Friday, September 10, 2010

What Good Is Reality If You Can't Change Anything?

In the past, we've all had this sort of classic view of reality which essentially is this: things happen and we just stand around watching it all go by--or, as in the case of some, it runs us over and there's pretty much nothing we can do about that.

Science has sneered at the notion shared by ancient Shamans and Sorcerers that reality was negotiable. After all, Science is about "stuff" which must all conform to the laws "stuff" is made from and that means everything has to pass the sniff test of physics, or it's just not real. If it's not real, science says it doesn't represent real-ity.

Well that has all changed now. In recent years scientists have had to come to grips with some cataclysmic shifts in their understanding of the make up of the "material" world around us. So now they are beginning to realize that "stuff" doesn't just happen. At the fluid edge of materiality, at a level far tinier than just sub-atomic, we the observers are influencing what sort of stuff happens. Sound spooky to you? Well you're not alone.
Do you remember the low budget film: What The (Bleep) Do We Know? The film makers sought to make a graphically visual connection between quantum mechanics and quantum consciousness. They were roundly criticised for it, but not on the basis of overall conceptual fallacy, rather they were dinged for inaccuracies in liberally citing certain data a bit out of context and glossing over scientific principles that academicians were uncomfortable with. The reluctance of science to whole heartedly endorse quantum consciousness is understandable. It literally flies in the face of everything they have dedicated their lives and reputations to.

Now however, the unquestioned new acceptance of quantum mechanics demonstrates the influence of consciousness on reality by the very nature of it's tenet theory. At the base level of matter, the tiniest level of sub atomic origins, quantum mechanics says the perspective of the observer must be present to define the location of the particles that makes up the stuff we see and bump into the world. Without the observer, meaning "us", those particles of matter would not appear in the locations we see them in around us. In fact they may never even come into existence at all!

So does that mean we actually create reality through consciousness? Some scientists now believe that is the general idea. In 2001 the BBC aired part of their Horizon series entitled Parallel Universes which offered a science supported theory that multiple universes exist and we may live in any one, or even all of them, at any given moment in time; simultaneously! This clearly suggests that any of a myriad potential outcomes for reality provides an infinite number of possibilities which can exist elsewhere in time and space and that the observer, or the inhabitants of these other universes, are the single point of relevance to the created reality of that dimensional universe.

The conclusion? That not only does quantum consciousness exist, demonstrating our active participation in the formulation of reality from moment to moment, but that even those realities that we don't decide to bring into our present world, can in fact appear and live out an existence elsewhere - in another parallel universe of time and space. And that another version of ourselves lives in that parallel world as well.
So even Science is now beginning to appreciate the advice of the Shaman and Sorcerer of ages past and is coming to a new age of understanding of not only what reality might be, but that we can decide what reality we like best and choose to make it into a better one.

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