In an article in BRIDGES Magazine, Deepak Chopra explains that the real nature of the universe is the vibration of light or electromagnetic energy:
What is the real nature of the universe? The real nature of the universe is that it’s a vibration. It’s vibrating energy. And if we really get to the bottom of it, it’s the energy we call light, electromagnetic energy. Of course, there are other forces that are part of that – the strong interactions, the weak interactions and, hopefully, one of these days the equations will include gravity. But according to all the mathematics we have, the forces of the universe will ultimately be the vibration of light.
Light goes on and off at the speed of 186,000 miles per second. This on/off phenomenon, at the most fundamental levels of the universe, is called a discontinuity – as opposed to a continuity.
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Mr. Chopra then goes on to describe how the universe and our physical reality are alternately ‘on’ and ‘off’ all the time. Even though the physical world seems to always be ‘on’ to us, it actually alternates at the speed of light between ‘on’ and ‘off.’ So for one speed-of-light second the physical world is there, and for the next only a void can be found (if indeed a void can be ‘found’). This ‘on-off’ phenomenon is called discontinuity, and Mr. Chopra then outlines five attributes of discontinuity.
This invisible alternation of ‘on-off’ reminded me of the light therapy my cat, Blackie, received. Even though the beams of light emitted by the handheld laser seemed to be solid and steady, in reality they pulsed on and off too fast for my eyes to capture the movement.
This article reinforced for me the importance of light in understanding how our reality and our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual being communicate and work together. The description of discontinuity also confirmed the existence of layers upon layers of systems and rhythms in our bodies and around us that are instantly correlated with everything else in the universe. We are inextricably part of everything in the universe; we are part of one information field, one field of light that is continually there and not there. Now you see me, now you don’t—geez, I sure wish I could extend that disappearing act at times!
An excellent, easy-to-read article that I highly recommend for anyone interested in exploring the science of consciousness, our reality and our place in it.
Sources and more information:
Chopra, Deepak. “Explorations in Consciousness and Healing.” BRIDGES Magazine. 2010 Issue 1 (volume 20 number 1), page 4-6. BRIDGES is published by the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM). Accessed October 5, 2011. http://www.issseem.org/onlinedocs/bridges/Bridges-Magazine-2010-1.pdf
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