reply to post by Thill
The universe is not all knowing , it only contains all the information , but in order for it to be all knowing it would have to be conscious, self
aware and intelligent , which it is not .
How do you know the Universe (Multiverse) is not concious and self aware (on a level we could not fully appreciate)?
I would beg to differ...i realise how *crazy* and 'new age' what i'm about to say sounds, but i hate liars, and don't lie unless i really have to
for whatever reason...i have asked the 'Universe' for help twice in my life...and twice it delivered.
My wife and i have been together a long time..we have travelled the world (well, not all of it, but we've been 'around'), got all of the pubs and
clubs and dinner plates thrown up the walls during petty arguments right out of the way, and decided it was time to start a family, before we left it
Well, that was the theory. In practice it never works out exactly as planned, and in our case, despite 'trying' very hard (i like trying) nothing
was happening...this went on for more than three years...and the biological clock was ticking louder and louder with every passing month.
We resorted to testing, and we were both deemed to be physically able, but it wasn't happening. We signed up to IVF (test tube programme), and waited
for our appointment, which was on a Wednesday afternoon.
On the Monday evening before our appointment, i decided to literally ask the Universe for help.
Yes...i actually said the words, and asked the Universe to help out, if it felt we were deserving of being parents.
I was alone, no TV or PC, no distractions at all.
I sat in a dimly lit room, looking up at the stars through the window and i asked if the Universe thought that we were deserving, could it help out
with our efforts for a family. I made the promise that should it decide to offer assistence, that we would endevour to be the best parents we possibly
could be...then i simply said thanks for listening, and whatever it decided should happen, i would go along with and said goodbye.
I did not address 'it' as god, father, creator or anything like that...i simply addresses 'it' as i would any other as a sentient, concious entity
and basically whispered what i had to say.
Long story short, the very next morning, *not* having told her of my little 'weird' new age type chat with the stars, my wife 'had a feeling'
(that's how she put it)...so we popped off to the chemist to get a test..and sure enough...pregnancy was in the house!
Remember we'd been trying for a baby for over 3 years, and this was the very day before we were due to go for our artificial insemination
But after our first child, we began thinking that two would be a nice round number, one each to replace each of us when we go (not adding or
subtracting to the overall population), and to give our first child company too of course..
Again, we tried for years to get pregnant,,,over two years this time.
So...i did exactly what i did the first time...i again asked the 'Universe' for help and guess what happened?
Well, suffice to say we now have our two beautiful, kind, clever fantastic children and we are being the best parents we can be.
Coincidence again? Two for two? Possibly...but usually, lightening doesn't strike twice in the same place.
Either way, coincidence or Universal approval, i thank the Universe for our opportunity to have this wonderful experience.
One very important point about all this...i do not have all the answers...i don't know how or why it works, only that in our case, it worked
wonderfully. I don't know the mechanisms, i don't understand what kind of physics could be operating to facilitate this...but it works.
The only requirement as far as i can tell, is that you *really* have to want what it is you're requesting (*not* demanding), you have to somehow
'deserve' what you're asking for (i don't know how it's gauged), and you have to concentrate hard on what you're saying. Being polite and
appreciative doesn't seem to hurt either.
Oh,. i think the Universe is much, much more than a limitless collection of matter and energy...much more.