"Consciousness creates reality,” a statement that has gained a lot of
attention across various alternative media outlets around the world.
Make no mistake, consciousness has been (for quite some time) studied by
numerous scientists, especially in its relation to quantum physics and
how it might be correlated with the nature of our reality.
What is consciousness? Consciousness includes a number of things.
It’s how we perceive our world, our thoughts, being aware, our
intentions and more.
"Looking for consciousness in the brain is like looking in the radio for the announcer.” – Nasseim Haramein, director of research for the Resonance Project
"I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as
derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness.
Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing,
postulating consciousness.” – Max Planck, theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918
"It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to consciousness.” Eugene Wigner, theoretical physicist and mathematician. He received a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963
The statement that "consciousness creates reality” comes with a
number of different questions. Does this mean we as individuals (and on a
collective level as one human race) can shape and create whatever
reality we’d like for ourselves? Does it mean we can manifest a certain
lifestyle, and attract certain experiences? Does it happen instantly?
Does it take time? How do we do it?
Although we might not be able to answer these questions with absolute
scientific certainty, we do know that yes, a correlation between
consciousness and our physical material world does indeed exist in some
way, shape or form. The extent of that correlation (again from a modern
day scientific point of view) is still not well understood, but we know
of the correlation, and we know it must have some sort of significance.
"A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also
acknowledges that the observer creates the reality. As observers, we are
personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists
are being forced to admit that the universe is a "mental” construction.
Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: "The stream of knowledge is
heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look
more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer
appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought
rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. Get
over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is
immaterial-mental and spiritual.” –
R.C. Henry, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University , "The Mental Universe” ; Nature 436:29,2005)