Energy particles, light particles, God particles…
Most people now accept that the universe is made of energy. But what was there before the universe(s) existed? The same, timeless, limitless energy.
Various interpretations and personifications of this energy have been made, the most common being the concept of God. (The reason people refer to “God” is that we ARE “God” – we are that energy.)
The reason people refer to “God” is that we ARE “God”
That energy had an intelligence. This intelligence led it to concentrate pockets of itself into physical form, creating the colossal mass that exploded to form the universe we know (this was but one version of the “experiments”…there is now evidence suggesting the existence of parallel universes where time goes in reverse, for example).
So everything that exists comes from this “universal energy”. All things, plants, animals and people are “God particles”.
To make things more interesting, the timeless, limitless energy existing outside the universes (and so time and space as we know it in this universe) decided to hide this secret from selected particles. While most of the universe operated in complete harmony with this truth, it was buried deep inside a few particles.
This did not happen in an instant, however, but over millions of years of evolution, during which the memory of the common origin, the common source, faded, until there came a time when only a few particles “remembered”. In fact, these were particles returning at a time of maximum forgetfulness, to shine a light on the rest who were living in darkness. Not the darkness of “sin”, but the ignorance of the truth of their origin as light and so of their part in the creation of everything they “saw”.
These particles gradually attracted light-seekers, those whose light was less buried and who also had a distant memory of who they really were and who were destined to become light-givers also.
And as these light-seekers revealed their own light, through remembering and understanding their origin, their connection to the source became stronger until they shone brightly themselves and attracted other light-seekers.
After eons of light begetting light, the whole universe began to glow with all the enlightened “God particles”, until the light was so bright it lit up even those whose own light was too hidden for them to see. And while many stubbornly hid themselves from the light or even fought against it, frightened and in pain as a prisoner kept in the dark for years being released into the midday sun, eventually there was no place the light did not reach. And gradually, the eyes of those resisting it adjusted to the light and they could see.
They could see they were the light, as well. That it was also coming from within. That it was everywhere and there was nothing that it was not.
And so the circle was complete.
There is a theory that the universe is one of many, run like a computer simulation, waiting for its simulated beings to become self-aware and closing it down when they realises it is just a simulation. This is another, interesting, reflection of the nature of reality, just as all religions are and all these reflections contain a greater or smaller element of truth.
Maybe in this analogy, the light-giving particles are the “cheats” in the game that allow the “smart” player to power up their skills, find hidden resources and achieve apparently impossible things. Ok, so that part’s true…! (There’s a whole other blog right there, isn’t there?!)
This post came from a flash of inspiration when I finally understood the concept of “God particles” and why people even refer to “God”…If you are interested in connecting a few more dots, including what I think is key to understanding God, the universe and why we are here, read on.
I used to be quite religious but I now describe myself as “spiritual”, preferring not to personify the love, light, energy which makes up all things. But you need to find your own truth so use God or universal energy or whatever term you feel comfortable with – the underlying truth is the same and I hope what I write resonates with you whatever your beliefs and practices.
Anyway, the flash came when listening to Mike Dooley in one of his Mini Manifesting Workshops/masterminds he does every week as part of his Infinite Possibilities membership.
[Side note: there is a free membership trial running currently for Notes from the Universe subscribers. Find out more at www.tut.com and at least sign up for the free notes, which are really inspirational. I am not an affiliate or anything, just love Mike and his work!]
Like me, Mike had a Catholic upbringing and, I think partly to be more inclusive for those still religious folk, he often uses God and refers to religious ideas. It was during one of these moments, which I’m sure he didn’t give much thought to, when, after talking again about God particles, he said “In the beginning was the Word”.
Suddenly I was struck by a flash of insight. I had to stop the recording, meditate on what was unfolding, and begin writing…
The core of the insight is in the main post, but having written the post, I felt I needed to give a bit more background and, as I say, connect the dots. Since I stopped being religious I have recognised the elements of truth in all interpretations of reality, from scientific to religious. But I thought that my belief in “God” was based on simply personifying universal energy.
Yet as a young boy I often wondered what there was outside the universe. I even imagined starry bubbles representing universes, in a timeless sea of grey (since God had no beginning and no end). [I also loved to imagine, at 6 years old, and later at 14, my recently departed grandfathers having tea with other departed family and friends!]
Suddenly I realised there was more to it. As I heard the words, I remembered Hindu teachings in Autobiography of a Yogi, which reconciles concepts from many different religions, including that of Aum (or Om), a sacred sound which corresponds with the word or breath of God, or the Holy Spirit. As a symbol, it represents all creation and consciousness, and so the underlying energy of all things.
At the beginning of St John’s Gospel are the famous words, “In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God and the Word was God”. So everything is energy, and Aum (or the Word) is the mechanism, if you like, of creation.
This is when some key pieces – the dots I promised you – fell into place for me (I first wrote “final”, but I know I still have a lot to learn!) Before the universe existed, we were all “God”, if you will follow the analogy. God (we) “spoke” and, like creating a diamond from coal, pressed some of our infinite energy into material form. Then we decided to split ourself into tiny particles, each with its own characteristics and perspective, but all made from the same energy, the same light.
We chose different times and places, to experience different adventures. And this is where I come back to Mike’s teachings. We knew we couldn’t “fail”, that if one particular particle of light is temporarily put out, it is simply merged with the infinite and can choose to return as another tiny particle. And we knew that all particles and physical matter are of us and made by us.
There is one missing piece in all this, one dot to connect. Between evolution and our choosing a time and space. For me it is a small and easy piece to understand, though. If we are God and so co-creators, then we co-created evolution as part of the illusion we dreamt up for the adventure. Evolution goes hand-in-hand with time. And from our perspective outside time and space, it is easy to see the evolution of our species, and all others.
Whether or not we can and do choose to experience constant connectedness as a member of the animal or plant kingdoms, I do not know. But choosing the most enlightened or the most frightening of times – or, as now, the year of “perfect” 2020 vision, where the effects of past human actions are finally coming to the surface on a global scale – is all part of our divine choice.
Again, as Mike repeatedly reminds us, clearly, it wouldn’t be much of an adventure if we remembered all this from the start!
p.s. I have spent the last 18 months or so working on a new project, The MasterHearting Club, which I call the support network for heart-centred entrepreneurs and leaders. What I write has universal applicability (we are all called to be leaders, if nothing else than of our own lives) but certain things like this I am keeping for my original blog site, in part to keep the other site focussed initially on entrepreneurs and organisational leaders (existing or aspiring) and also to keep this 12 year-old site going!