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“Whether we love, or close our hearts to love, is a mental choice we make, every moment of every day.”—Marianne Williamson

“Observations not only disturb what is to be measured, they produce it.”
Pascual Jordan, German physicist

This is a story about a speck and infinity. Since infinity is a rather difficult concept to grasp, I’m going to use the metaphor of this familiar painting:

For the sake of argument, let’s pretend Mona Lisa here is infinity.

And here is Exhibit A. Ergo: a speck:

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It should be pretty obvious, even to the untrained eye, that Da Vinci’s famous painting is a heck of a lot bigger than this itty, bitty speck.

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Notice, you practically have to strain your eyes to see it.

Yet the speck is what we have spent the last several months (and indeed most of our lives) focusing upon. The speck is the anomaly of say, this year’s political season.

While most of the world is perfectly fine (the sun’s still rising, autumn’s trees are still ablaze in brilliant colors, school crossing guards are still directing hand-holding kindergartners across the street) and 99.999999 percent of its inhabitants are safe and alive and still breathing fresh, clean air, we’ve glued our attention to this one insignificant speck.

The world we see on television–the mayhem, the violence, the unsightly bathtub scum–is but a particle, a grain, a hardly-worth-registering speck. Especially when you compare it to the size and scope of the Creator’s enterprise here. Our earth is one planet among billions of planets that form one single universe of which we’re told there are also billions.

We draw out of the magnificent Field of Infinite Potentiality a speck of seeming disaster and we staring at it like it’s a 16-plex movie cinema.

Herein, lies the challenge of our times. We animate into our lives whatever we place our attention upon.

Once something grabs our attention (a headache, a bad review, an unfortunate world event), we devote every waking moment to worrying about it, to getting the latest twitter updates. And as long as we keep looking at the speck, it will only grow.

What do you say we bring our attention back to what’s working, to beauty, to Truth.

If you can see even a tiny glimpse of goodness, of peace, of kind, well-meaning fellow humans, place your attention on that. This simple truth is what will ultimately save the world.

We draw into our lives whatever we focus upon. Isn’t it time to take our battery-powered headlamps off the speck and focus on the beauty, the depth and the Truth of Mona Lisa?

Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy.

What if tragedy, chaos and unhappiness are nothing but a rumor, cemented into our consciousness by years of conditioning?

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.”
–Bob Marley

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Most of us think life is some sort of boot camp for heaven. We believe this short life span is “only a test” for the paradise we’re eventually going to earn. If we hang on and bear up, we’ll someday walk through those pearly gates and be happy. These errors in thinking have been condensed into living facts. Nothing is plainer than the inevitably of sorrows and trials.

But what if it isn’t necessary? What if there is no reason to be poor? Or sick? Or anything but living an abundant, exciting life? What if these tragic, difficult lives are nothing but a rumor, cemented into our consciousness by years and years of conditioning?

What I’d like to suggest is this heaven you’re waiting for is available now. And that you’ve been sold a bill of goods about who you are and what is possible.

The way I see it, there are only four reasons we aren’t all joyous, loving and free.

1. We didn’t know we could be.

2. We didn’t ask.

3. We don’t use our mind power properly. If you’ve ever been in a sailboat, you know that unless you hold the sails in the right position, you’re pretty much stuck paddling in circles. The wind, like your mind is a potent energy source, but it won’t take you anywhere until you learn the proper way to use it.

4. We have a thing about drama. Ever wonder why rollers coasters are so popular? Why movies like Alien v. Predator boost ticket sales? C’mon, admit it.  You crane your neck around to see those mangled bodies lying there along the side of the road after a car accident. You actually like being a little off-kilter and guess what? As long as you enjoy this, you get to have it.

This may be a hard pill to swallow, but we—you and me—made the mess we call material reality.

If you look very closely as what we politely assume to be the building blocks of the universe, you’ll discover they’re dicey at best. Or to put it another way, since renowned physicist Brian Greene is much better at explaining these thing than I am, “quantum fluctuations so mangle space and time that the conventional ideas of left/right, backward/forward, up/down and before/after become meaningless.” In other words, we experience war and global warming because that’s what we’ve come to expect, what we think of as reality. We created these disasters with our angry, fearful consciousness. The exciting thing about this truth (that it’s us, not some random misogynist named God) is that another way IS possible. We do not have to accept war and sickness and injustice. We, by changing our consciousness, can create a peaceful world that works for everyone.

In fact, looking for anything else is irresponsible.

Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the about to be released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy

One more deep, happy mystery just proved by physicists at Delft University

“‘I should’, ‘I shouldn’t’, ‘you should’, ‘you shouldn’t’, ‘I want’, ‘I need’–these unquestioned thoughts distort the appearance of the good that is as common as grass. Reality won’t wait for your consent. It will remain just as it is, pure goodness, whether or not you understand.” –Byron Katie

Don’t know if you saw yesterday’s New York Times. But I’m wahooing and fist-bumping because the prestigious scientific journal Nature just published a huge study proving one of the principals I talk about in my books.

As you can imagine, not just everybody buys into the fact that things over here (say our thoughts) influence things over there.

But scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands just proved one of quantum theory’s fundamental claims. Namely, that objects separated by great distance instantaneously affect each other’s behavior. Kinda a big blow to Isaac Newton and old-school physics.

Although these kind of non-local experiments have been going on since the 70’s (I wrote about Bell’s Theorem in E-Squared), there were still some nay-sayers pointing to loopholes. This new experiment, conducted by physicists at the Dutch university’s Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, ruled out all hidden variables and pretty much substantiates the weird quantum world formed from subatomic particles, a world where matter takes form ONLY after being observed and measured.

The Delft researchers entangled two electrons, separated them by nearly a mile and then measured the spin. They used diamonds with a tiny trap for the electrons and then placed them on opposite sides of the campus, ensuring that the information could not be exchanged by any other means. Well, guess what?

The electrons changed spins simultaneously. As Princeton physics professor John Wheeler famously said, “It’s one of the deep, happy mysteries that, at all times, we interact with and influence the world we observe.”

Why would we observe it any way except with big love and joyous gratitude?

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and its equally-scintillating sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

Tragedy, chaos and unhappiness are an unfortunate rumor we can throw overboard at any time

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.”
–Bob Marley

Most of us think life is some sort of boot camp for heaven. We believe this short life span is “only a test” for the paradise we’re eventually going to earn. If we hang on and bear up, we’ll someday walk through those pearly gates and be happy. These errors in thinking have been condensed into living facts. Nothing is plainer than the inevitably of sorrows and trials.

But what if it isn’t necessary? What if tragedy, chaos and unhappiness are nothing but a rumor, cemented into our consciousness by years and years of conditioning?

What I’d like to suggest is this heaven you’re waiting for is available now. And that you’ve been sold a bill of goods about who you are and what is possible.

The way I see it, there are only four reasons we aren’t all joyous, loving and free.

1. We didn’t know we could be.

2. We didn’t ask.

3. We don’t use our mind power properly. If you’ve ever been in a sailboat, you know that unless you hold the sails in the right position, you’re pretty much stuck paddling in circles. The wind, like your mind is a potent energy source, but it won’t take you anywhere until you learn the proper way to use it.

4. We have a thing about drama. Ever wonder why rollers coasters are so popular? Why movies like Alien v. Predator boost ticket sales? C’mon, admit it. You crane your neck around to see those mangled bodies lying there along the side of the road after a car accident. You actually like being a little off-kilter and guess what? As long as you enjoy this, you get to have it.

This may be a hard pill to swallow, but we—you and me—made the mess we call material reality.

If you look very closely as what we politely assume to be the building blocks of the universe, you’ll discover they’re dicey at best. Or to put it another way, since renowned physicist Brian Greene is much better at explaining these thing than I am, “quantum fluctuations so mangle space and time that the conventional ideas of left/right, backward/forward, up/down and before/after become meaningless.”

In other words, we experience war and global warming because that’s what we’ve come to expect, what we think of as reality. We created these disasters with our angry, fearful consciousness. The exciting thing about this truth (that it’s us, not some random misogynist named God) is that another way IS possible. We do not have to accept war and sickness and injustice. We, by changing our consciousness, can create a peaceful world that works for everyone. In fact, looking for anything else is irresponsible.

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the recently-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

Finally! The answer to the question we’ve been asking for centuries

“If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, he has not understood it.” Niels Bohr

I know it’s only Tuesday, but there’s reason to celebrate. One of the many things I’m celebrating today is Greg Kuhn’s new book which is out now. In honor of its riveting debut, here’s a guest post from THE MAN himself.

Do You Truly Know the Answer to: “Why Are You Here”? By Greg Kuhn

We now know what our universe really is: unbound energy. And I don’t mean to insult you with the title of this post because I’m quite sure you’re familiar with why you are here: to play the amazing fulfilling role of a contextual creator of your life experiences.

Continued acknowledgment is appropriate here of the fact that our role of creator can sound like a new age, feel-good, wouldn’t-it-be-nice-if-it-were true philosophy when weighed against a Neanderthal’s paradigms. It can sound, to the skeptic still trapped in the paradigms of her senses, something that all of us “new age, airy-fairy” types naively wish were true.

People who aren’t ready to take the next steps of human evolution can’t help themselves for reacting like this because this information runs counter to what their senses tell them. There is precious little indication from our senses indicating that we are contextually creating our material experiences; who can be blamed for thinking that the material world is “out there”, outside of us, existing independently of us, and merely awaiting out discovery?

But because we now know how our universe really “works”, and because we now know that the creation of the material world is not a bottom-up process, those Neanderthal perspectives have a limited shelf-life. Which is fortunate for Neanderthals, of course, because a bottom-up paradigm is pretty scary, as we all know. In fact, some of us could say that we are deliberate creators not because we want to get to paradise, but because we’ve been imprisoned by our misery and we don’t ever want to go back.

Although you have a pretty good idea of why you are here, it’s important to point out some important conceptual semantics in that question itself. These semantics are invaluable for a leading-edge creator like you. You need to always remember who “you” are. And the answer to who “you” are reveals why “you” are here.

But there is one more contextual semantic to iron out, because the term “here” must also be correctly defined in answering the question of why “you” are “here”.

“You” are not your body. Your body is finite, as far as we know; your body is a collapsed portion of the quantum field and, as such, is a time-space event. “You” are not your body; “you” are your consciousness. “Here”, however, is your physical body, a vehicle for “you” to experience human life.

In other words, “you” are “here”; your consciousness is inhabiting your physical body, which is the vessel allowing you this experience. Do you, like me, think this is probably the noetic wisdom inspiring the age-old concept of your body being your temple?

So the most complete answer to the question of why you are here involves remembering that “you” (your consciousness) are “here” (inhabiting your physical body to facilitate the experience of a human being alive on Earth). Every person on this planet is contextually creating, at all times, in every second, whether or not she knows it or believes it. Every person on this planet is collapsing the potential of the quantum field, in every single instant of her life, because that is what people do. You can’t stop collapsing the quantum field and contextually forming the material world if you try.

All “you” are doing “here”, in fact, is becoming more influential at something you’ve always done. So relax, you’re already an old hat at contextual creation; all “you” are doing “here”, right now, is becoming an All-Star in the game of “Grow a Greater You”.

Greg Kuhn, the Law of Attraction Science Guy, is the best-selling author of the popular Why Quantum Physicists… book series. His newest book, Why Quantum Physicists Play “Grow a Greater You”, a veritable blueprint for deliberate creators, is now available on Amazon and ready to guide your explosive growth. His Penny Experiment will also be included in Pam Grout’s new book. Greg can be reached at his website, http://www.whyquantumphysicists.com. His new book can be found here: You can find Greg’s newest book right here: http://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Physicists-Play-Grow-Greater-ebook/dp/B00LWTCEAC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405679421&sr=8-1&keywords=Why+quantum+physicists+play+grow+a+greater+you

How to Experience the Incredible Energy of Authentic Optimism by Greg Kuhn

“Dumb suffering is the kind of suffering you’re compulsively drawn back to over and over again out of habit. It’s familiar, and thus perversely comfortable. Smart suffering is the kind of pain that surprises you with valuable teachings and inspires you to see the world with new eyes.”—Rob Brezsny

Happy Hump Day. Or that’s what I used to call it back when I was just out of college, working my first job and looking for any excuse for a night out with friends.

Speaking of friends, all you regulars to this blog know that I’ve made a lot of them through the remarkable ethers of the internet. One of these friends, Greg Kuhn, has graced this blog with his wisdom on many an occasion.

I even included an experiment of his in my new book, E-Cubed, that debuts in September. One early adopter of this experiment recently wrote to tell me about a mysterious check that came in for $10,730.58! Out of the blue. You can read about it here.

But in the meantime, here’s another fabulous post from my pal, Greg Kuhn. You’re welcome.

Take it away, Greg:

Whenever you think about your future, all you’re doing is telling yourself a story. It’s either a feel-good story, a feel-bad story, or something in-between. But it’s not real, it’s just a fantasy you’re creating.

You’re telling yourself a bed-time story or writing a movie script. The future is actually no more real than Little Red Riding Hood.

In fact, the future is truly the living embodiment of infinite possibility. Literally. The unformed potential of the quantum field contains the inherent potential to become absolutely anything in your own, unique, individual universe.

Although I heartily discourage spending your energy thinking about the future (or the past), we all do it. We habitually conjure up tales of fear-inducing horror and ecstasy-inducing happiness about our future. And we’re all merely crafting fables when we do it.

And in that regard I want to ask you two questions:

1. Why is it, when you tell yourself a story of a bad future, you’re all too quick to believe it?

2. Why is it, when you try to tell yourself a story of future success and happiness, you’re often quick to poo-poo that as if you’re not allowed to believe it?

After all, in both of those scenarios you’re only imagining a narrative about what will happen in your unknown future of infinite possibilities. In both those scenarios you’re simply writing a fictional novel about your future life.

Is it any wonder that we often ask ourselves, “What’s the worst that can happen?”

I encourage you not to dwell on the future. It’s an illusion – one where you’re projecting the current iteration of “you” into a time-space which will never actually exist. Because when you are occupying that time space, it will be the present moment.

And the present moment is the only thing real in our universe.

Yet, since we all think about the future from time to time, I’m challenging you to try the What’s the Best that Can Happen Experiment by asking yourself, “What’s the best that can happen?” instead.

Who made up the rule that you’re not allowed to ask yourself that question? Try it. In fact, dive in and see what happens.

And, when you hear those old limiting beliefs tell you you’re not allowed to ask “What’s the best that can happen?”, gently tell your subconscious brain, “Greg Kuhn told us it’s okay. In fact, the Law of Attraction Science Guy told us that we’re supposed to try it.”

It’s a fun experiment and one that infuses your game of “Grow a Greater You” with authentic, believable optimism.

Greg Kuhn, the Law of Attraction Science Guy, is the best-selling author of the popular Why Quantum Physicists… book series. His newest book, Why Quantum Physicists Play “Grow a Greater You”, a veritable blueprint for deliberate creators, will be released in July, 2014. His Penny Experiment will also be included in Pam Grout’s new book. Greg can be reached at his website, http://www.whyquantumphysicists.com

What Could Be Worse Than Being a Zombie? Guest post by the inimitable Greg Kuhn

“OMG YOU GUYS it has come to my attention that SOMEONE on the internet is saying that my fictional 19th century zombies are NOT SCIENTIFICALLY SOUND. Naturally, I am crushed. To think, IF ONLY I’d consulted with a zombologist or two before sitting down to write, I could’ve avoided ALL THIS EMBARRASSMENT.”―Cherie Priest

I am going to miss Halloween this year. I’ll be in Namibia walking with the San Bushmen who, come to think of it, wear some pretty cool costumes.

Speaking of “pretty cool,” I have a new buddy who writes about the same stuff I do and he has agreed to fill in with his thought-provoking insight while I’m out of the country. At least for today.

Greg Kuhn (his bio is below) has written a whole series of books about applying quantum physics to the law of attraction. I particularly love the game he invented called, “Grow a Greater Greg.” Only when I play it, I change the title to “Grow a Greater Pam.” Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, but you get the point.

With no further adieu, here’s futurist and fabulous author, Greg Kuhn:

Halloween is almost upon us.

I don’t believe in ghost or monsters. Of course, I realize that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

I’ll be the first to admit, however, that I get scared easily.

The last time I watched Dawn of the Dead, in fact, I was up until 2 AM because I started thinking through what I’d do to protect our house if there was a zombie uprising. And then I started hearing noises outside our house.

Funny, huh? A forty-five-year-old man was unable to sleep, with a case of the creeps like a seven-year-old!

Yet despite the occasional lack of sleep or a heart rate spike, I still expose myself to zombie movies. I suppose, deep down, I enjoy being frightened. But do you know what scares people more than anything else? And not in an enjoyable way?

No, not Honey Boo-Boo.

Death.

That must be why zombies are so scary. But let me suggest that there is actually something exponentially scarier than death. And it’s something that, unfortunately, happens to millions of people each day.

Not being fully alive.

Believing that life is happening “to” you. Feeling powerless over your material experiences. Living as a victim, playing small, and hoping that whoever is in charge of things will someday deem you worthy enough to throw a few scraps from the table your way.

That, my friends, is almost worse than being dead. And it’s certainly scarier. I know; I’ve lived it.

Remember that Mark Twain quote, “The man who doesn’t read is no better off than the man who can’t read”?

This Halloween, amid the ghouls, ghosts, and goblins, tweak that quote and remind yourself that the person who isn’t fully alive is no better off than the zombie.

Lucky for you, you know how to be fully alive. Simply remember to tell yourself better-feeling, believable stories, aligning your beliefs with your desires. Play “Grow a Greater Me” today with all the gusto and enthusiasm it deserves and you will solidify your standing among the ranks of those fully alive.

And keep Max Brooks’, The Zombie Survival Guide, on your nightstand. Just in case.

About the Author

Greg Kuhn is a professional educator and a futurist, specializing in framing new paradigms for 21st Century living. Devoted readers have dubbed him “The Law of Attraction Science Guy”.

Until 2012, he wrote primarily with his father, Dr. Clifford Kuhn, M.D., about health, wellness, and productivity.

Since 2012, Greg has been busy writing his acclaimed Why Quantum Physicists… series: Why Quantum Physicists Do Not Fail, Why Quantum Physicists Don’t Get Fat, Why Quantum Physicists Create More Abundance, and Why Quantum Physicists Do Not Suffer. His newest book, How Quantum Physicists Build New Beliefs, will be out in October 2013. All are available on Amazon.

Greg Kuhn lives in Louisville, KY with a wonderful wife and four fantastic sons (one by marriage) whom he couldn’t write without; you can read more at his website, http://www.whyquantumphysicists.com

How You Can Use Quantum Physics to Become a Real-Life Superhero

“What’s the use of old and frozen thought?”—Rumi

If you’ve shown up at the party of this blog, you already know I’m a superfan of social media. Since I dove in 10 months ago, I have heard so many AMAZING stories, greatly expanded what I believe is possible and am flooded now (in a good way) with lots of new friends.

Last week, in one of those “coincidences” that show up in my life as consistently as the postman, I got an email from Greg Kuhn.

Like me, he’s an author, loves quantum physics and practices the “law of attraction.” We all do, of course (practice the law of attraction, we can’t NOT practice it), but once you do it in a deliberate and conscious way, your entire life jets into a whole new cosmosphere.

The reason I was blown away to hear from him is that just that very morning, I had “discovered him” and was reading his wonderful blog. He’s brilliant, hilarious and completely in tune with the song I like to sing.

I very consciously thought to myself, “I’d love to get this quantum genius to write a guest post on my blog.”

Well, guess what?

He’s here today and his post (why am I surprised?) is about superheroes which is exactly what I’m heading out to “be” this weekend. For those who hadn’t heard, here’s an old post about the Superhero Bike ride that starts in two days.

But enough about me.

With no further adieu, here’s that guest post from my new pal, Greg Kuhn. Enjoy!

How You Can Use Quantum Physics to Become a Real-Life Superhero

Ever play a game where you get to choose one super power?

Super speed, super strength, x-ray vision, and indestructibility are always popular options. I always choose having the ability to fly, because I’d never be stuck in traffic again.

But what if you really could have a super power – in real life? What if you could have the super power of consistently getting more of what you want out of life? Not because of “luck”, but intentionally? Manifesting your desires, or at least coming very close to hitting your personal bull’s-eye, most of the time.

To acquire this wonderful super power you only need to do one thing: make it your primary purpose, just for today, to be grateful as often as humanly possible. More about that in a moment…

Does that, by the way, sound too simple? I can understand your reaction, but the instructions for acquiring this amazing super power are actually rooted in the very real and reliable science of quantum physics.

In our universe, material reality is subjective. Quantum physics tells us that each observer sees her own unique universe (and that is meant to be taken literally, not figuratively).

We now know that your observations collapse the “quantum possibility wave” into definitive, material objects. It works like this: all sub-atomic particles exist in a state of pure, unrealized potential (we call this the quantum field) until they are observed. Once observed, a system of coherence is created between the energy of the observer (you) and the energy of the observed (the quantum field). It is this system of coherence that forms material objects, or your material reality.

Thus, it is correct to call the creation of the material world a co-mingling of your energy with other, like-energy. Whereas we used to think that the material world existed independently of our observation, awaiting our discovery in a pre-determined state, we now understand that this is not true at all. Remember the old metaphysical question: “If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there, does it make a sound?” Quantum physics teaches us that if no one is there, there is no forest!

Quantum physics goes on to show us that you create your unique material reality not just through your observations, but, more importantly, through your expectations. Your expectations convey your energy (your state of being) to the quantum field; your expectations are the medium through which your energy becomes coherent with the quantum field.

Your expectations come, unconsciously, from your beliefs. And your beliefs are nothing more than habitual thoughts, so they are open to change and improvement. Thus, if you raise your beliefs to match, or align with, your desires, you will find that your expectations automatically and naturally rise as well. Like a rising tide lifting every boat in the water, you don’t need to micromanage your expectations – you simply need to raise your beliefs if you wish to experience a much more pleasing material reality.

This is not a “feel-good philosophy”. What I just described is based upon the incredibly precise and unerringly accurate science of quantum physics. A science that has finally revealed for us exactly how most of our universe operates in very concrete and definitive terms.

And here’s where gratitude helps you acquire your quantum super power today. Find reasons to be truly grateful for as many things as you can – even the things you usually take for granted, like breathing, your ability to drive a car, your sense of humor, your beating heart, your wonderful mind, etc. And especially the things you commonly label “unwanted” experiences – by looking for the hidden gifts and opportunities inherent in them (hint…they are there if you’re willing to look for them and are open to seeing them).

Yes, it takes practice. But the investment is worth it because the more you focus on gratitude the more you build beliefs which favor and foster gratitude. And with those beliefs will automatically come uplifted expectations about gratitude. Thus you will become coherent with the energy of gratitude – and create more and more things and experiences for which you’ll feel grateful.

By making a concerted effort to feel gratitude, you will be raising your beliefs in a very positive direction. Over time, by practicing feeling gratitude for everything (or as many things as you possibly can), you will change your beliefs. And, as quantum physics teaches us, when you change your beliefs, you will, literally, change your universe.

About the Author
Author Greg Kuhn is a professional educator and a futurist, specializing in framing new paradigms for 21st Century living. Devoted readers have dubbed him “The Law of Attraction Science Guy”.
Until 2012, he wrote primarily with his father, Dr. Clifford Kuhn, M.D., about health, wellness, and productivity. Since 2012, Greg has been busy writing his acclaimed Why Quantum Physicists… series: Why Quantum Physicists Do Not Fail, Why Quantum Physicists Don’t Get Fat, Why Quantum Physicists Create More Abundance, and Why Quantum Physicists Do Not Suffer. His newest book, How Quantum Physicists Build New Beliefs, will be out in October 2013. All are available on Amazon.
Greg Kuhn lives in Louisville, KY with a wonderful wife and four fantastic sons (one by marriage) whom he couldn’t write without; you can read more at his website, http://www.whyquantumphysicists.com

What if tragedy and unhappiness are nothing but a rumor, cemented into our consciousness by years of faulty conditioning?

“Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.”
–Marie Curie

Most of us think life is some sort of boot camp for heaven. We believe this short life span is “only a test” for the paradise we’re eventually going to earn. If we hang on and bear up, we’ll someday walk through those pearly gates and be happy. These errors in thinking have been condensed into living facts. Nothing is plainer than the inevitably of sorrows and trials.

But what if it isn’t necessary? What if these is no reason to be poor? Or sick? Or anything but living an abundant, exciting life? What if these tragic, difficult lives are nothing but a rumor, cemented into our consciousness by years and years of conditioning?

What I’d like to suggest is this heaven you’re waiting for is available now. And that you’ve been sold a bill of goods about who you are and what is possible.

The way I see it, there are only four reasons we aren’t all joyous, loving and free.

1. We didn’t know we could be.

2. We didn’t ask.

3. We don’t use our mind power properly. If you’ve ever been in a sailboat, you know that unless you hold the sails in the right position, you’re pretty much stuck paddling in circles. The wind, like your mind is a potent energy source, but it won’t take you anywhere until you learn the proper way to use it.

4. We have a thing about drama. Ever wonder why rollers coasters are so popular? Why movies like Alien v. Predator boost ticket sales? C’mon, admit it. You crane your neck around to see those mangled bodies lying there along the side of the road after a car accident. You actually like being a little off-kilter and guess what? As long as you enjoy this, you get to have it.

This may be a hard pill to swallow, but we—you and me—made the mess we call material reality.

If you look very closely as what we politely assume to be the building blocks of the universe, you’ll discover they’re dicey at best. Or to put it another way, since renowned physicist Brian Greene is much better at explaining these thing than I am, “quantum fluctuations so mangle space and time that the conventional ideas of left/right, backward/forward, up/down and before/after become meaningless.” In other words, we experience war and global warming because that’s what we’ve come to expect, what we think of as reality. We created these disasters with our angry, fearful consciousness. The exciting thing about this truth (that it’s us, not some random misogynist named God) is that another way IS possible. We do not have to accept war and sickness and injustice. We, by changing our consciousness, can create a peaceful world that works for everyone. In fact, looking for anything else is irresponsible.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

What The Hangover Part III taught me about quantum physics

“There’s a certain delusional quality that all successful people have. They have to believe that something different can happen.”—Will Smith

Okay, true confession. I didn’t see The Hangover Part III. Didn’t even see the second in the trilogy.

But what this one-star summer bomb demonstrates is our tendency to repeat ourselves again and again, day after day.

We get stuck in these loops, looking for the same things we saw yesterday. Today is a brand new day with an infinite number of new possibilities. Whoever took over for Ed McMahon could knock on your door with the winning check in the magazine sweepstakes. You could make a new friend or meet a potential S.O. You could get an idea for a book or a song or a nonprofit that might change the lives of millions.

The thing is you never know. But because we get up every morning expecting the exact same thing, we get re-runs (Hangover Part III’s) of yesterday. Yea, there might be a little variety. You could get a speeding ticket, for example, or eat a pepperoni pizza instead of pasta, but admit it, you basically expect your world to look like a clone of yesterday.

But what if you woke up to a world where everything was completely unrecognizable? Are you willing to allow that possibility? The possibility that the world’s largesse could flow into your life? The possibility that we could have peace on earth? And that every child could go to bed with a full stomach knowing they were deeply loved and cherished?

If there’s one thing I know it’s this: We get out of life exactly what we look for…down to the precise shape, size and color.

A major conundrum of quantum physics is that whatever the observer expects to see he sees. Physical reality, at its essence, is made of high-energy photons. And we, you and me, are patterns of light and information, patterns of light and information that we keep re-running and re-running.

So, to my way of thinking, the more open we are to brand new, completely different possibilities, the better our world will become.

So, yea, the first Hangover was kinda fun. But as for me, I’d rather see Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and all those other actors starring in a whole new film.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.