Friday, May 22, 2015

This Quantum Life

Metaphysical Mashup

Spooky Einstein I think I was probably 19 when I heard about quantum physics. They just barely skimmed over it in college chemistry, probably because the professors really didn't know how to teach it since it completely undermines Newtonian physics. The one thing that did get through to me, though, was that measurements at an atomic level are directly affected by the observer. Wait. What?? Atomic measurements change when observed by human consciousness. At the time, it sort of hit the top of my head and bounced on off into the Twilight Zone. But, I kept coming back to it over and over as my life sauntered on.

At one point maybe 20 years ago, I did an informal study of quantum physics--something on the order of "Quantum Physics for Dummies" (which is an actual book). Every time I would delve into the subject I would get my mind blown. Concepts such as "quantum entanglement", where atomic information ends up instantaneously (apparently, teleported) spread among several particles at once; or Einstein's "spooky action at a distance" when it's possible for a single particle to be in two places at once.

This is deeply subversive stuff, and I love it.

God Man The real "juice", though, came from an entirely different direction, and when combined with quantum physics, it was like a metaphysical atomic bomb. You see, I also was a devoted spiritualist--I believed, from my own personal subjective observations, that I was a part of God, the Infinite Creator, and thus, was an infinite being myself, having this decidedly non-infinite human life.

Mix the knowing that you're an infinite being, with the scientific fact that you change the makeup of atoms just by observing them... Well, that's some heavy duty stuff there!

So, the only conclusion to come to is that I--we all--totally and completely create our lives from the ground up in every way, shape and form. It can be no other way.

The thing about this, however, is that we can create a very complete illusion that convinces us that we CANNOT BE creating everything in our life. We decide it's too much to take in. It's too much responsibility, or it's not possible because of these thousands of reasons. News flash: There ain't nobody else but you doing your life.

The big apparent confusion is that we are all down here on this lovely blue marble, operating what we have defined as finite physical bodies, and interacting with each other within a pretty strictly agreed-upon time continuum. Things get confusing since we observe other infinite beings creating things, and we're observing those things. We sometimes think we created them, which we use to convince ourselves that we are NOT creating what we think we are creating.

life Add to this the scientific quantum fact that there are INFINITE POSSIBILITIES, and you can easily see why most of us just keep our heads down, nodding in agreement with "whatever"... It just seems overwhelming.

Well, the next news flash: It's only overwhelming because you decided it is. The only difference between feeling overwhelmed and not is basically, a choice. You can choose to observe how utterly overwhelming this physical life is in this time continuum; OR, you can see the utter simplicity of experiencing the infiniteness of you, and that you can choose what time continuum you live on, and all the conditions of your physical life.

By doing this one thing: CHOOSING, you'll find that the Universe (the infiniteness of you) really has nothing else better to do than reflect back to you your choices. Hence, by observing what is reflected back, you can change it to be something better, something greater, for no other reason than to more accurately reflect the infiniteness of you. So why not choose the highest and the best for your life? It's the most natural thing in the world...

To your quantum health,

Boyd Martin, President
pureenergyrx.com
subtleenergysolutions.com

Quantum Health News

Why Playing in the Dirt Makes You Happy

dirt happy Did you know that there"s a natural antidepressant in soil? It"s true. Mycobacterium vaccae is the substance under study and has indeed been found to mirror the effect on neurons that drugs like Prozac provide. The bacterium is found in soil and may stimulate serotonin production, which makes you relaxed and happier. Studies were conducted on cancer patients and they reported a better quality of life and less stress.

Most avid gardeners will tell you that their landscape is their "happy place" and the actual physical act of gardening is a stress reducer and mood lifter. The fact that there is some science behind it adds additional credibility to these garden addicts' claims. The presence of a soil bacteria antidepressant is not a surprise to many of us who have experienced the phenomenon ourselves. Backing it up with science is fascinating, but not shocking, to the happy gardener. Antidepressant microbes in soil cause cytokine levels to rise, which results in the production of higher levels of serotonin. The bacterium was tested both by injection and ingestion on rats and the results were increased cognitive ability, lower stress and better concentration to tasks than a control group.

Gardeners inhale the bacteria, have topical contact with it and get it into their bloodstreams when there is a cut or other pathway for infection. The natural effects of the soil bacteria antidepressant can be felt for up to three weeks if the experiments with rats are any indication. So get out and play in the dirt and improve your mood and your life.

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: Internal probiotics take this a step further. Check out our Plantadophilus probiotic formula from Transformation.


Why Does Yoga De-Stress?

yoga "That is the key benefit to yoga: It neutralizes negative experiences, or at least allows us to recover from them faster," said David R. Vago, associate psychologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. "It puts a pause button between the stressor and the reaction," he said. "It gives you that moment of stillness to say, 'Wait a second. Am I going to do the same pattern, or let it go and use my breath?'" Yoga is a form of meditation that involves movement, specific postures, and a focus on the breath.

In a recent paper in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vago and his colleagues explained how yoga affects our ability to self regulate. It begins with focusing on sensations to improve self-awareness. Doing that while physically challenging yourself by assuming yoga postures trains the body to respond to all kinds of stress, Vago said.

A key to the technique involves breathing slowly throughout, which "directly deactivates the arousal system in the autonomic nervous system," turning off the fight-or-flight mechanism, said Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, director of research at the Kundalini Research Institute in New Mexico and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. "Our brains naturally wander to negative thoughts--worry about finding food or avoiding predators. The discipline of yoga and meditation directs thoughts to the present and away from this negative state and gives us a greater sense of self-control," said Khalsa, also editor of the e-book Your Brain on Yoga, and a research associate at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. "We need to enter this contemplative stage for some part of our day in order to keep ourselves tuned properly and stress resilient," he said.

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: Yoga generally is greatly enhanced by using our E-1 Formula. E-1 balances and harmonizes the parasympathetic nervous system, calming brain responses and generally de-stressing.


Squeeze Your Ears, Get Smarter!

Thoppukaranam When the right ear lobe is gently squeezed with the left thumb and left index finger with the thumb outside, it produces the necessary energy connection. This connection causes the left brain and pituitary gland to become energized and activated. Similarly, when the left ear lobe is gently squeezed with the right thumb and right index finger with the thumb outside, it produces the necessary energy connection, which causes the right brain and pineal gland to become energized and activated. For energizing and activating the Left Brain and the Right Brain, the left arm must be inside while the right arm must be outside. The correct arm position is important for energizing and activating the brain.

Communication between the ear and body was recognized by the ancient Indian rishis. They called it Thoppukaranamthorpi, which means "with the hands", and karnam, which means "ears". This three-minute yoga regimen synchronizes the left and the right side of your brain, and has excellent cognitive benefits. The empirically validated method helps energize your brain, increase intellectual capacity and sharpen both memory and concentration. This regimen is especially beneficial for elderly patients with Alzheimer"s or senior citizens looking to stave off memory loss. A number of studies show the benefits of Thoppukaranam with children suffering from disabilities such as ADHD, developmental and cognitive delays, Down’s Syndrome and other specific learning disabilities. Children practicing this technique daily have shown a significant increase in academic and behavioral performance, greater class participation and improved social skills.

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: This exercise is also greatly enhanced by using our E-1 Formula. E-1 balances and harmonizes the parasympathetic nervous system, calming brain responses and generally de-stressing.


Company & Product News

NEW from Subtle Energy Solutions: Subtle Energy Infused Himalayan Salt Lamps
Infused Salt Lamps This new application of subtle energy infusion into a Himalyan Salt Lamp has catapulted the natural benefits of salt lamps to a whole new level. We have infused the lamps with harmonizing, stablizing subtle energies that greatly heighten the similar existing properties of the lamps, making the experience of the lamps a palpable and impressive one. Put one in the office or TV room to neutralize EMF, or "electro-smog". Put one in the bedroom for a soothing night light and negative ions for a restful sleep.

These lamps are approximately 12 inches tall, direct from Nepal, include an off-on rocker switch on an A/C cord, 4-watt light bulb, and a wooden base, $39.95. (MORE INFO)


Our brand new BETA site! Pure Energy Rx
We are excited to announce that we have created a new website, Pure Energy Rx. This website has an updated shopping cart, and will soon have an easily accessible research library about the use of subtle energy in health and healing. It will also be where the Quantum Health Newsletter will live. The Subtle Energy Solutions website will stay active, although will not be updated, so for the latest products and formulas to enhance the mind-body connection, visit Pure Energy Rx. Make sure to "like" our Facebook page and watch for special discounts and giveaways on that page. All the links in this newsletter go to the new site. The Subtle Energy Solutions site is still up and functioning for those of you preferring that tradition!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

This Quantum Life

by Boyd Martin

Giving Up Utopia: The Double Down

Buzz Lightyear Last issue I wrote about letting go of your personal Utopia. I got some flack about that statement, being accused of dashing any hope for living, and dealing an existential blow to dreams and goals.

Well, maybe that's a good thing. The whole idea of living the quantum life is to live in possibility. Yes, Utopias are a single possibility. The thing is, there are infinitely more possibilities than that. What looks like Utopia today, is not what it's going to look like five years from now. In fact, it is almost guaranteed it will never happen, ever, because there is a judgement about how life is not living up to this projected Utopia and a huge conclusion that happiness is only possible within that Utopia.

The Universe responds first to conclusions and judgements. "I can't be happy until these conditions are met." The Universe hears, "I have unhappiness with these conditions," and so continues to deliver that. This is because how you respond to not having certain Utopian conditions is the energy the Universe is referencing in its response.

A much more effective quantum living approach is "These are the current conditions of my life. Now... How does it get better? What else is possible?" Live in those questions for a while without bemoaning anything about those conditions. Instead, be curious about how things are changing for the better--meaning changing toward more and more possibility that in turn offers more and more choice, and therefore, more and more awareness. After a few days or weeks of this, things will start showing up you had no idea were possible--and, they're wonderful. You enlisted the quantum-ness of the Universe and it reflected back to you the energy of "how does it get better".

Long-Term Barbie A couple of years after the passing of my partner and founder of this company, Shay Arave, I started entertaining thoughts about being in a new long-term relationship. Nowadays, it's logical to jump on the various dating sites and see what pops up. One of my preferences is that the person be spiritually oriented, and preferably well versed in metaphysical matters.

This narrowed things down considerably, and I ended up on Spiritual Singles dot com. After six "dates", I started realizing I had concluded (as well as my dates) that the only "real" relationship was a long-term one, yet, how could I know what would be "long-term" without being with someone long term? It started feeling like a disengenuous paradox somehow. All these people looking for a "long term relationship", without realizing how judgemental that is.

What exactly is going to convince them this or that person is long-term material? This person is cool because they're a vegetarian, interested in astrology, blonde, attractive, has kids, but they're grown and out of the house, has a dog, doesn't like cats. Perfect. Well, what happens when these things change? What happens when they decide to start eating meat again? Decide they don't like astrology, lose their hair, gain 50 pounds and decide to get a cat? The point is, we have no idea at all what a long-term relationship looks like until we have a relationahip that has gone long term. All three of the ones I've had (one for 17 years) ended disastrously. I had to admit I had no clue.

quantum entanglement The quantum living approach? "This is my relationship life. How does it get better than that?" As I embraced living in this question, new possibilities almost immediately came to me--and some very intriguing ones I hadn't even considered. The choices began to mount, and my awareness increased, especially about my judgements, conclusions and preferences. I realized I didn't really want a "long-term" anything. I just wanted to share my life with someone who respects me and what I do and allows me complete freedom in the creation of my life. I'd be happy if that was for just 20 minutes or 20 years. I'd successfully deconstructed the "long term relationship" myth for myself.

So, by remaining in the question when you want to change something, feeling that energy of How does it get better? without judging or concluding anything, it just might bring you everything you've actually ever wanted and most likely beyond.

To your quantum health,

Boyd Martin, President
pureenergyrx.com
subtleenergysolutions.com

Quantum Health News

How Your Mind Affects Your Body

mind-body We are at last beginning to show that there is an intimate and dynamic relationship between what is going on with our feelings and thoughts and what happens in the body. A Time magazine special showed that happiness, hopefulness, optimism and contentment, "Appear to reduce the risk or limit the severity of cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes, hypertension, colds and upper-respiratory infections; while depression--the extreme opposite of happiness--can worsen heart disease, diabetes and a host of other illnesses."

The role of the mind and emotions in our state of health appears to be a vital one and by understanding this relationship we can claim a greater role in our own well being. It is only a part of the overall picture, but it is the part that is invariably overlooked.

"A basic emotion such as fear can be described as an abstract feeling or as a tangible molecule of the hormone adrenaline," writes Deepak Chopra in Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. "Without the feeling there is no hormone; without the hormone there is no feeling ... The revolution we call mind-body medicine was based on this simple discovery: wherever thought goes, a chemical goes with it."

Discover how your mind and emotions affect your body:

  • What happens when you get irritated or frustrated?
  • How does worry affect you?
  • How do you react when someone is angry with you?
  • How do memories affect you?
  • Ask Yourself About illnesses and injuries. Think back to past illnesses or times when you were hurt. Note the parts of your body that were involved. Have you always held your stomach muscles in tight, have you always had recurring headaches, have you always hurt the same side of your body?
Use the answers you get from these questions to understand yourself more deeply. They may give you the clues you need to find your healing.

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: Use the Meditation Elixir Deep Insight to sensitize yourself to the messages of the body.


Affecting insomnia using meditation

insomnia What if there's a simple, cost-free activity you can do at home that might reduce insomnia, fatigue and depression? That's what Harvard Medical School is saying. They call the practice "mindfulness meditation" and describe it as "a mind-calming practice that focuses on breathing and awareness of the present moment."

In a study of 49 middle-age and older adults with trouble sleeping, those who completed a mindfulness awareness program experienced less insomnia, fatigue and depression than those who completed a sleep education class. The study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Both groups of participants met for the same duration of time and with the same frequency over a six-week period. But the former group was taught practices such as meditation to help them focus on "moment-by-moment experiences, thoughts, and emotions," while the latter group was taught ways to improve their sleep habits.

One thing that separates the two teachings is that mindfulness meditation triggers what Herbert Benson, M.D., director emeritus of the Harvard-affiliated Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, calls "the relaxation response." This deep physiological shift in the body is the opposite of the stress response and can help ease stress-related ailments such as depression, pain and high blood pressure.

Here's how Harvard describes a simple method for eliciting the relaxation response:

  • "Step 1: Choose a calming focus. Good examples are your breath, a sound (‘Om'), a short prayer, a positive word (such as 'relax' or 'peace') or a phrase ('breathing in calm, breathing out tension'; 'I am relaxed'). If you choose a sound, repeat it aloud or silently as you inhale or exhale.
  • "Step 2: Let go and relax. Don't worry about how you're doing. When you notice your mind has wandered, simply take a deep breath or say to yourself ‘thinking, thinking' and gently return your attention to your chosen focus."

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: Our Formula E-1 can also aid in alleviating insomnia. It is a physiological modulator--able to bring both hyper and hypo conditions into normal range. This allows the body to have more relaxed responses. We have many testimonials about its effectiveness.


Dowsing's link to new mind-body connections

dowsing "Dowsing dates back to the earliest times. The Tassili Caves in the Atlas Mountains have an 8,000-year-old wall mural of a dowser with a forked stick," says Brian Crissy, Appalachian Chapter vice president. "The Pharoahs 4,000 years ago and Chinese emperors 2,500 years ago used dowsing."

The rods that many associate with dowsing are often used, but not always, says Crissy--the "subtle energy flows" demonstrated via such rods, pendula and bobbers can also be detected solely through inner feelings and visualization. "There is a high-vibrational energy everywhere that dowsing can detect and affect," he continues. "It is probably what Werner Heisenberg encountered when he concluded in 1927 that human awareness affects reality. Conventional science has oddly chosen not to study it, but this subtle energy is very real and important and affects us in many ways," he explains.

This esoteric technology can be used for many purposes: from locating water, divination, enhancing one’s natural abilities and more. The underlying principle is that from intention and imagination, physicial reality manifests. "Carl Sagan once said, 'Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic'," says Crissy.

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: Our Cosmic Eye Meditation Elixir amplifies extra-sensory perceptions, allowing a clearer and more defined type of information to come into the mind. Many reports that it improves short-term memory as well.


Company & Product News

NEW from Subtle Energy Solutions: Subtle Energy Infused Himalayan Salt Lamps
Infused Salt Lamps This new application of subtle energy infusion into a Himalyan Salt Lamp has catapulted the natural benefits of salt lamps to a whole new level. We have infused the lamps with harmonizing, stablizing subtle energies that greatly heighten the similar existing properties of the lamps, making the experience of the lamps a palpable and impressive one. Put one in the office or TV room to neutralize EMF, or "electro-smog". Put one in the bedroom for a soothing night light and negative ions for a restful sleep.

These lamps are approximately 12 inches tall, direct from Nepal, include an off-on rocker switch on an A/C cord, 4-watt light bulb, and a wooden base, $39.95. (MORE INFO)


Our brand new BETA site! Pure Energy Rx
We are excited to announce that we have created a new website, Pure Energy Rx. This website has an updated shopping cart, and will soon have an easily accessible research library about the use of subtle energy in health and healing. It will also be where the Quantum Health Newsletter will live. The Subtle Energy Solutions website will stay active, although will not be updated, so for the latest products and formulas to enhance the mind-body connection, visit Pure Energy Rx. Make sure to "like" our Facebook page and watch for special discounts and giveaways on that page. All the links in this newsletter go to the new site. The Subtle Energy Solutions site is still up and functioning for those of you preferring that tradition!