The Divine Within Us

“We are slowed down light and sound waves, a walking bundle of frequencies tuned into the cosmos. We are souls dressed up in sacred biochemical garments and our bodies are the instruments through which our souls play their music.”

The quote above is from the famous scientist, Albert Einstein. As many know, Einstein was a German physicist whose work completely revolutionized physics. He was also a Jew.

But right now, I want to ignore the fact that Einstein was a Jew with a built in belief in God due to his upbringing. I want to focus on the fact that he was a scientist.

Though there are many scientists who are Christians and are making a huge impact in the the scientific community using their discoveries to point toward the existence of God, they get very little media attention. Instead, we find more scientists like Hawking who disbelieved in God and used science to disprove His existence in the spotlight, writing books and having interviews completely deconstructing the existence of God.

A few years ago, I had a discussion with my friend, Lawrence. Lawrence is a decidedly non-religious person and a genius in his own right. We discussed God and science and he made a good point: scientists, physicists in particular, spend their entire lifetime studying how the world works and why the world works the way it does. Everything has an explanation. Something happens because of something else. Everything has a cause. However, they eventually reach a point where the cause isn’t evident, or there doesn’t appear to be a cause for something. At this point, the only plausible explanation is…God.

This is something Einstein was on to with the quote above. There is a miracle in what Einstein is saying. To be honest, we can not say that humanity or the physical world in which we live is an accident. What exactly are the odds that these light and sound waves would be slowed down in such a way as to allow us to become living, breathing beings, vehicles of souls.

Science is slowly learning that there is a world beyond this one. Scientists are finally starting to be on par with the mystics and gurus of the past and present.

Within the dialogue of faith and God, a great starting point is belief in God. We begin with simply that. I don’t care which God you believe in. We can start off a healthy dialogue by first accepting that God, or some sort of higher power, exists.

For all of my skeptics, let me propose an experiment: ask God to be made manifest in your life. Again, it doesn’t matter which God you believe in. Just pray. This is the hardest thing you’ve probably been asked to do, but I want you to pray. Pray to God, asking that God would be made manifest in your life. Don’t put expectations on how God will be made manifest. Don’t dictate the time or the place or the circumstances. Just pray that God will be made manifest and you won’t be disappointed.

Trust me. I have been in that place of doubt. I asked God to be made manifest in my life, and I was not disappointed. Trust me, you will not be disappointed either.

“You cannot see or touch the Divine with your gross senses. The Divine is within you, not somewhere else. Unite yourself to the Divine…” – Morihei Ueshiba

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