Many areas of research, including that of science, are beginning to recognise that the human being is so much more than a physical body. There is a ‘self’ distinct from the material form and it is this metaphysical ‘self’ that is the instigator of action and interaction on this physical plane.
The first physical aspect to be affected by the thinking of the ‘self’, is its own body. Constant attachment to the physical body, physical relations, physical possessions has eroded the true sense of self and caused insecurity, unease, anxiety and other negative thought patterns, that have ultimately brought mental unrest, physical disharmony, and sickness. This kind of turbulence has had an immediate effect on the surrounding atmosphere and bombarded the material world with dense, oppressive, and negative vibrations. However, this chain of events does not stop there. There is a bounce back effect. Einstein’s theory of a curved or spherical cosmos posits that a series of emitted thought patterns must inevitably bend, or turn at some point, and return to the point of inception. Therefore, the cosmos will inevitably reflect those human thought patterns. The consequences are in the animal world, the physical world, the surrounding atmosphere. It causes reaction and counter-reaction, affecting the human body, and then returns to the mind.
It seems clear then, that the key to environmental harmony and world order is a positive, benevolent state of mind within human beings. It is in this that meditation can play a crucial role in setting up an alternative pattern of cause and effect. Meditation taps into the purest vibrations of peace, love, and intrinsic wisdom. This state of consciousness enables the individual soul to come into connection and harmony with God, the ultimate form of pure energy. As a result, a vast agency of pure spiritual energy is set in motion and immediately sets up its own chain reaction, affecting all. The internal experience of deep peace brings the mind into a state of rest, tranquillity, and ease. Creative energies then begin to work on, and start to heal, the physical body and the mind.
As souls begin to affect each other and create similar centres of benevolent energy, automatically the physical world of matter begins to be influenced. It is through spiritual vibrations that matter itself is purified and regenerated. Then there is the inevitable bounce back effect, returning these vibrations back to their source. This is the way to address the root cause of our environmental chaos. It works like the tiny pebble, dropped in a small pond, that has a small impact and yet its ripples reach out and affect the whole pond, as it reaches the far shore and returns with even greater force to the centre. There is power in even one elevated, pure vibration.
It is through meditation and connection with the Supreme Energy, the Supreme Soul, that we access supreme silence, full of benevolence, and of the most powerful vibration. It could be that healing the pain of our world may not only lie with science – it may be far more dependent on the power of silence.
Jim Ryan has a background in education. He is an author and a Brahma Kumaris Rajyoga teacher, based at the Global Retreat Centre, Oxford, UK.