Is the Universe Just Senseless Matter and Energy?

Consciousness makes the universe

The universe is not just senseless matter and energy. Our Universal Intelligence is the source of all that is. The universe is consciousness.

Because the fundamental basis of our reality is consciousness, some have suggested the universe is an illusion, but that is not true. We have real experiences—sunsets, lakes, mountains, people, the smell of a rose, a melodic birdsong, the taste of chocolate, and puppies. The world is real. But the basis of our reality is not what we have been taught it is. The basis of this reality is consciousness. There is only Mind and experiences.

A now common interpretation among researchers of the nature of reality and the underlying basis in consciousness is called “idealism.” Idealism has been in some form found in the philosophies of Plato, Kant, Berkeley, Hegel, Schelling, and Schopenhauer, among others. It has been integral to Buddhism and Hinduism for millennia. Idealism is not a new philosophy, but it is gaining popularity as quantum science and other science disciplines are discovering that the most satisfying explanation for our world is that consciousness is fundamental to reality. Pioneering physicist and mathematician Sir James Jeans, who was a professor at the University of Cambridge and Princeton University, wrote his conclusions after studying the basis of reality from a physicist’s perspective:

The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter.[i]

A more detailed explanation with quotations is found in There Is Nothing but Mind and Experiences.[ii]

It may sound unusual or foreign to you to think of a world with only consciousness, with no outside reality of trees, mountains, planets, and chocolate, because we all grew up to be materialists, believing the world is matter and energy outside of us. That is not true. The basis of reality is Our Universal Intelligence, consciousness.

The reality of our universe removes a physical world altogether. Since we know consciousness is the basis of reality, a physical reality of any kind is not necessary or possible. Your Mind can’t create a stone, let alone Mt. Everest, if stones and mountains are conceived of as objects in space the way the materialists see them. Mind and what the materialists see as matter are two different substances.

A world outside of us is not necessary for us to have experiences. We have experiences in the Mind of Our Universal Intelligence and need no outside world between us and the experience. You will understand why that is true in the pages that follow.


[i] Arjun Walia, “’Consciousness Creates Reality’—Physicists Admit the Universe Is Immaterial, Mental, & Spiritual.” Collective Evolution, November 11, 2014, (citing Richard Conn Henry, “The Mental Universe,” Nature 436, 2005: 29, who is quoting Sir James Jeans).

[ii] R. Craig Hogan, There Is Nothing but Mind and Experiences (Normal, IL: Greater Reality Publications, 2020), 27-32.

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