This book is a gift of love from me to you. It offers you a lesson I learned over a lifetime, one so life affirming, positive, and enriching that I felt the need to share that "secret" with all who will read it. As you take this journey with me, you will come to understand why a single grain of sand affects the entire beach. And that recognition will lead you to see how your choices in life affect the whole of the universe through the quantum. You will then begin to live your life differently. Because, by understanding the power of the quantum, you will be able to get whatever you want in life, never be afraid, and never be alone. “A Soul, Breathing" is a book about relationship between science and the spiritual dimension, or resonance, of our lives. Though I am not myself a scientist, I am privileged to know and work with a number of exceptional scientists in the fields of medicine and research. Working alongside my scientific colleagues, I have dedicated my life to researching innovative areas of healing for the betterment of mankind. Today, for many people, that which is scientific has come to mean the opposite of spiritual. Nonetheless, for a surprising number of scientists, the study of the intricacies of the universe has opened their minds to the spiritual realm. And in reality, there is no "either-or." Physicists and mathematicians in particular are aware of the unseen and the unexplainable. Modern science has emerged from the desire of creative thinkers to explain how God worked his wonders. The mysteries of medicine and the human body inspired many people to become physicians. There will, no doubt, be scientists, who will scoff at, or challenge, the principles in this book; however, others will understand it. I know that because some of them are my friends and colleagues. As children, we know things that age and education take from us. In one of his wonderful poems, E. E. Cummings wrote, "Children guessed but only a few and down they forgot as up they grew autumn winter spring summer. Language, itself, as you will read in these pages, is but one - and a severely limited one at that - form of communication. However, this is a book and I must use words. Therefore, because it might be difficult for non-scientists to grasp the concepts of the language I will be using, I am going to start off my explaining some of the terms I use. The key word I use throughout this book is "quantum." The term was first used in the English language in the 16th Century, and it means to describe a quantity or amount of something. It was taken from the Latin quantus, which means "how much" or "how great." Thus, a quantum is the smallest part of something. It is the space around the nucleus of an atom. This word has also come to be universally understood as defining a discrete quantity of electromagnetic radiation. Quantum Field Theory is the idea that the interaction between two separate physical systems, such as particles, is attributed to a field that extends from one to the other, and manifests in a particle exchange between the two systems. In this book, I will explain how I arrived at a clear understanding that the quantum is the God-matrix which encompasses all of us, and that it includes all that is known and unknown of the universe. This God-matrix is the same God who is worshiped in all religions. The brain works through a complex pattern of electrical transmissions that relate to the electromagnetic field around us in the subconscious and extra-conscious, and it exists on a nonverbal level. It explains what we "know" but cannot put into words. Thus, another word I often use is "mindfield." You may have come across this word in the title of certain books. Though it is not yet in any dictionary, companies have taken this name, and it is the title of at least one computer game. I use "mindfield" to explain the realm of the mind that surrounds and encompasses the brain, both within and without the body. The word "fractal" is also a relatively modern term. Coined in 1975 by Benoit Mandelbrot, a French mathematician now at Yale University, a fractal is defined as a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be repeatedly subdivided into parts, each of which is a smaller copy of the whole. "Fractal" also describes many natural objects such as clouds, mountains, turbulence, and coastlines that do not have simple geometric shapes. The word, fractal, is especially useful to me as an adjective to help me express to you my concept of the oneness of the quantum. One familiar expression often used to suggest what we need to call forth in order to find the answers to some of life's most difficult questions is "thinking outside the box." In this context, the "box" is our learned pattern of thinking, one we may not even be conscious of. This box might be constructed of logic, or might be what we term conventional wisdom. In either case, these preconceptions, as logical, comfortable and familiar as they may be, limit our creativity, and my even blind us to the simplest, most basic, and most important truths about what life is, what we are, and most of all, what we are to each other. Transcend the limited thinking of the box you don't even know you are in, and you will find a degree of freedom and control over your life that you have never before experienced. You will also find the peace and joy you have never experienced, along with sublime harmony, perfect balance, and an almost unimaginable degree of health and well-being. In other words ... you too will experience the life-changing power of the quantum!