One of the reasons I believe that asking for intuitive guidance is so important is that when we are truthful with ourselves, there is a limit to what our ego minds can actually know.
- Scientists do not know for certain the size of the universe. According to NASA, scientists know that the universe is flat with only about a 0.4 percent margin of error (as of 2013). A flat universe is an infinite universe; thus the size of the universe is infinite.
- The best estimate for the age of the universe is 13.798 billion years, plus or minus 0.037 a few billion. That means that things have been around longer than the mere 6 million years that mankind has existed on earth. Homo sapiens, our species, has only been around about 100,000 years. We simply haven’t been around long enough to know everything there is to know.
- The observable universe is that part of the universe that can be detected by modern technology. It’s estimated that the diameter of the observable universe is 28 gigaparsecs (93 billion light years, 8.8×1026 metres or 5.5×1023 miles).
- Scientists confirm that 98 percent of the universe is invisible. It’s so comforting when you can balance your checkbook, measure your weight on the scale, receive your report card from school or college or check out your favorite team’s baseball or basketball or football score.
- Only four per cent of the mass of the Universe is in the atoms that make up you and me, the stars and planets. The other “missing” 96 percent is made up of stuff that astronomers and physicists can’t see or comprehend. Scientists refer to this as two substances known as dark energy and dark matter.
- Roughly 68 percent of the universe is dark energy. Dark energy is a theoretical repulsive force that counteracts gravity and causes the universe to expand at an accelerating rate.
- About 27 percent of the universe is is dark matter. Dark matter is non luminous material that is postulated to exist in space and that could take the form of weakly interacting particles or high-energy randomly moving particles.
The next time someone chides you for using your intuition, inform them that you are just checking in to the 96 percent of the universe that can’t be quantified, analyzed or measured.
Many people feel afraid of what they don’t understand.
The truth is that the entire universe remains an enigma even to the most inquiring minds.
Give yourself permission to peer into the mystery with your soul rather than your mind.