Human beings use dimensions to assemble the material universe. Dimensions are useful constructs which allow us to have this experience we call “human life in the physical world.” Almost everything we know is bound by the laws of dimensions, which is the reason they are such useful constructs for us.
Virtually every human is cognizant of three dimensions: length, width, and depth. These three dimensions can be illustrated, respectively, by a line extending outward, a line extending from left to right, and a cube. Each of these dimensions governs us and provides us with constraints and limitations. These dimensions, then, can correctly be seen as boundaries which assist us in making sense of, and experiencing, physical life in this universe of energy.
There is a fourth dimension which most people never think of as such. Time is also a dimension; time is a construct which assists us in making sense of, and experiencing, physical life in this universe of energy. Just as the first three, time governs us and provides us with constraints and limitations. Time creates boundaries which seem to be necessary for human life.
Yet we know there is a force which is, right now, transcending all the rules, boundaries, and constraints of every dimension. This force is gravity. Gravity’s ability to supersede any laws which govern the behavior of energy within a dimension has not yet been rectified; the laws of time and space do not apply to gravity and we do not yet understand why. Thus, the search for a grand, unified theory of universal law which incorporates gravity remains the elusive quantum “holy grail.”
Once the quantum secrets of gravity are unlocked, however, there is no reason that humans will not be able to disobey the laws of our dimensions. With the quantum secrets of gravity in hand, humans can disregard the rules of time and space we’re currently bound by. There will be no such thing as time and travel through space will so instantaneous it will be more proper to say that we are actually everywhere at once. Not only are these abilities possible, they are practically assured. Such an existence will manifest in ways we can hardly conceptualize today.
Is There Another Force Like Gravity in Our Universe?
Gravity, however, is not the only force which supersedes the laws of our dimensions. There is another force of equal authority, which is not constrained by time or space. This force is rarely identified as such, yet allow me to make a case for giving it that label.
Keep an open mind before you roll your eyes. That second force is “love.”
Is love really a force? I believe you’ll soon agree that it is, by our definition of such. Yet I’m not referring to a, perhaps, Pollyannaish version of “love”, such as “love conquers all” in the storybook sense. I’m referring to an energy which we have labeled “love”; love is thought of an emotion which stirs the soul and produces desirable, euphoric feelings, yet love is much more than this.
To examine love as a force, ponder these groups of questions and answer them for yourself:
- Although we are quick to think of romance, is love only confined to romance? Do you, for example, love your children and parents any less than your spouse or lover? Isn’t placing love in a romantic milieu actually only limiting, or confining, it?
- Is romantic love, which we’re often so apt to think of, really any stronger than platonic love? Hasn’t your love for your children and parents often proven more durable and resilient than love you’ve shared with a romantic partner? Don’t we usually say that “blood is thicker than water?”
- Doesn’t love actually come is a multitude of forms and iterations? Although love can be expressed as empathy, explicit kindness, reassurance, or encouragement, can’t other types of messages be expressed through love? For example, isn’t is accurate to say that correcting a child’s misbehavior or administering consequences to help teach good habits are actually acts of love? Do you agree that messages of love are not always flowery, let alone easy to hear?
- Don’t you know with absolute certainty when you feel love? Even though you cannot, literally, prove that you feel love, is there any reason to doubt that you do? Aside from individual issues of personal trust, is there any reason to doubt anyone else’s self-professed experience of feeling love?
- Can you forcibly take love from someone else and still authentically feel it? Mustn’t love be given freely to you? Is it possible for someone to actually take love from you or must you choose to share it with her or him?
- Can love be both present and absent, alike? Can’t you tell when love is, and when love is not, there? Do you know when love, previously not present, has been shared with, and received by, you?
- Is love something that you can sometimes attempt to share, yet find it is not received? At least not in the manner you intended or hoped it would? Have you experienced someone being disappointed, frustrated, or confused by their attempts to share love with you and your inability, or unwillingness, to receive it? Isn’t love an experience that both the giver and the receiver must willing engage in?
- Is it possible for animals to receive love from humans? Is it possible for humans to receive love from animals? Is the same true for plants?
- Is love bound by time? Can love travel across time barriers? Can you share love with a person no longer alive, for example? Or, can you still experience love you shared with someone during your childhood?
- Is love bound by space? Can love travel across distance and bypass a lack of physical proximity. Can you experience love, for example, with someone who in California while you’re in New York? Can you share love with someone sequestered from any contact with you, with no access to email, phone, social media, or text?
Here Are My Answers to Those Questions
- There is no doubt that love is not limited to the romantic variety. In fact, it is not incorrect to describe the love I’ve shared with my sons as the strongest iteration I’ve experienced.
- While I have experienced love deeply with my spouse, and it grows stronger still, the love I have experienced with my sons it the closest to unconditional that I’ve found.
- As a parent I am very familiar with all of the messages I have given to my children through love or with love as my motivation. Not all of those messages were met with joy; many of the messages I’ve communicated to my sons were seen as unfair, punitive, and confining – yet they were still based in love. In fact, some of the messages I’ve been most unhappy about receiving have turned out to be, in the long run, some of the most loving and beneficial ones. Love has a seemingly endless array of iterations and forms.
- I know with certainly that I feel love. Even if the love I feel cannot actually be proven, in an empirical manner, I can say with 100% that I know that. And I have no reason to doubt any other human who makes a similar statement about love.
- Love is not something we can take forcibly, nor by commanding it to be given. Not if we desire to feel love authentically. Love is only fulfilling, in the way we truly desire it, when it is freely given to us.
- I am certain that I have felt love’s absence as surely as its presence. I know when love, in the ways I desire it, is not present. There is a clear, discernable difference.
- Love can be given, yet not taken in by the intended recipient. Just because love is sent, shared, and/or intended, does not guarantee that it will be received.
- Who would argue that animals can’t receive love from humans, as well as give us love that we can receive? Anyone with a pet knows this. Additionally many people (even researchers) have found that plants response very well to having humans share love with them, growing faster and remaining healthier. I am not aware, however, of anyone who claims to be able to receive love from plants – at least not via means of traditional human communication.
- Love is completely unconstrained by time. Almost every human can tell you that it is possible to experience love shared with someone who is no longer alive, such as a dead relative.
- Love transcends space completely. Almost every human will tell you that it is possible to experience love shared with someone who is currently one hundred miles away, with absolutely no physical contact or communication necessary.
Do you disagree with my answers? Perhaps you would state them a little differently. Maybe you would say, “Hey, wait a minute, Greg! I can feel love from my plants!” But, in general, these answers are not incorrect are they? They’re not really off-base with what you’d tell me, were we having a face-to-face discussion, are they? I don’t think so.
What the Heck is Love Anyway?
Love is more than a fanciful notion, a romantic repast, or an elusive feeling that sweeps you off your feet. Yes, love can be experienced in those forms, but describing love as merely a byproduct of doe-eyed paramours is like saying that spiritual growth is something only found within a formal religion.
Love is an energy, a force like electricity. It is not a physical item you can hold in your hands or pass from one person to the next like a baton in a relay race. Yet you know it is real and you know when it is present.
Love is, in fact, information. Love conveys messages, it has meaning, it adds value – it actually enriches our lives with the information it provides us. Love is not constrained by barriers of language or even by species; love’s information is virtually universal, conveyed across boundaries which prohibit other means of expression.
The most powerful, and most mysterious, quality of love is, however, its complete disregard for time and space. Humans, like most things in the universe, are imprisoned by the laws of time and space, the dimensions we have constructed to enable us to experience physical life. For reasons we do not yet understand, love is able to freely travel as if time did not exist and as if it were capable of being everywhere at once. For love, there is no past, present, or future; for love there is no near or far.
“Love”, it turns out, is simply the label we’ve given to, perhaps, the most powerful and effective means of communication in our universe. The information we call “love” is capable of conveying a seemingly endless array of beneficial and helpful messages – from empathetic reassurance to tough-to-hear, but necessary, corrections. Love can convey these messages past barriers of language, custom, and culture. Love can even carry messages, instantly, through hundreds of years and across unimaginable distances.
In fact, “love” may simply be a term we crafted to describe the most amazing, resourceful, creative, powerful, useful, beneficial means of sharing information in the universe.
Can you think of anything more universally sought after than love? Is there anything else virtually every single human instinctively and so earnestly seeks and yearns for? Among the pantheons of human desire, love is right at home alongside food, shelter, and health. How else can we explain the incredible depth of love’s importance except through its usefulness as a means of communicating across any boundary?
Could There Be More to Our Primal Need for Love Than Simply How Good It Feels?
Why is our desire for this information we call “love” so strong? Do we desire love simply because it feels good? Perhaps. Do we have an unquenchable need for love because it gives us purpose? Maybe. Are we such earnest seekers of love because it is the energy of our source? That might be.
Allow me, however, to present another reason that we instinctively search for, and need, love our entire lives. Love is information being shared with us by our fellow humans occupying this present time/space. Yet love is information also being shared with us by what we would call “future” humans, including, but not limited to, future versions of us. And this information which we call “love” is the most beneficent, helpful, and useful information we can receive.
Does this sound crazy to you? Stop, though, and consider that we know love is a force not bound by the laws which confine us within our dimensional constructs of time and space. We can authoritatively say that the energy of love transcends every boundary of time and space. Love defies our concepts of time; love defies our rules about proximity. We’ve all experienced this for ourselves.
And now answer these questions: if you were given the ability to completely transcend time and space, would you provide helpful, beneficial information to your predecessors? If you could do so, would you help earlier versions of you? Would you, for example, send messages of empathetic, comforting reassurance to yourself, as a child, on the day you learned about your parents’ divorce? Would you provide inspiration and helpful energy to, let’s say, Alexander Fleming as he was coming close to “accidently” discovering Penicillin?
Why wouldn’t you do so? Especially if you knew that these humans actually needed your help.
I hope you don’t disagree with my proposal that you’d readily share helpful, useful, and needed information with other humans if you had the power to transcend time and space. But I still haven’t addressed my “crazy” notion that “future” humans are doing this with us right now, and have been since the dawn of our species. To make that statement as plausible, rational, and logical as it truly is, let’s look at the dimension of time for a moment.
Time Probably Isn’t “Real” but We Don’t Know How to Get Rid of It
Time, as you already know, is a dimension. You also know that a dimension is a human precept, designed to be a useful and helpful tool for interpreting the energy and information of our universe and assembling it into a format which allows us to live a human life. Time is very useful and, because we utilize this construct as a dimension, we are bound and governed by its laws. For humans, time travels in one direction, we experience a past, we experience a present moment, we experience a future, and we experience entropy with the passage of time.
Yet, as strange as it may sound, those laws are not absolute. The laws of the dimension of time, which currently govern our experience of human life, are arbitrary in the sense that they can be violated by anything which is imbued with the quantum secrets to do so. Thus, were we in possession of those quantum properties, humans would be able to transcend our current rules of time and space.
Since the dimension of time is a construct, it is highly probable that everything in our universe is occurring simultaneously. We know that there are forces for which time does not exist – for those forces, after all, there is no past, no present moment, and no future – at least not in the forms humans are bound by. All of the past versions of ourselves, all of the previous present moments we’ve experienced, are all just as alive as they were then. We quantify these previous time/space experiences as “memories” and call them “the past” because of the constructed dimension of time we use to experience human life.
The same thing can be said about what we call “the future.” And for the same reasons.
Humans with knowledge of the quantum secrets of gravity, or love, would not experience time as a continuum, nor would we experience a past, present, or future. We would experience an existence unbound by our constructed dimensional laws of time. And of space too. We would be everywhere and anywhere, all at the same time, and would travel freely throughout the entirety of existence.
An ability to experience our universe unbound by time and space is not theoretical, it is literal. And, in fact, given human scientific progress, it is not only probable that humans will unlock the quantum secrets of gravity, it is actually truly inevitable. There is no reason to believe that, in the future, humans will not learn these quantum rules and free themselves from the dimensional constraints of time and space. In fact, it is probably a virtual certainty that future humans have already done so.
Since it is virtually certain that future humans have already unlocked the quantum secrets of forces such as gravity, and since we know that there really is no such thing as absolute and inviolable time, it is correct to say that “future” humans unlocked these secrets at the same moment that humans took their first steps upright. Without a dimension of time, after all, every event is actually happening all at once.
Humans existing in a universe where everything is happening all at once, by the way, is how such a person would escape the seeming paradox of altering the past. Wouldn’t altering the past change the time from whence came the human who traveled back in time, many has supposed. Yet a human unbound by time and space would not live in a universe with a “past”, “present”, and “future.” Rather, such a human would be free to alter events anywhere because all events are happening simultaneously.
If They Can Travel Freely to Any Moment in Time, Where the Heck Are They?
If these very logical and rational statements, are true (and there is much evidence to suggest they are), we encounter some very natural questions: where are these “future” humans; why aren’t these future humans visiting us right now? If time and space do not exist for “future” humans, why are they not communicating with us, here in what we would currently call their “past.”
My answer to that question is: they are here and they have been since we first emerged on this planet. “No they’re not”, you understandably respond, “I’ve never seen one nor have I ever heard from one.” The solution to our lack of current evidence of “future” humans’ communications, is found, however, in the very constraints we experience with time and space. “Future” humans cannot interact with us like our present-day peers because we are still bound by the rules of time and space. We cannot, currently, transcend time and space, thus we are unable to perceive, let alone communicate with, someone who is unbound by them.
“Future” humans must communicate with us using a means unbound by time and space in the present day. This mode of communication would necessarily have to be something currently transcending time and space. We need a message able to disregard time’s rules right now.
And future humans will also be constrained by something else: our capacity to comprehend, understand, and digest the information they are sharing. As beings currently imprisoned within the dimensions of time and space, we could scarcely perceive “future” humans, let alone comprehend their ways of operating in the universe. We have no frame of reference to do so.
Think of it this way – if you were to travel back in time and appear in front of a cavewoman ancestor, your predecessor would consider you a god descended from the heavens. Having no paradigms, or frames of reference, to understand anything about you, this cavewoman would not comprehend your appearance, technology, language, and knowledge. Your ways of operating in the physical world, commonplace to you, would be unimaginably advanced and even terrifying. Even though you could, ostensibly, attempt to communicate with your new friend, she would have no clue how to understand what you were sharing, let alone how to utilize it if she could.
In fact, that last scenario would be a lot like trying to teach a dog algebra. As friendly and lovable as your family dog is, she’s going to need quite a bit of individual tutoring before she’s ready for algebra lessons. Eons of tutoring, really.
Thankfully, unlike a dog, a human is a much more complex animal. A human possesses an amazing capacity for learning. And once a human has learned something, she is a master at scaffolding that knowledge; humans can build upon what they already know, to create advances and improvements in rather short order. This, alongside our opposable thumbs, is probably our biggest advantage leading to dominion over the other life on Earth.
You might say that future humans have been communicating with us not just because we need their help. They’re also communicating with us because we happen to be the best students on the planet. Plus, they must feel they know us pretty well – considering they used to be us.
Yet, whether educating a cavewomen, a dog, or you, a teacher has to meet the student where she is. A student cannot understand something she doesn’t have the prior knowledge to comprehend, correct? That’s why you take algebra one first, algebra two second, and algebra three last.
If We Can’t Perceive Them, How Could They Communicate With Us?
We have thus made a strong case that future humans, already having transcended time and space:
- Would want to help us by sharing beneficial, helpful, useful information with us.
- Are easily able to be with us, at any time and in any place, because they know no limits of time and space.
- Must communicate with us in a manner we can perceive and comprehend.
- Must communicate with us via a mode of conveyance which can transcend time and space during our current time/space.
Is there a mode of communication which meets those guidelines? Is there currently a means of information conveyance that fulfills those requirements? Yes, there is and I’ll bet you already know it. Such a means is found in the second force which transcends our current dimensional laws; future humans have been, and will continue to, communicate with us using a force, an energy and information, we have labeled “love.”
Remember that we have already established love as a form of information. Yes, love can be something romantic, yet even in that iteration it is still energy and information being shared between humans. And that iteration of love is also, as we all know, not bound by our current laws governing time and space.
Love, therefore, is a perfect vehicle of communication from future humans to us and our predecessors. “Love” is simply the name we’ve given this information, this energy. Yet its captivating hold on humans is a testament to both its altruistic source and its benevolent intent. We instinctively seek and yearn for love because its information is essential and instrumental to our evolution as individuals and as a species. The information found in love is what gives us ideas, inspiration, motivation, direction, and purpose.
So if future humans have been sending us information using the energy of “love”, we have been receiving, understanding, and using that information only as far as we’ve been able to comprehend and conceptualize it. Our very ability to recognize and identify love as information has been a limitation of our current state of evolution.
It is logical to theorize that our best ideas may have been motivated and spurred by the information sent to us by future humans. With our previous, and current, abilities to conceptualize and receive energy-based information, it’s logical to call our interpretation of love energy “flashes of inspiration”, “intuition”, “ideas”, “motivation”, “brilliance”, “coincidences”, “strokes of good fortune”, “lucky breaks”, “gut feelings”, “hunches”, etc. These experiences, which we’ve all had to varying degrees, are real, quantifiable events. And their origin has rarely been questioned; we have usually assumed that such beneficial, and undeniably tangible, energy were gifts from some benevolent source. Or simply a desirable part of the human experience.
Yet, if love energy is the most logical means for future humans to transmit helpful information to us, isn’t is also logical to attribute love’s motivating and inspiring energy to these same future humans’ beneficent intent? Where do, for example, “ideas” come from? What is their purpose, if not to make our lives better? And it is reasonable that the energy we call “an idea” may be our interpretation of beneficial information intentionally shared with us by humans no longer constrained by time.
Humans Are Good at Learning to Be Better Learners
As we expand our understanding of quantum science, we don’t just become better users of that science, we also become more apt learners. Our paradigms grow; we can conceptualize more advanced ideas. Thus, humans don’t just learn new facts, we also discover how to learn differently and more efficiently. Human evolution and growth has, in fact, been like a snowball rolling downhill. The pace of change and growth is blinding compared to what our parents experienced merely twenty years ago.
As we grow and change, we become more capable receivers of the information being shared with us from future humans. As we gain more knowledge of the quantum world, for example, our paradigms change and we become more capable students for our benevolent teachers. Our minds are becoming better receptacles to perceive this information; we have a rapidly growing context and frame of reference for more complex information about this universe and how humans can function in it at highly satisfying levels.
Is it too presumptuous, therefore, to suggest that this time in our history might represent the moment when humans began to understand what is being shared with us? And could this mark the moment in time that we begin to actively and intentionally participate in this communication? Participating in the ways we can, while still bound by our current rules of time and space?
Perhaps, while we do not yet understand gravity’s transcendent quantum secrets, we can still use our knowledge of its properties right now. Simply because we know gravity has the ability to transcend time and space, can we use what we know to improve our life experiences in this present moment? I contend that we can. And, in fact, we have already begun to do so.