Why Is The Butterfly Effect Important for You?

butterfly effectI know how easy it is to feel powerless in today’s complex world.  That’s why it’s really  important for you to know about The Butterfly Effect.

The Butterfly Effect was first theorized in 1963 by mathematician and meteorologist Edward Lorenz, a pioneer in chaos theory.

It states that a butterfly could flap its wings on one side of the world, creating tiny changes in the atmosphere, that in turn set molecules of air in motion that eventually could create [or prevent] a tornado in another part of the world.

Lorenz discovered it while trying to determine why it was so hard to predict the weather.

Subsequent research by physicists proved it accurate.  They even created a Law around it: the law of sensitive dependence on initial conditions.

The butterfly does not create or power the tornado.  The flap of the wings is part of the initial conditions that can lead to a chain of events leading to a larger-scale chain of events.

Had the butterfly not flapped its wings, the trajectory of the system might have been vastly different.

So what does this mean for us?  It means that everything we do matters.

We are all put on this earth with a purpose.

When you know that everything you do matters, you matter.

You were created to make a difference.

Many spiritual teachers are saying that this coming Wednesday, 12/12/12 will be a very powerful day on this planet, and suggest we be especially careful with our thoughts and words.

This is one more example of the power of Ghandi’s teaching, [quote]“Be the change you want to see in the world.”[/quote]

We are all butterflies and everything we do matters.


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Molly Larkin

Molly Larkin is the co-author of the international best-seller "The Wind Is My Mother; The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman”  and other books on health. She is passionate about helping people live life to their fullest potential through her classes, healing practice and blog at www.MollyLarkin.com

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