[Note to Readers: Dr. Hawking recently spoke to a packed house, second auditorium and a Jumbotron-equipped lawn at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA, on the evening of April 16, 2013. He continues to assert that the Universe didn’t need divine help to burst into being. What is the one world view, if changed, that would give scientists the Unifying Theory of Everything, topple religions and unite humanity? I long for the opportunity to visit with the courageous Dr. Hawking to discuss the mysteries of the Universe. In lieu of this, I’ve penned Dr. Hawking a note.]
Dear Dr. Hawking,
I am not a scientist but I am a colleague of yours in the field of Physics. Though our methodology vastly differs, the desire for intimacy, knowledge of and even to personally experience Universal Truth remains our common bond and the primary driving force behind our mutual and unceasing investigation of the Universe. This desire is borne out of the recognition that all of life, including our own, despite personal struggle on a local level, is a gift. And thus, the paradoxes begin…and never end.
Dr. Hawking, there is an infinite cosmos inside you as immense as the one that exists externally. I know you know this, as the gift of your illness has given you the ability to “see.” Yet, when one claims ownership of the inner cosmos, vision is reduced to insight. One does not realize this until a conundrum arises that continues to elude us.
Thus, we come to the fundamental flaw keeping scientists from resolving the Unifying Theory of Everything. Consider that the flaw is the world view that the Creator is separate from its creations. Quantum mechanic’s most valuable contribution to date, in the breaking down of the whole into measurable parts, is the revelation that the observer is an intrinsic part of the investigation and cannot be separated from it. A “coupling” is taking place with the observed. Similarly a “coupling” is taking place between you and me via this letter. An exchange is occurring that is forming something new. You and I are witnesses to Creation unfolding before our very eyes.
Perhaps it’s time to reverse-engineer quantum mechanics, simultaneously recognizing that all parts behave in accordance and within a primary state of wholeness. Can any part truly act independently of the whole?
You may perform your own internal inquiry by closing your eyes. See the Universe that also exists within, beyond your thoughts. Hold this awareness as you open your eyes, keeping it in the forefront of your consciousness and observe that this awareness, as an all-pervasive reverent stillness, exists whether the eyes are open or closed. The line between the internal and external Universe; even between form and formlessness is imaginary. That Creation exists simultaneously as both is but one of many paradoxes now coming to light in human consciousness.
That there is a line between Creator and created, divine and otherwise is also imaginary. This is the fundamental flaw in all Creation allegories; the true Original Sin. Quantum mechanics has also proven that the lighting of the “blue touch paper” of Creation is by Creation Itself. Local couples with non-local, and in every combination, proving that even relativism is imaginary.
We are here as part of the infinite expression of Creation; its own self-definition—as Creation itself. As Creation exists in perpetuity, there is no part of Creation that is not coupling with itself in any given moment; with matter as one of many possible outcomes. M-theory, with its multiple states of existence, is coming closer to Universal Truth, but is still just a larger fragmentation until we can expand our world view and recognize wholeness as causal.
To continue to explore the Universe externally relative to its parts through analysis of processes without also exploring it internally and as the whole, is to move forward with one eye closed.
Esteemed Regards (and Love),
Dedicated to the advancement of human consciousness, Christine Horner is the founder In the Garden Publishing, Bodhi UniversiTree and is the author of the recently published “What Is God? Rolling Back the Veil.” Her web site is www.ChristineHorner.com.