How understanding science can help us heal!....(sare geek warning!)
I have long been a proud geek. I adore maths, chemistry excites me and physics is my whole world, literally (dad joke warning). Increasingly I believe I am not alone in wanting to marry my spiritual beliefs with my love of science. As a child I learned all the rules of physics, force = mass x acceleration, y=mc2 and every action has an equal and opposite reaction. I knew the rules, but I never understood what they meant. I completed a post graduate diploma from the University of Plymouth, was an internationally recognised Category A Hydrographic Surveyor, but even though I could do 3D trigonometry, I was an ignorant scientist. Why? It was because I had no faith. I had been taught faith and science could not co-exist, I know now this is complete rubbish. I believe there is no true scientific learning without faith.
One of the first 3 rules we learn about as children are Newton's laws of attraction. Lets take Newton's third law which states, that for every action (force) there is an equal and opposite reaction (force). So forces are found in pairs, lets use the analogy of a chair. Your body exerts a force downward and that chair needs to exert an equal force upward or the chair will collapse. It's an issue of symmetry. Forces encounter other forces in the opposite direction. I knew this law, but I didn't understand it from its true pure source, the law of Karma.
Karma is often used as a tool for negative energy, "let karma deal with it," when in fact, Karma is actually the Sanskrit word for action. It is the forerunner to Newton's third law, an ancient understanding of a modern concept. Karma states, when we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will react accordingly, 'every action must have a reaction'. This returning force may be modified or suspended, but we will not be able to eradicate it. The universal law of energy, is that no energy is ever eradicated, it is just changed. The law of Karma applies to everything, including your own self thoughts. If I constantly think negative thoughts, the law of attraction states that the equal reaction will be negative events. So the simple answer, stop thinking negative thoughts, think yourself happy. It is literally simple physics, not 3D trigonometry.
Start to rethink some of your science knowledge, a little less literally and a little more with your heart. How about Newton's first law that says that an object at rest tends to stay at rest, and an object in motion tends to stay in motion, with the same direction and speed. Motion (or lack of motion) cannot change without an unbalanced force acting. If nothing is happening to you, and nothing does happen, you will never go anywhere. If you're going in a specific direction, unless something happens to you, you will always go in that direction. Forever. What about if we took that to mean, when seemingly bad things happen in our lives, they force us into motion, an 'unbalanced force' acts upon us to get us moving. These seemingly bad things open us up to new experiences, new windows of opportunities.
There are thousands of examples you could find, the key is to start to shift how we percieve things, to have a little faith in ourselves, in others and in our magnificent universe. As Einstein famously said, "All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree."...x Sare