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Mind to Matter: How Your Brain Creates Material Reality

By Dr. Joseph Mercola | mercola.com

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • While the SARS-CoV-2 infection itself has been shown to be far less lethal than initially suspected, government responses to it have led to an epidemic of fear and stress, which can have serious health consequences
  • When you think a negative thought when you feel fear, your cortisol level starts to rise and chronically high cortisol produces all kinds of ill effects in your body
  • Our brains are hard-wired and evolutionarily adapted to pay attention to potential threats. As a result, most of us need to train our brain to notice the positive and to feel gratitude
  • EcoMeditation, developed by Dawson Church, Ph.D., incorporates several proven techniques shown to induce rapid changes in your brain to increase positivity and well-being
  • EcoMeditation includes tapping, neurofeedback techniques, mindfulness, HeartMath’s quick coherence technique and various breathing techniques. When you do these together, they reinforce each other

Dawson Church,1 Ph.D., is a leader in the energy psychology movement, one of the most common forms being the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), which I have promoted for years. Church investigated and built on the EFT techniques developed by Gary Craig2 in the 1990s (which in turn was a derivative of the founder of energy tapping, Roger Callahan’s, work3).

While Craig was not a clinical investigator, Dawson’s work has led to over 100 clinical trials on EFT. In this interview, Church shares insights from his experience, which he has also documented in the books “Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality” and “Bliss Brain: The Neuroscience of Remodeling Your Brain for Resilience, Creativity and Joy.”

This information is particularly timely in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While the infection itself has been shown to be far less lethal than initially suspected, government responses to it have undoubtedly led to an epidemic of fear and stress, which can have serious health consequences. As explained by Church:

“The stress we feel in our minds and bodies can often do far more harm than pathogens. I’ve done several randomized controlled trials of cortisol.

When you think a negative thought, when you feel stress, when you have a fearful belief, your cortisol level rises within three minutes. Chronically high cortisol produces all kinds of ill effects in your body, including depressed immune function and increased inflammation. The fear will get you even if the virus doesn’t.”

The Importance of Positive Thinking

As noted by Church, our brains are hard-wired and evolutionarily adapted to pay attention to potential threats. Failing to notice a threat can get you killed, whereas there’s no evolutionary reward for failing to notice the good stuff. As a result, most of us need to train our brain to notice the positive, and to feel gratitude.

“We’re subject to a constant barrage of bad news, so it takes meditation, it takes tapping, it takes time in nature,” Church says. “You really have to be deliberate in your efforts to redirect your attention and not have meditation it hijacked by all the bad stuff out there.

What I do in response is to read positive blogs, news and media. That doesn’t mean I never read any bad news, I stay informed, but I make sure I read positive things. I’m reading Marcus Aurelius right now … I meditate for an hour every day. And I anchor myself in what I call in my book ‘Mind to Matter,’ Nonlocal mind.

Tune into nonlocal mind, look out the window and see the roses and the bees and the sunset, and then it’s a lot easier to stay centered when confronted by difficult local events. I also focus on compassion.”

The Benefits of EcoMeditation

In 2008, Church attended a conference where he presented with Roland McCraty,4 head researcher in how the heart and mind interconnect from HeartMath Institute, and Joe Dispenza,5 whose fields include mind-body medicine and brain/heart coherence.

Curious about what would happen if he combined the best evidence-based methods, he came up with what eventually became known as “EcoMeditation” — a conglomerate of techniques proven to rapidly increase positivity and well-being. They include:

  • EFT tapping
  • Neurofeedback (heart rate variability control)
  • Mindfulness
  • HeartMath’s quick coherence technique
  • Self-hypnosis

According to Church, when you do them together, they reinforce each other. “The whole is more than the sum of its parts,” he says. EcoMeditation has now been empirically tested and refined, showing that it can lower baseline cortisol levels by one-third in as little as a week. And, when stress chemicals like cortisol and adrenaline decline, the neurochemicals of repair and rejuvenation such as DHEA, serotonin, and dopamine increase.

In one trial, Church looked at the effects of EcoMeditation on immunoglobulins, antibodies that bind to and neutralize coronaviruses. In just two days, participants who did EcoMeditation had a 27% rise in these antibodies in their mucous membranes.

“You produce a huge shift in your immunity by lowering stress,” Church says. “Meditate, tap, use your favorite methods to lower your stress level. This automatically upregulates your immune system.”

Emotions Are Contagious

The year 2020 has been challenging for most people. The drumbeat of negative news can overwhelm even the most resilient among us. In Chapter 2 of “Mind to Matter,” Church talks about a phenomenon called “emotional contagion.” In a nutshell, researchers have shown that emotions have an impact similar to that of infectious disease. They’re contagious and affect those around us.

He cites one study in which they found that the next-door neighbor of a happy person is 35% more likely to be happy as well, and the neighbor twice removed is 15% more likely to be happy. That person’s neighbor, in turn, who is 3 degrees removed from the happy person is 6% more likely to be happy. The same contagion rule applies when the emotions are negative.

“We’re in the middle of this mass contagion of fear,” Dawson says, “and it is depressing our immune systems, rendering us less resilient, affecting us psychospiritually, making us less able to cope. That’s when we need a bigger dose of positivity, joy and gratitude. We need to do that deliberately. That means meditation, it means consuming positive media. It means not exposing yourself to needless negative emotions.”

The Chemical Effects of Meditation

One of the reasons Dawson recommends meditation is because of the distinct biochemical effects it produces. He explains:

“Mystics describe this experience of oneness with the universe. When they meditate, they lose any sense of as isolated beings. If you look at MRIs of Tibetan monks, you find that the part of the brain that constructs the sense of self — the mid-prefrontal cortex — downregulates. They lose themselves.

Another part of the brain that downregulates is the part of the parietal lobe, the temporal parietal junction that handles ‘proprioception’, the location of our body in space. When they’re in this deep mystical experience, their sense of self has turned off and their brains’ ability to locate their bodies and space is turned off.

At the same time, oxytocin, the love hormone, floods their cells. They experience this ecstatic bliss as anandamide, serotonin and dopamine flood their brains and they’ve lost the sense of who they are and where they are, and they’re literally feeling one with the universe.

Do that each morning using EcoMeditation and you’re one with what I call nonlocal mind. You have that experience of mystical unity. Then, after meditation, you come back into your body, come back to your local mind, your mid prefrontal cortex turns back on, you’re a local self again, your parietal lobe comes back. You know where you are in time and space.

You then bring all the resilience of that contact with nonlocal mind into local reality and you’re then far more effective … Over time, these parts of the brain start to shift into this function as the neurological wiring changes, and then it becomes a trait.”

To show you how effective meditation can be in daily life, Dawson cites a 10-year-long study of high performing people by the McKinsey Consulting Group. It found that those who are able to enter this flow state are five times as productive as ordinary people.

Another study by DARPA described in his book “Bliss Brain” found people who meditate improved their ability to solve complex problems by 490%. “That’s why meditation is a powerful antidote to dealing with all the chaos of the world around us,” Dawson says. These and many other studies can be found on www.eftuniverse.com/research-studies/eft-research.

EcoMeditation Summarized

As mentioned, EcoMeditation incorporates several different techniques, including EFT tapping, breath control, and meditation. To download a free EcoMeditation audio track that guides you through each of the steps, see EcoMeditation.com. Step 1 involves tapping a series of acupuncture meridian endpoints. Dawson explains their relevance:

“Over 100 clinical trials have shown that [tapping] regulates the body. It downregulates your stress. It improves your mood, it decreases anxiety and depression very, very quickly … The research shows that symptoms of trauma, hypervigilance, intrusive negative thoughts, depression — all of these things are regulated by tapping.”

When you’re doing EFT, you first focus on a target problem by formulating a statement. The target problem might be ‘I’m afraid of catching the virus.’ It might be, ‘I’m afraid of dying.’ It might be ‘I’ve lost my job, I don’t know how I will cope.’ However, in EcoMeditation, you tap the points without defining a specific target problem.

“We know that general tapping produces an effect,” Dawson says. It basically regulates your energy system in a general way and helps you enter a space of calm. Next, you add in heart coherent breathing, muscular relaxation, neurofeedback techniques, and meditation on compassion.

“There are several things that move the needle in terms of neuroplasticity in the brain quicker than others,” Dawson says the one that changes the brain the quickest is compassion … a response to the suffering of the world and just a sense of acceptance of people just as they are.

We get people to this compassionate state and then they start to feel really centered, really resilient, really happy. Focus on a person who makes you feel unconditionally loved. That might be a Saint. It might be a historical figure. It might be a childhood hero … Focus on that person and then … expand that compassion to every atom in the universe.

That’s the very general conceptual framework we use to keep people out of trauma. We’ve had to really refine this thing over the years because a lot of people traumatized and it’s very easy to trigger traumatic memories.

If you go into that altered state without adequate preparation, it can be produce what’s called retraumatization. The instructions for EcoMeditation have been very carefully calibrated to avoid the possibility of retraumatization, which of course is the opposite of resilience, which we’re trying to produce.”

Emotional intensity is also important for optimal results, and the emotion of gratitude typically generates this. As such, compassion and gratitude go hand in hand and work very well together. Lastly, you need to recenter in your body. So, at the end of the meditation, open your eyes and take in your surroundings. You feel the weight of your body in the chair or on the cushion as you re-anchor yourself in the here and now.

“We don’t want people to bliss out and then not be able to bring it back down to the immediate issues of their lives,” Dawson explains. “We want to have them experience that mystical state, and then come back and be effective in their daily lives.”

Sheltering in Love

When California issued its first round of lockdown orders, Dawson and his wife agreed to use that time of increased togetherness to be extra nice to each other — to literally shelter in love. He explains:

“We realized we would be together a lot more than usual. We said we’re going to use this as a crucible to really be nice to each other. We weren’t not nice to each other before, but we knew we’d have tension.

We used this as a way to shelter in love, get to know each other better … I began to learn things about her. I began to be fascinated by her. We used the crisis to strengthen our relationship. Families are systems. When you change one element of a system, you change the whole system.

That’s why, in a marriage, in a family, not everyone has to change. People think that ‘Oh, my husband has to change. My wife has to change. My kid has to change. My parent has to change.’ Actually … your chances of getting them to change are approximately zero. The only person you have leverage over is yourself …

We know, through that new science of emotional contagion, that your emotions are contagious. So, make that choice to work on yourself, to find your negative emotion, to release it, to be this agent of positive emotional contagion all around you and soon you’ll find it spreads far beyond you.

Be proactive. Do the things it’ll take to shift your mood. When we shift psychology, we shift biology. People don’t realize how dependent their biology is on their psychology. For example, in study of a weekend EcoMeditation, anxiety went down by 26%. Depression went down by 32%. PTSD symptoms went down by 18%. Pain went down 43%. All of these are psychological shifts people are making as they tap and meditate.

Average resting cortisol went down significantly by 29%. The resting heart rate went down by 5% and their immunoglobulins went up by 27%. These are your leverage points and you can decide proactively to meditate to tap and to release all that negative emotion you have.

Fill your mind with positive thoughts. I’m not saying don’t read anything negative. You can’t avoid it. You need to be well informed. But be informed and see it through the lens of that positive being. Tune into nonlocal mind every day. That’s something you can choose to do.

EcoMeditation is about 15 to 20 minutes long. It doesn’t take long and you’re making a powerful declaration that you are choosing to be that agent of positive emotional contagion. You then enter your day after that morning meditation as a resourceful person, a resilient person.

Are there still problems — financial problems, medical problems, family problems? Sure. There might be all those problems. But now you are a resilient person who is facing those problems and bringing five times the problem-solving ability into that situation.”

For me, personally, the COVID-19 pandemic has probably been one of the best things that have ever happened to me. I have never been healthier, I think, in my life as a result of this forced discipline to stay at home and pursue a healthy lifestyle, many of which are detailed in Dawson’s book. It’s a great toolbox.

More Information and Free Resources

Again, to learn more about the scientific underpinnings of tapping, visit www.eftuniverse.com/research-studies/eft-research, and for a free EcoMeditation audio track, see EcoMeditation.com. If you want professional EFT help, you can tap with a practitioner, live via the internet, on tappingplace.com. Free tapping resources and meditations are also available on DawsonGift.org

Also consider picking up a copy of “Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality,” in which you’ll find 30 different practices that will help reprogram your mind and energetic system, including yoga, Chi Gung, Tai Chi, spending time in nature, grounding and much more. The book is available on Amazon, but you can also get it free — just cover the cost of shipping — if you order it on mindtomatter.com.

“Pick the ones that fit your lifestyle and love yourself enough to do that,” Dawson says. “Make a practice of doing them. Be that proactive person and then you’ll find your whole lifestyle to change.

One of the problems that meditators have [is that] we really have to calibrate ourselves when we meet other people because they’re not here, they’re not full of love, joy and laughter. They’re full of anguish, stress and doubt. [So] you listen to people, you hear their grief and pain and sorrow and loss.

Then, by the end of your time with them, they’ve been affected by your positive emotional contagion and we then can change the emotional tone of our whole world. One of the cool things about those studies is that positive emotions travel out to affect those around you. So, do negative ones, but negative ones only affect people 2 degrees of separation out.

Positive ones affect people 3 degrees of separation out. We’re actually more effective as agents of emotional contagion if we’re positive than negative. So, go out there and meet people where they are. Listen to them if they’re suffering, but then bring the power of joy and beauty and all those benefits of nonlocal mind into your local world and be that powerful change agent …

Do things to love your mind and body, and then be that vibrant person who helps those around you shift. A suffering world needs us now more than ever.”




The Wisdom Of Bruce Lee – Master Of Reality Creation

Video Source: Brian Scott

In this inspirational guide, Brian Scott presents a carefully curated selection of Bruce Lee’s insights, stories, anecdotes, and ephemera. It distills the iconic fighter’s approach to making the most out of life an inspired approach to living a richer, more fulfilling existence.

Bruce Lee’s ideas helped energize his life and career and made it possible for him to live a happy and assured life, overcoming challenging obstacles with seeming ease. They also inspired his family, friends, students, and colleagues to achieve success in their own lives and this personal collection will help you in your journey too.

Bruce Lee was more than a movie star or a martial artist. For many people, he was a living example of the incredible things a person can accomplish through dedication, perseverance, and sheer force of will. In the 33 years before his untimely death, Bruce Lee created new systems of fighting and became an international film star, television personality, philosopher, and cultural icon in the process.

Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Greatest Men of the Century,” Bruce Lee’s impact and influence have only grown since his untimely death in 1973.

Although Lee rose to stardom through his physical prowess and practice of Jeet Kune Do—the system of fighting he founded—Lee was also a voracious and engaged reader who wrote extensively, synthesizing Eastern and Western thought into a unique personal philosophy of self-discovery.




Your levels of mind select realities

Cynthia Sue Larson

You can choose the level of self which you observe, and this holds the keys to selecting realities.  Awareness that at an ultimate level, the only actions of substances are changes of perceptions is philosophical, and this was a matter of great interest to the philosopher Leibniz.  Leibniz viewed apperception as “consciousness, or the reflective knowledge of this internal state.” He adds that this is “something not given to all souls, nor at all times to a given soul.”  Some consider Leibniz to be the grandfather of artificial intelligence, since he conceived of human cognition in computational terms, with human cognitive processes following determinable axioms of logic.

This skill of being self-aware can be further developed through meditation.  We can learn that we are not those thoughts nor those feelings.  For example, we can meditate to gain the ability to learn to see our thoughts and feelings go by, like clouds in the sky.

We can practice identifying with being the Observer of those thoughts and feelings–more like the Driver in a car, the Captain of a ship, or the Pilot in a plane.  For those of us who are spiritually oriented, we can experience a difference between our daily, egoic self–the one concerned about personal safety and experiencing various kinds of pain–and our infinite, eternal Self.

This is also where things get interesting, thanks to the Observer Effect.

Observer Effect

In quantum physics, the observer effect is the principle that an observer’s choice of when, where, and how to make a given observation absolutely influences what is subsequently observed.  Scientific experiments confirmed in 2019 that two observers watching the same event at the same place and time are absolutely capable of witnessing two different things, as I previously described, in my blog post:  physics experiment challenges objective reality.

Our decision of how we choose to observe can be viewed as asking Nature a question, as physicist John Archibald Wheeler surmised.

Value of Subjective Reality

In most cases where we notice a reality shift or Mandela effect, we remember a distinctively different event or thing than is now accepted as being historically true. We do not typically recall several different realities, but usually just one or possibly two.  There appears to be a tendency for most people observing reality shifts and Mandela Effects to be aware of binary (two-option) scenarios. For example, some people remember first hearing of Nelson Mandela’s death while he was incarcerated in prison in the 1980s–while others first remember hearing of his death in December 2013.  Another example is that some people remember the Star Wars character, Darth Vader, saying “Luke, I am your father”–while others recall him saying, “No, I am your father.”  There also exist some examples of Mandela effects and reality shifts where more than two realities are recalled.  One such example appears in the case of the restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A, which some people recall having previously either being:  Chic-Fil-A or Chik-Fil-A.

Our Many Minds

Our assumption that each one of us exists as a unified individual may not be true.  Carl Jung once said, “The so-called unity of consciousness is an illusion… we like to think that we are one, but we are not.”  George Ivanovich Gurdjieff emphasized the point that man has no single big “I”; man is divided into a multiplicity of small “I’s.”

Carl Jung adopted an intriguing theory of personality, no doubt influenced by his observation of a young cousin who had multiple personality disorder.

 “When Carl Jung was still a university student in Basel, he was intrigued by the behavior of a female cousin aged fifteen and a half who began to exhibit signs of multiple personality.  She would become suddenly pale, sink slowly to the ground (or a chair), then begin to speak in a manner completely unlike her everyday self. Instead of her usual Swiss dialect, she spoke literary German in a smooth and assured manner.  Various spirits claimed to speak through her mouth,* and her mannerisms changed completely as different ones ‘took over.’”  Of the “various spirits” that spoke through her, Colin Wilson tells us, “One of them claimed to be her grandfather who had been a banal and sanctimonious clergyman.  Another was an inane chatterer who flirted with the ladies who came to the ‘séances.’  Another, who claimed to be a nobleman, was an amusing gossip who spoke High German with a North German accent.”   Jung observed that when his cousin held séances, she took on a countenance quite different from her normal appearance and manner: “She could talk so seriously, so forcefully and convincingly, that one almost had to ask oneself: Is this really a girl of fifteen and a half?  One had the impression that a mature woman was being acted out with considerable dramatic talent.”  Jung took detailed notes at the séances, and later—after studying with Pierre Janet in Paris in 1902—expanded them into the doctoral thesis he wrote for his medical degree.  In Jung’s first published work he wrote, “on the subpersonalities and other dissociative phenomena produced by his psychic cousin during her mediumistic séances.”  (Colin Wilson, “Mysteries”)

Jung observed that the tendency to split into various aspects of psyche is not merely a matter of psychopathology, but indeed occurs in normal people, too.   While typically unobserved, complexes can behave like independent beings–like aspects of ourselves with ‘minds of their own.’  Most of us recognize that we adopt various personas, which we is an expression of our ego, rather than our true self.  Problems can occur if we overly-identify with a persona (or mask) over true genuine feelings about who we are. .

Neuropsychologist Roger Wolcott Sperry won the Nobel Prize in 1981 for discoveries concerning functional specialization in the two hemispheres of our brain.  Sperry noticed that patients with split-brain syndrome experienced one side of their body operating separately from the other.  In rare cases, a kind of split personality or dual consciousness has been observed for indivduals with split-brain syndrome, with each brain hemisphere and side of the body responding very differently from the other.  These differences are most dramatic in cases where the two hemispheres are not connected normally through the corpus callosum, but differences between the two hemispheres exist in all of us.  For most people, the left hemisphere of the brain excels at language while the right is better at recognizing images.

Our split brains employ a dual approach to simultaneously appraising situations according to two very different approaches; one very goal-based and rational, and the other more intuitive. While we typically consider ourselves to be of one mind operating with unified conscious agency, this sensation is illusory.  In much the same way that our minds work to give us the impression that sounds we hear coincide with sights we see, our minds usually provide us with a sensation that each of us naturally are of one mind.

Reality Selection  

Thanks to the amazing power of the Observer Effect, we are capable of selecting which type of Observer we wish to be, among a multitude of possibilities.

 

I invite you to watch the companion video to this blog post at:

 

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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Reality Creation as a Spiritual Practice

My preference for a reality shifting and quantum jumping approach is a more spiritual (rather than magickal) practice, in which I acknowledge a higher order of divine love and awareness, and respect myself and others as being part of this greater, interconnected whole.

While it’s tempting to think we know what we want, there is a genuine risk any time we neglect to consider what we genuinely need, and what our hearts most adore and truly care about. We can gradually come to learn such spiritual truths as the value of compassion and kindness, yet we can sometimes succumb to various fears and doubts, as well as all manner of other issues such as greed, pride, or jealousy.

There is a risk any time we make a mistake of confusing egoic, selfish interests for holistic intentions. And just like King Midas came to regret having his wish granted that everything he touched turn to gold, so too can we come to regret getting the very things we might at one moment in time think we most need.

Many people write to me, requesting steps to follow by which they can shift reality in desired ways. Such steps would be along the lines of a ‘right brain,’ action-based or ‘yang’ approach to reality shiftnig. While there are some occasions where such steps can be employed, it’s been my experience that the best results in my life occur thanks to a Spiritual Approach to reality shifting. So what’s the difference, you might well ask. Let’s take a look.

Magical Approach to Reality Shifting

Magical approaches to shifting reality paved the way for much of our modern-day science, with interest in keeping records, taking note of observed patterns for success, and following steps that have historically proved to generate good results.

Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) chief scientist, Dr. Dean Radin has recently published an excellent book describing a magical approach to reality shifting,  Radin’s scientific exploration of “Real Magic” has nothing to do with trickery, sleight-of-hand, nor the occult, but truly is the real deal, falling into three categories:  “mental influence of the physical world, perception of events distant in space or time, and interactions with nonphysical entities.”  These three can also be known respectively as:  force of will, divination, and theurgy.   Radin describes how magic is a natural part of our daily lives and reality, accessible to us all.  Declassified documents from the American government’s review of such programs as remote viewing (also known as a valid “information transfer anomaly”) meet all recognized statistical and methodological criteria.

Spiritual Approach to Reality Shifting

A spiritual approach to reality shifting could be considered to be something similar to a “right-brain” approach, or a receptive “Yin” (rather than “Yang”) approach.  In Carolyn Miller’s excellent book, “Creating Miracles,” Miller describes how people have faced potentially lethal situations and avoided victimization by realizing in the midst of their ordeal that they could find and project a higher state of awareness on the situation. Their feelings changed their situations so much that would-be muggers and rapists walked away from potential victims, and a car plummeting off the side of the road landed safely in a lake… that had never been there before.

Miller tells numerous true stories that all share a common thread… in a time of need, people can and do create miracles. All that is needed is an attitude of love and “miracle mindedness”. This attitude can overcome even the most horrific situations, bringing compassion to individuals who otherwise would show no mercy, and shifting reality in very profound ways.

What makes this book particularly fascinating and useful to me is that Carolyn Miller reviews dozens of stories to find some common threads… some ways that people have found to shift reality in these times of great stress:

Feel Love
Move beyond the limited perspective of ego’s worries and fears.

Expect a Positive Outcome
Instead of assuming that the situation will continue to go in a negative direction, expect a positive (or neutral) outcome.

Turn Inward
Feel a meditative sense of detached, non-judgmental peacefulness.

It seems that by practicing achieving a meditative state on a regular basis, being optimistic, and being loving, we can predispose ourselves to experiencing wonderful miracles. I know this is true from my experiences with reality shifts!

I love the way Miller explains that it’s not necessary to believe in divine intervention in order to create miracles. She explains that people who simply keep the “miracle-minded” attitude can bring miracles to even the most hostile situations.

The Power of Asking “How Good Can it Get?”

Once we appreciate the value of adopting a spirtual approach to reality shifting and quantum jumping, it’s possible to recognize the power of guiding our attention and imagination and consciousness to investigate “How good can it get?”  The significance of making this question our personal mantra in all circumstances might be hard to recognize, until we’ve personally experienced extraordinary reality shifting and quantum jumping results first-hand.

 

You can watch the companion video to this blog post at:

 

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: https://www.RealityShifters.com
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Awakening From the Illusion: Understanding How We Create and Interact With Reality

The Healers Journal | Jul 29, 2013

reality illusionGetting Real with Reality

By David G. Arenson, ND | Find Shambhala

Is there such a thing as a true reality – perhaps the whole world is a dream or a dance of consciousness dreaming itself alive.

What is reality? 

Merely conditioning, based on beliefs? Or something more?

The real reality is within. What you see is an illusion, and only reflects what your brain is capable of showing you via its own mechanisms. Technically and physiologically speaking, you’re unable to see the truth that you live in an illusion that can equally imprison or free you.

Stop reality.

“A human being is a part of a whole—called by us ‘universe’—a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Einstein

Are we real? Are we even capable of seeing what is real?

“We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

All we can do is be open to what is true, and grip on to what we can feel with our senses, and I include all six senses in this. The era of gurus is over. Consciousness is shifting on the planet and as human beings, we are evolving to a higher level. In fact, we have no choice to evolve or to die out. Such is the nature of life.

“Nature’s way is simple and easy but men prefer what is intricate and artificial.” ~ Lao Tzu

Our “awakening” (if it turns out to be so) coincides with a massive technological shift, with the introduction of mobile communications and all the way to full automization. Finally we will have robots and computers to do all the work humans used to do. We no longer require a go-between, as availability of information and resources is widespread. Life is immediate, especially media and entertainment. Everything is being presented to us on the film screen of our minds. Immediate. Often even larger than life. The question of “what is real” is becoming more central as entertainment takes over many lives.

The key at this point is not knowledge, but wisdom; not attitudes but beliefs, a return to an appreciation of the simple things in life.

“Nature’s way is simple and easy but men prefer what is intricate and artificial.” – Lao Tzu

Is there such a thing as a true reality? Perhaps the whole world is a dream or a dance of consciousness dreaming itself alive?

Loving what appears before us (reality as we see it) is a process and sometimes can be very challenging; it’s not always blissful, or at least not immediately so. It is through cultivating a compassionate and accepting heart, that we develop these feelings and qualities within our souls. Then we end up discovering that it was there all along and really, we were just coming home to ourselves.

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Interactive Reality Creation – Collapse of the Wave Function Into Heart Centered Awareness

Melissa Joy Jonson | Wakingtimes | June 1st 2014

Luminous-heartCollapse of the Wave Function and Our Awareness

Collapse of the wave function is a common quantum physics term that stems from the famous double-slit experiment popularized by physicist Richard Feinman. The double-slit experiment demonstrates that matter and energy can display characteristics of both waves and particles.[i]

Simply stated, scientists were interested in exploring the nature of an electron and wanted to determine whether it was a particle or a wave. When they were in the room observing the electron, it behaved as a particle, which conformed to their expectations. When scientists left the room and were not observing the electron, but videotaped the activity, the electron behaved like an indiscriminate wave. Scientists concluded that the expectations of the researchers collapsed the wave function, changing it from probable wave states to particle-based fixed forms. They concluded that, indeed, the consciousness of the observer collapses the wave function.

So why are we concerned with what a particle may be doing or whether it is waving or not waving when we are not looking at it? When we understand that our observations and expectations actually influence the apparent behavior of reality, then we are empowered to actively play with interactive reality-creation. Reality is neither particle nor wave. It is both and neither simultaneously, and as co-creators with universal consciousness, we influence how reality shapes itself.

Likewise, in our continual observations of our reality, and ourselves, we repeatedly collapse the wave functioninto a state of sameness, or a state of no-change. We perceive through the same lens of awareness, and that collapses the wave function from various possibility states into the ones we have chosen to observe for ourselves. Our limited lens of awareness creates perceptual biases that filter what we are able to notice and experience.

How we perceive life is a result of how we collapse wave functions. Our perspectives, our observations, our opinions, our thoughts, and our beliefs are continually collapsing the wave function from unlimited possibilities, to probability states, into what we actually observe and perceive as our experience. We seewhat we expect to see, and we are continually and consistently collapsing the wave function.

When we play in a powerful morphic field, such as ME, it is presumed that we are uncollapsing the wave function from a particle-based, fixed, immutable, limited-perspective reality. We are uncollapsing the wave function from a single causal reality, which is a state of no-change with no flexibility, into wave-based states of possibilities or a state of flux.[ii] From a wave-based state of flux, we are able to perform what is referred to as a second weak-collapse of the wave function into a new configuration of consciousness, a new state of change. We are able to move from a state of no-change with no flexibility, to a state of flux, to a new state of change or transformation.

The collapse of the wave function is what happens when we exercise choice. Consider that the field of consciousness potential is a coherent smear of infinite information and undifferentiated potential. Consciousness potential is all-inclusive and excludes nothing. Out of a coherent, undifferentiated infinite field, which is much like a motionless sea of potential, distinct possibility states well up as waves in the expanse that decoheres from the all into subsets. These subsets remain part of the all, but they have wavelike characteristics that are in motion and can be tracked by the intuitive right brain. From that state of decoherence, these possibility waves become even more probable in that some waves have more density or are more heavily weighted with information. Possibility waves that are more densely weighted becomeprobability states that are then more likely to collapse. When we allow for choice to enter through the left brain logic frame of the observer, there is a collapse of the wave function from multiple probable states into actuality, much like a drop of water coalescing with the sand. Wave transforms into particle, as consciousness, through individual observation, collapses into wave function, and what is noticed is matter, form, and experience.

Collapse of Wave Function and Torsion Fields

Torsion fields are everywhere, even in our personal fields.[iii]

When we collapse the wave function from possibility to actuality as a defined personal perspective (particle of reality), this particle of electron-perspective has a spin (an angular momentum of perspective). Each perspective or particle spin creates a torsion field in its wake.[iv]

An individual perspective, represented and reflected by the wave function collapse, also creates a torsion field that is encoded as part of collective consciousness. As we know, torsion fields can transmit and receive information anywhere at anytime. Thus, our personal perspective creates a torsion field that encodes the information of our angle or personal vantage point. This torsion field is then enfolded within the torsion fields of the ether, or the universal fabric of consciousness. Our unique spin on things is encoded in the hologram.

Our choices, thoughts, emotions, and consistently held states are available for others to resonate with, through torsion fields. This is perhaps why our personal thoughts, emotions, choices, and resonance can influence the world, which lends exciting understanding to Mahatma Gandhi’s famous proclamation, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

When we become the change we wish to see, our individual body hologram of light emits torsion fields based on the spin of our particular electrons or personal vantage point. Change the spin, and you change what becomes more likely to occur for you and for the collective consciousness.

Our thoughts, emotions, and choices do not happen in a vacuum; they influence what is expressed from the vacuum of infinite potential. How we collapse the wave function, as well as how we uncollapse the wave function, influences everything, because everything is connected and everything is synchronized through reciprocal torsion-field communication by one, with the all.

Our personal perspectives, which can change in an instant, have an effect that reverberates out to collective consciousness. This ripple effect has no limits in the same way universal consciousness is unlimited in its potential.

Playing in Waves Changes the Tide and Current

Some speculate that an uncollapse of the wave function happens naturally when we play. Play puts us in our hearts and enables us to bypass our linear, logical, analytical brain, which constructs reality based on what is familiar. The logical part of the brain compartmentalizes and segregates information. It sorts through information, based on similarities, by categorizing and organizing what it encounters. It notices what is the same, not what is different. This part of our awareness separates, identifies, and names. The linear, logical part of the brain, often referred to as the left brain, is a serial processor that is capable of tracking little more than a few bits of information at a time. As such, the left brain maintains order in reality by collapsing the wave function from multiple waves of possibilities into just one choice. Each choice seems to follow the prior choice in a linear, sequential fashion.

The reasoning left brain part of awareness decides what to perceive, based on what it already knows, and then only what is familiar is noticed and subsequently experienced. The left brain appears to be governed by a separative, particle-based reality. The left brain is the mechanism that chooses. It subjects its awareness to only the limited drop of water, which has separated out from the wave into the sand. The left brain collapses the wave function; perceiving with limitations, to see exactly what it expects to see.

When we learn to expand our awareness into a state of playfulness, beyond any expectations, agendas, or attachment to outcomes, beyond what we expect to see, beyond thinking, then we enter into the domain of right brain awareness. By perceiving via the intuitive right brain, we are able to readily uncollapse the wave function into various possibility waves that await our further recognition.

The intuitive part of our brain, often referred to as the right brain, is a parallel processor that is able to track and follow multiple waves of possibilities simultaneously. The right brain can track patterns of information as probabilities before they become actualized. The language of the right brain is symbolic in nature and is very pattern oriented. It can track and follow connections that typically are not captured by the segregating serial processing of the left brain. The right brain appears to be governed by waves of interconnecting grids of possibilities. It is able to follow many waves prior to their becoming droplets of choice in the sand.

By dropping down into the field of the heart, we enter into a coherent state of awareness, thus bypassing the segregation and limitations of the mind and accessing the totality of consciousness before the wave collapses.

We go directly to the sea of coherent potential that resides in the field of the heart. We tap into consciousness potential by connecting to the most authentic part of ourselves that knows itself as whole, limitless, timeless, and dimensionless. We leverage coherence within a unified field when we drop into heart-centered awareness. There is no doing from that state of heart-centered being. It is an altered state of consciousness that, when embodied, becomes a vehicle for a new reality based in unity, love, and limitless potential.

Dropping into the torus field of the heart is as easy as breathing. We usually do not think about breathing, and yet it happens. Similarly, we often do not notice when we are in or out of our heart space. Noticing heart-centered awareness assists us in consistently and effortlessly accessing a space of grace where transformation is most likely to occur.

Sources:

[i] https://www.iop.org/news/13/mar/page_59670.html.

[ii] Swanson, Life Force: The Scientific Basis, 524.

[iii] https://www.difoet.heerfordt.dk/net/1/1-2.pdf.

[iv] Hammond, “Torsion Power.”

About the Author

Melissa Joy is the President of Matrix Energetics International and is also the Co-Instructor of the Matrix Energetics system of transformation. She has played an integral role with the organization since 2007 and began co-teaching seminars with Dr. Bartlett in 2008. Melissa embodies the principles of Matrix Energetics and heart-centered living and epitomizes that change is readily accessible to anyone. She loves teaching Matrix Energetics and sharing this work with others.

Prior to Matrix Energetics, Melissa spent 13 years in the pharmaceutical industry. She realized that a career in marketing drugs was no longer meaningful to her. This began her exploration into holistic health and alternative medicine.

Her search led her to a Matrix Energetics seminar in 2006. Intrigued, she began her study with Dr. Bartlett that same year and attended every seminar offered. In 2007, Melissa partnered with Matrix Energetics to offer business and organizational expertise. That same year she became one of the first Certified Matrix Energetics Practitioners.

She has a BA in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She also completed graduate studies at Pepperdine University’s Graziado School of Business and Management.

As a respected expert, Melissa teaches and is a sought-after speaker at learning facilities like The Omega Institute, and conferences such as The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM), The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP), The New Life Festival, The Conscious Life Expo, The What The Bleep!? European Conference, The IAK Congress on “Leaps of Consciousness” and others. Her written work has been published in notable publications, such as VISION Magazine, Wisdom Magazine, Natural Awakenings, EdgeLife, Aquarius: Sign of the Times, and others. She’s a frequent guest on radio programs and known for her accessibility on social media.

**Excerpted and Adapted from: “M-Joy Practically Speaking: Matrix Energetics and Living Your Infinite Potential” By Melissa Joy Jonsson**

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