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Physics to metaphysics to peace

Modern physics provides us — if we follow its revelations to their mystical, yet logical conclusions — a transformed world view that leads inevitably to unshakeable peace.

How, you might ask? Quantum entanglement experiments duplicated repeatedly around the globe, show, for example, that you can change the spin of one electron from a pair, and the spin on its partner changes instantaneously. Not at the speed of light, or a thousand times the speed of light, or a billion times that, but at exactly the same instant.

That not only means that the speed of light is not a limit, but also that there is a correspondence, a communication, an intrinsic relatedness that goes beyond our usual ideas of limiting isolation that the mechanistic, "I am all alone in the universe" conceptual framework might constrain our beliefs, too. Elevating quantum entanglement from mundane particles to mystical principles, it supports the ancient truth that we are neither bound to space and time, nor duality. If we deflate space and time to here and now, respectively, not only do countless paradoxes disappear, but the silly notions of loneliness, conflict and deprivation vanish also.

Fortunately, the transpersonal "we" — or the one unified self that we all share — (that shrinks and dissolves the finite "I" into the nothingness from whence it came) happens to be 100 percent trustworthy, honest, tolerant, gentle, joyous, defenseless, generous, patient, faithful and open-minded.

When within and without, yin and yang, above and below, personal and metapersonal, micro and macro archetypes are seen as mirrors and honored as equally valid aspects of the all, we optimize our opportunities to learn from every synchronicity and coincidence that surrounds us.

Each dream, waking or otherwise, interpreted lovingly by our integrated self, becomes a tool for loosening the mental tourniquet of separation, a happy classroom gently recovered from the split mind that would make of it a prison of martyrdom and victimhood.

Try this technique: Whenever you are confronted with an issue that seems puzzling, ask yourself if eliminating space, time and pluralism (you know, the old thinking "we vs. they" nonsense that we've tried lifetime after lifetime, to no avail) would resolve the situation, regardless of its nature.

For example, if you find yourself in a situation where someone is "pushing your buttons" in an uncomfortable way, ask yourself if you would feel compassion toward the "other" point of view if the space that appears to separate you did not truly exist. If you were the "other" and completely understood their perspective and realized that you summoned their performance as an actor in the script of your life, how could you sustain any grievance against them? "They" are just a symbol, a mirror, a part of you, regardless if they appear to be expressing kindness or perhaps in some strange way requesting it of you. Our challenge is to remember that we can interpret all behavior as expressions of love (easy) or a call for it (not always so easy to remember due to our resistance to peace). In either case, the appropriate response is always a kind and loving one.

Bruce Rawles, a resident of the Rogue Valley between 2004 and 2011, moved from Ashland to a suburb of Denver, Colo., last summer. He is author of "The Geometry Code: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation" now available at: www.createspace.com/3857526. More information: www.geometrycode.com/store/books/thegeometrycode-book/

Rogue Valley residents are invited to send 600- to 700-word articles on all aspects of inner peace, including but not limited to intuition, guidance, courage, forgiveness, joy, tolerance, Presence and more to Sally McKirgan innerpeaceforyou@live.com.