Wholeness and Science
Last month’s article dealt with wholeness as it relates to the
human psyche. This month I want to talk about wholeness as it
relates to science.
Fragmentation in life comes from fragmented, separate thinking.
This is inevitable if we consider ourselves to be composed of
psychic compartments like ego, inner child, subconscious,
conscious, and even terms like Higher self, Lower self, and
A whole person knows himself or herself as
whatever they have chosen to BE. Such a person experiences a
feeling of integrity and strength. This knowing is self–created,
however! In order to be truly whole, we must make our own
decisions about how we want to live our lives.
Integrity, or wholeness, is just a well-defined statement of
being, which leads to a feeling of self–confidence.
Why? because you know who you are, and where
you are going. That eliminates indecision and vacillation.
Confident people are certain people. Certainty follows from
making firm decisions about what is wanted in life, and how to
The current pantheon of psychological “boxes”
is very similar to the classical physics model of the universe.
Classical physics is committed to the idea that the world around
us is mechanistic; composed entirely of separately existing,
indivisible and unchanging particles, which are supposed to be
the fundamental building blocks of the universe. This idea is
proudly encapsulated in the Standard Model of Particle Physics.
Einstein’s theory of relativity and quantum
mechanics have seriously questioned the mechanical view of the
universe, however, and have brought us much closer to a
scientific conception of wholeness.
Einstein proposed that the particle model is
not primary, and that instead, reality is composed of fields. He
proposed a “unified field theory,” which he was never able to
Quantum mechanics went even further in
questioning a fragmented, mechanistic theory of the universe,
for it proposes that:
1) Movement is discontinuous. An electron, for
example, can move from one energy state to another without going
through any states in between. In other words, an electron is
here and then, in no time, is there. This is a remarkable
notion, for it implies that actions can occur instantaneously.
2) Particles can demonstrate dual properties.
Light, for example, is at once a wave and a particle, depending
upon how it is observed.
3) Non–locality. Perhaps the most disturbing
aspect of quantum mechanics to the fragmented and mechanistic
approach is the phenomenon of correlated or entangled particles,
something first proposed by Einstein, Rosen and Podolsky, and
known as the EPR Paradox.
Basically, what happens is that if two
particles with opposite spins are combined and then the two
particles are separated, it is possible to know the spin of one
by measuring the spin of the other, no matter how far apart they
are! Somehow, information gets “transmitted” from one particle
to the other instantaneously, and regardless of the distance
This phenomenon is known as non–locality and
has been confirmed by experiment. It was considered a paradox in
Einstein’s day, because it violates the principle that nothing
can travel faster than light.
We now know that no signal can travel faster
than light, but that somehow, through an unknown substrate,
information can be passed instantaneously from one point to
another in space. This makes no sense, unless we consider that
the universe, and all particles and all movement within it, is
an unbroken, connected whole, and that the phenomena we observe
are just those aspects which we can see with our human senses
and our instruments.
Quantum physicist David Bohm, in his book “Wholeness and the
Implicate Order,” says
“if all actions are in the form of discrete quanta [the quantum
in quantum mechanics] the interactions between different
entities…constitutes a single structure of indivisible links, so
that the entire universe has to be thought of as an unbroken
This concept is not new! Krishnamurthy,
referring to the ancient Hindu text called the Vedas, describes
the material universe as coming forth from Brahman, the
Brahman, according to Wikipedia,
“is the unchanging, infinite, immanent, and transcendent reality
which is the Divine Ground of all matter, energy, time, space,
being, and everything beyond in this Universe.”
The fact that science is coming around to
these views is a closing of the circle, and yet another
indication that humanity is nearing the end of a cycle of
fragmented planetary consciousness, and is beginning to embrace
a new paradigm of thought based on wholeness.
This idea of wholeness is also reflected in the hologram, which,
if you cut off a tiny piece, still contains all of the
information of the whole. Karl Pribham has shown that memories
are not stored in cells or localized areas of the brain, but are
enfolded over the whole of the brain.
Scientific thinking first created a
mechanistic universe in which every thing in it had a separate
existence. In the 20th century, science advanced our conception
of the universe away from the ideas of fragmentation and
separation, to one much more consistent with wholeness.
Science and spirituality are becoming closer
and closer, but on a much higher level of awareness and insight!
What is the difference between a weak person
and a strong one?
Some people might say that a weak person is
easily influenced by the opinions of others. Others might say
that a weak person is always physically inferior.
If we apply the vibrational universe concept
we can see more clearly.
When the weak person gets within the range of
a passionate person, he or she is easily influenced, because the
more powerful vibration entrains the weaker one to it. A
person’s physique has nothing to do with it. A smaller man or
woman with a strong intention can influence much larger and more
powerful men. Napoleon Bonaparte was a short man, yet he was
able to lead an entire nation. Gandhi was also a small man, yet
he led a nation of 400 million to independence from Great
Britain. The key is vibrational entrainment.
Entrainment is defined as the tendency for two
oscillating bodies to lock into phase so that both vibrate in
harmony. Two pendulum clocks placed on a wall near each other
will eventually wind up with their pendulums swinging at the
same rate. This occurs because of their mutual influence on one
another. However, a stronger vibration will have a much greater
influence on the system than the weaker one, so the resulting
vibration will be much closer to the stronger. This is called
Vibrational entrainment occurs even when the
stronger vibration is lower on the scale of emotion / vibration.
It is the amplitude of the vibration ––it’s strength and power
–– that determines its influence. Such influence is often called
strength of will, or force of character, but boils down to the
impact of a person’s intention on the field of subtle energy in
which we all live. One may refer to this as “the force” or
anything you like, but anyone who has ever been around a person
with a strong will can feel the effects on our consciousness.
Weakness has a pejorative connotation, but
weakness is simply the failure to decide. When one has not made
up one’s mind, one’s vibration is not strong. That is all
weakness is. Clarity of thought and intention is brought about
by finding a desire and going with it. Desire aligns thought and
intent, and creates a strong vibration that aligns others to it.
President Bush, for example, has declared an
irrational “War on Terrorism” that has resulted in the passing
of legislation that has gutted the Constitution and the Bill of
Rights. He can do this because the universe fully supports all
choices. Mr. Bush clearly has strong intent, even though the
results are, for intelligent and self–aware persons, nutty.
So weak or strong has everything to do with
intent, with decision, with desire. And that is something each
one of us has total control of.
The weak one decides that it would be better
to get stronger. How does he or she go about this? Why, by
attempting to overcome that which is stronger!
It’s a natural human impulse. This occurs be
cause we are vibrationally stuck in the resonance of the
situation we are in. The most familiar and comfortable way out
is to start punching against that which is holding you down.
This course of action is self–defeating, but
perfectly logical when looked at vibrationally. It is a
reflexive, knee–jerk reaction to the problem, which further
exacerbates the problem.
George Bush’s War on Terrorism is a perfect
example. By fighting terrorism, we match vibrations with it,
thus feeding it energy and making it stronger. We do this
despite the logic of Einstein, who once said, “We can't solve
problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we
created them.” But this is precisely what the human race does.
We do it in our personal lives as well!
What is reality?
It is a matching of vibrations. The only way
something appears real and solid is when two vibrations are
close enough to each other. It’s a fundamental property of this
universe. When the dog whistle goes beyond the range of the
human ear, we are no longer aware of the sound. When the
frequency of light changes from the visible light spectrum to
the infrared, we can no longer perceive it.
How do you get strong, if you are weak?
Find something to resonate to that makes you
feel strong! A feeling is a vibration, and emotion. It’s a sign
that you are connected to a desire. If you go through life
feeling little or nothing, it’s because you haven’t found
anything to resonate to. Your thoughts are probably vague and
Let’s now introduce Joey, a young kid who
feels peer pressure to break the rules even when he doesn’t want
to. At this point, Joey is in a weak position, for he is
confronted by those who have very strong intention.
“You are either with us or against us,” Joey
is told. Joey understands that life is nuanced, but the
characters who challenge him see only black and white. Joey
knows that if he chooses to fight, he gets his butt kicked. If
he doesn’t fight, he gets his butt kicked anyway!
What should Joey do?
Well, the solution often requires that you
utterly ignore the problem that is staring you in the face. Why?
Because you are weak there! Young Joey has no interest in
roughnecking, so what should he do? Concentrate on his music!
That’s what floats his boat, that’s where he feels strong.
“Hah!” You say, “that’s great, but meanwhile
he is getting rolled!”
Well look: you don’t get involved in anything
unless you are already resonating to it, even if just a little
bit. The guy who is looking for trouble will pick out the one
guy in the crowd who is afraid, and attack him. Events don’t
just happen randomly you know. That’s a deluded philosophy
promoted by mechanists, behaviorists, and others who deny their
Might Joey get kicked around a little? Yeah,
maybe, but it will depend on how quickly he can get into his
music vibe. Remember, when there is vibrational disparity, there
is invisibility. You can’t see or hear frequencies that are out
of range! The roughnecks only see Joey because he’s afraid, or
because he’s vibrationally weak. The passionate person walks
proud and tall, he or she is their own transmitter, entraining
others to them.
It doesn’t matter how little you are, or how
poor. The universe doesn’t discriminate that way. The solution
to weakness is to find something that lights you up, and go DO
Think about it, talk about it, find as much
time in your day as you can for it. You will find yourself
growing stronger, and watching as more and more people begin to
resonate to you, and come under your vibrational sphere of
influence. If you are truly passionate –– not obsessed –– you
will be connected strongly to the creative energy of the
universe, and you will be acting not only for your greatest
good, but for the greatest good of all.
That’s what Joey did. Soon he is playing in a
band and his paying customers are the bullies who wanted to beat
him up. And now they want his autograph!
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