When Our Paths Cross
I read a great post from a blog I have been following for a short while. The premise is that “whenever our life path crosses someone else’s, whether it be for a few minutes or an extended period of time, we have something to learn from the person and something to give them” It goes on to say that our meeting is no accident.
It sounds too much like fate for my liking, to be fair the blog author states something similar. Karuna goes on to describe a time when she meets three people that if not fate what would the chances of them meeting be.
The one that blew my mind is she met a young lady who was born in the same hospital that she worked as a nurse in the maternity ward at time the other person was born. The possibility that Karuna actually held this woman on the day she was born. Now if you read the post, which you should, you will come to know the most amazing part of this story is that the two came together not in same city, state, nation, but while travelling thousands of kilometers away from the birthing hospital.
Fate no. Coincidence, everyone from the great Jethro Gibbs on down says they do not believe in coincidences. Yet coincidences happen, do they not?
Well I believe there is a connection between everything. Being a man of science, well alright a man who likes science and a spiritual man, well all right, a man who likes spiritual things I am trying to explore this connection. Which field does this connection belong in, science or the spiritual? Could it be both? Well just under a hundred years ago Einstein made a disturbing discovery while researching the theory of relativity. He referred to it as “spooky action at a distance” and it has become known as Quantum Entanglement.
Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon that occurs when pairs or groups of particles are generated or interact in ways such that the quantum state of each particle cannot be described independently – instead, a quantum state may be given for the system as a whole.
Quantum entanglement is an area of extremely active research by the physics community, and its effects have been demonstrated experimentally with photons, electrons, molecules the size of buckyballs, and even small diamonds. Research is also focused on the utilization of entanglement effects in communication and computation.
Let us boil down what this mumbo gumbo is. It means that any group of atoms, molecules or atomic systems separated by distance, even great distances will rotate in the same direction. If one changes the other immediately changes. This change happens so fast that no known communication could happen. That is because all known communications are thought to be bound by the theory of relativity. It cannot go faster than the speed of light. However these groups of cells act like they are communicating.
This is something that rests on the outside of our known scientific reality but at the same time it has been known for centuries by many sages. When I say rests on the outside I mean that while a lot of scientific experimentation and work is being performed on this it little understood by the general public. The above quote is from Wikipedia, not the greatest of scientific papers however enough that we can at least see there is a semblance of normality to this post. But I do want to go a little farther. When we push beyond the known we at some point start asking the questions of science that we have till now asked only of religion. Why are we here and is there something more?
Spooky action at a distance, is what coincidence is, is it not? And if so what does it mean? What about déjà vu, mental telepathy, and knowing when one of god’s little creatures hits the ground. It just might answer why we meet a stranger half way round the world and find out they are not a stranger after all.
I do not intend to have a scientific debate on this. I could not hold my own against all the people who will try to prove me wrong or feel the need to prove their knowledge or theory more correct. I just find it astonishing that on the summit of scientific achievement that science may yet prove that the theologians were correct in the first place. All these things become possible. All of sudden science and spirituality may just find themselves friends.
What a world that will be, and we will be here to see it happen.
More to come.
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