Epiphanies and Delight

Epiphany: noun \i-ˈpi-fə-nē\ – “a moment in which you suddenly see or understand something in a new or very clear way – Merriam Webster dictionary.”

lightbulb-clipart-blue-and-black-light-bulb-mdEpiphanies don’t happen often. It’s thought they’re the result of significant deliberations on particular issues or topics.  Wikipedia says “they are triggered by a new and key piece of information, but importantly, a depth of prior knowledge is required to allow the leap of understanding.”  Because they’re rare, they can take people by surprise.

Robert had an epiphany a week ago – what a difference for our conversations! I had an epiphany yesterday – made me giddy with delight!

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The “Intent” of the Observer creates reality.  Me: the Observer – creates my reality.  This means, as Dianne Collins says in Do You QuantumThink?, that “if you are not getting the result you want, you can create a new Intent, and you will alter the result.”  Of course we have to “become aware of the interpretations and conclusions that are already present, causing the predictable outcome.”  When we do and have that awareness, we have choice.

Ms. Collins points out that “creating from Intent is not ‘positive thinking.’ Positive thinking is something like trying to cover over a thought you believe is ‘the way it is’ with another thought that amounts to wishful thinking. Creating from Intent is a totally different domain. It means you realize as Werner Heisenberg and many other scientists and sages have realized: reality is not absolute; reality is alive and being created all the time by virtue of the way we relate to it, by what we bring to it.”

Incredibly excited to see what I bring to this new understanding.Wyoming rainbow

“Allow yourself the pleasure of what unfolds . . .” ― Dianne Collins

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It Is Going To Happen

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Moving right along with my E-Squared experiments as designed by Pam Grout. Results are – well, interesting. Robert asked me today about Experiment #6 – what if none of it grows?  Experiment growing

“The Theory:  Your Thoughts and consciousness impact matter.”
“The Question:  Is it possible to affect the physical world with my attention?”
“The Hypothesis:  If I focus my attention on a row of green bean seeds, I can make them sprout faster.”

Experiment #2 – didn’t see my “yellow butterfly.” Experiment #3 – had to fall back on “communication” to get the magic to happen. Experiment #4 – no “clear” answer to my query. My batting average is pretty paltry. Am I discouraged?  No . . no way!  Dianne Collins, in her book Do You Quantum Think? says:

“Despite the fact that “seekers” seek “the truth,” whether something is the truth or not seems to be an appropriately “questionable” question, given that our world is creative, always in flux and Observer-created to boot. Perhaps a more valuable question to ask is: Does it work? What will work now? Does QuantumThink work in your life? You are the sole determiner of the response to that question.”

“You are the sole determiner of the response to that question.”  I choose yes. Yes it works, I believe; I feel it in my bones; in the air around me. My life is full of energy events. Won’t be deterred by my sorry E-Squared results. Besides, I’m not giving up. So we are growing onions in an egg carton, not green beans; (beans being scarce for the winter gardener). This is the world I choose to manifest. Besides, as Ms. Collins asks:

“What if all of us could become masterful co-creators of our reality by thinking in a way more consistent with natural law? What if this really works? . . it is going to happen. You are going to evolve. The question is, will it happen through crisis awakening or conscious awakening? Are you going to wait for the universal force to do its thing and wallop you over the head one more time, or do you want to do it consciously and become a Wake-up instead of a mere grown-up?”

Well – Experiment #1 worked; I (my car) got the “wallop over the head” to Wake-up. Don’t need a repeat. Just need to trust – have faith; believe my intuition, my knowing.  Italy - Vatican

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“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … they push the human race forward … because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ― Steve Jobs, co-founder Apple (quoted by Dianne Collins)

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Conked on the Head with a Blessing

Steinhatchee 006We have to do something to see something! That’s what I said a week ago. Then I go and pull out a book I’d bought, buried and forgotten about – Pam Grout’s E-squared; Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality. It presents nine experiments, using the scientific method, we can do to prove reality is “malleable.”

“What I’d like to suggest is that this invisible energy field is 100 percent reliable. It works every time, like a math principle or a law of physics. Two plus two always equals four. Balls dropped off roofs always fall. Your every thought always affects physical reality.”

Ms. Grout pulls from quantum physics which defines the “field of potentiality” as “invisible moving forces that influence the physical realm.”  So the FP (her shorthand for Field of Potentiality) is waiting for us to try these experiments – kick its tires so to speak.

Of course I’m all in – Duh!

Each experiment has a “Principle” “Theory” “Question” “Hypothesis” – and at the end of each chapter a Lab Report Sheet to record results. Experiment #1; ask the FP for an unexpected “blessing” or “gift” to arrive within 48 hours. She suggested asking for “a thumbs-up, a clear sign, something that cannot be written off as coincidence.” – Me? I asked the Universe to “conk me on the head with it!” I like my signs, but please make them obvious.

Imagine how startled (freaked out) I was when a rock smacked my car’s windshield – HARD and LOUD – on my way to work. The Universe was kind – my car, not my head, took one for the team.  Added bonus; no damage!  Lucky me!

I’d been walking around looking, searching for my blessing/gift. For this particular experiment the blessing had to be general. Which is why I asked for a good conking. How else would I know? Beautiful things happen all the time and I’m a sign watcher. I needed to be able to distinguish this particular gift. I was excited, knew something physical – huge was on its way!

When the rock struck – I woke up. At the time I’d been in a glaze of annoyance at Atlanta traffic. Immediately I knew the Universe was talking to me – I’d received the conk; what? what? what? . . what was my blessing?

As I worked Experiment #1, I’d set down E-squared and was checking out a new book (recommended by Pam Grout – this one on quantum physics – uh, yep) . . . and there I found my blessing:

“Every time you wake yourself up in the moment of catching yourself in the act of your mechanical ways you are living in wisdom.” – Dianne Collins; Do You QuantumThink?: New Thinking That Will Rock Your World

The Universe woke me up to live in wisdom. This blessing – as opposed to some bling or some-such, is more precious than almost anything I could dream-up. God wants more for me than I want for myself. I am one damn-lucky woman.

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“I am awake.” ― BuddhaAlaska Cook Inlet Mirror Image

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Probabilities, Science and Math – Living in the “elbow of the curve”

The title drew me to David J. Hand’s book: The Improbability Principle, Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day.  I love looking for coincidences; call them signs – they inform my worldview and actions I take – put together with math, even better.  This book is about statistics, math; probabilities!  My fascination with these subjects started a few years ago when I stumbled across an article about Ray Kurzweil and the elbow of the curve on Ari Einbinder’s Blog – Real Clever Science.

elbow of the curveEinbinder explains that in Kurzweil’s book, The Age of Spiritual Machines, he “..talks a lot about technology’s rate of increase, which is exponential. An exponential curve starts off rather level but when it starts to noticeably turn upward it quickly does so and shoots off the top of the chart. But that little bend where the increase begins – that’s the year 2010. As Kurzweil emphasizes, “we’re in the elbow of the curve.”  (Check out Einbinder’s site for an interesting analogy about chess and grains of rice.)

Science, technology – math!  Fascinating – Exciting – Astonishing!  But science has little room for myths, legends or fables – not even Jung’s synchronicity.  Hand points out that the “Law of Inevitability,” the “Law of Truly Large Numbers” – and how our brains work with the “Law of Near Enough” – tell me anything is possible/ probable!  They can explain my “signs.”

Definitely appreciate the point Hand makes about “the normal distribution” (aka the bell curve) when he says it “doesn’t actually exist in nature.”  I’ve been telling people at my company that FOR YEARS, especially when they pigeon hole us during our annual reviews.  Still – something is missing.  Where is purpose?  Where is meaning?

I find the “Integral” theories advocated by Ken Wilbur more compelling.  These theories don’t discount folklore, traditions and faith – nor do they discount science.  Wilbur takes an integrative approach, including, enveloping and transcending.  Today is steeped in history; we transform and morph as we learn and grow to new levels of understanding.  Tomorrow we will ride the elbow of the curve – taking the best, leaving the rest.

My ride?  Includes signs & science – intent on giving today’s reality a thumping.

“The more attention you put on coincidences and the more you inquire into their significance, the more often the coincidences occur and the more clearly their meaning comes into view.”

– Deepak Chopra, The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire

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