Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 27, 2016 • 17 Comments
Afterlife Research, Quantum Physics, The Source, Understanding Reality
The greatest scientist in the history of the world was Max Planck. He won the 1918 Nobel Prize in physics as the father of quantum mechanics, but that was not his greatest achievement. The most important thing Dr. Planck ever did was to demonstrate based on quantum principles that human consciousness is primary and it must predate matter. In 1931 he said, ”I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.” He said in 1944, “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 atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle 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.”
What we call afterlife research has advanced by light-years beyond demonstrating that the dead survive. I have been in the thick of this for forty years! And it has been thrilling to watch what is in fact the most comprehensive genuine science advance beyond investigating life after death toward figuring out where and how it happens and then toward eventually coming to comprehend what all of this tells us about the nature of reality. With the help of people we used to think were dead (including the immortal Dr. Planck himself), we can now offer compelling evidence that Max Planck was exactly right. Mind is indeed the matrix of all matter!
It turns out that the only thing that objectively exists is an energy-like potentiality without size or form, infinitely powerful and highly emotional and therefore probably self-aware. We experience this potentiality as consciousness. All of our minds are part of that one overriding Mind, and everything else that we experience is an artifact continuously manifested by Mind.
So in point of fact, nearly a century ago Max Planck discovered the genuine God. But by then the scientific gatekeepers – the university departments and the peer-reviewed journals – were deep in establishing materialism as “the fundamental scientific dogma.” Which means that Dr. Planck’s greatest discovery has been ignored for most of a hundred years.
The sorry result for scientific investigation has been a largely wasted century. To put it plainly:
The waste over the past century in lives destroyed, in misspent scientific careers, and in treasure thrown down the rat-hole of trying to validate the lie of scientific materialism is beyond all human calculation. And the waste continues! As with many big bogus ideas, materialism has many wayward children that become brief fads as people of good will try to follow the lie to its inevitable conclusions. Among the latest of these fads is the notion that technology can somehow make us immortal.
Let’s really get the flavor of this. Scientific materialism insists that our minds are produced by our brains and will die with our brains. But because there are billionaires fondly hoping to make their minds immortal, working scientists will happily take their money and pretend to figure out a way to make what they insist are mere artifacts of matter somehow independently real and eternal! This bogus project has in turn spawned the needless worry that uploaded brains might take over the world.
And now comes a new nonsensical project for billionaires to fund so scientists can waste their careers on it. This one is, if possible, even weirder than the thought of preserving forever what scientists keep insisting is just a product of our meat-brains. There has been a recent flurry of interest in the notion that we are living in a matrix that was probably created by a more advanced future civilization. And being trapped in somebody else’s computer game simply is not fair! So the billionaires who pay the bills now want us to break out of this simulation. Amazingly, the possibility that the matrix might in itself be the grounding of reality seems never to occur to them.
Meanwhile, traditional scientific inquiry is becoming ever more worthless. Having failed to find a particle explanation for dark matter, rather than going back to the drawing board and reconsidering their original premise that dark matter has to be only junk, scientists are doubling down on failure. Science is becoming ever more unscientific!
Yes, we do indeed live in a matrix. And nothing that scientists and billionaires can do is ever going to change that fact. Because fortunately, the Matrix is God.
17 thoughts on “We Live in a Matrix”
I like your concept of matter as bits of artifacts.
The way I see it, matter is a misinterpretation of Mind which is prime Consciousness. In the long run, the higher inquires into existence will discover Mind as Divine Mind and Mind and matter are opposites. Yet matter finds its life and force from being distant offshoots of Mind but not of the same substance as Mind. This view is the Christian Science view BTW.
Hello Bill! Thank you for commenting here. I don’t think that anyone has an evidence-based answer to what matter is, other than to say that the only thing that exists is Mind and matter is created by Mind. Since we now realize that ONLY Mind exists, that everything is energy, and that everything exists in the same place, I have come to think of everything that we imagine to be material as essentially something like a dream. But the plain fact is that it seems to be impossible for us to fully grasp what is going on. It’s as if seven or eight dimensions actually exist but we are capable of comprehending only three or four of them. But it certainly is fun to play with these ideas!
Well said Roberta.
What love we are given by God! The gift of life, so precious. To wrestle with the small human mind and in the end arrive at the door of heaven filled with reverence and humility. What a journey
Oh Stan, this is so beautifully said!!
The word “love” ends with an e for energy. The two e letters in energy cube the energy in love. Quanta, quanta, quanta. And now, we “music,” just for fun, of course:
(You know I am all about fun and love…oh and p h y s i c s too…right, Roberta?)
These people that are pushing the simulation thing are missing the boat on the most important point. They think the simulation is run on some computer built by some super alien species and that the simulation is actually creating their consciousness, the being they actually are.
What does any good game designer want to do? Create a game and then create some one to play it? No he creates the game and then plays it himself. He experiences the game. That’s the whole point.
Since “we” are experiencing the game of reality then it only follows that the consciousness “we” are is creating the game not some external intelligence.
Although games and virtual reality have obviously advanced they are still a far cry from reality itself. We’ve had great advances in visual and auditory simulation but I haven’t heard anything about the other three physical senses. How could any game claim to be as good as reality without those?
There is still no idea on how you possibly upload consciousness into a machine or make a conscious machine. If for some strange reason anything that simulates consciousness on a machine but is not conscious seems to become a threat, guess what, pull the plug!
Beautifully said, Tom! It really is incredible to watch these supposedly intelligent people – the scientists and the wealthy men who fund them – floundering through repeated logical impossibilities. And taking them seriously!
Hi Roberta, Ivanhoe here. Love your posts. This one in particular since my second book relates precisely with this subject. My research totally supports that you are so right about science falling off the turnip truck and making mind, thought and God irrelevant to matter. How can anyone with a modicum of common sense come to the conclusion that anything can spring forth from its own absence? Here’s to you and Max!
Wow, Ivanhoe,thank you! I love your observation about how clueless science has to be to continue to try to perpetuate this nonsense. And any time I’m mentioned in the same sentence with my great hero, Max, I grin!
All is indeed Mind and All is One…this is what the mystics and philosophers have been stating for millenia and only now science is beginning to catch up…the Greek philosophers believed in the concept of Idealism…that our ideas create our reality and not that reality is something fixed or objective. Modern day belief is that materiality is everything…the complete opposite of the truth !
And just as our thoughts and minds change and are fluid, so does our reality change (never more so than in the last century or so). Ultimately, whether we think in terms of particle/matter or energy/thought, they are merely two sides of the same coin…there can be no separation except in our understanding and this separation is the root of all illusion about the nature of our reality.
CERN, Hadron colliders and any other scientific tool will never fully teach us about the true nature of God but only examine in part the effects of God. To really understand our existence and life, we need to experience the essence of God ourselves…this is stated simply in Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God”. Deep meditation may prove the nature of God to any earnest seeker.
Additionally, theoretical understanding can be had intellectually by studying the Hermetic teachings :
Matter is just a slower vibration of energy, a standing wave if you like. Einstein showed how energy relates to matter and this is how so much energy is released during nuclear fission reactions. In more mundane practical terms, the Law of Attraction also can explain the process of manifestation too.
Once, people appreciate that Mind is paramount, that we are all part of this Mind and that we each co-create our reality, there will be no more inequality, hatred, abuse etc. and we can work towards creating a Paradise 😀 People will know that everything we do to one another (and indeed any aspect of Creation), we do to ourselves…and therefore, to be happy, we have to respect and love each aspect of Creation too.
Thanks for the insightful article 🙂
And thank you for your own wonderful contribution, Paz! One thing that really lightens my heart is the fact that so many people are coming to where we are now, so it almost seems that the truth has always been common knowledge. But even five years ago there was so much more ignorance! I hope you are reaching out and sharing your understandings whenever you can, since you are right: only when the core fact that each of us is part of eternal Mind is broadly known will we be able to create the peaceful and loving reality that must be our future, if we are even to survive. Again, thank you for your thoughts!
What then must we do? Now that we have been shown enough to at least grasp an understanding of reality, foraging around for the right vocabulary to debate what we think we know and finding new words to describe a relationship that’s always wanted to be there (“seek and you shall find”) seems unsatisfying. Alan Watts said the word “God” has been so co-opted by so many factions that the mere utterance of it makes a lot of us uncomfortable. He had a point, but I still like to call God God. The word may be laden with stuff we have to get past, but it feels more personal. My biblical scholar friends tell me that in the ancient Judeo-Christian languages, the word for God wasn’t God anyway; the ancient Hebrew was either “I am who am,” which essentially comes down to “all that exists” or two syllables that encompass “he/she” in one concept. The masculine and the feminine power. Other languages, not Judeo-Christian but influences to our concept, have names that would have translated into the same thing; i.e., all being, all knowing — a matrix. It’s all semantics. The sufis regard the spiritual journey as a longing between the lover and the beloved. I think that this personal, interactive relationship is an important thing to remember. So the traditional word works for me: God. It’s a pretty large concept. We just need to take the word back.
Meanwhile, what does it mean? What must we do? The Dalai Lama says prayer is fine, but we must take action. Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee and Mata Lynn talk about “witnessing,” about being in a place where, even if you don’t know what action to take, you watch, keep a vigil, are not moving but are ready to move. It’s active, not passive.
So, what do we DO now that we know.?
I am not much of a mystic, but I like to think of prayer as talking to God, and meditation as listening FOR God — which makes meditation not unlike the sufi concept of witnessing, as presumably although we may not hear from God in a particular moment, potentially we will and are ready.
In the meantime, love, compassion, trying to understand people we don’t understand, acknowledging that even if we can’t see it, the worst people have something loving within them…these are the places to start.
In the name of whatever word feels comfortable, this is what we can all do now.
Brilliantly said, Mike, as always. I’m so grateful for your insights and your participation here!
Indeed, what do we do now, once we understand what actually is going on? I think your suggestion is a wonderful one! Learn and live the Gospels. Let our light so shine before others that they will see our good works and glorify our Father who is in heaven (Mt 5:15). This seems to me to be a great beginning!
But some of us feel called to see a greater responsibility here. What do we owe to each person who still clings to teachings that the evidence now demonstrates are wrong and destructive? What responsibility might we have to humankind as a whole? And what is our responsibility to God?
This is perhaps the most personal possible question. I don’t presume to answer it for others, but for myself the answer has long been clear: for me, living the truth is just the beginning.
Those erroneous Christian teachings and the ridiculous refusal of mainstream science to look beyond materialism are THE cause of all the evils in the world today! Steeped in ignorance as humanity still remains, for centuries too many people have been choosing fear over love, and the result has been a catastrophic debasement of the level of consciousness on this planet. Our spiritual level as a species is so low at this point that it is beginning to spiritually harm the planet itself, so the ley lines are thinning. The planet’s rhythms are beginning to be destabilized. We are in a downward spiral now that probably cannot be interrupted other than by very dramatic action.
So a number of us are giving the rest of our lives to an all-out assault on this ignorance that is being perpetrated by what should be our most trusted institutions. Whatever it will take to break through to a broader understanding worldwide, and quickly, we are prepared to do! Speaking just for myself, I find no limit whatsoever on my responsibility to each person individually, to humankind, and to God. Perhaps I could feel this responsibility as a burden, but instead it feels like the greatest possible gift!
Thank you, Roberta!
I neglected to say previously that we need to get people past the notion that we are victims, or at best puppets, of a divinity that is toying with us or using us as test cases to prove allegiance. The true nature of the divine — pure, unconditional, eternal love — is also the only logical nature. Only love is infinitely creative. A nature of fear, or anger or jealousy cannot create. Nothing lasting anyway. And even the notion of destroying in order to re-create may sound romantic (in a sense) and “awesome” and inspiring, but such a nature, or agenda, would only logically eventually eat its own tail.
Also the next time we hear someone, anyone, ask the question, “How could God allow this to happen,” we need to put an arm around their shoulders and set them straight. God only “allows” free will. Everything else, we do, or cause. That, to me, goes to your question about our responsibility to God. Nothing happens TO anyone. We are all participating in whatever happens, and indeed helping to choose the outcome.
Oh, I could go on and on, but it’s hard to find the words. I hope you will write a future blog post about our responsibility to God, which is simply…to love.
PS-Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee points out that the lover/beloved relationship with God is ultimately frustrating to the human notion of love, which IS conditional and full of vanity, because once we find that love, it’s not about us but is all about God. Of course, by that point, there has been a transformation that the statement, “it’s all about God” seems kind of absurdly, patently obvious.
Mike, you are never at a loss for words! All wonderfully said. I think the notion of talking about what we owe to God as a blog post is a wonderful one! I have almost finished writing a post about prayer that I’ll be posting in a day or two, but I’ll make a note of your idea. I think people’s fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of God and our relationship with God is probably the greatest disservice that Christianity does to its followers, and to us all.
We live IN a Matrix, AND We ARE the Matrix!
Well, yes ;-). But for most people, simply getting their minds around the whole matrix concept is hard enough….