Many ancient cultures have a world tree that holds the universe together. According to the Norse tradition their world tree grew from the corpse of Ymir, connecting the realms of the gods (Asgard), giants (Jotunheim), and death (Niflheim) to Earth (Midgard). Its maze of roots may be seen through much of Northern European art as swirling patterns. Its designs are shared by Celts, Gauls, and Vikings alike. Its meaning is one of unity; all the universe bound together by one force.
In accordance with the theories of quantum mechanics, reality is a field of energy that is constantly shifting, however regardless of the ever changing patterns, the underlying quantity of energy remains constant. Perhaps this "Law of the Conservation of Energy" is the only thing that keeps the universe from fading from existence. But the fact remains that at some level; all matter is energy and at some sub-atomic level, everything seen and unseen is made of the same thing. It is at that level that there are no individuals, objects or even discernable matter; there is only one universal energy field whose probable origin is the Big Bang itself.
In the quantum field, nothing can be destroyed and anything that can happen will. It is a universe of infinite expanse that can unfold in only one way with only one possible outcome.
So why do we always see things other than the way science dictates? What is in our minds that can see alternate realities?
Perception has always been an obstacle for all life forms when trying to understand the "Greater Reality. Even if you choose not to think about the nature of existence and maintain a materialistic view of reality, some set of rules must still be set up in order to survive. Attaching meaning and relevant information to our environment has become increasingly complex over time especially with the merging of cultures.
Cosmological ideals are the only thing we have for defining the meaning of our existence. Even with all the advances of science and technology the universe remains enigmatic. Science and secularism has its limits due to the vast chasm of ignorance we all must suffer. There are no ultimate "proofs" for existence even for the most keen and perceptive minds. Humanity has proven to be quite clever with its intellect, but the aspect that has been most definitive in our identity as a sentient being has been our intuition.
It is the intuitive mind that keeps us looking to spirituality to fill the emptiness of the unknown. Belief is what gives us a foundation for a way of life and gives us a common ground to work with one another. It doesn't matter if you believe in God, fairies, or UFOs. What is important is that we understand that there is more to our existence than what we can see or what scientists can "prove".
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