Quantum calculations show that we and our universe live in what amounts to a sea of motion - a quantum sea of light. Also referred to by physicists as the vacuum, the Zero Point Field is called 'zero' because fluctuations in the field are still detectable at temperatures of absolute zero, the lowest possible energy state.
The basic substructure of the universe is a field of unimaginably massive quantum energy in so-called empty space - the energy in a single cubic metre of space is enough to boil all the oceans in the world.
Frontier scientists from top-ranking institutions such as Princeton and Stanford in the US and in Europe have come to realise that the Zero Point Field - discounted by physicists, who tend to 'renormalise' their equations by subtracting it out - could hold the key to areas that have bedevilled scientists for centuries.
According to these new theories, all living things, at their most fundamental, are packets of quantum energy constantly exchanging information with this pulsating energy field. We literally resonate with our world.
Through scientific experiments, scientists have demonstrated that there may be such a thing as a life force flowing through the universe, just as George Lucas imagined in Star Wars.
Taking account of the Zero Point Field may also provide a scientific explanation for so-called 'energy' medicine as well as many of the most profound human mysteries - from ESP to life after death.