I received a thank you card the other day from the program coordinator of a center for girls where I recently presented. In her note she expressed how she appreciated the vibe I brought to the girls. I thought that to be an interesting statement and considered what she specifically might have meant. I was conscious of the words I’d chosen to share, how I said them and what I wore. But my vibe?
Yesterday I attended a women’s networking event where I met a number of women for the first time. As I reflected on the event afterwards and brought to mind those I met, I realized that it wasn’t what they’d said or what they’d worn that stayed in my mind; it was their vibe.
Vibe as defined by The Free Dictionary: a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively
My mind kept revisiting one woman in particular. I knew very little about her life, but through her vibe, I sensed she felt beaten down, hungry for something that is missing in her life, and not comfortable in her own skin. While this person seems very nice on the outside, her vibe feels like a downer.
We all pick up on vibes, whether we are conscious of it or not.
Are you aware of what your vibe says?
Does it express what you want to attract in your life?
For tips on how to improve your vibe, read my article Raising Your Vibration to Attract What You Want.
This article is the second in a two-part series. It follows Intention: A Practical Science for Consciously Creating Your Life (Part 1).
Part 1 of this series briefly discussed the implications of Einstein’s discovery that everything in the universe is made up of the same energy—all of nature is comprised of it, water, stars, your thoughts, your emotions, your pet, your car, your computer, just as starters. We are a field of energy operating in a larger field of energy. We are immersed in a sea of energy.
Recent discoveries about the power of intention are grounded in quantum physics theories first developed in the early part of the twentieth century by Danish physicist Niels Bohr and his German counterpart, Werner Heisenberg. Their conclusions, at the most elementary level, suggest that matter isn’t solid and stable, rather an evolving process of infinite possibilities, that subatomic particles that compose matter exist in a state of potential. In other words, they describe the universe as a single life form of interconnected energy fields in a continuous state of becoming.
Niels Bohr, Nobel Prize in Physics 1922
Werner Heisenberg, Nobel Prize in Physics 1932
These discoveries provide the key to understanding the science of intention as they suggest how thoughts are able to influence outcomes. They suggest that this power to co-create and influence is a law of nature that we have all inherited. This understanding implies that our thoughts are influencing everything around us at every moment. This knowledge is incredibly exciting because it acknowledges just how influential we can be when we remain conscious of the power of intention.
What is intention?
Intention is a deliberate attempt to make or influence a change. Unlike desire, which is simply focusing on an outcome, intention includes an executable plan which will lead to a desired outcome.
What has been learned about intention?
Let’s first look briefly at the discoveries which provided the foundation for understanding intention. The classical physics that was invented by people like Isaac Newton in the seventeenth and eighteenth century was based on studying movements of very big objects like planets, cars and mechanical devices in general. Then early in the 20th century, physicists began investigating the behavior of extremely small objects such as subatomic particles. When Newtonian thinking was applied to the very small, the laws that predicted how things would work no longer applied. This is where the study of quantum mechanics was born.
Isaac Newton at age 46
Portrait by Godfrey Kneller
In 1905, Einstein’s formula, E=MC2, replaced the earlier Newtonian theory that everything in life was made up of solid objects that were attracted to each other by gravity. Einstein’s discovery proved that everything that exists, from the large, to the tiniest of small, consisted of sub atomic particles which, at their core, were made of the same stuff—pure energy.
Coming up in Part 2: Why this is exciting knowledge for you…
Imagine that somehow you were forced to sit in a science classroom in the earlier part of today, and you learned that you are energetically connected to everything that is alive. Would that change your view of the role you play in this world?
Chances are that you did not go to science class today, but that doesn’t change your opportunity to revisit your world view and the role you play. This tidbit about your connection to all of life is true, according to evidence brought forth by modern day quantum physicists. Furthermore, they tell us that we are constantly exchanging energy back and forth with each other. Consider it a cosmic game of catch, but instead of a ball, we’re throwing around our thoughts. Imagine that.
As these understandings rise to the surface of our cultural consciousness, gone go the days when we can pretend that what we think or say about others or ourselves doesn’t have any impact. That’s like thinking that throwing acid in the reservoir isn’t going to affect our drinking water.
Someone close to me has been very challenged in “getting his act together” for the past couple of years. It’s so easy for me to listen to his stories on the phone and make judgments that produce energy that feeds what he’s doing on his own. Yet this evidence of our connected energy has made me so much more cautious about the power of my thoughts, and I now feel a greater need to be morally responsible with them. What are your thoughts?
I learned something this week that has made a significant impact on how I view my relationship to life. Your mind has no specific location in space.
I first came across this fact while reading an interview with Dr. Fred Alan Wolf, a physicist and National Book Award writer who conducts research on the relationship of quantum physics to consciousness. Then as I probed the idea further, I discovered that Buddha held the same philosophy. In an article sourced from the Surangama Sutra, Buddha is quoted as saying this to a number of people who had gathered to hear him speak:
“If the mind is then within the body, it would be acquainted with the inner parts of the body itself. .. But how is it then, that we never meet a man who is able to see his own internal organs? That the mind is located within the body cannot be maintained.”
Very interesting stuff here. A Course in Miracles led me to understand that I am not my body and that I am connected to the source of life. Metaphysics taught me that I connect with my creative power through my mind. And now I’ve been led to the further understanding that my mind exists outside the confines of my body. I know there is a significant story building here, yet I haven’t quite wrapped my arms around it yet. So if you’re interested in exploring this concept with me, stay tuned. And if you have more pieces to add to this puzzle, I’d love to hear them.