2020 Day 4: Undone and Time Travel

A couple days ago I binged watched Undone, a animated TV show on Amazon.  I relate with Alma. I’ve tried before to “move my keys” and other items using my “superpower”. I sometimes experience time as moving backwards – effects occur earlier than their causes. It was difficult for me to associate Alma with someone with a mental illness. There is definitely a part of me that wants to not write about my thoughts and experiences around the nature or reality because I may begin believing things that are not true or my mind fractures into way too many parallel universes.  A bigger fear is that the mind of someone else would fracture into too many parallel universes.  So far, I feel pretty ground myself but I can see how easy it would be to become ungrounded.

I highly recommend watching Undone!

2020 Day 3: In the Wormhole of Consumption and Creation

The sun is just now rising over the trees to the east of my garden window. I am using my iPad to create this post instead of consuming content with my iPhone. Actually, strike that because I’m now using my Mac Book Pro while my iPad updates it’s software. I must mention a synchronistic experience I had before upgrading my iPad software. When I tried to surf to google.com, my Safari web browser told me it could not form a secure connection to the website. The same thing happened when I tried to surf to the web domain yahoo.com. I was able to surf to other websites, including wordpress.com.  This was both unexpected and meaningful to me. The meaning I gave to it was a confirmation that the closing of the wormhole of consumption was at least partially successful! It will be interesting to see if these consumption domains are still blocked after I upgrade my iPad operating software.

I like that Apple is now showing me my screen time.  Yesterday, I used this information to make note of the 90 minutes of consumption of financial content I was performing each day. I decided to use this as the center of the consumption side of the wormhole that I want to use to travel to the creation side of the wormhole. I’m noticing now that my future self already recognized this as a successful wormhole center and my past self was able to subconsciously feel this and post about financial content, providing the initial openings of this wormhole. Words are limiting to describe all of this and so please forgive my use of a wormhole metaphor. Please also don’t focus too much analysis on the mechanisms of how one’s future self can communicate to one’s past self. The point of this post is for me to describe my synchronicities and how I’m visualizing the anchoring of the wormhole between two sets of different universes, consumption universes and creation universes, between which I’m attempting to travel. There are other ways in which one could describe “replacing old bad habits with new good habits”. I’m using the wormhole analogy here because it fits in well with other universe surfing metaphors.

So for my wormhole, I have it anchored with consumption of financial content on one side and creation of financial content on the other side. Other anchors I wish to add to keep this wormhole open are around news, Facebook, and youTube.  I think converting each of these from consumer to creator will help surround me with my more preferred set of universes.

For my own anchoring, it feels important for me to put a bit of financial content creation into this post.  I manage my own retirement accounts and primarily invest in individual stocks. For 2019, I was blessed to have AAPL and AMD as my top two investments. I hedged these growth stocks with some value stocks (IBM, WETF, DS, SFM, and NOK) which also provided a bit of diversification. I sold some AAPL and AMD to rebalance my portfolio for 2020 and plan to now only check my portfolio monthly. Because I view reality through a multi-dimensional lens, my stock buy/sell decisions are also made with this same lens. I don’t consciously use any universe surfing “tricks” to make the stocks I buy go up or to select the stocks I buy or sell. If I do anything magical, I attempt to channel Warren Buffet and imagine what stocks he would purchase based on the company’s market and share of that market, the company’s leadership and trustworthiness of that leadership, and the company’s financial fundamentals. Actually, I do use one analysis process that is related to universe surfing – I sometimes consider the probability of different outcomes and weight these as I would if I were gambling.  As a simple example, I may estimate that worst case a stock will drop half over the next year and that best case it will double in price. I may then give a 30% chance it will drop in half, a 50% chance it will stay roughly the same, and a 20% chance it will double. Using these estimates, and assuming a current price of $100, I predict a future price over the next year of 30%($50) + 50%($100)+ 20%($200), which is $15 + $50 + $40 = $105, or a 5% return. If my choice is to invest in this stock or pay off some of my car loan that has a 6% annual interest rate, then I choose to pay off my car loan. If instead I estimated that there was only a 20% chance it would drop in half and a 30% chance it would double, then using the same analysis I would get a future predicted price of $10 + $50 + $60 = $115, or a 15% return.  In this case, I may choose to buy the stock depending on the faith I had in my estimates (which would be another level of probability analysis).

I feel complete now for today. I’ve spent about an hour on the post and have spent less than 30 minutes consuming financial content.  I had to check my visa statement for southwest airline ticket charges because I had been in a universe where I was sure I bought a ticket and now there was no evidence of such a ticket being purchased. While Amazon’s “one-click” purchase may not seem like a patentable idea, from a universe surfing perspective, adding an additional confirmation click to the process does result in two sets of universes, and unfortunately in one of those sets your intended purchase does not happen.  Maybe southwest airlines should license Amazon’s patent to sell more tickets.  I’m wondering now if there’s a patent for “one-click purchase with second-click undo”.

 

 

2020 Day 2: Feeling a Short Trip and Closing the Wormhole Behind Me

I started to write this morning at 0830 and my 2014 MacBookPro battery was at 18%.  I knew it would not last long because the battery is bad, and so I looked for my charge cable.  After a bit of searching, I found it. That and later distractions took me to the present moment almost 4 hours later.  Throughout that time, I could feel both my desire to write a second post of 2020, and how easy it would be to avoid writing today.  I can tell that it will be a challenge to stay in a universe where I am writing more.  I think it will require changing some of my daily habits.  One habit I’d like to change is using my cell phone for consuming content. This feels like the best habit to transmute into creating content.  I can imagine how the switch of using my notebook to write instead of my phone to read can help me remain in the set of universes where I’m writing more.  I see this as choosing the preferred side of two ends of a wormhole. If I am successful at using my phone less for consuming content, it will act to close off the non-preferred side of the wormhole so that I have a higher chance of remaining on the preferred side of the wormhole.

Before I talk more about wormholes, I wanted to revisit one of the thoughts in my first post of 2020.  Specifically, this assertion:

I know from the memories of my experiences, and the feelings I get from imagining and sensing the memories of my experiences in parallel worlds, that reality is more than what I see.

To assert that “reality is more than what I see” is a conservative assertion. In fact, researching it now on Wikipedia, I only stated a definition of reality as being “the totality of a system, known and unknown”. When I wrote that, I remember feeling that I wanted to color clearly within the lines of what I actually know from my personal experiences. A more bold assertion would be that reality is more than a single Newtonian universe. An even bolder assertion would be that reality can be modeled as an uncountable number of Newtonian universes that energetically interact in a multi-dimensional (perhaps infinitely dimensional) space.

Consider a reality which matches this model. In this reality, you and I are more than classical beings in a single Newtonian universe. In a multi-dimensional reality, the cells in our body and neurons in our brain are only a 3-dimensional slice of our multi-dimensional cells and neurons.  We are multi-dimensional beings. Each 3-D slice of our being is energetically connected with other 3-D slices. I have found that I can train myself, and I believe that you can train yourself, to feel and recognize this multi-dimensional energy.

2020 Day 1: Seeing is Believing – Good Morning New Universe!

I awoke this morning in a new universe – a new reality – a different dimension of reality – a parallel world. As I type this, I feel myself moving through these different dimensions – I feel the influence of the different dimensions in my body, in my mind, and in my soul.  I know from the memories of my experiences, and the feelings I get from imagining and sensing the memories of my experiences in parallel worlds, that reality is more than what I see. I know that much more is possible than what I believe based on only my memories of experiences from a single thread of reality.  I know that the stories I tell myself limit the choices I make. I know that when I open my mind to the possibility of new stories, and when I imagine and sense the stories from the totality of reality as I now experience it, then the number of choices I have seem unlimited.

What sensations do I have when I feel myself moving through different dimensions? In this moment, my body feels more awake than my mind thinks it should be.  It’s 0850 local time and I went to sleep after 0300.  I normally need at least 6 hours of sleep to feel rested.  There is also a slight anxious feeling in my chest and my jaw feels tight.  My throat was sore when I awoke in a way similar to a week ago, but now I notice it feels better.  Over the last week, my body has felt stressed on and off.  The story I’ve told myself is I have a cold or allergies. This fits a single thread of reality.

The affect on my mind of moving through different dimensions is also noticeable to me. My mind feels scattered and focused at the same time.  It’s a similar feeling to when I meditate in that I can focus on my breath (or whatever – I normally focus on the smoke signal like images I see when my eyes are closed) while my mind has random thoughts come and go through it.  What feels a bit different, is that the random thoughts are incomplete – they are not fully formed. I get more of a feeling of the thought rather than the thought itself.  It’s more like a dream state in which the details of the dream can fade quickly upon waking.  I just closed my eyes for a quick meditation to understand this better.  It’s like I’m being led on a guided meditation into the future and into parallel worlds.  I have brief images that pass through my mind and I can feel joy or sorrow – in my case I felt joy.  The joy came when I felt a universe in which I’m writing more, in which I’m describing more about my experiences being in this amazing reality which is so rich and full.  My mind is in problem solving mode now and is trying to figure out how to bring this joy closer – how to make it more likely that I write more.  I realize now that I have strayed a bit from my original intention to describe what it feels like in my mind to travel through different realities.  There is more for me to say about my mind, but my soul wishes to speak.

Language is limiting and is ironically the source of much miscommunication.  My soul is difficult for me to know and describe.  I use the word soul to represent my experience of oneness.  My soul is a seemingly independent entity that is created from and a part of the one universal soul of the universe.  I know my soul to stay with me – to be stable and consistent as I travel through different dimensions of reality. I expect to, and do, recognize my soul when I awake in a new universe. When I say that I feel the influence of different dimensions on my soul, I mean that I feel an increase or decrease in joy.  By joy, I mean a feeling of being on a right path – on a path that the soul finds pleasing.

I feel a need to also mention my spirit.  I could edit my words above to add spirit to the list of “body, mind, and soul”.  I’m deciding not to because I wish to keep these words in a less filtered and more channeled form. Unlike my soul, my experience of my spirit is one of ever changing. My spirit is like a flickering flame with different shapes, colors, sounds, intensities. My spirit is never exactly the same, although it often takes on similar forms. My spirit is the light energy that radiates from the mass energy of my soul.  By connecting with my spirit, I can sense all of the different realities that are surrounding me in multi-dimensional reality space.  I experience each flicker of the flame of my spirit as a different reality.

It’s 1005 and I now feel complete with this share of my experience now having arrived in what feels like a “far away” reality.  I’m curious if I have developed my universe surfing skills sufficiently to stay here for a while and explore or if this has been only a short trip.

Obamacare survives attempts to repeal and replace 

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If you are reading this in a universe where Obamacare is still the law of the land in the USA, then our universes are not far apart and we are both surrounded by similar universes in that respect. Of course there are also universes nearby where Obamacare has been repealed and replaced. While those are in the minority, they are still there.

We actually can’t know for certain the ratio of universes with Obamacare to those without. We can feel both sets of universes though. We can tell by Trump’s tweets that both are near.

Which universe do you prefer? If you want to be an expert universe surfer, you need to exercise your free will to make choices that raise the probability of you being in a universe that you desire – in a universe that has as a high probability of having the characteristics you desire and a low probability of having the characteristics you don’t desire.
What do you desire? In this moment, what do you desire? In the next moment it may change – it will change. Our hopes, our dreams, our needs, our wants, our preferences – these all change. If you are tuned into your quantum self, you can feel the diversity of your quantum self’s hopes, dreams, and desires. Before tuning into your quantum self, understand your classical self – the one experiencing the classical universe you are in at the moment. It is going to be similar to the majority of the classical universes around you, so it’s a good one to start with.
Educate yourself about Obamacare. What problems did it solve? What problems still remain? How can the remaining problems be solved without bringing back the problems already solved? How can new problems be avoided? If you want to live in a universe where health care benefits you, your family, your friends, your neighbors, and everyone else, then your probability of living in that universe is increased if you educate yourself and know the characteristics of the health care system that will be most beneficial.
The sun is rising now as I sit under a cloudy sky. I can’t see the sun, but I know it is there. The clouds will clear. The light will shine brightly and bring warmth to everyone. It’s a good day.

Happy Surfing!

Losing keys across universes

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Yesterday morning, I dumped a clothes hamper filled with matched and unmatched socks onto my freshly made bed. It had been a week since I had lost my keys.  I had already looked for them multiple times in all the places where they might have gotten lost and was not down to looking any place at all that keys could fit, regardless of whether or not I could imagine a way they could have made it into that hiding place.

I suspected my keys were in my home somewhere because my Aunt, who lives next door, had brought them to me along with a book and pen that I had left at her condo.  We had a family gathering and afterwards, she saw my keys and notebook and wondered if they belonged to my brother.  She brought them over to me Friday night and asked if they belonged to me.  I said yes, thanked her, and placed everything on my coffee table. When I woke up Saturday morning, my keys were missing.  I texted my Aunt to ask her if she had seen them.  That is when she told me for the first time that she brought them over the night before.  I asked her if she was sure she brought keys over, because I only remembered her bringing over my notebook and pen. She said she was, and she gave me more details to her story – where I had left my keys and what they looked like – that led me to believe she had found my keys and brought them to me Friday night. Since I hadn’t gone anywhere from Friday night until Saturday morning, then the keys should still be in my home somewhere.  And so every day over the next week I looked for my keys. I texted my son to see if he had accidentally taken them – no luck there. About mid week, I asked my Aunt if I could come check her place again.  As I looked with no luck, my Aunt again told me how she had brought them to me Friday night.  While I believe that she thought she brought them to me, I also knew I couldn’t verify her story in my own mind. I could neither confirm nor deny that she brought me the keys Friday night. In my mind she both did and didn’t, and I couldn’t say which it was. I was 100% certain she brought me the notepad and pen, but didn’t remember whether the keys being with them and didn’t remember the keys not being with them.

After matching up my socks, I had no more places to look. I started doing my taxes – feeling a need to get at least one thing done.  I texted my Aunt and asked to borrow her printer. Secretly though, I wanted to go back over to her place and look for my keys some more. Now that I had looked everywhere in my home, and had ruled out my son accidentally taking them, her home was now the most likely place they could be. Actually, given her insistence that she brought them to me, the most likely place they could be was thrown out with the trash, but I wasn’t at the point of digging through the dumpster yet. I went over and printed out my tax forms. We talked a bit and as I was sitting in the same chair I had been sitting in a week ago, the one I had searched once before a few days earlier, I felt the urge to reach down under the cushion.  I had felt up my own chairs so much over the last week, that it was now a natural instinct for me to reach into every crevice of any coach or chair I sat in. Immediately, I found my keys!

My Aunt’s first thought was that I was playing a trick on her – that I had previously found my keys that morning and had planted the keys in the chair.  When I denied that, she begin to get a bit distressed. She was 100% certain about her memories and yet her memories seemed inconsistent with a single classical universe. Her and I had discussed universe surfing often, and she understood universe surfing from a theoretical viewpoint, but she couldn’t resolve in her mind how the keys had made it back into her condo and had even been hidden underneath her chair cushion.  Now while according to quantum theory, it is theoretically possible that she could have brought the keys over to my condo and then they had quantum tunneled back to her condo, the odds of this are extremely unlikely. So, we pondered classical universes that would explain the sequence of events. The most likely scenario we came up with was that she brought me the keys Friday night and then I came back over Friday night, sat in the chair, and my keys fell out of my pocket. The only problem with that scenario was that neither one of us remembered me coming back over. So either we both forgot, or I didn’t come over.

I wasn’t bothered by the lack of proven classical explanation.  According to universe surfing theory, there are multiple ways that the keys could have ended up being found where I found them.  In one universe, she only finds my book and pen. In another universe, she finds the keys and places them on the chair with the book and pen, then they keys fall off and she only brings over the notebook and pen. In a third universe, she brings them over and I go back that night and they fall out of my pocket as I sit in her chair. In a fourth universe, I find them at my place and go over and hide them in her chair and pretend that I found them there. There are many others. I don’t view any of these classical universes as existing more strongly than any other. They all have their own probabilities attached to them. My mind will select a sequence of classical events to believe. That is how my mind has been trained. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the classical story that my mind creates is the full story of what happened.

 

Cosmic and Quantum Twins

In the BBC video “Why there could be many identical copies of you“, Melissa Hogenboom interviews physicists and scientist to understand how (nearly) identical copies of ourselves can exists both far away (googolplex meters) in the cosmos and in parallel quantum dimensions.

One of the questions that comes up is whether quantum twins have one mind connecting our parallel selves or each of our parallel selves has it’s own mind.  The possibility of merging parallel universes back together by forgetting things is discussed.  My experience and intuition leads me to believe that we have a classical mind that exists in one classical universe and we have a quantum mind that exists in the quantum universe, where the quantum universe contains an infinite number of classical universes.

Because reality is a quantum universe and not a single classical universe, then the question of whether we have a cosmic twin in the classical universe is not that interesting. To consider us as a classical being in one classical universe ignores all of the other classical universes in which our energy exists.  So, while classical probability theory predicts that somewhere in our classical universe we have a cosmic twin, this cosmic twin is only an infinitesimal sliver of our full quantum self. When you consider our full quantum self, then there is only one – the one which you experience. You can both classically experience yourself and quantum experience yourself.  When you quantum experience yourself, you are experiencing your parallel selves in other classical universes.Page 63 happy surfing