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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

THE OBSERVER EFFECT, CHILDHOOD DREAMS AND THE POWER OF RE-IMAGINATION, Part I

Do you remember your childhood dreams? Do you remember when you really believed, without reservation, that absolutely anything was possible? Remember living in a world in which  Santa Claus was a big deal, and so was the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny, and you weren't at all embarrassed to make room at the dinner table for an imaginary friend? Remember having uninhibited fun playing childhood games of make-believe with abandon with other little kids for so many hours on end that you got to a place in your thinking where you could hardly tell the difference between your imagination and reality? Remember when imagination felt real, and "reality" felt inferior to the world that existed inside your head?

Remember what you were like before "life" happened to you? Remember when your heart was light and free, and you hadn't learned how to hold grudges yet, and were a complete stranger to bitterness? Remember when laughter was a major part of your day, every single day, and you didn't know how to take things so seriously? Remember when you didn't know how to worry about money or paying the bills yet, and you just assumed that you would always have enough?

Now, I know I'm speaking to the best part of childhood...to the ideal and romantic notion of it, if you will...and I'm very aware that many people have had traumatic childhoods full of painful memories and lack and abuse...I know full well that there are many people who maybe can't even relate to any of these questions...those who had their spirits crushed early in life...

But if you can indeed remember and relate to any of what I'm talking about here...if you can, in fact, remember some of that magic, especially your childhood dreams, then please open your mind for a moment to the possibility that the "child" version of you is still alive and well somewhere in one of the dimensions that Quantum Physicists tell us exist...imagine, if you can, that somewhere out there in the deep vastness of space and time there is another version of you...a version of the you who didn’t give up on those dreams...a you who didn't stop daydreaming, even though your teachers reprimanded you for it...a you who didn't fully pay attention to the authority figures in your life who repeatedly exhorted you to "be realistic"? What if there's a "you" in some other place in the Universe that never stopped believing?

What if that "you" is still somewhere inside the you that world sees and interprets, buried under emotions and memories and layers and layers of life-experiences?

Jesus told His followers more than once that unless they became like children, that they could never enter the Kingdom of God...He said that the child-paradigm of the world was the optimum, and was the only way to really "see" God...

Even if you were not a happy, imaginative child...even you never experienced the wonder, curiosity and optimism that children hopefully enjoy...and even if you actually experienced all of that, but education and discipline and responsibility and expectations and just the daily grind/pressure/stress of adulthood took it all out of you and knocked the wind out of your sails, this post may still be relevant to you...

What if the 'Observer Effect' is a stronger reality than we realize? We've heard it said that when we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change...if that's really true, then why couldn't we change our past by changing the way we look at it? Why can't we re-imagine our own childhood and re-invent ourselves from our earliest years?

This is from a recent post: (THE POWER OF THE OBSERVER: CREATING THE FUTURE/CREATING THE PAST - 7/29/14) http://metroncommunity.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-power-of-observer-creating.html

Not only does the observer change the present and the future by what he or she sees, he/she also changes the past in the same way...it's why the "R" in the METRON acronym is the word RENEWAL...the quantum universe is one which pulsates in and out of the void multiple times every nano-second, endlessly recreating itself anew...in the Scriptures we see this concept manifested in the doctrine of Justification ("just as if they had never sinned"), and why we read in the Hall of Fame of Faith chapter (Hebrews 11), the biographies of the OT saints seeming to be re-written...in Genesis we see Sarah mockingly laughing at the ridiculous notion of having a baby in her old age (she even gets rebuked for it), but in the NT the story is spun to imply that she laughed with joy, as in confirmation of a prophecy, and even shows her agreement by naming the baby Isaac, which means "laughter"...parallel realities, or a change in observation?

Each moment brings with it a potentially new past, which we are the ‘builders’ of in the present moment...we are here to write and re-write our own stories ("the Gospel according to you"), editing it and re-editing it until all concepts of victimization have been removed, and the story is told as a win/win tale... in this present moment right now there are endless possibilities..it is an infinitely layered moment in time, vibrating with unmanifested potential...in the future, when we consider this multi-dimensional moment in which we find ourselves, we will probably focus our attention and only remember a certain piece or aspect of this very moment, crystalizing it in time, and this will be our ‘memory’ of that seemingly past event...and yet, the way we remember this present moment in the future will have an actual effect on the way that moment in the future manifests...in other words, the way we contemplate the past has a creative effect on how the present moment manifests....prophetic insight includes prophetic memory...remember this day as one of the most beautiful ones in your whole life...create your future...create your present...create your past...create your life...

To be continued...

13 comments:

  1. Heather Nichole said...

    I was actually thinking about this today. How real my hopes and dreams were even as recent as a few years ago and how I feel I have given up on all of them because of the sacrifices I have had to make for family and other life events that happened. I pray some of the things I feel God has spoken to me in my life will one day come true. They had so much conviction when I felt I heard them!

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  2. Angel Miller said...

    i agree with this i used to have a button that i wore every single day that said its never too late to have a happy childhood i changed my name to angel when i was 10yrs old because i wanted to feel pure and close to god i demanded that be my name and so it is ANGEL THE AWESOME GOOD STUFF BISHOP

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  3. Pamela Holbrook said...

    YES!

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  4. Jeff Bowen said...

    Love this Bishop! Spirit is the Life, Mind is the Builder, the Physical is the Result.

    The past is not a big deal unless we make it a big deal.

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  5. Jeff Bowen said...

    Can you spot the biblical characters in the word " imagination" ?

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  6. Jean Wilkey De Sousa said...

    Wow! I love this!! I KNOW what you are talking about. The little girl in me confirms it....Love you and have a blessed day....Thank you....

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  7. @Jeff, I only see "Magi" and "giant"...are there more?

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  8. Jeff Bowen said...

    Yes, the Magi.

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  9. I'm going to do a post about them soon...:-)

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  10. Jeff Bowen said...

    I suspect the Magi (wise men, the see-ers) are symbolical to the imagination which is a bridge between my lower carnal/flesh/ego mind to the Christ/Love Universal Mind. They were present at the birth/infancy of Jesus "bringing gifts", as does the imagination "bring us gifts" of love, truth and insight from the Christ Consciousness. I imagine my nation (world).

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  11. Christine Williams said...

    Wow I love this!

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  12. Linda Elliott said...

    Thanks Bishop. Love this

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