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Life is a two way street

Life is a two way street

Life is a two way street

Life is interactive.

It is a two way street.

If you wake up in the morning in a bad mood, all you see in your day is the stuff that angers and irritates you- the good stuff does not touch you.

If you wake up in a good mood, you see only joy and the bad stuff runs off you like water off a ducks back.

It is not that you are creating Reality- Reality is Reality. It is that you are creating YOUR reality.

You buy a new car and suddenly you see the make and model everywhere. You didn’t notice it before. Now you do because you are aware, because you made a conscious choice.

The signals from the world, from the Universe, are always the same. There has always been this number of Range Rovers around- the question is ‘Why did you not notice?’

If the signal from the world, from the Universe, is always the same, why do you notice some things and ignore others?

It is all there to be felt, seen, heard and touched, why are you missing the bits you are missing?

I believe it is about conscious choice and intention.

Before I get into that, I want to explain an idea that may make it clearer to understand.

An Ocean of Waves

Science tells us that every atom in the universe has a vibration. As it vibrates it sends out endless waves into the space. So in truth, the Universe is a massive ocean of waves.

When we picture this idea we assume for the most part that it is the atoms creating the waves- I think this is true, but only PART of the story. Because waves also create the atoms. Reality is interactive, a two way street.

The environment around you plays as much a part in creating you as you do in creating the environment. You create a living space at home that is calm and relaxing. That calm and relaxing space in turn calms
and relaxes you.

Your enthusiasm for a subject makes others enthusiastic which loops back to you and feeds your passion.

The more I look at life, the more I see this two way street. Nothing is in isolation, everything is connected.

Science tells us this connection is generated by waves. Waves interact- if the waves are in sync you feel a harmonious connection. When out of sync you feel discord and disharmony. You are always connected. You are always interacting.

Free Choice

As conscious beings we have free choice. We have the freedom to choose our thoughts and intentions. In short, we are able to influence the waves we generate and send out into the world.

When your waves interact with the waves of the world around you, you feel harmony or discord depending on your environment.

So, when you give out the waves of a bad mood, you inadvertently draw your attention to things that are harmonious to this bad mood. Good mood vibrations irritate you because they are not harmonious with your bad mood vibration. Your bad mood deepens!

To change this cyclic state of affairs requires conscious choice from you- actively choose a good mood.

Discover the things that bring you joy and create a relationship and connection to them that you can access whenever you need to. Build and cultivate the connections in your mind, body and spirit that will make it easier over time to feel joy over fear and contentment over discord. Experiment with it.

It requires consistent effort because the nature of the universe is fluid- it’s shape and form will change very fast in any direction as long as the intention is strong and consistent enough to influence the waves within and around you.

Gandhi said ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’. I believe what he meant by that in the context of waves, vibration and science is that by giving off the vibration of joy, peace and love your waves will interact with people’s vibrations of joy, peace and love, amplify them and bring that into consciousness. In turn they will feed it back to you in an ever growing loop.

Yes, choose your environment and the people you interact with carefully- they influence your being and your vibration. Also, manage your vibration, your intention, your conscious thoughts and notice the impact it has on your environment and the people in your life. You can choose to create a better life and a better world. The science points us to this truth that sages, masters and teachers have told us across space and time- that life is an interactive experience, a two way street.

Over to you

What are your thoughts and experiences of life as a two way street? We’d love to hear about your experiences and work together in creating a supportive environment for learning and enquiry about science and spirituality. Please post your comments below.

Creating Space

The air was thick with water and I was covered with a fine film of condensation.  The scene was almost ghostly or other worldly.

The air was thick with water and I was covered with a fine film of condensation. The scene was almost ghostly or other worldly.

In Wales on one of my many walks in Nature, I discovered a beautiful waterfall, with the most astounding tree growing on the edge of the pool that was at the base of the falls.  All the branches of the tree were growing away from the falls creating an imbalanced shape which was striking.  What was clear to me was that the spray from the falls had created a great force on the tree and the branches had only developed on one side of the trunk. The tree responded to the force by leaning away from the falls.  I marveled at the power the force of the flowing water, gravity and the spray can have.

It also struck me how a living thing can change how it grows in accordance with its environment and conditions.

These forces are simply waves.  The water flows over the falls creating wind and spray as it falls and hits the water pool at the bottom.  These waves have direction and speed that influence the environment around it.  The waves of energy carry the water droplets far through the air creating a dampness that supports prolific moss growth that hangs off every branch and rock in the area.  The air was thick with water and I was covered with a fine film of condensation.  The scene was almost ghostly or other worldly.

Waves require space to move.  In previous blogs we have discussed how waves interact and in that interaction create patterns.  These patterns in turn create form.  I think the walk I described above is a stunning example of interaction of waves creating beauty and can be used as a metaphor for our lives.

We must have space. There must be room for exploration so that we can grow.  If our lives are full with every moment accounted for in a rigid and organised way there is no room for spontaneity or new experience.  Some people like the comfort of this, but for others it is stifling.  In truth, there can only be growth if there is space.  Like our tree, the branches of our lives only grow where there is space to fill.

With space comes interaction and with interaction comes the creation of all.  If I interact with people I can create something magic with them.  Sometimes interactions with others are painful.  All experience has its purpose and it is all learning.

Scientists tell us the universe is continuously expanding.  This means there is ever more space being created. It has to be filled with something.  Space is our opportunity for new experience, growth and learning.  It can deepen our understanding of our self, others and life itself.  Had I not created the space in my life to go for that walk, I would never have stumbled upon that tree and I would not be able to share the experience and thoughts that I had with you. You have kindly created the space to read this.  Thank you. I hope you have found it thought provoking.  I invite you to share your experiences of creating space in your life for something and the learning that has come from that in the comments below.  Life is about the magic moments however small those moments are.  It is the depth of knowledge and understanding about life that they give you that counts.

Do Waves Create Matter?

Perhaps there are waves and vibration first and this in time creates form.

Perhaps there are waves and vibration first and this in time creates form.

I know this to be true- that vibration is the source of the diversity of our universe.  The energy that is the universe moves in waves, in constant motion and flux.  I have experienced this in meditation and I have read about it in religious texts: the Hindu story of creation beginning with the sound Om and; the Judeo- Christian- Islamic creation story that the word of god brought the universe into being.  I have also studied quantum physics, which tells

us that the nature of reality is energy and that all this energy moves in waves, even though much of it has the sensation of being solid and static or simply “empty” space.

But knowing something to be true is not the same as proving it.  I have not set out to prove anything here, simply introduce some ideas that may inspire discussion and understanding of this mystery that is the universe.  I am a scientist by training.  I like proof.  I am not sure that this concept can be proved scientifically.  Perhaps experience is all any of us really have when it comes to our perception of the universe and what we believe is the truth of reality.  There is some scientific evidence that points to this energy vibration being the foundation of reality.

I don’t know about you, but when I think of vibration, I think of an object radiating vibrations of energy out.  Like a pebble in a pond, the action of the pebble hitting the water creates ripples.  Until recently, I had always thought of these energy vibrations in this way.  Then it came to me in meditation that perhaps the opposite is true.  Perhaps there is vibration first and this in time creates form.  Maybe that is what was meant in the Hindu and Judeo- Christian- Islamic stories of creation?  When you have an idea, the thoughts are just vibrations in your mind.  In time, these thoughts become actions and action produces results in form.  Perhaps all there is in the Universe is an accumulation of vibrations, creating intricate patterns- some we see, others we feel and still more we are completely unaware.

Intrigued by this topsy- turvey notion, I investigated and discovered some fascinating scientific research to support the idea.  In the late 18th and 20th centuries, two scientists used vibrations on metal plates and created different patterns (see the works of Ernst Chladni and Hans Jenny).  They placed sand on fixed plates and used different sound frequencies to make the plates vibrate.  The sand would move to the parts of the plates that remained still.  Change the sound frequency and the shape of the pattern changed.  The sound created patterns made from sand on the plates.  In the patterns, the sand represents where the energy of the vibration is static, implying that the vibrations make an energy pattern of waves.

There are a number of different types of waves.  One form is a standing wave.  I will not go into the details here (you can find more information here if you are interested), but a unique quality of standing waves is that they have a region, or regions, that remain still.  The vibrating plates in these experiments would have produced standing waves so there would have been regions on the plates that were still which is where the sand would have collected.

So where does this leave us?  Well, one of the characteristics of matter is that it takes up three- dimensional space (i.e. it has length, depth and breadth).  What if matter is formed where three standing waves, each coming from a different plane, intersect at their still points?  The energy in these waves coalesces at this point, the energy is confined, and in some way matter is formed.  Matter is also sustained by the waves flowing to create these points.  Matter is connected beyond the physical boundary of the physical form, through the waves that go to create it.   This might help to explain how we are influenced by the ambience in a room, how we can be healed by energy healers without them touching us and why our mood influences and affects others, as we are influenced and affected by them.

For me, this is a step in trying to bring together different experiences from many disciplines and finding an explanation that might fit all of them.  Rather than discount some and accept others, perhaps we can find an explanation that encompasses the diversity of human experience.  I feel that thinking of the universe as being waves of energy that vibrate at different frequencies that come together to create not only matter, but also the forces of the universe as well, we can begin to include experiences that science would normally encourage us to discount.

I invite you to discuss this with us in the comments below.  I am not saying I am right.  I want to open this up to discussion so that we can all move forward and have a better understanding of our magnificent and mysterious universe.