Bridging Science and ‘Woo-Woo’: Two Scientific Discoveries and Five Great Leaders Changing How We View the World


A woman holding a cylinder looking scared inside science laboratory.

Science is now helping us emerge from the cultural trance. That haves us believe we are just our physical bodies and there is nothing beyond the physical senses.

Scientific breakthroughs are confirming what ancient spiritual teachers have been saying for thousands of years:

There is more to you than meets the eye.

“The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a great disservice to them both.”

Carl Sagan

I feel compelled to write this article because recent discoveries in Quantum Physics. Have provided profound insights that I believe everyone should know about. Knowing about these discoveries has the ability to radically transform your life. And help you tap into far greater levels of peace, happiness, abundance, and success.

I’m officially a Scientist

I have been fascinated with science. Shaping my background and interests I can still remember my Year 10 Science Project. When we had to grow Penicillin by taking a swipe of mold from an old orange. Grow it in Petri dishes containing prune-flavored agar which we made up. I thought it was amazing that this naturally-growing mold had the ability to save millions of people’s lives worldwide as an antibiotic.

Later chose to study Biotechnology at University. Which meant taking a deep dive into cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, fermentation biology, chemistry, thermodynamics, process engineering and more. After completing my Ph.D. in 2002. I worked as a consulting process engineer in the water industry for almost ten years.

During the final years of my Ph.D. research, my health started declining.

What started out as continuous physical and mental exhaustion, eventually turned into a mystery illness that doctors could only diagnose as ‘chronic fatigue’.

My immune system became so depressed that I was constantly battling chronic illnesses, digestion problems, and sleep distortions. Medical doctors weren’t able to help me and told me repeatedly that it was “all in my head”. But I knew there was something very wrong.

A person I met one day in the waiting room of a doctor’s clinic handed me a copy of Louise Hay’s famous book You Can Heal Your Life. It was a big turning point for me and the first time that I’d considered that my emotions and outlook on life could be causing the ill health I was experiencing.

Up until that point, I had believed that poor health was just something that ‘happened’ to us.

I had never stopped to consider that perhaps I needed to pay attention to my emotions. That my physical symptoms were my body’s way of bringing my attention to imbalances in my life. That all seemed far too ‘woo-woo’, and being a Scientist, that was not something I felt comfortable with. I was a proud believer that Science could explain everything. That if something couldn’t be measured, then it didn’t exist. Then, I was forced to challenge those beliefs pretty quickly.

I continued to suffer terribly

Waking each morning in a fog of exhaustion and chronic illness, dreading the day ahead. Around that time someone suggested I try Reiki. The ancient Japanese system for stress reduction and relaxation that also, coincidentally, promotes healing. It’s administered by “laying on hands”, allowing an unseen life force energy. To flow through to the patient, facilitating healing and well-being. This seemed like a huge stretch to my fact-based, logical mind and I really struggled to get my head around it, let alone believe that it could work. But I was so desperate to feel better that I was willing to try.

But lo and behold, over time I started noticing a marked improvement in my stress levels, sense of well-being and overall health.

I struggled to understand how this seemingly passive technique of laying on hands and relaxation could actually be helping me heal, but it was. All I knew was that I definitely shouldn’t discuss any of this with my left-brained, rational-minded engineering colleagues at work!

I was so fascinated by what I was beginning to discover about emotions, health, and healing in my early twenties that I started reading any book I could find on ‘alternative’ healing practices.

My mind was opening and I was astonished at how much of this ‘woo-woo’ world had actually been confirmed by science.

Eventually, I found the Tara Centre in my hometown of Perth, Australia, who used a number of non-conventional techniques to measure and treat all the imbalances in my body. I also did regular meditation, journaling and emotional therapy. Within a period of around six months to a year, I slowly returned to optimal health and energy levels.

“As we keep discovering our world, science blends with spirituality and accepts that we must believe in order to see.”

Roxana Jones

After my five-year struggle with chronic fatigue, it was an enormous relief to finally feel healthy again. And I was now a firm believer in the power of ‘alternative’ healing practices and the power of the mind to heal ourselves.

And so I’ve continued to stand with one foot in the world of facts, logic and science, and the other foot in the world of spirituality and ‘woo-woo’ – bridging the gap between science and spirituality. But it’s not an easy bridge to uphold. So many people are still firmly entrenched in the cultural trance that says “You are just your physical body and therefore you can only be treated and healed through physical means. Poor health is just something that happens to the unlucky ones among us.” There is often a very large gap between those working in science and conventional medicine, versus those working in alternative therapies. People on different sides of the camp hold remarkably different world-views and beliefs.

But this bridge between science and woo-woo is gradually closing through major scientific discoveries and breakthroughs, particularly in the field of Quantum Physics, which are gradually confirming what spiritual leaders have been teaching for thousands of years.

The two most mind-blowing discoveries in Quantum Physics from my perspective are:

1. Your thoughts influence the environment around you and shape your future.

As I understand it, matter can exist either as a wave or a particle. Things in the past have become particles, but future possibilities exist as waves or particles and have the potential to be influenced by our thoughts. Our thoughts have an energy field that impacts the potential form of matter. During experiments in Quantum Physics, it has been found consistently that the behaviour of waves and particles is influenced by the observers in the experiment. This has led Quantum Physicists to claim boldly that we have the ability to influence our reality through our thoughts and beliefs. Every thought and belief impacts the field around you. You can change your reality and all future possibilities through changing your thoughts.

2. There is one intelligent consciousness that permeates and connects the whole Universe.

Known by many names, like the quantum mind, Unified Field Theory, The All, God, universal consciousness, ‘Ki’ in Japanese, ‘Chi’ in Chinese, ‘Prana’ in India – whatever you want to call it, it is no longer just a philosophical, unproven theory on the fringe of metaphysics. It is now proven that there is one intelligent consciousness that permeates the whole Universe this all-powerful, ever-present, omniscient force also exists within each of us, including you.

I refer to it as the Universal Energy Field. We have the power to access this field through meditation, quiet time and reflection, prayer and connection to nature. Accessing the field can have these profound impacts (from the EOC Institute):

  • Super powerful ability to self-heal
  • Feeling more connected to all living things
  • Better memory & enhanced learning abilities
  • Access to life solutions, and a well-tuned “life navigation system”
  • Profound levels of creativity
  • Easily understand and root out all unnatural fear
  • Super lucid clarity of thought
  • More success in all life endeavors
  • And many more universal mind benefits

But the ability to access this Universal Field of Energy through meditation, solitude, and prayer requires the suspension of all beliefs that say this isn’t possible, or that this whole concept is a bunch of ‘woo-woo’. I do believe that it’s only a matter of time before it becomes widely accepted that this is in fact how our Universe operates.

More and more doctors and scientists are coming forward with stories of their own intense spiritual experiences that have completely altered the way they view the world, and they are now leading the way in teaching and revolutionising the way we think about our bodies, mind, and spirit.

Scientists who broke the mould

Here are just a few of the world-leading doctors and scientists who have broken the mould of our cultural trance and are now leading the way, showing us how to harness spiritual laws and practices to enhance our lives:

Dr. Lissa Rankin, MD.

Lissa was a senior Obstetrician/Gynaecologist delivering up to twenty babies a day, working crazy, long hours, dealing with life and death situations and incredible stress all day long. During her ‘dark night of the soul,’ she experienced a complete breakdown and had to quit to save her own health. She went through some intense spiritual awakenings in the following months that completely changed her worldview. She is now a New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over MedicineThe Fear Cure, and The Anatomy of a Calling. She’s also a physician, speaker, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, and mystic.

Passionate about what makes people optimally healthy and what predisposes them to illness, she says she “is on a mission to merge science and spirituality in a way that not only facilitates the health of the individual, but also uplifts the health of the collective.” Bridging between seemingly irreconcilable worlds, Lissa is a connector, collaborator, curator, and amplifier, broadcasting not only her unique visionary ideas, but also those of cutting-edge visionaries she discerns and trusts, especially in the field of her latest research into “Sacred Medicine.”

Dr Lissa Rankin’s whole health cairn concept

The key message Lissa taught me:

Lissa developed the ‘Whole Health Cairn’ concept. She says “Research all over the world has shown that it’s not only that it’s critical, but the health of your relationships, your professional life, your creative life, your spiritual life, your sex life, your environment, your finances – in essence, the health of your mind – impacts your health far more than your diet, exercise, smoking, drinking, sleep habits, or how many vitamins you take”. She has a brilliant TEDx talk HEREFind out more about Lissa’s work HERE.

Dr. Bruce Lipton (Ph.D)

Bruce is a recognised leader in bridging science and spirituality. Originally a stem cell biologist, he’s also the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award. He’s been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, and keynote presenter for countless conferences. He’s known for his scientific work proving the impact of a person’s beliefs on their genes, DNA and hence health. He asks “What would your life be like if you learned that you are more powerful than you have ever been taught?”

The key messageBruce taught me:

Dr. Brian Weiss, MD.

As a traditional psychotherapist. Brian felt astonishment and skepticism when one of his patients began recalling past-life traumas.. That seemed to hold the key to her recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks. His skepticism was eroded. However, when she began to channel messages from “the space between lives”. Which contained remarkable revelations about Brian’s own family and his dead son. Using past-life therapy, he was able to cure the patient and embark on a new. More meaningful phase of his own career, helping others understand. How to tap into the ‘space between realities’ in order to find healing, peace and happiness. He’s the author of the amazing book Miracles Happen: The Transformational Healing Power of Past Life Memories and many more.

The key message Brian taught me:

There is overwhelming scientific evidence to show that we live multiple lives and it is possible to access information. About past lives through past-life regression therapy in a safe environment with a trained psychotherapist. Past-life therapy has the ability to create massive breakthroughs in healing, inner peace, and happiness. Find out more about Brian’s work here.

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, MD.

A famous neuroscientist, author, and inspirational public speaker, Jill is famous for her international bestseller My Stroke of Insight. Then, she began to study severe mental illnesses because she wanted to understand what makes the brain function the way it does, following her brother’s ongoing struggles with mental illness.

She was working in a lab in Boston in 1996. Mapping out the brain to figure out which cells communicate with which cells, when she suffered a large and severe stroke when a blood vessel erupted on the left side of her brain. She had been able to witness her own brain begin to shut down within a span of four hours. Soon after she could not speak, read, walk, write or remember anything from her life. It took eight years to recover fully. She gave the first TED talk that ever went viral on the Internet. After which her book became a NY Times bestseller and was published in 30 languages.

The key message Jill taught me:

Our brain has two hemispheres that control different functions in our body. The left hemisphere controls our logical and rational thought and ability to function in the world. The right hemisphere is our creative, intuitive, thinking-in-pictures hemisphere. During her stroke, the left part of her brain shut down completely. And for years Jill perceived the world only through her right brain, during which time she felt in complete bliss, peace, and happiness. She had to train herself very hard to re-develop the abilities of her left brain so she could function again. She believes that our right brain is directly plugged into the Universal Field of Energy. We can access it for greater health and happiness. Find out more about Jill’s work HERE.

“I think science and spirituality are one and the same. Quantum Physics is now validating all kinds of spiritual teachings.”

Jennifer Beals

Gregg Braden

New York Times bestselling author Gregg Braden is a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. Following a successful career as a Computer Geologist. For Phillips Petroleum during the 1970s energy crisis. He worked as a Senior Computer Systems Designer with Martin Marietta during the last years of the Cold War. In 1991 he became The First Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems. Where he led the development of the global support team assuring the reliability of the internet in its early days. For more than 22 years, Gregg has searched high mountain villages. Remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to uncover their timeless secrets. To date, his work has led to such paradigm-shattering books as Human By Design, The God Code, and The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief. Gregg’s work shows that the key to our future lies in the wisdom of our past.

The key message Gregg taught me:

We are all connected by a continuous field of energy that we cannot see. But nevertheless exists (with scientific proof to show it) and has a powerful influence on our lives. Gregg refers to this field of energy as The Divine Matrix. His central messages and themes align closely with those of the other scientists mentioned above. Find out more about Gregg’s work HERE.

As science continues to catch up to spirituality, we’re learning that there is more to our world than meets the eye. Click To Tweet

And furthermore, there are ways you can harness the Universal Energy Field to drastically improve your life. Stay tuned to find out more!

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