Heart of Matter: Nature is Not Merely the Stuff

“The weirdness of nature is that nature is not merely the stuff of material things but also the elusiveness of energy.”

Ilia Delio, The Not-Yet God: Carl Jung, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the Relational Whole


“Lo desconcertante de la naturaleza es que la naturaleza no es meramente la materia de las cosas materiales sino también el carácter elusivo de la energía.”

Ilia Delio, The Not-Yet God: Carl Jung, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the Relational Whole

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  1. Joe Masterleo on February 15, 2024 at 9:34 am

    . . . and what is elusive to human thought and perception isn’t just “elusive LIKE energy,” it IS energy. Spirit is divine energy that cannot be cognized by the senses, or by ordinary thinking. It can only be inferred or suggested by them, and/or downloaded in awareness via higher vibrational (liminal) imagery in states of pure consciousness, those purged of ordinary thought, perception, and sensory inputs. Standalone granular components in the quantum subregions of space, one cannot otherwise get at them. A mystery kept secret since the foundation of the world, Spirit can indeed be defined as a special form of energy that has both gravitational and electromagnetic components, THE single constant cohering all things to their center and to each other universally. Such is the one constant that fills the gap between science and spirituality. The definition of same, which is also the organic (incarnational) definition of Christ hidden in all things universally, was given by the apostle Paul two millennia ago as “he in whom all things consist, and hold together” (Col. 1:16,17). Simply put, God is Light, the central, indivisible, and cohesive element within and between all things, innermost and outermost. At the end, light was the one regret Einstein wished he had investigated more thoroughly. Such “fire at the heart of matter” was left for Teilhardians to discover, name, and identify.

  2. Joe Masterleo on February 13, 2024 at 7:17 am

    What’s weird to ordinary human thought and perception is “matter” of fact for God. Another day at the everything-everywhere office. So the “stuff of material things” is another name for Spirit, which is another name for energy, which is another name for God, the name, stuff, consciousness, creativity, and energy which is above every and all names. Such mystery comprises 99.999 % of the universe, which out-pictures, manifests, and shape shifts into the interface/simulation/once removed expression of itself we call material creation. Weird to us because Spirit prefers to be in the world, but not of it, here but not here, revealed and concealed at the same time — like a person in hiding clearing his throat. Manifesting as a mere suggestion of itself in the field of time, it then leaves it up to us as to what extent, if at all, we allow ourselves to discover, merge into, become, and radiate its presence.

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