Guest Writer for Wake Up World
I love the age we live in. In fact, if I had a choice to incarnate at any stage in our history, this would be it.
This is the first time that we have interconnected all the peoples of earth. A global culture has been birthed, and we are all part of it. Science and technology have had both their advantages and disadvantages over the last few generations, but the fact remains they have been integral to interconnecting us through the near instantaneous sharing of information, the movement of people and the blending of ideas.
Through this sharing of information, we have come to realize that all the various cultures and traditions are really not that different from each other. We are all uniquely human beings, with all the idiosyncrasies that come alongside that.
“Truth is one; the wise call it by many names” – Hindu scripture from the Rig Veda
We’ve also come to realize that near all the world’s religions, at their core, say the same thing: we are but one part of the one source. Essentially, they aim to bring us back to unity. The differences reside in the way that humans have tried to explain ‘God’ and what it means for the way that we should operate individually and culturally.
We’ve also come to recognize that each individual is as worthy as the next. In this emerging global culture there is no condoning of racism, prejudice and bigotry. There are no better or worse persons; only more developed or more enlightened people.
Ego overcomes vanity. At our core, we’re all as valuable as each other and all of us have the opportunity to connect with the place we began and the place we end: Unity.
This understanding isn’t new. It’s old. The ancient traditions of tribal societies had very similar conceptualisations of reality. Their wisdom goes something like this: we are each a flame in the eternal fire. We are both the flame and the fire. We are all interconnected to everything that is.
And it’s this wisdom which is refreshing itself in modern scientific understanding.
I would be willing to bet that the present right-thinking consensus will come to seem laughable in a generation or two—though of course it may be replaced by a new consensus that is just as invalid. The human will to believe is inexhaustible – Thomas Nagel
Science has been a dominating bearer of truth for a century or two. And in many ways it’s fair enough; the model of observing, hypothesising, predicting, experimenting and concluding is an invaluable approach to ascertaining the reality of reality.
In fact it’s been so successful that the scientific orthodoxy has become arrogantly closed systems of thought, believing that they have found the core answers to the question of existence. How confused they are. But thankfully, the tide has been turning and its momentum accelerating.
The leading metaphysics within scientific dogma, which attests it has the evidence to explain the fundamental nature of reality, is called Materialism (or some variation of it). Basically, it asserts that everything is made of or can be reduced to matter. Yet over the last century and especially the past few decades, quantum physics — as well as other scientific disciplines — have illustrated that this does not appear to be correct.
Regardless of whether reality is fundamentally physical, non-physical, or something else, the ancient philosophy of unification is making a comeback.
The stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the Universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter… we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter – Sir James Jean
We are now entering a scientific era where it is materialist woo-woo to believe that matter has been proven to be the primary stuff of reality. Materialism is a metaphysical argument – it’s a system of beliefs which attempt to explain the accumulating evidence. Yet with new investment and new technologies comes new evidence. And through this process our collective understanding of the world has been changing.
There is a lot of anomalous information that doesn’t fit the materialist paradigm and the scientific and academic establishments have a lot to answer for by sweeping it under the rug. Their twisted excuse is that one day it will fit, it just doesn’t right now. Yet there are many independent thinkers, both experts and laymen, who haven’t been subdued by the orthodox rhetoric and are regenerating an old wisdom into our new age of a united global culture. Examples include:
- The observer playing a creative role in manifesting physical stuff.
- Consciousness literally altering the physical world.
- Reality is interconnected (called ‘Entanglement’ in Quantum Physics).
- Our minds and beliefs can heal or hurt our bodies (which is why meditation is so effective).
- Free and infinite energy exists at the quantum level.
- We have at least three brains (i.e. organs containing neurons): 100 billion in the big brain, 100 million in the little brain (i.e. digestive system), and 40,000 in our hearts.
- All of those brains interconnect not to generate, but receive or filter an interconnected consciousness.
- Consciousness potentially survives the death of the body (see research on NDE’s and OBE’s).
- Consciousness (or something that isn’t matter), is the fundamental stuff of reality.
All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of the atom to vibration. I must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter – Max Planck (founder of quantum theory)
A huge problem we face from mainstream society is that – because of their anger towards religions and the martyring of materialist bigots – they have jumped on the bandwagon of the atheist priests.
There are also a myriad of scientific, corporate, government and undercover establishments which have an agenda to suppress the wisdom of ancient and modern understanding due to their capitalist and other ideological interests. Especially power. The empowering and inspiring thing is, it may have hindered the rise of our conscious global culture, but it hasn’t stopped it. And it won’t.
It was not possible to formulate the laws (of quantum theory) in a fully consistent way without reference to consciousness – Eugene Wigner
We are at a crossroads. The revolution of the consciousness of our global culture is our stake. Thankfully, it’s already appearing in scientific research, government policy, independent media, social development, community integration and individual enlightenment. Slowly but surely we are making progress.
To understand the new age of a united global culture, is to not just have insight of it, but actually live it.
I’ll give you a tip: conceptualising and then literally living the interconnection of reality is the key.
Updated October 2014
Previous articles by Phillip J. Watt:
- The Ego is the Source of Suffering AND Contentment
- The Orchestra of Reality – a Journey through Science, Spirituality & Symbolism
- 8 Emotional Patterns That Can Disturb Our Inner Peace
- 8 More Emotional Patterns That Can Disturb Our Inner Peace
- Finding Our Peace: The Art of Loving Our Experience
- A Day in the Life of Mindfulness
- The New Age of a United Global Culture
- A Guide to Unity: Transcending the Illusion of Disconnection
- Permaculture – What Is It and Why Is It Important?
- Matter vs. Spirit – A Guide to Participating in the Greatest Debate Ever
About the author:
Phillip J. Watt is an ‘experience veteran’. His mantra is “Have a crack at life”. Living in Sydney, Australia, he is best described as a ‘self-help guide’. In life, he focuses on his own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and aims to share that focus with his clients and his readers. His written articles generally reflect that focus also, and deal with topics from ideology to society, and self-help.
Phillip has a degree in Social Science and Philosophy and has been trained extensively in health services. Working in the therapeutic sector, he assists families and children as a mentor, relationship mediator and health and life teacher. He also provides tailored programs for personal growth which are facilitated face-to-face, via email and over the phone, assisting clients to grow their skills and knowledge in life management.
“The greatest gift is presence.”