A great deal of this particular Hub results from my reading the work of Dr Wayne Dyer
Welcome to Quantum Physics and Manifesting the Life You Want.
A great deal of this particular Hub comes from the work of Dr. Wayne Dyer, a man I thoroughly respect. Many of the ideas written below are his, some of it is directly from his book; Manifest Your Destiny . Most of it comes from a lesson I prepared for my University of the Third Age (U3A) class a few years back. I hope you like it.
By about 1890 the world’s scientists thought they had the world figured out - the universe, in fact! Every thing came from tiny particles known as atoms. There was nothing smaller. These atoms were made up in certain ways and gave us the basic elements: Oxygen, nitrogen, gold, zinc, copper, etc.. And our studies with the spectrograph indicated that everything in the universe, every thing , was made up of these same basic constituents. This was the scientific world of Rutherford and Kelvin. The atom was yet to be split.
Thought became an epiphenonemon - but no one could explain conscious decision making
Mind, of course, had to be explained. It became a epiphenomenon and was virtually dismissed by all but a stalwart few - perhaps because it was too difficult to tackle. The Behaviorists were at the helm of Psychology and there was no room for silly, esoteric philosophies.
Then along came Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Neils Bhor, de Broglie and the like, and Quantum Physics was born. Of course, the ‘Old School’ scientists fought these people tooth and nail. Problem was these new theories worked out- hence a couple of huge explosions over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Who could argue with that!
It’s been around a century since Classical Physics, or ‘Material Realism,’ as it is sometimes called, was obliged to give way to Quantum Physics. Be that as it may, the majority of scientists still cannot marry up the two. There is great resistance. By 1935 Quantum Physics had established itself. Yet today, 75 years later, we still don’t really understand it.
The Life You Want
The main problem with Quantum Physics was that scientists could not agree on the 'Nature of Reality.'
There are an awful lot of anomalies with Quantum Physics though; strange phenomena which make no sense. After a lot of soul-searching and brain-wracking research, it became apparent that ‘Old School’ Science was still valid, but that Quantum Physics had superseded it and amalgamated with it. Yet, Quantum Physics was still not really understood.
The main problem with Quantum Physics was that scientists could not agree on the ‘Nature of Reality.’ They now knew that the atom was not the smallest particle: protons, neutrons, electrons and quarks were even smaller. But the disagreement came when it was discovered that in some experiments these smaller particles acted like little solid balls: and at other times seemed as if they were spread out over infinity in the form of a wave. One moment they were a pellet, and in another, and endless web which stretched in an instant to infinity! Even more incredible - this spreading was, according to their experiments, taking place even faster than the speed of light. It couldn’t be possible! Hadn’t Einstein himself said that was not possible?
Was mind influencing matter?
Further, these scientists found that this ‘matter’ either appeared as a wave, or as a solid particle in a particular spot, dependent upon the observer’s expectations of it. Was ‘mind influencing matter?’ Wasn’t mind over matter complete balderdash? Had to be. And was this so-called “epiphenomenon” many scientists thought was simply a flow of electrons in the brain, actually influencing that which it was observing?
In 1993 along came Amit Goswami,an American citizen of Indian descent, with a very controversial book called with a scientifically challenging name. That book is: “The Self-Aware Universe.” Subtitle. “ How Consciousness Creates the Material World.”
Of course, Amit Goswami is not the only eminent scientist who postulated, theorised, and then wrote papers and, later, books for the like of you and I, the layman on Consciousness and Mind being that which creates our physical world. There was Gary Zukav with his Dancing Wu Li Masters, and Seat of the Soul. But today we will be considering the writings of one author who is very popular: Dr. Wayne W Dyer. Dyer, in 1997, wrote a book which you and I can use to great effect to improve our own lives- if we’re ready for it. That book is called: Manifest Your Destiny
Are you living the life you want ?
You have the power within you to attract to yourself all that you could ever want.
Here is what Dr Wayne Dyer says in his introduction to the book.
“You have the power within you to attract to yourself all that you could ever want. This is the central theme of Manifest Your Destiny, which is unlike any book I’ve previously written. I have chosen to write about this subject of manifesting because I have been drawn to it, rather than because it is the next logical step in the progression of books that I have produced over the past two decades. I seem to have been drawn to the subject by a force that will not allow me to ignore it.” (my italics)
There is a lot more in this introduction, but the main point Dyer makes is that what we desire is of central importance. The process of creating anything begins first with a desire. Also, that we must give ourselves permission to explore this path by allowing ourselves the freedom to use our mind to create the precise material world that matches our inner world. That inner world is the one which is the catalyst for determining our physical world experiences.
Wayne Dyer says, too, that we will have to abandon the idea that we are powerless over the circumstances of our lives. That we need to "shift out of the ‘group mentality’ " that says we are incapable of manifesting. Group thinking inhibits our natural abilities to co-create our lives as we desire it to be.
When we fully realize and understand our ability to manifest we can control the speed at which the changes occur
Further, in the introduction, Dr. Wayne Dyer says that when we truly understand the ability to manifest, we realise that we can control the speed at which changes occur in our lives. A practising mystic will manifest quickly because he or she is plugged into the world behind his or her eyes, rather than seeing the world as dictated by the ‘eyes of the group’ and all of its forebears.
The Yogi-severed arm story
There is a story -I think I read about it in Yogananda’s famous book, Autobiography of a Yogi- where a yogi, walking alone in the high Himalayas, was attacked from behind by a bandit wielding a heavy, long bladed knife. With one blow he severed the yogi right arm, just above the elbow. He then accosted the yogi front on, and it was only at that point that the bandit realised he had mistakenly attacked a holyman, a yogi. He stopped in his tracks, his heart filled with dismay.
He apologised. He was, in fact, devastated at what he had done and feared at the dreadful retaliation the holyman would take.
Instead, the holyman simply bend down, picked up the bleeding arm and held it to the severed stump then, ignoring the bandit completely, carried on walking up the mountain.
We probably don’t believe this is possible. But then, we probably don’t believe that Jesus fed a multitude of hundreds of people with seven loaves and two fishes. But then again, perhaps we have not yet learned enough about our true natures to be confident enough to manifest so quickly, so unerringly.
The life you want is there for you
We must learn to trust.
Dr. Wayne Dyer and the sages and saints of yore- and of today- say that we must learn to trust; to have faith. “If ye have but the faith of a mustard seed I say unto you that you will tell that mountain to move....etc.”
We must unplug from our conditioning. We must trust.
When we cultivate the inner conviction to manifest from the world of the unseen into the material world, we need understand there is a universal God Force that is in all things in the universe. There is not a separate God for each individual, each plant, each animal, each mineral. They and we are all one. Therefore, the same God force that is within you and causes you to think and breathe is simultaneously in everyone and everything else as well. It is universal. Thus, there is no place that It is not. Consequently, that which you perceive to be missing from your life also contains the God Force or universal intelligence that is within you. It has to be there.
If we are Consciousness, and Consciousness is in everything and ever thing, we are really only bringing into being that which is part of ourself
Manifesting, then, becomes the business of doing nothing more than bringing into form a new aspect of yourself. You are not creating something out of nothing. You are learning to align yourself with an aspect of your being that your senses have not known they could activate. This is a very important part of this understanding. You, and that which you want to manifest into your life, are one!
Wayne Dyer has listed Nine (9) requisites for manifesting. We’ll cover but two of them in this Hub.
The First requisite for manifesting: You must become aware of your Higher Self.
Carl Jung, writing in his famous book, Modern Man in Search of a Soul, provided some critical insights into the development tasks of adulthood. Jung believed that an awareness of a Higher Self is a developmental task of adulthood. He pointed out that men and women fall into four different categories of maturity. These he called the Athlete, the Warrior, the Statesperson, and The Spiritual Person.
The Athlete is that stage in our development when life seems impossible without a mirror and a steady stream of approval to make us feel secure. The stage of the Athlete is the time in our adult development when we are almost completely identified with our performance, attractiveness, and achievements. Many people outgrow this stage of the Athlete and make other considerations more significant. Some of us, depending upon our personal circumstances, move in and out of this stage. A few stay in the athlete stage all of their lives. We cannot practice manifesting at this stage
Do you really know the life you want ?
This is the time when our ego dominates our lives and we feel compelled to conquer the world to demonstrate our superiority. Wayne Dyer’s definition of ego here is the idea that we see ourselves as ‘important and separate’ from everyone else. Ego, (EGO can be an acronym for Earth Guide Only) The Warrior stage is filled with anxiety and endless comparison of our success compared to that of others. Trophies, awards, titles, and the accumulation of material objects record our achievements. At the warrior stage, status, and position in life are obsessions. Convincing others of our superiority is the theme of this other-centred timed of life in which the ego is the director. We cannot practice manifesting until we’ve got beyond this stage.
Question: Anyone here ever watch the American Soap Operas, Days of Our Lives, Young and the Restless etc.? These characters are all either Athletes or Warriors. They spend their lives either trying to be and stay beautiful and attractive and seeking power of some sort or another.
Third Stage of adulthood- The Statesperson
This is the stage of life where we have largely tamed the ego and shifted our awareness. At this stage we want to know what is important to others. Rather than obsessing about our ‘quota’ we can ask what your quotas are with genuine interest. The inner drive is to serve others. Professor Fred Hollows, Mother Teresa, Florence Nightingale- these people were of ‘statesperson level.
Authentic freedom cannot be experienced until we learn to tame the ego and move out of self-absorption. When you find yourself upset, anxious or feeling off purpose, ask yourself how much of your emotional state has to do with your assessment of ‘how you are being treated’ and perceived. When you can let go of your own thoughts about yourself for a long period of time, that is when you are free. Only an ego has hurt feelings. The real, Higher Self you is free of all that.
The Stateperson stage of adulthood is about service and gratefulness for all that shows up in your life. At this level you are very close to your Highest Self. The primary force in your life is no longer the desire to be the most powerful and attractive or to dominate and conquer. You have entered a realm of inner peace. It is always in the service of others, regardless of what you do or what your interests are, that you find the bliss you are seeking.
Being in this world but not of it
The Spiritual Person
There is one stage even higher than the Statesperson. The fourth stage is called The Spirit. When you enter this stage of life, regardless of your age or position, you recognise your truest essence, the Highest Self. When you know your Highest Self you are on your way to becoming a co-creator of your entire world, learning to manage the circumstances of your life and participating with assurance in the act of creation. You literally become a manifester.
You become an observer of your world and you move into other dimensions of consciousness. This inner infinite energy is not just in you. It is in all things, and all people who are alive now and have ever lived. You begin to know this intimately. That spirit that is you is not contained by the physical domain at all. It has no boundaries, no form, no limits to its outer edges. You are aware of the real source of your life, even though you have been conditioned to believe otherwise.
At this stage you are, as Jesus Christ put it some 2000 years ago, “Being in this world, but not of it.”
At this level, you loosen your emotional attachment to what you view as your reality. This detachment is followed by a knowing that the observer within you who is always noticing your surroundings and your thoughts, is, in reality, the source of your physical world. This awareness, along with your willingness to enter this domain, is the beginning of learning to attract to yourself that which you desire and need while you are in a physical body.
Fame and recognition - is this the life you want?
Transcending your conditioning
Like it or not, all of us have been conditioned to think and act in ways that have become automatic. We're culturally programmed. We need to figure out how to get past this conditioning if we want to gain access to our Higher Self. You can be sure that the ego will not take well to this kind of effort. Reason? A terrible fear, the worst fear: that of anhiliation.
Asking the ego to help diminish its own significance so that you might have access to your Higher self is akin to attempting to stand on your own shoulders. Ego is as unable to move aside in deference to spirit as your eye is unable to see itself, or the tip of your tongue able to touch the tip of your tongue!
Your task thus becomes a quagmire of paradoxes. If you rely upon your ego to get past the influences of ego, it will strengthen its hold on you. We must figure out how to emancipate consciousness from the limitations of our minds and our bodies.
In the ego, state we generally experience ourselves as separate entities. To move past this conditioning, you want to see yourself as Humanity Itself!
But we could go on for lesson after lesson just dealing with the Higher Self aspect of ourselves and how to arrive at that. There are eight more principles, but we won’t go into them here; the Hub would become just too long, so we’ll deal with just one more.
Dr. Wayne Dyer’s Second Principle: Trusting Yourself
Trusting yourself in trusting the wisdom that created you.
Learning to trust may be difficult in the beginning. It will be an exercise in futility if you rely upon your mind to create trust. This is because the mind works on material problems by interpreting sensory data. When turned towards spiritual matters the mind attempts to come up with intellectual answers by using proofs, logic, and theoretical reasoning. It demands assurance and proof to establish tangible results. The Secret is no longer a secret, but why aren't the majority of readers able to immediately get what they want? Could it be luck of self-trust?
(Some of those proofs, by the way, might well start coming to light as people like Amit Goswami delve into concepts of a Self Aware Universe, and How consciousness creates the material world)