Leap to Wholeness: How the World Is Programmed to Help Us Grow, Heal, and Adapt (Paperback)
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How do you get something out of nothing?
It seems like an obvious question, one that drives everything from spiritual creation stories to our understanding of the Big Bang. Yet it leaves us with a sense that underneath everything lies emptiness and lack. We can phrase this question in a new way: how do we get something out of everything?
In Leap to Wholeness, physics educator Sky Nelson-Isaacs explores the science of wholeness. To understand wholeness, imagine a beautiful photograph that you want to modify. The image exists in space. Yet graphic designers are familiar with another space, called the frequency domain, or “pattern-space.” Here, changes to the patterns affect the image as a whole. We can make the entire image blurrier or sharper, for instance, with a simple filter in pattern-space. A change to one local region affects the image everywhere. This is an example of wholeness that exists right before our eyes.
We each have filters that influence what we see, hear, think, and feel. They take who we are as a whole, and they limit it to what we feel comfortable with--what we already know, rather than how we can grow. We carry models that interpret the world for us. But we can become more aware of our filters and from this awareness experience more flow, more openness, and less anxiety. When we align with circumstances rather than fighting them, we open the door to synchronicities that give us leverage in creating the change we want to see.
Following this thread from modern audio technology, to the human brain, to the very nature of time itself, Leap to Wholeness explores a paradigm of wholeness that is easy to miss. For instance, when you look at the red part of a rainbow, you may not realize that you’re really seeing white light that’s had blue and green filtered out. Or where you see blue, that means red and green are missing. Maybe creating something out of everything is not about what we do...but about what we don’t do. By removing filters--thoughts, feelings, and other reactions--that keep us weaving the same old patterns, we naturally allow ourselves to grow, heal, and adapt.
About the Author
SKY NELSON-ISAACS is a theoretical physicist, speaker, author, and musician. He has a masters degree in physics from San Francisco State University, with a thesis in String Theory, and a BS in physics from UC Berkeley. Nelson-Isaacs has dedicated his life to finding his own sense of purpose, beginning as a student of the Yogic master Sri Swami Satchidananda when he was less than five years old. Discovering an early fascination with holograms and some of the most fundamental questions in physics, he has sought for over two decades to establish a connection between synchronicity, physics, and real life using research and original ideas. His most recent research has been published in the scientific journal Quantum Reports. An educator with nine years of classroom experience, Nelson-Isaacs is also a multi-instrumentalist and professional performer of award-winning original musical compositions.
"Sky Nelson-Isaacs has written a book that is not only profound but also urgent. Whether or not our human species survives on this planet largely depends on the degree to which we sense his key message about the intrinsic connections, unity, and the interdependence of all of life. Think of Leap to Wholeness as a survival manual for humans, because that is what it is."
—Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Consciousness Is Part of a Greater Mind and Why It Matters
"Sky takes us on a journey where science and spirit express the same reality—a reality that is always seeking to restore balance in its quest for wholeness. Deep scientific insights intertwine naturally with personal reflections and what might have seemed academic science becomes relevant to anyone on a conscious journey of self-exploration."
—Kimberly Carter Gamble, producer, director, and cowriter of globally-acclaimed Thrive I and Thrive II
“...a radiant quilt of science and spirituality with a keen awareness of social justice, a thread of sanity in a world facing some of the greatest challenges in human history, a shot of Mystery for all who seek.”
—Vera deChalambert, author of “Kali Takes America,” spiritual story teller, and scholar of comparative religion
“[Nelson-Isaacs] awakens our spirit by sharing his own insights and journey in a deep, authentic, and very personal way....For those of us that have always wondered if there are coincidences, Sky’s science-based blended with soulful approach answers this big question once and for all! Read on…there’s so much more inside…”
—Dana Look-Arimoto, Settle Smarter podcast, executive coach, speaker, and author
“With science, story, and vulnerable reflection, Leap to Wholeness provides a clear path to expanding into greatness through the magic of synchronicity and experiencing the curriculum of life with awe and wonder.”
—Rebecca Villarreal, author of The Amazing Adventures of Selma Calderón
“The bad news is that Leap to Wholeness is not light reading. The good news is that if you can focus 100 percent attention on Sky Nelson-Isaacs’s insights, even for a few minutes, you will reap rewards that will pay dividends for a lifetime. There is gold in every sentence and each time you read the book you gain new ideas that will help you become a more complete person who is in harmony with the world.”
—Dr. Michael Soon Lee, coauthor of Cross-Cultural Selling for Dummies
“Based on solid scientific foundations from quantum physics, Nelson-Isaacs takes readers on a path of a holistic cosmos and inner healing. Like our outer world, our inner world also seems to follow the multidimensional entangled histories of a holographic universe.”
—Marcin Nowakowski, PhD, Gdansk University of Technology
“Nelson-Isaacs is a musician, poet, and physicist, and he gets them all mixed up so that his physics reads like poetry, and his poetry reads like music....He gives us a rich understanding of the wholeness of our nurturing and human-friendly cosmic home.”
—Allan Combs, PhD, author of Consciousness Explained Better and The Radiance of Being
“…a great use of current scientific knowledge sprinkled with personal stories to help readers relate to that knowledge. This is a great contribution and a niche worth filling in the literature.”
—Wolfgang Baer, PhD, founder of Nascent Systems
“[Nelson-Isaacs] brings us to the intersection of science and mysticism, touching with sensitivity on human issues of concern like isolation and grief, race and privilege, opportunities and mistakes.”
—Dr. Clint G. Rogers, author of Ancient Secrets of a Master Healer
“Read Leap to Wholeness to experience a crack in your consciousness toward becoming more human.”
—Francesca McCartney, founder of Academy of Intuition Medicine, author of Body of Health
“In this book, I feel humanity’s yearning for a deeper encoded inner truth to guide us to a world that works interdependently, bringing out the best. Nelson-Isaacs doesn’t demand change—he wisely sets the process clearly in front of us, nudging us along or catching us in a wave of wonder as we contemplate a world that really does work.”
—Rev. Barbara Leger, author, speaker, and founder of TEMENOS Center for Spiritual Living
“...a fascinating and useful guide to transcending the limiting assumptions to which our contemporary mainstream culture locks us in, opening up the potential of human and social growth, integration and transformation....a science-based vision of reality in which consciousness and synchronicity play a key role, and which can then be applied to our lives in liberating and transformative ways."
—George Weissman, PhD, cofounder of the Fundamental Fyziks Group
“...in this manual for more effective living, Nelson-Isaacs helps facilitate healing as he guides the reader to an awareness of not only their Wholeness but of the Wholeness of it All. A must-read for anyone looking for a deeper, more meaningful, and purposeful experience of life."
—Rev. Raymont L. Anderson, DD, PhD, MSCD, Senior Minister of the Center for Spiritual Living Greater Baltimore
“Nelson-Isaacs explores this very important subject with considerable scientific knowledge of synchronicity and physics and uses it to bring light to bear on universal concepts of emotional healing.”
—Philip Merry, PhD, author of 9 Keys of Synchronicity, CEO of Singapore’s Global Leadership Academy
"Using abundant personal stories, [Nelson-Isaacs] demonstrates innovative ways that synchronicity can bring wholeness to life through choices you may have missed. Using familiar images, from rainbows to steps on a ladder, he helps you jump into the mysteries of physics with more clarity."
—David Strabala, LCSW, director of What Is Synchronicity?
"Leap to Wholeness presents a compelling and compassionate theory which illuminates how our filters of perception influence the experiences we have. What emerges is a new perspective that sees connectedness everywhere, as well as opportunities for significant change in every moment of our day."
—Rev. David Bruner, minister, CSL San Jose
"Building on the pioneering explorations described in Living in Flow, here we find a continuation of that exploration in a rich presentation of the holographic paradigm of wholeness."
—Scott Virden Anderson, MD, founder of The Yoga Science Foundation
"You are in for a wild ride through the holographic multi-universe. Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, you will find yourself back in the present with a new knowledge of your place in time and space."
—Bernard D. Beitman, MD, author of Connecting with Coincidence