In the study of quantum mechanics scientist have discovered that light/wave particles, or virtual particles, are produced in a vacuum. “A number of other recent works demonstrate that the vacuum is not empty but full of virtual photons,” says theoretical physicist Steven Girvin at Yale University. It is too complex to quote about the matter here but you can read more about it in a good article in Science America (and many other places) (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/something-from-nothing-vacuum-can-yield-flashes-of-light/) .
In regard to dark energy Esiegel writes in Science Blogs:
“If we map out everything known in the Universe, and trace out the cosmic structure, we find that the normal matter — things made out of all the known elementary particles — is less than 5% of the total energy density of the Universe. There’s got to be about 20-25% of the Universe in the form of dark matter, a type of clumpy, collisionless matter that is made up of a yet-undiscovered particle, in order to get the type of clustering we see. But perhaps most bizarrely, the remaining energy of the Universe, the stuff that’s required to bring us up to 100%, is energy that appears to be intrinsic to empty space itself: dark energy.”
The discovery of light/particles manifesting in space and the discovery of dark energy are, I think, the best indicators of spiritual substance transferring into material substance in the natural world. Something doesn’t come from nothing; its of great value to examine how these wave/energy particles are manifesting from the spiritual world. And it may well be that the source of dark energy and dark matter is from the spiritual world. The discovery by scientist that energy particles spontaneously arise in a vacuum not only implies that there is a transfer from the spiritual to the natural, but it furthermore suggests that it can take place at any (and likely every) point in space. I will be showing in this essay how these emerging scientific principles are consistent with, and correspond to, spiritual principle.
Most scientists don’t consider the spiritual world, but they certainly don’t think that ‘something comes from nothing’; scientist speculate that the manifesting particles come from another universe, or from a wormhole, or from another dimension – when it is most sensible to see that they originate from the spiritual world; (all these other sources are a sort of allegory for the spiritual world). Swedenborg writes that all matter originates from the spiritual world, that natural matter comes from spiritual substance which itself proceeds from the spiritual sun. He says that as spiritual substance reaches its outer limits and ‘cools down’ it becomes matter. According to this process when it slows down it would then appears in the natural world as energy/matter particles.
Science has known for a long time now that the universe is expanding from every point in space at an accelerating rate. This truth is consistent with the conception that matter enters from the spiritual sun. As I will show it potentially explains the force that constantly propels the universe to ‘mushroom out’ or expand at an accelerated rate. It also explains Swedenborg’s statement that there is not only an infinite largeness, but an infinite smallness (I discuss this in greater detail on my blog). There can be an infinite smallness because the universe is eternally expanding from every point in space, thus continually making more ‘room’ for more particles at the smallest point. This would mean that the explanation for infinite smallness and infinite largeness are symbiotic, in that the cause of both hinges upon the same point.
Now lets look at the spiritual principles that inform and correspond to the scientific phenomenon quoted above. The most immediate bridge between the natural and spiritual world, (which we can all know from within ourself), is love, and the affections that we feel. Affections are spiritual feelings (from spiritual substance) that affect, move, and are the motivation for our thoughts and body. They are the bridge between the two worlds, (which, unknown to our perception, takes place by means of angels, spirits and demons – all under the providence of God). The affections come from the spiritual substance of love and wisdom that originate directly from the spiritual sun and are received by the human form. The human form is the perfect form for receiving love and wisdom from God; it is the highest form in the universe and is created to be a receptacle of God’s love and wisdom. God is a divine human, and we are made in His image, so God made us sovereign and free as He is. He is the macro and we are the micro, because all things that exist reflect the form of that which created it. This principle extends to all things that exist, however small and remote from the divine human.
One may wonder, how do all things no matter how small reflect the nature of God? The fundamental way they reflect the nature of God is that for anything to exist it must be in dynamic equilibrium. The divine human manifests to heaven as the spiritual sun; a sun is a raging equilibrium. In the natural sun we see this by the force of nuclear fusion in the core of the sun expanding out while the force of gravity is pressing in, causing a raging battle that settles into an equilibrium – which we see as the sun. This equilibrium is also a union because the forces that create the sun depend on each; they cannot exist separately but depend on each other for existence and creating all the materials of life and sustaining life. It is the enormous mass of matter that causes gravity, and it is the enormous force of gravity that causes nuclear fusion to ignite in the core of a sun. Now in regard to the Lord, the union and equilibrium in Him is between is divine human and His divine soul. In the process of the glorification Jesus so purified his human that He made it divine and rose above heaven, which is known as the resurrection (ignition). From this union in the Lord proceeds the Holy fire which manifests as the spiritual sun. This is the source of all life.
Every phenomenon and process in the spiritual world has a correspondent in the natural world. The key point of correspondence I am looking at here has to do with how in both worlds all things are both sovereign and receptacles of God. Every human is both entirely dependent on God (as a receptacle), and, at the same time entirely sovereign. The fact that every point in space expands from its own center is the natural worlds expression of sovereignty; at the same time, every point in space receives influx from the spiritual sun, which the science quoted above seems to show as energy particles manifesting in a vacuum. (Sovereignty and reciprocality are inherent qualities of equilibrium and union.) In the big picture we can further see the reason this is a correspondence, which is that the human form is the highest form in the universe and a universal form. This means that the whole universe is in the shape of the divine human, and every human being ever born is a microcosm of the universe, and as such is a sovereign entity with freedom and self will – qualities of the creator. The fact that every point in space is a center from which there is expansion is the physical correspondence to this spiritual quality of humans.
Furthermore, there is a very beautiful and significant correspondence that is united to the above. The expansion of the universe from every point at an ever-increasing rate corresponds to the fundamental nature of heaven, which is that heaven, in order to be heaven, is continually increasing in joy and happiness and expanse. The joy and happiness of angels is ever increasing; it does not reach a plateau, but is ever increasing. It is the nature of Happiness itself that in order to be so it must be ever-increasing. In heaven there is no time or space, so the ever increasing joy causes the appearance of increasing space. Along the same lines, it is a great truth of heaven that the more humans that enter heaven, which takes place continually, the more complete it becomes. This principle corresponds to the idea that the expansion of the universe is propelled by the continual making of new sovereign particles from the spiritual world, which is the very cause of the universe to eternally expand at an accelerated rate.
We can see then, because every human receives from the spiritual world through affections, there is a correspondence in the natural world, in the way every point in space receives from the spiritual world. It is a universal principle that everything that exists, in order to exist, comes from a union of the natural and the spiritual, the natural being the foundation of the spiritual. Everything that is created and exists is birthed through the natural; it is impossible for anything to exist otherwise, only the Lord is uncreated from the beginning. (It is a great misconception of religious interpretation that angels existed from creation; all angels and demons are former humans born on earth.) Applying these truths to every point in space shows that every point in space is capable of and encompasses both the natural and the spiritual, which makes it understandable how spiritual substance manifest into the natural world.
Sokolov, a leading scientist in these studies, said. “The basic question what is a vacuum, and what is nothing, goes beyond science. It’s embedded deeply in the base not only of theoretical physics, but of our philosophical perception of everything—of reality, of life, even the religious question of could the world have come from nothing.” (https://phys.org/news/2010-12-theoretical-physics-breakthrough-antimatter-vacuum.html)