Have we ever brought ourselves to tears thinking about something which never happened?
Our past experiences and things we have learnt have set up entire networks of electrons in the brain. However, when we start to speculate, or imagine something in the future, researchers are beginning to show the brain can also remember the future. Every time we visualise a future outcome the network is strengthened. The brain can dip into different networks based on past information and emotions and create a new network which forms an image. Eventually the brain is structured as if the event has already occurred, and the body receives messages from this circuitry. So thinking about and feeling what a future experience may look like will affect your personal reality now. The body is getting the signal before the event has occurred, and it does not know the difference.
Consciousness remains a mystery. Some scientists believe it is a biological phenomenon, different from mental and physical processes but somehow concurrent with life and a property of the brain. Others have suggested consciousness is a quantum phenomenon, and have compared its behaviour to that of an electron at the subatomic level.
All matter at the subatomic level exists in wave form. That matter only appears solid when the brain decodes what it perceives and gives it form. Physicist Werner Heisenberg said, “What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.”
Thoughts also exist in wave form. When they behave as a wave, they may leave the brain, existing outside the human mind, which would explain OBEs and NDEs. Quantum physics therefore suggests that consciousness is similar to the awareness an electron acquires when being observed – by a human – in the double slit experiment. So if an electron changes once it has been measured, perhaps a thought which has been “measured” or focused on may also cause the brain to behave differently. If, then, our perception of reality is governed by our brain, then the thoughts-become-things theory starts to look less improbable.
If the brain is in control of how we perceive reality, and if the entire universe is made up of atoms – with electrons inside them in a wave/particle dual state – then the mind can have some effect on our physical world. If we give our attention to certain thoughts while clearing out others, the networks we create will affect what ‘happens’ in our reality.
If this is true, it’s a great way of no longer being the victim of circumstance.
Visualising health, vitality and eternal youthfulness is not a fairy tale. Atoms are 99.9999% empty space and energy. Why then are we paying so much attention to the physical? Are we forgetting something?