Does a greater form of consciousness exist? Quantum physics leads to a possibility where cosmic consciousness becomes a reality.
One of the most important questions of the 21st century: Is there such a thing as a higher form of consciousness?
For those who believe to have experienced God directly, the question is spiritual in nature, with a definitive answer. However, for the rest, it is a hypothetical question.
All religious or spiritual tradition teaches of a concealed reality that can be achieved through the transcendence of the five senses. They even give directions for accomplishing this feat, such as faith, prayer, meditation, etc.
For those whose belief has eroded, the question seems forgotten if not irrelevant.
Understanding Cosmic Consciousness
On a different note, quantum physics has radically changed the understanding of the universe. Despite the incredible growth in our understanding, all of this is theoretical and hidden from the human senses.
So, according to our current understanding, the only obstacle in demystifying creations, spirituality, and science is a missing dimension — at least one we don’t know about. Without this dimension, explaining human existence would be impossible.
People have always associated religion with spirituality, which isn’t entirely true. One can leave organized religion behind and still remain spiritual.
The reality that is still hidden from us is the higher consciousness itself. To be able to see it, higher consciousness must become an everyday experience.
Quantum Theory and Cosmology
Let’s take a brief look at quantum theory. According to the theory, we live in a participatory universe. Even though we consider our everyday reality to be an external reality, it actually is variable based on our perception.
Moreover, the theory explains quantum vacuum, which is essentially an emptiness that exists beyond what we can see (i.e. atoms and molecules).
The theory of cosmology, which is based on Einstein’s general relativity states that the universe started some 12.5 billion years ago. The earliest period of time in the history of our universe is called the Planck era, which is the state where everything is so minuscule that it cannot be further broken down.
Then came the phase of general expansion through which matter, galaxies, planets, and biological life came into this existence that we are familiar with. Since then, everything has been constantly expanding and evolving.
With an understanding of space and time, we are forced to believe that even our brain operates in space and time. So, if the universe really is participatory, our consciousness must also be participating on the quantum level.
This is possible because the ever expanding source of every particle and the newly discovered anti-particle must also be the source of our brain. Since everything comes from the same origin but with different timeframes, it is constantly involved in a participatory manner, hence the creations, maintenance, and re-absorption of virtual particles.
This is where the missing link makes sense. Physics need quantum vacuum for a lot of reasons that make theoretical sense.
However, in terms of how we perceive our physical reality, life goes on quite nicely even without the existence of quantum mechanics. So, since we understand that everything that exists depends upon quantum vacuum, our belief that we are exclusive to that rule must be incorrect.
Hence, transcending beyond the five senses — which previously applied only to mystics and sages — is now relevant to literally everyone. These mystics found the answers to so many questions even before the scientific community: cosmic consciousness is the missing link.
Now, at this point, we are faced with the strangeness of quantum physics and its implications on our understanding of the universe.
The thought that even we are a part of this inconceivable reality — where all consciousness becomes one — may sound a bit strange or even misguided, but please keep in mind that our understanding of the world is increasing at an exponential rate and this seems to be confusing us.
If you consider the quantum field theory to be correct, then you subscribe to the belief that spirituality may have been the hidden link all along. And such a belief will, literally, change the way we live our lives, as spirituality becomes a huge part of us.
Although, the causations made by Deepak Chopra may not have been proven empirically, the existence of a cosmic consciousness seems today like a possible reality, one that has started to appeal to a wider demographic.
But the concept is still in its infancy and, therefore, needs to be extensively implemented and practiced with before we can experience the latent power held within our spiritual side.