The Whole Shebang

Ep. 04 - The How-To Of Manifestation: Nerdy Science Stuff and More (The Half Shebang)

November 04, 2023 Jen Briggs Season 1 Episode 4
The Whole Shebang
Ep. 04 - The How-To Of Manifestation: Nerdy Science Stuff and More (The Half Shebang)
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Ever had a flitting  little butterfly of a thought that perhaps, somehow, it managed to take flight and manifest into reality? That's the essence of this approach to manifestation and as your host, I've witnessed the power of this concept first-hand. 

I'm going to get nerdy with you on this episode, drawing a bit (actually a lot) of inspiration from Michael Levin's fascinating study on electrical blueprints. It's pretty much been mind-blowing to me. What he teaches shows evidence of how an invisible energy or collective intelligence shapes life before physical matter ever forms. Imagine harnessing this power, directing our thoughts and desires toward the life we desire. This is a path I'm learning to walk now, turning my thoughts to manifest my desires, and understanding that the Universe may have a smidge of involvement with my thoughts in the first place. 

While the content may be slightly nerdy, I keep it pretty light. I think it'll be thought-provoking for you... hit play and check it out! 

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I had a feeling this would happen, that I would get midweek and be like I have something I want to share, real time right now, and I want to hear your input on this, and so I'm going to do what I'm calling some little mini episodes from time to time. It may not be every week, it probably likely won't be the same day of every week, it'll just be when a little bit of inspiration strikes. So I reached out to you all on Facebook and said help, all my clever, witty, funny people, what do we call these baby episodes? And I got a list of ideas that I think would be so fun to share with you. They all make me chuckle.

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So a mini bang, a she bang bite, she bang sampler, the half she bang, she bang, quickie, quickie's the obvious one that no one named. I was kind of secretly waiting to see if somebody would think that was an okay idea, because I think it's so funny. A slice of she bang, she bits, which is quite erotic she pow, fun size, the whole she bite. I like this next to Ashley. Put these on here. A short bang, a small banger a she bang short and not a lot of bang. Last but not least, a quick bang, all of which. I love these ideas. I think I'm going to end up going with a half she bang and then I'll probably cite that. It's like a 10 minute quickie. When I put a little intro together for these, did I tell you we're going to have fun on this and not take ourselves too seriously, because this little half bang, half she bang, this little half she bang, is actually kind of thought. I think it's very thought provoking. It's going to get a little science nerdy for a minute and then I'm going to bring it back to the ground for you. So this little half she bang that we're going to do today is surrounding manifestation and science, and if you guys have not heard of the term manifestation, you might be living under a rock. That's not meant to be judgmental and actually just I feel like it's so buzzy right now. It is everywhere, and it's this idea that we have the ability to create the world that we want to live in and that we can co-create with source, god, universe, whatever you want to label it doesn't matter, but we can co-create with the universe to make the life that we want to live. I'm going to share a thought with you that I was having and just kind of how I've been processing this. I was imagining this podcast.

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Probably two years ago I had these little seeds of thoughts. I don't know if you guys ever have that. You have an image that pops in your mind, or a quick. I call them a flit of a thought. It's like a butterfly that just quick flits through your brain and out of it. And so I was having these little flitty thoughts around launching a podcast, but not even fully consciously. I mean it was conscious but it was just kind of like huh, interesting thought, there it comes, there it goes, and eventually that flitty thought was a seed that was planted and then that grew from there.

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No-transcript when I'm being vulnerably transparent. I have had flitty thoughts about public speaking in front of very large crowds and writing a book. And I have more than flitty thoughts. They're so pretty concrete thoughts about what I would love to have in a future partner. And I was thinking, like Manjen, you're really asking a lot of the universe. And when I, as it relates to like a future partner, it's not like I've got this long checklist of very specific attributes that he better meet all these attributes it's. It's not that it's, it's a very full, fulfilling, intimate, rich, meaningful relationship, with a lot of the wants in there too, and and none. And I'm holding it loosely because I just I don't know what I don't know. So it's, I'm I'm very open to what that looks like, or what my future career path looks like, and all of that with public speaking and writing and whatever else it may be.

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But I've continued to tell myself that, like you're asking, that's a lot to ask, jen, and I was talking with somebody and was sharing that sentiment with them about about what I was desiring out of life, and this person, you know, was listening very contently and then responded to me with like um, I don't even know how to put it into words, but it was kind of like this cute, like oh, you're so cute. It was the smile back at me, like you're so cute and naive, just like yeah, and and she basically said, like those are all great things to desire, but you know, just just keep it open, mind Cause he just never know how it's going to show up. And I kind of took and maybe this is my own lens, that I'm viewing this in accurately but I kind of took it as like, don't ask so much because you are asking too much, and and maybe I could give you guys some specifics. But like one of the specifics with a future partner that I have, that that I am not attached to, but that I have just seen in my mind's eye, is that he would have a similar like passion and purpose in the work that he does. That doesn't feel like work, just like what I'm doing. This feels like not like work to me at all, and it is not just a hobby, it is who I am, and so I've just kind of seen in my mind's eye that we do something together with that and and maybe that won't happen, maybe he, maybe he will be like a chef and and maybe the work that we do together will be, you know, philanthropic in nature or something like that. So I'm I'm very open minded, but but that's one thing that I've just seen in my mind's eye. I'm like I don't I don't know why it's like it's not, like I need that to happen.

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I'm not hanging on that, to that desire, because I'm like, come hell or high water, this is what it'll be. It's just been in my mind's eye, it's just been there, and so I'm like I don't know what to do with that really, and I can like go of it, but it's just there. Um and so, as I was kind of processing through through this stuff, I I went to write in journal and and I think I shared in one of the previous episodes that I do what I call free writing, so I just kind of put my pen of paper when I get this feeling that there's something there, and whether it's, you know, my higher self or you know collective consciousness or something, something when I start writing, sometimes I feel like I didn't write it. You know, not all the time, but sometimes, and this was one of those times. So I'm going to share with you what came to mean, and here I'll just read it for you I am asking a lot of the universe, but what if the truth was that the universe was asking a lot of me?

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What if my desires are divinely placed? What if my willingness to do the work so that I can have capacity and a sense of worthiness for that level of blessing and desire is actually an act of surrender to the divine? And that was like whoa, it just flips this whole thing on its head that my whole life I've felt like I have created the desire. Hang with me. I'm going to try to explain this in a few different ways. I'll see if I can teach my thoughts in a way that's helpful for you.

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So I've had this thought that my desires have come from me, that I've created the desire. So if I desire a Ferrari or 13 snicker bars on my door or something like that, I've had this thought that that desire was, and those desires probably are. But I've had this thought that that desire was created by me. And so if I'm asking it, I'm asking a lot. And to flip this whole paradigm on its head and say, well, what if these desires to launch a podcast, to write a book, to have a partner that we do work together, or whatever the things are what if those desires were a part were divinely placed there by collective intelligence, like what if I had that thought? Or that thought was created in a bigger sense, became a flitty thought in my mind and I get to choose. Do I want to surrender to that or do I not? And I believe that we always have choice in all of this stuff. And when I started to think about it in that way, then I was like, oh, we're co-conspirators here, universe, wherever the thought came from, because sometimes, like literally, I will have a second thought that's like where did that thought come from? Wherever it came from, what if I'm partners in the evolution of birthing these thoughts, versus me asking a lot of the universe? And then I'm like, oh, that is such a release and freedom of knowing that it's not about me manipulating or controlling, it's just about me literally unfolding in life and following the things that are in front of me, the things that I enjoy. So then I so these are where I love these unique little. I don't think they're coincidences, I think they're synchronicities. That kind of this is part of how I know that I'm on a path that's in alignment is when other things start showing up to validate or confirm some thoughts that I had.

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So I was listening to a podcast the other night, and it by Flynn Skinnerd. What a name, by the way, skinner, not Skinnerd, flynn Skinner. He's a psychologist and he was talking about manifestation from a scientific standpoint, and he quoted Michael Levin in some studies that he is a biologist that is really on the cutting edge of science right now with all kinds of stuff, and so he cited a study about electrical blueprints that Michael Levin has found and they're basically figuring out how to do cell regeneration. This is going to get nerdy, hang with me for a minute here, but I'm not going to get into the cell regeneration stuff.

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So he's a developmental biologist and he speaks to this idea that, like if you look at a school of fish or a flock of birds that are flying, you can look at the way they move in tandem and understand that there is collective intelligence and order and that they're somehow connected right which I've always found fascinating and haven't understood the science behind it. But, like, they're moving together and communicated without using words. So what is that? And it turns out, not surprisingly, that we are all made up of the same kind of materials. We are all made up of parts, and those parts, at a really simple level, are cells and they break down even smaller than that. But those cells communicate to one another, right, and when they communicate they heal a cut on our finger, they help the school of fish know which way to turn, they teach, they show the birds when to migrate. So it is a collective intelligence that is working together to create life and to heal things and to communicate on a higher level.

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So they did a study and they started to intravenously put a saline dye into tadpoles. I guess they're not called embryos, they're called tadpoles. Flynn actually recounted that this was done with embryos, but I Googled this morning and couldn't find the research. But I did find the research on the tadpoles. So intravenously they put the saline solution into tadpoles and what they saw this is what.

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The part that was just mind blowing to me was that there's an electrical, magnetic current that was in the shape of the frog's face before the cells were there, to create form and matter. Okay, that is wild. So he's calling them electrical blueprints. But this idea that there's an electrical current or there's energy that was creating you could see the shape of the frog's face before there was any cellular matter there. So the question that begs for me is where did that electrical blueprint come from? Before the cells were even there? It was a thought, it was a collective conscious thought, it was collective intelligence, it was an idea that was out there, and then electricity started to form to create sort of a framework so that the cells would follow that framework and begin to create matter. I'm bringing this back to you, don't worry, I will get there. So then piece two of this I was reading a book this morning that when I was cleaning out my ladies layer slash podcast loft here, I found that I didn't know that I had and the book was by it's oh gosh, I'm blinking on his name Wayne Dyer.

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The book is by Wayne Dyer, and so I just started reading it this morning and took down a couple of quotes that he said here. Let me flip to him in my little notebook. He said when you think about yourself, you are form. So you are. You are made up of bones and skin and toenails and eyelashes and all of the things, and that is your form. But pigs and horses all have a pile of bones and lashes and all of the things.

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The thing that makes us different than the form that we live in is that we are not our form. We are something other than our form. We know that cells regenerate every seven years. Your whole body becomes new in seven years. You've been in an infant body, you've been in a teenage body. Whatever body you're in now, we know that the form continues to change. But one thing that does not change is whoever you are outside of your form and Wayne Dyer went on to talk about that. You are really sort of your thought and your thinking that your essential self never dies and that thought cannot die. 99, he. And then he quoted Buckminster Fuller, also a very wild name. Buckminster Fuller said 99% of who you are is invisible and untouchable. It is your ability to think and go beyond your form that determines the quality of your life. So when I think about this frog, this electrical blueprint of a frog face, it was not form, yet it was only thought, and electrical current and here is Wayne Dyer talking about thoughts cannot die.

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And then I recalled a book that I read by Deepak Chopra, and he talks about the observer effect. You can go into a laboratory and see the smallest, smallest, smallest parts of an atom. The only way that you can see those under a microscope in the dark is when there is an observer present. So they're recording all of this, right. They're recording the data and they're recording what's happening real time. The only way that these little I can't remember what they're called, maybe I'll put them in the show notes but these, the smallest particles of an atom, show up under the microscope is when there's an observer. They're thinking about it.

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It is the thought that is a precursor to matter showing up, which is crazy. So when we start thinking about our thoughts and our desires and what we think about, we talk about where we put our energy is where matter flows. And so where you put your thoughts, where you put your energy, we have scientific proof that it creates matter and form and reality. So if you're thinking thoughts, whether they're habitual or they're subconscious, it is creating your reality. So this, this has two big impacts to me. One, when I become aware of my thoughts subconscious become conscious, or just the thoughts that I'm constantly entertaining in my mind all day, I have the ability to change them if it's not the reality that I want, so powerful, okay. Secondly, what if, coming back full circle here, what if my thoughts were not placed there by me, but rather were a part of a collective intelligence that is pulling together a beautiful design that I get to be a co-conspirator of, and that I need to not feel bad or crazy for dreaming wild dreams or like I'm asking too much if I understand that I get to choose my thoughts and sometimes my thoughts choose me. Yeah, that's your half shebang for the day. Wild thoughts for you.

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My hope is that I am just gonna come in a process of stuff with you and I would love to hear your feedback. You guys, you can email me. My email is in the show notes. I also have this private Facebook group, the whole shebang that I'm trying to decide and see if you guys like, if that's a cool place for us to have dialogue on these concepts and go back and forth. You can always hit me up on Instagram too. What are your thoughts on this? How does this land with you? Does it hit you in a certain kind of way? Is this crazy, weird for some of you? I would love to have dialogue, so feel free to reach out to me there. Alright, that's all I got for you today, just a half shebang. We'll catch you next time.

Mini Episodes and Their New Names
Manifestation + Co-Creation
Jen's Flitty Thoughts
Musings; Am I Asking Too Much of the Universe?
What if The Truth is The Other Way Around?
Michael Levin's Electrical Blueprints
Thoughts and Collective Intelligence
Wayne Dyer - Thoughts Don't Die
"You" Never Die
Observer Effect
The Power of Your Thoughts