The Secret of Knowing
I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am. – Albert Einstein
When is science a “secret”?
The idea of “esoteric” knowledge (vs observable knowledge) started from a more limited understanding of the physics of the Universe.
When our instruments and knowledge is/ was limited, we had to draw conclusions from a limited data set.
Even making fire from twigs may have seemed like magic before we understood the physics behind energy and heat. We could only explain in scientific equations, in a formula, the heat and energy transformation as recently as the early 1900’s.
Using the concept of “secret” can go wrong in so many ways:
- It automatically places it in the reach of a select few. Distancing an achievement automatically makes it seem harder to achieve. This is bad programming for our minds.
- Is it secret because it’s some esoteric knowledge
- is it secret because ‘the secret’ is a pop culture meme and we are creating the concept as it grows organically.
- is it secret because nobody has unlocked the reasons why?
Science, until a few years ago, when we began understanding our own historical limitations in knowledge, had infinitely more perceived value. Science is so prized, in fact , that it has known no criticism in the recent past. Until we discover that, as the body of knowledge known as “Science” has expanded exponentially in the last decade, a lot of what we could prove was true was quite limited.
Science. Secret. The debate of the wording will continue, but “knowing” what? What is the essence of knowing, except something that filters through our brains quicker that conscious thought.
The “knowing” ability itself which is the prized gem. It brings prizes, fame and fortune into the lives of those blessed with this “knowing” ability. They win the lottery, they win cars, houses, spouses even. They sail through life in ways that some of us cannot fathom, or certainly don’t understand. We analyse the circumstances of the lives of the fortunate and famous, but silently submit to the fact that such luck and life belong to others. Not us. But what does this kind of thinking create in our consciousness?
Some of that analysis is from a purely “slightly interested observer” point of view. But there are growing streams of thought that assert that:
- On a very real quantum level, your observation of their fame and success just enables and magnifies their success, and reinforces their belief in their own power. In essence there is a lot YOU create in this process, which leads to point 2.
- Their belief in their luck/fortune/whatever it is that produces their fortunate circumstances.
- It’s a Chicken-Egg situation. Which circumstance was produced first.
From both a psychological and social bias and from a purely physics perspective, we not have the tools and knowledge to understand that the Observer effect is real.
Likewise, the role of socio-psychological phenomena cannot be underestimated as is demonstrated on this article on Pysch Central of the effect of actor-observer interaction .
A secret unlocked
The idea that one is successful, lucky, blessed, gifted is largely in the mind and consciousness of the individual. And as long as the opinions surrounding you say the same it, is re-inforced in a way that is created a mental picture of our reality. But this picture is “our thoughts” and everything we are learning now teaches us that our mental pictures become real as we visualise and reinforce them.
So that once esoteric idea now has understanding of how the brain tunes into its surroundings, now that we can calibrate and understand the effect that tuning in has on brainwaves, the secret of knowing has been unlocked by scientific observation.