CONNECTING TO THE UNIVERSE
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We are fascinated with characteristics of the universe. We refer to anything big, complex, and infinite in nature as “universal.” The universe, with it’s systematic way of operation, creates faith in continuity for us. Our faith in characteristics of the universe create the reality that the cycle of life, with it’s constant changes, will continue. The position of the Moon, the Sun, and the Earth in the universe, have been creating certainty in a world of uncertainty for 1000s of years. We have high levels of certainty, with continuity of day-time, night-time, four seasons, and what to expect in any of these circumstances. To expend our faith and hope in everyday life, we use spirituality, music, art, and nature, as a way to connect to the universe and its power of healing.
The universe refers to all space, time, matter, and energy. The Earth is a tiny part of the universe. There are an estimated 100 billion galaxies in the universe. Galaxies are spiraling whirlpools of objects and energy in vast empty spaces. We live in one of these galaxies, called the Milky Way. The typical galaxy contains about 50-100 thousand million stars.
Most of the elements found in the human body originated in stars. We are literally made of stardust. Stardust is part of NASA’s series of discovery missions and is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “Our solar system formed about 4.6 billion years ago, and around 3.5 to 4 billion years ago something kicked the origin of life off real quickly on earth, soon after the heavy bombardment by comets and chunks of asteroids subsided.” The same dust that was inherited from the galaxy into the early solar system makes up all the atoms in our body. Based on these discoveries, our everyday experiences, and observations, our body and brain are in direct connection with universe.
We are able to compare the universe with our own biological one, a fascinating galaxy with billions of small neural cells form our brain and other parts of the nervous system. These gigantic neurological systems communicate among themselves by means of flashes of electrochemical pulses. Without this complex system it would be impossible to communicate with our secret internal worlds as well as the surrounding external world. We are able to communicate with everything, including the universe through means of sound, touch, taste, smell, and light.
The universe is a brain that aligns with our physical brain. There are indications of giant intelligence in every part of the universe. Every part is related and functions accordingly. In comparison, our brain is the top of the human nervous system and it is highly complex. Every cell in our body is an intelligent agent, functioning in relation to other cells and the body as a whole.
The human brain consists of about 100 billion neurons. There are about 1,000 to 10,000 synapses for each neuron. There are about 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the brain. Our brain is made of about 75% water. Information can be processed as fast as 268 miles an hour. A combination of electrical and chemical signals sends messages from neuron to neuron. Billions of such signals make it possible for the brain to create mental constructs of the external world the and connections we make. One of the reason each of us views the world differently is because our brains are wired differently. The human brain deconstructs then reconstructs impressions of the people, events, and objects related to the outside world.
The structure of the universe and the human brain is very complex and in many aspects very similar. Simply, both operate in a systematic, intelligent, interrelated manner, and, in the case of the universe, very balanced on all levels. We are responsible for using our brains and intellectual capacity to make this connection a meaningful connection.
With this understanding of human potential, and the access to unlimited options, why we are not motivated to put this potential and these options to work more often?
We start our life with many dreams, goals, and interests. After a few set backs and failures in life’s journey, gradually we lose interest and passion. Our high energy and hope will change to a conservative approach in taking action. Dynamic attitude replace itself with a passive attitude and a fearful mentality. Then age, talent, family background, luck, and bad timing become major excuses, for not following our dreams and interests. This new routine is dominated with indecisiveness, low self-confidence, boredom, and limited options to follow.
When we study the lives of influential people, we often see how their personal values guided them to create passion and dynamic interests. Without a clear value system, building passion and purpose becomes inconsistent, with no direction. The most successful individuals are constantly assessing their values. To them, values are a powerful driving inner force for creating passion and constant new interests, all through life. For them, failure will not lead to fear and passivity. Other limitations, including age have no determining power on their journeys.
In the realty of everyday life, making decisions with a high probability of reaching successful outcomes, is not based on the level of your IQ, family background, circumstances, or other differences. It is based on learning the skills to connect to our resources and building faith in the power of the brain as a tool for relating to the infinite possibilities in the universe. Obviously, early training in our childhood, under the care and supervision of healthy mentors, will bring these potentials into existence with predictable outcomes.
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