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Unimaginable Innovation

Planetary Nebula NGC 2818 from Hubble  Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA)
Planetary Nebula NGC 2818 from Hubble
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA)

For those of you who happened to see the article titled Hubble’s Greatest Hits, by Timothy Ferris, in the April, 2015 National Geographic some of what follows will be redundant. If you did you also saw the images included. If you didn’t you owe it to yourself to seek them out. (ngm.com/more) Zoltan Levay, imaging team leader at the Space Telescope Science Institute has worked with the Hubble’s images since 1993. He provided his ten all-time favorite images for the article.

First of all I can’t imagine how anyone could choose only ten of what must be the most gorgeous and mind boggling collection of images that exists anywhere. And secondly, I find myself completely overwhelmed by the immense distances that they represent. This is time travel! And I admit to wondering if I’m slow on the uptake, or if I just haven’t been paying attention, but we’re talking 300 million light-years away in one particular image. (One light-year equals nearly 6 trillion miles).

I’m certain that my father, who passed away in the early ‘80’s, would never have believed it possible, and he had the opportunity to observe a heck of a lot of innovation in his 83 years. He saw the first automobiles, the washing machine and later the dish washer, the discovery of penicillin and the release of a vaccine for polio, the first commercially available television and the color version which allowed us to follow the Vietnam War in gruesome detail everyday from across the world. And of course he followed the space race and watched the flight of Apollo 11. But this would have been unimaginable.

Did you know that when the Hubble was launched in 1990 aboard the space shuttle Discovery, it faltered? The light-gathering mirror, which was eight feet in diameter, the smoothest large object ever made, had been figured wrong. Being relegated to the cargo bay of the space shuttle, despite the astronomers wishes for bigger and higher, turned out to be the Hubble’s salvation. Had it been launched out of the reach of Discovery it might have become a “billion-dollar blunder”. Instead, in a series of compromises, it was constructed in such a way that components could be replaced or repaired. According to Ferris, it took five shuttle service missions to transform the Hubble into the productive scientific machine it is now.

So, what is my point? That we as a whole and I as an individual are/am a mere blip in time, but rather than causing me to feel that my life is immaterial, this knowledge stirs sensations of connectedness to eons of conscious awareness; that humanity has the potential to create unimaginable innovation; that events are frequently serendipitous and synchronistic, and we all have the choice to follow or not; that following is what leads to unimaginable innovation.

We never know what’s coming next. We’re not supposed to know. We can allow not knowing to cause us anxiety. Or we can trust in eons of conscious awareness to lead us through the darkness.

I’d love to hear from you.

The Power of Consciousness

The following is an excerpt from: Consciousness – the Unified Field, by Keith R. Holden, MD www.wakingtimes.com. I highly recommend reading it in its entirety.

“It is the energy fields of fractal vectors that provide the information highway upon which consciousness travels, and when coherence patterns are formed in these fields, you will experience deja-vu, synchronicities, and even miracles. Keep in mind that the energy of consciousness is the major player in helping to create coherence.

I know, but wait! Don’t give up, keep reading.

Human thought forms, as a part of energy in consciousness, are some of the most influential of all energies in our cosmos, much greater than that of the combined energy of all the suns in our universe. This is because thought forms always contain consciousness, and consciousness is part of the original source energy for the existence of all that is.

“Human thought forms…greater than that of the combined energy of all the suns in our universe.” Wow!

Learning to harness the power of your thoughts through practices like meditation, contemplation, and prayer, along with increasing high vibrational thoughts associated with unconditional love and compassion will facilitate the Great Change in global consciousness. This Great Change is simply a remembering of this universal truth – we are all One Love.

We all originated from the same source of Love that permeates everything, and beckons us to reunite to create a new energy on earth. This new energy that will make war, famine, poverty, and strife something we only read about in history books, and will make us wonder – Why did we wait so long?”

Indeed, why have we waited so long? Because this process of learning to harness our own personal power first requires that we be aware of it, that we know our power. Our ego prefers to keep us in the dark about this sort of thing, prefers that we remain fearful and therefore powerless.

Ego keeps us focused on what we don’t want, keeps us constantly worrying about the issues: war, famine, poverty, strife, homelessness, illness, rather than that which we would prefer, the opposite of all of the above. We focus the equivalent energy of all the suns of the universe on what we don’t want!

The ego provides us with an endless list of things that must be done before we can sit down to meditate, and the act of contemplation looks an awful lot like doing nothing, which is completely unacceptable in our culture.

While the ego-voice constantly talks, incessantly tells us what to do and what not to do, we don’t have to listen. We always have a choice to be grateful, to act compassionately, to avoid judgment of others, to be gentle with ourselves, to focus our attention on that which we would prefer. In these ways, through these actions we will remember ourselves and our connection to each other through the One Love, the source of all.

Thank you, Dr. Holden for presenting this article.