the previous meditation, I quoted a pastor who listed
some New Thought concepts and then tried to explain
why they were false as far as Christianity is concerned.
This time I would like to look at some of those same
categories through the eyes of physicists. In the recent
movie, "What the Bleep Do We Know?," a group
of scientists is asked to discuss modern views of the
world in terms of quantum mechanics. Following are some
of their comments.
MONISM. [The belief that all is one and one is
Knowing that we are all interconnected and that we are
connected to the universe at its fundamental level is,
I think, as good an explanation for spirituality as
This may sound like a New Age claim, but quantum mechanics
is telling us that the deepest level of truth uncovered
by science and philosophy is the fundamental truth of
At the deepest subnuclear level of our reality, you
and I are literally one.
ALL IS GOD. [If all is one, including God, then
all is God.]
I am at one with the great being that made me and brought
me here and that formed the galaxies and the universe.
How did that get taken out of religion? Most of the
problems that religion has produced have been caused
by the idea that God is a distinct being, separate from
us, to whom I must offer worship and from whom I hope
to earn a reward at the end of my life. That is not
what God is. That is a blasphemy
CHANGE IN CONSCIOUSNESS. [We must become cosmically
conscious, also known as self-realization or enlightenment]
Consciousness is the ground of all being. All of us
one day will reach the level of Buddha and Jesus.
Why is this planet steeped in the enormous subjection
of religion? Because people have set up right and wrong.
"If I do this I'm going to get punished by God,
and if I do the other thing I'm going to get rewarded."
This is a poor description because there really is no
such thing as good or bad. We're judging things far
too superficially that way. Does that mean we're in
favor of sin? No. It simply means there are things that
I do that will evolve me. There are other things that
will not evolve me. But it's not good or bad. And there's
no god waiting to punish you because you did one or
CREATE THEIR OWN REALITY. [New Agers believe
they can determine reality by what they believe, so
by changing what they believe, they can change reality.]
Our mind literally creates our body.
Your consciousness influences others around you, it
influences material properties, it influences your future.
You are co-creating your future.
Most people don't affect reality in a consistent substantial
way because they don't believe they can. If you accept
with every rudiment of your being that you will walk
on water, it will happen. But our so-called belief is
really only a smear of positive thinking covering a
whole mass of negative thinking.
been conditioned to believe that the external world
is more real than the internal world. This new model
of science says just the opposite. It says that what's
happening within us will create what's happening outside
May 1, 2005