There is a profound truth in those simple words. Quantum physics is now revealing we live in a participatory universe in which we call things into being, according to how we see.
Our worldview brings our world into being. In this sense, we all live in different worlds. It is an illusion to think we all see the same world.
Or, as John Wheeler states, “The act of observation is the very act which turns the potentiality of the quantum world into the actuality of the seemingly ordinary world.”
Quantum Revelation, by Paul Levy, pg 155
We, the observer, directly participate in how we experience the world to be.
This puts us into a position of power. No longer can we claim to be victims!
This revelation is amazing. So much that I can hardly believe it myself.
The world “out there” seems so real, so solid, so “other.” It is surely not myself that I am seeing. Or is it?
My conditioning tells me that there is me, and there is everything else. I seem separate to what is outside of my physical body. But this is dualistic thinking.
The world of quantum reality tells us that at the deepest level there is only this one substance out of which everything is formed. And the observer forms it by the very act of observation. In this sense we choose what we see. We see according to our deepest beliefs.
This knowledge goes against our usual conditioning. It isn’t logical; therefore it must be wrong, we say.
When we can bring the term polarity, rather than opposite into the conversation we move more closely into reality.
For instance, East seems the opposite of West. But, as the world is round, when you go East as far as possible, you find yourself in the West.
In the same way, up turns into down. Whatever goes up must come down.
All is part of the one indivisible substance, the “stuff” out of which everything is made.
Let us begin thinking in terms of polarity, rather than opposites, and we can begin to befriend with what seems “out there.” We can engage with, inquire into, what we see. We can draw closer to it, dialogue with it. This is the beginning of love.
In this way we begin to reclaim our real power as a spiritual being having a human experience.
The truth is, it ain’t nothing til we call it!