Reality Shift News
Welcome to Reality Shift News --
the monthly newsletter that helps
you shift reality so all your
favorite dreams can come true!
I'm very grateful that this month
finds me in good health, renewing
my sense of wonder that we share such
a beautiful world. I'm
spending more time with my two young daughters
since they have several vacation days off from school. I
constantly amazed at how much I learn by watching and listening to
them. On the first rainy day this month, they went outdoors to
croquet on the lawn as mist drizzled down all around them... and
laughed and set up all the wickets anyway!
Children see this
world through new eyes every day, with an
innate sense of wonder in all
the surprises of the world.
Rediscovering the beginner's mind clears
away worries while
simultaneously preparing us for unexpected delights.
REALITY SHIFTING EXERCISES
In each monthly issue of
Reality Shifts News, I hope to share an
idea or two you can put to
immediate use. Today's thought is
inspired by a quote from Harry
"I would rather live in a world where my
surrounded by mystery than live in a world so
that my mind could comprehend it."
questions come to my mind when I read this:
Am I open to
experiencing the mysteries of life?
What is most real to
How do I limit my experience of reality?
more people accept that we are shifting reality... we'll begin to
lot more of this phenomenon. We can open ourselves to
mysterious nature of our universe, simply by
intending to be open to new
experiences. Our belief constructs
both structure and limit our
perceptions of reality. When we take
a moment to contemplate the
essence of reality, intending to feel
just a bit more of what's truly
here, we open our lives to experience
much more of the magic that love
The first chat session
for Reality Shifts in the ADC Auditorium
with host Judith Guggenheim was
a tremendous success, involving
about twenty five reality shift
chatters. We discussed the fact
that all material things have a
wavelike nature... in other words,
quantum mechanics applies everywhere,
even to large objects.
We discussed four out-dated basic assumptions
of locality, objectivity,
material monism, and causality. Causality is
the idea that
if we know a cause, we can determine it's effect.
Locality is the
notion that we only affect what's right in front of us.
monism is the idea that only matter really matters.
is the idea that we can observe something without affecting
All four of these old assumptions have been proven inadequate
describe quantum behavior... meaning that these assumptions
not good ones for understanding reality.
As physicists work
toward unifying theories of the very small
(quantum) to the very large,
they are finding that they can't just
leave the quantumization to the
last step... but instead must
incorporate quantum theory all along.
This universe has many
more dimensions than the three we're most
familiar with... and
we discussed how it feels to discover a new
dimension, as a two-
dimensional ant might discover that it can walk
circomference of a three-dimensional garden hose! The
dimensions are curled around, so they are very small.
garden hose example (and more!) are discussed in physicist
Greene's excellent book, "The Elegant Universe".
Judith Guggenheim shared her experience of
meditating while lying on
the floor with Bill Guggenheim... wondering
if they could make a lamp
shade disappear. They were delighted to
see that indeed, the lamp
Mark your calendars now for the next Reality Shifts
online internet talk/interview coming up this month... see
calendar section at the end of this newsletter.
REALITY SHIFT STORIES!
The Reality Shifts web site now has fifteen
stories from reality
shifters in three different continents around the
world. Many of you
will be happy to know that I've included the story
of how a sun dial sculpture
appeared one day at the Berkeley Marina on
the Reality Shifts web site.
I encourage you to read these stories,
check out the links, and read
previous Reality Shift News letters
SHIFTS ARTICLE IN MAGICAL BLEND
It's here at last! The first
magazine article about reality shifts
will be in print at newsstands
this week, where it will remain until
January 10th, 2000. If you don't
yet have a copy of this very
special issue of Magical Blend magazine,
note that you are now
one click away from visiting Magical Blend's web
site and requesting