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Playing the Field of Infinite Possibility | Memory of the Future Project
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Playing the Field of Infinite Possibility

By Sara Lovell | March 1, 2009

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 Bright starfield I learned the most important lesson of my life: that the extraordinary is not the birthright of a chosen and privileged few, but of all people, even the humblest. That is my one certainty: we are all the manifestation of the divinity of God.”

– Paulo Coelho

 

What if anything at all was possible? What if there was no fear? No fear of the deck stacked entirely against us and all worse case scenarios coming home to roost?

What if we could play the field of infinite possibility?

 

Quantum physicists see the whole universe as a field of potentialities—all existing simultaneously, each one waiting to come into being—awakened by the relationship of the observer, the engager with the field. It’s as if all possible futures were already formed, just waiting to be activated. So that’s where we, the observers, the engagers can choose which ones we want to see, which we want to live in. For the first time in the history of humanity as a whole, I believe there exists a majority of people who believe that greed and war and the mindset that creates it can bring no good to this earth. People see it for what it is: as a lack; of imagination, of willingness, of connection. I think we’re willing now to choose a different reality, one where we see each other as pieces of ourselves, as members of our own families, knowing that if we harm another we harm ourselves, just as when we harm ourselves we harm others. Nothing and no one can escape this web of connection. It’s called “Entanglement” in quantum physics. When particles are entangled, they affect each other across vast distances simultaneously.

“We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the way God’s universe is made; this is the way it is structured.”

–Martin Luther King, Jr. from his last sermon

Imagining another version of reality, a kinder version, and believing in the inevitability of it, with enough people drawn to tell a similar story, would in fact create this new reality. The fact is we are creating reality all the time whether we’re conscious of it or not—so I say, let’s become conscious observers of the most desired reality we want to see.

 We have heightened opportunity for reinventing nearly every system humans have created. Opportunity for the reinvention and recovery of our hearts and our relationships to each other and to all life, to reclaim wisdom from ancient cultures, and ways of understanding and magic that are now being affirmed by scientific evidence.

Many people refer to the Law of Attraction when speaking of mechanisms for manifesting reality. From Deepak Chopra’s The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: “A verse from the Veda says, ‘What you see, you become.’ In other words, just the experience of perceiving the world makes you what you are. This is a quite literal statement.”

I find some of the basic information regarding the Law of Attraction very useful, keeping in mind that what is sometimes written too simplistically about how this law actually works doesn’t allow for the mystery and complexity of all of our interconnected realities. Basically, what we are most focused on in our thoughts and intention draws experiences that are a match. Accordingly, if we’re more focused on what we’re lacking, the universe will provide us with more of that—the theory being that the universe is neutral and gives us more of what we’re running over and over again in our minds. It’s kind of like having a bad day; one unwanted thing happens, we react from a place of lack, like a victim of the circumstance and then more unwanted experiences come along. And when it’s a good day, more of the desired experiences show up. So the idea is to put ourselves in the mindset and felt sense of already having that which we desire. I figure it’s like stepping into a future vision—seeing it, tasting it, smelling it, feeling it, and celebrating it—and trusting that this experience is true and will manifest—then it’s like walking around feeling gratitude for that experience. People recommend activating and holding your intended vision for ten to thirty minutes every day. It’s really something knowing we are co-creators in this life, and that the essence of our humanness lies in the expression of our expanding desire—that our desire itself is a reflection of the already manifested version of that desire.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “There is nothing capricious in nature, and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feels it.”

I know I would like to take more time to feel into that already manifested reality, to feel steady gratitude for such a generous universe—instead of so often seeing what has not yet emerged, and then worrying about it or doubting it.

Wayne Dyer from The Power of Intention suggests: Act as if everything you desire is already here… treat yourself as if you already are what you’d like to become.” I really like this idea of the practice of not only stepping into the reality I’d like to experience, but into the person I want to become, by imagining how that person would act in any given situation. Kind of like, What Would Jesus Do, and instead, asking what would the more evolved version of myself do, and then doing that. And pretty soon, it won’t be acting anymore.

No matter how far I stray, if I stop and ask myself what I truly believe, it’s that everything is possible, and that the greatest gift we hold as humans is our ability to create. And with the power we have in our hearts, we have the most potent fuel we need for re-telling our story, and thereby recreating ourselves and our world.

 

 The Field suggests a far more expansive view of the world and living things like us. The essential communication mechanism of the universe is quantum frequency connected by a giant matrix - a field of fields called the Zero Point Field. This pulsating energy field is the central engine of our being and consciousness. There is no “me” and “not me”, no “in here” and “out there”. In other words, we are our world. This new science suggests that our lives can be a daily unfolding of the miraculous - of healing others and yourself influencing events and the environment around us, using intention for good, and having the ability to view events in the future or many thousands of miles away.”

Lynne McTaggart

 

Other Resources:

Philosopher’s Notes

What the Bleep Do We Know

What the Bleep: Down the Rabbit Hole

Ask and it is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks

Article about the Law of Attraction by Steve Pavlina

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