“Behold I make all things new. There is a new heaven and a new earth.”
Doesn’t seem new. Seems much like same old, same old — as if problems keep repeating themselves, or even get worse.
When do we get this new heaven and new earth?
Actually, quantum physics now substantiates the ancient knowledge that the mystics of old intuitively knew — truths that weren’t scientifically proven until this last century.
Everything is new every moment ... no matter how it feels! As Jesus said, “Do not judge by appearances” (John 7:24). Let us not be deceived by appearances.
Quantum physics proves the world that seemed so solid is actually flowing and impermanent. The world of matter is not what it appears. Instead, the very foundation of all that is is empty space, formless, just waiting for energy to be put into it. Our thoughts, intentions, attitudes, feelings and emotions are the creative energy.
We are the ones who bring the formless into form. We put our thoughts and feelings into this seemingly emptiness and give it form.
Since this goes counter to our habitual thinking, I suggest reading The Quantum Revelation by Paul Levy.
The truth is that the beholder creates their own experience, and we call this reality. We call it the world.
Our brains have neuropathways, which are formed through our beliefs and attitudes. Energy flows through these pathways. Billions of synapses connect these neuropathways ... and each moment we choose which neuropathway to walk down. We can let our habits lead us — our conditioning — or we can choose anew.
The new science of neuroplasticity reveals that these neuropathways are not solid either. We can create new neuropathways through our thinking and feeling, by changing our view and seeing things differently.
Or we can mindlessly walk down our old habitual path. These are our comfort zones. It takes no effort to simply believe what we have always believed. Such as: “The world is out there. I have no ability to change it. It is solid. It has form. It has shaped me and there is little I can do about it.”
Or we can create a new experience by understanding what quantum physics and the new science of neuroplasticity teaches.
For instance, quantum physics proves each nanosecond is entirely new empty space in which we put our thoughts and feelings into. It becomes according to what we place into it. This new moment is not connected in any way with the past. We connect it to the past through our memories.
“Quantum entities have no thread of identity connecting one another between one moment and the next; though appearing similar, they are not the same entity.” (The Quantum Revelation, pgs. 242-243)
Paul Levy puts it this way: “When an object seem to resemble itself from moment to moment, this feeds into our past memory in such a way that we become convinced that it is the same object.” ( The Quantum Revelation, pg. 243)
We bring the past into the present through remembering! But each moment is entirely new. It is empty, formless. We give it form according to what we place into it.
As we remember that all things are made new each second, we create a new experience — a new heaven and a new earth!
There was no solid “out there.” Everything flowed according to the conditions set up.
As we see, so it becomes.
It is counter-intuitive and mind blowing. Similar to the revolution brought about in the 16th century by the astronomer Copernicus. He proved that the earth and the planets revolved around the sun, not the other way around, and that everything was in continual motion. Nothing was fixed or stationary.
All the ancient philosophers replied with something like: “Absurd!! How could this be? The earth is solid and fixed. Everyone can see that.”
But by the 18th century, his new science was generally accepted.
Notice that this took two centuries.
How long will it take us to accept the reality that quantum physics reveals? That each nanosecond is entirely new and we can walk down a new neuropathway each moment.
The only thing that tells us this moment is just like the last is our memory.
The truth is that we are entities. We do not have a fixed, solid identity. We are flowing, changing entities that are filled with new possibilities.
We are not who we think we are. We do not need to cling to any old identity. All things are absolutely new this moment! Only habit would tell us otherwise.
Of course, this is counter-intuitive as we usually are so connected to the false sense of who we think we are. We have been conditioned to who we think we are. It is conditioning — not truth.
Why put so much effort into understanding the new possibilities within us right now? Because it helps us get over ourselves! We stop taking things personally and we relieve suffering.
You are a quantum entity, not who you think you are. You can transcend the old you for you are refreshed by the waves of energy continually flowing through you.
It’s like breathing. You can’t control the breath or make it stop, but you can mindfully receive each breath. You can allow yourself to be nourished, calmed.
Each particle is made new every nanosecond. This is you!!
There is no same. The universe never repeats itself. There is sameness, but not same.
Let us walk down a new path and live in new possibilities. Let us take refuge in the unknown, in the calm emptiness just waiting for our choices.
We give the formless form. We make the choice of what to see and believe.
Let us be patient and work unceasingly to let go of the old and allow a new heaven and a new earth to be who we are.