Parnell is the World's Foremost Writing Guru"
Dear Fellow Writer,
As if I'm not busy enough already, a local director has asked me to write the music for his latest production - and have it to him by the 11th of October.
So on top of the two pitches for TV series we're producing, running Magellan Books and the EWTW and editing my latest novel during the day, I'm composing and recording music in the evenings...
No Rest for the Wicked, as I once sang!
More news on that soon - coming to an inbox near you!
Go here to find Lydie M Denier's new book, "Me, Jane... Not You!":
THIS WEEK'S ARTICLE:
Create Your Own World
Rob ParnellI'm probably one of the last people in the world to read "What the BLEEP Do We Know?"
By now most of the ideas in it are well publicized and known thanks to movies like The Secret and the media blitz that accompanied it a few years back.
A lot of self help gurus are still peddling the Law of Attraction or their version of it - so it's interesting to revisit some of the precepts now that the big splash has more or less passed.
In case you don't know, the premise of BLEEP is this:
Quantum physicists have established that, at the very fundamental level of atomic structure, measurement of subatomic particles seems dependent on - or at least relative to - the observer.
Much as modern physicists hate it, self help gurus (now, oddly, called 'philosophers' in some circles) say this is proof that consciousness affects, even shapes, reality.
And by extension the theory says that, through our intentions and interactions with matter, we actually create our own lives.
On a metaphysical level, ancient cultures and mystical traditions have been saying this for centuries - but only now do we have 'proof' from the scientific community that this may indeed be so.
Of course the majority of serious scientists are extremely upset they've let this particular Schroedinger's cat out of the bag. Some say they've been misquoted - and that the current theoretical ideas about the quantum world are too important to be trivialized by the general public.
BLEEP doesn't agree. One of their main arguments seems to be that this stuff is too important to leave to matter-bound scientists with no imagination. They want this life and perception altering information out there - in our hands - so that we can finally understand exactly how consciousness and our universe rely on each other for their existence.
One of the sections I liked in the book was where Dr Andrew Newberg said that the quantum problem was like discovering we're actually all living on some kind of big Star Trek holodeck - where the information about life's building blocks don't make any sense unless there's some huge computer 'outside' merely simulating our existence.
Of course, any self respecting Christian would say that this huge computer was God - and that we're probably not supposed to fully understand this stuff.
But that aside, if we really can shape our destinies with our thoughts, then this is surely where the real fun starts.
But can we really shape matter? And control our lives?
I guess it's a question of degree. How much control do we potentially have?
The problem is that as wonderful as these ideas sound - they don't appear to actually work to any great degree.
After all, the Global Intention Experiments by Lynne McTaggart have, motwithstanding the hype, been largely disappointing.
Much as we might want to believe it, there's seems no real definitive evidence we can get rich just by thinking about it.
However, having faith, acting upon our dreams and sticking to our goals, now that's what works - and is practically provable.
At the very least we now have some scientific data to act as a back-up to these basic self-help tenets:
That if you really want something, and go after it, then you'll get, not necessarily where you want to go, but most likely where you need to be - to achieve at least some degree of success.
I know this has worked for Robyn and I - and has worked for many of our subscribers.
BTW: did you know that over the last eight years, the Easy Way to Write has fostered over a dozen New York Times bestselling authors? We have their names on our subscriber database to prove it - not that they broadcast this fact to anyone! But I respect that - and their right to privacy.
It's just nice to know we may have helped in some way.
Anyway, I think the main point about the BLEEP factor is that now you have no excuse.
It's clear that the message is to take full responsibility for your actions. Because you just never know how much you really are creating your own reality - and that - and this is the kicker - your lack of success could be ultimately of your own making.
The next time you want something amazing to happen to you, start believing it's at least possible - and take positive action to let the universe know of your intentions.
To quote Star Wars - why not - fiction is just a valid reality as the real thing, isn't it? At least to our subconscious, which can't tell the difference anyway.
When Yoda lifts the downed starfighter with his mind, Luke says: "I don't believe it."
Whereupon Yoda replies, "That's why you can't do it."
THIS WEEK'S WRITER'S QUOTE:
"Rob Parnell is the foremost writing guru in the world." Vin Smith, Midnight Bookworm
Copyright 2002 - 2010 Rob Parnell. All Rights Reserved.