Can the New Brain Science Open the Door to an Altered Reality?
What is your everyday superpower? Do you even have one?
Every day, we're seeing a science of miracles.
I live by, and teach, the principles of deliberate creation, known to many as the Law of Attraction.
And as a self-proclaimed science geek, I was fascinated by the sub-atomic world of quantum physics, where everything is energy and consciousness has been proven to affect outcomes.
But I live in a macroscopic, classically physical world of everyday reality, an energy being wearing a meat costume, living a juicy and messy everyday life. I wanted more.
Before long, I found a deep passion for the extraordinary new brain phenomenon known as neuroplasticity [the brain's ability to literally and physically change through our conscious thoughts and behaviours].
So I asked the question: were the mystics and philosophers right all along, when they claimed that humans have the power to create their own reality, physically and literally? Could this science reveal the biological ‘missing link’ that helps us understand how an altered reality is possible?
I dove into the work of scientists, researchers and authors from Jill Bolte Taylor, VS Ramachandran and Rudolph E. Tanzi to Deepak Chopra, Joe Dispenza and Don Goewey.
And in this book I explore, in plain English, the wilds of brain chemistry, confirmatory bias, species-specific interface and more.
Over four hundred years ago, René Descartes concluded that every aspect of reality is actually a story told by our brain, and that there is no such thing as objective reality (or at least, if there is, we have no way of observing it since the very act of observation requires the use of our brain). In other words, we've known for some time that the brain gives us our experience of reality.
What's new is our understanding that the brain is much more than simply a passive observer of reality. It's a highly active participant in the literal creation of our reality. And—if we make the decision to use our power to change our brains—we can then make choices about how that active participation unfolds.READ MORE
To anyone who has read the ancient texts of many world religions, or more recently Rhonda Byrne's bestselling book The Secret, this concept will be familiar. What we're talking about here is an ability to control every aspect of our reality through the thoughts we think.
But what's been missing from that conversation, I think, is the jigsaw piece which sits between our macroscopic, classically physical human life experience on the one hand and the quantum physics universe where everything is energy at a sub-atomic level on the other.
Could the new science of neuroplasticity hold a key to that missing piece of the puzzle? Could it open up doors to possibilities which seemed previously to belong firmly in the realm of wishful thinking, purely spiritual, or even magical and miraculous? Could this be the beginning of a whole new dimension of human potential? Is this the next phase of human evolution?COLLAPSE