When I was 19, I tried ingesting the book The Tao of Physics. I have taken a long break from attempting to seriously consider and truly understand such heady theories, but have come full circle now in watching What the Bleep Do We Know!?
The gist of it is this; Quantum Physics is the science of possibilities. Our long ingrained assumption that our collective reality exists outside of us seems to be false. That we, actually, are co-creators of our realities and what we perceive to be and our thoughts become our reality. These ideas are not new, but science attempting to and succeeding in proving them is.
My favorite part of the film documents research done by Dr. Masaru Emoto called Messages from Water. Stand back – this is intense and crazy stuff. In attempting to show the impact our individual and collective consciousness has upon matter, in this case, water, the most conductive element, Dr. Emoto takes bottles of distilled water and places words on the bottles. The words “love” and “thank you” taped to the bottles create diamond-like, gorgeous snowflakes when the water molecules are photographed, while words of hatred and murder create disjointed, sharp-edged and grotesque pictures of the same water molecules. The idea, of course, is that the vibrations and energy behind these words (positive or negative) are transferred to the water molecules and literally changes their physical make-up.
Gives a whole new take on the power of positive thought in a time that definitely needs an elevated collective cousciousness, huh?