This one discovery could heal the world…

Like everything in society, science is constantly advancing and evolving. But every now and then, a new discovery comes along that revolutionizes everything and demands that we, as a society, start changing how we view ourselves and the world around us. Last century delivered one such discovery. And I believe it’s time for us to sit up and take notice.

Because this one discovery could be the key to healing conflict, hate and wickedness in our world.

In the late 1950s, Albert Einstein referred to a strange phenomenon he called “spooky action at a distance”. He was referencing what is now known as entanglement; the understanding that — despite appearances — the building blocks of our universe are not necessarily separate and distinct. In fact, at a quantum level, our universe appears to be a unified mass of interacting and interconnected particles. We are all connected at a deep, sublime level.

We are one.

This concept has been part of human understanding for millennia and many ancient world-views advocate oneness with everything. To many modern brains the concept is unfathomable; confusing. However, it is a powerful truth and once accepted in the mainstream it could forever change the way we react to — and pacify — conflict, hate and anger.

Wickedness and hate are human conditions and, as such, are inherent in each of us. As much as we may like to think otherwise, we are all (if triggered or pressured) capable of hate, harm and evil. And anger, if left to feed upon itself, can spread like a contagion and draw in those who are normally measured, rational and thoughtful.

Understanding that we are not separate from each other creates new possibilities when faced with anger and wickedness. Importantly, it opens up the understanding that our emotions, our intentions and deeds are all part of a pool of experience. We may appear to be separate, but only in the way that a molecule of water is separate from other molecules in a pond of water. There are many on this planet who are lost, afraid and misguided. Their actions may muddy the waters of our shared experience, but adding anger or hate to our universal pool of experience is not helpful.

The only healthy way to respond is to counteract their actions.

If someone is acting in a harmful or unhealthy way, the only way to heal the situation is by consciously and courageously choosing to amplify goodness. Where you see anger, increase your ability for forgiveness. Where you see hate, increase your commitment to love. Where you see destruction, increase your intention to rebuild and promote growth.

Throughout the years, our greatest leaders and change agents have understood this concept. The words of Martin Luther King Jnr, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela all resonate with the understanding that only love can conquer hate; that a combatant world can only be transformed by peaceful people.

Although difficult, I believe it is possible for us all to embrace the intent of these wise leaders. But the first step in changing our behaviour is to alter our intellectual understanding of who we are and how we truly interact with one another. It is time for us to re-visit our ancient understandings of oneness.

It is important to realize that entanglement is not some theoretical nonsense or mystical mumbo-jumbo. It is a robust scientific theory that has been evidenced time and again in clinical studies. Although oneness has been an ethereal, spiritual concept for millennia, the concept of a unified universe is now regarded as a very real, scientific truth.

Oneness is our new reality — and it is a reality that can help heal the world.