This four-part series of articles will describe the elusive “God Particle,” what it is, what it means for science, how it relates to ancient spiritual knowledge, and what it all means for you.
[su_highlight background=”#fcffbf”]**News flash** GOD PARTICLE FOUND! (July 4th, 2012 CERN Labs, Switzerland) Scientists announced that they have spotted God waving back at them from a fleeting particle in the large hadron collider 350 ft. underground on the French-Swiss border. “Gosh darn,” the deity was heard to say. “Can’t a spirit vacation with any privacy? Even my best disguises don’t work anymore.” Scientists said the encounter, though brief, was not really God at all but some form of a subatomic gremlin since all scientists know that God doesn’t exist.[/su_highlight]
Okay, they did discover the Higgs boson, the God Particle, but God never really spoke to them. I guess you were smart enough to see through my jibe. Just a chuckle at the way scientists cringe at the word, “God.” Also gotta love the irony of the pedestrian media invoking God’s cachet to make headlines. Okay, now that it’s off my chest, let’s get serious because a very incredible thing has happened.
The discovery of the Higgs boson is less than God but more than a particle. God, in mystical texts, is described as intelligent energy or consciousness expressing Itself through a multiplicity of forms. This process involves energy converting into particles to produce the totality of what we call material creation. The Higgs boson is the lynchpin of that mosaic. It’s like a quantum enzyme or catalyst that converts energy to mass but it is not quite a particle and this fact will underscore the fantastic quantum weirdness of the subatomic world that makes up all we perceive.
WHAT’S ALL THIS QUANTUM STUFF ABOUT?
You might be asking yourself why an article about quantum physics has any importance to you. The answer may seem kind of trippy, but then everything about the quantum world underlying our reality is bizarre. I’m going to build a chain of links to bring this complex stuff down to a personal level for you, and let’s start with Albert Einstein.
Einstein said, “We have all been wrong. What we call matter is energy, whose vibration has been lowered as to be perceptible to the senses.” What does he mean by this? By way of explanation, Einstein came up with his famous, nifty little formula E=MC2. This states that energy and matter are interchangeable. Matter derives from energy and resolves back into energy. That’s the way atomic bombs work. They take particles and release the energy from which they are made.
ENTER MIND OVER MATTER
Next, we have Max Planck, the father of quantum physics. Planck stated that “Behind the existence of all matter is a conscious and intelligent mind—this mind is the matrix of all matter.” So matter comes from energy and energy contains intelligence or information, the product of a directing consciousness. Not so surprising when you think about it. Take the DNA, for example. DNA strands are nothing more than encoded information intelligently directing the formation of your physical body.
So how do we deduce that consciousness is involved? Well, let’s retrace the steps. Energy creates matter, but that energy contains directive information because matter consistently assumes differentiated forms so a dog is a dog and a cat is a cat. Directed information, the ability to differentiate, and the consistency of energies’ application or results are all hallmarks of an intelligent conscious mind in action, hence Max Planck’s observation. Call it God, Supreme Consciousness, the Force, or whatever makes you comfortable, but Consciousness underlies the matrix of physical creation.
In Part II we will describe how the God Particle works with the aim of demonstrating how it relates to our lives in a personal way.