I create my reality?
This is very difficult to understand, but it could lead you to an amazing transformation of self.
To start off this topic I'll first tell you a little about myself. My name is Vanya, I'm 19. Even though I am young, do not compare my age with my level of intelligence. Fortunately I have been gifted with a very scientific mind, since I can remember I have always been interested in all forms of science. Little did I know that science would lead me to understand the very fabric of reality.
OK now that I've got that out the way, I'll start at the basics. This topic does revolve around quantum physics. All of you should be familiar with Newtonian or classical physics, now classical physics applies for the macroscopic world but scientists realised that the smaller you go, these laws that govern the macroscopic world no longer apply in the quantum world. Which brings us to
What is reality?
Now most of us have been taught through classical physics that "atoms are the building blocks of nature." Which really is a very neat concept and diagrams very well but this is not so. It turned out that those solid little atoms were really just energy packets. Then it was discovered that they really aren’t energy packets either, but momentary condensations of a field of energy...Offcourse, as you know every "atom" consists of “empty space" so much so that its kind of a miracle that we don’t hit the floor every time we sit on a chair. And since the floor is mostly empty, where would we find something solid enough to hold us? The kicker here is that our we (at least our bodies) are made up of atoms too!!And now leading-edge research is suggesting that the so called "empty space" within and between atoms is so lively with energy that one cubic centimetre contains more energy than all the solid matter in the UNIVERSE!! Look up “Van Der Waals forces" and the "casimir effect."
Quantum physics Mind boggle
Just to give you an idea. If the nucleus of a hydrogen atom was the size of a basketball the space between the nucleus and electron circling it would be 20 miles (or 32 km). But asT said above this empty space is actually an immense field of energy.
Particle, wave or wavicle
Not only is there “space” between particles, but as scientists probed more deeply into the atom, they found that sub-atomic particles are not solid either. And they appear to have a dual nature. Depending on how we look at them they can behave as particles or waves. As waves electrons or photons have no precise location but exist as “probability fields”. As particles, the probability field “collapses” into a solid object locatable in a specific place or time. Amazingly, what seems to make the difference is observation or measurement. Unmeasured, unobserved electrons behave as waves. As soon as we subject them to observation in an experiment, they “collapse” into a particle and can be located. This wave theory was solidified into quantum theory by Erwin Schrodinger.
I won’t delve into mind boggles as they are a discussion on its own but if you are interested you can look up: quantum jumps, the uncertainty principle, EPR, Bells Theorem and quantum entanglement.
Fritjof Capra says : “ The crucial feature of quantum theory is that the observer is not only necessary to observe the properties of an atomic phenomenon, but is necessary even to bring about these properties.
The observer affects the observed.
Before an observation or measurement is made, the object exists as a probability wave (technically called a wave function). It has no specific velocity or position. Its probability wave contains the likelihood that when observed in a measurement, it will be here or there. It has potential velocities, potential positions- but we wont know what they are until it is observed. “In this view,” writes Brian Greene in the fabric of the cosmos, “when we measure the electron’s position we are not measuring an objective, pre-existing feature of reality. Rather, the act of measurement is deeply enmeshed in creating the very reality it is measuring.” Fritjof Capra concludes: “The electron does not have objective properties independent of my mind.”
All of this serves to blur the once sharp distinction between the “world out there” and the subjective observer, which seems to merge together in the process of discovering-or is it creating?- the world.
Consciousness creates reality
According to Princeton’s Nobel prize winning physicist John Wheeler, “ Useful as it is under everyday circumstances to say that the world exists ‘out there’ independent of us, that view can no longer be upheld.” In Wheeler’s words, we are not simply “bystanders on a cosmic stage, but shapers and creators living in a participatory universe.”
According to author and physicist Amit Goswami, “ We all have a habit of thinking that everything around us is already a thing, existing without my input, without my choice.” To be true to the findings of quantum physics, Goswami says, we “have to banish that kind of thinking. Instead, you really have to recognise that even the material world around us, the chairs, the tables, the rooms, the carpet, all of these are nothing but possible movements of consciousness. And I’m choosing moment to moment out of those movements to bring my actual experience into manifestation.”
Everything is interdependent- which is what those explorers in consciousness have always maintained. Goswami freely admits how difficult it is to adjust to this new way of thinking that seems to contradict our daily experience, He says, “This is the only radical thinking that you need to do, but it is so radical. It’s so difficult because our tendency is that the world is already out there, independent of my experience, it is not. Quantum physics has been so clear about it.”
I create my own reality?
Most often people reject the “I create...” idea when something occurs in their life they would never create. “I would never create this!!” That’s true, they –the personality-never would. But as all spiritual traditions maintain, there is more than one “you”. This divine schizophrenia goes by many labels. Ego/true self, personality/divinity, son of man/son of god, mortal body/immortal soul, but in essence it says there are different levels from which you are creating. And the goal of enlightenment is to erase this fracture of self and create from one source. And accepting that “I create...” is an amazing tool for that expansion. For if it’s true, then every time you reject your part in creating reality, you are rejecting or denying a part of yourself. Thus the fragmentation continues. In fact, according to the enlightened, the spirit half of you is creating these realities for sole purpose of becoming whole. There are things you must experience to grow that might not be your ego/personalities first choice.
Perceiving one self as a victim is possibly the strongest rejection of “I create my reality”. And it happens all the time. The victim says: “This situation happened to me. It is unfair and unwarranted.” The corollaries of this are: “Poor me. The universe is unjust. Karma is a fickle, part time operation.”
The upside of this attitude is: you get sympathy, get to feel good about yourself because its not you, and can blow off the experience and not deal with your part in it.
The downside is: you just endorsed the idea that you don’t create your reality (and thus are disempowered to do so), and will get the lesson again, and again, and again, and... It is also a fragmentation from reality. It removes the creator from the creation. A look at the reflection of this attitude in society at large shows how prevalent victimization is. In the United States, the victim mentality has reached epic proportions. If anything happens to someone, the first thing they do is look for someone to sue.
As Don Juan told Carlos Castaneda in Journey to Ixtlan: “You have been complaining all your life because you don’t assume responsibility for your decisions...look at me. I have no doubts or remorse. Everything I do is my decision and my responsibility.”
The Big turnaround
As victimization is the strongest rejection of “I create my reality”. “I accept responsibility” is the strongest acceptance of it. It is a monumental turnaround in the way that anyone approaches the world and their experiences in it. Victimization and the powerlessness that ensues is gone from life. In every situation, the questions are asked, “Where am I, or what is I, in this situation? What is being reflected back to me? What level of ‘I-ness’ is this coming from?” The turnaround is, instead of asking the universe to prove that you create reality so that you can sit on the fence and accept or reject what happens, you take it as a given that your life and its happenings are created by you , so therefore you look for the meaning in them. And by meaning, it’s not philosophical, cosmic meaning, but rather what does this about who you are, or what your creating, or what in life you are denying? Looking for change in your life? Make this switch and watch your life transform before your many “I’s”.
[source: What the bleep do we know?]
Believe this or not. I really don’t care. But myself and my family has witnessed the incredible transformation that a deeper understanding and acceptance of “I create my reality” has to offer. I have totally changed as a person. There is nothing in this world that can make me angry or depressed anymore, I have found happiness, little did i know that happiness isn’t in the world ‘out there’ but rather within myself. I am actively creating my reality and I am constantly learning and growing. This universe is beyond anything I have ever imagined. I really wish that everyone would see that this is the truth.