The last few weeks of dire predictions of violence from terrorists and military powers and the natural disasters from wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, cause me to wonder on theories about Universal Consciousness and how we can work towards building a better planet.
Growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, I was part of the great movement to work towards the world being a better place with humanity and the environment. Possibly, no probably, much of this came about through reading and focusing on poetry and environmental literature during puberty. My heroes and heroines such at that time were Tasha Tudor, an illustrator who followed her passion living in the 19th century way of life; Rachel Carson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edwin Way Teale, Henry Beston, and Jacques Cousteau. At that time, I know I played Heal the World with Michael Jackson…
…and belting out John Denver’s Calypso within the confines of my bedroom on a frequent basis.
In our troubled times, I truly believe that good will win out over evil. I believe that working together; we can somehow, some way, make this world a better place. So where does this bring us? How can every action effect ourselves and our world? Acapella Science brings my all-time favorite ways to wrap my head around some of these concepts with his explanation of String Theory with Bohemian Gravity at…
Thinkgeek.com published an article on the butterfly effect which is a theory created by Edward Norton Lorenz who delves into the Chaos Theory. There’s a fabulous song on Quantum Theory on Youtube entitled The Symphony of Science The Quantum World:
The butterfly effect is a term used in chaos theory to describe how small changes to a seemingly unrelated thing or condition (also known as an initial condition) can affect large, complex systems. The term comes from the suggestion that the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in South America could affect the weather in Texas, meaning that the tiniest influence on one part of a system can have a huge effect on another part. The butterfly effect is a way of describing how, unless all factors are accounted for, large systems like the weather remain impossible to predict with total accuracy because there are too many unknown variables to track. See: http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-the-butterfly-effect.htm
How does this touch my writing? The Green Man in The Green Man Series often refers to a great pattern. In the series, he tells Sylvia frequently that she is part of the pattern. The Blossoming, the third book in the Green Man series, focuses on Universal Consciousness. Near the end of the book, the Green Man states, “There will always be a good and bad. Things are always in balance. There’s a universal law of cause and effect. But, as I have said to you in before, the better, the more hope, the more joy you can bring into the world, the more of the evil stuff, as you say, will be squelched. You, [he explained to Sylvia] and all of humanity, co-create together.”
“I can see the future,” the Green Man told Sylvia, “That’s not part of my gift. I am here to help keep the balance of this beautiful, living earth and its environs. We are all manifestations of the same thing. Our core spirit essence is represented by the different manifestations and their states at any given moment.”
“Does that reach beyond the earth and into space?” Sylvia asked.
The Green Man smiled at this and said, “Through space, through time, but more on that another time,” he said before he disappeared with another rustle of the leaves on his leafy brocade.”
I am not a scientist, but rather, someone who believes literature, poetry and science are closer than we all think –just like one of my favorite heroines, author, Madeleine L’Engle.