Mind Creates Matter

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Those of us who love magic, the hocus-pocus, pull a rabbit out of a hat kind of magic, love the idea of creating things out of thin air. Apparently, our brains come pretty close to doing this all on their own. Yep, we’re magicians. David Copperfield, step aside! Based on the research of Candace Beebe Pert (known for her appearance in What the Bleep Do We Know? and her book Molecules of Emotion), this short article (and the many links to follow) show how human beings create their own reality.

Candace Beebe Pert (born June 26, 1946) is an American neuroscientist and pharmacologist who discovered the opiate receptor, the cellular binding site for endorphins in the brain.

In 1974, she earned a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she worked in the laboratory of Solomon Snyder. Previously, she had completed her undergraduate studies in biology, cum laude, in 1970, from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. Pert conducted a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Department of Pharmacology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1974-1975. She conducted research at the National Institute of Mental Health from 1975 to 1987. Pert is the author of Molecules of Emotion. She appeared as one of the experts in Bill Moyers 1993 PBS video production, “Healing and the Mind.”

Why do I bring her up and create a post on blog site about Intellectual Spirituality? Because Candace Pert also proved that thought… within the mind… actually creates neuro-peptides in the brain.

From Oneness 2012:

Dr. Pert has established a very positive link between what we think, what we feel and what is happening to our bodies. Her research reveled of our internal body chemistry, and how so much of what we think and feel has to do with neuro-peptides – chemical messengers created by most cells in our body. She also demonstrates well how thoughts create these chemical messengers in an ongoing process.

So what is a neuro-peptide? In effect it’s a type of chemical protein.  In reality, it’s a piece of matter. And the mind-blowing truth is that it’s new little piece of the universe that didn’t exist just moments before.  So… when you have a thought… the scientifically proven reality is… that you are actually creating things in the universe. Physically.

So how cool is that?  You… just like God… can and DO create matter with your thoughts.  Of course until you get a lot better at it, you won’t be able to materialize a crescent wrench out of thin air when you need to tighten any loose nuts you may find.  But just the same… science now proves that human thought can and does influence the universe around us… at least at a very small scale, if not potentially a larger one also.

So… Mr. or Ms. Creator… beyond creating matter within the physical make-up of your brain, what else in the world could you possibly create this week?  Could you create a “non-blah” attitude about the colder damper weather that is coming in with the onset of winter, and embrace the seasonal change?  Sure you could!  Could you create a more positive energy to replace the negative energy that’s causing a rift in one of your existing relationships and thus improve that relationship?  You bet! You can create physical matter, after all!  There is proof in neuroscience that your thoughts have influence on the physical universe.  How could you NOT be able to intentionally create something that’s beneficial for you or for those around you intentionally, if you’ve been creating matter since you were a baby without even knowing it?

Sometimes creating new things for yourself or for someone you love is simply a question of perception and attitude.  If you think it into action, it will be if you follow it through to creating it.  And now that you know you have this creative power within you… go create something good!

Learn more about Candace Beebe Pert

What the Bleep Do We Know?

Making Thought Physical

Speak Your Mind