by Tamara Rant –
For years I could never quite grasp why the worlds of science and spirituality were always at opposing ends when it came to viewing the vast awesomeness of the Universe; each arguing that they alone held the keys. Spirituality argues that science is too harsh and tangible; too concrete and unbending while from the scientific viewpoint, spirituality seems to be based on blind faith and guess-work.
To me, it appears obvious that this limited perspective prevents either from having the keys but also from even knowing which doors they open. Science and spirituality are stuck miles apart when they actually, in my opinion, overlap in very elegant ways.
Enter *Entanglement, the incredible discovery of how two subatomic particles act like one object even when they are physically apart. If something happens to one of them then instantaneously something happens to the other; as if connected across space.
It doesn’t stop there! Throughout the entire universe, particles and atoms act as if they are connected; suggesting that we are living within a holistic, deeply interconnected reality whose fabric includes the particles with our own bodies and minds. If that doesn’t make you feel a little more significant than a speck on the universal tapestry, I don’t know what will!
Mind-to-mind experiences have been reported throughout history by people of all cultures, ages and educational backgrounds. This suggests that these phenomena are an integral part of the human experience. For centuries, the leading heads in science fought to disprove such experiences as mere coincidence or esoteric drivel; however science itself, with the Quantum Theory of Entanglement, gives us the proof of their measurable and tangible existence.
Now the energetic connection between particles in our vast Universe, and in everything that resides in it, is the most logical explanation for these occurrences once considered supernatural. Well, that is just enough to make Buddha himself belt out “Eureka!”
It has always resonated deep within me that to fully grasp the magnificent Universe and its equally horrifying, beautiful expanse, you must be willing to view it from all angles. Furthermore, to observe what the physical world allows through the five senses but to also use the observation techniques taught by Zen Masters and Yogis alike; transcendental viewing or seeking with the soul and seeing with the heart.
In other words, you want to test hypotheses and run analysis but also give equal feed to that inner voice and intuition. Both modes of exploring and learning from the world around me have always felt mutually important. And I can never look up at the stars without being equally as fascinated by the fact the twinkling I see is light-years away as I am with the feeling of connectedness that overcomes me.
“Though free to think and act, we are held together like the stars in the firmament with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen but we can feel them.” – Nikola Tesla
Science is the language of my analytical mind. Spirituality is the voice of my soul. And the physics behind Quantum Entanglement has given them both a song to sing that will forever play in my heart.
*The Entangled Universe: The MissingLink Between Science and Spirituality