I really suggest that you watch this movie The Quantum Activist: Amit Goswami. This documentary is a conversation with a man who is a PhD professor of physics and who has explored consciousness in research. It marks for me, better than any other human document, the confluence of science and spirituality that shows our power as human beings. Dr. Goswami talks about how we must enter the plane of consciousness beyond mere wishful thinking in order to manifest what we desire.
This is how Peace is created – from a consciousness in a state of peace, bathing in it and giving it to the world. It can be sent anywhere anytime as a gift. Think of it as spiritual currency. We do this over and over and build up a bank of it that allows us to draw from it politically, economically, socially wherever humans live. That is my description, not Dr. Goswami’s words.
Notice I am using Peace with a capital “P.” This is lasting and deep, not just a ‘moment’s peace.’
We are always cooperatively creating our supposed objective reality
This is not fluffy idealism, but what the research of quantum mechanics shows: there is NO fixed objective reality; we are participants constantly influencing what we observe by the mere act of observing. So if we want a continued paradigm shift to Peace on Earth it must begin within ourselves so that whatever we observe is flavored by this peaceful state of our own consciousness.
Peace is natural, but consciousness altered from the ‘norm’
When I came to Oregon 3 years ago this practice had become routine, easy for me. With a lot of life changes (a major move, repeated relocations, marriage, change of work habits, etc) I have found myself really needing to discipline myself again to access this state of Peace consciousness.
This is active when the human brain is operating in the slower creative or dream/hypnosis brain wave rhythms called Alpha (8-12 Hz) as well as the deeper rhythms of Theta (4-8 Hz), Delta (0.05–4 Hz) and Epsilon (0.00–0.05 Hz) where the deepest states of meditation occur. In other words it requires an state of consciousness altered from the common cognitive Beta wave state active during engagement with the outer world of tasks and especially during anxious, hurried or unfocused thought.
This is a reminder that the task-oriented preoccupations of the mind interfere with its ability to communicate with our hearts. If this mind fills the heart with something other than Love-Joy-Peace, then we are crowding them out.
We control our brains through our choices and activities. This is probably the chief point of the film upon which this paradigm shift rests. It counters the materialist notion that consciousness somehow arises from the gross matter of the brain with the realization that consciousness gives rise to or creates the brain matter as its own tool. Dr. Goswami said, “When the brain looks, consciousness produces events. Yet if consciousness is merely a brain phenomenon, how could it do it?”
I have decided that it is time to take full, life-long responsibility for what I do with my brain. I have created some wonderful things in cooperation with the Universe and I intend to go on doing this. I may have taken a break, coasting on the enjoyable things that I’ve created the last few years, but my Peace began to deteriorate as I neglected the practice. I’ve returned to the practice lately and have found I’m a bit rusty, so more practice is needed.
Our consciousness is our real power. Let us use it for creating Peace.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace…
— New Testament author Paul
If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.
— Lao Tzu