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PORTAL; We don't predict the future. We create it!

While teaching a PORTAL class recently, I was asked about using PORTAL to predict future events. We don't actually use PORTAL for that prupose. We use it for something even more meaningful-- to create, or choose, the future we desire!

It's crucial to recognize that the future is not a single, predetermined path but rather a spectrum of potential outcomes. Each possibility exists in a state akin to quantum superposition. Just as observing a quantum state causes the superposition to collapse into a single state, focusing on a specific future scenario in PORTAL might "collapse" the possibilities into a more definite outcome. Let me give you a few examples to illustrate this point.

Schrödinger's Cat

In quantum mechanics, Schrödinger's Cat is a thought experiment where a cat in a sealed box could potentially be alive or dead, depending on an earlier random event. Only when the box is opened and the cat is observed does the cat's state become one or the other. This experiment highlights the concept of superposition—whereby the cat exists in multiple possible states until observed.

The Coin Toss

Imagine tossing a coin and covering it with a cup while it's still spinning on a table. Under the cup, the coin is both heads and tails at the same time, existing in a superposition of states. It is only when you lift the cup and observe the coin that it settles into one of those states—heads or tails.

Camera That Captures Expectations

Consider a hypothetical camera that doesn't capture what physically exists but what the photographer expects to see. If the photographer believes a ball is red, the camera captures it as red, even if it's objectively green. This fictional example parallels how observation and expectation in quantum mechanics can influence the outcome of experiments, affecting how reality is perceived or manifested. Although this example is fictional it is based on a real life experiment, the Double Slit Experiment which showed that the expectation of the observer changed the outcome of the experiment.

The Double-Slit Experiment

 In this experiment, electrons are fired at a barrier with two slits, and their behavior is observed on a screen behind the slits. When not directly observed, electrons pass through both slits simultaneously, behaving like waves and creating an interference pattern on the screen. However, when researchers set up detectors to observe which slit an electron passes through, expecting the electrons to behave like particles, the electrons do just that, and the wave-like interference pattern disappears. This shift in behavior highlights a fundamental principle of quantum mechanics: the observer's expectation can collapse the wave function into one of two states—wave or particle—thereby determining the observed reality. In other words, what the observer expects to see can actually influence how things behave, shaping the reality they observe. This phenomenon not only challenges our classical understanding of physics but also underscores the mysterious and interactive relationship between the observer and the physical world.

These examples reinforce the idea that there isn't just one definitive future. Instead, many potential futures exist simultaneously in a quantum state of superposition. Until one is observed or interacted with, all potential outcomes are equally real.

Applying This Understanding in PORTAL

In PORTAL, we leverage this quantum understanding to approach the future not as something to predict, but as a range of possibilities to create,  shape or even choose from. We're not just passively observing what might come but actively participating in creating the future.

Here’s how we do it:

  • Exploring Multiple Futures: We use PORTAL to experience various potential futures. Each scenario represents a different quantum possibility, akin to the electrons in the double-slit experiment.

  • Choosing and Aligning: Once multiple futures are explored, PORTAL participants choose which future they want to align with. By focusing on and emotionally connecting with that specific potential, akin to setting the expectation in the camera analogy, you can then bring that possibility into reality.

  • Creating Your Desired Future: By consciously choosing which potential future to align with and taking actions consistent with that future, you effectively help collapse the quantum superposition of possibilities into the reality you desire. You're not predicting the future; you're creating it by selecting from the many potentials that exist.

Through PORTAL, we harness the quantum-like nature of reality to not only explore what futures are possible but to actively choose and manifest the futures we desire. This proactive approach empowers individuals to shape their destinies, leveraging the fascinating insights from quantum mechanics about how our observations and expectations can mold the fabric of reality.

Instead of limiting ourselves to a single predetermined future, we open ourselves up to a spectrum of possibilities. By doing so, we engage with a creative process where our expectations, intentions, and focused energy influence which future becomes our reality. In essence, we use our understanding of quantum possibilities not to pin down one future but to open doorways to the futures we wish to bring into existence.

Through PORTAL, we learn that our consciousness and intentions can influence our reality, much like the observer influences the behavior of particles in quantum experiments. This empowers us to actively participate in creating the future rather than passively predicting it, leveraging our deep connection with our subconscious mind and the broader fabric of the universe to shape our journey and outcomes. This approach transforms our engagement with the future from one of prediction and certainty to one of creation and possibility.


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