The basic underlying and uniting force of the universe is a psychic energy field of love and soul consciousness ( the Unified Field ) which lies not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears ~ and whose principle property is the universal urge to unite, which we resist at our own peril: Allen L Roland
Nothing is more powerful than a truth whose time has come.
In a world that is increasingly interconnected and viral, the search for the ultimate truth is accelerating ~ for millions of people are sensing that their lives are associated with a greater purpose than just surviving, existing and making a living but are instead connected to a greater good, whatever that may be.
That common evolutionary chord that connects us all to that greater good is our innate propensity to love, unite and grow in a spirit of social cooperation and altruism.
It was Teilhard de Chardin, the Jesuit priest, paleontologist and explorer of the soul, whose life’s work was the reinterpretation of Christianity in the light of evolution, who stood impatiently at the summit of man’s quest for the ultimate truth proclaiming to all that God is Love. To Teilhard, not only is love the most universal, the most powerful and the most mysterious of the cosmic forces but it is also the primal and universal psychic energy and uniting force.
“ If there were no real propensity to unite, even at a prodigiously rudimentary level, indeed, in the molecule itself, it would be physically impossible for love to appear higher up in the ‘ hominized’ or human form.” ( Teilhard de Chardin ~ The Phenomenon of Man , Harper and Row, pg 262)
Teilhard wrote in his last unpublished work “ Le Christique “ ( The Promised Land ) of the inevitable consequences when this truth appears: “ Sooner or later there will be a chain reaction, for the truth has to appear only once, in one single mind, for it to be impossible for anything ever to prevent it from spreading universally and setting everything ablaze. “
My lifework has been the reinterpretation of Teilhard de Chardin, in light of the current coming together of mankind, and it is my demonstrated truth that God is most certainly love or a loving plan in action ~ an evolutionary process with which we all participate as co-creators.
As children, we all knew. or briefly glimpsed this loving state of soul consciousness ~ or what I call the Unified Field . Indeed, my whole life has been a journey, a quest, to find a lost and alone little boy within me who once knew and profoundly felt this great inner truth ~ that the joy and delight deepest within myself existed beyond time and space and was indelibly connected to all of nature ~ and longed to share it, as I have and continue to do with scores of others in my work as a heart centered psychotherapist, and particularly with Veterans with PTSD.
Graham Greene once wrote ~ “There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.”
I vividly remember two such childhood moments. The first was a typical lovely, warm and sultry New England summer day in Newtonville, Massachusetts. I was three years old and playing alone in my room. I was living with my grandfather, whom I deeply loved and who I knew loved me. I never knew my real father, who had left my mother before my twin brother and I were born. My mother also lived with us as well as our maid, Delia. My mother was exceptionally beautiful, spoiled, somewhat sad and emotionally unavailable. But I knew I was loved and that I was special. At times I could feel an incredible love within me leap from my heart towards my beloved grandfather. He was such a blessing in my life and he truly loved me unconditionally.
That day in the room, I suddenly heard my favorite song on the radio. It was Gene Autrey’s “ I’m Back In The Saddle Again”. My inner joy was too much to contain and I felt an incredible urge to share it ~ so I turned up the radio as loud as possible and stood on my tiptoes and opened the window. As I leaned out into that gorgeous summer day, I felt an overwhelming joy and delight which seemed to literally lift me out of myself ~ for suddenly I knew and saw something clearly. It was a feeling of knowing and seeing from deepest within me ~ a feeling of incredible joy, connection and oneness with all and I totally surrendered to it. For an ecstatic few moments I knew I was not alone ~ I knew that the awesome feeling of joy that seemed to lift me out of myself was connected to all of nature. I was obviously in a state of soul consciousness, which I would later in life eventually define ~ and completely surrender to it, as well as my deep need to share it with the world.
The memory of that blissful childhood moment was soon to become consciously completely unavailable to me for over 30 years. It was buried under a mantle of psychic pain, aloneness and despair that I deeply felt at the age of six years old when I was suddenly taken away from my grandfather. That was when my heart seemingly closed and I stopped growing emotionally ~ for it hurt too deeply in my heart to feel that profoundly.
But not before the second door opened ~ for I had a precognitive vision in the midst of that grief (where I found myself looking at the Golden Gate Bridge, the ocean and houses on the shore) and than that vision also became buried under my deep psychic pain ~ but I always felt this deep connection to San Francisco and the Golden Gate bridge. Approximately 40 years later ~ after I had left New England moved to the west coast as a Navy fighter pilot, had fully opened my heart and written my Unified Field Theory ~ I walked into that same exact point of time scene at Fort Mason, San Francisco and as tears flowed down my cheeks ~ I realized that not only was I seeing through the eyes of that little boy within myself but that state of blissful soul consciousness existed beyond time and space ~ for that event had literally gone backwards in time when I experienced it at six years old. A door had indeed opened, in the midst of my grief, and let the future in ~
Now I can clearly see that my whole life has indeed been a quest to return to and share from that joyful state of soul consciousness, which the child within me had known and felt so profoundly ~ and which all of us once knew and felt, if only momentarily, as a child.
Finding the Unified Field was the act of surrendering to love and then letting go and claiming that same loving state of love and soul consciousness deepest within me. Owning and proving it has been an act of ongoing courage.
Initially, it was surrendering to and embracing an emotionally alone little boy within myself who always knew this truth but was convinced that no one, with the exception of his beloved grandfather, was aware of it.
Then it was the slow process of finding the courage to stand alone, own my truth and speak it ~ regardless of the risks.
Let me make this clear, every tenet of my Unified field is based on my own personal experience and the experiences of my clients. And I use the word love in its form as the basic propensity for all matter to unite and complete itself. This is why it took eight years for me to fully prove it and which is why I no longer call it a theory.
My Unified Field was built on the shoulders of three men who were climbing the same mountain in search of the ultimate unifying energy and truth:
Albert Einstein, who looked at nature in awe and wonder and dared to think the unthinkable. He always believed that a common pattern was there to be seen if one could look with the fresh clear eyes of a child.
Carl Jung, who sensed a parallel between theoretical physics and depth psychology. This inspired his efforts to probe the deepest regions of his own psyche, as well as that of others, in search of a unifying source of energy (Collective Unconscious) and a causal theory of synchronicity comparable to Einstein's theory of relativity.
Teilhard de Chardin, who clearly defined this all-unifying source of energy as love.
" Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them for it alone takes them and joins them to what is deepest within themselves ." ( Phenomenon of man )
What follows are the three basic tenets of my Unified Field:
The basic underlying and uniting force of the universe is a psychic energy field of universal love, within which all the forces of nature, including time and space, are merely conditions of state. ( By " conditions of state " ~ I mean that they are inherently contained or subsumed within the Unified field as a part of it )
Within this psychic realm of love, paranormal events such as clairvoyance, telepathy, precognition and near death experiences are also conditions of state.
The principle property of this field of love, from the dance of sub-atomic particles to the planetary bodies and galaxies hurtling and spinning in their vast orbits, is its propensity to unite, complete and fulfill all living beings within a constantly evolving loving plan.
This field of love is the absolute constant of the universe, within which time and space do not exist or are relative conditions of state.
Once we surrender to this field of love we are instantly joined with the past, present and future of a universe that is in a continual process of uniting and completing itself.
The consciousness of the observer is the determining factor in being able to perceive the Unified field ~ and the depth of one's sensory experience is what determines this consciousness. ( " Sensory, " as I define it , is not limited to physical sensation but includes our awareness of every kind of sensation or input in every dimension of our being ~ physical,emotional, mental and psychic.)
As such, there can be no more profound sensory experience than the experience of love ~ through the total surrender to what is deepest within us. For what is deepest within us is love ~ the ultimate life force, a joyful state of soul consciousness that includes and integrates all lesser states.
Conversely, the state of consciousness that limits or denies our perception or experience of the Unified field is ego consciousness.
It would appear that the pain of not feeling loved for oneself and being seemingly separated from our original state of soul consciousness and the Unified field is of such deep psychic proportions that, early in childhood, processes are triggered in the hypothalamus which result in a left brain imbalance and dominance as well as the denial, mistrust and forgetting of our original connection to the unified field and the joy and love deepest within us.
It is from this dark tunnel of pain, aloneness, despair and apparent death that the ego and ego consciousness is born ~ for survival and protection purposes only.
As such, death or the idea of death is an illusion measured by the limits of our consciousness.
The ego, in this sense, is nothing more than a protective cocoon that is eventually meant to be shed ~ but can only be shed when we surrender to love and restore our original connection to soul consciousness and the Unified Field.
It really is this simple and it’s always a matter of choice. I chose love and, as a result, I know my life is divinely guided.
Now, let's talk about this principle property to unite for it was Teilhard de Chardin who wrote: "Considered in all its full biological reality, love ~ that is to say, the affinity of being with being is not peculiar to man. It is a general property of all life and as such embraces, in its varieties of degrees, all the forms successfully adopted by organized matter."
Whereas Einstein was concerned with the without of things, Teilhard was concerned with the within of things. Teilhard used the term "within" to denote the psychic face or consciousness of matter ~ since the beginning of time ~ which reveals itself in its innate urge to unite.
Teilhard defines this innate urge to unite as an energy force in his famous Law Of Complexity - Consciousness. The law states two principles:
1. Throughout all time there has been an evolutionary tendency for all matter to unite and become increasingly complex in nature.
2. With each increase in material complexity, there is a related rise in the consciousness of matter and an even greater urge to unite.
Teilhard divided this fundamental energy into two distinct components ~ a Tangential energy which linked the element with all others of the same order and a Radial energy which represented the innate urge toward union and greater complexity as well as a leap in consciousness.
It is this Radial energy in matter, this deep urge towards union and completion, which eventually manifests itself as LOVE.
As such, Teilhard's Radial energy is one in the same with what I call a state of Soul Consciousness and The Unified Field. A state of love and soul consciousness that exists not only beyond time and space but also deepest within ourselves and ~ and whose principle property is the universal urge to unite.
If we compare this with Darwin's evolutionary theory, Darwin's only error was to substitute matter for spirit as the motivating force of the Universe.
For it becomes increasingly clear, in light of this innate urge to unite, that man is the product of an evolution of love. From the pre-atomic stage in the depths of the primordial sea to his present ' hominized ' state ~ man is the product of a seemingly endless evolution within a loving plan of plurality, union and a resultant energy transformation into something more complex, more conscious and more loving.
Only the individual and collective state of ego consciousness (the need to control and dominate others) stands in the way of the awareness of not only a loving plan in action but each one of our parts in that loving plan.
Obviously, there is no such thing as an ugly soul but there are many emotionally maimed souls throughout the planet. It takes tremendous energy to maintain our individual as well as collective state of ego consciousness ~ which is why my clients seemingly lose at least 10 years of age when they open their closed hearts and begin to extend and accept love from a place of joy and gratitude. All that energy being used for ego defense is now available for self love and healing.
No where is that more apparent than in my work with combat veterans with PTSD ~ which I re-label PTHD (Post Traumatic Heart Disorder) ~ for one of the most common PTSD symptoms is a closed heart and the inability to extend or receive love. Usually this is because of deep ongoing feelings of shame and guilt or feelings of unworthiness which usually originated in early childhood.
In eight three hour sessions over eight weeks these veterans initially complete and share their life charts (which graphically show their life as a quest to love and be loved); take full accountability for the decisions they have made in their life; meet the lost child within themselves (through a visualization); thank the people who have been there for them throughout their life and finally claim the most important gift they have always wanted ~ themselves, free from fear, unworthiness and resentment.
I’ll let the post workshop evaluations of Band of brothers #8 tell the story of their eight week inner journey through fear, unworthiness and self hatred to gratitude, self acceptance and joy;
1. Please tell us if and how the workshop has been helpful to you?
E.S. I am free!
M.L. I surrendered and never thought that was possible!
A.R. It helped me open my heart to those that I love dearly. It helped me overcome my fears ~ particularly my fear of rejection.
L.L. It has given me a better understanding of myself and what I did to my life and self.
F.B. It helped me release the pain, fear, anger and depression that were so much of my life.
M.N. I learned to love rather than hate.
Band of brothers #9 is now almost half over and the miracle of self healing continues as all the participants have completed their life charts. One by one, they have retraced the major events of their life in terms of joy and despair and particularly the relationships that profoundly touched their heart. They are now beginning to see their life as a quest versus a struggle whereas many of their love relationships have been an attempt to recreated earlier childhood emotional struggles with parental figures ~ in a subconscious attempt to find the emotionally trapped child within themselves.
Think of the life chart as very similar to a crime scene where something happened and someone was lost in childhood. In essence, I assist them to connect the dots to help them find where they separated from their original innocent state of being, when they made the decision to be something other than themselves and how their whole life has been an inner QUEST, not a struggle, to find and fully experience their authentic self again. I help them see how all of their love relationships, regardless of the pain that may have ensued, have been gifts on that quest as they most certainly have been in my life.
After each session ~ part of their homework is to read each session in my book RADICAL THERAPY / SURRENDER TO LOVE AND HEAL YOURSELF IN SEVEN SESSIONS ( NOT SEVEN YEARS ) which reinforces the previous group session.
I also continually remind them that these sessions are all about transformation and that these action based heart centered sessions could well bring up painful memories ~ but that beneath that deep pain is an even deeper thread of love, joy and innocence ~ which all of them have experienced at one time in their childhood or lives.
In essence, they begin to heal themselves by opening their hearts which makes it far easier for them to deal with memories from their war experience or earlier traumatic childhood events. Those painful memories are much easier to accept and assimilate once their loving core has been acknowledged and embraced.
They all know the reality of this Unified Field of love and soul consciousness because they have surrendered to it during these sessions. They all rapidly become aware that relationship must be seen as a means to an end versus an end in itself ~ the end being the full flowering of one’s authentic self or at least a major step in that process within the relationship. They are now ready to celebrate the gift of themselves from a place of service and joy ~ which just so happens to be the last step of ego death.
This is, without a doubt, the most powerful and rewarding work I have done in over 35 years of private practice. Seeing the light go on within combat veterans, who were taught to kill, is an unforgettable bonding experience ~ and I also am humbled to be in service from a place of celebration and joy.
So what would happen if the world suddenly realized that what was deepest within ourselves was not violence, aggression and hatred but instead love, altruism and social cooperation ~ a Unified Field of soul consciousness that connected all living beings ?
Richard Leakey wrote in “The beginnings of mankind” that there was very little evidence of violence and aggression in early mankind with considerable evidence of social cooperation and altruism as the deciding factors in evolution.
Scientific American said virtually the same thing in its issue The Arithmetic's of Mutual Help (June 1995) where it shared how computer experiments show how cooperation rather than exploitation can dominate in the Darwinian struggle for survival. The article by Martin Nowak, Robert May and Karl Sigmund seems to reinforce Teilhard's Law of Complexity-Consciousness ~ " Throughout the evolutionary history of life, cooperation among smaller units led to the emergence of more complex structures as, for example, the emergence of multicellular creatures from single-celled organisms. In this sense, cooperation becomes as essential for evolution as is competition."
They conclude by saying ~ “In the course of evolution, there appears to have been ample opportunity for cooperation to have assisted everything from humans to molecules. In a sense, cooperation could be older than life itself. "
And what else but Love could be older than life itself.
Politically, we, the 99%, can no longer deny our deepest and most basic urge to unite and cooperate with one another by continuing to condone an unwinnable and brutal war on terror, excessive corporate greed as well as economic and social injustice!
Lincoln Barnett ( The Universe and Dr Einstein ) wrote of the great philosophical triumph of the discovery of a Unified field ~
"The great philosophical triumph of any Unified Field is implicit in the first word of its title. For it will carry to logical fulfillment the long course of science towards the unification of man's concepts of the physical world.
For from its august perspective, the entire universe would appear as one elemental field in which each atom, each flying electron, each star, each wandering comet and slow-wheeling galaxy is seen to be but a ripple or tumescence in the underlying space-time unity.
And so a profound simplicity would supplant the surface complexity of nature. Thus all man's perceptions of the world and all his abstract intuitions of reality would merge finally into one, and the deep underlying unity of the universe would be laid bare"
The deep underlying unity of the universe is a psychic energy field of love and soul consciousness which exists not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears and current state of ego consciousness ~ and its principle property is the universal urge to unite, which we currently resist at our own peril.
And this is indeed the truth that shall set everything ablaze!
Choose love and climb aboard the express versus the fear based local.
Allen L Roland
Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist and psychotherapist Allen L Roland is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private consultations ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Allen L Roland is a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his weblog and website allenroland.com He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net