Science and Spirit Unite

By Daniel • October 24th, 2007

Science and Spirit Reunite

About a thousand years ago there was a split between the world of Spirit, and the world of science.  The world of science became focused on the seen, the measurable, the testable, the verifiable, the world of proof.  The world of spirit became the domain of religion, churches, and cults and was relegated to the realm of faith, the unprovable, immeasurable, mystical world of belief without proof.  This created a scenario where religions called for “Faith” and science called for “Proof”.  The modern emergence of the Quantum Paradigm reunites Science with Spirit, by proving that the observer influences the observed!  Quantum physicists have proven conclusively that even elementary particles behave differently while being observed.  This goes so far as to imply that our beliefs and observations actually affect reality at the fundamental levels!

During the period of the great divide between these two fields, religions insisted that faith cannot be measured scientifically, and the sciences insisted that what cannot be measured cannot be believed.  The whole world split into two camps; on one side there were those insisting that faith was highest, on the other side were those insisting that proof was highest.  Not until recently have these two schools of thought put their differences aside and joined together into a common voice.

What is Science?  

The Scientific method is pretty straightforward, in essence, to be accepted as Scientific something must be repeatable and verifiable by independent groups of scientists.  These scientists therefore become very good at restricting and constraining things, removing outside influences and distilling experiments down to the absolute minimum number of elements possible. 

The Scientific Community works this way, “A theory or principle is only as good as its ability to correctly predict outcomes.”  The Quantum Paradigm has many unique things about it that have made it hard to accept, but Quantum Physics is so good at accurately predicting things, it has forced the world’s scientific community to make it the current dominant model.

What is Spirit?

Now we’re going to get to the heart of things, what is Spirit?  Defining Spirit takes a little more effort than defining Science.  So I’m going to use one of my favorite examples, a good friend who was a cheerleader and attended many camps and conferences for cheerleading.  One element at all these camps was the ‘Spirit Stick’.  A Spirit Stick is nothing more than a decorated stick.  It is awarded to the cheerleader shows the most and best Spirit during the camp. 

I asked how they judged who had the most Spirit.  She told me, “Spirit is Vitality.  It’s Enthusiasm.  It’s kindness, friendliness, and good sportsmanship,” she said, “A cheerleader’s job is to uplift the spirit of the team they are cheering for and to uplift the Spirit of the crowd so that the crowd motivates the team.  Having allot of Spirit means you’re always willing to give a little extra, it’s about enthusiasm, sharing it, building it, turning it into victory!”

 I liked that.  I never had thought of Cheerleaders as self improvement coaches, but that’s exactly what they do.  They learn about Spirit, fill their Spirits until they overflow into everyone around them. 

Spirit turns into Success

We’ve all seen a person or team so motivated and enthusiastic they outperform a team or person with greater skill.  Superior teams get defeated by lesser teams on the basis of Spirit alone everyday.  There is no limit to what a person or team can accomplish when their Spirit is full of enthusiasm and confidenceWe’ve all seen it over and over a thousand times. 

 The Full Spirit Research Institute was created to understand this on a scientific level.  The cheerleaders understand how to use Spirit, how to cultivate it, and how to build it, but we wanted a way to understand the true nature of it, we wanted scientific proof.  We wanted to understand specifically how a persons dreams and desires can be turned into realities.

We wanted to be able to answer the question: “How much Spirit would a particular team need to defeat another team of greater skill?”  Obviously, they greater the skill difference, the more Spirit they’d need.”  If you can understand that, then you’ve got it!  We convert Spirit into our wishes…  Spirit is the currency of dreams, the bigger the dream, the more Spirit it takes to create it.

Science versus Popular Science

Before we go any further we need to get over the hurdle of popular science.  Here’s what happens over and over, the Scientific community has very rigid standards for peer review, and very specific approved publications.  To get published into the Scientific community, something has to be reviewed, verified, tested, re-reviewed, re-verified, published for review, and on and on until enough scientists have reviewed and verified it, only then it can get published as a Scientific Article.  These Scientific Journals are very difficult to read and very dense, not very entertaining.

The mainstream publishing world doesn’t have the same needs for verification.  Mainstream publications fall into the category of the “Popular Press” don’t need proof, they just need to cite the source.  In other words, they don’t need to print things approved by the Scientific Community, they just need to say who wrote the article. 

These Popular Press articles enter the mainstream long before the scientific community approves anything.  Years, sometimes decades before the review process concludes, the popular press is already treating something as fact.  Cold Fusion is a good example of this, even powerful international publications like Time, Newsweek, USA Today all published articles that Cold Fusion had been discovered and the world’s energy problems had been solved.  The whole world was celebrating, meanwhile, Science Digest was saying just the opposite, saying that the controls weren’t verified.

For over a year the Popular Press celebrated the coming era of Cold Fusion, then it the Scientific Journals proved it was a hoax. It just disappeared.  The Era of Quantum physics started about 30 years ago, and has only recently been accepted by the Scientific Community.  So for thirty years, the popular press has used the word Quantum with just about everything under the sun.  A week doesn’t pass when I don’t hear someone say, “Quantum Physics says that…” and about 90% of the time they just insert whatever the heck they want and say Quantum Physics proves it!  That is the nature of popular science.  At Full Spirit we are more interested in the real deal, the true Science of Success and Spirit. 

Science and Spirit Unite!

Science and spirit are reuniting because Quantum Physics has changed the scientific paradigm, and now science wants to get back together with Spirit.  The Quantum Paradigm proves that, “The Observer Influences the Observed.”  This is a mjor discovery in science.  It means that our consciousness is now proven to extend beyond our bodies.  It means that what we choose to notice becomes truly affected by our noticing it.

“You said Spirit and Science unite in this article, you gave a concept, not a scientific definition, what is spirit?“  Let’s get to get to the heart of things, Spirit is Energy Married to Consciousness.

The new Quantum Paradigm allows us to say conclusively that the observer influences the observed, for the first time ever, we now have Scientific Proof that the Spirit exists!  It gets better, we can now say, and even measure the fact that our Intentions Influence the very fabric of reality!  That’s huge!

I want to leave this article on that note and encourage you to click the Quantum button on the controller if you’re ready to go deeper.  Or also encourage you to click here and read: The Nature of Spirit, which will explain more about how energy and consciousness combine to create spirit.

Where to go from here:

The point of this article is to help you to understand that all of the articles presented here at Full Spirit have their underpinnings in Science and Religion.  These lessons see no need to separate the two.  In “The Three Treasures” you will learn how your Spirit transforms itself into every aspect of your life.  In the “First Steps” series you will learn how to build and fill your spirit.  In the “Healing you Soul” series you will learn how to purify, heal, and remove blockages in your spirit.  In the “The Laws of Attraction” series you will learn how the condition of your Spirit draws some circumstances and situations towards you while repelling others.

Click on any of the above articles which feel right for where you’re at right now, try the Quantum Icon on the controller bar (below this text and at the top) for more details on this topic, or the Clipboard Icon in the controller bar for practical steps to putting this topic to use right away, or try any of the other great quick start articles:

Daniel is the founder and creator of Full Spirit and the Pillars of Success Series.
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