What is love? Most of us think of romantic love when confronted with this question, but love, as we also know, manifests itself in different ways, not just the romantic (and heavily idealised) version.
The Greeks clearly distinguished all the different types of love by name and characteristics, being Agape (Love for everyone) what we call nowadays ‘Universal love’, which I think encompasses all kinds of love. Thus, I feel Agape is the wholesome and complete love, and, therefore, the real meaning of love as a unique notion. I strive to experience, manifest and define love by Agape the most, though it is not an easy task, since years of brainwashing, continuous bad examples and division, have managed to confuse almost the entire world.
I can say, with total honesty, that I still struggle with some of the different types of love, and the way I feel Agape works, as wholesome and complete love, it does need of all types in good measure.
So I set to build this quiz (inspired by this goal, and helped by my interest in Psychology and Sociology as well as this article:6 Words For Love > ) in order to have a clear picture of where I am on the path to Agape, as well as find out if I had an excess of a crude type of love –and notion of love- which could interfere with my personal development and experience of Agape.
It is my hope that it helps you, too, if you feel, as I do, that there is more to love and life than what we have been sold.
We aren’t bodies having a consciousness experience, but consciousness having a body experience.
Since the study of quantum physics began in 1900, when physicist Max Planck’s investigation on radiation yielded findings that contradicted traditional physical laws, there have been several proponents of theories on parallel universes and extra dimensions.
Princeton University doctoral candidate Hugh Everett came up, in the 50s, with his Many-Worlds theory in response to the question ‘Why does quantum matter behave erratically?’. In this theory our universe would give life to an infinite number of identical parallel universes, universes where, for example, our wars would have diverse outcomes and our history, overall, would either be slightly different, or radically different.
Around that time physicist Werner Heisenberg suggested that we affect the behaviour of matter just by our observation of that matter, theory supported by the Danish physicist Niels Bohr, who added that all quantum particles exist in all of their possible states at once. From their view is gathered that perception itself creates our perceived reality, thus different types of perception generate different alternate realities.
More recently, the Japanese-American physicist Michio Kaku proposed a theory called String Theory whereby is described that all matter as well as other physical forces in the universe, exist on a sub-quantum level. This sub-atomic level consists of building blocks that resemble tiny rubber bands (or strings) which make up quantum particles. Quantum particles then turn into electrons, atoms, cells and so on. Kaku says that the kind of matter that is created by the strings and how that matter behaves depends on the vibration of these strings and that that’s how the entire universe is composed. This composition of the universe takes place across 11 separate dimensions, according to String Theory.
From all of this we can easily deduct that Quantum Physics is closer than any other field of study to explain what, up until now, was deemed as the result of chemical alterations in our brains, or just unexplained phenomena.
Weirdly enough, the aforementioned theories are defended as against each other, and I say weirdly enough because, after years of study coupled with personal experiences, I have come to the conclusion that they could all well be true.
Kiku’s String Theory points at the design of matter by different levels of vibration. It would not be far-fetched to deduct that it is within these levels of vibration, what are called dimensions, that parallel universes are formed. But how would this all work? You may ask…
All right, let’s consider that the strings or building blocks may be the stuff that consciousness is made of. We know that consciousness, in order to feel ‘conscious’, would have to generate perception, for perception is our interpretation of what we believe to be separate from us. Hence, in order to generate perception consciousness must split into different parts. The splitting process would be produced by vibration. As we know, different vibration frequencies generate different vibration fields. These are what form a set of diverse dimensions, within which the different types of matter and the forces that bind that matter are created. From these we now have points of perception. It is through all these points of perception that consciousness perceives and experiences itself as such. This perceiving and experiencing generates thought which in turn becomes another point of perception for unlimited scenarios, same as the action that thought produces. Those would be our infinite parallel universes or many-worlds.
And so this is how Kaku, Heisenberg, Bohr and Everett could all have rationalised different parts of the same theory.
How can we then explain strange phenomena, the visions resultant from an altered perception and even many dreams? An explanation to which a lot of thought and reflection has been given is the fact that in order for a type of perception to subsist solidly is that all others must be excluded from awareness/attention. A slight shift in awareness/attention, whether conscious or unconscious, would send a call, like a ripple effect, into other realm, a call that would be picked up by another part/s with the same propensity for awareness/attention shifting. This ripple effect is what may cause rifts in the fabric of a solid perception and these rifts can be reduced (time-space portals within one perceived world), expansive (time-space portals between worlds) or total (portals between dimensions).
All creatures (all matter and the force that bind it) can be responsible for these rifts at one time or another. How do we know how inclined we each are to shift our awareness/attention from our usual perception and at what level? Maybe this quiz will help you contemplate the possibilities…
Everyone is creative in one way or another (or in multiple ways), and if you view the universe as a co-creative effort shared by all living creatures this statement will ring even more true to you.
Now, when it comes to what we find to be the most appealing form of creativity in others, there is some scientific and social research that says that we are usually turned on by that which is most similar to us, and some that says that the opposite is the case.
Are you ready to find out who gets your pulse racing the most? Maybe you will confirm what you always knew about being especially attracted to certain folk, or maybe, just maybe, you surprise yourself and uncover a secret yearning guiding your deepest desires…