Krista Tippett hosts “on being” every week on public radio stations. It airs here on Sunday mornings at 8 am. You can check out the website www.onbeing.org to listen, view or download current and archived interviews she conducts with physicists, mathematicians, theologians, poets, novelists, artists; great thinkers from seemingly disparate disciplines. Her purpose is to explore the interface between science and religion. A few weeks ago, novelist Marilyn Robinson (author of Gilead, and Absence of Mind) and astrophysicist with poetic leanings, Marcelo Gleiser (author of A Tear at the Edge of Creation and The Dancing Universe) conversed about the origins of everything, creation stories, evolution, the “god of the gap,” scientific proof of the existence of god/love/energy, and the ways religious thought constantly expands to encompass scientific discoveries. This past Sunday the conversation with Brian Greene, physicist and mathematician, crackled with excitement and I longed for a more informed understanding of science and math. Krista and Brian ranged from the nature of reality to the Higgs field, string theory, limited vs. organic views of God, quantum mechanics, and god and the universe as holographic blueprints. I recalled my excitement in the mid-1980’s as I learned about acupressure and shiatsu, quantum physics, non-local reality and serendipity. My brain seized upon applying that knowledge to my work with clients and to exploring the implications for vibrational healing, intuitive knowing and synchronicity. A few years later I was introduced to sacred geometry and the mathematical resonance of disease processes. My scientific curiosity was piqued and my religious understanding expanded.
Today’s science proves that everything is energy, that mathematical equations orchestrate life, that we are not separate from each other and from all of creation – past present and future. Jesus taught “I and my Father are one” and we understand that we, too, are one with God, the life force energy that is neither created nor destroyed. The Yellow Emperor taught the same principles more than 5000 years ago, the Tao Te Ching gives us the same teachings and today’s herbalists extract the healing power of living plants for our medicines. Today when I send Reiki (universal life force) energy to clients at a distance or just across the room, when you know who is calling as the phone rings, when we intuitively take that other road instead of the usual one thus escaping a fatal accident, we directly experience the action of quantum physics, of vibrational medicine, of spiritual oneness. It’s not woo woo, weird, new age stuff. It’s ancient, it’s real, it’s now and it’s mathematically provable and predictable. Heady stuff and very thrilling!
I had a message from a dear friend this morning about living in the present as the best place to be. A moment later I looked out the window at a clear sky with a few fleecy clouds drifting slowly. One small cloud sparkled with brilliant colors of a rainbow. I’ve never seen that before – just one small rainbow colored cloud. In just this brief moment, this now, this interface of science and religion, there exist exquisite gifts from a generous and complex universe. What are the odds of that??