Have you ever wondered who we really are? What’s the purpose of our lives? Where do we come from? What shall we do and where are we going? What happens to us when we die? Have you ever looked at yourself and wondered what would it be like to look through the eyes of the ‘Ultimate Observer’? Have you ever seen yourself through the eyes of the someone you are hoping to become? Have you ever imagined what thoughts are made of? What effect positive thinking may have on us? What is true reality? Is reality only what we see with our eyes? Are there any real choices available in life?

Both Theosophy and Quantum Physics address all these eternal questions, the only difference is that quantum physics is still trying to find solutions, whist, in my view, Theosophy has already solved them! Let’s have a look at the major features of Quantum Physics in comparison with Theosophy:

Quantum physics is the science of possibilities: If we accept this definition, then the question immediately arises, who, or what is making the choices amongst these many possibilities? Immediately we see that Consciousness must be involved as an Observer affects the results of basic experiments about the nature of reality in Quantum Physics. From a Theosophical point of view, the Observer is the Spirit animating our bodies which are like ‘space suits’ enabling the Spirit to exist in the material world. Our bodies have all kinds of sensory systems enabling us to function in our environment according to the present limits of our consciousness development.

Theosophical teacher, HP Blavatsky in her, Collected Writings, Vol 14, page 387 says:

“Consciousness is a part of the whole, or rather a Ray on the graduated scale of its manifested activity, of the one all-pervading, limitless Flame, the reflections of which alone can differentiate; and, as such, consciousness is ubiquitous, and can be neither localized nor centred on or in any particular subject, nor can it be limited. Its effects alone pertain to the region of matter, for thought is an energy that affects matter in various ways, but consciousness per se, as understood and explained by occult philosophy, is the highest quality of the sentient spiritual principle in us, the Divine Soul (or Buddhi) and our Higher Ego, and does not belong to the plane of materiality.”

Quantum physics implies that everything around us is already existing without our influence, our choice: Even the material world around us, chairs, tables, rooms are possible movements of sub-consciousness and we are choosing moment to moment out of these movements to be our actual experience into manifestation. Werner Heisenberg said that atoms are not things, there are only tendencies, so instead thinking of things we have to think of possibilities. These are the possibilities of Consciousness.

In HP Blavatsky’s, Secret Doctrine, Vol. 1, Page 49 we read:

“Esoteric philosophy teaches that everything lives and is conscious, but not that all life and consciousness are similar to those of human or even animal beings. Life we look upon as “the one form of existence,” manifesting in what is called matter; or, as in man, what, incorrectly separating them, we name Spirit, Soul and Matter. Matter is the vehicle for the manifestation of soul on this plane of existence, and soul is the vehicle on a higher plane for the manifestation of spirit, and these three are a trinity synthesized by Life, which pervades them all.”

Quantum physics suggests different realities created by our differing thoughts: If reality is my possibility, a possibility of Consciousness itself, then comes the question of how can we change it? How can I make it better? How can I make it happier? Every single one of us can affect our world by the way we are thinking, even if sometimes we try to hide our thoughts. So, we have to change from the inside out. If we change our minds, we will change our choices, if we change our choices, our lives are going to change! Then we realize that there are different levels of truth and understanding about the nature of reality – Truth and Relative Truth.

HP Blavatsky in her, Collected Writings, Vol. 12, page 691 says:

“Let the student clearly realize that he cannot see things spiritual with the eyes of the flesh, and that in studying even the Body he must use the eyes of the Spiritual Intelligence, else will he fail and his study will be fruitless. For growth is from within outwards, and always the inner remains the more perfect. Even the development of a physical sense is always preceded by a mental feeling, which proceeds to evolve a physical sense. As said (p. 672) all senses are but differentiations of the one sense-consciousness, and become so differentiated on the Astral plane, where perceptive life proper begins (p. 660); from that the differentiation is continued on to the lowest sub-plane of the Prâkritic plane, to which the physical molecules of our Bodies belong.”

Quantum Physics and Theosophy agree on the fundamental truth of UNITY: At the deepest level of our reality YOU AND I ARE LITERALLY ONE! We have to think that each of us personally can influence other people, our environment, space itself, and the future. Each of us is responsible for all these things. Each of us has to think that “I and all Nature are not separated. We all are part of ONE, we are connected within the ALL like a drop in the ocean or a flame in a fire”.

HP Blavatsky in the, Secret Doctrine, Vol. 1, Page 49 says:

“The idea of Universal Life is one of those ancient conceptions which are returning to the human mind in this century, as a consequence of its liberation from anthropomorphic theology.”

Bearing in mind this truth of Unity in Nature, that Universal Brotherhood is a fact of nature, Dr. Masuru Emoto and his team of scientists experimented with water exposed to music, spoken language, and typed words, taped to glass containers, photographs, and long-distance messages. Here are some of the pictures that show the response of water to these various sounds and words. (Emoto’s photographs are available at: http://www.adhikara.com/water.html

Water before and after a prayer:

Water, after saying the word THANK YOU, and, also water, with words written on the bottle: “You make me sick, I will kill you.”

Water after being exposed to Bach’s “Air for G String” and water after being exposed to heavy metal music:

Seeing these amazing pictures, we have to ask ourselves this question:

If thoughts could do that to water and thinking that 90% of our bodies are made up of water, can you imagine what our thoughts could be doing to us? So, if quantum physics is right, and since we have unlimited options of thought and unlimited choices – it’s up to us to decide – “How far investigating the spectrum of reality and possibilities suggested by quantum physics do we really want to go?”

HP Blavatsky in her, Collected Writings, Vol. 14, page 249 encourages us onwards: “There is a road, steep and thorny, beset with perils of every kind, but yet a road, and it leads to the very heart of the Universe: I can tell you how to find those who will show you the secret gateway that opens inward only, and closes fast behind the neophyte for evermore. There is no danger that dauntless courage cannot conquer; there is no trial that spotless purity cannot pass through; there is no difficulty that strong intellect cannot surmount. For those who win onwards there is reward past all telling –the power to bless and save humanity; for those who fail, there are other lives in which success may come”.