How Science is Discovering Spirit’s Collaboration with Us in Our Daily Lives
by Gary E. Schwartz, PhD
The Urgent Message of THE SACRED PROMISE
“Do spirits exist, and if so, can they play a useful if not essential role in our individual and collective lives?
Are there sources of invisible information and guidance waiting to be tapped and harnessed if we are just willing to listen?
If we, in our essence, are spirits too, can we come to see this possibility when we look at ourselves in the mirror? And can we draw on this great inner potential and power with wisdom and love to change our ways accordingly, before it is too late for humankind?
I believe that science not only can address such questions, but in the process can potentially help increase our ability to receive spiritual information accurately, and we can then act upon it safely and wisely.
There Is More Out There
We live in a critical time in human evolution. We are overpopulating the planet and making a mess of the earth in the process. The effects of our unchecked growth are widespread and well documented, from air and water pollution, through the destruction of plant and animal life, to economic and climate instability.
This clear message—that we must change ourselves first to make an impact on the world—is expressed in the mega hit “Man in the Mirror” composed by Siedah Garrett and Glen Ballard. Creative artists—be they writers, composers, or painters—often feel that information is sometimes given to them from an invisible source. They often claim to sense the earth’s pain and feel the need to do something about it.
A famous songwriter and spokesperson for personal and global change, as well as our contact with Spirit, was the late John Lennon. He said:
When the real music comes to me—the music of the spheres, the music that surpasseth understanding—that has nothing to do with me ‘cause I’m just the channel. The only joy for me is for it to be given to me and transcribe it. Like a medium. Those moments are what I live for.
Are people like John Lennon brilliant artists but bad psychologists? Are they just weird if not crazy? Or, have they “looked in the mirror” more deeply and honestly than most of us, and have they discovered something fundamental about human nature and spiritual reality in general?
And are deceased people such as sophisticated scientists like Albert Einstein or compassionate artists like John Lennon indeed still here, wishing to be of continued assistance to humanity and the planet as a whole? If they and higher spirit beings are showing up, in our laboratories and our personal lives, as we explore in this book, then it is only prudent that we try to establish contact.
For if ever there was a time to address the question of a possible Sacred Partnership between us and them, creatively and responsibly, this is it.
Integrating Personal Self-Science with Laboratory Science
The Sacred Promise is about this serious possibility. The book draws on core lessons gleaned from the methods of science that we can directly apply in our daily lives to potentially connect and communicate with Spirit, to seek help and guidance.
Some of the evidence reported in this book comes from my personal life as a “self-scientist.” While these stories speak to the possible reality of Spirit and its potential emerging role in our lives, they are also “proof of concept” experiments, to show the possibility for further research on Spirit’s participation in our lives. And they show by example how to apply self-science in your own life, to draw on Spirit’s help and guidance.
This self-science is similar to what we all do every day when we follow our hunches, intuitions, or see connections between seemingly random events like repeated references to names or numbers, but it uses the objectivity of the scientific method, i.e., questioning everything and looking for independent confirmation. I believe these are often Spirit’s calling cards, and we will explore how to be more watchful for them and how to interpret their appearance.
As part of this exploration, I also reveal phenomena that occurred in actual laboratory experiments, intentionally designed and then formally approved by the University of Arizona Human Subjects Committee—as well as exploratory investigations in the early stages of experimental design where we scientists pre-tested ourselves—that also speak to this emerging reality.
Why Speak Out Now?
Though the critic will be quick to point out that none of this evidence is definitive—and I will be the first to agree—the thoughtful and caring reader will recognize that the information reported in this book speaks strongly to the possibility and promise of Spirit’s involvement in our personal lives and Spirit’s willingness to help us with day-to-day problems. This is a proof of concept book; it provides proof of possibility and promise of our sacred contract with spirit.
Given that time may be running out for humanity, I feel it is important that we act with some sense of urgency to address this opportunity. I believe—based on the evidence reported in this book—that Spirit is not only willing and able to assist us, but is insistent that we proceed and may have a broader understanding as to the urgency of the matter. Thus, I have written this book now because I believe, in my heart as well as my head, that if we continue to ignore our true spiritual nature and act in unhealthy ways, we will miss the opportunity to make corrective and wise choices in virtually all aspects of our individual and collective lives.
What is the Sacred Promise?
The Sacred Promise is all-important. It is more than just the title of this book and it has wide-reaching implications to understand. There are three levels of meaning to the phrase:
Level I: Spirit has made a sacred commitment to help humanity rediscover its fundamental spiritual nature and to work collaboratively with us to solve our pressing individual and global problems—that is, if we can awaken to Spirit’s existence and choose to accept its assistance.
Level II: Spirit has the potential to actively participate in scientific research and be as reliable and responsible as the scientists with whom it is working.
Level III: Science has the potential to determine, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Spirit exists and can play an essential role in our individual and collective lives.
The first level of the Sacred Promise of which this book speaks is the tangible commitment that the Spirit World has made to partner with each and every human being to solve our personal and societal problems while guiding us to our own spiritual essence. For many, particularly the scientists, this may seem a grandiose claim. I can assure you it is not. It is not just personal experience but actual scientific evidence—much of which is presented in this book—that demonstrates that Spirit itself is willing, able, and desiring to participate in the evolution towards happiness of all humanity.
For those more cautious in drawing scientific conclusions to what is clearly from a scientific perspective a work in progress in proving the above claim, there is the second level of meaning to the Sacred Promise which is easier for the scientist in you to accept. This is the clear indication, from the exploratory investigations and formal experiments reported in the following pages, that Spirit itself is actively participating in the research, which is demonstrating the potential truth of our ultimate hypothesis: that Spirit is the co-creator, with humanity, of humanity’s evolution.
For those unable to accept the second hypothesis that Spirit is actively participating as an equal scientific partner in our experiments, on the third level, I hold out the least controversial hypothesis: Science itself now has the tools to demonstrate that Spirit exists and plays an essential role in our individual and collective lives. For many, this hypothesis alone may have you scratching your head. How can science prove that spirit exists? Isn’t science all about proving that spirit does not need to exist to prove our scientific laws and hypotheses? Doesn’t the mere acceptance of spirit interfere with true scientific inquiry? Again the answer is a resounding no.
I may be working in the realm of new science, but my findings are real science and true science. I am not alone in contemplating the existence of a zero point, where all memory and all energy continue to exist forever. For example, Dr. Ervin László has done pioneering work in contemplating the relationship between science and the Akashic Field, and he is but one of many scientists from a variety of disciplines creating experiments to test and verify the role of spirit in everyday life.
The Sacred Promise is intended to open your eyes to the new world before us. As Carole King wrote and sang, “I can see you’ve had a change in mind; what we need is a change in heart.” My hope is that you will read The Sacred Promise with both your mind and heart. There has never been a time of such urgency for hearts to be equal partners with our minds in directing our day-to-day life choices. For me the proposition is straightforward. Each of us needs to answer the question for ourselves. Are we ready to accept this Sacred Promise to work with spirit to create a world which honors both our hearts and our minds?”