Why Connecting to the Quantum Field Can Help You Make Quantum Leaps in Your Filmmaking and Film Project
by Carole Dean
“My brain is only a receiver. In the universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength, inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.”
Who do you think said this? He was alive 100 years ago. He was a physicist. Who do you think knew there was a quantum field, a shared consciousness of energy and knowledge from which we are all connected, and that his brain was a receiver decades ahead of anyone else?
He’s one of the many great minds whose knowledge and insight I share with our fiscally sponsored filmmakers to help them reach their full potential. Keep thinking on the answer to this mystery man and I will tell you.
Saturday morning has become my favorite time of the week. This is when we meet with our fiscally sponsored filmmakers in our Saturday Film Funding Guidance Class. Over the last two years, we have expanded our knowledge of who we are, how gifted we are, and how to unleash our creativity. We have read and studied how to use information on the power of our minds from books like The Field by Lynn McTaggart, Real Magic and The Conscious Universe by Dean Radin.
Currently we are enjoying Quantum Spirituality by Amit Goswami, a brilliant physicist. Let me share some of this insightful book along with examples of how to use his teachings to help make your film and your filmmaking career a success.
The Human Condition and How to Get Out of It
“Some ways to get out of the human condition”, Amit Goswami writes, “are non-locality, discontinuity and tangled hierarchy.
“For us to Internalize information is the signature of a quantum experience. The external world of our experience, by the necessity of manifesting is approximately Newtonian and deterministic, detached from the casual world of choice. We want to look to our internal experiences, the subtle world, to find our way back from the physical machine aspect which is our running our lives to the casual creative aspect of ourselves.
“It is important to know that Non-locality is signal-less instant communication. Instant communication means communicating with yourself, it is oneness. The quantum world view says we human beings have the potential of being one with everybody else using this non-local communication. Naturally cultivating non-locality will help shift your me-centeredness towards the Universal quantum self.”
Finding and Using Your Universal Quantum Self
When you’re making a film that has a worldwide aspect you will want to learn how to use this universal quantum self. This is necessary if your film has an essence for a worldview that you want to share with other people. You’ll want then to connect with them (your audience) using this universal quantum self.
Perhaps your film is an exposure of something that society needs to know about or it is a biography of a loving kind human. These films you may want to share internationally. If your film has an essence that fits a worldview then you might be able to use this idea of the interconnectedness to reach your audience.
How? By taking the essence of your film into your meditation and asking to connect with your world audience. Take that energy of your film, the feeling of the film, with you and ask for the universe to connect you emotionally to your audience.
Begin to resonate and feel that energy of your audience. Ask daily for the universe to connect you with your audience. Perhaps by saying:
- I am my audience
- I am connected to my audience or
- I am expanding my audience daily
One of these could be your daily mantra.
Attaching Your Audience to Your Film
Follow that up with posting online information of one or two lines about the essence of your film.
- Post something about the purpose for the film.
- Post the benefits of the film.
- Ask friends, family, and fans to re tweet for you.
Perhaps even take some of your interviews or any footage you have shot on your film and make short one-and-two-minute videos. Post those on a new YouTube account and drive people to your website where they can join your community to help support you and your film. On your website, gave them a gift for joining.
Now more than ever we need to get connected and these are ways you can get your audience connected to you. People want to hear about your film and your job is to tell them.
Raise Your Energy from your Naval Chakra to your Heart Chakra
“In the brain”, Amit says, “your me-centeredness expresses itself as activities in the brain areas that neuroscientists identify as belonging to the self-agency. The reinforced memories of ego-persona that feed your ‘me’ are stored in these areas.
“In the body your self-centeredness expresses yourself as vitality tied up to the navel chakra-the welfare of you and you alone. Narcissism. Or for women, in the heart chakra. Too much neediness, needing another to attach to.
“Practices like giving, giving unconditionally, obviously take you away from the thoughts of the Me-personas. This is recommended and it also raises the energy from your navel chakra to your heart chakra. Giving is just one practice; another practice you can do is the practice of not taking yourself so seriously – humility. Still another one is forgiveness. All of these practices can also help when getting self-respect instead of self-indulgence.
“In the quantum world view, moment can be continuous which is familiar to you, right? Like moving cars, moving ants all move continuously in your experience. The physicist Niels Bohr discovered in 1913 that when electrons jump from one atomic orbit to another, they jump discontinuously without going through the intermediate space. Such a quantum leap is allowed in the quantum worldview. It is via these quantum leaps of thoughts and feelings that you learn to make positive emotional brain circuits to balance negativity.”
Making Quantum Leaps
Let’s talk about these quantum leaps. I see them all the time from people who go to college, graduate and make a quantum leap into a very good job as an acquisition person or a producer for Netflix. These things are possible. It happens to some people but not all. The question is how do you make it happen to you?
Let’s think about how you create your vision for yourself or for your film. For your film, you create a platform, that is your deck for a feature and a proposal and trailer for your documentary. You outline how you will take this idea that is now only a vision to a completed film.
How can you use Amit’s information to improve this process?
The majority of documentary films take six years to make and two years more to distribute. How can you break that record? Feature films sometimes take five to ten years. How can you finish faster?
The idea is to make a quantum leap from concept to completion. Some of this can be done with:
- The power of your mind
- Connecting to the right people
- Finding your audience
- Attaching yourself to money and people and information that will move you forward
I know this is hard work, and it takes unrelenting determination. Most importantly you cannot lose faith. If something doesn’t work, you must be prepared to back up and try it again. Or try something new or different because you know your future is waiting for you.
You know it’s up to you to find out how to get through these obstacles by going over them or around them. Or by finding new ways and often, going outside of the box is the best solution.
Sometimes the Funding Comes from Your Audience
In my experience, the way people get money for their films is they connect with others of like mind who love the concept of their film. People who love the subject matter and who want to see the film made.
Finding people with money is the most important thing to do and sometimes you need join organizations or groups. Sometimes you need to donate time to a charity to get in the same room with wealthy people before you can begin to share your ideas with them.
How can you meet them? Consider how you might meet them on common ground. Perhaps that is taking care of animals at a rescue shelter. Perhaps that is a wildlife reserve, perhaps that is an organization to save and protect the oceans.
Consider finding a nonprofit you can donate time to, something that is either in line with your film or something that is in line with your heart. Then consider donating some of your precious time to a charity that will allow you to meet wealthy people. You will be doing what Amit says is important to raise your energy by giving unconditionally.
Focus on the “Be” in Do-Be-Do-Be-Do
Amit says that “the creative process is do-be-do-be-do”. “Do” is when you go out of your way to help someone. The “be” which is like in “being” is hard for us. Our tendency is to do-do-do. To make room for ‘be’ you need to engage with concentrated meditation focusing on an object. This slows you down.
Then between your thoughts you will have gaps. I always get a kick on the London metro whenever the train comes to a stop the loudspeaker warns, “mind the gap.” That’s what you do, you mind the gap between the thoughts. The more you mind the gap, the more extended the gap gets.
Where do you go when there is a gap in thought? In the unconscious of course. Giving your much-needed unconscious processing. The unconscious is much better at sorting out the new from all the potentialities that you have created through your conscious processing, especially when they get a chance of expanding using your ‘be’ time.”
I truly agree with Amit. I find that my daily meditation in the morning and in the afternoon helps me slow down enough so that I do hear the information that comes in the gap between thoughts, it’s meditation that helps me “get it.”
“It” can be the slightest hint of something, or it may be an answer to a question you ask. It may be a flash of the future; it may be a message from someone. It is always an important piece of information.
And the more often you catch it, the more you stop what you are doing, I mean when you literally stop and pay attention to it and take the time to process it, and take the time to honor it and accept that it is real and important, that’s when you can incorporate this information in your life. The more you stop and recognize and respond to these messages from the gap, the more you will get.
I highly recommend you pay attention to the little thoughts that are between the brain chatter…trust me, that is your quantum self talking to you.
Who Said That?
So, did you decide who that was who made the statement, “My brain is only a receiver. In the universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength, inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.”
This is from our beloved Nicola Tesla. He knew how to reach the quantum field and make those quantum leaps. I think you go into the quantum field often in filmmaking. This is where you get your knowledge, strength and inspiration.
Carole Dean is president and founder of From the Heart Productions; a 501(c)3 non-profit that offers the Roy W. Dean Film Grants and fiscal sponsorship for independent filmmakers. She hosts the weekly podcast, The Art of Film Funding, interviewing those involved in all aspects of indie film production. Her new class “How to Fund Your Film” is available on Vimeo on Demand. She is also the author of The Art of Film Funding, 2nd Edition: Alternative Financing Concepts. See IMDB for producing credits