This expression caught my attention the other day, reading an interview in the newspaper. That is a good suggestion, I thought. But then, the question comes…’what is reality?’ One thing about reality that we all know is that it is pretty darn complex! And it’s also clear to all of us that every single individual looks at reality from his or her own perspective, his or her own viewpoint. But still, holding on to reality seems a good idea. Trying to be realistic in all situations and circumstances seems to be a good intention. In general, this means that we should avoid becoming too optimistic, or too pessimistic. Common sense says that it is good to stay with the facts and not drift away in the ethers. Being realistic also means that we maintain a clear distinction between certainties on the one hand, and assumptions on the other. People, including me and you, have an inborn tendency to express an assumption as if it were a fact. Education should help us in expressing assumptions, opinions and believes as assumptions, opinions and believes, and to differentiate them from facts.

What more could it mean to be realistic? Things that we can see, hear, touch, taste or smell are real, isn’t it, and we can even try to measure those things objectively i.e. precisely and systematically. But are these concrete things the only things that are real? We all know that ideas cannot be seen or heard, but does this mean that they are not real? And what about feelings and emotions? We all agree that these also are real, and they have very real effects! So we are to not lose sight of these either, isn’t it? They belong to the realm of energy, we might say. Scientists agree that there are basically two categories of things in the universe: matter and energy. Both of these together make up reality. But a deeper question might very well arise: what about the source of energies and materials? Where do they come from? If they are there, they must have been generated at some time and at some place! To think so is realistic too, don’t you think? Different sorts of energies and different sorts of matter must have some kind of origin, some kind of source. Logic compels us to draw this conclusion. This being the case, we might better say that there are three tings that make up reality: matter (in all forms and sizes); energy (in many different sorts); and the source of these.

Since Albert Einstein we know that matter is nothing but concentrated energy. This has made it clear that the origin of matter is energy! So now we only have to find the source of energy. This question has been dealt with by most religions of the world, and they all say that God, Allah, Brahman, Yahweh, Adonai, Ahora Mazda, Tao, Great Spirit, etc. is the source of all energy and all matter! Now thát is interesting: people on all continents have given names, and have formed ideas about the ultimate reality, about what they consider to be the source of all mental and physical phenomena. In this time of worldwide and instant communication, we can look at all these ancient ideas and concepts, and find out what their common basis is, and see if we can find a modern, scientific equivalent for that!

And indeed, modern physics has advanced enough by now, in order to be able to clarify what all these ancient concepts are referring to. Modern physics speaks of the zero-point field; a self-interacting field of potential energy and intelligence (know how). Elementary particles (wavicles) arise out of this abstract field, which materially speaking is absolutely nothing! It is clear that modern science, endowed with the virtues of precise and systematic observation, has discovered that level of reality which philosophers have called Being, the Absolute, the Unmoved Mover, Intelligence, etc. They have found that level of Being, that level of reality, which religions have called by innumerable names, such as God, Shiva, Allah, Yahweh, Adonai, Tao, Great Spirit, etc. Now in this third millennium, the time has come that mankind as a whole can give a name to it. This worldwide name should of course not be colored by religious dogmas of any kind, in order to be internationally acceptable by all people, by all religions and by all sciences, in short, by all people who intend to be realistic!

The best name for it, in my opinion, is Intelligence, all-pervading Intelligence. In a more enchanting word: Cosmic Intelligence. By its very nature, this omnipresent Intelligence, though abstract, silent and formless, is the creative source of all energy and matter! So we can rightly call it Creative Intelligence. All energy and matter in creation is a manifestation or an expression of this cosmic creative intelligence! Hence all forms and phenomena in reality exhibit these two inseparable components: creativity and intelligence. Let us dwell on this fact for a while:

Elementary particles are very creative and intelligent, as quantum physics found out. Atoms are very creative and intelligent: they form groups and combinations of all sorts! Cells are very creative and intelligent: they form organisms that can regenerate and reproduce themselves. Individual creatures are very creative and intelligent. Every bacterium, every virus, every insect, every flower, every fish, every amphibian, every animal, every human being is very creative and intelligent. Planets are very creative and intelligent. Some of them create ecosystems that are filled with an infinite variety of life forms. Stars are very creative and intelligent: in their bellies, all the 98 Natural Elements are created. Their light and warmth create life forms on some of the planets that surround them. Galaxies are very creative and intelligent. Their orderliness is amazing, and they keep on creating new stars and planets all the time. In short, the whole universe, with everything in it, is very creative and very intelligent. It is expanding with unimaginable high speed, and consists of billions of galaxies.

In the concept of creative intelligence we have found a common reference frame – a common basis – for all sciences, all religions, all philosophies and all forms of art! We now can refer to the ultimate reality in terms that are acceptable for all religions (who will say that their God is not creative and not intelligent?), for all sciences (which scientist will say that their field of study exhibits no creativity and no intelligence?), for all philosophies (which philosopher will say that reality is not orderly (intelligent) and not changing (creative) all the time?), and all arts (which artist would say that art is not creative and not intelligent?). Thus everybody that is in some degree creative and intelligent will agree that creativity and intelligence are the two basic proper-ties of reality. All levels of creation, objective ánd subjective, exhibit an all pervading orderliness and a perpetual change (intelligence and creativity). In all processes of change (creativity) we can locate an inherent orderliness (intelligence)! Likewise, in all the orderly structures of reality, we can locate an inherent creativity, which spurns it on to keep in touch with the cosmic stream of evolution.

So I guess, that not losing sight of reality means to never forget that Life is an ongoing process of evolution, and that we are all here to participate in this cosmic process of growth. It may also mean that we open our awareness to the underlying unity of creation! Reality, as seen from the outside, looks infinitely complex! From the inside however, we are invited by the cosmic creative intelligence to become aware that everything in creation is the expression of ONE underlying field of creative Intelligence. This single underlying, all pervading field of ONENESS expresses itself as the infinite variety of forms. In the field of quantum mechanics, scientists have become accustomed to the fact that on the quantum mechanical level of reality, all particles are mysteriously connected to each other. It has been demonstrated over and over again that the same particle (better: ‘wavicle’), can be at different places at the same time! It has also been shown that one and the same ‘wavicle’ can assume different forms simultaneously! Therefore in this quantum mechanical age it should come as no surprise to the creative intelligentsia of the world, to hear that one absolute essence can assume an infinite number of relative forms! One and the same abstract Intelligence, the one absolute, divinely creative level of reality, appears as the infinitely many forms and phenomena in the universe! (Note: uni = one, verse = diversity) Thus it really makes sense what the gnostics, seers and mystics of all times have always been saying: essentially speaking, all is one. We can now understand it spiritually as well as scientifically. This new point of view is basically a very simple but cosmic insight into the ultimate level of reality, and its mechanics of manifestation. It is about time that mankind starts to enjoy this cosmic perspective, everywhere on this beautiful planet of ours!

Do you agree?

Yours Sincerely,
Frans Langenkamp

Author's Bio: 

Frans Langenkamp is an expert in Vedanta philosophy and vedic astrology. Since 1982 he is a full time student and teacher of the universal wisdom of life as it was recorded in the ancient vedic textbooks in India. Frans runs a consultancy and gives lectures and seminars in Holland and Germany. To read more of his articles and learn more about the new consciousness paradigm of reality, you can visit his website:, or write an email to: