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Dr. Rick Sheff claims he came from a family of atheists, many who grow up with a scientific background seem to have a similar belief, why is that?  I know science is based on proof, if there is God then how can you prove it?  Ultimately you can't unless you consider life experiences and the research involving near dear experiences.  What about those that can remember past lives and can pinpoint accurate details?  Many would still probably not consider that evidence.  According to Dr Sheff, each of us lives in a web of belief and we each use it to reinforce our beliefs.  My guest has traveled the world and had countless experiences which he writes about in his new book, Joyfully Shattered- A Physicians Awakening At The Crossroads Of Science And Spirituality.  Dr. Sheff was a dyed-in-the-wool atheist who studied at Oxford and Cornell University and obtained a medical degree at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine.  Dr. Sheff says his quest to scientifically embrace the spiritual nature of existence was launched after witnessing two instances of telepathic communication; one between a father and his dying son, and the other between his own wife and her best friend.  Dr. Sheff also believes there is a scientific paradigm shift taking place where science will move in a spiritual direction.  I've noticed this as well, I've had some very scientific guests on and I've noticed that there is a "shift" in their thinking from what it may have been 10 or 20 years ago. 


Dr. Sheff in his travels has had experiences with John Of God, which I find an interesting coincidence considering I just did a show on John Of God.  Dr. Sheff's wife was healed by John Of God.  The former atheist has turned so completely that he has professed vows as a monk in the Spirit Of Peace interfaith monastic community.  I have some friends who are very scientific in their approach to life and they share their views with me as do I with them, neither of us will probably change the others beliefs, nor is that the goal, but like Dr. Sheff suggests that more and more are beginning to awaken to a different understanding.  This is a major shift in how scientists think.  For me the answer is simple, it is part of the great awakening that has been put forth going back to the first big wave of consciousness that came to the planet in the 1980's and reached a climax in 2012, and that was just the beginning of what is to come.  I think both of us agree that there will come a day when the world will be a much better place when we all embrace that science and spirituality can work together to provide answers.  And there is a love, a love that can't be put into words that many of us have experienced that makes us know there is so much more.  In the end, don't we all need to have a bit of faith in whatever we choose to believe?


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