“People don’t live in a materialist reality, they do have free will, they are not a body—they are consciousness. They have a purpose: their purpose is to lower the entropy of their consciousness. That’s how a consciousness evolves.
“And what that means—and it’s a very logical process that derives this—is they need to become love. They need to become more caring, more about others and not so much about themselves. That is the direction of consciousness evolution.”
-Thomas Campbell, PhD nuclear physicist (NASA), “ANU Physics Experiment and the Implications for Everyone” (2015)
Hello fellow humans.
First of all, I’m sorry I do not post very often, as I’ve been busy with other endeavors. However, from now on I will try to make things concise, so this will be a far cry from former 50,000 word pieces. But it will still be about something we could all relate to, and should contemplate deeply. Now please meditate on this question we must ask ourselves as human beings:
What is the measure of success in our society?
Because whenever someone mentions the word, the mind automatically gravitates towards money. A successful person must have a nice house, a nice car, a high-paying job—these material things we treasure dearly. Thus it is perfectly ingrained within the Western psyche, fostering an ideal breeding ground for ruthless competition and social Darwinism.
The ones who do not cut it, sadly, can be losers for life. Especially if they are not born into the right family. We lie, we cheat, we steal, even murder for this currency that at its essence, has no intrinsic value, and can be printed out of thin air.
What could possibly explain this mode of thought?
I believe there are root causes. For it hasn’t always been this way.
Philosophers from Aristotle to Immanuel Kant have regarded the cultivation of virtue as the highest good in life, and thus the most honorable goal. Religious figures from Buddha to Jesus Christ have preached the importance of love and forgiveness, as a means for man to purify his soul.
Unfortunately, the church became corrupted. The teachings were distorted. Wicked men rose to positions of prominence and power, exterminating personal spiritual virtues in favor of state control. Then came the heady weight of scientific materialism, along with its corresponding religion of Nietzschean nihilism.
Nihilism upholds the idea that all values are baseless, as all life is purposeless. It is the philosophy that fuels our society today, pervaded in everything we see and do.
In the absence of morality, depravity takes hold. We search for purpose in superficial things—sex, drugs, sports, video games—to distract from the misery of our meaningless reality. We work corporate jobs for much of our waking lives, only to consume ourselves in alcohol once the week ends.
We live for trivialities. We are governed by abstract currency. And we have given up hope on anything real, not bothering to question our origins or destination or even the reason for our own existence.
For we are, after all, just a cosmic accident, with the miracle of subjective awareness merely a conglomeration of dead objects originating from a legitimate source of absolutely nothing. We live, we die, and we are never again, not taking any of our trivialities with us.
“Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing? I think I would say that the universe has a purpose. It’s not somehow just there by chance. Some people take the view that the universe is just there, and we happen somehow by accident to find ourselves in this thing.
“But I don’t think that’s a very fruitful or helpful way of looking at the universe. I think that there is something much deeper about it.”
-Sir Roger Penrose, University of Oxford cosmologist, A Brief History of Time (1991)
Surely, it is a depressing philosophy, championed by a narrow-minded academic environment that may cut funding if one studies anything out of the ordinary. We are indoctrinated by the idea that our limited scope of reality is everything we can ever hope to know, ostracizing any other who can see a bigger picture.
Thankfully, it seems that more and more people—particularly those on a spiritual path—are waking up to the fact that we do have a purpose here, and our existence on Earth is not simply a consequence of chance. Moreover, the blueprint to this plan lies deep within every individualized mind; it can be extracted out of us through either deep meditation, or by regressive hypnosis, as discovered by PhD pioneers such as Helen Wambach and Michael Newton.
What is realized is that the reality of our senses is far from all there is. In fact, it is only a slim shadow of a transcendent dimension, described in more or less the exact same way by several thousands of subjects—a phenomenon that is frankly, statistically impossible, if it came only from delusion. Essentially, we exist in a systematic progression of spiritual evolution, established upon a reincarnating soul, and emboldened by our free will on this planet.
Compared to the lucidity of a higher plane, this life is perfectly analogous to an amnesic simulation of consciousness. Cue another clip from Rick and Morty:
I have written extensively on these inner findings, so I will not go deeply into them, but whether or not you believe intellectually in their validity, one thing we can all feel as human beings is simply having empathy for one another. Our education makes us out to be selfish and “rational,” but there is a reason why we cry at the hurt of others. Why we are so afflicted by loneliness, and strive to find loved ones to then find ourselves in.
It is not so easy, however, growing up in this culture. Politically, we are more divided than ever, and most people seem too caught up in the feedback loop to see from the other side. This applies to those on either end of the spectrum, whom I see consistently planting a divide between their fellow human beings.
Even if you believe you are hating a hate, this only begets more hate; we must always strive for understanding, instead of inflexible self-righteousness, which only makes one easier to manipulate, and more siphoned of forgiveness.
“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’
“. . . One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other.”
-Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals (1971)
Again, it is difficult in a society absolutely entrenched in a culture of outrage, nurtured by a negative media, seemingly incapable of such an important virtue. It makes one wonder if this is done on purpose, dividing us as a means to distract from what we could accomplish if we banded together with our mass consciousness.
Personally, as a researcher of evidence into karma and reincarnation, it is apparent that the majority of our problems result from spiritual ignorance. Most of us appear consciously oblivious to the sentiment that at some level we are of one mind, as expressions of infinite awareness. Yet if people knew the power of our co-creative consciousness, we would not let the negative stories on the news get to us.
We could alter this reality through perception alone, utilizing a mind exponentially more capable than we are led to believe.
Moreover, as reincarnational memories surface, one may recognize that they have experienced through an abundance of eyes on either side of apparent duality. Black and white men, Jews and Christians, husbands and wives will switch roles as people extend their identity past that of the limiting label-based ego.
We should also understand that no one human being, on a fundamental level, is more or less special than any other. For we are all genuinely of the same essence; we simply possess different points of reference. And even those that might be looked down upon by others—the handicapped, for instance—will be viewed with reverence once it is realized we chose our bodies for a multitude of reasons.
Ultimately, as the light illumines the shadows of our subconscious, we all must recollect that we are here to grow spiritually, and evolve our consciousness, with most of it simply having to do with becoming a compassionate being.
“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
“Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
-Albert Einstein, Letter of Feb 1950, as quoted in The New York Times (29 March, 1972)
Yes, it may sound corny, but love is the currency of this reality. From a higher perspective, this is the only true measure of success. It is the reason we came here, in this schoolyard we call Earth: To experience. To grow. To find ourselves behind the eyes of others, recognizing that service to them is service to ourselves. And finally, to forgive, which is the only action that breaks the wheel of karma.
It is essential that we change our perspective to be more in line with this truth. There is reason, after all, why regression therapists such as Newton consistently found the rare more evolved souls on Earth living surprisingly simple lives, not being motivated by greed or self-interest, seeing past the fake treasures of this world to devote themselves to higher purpose.
Unfortunately, these are not exactly the kinds of people we label as “successful,” we worship as celebrities, and are made to strive to be. This is because we have been thoroughly conditioned by our media and education system. It is the same reason why many “rationalists” reading this may scoff at the ideas I have mentioned, label it as hippy talk, and immerse themselves back into our severed culture.
It is important to acknowledge that these concepts possess a solid scientific foundation, so let me first discuss some ontology. As I have previously delved into intensive detail about, there are experiments and anomalies demonstrating unambiguously that consciousness is fundamental—in some sense transcendent of space and time itself—hence entirely embedded into the pre-Big Bang singularity from which we all sprang and are bound to return.
“Deep down the consciousness of mankind is one. This is a virtual certainty because even in the vacuum matter is one; and if we don’t see this, it’s because we are blinding ourselves to it.”
-David Bohm, Princeton theoretical physicist, 1986 statement as quoted in Towards a Theory of Transpersonal Decision-Making (Riggio, 2007)
This “returning to oneness” is a preeminent theory expounded even by mainstream science! The only difference is that I am assuming an actual source behind this singularity of energy: one of universal consciousness, temporally differentiated by a function of resonance.
This supposes a Bohm-esque worldview that all of existence is a vibratory distortion of a single source of light, hence operating in a “fractalized” holographic reality where every point in space contains the nature of the whole. Our task on Earth must be to develop more of a planetary mindset, evolving our spiritual awareness to bring each of us closer to this one being at the root of existence.
Once we remove distortions of fear and negativity in our own consciousness—thus “reducing the entropy,” in the words of another wise physicist, Tom Campbell—we can advance near the level of pure consciousness that is this being.
For in the stillness of your mind, you may experience the awareness behind all that you perceive. This is what love really is: it is unconditioned consciousness, transcendent of the ego and closer to God, if you wish to call it that. Now excuse me if I have said a bad word, but I make no clear distinction between “God” and consciousness, and I personally put some faith in the validity of my own awareness.
“There exists a widespread view that regards science and religion in general as incompatible. Let me therefore point out, first of all, that this belief may have been true half a century ago but has now lost its validity as may be seen by any one who reads the philosophical writings of the most distinguished and creative physicists of the last five decades.
“. . . [The laws of nature] surely could not have developed by chance or accident. What is their origin? For this I can only find one convincing answer. I call Him ‘the Universal Mind’ and suggest that every human soul is a part of God in the highly specialized sense of modern quantum physics and in the sense understood by the great mystics.”
-Henry Margenau, Professor of Physics (Yale University), Cosmos, Bios, Theos (1992)
Continuing on a personal note, as someone who has studied philosophy, I was very disappointed recently to head to the bookstore and observe barely anything of substance under the so-called philosophical section. It was almost entirely dedicated to books about atheism and nihilism, with most philosophers too afraid to question the Western worldview, much less make any sort of definitive judgment on the meaning for their own existence!
Apparently, there is no purpose in nature anymore; it has been unlawfully exiled in favor of nothingness. And for over a century now, philosophy has sadly been lagging in the shadow of, ironically, an invalidated scientific paradigm which actually encourages greed, fear, and selfishness, pushing us even further from the truth.
Sir John Eccles, the Nobel Prize-winning neurophysiologist, reiterates this point in his 1989 Evolution of the Brain: “I maintain that the human mystery is incredibly demeaned by scientific reductionism, with its claim in promissory materialism to account eventually for all of the spiritual world in terms of patterns of neuronal activity. This belief must be classed as a superstition . . . we have to recognize that we are spiritual beings with souls existing in a spiritual world.”
He later asserts, and rightfully so, that “This [reductionist] objection would be sustained by scientists and philosophers who are still ideologically in the physics of the nineteenth century, not recognizing the revolution wrought by quantum physicists in the twentieth century.”
Indeed, the implications for our newest science are instead brushed under a rug of ambiguity called the Copenhagen interpretation, with scientific materialists refusing to acknowledge “facts established by experiment” or even the legitimacy of their personal awareness! Though anyone who studies seriously the science behind psi and quantum phenomena is destined to resurface a glaring conclusion—that “the content of the consciousness is an ultimate reality.”
“Until not many years ago, the ‘existence’ of a mind or soul would have been passionately denied by most physical scientists. The brilliant successes of mechanistic and, more generally, macroscopic physics and of chemistry overshadowed the obvious fact that thoughts, desires, and emotions are not made of matter.
“. . . There are several reasons to return to the spirit of Descartes which recognizes the mind as primary. Through the creation of quantum mechanics, the concept of consciousness came to the fore again: it was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to the consciousness. . . . it will remain remarkable that the very study of the external world led to the conclusion that the content of the consciousness is an ultimate reality.”
-Eugene Wigner, Nobel Prize-winning quantum physicist, Symmetries and Reflections (1967)
To quote another famed physicist, Freeman Dyson, “God may be either a world-soul or a collection of world-souls. Atoms are small pieces of our mental apparatus, and we are small pieces of God’s mental apparatus. . . . This view of our place in the cosmos may not be true, but it is compatible with the active nature of atoms as revealed in the experiments of modern physics.”
Yet with the exception of a few, academia-endorsed philosophers appear no longer in the pursuit of wisdom, or even self-awareness, further adding to this teleological crisis. They are instead in the pursuit of struggling to justify illogical and entirely faith-based concepts, such as how can a self-aware subject arise out of unaware objects, and how does the entirety of energy in the universe emanate from nothing in a single instant (while proceeding to organize itself into a miraculous organizational framework from the micro to macro levels possessing absolutely no intrinsic consciousness!)
Accordingly, just as our measure of success is distorted, so is our idea of intelligence. We overvalue those who can memorize and regurgitate data, performing complex calculations to arrive at conclusions without questioning the existential foundations on which they are based. We value all of the intellect, none of the creative genus; some of our most esteemed scientific icons have a whole lot of the former but—regrettably so—not a drop of wisdom or spiritual awareness.
This only adds to the radical left-brain imbalance we have in our society, especially amongst men, quite literally in denial of their very subjectivity (I’m looking at you, Daniel Dennett). While tuned to an extremely limited portion of visible reality, it is impossible to grasp any sort of bigger picture.
“One of the problems in discussing consciousness scientifically is that consciousness is irreducibly subjective. Consciousness is what it’s like to be you. . . . And we cannot reduce the experiential side to talk about information processing and neurotransmitters and states of the brain.
“. . . Now it’s possible to lose this [sense of center]. If you want to take seriously the project of being like Jesus or Buddha, self-transcendence really is at the core . . . . These experiences do entitle you to talk about the nature of consciousness.”
-Sam Harris, PhD neuroscientist & famous skeptic, “The Self is an Illusion,” Big Think (2014)
I will assert without hesitation that a regular person meditating within their own consciousness can grasp a much more accurate Theory of Everything than any nihilist academic who only looks without for answers, spending decades searching for some hidden key held in calculations.
Therefore, we should not bow before any intermediaries or false idols; the power lies within each and every one of us to recognize our place in this universe. Wisdom is something that must be experienced first hand.
Wisdom is knowing that a Theory of Everything that neglects consciousness is not a Theory of Everything—it is a Theory of Nothing, deliberately ignoring every single bit of our subjective experience that is everything we can actually know. To quote the world’s most pioneering cosmologist, Andrei Linde, “Without introducing an observer, we have a dead universe . . . we cannot rule out the possibility that carefully avoiding the concept of consciousness in quantum cosmology constitutes an artificial narrowing of one’s outlook.”
“We need a major revolution in our understanding of the physical world in order to accommodate consciousness,” similarly contends the wise Roger Penrose, who despite also being among the Earth’s greatest cosmologists, has perpetually lived in the shadow of his celebrity partner. “The most likely place is in this big unknown—namely, making sense of quantum mechanics. . . . Somehow, our consciousness is the reason the universe is here.”
Princeton professor John Wheeler, most famous for coining the word “black hole,” is one last revered physicist I shall quote, declaring: “Modern quantum theory, the overarching principles of 20th century physics leads to quite a different view of reality . . . [that] we are participators in bringing into being not only the near and here but the far away and long ago.” Clearly, Wheeler was bold enough to recognize the transcendent implications for his quantum experiments regarding our purpose in this universe.
Namely, that we are not a mere accident of awareness; awareness is what is primary. This is “an elementary conclusion” one will inevitably elicit once they start valuing factual correctness over personal reputation:
“The animal observer creates reality and not the other way around. That is the essence of the entire book, and that is factually correct. It is an elementary conclusion from quantum mechanics. . . . but we, the physicists, do NOT say it—or if we do say it, we only whisper it, and in private—furiously blushing as we mouth the words. True, yes; politically correct, hell no!
“. . . your hope for life after death does not come from physics. Your hope comes from the astounding fact that that you exist. NOTHING could be more improbable than THAT, and yet . . . you DO exist! You are a true miracle that has actually happened, and being granted one more (and much smaller) miracle is not too much to ask for, in my opinion.”
-Richard Conn Henry, Professor of Astrophysics (Johns Hopkins), in review of Robert Lanza’s Biocentrism, Journal of Scientific Exploration (2009)
And yet to discover purpose, you don’t need to listen to mainstream science, including any of the intermediaries I have just mentioned.
Rather, experiential phenomena should be regarded above all. And I’m not just talking about mystical out-of-body states; it could be something as simple as daily synchronicity—a term coined by Carl Jung and Nobel laureate Wolfgang Pauli—exhibiting unquestionably that mind is something much more special than our archaic paradigm suggests, intertwined with an unus mundus or larger reality.
It is not necessary to have a PhD to come to an understanding on the meaning for your own existence; only a fool will tell you otherwise. You simply have to exist as part of creation itself! For this reason, you must be your own scientist. The wisest of scientists will concede that this is so.
In this same vein, it is not required to be unique in order to experience the plethora of notable psi phenomena; you only need to have an open mind. Due to the informational fabric of reality, interwoven with our root assumptions, this may actually “alter the program” to authorize these experiences to happen to you. You can interact with the quantum field of probability in a much expanded sense, simply by changing your perception!
“Do you see O my brothers and sisters?
It is not chaos or death—it is form, union, plan—it is eternal life—it is Happiness.”
-Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself” (1855)
Luckily, more and more mainstream outlets are recognizing that everything is information; and consequently, that all information is in consciousness. Independently existing particles are instead replaced by probability functions, actualized by an observing mind. Furthermore, one’s beliefs and intentions—the “frequency band” generated—literally influence what is unfolded in perception from their field of possibility.
This shift in ontology lays an essential foundation for the thesis of this article, completely transforming our notions of place and potentiality in this universe. For if we indeed exist in a “simulated” reality, predicated upon consciousness, it is natural then to ask, What is the purpose of this simulation?
Campbell clarifies this well: “What [these quantum experiments] mean is that people don’t live in a materialist reality . . . they have a purpose: their purpose is to lower the entropy of their consciousness. That’s how a consciousness evolves. And what that means—and it’s a very logical process that derives this—is they need to become love.”
It is a tragedy that our society as a whole still hasn’t recognized this truth, with most of our scientific leaders preferring to remain crouching in the shadow of nihilism, utterly terrified to talk openly about spirituality or even acknowledge its existence. This in turns discourages the common man from realizing his true nature, unaware of how much humanity can comprehend simply by looking within.
In a show of irony, any who do not conform to this madness—possessing enough self-respect to declare a purpose for their existence—are heckled by the atheist mob who utilize their exceptional array of straw-man arguments and black-and-white thinking to stagnate in a worldview that has been invalidated for over a century, only further contributing to the blindness of our society.
“The overall situation seems profoundly unsatisfactory. The system built up over the years to promote scientific advance has become one that narrow-minded people can use to block any advance that they deem unacceptable.
“This demands urgent review: otherwise, just as astronomy became fixated on the reasonably accurate, but wrong, Ptolemaic model, science will become fixated in a respectable, but inaccurate, view of reality.”
-Brian Josephson, Nobel Prize-winning quantum physicist, “Pathological Disbelief” (2004)
For anyone who is aware enough to see past this, it goes without saying that you may leave these people in the dust, crouching in that illusory shadow, not being able to see past themselves. Not all skeptics contribute to this nihilist culture, however—some are actually scientific, applying the extraordinary gift of experiential insight in order to see beyond.
“These experiences [of transcendence] do entitle you to talk about the nature of consciousness,” affirms neuroscientist and consciousness-explorer Sam Harris. “If you want to take seriously the project of being like Jesus or Buddha, self-transcendence really is at the core.”
Coming from arguably the world’s most famous skeptic and figurehead for reason, it encapsulates an essential aspect of our true goal here on Earth. But aside from the intellectual talk, to put things in hippy terms I’m sure Harris would agree with: It genuinely is all about losing the fear-based ego and embodying universal love.
However much love you have within you, while growing through the circumstances and obstacles you have set for yourself to overcome, is truly how successful of a person you are. Although we are meant to experience from all extremes of polarity within this cosmic game, love is the only way to connect us back to our innate sense of being, as a mighty entity simulating a limited existence in this training ground for consciousness.
This is not some feel-good rhetoric, but a universal truth, solely distorted by the sickness of our society. No amount of abstract currency, endowed with an intrinsic worthlessness, can possibly equate to the infinite value of the underlying soul.
Quantum pioneer Erwin Schrödinger once wrote that “there is only one mind” to this Universe, as we are each “a part, a piece, of an eternal, infinite being, an aspect or modification of it.” This means that we live in an absolute karmic balance; when we help others, we are literally helping ourselves on some level, hence generating positive karma. Scientists such as Schrödinger were intelligent enough to merge cutting-edge science with the wisdom of the ancient Vedas, who all knew this to be true.
“There is no kind of framework within which we can find consciousness in the plural; this is simply something we construct because of the temporal plurality of individuals, but it is a false construction. . . . The only solution to this conflict insofar as any is available to us at all lies in the ancient wisdom of the Upanishad.
“. . . Vedanta teaches that consciousness is singular, all happenings are played out in one universal consciousness and there is no multiplicity of selves.”
-Erwin Schrödinger, pioneer of quantum theory, My View of the World (1961)
Yes, it is all too easy to compare ourselves to animals, neglecting higher purpose in favor of base desire and barbaric instinct.
But it is important here to note that we are on a completely different level of spiritual evolution than most animals, operating in a divergent framework of reality. We are held in higher standards for the free will we possess, and our capacity as a species to either uplift or destroy our living planet. This is not to say that animals do not filter that same divine consciousness we must honor, but to compare yourself to a primal animal is to willingly wish a devolution upon your soul.
Now for anyone who has had contact with extra-dimensional beings, there are those indeed who view humans as primitive animals, or as immature toddlers playing in a sandbox, warring between their toys. We are a species chained to a very small radius, oblivious to a larger reality. This is precisely why we must strive vigorously to grow up and see beyond ourselves, choosing to evolve our consciousness towards the level of these ascended beings and spiritual masters. This includes religious figures such as Jesus or Buddha, whose teachings were so powerfully simple.
“It is only a choice, right now, between fear and love,” explains the late Bill Hicks, summing up my ultimate thesis for this article. “The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your door, buy guns, and close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one.”
To add a final remark, a sick society must have possessed sick leaders who led them there, manipulating humanity for many centuries. This is why I don’t believe it is entirely the fault of the common man why our culture is so distorted. The true nature of our being—complete with our place and purpose on this Earth—may very well be deliberately hidden, as a means of subjugation. And they’ll have us looking for it anywhere but within.
When the shadows are exposed, we must do our best to forgive these men and transcend our violent tendencies. This does not mean that in this system of reincarnational growth, we aren’t each held accountable for our actions in an extremely personal manner.
There is a time coming when it will be revealed that we are not so separate from this universe; we are intimately entangled with it, and thus will flow on harmoniously in its eternal tide once our bodies can no longer bear the beating waves of existence. Accordingly, it is only once we identify beyond the ego that we may find we are collectively immortal.
“This New Age is marking the dawn of a new world-thought. That new thought is a new cosmic concept of the value of man to man. The whole world is discovering that all mankind is one and that the unity of man is real—not just an abstract idea.
“Mankind is beginning to discover that the hurt of any man hurts every man, and, conversely, the uplift of any man uplifts every man.”
-Walter Russell, American polymath, The Message of the Divine Iliad (1948)
I certainly have a lot of work to do in letting go of fear, and opening up to love. Moreover, this post does not mean in the least that I dislike society, think money is evil, or do not enjoy indulging in Earthly trivialities. This is what it means to be human! However, this is not about me. Until we develop more planetary awareness as to why we’re here and who we really are, everything else is secondary. We cannot continue this insanity as unconscious brain cells warring between one another within a universal mind. If so, we are destined to die off.
Therefore, it is vital we recognize our intrinsic purpose, in turn revolutionizing the measure of success for humanity. We must shift towards evolving collectively rather than competing individually, rising above our primitive programming. Maybe then we can finally emerge onto a galactic stage, advancing enough as a species to interact on a grander scale with our cosmic brothers and sisters.
It cannot be stressed enough that love is the currency of our reality. How rich you are depends on that alone, as the ultimate content of our consciousness. We may have been conditioned by our cutthroat culture, but there is absolutely nothing you, me, or any of us can do that will change this transcendent truth.