In these times when it can seem the world and even your own life is beyond your control, it’s time to be reminded that you have more of an impact than you think.

I’d like to examine how your thoughts, feelings and actions create an effect spanning from the metaphysical to the practical. We should not underestimate ourselves.

Wisdom of the Ancients

I’ve been re-reading part of an excellent book by Gregg Braden called The Divine Matrix. Part of it has to do with unlocking the meaning of early texts from religions going back thousands of years. ” In the teachings of Mahayana Buddhism”, for instance, “it’s believed that reality can exist only where our mind creates a focus.” Without that focus, reality would not take shape. It’s only a potential reality until we place our focus there, which I propose is made up of intention to perceive in a specific way. Thus, reality is created.

The Dead Sea Scrolls, written by Essene Gnostics in the early days of Christianity, contain ancient prayers that were translated recently. Braden points to words of Jesus about proper prayer. The King James Version put it this way: “Whatsoever ye ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name. Ask and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”

The latest translation is a powerful clarification: “All things that you ask straightly, directly…from inside My name–you will be given. So far you haven’t done this…So ask without hidden motive and be surrounded by your answer–Be enveloped by what you desire, that your gladness be full.”

The point Braden takes from this is that effective prayer involves fully feeling that which we focus on, feeling it as though it already happened.

Scientific Confirmation

The field of quantum physics has shown us that reality on the subatomic level depends on our observation of particles such as electrons. The rules of quantum physics state that the consciousness of the observer determines how energy will behave.

Quantum physics research has suggested that there are many, if not infinite, potential realities. Every situation has lots of potential outcomes. We have the power to choose the realities we prefer. We can also, and more often do, allow outcomes we do not prefer. The reasons for this are many also, among them being ignorance and fear.

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What to Do

Becoming a master at choosing all aspects of our reality, effectively deciding from moment to moment how we want our lives to go and thus making it all come true, is probably not going to happen overnight. I think it’s safe to say that for most people, living on this plane, it’s going to take a lot of study and work over the course of a long time. I suspect most people reading this have serious doubts we have this ability. And a good many of those folks are beginning to wonder if I have a stable grip on reality at all. Having said that, I do believe we all have the capacity to use this science. We can make firm decisions on taking our lives in a desirable direction and making things happen.

On a practical level, we can influence outcomes on small and large scales. The smaller changes might include improving our grades or building a bookcase. The large scale changes are more likely to happen when we do them collectively, such as changing systemic racial injustice by taking part in a global movement. The Vietnam War would have dragged on much longer if it weren’t for the united voice of the throngs who protested against it. Sentient beings who visualized a new reality brought about change with their decisions followed by action.

Here in the latter half of 2020, we are faced with unacceptable realities. We are in the midst of a pandemic that has changed our way of life. It has resulted in a blow to our economy. The death toll continues to rise. We are taking measures, mostly through science and medicine, to manage and eventually overcome it.

Social upheaval due to a system that makes life harder than necessary for people of color is signalling that enough is enough. I sense that the collective consciousness of the beings who inhabit this world is bringing human energy to a level of critical mass, a tipping point where we end racial injustice as a standard societal basis.

Finally, we have a President who is a documented serial liar who simply makes up a reality he would like us all to accept. He has reached a point where he is trying to pass it off as truth, saying a long-standing, dependable system of voting is susceptible to fraud when there is no evidence to support his self-serving claim. He would rather take down our postal service, established by order of the Second Continental Congress, than to let people vote by mail, a right that was established during the Civil War and in the late 1800s for civilians. It is proven and reliable, as is the United States Postal Service. The writing on the wall is clear. Voting by mail is dangerous to quasi-president Trump and he will corrupt the system before accepting a loss. Then, when he loses, he will claim the election was “rigged.” My belief is his true agenda is to dismantle the United States government. Many of his actions point to this goal.


We can collectively change the dark course of our country and the world. First, decide. Be the change we want to see, paraphrasing Gandhi. To be practical about it, exercise your right to vote. The hearts and minds of our people can steer us away from this catastrophic end the sick, sad leader visualizes for us all.

Want a nation of wholesale love and equality? Quoting Mr. Braden, “We must become in our lives the things that we choose to experience as our world.”