Quantum Jumping With The Two Glass Method
“Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real. If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.” ~ Nobel Prize winning physicist Niels Bohr
As a kid, I loved the quantum travel tesseract technique from Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time.” It would have been handy to collapse space and time during tired walks home from school or visits to the dentist. Eventually, who knows where, I found “how to tesseract” instructions — BG (Before Google). They were disappointingly simple, saying in essence; “If you’re traveling to a destination, visualize yourself already there.” That was it.
One cold November night my junior high friends and I were wishing we had a ride as we walked the two miles home from the movies. I explained the theory, and motivated by the frigid temps, we did it — we visualized arriving at our warm, cozy destination. Didn’t last long; we went back to whatever we had been talking about.
Suddenly we were home. Someone said “Wow. That worked.” Just that simple — our atoms did not disperse and re-organize; there were no special effects. The cold walk was simply over before we knew it. As a result, my slightly spooky reputation was enhanced, which was great, as it deterred mean girls. Now I understand that my friends and I made a “quantum jump.”
I’ve used the method on long plane rides, road trips, during boring lectures, or anytime I preferred to be somewhere other than where I was. More often than not, the trip, class, dentist appointment, or whatever, seems over before I know it.
The two-glass method is as simple as imagining where you would rather be; in fact, that’s exactly what it is. Instructions below, followed by more on quantum science.
A 12 Step Two Glass Quantum Jump Method
- Two cups or glasses. Doesn’t matter what kind. They don’t need to match, they just need to hold an ounce or two of water.
- Two small pieces of paper, like post-it notes.
- Tape, if you don’t have sticky notes.
- A pen.
- Consider something you would like to change.
- Distill it to one or two words and write it on a post-it.
- Stick or tape the paper to one of the glasses.
- Consider what you would rather have — but don’t use a negation of your undesired word and visa-versa, as in, “anxious,” then “non-anxious.” You get the drift — ex. “anxious,” then “relaxed,” “confident,” or “composed.” An online synonym/antonym tool is handy.
- Tape or stick the desired word on the second glass.
- Pour an ounce or two of water in the glass labeled with the word describing what you would like to change.
- Take a moment to ponder how the word makes you feel about your current circumstances. Discouraged? Frustrated? Experience it.
- Pour the water in the empty glass labeled with your preferred outcome.
- Take a moment to consider how you would feel if that second word accurately reflected your state. How would it feel? Good?
- Drink the water, feeling grateful for the new outcome.
- Throw the labels in the trash and wash or discard the glasses.
- Forget about it. Really. Fuggedaboutit.
That’s right. Forget it. Don’t take its temperature every half hour, don’t ruminate on it, and if you do, go do something else. This principal, from esoteric traditions, lies at the heart of all practical magic. Worrying about your goal does more to hinder than help — so don’t.
What we’re calling quantum jumping, a.k.a. multiverse theory, quantum leaps, or reality shift, has long been viewed as exactly that; magic or sorcery. Some follow magic recipes step by step; others understand the formula which is:
Intention + Dedicated Action = Magic.
Set an intention, perform an action dedicated to that intention, and observe the results with detachment, and lo, find yourself at play in the quantum field.
Magic and Quantum Mechanics
Imagine being a yak herder on the Tibetan Plateau 50 years ago. Somebody shows up with portable solar panels and introduces you to artificial light. Or cures your sick yak’s infection with antibiotics. Or plays music on their iphone. Magic, right?
No — technology. So it may be with quantum mechanics. We’re only beginning to understand the physics of intention and thought, searching for practical applications, i.e. The Secret.
Paradoxically, what if those Tibetans, awed by our technology, had mastered quantum reality centuries ago? Developed nagpas and lamas have brought drought-ending rains, and have been known to appear in two places at once. They can sit for hours in the snow wrapped in cotton sheets and end up in a puddle of water, immune to freezing temperatures. They have contests to see who can melt the most snow. Sometimes they accidentally stick a hand through a wall or table, or leave footprints in rock. A lifetime’s education in Tantric traditions can lead to mastery of what appears to be, from our perceptual window, magic. While discipline and instruction are required, the methods can be taught and learned — they’re not “theories.”
Alexandra David-Neel visited Tibet in 1929, returning with stories of Buddhist “magicians and sorcerers” and their feats. Among them were the “lung gompas,” monks that trained with meditation, breathing techniques and physical exercise to enter a state of being “light as a feather.” Lung gompa messengers traveled as much as 200 miles a day, running for 48 hours without rest. Is this a highly developed version of a rudimentary tesseract my friends and I experienced that cold November night? Did the lung gompas master a type of psycho-technology for quantum reality shift? Tibetan-style reality engineering?
Dipping a Toe into Quantum Fields
Reddit forum members share experiences of the two glass, or two cup method with amazement. “It’s disconcerting when things start coming true. Who came up with this exercise anyway? Was it in a book somewhere?” said one member.
Some use pictures rather than words; many experiment with prosperity, weight loss, or relationships. Those who succeed admonish others to relax and forget about it after completing the steps. The more experienced warn newbies to carefully consider the change they ask for; one member reported using a quantum jump method for a serious health issue. She said that the condition was gone, but friends and family were somehow “different,” and that while she was grateful to be well, she missed their former selves.
Others find themselves stunned when a shift occurs. “A few days after jumping, I noticed a few odd events. For example, in my neighborhood there are a lot of black cats. But after, I began seeing white cats. I intuitively felt that it was the universe winking at me. A few projects that I had been working on began to take off. So much so, I literally had a nervous breakdown from the good news. I was no longer a financial wreck.”
And of course some claim complete failure, believing that it was something about themselves that messed it up — well, that’s one way to be “special.”
The insight gained by many is that shifts don’t happen “out there.” Outer reality adjusts to inner intention — quantum fields can respond to deliberate choices and actions. We also have the power to disempower ourselves with our discursive states of mind, expectations, perceived failures, and desperation for escape from current reality.
Be skeptical, willing, playful, whatever. But consider the possibility that your intentions and actions might make magic. And most of all, have fun.
Dr. Joe Dispenza has long researched the human mind, intention, and quantum mechanics. Other Gaia titles explore intention and co-creation; take a trip down the rabbit hole to explore what science is learning about human capacities.
Is a Parallel Universe Changing Our Reality?
Sometimes referred to as the Berenstain Bears Conspiracy, the Mandela Effect is a phenomenon in which people report having the same false memories, leading to a belief that something is changing reality.
We all experience life through our own subjective lenses, interpreting day-to-day happenings differently than everyone else. This contributes to individuality, free will, and the ability to think for ourselves. But of course, the way that we witness our world often results in lapses of memory or perception. We sometimes seem to remember events happening differently than others or our perception of time is skewed.
And individual memory lapses are easily written off when everyone else’s memory says otherwise. But how does one explain false memories that are held by a significantly large portion of the population?
Confabulation is the psychiatric term for replacing a gap in your memory with a falsification. So, what about mass confabulation? Well, that’s become a conspiracy of sorts, referred to as The Mandela Effect.
Examples of The Mandela Effect
The Mandela Effect was given its name by Fiona Broome, who seemed to remember hearing about the death of Nelson Mandela on the news while he was imprisoned in the 1980s. In “reality,” Mandela survived until late 2013 and did not even become president of South Africa until 1994. But as it turned out, her memory was shared by a deluge of similarly convinced people, resulting in many other instances in which large swaths of the population have claimed to experience the same confabulated memories.
Could this be the result of one person incorrectly remembering a historical event or cultural icon propagating their misinterpretation to be inaccurately remembered by the masses? Or could it be evidence of a multiverse in which waves of events from a parallel universe have washed over into ours, creating subtle nuances in the time-space continuum, where there was once a children’s book called the Berenstein Bears, instead of the Berenstain Bears? It’s more interesting to explore the latter.
While the Berenstain Bears is ostensibly a mundane and inconsequential example of the Mandela Effect, there are other instances that are so uncanny, they’re hard to ignore. For example, when Darth Vader reveals his paternalistic relationship to Luke in Star Wars, most remember him saying, “Luke, I am your father.” In ‘reality,’ he says, “No, I am your father.” While an intransigent Star Wars fan might scoff at someone who misquotes such an important scene, it can’t be ignored that most people remember it in the former. Even James Earl Jones, who voiced Darth Vader, remembers the line incorrectly.
Movie quotes aside, an example of a famous real-life event that has been brought into the mystery of the Mandela Effect regards the famous protester at Tiananmen Square. The ‘Tank Man,’ whose defiant act of rebellion, standing in front of a tank with grocery bags in hand, is remembered by many as resulting in his death from being run over. In fact, he was not run over and there is no evidence of it, but many remember his crushing demise distinctly.
This is nothing new to those familiar with the theory and there are many other examples that support it; so many that there is an entire subreddit devoted to the effect. With topics ranging from movies that never existed to discrepancies in historical events, people vehemently claim to remember very particular things differently, but on a large, collective scale. Some people’s reactions are visceral when they experience new revelations due to the Mandela Effect, to the point of incurring panic attacks or questioning reality.
Mandela Effect Theories and CERN
One pragmatist theory for explaining the Mandela Effect is that it is simply a failure in the collective memory. Our brains are very easily influenced by our own filters, as well as the perception of others. Many common instances of the Mandela Effect are trivial and maybe just went unnoticed in the past, or are the result of conclusions that our brains jump to based on the context of an image or video. But some are substantial, like an entire country hundreds of miles out of place.
One of the more intriguing theories that attempt to explain this phenomenon points a finger at CERN and the large hadron collider in Switzerland. CERN’s experiments are intended to find elusive particles that could potentially show evidence of a multiverse, create tiny black holes, or discover dark matter. While all of this sounds very exciting, it also sounds potentially dangerous. What could possibly go wrong if we opened up a black hole in Europe, or tapped into another dimension with consequences unknown? While the scientists at CERN assure us their experiments are conducted on such a controlled, small scale as to have little, if any, negative consequences, some believe that their meddling in quantum fields has led to some strange effects, resulting in some kind of interdimensional entanglement.
One of the quantum particles that CERN has been searching for is the graviton. These elusive particles correspond with how gravity would react between different dimensions and are still only hypothetical, but the way CERN describes them is intriguing.
“If gravitons exist, it should be possible to create them at the LHC, but they would rapidly disappear into extra dimensions. Collisions in particle accelerators always create balanced events – just like fireworks – with particles flying out in all directions. A graviton might escape our detectors, leaving an empty zone that we notice as an imbalance in momentum and energy in the event. We would need to carefully study the properties of the missing object to work out whether it is a graviton escaping to another dimension or something else.”
Is CERN inducing these gravitons, creating holes to other dimensions, and swapping idiosyncrasies in our world? Or are we just having a collective memory lapse?