Ironically, we are at a time when science is shifting from a Newtonian world to a quantum world. The Newtonian world established the basic principles of physics developed by Sir Isaac Newton and others in the 17th and 18th centuries. They established the basic principles of the universe. It was the visible universe, taking into account all that was observable, plus forces that were only knowable by their effects, such as gravity.
Quantum refers to the minimum amount of any physical entity involved in an interaction. In physics, as it’s incorporated into the theory of quantum mechanics, it is the fundamental framework for understanding and describing nature at the infinitesimal level. Without boring you with great detail, there are certain aspects of the discoveries surrounding this field that challenge old perceptions of reality and impact our discussion of “relationship with something greater.”
The scientific discoveries of the last half century challenge the existing Newtonian paradigm. The only conclusion to be drawn is that everything in the universe is connected and that consciousness is the fountain from which material things flow, rather than the opposite determination: that ours is a material world out of which consciousness and the mind are just an epiphenomenon. By this I mean that consciousness is simply the result of all those neurons sending and receiving messages.
Lothar Schafer, a professor and expert in quantum chemistry, notes “that the basis of the material world is nonmaterial.” He says that our classical or Newtonian physical world was a separated world. Thus morality was separated from any physical foundation. In a system of separate things, the principles of aggression and selfishness
actually govern morality; that’s the game. If you can go out and capture a country, do it. “In such a world, you can have a bank make lots of money and ruin the rest of humanity; that’s the way the game is set up,” he says. Again, this survival-of-the-fittest mentality fosters tension, defensiveness, “me against you,” and uncertainty.
In a quantum universe, in which evidence is demonstrating the interconnectedness of everything, morality changes. With interconnectedness, if I cheat him, I cheat myself. This is being brought home more and more, for those who are waking up, in the notion that we can no longer just spew waste into the environment. Everything has a consequence in the world.
As renowned quantum scientist John Hagelin says, quantum mechanics and the unified field theory bring everything together. At our core, we are one. Take a moment to consider what this means.
Dr. Stephen Sideroff is an internationally recognized expert in resilience, optimal performance, addiction, neurofeedback and alternative approaches to stress and mental health. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA’s School of Medicine, as well as the Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics. www.drstephensideroff.com