I had my first spiritual experience when I was 16 years old. I was sitting up late one night having a conversation with my mother about something I can't remember, when for no apparent reason, the doors of perception opened wide.
It does not conjure thoughts of one person or entity. It does not invoke a man, a prophet or a hierarchy. It invokes us, and by calling on it we affirm that we are a part of the power that answers our own prayers and wishes.
Everyone would like to feel that life has meaning, which implies that the setting for life -- the universe at large -- isn't a cold void ruled by random chance. There is a huge gap here, and for the past century science hasn't budged from its assumption that creation is ruled by random events.
What science can see and infer about space and time is certainly fascinating. We want to touch upon the inexplicable fact that the cosmos fits together with the smallest and largest aspects fine-tuned beyond anything that pure chance can explain.
If the Existence Equation Conjecture actually models the energy a mass needs to exist, how does this explain the accelerating universe? If correct, the amount of energy required for existence is enormous, and it has to come from somewhere.
Signs are everywhere. We just have to be open to seeing them. I used to be oblivious to messages until I decided to look for meaning in life. It was at this point that I became aware of the invisible support that surrounds me.
We are born in darkness and return to darkness yet through it all we are surrounded by light. It is not only a journey we share with each other but also an unrecognized journey we share with the Universe as a whole.