As several of you are aware, today is a fun day for many sci-fi fans. It is May 4th, the one day of the year that Star Wars fans can geek out and say to each other, “May the 4th be with you!” For those of you who are less familiar with Star Wars, this is a reference to what characters in the movies say to each other upon parting, “May the Force be with you.”
George Lucas was both insightful and gifted at distilling the world’s religions into a single concept called “The Force”. From a mythology perspective, I have no argument with Lucas’ conceptualization of the Force. He essentially says that there must be a balance between the Dark and Light side of the Force. A balance between selflessness and selfishness.
HOWEVER, as an explanatory construct of how the universe works – that is, as an actual belief system – “the Force” has a major flaw when compared with the very real and measurable dynamics of the quantum energy field, or “the Field”.
As you regular readers of this blog are aware, the Field’s top priorities are Expansion and Balance. Adjust your work and life goals to be in alignment with these core drivers of the Field, and you will indeed engage the Field to support your success. Why? Because you are focused on helping the Field achieve its goals.
Now compare this with Lucas’ Force, which is comprised of the Dark Side and the Light Side. George talks about the importance of keeping these in balance, but what is the focus of the Dark Side? Possession. Power. Control. Anger. Hate. Sorry, George, but the structural reality of the universe does not support the Dark Side. Period.
Where the Field is concerned, there is no support for or focus on “wrong”, “bad”, or “dark”. Why? Because it’s top priority of Expansion is about none of these things: Expansion is about creativity and innovation and all tenets that undergird the freedom to express such creation. Further, the Field’s #2 goal of Balance ensures that efforts to undercut Expansion – such as anger, hate, and their related destructive forces – prevent or stop such efforts.
So, from a metaphorical or mythological point of view, I have no qualms with “the Force”. But as a belief system upon which a society is based, it is flawed.
Now having said all of the above, some very interesting questions can be raised about Hate and Anger in our world. For example, if the Field does not support destructive forces, why do these exist in our world? Oh, but look, “We’re out of time!” 😉
Keep your another blog in the coming weeks on this topic, where I’ll use Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – and the horribly destructive war that has resulted – as an example of the Field’s core dynamics, Expansion and Balance.
In the meantime, the Field is with each and every one of you – Always!! 🙂
John Jay McKey
If you have a friend who is a Star Wars fan – and who you think would be interested in the above discussion 😉 – please forward this to them. And if you are interested in receiving my weekly emails with various Field-based tips and insights, then click here to sign up via the website. Thank you!