The Butterfly Effect and the Psychic Power of One
Finding Order Within Disorder In Chaotic Times
Chaos Theory is the science of the unexpected. Most traditional branches of science deal with perceived predictable and linear phenomena like gravity, electricity, or chemical reactions, Chaos Theory deals with nonlinear concepts that are unpredictable, like turbulence, the stock market, weather patterns the mysteries of the brain and spontaneous epidemics. What emerges within this theory is that there is order within disorder.
Fractal Mathematics also discusses the complex patterning of nature. There are fractal properties that exist in many organisms, including landscapes, clouds, trees, organs, rivers, and physical systems. Many of the systems in which we live exhibit complex, chaotic behavior as a creative force.
Seeing the chaotic, disordered and often unpredictable fractal nature of our world can be fear-inducing. By understanding that ecosystems, human systems, social systems, and economic systems are interconnected, we may be able to gain insight and avoid actions that are destructive and detrimental to our longevity and well being as a species and the world as a whole.
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect was first coined out of a paper entitled Predictability; Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings Set Off a Tornado in Texas? Edward, N. Lorenze Sc. D.n 1972. The theory presents two possibilities.
1. If a single flap of a butterfly’s wing can be instrumental in generating a tornado, so also can all the previous and subsequent flaps of its wings, as can the flaps of the wings of millions of other butterflies, not to mention the activities of innumerable more powerful creatures, including our own species.
2. If the flap of a butterfly’s wings can be instrumental in generating a tornado, it can equally well be instrumental in preventing a tornado. (Lorenze, SC.D. 1972)
The paper proposed that when a butterfly is vibrating its wings in one part of the world it can powerfully impact events somewhere else. If the butterfly had not fluttered its wing at a particular point in space and time, the natural disaster would not have occurred, or at least in the way that events unfolded. Carrying that concept further one could look to the effect of humanity’s actions on the earth as one living organism. Or earthly how events affect the solar system or even the universe. In other words, even the small, seemingly insignificant acts can have an immense impact rippling out into the universe. The microcosm can affect the macrocosm.
The Mandela Effect
Fiona Broome first coined the “Mandela Effect”. In 2009, she posted a blog explaining her experience of this phenomenon. Broome was attending a conference and spoke with other people about how she remembered that the South African president Nelson Mandela died in a South African prison in the 1980s. Mandela did not die until 2013 after he had been released from prison. After the conference, other people validated her memories, even talking about the news coverage and a speech by his widow.
She noted how masses of people, even those unrelated to the initial conversations started to pop up with memories that were identical to hers. The word ‘Mandela Effect’ was coined out of this incident. Although some doubt this theory, there are subreddits devoted to discussing examples where this effect is present in the world.
One of the most widespread online discussions in recent years is over the spelling of The Berenstein Bears, a popular children’s book series first published in 1962. Masses of people remember the spelling of the series title differently which is viewed by many as proof of the existence of alternate realities. Large groups of people that have “other memories” suggesting that there may be multiple parallel timelines existing simultaneously. In light of this view “reality” may be more suggestive than exact or something beyond our current understanding allows.
Butterfly VS. Mandela Effect
Although these theories are often discussed together, they are essentially different. The Butterfly effect explores how one minor act can cause an overlap in events in time. The Mandela effect looks at how many can have “alternative memories” and may suggest that there are cracks in space and time, exposing where things are not exactly as they appear. Aside from considering a conspiracy about exploding Hadron Collider experiments and discussing String Theory proofs, there is a more practical, everyday way to look at these concepts and apply them to a daily practice. During times of chaos or disorder, reflecting on both concepts and how they may interact on a personal and world level is worthy of consideration.
A Psychic Perspective
World events that spin out of control can make us question and try to make sense of the unknown. We may cling onto theories, information, and opinions outside of our own knowing. Piercing through the noise and cacophony, it is possible to see the paradox that there might be order and purpose to disorder and what at times seems like madness. It is easy to fall into a belief that we are powerless or victims of circumstances beyond our control. Perhaps we are being invited to see the creative and transformative forces beneath the surface ‘reality’ and work from this place to make a change.
One way to regain a sense of personal empowerment is in considering how the actions, energy and the psychic power of one may have a profound effect on the many. It is also of value to consider how collective memory and narratives are not always as they appear. From a psychic perspective, maintaining your space, honoring all emotions, observing triggers, clearing out pictures and pain, staying rooted in your truth, running your energy and grounding, as well as reading and healing, may provide perspective and clarity needed during troubling times. This may be the exact panacea we need, and in fact, the world needs, right now.
Ways You Can Affect Change
- Be psychic – use your tools, practice read and heal
- Un-match from the Earth’s growth period
- Keep calm and keep that crown strong!
- If thoughts become things and transmit energy, consider how you manage your thoughts and energy.
- Cause and effect- what happens on the microcosm (you, your behavior patterns, energy, and thoughts) can impact the macrocosm (greater community, world, universe)
- Maintain your energy at a time where there is great pressure to follow the collective narrative, thought waves and behavior patterns.
- Create new patterns of living, being and doing.
- Adversity is an agent of change and may be viewed through a lens of opportunity.
- Generate self-empowerment by managing your space and using ‘psychic hygiene’.
- Use your knowingness to guide you to your own answers and understanding
- Give yourself permission to feel, experience what you need, moment to moment, then try to blow through it and take a step.
- Try to be amused sometimes, even when events feel heavy
- Keep it Kindergarten, light and effortless.
- Try to be gentle, kind and forgiving to yourself and others – We are all human and deal with events in different ways. You don’t need to be perfect, nor critical of your own responses.
- If you are new to psychic development, there are programs and practices to develop and enhance awareness.
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