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 devil’s work. One minister 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, 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 Psychology may play just as big a role. Humans may be the flesh and bones equivalent of particle accelerators, and have the ability to detect Quantum Energy as a part of our natural mode of operandi.
In the same way that there are divisions within religions, there are divisions within the world of Psychology. Even within the field of psychology, there are those who would like to say, “There’s no Quantum in Psychology!”, but 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.
It is very interesting, that while the word “psychology” gives most people the heebie-jeebies, the word “prayer” does not. In the greatest of ironies, religious people view psychology as a sci-fi, new age pursuit, while they conduct prayer which is a form of instantaneous, intergalactic communication, to an invisible deity. In a similar irony, scientists view religion as an act of a willful denial of reality, while scientists wilfully refuse to investigate the overwhelming evidence that the “supernatural” exists.
Religion is afraid of science … and the accountability it requires,
and science is afraid of religion … and the accountability it requires.
Presently, Quantum Psychology is synonymous with terms like “para-normal”, “telepathy”, and “premonition”. The use of these terms scares some people and attracts others. Some people 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 ebooks, YouTube, Instagram and Reader’s Digest, 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 everyone to receive messages from God, which is exactly the opposite to the teachings found in the bible.
Similarly, while scientists claim that we are on the very edge of making extraordinary technological discoveries, many deny that those discoveries could come from Psychology. For example, scientists may be open to the idea that music can help patients remain calm during surgery, but they are not open to the idea that music alone can do the healing. It seems too “new age” and bohemian. Scientists simply cannot embrace the concept that a single note, on the voice of an angel, can change the world. Understandably, scientists want to sort out fact from fiction, but social memes may keep them from some of the biggest discoveries that the universe has to offer.
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 people 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 is no benefit to science unless we understand the mechanisms and the impact on safety.
The times we live in are similar to the days of Marconi and others like him who “knew” that transatlantic and intercontinental airwave communication systems were possible and they spent their lives proving it and exploring its mechanisms and advantages. Similarly, most humans “know” that we can communicate with each other in some very extraordinary ways, and over very long distances.
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.
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”. Thousands of years ago, that statement would have seemed mystical, but today we think nothing of listening to music that is stored on minerals and metals. However, while we have made use of the technological capacity of rocks, we have not fully realized what Jesus meant by referring to the Quantum Voice that is inherent in all things. He implied that the rocks have a will or an intention and a knowing of its surroundings, and modern science is just now catching up with that concept.
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. 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.
Sheila Willar - August 17 2015
James 3:17 (KJV)
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure,
then peaceable, gentle,
and easy to be entreated,
full of mercy and good fruits,
and without hypocrisy.