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There are no words in English, or maybe in this reality, to explain the kind of love God emanates. God was totally accepting of everything we reviewed in my life. In every scene of my life review I could feel again what I had felt at various times in my life. And I could feel everything everyone else felt as a consequence of my actions. Some of it felt good and some of it felt awful. All of this translated into knowledge, and I learned -- oh, how I learned! The information was flowing at an incredible breakneck speed that probably would have burned me up if it weren't for the extraordinary energy holding me. The information came in, and then love neutralized my judgments against myself. In other words, as we relived my life, God never judged me. God held me and kept me together. I received all information about every scene -- my perceptions and feelings -- and anyone else's perceptions and feelings who were in the scene. No matter how I judged myself in each interaction, being held by God was the bigger interaction. God interjected love into survive. . . .

We are all in this big churning mass of consciousness. We are each a part of this consciousness we call God. And we're not just human. We are Spirit. We were Spirit before we came into this lifetime. We are all struggling Spirits now, trying to get being human right. And when we leave here, we will be pure Spirit again.everything, every feeling, every bit of information about absolutely everything that went on, so that everything was all right. There was no good and no bad. There was only me and my loved ones from this life trying to be, or just trying to 

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Quotes on Quantum Physics and Reality

Quantum theory has show that particles are not isolated grains of matter, but are probability patterns, interconnections in an inseparable cosmic web. Relativity Theory has, so to speak, made these patterns come alive by revealing their intrinsically dynamic character. It has shown that the activity of matter is the very essence of its being. The particles of the subatomic world are not only active in the sense of moving around very fast; they themselves are processes! The existence of matter and its activity cannot be separated. They are but different aspects of the same space-time reality. The Tao of Physics pg 203

The field theory of modern physics forces us to abandon the classical distinction between physical particles and the void. Einstein's field theory of gravity and quantum field theory both show that particles cannot be separated from the space surrounding them. On the one hand they determine the structure of that space, whilst on the other hand they cannot be regarded as isolated entities, but have to be seen as condensations of a continuous field which is present throughout space. In quantum field theory, this field is seen as the basis of all particles and of their mutual interactions.

 The field exists, always and everywhere; it cannot be removed. It is the carrier of all physical phenomena. It is the void out of which the proton creates pi-mesons. Being and fading of particles are merely forms of motion in the field. W Thurring Physicist

 The distinction between matter and empty space finally had to be abandoned when it became evident that virtual particles can come into being spontaneously out of the void, and vanish again into the void, without any nucleon or any other strongly interacting particles being present. . . 

Here then, is the closest parallel to the Void of Eastern mysticism in modern physics. Like the Eastern Void, the 'physical vacuum' --- as it is called in field theory --- is not a state of nothingness, but contains the potentiality for all forms of the particle world.  These forms, in turn, are not independent physical entities but merely manifestations of the underlying Void. As the Sutra says, "Form is emptiness, and emptiness is indeed form."

 The relation between the virtual particles and the vacuum is an essentially dynamic relation; the vacuum is truly a "living Void", pulsating in endless rhythms of creation and destruction. The discovery of the dynamic qualities of the vacuum is seen by many physicists as one of the most important finding of modern physics. The results of modern physics thus seem to confirm the words of the Chinese sage Chang Tsai:

 When one knows that the Great Void is full of ch'i one realizes that there is no such thing as nothingness.

 The Tao of Physics pg 221-222.

The distinction between organic and inorganic is a conceptual prejudice.  It becomes even harder to maintain as we advance into quantum mechanics.  Something is organic, according to our definition, if it can respond to processed information.  The astounding discovery awaiting newcomers to physics is that the evidence gathered in the development of quantum mechanics indicates that subatomic "particles" constantly appear to be making decisions!  More than that, the decisions they seem to make are based on decisions made elsewhere.  Subatomic particles seem to know instantaneously what decisions are made elsewhere, and elsewhere can be as far away as another galaxy!  The key word is instantaneously.  How can a subatomic particle over here know what decision another particle over there has made at the same time the particle over there makes it?  All the evidence belies the fact that quantum particles are actually particles.  The Dancing Wu Li Masters - Gary Zukav pg 51

The Sun's power (about 386 billion billion mega Watts) is produced by nuclear fusion reactions. Each second about 700,000,000 tons of hydrogen are converted to about 695,000,000 tons of helium and 5,000,000 tons (=3.86e33 ergs) of energy in the form of gamma rays.  The Sun

Stars (Suns) are not scattered randomly through space, they are gathered together into vast groups known as galaxies. The Sun belongs to a galaxy called the Milky Way. Astronomers estimate there are about 100 thousand million stars (Suns) in the Milky Way alone. Outside that, there are millions upon millions of other galaxies also!

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While estimates among different experts vary, an acceptable range is between 100 billion and 200 billion galaxies, Mario Livio, an astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, told Space.com.

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As I passed into the second light, the awareness came to me that I had just transcended the truth. Those are the best words I have for it, but I will try to explain. As I passed into the second light, I expanded beyond the first light. I found myself in a profound stillness, beyond all silence. I could see or perceive FOREVER, beyond infinity. I was in the void. I was in pre-creation, before the Big Bang. I had crossed over the beginning of time - the first word - the first vibration. I was in the eye of creation. I felt as if I was touching the face of God. It was not a religious feeling. Simply I was at one with absolute life and consciousness.
 
When I say that I could see or perceive forever, I mean that I could experience all of creation generating itself. It was without beginning and without end. That's a mind-expanding thought, isn't it? Scientists perceive the Big Bang as a single event which created the universe. I saw that the Big Bang is only one of an infinite number of Big Bangs creating universes endlessly and simultaneously. The only images that even come close in human terms would be those created by supercomputers using fractal geometry equations.
 
The ancients knew of this. They said Godhead periodically created new universes by breathing out, and de-creating other universes by breathing in. These epochs were called yugas. Modern science called this the Big Bang. I was in absolute, pure consciousness. I could see or perceive all the Big Bangs or yugas creating and de-creating themselves. Instantly I entered into them all simultaneously. I saw that each and every little piece of creation has the power to create. It is very difficult to try to explain this. I am still speechless about this.
 
It took me years after I returned to assimilate any words at all for the void experience. I can tell you this now; the void is less than nothing, yet more than everything that is! The void is absolute zero; chaos forming all possibilities. It is absolute consciousness; much more than even universal intelligence.
 
Where is the void? I know. The void is inside and outside everything. You, right now even while you live, are always inside and outside the void simultaneously. You don't have to go anywhere or die to get there. The void is the vacuum or nothingness between all physical manifestations. The SPACE between atoms and their components. Modern science has begun to study this space between everything. They call it zero-point. Whenever they try to measure it, their instruments go off the scale, or to infinity, so to speak. They have no way, as of yet, to measure infinity accurately. There is more of the zero space in your own body and the universe than anything else!
 
What mystics call the void is not a void. It is so full of energy, a different kind of energy that has created everything that we are. Everything since the Big Bang is vibration, from the first word, which is the first vibration.
 
The Biblical "I am" really has a question mark after it: "I am? What am I?"
 
So creation is God exploring God's Self through every way imaginable, in an ongoing, infinite exploration through every one of us. Through every piece of hair on your head, through every leaf on every tree, through every atom, God is exploring God's Self, the great "I am". I began to see that everything that is, is the Self, literally, your Self, my Self. Everything is the great Self. That is why God knows even when a leaf falls. That is possible because wherever you are is the center of the universe. Wherever any atom is, that is the center of the universe. There is God in that, and God in the void.
 
As I was exploring the void and all the yugas or creations, I was completely out of time and space as we know it. In this expanded state, I discovered that creation is about absolute pure consciousness, or God, coming into the experience of life as we know it. The void itself is devoid of experience. It is pre-life, before the first vibration. Godhead is about more than life and death. Therefore there is even more than life and death to experience in the universe!
 
I was in the void and I was aware of everything that had ever been created. It was like I was looking out of God's eyes. I had become God. Suddenly I wasn't me anymore. The only thing I can say, I was looking out of God's eyes. And suddenly I knew why every atom was, and I could see everything.
 
The interesting point was that I went into the void, I came back with this understanding that God is not there. God is here. That's what it is all about. So this constant search of the human race to go out and find God ... God gave everything to us, everything is here - this is where it's at. And what we are into now is God's exploration of God through us. People are so busy trying to become God that they ought to realize that we are already God and God is becoming us. That's what it is really about.
 
When I realized this, I was finished with the void, and wanted to return to this creation, or yuga. It just seemed like the natural thing to do.
 
Then I suddenly came back through the second light, or the Big Bang, hearing several more velvet booms. I rode the stream of consciousness back through all of creation, and what a ride it was! The superclusters of galaxies came through me with even more insights. I passed through the center of our galaxy, which is a black hole. Black holes are the great processors or recyclers of the universe. Do you know what is on the other side of a black hole? We are; our galaxy; which has been reprocessed from another universe.
 
In its total energy configuration, the galaxy looked like a fantastic city of lights. All energy this side of the Big Bang is light. Every sub-atom, atom, star, planet, even consciousness itself is made of light and has a frequency and/or particle. Light is living stuff. Everything is made of light, even stones. So everything is alive. Everything is made from the light of God; everything is very intelligent
.  Mellen-Thomas Benedict's Near-Death Experience

 

To explain these first experiences, I refer to the scientific research of biologist and medical scientist Alexander Gurwitsch and Nobel Prize–winner and biophysicist Fritz Albert Popp. They determined that unstable atoms in our physical body release exotic light-energy in the form of photons. Mathematician Jan Willem Nienhuys, among others, confirmed this and also ascertained that dying cells release countless photons. Photons as lightkwanta (independent localized units of energy) are related to consciousness, according to Popp, and to information, according to philosopher of science Ervin Laszlo.  

The Physics of Near-Death Experiences: A Five-Phase Theory© by Maureen Venselaar, PhD

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Albert Einstein

Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. We convinced physicists know that the distinction between past, present and future is only an illusion, however persistent.

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New theory of time suggests that the past, present AND future co-exist in the universe

Eternalism (philosophy of time)

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With regard to the question of time, everything happened instantaneously. The whole thing happened all at once but we are bound by the restraints of language ... It is like an explosion, it is all there.  When my life went before my eyes, it was not from my earliest memory at thirteen months.  There was an enormous TV screen in front of me .....  Way over on the left was my memory at thirteen months, and way over on the right was July 1072, age thirty-eight.  Everything in between was right there and I could see the whole thing, all at the same instant. Lessons from the Light: What We Can Learn from the Near-Death Experience pg 150

All of a sudden....my life passed before me ..... What occurred was every emotion I have felt in my life, I felt.  And my eyes were showing me the basis of how that emotion had affected my life.  What my life had done so far to affect other people's lives, using the feeling of pure live that was surrounding me as the point of comparison.  And I had done a terrible job.  God, I mean it! ... Lookin' at yourself from the point of how much love you have spread to other people is devastatin'.  The Light Beyond  Raymond Moody  page 71

When I nearly drowned in the ocean at seventeen, my whole life was there within the light - buy instead of a sequence of events, it came all at once.  I learned that time as we think of it doesn't exist, nor does the separation between us ... In fact, it was almost as if there was no "other".  I say almost because I had self-awareness, but know my awareness lived within an intricate pattern that existed eternally, everywhere.  Lessons from the Light: What We Can Learn from the Near-Death Experience.  Page 176

And yet as I relived in my life, there was no judgement being places on it by anyone.  No one pointed a finger at the horrors, or blamed me for any of my mistakes.  There was only the overwhelming presence of complete acceptance, total openness and deepest love.  Lessons from the Light: What We Can Learn from the Near-Death Experience. Pg 165

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I was surrounded with space, as I saw my whole life unfolding.   

I was watching millions of the pictures of my life’s event, like a movie broken down into picture frames.  All the little deeds, thoughts and moments upon moments, even the ones I forgot ever happened-they were there .  It was such a fascinating sight. The most curious thing was that the pictures were not connected to one another- they had a gap between them that looked like a string of light.  It looked like they were threaded on this string of light. 

My main feelings were equanimity, awe and curiosity.  There was a strong quality of inquiry and inquisitiveness as I was examining everything.  Every time a question came to me, the answer was immediately revealed.

This unfolding of pictures and gaps developed and progressed continuously,  presenting a constant delicate consequential  line in perfect order, a chain of events, yet somehow they were all happening at once.  The past the present and the future were all happening at once.  It was inspiring to witness the order and sense that all these little pictures seemed to have in “the big picture”. I felt a lot of compassion.  I was all forgiven.  In fact there was nothing to forgive. 

I could see that my life had “perfect order” to it.  In some way it was like watching a mathematical equation or sum that makes perfect sense- such event and such event create this kind of result.  It was a simple portrayal of natural cause and effect with a gentle understanding.  There was no judgment, only innocence.  Romy NDE 

In space-time, everything which for each of us constitutes the past, the present and the future is given en bloc . . . Each observer, as his time passes, discovers, so to speak, new slices of space-time which appear to him as successive aspects of the material world, through in reality the ensemble of events constituting space-time exist prior to his knowledge of them.  Louis de Broglie French Quantum Physicist  Nobel Prize 1929

Time flows not like a river but like the ticking of a clock, with "ticks" that are about as long as the Planck time: 10-43 second.  Quantum Foam and Loop Quantum Gravity

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Albert Einstein

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 A young veteran describes his review:

While I was serving in Viet Nam, I received wounds and I later "died" from them, yet through it all, I know exactly what was going on.  I was hit with six rounds of machine gun fire, and as it happened I wasn't upset at all.  In my mind I actually felt relieved when I was wounded.  I felt completely at ease and it was not frightening.  

At the point of impact my life began to become a picture in front of me, and it seemed that I c could go back to the time when I was still a baby, and the pictures seemed to progress through my whole life.      

I could remember everything, everything was so vivid.  It was so clear in front of me.  It shot right by me from the earliest thing I could remember right on up to the present, and it all happened in a short time.  And it was not anything bad at all, I went through it without any regrets, no derogatory feeling about myself at all.  

The best thing I  can think of to compare it to is a series of pictures;  like slides.  It was just like someone was clicking off slides in front of me, very quickly.  Life After Life  Raymond Moody  pg. 62

I've been in and out of prisons and jail's my whole life including as a youth. These punishments did nothing for my addictions but perhaps made them worse. I had a little time sober through meetings but the underlying urge was still there ultimately winding up at the crack house again.

This experience has taken the urge from me. Our time here is so short and I feel like I was sent back to tell others the TRUTH that we do not simply go in a grave and that's all. But rather a beginning to really living.  Scott B NDE

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“That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.”  Albert Einstein

“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.” 
 Albert Einstein

Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe.  Erwin Schrodinger

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So, as I have said, I lay and became aware of these stars and this universe all around me being conscious. I also became aware of the communications of these stars. I now need to try and describe more specifically what these stars were communicating to me. It was in essence very simple - though as I have said the communication system is utterly stupendous - in the 'first part' of their communication they let me know that they knew me. In the 'second part' of their communication they let me know that they were happy to see me, again. They were so very, very happy that I was back with them, to join them again. In the 'third part' of their communication they let me know that they loved me very, very much. I need to point out here that I have written this as first, second and third part of the communication. This is wholly inaccurate - it is a limitation that we have in our thinking because of our use of language. This communication was one massive stream of 'music' that played in the very fabric of the space that I was in, that moved through me, and from me and back to them. For I myself was in such a state of joy to be with them again. (This did not strike me as in any way peculiar or strange to me.) At the same instant that that was happening I was also aware of the meta-mind of the communication as a unified and completely non-conflicted whole.  Peter N NDE

 

Nonlocal space harbors a hidden reality that exerts a constant influence on our physical word.  Everything in our physical world, which is also known as space-time, is subject to time and distance.  But everything is based on constant interaction between quantum states and this invisible nonlocal space.  Everything visible emanates from the invisible.  Again this is a matter of complementarity, just like the wave and the particle function.  The visible, physical world, space-time, complements the invisible and imperceptible nonlocal space.  The physical world is influenced at quantum levels by nonlocal space, just as our physical body at all levels seems to be influenced by our consciousness.  The foundation of our physical universe seems  by definition not measurable.  Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience  Pim van Lommel, M.D pg 242-3

Consider the world around you. You are holding a book made of paper, the crushed pulp of a tree. Trees are machines able to take a supply of atoms and molecules, break them down and rearrange them into cooperating colonies composed of many trillions of individual parts. They do this using a molecule known as chlorophyll, composed of over a hundred carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms twisted into an intricate shape with a few magnesium and nitrogen atoms bolted on. This assembly of particles is able to capture the light that has travelled the 93 million miles from our star, a nuclear furnace the volume of a million earths, and transfer that energy into the heart of cells, where it is used to build molecules from carbon dioxide and water, giving out life-enriching oxygen as it does so. It’s these molecular chains that form the superstructure of trees and all living things, the paper in your book. You can read the book and understand the words because you have eyes that can convert the scattered light from the pages into electrical impulses that are interpreted by your brain, the most complex structure we know of in the Universe. We have discovered that all these things are nothing more than assemblies of atoms, and that the wide variety of atoms are constructed using only three particles: electrons, protons and neutrons. We have also discovered that the protons and neutrons are themselves made up of smaller entities called quarks, and that it is where things stop, as far as we can tell today. Underpinning all of this is quantum theory.”  The Quantum Universe (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does)

In classical physics, the past is assumed to exist as a definite series of events, but according to quantum physics, the past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities. Even the universe as a whole has no single past or history.  Hawking & Mlodinow, Scientific American, October 2010.

A non-local interaction links up one location with another without crossing space, without decay, and without delay. A non-local event is, in short, unmediated, unmitigated and immediate. Nick Herbert, Quantum Reality, page 214.

Individual quantum-mechanical entities (quons) need have no well-defined state; they may instead be involved in collective, correlated ('entangled') states with other entities, where only the entire superposition carries information. Peter Knight

God does not play dice.  Albert Einstein  Theoretical Physicist

Einstein, stop telling God what to do.  Neils Bohr  Theoretical Physicist

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As I was absorbed in a deep thought of this question, a tiny spot of light appeared suddenly. In the center of the spot, I saw myself, when I was a baby. Then the light spread out in all directions, like a spider spreading silk to build an intricate spider web. I looked closer to the web, and was surprised to find that every silk thread was connecting to time as well as the “cause and effect” of different people and incidents.  The threads were inextricably linked to one another. They connected my different stages of life, interweaving and mapping my own web of life.

My web was only one of the many others. Each of the individual webs was linked by silk threads, connecting our relationships with one another. By that moment in front of me, was a giant nest of webs.

I stepped forward and leaned my head down into the nest. It felt like soaking into water. The only difference was that I didn’t need to breath. I opened my eyes, and found myself in a cinema, with thousands of screens around me. Playing on every screen were episodes of the different moments in my 30 years of life, from early childhood till the present. Some of which I remembered, some of which I had long forgotten. I was intrigued by this fascinating experience, which I had never gone through or imagined. For the first time, I had a simultaneous, panoramic picture of my entire life.   Dr. Bell C Near Death Experience

"The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment." Bernard d'Espagnat

.Bell's theorem is a mathematical construct which, as such, is indecipherable to the nonmathematician.  Its implications, however, could affect profoundly out basic world view.  Some physicists are convinced that it is the most important single work, perhaps, in the history of physics.  one of the implications of Bell's theorem is that, at a deep and fundamental level, the "separate parts" of the universe are connected in an intimate and immediate way. 

In short, Bell's theorem and the enlightened experience of unity are very compatible.   The Dancing Wu Li Masters - Gary Zukav  pg 398

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Oh Child of Buddha Nature, the time has now come for you to seek a path.  As soon as your respiration ceases, the luminosity known as "the inner radiance of the first intermediate state," which your spiritual teacher formerly introduced to you, will arise.  immediately your respiration ceases, all phenomena will become empty and utterly naked like space.  At the same time, a naked awareness will arise, not extraneous to yourself,  but radiant, empty, and without horizon or center.  at that moment, you should personally recognize this intrinsic nature and rest in the state of that experience.  Meditations on Living, Dying and Loss - The Essential Tibetan  Book of the Dead. pg 90

Meditations on Living, Dying, and LossThe Essential Tibetan Book of the Dead (Google eBook preview)

Oh Child of Buddha Nature, listen!  Pure inner radiance, reality itself, is now arising  before you.  Recognize it! O Child of Buddha nature, this radiant essence that is now your conscious awareness is a brilliant emptiness.  It is beyond substance, beyond characteristics, and beyond color, completely empty of inherent existence in any respect whatsoever.  This is the female buddha Samantabhadri, the essential nature of reality. The essence of your own conscious awareness is emptiness.  Yet this is not a vacuous or nihilistic emptiness; this, your very own conscious awareness, which is empty, without inherent existence with respect to any substance whatsoever; and your own conscious awareness, which is  vibrant and radiantly present -- is the Buddha-body of reality.  This intrinsic awareness, manifest in a great mass of light, in which radiance and emptiness are indivisible, is the buddha nature of unchanging light, beyond birth and death.    Meditations on Living, Dying and Loss - The Essential Tibetan  Book of the Dead. pg 94-95

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Love is, without a doubt, the basis of everything.  Not some abstract hard-to-fathom kind of love but the day-to-day kind that everyone knows--the kind of love we feel when we look at our spouse and our children and even our animals.  In its purest and most powerful form, this love is not jealous or selfish, but unconditional.  This is the reality of realities, the incomprehensibly glorious truth of truths   that lives and breathes at the core of everything that exists or that ever will exist, and no remotely accurate understanding of who and what we are can be achieved by anyone who does not know it, and embody it in all of their actions. Dr. Eban Alexander      Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

Life After Death? A Neurosurgeons Journey Into the Afterlife  Article by Dr. Eban Alexander

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The soul of man in immortal and imperishable. Plato 428/427 or 424/423 BC to 348/347 BC

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Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. Socrates 470/469 – 399 BC.

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