"Innocence tinctures all things with
― Edward Counsel
There is wonderful appeal in the innocence of
young children, from their purity of heart and lack of guile. We each
started life with such innocence, before we learned to wear masks we
thought would put us in the best social light. From such a state of
innocence, colors look brighter, there are few worries and doubts, and life
takes a brilliant quality of infinite possibility.
We can regain some of the magic possible to us in such a state of
innocence, or shoshin, what Zen Buddhists call beginners mind.
Modern day cognitive scientists find evidence to support the advantage of
embodying this beginners state of mind with an attitude of opennness,
eagerness, lack of preconceptions and genuine awe. And fortunately for us,
cognitive scientists are now informing us that we can increase our openness
to new experiences—with Openness being one of the
“big five traits” in psychology.
I feel an appreciation for beginners mind in the feeling of being in a
state of possibility, rather than fixated on a particular set of
presumptions, or heavy energy. And letting go of the heavy energy, once I
realize it’s not mine, feels remarkably liberating and healing.
I experience remarkable benefits from my daily meditations by clearing out
all emotions and energies other than the highest sense of awareness I can
imagine—and these meditations bring me to feeling a fresh sense
of new beginnings.
I had a couple of seemingly simple, yet thoroughly magical moments the
other day, after I’d done some meditation with intention to
return to a state of innocence—a state of beginners mind. When I
came home in the early afternoon to find a "could not
deliver—now you must go to post office to pick up" notice, I
felt disappointed and just a little bit bummed out to have just missed
receiving a package. But then, just a couple of hours later, our wonderful
postal delivery person brought my signature-required package to me at the
end of his day's deliveries! A little while after that, I found a parking
spot directly in front of the shop I wanted to visit downtown, and as I
parallel parked into the tiny spot and emerged from the driver seat, a
crowd lined up in front of a restaurant applauded and cheered, commenting
"What an awesome parking job!" I felt like I was in a movie!
Openness to new experiences can feel unsettling and even a bit scary when
we’re developing it, as I have been discovering this month.
Moving into new roles with new responsibilities can definitely feel like
leaving our comfort zones—yet we can’t really develop
fully by only doing what we’ve done before. Some of the new
directions I am moving in starting this month include becoming the host of
the new Living the Quantum Dream radio show, which is part of Evolutionary
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hope you will tune in later this month to hear me host my first shows!
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Improve Your Life with the Quantum Zeno
How can you make the most of the "quantum watched pot"
effect in your life?
Most of us are familiar with those situations where it seems that the more
we stare at a given situation, waiting for a momentous phase change to
occur, the less likely it seems we'll see much of anything interesting
transpire. You might have heard your mother cluck, "A watched pot never
boils," suggesting you find something more productive to do. What your
mother might not have known and probably didn't tell you is that the
"watched pot" phenomenon is backed up by some pretty interesting scientific
studies in quantum physics that show considerable promise for helping
improve our way of life.
We might envision the possibilities of being able to freeze-frame a given
situation--such as a life-threatening experience--in order that we can best
address whatever needs to be handled. Some people, including me, have had
such moments where we could have sworn that time slowed to a stop--and the
Quantum Zeno Effect can go a long way toward explaining what's going on
when that happens.
While Alan Turing has been acknowledged as having first mentioned the basic
principle behind the Quantum Zeno Effect in the form of a paradox in 1954,
physicists Baidyanaith Misra and George Sudarshan were the first to write a
paper in 1977, hypothesizing that if a quantum system is measured often
enough, it’s state will be unable to progress, and this
hypothesis was tested and proven to be true in a 1989 experiment involving
laser-cooled ions trapped in electric and magnetic fields. Subsequent tests
further confirmed that the Quantum Zeno Effect works, and in 2013,
researchers moved a step closer to building quantum computers by
demonstrating that objects as large as diamonds can exhibit the Quantum
Zeno Effect. It’s a big leap to move from the realm of the
microscopic to something large enough that humans can directly see, feel
and work with, such as diamonds. In addition to the Quantum Zeno Effect
that effectively freezes a system into a given state, there also exists an
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In 2014, a team of physicists led by Y.S. Patil at Cornell University
successfully demonstrated that rapid repetitive measurements can
effectively freeze a system in place. The potential implications of this
are huge, as the paper asserts, "The techniques demonstrated here augur
intriguing prospects of realizing novel many-body interactions such as a
measurement-induced dynamic coupling between the internal, motional and
topological states of a quantum many-particle system."
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I just wanted to share today's journal entry with you since it is about
reality switching. 8-31-15 Monday: Ornery Oscar is back. I miss Oscars,
but I missed Oscar too. He’s the cat Aaron brought to me and I
fell in love with him. I had him for well over 3 years before the switch
happened two days ago. Oscar has a chubbier face and a different
personality. He woke me up this morning at 6:00 pawing my arm. I stretched
it out for him. He snuggled with me a bit, but he doesn’t purr
and rub against me like Oscars did (Oscar's purr is different and so is his
contact with me—he’s more reserved). He will follow
me outside like Oscars did, but not as obsessively. He followed me out to
the southwest corner of my property this morning where I was pulling weeds.
When I finished I picked ‘him’ up like I always do
when I finish my work and he growled at me like he always did. Oscars
never, ever growled when I picked him up. He would settle down in my arms
and enjoy the ride. I’d bring him back to the house and put him
down. I carried Oscar away from the area and put him down as soon as I got
close to the shed. I don’t want him on the neighbor’s
property or close to the cliff edge. I knew Oscars was a different cat and
I know I will see him again. Our worlds are too close to not have an
exchange with each other. It’s such a bizarre thing to think
about—Oscars with another me in another world. Is he sensing the
change too? What is the other me like? I missed chubby-faced Oscar for such
a long time, even though Oscars is so sweet and loving. Eventually I
stopped thinking about him until the other night when the switch happened.
I see different Phils too. The Phil with a thin face has been out
steady for months, with the exception of the Rotary beer fest. I went with
Aaron; Phil was working at the gate and I instantly knew he was a different
Phil. His face was—I can see it so clear in my mind but
it’s hard to describe. It was not the Phil that has a chubbier
face, or the one with the broader forehead. This Phil is the best looking
one out of the 4 Phils that I see. I also prefer his personality over the
others. I stared at him in amazement because I hadn’t seen him
in months. I told him he looked very handsome in his rotary shirt, and he
did, but it was his different face I was referring too. I’m so
sad I lost that Phil. I haven’t seen him since I hugged him
good-bye at the beer fest.
What surprises me the most about parallel worlds is their almost exact
duplicate of each other. If I’m in a different world why does my
house look exactly the same? Did Oscars switch and not me? But even when I
do switch (like when I left the world where Columbus Day was celebrated on
the 11th and entered the one where it’s celebrated on the 12th)
everything looks exactly the same.
Note from Cynthia: Thanks so much for sharing your experience
noticing a very different Oscar the cat, and friend Phil. What comes to
mind for me most often is a sense of wonder at the dream-like nature of
reality. Just as in dreams where someone or something suddenly changes and
we seldom take much time to marvel about that, or what other versions of
ourselves and others are up to, these changes in our daily lives can bring
us to a deeper understanding of the illusory nature of physical reality and
'facts.' Just as the more we learn about quantum logic, we find that
classical Boolean logic is a special case subset, we can also see that our
ability to know what we're seeing improves as our mental map of
understanding and comprehension improves. We can now know that 'facts'
really do change--and that can be a good thing.
Pickles at McDonalds
I don’t know if you remember but one time I’ve told
you a shift story and you posted it
in the newsletter of june 2014 about McDonalds. This summer again
something happened with it! I wasn’t high or something. The
burgers didn’t get any juicier but this must be a shift or
people are just getting more retarded (hard to believe if you count the
facts). Let me share it with you. I’ve sent my mom to McDonalds
to get me a quarter pounder and a double cheeseburger. The problem is that
I don’t like gherkins/pickles. I always ask without and never
had problems so far with the order for 2 years but this time I had. My mom
went to McDonalds and said my order without gherkins. So she came back home
and NO way, the gherkins were there! I though omg my mom forgot to tell
them, and she said stop blaming me because its on the sticker on the burger
and it says "zonder augurk," meaning without gherkins. So the people that
worked there couldn’t make a mistake anyhow they did whatever. I
didn’t think much about it. My mom went back and ordered again
"a quarter pounder" and "double cheeseburger" without gherkins and said to
the manager, "Please don’t put gherkins again on it again." The
manager apologized and went to the people that prepare it to warn them (my
mom saw this in front of here since its an open kitchen). Then the manager
personally gave the bag with the food to my mom. My mom wanted to check it
by opening the bag and the burger package, but the manager said,
“No, no, don’t worry—you saw I told the
chefs, and I actually also tested it myself!” So my mom believed
it, and quickly came home. To my biggest surprise, there was no gherkin in
the quarter pounder, but there was in the double cheeseburger. I thought NO
way are those people retarded or lazy. They actually work hard. So how did
this happen? My mom again went back to McDonalds. She told the manager that
she didn’t know how this could happen. Because she told the chef
and more importantly, she checked it. So the manager gave us a coupon for
free food for the next time, and apologized. This McDonalds event might be
just a dumb and lazy fault of the chef, but how many mistakes can someone
make? I mean, the manager went to the chef the second time, and told him do
not put gherkins on it—how can you forget? So my mom and I think
something spooky is going on in that McDonalds of our town, because a lot
of strange things happen. For example the event I’ve told you
that you posted on your newsletter of June 2014.
Note from Cynthia: Yes, I do remember your previous experience
with reality shifts at McDonald's! In these experiences you share in which
everyone involved from your mother to the manager to the line chef on down
knew for sure that no pickles were to be included in your hamburger--it
really does sound like reality shifts occurred. Especially when your mother
returned to the McDonald's and specifically pointed out that was the
problem before. I've had similarly weird situations in restaurants that
I've also previously documented on realityshifters, having to do with my
preferring my glass of water without ice in it, and having it arrive that
way despite my not (in my memory) having asked the waitress for that
special treatment. When I questioned her, she insisted I had requested my
water with no ice, yet I know for sure that's not what I said! So these
food-related reality shifts are likely happening all the time, in many
New Braunfels, Texas, USA
Expresso is now gone and it has become espresso. I'm not sure if I want to
drink this new stuff. What was wrong with the old coffee? Espresso, really?
I had been Googling expresso looking for a new pot to replace a cracked one
and expresso had always been the spelling until recently. Our memory,
needless to say, will forever be our only proof of a change. My roommate,
Joanne, lived in Italy for several years and she agrees that it was always
expresso. This timeline comes complete with an explanation from the
Grammarist of why some of us remembered the "other" spelling, "Espresso
Expresso started as a misspelling of espresso, which came to English from
Italian and refers to a strong, pressure-brewed coffee. But because
expresso has so often appeared in place of espresso, we can perhaps
consider it a variant. And indeed, some dictionaries now list it as such.
This doesn’t change the fact that many English speakers consider
expresso wrong, however, and some will no doubt continue to do so no matter
how common it becomes. So if you don’t want anyone to think
you’re wrong, espresso is the safer choice.
It’s also worth noting that expresso is the French word for the
pressure-brewed coffee, and this perhaps has had some small influence on
English usage.” Joanne, my son, myself, and a mutual friend
all agree that it always was expresso only and there was no other name for
it at all. Joanne loved calligraphy and, in Italy, they always extended the
bottom right of the "x" to underline the rest of the word. Also, this
change occurred in the last few days because, as I said, I've been
searching for a replacement pot and, all of a sudden, the search was being
corrected to, instead, show results for "espresso". Previous searches did
not correct me so that means that the timeline shift occurred in the last
couple of days.
My son said he'll never call it "espresso"; sounds too wimpy.
What amazes me about these timeline changes is that I never feel any
physical effects like a shiver or a sudden jiggle or something. The shifts
all seem to be very seamless without no outward clues that something is
Talk with your coffee drinker friends.
Note from Cynthia: That's really fascinating that your roommate,
Joanne, who lived in Italy agrees that it was always spelled 'expresso.'
The fact that both of you remember it this way is very compelling to me.
This particular shift is one that resonates for me, too, though I haven't
regularly been checking it, and thus am not quite as startled by the
Clocking in While Dreaming
Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
I really enjoy your stories on shifting realities. I would like to share
the following story:
My son works at a hospital about 6 blocks from his home. One night he had a
dream that he was at work walking the halls. This dream seemed so
“real” to him. A couple days later his work
supervisor asked him why he had clocked in to work for 1 hour between 2 and
3 AM. He told her about the dream but claimed he never left his house. He
has never had an issue with sleep walking so decided to check with the
security office as they had security cameras that recorded activity in the
hospital. They watched the recordings covering all of the enter/exit doors
and even the camera by the time clock that he supposedly used. They found
no evidence of him being there!
Note from Cynthia: Thanks for sharing this extraordinary
experience your son had of dreaming a very realistic dream of being at
work, and later being asked about why he clocked in between 2am and 3am!
People are most likely to experience reality shifts and quantum jumps
involving bilocation and teleportation when meditating or lucid dreaming
(it's happened to me a couple of times), so I've got a feeling this sort of
thing may be happening a good deal more than many people realize!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I, too, remember Thanksgiving being the third Thursday and thought I was
crazy. I have read "Quantum Jumps" and am fascinated with the alternate
reality possibilites. It just didn't occur to me in this instance. Thank
you for expanding my awareness and reminding me that I'm not "crazy," I'm
aware and in touch with this amazing and mystical Universe.
Thanks for letting me know that you also remember American Thanksgiving
falling on the third Thursdays in November; you are definitely not the only
one who remembers this, and you are not crazy! You are getting in touch
with this ever-changing reality, filled with alternate histories,
synchonicities, reality shifts and quantum jumps.
I’ve read a lot of stories of people that had for example one
chocolate bar unopened and then later they saw two chocolate bars.
Or they ate a chocolate bar and then it came back. Now thats really
unbelievable but I’m open that such thing can happen but how do
they happen? Where is that chocolate bar come from? Do they go back in time
before they ate it? Or how can you do such thing. Did you manage to
Yes, I've seen things appear in duplicate and triplicate and more--such as
the time I share in my book High Energy Money in which I found dollar
bill after dollar bill inside my wallet that I could leave to pay a tip for
our waitress that minutes earlier did not have dollar bills in it. I'd ask
my young daughters if I should check inside my wallet one more time, and
they had such joy and enthusiasm as they'd encourage me to look one more
time--and several dollar bills came out of that wallet that had not been
there earlier. This kind of reality shift seems like never-ending money, or
many duplicates of something, but can be viewed as "tuning in" to adjacent
realities in which the "extra" item is already there. We weren't going back
in time, nor were we going to alternate "timelines," most likely. For those
of us who've witnessed this kind of reality shift, it's really clear that
we aren't moving between just one or two "timelines" but instead are
constantly moving between possible alternate realities. When you view
yourself as pure awareness--pure consciousness--then you can start to
conceive that it can be possible to move--in the form of your awareness,
your consciousness--from one parallel universe to another.
lots of love,
Please don't laugh, but I have an idea that fits with what you propose.
No, I am not suffering dementia - it has happened all my life.
Have you ever gone to another room to get something and then when you got
there, forgot what you went to get?
So, you walk back to the original room and DUH!, you remember and go get
Perhaps, what happened was you walked through some type of temporary
portal to a different, but very similar universe - where you did not need
the object and so could not recall what it was? Returning back through the
portal, you are again in the universe where you DID need it and recall it
instantly. So, you go and get it, the temporary opening to the other
universe having since closed or moved to a new location. It never seems to
happen in doubles - each time are isolated incidents.
Everyone I have asked reports similar experiences but had no
explanation besides, ahem, "brain fart". Maybe more is going on - as this
experience is not exclusive to only older people?
Thanks so much for writing to me about this! I've had this same thought,
regarding the common experience of someone moving between one physical
location and another, and having different levels of access to
memories--including memories of motivations and intentions. I agree with
you that in many cases we are physically moving between parallel possible
realities, which indeed provides us with a different way of viewing what
people might simply think are indicators of declining cognitive
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