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Our Limitless Quantum Reality
Modern science tells us that on a sub-atomic level -- nothing is solid. That the entire universe is really one big web of vibrating "energy stew."
If everything is just energy, why do we seem to be solid?We're told that everything in the physical world is really information contained in tiny packets of energy.
That on a sub-atomic level, we are vibrating fields of energy. And that in spite of appearances . . . our bones, muscles, nerves, hair and skin are not really "solid" at all.
"But," you might very well protest. "Why then does everything look solid?"
We don't see the world as energy because it vibrates too fast (at the speed of light) for our senses.
If we could see and process information at the speed of light, we would be able to see right into the vibrating "quantum energy stew."
It's true that when you touch your desk, it does feel solid. But this is because both the desk and your hand are made up of atoms.
You remember from high school science that atoms are made up of a tiny nucleus (center) surrounded by an energy cloud of electrons.
The sensation of "solid" is the result of the electron clouds of your hand bumping up against the electron clouds of your desk.
** The Ultimate Creative Power
The same is true of our physical brains. They are also vibrating fields of energy and information. And our thoughts are also very real energy in motion.
In truth, the "solid" world only exists in our minds. We imagine the physical world into existence. And likewise through the amazing power of our thoughts, we imagine our physical selves into existence. Think about the implications.
This is an outrageously powerful creative act. Imagine for a moment what you can do with such awesome creative power.
** The Energetics of Life
Our individual human energy systems are influenced by everything we come in contact with. When your hand "touches" the surface of your desk, the two energy fields momentarily blend and exchange information.
Enter a room and you begin to literally exchange sub-atomic energy with everyone else in the room.
Walk into an old church and you'll feel a sensation of peace. The church structure itself has incorporated the "vibrations" of the church-goers. This is hard science -- not some "ooo gum boo gum" mystical theory.
What does this mean? Everything (including each of us) is part of the one vast interconnected web of intelligent energy.
And the leading edge of the scientific world is convinced that this web of energy is the source of "universal consciousness."
Whether or not you agree with that interpretation - it's now clear that on a sub-atomic level, each of us is influenced by literally everything around us. And we, in turn, influence everything else.
** The Source of Our Limitations
Still . . . although we are made up of intelligent energy, and are directly connected to everything else in the universe, most of us still have "limitations."
What is the nature of these limitations?
They're actually nothing more than "beliefs!"
As children we were programmed with the beliefs of our parents, our siblings, our teachers, our friends, our churches, and our society.
We were taught to believe we have certain limits. Over time these beliefs took on the disguise of reality.
But are you really what others programmed you to believe you are?
You are a wildly creative being capable of creating your own fresh interpretation of reality.
Suppose you chose to reprogram your old belief system, and create an entirely new reality for yourself! How wonderful, exciting, and fulfilling could your life become?
What is there (really?) that prevents you from doing this right now . . . today?
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The author, Dr Jill Ammon-Wexler, is a doctor of psychology, pioneer brain/mind researcher, and former advisor to the Pentagon, a Presidential Commission, and numerous top executives and executive teams.
The author of several books and hundreds of articles, she is also the co-founder of quantum-self.com, and the Creative Director of the Self Discovery Community. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Stress VS Creativity
Now when I use the term "creativity", I mean the kind of states of mind and body where thoughts and ideas flow freely; where there is a STREAM of data information that comes clearly from a very different place than one might normally inhabit and which translates smoothly and perfectly into colours, visions, sounds, patterns, movements, actions and resolutions.These are very beautiful states, very precious; this flow of "creativity" is nourishing, enlivening and one can do so many things for a long time without feeling in the slightest bit tired; when it is done, one is happy, very much at peace and delighted, too.
Overcoming Artists Block (Part 1)
How many times does an artist stare down at that blank piece of paper thinking "What on earth do I paint - Where do I put my first mark?" More often than you would imagine! It happens to all creative people actually, from visual artists, designers, poets, through to musicians and writers.When this situation arises, you are in the grip of creative block.
What Open Stage is Teaching Me About Life
After many years of performing as a vocalist, I switched my focus to my training and work as a music therapist. I love sharing my music with my clients with special needs and it continues to be an incredibly rewarding field of work.
Courage and Creating
Doing anything creative often brings up fears, anxieties, insecurities. Courage may be defined as going ahead in spite of fear.
Top Five Journal Exercises
Keeping a journal is a form of creative expression that enhances the creativity coaching process. Keeping a journal develops emotional awareness, reinforces self-esteem and aids in problem-solving.
Should You Quit Your Job for Your Dream?
The next time you're moodily sitting in your office, wishing you were living your dream instead, answer the following questions? or answer them now! They'll give you a sense of whether or not now's the time to make the break.My job is making me crazy; so crazy I'd do anything to quit.
Being Creative is Essential for Online Success
Do you have a strategy that ensures your online business stands out from the crowd?If your answer to the above is NO then you need to address this issue, because if you don't, it is unlikely that your online presence will even be noticed.With there being so much competition in every field on the internet it is essential that you offer your target market something different than your competitors.
Overcoming Artists Block (part 2)
Once you are ready to start working again you will know itinstinctively. All artists go through periods of 'creative block' - it's normal, but after one such episode there are ways of stimulating ideas and getting the creative juices flowing again.
Creativity Management - Overcoming Blocks
Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation whilst innovation can be defined as idea selection, development and commercialisation.There are other useful definitions in this field, for example, creativity can be defined as consisting of a number of ideas, a number of diverse ideas and a number of novel ideas.
In between Luck & Effort
I have one magical thought, lets see it more closely. Just look around & try to find out peoples who are successful, in sense of reality, with no efforts.
These days it's all about breaking things down into manageable pieces in order to be able to reach a goal and track your process/progress, and keep yourself from going insane because there's not a lot of time to breathe.And I'm a firm believer in this approach, in, as I've heard it termed: 'microvision.
Are You Inventive Enough to be an Inventor? Some Guidelines to Invention Success!
Inventors make a ton of money when the invention is needed and when the process is done properly. There are different types of inventions.
New Inventions - From Absurd to Wacky!
New inventions? Heard of a revolving restaurant combination television tower? How about color x-ray pictures? Or heard of a new invention that turns the sea's salt water drinkable? These are wacky new inventions not having been fully used!Are you on the lookout for shirts that don't require ironing? For $4,000.00, you are able to purchase a shirt processed out of titanium-alloy fibers interwoven with nylon.
How to Make Time for Art
The key to making time for art is the ability to say "NO".If you say "yes" to everything that is asked of you, you will not have time to be creative.
Art, Artists and Money
Practical money tips for people in the arts.1.
Why Do We Need Creativity?
Creativity is central to the management of our individual lives, but in modern times few people are able to access this as a resource. Alan Watts writes in The Wisdom of Insecurity:"We have allowed brain thinking to develop and dominate our lives out of all proportion to 'instinctual wisdom'; which we are allowing to slump into atrophy.
Top Five Reasons to Cultivate Your Creativity
Cultivating your creativity is more than spending time with a hobby or performing and displaying your work. Cultivating your creativity takes time, awareness and deliberate action.
We Tend To Make Up Our Own Truths: What Stories Are You Making Up?
Someone once said that man keeps looking for truth that fits his reality. Oddly, more often than looking for truth, we tend to make up our own truths.
Fear & Creativity
My fears are most powerful when they're simmering just under the surface of my awareness. I'm resistant to a new idea, I'm defensive about holding on to my old ways, I feel excited and panicked at the same time - these are sure-fire signs that there's some fear under there.
Push The Right Button
You can live a much more successful life than you think! Just push the right button and see how it opens the doors of success for you. Yes, its so simple and easy.
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