Merry Christmas! Oh Happy Day!! The Feast of Light, around far longer than Christmas, gives hope that Warmth, Spring, and New Life will happen again as it has for 3.5 billions of years. And in the societal darkness that raged 2,007 +/- years ago, Jesus came to enliven the spirit, enlighten the mind, regenerate love and remind us of our destiny as Children of Light.
Warmth, light, love, family, good spirits and connectedness are all major ingredients of Christmas and indeed of every day of the year, but in the depths of winter we are provoked to honor it in a special way, as our ‘spirits’ are low in the growing darkness.
This year is a special year in relation to light, as it is 100 years since Albert Einstein, who was “obsessed with Light”, gave us a theory that changed the world. In 1915, the theory of General Relativity developed by Einstein showed how light was at the center of the very structure of space and time; and in that same year of magnificent genius for Einstein, he gave the equation, E=MC2 expressing that Energy and Mass are different manifestations of the same thing; The consequences of his thoughts are not nearly understood yet or even evident! But one thing for sure, we have come to realize is that we are all family and connected in ways we have not even come to know yet. And our very existence depends on us, and all that predates us, being just right! Not only is our earth a closed system, and the likelihood of there being another planet having the conditions to support our form of life is very, very slim. Thus “global warming” reminds us of the importance of living simply, cooperatively, efficiently, recycling and composting so to complete our destiny here.
The symbol for Eternity is ∞. I like the coming and going expressed in the symbol. Is our Cosmos coming and going forever? We humans came and will go but will we come and go again for ever? Could it be that the great Light and release of energy forming the big bang, is balanced by the black holes where stuff is sucked in and compressed and perhaps creating a new big bang? And that Eternity is a series of many big bangs (the coming) and many black holes (the going)? As our earth, as well as our Cosmos, are closed systems where nothing is gained or lost only changed in form, are we, and everything else eternal and death merely a change in form, from Matter to Energy and back again, in which all our ingredients continue? … The questions rise to the surface in me.
It seems light and dark are profoundly operative in formation of all things, seen and unseen. And it may be more significant than we imagine. Dark matter and Dark energy comprise 75% +/- of the entire universe and we have no idea what it is but it may be part of the coming and going of this premiere recycling machine. Energy, Mass, Matter, Space/Time, Light, Heat, Dark, Velocity, Gravity… forces at work…setting the stage for Life and Consciousness, Enlightenment, Conscience, Morality? …
Einstein also discovered a very strange property that he called “spooky action”; now called Quantum Entanglement. Einstein disowned the possibility of its reality because he felt it was too unlikely and must be an error. It has been observed in space but never duplicated until recently. What it means is that particles very far from each other can mimic each other as in an instantaneous Game of Simple Simon. So instantaneous, the speed of mimic is faster than the speed of light and thus may be actually instantaneous! Since nothing is supposed to be faster than the speed of light, this is a problem! Somehow these particles are linked and communicating! Could this mean that everything is or could be intrinsically linked and communicating?
Is there a Cosmic Consciousness where life comes from, and does life/spirit force, conscious/memory go on? Or are these separate questions; that of consciousness and life? Or are they the same? Life comes at birth with a breath. Baby breathes and baby lives, consciousness begins. No breath, dead baby, no consciousness. Life leaves with a breath… It happens in an instant; the same instant that consciousness leaves. We need Wise Men (people)!
As I am writing this, I realize it is all about mechanics and not morality. There was someone else obsessed with Light and Darkness; Jesus spoke of it constantly. Ie. John 8:12 “I am the light of the world. The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” And ” The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” Did Jesus come to show that morality is the engine that runs the whole mechanical show? Did he come to teach that it is not enough to be students unless we act and do something positive for all creation with what has been shared with us. Time to get ACTIVE: connect, share, love, give, risk, trust, respect, think, speak, write, honor, and preserve all existence. Bring peace, love, help not hatred, war and shame. Put the golden rule into practice or humans will make themselves the dispensable ones!
THANKS ALBERT AND JESUS! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO BOTH OF YOU.
SO BE YE ALL MORAL, WARM, HAPPY AND ENLIGHTENED.
disclaimer: Do not assume you know what I believe in cause I don’t yet.