It is a well-known law of physics that once something is set into motion it seeks out its equilibrium. This is what occurs to all dynamical things that come under the universal force of gravity.
Physicists are still trying to grasp the concepts of gravitational order (the spontaneous self-organization of gravitational systems like galaxies and solar systems) as well as quantum gravity.
Gravity is seen as something continuous – getting stronger or weaker but never representing a discrete unit (as quantum physics would require). Thus gravity and quantum physics are at odds with each other and the best brains in the world have yet to find a satisfactory means of unifying the two.
Perhaps the answer has already been given in the discoveries put forth by scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. He believed that action could find its equilibrium not only within units of distinct quantities but also units operating within distinct QUALITIES of space!!! Action could be physical, mental and spiritual according to the type and number of inertial constraints ruling their trajectories.
It is beyond the scope of this blog post to provide all the details of Swedenborg’s multidimensional theory but it spans everything from inert physical matter to the ontological reality of spiritual substances. (Today’s 11-dimensional string or membrane theories only provide a physical account of the universe and leave out transcendental principles.)
My main point is, Swedenborg showed that the activity of the human mind also seeks out its proper equilibrium. The mind finds its “trajectory” and equilibrium in reaching goals. Human goals are based on values (which are derivatives of love).
Many serious physicists believe (as Swedenborg did) that the human mind operates outside of time and space—and quantum physics informs us that dynamical things can indeed be non-local and non-temporal. Therefore, if the human mind finds its equilibrium in reaching its chosen values, then spiritual gravity is LOVE.
If this were not so, then it would be hard to imagine how angelic activities could find coherence and order in the non-physical spiritual world. Those who adopt God’s principles of mutual love find their equilibrium in heaven. While those who have contempt for others have their equilibrium in another, opposing realm. One’s love determines one’s “place” in the spiritual world. Put into scientific language, one’s love adapts and bends the fabric of reality into its own disposition.
That is why religion offers a value system. Religion is God’s lawful strategy to help the human race find their ultimate equilibrium in eternal blessedness and peace.
I have written a new book Proving God that attempts to put all Swedenborg’s pioneering ideas into a scientifically plausible model. It will be available in Spring 2010.
Feel free to browse http://www.provinggod.com for more info.