Of course we can be joyful without any material object or relationship. The ultimate goal is to be happy regardless of any external thing. But…we want things! And that is perfectly normal and natural. We are in this world of physicality. Let’s embrace and enjoy material things, always mindful that we don’t need them to be happy. But that it is more than okay to have fun with and enjoy things.
So how do we get things we want? A lot of hard work and physical effort? Wrong! But it seems that is what most people believe. From the Puritan Work Ethic, conservative religion, governments, etc. trying to control the masses, whatever the origin, this is what has been ingrained in most people’s minds in our society. But it simply is not true.
The work hard motto has definitely been ingrained in my mind. But by playing around with, testing out and doing some experiments for fun, I’ve seen, first-hand, what can be manifested by not putting in that 110% physical effort. At least not in the typical way. It all has to do with focusing our thoughts. Manifesting physical things all begins with what we think and how we feel emotionally.
The way we feel is the indicator of what we are thinking and what vibration we are. Feeling good means we are thinking good thoughts (joy, happiness, appreciation, fun, enthusiasm, love) and indicates we are at a high vibration. Feeling bad means we’ve mostly had negative thoughts going on (worry, sad, angry, jealous, bored, guilt, confused, fear) and means we are at a low vibration.
Whoa. What the heck is vibration? This is where the science comes in. Yep, that’s right…science.
I’m definitely not a scientist nor completely understand science. (And please pardon me if I have some slight errors in explaining the science.) But I think it is worth it to take some time to ponder the quantum world. Not just for the sake of expanding our minds, but to fully realize that we shape our reality whether we are aware of it or not.
Science proves the existence of vibration. Quantum physics has shown that everything is made up of energy. And all energy is moving, or, in other words, vibrating. Everything is made up of millions of subatomic particles that are vibrating. Everything vibrates at different rates or frequencies. Including us. (Also including our thoughts. But, we’ll get to that in a minute.) Envision everything as masses of vibrating energy, rather than as what we can see and touch. This is not just theory but proven scientific discoveries by esteemed scientists like, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, and Max Planck (names to google, if you desire).
Einstein’s famous equation, which most of us have at least heard of, from the 1920s, E=MC2, states that matter (physical objects) and energy can be converted into each other and thus are essentially the same! Energy – something we cannot see – and matter – that which we can see – are the same things in different forms. He theorized, through mathematical equations, that everything is made of atoms and that all atoms consist of sub-atomic particles which consist of pure energy at their most basic level. Even things that appear to be very different. At their basic level, everything is made up of this same energy.
It was just Einstein’s theory; for there was no way to prove it at the time. But it has now been proven over and over again by highly regarded scientists. In other words, it is not just some out of the blue, airy-fairy idea. (Although this is where I do not fully understand the science behind it and cannot seem to wrap my head around these experiments! This is where I trust the scientists and move beyond to where this fact can actually benefit my life.)
Then came the Copenhagen Interpretation by Niels Bohr, also from the 1920s. This says that a particle doesn’t exist in one state or another (energy or physical) but in all possible states simultaneously. It’s not until we observe it that it chooses its state. Quantum physics has proven that the same atom can be a solid physical particle or a non-physical wave of energy depending on what the observer is expecting.
So what this means in practical terms is that our thoughts create physical things! Everything that was created was a thought first. Again, this is not a self-help or new age-y idea. This is scientifically proven and accepted as fact in the professional scientific community for almost one hundred years.
The idea of Quantum Entanglement began in the 1930s in a paper by scientists Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen, which was later proven in multiple experiments. In these experiments (which continue through the modern day), subatomic particles of energy were split in half. It was found that each half affected the other half regardless of how physically far apart they were and the effect was received instantly. It did not matter if the halves were close to each other or across the globe. Regardless of physical distance, interacting with one half always had a simultaneous effect on the other half. Because the effect was instantaneous – did not take time to travel through space – this means each half is still connected with the other. If the Big Bang theory is correct (note that Einstein’s theories, and many other esteemed scientists of the time, could not be proven at the time until technology advanced to provide ways to test the theories), then everything in the world was “entangled” at the start, so that means everything has an effect on everything else.
Our Thoughts are Energy
How do we know our thoughts are made of this same energy? It seems like thoughts could be an exception (says the ego). But consider this: Our brains generate an electrical field which these days can be measured by ordinary medical equipment, such as, electroencephalogram (EEG). An EEG works by measuring the fluctuations in voltage within the brain. Voltage is defined on dictionary.com as electromotive force. In other words, energy! So that is confirmed – our thoughts are energy. The same energy that Einstein stated made up everything.
So that then means the same principles that are proven for quantum physics (above) also apply to our thoughts: Matter and energy can be converted into each other; All possibilities exist simultaneously and our observation or expectation determines state; Everything has an effect on everything else regardless of distance.
These “strange” phenomena happen not only in lab experiments with particles, but in our everyday lives!
The difference between our thoughts and particles is that we have free will over our thoughts. We can think whatever we choose. (See previous post.) We can direct and focus our thoughts and thus affect our environment and everything in it. In other words, we can get things we want by thinking about them.
If the case is still not made that our thoughts create reality (my ego is very stubborn!), perhaps some more science will settle it. Experiments starting in the 1970s at Princeton University showed that thoughts affected a random event generator (REG). A random event generator is a device that produces completely random and unpredictable series of numbers. When a person intentionally tried to direct the numbers, the sequences shifted and were significantly proven to not be by chance. They also did experiments in various field settings (outside the lab) with activities comprised of large groups of people. They found that the output generated by the REGs shifted based on events such as touchdowns in football games and peak moments in performances. Thus, unintentional, as well as intentional, thoughts both affected the REGs. This is a really neat experiment that shows the effect of our thoughts.
In Hidden Messages in Water, scientist Masaru Emoto wrote about the effects of words and thoughts on water. When water is frozen, crystals form. He found again and again that positive thoughts and words made the ice form beautiful crystals; negative ones made deformed crystals or no crystals at all. (Check out the Water Crystal Photo Gallery for some fascinating pictures: masaru-emoto.net/english/water-crystal.html). Not only does this support our case about our thoughts affecting our reality, but it also shows that thoughts affect our bodies because our bodies are 70% water!
Try some experiments for yourself to really seal the deal to your doubting ego. I love the book, E-squared, by Pam Grout. She’s got nine DIY energy/thought experiments that are not only convincing but fun!
How fascinating are quantum physics and these experiments! In a nutshell, science says that our thoughts create material things and everything is possible. The quantum physicist Niels Bohr said, “Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it.” Even the genius Einstein deemed quantum entanglement theory as “spooky”.
Please share your ideas and comments about quantum science and creating your reality. Or even better, examples of what you intentionally created with your thoughts! Next post, we’ll talk specifically about our thoughts in terms of visualization and imagery.