Modernity has gifted human life with much advancement. Humans have travelled to dream lands of science and technology in this new era, yet they insist on the scripts of cemented theories and perspectives. In addition to the world of power of mind and matter, there is an unknown realm, infinity, which generates a high capability in everyone’s spiritual reserve to connect to a true order of creation, the order of love. This divine connection seems inaccessible, yet is very near. Scientists have proposed many theories for the creation of the Universe, including the current leader, the Big Bang hypothesis. Yet infinity cannot be restricted in a Big Bang model, because it does not and cannot account for the empirical reality of the underlying harmonic wave we call “Love.” Where and how can we discover a high quality tool that will allow us to approach the realm of infinity inside our physical substance? That tool already exists in its best form as our eternal souls; what is lacking is a method to deeply listen to the cosmic music generated by the harmonic wave of love.
For several years, I have wanted to write about the most transformative and inspirational quality in my life, “Love.” What I have felt, which is something I describe as music in my soul, is far beyond normal auditory frequencies. I decided to begin with an imaginary story, one that is a bit different from Stephen Hawking’s explanation of the origin of the Universe (1). Stories often begin with “Once upon a time,” but mine begins with “Once there was no space or time.” God was alone since eternity, without beginning. Nobody can point to when or where the starting point was. It was far beyond a very simple ‘Big Bang.’ It belonged to the realm of infinity, a realm outside the limit of space and time, without beginning and without end. There is a great contrast between these two concepts, infinity and the Big Bang model.
The Big Bang model is the prevailing cosmological model that describes the early development of the Universe (2).
Approximately 13.798 ± 0.037 billion years ago, the Big Bang occurred; the Universe expanded from an extremely dense and hot state and continues to expand today. A common analogy explains how space itself is expanding, carrying galaxies with it, like spots on an inflating balloon (3-8). As with the classic question of what came first, the chicken or the egg, the same question can be asked about the Big Bang. Which came first, the context in which the Big Bang occurred or the Big Bang itself? If the Big Bang came first, there was no context in which it occurred. If, on the other hand, the context in which the Big Bang occurred, then the Big Bang is not the origin of the Universe. Can we drag infinity into a small balloon that, when punctured, explodes with massive force? NASA scientists have declared that the Big Bang model is not complete because it does not explain why the Universe is so uniform on the very largest scales or, indeed, why it is at the same time so non-uniform on smaller scales. For example, the Big Bang theory makes no attempt to explain how structures, such as stars and galaxies, came into existence in the Universe (9).
Beyond the Big Bang model
Attempting to understand the meaning of infinity with our finite minds is futile, but we can do so with our infinite soul, because we are a holographic image of the cosmic soul. The entire cosmos is everyone’s spiritual identity. The holographic model of imaging explains that the whole image is in every part or, in the other words, wholeness is in every detail. (10). Baba Tahir (the great illiterate poet of the 11thcentury) said: “I am that sea now gathered in a tear. I am that universe now centered here.” (11). Tahir expressed an understanding of the existence of wholeness in every detail. He saw that wholeness as an attribute of love. This was already understood among theologians and regular people many centuries ago. For example, Hatef Esfehani, an 18th century poet said:
“Open your heart eyes to behold the living core
Whatever is hidden there you will score…
Each atom of your tender heart you bore
You will see a sun smiling within the core.” (12).
The above lines show that he had realized the meaning of the wholeness in every detail. When people think about the Big Bang, they generally are referring to the creation of tiny specks of light called “galaxies.” Because of pictures made by powerful telescopes, they know these galaxies exist far away, outside of themselves, as particles in an infinite cosmos. Or they may think about the Big Bang in terms of physical energies, such as hydrogen and helium, which were created from other types of energies, such as dark matter. These conceptions about the Big Bang theory start with events and energies that are limited by the bounds of our mind and the material world. They transform into the forms of energy that are familiar to us – sunlight, air, water, dirt. While we understand this conversion as having occurred over an extraordinarily long time, time exists in a completely different order from infinity. Various theories of physics attempt to explain the Universe in terms of time, space, matter, and mind. However, they cannot explain either infinity or the perspective of the soul. This is because both infinity and the soul transcend and include time, space, matter, and mind. Yes, the soul cannot be explained by mind and matter, because the soul, as a hologram, contains both mind and matter.
In order to understand infinity and the Big Bang, the true challenge is not to know the mind of God, but to know your own mind. It is the reason that this point of space and time exists for you in your reality. Instead of attempting to explain infinity in terms of theories of physics, including the Big Bang theory, begin with the language of infinity, soul, and spirit that transcends and includes mind, matter, time, and space. In fact, infinity means that the cosmos has no beginning or end, while it uses time and space to create matter and mind. Now, we come back to our own story; in this fictional story, God emanates the energy of love as a harmonic wave to every particle of the cosmos. Which kind of wave does He emanate? Is it an electromagnetic wave that is transferred through the vacuum of space and, passing through dark matter, reaches a place named planet Earth? Does that electromagnetic energy convert to mechanical waves or perhaps quanta? No, a “harmonic wave,” which begets harmony in metaphysical and physical systems, is different from a mechanical wave or a quantum particle. It is a unique wave with its own characteristics. It does not need any kind of medium in order to be transmitted, including matter or dark matter. This kind of harmonic wave begets multi-spectral waves in multi-dimensional existence, even in the zero-dimensional existence of electrons, quarks, and photons. This harmonic wave creates existence out of the dimensions of time and space in an infinite cosmos. It does so because it flows both outside of any kind of existence and as the holographic reality of every living being.
A harmonic wave does not require any medium for conduction. This concept is different from David Bohm’s idea for the non-locality quality of quantum potential (13). Consequently, it can account for phenomena that physical theories of creation cannot, such as remote psycho kinesis, synchronicity, and falling in love. Dreams are also holograms. When you enter a dream, you access holographic images of universal consciousness. The characters in your dreams are holograms of a greater reality, a truth that resides within every unit of the cosmos. It is the holographic nature of dreaming that allows us to experience precognition, lucidity, and transformation within them. Every character demonstrates an innate, underlying reality that should be listened to in a respectful way. Indeed, the characters in one’s dreams manifest universal consciousness in different ways. They act as keys that open our blind eyes, trapped in cemented blocks of waking routines, to fresh, transformative perspectives. In addition to not requiring space as a conductor, harmonic waves do not require time. Patterns of love and beauty can originate simultaneously in any part of the world. This ability of harmonic waves to transcend time challenges not only the special relativity of Einstein, which says that there is no speed greater than the speed of light (14). It also applies to more recent controversy in neutrino’s speed. In September 2011, scientists of The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, announced that neutrinos can move faster than light (15).
“I caught the happy virus last night
When I was out singing beneath the stars.
It is remarkably contagious – So kiss me”.
“The gift” by Daniel Ladinsky (16).
Whether called LOVE (Light On Vivid Earth) or inward music through the action of harmonic waves, the divine registers in the mind and soul as inspiration. Hafez, the great poet of the 14th century also had a definition on inspiration:
“Last night, at morning time, me freedom from grief, they (Fate and Destiny) gave. And, in that darkness of night, me the water-of-life they gave through the effulgence Of the ray of His essence, me senseless (and full of love for Him), they made: (in the world) from the cup of splendor of His qualities, me wine they gave.” (17).
After this great event occurred, harmony manifested in time and space. Harmony may be defined as the way in which parts are combined into a pleasing arrangement that is experienced as beauty. Beauty is God’s fine art. This beauty is the essence of everything or everyone in an infinite cosmos. Whenever this harmony fades, disharmony is experienced. Harmony is the key point of well-living as Rumi; the great poet of the 13th century, said: “I was dead, I came alive, I was tear, I became laughter/all because of love when it arrived, my temporal life from then on changed to eternal (18).” Rumi noticed the meaning of harmony in life as giving life to a dead body. As well, Rumi understood the meaning of eternity and this harmonic wave beautifully, as indicated in this heavenly poem.
“All through eternity
Beauty unveils His exquisite form
In the solitude of nothingness;
He holds a mirror to His Face
And beholds His own beauty.
He is the knower and the known,
The seer and the seen;
No eye but His own
Has ever looked upon this Universe.
His every quality finds an expression:
Eternity becomes the verdant field of Time and Space;
Love, the life-giving garden of this world.
Every branch and leaf and fruit
Reveals an aspect of His perfection-
They cypress give hint of His majesty,
The rose gives tidings of His beauty.
Whenever Beauty looks,
Love is also there;
Whenever beauty shows a rosy cheek
Love lights her fire from that flame.
When beauty dwells in the dark folds of night
Love comes and finds a heart
Entangled in tresses.
Beauty and Love are as body and soul.
Beauty is the mine, Love is the diamond.
They have together
Since the beginning of time-
Side by side, step by step.” (19).
Wherever this harmony has been shaped, beauty exists, although it may not necessarily have a normally acceptable symmetry. For example, beauty is found in Cubist paintings, but not necessarily with a normal symmetry, because harmony is implicated in the order of even disordered patterns of Cubist paintings. There is harmony in this scattered pattern of waves and color spots; that’s why many enjoy looking at this kind of painting. The harmony in Cubist paintings may come from the harmony implicated in the order of the pattern, or it may be imposed upon the work by the categories of the mind, or both.
Where does the harmonic wave of love go when something or someone loses its harmony? Indeed, it doesn’t go anywhere, but changes its own kinetic energy in sentient beings into forms of disharmony, such as anger, hatred, anxiety, fear, depression, greed, and arrogance. It manifests in nature as destructive patterns, such as tsunamis and hurricanes. No energy in the cosmos dies; only its form changes. As harmony begets harmony, disharmony gives rise to disharmony, too, like a vicious cycle. We have witnessed this cycle since ancient times in human communities. Every cell, family, community, government, or world that has included disharmony has faced destruction. This is the lesson of history. Because we know the whole soul of the cosmos is within every unit of soul, “respect for every soul” guarantees the health of harmony in human relationships. Because every unit has all the characteristics of the whole universe, like a hologram image, where you can see the entire picture in every part of the jigsaw puzzle, we can consider every unit as the center of its single Universe and the center of the whole Universe. God has penetrated every unit AND the whole cosmos simultaneously.
The Quran says: “We are closer to him than (his) jugular vein.” (20). To be closer to us than our organs, God’s quality must penetrate every unit of our being. This verse from the holy Quran clearly shows the presence of the wholeness in every detail. As well, Rumi believed that the Quran has miracles concealed within it (21), so this could be one of the best descriptions of the miraculous reality of which physics presents only a shadow. Respect for every member of this Universe, rather than race, age, religion, language, wealth, or even spirituality, is respect for the center of the Universe, that is, God. This harmony brings intra-connectedness as well as inter-connectedness to every system, whether the parts of a cell in a human being or the details of the Milky Way, whether among the different thoughts of inner conversation in a human mind or among the different ideas and minds of different people. To break this intra-connectedness and inter-connectedness is to lose touch with harmony and beauty. Some people and communities prefer to imprison themselves in their own isolated islands of belief, custom, law, and ritual. By doing so, they lose their harmony and beauty. What Saadi, a great poet of the 13th century, said is a hallmark for keeping this intra-connectedness and inter-connectedness:
“Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain, other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain, the name of human you cannot retain.” (22).
Does this poem, which graces a precious Persian carpet decorates UN headquarters in New York, serve as a call for “breaking all barriers?” I suspect this, but there is no better place for such a perception except that place.
Time to rethink many cherished ideas
Einstein’s general relativity equation is controversial to some scientists because they view it as incomplete. If we equate Einstein’s formula, E = mc², with love, it requires conceptualization beyond the realm of physics. Which kind of love is the meaning of a true love? Can we bring every dependency, habit, controlling, gain, and manipulation under the flag of love? Of course we cannot. There is a very interesting definition of love in the “love chapter” of the New Testament:
“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.” (23).
When one looks at these verses about love through the eyes of our very modern, secularized, and educated world, in the developed countries and the developing lands, it seems to embody the full meaning of immaturity or being naïve in routine relationships. This kind of “mature” viewpoint is the main reason for war, injustice, crimes, dictatorships, power-tripping, and prelest gestures in the world. “The term ‘prelest’ is a Russian word that has come into English usage for lack of a precise equivalent, although it is often translated as “spiritual delusion,” “spiritual deception,” or “illusion,” accepting a delusion for reality in contrast to spiritual sobriety.” (24). When people who call themselves adults denigrate love, it is important to view them as we would innocent infants, without prejudice, pride, condescension, judgment or condemnation. To do so is full maturity in love. We need to choose whether we want to be the same “mass,” or resistance, before any change in a defective formula of the creation of reality, on the one hand, or to live in harmony with the harmonic wave of love. We need to choose whether we are to remain imprisoned in the finite territory of a single Big Bang with a “start and end” point, or whether we belong to somewhere else, named “Infinity.” We need to feel we live in these following heavenly words, where all exists between God and ourselves: The paradoxical commandment by Dr. Kent Keith (25).
“People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
Because the Universe is not restricted by space or time, we, as holographic souls of the cosmic soul, don’t need to put ourselves and others down lower than the aim of the cosmic soul. We are included in divine effulgence through the whole cosmos. We are the same strings connected to other strings from inside to outer infinity. This perspective helps us to ignore geographical, racial, cultural, belief system differences and boundaries and to join unique common essence-infinity. By deep listening to this pleasant cosmic music, Love, we are able to integrate our emerging potentials to be the same we could be. By finding and following our inner compass, sacred part of divinity within, we awaken to the right path to our final home, infinity.
The author deeply thanks Dr. Joseph Dillard; PhD, innovator of Integral Deep Listening (IDL), Berlin, Germany, www.integraldeeplistening.com, www.dreamyoga.com for English editing of this article and Dr. Mehrdad Jalalian, MD, Mashhad, Iran, www.MehrdadJalalian.com for his scientific writing guide (26). The author also thanks Mehr Publishing group (http://www.MehrPublishing.com) for advanced copy editing of the manuscript.
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