Mathematics – the science of reflection and vibration
Mathematics – the science of reflection and vibration
The statement ‘mathematics is the universal language’ has been made by many a mathematician. It is through mathematics that the structure and behaviour of our universe can be explained, for mathematics is the science of reflection and vibration. So how ironic is it that for many of us the study of maths seems to be irrelevant and is deemed to be boring and dry?
Indeed, even our schools seem to be placing less importance on this subject as the focus moves onto more ‘practical’ subjects rather than theoretical, philosophical or historical study. Let’s face it; much of the technical calculation once taught in the subject of mathematics can now be performed by computers and calculators.
But what if there is more to mathematics than mere number-crunching? Could what we term mathematics today be missing a whole realm held within the science of numbers? In our modern world we have looked deep inside the atom and measured the intricate detail within, as we have also measured the great distances that exist between galaxies and superclusters within our universe. We can measure the rates of movement, plotting and extrapolating into the past and into the future, and we can do this on any scale, from the sub-atomic to that of the universe.
Without diminishing the significance of what mathematics has shown us through its power to measure and produce models of all that we see around us, the question arises: is that it?
Numbers are generally used to represent quantity. When we speak of numbers, we are usually either counting or measuring. In a sense, numbers are seen for their practical application. But do we ever consider that numbers also have particular qualities? Quantum Mechanics, the science of how everything relates on an atomic level, shows us that everything is vibration held in space. Differing vibrations each have differing qualities, with certain resonances having very observable effects on both objects and life itself.
The pitch of an opera singer’s voice can shatter glass. Certain vibrations can have devastating effects on many lifeforms, while others are incredibly beneficial, if not crucial to life. If we were not shielded by our atmosphere and the ozone layer protecting us, microwaves emitted by the Sun would cook much of the life on the surface of our planet Earth. Yet the vibrations of light within the visible spectrum are crucial to all life on this planet.
When the light from our Sun is refracted and reflected at an angle of 42º through water drops, and we observe the spectrum of a rainbow, we cannot but experience the beauty and majesty of the moment. Mathematics, through the laws of physics, has indeed delivered us a thing of beauty, and yet this could quite simply be explained through a series of equations, through a bunch of numbers – a mix of algebra, trigonometry and physical laws.
So, could there be a certain quality held within the rainbow, so beautifully described by mathematics, yet reaching above and beyond the measure of mere quantities and measurement? Within these numbers, within this science of mathematics, there may well lie values that express more than quantity alone, giving meaning to the frequencies, purpose to the angles, and true colour to the arc. Rainbows offer us a stop moment, bringing us to ourselves, and connecting us to our environments, bridging us to the multidimensional nature of life; a universal truth.
Within its numbers, its angles and its geometry, a quality exists and the science of this is mathematics.
What is intriguing about this science of reflection and vibration we know as mathematics, is how simple and innate to us it truly is. We do not have to think about it, or learn it, for it is a language like no other. We are indeed born knowing it, for our first vision of our mother’s face is all geometry and angles, as we read the tone of her voice, the angle of her mouth and her facial expression; it is all numbers. Her touch is felt as vibration, and how our parents were with each other, the tone of their voices when speaking to each other, right down to the movements, are all felt and known by us all. We know this because innately within we understand the science of vibration, for it is the communication of the Universe.
When we walk into a room, we immediately sense the quality of the space we have entered. Although there are many factors contributing to what and how we feel, one of the most fundamental aspects is to do with the architectural dimensions of the room. This is not a new concept for it seems that historical buildings right back to the most ancient of constructions utilised the sciences of proportion, angles and geometry in the communication of great design. The use of the golden ratio is but one example in classical architecture.
The art and science of how people relate to each other – whether through the reading of facial expression, watching how people approach us, or observing their posture and gestures – always involves the reading of angles, of tone and proportion. This is ultimately our use of reading the quality of vibration held within mathematics, whether we are conscious of this or not. We can of course change our posture, alter our angles and those between us, and in doing so alter the relationship. Have you ever noticed how the simple act of straightening our back or sitting up straight can alter our outlook on life? In this way we see how what we put out is reflected back to us – or said using the science of mathematics, the numbers we get back are in reflection to the numbers we put out.
We invest and trade in vibration, with every vibration having a quality, which flows into and out from our bodies. There are indeed angles that reflect qualities such as anger or sadness, as there are angles that reflect joy and harmony. The vibration of these qualities designates how we move and how we interact with life – and ultimately this is reflected in our health and wellbeing. It is truly amazing to sense how this is all communicated through the science of mathematics and that we actually have choices in relation to all of this, every step along the way. This is the true power of numbers.
In our relationship with the Universe, which we could term God, we acknowledge that the Universe is alive, and we have a two-way communication. It could be said that life is given to us by God, and we live that life. How we live it, the choices we make, and the energy or vibration we consequently give out, all flows ‘back to God’. This then determines what God then delivers back to us.
We can live oblivious to this process or we can live more conscious of ourselves within the body of God. And so, we each have a personal connection and communion with the Livingness of God, the Universe. The concept of prayer, of relating with that which we are part of, could quite simply be seen as a mathematical communication between ourselves and God. God communicates with us through life using the science of number, of vibration, of quality within all this is, and we in turn ‘talk’ with Him in the very same manner. And so the vibration in which we ask a question, the essence of where we ask from and what we communicate is held within number, all fully reflected in life.
To feel the whole-body communion with God, the Universe, we cannot but feel the quality of pure love that we are held in. Love has a vibration, a vibration that we are asked to live in, embody and reflect to all, including back to God Himself. There is of course essentially no separation between ourselves and our universe. Our sense of the world we live in, and our communion with God, is but a part of the process of this ever-expanding universe. We are but the fingertips of His fingers in this reality. Reflection and vibration are the mathematics – the communication of the Universe.
This statement begs the question: are we reading life through the beauty of numbers and aligning our angles and movements accordingly, expressing this beauty back to the Universe?