This isn't yet my notes from The Field (the book and the as a matter of speaking), but I wanted to share because it's such a succinct explanation of what I've been reading (devouring) for the last year+. Gospel as far as I'm concerned. Enjoy.
Physicists have proven beyond doubt that the physical world is one large sea of energy that flashes into and out of being in milliseconds, over and over again.
Nothing is solid. This is the world of Quantum Physics.
They have proven that thoughts are what put together and hold together this ever-changing energy field into the ‘objects’ that we see.
So why do we see a person instead of a flashing cluster of energy?
Think of a movie reel. A movie is a collection of about 24 frames a second. Each frame is separated by a gap. However, because of the speed at which one frame replaces another, our eyes get cheated into thinking that we see a continuous and moving picture.
A TV tube is simply a tube with heaps of electrons hitting the screen in a certain way, creating the illusion of form and motion.
This is what all objects are anyway. You have 5 physical senses (sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste).
Each of these senses has a specific spectrum (for example, a dog hears a different range of sound than you do; a snake sees a different spectrum of light than you do; and so on).
In other words, your set of senses perceives the sea of energy from a certain limited standpoint and makes up an image from that. It is not complete, nor is it accurate. It is just an interpretation.
All of our interpretations are solely based on the ‘internal map’ of reality that we have, and not the real truth. Our ‘map’ is a result of our personal life’s collective experiences.
Our thoughts are linked to this invisible energy and they determine what the energy forms. Your thoughts shift the universe on a particle-by-particle basis to create your physical life.
Look around you.
Everything you see in our physical world started as an idea, an idea that grew as it was shared and expressed, until it grew enough into a physical object through a number of steps.
You become what you think about most. Your life becomes what you have imagined and believed in most.
The world is your mirror, enabling you to experience in the physical plane what you hold as your truth … until you change it.
Quantum physics shows us that the world is not the hard and unchangeable thing it may appear to be. Instead, it is a very fluid place continuously built up using our individual and collective thoughts.
What we think is true is really an illusion.
Fortunately we have begun to uncover the illusion and most importantly, how to change it.
What is your body made of?
Nine systems comprise the human body including Circulatory, Digestive, Endocrine, Muscular, Nervous, Reproductive, Respiratory, Skeletal, and Urinary.
What are those made up of?
Tissues and organs.
What are tissues and organs made of?
What are cells made of?
What are molecules made of?
What are atoms made of?
What are subatomic particles made of?
We are pure energy-light in its most beautiful and intelligent configuration. Energy that is constantly changing beneath the surface and you control it all with your powerful mind.
You are made up of a cluster of ever-changing energy in the form of electrons, neutrons, photons and so on. So is everything else around you.
Quantum physics tells us that it is the act of observing an object that causes it to be there where and how we observe it. An object does not exist independently of its observer. So, as you can see, your observation, your attention to something, and your intention, literally creates that thing.
Your world is made of spirit, mind and body.
Each of those three, spirit, mind and body, has a function that is unique to it and not shared with the other. What you see with your eyes and experience with your body is the physical world, which we shall call Body. Body is an effect, created by a cause.
This cause is Thought.
Body cannot create. It can only experience and be experienced … that is its unique function.
Thought cannot experience … it can only make up, create and interpret. It needs a world of relativity (the physical world, Body) to experience itself.
Spirit is All That Is, that which gives Life to Thought and Body.
Body has no power to create, although it gives the illusion of power to do so. This illusion is the cause of much frustration. Body is purely an effect and has no power to cause or create.
The key with all of this information is how do you learn to see the universe differently than you do now so that you can manifest what you truly desire.
Slightly adapted from: The Mind Unleashed: Quantum Reality: The Limitless Potential Within Everything
I’m experimenting with abstinence again. It’s a practice I uphold in small senses regularly – we all do to varying degrees – and then sometimes, I get more extreme. A year of sobriety might be an example of that. A raw diet, or fasting – it’s all relative.
I believe our society is entirely too unfamiliar with abstinence. From cell phones to food – why want? “Want” as in lack, absence … abstinence, which we have to create for ourselves, with an instant-gratification environment in consistent opposition to it.
Abstinence, being resistance from something, reveals exactly what our relationship with said something is.
Without said something, you’re left with yourself. And/or a replacement, which may or may not be just as well. After you’ve processed the realizations about your relationship with that ‘something’ you’ll be in a position to either return to it, or not. That is, and this is the magic, you’ll be in the position of choosing the habit, routine or relationship you proceed with. Rather than being a victim of dependency, you are in control. Not only that, but you’re also free.
We don’t often consider how much we’re dependent on. What are habits, what do we think we need versus what do we need and, what do we really want?
I dance with abstinence in order to suss out my lifestyle and psychological processes, from time to time.
And, I love the topic of habits and how to break them. Which is one in the same as neural reprogramming, also a favorite. I mean, that there is mind control. (Hot.)
I’ll write more on this in the future – it’s definitely one of the high road mile markers. In the meantime, this is an excellent podcast, which “coincidentally” turned up in my feed today, after I’d decided to blog the topic.
While I loved all of it, one part in particular threw me for a loop: I don't believe I've written about it here but I live in a perpetual state of gratitude. I always have. Since childhood and generally (e.g. thanking the stars) though absolutely consistently. I refuse / cannot allow myself to feel any other way. Which I also don't take for granted for obvious reasons. According to Dr. Dispenza:
"Gratitude is the ultimate state of receivership."
Giving thanks before the experience causes your body to believe that the future (that future you want, dream of, envision) is happening.
And as you'll see below, when body and mind are in concert, we may well be creating reality.
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself:
Dr. Joe Dispenza, author of the bestselling books Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One, and Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind.
(Skip to 2:20 to dodge the intro, which sounds like a Twilight Zone piece.)
And if you don’t have 40 minutes to spare because you’re not abstaining from social media today, here're your cliff notes:
- Does your environment control your thinking, or does your thinking control your environment?
- Your brain is a direct reflection of your environment.
- Our personality creates our personal reality.
- To change, we must be greater than our environment.
Your body is the unconscious mind. It does not know the difference between an actual experience and a conjured one.
Live as if the future (reality) is happening in the present.
Your body will believe that that future reality is happening in the present moment.
Our behaviors then match our intentions.
- Think: “What thoughts do I want to think?” (Because, thoughts are things.)
- Most people live in the past, because emotions are a record of the past.
- The process of change requires unlearning and relearning
Thoughts are the language of the brain; feelings are the language of the body. (Paraphrased: You can think positively but if you’ve learned negativity, your body is trained in negativity, your mind and body are then in opposition. We have to unlearn our feelings – our “reality” in order to retrain, relearn, actuality.)
- We have to “light a match in the dark places” of our subconscious in order to change.
- Meditation allows access to this place, as does simple daily reflection on intent.
- As soon as you feel something from a new experience or a new habit, you’re chemically instructing your body to understand what your mind philosophically or intellectually understands.
- Repeating results in "mastery".
- According to Dr. Dispenza, the most difficult part of change is taking the daily time to remind ourselves what we are doing and why
Re The Quantum Model of Reality:
Your subjective mind has an effect on the objective world. If we sharpen our skills of observation, we may be empowered (realize that we are empowered) to actually create our own destiny. It is not predetermined.