Consciousness of Man
Consciousness in a simple way is being aware of self as a separate being who can think and reason that there is an internal and external self. Consciousness remains puzzling and controversial as the most familiar and mysterious aspect of our lives. Opinions differ wildly but most agree that our intuition exists as part of consciousness.
What is Consciousness and where is it?
Modern research into the brain is missing the fact that consciousness is part of the nonphysical mind while the brain is the physical part that governs the chemistry and biology of the body.
The mind is similar to our consciousness and some of its functions include, imagination, dreaming, artistic interpretations, feelings of love and what love means to the higher mind of consciousness.
The following scientists have left us their interpretations of what they have learned about our consciousness and if it’s also a part of the matter and energy in the universe.
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
― Albert Einstein
The human condition is a mystery and we who try to unravel that mystery are scientists and philosophers.
People are curious about all things including the nature of the universe as well as the nature of life.
We have the gift of free will and consciousness to use in our quest for the truth and to find out who we really are. -- Erik Lovin
"From my earliest training as a scientist, I was very strongly brainwashed to believe that science cannot be consistent with any kind of deliberate creation. That notion has had to be painfully shed. I am quite uncomfortable in this situation, the state of mind I now find myself in. But there is no logical way out of it. I now find myself driven to this position by logic. There is no other way in which we can understand the precise ordering of the chemicals of life except to invoke the creations on a cosmic scale. . . We were hoping as scientists that there would be a way round our conclusion, but there isn’t." -”There Must Be A God.”
I feel that being brainwashed is a bit harsh unless you consider the religious way of handing out knowledge.
I agree that if we simply and beautifully use any kind of logic there’s no other answer except that a God exists.
This is not a religious God who has a human being as his son. The true nature of God is the infinite energy source of everything that exists.
This energy has been used by spiritual beings to create a universe for us in order to experience life as a physical being.
The church turned knowledge into personal and emotional tools to help people deal with spiritual questions that couldn’t be answered by science.
But many times the church used this power in wrongful ways by building extravagant churches at the cost of human lives.
Religion almost made people into slaves to serve the church’s hunger for more power.
The reality is that we are souls on a personal journey to learn more about our power and connection to the ultimate power of God. --Erik Lovin
"A common-sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question." - Fred Hoyle, astrophysicist
Fred Hoyle was an astrophysicist who coined the term Big Bang while a host on a radio talk show.
He also had the common sense to say that a superintellect (God) must be the reason that the universe and nature exist as they do. I concur --Erik Lovin
"I find it as difficult to understand a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the existence of the universe as it is to comprehend a theologian who would deny the advances of science." - Wernher von Braun (rocket scientist)
Another scientist who understands that a superior consciousness is behind the existence of the universe.
He was wise enough to point out that the church has tried to keep science from gaining power over the church.
Meanwhile, the church continues to rest in their age-old theology without a way to process religion from bible stories into the mainstream. --Erik Lovin
"The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power." - Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla was the inventor of alternating current electricity that powers our homes and industries.
He was famous for many discoveries such as wireless communication and a lot of controversy surrounds his death and his missing files.
Nikola was always giving credit to the spiritual connection we have with our higher power and that we can all be in tune with that power. --Erik Lovin
"The most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being." - Sir Isaac Newton
The great Sir Isaac Newton invented the laws of gravity.
Yet again, we have a great scientist that says the world could only come from an intelligent and powerful being.
"The cardinal error of science lies in shutting the Creator out of His Creation." - Walter Russell, Doctor of Science
Walter Russell was a great artist, author, and sculpture in America.
His one-line quote above shows in a wonderful way how science remains stuck in the past by not recognizing the creators of the universe.
I would like to make a distinction that he probably meant God as the creator, while I separate God as being the source of energy and intelligence and the creators of the universe are his Spirit workers and architects. --Erik Lovin
Religion and science are opposed ... but only in the same sense as that in which my thumb and forefinger are opposed - and between the two, one can grasp everything. - Sir William Bragg, Nobel Prize in Physics 1915
This famous scientist shared a Nobel prize with his son. In this quote, he recognizes the disconnect between science and religion.
I think that if religion could come to terms with science it would be a happy day for us all.
Imagine the church announcing that Jesus was simply a man who was channelling the power of Christ's energy.
Imagine religion saying we are all equal and not that much different from Jesus or Christ.
Imagine religion supporting the truths of science and science embracing religious beliefs?
The marriage of science and religion is the new paradigm. --Erik Lovin
"My religiosity consists in a humble admiration of the infinitely superior spirit that reveals itself in the little that we, with our weak and transitory understanding, can comprehend of reality." - Albert Einstein
In this slightly convoluted saying, Einstein recognizes that an infinitely superior spirit is behind the reality of physics.
Einstein reveals his struggle with religion and the mechanics of science. In his maturing old age, he became more of a spiritual person than just a scientist. --Erik Lovin
“As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about the atoms this much: There is no matter as such! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. . . . We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.” —Max Planck
Max Planck is the father of quantum theory receiving the nobel prize in 1918, that all matter is made up of quanta of energy called the Planck constant.
He was wise to admit that an intelligent mind is responsible for the creation of matter.
“Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve”. Max Planck
Max is responsible for discovering the very smallest amounts of energy that creates the matter in the universe.
Even in the smallest quantum particles, the universe works with the precision of the universe.
From the smallest particle to the largest galaxy the precision of the infinite source is working.
In his quote above he realizes that the mystery of the universe is also in the mystery of man.
I think it’s another saying that supports science and religion should work together. Erik Lovin.
"It seems to me that when confronted with the marvels of life and the universe, one must ask why and not just how. The only possible answers are religious. . . . I find a need for God in the universe and in my own life." - Arthur L. Schawlow, Professor of Physics at Stanford University, 1981 Nobel Prize in physics
He received a Nobel Prize for the discovery of lasers. Here was a scientist who said that he needed to have God in his life.
All these great scientists admit that there is an intelligent Mind that makes the universe work.
We should listen to their wisdom and consider a new paradigm of energy. --Erik Lovin
"It seems to me pretty plain there is a third thing in the universe - consciousness - which I cannot see to be matter, force or any conceivable modification of either". —Biologist Thomas Huxley.
Thomas Huxley supported the work of Charles Darwin and the concept of evolution.
I think that evolution was the process that created animals into mankind. Notice that I used the word creation.
It is my theory that the universe was a creation using consciousness and the powers of the infinite God. But I am also saying that evolution was at work after the creation of the Big Bang event.
We have to go to the next level of wisdom that realizes creation and evolution work hand in hand using God’s intelligence. --Erik Lovin
" I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as a derivative of consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything we talk about, everything we regard as existing, postulates consciousness ". —The father of modern-day physics Max Planck.
Again wise words from Max Planck that consciousness is a fundamental thing just like energy and intelligence.
The consciousness that created the universe is not only part of matter but the creator of matter is the Mind of consciousness.
We have this consciousness in us because we are souls that came from consciousness to live a physical life here in order to experience the creation that was made for us.
This consciousness is fundamental yet science and religion fail to acknowledge that we are here because of our connection to consciousness. --Erik Lovin
"We can admittedly find nothing in physics or chemistry which has even a remote bearing on consciousness, yet all of us know there is such a thing simply because we have it ourselves. Hence consciousness must be part of nature or more generally reality. This means that quite apart from the laws laid down in quantum theory, we must also consider laws of quite a different kind”. Nobel prize winner Niels Bohr
Niels Bohr received a Nobel Prize for his discovery that electrons only orbit certain orbits in an atom and if they fall from a higher orbit a photon of energy is released.
This famous scientist says that consciousness is a fundamental energy that exists in us even though it can’t be found under a microscope it must exist. --Erik Lovin
“Consciousness is part of our universe, so any physical theory which makes no proper place for it falls fundamentally short of providing a genuine description of the world. A scientific world-view which does not profoundly come to terms with the problem of conscious minds can have no serious pretensions of completeness.” —Roger Penrose
Roger Penrose is a British physicist who also worked with the late Stephen Hawking. He studied about and wrote books about consciousness.
Roger calls himself an atheist but he argues that the known laws of physics are inadequate to explain consciousness.
I agree, matter didn’t somehow evolve into consciousness but consciousness was able to create matter. --Erik Lovin
"When the province of physical theory was extended to encompass microscopic phenomena through the creation of quantum mechanics, the concept of consciousness came to the fore again. It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to consciousness and that consciousness is the ultimate universal reality." —Eugene Wigner.
Eugene Wigner shared a Nobel Prize in physics related to the atomic structure of atoms.
The study of quantum mechanics and particles shows how perfect the laws of nature are.
It’s in this contrast of the tiny atom to the immense universe where it becomes impossible to ignore the consciousness behind creation. --Erik Lovin
“Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.”― Albert Einstein
No, not everything is determined! We have free will and consciousness, with these powers we can control our destiny.
The process is understanding that there is a higher consciousness and like Nikola Tesla said we have the ability to connect to the intelligence of that source.
Einstein in his older age realized that there is a higher power of mind that we have access to.
It’s important to note that all these famous scientists realized the power of consciousness in their mature and older age.
So if you feel that there isn’t a higher intelligence at work in the universe you're not alone.
Most of these scientists felt like you in their younger and immature days.
My hope is that you dear reader will also know that consciousness. --Erik Lovin
Thank you for your time here and as always be well https://lovinthings.com