Have you ever wondered how much your thoughts affect your reality? Undoubtedly, you’ve experienced some type of event in life that has affected your emotional state and possibly put you in a bad mood. People ask why you are mad; you respond with something like “[Some event] happened and I’m upset about it.” If you hold those beliefs for several weeks, months or even years, it becomes your temperament. Take, for example, a grieving mother after the loss of a child. Don’t get me wrong, grieving is an important part of the emotional process, but for how long should you stay in that emotional state? Obviously, emotions vary depending on the level of attachment someone has to their situation. However, when should you “let it go?” How would that person’s life change if they could let go of that negative emotional state and instead reinvent a new future life outcome?
Stay with me on this. Your emotions affect the physical realm of your life every day. Most people have little or no understanding of the extent that their thoughts can change the way one interacts with the world and how the world interacts with them. People continue to cling to old ways of thinking that are based on “cause and effect,” in other words, that your physical world is effecting and controlling your thoughts, which in turn, affect your actions. That way of thinking is based on the old-school theories by 17th century mathematician Descartes, who said, “I think therefore I am.” He separated the physical world, which was predictable, from the mind, which he considered “God’s instrument” and completely separate from the physical. Then, Newton came along and calculated the laws of the universe with predictable and measurable calculations like “The Law of Gravity.” Both, however, left out one thing: energy.
That’s where Einstein picked up. In his study of light, he found that matter (physical world) and energy were interchangeable. He figured out that light behaved as both a wave and a particle at the same time. This was a bit of a kick to the nether regions of Newton’s and Descartes’ theories because energy was not predictable and very hard to measure.
Before your brain explodes with that tidbit of science, let me take you further down the rabbit-hole. Generally speaking, what you were taught about energy as a child has since been proven wrong and incomplete. Remember that Styrofoam ball and stick model of an atom from when you were a kid with the electrons orbiting around it like the planets around the sun? Completely wrong. Quantum Physics now explains what we know about energy. If you replicated a cloud, it would be closer to what an atom truly looks like.
Why is that important? That electron cloud is 99.99999 percent energy and .00001 percent matter. In other words, you are mostly energy.
There is a phenomenon in quantum physics called the “observer effect.” Basically, everyone has their own, distinct, individual energy and that energy reacts with the world in different ways with different people at different times with infinite possibilities.
Another way to explain it is the “bad vibes” feeling you get when someone enters the room or the “good vibes” you may feel when meeting someone. That feeling is your body’s interpretation of their energy.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could train your brain to change the energy that you are putting out into the world to elicit a response that you want to happen? And since energy has infinite possibilities, you could, in theory, alter and change your own reality just by changing who you think you are. You can train your mind and alter your consciousness by sharpening your observational skills. Start by thinking about why you do what you do and say what you say. However, remember that the energy you put out doesn’t respond to what you want, instead it responds to who you are being.
The energy that you put out will determine where you go in life, and how the world interacts with you. The good news is, if you don’t like where you’re at or what you’re doing and thinking, you can change it and change the energy that you put out into the world for your benefit and the benefit of those around you just by being the person you really envision yourself as.
Relax, be who you want to be, surrender to the unknown of the future, and observe the feedback that the world gives you. Your world might surprise you.
If your brain is still on fire and thirsty for more, check out the works of Bruce Lipton, PhD, The Biology of Belief, and Evolve Your Brain by Dr. Joe Dispenza. Bring the spring!