When the experiments [on spooky action at a distance] were finally performed in 1982, by Alain Aspect and his colleagues at the University of Orsay in France, they agreed with quantum mechanics and not reality as Einstein had always presumed it should be. Apparently a particle in one place could be affected by what you do somewhere else.
“That’s really weird,” Dr. Albert said, calling it “a profoundly deep violation of an intuition that we’ve been walking with since caveman days.”
from The New York Times, December 27, 2005
Quantum Trickery: Testing Einstein’s Strangest Theory
by Dennis Overbye
A saint with peace, poise, harmony and spiritual waves sends out into the world thoughts of harmony and peace. They travel with lightning speed in all directions and enter the minds of persons and produce in them also similar thoughts of harmony and peace.
Whereas a worldly man whose mind is full of jealousy, revenge and hatred sends out discordant thoughts which enter the minds of thousands and stir in them similar thoughts of hatred and discord.
from Thought Power
by Sri Swami Sivananda
The Vedas tell us that the way to understand reality is to know its true nature. The nature of reality is that it is one thing, and that this one thing is consciousness itself. Consciousness is all that there is.
If consciousness is all that there is, then what we do in consciousness must have an effect on our world and on our experience of the world, and on the experience of those around us. Yet what we do in consciousness usually is one of the last things we pay attention to. We spend far more time trying to make money or have fun or figuring out how we are going to make money or have fun or…
What is it that we are doing in consciousness on a moment to moment basis? Are we thinking about a world that is abundant and beautiful, welcoming, kind, filled with love and the opportunity to love? Or are we seeing a world of despair and hopelessness, that is out to get us, that is for other people and not for me? Is it a world that offers itself and its treasures to us, or a world where we must fight for our share of the good? As we walk through our day, are we prone to laughter or to scowling? When we smile at our friends, at the waiter, is the smile connected to our eyes?
What are we putting into the world? Are our thoughts helping to purify the sediment of the collective, or adding to it?
We cannot suffer in isolation. Nor can we experience joy in isolation. What we do in consciousness, what we think, feel, believe effects every moment of our day and everyone we know, whether we are near them or not, effects everyone we contact, whether we know them or not. We are in charge. I am in charge. How do I choose to affect the world today?
Today I will insist on enjoying life, whether I feel like it or not.