We are the one who “sees.”
We are observing something all the time. This very act of seeing turns the limitless potentiality of the quantum world (the formless world) into form. We create form from the formless.
That which we observe becomes our experience.
This is mind-blowing! How can we have this much power?
The quantum world is mind-blowing — which is why many scientists prefer the old comfort of classical physics in which the world exists out there, solid and fixed and can be accurately measured.
But the reality is that the basic stuff of the universe is flowing, changing, formless and just waiting for an observer to put a thought or feeling into it. This very act is creative. Seeing brings forms out of the ever-changing, impermanent formlessness, the basic stuff of the universe.
But to our senses, the world appears solid and fixed. It seems as if our seeing doesn’t alter it.
However, Jesus taught not to judge by appearances. He showed us that things are not as they appear, and that we are to see beneath the formed — to see with our heart and soul.
This is called faith. The writer of Hebrews puts it this way in Ch. 11:1-4: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen … that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
Faith is perception. Faith is how we see, not what we see.
Quantum physics says much the same thing, whereas classical physics believes the world is out there, solid, fixed and can be measured regardless of our seeing. It believes the world has solidity.
But according to renowned Quantum physicist John Wheeler, the new science says that we are inescapably involved in bringing about that which appears to be happening.
Again, how can that be? The world appears to be “out there” and we seem separate from it. It seems to be there and have solidity, no matter how we see it.
Father Teilhard de Chardin, the great scientist, philosopher and visionary of the last century, has written that evolution is continually changing, spiraling upward. His remarkable book The Phenomenon of Man shows scientifically how it is our perception that causes matter to become what it is.
Both Quantum physics and the many mystics of old say the stuff of the universe becomes as we see it, as we perceive it to be.
This is counterintuitive. It seems the other way round. It appears that matter is there, just waiting for us to observe it.
The truth is that we are in partnership with untold power. We are the one who chooses to see things in a particular way.
We are not victims.
We are partners in creating our experience.
It is vital for us to inquire often as to the lens through which we see. Our lens is our attitude, our core beliefs. We see what we believe, not the other way around.
What do we believe? What is our attitude? Is it one of bitterness or cynicism? Are we blaming the world for not giving us what we want?
Are we seeing ourselves as a victim of circumstances rather than a participant in what is occurring?
We make choices each moment. For example, when I feel hopeless, as if there is nothing I can do to change the situation, I can choose to remember that I am creating my world according to how I am experiencing this moment.
I ask what my attitude is. I pause and choose not to walk down an old habitual path. As I continue to do this, I notice how things change. Instead of reacting out of old habitual ways of seeing I back off and breathe. I imagine a new path. I open to all the possibilities that are here in this moment. I respond differently and this creates a new neuropathway in my brain.
The feeling of helplessness gradually dissolves as I repeatedly choose this new path.
Each moment we can choose to a new path. We can step into our true nature — that of a divine being with the power of choice!
Because each moment is absolutely new!!
The universe never repeats itself. This is a new moment — and we can make a new choice.
Each instant, we step into our destiny and shape our experience.
We can awaken to the formless stuff of the universe. We discover that it is filled with truth, beauty and goodness. It waits for us to call it, to see it. It co-creates with us.
We are partners and co-creators, not victims!
In wonder and awe,
“Proceed as Way Opens”
by Rev. Blain
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