Most of the Universe is either dark energy or dark matter. The reason such energy might in some sense be God is based on the Biblical teaching that God is invisible and yet holds everything together. Just as we alone can experience our own awareness, God is the invisible reality that only He can experience. He is our transcendent ground-of-being – holding the Universe together much as the anticipated wholeness of an image holds our body mass together (by minimizing an expectancy mismatch and, which is the same, an ongoing tiny gap or tension between what actually is what is expected – to which mismatch weightlessness is implicit). As the body mass accelerates (probabilistically) toward weightlessness in the fleeting instant prior to actualizing an anticipated image, so is the expansion of the Universe accelerating.
Dark matter, constituting about 25% of the total matter in the Universe, is not really dark – it is just invisible. Since God is biblically defined as light, it is conceivable that dark matter is to God what our unconscious is to us. It is also possible that dark matter represents some of His “invisible qualities.”[i] It is speculative but we need to start somewhere and develop hypotheses along these lines if we hope to understand what it means to be created in His image. How, for example, does our combined spiritual and physical natures – parallel the way the Spirit of God oversees the physical Universe?
So God is light. And light is connected to dark matter in ways yet to be fathomed by quantum physics. But is it coincidental that an image constitutes roughly 25% of a human’s visual field – approximating the ratio of dark matter to the total matter in the Universe? This would mean that the visible Universe might represent the more focal aspect of an image in the mind of God. Insofar as an image is in fact fused with an awareness of our body mass, and insofar as in the momentary absence of this image the tendency of this mass to become weightless accelerates, we can say that the physical Universe is to God what our finite body is to the overseeing self. And is it pure coincidence that physicists believe that dark energy is responsible for the expansion of the Universe – paralleling the way we accelerate toward weightlessness in the incipient absence of an anticipated finite image?
We live and move and have our being in God. By His power the Universe is restrained from flying apart too rapidly or from scrunching together in a reversal of the Big Bang. And just as our minds control our behavior – by modulating the regressive release and channeling of energy via an image – God similarly shapes the Universe by curtailing a regressive, energy-releasing tendency. The creation of new galaxies and nebulae, bound as they are to the gravitational effects of black holes, may exemplify this ongoing potential for expectantly, creatively, overcoming nonexistence. It can hardly be coincidence that supernovae (and the life and death cycle of stars in general) is analogous to the parasympathetic (anabolic, life enhancing) effects of the autonomic nervous system and its mediation of an orgasm by a gradual shift in the ANS to a sympathetic (catabolic) dominance. Insofar as this catabolic dominance explosively ends an orgasm in ejaculation, there is an intriguing parallel with the supernoval brilliance of a collapsing star and its consequent seeding of the Universe with heavy elements. The process corresponds to how in accelerating fashion mismatch between the anticipated and actual body mass becomes so narrow, and the body mass correspondingly more dense (as if the boundary were regressively too small), that somewhere within its design the system effectively implodes, thereby achieving orgasm and the consequent seeding of the womb with semen DNA – paralleling the collapse of a star and the seeding of the Universe. Indeed, the root meaning and connotation of orgasm (and climax) is “to die.”
Minimally, dark energy is essential to the accelerating expansion of the Universe – on a timescale that is vastly larger than that within which our brains do their accelerating thing. And while this invisible energy does not represent the full nature of God, it surely plays an important role in His overseeing mind.
[i] Romans 1:20