In Part 1 of this post, we introduced the idea of probable selves. Next we will explore details from both quantum mechanics and Seth.
What is the “vast bank of probabilities” from which Seth says all realities arise? Quantum theorists have called it the implicate order (theoretical physicist, David Bohm) or the zero point field (theoretical physicist, Max Planck) or the holographic reality (psychologist and neuroscientist, Karl Pribram); metaphysicians and new scientists call it the Akashic field (Hindu mystic, Sri Aurobindo; philosopher of science, Ervin Laszlo); Seth calls it Framework 2. Basically, it is a field of all probabilities out of which our reality is formed.
All I can do in this blog post is point you toward some of the areas of science that correlate with Seth’s ideas. The main point is that strong correlations exist. I’ll keep the science to a minimum, however.
Framework 2 is not in physical reality, although all versions of reality (probable realities) interact with it. This field of probabilities can be equated with the quantum wave function of quantum mechanics. This is a complicated topic but I just want to make a couple of points. First, for about a hundred years now, physicists have known that electrons are both particles and waves. Until you take a measurement to determine where exactly an electron is, it seems to be spread out over a portion of space and there are only probabilities that you will find it in any one location in that space when you look. The wave function just describes that probabilistic situation.
Second, physicists also know that the underlying reality, by whichever name you call it, is teeming with particle interactions happening at tremendously fast speeds. During these interactions, so-called virtual particles and anti-particles are created and annihilated and tiny wormholes are formed. In physics, the result has been called quantum foam (If interested, you can read more here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/physics/2012/10/quantum-foam-virtual-particles-and-other-curiosities
Seth says that tiny black and white holes do indeed exist and they are responsible for energy entering and leaving our physical world. He refers to this as “blinking on and off.” Since we are made up of quantum particles ourselves, Seth claims that we are also blinking on and off.
Accordingly, when we blink off we are dipping back into the field of all knowledge, where all probabilities exist and our consciousness looks in another direction, as Seth would say. These other directions may be other probable realities.
When we blink back on, our consciousness is focused once again in the physical world. We get the impression that our existence is continuous; but there are actually these pulsations of energy going on all the time. It all happens far too quickly for us to notice.
What directs all this activity? Seth claims that it is the intensity of our thoughts and emotions. Depending on our intentions, with each blink we have the potential to change by actualizing a new probability.
This process chooses significances . . . around which experience is built, and around which ‘life’ is felt. The very sensations of one kind of life then automatically set up barriers against other such ‘world-schemes’ that do not correlate with their own. (The ‘Unknown’ Reality, Volume One, Session 684, p. 60)