Most people find the concept of manifesting a little airy-fairy when they first hear about it. And that’s fair enough: the idea of making things show up in your life with just your thoughts and emotions feels at best a little counter-intuitive.
However, manifesting has been proven to work empirically. And now science also offers new insights that provide an explanation for the rationally-minded.
What most of us learned in school about our physical reality comes from classical physics which was the predominant model up until the end of the 19th century. It describes a world of solid matter that behaves according to set patterns in a linear fashion, and that establishes the rules that govern physical objets at our scale like planes, boats or our bodies.
However, from the beginning of the 20th century on, scientists started to make discoveries that could not be explained according to this model. They had to come up with a new set of theories, which became known as quantum physics. It describe the baffling behaviors of subatomic particles.
– A subatomic particle can be two different things at the same time: a wave and a particle.
– The mere act of observing these particles radically alters their behavior.
– The communication between some particles is instantaneous. No matter how big the distance between them!
While it seems to defy logic, this model stems from the root of modern technology like computers, scanners, satellites…
Here are some of the core findings of quantum physics:
Einstein discovered that everything was basically made of energy. Nils Bohr later found out that this energy actually behaves like a wave but turns into a particle when it is observed. These particles are interconnected and are constantly communicating with each other at speeds that exceed the speed of light. They seem to exist beyond time and space. And also they ‘flicker’ in and out of existence, forming what seems to be a field of infinite probabilities which are selected by the observer.
The implications of this are striking:
On the quantum level, it is proven that the act of observing this field (our universe) and our expectations actually determine our experience of this field. We now know that our thoughts and beliefs are literally determining the reality we experience!
On a human level, it forces us to reevaluate our place in the universe. We tend to think of ourselves as solid, separate entities. And we also tend to believe that what we think about and what we give attention to doesn’t really matter.
But in reality, at our core, we are truly part of this vast field of possibilities and interconnected energy.
Our bodies are made up of this energy. They read it and communicate with it. They decode the waves that surround us and transform them into sounds, tastes, sights, and feelings for us to experience.
We are only able to perceive things within a frequency that our bodies can detect. And our bodies only give us access to a certain ranges of frequencies, from for example, the auditory spectrum or the visual spectrum.
But the frequencies we don’t experience don’t cease to exist. We are simply not able to detect them, very much in the same way that we can’t perceive ultrasound like a dog can.
SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN WITH REGARD TO MANIFESTING?
While most of this scientific understanding deals with the subatomic level, it can help us understand the most commonly used concept in manifesting: the idea of vibrating in harmony with what we want to experience.
Everything has a frequency: every object, sound, smell, thoughts and feelings.
We could say that conscious manifesting consists in becoming attuned to the frequency you wish to experience so that you can influence it how you want.
HOW DO YOU TUNE YOUR FREQUENCY?
You have to pay attention to what you want to experience. You need to have thoughts that are in fitting with what you want to experience, and have feelings that are in harmony with what you want to experience.
To be specific, let’s say that you want to manifest getting a car. After you decide on the type of car you want, start focusing your thoughts on this car, believe that you can have the car, feel the excitement that would be yours if you had that car.
In doing so, you create a signal, a specific vibration that is broadcast into the world around you. In turn, it will reflect back to you the specific qualities of this vibration in the form of events in your life.
So, in our example a car will probably not appear out of thin-air in front of you, but you will soon receive the car you’ve envisioned through unknown channels, not necessarily by exchanging money or going to a dealership.
There are still aspects of this mechanism that puzzle scientists, but working with manifesting consistently delivers amazing results. The best way to see is to put it to the test in your own life and see how it works!