Monday, 11 January 2021

 Bending Reality with Your Mind

By
Anthony Hamilton

Down through the ages, various masters have taught that it’s possible to ‘bend reality’ by using your mind in a certain way. They didn’t always use those exact words, of course, but certainly the meaning was there. 2500 hundred years ago the Buddha was reported to have said, “Everything starts in the mind. With our thoughts we make our world.”

In the 1930’s Napoleon Hill, author of the mega best-seller “Think and Grow Rich” wrote, “Thoughts are things.” In the early 2000’s the hit movie, “The Secret” was based largely on the works of Wallace D. Wattles. He is the author of “The Science of Getting Rich”, first published in 1910. Wattles was a member of the “New Thought Movement” which according to Wikipedia online:

“…is a spiritual movement which coalesced in the United States in the early 19th century. New Thought was preceded by "ancient thought," accumulated wisdom and philosophy from a variety of origins, such as Ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Chinese, Taoist, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist cultures and their related belief systems, primarily regarding the interaction between thought, belief, consciousness in the human mind and the effects of these within and beyond the human mind.”

I find the phrase, ‘within and beyond the human mind’ particularly significant.

At the age of ten I experienced what is commonly referred to as an ‘out of body’ experience or a ‘precognitive dream’ in which I ‘saw’ my future life laid out before me as though I were looking at the story board of a movie. This inspired me to spend more than twenty years to understand how such an event could happen. After two decades I formulated a model of consciousness which implied two quite remarkable things. The first was that what we call ‘memory’ works in the future as well as the past. The second was that it is possible to change the neural structure of our brains by thinking ‘in a certain way’. I started writing and speaking about this new theory in 1980.

Twenty years later, in the late 1990’s, scientists at Harvard University, using a functional MRI, confirmed both of these discoveries. The idea that your memory works in the future as well as the past is now called “Mental Time Travel”. A google search of this term reveals 682 million results. The idea that your brain can continually grow new neural connections is now called “Neuroplasticity” and a google search for this term reveals over 4 million hits.

As mentioned in the first paragraph, none of this is really new knowledge. Of course, it is new scientific knowledge because scientists now have measurable proof of both these aspects of consciousness. However, certain people -- yogis, spiritual adepts, religious meditators, philosophers -- have been aware of both of these for thousands of years.

Regarding mental time travel, Saint Augustine wrote in the fourth century that “All the past and all the future are present in my mind.” This implies that thinking of an negatively charged past event can make us feel bad in the present just as buying a lottery ticket can make us feel excited as we think about the future possibilities should we win.

Regarding neuroplasticity, the quote from the Buddha that “With our mind we make our world.” implies that changing our thinking changes our brain which in turn changes our perceptions, making us aware of things we never noticed before. This is an example of how our brain changes as we change our thinking.

Wallace D. Wattles wrote about this in 1911. I chapter 2 of his book, “The Science of Being Great”, he writes, “The brain cells may be multiplied indefinitely…any faculty, power or talent you possess … may be increased... if you will make the necessary effort you can develop any talent. The brain does not make the man. The man makes the brain.”

Of course both these ideas were not ‘scientific’ before the invention of the fMRI. They were considered to be metaphysical mumbo-jumbo. People who believed in them were thought to be na├»ve, like those who believe in astrology or tarot card reading. However, these true believers, yoga adepts and meditators are now getting the last laugh, as science goes agog over knowledge they have been using to improve the quality of their lives for thousands of years.

Anthony Hamilton is the best-selling author of “Mind, Time and Power – Using the power of your mind to heal your past, transform your present and create your future. It is available at https://www.mindtimeandpower.com.

 

 

Monday, 1 June 2020

The Best Business Decision You Will Ever Make



After having a dream which eventually came true, I spent a couple of decades researching how such a thing could possibly happen. After all, isn't acquiring accurate foreknowledge of the future supposed to be impossible?

After two decades of research, I became an expert on how a person can use the power of the mind to create any future goal they want. I realized the reason we assume gaining accurate knowledge of the future is impossible is because the model of consciousness which has been handed down to us is wrong. This model is based on a Newtonian model of how the physical world works. In this model, memory is considered to be a 'recording' of the past and thoughts of the future are considered to be artifacts of the brain with no power of their own. Looking at creativity through the lens of this model tells us that creativity is something only certain people with a 'special talent' possess.

Newton's model of the physical world was replaced my Einstein's over a hundred years ago but as yet, there is no model of consciousness which takes this into account this change in perspective. In Einstein's model, the past and the future are equally real 'virtual realities' and have equal power. The present, or the 'now point' is simply one point in a vast array of possible space-time locations. The past and the future are equally accessible from the present and each provide equally valid information.

So what? You may ask. What difference does it make? The difference is paradigm-busting.

The key to understanding what this new model of consciousness means to you is to understand that information travels through both space and time. Or, as Einstein put it, through four dimensional 'space-time'.

This means that remembering is not a 'recording' of the past but instead is a 'connection' to it. The mind acts like a cellphone that's equally able to connect to any other phone on earth, whether east or west, north or south. Except that in this case, your consciousness is able to connect to any point in the past, any point in the future, or any point in any virtual reality.

This means what we normally call 'memory' works in the future as well as the past. This is the key to understanding how creative people get their ideas. They simply make a habit of asking themselves, "What if?" This question gives them access to any virtual reality they choose, whether past, present or future and their imagination provides the information.

When Elon Musk asked himself, "What would I need to do to create a company that could launch a rocket to Mars?" this connection to a possible future fed him the information he needed to create SpaceX.

It's the same thing you do when you ask yourself, "What if Jane brings two more friends to my barbeque next week"? Your mind will tell you, "In that case, you had better make sure you have enough chairs." This information from a ‘virtual future’ helps you avoid the embarrassment of running out of chairs.

The key to harnessing the creative power of the mind is to choose your goal and ask yourself, "What if I could actually do this? What would be the next step?" Your mind will fill in the blanks.

When I asked myself, 'What if I wrote a book to use to attract business for myself?"

What I discovered is that having a book published is the best way to promote your business in any climate and to any audience, no matter what the economic situation.

My book, "Mind, Time and Power" is available on Amazon. You can order one today and find out how to use your imagination as a creative force to achieve any goal, solve any problem or answer any question.

If you think having a book of you own would be a great marketing tool for your business but don't know how to go about writing one, I can help with that too. Just check out my website. It might turn out to be the best business decision you will ever make.

After two decades of research, I became an expert on how a person can use the power of the mind to create any future goal they want. I realized the reason we assume gaining accurate knowledge of the future is impossible is because the model of consciousness which has been handed down to us is wrong. This model is based on a Newtonian model of how the physical world works. In this model, memory is considered to be a 'recording' of the past and thoughts of the future are considered to be artifacts of the brain with no power of their own. Looking at creativity through the lens of this model tells us that creativity is something only certain people with a 'special talent' possess.

Newton's model of the physical world was replaced my Einstein's over a hundred years ago but as yet, there is no model of consciousness which takes this into account this change in perspective. In Einstein's model, the past and the future are equally real 'virtual realities' and have equal power. The present, or the 'now point' is simply one point in a vast array of possible space-time locations. The past and the future are equally accessible from the present and each provide equally valid information.

So what? You may ask. What difference does it make? The difference is paradigm-busting.

The key to understanding what this new model of consciousness means to you is to understand that information travels through both space and time. Or, as Einstein put it, through four dimensional 'space-time'.

This means that remembering is not a 'recording' of the past but instead is a 'connection' to it. The mind acts like a cellphone that's equally able to connect to any other phone on earth, whether east or west, north or south. Except that in this case, your consciousness is able to connect to any point in the past, any point in the future, or any point in any virtual reality.

This means what we normally call 'memory' works in the future as well as the past. This is the key to understanding how creative people get their ideas. They simply make a habit of asking themselves, "What if?" This question gives them access to any virtual reality they choose, whether past, present or future and their imagination provides the information.

When Elon Musk asked himself, "What would I need to do to create a company that could launch a rocket to Mars?" this connection to a possible future fed him the information he needed to create SpaceX.

It's the same thing you do when you ask yourself, "What if Jane brings two more friends to my barbeque next week"? Your mind will tell you, "In that case, you had better make sure you have enough chairs." This information from a ‘virtual future’ helps you avoid the embarrassment of running out of chairs.

The key to harnessing the creative power of the mind is to choose your goal and ask yourself, "What if I could actually do this? What would be the next step?" Your mind will fill in the blanks.

When I asked myself, 'What if I wrote a book to use to attract business for myself?"

What I discovered is that having a book published is the best way to promote your business in any climate and to any audience, no matter what the economic situation.

My book, "Mind, Time and Power" is available on Amazon. You can order one today and find out how to use your imagination as a creative force to achieve any goal, solve any problem or answer any question.

If you think having a book of you own would be a great marketing tool for your business but don't know how to go about writing one, I can help with that too. Just check out my website, mindtimeandpower.com. It might turn out to be the best business decision you will ever make.