Corinna Springer. Photo by Bjarne Jonasson

Corinna Springer. Photo by Bjarne Jonasson



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Corinna Springer is the founder of Nouveau PR. Always passionate about Fashion, she began her career working with Japanese designer, Shinichiro Arakawa in 1996. She went to be Public Relations Manager of the multi-label Fashion Showroom and PR company- Girault-Totem, Public Relations Director at the cult-denim and lifestyle brand- Rogan, Corinna was also tapped to direct the re-launch of the seminal label- Helmut Lang. After decades of top-level work in the fashion industry, Corinna decided to found her own company. Nouveau PR is now firmly established in the worldwide Fashion media and continues to build new brands while helping to nurture and grow young and upcoming American talent.

Born and raised in Germany, she benefited from a very liberal education, and was introduced to esoteric knowledge early on in her life. In addition to her work with Nouveau PR, Corinna practices Life Tuning. Life tuning is a combination of coaching and energy work, designed to identify blockages that reside in the subconscious to bring them to the surface to then release obsolete thought forms through various techniques and energy work.


What if? by Corinna Springer

What if, based on ancient Sanskrit texts, namely the Upanishads, we changed our perspective for a moment to believe that we live in a giant hologram? What if we could start understanding ourselves and others beyond the physical (and temporal) limits? The Vedic scriptures explain how the ego is an illusion and how the “separate self” and the “essence of all beings” are intrinsically connected and ultimately identical. Through this lens, every thought tempers the whole; every inner feeling creates our outer reality; and ultimately we are all one, having different experiences in different densities and dimensions.

Over the past few years, science has been getting extremely close to validating such spiritual truths. Forays into quantum physics have indeed opened the door to incredible insights that are completely aligned with these ancient beliefs. Science has proved that our immediate experience of reality stems from our brain decoding electromagnetic impulses, transforming them into holographic images that we experience as solid matter. In reality, nothing is solid. However, since everything, including our own bodies, seems solid, we believe that we live in a universe of matter, when in reality we live in a universe of consciousness.

The quantum physicist Max Planck wrote:

“All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.”

An experiment in quantum physics by Luis de Broglie illustrates Plank’s concept of consciousness over matter: he found that the observer, by the very act of measuring an electron’s momentum, namely its direction and spin, was changing it. Further, Science has continued paving Luis de Broglie’s road to discover that an atom is “all over the place” until the observer examines it.

The second primordial teaching expressed in the Vedas is our interconnectedness with all beings. This philosophy theoretically corresponds with another scientific experiment initiated by quantum physicist A.P. Aspect, who experimented with photons that have been ”entangled.” When he separated these conjoined photons, even up to a distance of 1,000 miles, he found that they were still connected changing their momentum simultaneously –explanation: they are still separated but anything that happens to one photon, happens to the other even if there is no direct impact.

Bohm, a colleague of Aspect’s, takes this revolutionizing result one step further: he believes subatomic particles remain in contact with one another regardless of the distance separating them because their separateness is an illusion. He argues that at some deeper level of reality, particles are not individual entities, but extensions of the same fundamental “something.”

Another possible implication of Aspect’s experiment is that the entire universe is intimately connected at the subatomic level. Some 14 billion years ago, all of the matter that is currently scattered across the vast reaches of space was contained inside a sphere smaller than an electron. Even now, with subatomic particles and matter scattered across billions of light-years, this extraordinary web linking every particle in existence still remains.

This conception of reality leads to the conclusion that on a subatomic level we all are connected. Whatever we do unto another, we do unto ourselves. This revolutionary way of thinking brings on a vital, planetary shift of perspective: the experience of separation and of our so-called reality is really just an “experience.” We’re indeed constantly creating experiences for ourselves, and it’s up to us to learn from them, to overcome fear, and progress to the next ” higher” experience.

Why not enjoy the experience, strive towards union, focus on what we have in common, celebrate our togetherness, and master our daily relationships. What if you could redefine reality?

What if?



Published: June 25th, 2013

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