watercolour-1264794_640 Part I of a two-part series.

A few nights ago I wrote an email to a friend. It was late in the evening, and I knew he would not read it until early the next day. Sure enough, the following morning at 8:40 am I receive an email from him that begins, “I dreamed about you and was going to write, and voila—here you are!”

You may have had similar experiences where you thought of someone, and they called you. Or, maybe you and a friend began a conversation with the same words. You write it off as coincidence, but the reality behind such occurrences is actually science-based — quantum physics, to be exact. And it’s all about energy.

Consciousness Projection

Consciousness projection is the result of a projection of emotive energy. When I wrote to my friend, I was visualizing myself speaking to him face-to-face. Without realizing it, I projected my energy toward him. Projected energy moves through the universe much like a neutrino — virtually massless, neutral particles passing through our bodies every second at the speed of light. The only difference is that while neutrinos don’t leave a trace, projected energy — if lingering — may. To a great extent, the impact of projected energy depends on the receptiveness of the intended receiver.

Once I had sent the email to my friend, I fell quickly into sleep. It didn’t occur to me to pull back my energy until the next morning when I received his reply. That’s when I realized I had “projected” my cosmic consciousness onto him; hence, his dream.

Every material structure in the universe, including you and me, has a unique energy signature. Dr. Bruce Lipton, The Biology of Belief.

You live in a sea of energy—the Universal Energy Field (UEF). Quantum physics refers to this field of possibilities as the “Quantum Soup.” Ancients called this life-force energy “chi” or “qi.” Western mystics talked about Cosmic Consciousness, Infinite Spirit and “The All.” Contemporary philosophers discuss the “Divine Matrix of Creation.”

Thoughts are energy, too. Thoughts are powerful. Created by conscious, cognitive processes, your thoughts focus this life force energy. Each thought carries a form. Whatever you think, you transmit that vibratory frequency. I was thinking about the conversation I was having with my friend. My thoughts of speaking to him were left behind. He was receptive enough to pick up on them, even in his sleep.

Collective Consciousness

There is a notion that the substance of the universe is not matter; rather, consciousness. That consciousness, in fact, is the “programming language” of the universe, and the reality that we observe is the collective result of our consciousness. This ten-minute video does a much better job of explaining the concept than I can.

What I most appreciate about this theory is the notion that, if you have a golf ball sized consciousness or awareness then that’s what you get out of the world. In other words, the more open you are to the possibilities of the universe, the more possibilities of the universe you will experience.

Every day I work to expand my awareness of all that is going on in my world. I’m a big believer in collective consciousness and appreciate knowing that when I sit on my meditation cushion, I’m connecting energetically to all the other beings sitting on their cushions. I know that when I lift my consciousness to a higher field of awareness at any given time there are countless others doing the same thing. When I join in the collective consciousness, I feel a difference. I know it is real.

EnergyCoined by David Émile Durkheim (1858-1917), a famed French sociologist, collective consciousness referred to the shared beliefs and moral attitudes which operate as a unifying force within society. The key phase for our modern use is “shared beliefs operating as a unifying force.”

In 1979 Princeton dedicated a research team to consciousness in the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) program. Research focused on the effects of consciousness on random physical systems, remote perception, etc., and was led by Dr. Robert Jahn, a former Dean at Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. An enormous database of research resulted, providing clear evidence that human thought and emotion can produce measurable influences on physical reality.

This body of work moves forward through the International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL), a non-profit organization established in 1996 to promote quality research, educational initiatives and practical applications of consciousness-related anomalies www.icrl.org. ICRL members represent 20 countries and a broad range of professional backgrounds.

Thoughts Determine Reality

If the collective consciousness theory doesn’t resonate, try this one. Thoughts determine reality. This was demonstrated in the early 1900’s with the double slit experiment. In this piece of “spooky” science, scientists found that the determining factor of the behavior of particles at the quantum level is the awareness of the observer.

In other words, electrons under the same conditions would sometimes act like particles, and then at other times they would switch to acting like waves (formless energy) because it was completely dependent on what the observer expected was going to happen. Whatever the observed believed would occur is what the quantum field did. Here’s an easy-to-understand video of this experiment explaining how this occurs. If you want more, a quick Google of “double slit experiment” will give you lots to choose from.

The bottom line is that, at the quantum level, the Universe is waiting for you to make a decision so that it knows how to behave. What you intend becomes your reality out of the infinite sea of possibilities.

How cool is that?

In next week’s post, I’ll explain the “rules” around working with energy and how you can practice projecting in a fun and beneficial way.

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