Matthew McConaughey is brilliant in Interstellar. Christopher Nolan has done it again, creating a mind-bending film that you’ll be discussing for days afterward. Interstellar is destined to become a film classic, a la 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Those are all opinions. And here is another one, more important than those: Interstellar shows us that gravity is not the only force powerful enough to transcend the constraints dimensions create.
I’ve Been Bugging My Wife Discussing My Theories About the Science of Interstellar
By now, you know what a science geek I am. So it should come as no surprise that the science in Interstellar is hard for me to stop talking about.
Black holes, singularities, multiple dimensions, wormholes, time as a dimension, time’s relativity, gravity’s power and influence – these are some of the central science themes and theories Christopher Nolan has woven into Interstellar.
I don’t wish to reveal any spoilers here; although Interstellar doesn’t provide a “twist” ending, like The Sixth Sense, you should still see the film without knowing exactly what’s going to unfold.
But I do want to discuss the two forces Nolan believes are powerful enough to transcend the perceived limitations presented to us by multiple dimensions.
There Are More Dimensions in Our Universe Than We Commonly Perceive
There are three dimensions to our universe we’re all familiar with – length, depth, and width.
Length and width are experienced (and described) as intersecting lines.
While depth is a powerful dimension which allows us the sensory experiences we would most commonly identify with human life. Depth is experienced (and described) as a cube. Depth gives us three dimensions.
There is a Dimension of Our Universe That We Never Even Think of As a Dimension
The fourth dimension is time. Time is not objective, it is relative. And our experience of it is a construct of our human filtering, interpretation, and assemblage of energy/information. In other words, there is no discernible reason stating that time must be experienced (or created) in the direction humans are doing.
Quantum physics posits, by the way, that there are many other dimensions. The other dimensions are thought to be future possibilities and potential. The fact that we are not experiencing them, in this moment, as we do the first four makes them no less real than length, depth, width, and time.
You see, a dimension is simply a facet of how humans see and experience the universe. A dimension is a means of human perception, or human creation, of the material world.
A Force More Powerful Than Any Dimension
Quantum theory holds that gravity may very well be a force powerful enough to transcend dimensions. Gravity, therefore, might be the “Rosetta stone” of human mastery of the physical universe. Once we fully understand gravity, the theory holds, we should be able to use that knowledge to do what might currently be unimaginable.
Gravity is a “head” force; gravity is a “head” energy. Gravity is a field of hard scientific study. Gravity is a real, accepted, verifiable field of scientific research – the kind of science that “serious” scientists work with and generate world-wide acclaim by doing so.
Yet could there be another force as powerful as gravity? Could there be a force so powerful that, like gravity, it is not imprisoned by the limitations of our dimensional experiences of the universe?
Gravity Has An Equal?
Christopher Nolan, in my opinion, says “Yes, there is another force with the same power as gravity.” And he shows us that second force in Interstellar.
What is the other force powerful enough to transcend dimensions?
Don’t role your eyes. Mine is not a sappy, love-conquers-all interpretation (and Interstellar does not provide this message either). Although I do want to share that if someone feels that way about love, I don’t think she’s silly.
That Love Isn’t Yet Thought of As a Field of “Hard” Scientific Study Doesn’t Mean It Never Will
The reason you might role your eyes at the notion that love is a force, like gravity, is that love is not a “head” force. Nor a “head” energy. Love is a not a field of hard scientific study.
Love, as a tangible and influential force, is not a real, accepted, verifiable field of scientific study (not yet anyway).
Yet I’m saying that love may be a force like gravity. A force which is shared and communicated, on an energy level, across dimensions. And a force with shares information and exerts influence just as gravity does.
Perhaps Love Is Worthy of Our Study As a Force
You need look no further, by the way, than the HeartMath folks, if you’d like to read up on the power of your heart’s energy. My dad has worked with them for years.
Additionally, is it coincidental that every religion and spiritual practice identifies love as the foundation of human meaning and power? I don’t think so.
In Interstellar, love has as much influence as gravity upon the decisions of all the protagonists and upon the outcomes of every decision. Love certainly pierces through all dimensions like a hot knife through butter. And, in fact, you might just find that love has more power than gravity.
I love how Christopher Nolan makes use of love, by the way, as a real force. Just like gravity. Love is not a deus ex machina in Interstellar, which might have ruined the movie by insulting many viewer’s discerning brains in tandem with their sophistication.
Love is Definitely Worthy of Playing “Grow a Greater You” With
A big take-away from Interstellar is that we should examine our current paradigm of love. Do we compartmentalize love as a “fun” flight-of-fancy, reserved for tickling our soul and providing us pleasure? When love might actually be a much more useful and helpful force than we’ve imagined it?
For me there can be little doubt that love, as a force, is a beneficent energy. And if we are willing to put our beliefs about love through the same intentional belief-raising process as we’ve done with other desires while playing “Grow a Greater You”, I can’t help but wonder: what possibilities await us?
Can we exert influence upon our neighbors and our descendants?
Upon our planet and our universe?
Even upon our predecessors?
Who Will Join Me in Playing “Grow a Greater You” With Our Beliefs About Love?
I’ve learned not to place limits upon the quantum field. And to not place limits upon “Grow a Greater You”.
I’m putting my beliefs about love through the belief-raising process; I’m playing “Grow a Greater You” with love. Who’s with me? Who will join me in intentionally influencing the unlimited potential and possibility of our future?
And stay tuned to this website for more tips and techniques for using new paradigms from quantum physics to align your beliefs with your desires and create a life you truly love…