What the Bleep Do We Know?

A few days ago I saw the movie What the Bleep Do We Know? I enjoyed it, but I can’t say it contained anything new for me, although apparently it has helped bring awareness of some of the possible consequences of quantum physics into the mainstream. I think one of the biggest problems in this field though is connecting what happens at the quantum level to how this might influence the macroscopic world. It seems reasonable to expect there may be some high-level effects filtering up from the quantum level, but just how strong are those effects? Are they negligible, or are we simply unaware of how to harness them yet?

There was a book highlighted in the movie, The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto. The consequences of this book are fascinating, if these experiments are indeed true. Can mere thoughts actually change the structure of water itself?

I’ve wondered often about the degree to which thoughts can affect reality. It’s pretty clear that thoughts can influence actions which can then affect reality. I can decide to type this sentence, my fingers do my bidding, and you’re reading it as a result, all trickling down from my initial thought. But to what degree can thoughts alone (with no direct actions linked to them) also have an effect? What if instead of writing this blog entry and publishing it, I merely thought it and focused on the intention for it to be received? Clearly that wouldn’t have the same impact as actually writing it, but would it have any impact at all, no matter how small? I wonder….

Through a lot of experimenting I’ve done on my own over the past five years at least, I’m convinced that there is definitely some kind of linkage between intention and reality that bypasses direct action. But I haven’t been able to even come close to figuring out any of the possible boundaries.