Edit: The show is now posted on Kelly's site at this link, and available as a free downloadable podcast if you subscribe to Theatre of the Mind through iTunes. Or you can listen to it right here with the embedded player below. Thank you Kelly for making this such a great experience, and to the callers who helped to steer the conversation into various interesting tangents. The hour went by so fast! I'd love to find other ways to work with Kelly and her hard-working Brain Sync team.
Today at 5 p.m. Pacific Time I'm going to be on Kelly Howell's Theatre of the Mind. Theatre of the Mind is the most-downloaded self help podcast on iTunes! I'm a subscriber to these podcasts myself, and I'm really looking forward to speaking with Kelly.
By the way, you can hear the show online from anywhere in the world at: http://www.contacttalkradio.com/
If you live in the Seattle area you can listen on the radio at: 106.9 HD Channel 3. And this is more than an interview, this is a live call-in show. Want to participate? The number is: 1-877-230-3062
Kelly Howell is the founder of Brain Sync, a company which specializes in CDs and mp3s for meditation and self improvement. Here's a quote from the brainsync.com website about the underlying theories behind her work:
Brainwave Therapy, developed by Kelly Howell is based on extensive biofeedback research. This remarkable, clinically proven technology creates new neural networks that literally change your brain, and allow it to operate with greater efficiency, productivity and functionality.We've talked before about entrainment, meditation, and the mind's ability to change itself, its probability space, and even the people around it! Thinking about this in terms of the discussions we've had over the last couple of weeks in Our Universe Within the Omniverse, Our Universe as a Dodecahedron, and Our Universe as a Point, we return again to the conclusion that each of us is at the center of our own version of the universe, our own "o-region", as our observations choose one reality over another from our current planck-frame-sized window into the fifth dimension.
Why is the information that our reality comes from the fifth dimension not widely known? Einstein embraced this idea after it was proposed to him by Theodor Kaluza way back in 1919. And yet there are still many out there who have been taught to believe there is nothing more to our reality than spacetime: three dimensions of space plus a limited "arrow of time" which drives our universe towards a meaningless heat death of maximum entropy. We are each inconsequential specks, and our existence in the universe is at best a fluke of statistics, an unlikely event which may happen from time to time but which means nothing.
With this project, I've tried to show how understanding our place within the omniverse of possible multiverses and parallel universe versions of our own universe presents us with hope, and with the power to change. There is not a day that goes by that I don't hear from people thanking me for my new approach to visualizing the dimensions, because of how it helps them to see how everything fits together.
Which takes us back to the 26 songs I attached to this project (26 being a dimensional number from an early form of string theory, as a little inside joke). Today, let's look at videos for the first song and the last song from that collection.
Everything Fits Together is a really interesting song to play on the piano. The right hand (left brain) plays a linear step-wise part, while the left hand (right brain) plays a part with wider, more varied steps, most of which are in the opposing direction to the right hand. For me, there is a certain trance-like feeling which comes from just playing this part on the piano, enjoying the symmetry that arises from the way these two parts work together. As the song builds, there are various percussive/melodic elements that help to energize the listener, and some of my favorite YouTube comments are from people who say how deeply this song touches them.
Lyrically, this song talks about a form of peace and enlightenment that can come from feeling connected to the whole, from seeing where we fit into the grand scheme of things. Put some headphones on, close your eyes and give this song a listen: see if you don't feel more energized by the time the song is over.
A direct link to the above video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7aRH0imFe0
Here's a blog entry that shows a video for every one of the 26 songs. Each of these songs are connected to specific concepts from my book, and they give an idea of the wide-ranging scope for how this way of visualizing the dimensions can be applied to physics and metaphysics, to science and spirituality.
The last of the 26 songs is called Thankful, and below is a video of the song as sung by my friend Ron Scott. I don't care if you are a spiritual person or a scientist, if you don't feel amazed at the world you see around you, at the universe we are a part of, at the omniverse of which our universe is only a tiny slice, then you need to wake up and smell the coffee! Expressing gratitude for the unlikely universe we find ourselves to be in is a great way to keep a bit of our childlike sense of wonder alive in each of us.
One of my favorite mindfulness meditation practices involves finding some time each day to focus your intent on deliberately appreciating all the sights and sounds, the textures and aromas, the beautiful details of whatever is around you right at that moment. Finding ways to become a more energetic and engaged you, appreciating the flow, enjoying the synchronicities, moving within your probability space towards the version of you that you know already exists within the multiverse is the goal of this project. That's why I try to end each and every blog entry with the same phrase: enjoy the journey.
A direct link to the above video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIfN1RM9X6I
Here's some of the other blog entries where we've talked about entrainment, meditation, empathy, and the mind's surprising abilities to change our observed reality:
Information Equals Reality
Song 19 of 26 - Positive Vibes
Crossing Your Arms to Change Your Trajectory
Changing Your Genes
Changing Your Genes 2
The Placebo Effect
Where Are You?
Placebos and Nocebos
Placebos Becoming More Effective?
Enjoy the journey!
Next: The Fifth Dimensional Camera Project