By Tanis Helliwell
If you ask someone, “Who are you?” they will usually recount their roles and reply “I’m a mother,” or “I’m a graphic designer.” We are so identified with our work and family, as well as national, racial and religious roles, that we seldom step beyond these roles to examine who, or what, we really are.
In our journey to self-realization, it is essential that each of us seek the answer to this question. Although there are many facets to this question I would like to confine my discussion today to only what each of us has in common physically with each other. To do this, we must understand our physical composition and the latest findings in subatomic physics and biology offers us the information we need to do this.
We Are Mostly Space
In recent years, we have discovered that atoms are composed of much more space than was previously thought. Most of us have heard it said that humans are approximately eighty percent water, which conjures up an image of us being liquid. It is more correct to say that humans are composed of eighty percent water molecules and water, like all molecules, is composed of 99.9% space, not matter. This means that we are mostly space.
Yet, how many of us are able to visualize ourselves as space, or said another way ‘ether’ and not as solid? It’s very difficult; but this scientific fact has far-reaching consequences for how we relate to ourselves, others and our world. Science has proven that we are mostly ether/space and yet we persist in seeing ourselves as solid. Our atoms are continually interacting with the atoms of chairs and trees, as well as with the atoms of other humans, and yet we persist in believing that we are an isolated being. As Dr. Deepak Chopra said,
Whenever we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
We need to update our view of reality and realize that we are continually exchanging atoms with everything on the planet. The violent television program that we watch is not “out there”, it is also “in us”. As Jesus said, “What you do for the smallest of creatures, you do for me,” is literally true. Harming another is harming ourselves and helping another is helping ourselves.
Seen in the light of scientific fact, the importance of doing our soul’s work becomes increasingly important because we do this, not only for ourselves, but for the betterment of the world. With this idea in mind we can forget guilty thoughts of being selfish when we do something we really want to do. Quite the opposite, to not serve our soul’s purpose and to always put first our roles of being a dutiful spouse or employee might, in the long run, do much greater damage to others, if we are not at the same time serving our soul.
Yes, true we need to balance our needs with the needs of others. But ‘balance’ is the key word and this means finding the way to equitably balance our soul’s needs with the needs of others with whom we interact. To serve only others needs so that we are miserable and lacking in joy has a terrible impact on ourselves and others. Even if we never say anything, our miserable thoughts create misery around us and once again we can look at science for proof of this claim.
Science has now established that subatomic particles are affected by an observer’s thoughts. This means that our thoughts actually create our physical reality. I urge you to read that last sentence again and to let the reality of these words penetrate your old way of thinking about yourself and the world. This means that everything we think affects our reality. If we like someone they pick this up and if we don’t like them they pick it up and it’s not just body language that says this, it’s our thoughts. The question then arises. Are we willing to see reality as it is, or will we continue to deny reality because we are frightened to know that we are individually responsible for creating our life situation and collectively responsible for creating our world?
Scientific experiments have demonstrated that scientists often deny test results and will, in fact, not be able to see test results that do not agree with their paradigm. This is the situation in which many of us may find ourselves.
The idea that we create our reality may be uncomfortable but it is also freeing. If we, as science has shown, can literally and physically direct matter by our thoughts, we have the power to become whatever we envision.
The Pineal Gland and Reprogramming Ourselves
If we don’t like the reality that we have created we literally can change it. We can erase the old programs that create the old emotions and behaviours. There is no such thing as, “I’m too old to change” because approximately ninety percent of the cells in our body are replaced every year, so the person we were even seven years ago no longer exists. Now this is the second scary thought that I’d like you to read twice.
We are so attached to our physical body that we think it’s the same body year after year and it’s not. Obviously, there must be a control station somewhere in our body that reprograms our body to grow new cells and to accommodate aging and other changes. But where is it, and how does it work? The most recent research on the brain indicates that the pineal gland is this master programmer.
The pineal contains crystals and, as we age, these crystals increase. Crystals are the Earth’s most complex minerals. We employ crystals in telecommunications equipment to relay and store large amounts of information, and we use them in laser technology to create holographic images. Likewise, our pineal gland uses its crystals to store information and relay complex information throughout our body, but it does more than that.
The pineal contains the soul’s master codes for us; it receives information from the divine source and then tells our body, through the pituitary gland, how to feel, act and respond. And, the pineal can be programmed not only to receive, but to send, information. Just as crystals in our communications equipment can be programmed with new information, so we can reprogram our pineal to send healthy, positive messages to our body and mind. Viewed this way, we humans are like a sophisticated holographic image, which we continue to reprogram. As Dr. Deepak Chopra said in Ageless Body—Timeless Mind,
Your body is a 3-D projection of your state of mind. Your slightest shift of mood is picked up by every cell, which means that you do not think with your brain alone—all 50 million cells in your body actively share your thoughts.
Science, through these recent discoveries, is moving closer to the spiritual mysteries that control our universe. In the ancient Vedic teachings of India it is written that man is a dream that is being dreamt by God and, if this is so, then we, by controlling our own thoughts and holographic projections, are really creators in the making. Indeed, this is an awesome responsibility and one that we are manifesting either consciously or unconsciously, positively or negatively. So let’s keep our thoughts and emotions positive to create the world we would all like to enjoy.
Tanis Helliwell, a mystic in the modern world, has brought spiritual consciousness into the mainstream for over 30 years. Since childhood, she has seen and heard elementals, angels, and master teachers in higher dimensions. Tanis is the founder of the International Institute for Transformation (IIT), which offers programs to assist individuals to become conscious creators to work with the spiritual laws that govern our world.
Tanis is the author of The High Beings of Hawaii, Summer with the Leprechauns, Pilgrimage with the Leprechauns, Embraced by Love, Manifest Your Soul’s Purpose, Decoding Your Destiny and Take Your Soul to Work.
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