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A MEDITATION ON GRAVITY

§ December 17th, 2009 § Filed under Chapter 51 A Meditation on Gravity § Tagged , , , § 1 Comment

Heaviness. Lightness. Gravity. The duck is bouyant because it's body is displacing more mass of water than the duck's own total mass. So the duck is pushed down into the water by gravity and the heavier water, held in place by gravity, pushes back. And the duck floats, completely unaware of the perfect and intimate communications going on around it -- between itself, the water, the Earth, the moon and beyond.

Heaviness. Lightness. Gravity. The duck is bouyant because its body is displacing more mass of water than the duck's own total mass. So the duck is pushed down into the water by gravity and the heavier water, held in place by gravity, pushes back. And the duck floats, completely unaware of the perfect and intimate communications going on around it -- between itself, the water, the Earth, the moon and beyond.

           [This chapter continues the “assignment” from my Spirit Guide, See Do, to examine the complexities of our mundane reality. The specific construct given me to examine is a hypothetical cube ¼ inch on a side, floating in the air about a foot in front of my face. These meditations on our temporal reality will be followed by an examination of “See Do reality.”]

            And there is one more force passing through our quarter inch cube of air. It is the weakest of Nature’s four big forces, well behind the Strong Nuclear Force, the Weak Nuclear Force, and Electromagnetism. In fact, I nearly left it out. It is Gravity. Something that in our world is so ubiquitous as to be almost forgotten.

            The force of Gravity moves through our cube too. And in every direction. Of course, the most obvious direction is “down,” pulling the masses of all those molecules toward the center of the Earth’s mass.

            But what is this stuff? What is Gravity? A wave, a particle, what? The truth is that right at the moment, there is no good answer. The theories haven’t quite cracked the code of this one yet.

            But there is something going on. Something is happening. You are held to the mass of the Earth by something. And somehow, you are held to the very center of that mass. Somehow every bit of the Earth and everything on it is interacting instantaneously and letting every other bit know the sum. Instantaneously. And all that information goes through the cube.

            You can easily prove it. Get a nice hefty pen and hold it vertically just above the cube. And let it go. Whatever force is pulling it down had to pass through the cube. And it did so with a force that was exactly, precisely, perfectly proportional to the difference in mass between the Earth and the pen. Consider the calculation. Imagine calculating the difference between the entire planet and the pen. But you don’t have to. It’s done automatically. And perfectly. It’s Gravity.

            But it’s not very strong. When it comes to ferrous metals, most any dime-store magnet exhibits more power. But it is incredible pervasive.

           In fact, it apparently extends its grip infinitely. Our Moon easily lifts the seas. Our planet is held fast to the Sun, over ninety-three million miles away. And our Sun is held in orbit around the galactic center over twenty-four thousand light-years away. Our Milky Way galaxy itself is being pulled toward something heavier. Everything is. And the combined effect of all mass has an effect on everything everywhere. And all that information is somehow transiting our cube. All that information. Right now.

           The exact weight of that pen when you let it go was contingent on all of it. Was the moon up? The Sun? They may have had a tiny, tiny, miniscule effect, but the information was there. And part of the calculation.

           Back inside our little cube the most obvious effect of Gravity is the air pressure. Our air molecules are under the weight of all the air above them. That’s roughly sixty miles of air pushing down. The pressure comes to nearly fifteen pounds of pressure per square inch holding our little cube together.

           Many see Gravity as one proof of instantaneous action at a distance. And frankly, if you can prove otherwise, please let me know.

           It’s all moving through our little cube. An amount of information that reaches the infinite. A simply staggering quantity of data. Meditate on that a while. I’ll be back with more to think about.

           — continued  (Next: The bigger energies inside our cube.)

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