Changing the world may seem like an impossible task, but it turns out it all starts from within. Ever since I read the famous Mind Power Into the 21st Century by John Kehoe, I just couldn’t get out of my mind the ancient Upanishad* saying “When a blade of grass is cut, the whole universe quivers”. This is the first time I was presented this radical (for me at that time) idea – that not only we are all connected, but we are ALL ONE. My mind just couldn’t get around this concept! The illusion of separateness is so imprinted in our conscious and subconscious minds that we are still fighting with each other and wondering why life seems like an endless struggle. As the wise Native Americans say: “No tree has branches so foolish as to fight among themselves”. It is like most of our ancient ancestors knew this truth all along, and we are just beginning to rediscover it once again.
With the rapid development of science and technology, we are no longer satisfied with simple explanations like “This is the way things are, don’t try to understand them!” Yes, I know, we’ve heard this many times about things that our minds cannot grasp yet. We need proof and we need to know why and how things happen the way they do. In previous centuries it would be normal to attribute unexplained phenomena to some kind of a deity involved. Such as lightning and thunder – now we know what’s behind this marvelous natural wonder, but back in the day it was easier to say that “Thor Almighty is not in the mood today”.
Just like lightings in the sky, there are certain phenomena that we are just starting to understand or as Plato would say… we are beginning to remember** .
You may guess what I’m talking about – clairvoyance, telepathy, intuition, premonitions, aura seeing etc. Even the biggest skeptic may recall (especially at young age) a time when talking to their best buddy they suddenly start finishing each other’s sentences. Or saying the exactly the same words at the same time. It’s certainly not a coincidence! Or maybe a time when you think of an old friend, you haven’t seen in a long time, and later that day… you see them on the street or they call you on the phone out of the blue. Speaking of phones. Have you ever had the feeling that your phone is ringing or vibrating and when you take it out to see who’s calling, it just starts to ring? I am sure it has happened to everyone, but we don’t pay much attention to it. Or maybe we do, but we don’t quite understand it, so we call it a coincidence. But… is it?
What is behind this mystical secret that our ancestors knew?
Ever since the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (or EPM) experiment was conveyed, the world of science was never the same. This experiment revealed an interesting behavior between subatomic particles called Quantum Entanglement. Without going into details, the famous scientists discovered that particles, although being apart, act as if they are connected to each other. For instance, if two electrons constantly interacting with each other are separated even at a very long distance, they continue to act as if they are still connected. If one electron changes its direction of spinning, the other one will do the same instantaneously. This means that the electrons do not communicate at high speed; they act as being one and continue to interact with each other as if they were never separated through space. Let’s go back to the Big Bang, when this Universe began with a single point of dense energy (matter), when everything was ONE and from this point on began the inflation of the Universe and formation of particles, stars, planets and galaxies. So, if we apply the principle of Quantum Entanglement on a large scale, we can come to the conclusion that everything around us is still connected – from the Big Bang to the present day.
Now, we can see and prove what our ancestors knew all along – that we are all connected to each other and even on a subatomic level we act as ONE being, despite the illusion of separation.
My mind is still astounded by this!
Now I understand why all religions from all over the world preach one and the same thing – to love and care for one another. Not because if we do otherwise the vengeful God will send us to hell, but because harming others means harming ourselves and because… there is no such thing as “others”…
If you are curious about this topic and if you want to find out more, you can check out an awesome movie called What the Bleep Do We Know!? This is not the usual scientific movie – it’s not only educational, but also very funny and pleasant to watch.
Let’s go back to the topic – changing the world! I think that most of the people are not quite happy with their lives and also with the global situation right now. But what can we do about it? And most of us think that there is nothing we can do, we are just a drop in the ocean and nothing depends on us. Well, now we know that this is faaar from the truth. Turns out that each and every decision we make, each and every step we take, makes a ripple throughout the whole Universe. Imagine (now I know what John Lennon had in mind) all people on Earth making even a small positive change in their lives on a daily basis… Changing the world doesn’t seem such a hard task anymore. The problem comes that we don’t believe we can do it and that we believe that this is something outside of ourselves. But as Quantum Physics is showing us – the external reality is a consequence of our internal reality.
It’s time we stopped whining we are victims of the government, of the circumstances, of our DNA etc. because we have the ability to make a huge difference with even small mundane steps.
I think it is time for a change! How about you?
* The Upanishads are a collection of Vedic religious texts.
** Plato’s main teaching states that all real learning is remembering – the knowledge that our soul remembers from the world of ideas, before incarnating into a human body.