I am sure most of you reading this article have heard of New Thought Theory or Manifestation Magic. It is covered in movies like 'The Secret', 'You Can Heal Your Life' or 'What The *&%$** Do We Know?' The premise is that thoughts (and emotions) can affect our external reality. But is this true?
I have been a practicing Tarot Counselor for over twenty years and I can say with hardcore conviction that how a person sees themselves in their life affects their destiny to a great degree. A creative, flexible, optimistic and actualized person tends to create a much happier and more fulfilling life than someone who is acting out of fear or a victim mentality. Perspective is everything! Two people may be handed the same difficult situation and one person says to themselves 'This sucks, I am getting out of here' and does the necessary work to get themselves back on higher, happier and safer ground. The next person says to themselves 'This sucks. Why me? Everything always happens to me' and lists every shitty thing as evidence. Who do you think gets stuck in the pain? We can all change everything if we believe we can.
There is actual evidence that consciousness affects reality. I believe in magic, but have been born into this western culture so I do find scientific data satisfying. (Although we all have confirmation bias, even stark materialists.)
There are startling, although on a deep level not surprising, results being seen coming out of different experiments.
One of these is called 'The Global Consciousness Project'. In a nutshell, what this project does, is record data from approximately 60 random number generators placed in labs all across the world. They call these machines eggs. Consistently, for the last two decades, when a huge event affects large numbers of people, the machines start to do show anomalies in the numbers. A type of synchronization happens at the time of the event. Spookily, sometimes the numbers will start shifting even BEFORE the event! This happened with the death of Princess Diana, the 9/11 terror attacks and the Obama inauguration of 2008. So maybe you really do know when your mom is about to call.
Dr. Dean Radin has also done a ton of lab work around consciousness and reality. In one study monks blessed food. In a double blind study repeated with the same results over 12 times, the blessed food raised the mood of participants. Interestingly and significantly, those who believed that they received the blessed food had the highest mood elevation, those who believed they didn't receive the blessed food (even if they had!) had no mood elevation and often times a decrease in mood. Those who didn't know or care whether they received the blessed or control food had some mood elevation if they received the blessed food. So not only did this study show that blessed food affects a person's reality, but that belief plays a huge role in what we experience.
Dr. Radin also conducted a triple blind study with blessed and control water. This water was used to grow a very particular plant. Across the board and on all levels, plants nourished with the blessed water performed significantly better.
I have read many more studies proving that our consciousness affects reality. If this is true, imagine how you can use this cosmic technology to affect your own life. I have definitely started blessing my food and it feels so satisfying!
Hello! I am Xtina, an intuitive tarot reader based in the Pacific Northwest. 'Tarot Communique' is a space for my musings, inspirations and whatever else that comes up that I'd like to share! xo
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