We are t told the truth of the reality of both Who we are and What this universe of ours (including our beautiful blue planet) offers us. The universe is in God, for there was where else for it to be when the source of everything created this universe; including both space and time. Before that act of creation there was thing here, since the tell-tale echoes of energy waves bouncing off what previously existed before creation do t seem to exist. Scientists and theologians working at the leading edge of both Science and the spirituality part of Philosophy tell us that God is in this universe at the level of the sub-atomic particles and wave forms; all the way on up to the ends of the universe. As well, God is involved in the ongoing creation processes of this universe. Virtually everything that we think that we kw about this universe of ours, including planet earth, is badly limited and reality is t what we see, hear, sense, smell, etc. - in fact reality is very much different from what we sense. We see a piece of solid iron and think that it really is solid, but if all of the particles of matter of iron were placed in the center of a huge football stadium, it would be smaller than a mote of dust in that stadium's open space. We also hear less than is possible, over the full range of sound, sense only a limited part of the roughness, smell just a fraction of what produces volatile compounds, and so on. We have been taught that the world of mass and energy is built from the bottom up and it is just happenstance that determines what will work as chemistry, physics and life - that too is incorrect. The universe is fine-tuned to have us exist and all of the things that occur, from rocks to living creatures, exist and grow in a universe that guides the development of materials and life in a way that selects only those combinations that are likely to be successful. This is t a random universe, but one very much guided by a Creator. We are all little packets of God, with limitations, but made in the image of God, because God decided to make us that way. We are t just animals, but are spiritual beings having a human journey in the 'earth school, ' so that we can find our weak areas and strengthen them, all the while becoming more spiritually powerful. We can rely on having those experiences that will help us grow happen to us - although we have free will we do t have to learn from them, but the lessons are and will be there again for us to choose. We have a great deal of power over our local conditions, because we were made with that power, but our society (including families, schools, churches, governments and businesses) do t support our finding out who we really are. Once we realize that we are spiritual beings who will never die, although our bodies will die, we are virtually uncontrollable. Some of those with money and power live in Fear and try to control everything and everyone, in attempt to create the sense of safety - they do t succeed, but try again and again. Once you realize just Who you really are and Why you are here, you are unlikely to be a threat to any except the truly evil ones; but the rich and powerful do t see things that way. Your job, should you accept it, is to learn about Love, become loving and then grow beyond unconditional love to joy and peace and, finally to and through enlightenment. The task is difficult and scary, as you deal with your doubts; but it is worth it. This book, by a fellow student on the journey, will provide you with some background information that can help you get going. Your first teachers should t be too far ahead of you, so learning from other students is a less-threatening way to start. The author provides you with other books, but also with the names of better teachers once you are ready for them. Take the steps needed to move along the path - it is your Destiny to become Love-focused! Enjoy the trip and Love with gusto!
The author writes as Jesuis Laplume on matters of Science and spirituality part of Philosophy. I was trained as a scientist in an Engineering faculty, graduating with a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics (Aeronautical Option) and, after an apprenticeship in the aircraft field, I moved into spacecraft component and system design and development. My science training was short on specifics and thorough on Science and Mathematics. It was also well suited, however, to helping move new Science into new practice, as well as helping determine the 'Right' questions to ask in any field of endeavor. After retirement I began studying what was going on at the leading edge of most Science fields and learned a lot from over a decade and a half of the studies of the local group, 'The Forum on Faith and Science.' I read widely on both the history of Science and the various fields of 'The New Spirituality, ' where some branches are trying to redevelop the initial messages of the old Religions and the new understandings of what pure information, thought, emotion and prayer/meditation could tell us about ourselves and our universe. I am developing a website at http: //www.jesuislaplume.com and have a large number of books and eBooks both written and under consideration, as well as a Newsletter and set of Blog posts. Suggestions as to what readers would like to see next are welcomed. My primary purpose is to present the limitations of what we know and help readers better understand the questions that they should be asking about Who they really are and Why they are here having this journey as a human being. There is a great deal of misinformation being spouted, most of which is Fear-based rather than Love-based. Love is the way we must go if we are to survive as a species. For more see the above websit