"Our oldest and most cherished wisdom traditions remind us that there is, in fact, a language that speaks to the Divine Matrix, one that has no words and doesn't involve the usual outward signs of communication we make with our hands or body. It 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.
Modern science has discovered that through each emotion we experience in our bodies, we also undergo chemical changes of things such as pH and hormones that mirror our feelings. Through the "positive" experiences of love, compassion, and forgiveness and the "negative" emotions of hate, judgment, and jealousy, we each possess the power to affirm or deny our existence at each moment of every day. Additionally, the same emotion that gives us such power within our bodies extends this force 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 realm of the unknown and spans everything between. This covering is many layers deep and all the we know exists and takes place within its fibers. 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.
From a quantum perspective, everything from the atoms of matter and a blade of grass to our bodies, the planet, and beyond may be thought of as a "disturbance" in the smooth fabric of this space-time blanket. Perhaps it's no coincidence then that ancient spiritual and poetic traditions describe existence in much the same way. The Vedas, for example, speak of a unified field of "pure consciousness" that bathes and permeates all of creation. In these traditions, our experiences or thought, feeling, emotion, and belief--and all the judgment that they create--are viewed as disturbances, interruptions in a field that is otherwise smooth and motionless.
In a similar fashion, the sixth-century Hsin-Hsin Ming (which translates to Faith-Mind Verses) describes the properties of an essence that is the blueprint for everything in creation. Called the Tao, it's ultimately beyond description, just as we see in the Vedic scriptures. It is all that is--the container of all experience, as well as the experience itself. The Tao is descibed as perfect, "like vast space where nothing is lacking and nothing is in excess.:
According to the Hsin-Hsin Ming, it's only when we disturb the tranquility of the Tao through our judgments that its harmony eludes us. When this inevitably does happen and we find ourselves emeshed in feelings of anger and separation, the text offers guidelines to remedy this condition: "To come directly into harmony with this reality, just simply say when doubt arises, 'Not two.' In this 'not two' nothing is separate, nothing is excluded."
While I admit that thinking of ourselves as a disturbance in the Matrix may take some of the romance out of life, it also gives us a powerful way to conceptualize our world and ourselves. If, for example, we want to form new, healthy and life-affirming relationships; let healing romance into our lives; or bring a peaceful solution to the Middle East, we must create a new disturbance in the field, one that mirrors our desire. We must make 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're given the power to imagine, dream, and feel life's possibilities from within the Matrix itself so that it can reflect back to us what we've created. Both ancient traditions and modern science have described how this cosmic mirror works; in the case of the experiments that will be shared in later chapters, we've even shown how these reflections work in the language of science. Admittedly, while these studies may solve some mysteries of creation, they also open the door to even deeper questions about our existence..."