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Molecules and the Dance of Creation

Science just found the god particle. The theory that there is one, has been around for a long time and was in fact, introduced by Physicist Peter Higgs in 1964. The Hadron Collider (CERN) in Switzerland saw evidence of the particle last week.

Why is that important? Well, Einstein theorized there had to be a Unified Field and a “theory of everything” but didn’t see any evidence of it before he died. Interesting that this confirmation came on Einstein’s birthday and Pi day or 3.14! (There are no coincidences?)

The particle eluded scientists for decades but showed up in a collision last week. (That is what happens at CERN- Council for European Research- Nuclear.) CERN is an international study of particle physics that conducts experimentation by smashing particles into one another in a circular tube that is underground and 27 kilmeters long.

The search for the elusive particle is decades long. This discovery has the potential to fundamentally change the world.


Why all the excitement? Put very, very simply, the Higgs Boson is the particle that explains why the Universe has mass; in other words, the quantum particle that allows something to arise from nothing or glue that holds the Universe together. The nickname “god particle” has been adopted by the media and is borrowed from a book by the same name by Leon Lederman.

The Big Bang theory postulates that before there was that huge explosion, there was a vacuum. In other words, nothing existed. And a fractional second later the Universe was born. The Higgs Boson, it is theorized, gave the Universe mass- something created out of nothing. Hence the name “god particle.”

Is that actually the LOVE particle? Or will that be the next discovery? There is something that ties us all together in this experience called life. We are all made of the same stuff- the stuff of stars… stardust.

“Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the
dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the
dance lives on. On many an occasion when I’m dancing, I’ve felt touched by
something sacred. In those moments, I’ve felt my spirit soar and become one with
everything that exists. I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and
the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the
slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known. I
keep on dancing and then, it is the eternal dance of creation. The creator and
creation merge into one wholeness of joy. I keep on dancing and dancing… and dancing,  until there is only… the  dance.”  ~Michael Jackson, Dancing the Dream

There is much more to this quantum science and since I am not a scientist and my focus is spirituality, the scientific explanation is a bit more complex and is better described by the experts. If you’re as fascinated as I am or on a similar quest to understand the world and universe, Leon Lederman is qualified (a physicist) with a sense of humor and someone who can make this complex science lighter reading and fun. Many scientists are nervous about the name “god particle” But many metaphysicians are very interested in the quantum world and in the “Higgs field” and the “Boson” particle of creation.

For a crib notes tour of quantum physics, check out the work of Brian Cox on Youtube. He makes complex science understanable for the lay person.

Metaphysicians do not see science and spirituality as mutually exclusive; in fact, they are not observed as divergent paths to the truth. New discoveries in science seem to prove the existence of a spiritually higher intelligence, not discredit it. It seems to reinforce the idea of negative entropy or an organizing principle at work. Once awakened to it, the metaphysician sees patterns and recognizes the hand of creation in everything. Science is an impulse to take things apart to see what makes them work. It’s a search for the “cause.” Religion shares that curiosity in asking “what makes the world go round?” or “What is the meaning of life?” Take away all the dogma, doctrines, rituals and trappings of religion and reduce it to the mystical core and you find an echo. The more you explore the mystical core of the world’s religions, the more you find them similar, saying the same thing– using different words and languages perhaps, but the very same thing. To the metaphysician, science is simply another language. And what is at the core? Oneness. The Creative Impulse.

Creativity and Creation. It that possible only on a god-scale or a universe-making scale? Or are we all creators, part of the whole dance and symphony called creation?

These are things that Michael Jackson explored. For example, he spoke of the Universe as a dance and as a symphony of sound. “Big Bang” actuallly suggests sound and a sonic explosion. What if it was sound– a monumental audible frequency (or not audible in the emptiness of space) that created the Universe, the world, and eventually humanity? What if we all then, have our own musical note, frequency or signature as part of that Creation? We know from particle physics that everything vibrates. String Theory says not only does it vibrate but there are many dimensions of reality and everything vibrates or is in motion and that all possibilities exist within a single moment of time. (Check out Brian Greene and “The Elegant Universe” about String Theory available in a book or on DVD.)

The term “big bang” suggests that sound arose at the instant of creation. And that is what Michael Jackson was referring to when he said the whole universe is sound and all life is a symphony? Michael studied metaphysics and he borrowed sound from the place where it is created and made music that “lives in space.” He always said he could not take credit for it because it didn’t originate with him.

Here’s a metaphor to consider: Think computer as god; think hard drive as the Universe; think the data on the hard drive as all possibilities and potentials already existing in a remote virtual reality that does not yet exist in 3 dimensions; think data package with all knowledge hanging out “out there” somewhere in space (the ethers); think the human mind as where hardware and software meet; think of the creative impulse as accessing the program; think of a human mind downloading the data as art and science.

In a musical metaphor: The computer is the organizing principle of creation, the hard drive is the big bang or creation itself with all its potentialities, the data is a potential combination of all musical notes put together in all possible combinations, the mind accessses the data, downloads it and brings it into the 3rd dimension and sings the song of creation into being. But it originates somewhere else, another dimension, perhaps in the mind of god?

Is art (including music) the place of crossover– the god/man link? What might happen then, if music was created not unconsciously, but consciously in the knowingness of its origins? What if the receptacle, the steward, the transformer of that music consciously brought it into this dimension with love, with care, in a state of awe and admiration for its source? Would that imprint the music with a different quality? A different vibration? A different vibe? And what might the receiver or consumer of such music experience? Would the listener get a taste of the source? If something is created in and with love, do those who partake experience the love?

When acknowledgement is made that the origin or creation source is divine, does that change the atomic structure or the qualities of the creation? I think it does. I can share one example that you can duplicate yourself, of how amazing and real that experience is: Kirtan. I have encouraged readers before to find a local yoga studio and attend Kirtan. Kirtan is an immersion experience (when you are inside the experience rather than outside of it) where it is easy to come upon a space where something is greater than the sum of its parts. A ceremonial call and response kind of musical interlude, Kirtan is conducted in a holy space in the language of Hindu scripture- in Sanscrit. In Kirtan music, instruments, chant and interactive participation cause something else to arise in the midst of the experience. It is the chanting of the names of Hindu gods and goddesses over and over that brings the participants to a state of ecstacy. It brings them home to the vibe of divine love.

Try your own experiment. Taste food that is prepared somewhere else and delivered or served by a disinterested team in a remote kitchen. Then try food that is prepared very consciously with love. There is a difference. Michael Jackson knew about this phenomenon and wrote about it. He knew that love could be imprinted in anything from food to music.

Described as a musical genius who knew music intimately from birth without study, Jackson, who had elegant pitch heard the music in his mind (the download) and attempted to recreate or duplicate it in the world. He said he could never take credit because his role was custodial. He said he didn’t create the music, he was only the custodian of it. It originated somewhere else “created in space.”

Jackson knew the inner workings of the Universe. He knew because he studied it. He heard music in his mind that came from another dimension and his job, as he saw it, was to pluck it from that place, download it and recreate it in the third dimension. He was the translator. He was the transformer that stepped down the music from there (the source) to here (third dimensional reality.)

The confirmation of the Higgs Boson this week gives credence to the idea that the act of creation (on the macro scale of the Universe) involves taking something from the particles of creation and giving it mass to manifest it in 3 dimensions we call reality. There is proof now of a something giving mass to an idea and bringing it into being.

If “As above, so below” is true, then that same act can take place in a micro world- the human being can take something that doesn’t yet exist and bring it into being. That makes man also a creator. This act of creation is most evident in the arts where taking an idea and bringing it into being is standard procedure. The act of creation and making art is a spiritual thing.

While the “god particle” label makes some scientists nervous, those of us who are metaphysicians have no problem with it. We understand the idea of attraction. We understand the principle of a “strange attractor.” We only call that “attraction” a different name than “mass” or a “strange attractor” in human form by a different name. We find no contradiction between science and spirituality. We don’t limit the world to labels. We don’t limit creation to religion. And we don’t reduce the world to just sterile science. We understand and are in awe of a Universe that is elegant, we concede that there is mystery and beauty and ecstacy in creation whether on the level of the Big Bang moment of Creation, the grand Creator, Universes, galaxies birthing themselves, planets forming into platforms for life or particles smaller than an atom.

We understand that is all shimmers with movement, that it is all a dance, a chorus, a symphony of frequencies– sound and vibration and it hums perpetually pregant birthing pieces of itself at every moment in a myriad of forms– the song and the dance of creation.

We understand that there are worlds within worlds. And we understand that we are all part of that Dance of Creation. We see it all as art and we acknowledge that arts are sacred and the act of creation is both primal and spiritual. Creating in the arts brings god through oneself and into being in this dimension. To create from that space and knowing makes art a holy work. Art impacts the brain. It jiggles the molecules. It changes the human.

Michael Jackson knew this. He created from this knowing and from that space. Whatever is created with that knowing retains the vibrational signature of its point of creation and retains that vibrational signature. It oscillates to the vibration from whence it came. If you believe that “whence” to be god-space then the offering is holy– a prayer. If you believe that point of origin to be LOVE, then the offering is love– an embrace of and by Creation itself.

Love (not romantic love- but the love of a Creator bestowing free will and free selection on its creations) is the sticky attraction-stuff that holds the Universe together. Jackson was one of those attractors as was his music. Why would so many across the globe respond to him in the way they did? What was that appeal about and why was it so widespread? Did people feel something special? (“Can you Feel It?”) Was it because of the god particle essence of LOVE? Did that vibe live in him? In his work?

Those who personally knew Jackson describe a humble man, an intelligent strategist, devoted to his faith that evolved over time from its origins as a Jehovah Witness to a metaphysician practicing prayer, perpetual gratitude and adoration, and a meditator. The Monstre` Sacre who knew how to download and distribute god particles, and perhaps.. the god feeling?

We are all attracted to that kind of love, that kind of feeling. We are attracted to it because we long to go home.

Where is home? Home is god. Home is LOVE.

Are we there yet?



  1. Lynaire Williams said . . .

    Dear All,
    It was my intention to begin this comment with the “God Particle” but then I watched Brian Cox and was mesmerised. His face! It was a mirror of my six year old grandson when his Nana takes the time to watch the building of his latest creation. They just cannot stop smiling. Joy and passion for their “work”,the pure wonder of it all so very evident. For myself I can feel that look on my face when I am allowed to talk about the difference Michael Jackson has made in my life, but alas,those times are few. Even the like-minded soul of my daughter gets impatient with me. It is the hardest part for us all I believe, when others just do not “get it”. However my grandchildren do and they listen, they take it in and they are the future.

    I discovered my own musical note very early in my journey, before I ever heard of such a thing. In a Michael Jackson song of course. I began to wonder why I played this song so many times.Then I found that three notes really took my attention, each one on a lower scale to the other and it was the middle note that I resonated with. Much later I heard what must have been the same note in an Elton John song and my head whipped around involuntarily towards the source. I am very un-musical! However one day I will ask a trusted somebody to identify the note.

    The god particle has been confirmed, Brian Cox’s smile will be broader than ever. (If possible.) We have a pope that radiates with a hope of bringing a simple and humble attitude to the Vatican. He was born in South America where the earth’s kundalini is now situated. I missed that clue. The world is filling daily with more awakened souls. We,who had Michael as our catalyst will never forget our intentions to mirror his love and perserverence. It could be that the scales are tipping a little in our favour. With Love, Lynaire

    Posted March 24, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Permalink
  2. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    They “just don’t get it” may apply to those who couldn’t be trusted with “it” anyway. You can’t see in another something that doesn’t live within you. Brian Cox is sometimes considered a bit less-than-the-aloof-scientist by colleagues and some of the science-oriented public. The theory may be that anyone that exhuberant is either not genuine or can’t be taken seriously. It gets old, doesn’t it?

    Posted March 25, 2013 at 6:00 am | Permalink
  3. gertrude said . . .

    OK I’ve had it. Again. Another maestro gifting that which is much need to The People and for the betterment of their situation, getting sneered at instead of lauded?
    No wonder we can be persuaded to form secret societies. Icky, icky race of maligners and malcontents – its old alright. And it feels like its making me old to be amongst it.
    I have so loved physics and SO not been able to understand what I have SO wanted to – THANK-YOU for providing the pleasure of this expert’s gifts.

    Posted March 25, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Permalink
  4. Niamh said . . .

    As always, thank you, Rev. B.
    I find that my heart opens when I read your posts. This one in particular resonated so much with me and with what I’ve been learning and experiencing recently, and the synchronicities abound.
    If I may, I recommend the tv series Touch (by Tim Kring and starring Kiefer Sutherland), which is based on the understanding that we are all connected, that everything we do or think affects others in ways we are not aware of. A real heart-opener!
    Thank you for your dedication and faith.

    Posted March 28, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Permalink
  5. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    I love “Touch.” I would recommend it as well.

    Posted March 28, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Permalink
  6. katiew said . . .

    Michael did, I love your term: “download music” from the creator. He was such an open vessel. Imagine how big his heart was to be able to “feel” God’s presence, to almost hear and feel the lyrics and melodies in his head. He often said he could not sleep because ideas came during the night and he had to write or tape it. And to not take credit for his own music. What a humble human being. How many artists dare to that?

    Posted March 29, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Permalink
  7. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    Michael was trying to say that’s what all composers do- “download it.” Where do you suppose Mozart got his music?

    Posted March 29, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Permalink
  8. Poca said . . .

    All good things come from God, but it takes a really humble person to admit it. Michael for instance, never took credit for his songs, or talents, but always said it came from God. I believe this is the reason why Michael had so many talents. It has been said that when we are not open to God, or not humble, God will give our talents to others. In this scenario, perhaps Michael was given talents from other people which explains why he had so many talents. I am starting to ask myself if I’m giving praises and thanks to God. Don’t mean to change the subject, but Pope Francis reminds me a lot about Michael. Like Michael, he is humble, not afraid of doing things different from others, loving the poor and the vulnerable, and taking care of mother nature. Perhaps the Pope will fill some of the gap that Michael has left. Thanks for the post Barbara, another great one.

    Posted March 31, 2013 at 1:42 am | Permalink
  9. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    During rehearsals for “This Is It” Michael was working on a new album. Kenny Ortega, worried about Michael not sleeping adequately asked him if he could possibly postpone the work until they could get a studio put together for him for his arrival in Britain. His answer indicates a belief that once the download comes, you musn’t refuse or stop the flow. “Oh no, I can’t,” said an incredulous Michael, “God would give it to somebody else– like Prince.”

    People who have worked with great creative geniuses often have to remind them to do mundane things like eat, sleep, shower and change their clothes… It’s as if there is a one-way valve that only turns “on” and doesn’t turn off except when the flow of whatever is being created ceases because it emptied itself out. An artist in the throes of his creative process truly is possessed by it, is a slave to the work forsaking all else not because he wants to, but that is how the creative process works. The “mad scientist” in those moments truly is lost to the rational, lost to the world. He may be in the world in those moments, but is certainly not of it.

    Posted March 31, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Permalink
  10. Kim said . . .

    Thank you Rev. Barbara. As I read your post, I am reminded of the movie “The Jacksons: An American Dream”. There is a scene when Michael has reached his young adult years. He was upset because he felt that he had so much inside him that wanted to get out. He said to Katherine that the music was in him. After all the years of performing, he wanted to let go of what was inside of him. Can you imagine having all that music inside but you were not able to let it out?

    Once the flow starts, it doesn’t stop right? I’ve had one or two small experiences with that type of flow when I started to write poetry. I couldn’t sleep and the words just kept coming into my head until I finally woke up and started to write the words down. That doesn’t happen every day for me as my creative side only has just peaked out. Michael had this experience all the time. I wonder if he understood about the flow. It does seem that he was aware since he stated that the music did not come from himself; however, but was he conscious of the flow? Very interesting!

    Posted May 9, 2013 at 5:34 am | Permalink
  11. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    There are clues in his speech, in his interactions with others, with Chopra and within his admonitions to aritsts to “keep the ego out of the way” because that will spoil things and stop the flow. As someone who read Sufi poetry and metaphysics, I don’t see how he could have missed knowing about the “flow.” Sufism is the mystical core of Islam and he likely knew of Taoism which is the process of being in the flow. I believe he even made reference to music and the creative process as a river.

    Artists know it by many means and call it by many names, but they know the flow. It happens mostly in the arts but scientists, geniuses and inventors have been known to forego normal daily living and even sleep in an obsessive search for a breakthrough. Ministers can encounter it as a calling. For writers it can begin as inspiration and can take on a life of its own sometimes going in unexpected directions. Musicians’ lyrics can come from nowhere and some “hear” it in their minds. Michael was described by mentors and collaborators as one of those; in fact, his perfectionism came from trying to duplicate what he etherially heard in his mind. Composers can download whole symphonies from their minds. When I was a child I used to clearly hear whole orchestras and could identify all the instruments; they told me I sometimes conducted in my sleep. As I got older, the ability left me from neglect.

    Michael spoke of using the talent and working it. He gave credit to it being created somewhere else “in space” and saw himself only as a steward of it– a gift. And he told Kenny Ortega that he couldn’t postpone his creative process of the new album because “God would give it to someone else– like maybe Prince.” Kenny may have heard that as a joke and some might interpret it that way now, but I think Michael was seriously sincere. He believed the creative process is a gift.

    Posted May 9, 2013 at 6:12 am | Permalink

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