What the Bleep Do We Know?! is a film that I often reference as having a huge impact on me. I saw it soon after my father passed away and I was at one of my most vulnerable times in my life. I was pissed, regretful, sad, and a host of other negative emotions. But, there was this small spark in me that at the same time this was all happening. I had a lot of hope. I was thinking, okay, my dad would want me to recognize how precious life is and do what I most want to do, to follow my dreams…once and for all. This ignited a passion in me that many can relate to when you loose someone close to you. I had this memory come back around that time of when I was about 7 years old. I was sitting in the back seat with my dad driving and my best friend beside me. I was singing along with the song playing on the radio. My best friend said something like, “I can’t hear the song, I only hear you, stop”. And my dad said, “but she has to practice”. I realized there was no better time to do what I wanted, to start a music career and my own events and marketing business.
My mother had been working in a factory and had almost died once herself from cancer, which was rather tramatic. After dad died, I got the sense that I had to be able to help her if she needed it, so making more money was also an incentive. I did believe if you did what you loved, you would be abundant. I started listening to a bunch of Wayne Dyer cd’s and his words started to make more and more sense. I always believed in the things he talked about, but now it felt more like fact than belief. Although, my logical side always told me I had to prove it. My favorite quote from his is above.
So, I was lost but, felt like at any moment I could be found. What the Bleep Do We Know, seemed to be the beginning of a new search to prove these things. Astrology in my teens began the first search and various books carried me along after that, but after he was gone there was nothing more important to me at that time than understanding why we are here and how to make the kind of impact I wanted to make. Little did I know the change truly starts with the “man in the mirror” like MJ said.
The movie was released in 2004 and had been out for a while when I saw it. It discusses the spiritual connection between quantum physics and consciousness. The film merged documentary-style interviews, computer graphics, and narrative to illustrate the idea that individual and group consciousness can influence the material world, something I inherently felt was true.
Some key things the film insisted was that the universe is best seen as constructed from thought, “empty space” is not empty and matter is not solid. It suggested there was more than meets the eye or as I say in my song and you have heard somewhere before, “the experiment is affected by the observer”. A quote that has always stuck with me from this movie, is that it used to be said, when someone asked a scientist if he or she believed in god, they would say, “of course not, I am a scientist”. A scientist on the film says that now many say, when asked the same question, “of course I do, I am a scientist.” The film was relatively low-budget, but through viral marketing it made $10 million and won many independent film awards. But, I suspect this success was due to the way it was presented, it just makes a lot of sense, to me anyway. And, although it might seem super challenging to apply to your life, over the years I tend to still finding it’s theories to be true. But, we did once think the earth was flat. Like the “Fifth Agreement” says, I will doubt and always be open to a new way to view things.
So, I just thought I would share more about it. Writing this has made me realize I want to watch it again. I find with any principle or theory you find to be true that requires an alteration of how you think, be, or act, requires a somewhat consistent reminder process to keep you mindful and not trapped in our domesticated brain patterns. I know it may not be for everyone and it has its criticism but, if it works for some people, or for me, it is worth sharing. I highly suggest you watch it and decide for yourself. I would love to hear what you think!