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A Theory of Everything

• The different frequency ranges at which neurons fire are called "brainwaves". They are usually referred to by a Greek letter and associated with particular mental states. For example:

-Delta (~4 Hz): Deep, dream-less sleep; loss of conscious awareness
-Theta (5-8 Hz): REM or "Rapid Eye Movement", when one is dreaming
-Alpha (9-14 Hz): Deep relaxation
-Beta (15-40 Hz): Alert, concentration
-Gamma (+40 Hz): Peak states of awareness

In 2004, a study was conducted in which several advanced meditators were asked to focus on a sense of "unconditional loving-kindness and compassion towards all sentient beings" while hooked up to an EEG, a device which records the electrical activity of the brain. It was found that a high amount of Gamma was produced and larger networks of neurons started to function as one. This is called "Whole Brain Sychronization".

• In quantum physics, the states of particles are described with a bit of mathematics called a "wavefunction". In the 1920's, it was hypothesized by two mathematicians, Satyendra Bose and Albert Einstein, that a state of matter exists in which all of the particles of a substance within that state could merge together as if they were one (i.e.: be described with a single "wavefunction"). This is called a "Bose-Einstein Condensate".

This state of matter can now be formed within the laboratory by cooling substances to incredibly cold temperatures (i.e.: near "absolute zero", 0 Kelvin, -273.15-degrees Celsius, or -459.67-degrees Fahrenheit). Interesting effects start to appear near these temperatures. For example, "superconductivity," which is the ability for electricity to flow without any resistance or decay whatsoever. If this type of electricity is made to follow a ring shaped conductor, it will continue to move indefinitely. This is called "persistent current".

• In the 1960's, two radio astronomers, Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, accidentally discovered that there is a field of radiation that exists all throughout outer space. It is called the "Cosmic Microwave Background" (CMB), and has a temperature very close to "absolute zero" (approximately 2.73 Kelvin).

More recently, some interesting patterns have been discovered within the CMB. For example, there are what scientists call "The Cosmic Axis of Evil" and the "Cold Spot". These patterns suggest that there is a "Cosmic Anisotropy", a directionality to everything, a kind of "Universal Frame of Reference".

From the above information, we put forth the following ideas:

All things both arise from Love and are sustained by Love for all eternity. Further, there is a Universal Center from which this Transcendent Love emanates and All things are aligned with it. We become consciously aware of our Oneness when our sense of compassion expands to encompass All things.

Many scientists would probably not see these facts as interrelated, perhaps even sweeping these conclusions aside with the oft repeated phrase "correlation does not imply causation". But I also feel that we are quickly approaching that moment when the Truth that Love is synonymous with sincere Caring, Virtue, and with Life itself will be undeniable to All.

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Thank you for reading! ♥