A shamanistic scientific view on how we create our reality
The newest research shows some pretty crazy stuff: a part of our memory and our belief-storage might actually not be located in our brain, but rather in a collective field - the Zero Point Field. The body sends out electromagnetic waves and our brain can only see the reality it knows, because it's making up most of it anyway. It sounds hard to believe but no matter how difficult and challenging our circumstances might be, we are no victims of our reality. In fact, we are creators of our experience - of everything that we perceive to be real whether it is positive or negative.
However, creating your life is not something that most people are consciously aware of or know how to handle well. Most of us are either unaware or try to hold on to the things we would like to have.
If you doubt that any of this is true, it is because you are still believing what the paradigms of the ‘old world’ want you to believe. The truth is that our reality is simply created by your beliefs - nothing more and nothing less. I know it from my own experience and I have seen it in the lives of hundreds of people around the world. The truth is, nobody and nothing apart from your own beliefs shapes the world around you. And you are free to believe anything you want.
Beliefs are the foundation of our ‘reality’ experience
Beliefs are deeper sitting thoughts. I call them the second stage thoughts - as they often appear once the ‘day to day thinking’ - the first stage thoughts - has quieted down. Beliefs define our world, “the world as we believe it to be.” We base our thoughts, feelings, actions and reactions on our beliefs. Because of our beliefs, we care about making life more beautiful or don’t bother; we eat certain foods and avoid others; we worship one deity or another, or none at all, or we make up our own spirituality altogether; and we rely on scientific medicine or homeopathy to cure our ills. Even more importantly, our beliefs tell us who we are. They mark our place in the social world and provide a personal, autobiographical history that anchors us to various places, situations and events across our lifetimes.
Beliefs and memories are very similar. Let’s take a look at how memories work first. So far, we know that memories are formed in the brain as networks of neurons that fire each time a certain event stimulates them. The more times this happens, the more neurons fire over and over again and the stronger the memory becomes. This also happens by being in situations that are similar to a memory we have or simply by repeatedly talking about a certain event. Yet-to-be-scientifically proven is the idea that memories are not only stored in the brain, but also in individual cells and organs, which would amplify the impact that our body has on the electromagnetic field and thus on the materialistic world we create - more on that further down below.
Now, beliefs take the concept of memory another step further. We could describe them as the foundational framework for the way each of us interprets the world. Similar to the idea of cellular memory, the idea exists that beliefs are stored throughout the body and nervous system rather than only in the brain.
Beliefs are generated either through personal experience of testing a thought or responding to something we desire, or through the response of our environment to a thought or something we do. The deepest sitting and most uncomfortable beliefs however, are those that result from unresolved trauma. Usually, when we have an emotional charge around something, it has to do with some kind of trauma.
Belief Creator 1 - Desire
We can agree that we were all born with desires. The first desire that we experienced was the desire to breathe. Instinctively we desired to be close to our mother. Desires are deeply human and the stream of desires never stops. Desires constantly arise in us and once we fulfill one, a new one emerges. This has a biological reason, which is to keep us excited about being alive. It is desire that sets us in motion and by doing so, it gives our life direction and meaning. You are reading this e-book because you have formed a desire to read it and this desire motivates you to read on. But not all desires are positive. Hinduism names desire as a life force, but it also calls it the ‘great symbol of sin’ and ‘destroyer of knowledge and self-realization’.
As we grow up, we learn that not all of our desires are good for us and not all of them can be fulfilled. This is how beliefs are created.
They can arise from personal experience - we desire something and make an assumption about it, often without testing it, and then choose to believe it or believe against it. Eg. That swimming in the ocean is scary even though we have never been and nobody of the people we know has ever been either. Or we make an assumption and test it in order to believe that it is correct or false. Eg. We go and do it and find out it’s actually fun.
Beliefs can also form through the response our environment and our education has to our desires. Many of the things we desire have been conditioned out of us, like a our desire to travel (that is threatening to others), to surf big waves (too dangerous), or to become something (an actor, a doctor), sometimes for the sake of our own protection or protection of others, sometimes because our parents and teachers held certain beliefs about our desires that were incongruent with ours. Many of our desires were controlled so many times that we came to believe that we cannot get or become or achieve what we want. We believe false beliefs to be true - and so they become our reality. The false belief that our desire for deeper connections will not be fulfilled; the false belief that we cannot live the life we desire because of financial restrictions; the false belief that we are not good enough to work for something we truly love, etc.
Belief Creator 2 - The Collective Field
In conscious communities we naturally speak about collective beliefs as if it was long proven and clear that they do exist. That’s because we are highly aware of and used to emotional work. However, there is scientific research happening in many areas around this. There is an institute in the “Authentic Relating” community in the Colorado, U.S., which takes the impacts of collective emotions in group scenarios into account. Emotions can leave the body and accumulate in- or be taken up by - one person who feels this emotion for the entire group. Similar events can occur on a much bigger scale. It also is the case that we believe thoughts that didn’t come from us, but were rather created by old paradigms. Nonetheless we all think them. For example: “Man don’t cry” or “Women need to finish what they started when they made a man horny” (You won’t believe how many women think that, in particular when they are young). Even without anyone explicitly saying speaking these thoughts out loud, they are in the collective field around us that we have access to from the day we are born. They are energetically inwoven into us before we even have a chance to argue against them.
The very essence of your beliefs, thoughts, memories, and sentient mind arises from the Zero Point Field.
Your consciousness is not stored only in your brain — your brain is a receiver that picks up the signal of your consciousness from The Field. And through The Field, encoded in its infinite energetic frequencies, you are fundamentally connected to all other life.
If you have ever picked up the feelings of a loved one from far away, known what your pet was thinking, worked in synchronicity with a team, or had a strong premonition of the future—then you have already glimpsed the power of this quantum connection.
Belief Creator 3 - DNA
There is a growing body of literature on the cross-generational consequences of war. In fact, trauma is often down passed to younger generations, often bypassing the middle generation. Further, there were several experiments, such as the cherry blossom experiment in which it was proven that false beliefs which resulted in fear, are passed on to over six following generations. That means that the false belief of your great-great-great-grandmother could still impact you today and generate fear in your body without you being aware of its presence or origin. Throughout our lives, we have each of us embraced false beliefs through our DNA, our perceptions, memories, and emotional reactions.
Belief Processing through Pattern Matching - We only see what we believe
We cannot create or even see something that we don’t believe in or that we don’t know exists. We are ‘pattern matchers’ - we know one pattern and we match it into our perception of reality over and over again. That means that our brain can only see the reality it has learnt to see. It matches the learnt patterns that are already there and applies them to everything else.
You might have heard of optical illusions, and perhaps you have even seen the “Old woman, young woman” image below. If you haven’t, look at the image below long enough to see both an image of an old woman looking down and an image of a young woman looking away. This image demonstrates that our brain is trained to see what it is used to seeing. You might have also heard of the myth of the invisible ships. The myth claims that indigenous islanders who were visited by Columbus could not see the ships for what they were, because they simply had no understanding of them. Whether this is true or not will always remain a mystery.
However, it is a fact that our brain receives 400 billion bits/second of information, whereas we're only aware of 2000 bits/second. In other words, our brain detects about 0.000000000000001% of what we are experiencing at any moment. That means the connection between us and other parts of reality that lie outside of our normal day to day experience is enormous. Many things can potentially impact us that we have no idea of. That means that “reality” is being signaled in our brain all the time but the brain cannot integrate and process this amount of information.
Our visual input is also quite different from how we think it is, as the eyes actually create a 2D (!) image instead of the 3D image that we see. The image that is seen by our eyes is also upside down (the sky is the Earth and vice versa) and not straight as we see it. Our eyes simply have been constructed this way. A team of scientists has tested it by wearing mirror glasses. You could totally test it, too if you were curious and daring enough!
So you can imagine that the brain would need tons of energy on a daily basis, if it was to process all the bits/second and continuously create a 3D up right image of all the visual data it receives. To save energy, the brain takes an easier route. It simply makes up most of our reality based on the patterns it already knows. Patterns of ‘old’ stored information.
Imagine the memory in the brain as tiny little bags filled with confetti tied to one another through a nylon string. The confetti are the memories. They are stored in waves rather than boxes. That’s how the brain maximizes efficient storage space.
The following text are excerpts from Lynn McTaggart’s book “The Field”: The brain creates the reality like a hologram. “It must somehow ‘read’ information by transforming ordinary images into wave patterns, and then transform them again into virtual images, just as a laser hologram is able to.” …. This is also true for memory. “Rather than precisely located anywhere, memory would be distributed everywhere, so that each part contained the whole.” This was Walter Schempp’s discovery of quantum memory. ”The Zero Point Field is a vast memory store. MRI machines could take information encoded in the Zero Point Field and turn it into images.” … ”The discovery set off the most outrageous idea of all: short- and long-term memory doesn’t reside in our brain at all, but instead is stored in the Zero Point Field.” … “A number of scientists, including systems theorist Ervin Laszlo and Pribram, would go on to argue that the brain is simply the retrieval and read-out mechanism of the ultimate storage medium – The Field. Pribram’s associates from Japan would hypothesize that what we think of as memory is simply a coherent emission of signals from the Zero Point Field, and that longer memories are a structured grouping of this wave information. If this were true, it would explain why one tiny association often triggers a riot of sights, sounds and smells. It would also explain why, with long-term memory in particular, recall is instantaneous and doesn’t require any scanning mechanism to sift though years and years of memory. If they are correct, our brain is not a storage medium but a receiving mechanism in every sense, and memory is simply a distant cousin of ordinary perception. The brain retrieves ‘old’ information the same way it processes ‘new’ information – through holographic transformation of wave interference patterns.”
Whether these discoveries are true or not, it seems like our brain can’t tell the difference between what it sees and what it remembers. Every time we experience a challenging situation that creates the same feelings of some sort - let’s say it is rejection - our brain goes back in time to search for a solution. The brain looks at all the memories that have caused a similar feeling before, which is why we feel often worse than the situation actually is. This has been part of the findings of Oxford scientist Danny Penman.
This is the explanation why we are likely to look for the same patterns in terms of the partners we attract - our brain cannot tell the difference between a memory and reality. If we for example have been programmed to believe that rejection equals love because that’s what our brain has been programmed to believe, then we will match this reality pattern over and over again.
Attention goes where attention flows.
It is our way of re-traumatizing ourselves. And this re-traumatizing process becomes stronger and stronger over time as the brain has the ability to change memories backwards. That is why unhealthy patterns in relationships grow over time or our unhealthy habits increase.
That keeps on happening until we learn to dismiss the old paradigm and challenge our brain to let new information come through. This is what your brain had to do when you shifted awareness from one woman to the other in the image below. Your brain learnt that there is another reality, a different solution that it hasn’t seen before.