Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
On my show last week my guest was Stephen Davis, the author of Butterflies Are Free to Fly and the YouTube Holographic Universe Workshop series, an intense exploration into some of the latest discoveries in Quantum physics, which are changing the very nature of how we view reality. (You can listen to our Conversation by clicking here). I won’t try to go into the science part here, but I want to share with you the emerging new world-view model that is evolving from these discoveries. One of the most basic realizations could be interpreted as “everything in the universe consists of waves of infinite possibility that are available for us to draw upon and the world we experience is a function of, not what is out there, but our perception, which is shaped by our beliefs.” In other words it is our beliefs that create our reality.
While we may have little or no choice over the circumstances we meet in this expanding universe, we have absolute choice and free will as to how we respond to them. We tend to think that the world out there is fixed and what we observe is what others are observing. If they don’t share our experience, well, they just aren’t seeing rightly. We also know that two or more people can look at the same phenomena and have totally different interpretations. This of course brings up the question “what is real” or “what is true?” Regardless of how perverted our perception is, we create deepening neural pathways in our brain through the repetition of experiences that solidify our beliefs, thereby making it increasingly challenging to transform or change our beliefs.
There are those who say that seeing is believing.
I am telling you that believing is seeing.
Neale Donald Walsch
So it would seem that all we need to do to change our reality is to change our strongly held beliefs. But try as we might, it seems almost impossible to change our core beliefs, especially the negative ones like “I’m unworthy”, “life is hard”, “I just can’t…”, “money is scarce”, or “I just can’t find a partner”… We have tried positive thinking, assertions, affirmations, mantras, meditation and all kinds of mental calisthenics with little or no change in either the quality of our life or the attraction of things we long to manifest in our lives. It appears that the old French adage, “the more things change the more they remain the same”, is true.-
Quantum Theory has shown that time does not exist, at the most fundamental level. It shows that our concept of time, thought of as a forward moving linear progression of events, is a fabrication of the mind. It’s like a single film with many frames of reality all on the same film. Contrary to our perception of the world, everything exists in an eternal state of presence. The experience of time seems to be a function consciousness itself, which science is still hard pressed to define. This presents a conundrum for contemporary change theory. If you take time out of the equation, you are left with two opposing forces and the very act of trying to change something actually reinforces its existence. Hence it appears that trying to change anything is the very proof and assurance of its continuing presence and persistence in our lives because that condition only exists in the now and we wouldn’t try to change something that wasn’t.
Human beings have a great capacity for sticking to false beliefs with great passion and tenacity.
Bruce H. Lipton
It is hard to separate our beliefs from our identity or ego as they literally constitute who we consider ourselves to be. Letting go of our strongly held beliefs can feel like a death experience for us. So we hang on to these dysfunctional beliefs, even start wars and kill each other in defense of them, this in the face of overwhelming evidence that they are not accurate. In this state of ego fundamentalism it appears as though our very survival is at stake. Similar to the beliefs that the world is flat or the sun revolves around the earth, the limits of our perception become the limits of our world. If we could allow ourselves the experience of feeling like we are dying, it could become a portal or doorway to our primordial innocence and living a life of peace, joy and fulfillment?
Is it even possible to change our strongly held beliefs? Yes, of course it is; think Berlin Wall, the end of apartheid and slavery, space travel and our evolving view of our relationship to the universe… The first step is to begin to recognize and distinguish our beliefs. The way to do that is to honestly examine our own life, which is a reflection of our beliefs. Our physical reality is a feedback loop that can show us precisely what beliefs are shaping our reality. In other words our perception is a product of our beliefs, which generates feelings that produce thoughts, which then reinforce our original beliefs. To make this even stranger quantum physicists suggest that all possible beliefs exist simultaneously in a quantum universe.
The universe is not just matter and energy, there are a million forms of existence in the multiverse.
The multiverse theory of quantum physics proposes the existence of parallel universes, infinite numbers of ever-growing alternate realities that exist concurrently with our own. This theory says that anything that can happen, has already happened, if not in this reality then in another parallel universe. You don’t have to create the reality you desire, because it already exists – among the infinite realities all simultaneously co-existing. You just have to tune into a different frequency and select the new belief. Our physical reality is just a holographic reflection of what we most strongly believe. All beliefs are available and ready to shape our perception and reality at any time. But, how do we do that?
The first step is discovering the core beliefs that are shaping our perceptions. Discovering our core beliefs reveals our perception and how we interpret reality. With that we will also discover corresponding feelings, thoughts, and actions that perfectly correlate with our beliefs. If you want to change the reality channel and select a new belief you need to change the dial to synchronize with a new frequency. In other words we need to change the inner world to transform the outer one. Since all possible versions of reality already exist right now on a parallel plane, we must select the one we want from the infinite field of possibility. Note that this is not a change, but a selection from the field. How do we then exchange these dysfunctional beliefs from the primary frequency of our current reality and replace them with more empowering ones?
We can control our lives by controlling our perceptions.
Bruce H. Lipton
To select a new belief you must first clearly visualize it in our mind and hold the intention to adopt that new perspective in our lives. What would it look like and how would it feel to live and move with that belief? Involve all of the senses; smell it, feel it, sense it, see it, hear it. Become an emotional antenna that breathes in that frequency. You have to become it and correlate your actions to the new perspective. At first it will feel like you are just making it up – which of course you are – like every thing else in your life, but this is intentional and takes focused awareness. The reality you desire already exists. When contradictory beliefs arise simply acknowledge their existence, don’t try to push them away or deny them, just return your focus to the one you are envisioning. Simply choose to adopt and express your new belief into the world. Eventually, you will build new neural pathways that will automatically reinforce the new belief thereby changing your perception. It’s like viewing the world from another window in your house.
I personally have not perfected this system, nor do I have miracles every time I practice it. But, I am slowly making progress and old fears, beliefs and attitudes are changing in the process. It has created a softening in my perception of others and my own heart. It is one of the hardest tasks I have ever undertaken. But, what else am I going to do with the life I’ve been given. Each shift for me is cause for celebration. I hope you will engage in this transformative practice.
I have found that shamanic journey work is a powerful tool for dissolving these old limiting beliefs and creating new ones. You are invited to join one of our journey circles. Also, I am available to support you in long distance processes and guidance that can assist in rewiring your belief system.
With love and gratitude,