we perceive reality. Traditionally we have been taught in nearly every part of our society that we are separate to our outer world. We are taught that the outer world is a separate place to us. However, quantum physics is proving how even at the molecular level we are connected to everything. For example, when we touch that chair, there is an energy transference - meaning that a part of our energy is transferred to the chair and simultaneously a part of that chair's energy is taken on by us. This applies to all things - plants, animals, rocks, all physical objects. This means that we are constantly merging with the reality around us, we are constantly changing - on the quantum level, life is in reality a giant soup of energy. The only thing that defines this soup as separate is our minds. This is because our senses cannot process energy moving at high speeds, this is why we see a chair as a chair and not as a set of slowly-moving atoms in a giant soup of reality. Quantum physics doesn't just end there.
In 1982, Alain Aspect proved Bell's Theorem where subatomic particles, under certain circumstances, are able to instantaneously communicate with each other irrespective of distance. Basically whatever happens to one particle will be reflected by its counterpart, even if it is on the other side of the Universe. This discovery violates Einstein’s theory that no communication can travel faster than the speed of light. This means that at the molecular level, at the energetic level, we are connected to everything around us, to other people, to animals, to the rocks to other stars! Ok, so we appreciate the science but what does this really mean?
This is where spirituality kicks in. Spirituality has taught about the interconnectedness in all things from the very beginning. Spirituality has also taught how we are all One - all connected and all being part of a moving ocean, where one molecule of water affects the whole in profound ways. Spirituality also allows us to see the purpose in all of this. It is spirituality that allows us to understand the purpose of this energy, to discover what this energy essentially represents - why are we all One? What does this Oneness mean and above all else what part do we play in this Oneness?
As we begin to view things in terms of energies we begin to understand the world as an energetic place with ourselves as energetic being within and part of that world. Spiritually, everything happens on an energetic level, since of course everything is energy. So for example, our emotions and thoughts are various frequencies of energy, vibrating at certain levels. However, these emotions and thoughts are not contained within ourselves, as been traditionally thought. Instead, these emotions and thoughts that we feel and create are interacting with everyone around us and on a greater level, the entire planet and Universe. The Butterfly effect is a good example of this. Here when a butterfly flaps its wings in Japan, a storm brews in London. Every single event in life has repercussions, whatever they may be. As we begin to recognize that our thoughts and emotions are interacting with others, and that we interact with others' thoughts and emotions, we begin to recognize the true interconnectedness of life.
And it is Interconnectedness that provides us with the understanding that we are irrevocably connected to the Whole. Always remember, the Whole is Incomplete without you and would not even exist if You were taken away.