Spiritual energy may best be analyzed in terms of how we commune with God, nature, and with each other through the benevolent spirit of charity and brotherly love. It may also be described as to how we think of ourselves and of each other. There is a channeling process of human energy that we have a choice as to our discretionary free will and the outcome arranged in terms of how we react to one another. The eternal laws of nature governed by a Divine God of pure Love should one be able to hypothesize the spirit energy of this free will may potentially come to an understanding that as stated in the dynamics of chemistry there is in fact a reaction for every action imposed upon, whether while in a divine state of grace and brotherly love,or,within the confinements of a barbaric society that sometimes seems to care very little for the spiritual welfare of our souls, be it between one man and another, or rather amongst nation against nation; there is a reactionary and evolutionary process that exists within this mass of spirit energy. In order to better examine my position it is my hopes to introduce the reader to an ingenuous soul of redemptive purpose for the better state of mankind. This man is Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
I wish to present a short biographical statement of Chardin along with the studies I have pursued in trying to come to fully understand a man of a humble and sensitive nature for the world around us. My research is not extensive to the point of understanding the entirety of this man’s character but rather a tiny glimpse into the perspectives and footsteps of someone I regard as essential to improving the world’s position on spiritual energy. I chose to examine as closely as my insignificant mind is allowed, a man of such high intellectual caliber, to challenge myself of the opportunity to coming to a better understanding of myself and those around me. I am not an expert on the man and only consider my outlook and perspectives to be purely superficial at best, but it has clearly become my hopes to provide some insight on Chardin’s behalf, as to what I relate to in terms of spirit energy. It is not my desire to present information I am not aware of but rather engage in a proposition of how to make the world a better place to live. If I misrepresent Chardin, I apologize but it is hopeful I have learned something of value through this article.
“There is a communion with God, and a communion with the earth, and a communion with God through the earth,” realized Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, born in 1881 within the province of Auvergne in France. He was a Catholic priest and paleontologist scientist who also studied chemistry, physics, zoology, philosophy and theology. Teilhard was a sensitive, loving, eternally grateful man for his consummated respectful cognizance and deeply respectful reverence for his early life within the external and hidden beautiful value for God’s sweet attainable Presence through nature. He was keenly drawn to the natural beauty of the world and cared for the frailties of life in its natural habitat. He was a deeply spiritual man and received his comfort in his early years etching and scribing into his spiritual journeys all these hidden mysteries he graced upon. This was largely due to his father’s own sensitivity to the wonders of nature and his amazements and fascinations for the simple things in nature such as a rock, or a leaf, or all the surroundings of teaming life surrounding him in his home country.
Tielhard’s genuine sensitivity was fueled also by the pious nature of his mother, Berthe-Adele Teilhard de Chardin and her magnanimous love she perservered through life with for the Divine Christ. She taught young Teilhard of Christian mysticism through the many life applications from a soul that loves clearly from the depths within the human heart and soul, the essence of spirit energy. He was to also learn from the great ancient texts of Thomas Kempis (1380-1471), who was a German Augustinian Order religious monk. Kempis is believed to have written the manuscript entitled, “Imitation of Christ,” which similiarily was known during his time and centuries henceforth as being second in popularity with the Bible.
This ancient manuscript was possibly written in four parts, the first two pertaining to the wisdom knowledge one gains through the spiritual life; the third section discusses the interior attitudes of one’s own heart, soul, and mind; whereas, the fourth talks about one in communion with Christ through the Holy Eucharist. The immediate tempo of this reference volume identifies an imitation of living a virtuous life based upon the teachings of Christ as Man and how in doing so brings us closer to Jesus Who is Divinity Himself. This was learned by Teilhard at the tender age of twelve during his entrance into Norte Dame de Mongre near the town of Lyons. It was here he studied Kempis for five years. It was also here Teilhrd was able to exercise influence between the direct link and personal discovery of his own spiritual life in direct correlation with his relationship and love for God and His creation of nature.
Both Teilhard and Kempis facilitated studious advances for mankind in their in-depth analysis unraveling the deeper realities to Christ’s own Personified message of love for each other to live in obedience to a life embracing humility for offenses committed towards another, i.e. truly reconciling our differences in whom we have offended will quite easily please others, thus, achieving and perpetuating a quiet, or a calm, an interior voice that will silently lay claim to the greater peace in the heart of man. This action of direct and unconditional love brings about a metamorphosis of natural, physical, biological, and universally communicative theory of human energy that freely allows this energy to be drawn towards a Supreme Origin in which Teilhard called the Omega Point or God.
The Law of Complexity/Consciousness pertains primarily to the theory of Teilhard’s claims in the scientific arena known as Teilhard’s Phenomonology in which he argues that the rise of spirit or simply an evolutionary process of thought may be observed always being drawn towards a Higher level of Consciousness by arranging itself atomically into more complex structures into various stages. His theory states that in addition to a geosphere, i.e. foods, fuels, and mineral resources which encompasses the upper segment of the continental crust of the earth; the biosphere which is the irregular shaped envelope of earth’s air, water, and land which encircles the variables of heighth and depth at which all living things exist; the atmosphere which is made up of a mixture of gases surrounding a celestial body with sufficient gravity to maintain it; Teilhard’s revolutionary vision of the Noosphere which is as such that evolution is being drawn towards Complexity & Consciousness with mechanisms or variables that are not deterministic, i.e. a Doctrine stating that human action is not free but determined by motives regarded as external forces acting upon the will, which he also states that there remains room for chance and blind movements. Teilhard combined theology and philosophy as meanings of these mechanisms discovering that they are found in idea of freedom which is the third onological characteristic of the universe.
This Noosphere is the realm of man and of reflective thought. whereas, man converges around the earth and unifies himself into much more complex forms of arrangement allowing our consciousness to rise, whereas, this Omega Point, i.e. God, comes into arrangement of all of Creation. Teilhard also claims there is nothing to fear from his theory but to trust the evolution of consciousness as it rises through man. One note of mention is that Teilhard considers this to simply be a hypothesis, which in his words is a statement claiming to exist as “a very poor choice of word to designate the supreme spiritual act by which the dust-cloud of experience takes on form and is kindled at the fire of knowledge.”
In conclusion, at least for the moment, I think what a beautiful way in which Pierre Teilhard de Chardin has been able to catch a glimpse of the Divine nature of his innocent little soul converging even if for a moment with his Divine Master and Host to all of Creation with a single breath of air back home in Auvergne.
Source: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, “Activation of Energy:”, A Harvest Book, Harcourt, Inc., Helen and Kurt Wolff Book, Orlando, FL., 1978