Viral Energy Sparks

Nothing Is Absolute, When You See Possibilities

No matter who you are or what you believe to be true based on your current knowledge, you live in a universe not of absolutes, but of possibilities. Even mathematics and geometry are not absolute, in fact, far from it. But this isn’t my idea, or even a new idea.

Using our knowledge of triangles, a basic and simple shape, here is one example that can be easily understood once you’ve heard it. What most of us believe regarding triangles is what we have been taught in school, and that is that no matter what shape a triangle is, and how long and short its sides, and what angle each of its interior corners make—the sum of its three angles will always be 180 degrees. Wow, that’s cool, but wrong. Now, imagine this, it’s mind opening when you do. Let’s say you were marking off land to be used to create a park or nature reserve, and that the area was to be in the shape of a triangle. Plot out the outline of its perimeter on the ground. To make it simple, use an Equilateral triangle which has three equal sides and three equal angles. Make each side 100 yards long. Now, measure the three angles. They will be 60 degrees each, making a total of 180 degrees that make up the triangle. If you drew an Isosceles or Scalene triangle, the result would be the same, a sum of 180 degrees for the angles of your triangle.

Okay, now let’s say you decided that your triangle would be even bigger—here’s where it gets interesting—say you plot out a perimeter of triangle sides that are 1000 miles long. Or just imagine a triangle of straight lines running from Los Angeles to New York City and then to Miami and back to Los Angeles. Now, measure the three angles. Magically, they are greater than a sum total of 180 degrees. But how can this be possible? This is not what you’ve been told; you’ve been told that math and geometry are absolutes that followed laws and can guarantee certainty.

So, do you want to know why the larger a triangle is, the greater the sum of its angles? The answer is intrinsic to the fact that nothing and no thing is absolute. The answer is that the angles of a triangle were never absolutely 180 degrees—they vary—because life, the world, the universe is not two-dimensional. As you draw out a large triangle on the ground, the ground bends past the horizon, wrapping around the bend of our globe, stretching and warping the angles of how a triangle is shaped and how it comes together…and everything that we thought we knew. It’s not noticeable in smaller triangles—unless you are able to take measurements on the quantum level—and hardly noticeable in triangles even as large as the sides of an Egyptian pyramid. Yet, in actual fact there are no absolutes, only fields of possibilities when you open your scope of awareness. What appears, in our limited understanding, to be a straight line from Los Angeles to New York City, is not a straight line at all. And, what appears to be a straight line from New York City to Miami is not a straight line. Of course, what appears to be a straight line from Miami back to Los Angeles is, also, not a straight line. All three are bent line, with a sum total of angles of varying degrees. And it doesn’t stop on Earth. While this phenomena might seem as though it is associated with the fact that the Earth is round, in actuality it has to do with a greater reality: the curvature and possibilities of everything.

Let’s take a look at gravity as an absolute. A fairly certain scientific fact, don’t you think? Not so fast. In the 4th century BC, the Greek philosopher Aristotle enlightened us to cause and effect: there is no effect or motion without a cause. In his system, heavy bodies are not attracted to the Earth by an external force of gravity, but tend toward the center of the universe because of an inner gravitas or heaviness. Smart guy, and that theory held for a long time. During the 17th century, Galileo found that, counter to Aristotle’s teachings, all objects accelerated equally when falling. But then came along Sir Isaac Newton, the mathematician and physicist whom we hail as having discovered gravity in 1687 BC. Newton’s law of universal gravitation states that every mass attracts every other mass in the universe, and the gravitational force between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses, and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. But Newton only had a piece of the puzzle. His theory was not accurate, and yet to this day most of us remember that image of an apple falling on his head and so we believe that Newton cracked the mystery of gravity. (We’re almost at the point, and it’s worth the walk down history’s memory lane.) Next, the metaphorical baton of gravity was passed to scientist and mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss in the early 19th century, who passed it to his pupil Bernhard Riemann. Together their insights led to the idea that space is bent.

Finally, Einstein came up with his theory of general relativity between 1905 and 1915. It described what we perceive as the force of gravity as in fact a geometric property arising from the curvature of space and time, or spacetime, and it’s the theory that we are currently going with. And still, most people don’t understand what it is.

To break it down: gravity works because the space around the Earth responds to the presence of the Earth. In the presence of matter and energy, this geometry can evolve, stretch and warp. Otherwise said, the added possibility called Earth actually alters space. Imagine, little old us in this big universe, altering space and time? Today, many scientists describe the universe as moving from order to disorder, however, the magic of viral energy says that it’s moving from possibilities to more possibilities.

Space is malleable, everything bends and adjusts to variables. You are one of those variables and you can cause reality to change. Remember what quantum physicist Dr. Fred Alan Wolf told me about the bar magnet and iron filings? “The mind is a process, and it’s related to what is happening at the level of what we call the quantum field of reality. At this unobservable invisible level of reality we are dealing with a field of possibilities, not a gathering of physical objects. Changing the field of possibilities changes the pattern of behavior.” You see, even what was fact evolves as we grasp the next discovery. This begs the question, what’s next?

Whatever we create is next, more questions to be answered, then answered again and further, and of course—more possibilities.

There is a question, a loose end so to speak, that we have answered. It’s the question posed in the 1800s by William Herschel and his brain pack of stargazers: Is our galaxy everything? The groundwork was set by the discovery in 1893 of  ‘variable stars’ made by Henrietta Swan Leavitt, a female American astronomer at Harvard. Variable stars provided a key for how to measure distance in far space, and to determine what was inside our galaxy, and what was beyond it. This key was then used in 1923, by American astronomer Edwin Hubble when he tackled the question using the 100-inch Hooker Telescope on Mount Wilson near Los Angeles, California, and calculated that the Andromeda nebula was really the Andromeda galaxy. We now know—thanks to the open minds of many people over many hundreds of years—that yes, indeed, there are hundreds of billions of other galaxies besides our own Milky Way galaxy. At long last, we can observe that we are not the sole galaxy in existence.

Everything is out there. All possibilities are present. Everything does exist. If you can imagine anything at all, it exists somewhere in space and time. So dream big, the biggest that you can. Audrey Hepburn said, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says—‘I’m possible’!” You can discover your idea, or create it. Say it is so, and for you, it will be.