Science of Consciousness

The health-promoting effects of spiritual consciousness lie at leas in part on the fact that spiritual consciousness offers hope and provides an alternative to our innate fear of death.

The dominant materialist science paradigm of the 21st century reduces everything to matter. Materialist science in the West says that we are just meat, we’re just our bodies. So when the brain is dead, that’s the end of consciousness, there is no life after death, there is no soul; we just rot and are gone. The biggest problem with their argument is that scientists should admit that consciousness is the greatest mystery of science and that we don’t know exactly how it works. The brain is involved in it some way but we’re not sure how.

The Law of Conservation of Energy states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed - only converted from one form of energy to another.

If we want to understand consciousness, the last people we should ask are materialist scientists. Instead, we should look at ancient cultures, like the Egyptians, who highly valued dream states or we should look to quantum physicists who are rewriting our understanding of the material universe. Many of us have been taught a classical materialist version of physics. That knowledge is now incompatible with what physicists at the forefront of the field know today. There are aspects of quantum physics that show us the divine nature of reality and the interconnectedness of all that is. The easiest way to crack open that box is to talk about consciousness or God as energy.

Quantum Mechanics states that the Universe is made up of space filled with fields of vibration, interconnected, unified and in constant communication, where distance and time are of no consequence; where one end of the Universe moves connected and in relationship to the other end and everything in between is a grand movement or dance held in space. In truth then, our lives and indeed everything in the entire universe are not only all connected, but absolutely so, with no separation.

At the core of Quantum Mechanics is an absolutely simple experiment called the ‘double slit experiment’. This describes the nature and mechanics of the building blocks of the world we live in, the atomic world. The double-slit experiment illustrates how we, through our observation of objects, actually affect those objects or outcomes. It exposes the process of how we uphold a world, or so-called reality, that holds us back from connecting to a far grander truth and the all that we are part of.

A great reflection of this is found in our oceans. Just as waves in the ocean travel endlessly, reflecting off the shore and each other, vibrations move as waves, never truly ending; they simply interact and transform with each other and objects. Objects themselves are simply vibrations of a denser frequency. Since everything is vibration, then everything is formed by vibration and hence there is no individuality, only interconnectedness that evolves and expands by its own interaction with its grand self.

Why is Consciousness important to Chesed Torah?

Consciousness, or the awareness of one's thoughts and surroundings, is considered an important concept in the Torah, the central text of Judaism. This is because consciousness is seen as a way to deepen one's connection to God and to understand the nature of existence. In Jewish tradition, the concept of consciousness is closely linked to the idea of "Kavanah," which refers to the intention or focus that one brings to their actions and prayers. Kavanah is considered an essential aspect of Jewish practice, as it is believed that one's intentions and level of consciousness can affect the outcome of their prayers and actions. Additionally, consciousness is seen as a way to deepen one's understanding of the Torah and its teachings. Jewish mysticism, for example, emphasizes the importance of reaching higher levels of consciousness in order to gain deeper insights into the nature of God and the universe. Overall, consciousness is considered an important concept in the Torah because it is seen as a way to deepen one's spiritual growth and connection to the divine.

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