Science and religion has become binary, sometimes forcing people to follow one or the other. This was not always the case. Different fields and concepts in mathematics were created by well known mathematicians such as Newton, Galileo, and Kepler to study and understand the universe and ultimately prove the existence of a God. Science and religion are one in the same despite popular belief. Religion is a collection of theorems for the universe. They are taken to be true without question or hesitation, hence the term “faith” when often referring to religion. In mathematics, however, a theorem must be proven using postulates and axioms. It isn’t to say that this requirement constitutes lack of faith but is rather a way to strengthen it.
The First Law of Thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed. This means that every atom, every molecule from when our universe was created is still here, in different forms. We are the universe. Our hands could have once been an asteroid and our hearts part of a star. A part of me could have once been a planet, someone’s moon, or just random dust floating in darkness. It beautiful to think that our eyes are the universe viewing itself, its creation of billions of years of hard work. We are all part of an endless cycle of destruction and recreation sculpted from the same clay.
This means that we are all connected to everyone and everything. There are many religions that fit this idea into their beliefs on different levels. All things have a frequency and a vibration. Everyone and everything is made up of waves. The visible light spectrum ranges from violet to red with respectively smaller and larger wavelengths. This gives insight as to why we say we are feeling blue it means that we are feeling sad (though this may not be historically accurate to how that term was actually coined) or how red is usually associated with anger. Blue has a smaller wavelength, while red is higher and has more energy.
Wavelengths can be changed, synchronized and resonated. Synchronization is the process where two or more systems interact with each other and come to move together. It is commonly observed to occur between oscillators. Synchronization differs from the well-known phenomena of resonance, where an oscillator responds to an external periodic signal. Collections of oscillators are observed to synchronize in a diverse variety of systems, despite the inevitable differences between the oscillators.
We have the ability to manipulate our own internal wavelengths. For example, in Dale Carnagie explains in his famous book, How To Win Friends and Influence People, how forcing yourself to smile, to whistle, to hum a tune can make you a little happier. Now, it isn’t to say that a forced smile is all it takes to cure an emotional state of depression just like once bicep curl wont make anyone buff, but what would happen if it became a more common habit? Our thoughts, our actions, our words are all external waves. If we expose ourselves more to the resonance of how we want to feel or what we want to be or what we wan to happen, we can synchronize to it and make it reality. Soon that fake smile will be a real smile.
Sounds like a bit of a stretch, I know, but there have been countless experiments that reflect the power of this. Many people are familiar with the rice experiment where two jars of rice and water are labeled “love” and the other “hate”. Each day someone would say, “I love you” to the one labeled love and, “I hate you” to the one labeled hate. After time, the one labeled hate molded and spoiled much faster compared to the one labeled love.
The Law of Attraction made popular by the book, The Secret, states how imperative daily positive affirmations are. What we tell ourselves, what we think and believe about ourselves become true. Vision boards, boards of pictures of our goals, big or small, help to keep thoughts on them and influence their imminent reality.
The religious exercise of prayer is used to thank and and ask our God for things we want (which ever god you may believe in. A rose by any other name is still a rose, but I wont get into that) is similar to how people believe our words and thoughts affect us. He said, “Ask and you shall receive.”
Even listening to songs can immediately change our emotions and energy. Some people like to meditate to clear their minds and find peace. Examples of how the waves we expose ourselves to can affect us are endless!
This is what leads be to believe that some peoples wavelengths naturally resonate with others on different levels. This is why we are close to the people we are close to. When it comes to love, I believe the infinite vibrations we are made of are calling out to the others they were once with before they were separated waiting to be whole again. We are all ultimately on different wavelengths but there is something out there that matches ours which explains that spark or chemistry two people in love have.
I tried for a long time to believe in “god,” but always had more questions than answers. At about the age of 8, I remember upsetting my grandmother and her temple because no matter how hard they tried to explain this “belief” to me, I still had questions that they could not answer properly. All I was always told was to have faith in the “god”.
Do you believe in a higher power? It doesn’t really matter if you do or if you don’t and that’s the truth! We all believe in something whether it’s God, Buddha, or Science. The important part is that you believe in something, anything that will make you have faith in humanity and in yourself. The best thing you can do for you to achieve happiness is to believe in yourself and in something that you genuinely think makes the world a better place. What you call god, I call an attempted explanation of the universe. While you believe in an omnipotent deity, I believe in something much more thrilling. There is an inherent and unshakable order to the world– it maintains its own balance. And to me, that seems so much more amazing. Science even has a spot for God. They built a throne, right at the very top of the scale, at the limits of our understanding. So when someone asks me why I’m Atheist, I just chuckle and say, “You can thank your god that I’m Atheist!”