The Observer Effect − A Conscious Universe


Quantum theory regarding the Observer Effect indicates that a beam of electrons is affected by the act of being observed, further causing what is being observed to behave differently.

The Observer Effect occurs on a quantum level and applies to human and non-human observers alike (machines).

This would imply that consciousness plays a role in our individual realities, which further suggests our collective consciousness (or collective unconscious) as well. Therefore, perceptions or realities are subject to change based on whoever is doing the observing and the intensity in which they observe.

Essentially, what the Observer Effect means: If I observe it, it will become my reality or what I believe to be real. If someone else observes the very same thing and even under the exact same conditions, their individual observation could create something else, in effect, a different reality to mine. It’s no different, really, to each person having their own perspective.

Further, we believe what we perceive, because we created it, even though it isn’t necessarily real! Moreover, whatever the “ultimate” reality is, doesn’t exist, because it takes an observer to determine! Thus, the Observer Effect.

What Are Some Implications of How the Observer Effect Might Affect Our Day-to-Day Realities in Mundane and More Profound Ways?


What is ultimately right and what is wrong and who decides this?

Who is ultimately right and who is wrong and how is this decided?

It presents a strong argument in favor of not making judgments about people or things for any reason, because your observation or perception is not necessarily real, and if it is at all real, it’s directed by you and about you, not them. Essentially, rather than pointing a finger at someone else, or having pointless arguments about who is right or wrong, it’s holding a mirror up to oneself, because what is being observed is YOU, it’s YOUR reality.

We could all learn a lot from this. As human beings, we tend to be the judge and jury for the actions and behaviors of others, when perhaps, we should just remain objective observers.

As an observer, we can learn a lot about our self, as what we are observing, is something we need to see about our self. Like what you see or not. Accepting the whole of what we are; makes us whole. Denouncing those sides of our self that we don’t like is exactly why we will continue to draw in people or situations (which Tarot cards often detail) that we don’t like or want. Think about it.

Is it any wonder why love is the only thing that is real or matters and is incorruptible or unassailable? And that releasing judgment and forgiving others (and our self) is so freeing? John Lennon said it best: “All you need is love.”

Lastly, something else to contemplate: How would this have bearing on people who are so-called diagnosed as clinically insane? Are they, or is it our perception of them? The Observer Effect applies to everything and everyone.

It is reminiscent of one of my favorite books and movie of the same title, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, written by Ken Kesey. In both, we note the interactions between Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) and the so-called “mentally unstable” inmates, headed by Randle McMurphy (Jack Nicholson).

These interactions indicate that there is a very fine line between who is sane or insane and therapy or treatment from domination or control; that is, if there were any lines to begin with. The Observer Effect seems to indicate that the only lines existing are the ones we create.