On May 26th 2010, The Conduit presented a workshop entitled The Power of Visualization. In this workshop we discussed various topics which gave an overview of the tools we can use to manifest our desires and dreams in life.
This workshop was a simple overview of cutting edge information in this area, and was a basic Level 1 course. We will be developing more workshops which will go further into depth on these topics, as well as providing resources in this group to help you find the evidence to give you strength in becoming who you wish to be.
The following are some links to videos and papers which we showed during our presentation, or did not have enough time to explain in great detail to our audience.
The Science of Belief
Science has a systematic way of objectively determining whether
something is true or false, effective or ineffective, believable or
doubtful. Yet at the very essence of all of which exists, there lies one
of life's most grandest mysteries. Even smaller than atoms are quarks
which make up atoms and almost everything in our universe. At a quantum
level we are shown that something is completely true and at the same
Dr Quantum - Double Slit Experiment
The Double slit experiment is an experiment in Quantum Physics which demonstrates the inseparability
of the wave and particle natures of light and other quantum particles. What is most interesting about this experiment is that it shows that on a microscopic level, classical Physics such as Newton's laws of Motion do not apply.
When there is no one observing the experiment, the particles behave like waves, but when someone observes them they act like particles. The very act of measuring or observing caused it to only go through one slit, not both, the electron decided to act differently as though it was aware it was being watched. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfPeprQ7oGc
This implies that our very consciousness affects reality. Our thoughts can affect and can influence our reality in the world around us. On a microscopic level, the possibility of consciousness affecting molecules and atoms is entirely possible. Emoto's Messages from Water
Masaru Emoto's did some research work where he found that a person's intention can affect the crystalline structure of water. Through positive intention, beautiful crystals with symmetrical structure would form, and through negative intention crystals which were not aesthetically pleasing and lacking symmetry would form.
The research which Emoto did appeared in a the movie What the Bleep do We Know? and has been, as with any ground breaking findings and research, to be disputed by many skeptics. Since then, follow up work has been done which was conducted scientifically with a Double Blind study which did show significant results.
"Double-Blind Test of the Effects of Distant Intention on Water Crystal Formation"http://www.explorejournal.com/article/S1550-8307%2806%2900327-2/ful...
"A group of approximately 2,000 people in Tokyo focused positive intentions toward water samples located inside an electromagnetically
shielded room in California. That group was unaware of similar water
samples set aside in a different location as controls. Ice crystals
formed from both sets of water samples were blindly identified and
photographed by an analyst, and the resulting images were blindly
assessed for aesthetic appeal by 100 independent judges. Results
indicated that crystals from the treated water were given higher scores
for aesthetic appeal than those from the control water (P
= .001, one-tailed), lending support to the hypothesis."
The mind lamp uses quantum tunneling of electrons and displays a color based on statistical analysis of significant deviations from the mean of the data it processes. Check out the group on facebook there's some good videos on there about it.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Psyleron-Consciousness-Research-Techn...
Mind-set's and beliefs
Ellen Langer, reversed eye chart & age reversal experiments...http://www.psychologicalscience.org/media/releases/2010/langer.cfm
From the American Psychological Association (APA) :
Believing is Seeing: How Mindset Can Improve Vision
How you see isn't just about how good your eyes are – it's also about your mindset, according to a study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
For example, in one experiment, if someone was told that exercise would improve their vision, they saw better after doing an athletic activity – jumping
jacks – than an unathletic activity with the same effect on heart rate
The researchers, led by Ellen Langer at Harvard University, were interested in how the mind and body connect, particularly how mindset affects the body's performance. Langer has
studied this kind of connection for decades. "Many of the things that
we think we can't do are a function of our mindset rather than our
abilities to do them," she says. In this case, she was interested in
whether what we think affects how well we see.
People expect to see only the first few lines on traditional eye charts. Volunteers in an experiment who read a eye chart arranged in reverse order (the
letters got progressively larger, with the giant "E" in the last row)
saw a greater proportion of the smallest letters than when they viewed
a traditional eye chart.
Another experiment took advantage of the belief that pilots have good eyesight. College students in the ROTC were brought into a flight simulator, given army fatigues to wear, and
told to fly the simulator. They did simple flight maneuvers, then did
an eyesight test by reading markings on the wings of planes ahead –
actually lines from an eye chart. A control group of ROTC students was
put in the same conditions, but they were told the simulator was
broken, and that they should just pretend to fly the plane. The people
who had performed like pilots, as opposed to those who just pretended,
saw 40 percent better.
These findings suggest that visual
acuity is influenced by mindset and might be improved by psychological
means. Just being aware of this might help people improve their
eyesight, says Langer – if they pay attention to when they can see well
and when they can't, for example, or simply believe that they can see
better when they aren't sitting in a dark room at the optometrist's
office. These findings along with others from Langer's lab lead them to
question how many of our limits are of our own making. The research is
part of a larger inquiry into the psychology of possibility."
It is up to you to decide what is significant and not significant, what is possible and impossible, you can be skeptical and still have an open mind. The most important part of visualization is being able to be open to the world of possibility, and hopefully these topics can be inspirational and helpful in realizing and actualizing your potential self and your potential world. Fear and doubt are the only things in this life which can keep us from reaching the unimaginable and what we feel is impossible. Believing is seeing!