The Nature of Consciousness
Natures laws do not stop at our front doors. As much as we attempt to control it, the science of life has an all pervading control over everything we do, say and think. Why then, do we go out of our way to separate ourselves from the natural world?
The Universe is comprised of a roiling mass of sub-atomic particles, bubbling in a tumult of frequencies, forming waves that can vibrate in a magnitude of ten different directions. Every so often, the bubbles pinch off from the undulating waves and create a universe. Some are stable, some unstable. Sometimes sections that pinch off are like rubber bands, oscillating. This is String Theory.
It examines the mathematics at a universal level. Most of us consider this as something which is completely detached from ourselves. We are tiny cogs in the universal wheel, and yet, are we not also comprised of those same sub-atomic particles - those quarks, muons, gluons and photons? Do they behave in a different way because they exist inside us? What about our thoughts? Are they not transmissions that exist outside the physical matter of our brains? Can we extrapolate the same mathematics used to explain string theory of the universe in order to understand the mechanics of generating a thought?
After all these years of neuroscientific study, no one has actually located the seat of our intelligence. We know more about the origins of the universe than we do about our own consciousness, despite both relying on the same sub-atomic substance.
John Hagelin, PhD, is probably the most eloquent physicist I have ever listened to, but even he struggles to explain this correlation in layman’s terms. Despite his continuous insistence that his lectures about the physics of consciousness are non-religious, he goes on to use Eastern Philosophies as a framework to explain his theories. Hagelin says that the secret to understanding, is to think of everything as a matter of scale. If we consider our waking, functional conscious selves as the top most level of awareness, then we perceive matter, interact and engage with our macro realities in a base and crude way. Our minds fluctuate in beta and gamma waves, with unpredictable connectivity between areas of the brain.
When we relax, perhaps close our eyes, we slow our pace, relinquish our hold over the physical world and allow our thoughts to wander. Still our energetic brain waves are uncoordinated, and frequencies slow to an alpha, low-beta range. We are conscious but allowing our minds to wander. By the time we fall asleep, our resting rhythms fall into delta waves, pulsing in an uncoordinated dreamlike state. Can our intelligence be lurking among those changing frequencies? No one knows.
The interesting point that Hagelin makes during his talks, is that only in a practiced meditative state, do our brainwaves become wholly coordinated. An observable synchronicity emerges in the wave propagation. This does not happen during sleep, or when dreaming or drugged, but only during a mindful meditative state. Practitioners report that although fully aware, they experience a state of timelessness, sometimes losing a sense of self altogether. Bearing in mind that complex mathematics of nature, regularly follows beautifully harmonious patterns and sequences, does it not seem likely that in this state, we are at our most harmonious with the movements of the sub-atomic particles all around us? If so, what is it that we can detect?
Hagelin postulates that this roiling ocean of invisible sub-atomic particles are in fact a Unified Field of intelligence. He suggests that we filter the waves through our biological systems in order to perceive the macro world around us, but on the smallest scale conceivable, we all share the same universal field of existence. We genuinely are all one.
What if we could all tap into this unified field of consciousness at the same time? Could we reach a level of understanding that transcends matter, hatred, differences, wealth and power? If this truly is the case, cooperation and empathy would become instantaneous. Divisions and boundaries would fall, leaving us with the only thing powerful enough to unite us all – love.
Sam Nash is the author of the sci-fi conspiracy thriller, The Aurora Mandate. Release date TBA. You can find her at https://www.samnash.org or on Twitter @samnashauthor or Facebook.com/samnash.author.