This reflection is entitled...
The Ultimate Truth is a Unified Field of Love
Sooner or later there will be a chain reaction ~ for the truth has to appear only once, in one single mind, for it to be impossible for anything ever to prevent it from spreading universally and setting everything ablaze ~ Teilhard de Chardin
Finding the Unified Field was an act of surrendering to love and then letting go and claiming that same loving state of love and soul consciousness deepest within myself. Owning and proving it has been an act of courage.
Initially, it was surrendering to and embracing an emotionally alone little boy within myself who always knew this truth but was convinced that no one, with the exception of his beloved grandfather, was aware of it.
Then it was the slow process of finding the courage to stand alone, own my truth and speak it ~ regardless of the risks. It was only then that I realized that standing alone and singing your song is really belonging.
Let me make this clear, every tenet of my Unified field is based on my own personal experiences and the experiences of my clients. And I use the word love in its form as the basic propensity for all matter to unite and complete itself. This is why it took eight years for me to fully prove it and which is why I no longer call it a theory.
My Unified Field was built on the shoulders of three men who were climbing the same mountain in search of the ultimate unifying energy and truth:
Albert Einstein, who looked at nature in awe and wonder and dared to think the unthinkable. He always believed that a common pattern was there to be seen if one could look with the fresh clear eyes of a child.
Carl Jung, who sensed a parallel between theoretical physics and depth psychology. This inspired his efforts to probe the deepest regions of his own psyche, as well as that of others, in search of a unifying source of energy (Collective Unconscious) and a causal theory of synchronicity comparable to Einstein's theory of relativity.
Teilhard de Chardin, who clearly defined this all-unifying source of energy as love.
" Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them for it alone takes them and joins them to what is deepest within themselves ." ~ Teilhard de Chardin ( The Phenomenon of Man )
What follows are the three basic tenets of my Unified Field:
The basic underlying and uniting force of the universe is a psychic energy field of universal love, within which all the forces of nature, including time and space, are merely conditions of state.
( By " conditions of state " ~ I mean that they are inherently contained or subsumed within the Unified field as a part of it )
Within this psychic realm of love, paranormal events such as clairvoyance, telepathy, precognition and near death experiences are also conditions of state.
The principle property of this field of love, from the dance of sub-atomic particles to the planetary bodies and galaxies hurtling and spinning in their vast orbits, is its propensity to unite, complete and fulfill all living beings within a constantly evolving loving plan.
This field of love is the absolute constant of the universe, within which time and space do not exist or are relative conditions of state.
Once we surrender to this field of love we are instantly joined with the past, present and future of a universe that is in a continual process of uniting and completing itself.
The consciousness of the observer is the determining factor in being able to perceive the Unified field ~ and the depth of one's sensory experience is what determines this consciousness. " Sensory, " as I define it , is not limited to physical sensation but includes our awareness of every kind of sensation or input in every dimension of our being ~ physical,emotional, mental and psychic.
As such, there can be no more profound sensory experience than the experience of love ~ through the total surrender to what is deepest within ourselves. For what is deepest within us is love ~ the ultimate life force, a joyful state of soul consciousness that includes and integrates all lesser states.
Conversely, the state of consciousness that limits or denies our perception or experience of the Unified field is ego consciousness.
It would appear that the pain of not feeling loved for oneself and being seemingly separated from our original state of soul consciousness and the Unified field is of such deep psychic proportions that, early in childhood, processes are triggered in the hypothalamus which result in a left brain imbalance and dominance as well as the denial, mistrust and forgetting of our original connection to the unified field and the joy and love deepest within us.
It is from this dark tunnel of pain, aloneness, despair and apparent death that the ego and ego consciousness is born ~ for survival and protection purposes only.
As such, death or the idea of death, is an illusion measured by the limits of our consciousness.
The ego, in this sense, is nothing more than a protective cocoon that is eventually meant to be shed ~ but can only be shed when we surrender to love and restore our original connection to soul consciousness and the Unified Field.
It really is this simple!
Let's talk about this principle property to unite for it was Teilhard de Chardin who wrote: "Considered in all its full biological reality, love ~ that is to say, the affinity of being with being is not peculiar to man. It is a general property of all life and as such embraces, in its varieties of degrees, all the forms successfully adopted by organized matter."
Where Einstein was concerned with the without of things, Teilhard was concerned with the within of things. Teilhard used the term "within" to denote the psychic face or consciousness of matter ~ since the beginning of time ~ which reveals itself in its innate urge to unite.
Science, Religion and Psychology are nearing the peak of man's ceaseless quest for the ultimate truth. But It is Teilhard de Chardin, the Jesuit priest, paleontologist and explorer of the soul, whose life's work was the reinterpretation of Christianity in the light of evolution, who stands impatiently, like a beacon of light, at the summit of man's quest for the ultimate truth ~ proclaiming to all that God is love.
" What name should we give, always in relation to our system, to this physico-moral energy of personalization to which all activities displayed by the stuff of the universe are finally reduced ?
Only one name is possible, if we are credit it with the generality and power that it should assume on rising to the cosmic order: LOVE.
The physical structure of the universe is LOVE ." ~ Teilhard , Human Energy
To Teilhard, not only is love the most universal, the most powerful and the most mysterious of the cosmic forces but it is also the primal and universal psychic energy.
To Teilhard, Jesus was a forerunner for a state of loving consciousness that we will all eventually surrender to.
I have been able to prove the truth of Teilhard's proclamation, in both my work as a psychotherapist and also on my own personal journey of the heart ~ that this same primal and universal psychic energy of love and soul consciousness is not only deepest within all of us but it is also the long sought for UNIFIED FIELD ~ the one constant field of energy within which gravitational and electromagnetic fields as well as the strong and weak force in the atom as well as all other forces of nature, including time and space, are merely conditions of state.
I have summed up this basic universal truth in the following axiom ;
The basic underlying and uniting force of the universe is a psychic energy field of love and soul consciousness ( The Unified Field ) which lies not only beyond time and space but ALSO beneath our deepest fears.
My contribution to the unveiling of this truth is proving how psychic pain ( the seeming separation from Love ) is the most devastating pain we humans can experience and is capable of triggering processes in the hypothalamus which result in a left brain imbalance and dominance as well as the denial, mistrust and forgetting of our connection to the Unified Field and the joy and love that is a state of soul consciousness deepest within us.
The psychic pain of being seemingly separated from love is so great that emotionally we stop growing and our lives become a quest to recreate that pain in a subconscious attempt to reunite with our original state of wholeness and joy.
As such, all of our love relationships are steps on this quest until we finally embrace the grand prize ~ our authentic self and our part in a universal loving plan.
It was Teilhard who wrote in his last unpublished work, LE CHRISTIQUE ( The promised land ) of the inevitable consequences when this truth appears ; "sooner or later there will be a chain reaction ~ for the truth has to appear only once, in one single mind, for it to be impossible for anything ever to prevent it from spreading universally and setting everything ablaze."
Thus, we are rapidly reaching the point where psychology, science and religion are all drawing closer to this great truth.
Let me use the findings of the recent Nobel Prize winning researchers , Politzer, Gross and Wilczek, to prove my point. They won the 2004 Nobel prize in physics for their studies of the " strong Force " ~ the powerful and mysterious energy that holds the nuclei of atoms together .
They explained the mystifying qualities of the strong force, which holds together the fundamental building blocks of nature, called QUARKS, to form protons and neutrons ~ two of the basic components of atoms.
Now, this is when it gets interesting.
Independently, they developed the theory and the mathematical equations to show that Quarks are held together by the strong force which, unlike any other force in the universe, gets stronger as the quarks get farther apart ~ a concept now known as " Asymptotic Freedom " .
The simplest analogy is to a rubber band encircling two objects. When the objects are close together, the rubber band fits loosely. But as they are drawn apart, the rubber band stretches, trying to pull them back together.
But I would now add that Asymptotic Freedom exists not only in the quantum world of the atom but also in the world of planets and galaxies. In the February 2007 issue of Scientific American, Christopher Conselice writes of THE UNIVERSE'S INVISIBLE HAND ~ DARK ENERGY. His description of dark energy in space is exactly the same as how Asymptotic Freedom is described in the quantum world of the atom:
" Dark Energy does more than hurry along the expansion of the universe . It has a strangle hold on the shape and spacing of galaxies. Dark Energy, unlike matter, does not clump in some places more than others; by its very nature, it is spread smoothly everywhere. Dark energy links everything together "
Now, here is my take on these findings as applied to my Unified Field of Love and Soul Consciousness.
The strong force in the atom is the urge to unite which is the principle property of my Unified Field. It is the same urge to unite that Einstein found when he discovered that photons ( light particles ) have a tendency to travel together versus act randomly ~ which eventually led to the discovery of the laser.
It is also the same urge to unite that Teilhard de Chardin speaks of when he wrote ~ If there were no real propensity to unite, even at a prodigiously rudimentary level, indeed, in the molecule itself ~ it would be physically impossible for love to appear higher up in the ' hominized ' or human form .
It is also the same urge to unite that loved ones feel when they are separated from each other ~ and the further apart the stronger the pull to be back together. Since I'm a twin, I can really relate to this urge to unite when I was sometimes separated from my twin in early childhood.
Asymptotic Freedom, the quantum strong force urge to unite, aka the Unified Field, not only exists within the atom but also exists in space as Dark Energy thus uniting the quantum world of the atom with the physical world of gravity, planets and galaxies ( the Microcosm with the Macrocosm ).
This would also seemingly explain how the urge to unite would increase as the Universe continues to expand ( much like a rubber band ).
As such, it is a force that is stronger than Gravity !
Thus, the one constant of the universe would no longer be light at 186,000 miles per second for even light particles ( photons ) are subject to this force field of love ~ this driving propensity to unite which exists not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears.
This would also explain why mankind is in the process of uniting while we seemingly are dividing and pulling away from each other.
And finally, on an individual level , it would explain the power of love, altruism and social cooperation and how mankind can no longer resist its innate pull and urge to unite versus separate.
Then we have Mike Purton, writing in the Guardian, (http://www.guardian.co.uk/life/science/story/0,12996,1366352,00.html ) on 12/02/04, of the greatest religious discovery of the 20th century;
" Physicists call it entanglement, and it describes the state of two or more particles once they have interacted with one another. From then on, irrespective of time and space, a correlation will always exist between them. What happens to one will affect the other - even if they are now at opposite ends of the universe ...For if matter emerged from energy in the singularity of the big bang, it would seem to follow that all the particles of which it consists are in that state of correlation. They have not become entangled, but at the fundamental level they have never been - and can never be - separated. "
Finally ~ the great dawning and, I would add, inevitable realization of psychology, science and religion is that our separateness is an illusion measured by the state of our consciousness and that our ultimate reality, once again measured by the state of our consciousness, is the realization that we are all united and part of a loving and indivisible whole ~ The Unified Field.
Quite simply, to further evolve, we must love. For love, as Teilhard clearly states in his " unrealistic " manner, is the fundamental impulse of life:
"Love has always been carefully eliminated from the realist and positivist concepts of the world; but sooner or later we shall have to acknowledge that it is the fundamental impulse of life, or, if you prefer, the one natural medium in which the rising course of evolution can proceed.
With love omitted, there is nothing ahead of us except the forbidding prospect of standardization and enslavement ~ the doom of ants and termites.
It is through love and within love that we must look for he deepening of our deepest self, in the life-giving coming together of mankind." ~ Teilhard ( The Future of Man )
It was the great Egyptian writer Mahfouz who wrote " When the heart achieves its desire, you shall transcend time and space " and the hearts desire, I would maintain, is to return to its original source of love, joy and soul consciousness ~ the Unified Field which, indeed, transcends time and space.
I first experienced this great source as a four year old child when I leaned out my window in Newtonville, Massachusetts, with my favorite song ( I'm Back in the Saddle Again ) blaring in the background, my heart filled with love and joy, and knew, for a moment in time, that I was connected to all of nature through that same deep love and delight I was feeling deepest within myself .
My whole life has been a journey to surrender to love, fully open my heart and eventually see through that child's innocent and knowing eyes again ~ and courageously share what I see as I am doing now with you .
Finally, Lincoln Barnett ( who wrote The Universe and Dr Einstein ) writes of the eventual philosophical triumph of the discovery of a Unified field ~
"The great philosophical triumph of any Unified Field is implicit in the first word of its title. For it will carry to logical fulfillment the long course of science towards the unification of man's concepts of the physical world.
For from its august perspective, the entire universe would appear as one elemental field in which each atom, each flying electron, each star, each wandering comet and slow-wheeling galaxy is seen to be but a ripple or tumescence in the underlying space-time unity.
And so a profound simplicity would supplant the surface complexity of nature. Thus all man's perceptions of the world and all his abstract intuitions of reality would merge finally into one, and the deep underlying unity of the universe would be laid bare"
The deep underlying unity of the universe is a psychic energy field of love and soul consciousness which exists not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears.
And this is the truth that shall set everything ablaze!