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It's All About Energy

Updated on May 31, 2012

Everything is Energy

In fifth grade, our class learned something I have never forgotten. Our teacher informed us that in our simplest form, we are all energy. On that day we learned everything is energy vibrating at a different frequency. Learning my desk and I were made of the same thing is a fact that never left my brain and made me curious to know more. Over the years, I learned of quantum physics and even though most of the material is over my head, one of the main theories I find compelling is the “observer effect.”

According to Wikipedia: In physics, the term observer effect refers to changes that the act of observation will make on the phenomenon being observed. If the observer effect is correct, then the way we think and feel about an observable occurrence will have an effect on its outcome, as thoughts and feelings are also forms of energy.

In many of his books, Dr. Deepak Chopra, speaks of intention(desire with a purpose). He feels it is a force in nature just as much as any other force, such as electromagnetism. According to Dr. Chopra, “Intention orchestrates its own fulfillment. If you want intention to work for you, you have to have clarity about your intended outcome. You must feel it, taste it, smell it, be it.” All of these educated observations point to the fact that we actually do create our own reality. If we focus our thoughts and feeling on what we don’t have, like not enough money or a lack of love in our lives, does this mean our thoughts are creating the very lack on which we focus? If we actually feel the relaxed and peaceful feeling of having financial security, will we create a new financial reality for ourselves?

“You are what your deepest desire is.
As your desire is, so is your intention.
As your intention is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.”

~ Upanishads

There are so many books about the power of a positive attitude. Maybe quantum physics proves why it actually works. I know optimists and pessimists, and in my observations, their lives go accordingly. Perhaps the pessimist expects things to go wrong because his attitude creates the negative reality he has come to expect.

It has become my routine to wake each morning in gratitude and focus on my blessings and the good things in my life. Admittedly, it is also my nature to see what I need and focus on it as well. It seems much more natural to think of what I don’t have and wish I had it than it does to envision having everything I need. As someone who buys into the observer effect, I work daily on retraining my way of thinking. If developing a positive attitude and focusing on the life we envision for ourselves is something that can actually change our life’s outcome, what do we have to lose if we give it a try?

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      Brian Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      Up and Interesting. A few years ago I read a book by a man who was both a professor emeritus of quantum physics and a sufi. I've forgotten the title and author. It was mostly over my head, but I thought he had an interesting theory of free will. It had to do with brain neuron synopses at the sub-atomic level. I just asked Google and learned that more scientists have been looking at that idea -- e.g., The Neural Basis of Free Will by Tse.

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      picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      The moment is all we ever really have, isn't it Dream On? Thanks for your comments!

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      So many pleasures can be found by living in the moment.So many people miss the opportunity right before their eyes because they are stuck in the past or worried about the future.I want to thank for this moment.Have a great day.

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      picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      You are right, Dream On. The hard part is the wait without knowing, isn't it? It comes down to faith that everything is happening the way it should. Thank you for your comment.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      This is a hub I will return to often since it is the core of all life.We are in the world and have everything we could ever want or need.If we clarify our goals and strongly work towards them the best things in life will come in their time not as we expect it but the best way possible.Thanx so much for sharing.

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      AnnaCia 5 years ago

      Thanks for your suggestion. Ill keep visiting

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      So sorry to hear your news AnnaCia. If you can learn to visualize a soothing and loving space or place when you start to feel these issues coming on, it may help. I only dealt with something like what you mention after a car accident and I visualized a safe and happy place when my anxiety occurred.Very best wishes on creating a new reality!! thanks so much for stopping by.

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      AnnaCia 5 years ago

      This is a great and interesting hub. I am currently suffering from anxiety and PTSD and one thing I do is to learn how to observe and create my own reality. What a refreshing hub.

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      So good to see you again Eddy! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      thank YOU Debbie for the comments! I agree with you, my friend.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Oh how brilliant; a wondeful writer and it is so nice to be back reading your beautiful hubs.

      Eddy.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I beleive with all my heart to be positive.. to speak positive.. how you speak will be how you act.. this is a great write.. thank you my dear

      debbie

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      thanks for your comments TToombs08...I need to apply the power of intention to my hubs too!!

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      "If you want intention to work for you, you have to have clarity about your intended outcome." I will win a million dollars?

      So be very specific in my request? I will win a million dollars in small denominations on Saturday, August 18th, 2012 by 9:30pm. ? :)

      I need to start applying this theory to my writing. Great hub p&r! :)

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Thank you Mary. I can tell from your hubs, you are a positive person. I give thanks everyday too! Appreciate you stopping by.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I like your attitude! I try to be positive and I give thanks every night for a wonderful day and all the blessings I received.

      I voted this Hub UP, etc.etc.

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      thanks so much for your comment Dream On. I agree with you totally!

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      DREAM ON 5 years ago

      There are so many good things to be said about this hub I can go on and on for days.Well just incase you don't have the time Awesome !! I read as much as I can on positive attitude and thinking Big.The world is ours to share and enjoy and do not let anyone tell you anything different.We have all we could ever want.It will come in the proper time if we really want it.Rated up and have a great day.

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Thanks for your comment Vinaya. As always, I appreciate you stopping by!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I have not read Deepak Chopra but I enjoy reading Upanishads. According to Upanishads, God called parmatma in Sanskrit is Supreme Energy and human being, called Atma is the minute form of supreme energy.

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      thanks girshoptalk! Appreciate the comment. Being positive IS always good!

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      girltalksshop 5 years ago

      Cool hub. I need to follow your advice more often. I have heard 'if you dream it, it will come'. Something like that anyway...positives are always good. : )

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      And thank you for reading it and commenting Lord! Quantum physics is one of my favorite subjects too!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Wow! Quantum physics! My favorite subject! If we are light and energy, then our thougts are the catalyzer for positive or negative outcoming. As you might remember, energy never gets destroy... and everyhtin happens for a reason. We are not capable to predict things, but we can be as positive as our Creator. Thanks for putting these hub together.

      LORD

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Really appreciate your comments Movie Master! I will take a half full cup over a half empty one any day!!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      A terrific article, I agree it tends to be more natural to think about what you don't have than what you do have - I like to think I am a positive person whose cup is always half full rather that half empty, I'm sure you're right it can make a big difference to our lives!

      Voting up, best wishes Lesley

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Wow Curiad, I love someone else is interested in this topic. Thanks so much for taking the time to come by and comment!!

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Pickles, You are so right on this one. I wrote an article on Quantum Physics recently ant the relationship to communications. But I can say that the universe is alive and ever changing...not static. Our thoughts do indeed affect reality, and reality is the summation of our thoughts. Time is not a river that flows from the past to the present to the future. It is a pool that we swim through and have the ability to pass through any period at any given moment in any direction.

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      thanks so much, Billybuc! So appreciate your comment!!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      All reasons why I like you so much! I'm a big fan of positive people and you are definitely one of them. Great hub my friend!