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The Divine Matrix

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The Divine Matrix – bridging time, space, miracles and belief


All matter exists by virtue of a force.
We must assume behind this force the existence
of a conscious and intelligent mind.
This mind is the matrix of all matter.

— Physicist Max Planck, 1944

With these words, Max Planck, the father of quantum theory, described a universal field of energy that connects everything in creation: the Divine Matrix.

The Divine Matrix is our world. It is also everything in our world. It is us and all that we love, hate, create, and experience. Living in the Divine Matrix, we are as artists expressing our innermost passions, fears, dreams, and desires through the essence of a mysterious quantum canvas. But we are the canvas, as well as the images upon the canvas. We are the paints, as well as the brushes.

In the Divine Matrix, we are the container within which all things exist, the bridge between the creations of our inner and outer worlds, and the mirror that shows us what we have created. In the Divine Matrix, we are the seed of the miracle, as well as the miracle itself.

Modern science has now arrived at the place where our most cherished spiritual traditions begin. A growing body of scientific evidence supports the existence of a field of energy—that provides the container, as well as a bridge and a mirror, for everything that happens between the world within us, and the world outside of our bodies.

The fact that this field exists in everything from the smallest particles of the quantum atom, to distant universes whose light is just now reaching our eyes, and in everything between, changes all that we have believed about our role in creation. It suggests that we may be much more than simply observers passing through a brief moment of time in a creation that already exists.

When we look at ‘life’—our spiritual and material abundance, our relationships and careers, our deepest loves and greatest achievements, as well as our fears and the lack of all of these things—we may also be looking squarely at the mirror of our truest and sometimes most unconscious beliefs. We see them in our surroundings because they are made manifest through the mysterious essence of the Divine Matrix. For this to be the case, consciousness itself must play a key role in the existence of the universe.

We are the artists, as well as the art

As far-fetched as this idea may sound to some people, it is precisely the crux of some of the greatest controversy among some of the greatest minds in recent history. In a quote from his autobiographical notes for example, Albert Einstein shared his belief that we are essentially passive observers living in a universe already in place, and one in which we seem to have little influence. “We live in a world, he said, “which exists independently of us human beings and which stands before us like a great, eternal, riddle, at least partially accessible to our inspection and thinking.”

In contrast to Einstein’s perspective, which is still widely held by many scientists today, John Wheeler, a Princeton physicist and colleague of Einstein, offers a radically different view of our role in creation. In terms that are bold, clear, and graphic, Wheeler says, “We had this old idea, that there is a universe out there, and here is man, the observer, safely protected from the universe by a six inch slab of plate glass.” Referring to the late 20th-century experiments that show us how simply looking at something changes that something, Wheeler continues, “Now we learn from the quantum world that even to observe so miniscule an object as an electron we have to shatter the plate glass; we have to reach in there…So the old word observer simply has to be crossed off the books, and we must put in the new word participator.”

What a shift! In a radically different interpretation of our relationship to the world, Wheeler is stating that it is impossible for us simply to watch the world happen around us. Experiments in quantum physics do show, in fact, that the act of us looking at something as tiny as an electron—just focusing our awareness upon what that electron is doing for even an instant in time—changes its properties while we are looking. The experiments suggest that the very act of observation is an act of creation and that consciousness is doing the creating.

Now, this is precisely the way that the wisdom traditions of the past suggest that our world works. From the ancient Indian Vedas, believed by some scholars to date to 5,000 B.C., to the 2,000-year old Dead Sea Scrolls, a general theme seems to suggest that the world is actually the mirror of things that are happening on a higher realm, or in a deeper reality. Commenting on the new translations of the Dead Sea Scroll fragments known as The Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice, for example, its translators summarise the content, “What happens on earth is but a pale reflection of that greater, ultimate reality.”

The implication of both the ancient texts and quantum theory is that in the unseen worlds we create the blueprint for the relationships, careers, successes, and failures of the visible world. From this perspective, the Divine Matrix works like a great cosmic screen that allows us to see the non-physical energy of our emotions and beliefs (our anger, hate, and rage, as well as our love, compassion, and understanding) projected in the physical medium of life.

Just as a movie screen reflects the image of whatever or whoever has been filmed without judgment, the Matrix appears to provide an unbiased surface for our inner experiences and beliefs to be seen in the world. Sometimes consciously, oftentimes not, we “show” our truest beliefs of everything from compassion to betrayal through the quality of relationships that surround us. In other words, we are like artists expressing our deepest passions, fears, dreams and desires through the living essence of a mysterious quantum canvas. And just as artists refine an image until it is just right in their minds, in many respects it appears that through the Divine Matrix we do the same thing with our life experiences.

What a beautiful, bizarre, and powerful concept. Just the way an artist uses the same canvas again and again while searching for the perfect expression of an idea, we may think of ourselves as perpetual artists, building a creation that is ever changing and never ending. The key to doing so intentionally is that we must not only understand how The Divine Matrix works, but we also need a language to communicate our desires to this ancient web of energy that it recognises.

The language that creates

Our oldest and most cherished wisdom traditions remind us that there is, in fact, a language that speaks to the Divine Matrix—a language that has no words and doesn’t involve the usual outward signs of communication that we make with our hands or body. This language comes in a form so simple that we all already know how to ‘speak’ it fluently. In fact, we use it every day of our lives. It is the language of human emotion and belief.

Modern science has discovered that through each emotion we experience in our bodies, we also experience the chemical changes of things like pH and hormones that mirror our emotions. Through the “positive” experiences of love, compassion, and forgiveness, for example, to the “negative” experiences of hate, judgment, and jealousy, we each possess the power to affirm or deny our existence in each moment of every day. Additionally, the same emotion that gives us such power within our bodies extends our power into the quantum world beyond our bodies.

It may be helpful to think of the Divine Matrix as a cosmic blanket that begins and ends in the realms of the unknown and covers everything between. The blanket is many layers deep and is everywhere, all of the time, already in place. Our bodies, lives, and all that we know, exist and take place within the fibres of the blanket. From our watery creation in our mother’s womb, to our marriages, divorces, friendships, and careers, all that we experience may be thought of as wrinkles in the blanket.

I admit that while thinking of ourselves as a ‘wrinkle’ in the Matrix may take some of the romance out of life, it also gives us a powerful way to think of our world and ourselves. If we want to create new, healthy and life-affirming relationships, bring healing romance into our lives, or bring a peaceful solution to the Middle East, for example, we must create a new disturbance in the field, one that mirrors our desire. We must create a new “wrinkle” in the stuff that space, time, our bodies, and the world are made of. This is our relationship to the Divine Matrix. We are given the power to imagine, dream, and feel life’s possibilities from within the Matrix itself, so it can reflect back to us what we have created.

We clearly do not know all that there is to know about the Divine Matrix. Science does not have all of the answers. In all honesty, scientists do not even know for sure where the Divine Matrix came from. We also know that we could study it for another 100 years and still not have those answers. What we do know, however, is that the Divine Matrix exists. It is here and we may tap its creative power through the language of our emotions. When we do, we tap the true essence of the power to change our lives and the world.

The universe as a consciousness computer

In many respects, our experience of the Divine Matrix may be compared to the software that runs a computer. For both, the instructions must use a language that the system understands. For the computer, that language is a number code of 0’s and 1’s. For consciousness, a different kind of language is required: one that uses no numbers, alphabets, or even words. Because we are already part of consciousness, it makes perfect sense that we would already have everything we need to communicate with it without the need for an instruction manual or special training. And we do.

The language of consciousness appears to be the universal experience of emotion. We already know how to love, hate, fear, and forgive. Recognising that these experiences are actually the instructions that program the Divine Matrix, we can hone our skills to better understand how to bring joy, healing, and peace to our lives.

Just as all life is built from the four chemical bases that create our DNA, the universe appears to be built upon four characteristics of the Divine Matrix that make things work the way they do. The key to tapping the power of the Matrix lies in our ability to embrace the four landmark discoveries that link it to our lives in an unprecedented way.

Discovery 1: There is a field of energy that connects all of creation.
Discovery 2: This field plays the roles of a container, a bridge and a mirror for the beliefs within us.
Discovery 3: The field is everywhere (non-local) and holographic. Every part of it is connected to every other part. And each piece mirrors the whole on a smaller scale.
Discovery 4: We communicate with the field through the language of emotion.

It is our ability to recognise and apply these realities that determines everything from our healing, to the success of our relationships and careers.

We are already healed

Almost universally, we share a sense that there is more to us than meets the eye. Somewhere deep within the mists of our ancient memory, we know we have magical and miraculous powers within us—the reminders are all around us. Modern science has proven beyond any reasonable doubt that the quantum ‘stuff’ we are made of behaves in seemingly miraculous ways. If the particles that we are made of can be in instantaneous communication with one another, be in two places at once, heal spontaneously and even change the past though choices in the present, then we can as well. The only difference between those isolated particles and us is that we are made of a lot of particles held together by the power of consciousness itself.

The ancient mystics reminded our hearts, and modern experiments have proven to our minds, that the single most powerful force in the universe is the emotion that lives within each of us. And that is the great secret of creation itself: the power to create in the world what we imagine and feel in our beliefs. While it may sound too simple to be true, I believe that the universe works precisely this way.

When the Sufi poet and philosopher Rumi observed that we are afraid of our own immortality, maybe he meant that it is actually the power to choose immortality that truly frightens us. Just as ancient initiates discovered that all they needed was a little nudge to get them to get them to see the world differently, perhaps all we need is a little shift to see that we are the architects of our world and our fate, cosmic artists expressing our inner beliefs on the canvas of the universe.

If we can remember that we are the art, as well as the artist, then maybe we can also remember that we are seed of the miracle, as well as the miracle itself. If we can make that small shift, then we are already healed in The Divine Matrix.

New York Times best selling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality.

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