Dylan Charles, Editor
“It is necessary to perceive truth with the heart, not just the mind.” Jonathon Miller-Weisberger
Long before science surfaced as a force of nature within the minds of human beings, spirituality and superstition reigned. The evolution of the human species and the human mind is a fascinating story and at our present moment in time we are gifted to be able to bear witness to the communion of science and spirituality, which enables us to for the first time in our collective history to dispel both the superstitions of humankind and the hubris of the material sciences.
At the root of the timeless human quest for a deep understanding of our existence is the drive to find the source of consciousness, that precious gift of the cosmos that animates our bodies and provides a foundation for the intellect. For spiritual people who’ve committed themselves to an esoteric and experiential understanding of our mental universe, it is observed that human consciousness is a vast and endless sea, multi-layered and multi-colored with infinite possibilities. For the scientifically oriented minds among us, this explanation does not hold water as it is too aloof and immeasurable, defying the demand for reproducible data, as consciousness and spirit have as of yet evaded measure by our ingenious devices and analytical technologies.
Yet the human spirit evolves with time, and our capacity to experience and to know the cosmic subtleties of our universe increases with our evolution. So too does science evolve and mature, taking on a consciousness of it’s own, as though it were its own force of nature, as wild and consuming as fire itself. Seemingly divergent, these opposing world views have actually forever been moving in tandem, only appearing to occupy their own lanes on a fast-track super-highway. In reality, both are forever heading in the same direction, each with unique purpose, awaiting communion with the other.
The next evolutionary phase of the human race simply must be marked by the convergence of science and spirituality, the communion of the material and immaterial, the marriage of logic and abstraction. A practical and tangible oneness rather than dissociative duality. At present we know this to be true, as so many of us can plainly see that we are in serious need of a humanizing effect on science, and also in want of a more practical understanding of spirit, soul and consciousness.
The race is on, and this convergence will take place if we are to have a future here on earth. Without a swift and certain evolution on this front we are doomed to be destroyed by our own scientific hubris and material ignorance, while the spirit watches the material consume itself.
All this is changing, however, right now. As the movement to awaken human conscious is rapidly growing, science is moving just as swiftly to understand and interpret spirituality in its own rigid terms. In this evolutionary process, millions of us on planet earth are simultaneously awakening to our divine nature, and science and technology are driving forward with amazing theories and discoveries that validate some of the long-time fundamental ‘knowns’ of the spiritual community.
As evidence of this, here are 10 examples of the developing convergence between science and spirituality.
1. Simulations Back Up Theory That The Universe is a Hologram
2. Consciousness May be a State of Matter Similar to Solid, Liquid or Gas
3. Scientific Proof of the Existence of the Soul
4. Proof of Heaven – A Neurosurgeon Journeys Into the Afterlife
5. Proof That Near Death Experiences are Real
6. Memories Can be Passed Down Through Generations
7. Out of Body Experiences Validated by Science
8. Scientific Proof That We Are Literally Evolving into Gods
9. Researchers Show How Mindfulness and Thoughts Can Induce Specific Molecular Changes to Genes
10. Research Suggests That Children Have a Strong Sense They Existed Before They Were Conceived
Parity between science and spirit is long overdue and desperately needed so that the claim of superiority by science can at last be rejected, and the dualistic perspective that we humans are in nature and not of nature can be healed.
For this convergence to take place, some ground must be given up by both the spiritual purist and also by the unbending devotee to logic and rational science, for both of these forces shape our world. The temperance of these paradigms is required to rethink and restructure our world in such a way that balance is restored and ecological and social harmony can be re-established, for in this time our lives are marked by scales tipped dangerously too far in either direction.
Science has no inherent soul, and spirit by itself lacks of the organization necessary to effect massive change. The shift, however, is happening now.
About the Author
Dylan Charles is a student and teacher of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, a practitioner of Yoga and Taoist esoteric arts, and an activist and idealist passionately engaged in the struggle for a more sustainable and just world for future generations. He is the editor of WakingTimes.com, the proprietor of OffgridOutpost.com, a grateful father and a man who seeks to enlighten others with the power of inspiring information and action. His remarkable journey of self-transformation is a testament to the power of the will and the persistence of the human spirit. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.