Some of you may have heard of the This I Believe project. Originally started about WWI, this series asked people from all over the country to write about what they truly, deeply believed in. Thousands of people submitted entry, including celebrities, artists, and musician (and 'average' people too).
NPR resurrected this program in the late 1990s as a way to mark a new century. If you're interested in learning more, please go to http://thisibelieve.org/.
Here's my essay.
I believe in the Science, the Art, the Magic, and the Mysticism of Quantum Physics.
And I believe this because I’ve experienced how the principles of QP work in my personal and professional life. I’ve seen the results, the changes and shifts in myself and my clients after I’ve used these principles on ‘problem areas.’
I am not a medical doctor, nor a physicist trained in any type of quantum theory. What I am is a live long learner and explorer who realizes that there’s a lot more to health and wholeness than performing surgery or prescribing a pill.
I’m talking about a consciousness that says that ‘miracles’ can and do happen. Saints and sages of all religions have performed these. My belief is that they could do this because they knew how to jump into the quantum wave and let things happen. I’ve found ways to connect with this consciousness, notice a ‘dysfunction,’ and assist with removing the shadow that keeps my clients (and myself) from being whole. I honestly don’t really do anything, just notice the pattern, get out of the way of the process, and witness what happens.
I’ve believed this to this since I was a kid. And was told what it wasn’t possible.
When I was in 6th grade my class got to watch a film strip about molecules and atoms. I was fascinated with this film, especially one spot where they showed a molecule under a microscope. I could see all the things that had been diagramed in my science book. What I also noticed was that the electrons were moving constantly, circling the nucleus, and jumping back and forth from one place to another. They were never still.
My first thought when I saw this was that it was alive! Since it was moving then it must have some type of energy around it. And since everything is made of molecules then everything was living, including the chair I sat on, the book on my desk, water, food, everything!
Of course I was told I was just not the way it is.
Since then I’ve learn that, while everything isn’t technically ‘alive’ everything does have energy. And since everything has energy then we are all truly connected in some way. This is part of Quantum Theory, that everything is a series of particles and waves which are constantly moving, changing, and solidifying only when someone focus attention on it. This sets up a pattern based on what we have learned. And these patterns become stronger after we use them over and over again.
A short example.
In 8th grade I became so tired and muscle sore that I could not get out of bed. My mother tried everything she knew (including dragging me out of bed), but nothing seemed to make me feel better. I’d sleep 20+ hours a day, getting up in the late afternoon to eat something and watch TV, then return to the comfort of my covers by 9pm.
After missing 3 months of school I finally was taken to a doctor (my mother thought I was making it up to get attention and my father was Christian Scientist and didn’t believe in doctors). The family physician took some blood, ran some tests, and found out my thyroid reading was on the low side (hypo). And then put me on some pills that I was told I’d have to take for the rest of my life.
I did feel better, and made in back to school after winter break.
2 years later, after many refills, I ran out of pills. And decided to try an ‘experiment. I wondered whether the pills ‘fixed’ me or whether they just kickstarted my system. When it was time to get the next refill I didn’t remind my mother, and stopped taking the medication.
I didn’t go back to bed and sleep for hours on end. Though I’ve had my thyroid tested between then (1969) and now (2015) the results have stayed within the ‘normal’ range.
How did I know this? What really happened?
What you focus on expands, right? I didn’t focus on the ‘problem,’ or even the answer to the problem, and opened myself up to other possibilities, unlimited possibilities, some which I may not even have been aware of. I chose to look at my ‘problem’ a different way, and ask ‘what if.’
The way to change something isn’t to force it into a pattern, but rather step back, become the observer, allow it to change in the best way possible, in a way that maybe I don’t even know about.
As Albert Einstein said, nothing is created or destroyed, it just changes form. I’ve become the observer instead of the director, and allow things to change form in the best, most benevolent way, in a way that I may not even be able to imagine.
It works for me.
Nancy Elizabeth Green
thinks that anything is possible. She loves to explore life with an open heart and a quantum mind. Come and enjoy the magic!