This is the last of this series, but don’t fret, I’m sure I’ll come up with something else to babble about by next week.
Before I begin, I wanted to explain the particular pictures I chose. You’ll notice that I’ve chosen an image of someone holding the concept or thing that represents the focus of the blog. I’ve chosen hands specifically, because I think they are the physical way we manipulate our world. But we forget about the non-physical ways we can manipulate the world. We all have amazing abilities, trapped within us. Only a few have learned to use them. Our hands are just the beginning. And the other reason I chose hands is because everything I’ve said in this series is always within our grasp. We just need to learn how to use harness the potential, together.
Today I wanted to sum everything up by taking a look at our wonderful and awe-inspiring universe. Our bubble floating in the molasses of time, among a multitude of other universes in the endless sea of existence. Most people do not take the time to really appreciate a very simple fact — the universe shouldn’t even exist. Try as we might, we have not come to a consensus on how it was created, or even why? But the fact of the matter is that the universe exists because we are here to observe it. Otherwise, there would be no point. Everything that is not alive exists for a purpose. And we give purpose to the universe. This is of course my opinion, but it’s what I believe. I believe wholeheartedly that the universe is not a random event. I believe that there was some force at work that made it for us to explore and admire. But, by the same token, I do not believe we are pawns on a cosmic chess board. We are all responsible for our own actions, and we are all continuing to improve our tiny section of this unimaginably large thing that we inhabit. There are more stars than we can count, and more being born every day. But that is not what we should concern ourselves with.
The universe is the system in which we live. We are conscious, thinking, feeling, dreaming beings. We are not just candles that will extinguish and be no more. We are immortal souls that are inexorably entwined in the fabric of the universe, and because information can never be lost– what is known cannot be un-known (not unknown, but cannot be forgotten once it is known). We all know these things subconsciously, but through conditioning, we have limited ourselves. The universe is inherently weird. There are amazingly strange things that exist all over our universe, even within our own solar system, and on our beautiful blue planet.
The universe supplies us with endless imagination, and a place to explore between lives and in our current lives. We spend time worrying about dying when that isn’t serving any purpose. We will all die, because all things must live their life and be reborn. Our sun will die, and its remains will make other stars and give elements for other things to live. The universe is a cycle, no different from the ebb and tide of the seas with each passing day. I say this because there is a pattern to everything, a cycle. And this cycle is governed by very simple laws, the act in the absence of will. We don’t understand gravity, but if you think about it, it only acts when something is not resisting it. It is most important aspect of our universe, but it is also the weakest of all the forces. We can and do defy gravity. This makes all live extraordinary, because all life defies gravity.
Science is an attempt to outline the parameters of the universe, but it is quickly becoming a matter of philosophical thought. Eventually, we will have discovered all we can about the universe. We will continue down this long corridor, with many doors, peeking behind each one to see what secret is hidden within. But eventually, we will come to a door we cannot pass, or even fathom what lies beneath.
One of the most fascinating things about our universe is the most simple particle/wave in our universe, the electron. Electrons make up all of the things we call matter. And they whizz around a nucleus, making all the different elements we see. But, they are not there all the time, and they are not always where we thing they should be. Sometimes, they simply vanish and re-appear. We don’t know where they go when they are not here. But we know that when they need to be here they are. Yes, that is very weird. In addition to that sort of Weirdness, they also can be ANYWHERE in the universe at any given time. This is because they do not have a 0 percent chance of being anywhere in the universe, because they have to be able to be anywhere for reasons we don’t quite understand. So that means, in my opinion, if a simple electron can be anywhere it wants, no matter how improbable, we can be anywhere we want — we just have to figure out how to be an electron. This relates back to our imagination.
So how does this relate to changing our world? It relates to the simple fact that our universe holds a great deal of secrets. And before we can truly begin to explore our universe, which we are meant to do, we must prepare our people, our planet so that we have the ability to do so. We can learn by observing the universe, see the beauty that arises from destructive forces, and learn how to turn disaster into something wonderful. We have already had enough wars, now we should learn from them and move on. An exploding star creates gold and silver and platinum, and most importantly, the carbon that makes life on earth possible. Our wars have just begotten more wars and hatred. Though some good has come out of our wars, it has clearly not been enough.
Ronald Reagan once said, “Mr. Gorbachev, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL”. I am saying to the people of every country on the planet, “Leaders of the world, TEAR DOWN THESE BORDERS!” Let us be one people, and maybe we will find a way to explore this amazing universe of ours, because wonders and inspiration await, just beyond our grasp.
I leave you with this question: Do you believe in reincarnation and an eternal spirit?