Mind Over Matter

Placebo Effect

Each function of the human body is susceptible to thoughts and feelings, in a way it is hardwired to experience every emotion. In consequence it was discovered that the suppression of negative emotion influences diseases harboured within the physical body to the degree of aiding its progression. The placebo effect describes the procedure of a patient receiving that which they believe to be actual medicine that results in the same physiological outcome, conclusively it is evidenced that the patients belief in itself was capable of neutralizing the bodily condition. In addition, the mind affecting biology and biology affecting the mind is a commonly experienced fact within daily life. For instance, in a study performed by the Institute of Heartmath, scientists unravelled that positive and negative thinking patterns impact upon the immune system. The amount of salivary immunoglobulin A (s-IgA) was monitored in each individual, assessing the influence of the thought “Anger and Frustration” in comparison to “Care and Compassion”. It should be noted that a large amount of salivary immunoglobulin A indicates a strong immune system, whilst a low amount indicated a weak one. The outcome clearly showed that thoughts involving “Care and Compassion” produced a more resilient immune system, which remained elevated for at least five hours afterwards, whereas thoughts of “Anger and Frustration” generally lowered the overall immune system for five hours. Another study observing the effects of Transcendental Mediation discovered that practitioners for over five years appeared to be physiologically younger than their chronological age. Hence due to a further study into Zen meditators, it was affirmed that the brain does not require to decline with age, if it is in receipt of the appropriate treatment in order to trigger neuroprotective effects. Also, it was evident that Zen meditators develop an increased thickness of the prefrontal cortex in areas associated with attention. Therefore, the body can be influenced rather strongly by the mind, even age may not necessarily have to apply. A way of thinking and feeling, which allows for the individuals body to heal or preserve the youthfulness of the faculties, as it may. Nonetheless, for the actual placebo effect to occur, three main factors are necessary. The individual must have a substancial desire to be healed, they must expect to be healed or at least hold a form of positive expectation, and naturally the belief that they will be healed due to the medicine or competency of the medical staff. Technically, the patient enters a non-ordinary state of consciousness, most of the time this does not occur on a conscious level. Primarily, the principle of mind over matter proven by hundreds of studies performed applies greatly with the placebo effect, yet it is also a known factor that the behaviour and attitude of the medical personnel has the capability of reducing the outcome, if the placebo is administered poorly.

Psychosocial Genomics

Originally psychosocial genomics was constructed as a new area of DNA research, as a mixture of psychology and genomics. In essence, it is the study, which evidences that DNA affects the manner, in which an individual thinks and feels. As 99.9 genes are the same for each individual, the differences lie in the tiniest of variations in single genes. Consequently, the same set of genes is able to produce an infinite variety of species. As a result, it has been scientifically proven that height is inherited by approx. 80 percent, whilst 20 percent are environmentally based. Subsequently, certain genes are more active than their counterparts, since repetitive action causes repetitive gene expression, for instance, in daydreaming or flashbacks, which in itself is an unintentional form of visualization that inspires the DNA.

A study, involving the nature of maternal touch, revealed that love promotes physical growth by allowing for ornithine decarboxylase to be activated and growth hormones to be released. It has even been evidenced that fear suppresses growth and consequently results in the child struggle to socially fit it to the environment. Through the power of visualization, an individual begins to influence the desired circumstances through continual programming with a strong intention in mind. For example, one can biologically affect the healing process of a condition, such as cancer, liver failure, tuberculosis etc. Eastern practices, such as qigong, acupressure, acupuncture or tai chi, have also amply demonstrated a similarly beneficial effect upon mind and body, including regular meditation. Initially, it reduced the risk of the worsening of the condition, yet it also serves the purpose of reuniting mind and body to its natural equilibrium by adjusting the flow of energy through the physical body, whilst strengthening the existent natural defences. These mental techniques, however, also serve another purpose, once one attains the realization of mind over matter by actual experience, as through healing the self, one becomes capable of taking full responsibility for ones own body and health. The actualisation that the human body possesses the capacity to entirely mend itself, as and when required, if enough willpower, intention and belief is focused upon the objective.

All is energy, thus all has a frequency. Lower or higher frequencies naturally affect individuals differently. Each word possesses a different frequency, also dependent upon the manner in which it is vocalized. As a consequence, studies in regards to the effects of sound, such as shamanic drumming or meditation music revealed a slower heart rate and a deeper state of sleep and relaxation. In consequence, thoughts and feelings contain a level of frequency, which initially is released into the world, causing a slight ripple effect. For instance, in India, it is common knowledge that the condition of the meat of an animal is in correspondence with its manner of dying. Sequentially, an inhumane environment, including brutality and a painful death, an energetic imprint of fear is thought to remain on the meat, which would then be transferred to the individual ingesting it. In addition, it has been discovered that the practice of mindfulness or even a small prayer of grace affects the atomic structure of water, for instance. Overall, distance does not influence the act of intention, long distance healing or prayer, in fact, a study around the year 1998 resulted in the successful curbing or slowing of AIDS in twenty patients. However, it should be noted that certain healing practitioners absorb their clients energies, including their feelings, thoughts, emotions and psychological problems, which causes them to require psychic protection during any healing session. Often a golden shield or egg is visualized, dependent upon the preference of the practitioner. Truth be told, all thoughts and emotions consciously or unconsciously radiate out into the phenomenal world, affecting other accordingly. Due to this reason, it is recommended for spiritual, ascended masters are accustomed to meditating either late at night or close to sunrise, in between the hours of 11PM and 4AM, since there appears to be less emotional or mental interference in close proximity. In 1983, Randolph Byrd MD conducted a scientific study regarding the direct medical influence of prayer, it was discovered that the individuals that were in receipt of the prayer required fewer antibiotics, diuretics and less ventilator assistance, including a more rapid recovery rate than those patients, which had not been prayed for. In practicality, everything is interconnected through a field of energy, also known the quantum field or field of conscious intelligence. Similarly, the collective unconscious is the entirety of information or intelligence of all within existence, with each thought or idea the web of reality is altered, limited only by the speed of connection whilst it rises up through the unconscious contents to the conscious awareness. Since each thought streams a pulse of electrical energy throughout the brain along the neurons that interlink the nerve cells. Each nerve cell then responds to the thought by exerting a certain set of chemicals, whilst the thought could literally be felt anywhere and everywhere, although it may not be consciously recognized just yet.

A paper published around the year of 1981 described an experiment involving several hundred experienced meditators that gathered in a city in order to perform Transcendental Meditation, as a result, the federal statistics gathered over the following year


Yoga Of Time Travel

(Inspired by the literary works of Fred Alan Wolf PhD)

Yoga consists of a system that is partially philosophy and partially science. According to Hindu philosophy, the system of yoga is divided into two principal parts. Hatha yoga, which mainly concerns itself with physiology in order to establish health as well as the training of mind and body. The other however, Raja yoga provides the means to gain control over the mind. Yoga as a practice and system implies a concept of time that is summed up by the term Samsara. It signifies the conditioned existence as well as boundedness…the yoking of spirit to spacial and temporal confinement. Yet, above all, Samsara represents time. George Feuerstein stated that the literal meaning of Samsara is “flowing together”. A perpetual flux of things and events producing consequences of causal relationship. This “flowing together” has a counterpart of quantum physics and is essential as to how the mind constructs time and the appearance of objective events. Yet, Samsara refers to a notion that the Western mind with a linear view of time does not conceive, which the idea of the wheel of existence…That the soul experiences endless rounds of birth, life, death and rebirth, set in motion by causal links created in past lives. From a quantum physics viewpoint, these cycles can be experienced by the time traveller through recognition of the role played by the ego-mind to anchor experience, literally binding it into time providing an active focal point or ego. However, Samsara is also a synonym for Maya or illusion. The persistent beliefs that tie one to space and time, thus one participates in the flow of these perpetual cycles rather than to seek an escape from them. Conclusively, this kind of perennial philosophy proposes an infinite, unchanging reality hidden behind the illusion of ceaseless change. It lingers at the core of every being and is the substratum of the personality.
The parallel-universe paradigm states that a universe can possess identical copies of itself without the conscious knowledge of its inhabitants. In effect, each time an individual makes an observation, the universe would split into as many possible outcomes as the individual could witness from their one observation. For instance, when you flip a coin and observe it landing, the world splits into two parts. A “heads” universe and a “tails” universe. Well, at least you’ve won somewhere, right…

In summary, modern physics has proven that time and space are not as separable as originally conceived, in fact, it is ones perception of them as separate that is an illusion. As a consequence of Albert Einsteins proposal in the year of 1905, which he later named the spacial theory of relativity. Although the Western viewpoint of the matter may be rather mechanical and perhaps too linear to adequately assess the subject. Einsteins seminal paper, also published in 1905, on the electromagnetics of moving bodies, although widely frowned upon became a fast step in the progression of understanding space-time. Conclusively, his equations had enabled one to comprehend how two observers, moving relatively to each other in a smooth and unaccelerated manner, could come to differing conclusions in regards to the when and where of an event that they had both observed. As physicists began to gradually accept that space and time are inseparable, the term proper time began to be developed. It describes the time experienced by a clock travelling along a space-time trajectory when compared with the time shown by other clocks that are not and were not travelling on the trajectory. Subsequently, space-time geodesics mark the most profound proper time between events when compared with any other trajectories having the same endpoints. However, once one leaves behind the scientific outlook on the matter, one arrives at the inference that within the true self, there is no space-time. If all is one and all is an illusion, then that which is considered to be “out there”would in actuality be situation in one location at all times. In view of the concept of psychophysics, in an article published around the time of 1979, Ben Libet observed a number of patients post-operatively with the aid of implanted electrodes, which eventually led to his paper of subjective referral. For instance, Libet discovered that human beings are mostly unconscious. That the choices that are made and the sensation that are responded to originate within the unconscious. As a matter of fact, during his experiments associated with the temporal referral, he carefully applied physical stimuli to the brains of numerous patients. Henceforth, it was found out that the delay between the individuals conscious awareness and external stimuli can last up to half a second. It was then argued by Libet that the individual may not even be fully consciously aware of their response at the time, nor the actual reasons why. Furthermore, he concluded that the reaction is faster than the perception. Conclusively, that which is considered to be the present moment may appear is if it moves unidirectionally forward in space-time, however this would only be probable, if one applies a linear perspective. Yet, within the nature of mythical time, all events in the past and future are equally present. They may appear as events of chronological time, however it is merely the nature of consciousness to experience the phenomenal world in a progression of moments.

It is a widely held misconception that the laws of physics prevent time travel, however, in truth they may actually require it. Although one may easily fall into circular reasoning, the paradoxes do not usually lead to logical inconsistency. For instance, if a future action (A) leads to a consequence (action B) in the past that prevents that action A from taking place, then how could action A occur to begin with? This type of inconsistency paradox is also referred to as the grandfather paradox. Although classical physics really has no problem with events appearing in a reversed time order, which arises as the classical physicist insists that time and space are immutable. In addition, the autonomy principle and the grandfather and creativity paradoxes constitute an unstated assumption called the chronology tenet concludes that one cannot travel backward through time. This assumption was constructed out of a rather narrow common-sense viewpoint. It should be noted that according to that outlook, travel into the future would not violate the viewpoint, whereas travel to the past for even the briefest of times seemingly does. However, in essence, time-travel into the past does not violate the laws of causality, as previously expected. Yet, in contrast to classical physics, in which a single outcome of any experiment is determined by the implicit laws of causality implied, all outcomes of any experiment are predicted to actually occur each weighed by a probability. The possession of multiple outcomes, as it may, is a significant feature of quantum physics. However, it is that which happens to these alternatives after an observed outcome that remains in question. The reason would be that each time an observation occurs, the observer splits and enters into each of the six world predicted. In addition, the presence of parallel universes and closed timelike lines actually aid in the resolution of paradoxes in the chronology tenet. For instance, in the grandfather paradox, if the bright young scientist could make use of a closed timelike line to go backward in time, as she would appear in the past, the universe would split into two nearly identical copies. Instead of unconnected parallel universes, each containing its own paradoxical closed time-like line and a copy of the time-traveller. There would be two parallel universes threaded by a single closed time-like line. Conclusively, the paradoxes do eventually resolve themselves, often by construction two version of a reality, which would seem almost identical.

Each parallel world contains a single future event that connects with the present event through the modulation effect. This is seemingly how parallel worlds become separate. Once the modulation takes place, the parallel worlds split off and no longer interfere with each other. It should be also be stated that if both, the possibility wave and the complex conjugate wave, are a part of physical reality, time would not merely be a one way stream. Additionally, it is possible for the brain to naturally tune in with the future and resonate with the past. And for most, it already occurs within the mind without conscious realization. Those that are known as visionaries may as well be those who are able to tune into other worlds, besides the current one. The past and future are merely reference points on a larger, much more complex amount of timelines. For instance, the present moment can be defined as the sequence of adjacent events that are most meaningfully connected time wave clash, as it may.

Nonetheless, the phenomenal world as it is perceived depends on the subtle relationship between the possibility wave and a probability curve. Possibility waves determine when and with what likelihood events occur, also they are able to reinforce as well as cancel one another out, thus affecting that which is perceived. The “odds”, which would be displayed as probability curves, which determine the probabilities of the events in question. In consequence, probability curves arise when two related possibility waves multiply each other. Through this process, time itself emerges, as do ones immediate experiences. The causal relationship that is observed between events also arise from this deeper order, in which the possibility waves reside. Conclusively, if one were to attempt to merge with corresponding times in each and every moment of ones time bound existence, there would be no sense of time for that particular individual. Although it is the true state of our existence, timelessness according to countless spiritual doctrines, one has to gradually attain that state of being in order to come closer to the true nature of the phenomenal world. In addition, one may be capable of attaining glimpses of other existences, dimensions or parallel worlds, yet it would still be increasingly difficult to discover the location of the sequence of events. However, as the psyche of each individual differs, each individual responds differently to the vibrations of the past or future. Although they are most likely constant, each individual copes differently. Yet, Wolfs observation on the matter appears highly accurate, illustrating the fact that the future in truth ripples backwards through time, affecting the present, and thus affecting the individual. As well as the past rippling forward. Nonetheless, the visionary thus focuses on a constant amount of progress in order to attain the envisioned goal, whereas others that may be lacking that type of vision may struggle to cope without a similar type of passion towards a particular form of achievement.

The natural course of possibility waves, without the intervention of consciousness to construct a focused point, is to move from a more focused to a less focused pattern. Hence, the perception of reality appears to blur and spread out after an instance of focus. In consequence, this process can be used to the individuals advantage. Once a living being lets go, they unfocus and free up space that had been previously filled with judgements, expectations and so forth. The observer and the observed become one. Moreover, once an object is freed, as it may, the possibilities associated with it increase at any particular location in space-time. The unfocused object spreads out, which means that one is no longer seeking possible positions that the object may hold in the future. Overall, the abilities to focus and to let go constitute the basic binary activity of conscious life. Through attention and repetition, one gains knowledge. It is the manner by which the mind functions. Furthermore, the individual can learn to let go of memories or focus on possibilities, allowing a specific events to come into being. Nonetheless, it should be noted that through the practice, time is actually created. Although in technicality, it is at all times created by the mind.

Throughout the ancient teachings, it appears as if God, Krishna or “All That Is” requires a large number of focal centres, perhaps even an infinite amount, in order to awaken from the trap of material existence. In addition, it is stated that the material existence or illusion of existence merely continues due to the bondage of desire. An illusion that appears as the divine play, connecting objective time and subjective mind. However, the entrapment of the mind of the absolute does not only stabilize the universe, yet is also enables the Mind to experience itself as other beings. It provides a common awareness of the physical world, providing all living beings with a sense of objective time and space. Time becomes that which it is perceived to be through common experiences. The choice that is eventually made by the individual are displayed as possibility waves that exist in a sub-spacetime realm, moving around and existing in several locations simultaneously throughout past and future. Furthermore, when consciousness acts, possibility waves travelling backward through time modulate waves travelling forward through time. This modulation results in the squaring process that yields a probability curve, which appears as entirely logical within the physical world. In conclusion, the Yoga Sutras describe that the pure soul awareness of a true yogi is, in essence, changeless and non-moving, its form having accomplished its own intelligence, assuming the identity of knowing. Time, the sequence of modifications of the ego mind, likewise terminates, giving place to the Eternal Now. In consequence, total liberation becomes possible when three qualities of matter (light, inertia and vibration) no longer exercise any hold over the yogi as well as having discharged the four-fold aims or duties of self, family, society and country. Once established in ones own true nature, the power of pure soul awareness, only then shall one truly experience the silent truths of the universes.