Science and Spirituality Unite – The Miracle That is You

Is there really a place where science and spirituality unite? I believe they are intertwined and trying to understand either alone just leaves a lot of gaps and confusion.

We are living in a magnificent new age of compassion, forgiveness and spiritual awareness. The Human race is more connected than ever before in history. It is an exciting time to be alive and experience this shift in consciousness.

The technological advancement that allows us to carry a super computer, on our person, wherever we go is simply amazing. At any given moment, we have the ability to connect with anyone, anywhere on this planet. The wealth of knowledge and wisdom available to us with the touch of a button is staggering.

Yet, somehow, all of this advancement may have actually dumbed us down. Many of us live a life of disconnect. We spend less time in nature, under the stars, absorbing the energy of the heavens and the earth. We have become blinded to what is actually available to us.

If we spent more time looking within, we might better see how science and spirituality unite.

We spend endless hours in front of a television screen filling our heads with the fictional lives of others rather than living our own. We may not even be watching the program, but the TV has to be playing in the background anyway.

Choosing to sit quietly with our own thoughts for any length of time simply doesn’t happen anymore. In fact, it seems we go to great lengths to keep our minds otherwise occupied at all times.

I have often wondered how the great scientists of our past knew so much without the technology we have access to today. I believe it is because they were much more in tune to the Universe and themselves. They valued and instinctively listened to their inner voice, their inner wisdom.

Albert Einstein, possibly the most famous scientist to date, won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. Some quotes by this extraordinary individual show that his knowledge and wisdom extended well beyond the confines of science:

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”      Albert Einstein
“A human being is part of the whole called by the universe.”  Albert Einstein
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”      Albert Einstein

At the other end of the spectrum, we have great spiritual teachers embracing science.

His Holiness, The Dalai Lama spoke at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in late 2005. You can read Science at the Crossroadsan article based on his talk to learn more.

His Holiness, The Dalai Lama has also written a book on the subject of how science and spirituality unite. The book is The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality.

 

I haven’t actually read this book yet, as I just discovered it myself while doing the research for this post. It has great reviews on Amazon and is currently in my cart. I am really looking forward to this read.

I found many quotes by The Dalai Lama relating to the unity of science and spirituality. I absolutely love the quote below:

“With the ever growing impact of science on our lives, religion and spirituality have a greater role to play reminding us of our humanity. There is no contradiction between the two. Each gives valuable insights into the other. Both science and the teachings of the Buddha tell us of the fundamental unity of all things.”            His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

It may seem, right now, that science is “catching up” to what the spiritual community has “known” all along, that science and spirituality unite in truly miraculous ways.

Of course, beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. Most mainstream scientists will continue to reject anything they cannot understand by using their five human senses and many spiritualists will continue to ignore the science that could disprove their old beliefs.

I have to admit that I am a science and mathematics geek, so this blending of science and spirituality has become a bit of an obsession for me. Many scholars of the scientific field are now embracing the spiritual realm and I find the result of this to be super impressive.

So, you want to learn more about how science and spirituality unite, right?

I am thrilled to share with you some of the theories out there and the scientific minds behind them. There are so many new discoveries coming into play. We have a wealth of knowledge and wisdom available to us. See if any of these resonate with you.

Nassim Haramein is an amateur physicist and founder of the Hawaii Institute for Unified Physics. He is also the director of research for Resonance Science Foundation. He and physicist Elizabeth Rauscher collaborated to develop a Unified Field Theory that they have named the Haramein Rauscher Metric.

 

Dr. Bruce Lipton, PhD is an American stem cell biologist who believes that our mind/body connection is stronger than our genes and DNA.  He teaches that our thoughts and beliefs can override our genes and lead us to greater health and well-being. He is also the author of several books including The Biology of Belief, Spontaneous Evolution and The Honeymoon Effect.

 

Greg Braden is a New York Times best-selling author, former computer geologist and pioneer in bridging science, spirituality and the real world. He has spent more than 25 years searching high mountain villages, remote monasteries and forgotten texts to uncover their timeless secrets.

Some of his books include The Divine Matrix, The God Code, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief and his newest offering, Human by DesignGreg is also a 2015-2020 Templeton Prize nominee.

If you enjoyed any of these clips, I encourage you to explore further and grow. There is so much to learn about what we are, why we are here and how we can connect on a much deeper level.

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Sending love on Valentine’s day

Today is Valentine’s day and my wish for you is that you know how loved you truly are.

It doesn’t matter if you are married, divorced, single, in a relationship or alone, today is a day to celebrate how special you are.

If there isn’t someone in your life to treat you great today, treat yourself well. Give yourself something wonderful. You deserve love.

I think you are…

Amazing, just the way you are.

Beautiful, inside and out.

Creative, in all that you do.

Divine, you are love and light.

Enough, more than enough!

Fabulous, fun and full of life.

Generous, to all who know you.

Happy, just being you.

Intuitive, to your immense gifts.

Joyous, in the life you create.

Kind, to yourself and others.

Loved, yes, you are so loved.

Magnificent, a true miracle.

Non-resistant, willing to grow.

Opulent, truly abundant.

Passionate, you know what lights you up.

Quintessential, simply perfect.

Radiant, I think you are glowing.

Spirit, infinite wisdom is in you.

Tremendous, you are absolutely extraordinary.

Unique, because there is only one you.

Valuable, you are more important than you know.

Whole, because God makes no mistakes.

XOXO, hugs and kisses for you.

You, this is the one job no one else can do.

Zestful, and loving every moment.

Have a fantastic Valentine’s day overflowing with love and kindness!!

Pay attention to your inner guidance

Inside each and every one of us is the ability to answer every question we have ever asked. The key is to learn to pay attention to your inner guidance. Our intuition will point the way.

Unfortunately this can be challenging. Welcome to Week seven of my Tools for your Spiritual Journey series. This is the final post in the series. Yeah! I set this goal for myself because I tend to procrastinate and fear deadlines. I did it!

Listen to your hunches, pay attention to your intuition, do not dismiss your random thoughts, inspirations or ideas…They could be giving you the best advice you ever had.     Neale Donald Walsh

Pay attention to what your inner voice has to say.

We all have an inner voice, a higher wisdom speaking to us all the time. Attempting to lead us down our appropriate paths. In there with that higher voice, we also have an inner critic.

Usually, the inner critic has the last say. Why are we so eager to grab onto the negative thoughts we have rather than our inspiration? Because that is what we have been trained to do, by our parents, our teachers, and our society. It’s not their fault, they were trained that way as well.

Listen closely for your spirit is always speaking to you. Pay attention to what inspires you as that is your internal guidance. If it stirs your soul and excites you, it’s probably meant for you to do.   Shari Alyse

It’s time to break free from your inner critic so you can pay attention to your inner guidance instead!

We can do all of the meditation, daily soul writing, positive affirmations, mirror work, crystal energy work and manifestation boxes we want and none will do any good if we allow our inner critic to squash our inner wisdom.

The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.   Keanu Reeves

To pay attention to your inner guidance you must trust and believe that you are indeed being guided (you are), that anything is possible (it is), and that you have the power to both access and achieve it (you do).

Intuition: God whispering the answer to you.   Unknown

What we tend to think of as our rational mind is most likely our inner critic. The voice that continually tells us we aren’t good enough, it can’t be done, that idea is no good and society won’t accept it.

“If it looks right but feels wrong, it’s fear. If it looks wrong but feels right, it’s intuition.”

Be creative and follow your joy. We are here to create. If your inner voice is pushing you to do something creative, pay attention to your inner guidance! Sing, dance, write, paint, invent, build, take pictures or make music. Definitely do that!

Act on your inner guidance, and give up your need for “proof” that your inner guidance is authentic. The more you ask for proof, the less likely you are to receive any.   Caroline Myss

I started this blog because I was being guided to write. As I continued using my tools I began exploring the energy of crystals and most recently, I am making jewelry with crystals.

Discover what lights you up and do that.

What sets your soul on fire? What spreads a smile across your face so wide the corners of your mouth kiss your ear lobes? Answer these questions and you will know what lights you up. Then do that, create that.

Lastly, if you don’t know if it is your higher wisdom or your inner critic guiding you, act anyway. Just do it. If the idea turns out to not be for you, it will fall away. If it was true inspiration, it will thrive and flourish.

Trust, believe, surrender, do.

Thank you for reading! You are magnificent!

 

Sometimes the little things bring the most joy

It was bitterly cold but the sun was shining, when I left work one evening last week. Before I even got my car door open, I could see my flower doing its happy dance.

I couldn’t help but laugh out loud. Sometimes it’s the little things in life that bring me the most joy.

It’s a solar-powered air freshener I keep on the dash of my car because it makes me feel good. Laugh more is the message it brings.

I think this little dollar store item is so much fun. My son and I were in the car one day, sitting at a red light. A good tune came on the radio and the flower was bee-bopping along. We looked at each other and joined in!

The flower also has great memories attached to it. I received this happy gift at my company Christmas party a few weeks ago. It was prize for playing a game.

You begin the game with a large ball of cling wrap. There are small prizes wrapped within the cling wrap ball from the outer most layer all the way to the center.

The game participants stand around a table. One person puts on oven mitts and tries to unwrap the ball while another rolls two dice.

When the person rolling the dice gets doubles, the person unwrapping the ball has to stop. You keep the prizes released from the cling wrap on your turn wearing the mitts.

I laughed a lot that night while playing the game. And the joy continues whenever I see my flower dancing in the sun.

Smiles and hugs!

Try a manifestation box instead of a vision board

I think most of us have heard of or even tried a vision board, but what about a manifestation box? These are also called prayer boxes, creation boxes and magic boxes. Welcome to Week six of my Tools for your Spiritual Journey Series.

The idea behind the manifestation box is similar to a vision board, in that, you want to fill it with your intention for the things you would like to bring into your life.

I was first introduced to prayer boxes about nine years ago through Melodie Beattie. The same basic principle applied. To find or create a beautiful box or jar that you love looking at and then fill it with prayers for yourself, loved ones and even those who may be pushing your buttons.

How to create a manifestation box:

I purchased a pretty box from my local craft supply store for $5. If you find something absolutely perfect, then feel free to leave it as is. I definitely wanted to add my own creative flair to the box I purchased.

Manifestation box before

 

I decorated the inside of my creation box with money, cold hard cash! The reason, of course, is that I want to attract more money into my life. At just under $3, this didn’t break bank. If you feel inspired to use fiftys instead of ones, by all means, go for it!

I also added a bit of color to the top of the box. Multi-colored Sharpies worked out wonderful for this purpose. I also added a few gray pearls and a few chips of peridot to the lid.

A bit of ribbon around the lip of the lid and more crystals on the front face and this box was starting to feel like it is my own. I chose a nice sized citrine, some smaller garnet and more peridot chips, all good crystals for attracting money.

Rose Quartz is the crystal of unconditional love, so I included a couple of heart-shaped stones. After placing some Mother of pearl leaves to protect, instill calm and stimulate intuition, I was happy with the energy of my manifestation box.

Manifestation box after

Add at least one affirmation to your magic box.

By writing a positive affirmation right on the box itself, you are setting a powerful intention for the use of the box. It can be as simple as I Believe or it can be an entire prayer.

I had five open surfaces left to add my affirmations. This included the bottom of the box and the underside of the lid. I decided to use them all! Positive affirmations are one of my favorite tools. I wrote a post about using them for Week Three of this series.

If coming up with your own affirmation is difficult, I recommend anything from Louise Hay. I love this one:

I am totally and completely supported by the Universe.

Or you may borrow one of mine if it speaks to you. Here are the five affirmations I used on my manifestation box.

I now accept and appreciate the abundance the Universe offers me.

I am worthy of my dreams!

Thank you God for this bountiful life, for things given and things not yet received.

I am prosperous beyond my wildest dreams!

I am the sole creator of my reality.

What goes inside the manifestation box?

There are a couple of different ways to do this. One way is vision board style. Fill the box with photos and magazine clippings of the things you want to manifest. This can work quite well for a car, a dream home, a vacation or a puppy.

You could also add poems, keepsakes or mementos. If you haven’t adorned your box with crystals, as I have, try placing one inside your magic box to amplify the manifesting power. Clear Quartz is a wonderful amplifier. For more ways to use crystals, see my post on The Energy of Crystals.

This method requires looking through the contents of the box daily. It is also recommended to act as if you already have what you desire. Think about how it would feel to you and try that feeling on for size. Then start wearing that feeling as consistently as you can.

Let’s call the second method Ask, believe and receive. This is my choice. The idea is to ask for what you desire, believe without a shadow of a doubt that the Universe will provide for you and let it go. Forget about it. It’s done and on its way. This is also how a prayer box would work.

I chose one sheet of stationary paper for each manifestation. On that sheet I wrote what I wished to attract and the reasons I wanted it in my life. An example might be;

I will to increase my current income by fifty percent. With this increased income, I will feed my family organic foods, send my child to college, have the means to provide proper medical care for my family, see parts of the world I only dream about now and donate much more money to charity.

Gratitude and Love Jars

The idea of a manifestation box can be utilized in other ways as well. I think a gratitude jar would be awesome. Decorate a jar and then write things you are thankful for on scraps of paper to fill the jar. Then, whenever you are down or having a less than wonderful day, pull out your gratitude jar and smile because you have so much to be grateful for!

I can only think of one better way to lift my spirits, and that would be the Love jar my son made for me about five years ago. He was only six years old then. My jar is glass and decorated with the words I Love You.

Love jar

Inside the jar is the best surprise. Little love notes on small pieces of paper. One says “U are super,” another says “#1, ” and one has hearts drawn on it. This is such a sweet idea for kids, or anyone really. What a great vibration booster!

Most importantly, have fun with this! That is what it is all about.

If you would like to read the other posts in this series, I have provided links below.

Thank you for reading!!

 

Week one – How to create a solid meditation practice

Week two – Daily soul writing for your spiritual journey

Week three – Using positive affirmations to kick the negative self-talk habit

Week four – What is mirror work and how can it help me?

Week five – Using the energy of crystals for your spiritual growth

Week seven – Pay attention to your inner guidance