In the scientific community, the lack of scientific understanding about the nature of consciousness and from where it emerges is commonly referred to as the ‘hard’ problem. The standard view of science is that consciousness is an epiphenomenon of the body—meaning it arises as a result of the anatomy, complexity, and wiring of the brain. It is said to be a product of neurological activity, yet there is a great deal of published research and philosophy that challenges this idea.

The latest research in quantum physics demonstrates that everything material, at its most fundamental sub-atomic level, is made up of information and energy—and it is consciousness that is connecting, organizing, and directing energy to give life and form to all things material. Since everything physical is made of atoms (including you and me), then in some way we are bound by an invisible field of information beyond this space and time.

The interconnection of all things starts at the subatomic level, flows through atoms, molecules, chemicals, cells, tissues, organs, the body, relationships, communities, planets and solar systems, and so on. If it is true for the physical nature of reality that all things are interconnected, why then should there be any difference with the connection between minds? What if consciousness is an infinitely connected gossamer web upon which ripples of information travel, after all, how does a spider know it has trapped prey in its web? It feels the vibration. Could the universe then feel all of our thoughts and feelings in a collective unconsciousness, as Carl Jung speculated?

From the esoteric to possibility

While these are more esoteric ideas which will require more research, if you apply this line of thinking to sending someone a good intention, or you think of your brother or sister with love, then shouldn’t that have an effect? If you’re bound to your best friend through suffering, then when you think about suffering, wouldn’t that have an effect on your friend because you are bound by the energy of that emotion? And finally, when you or a community of people think healing thoughts by praying for a sick person, should that not have an effect as well?

A good way to imagine consciousness is to think of it as the internet. We all have computers that are separate from one another in physical spaces, just as each of us are our own person. But when we connect our computers to the internet, although they are in different locations, they are connected—and all information flows—through an information network. If this is the case with consciousness, then consciousness is not confined inside the head, but a fundamental property of reality that spans time and space.

Here’s a final thought to leave you with; what if consciousness is actually the fabric that holds matter together, as opposed to the way it is scientifically accepted today? Just think of all those possibilities awaiting you. What if we could connect to that field of information and learn how to direct our mind and energy to an outcome? Maybe we should begin our own scientific experiment by changing the belief governed by our senses that we are separate from all people, species, things, objects, and places. If we did, perhaps we would see we are both the spider and the web.

Excerpted from Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Newsletter – September 10th, 2016 
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