We started our company, What If It Really Works?, in 2003 on the NPR station, KOTO, in Telluride, Colo. Our focus was and still is interviewing experts about new science, new spirituality and consciousness studies. At that time there was seldom mention of consciousness anywhere.
So we sought out people who could discuss this seemingly obscure subject. One of our first interviewees was Capt. Edgar Mitchell, commander of the Apollo 14 Mission in 1972. On the return portion of that mission, Mitchell had a profound experience of consciousness as he was surprisingly connected to everything around him, including Earth from a distance of 225,000 miles away.
This experience was so powerful that he resigned his commission in the Navy and committed his life to finding out what it was. He founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences and discovered consciousness was a hidden secret
Physicist Claude Swanson wrote in 2010: “A century ago Neils Bohr proposed that, in quantum physics, human consciousness has the power to disturb experiments. Just a peek causes something called “quantum wave function collapse,” which means you just destroyed those nice wave patterns your particles were in. So, consciousness is really powerful. Once you have looked, the particle behaves differently. Despite this enormously important role consciousness plays, physicists have avoided studying it ever since.”
Well, that was the last century. Now all of that is changing. In the 1950’s, the renowned theologian, Paul Tillich described God as “The Ground of All Being.”
That brought God up close and personal. God no longer lived in the sky somewhere. He became the basis, the essence of everything. God became the ground on which and within which all of our lives and all of our world is lived. God is our ultimate concern.
Today advanced thinkers refer to consciousness as the soul of the universe. It is found everywhere, on all levels of reality, and has the power to show us the connection we have to beings on the other side of the universe, and to the smallest energies in all material, as yet undiscovered.
Consciousness is also the heart of understanding quantum anything. You are going to hear more and more about this for the rest of your life. This is at the core of the evolutionary leap our species is taking right now. The purpose of evolution happening now is to create the new human, which is the target set by God to be the highest expression of God revealing Himself in the universe.
This new species of human will likely be known as Homo luminous, or Man of Light. Light will be recognized as the universal conveyor of information and power. Jesus gave us a hint of all of this when he claimed himself to be The Light of the World.
So here, in two sentences, is a concise definition of consciousness written in 1935 by one of our great quantum scientists.
“The total number of minds in the universe is One. In fact, consciousness is a singularity phasing within all beings.”
— Erwin Schrodinger
I hope you will take the time to think about this definition. It is filled with secret information that will change our world.
Chuck Robison is the former Protestant chaplain at The Church Center of The United Nations in New York. He and his wife, Karen, now produce an Internet TV show at their website whatifitreallyworks.com. Chuck is co-author of "The Quantum Conspiracy" available on Amazon.