A Scientific Explanation
In science, the quantum field is sometimes referred to as an invisible intelligence, in which anything and everything exists. Science has shown that 99.99% of physical reality is made up of energy, therefore, we know that somehow this invisible intelligence has organized itself into solid matter. The quantum field is invisible potential energy that is able to organize itself from energy to subatomic particles, to atoms, to molecules, and on up the line to everything else. Put another way, this potential energy lowers itself as a frequency of wave patterns until it appears as this solid material world we experience. The Tantric yogis explain this sequence of organization in the form of the 36 Tattvas of reality.
The Universal Intelligence
This universal intelligence, also known in Tantra as the power of Shakti, creates and gives life to the quantum field and everything in it, including you and me. This power is the same universal mind that animates every aspect of the material universe. This intelligence keeps our hearts beating, our stomachs digesting food, and overseas an incalculable number of chemical reactions per second that take place in every cell of our body. Moreover, the same consciousness prompts trees to grow fruit and causes distant galaxies to form and collapse.
Because this universal intelligence exists in all places and times, and exerts its power within us and all around us, it is both personal and universal. The Tantrics would agree, as they believe that the microcosm (humans) must also be the macrocosm (God). We are Consciousness. We are God. We are this Universal Intelligence.
God Consciousness and Creation of the Universe
How can a Consciousness that has created all of life, that expends the energy and will to consistently regulate every function of our bodies to keep us alive, that has expressed such a deep interest in us, that runs the entire universe perfectly in balance, be anything but pure love? The Tantics believe that Shakti created this universe for her lover, Shiva, out of pure love.
An Infinite Number of Possible Realities
Quantum experiments demonstrate that electrons exist simultaneously in an infinite array of possibilities or probabilities in an invisible field of energy. But only when ann observer focuses attention on any location of any one electron does that electron appear. In other words, a particle cannot manifest in reality–that is, ordinate space-time as we know it–until we observe it.
We now know that the moment the observer looks for an electron, there is a specific point in time and space when all probabilities of the electron collapse into a physical event.
Again, the Tantrics would agree. They believe that God-consciousness creates and manifests reality. When Shiva opens his eyes the universe come into being, and when he closes his eyes the universe disappears back into pure potential. Remember, Shiva is YOU!
So ponder this: Everything in the physical universe is made up of subatomic particles such as electrons. By their very nature, these particles, when they exist as pure potential, are in their wave state while they are not being observed. They are potentially “every thing” and “no thing” until they are observed. They exist everywhere and nowhere until they are observed. Thus, everything in our physical reality exists as pure potential.
If subatomic particles can exist in an infinite number of possible places simultaneously, we are potentially capable of callusing into existence an infinite number of possible realities. In other words, if you can imagine a future event in your life based on any one of your personal desires, that reality already exists as a possibility in the quantum field, waiting to be observed by you.