A direct link to the above video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr5BKZPnHbc
There's a news story circulating in the last couple of days about a new study that indicates that people who fold their arms will, without even being aware of it, increase their perseverance and activate their unconscious desires to succeed. The researchers gave random selections of university students a set of problems, some of which were unsolvable. Before the study began, some of the students were instructed to sit with their arms folded, and researchers were surprised to see a strong correlation between this body stance and the number of people who kept trying to solve the unsolvable puzzles. The results of this study were published in the most recent issue of the European Journal of Social Psychology.
It's so simple: attitude affects outcome. As physical creatures, our physicality affects our interface with reality, our attitude. This is why simple techniques such as breathing exercises, meditations, guided visualization, regular physical activity, and even changes to physical stance like folding your arms can so easily affect a person's trajectory as they twist and turn in the fifth dimension. Here's a quote from chapter nine of my book:
Have you ever met someone who claimed they had been too busy to get a cold, so they continued working and stayed healthy? Perhaps that person also mentioned that after a month or two they took a break and suddenly the cold sent them to bed. What is the mechanism that could allow a body to avoid or at least stave off a virus for so long, while others nearby are immediately struck down with the same virus? Could this be an example of people finding a way to collapse a different quantum reality simply through their desire to do so?
Back in my blog entry Information Equals Reality, I worked through a simple visualization technique that involved nothing more complicated than sitting up straighter in your chair:
We can ... move ourselves to different trajectories within our probability space. Try this one: imagine a warm ball of energy starting at the base of your spine, gradually working its way up your back, making you sit up straighter, creating a radiant glow out through your shoulders and the top of your head that opens your eyes wider and makes you feel more alert. Do you feel it? It really is that simple to change your energy, because it's all just information. Think about this: just standing up straighter, you might say, improves your body mass index (my son the med student will say "not really", but he's the one who said this to me as a joke, and I still think it's a useful idea)!
My song Turquoise and White is also about using attitude and physicality to change our trajectory. In a blog entry about that song, I say this:
Why should meditation cause things to change about our physical reality? Why should ritualized physical activities like Tai Chi cause people to think more clearly, become more "centered"? Why should changing our physical stance, or breathing more deeply, or even just making a conscious effort to smile more be able to change so much about the mind? These ideas are all part of the larger concepts we've been exploring here: what does it mean to be a quantum observer, occupying a physical body, navigating through the information that is our reality?
In my last blog, I talked about the idea of us as flatlanders in the fifth dimension, unable to see the whole picture because there is no way for us to be lifted above our fifth dimensional plane to see the whole picture of state space for our universe. But just because we can't see the extra dimensions doesn't mean that we can't use simple tricks that affect our physicality and our mental attitude to harvest the potentials that exist within the information that becomes our reality: and that's a powerful idea. But it's also a double-edged sword, because depression, disease, and other negative loops can affect our fifth-dimensional trajectory just as easily. Next blog: Everyone Has a Story.
Enjoy the journey,
Some related followup entries:
Changing Your Genes
Changing Your Genes Part 2
The Placebo Effect
Magnets and Souls
Crossed Wires in the Brain
David Jay Brown and Psychedelics
Other entries about how attitude affects outcome:
Song 3 of 26 - Burn the Candle Brightly
Boredom and Consciousness Part Two
Everything Fits Together in the Zero at the End
Waveforms in the Ten Dimensions
Remembering the Future
Other entries about how physicality affects our fifth dimensional trajectory:
Music and the Dance of Creativity
Living In the Fifth Dimension
Seeing Eye to Eye