In the movie “A League of Their Own”, Tom Hanks said the famous line, “There’s no crying in baseball!”.
As a coach he wanted to keep his team strong and focused on the game so that they would be successful and make it to the playoffs. He believed that an emotional outburst had no place on the field. However, as much as he did not want to witness crying, the truth is, that the ability to deal with failure and disappointment in a positive way, is a critical part of the game, and it can determine which team wins. Remorse, both internally and externally, in any sport, is as natural as cursing, scratching, spitting, and swearing.
For many people, psychology is to science and religion, what crying is to baseball. Some scientists dismiss psychology as fluff, and some religious leaders dismiss it as the work of the devil. A church pastor told me that he would “pray for me”, when he heard that I was studying Psychology. He did not mean that he would pray that I would be successful in university, rather, he meant that he would pray that I would come to my senses and run from it.
Like Tom’s character in the movie, there are many people who would like to say, “There’s no psychology in science!”, or “There’s no psychology in religion!”, but the truth is, Quantum Psychology may very well be the key to unlocking the best of both science and religion.
Billions of dollars are being spent on detecting new forms of Quantum Energy, but it is highly likely that the human spirit may play just as big a role. The “psychological” component of a human may be the nuts and bolts equivalent of a particle accelerator, and have the ability to detect Quantum Energy as a part of its natural mode of operandi.
Not only is psychology considered the “runt of the litter” among other scientists, but there are significant divisions within the field of psychology itself, in which the “Quantum Nature” of psychology is widely dismissed. However, the evidence says otherwise. There are countless examples of remarkable, provable, defensible, and irrefutable events in which humans communicate with each other, in ways that supersede the best methods of communication that technology has to offer. Similarly, humans often experience states of knowledge that exceed and go beyond the collective knowledge of the internet, and beyond the powerful lenses of both microscopes and telescopes.
Concepts such as “entanglement” and “the observer effect” show that if a human looks at or even thinks about a photon, then the photon may alter its course. This kind of “disruption” in the scientific world, combined with the desperation of the religious world for an intervention from God, will likely push humanity closer to God-like solutions.
Conventional wisdom says that humans are simple and that technology is advanced, but God says just the opposite, that technology is simple and humans are advanced.
RELIGION and SCIENCE:
Religion and science are both afraid of the accountability that the other requires. Religion can not prove that God exists, and can not, at will, deliver the evidence of God’s power … and science cannot disprove God, or explain away the obvious intelligent design and “miracles” that flow through everyday life.
Jesus said it. He said that evidence is everything.
2 Timothy 3:5 KJV
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Religion and atheism both believe that “what” they think or say about God, actually defines God ... as if a real God can be confined within a religious label, or can be forced to cease to exist on the “say-so” of an atheist.
Both religion and atheism are adamant that what they believe about God and what they tell others, actually forces an infinite universe to conform to their ideas. Each complains about the arrogance of the other, but the idea that humans can define God or force the universe into their mold, is the greatest arrogance of all.
If there is a real God (and I believe there is), one who exists on the order of magnitude of creating galaxies, then this God is not asking any human for their opinion or their vote, about what to do next. This God is not defined by humans, it is the other way around.
It is fascinating how both religion and science so readily dismiss the psychological component of human behaviour. They try to reduce the concept of psychology to hear-say. The hypocrisy is overwhelming. The simple mention of the word “psychology” causes religious people to form the sign of the cross, and it gives their scientific peers the heebie-jeebies … all the while religious people pray to an intergalactic, invisible deity … and scientists develop “theories” about complex constructs that are both unprovable and unknowable.
Religion and science have vilified Quantum Psychology, making it synonymous with terms like “new age”, “para-normal”, “telepathy”, and “premonition”, which without God, is the mere shadow of its evidence.
The use of these terms scares some people and attracts others. Some are naturally predisposed to it because they have had personal experiences with it, while others consider it rubbish. Either way, from a purely analytical point of view, ignoring it, will leave both the scientific and religious communities left behind, while social media and tabloid magazines are left to document the bulk of its existence.
If faith groups and science do not come together as stakeholders in the study of Quantum Psychology, then some of the greatest discoveries of our time, will pass them by.
Religious leaders have always professed to experience “higher levels” of communication, but they have traditionally also denied their congregations the right to do so. Many religious leaders want the “common man” to remain common, and to wait upon them for “messages from the big giant head”. They want to keep themselves at the top of the pyramid, and they do not want others to receive messages from God, which is exactly the opposite to the teachings found in the bible.
John 14:12-14 KJV
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
The problem with these words of Jesus, is that almost no one can do what it says … almost no one knows how to use “word commands” to heal and resurrect. But neither did we know how to make airplanes or space stations, and yet we pursued an “idea” (from God) and made it happen.
Scientists claim that we are on the very edge of making extraordinary technological discoveries, but many deny that those discoveries will come from the interconnection of God with the human spirit.
For example, religious leaders and scientists are open to the idea that music can help calm patients during surgery, but they are not as open to the idea that music alone can do the healing. It seems too “new age” and bohemian. They simply cannot embrace the concept that a single note, on the voice of an angel, can change the world. Understandably, evidence based research wants to sort out fact from fiction, but some of the biggest discoveries that the universe has to offer may be missed because of social memes.
As a caution, it is important to understand that one of the biggest risks to Quantum Psychology is not that people will reject it as being too “strange”, but that a whole new group of stakeholders will jump on its bandwagon and accept everything they encounter as prima facie. If all that is accomplished, is that people prove they have telepathy or that they can time travel, then there will be no benefit to human-kind unless we learn how to use it with wisdom and safety.
Imagine if Quantum Psychology had been given as much attention and researched with as much integrity and intensity, as were conventional streams of science. What would be the state of Quantum Neural Communication Networks today? For one thing, we would have acknowledged that humans can sense far more on the energy spectrum than light and sound, and that all of nature has a voice. We would have acknowledged that the trees in a forest are similar to the notes on a piano, and that a single frequency can transform the weather and politics.
Jesus gave us a Quantum Clue when He said that the “rocks would praise Him”.
Luke 19:37-40 KJV
37 And when He [Jesus] was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
40 And He answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
Thousands of years ago, that statement would have seemed mystical, but today our entire computer industry is based upon the properties of silicon. We have made use of the technological capacity of “rocks”, but we have not fully realized what Jesus meant by referring to the Quantum Voice that is inherent in all things. He implied that all of creation is a subset of God, and will by pure reflex, worship its creator, because it is inherently aware of the Presence of God … which is a concept that modern religion and science is just now catching up with.
The bible is a gold mine of Quantum Information, and in it, Jesus made the most extraordinary prophesy.
After he had lived a life of healing all types of sickness by using words and a simple touch, and after calming storms and raising people from the dead, he said that we would do even greater things. He envisioned a world where people would be able to do more than he did with the help of the Holy Spirit.
What would make Him say such a thing?
The pandoras box of good and evil had already been unleashed upon the world, and he knew that we were slow learners, and were either resistant to the idea, or were snake oil salesmen for it. Nevertheless, He outright said that someday we would be able to take it a step further and to share it in such a way that it could be taught and learned and used in an ethical and compassionate way, for the well being of the entire planet and the whole of its ecosystems.
We currently enjoy technology that is exponentially more sophisticated than anything in our past, and there are even greater things waiting to be discovered all over the world. Some of the greatest advances will likely come from the understanding of a simple thread, that is found in the common stories, of the common people, in everyday life. The act of listening to, and intelligently parsing out these stories, will be the first step in developing our understanding of not just the psychology of who we have become, but the psychology of who we were meant to be.
Quantum Psychology is our future, but it is nothing without God.
Sheila Willar - August 17 2015 (edit April 26, 2021)
James 3:17 (KJV)
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure,
and easy to be entreated,
full of mercy
and good fruits,
and without hypocrisy.