Gravity and graves have one thing in common - they share a downward trajectory. Newton and the apple had a momentary fling that impacted upon humankind with gargantuan results. Where the theory of gravity led science is an old story of many twists and tales, not for the telling here, but now we are living in an era where Quantum is everywhere and everything at the same time, when lifting the lid on "What Is" sits at the forefront of scientific endeavour, as well as being the mission of many people on a spiritual path to wherever spiritual paths may lead. Not long ago, we didn't know much of what we know now. But now that we know more, we can safely surmise that the answers lead only to further questions, and so we go on down to the depths of truths we probably didn't know were there before.
To my mind, the synergy between these two trains of thought, juxtaposed though they may appear to be, is synchronous. While scientists search for Dark Matter, spiritualists (that is, people who subscribe to all kinds of theories that scientists would call Woo) are questing the dark depths of Self to come up with answers on, for example, what it means to be in 5D. Wanting to know what that coined term 'Enlightenment' actually relates to. How do we marry Dark Energy with human endeavour? Is it really rocket science after all? Or is it just a matter of common sense, given that yes, the Dark stuff's everywhere, making up something like 85% of the Universe (given a difficulty in estimating amounts of things you can't see), and it could even be said that Dark Matter is in your bedroom, should you be so inclined as to look for it.
Up in the far reaches of reality, we play for time. Some of you may, like me, spend a fair bit of your day trying to figure out how best to think, given that Right Ways of Thinking inevitably lead to the right kind of results. Today I was offered a lesson on lifetimes - what it actually means to forge a spiritual Contract, if such a thing exists, and of course you can't say it doesn't any more than you can prove it does. If there's a bridge between science and spirituality we are duly bound to find it in the course of explorations, if only because we are part of the Planet going through a process of change, which means (in an ideal world) some form of Ascension, and here we may safely bring in the context of Twin Flamedom, because people embroiled in fires of unmitigated, unrequited passion are growing exponentially in number and thus stand firm in being counted.
I don't buy for one minute the concept of Constraint, either in quantum mechanical contexts or in the collection of people who may be subject to TF incarceration. To claim that quantum mechanics doesn't apply to the full gamut of Everything it manufactures (including us) is utter bunkum, regardless of the math (which relies heavily on said Constraints). The Twin Flame movement is rather like a blue touch paper to spiritual wildfire, its match igniting a wave of revolutionaries tasked with the rather dubious duty of discovering what Love Actually Is. We know it's a far cry from chocolate box adverts and a million miles from traditional paradigms. We know it's a messy, painful process of elimination in which we crawl through Dark Nights and dance through uncertain days. Eventually, we're going to come out the other side a whole lot wiser - for all the wisdom we may collectively amass, we still may fall short of saving the world. But we're thinking about it. We're reaching a conclusion that the Soul we fell in love with is not necessarily the embodied person we face in particle format. In other words, we're discovering a difference between framework and form, between the essence of spirit and the manifestation of Being which that spirit eventually becomes. Hence the playgrounds of darkness, the ravages of torment one may bestow on another, the apparent discrepancy between the soul we come to love and the persona we are forced to deal with. Those cards are not of our choosing, any more than a meeting of minds can be said to be accidental. As one camp is delving into the quantum fields and fumbling with juxtaposed realities, so the other camp is pitched into territory equally unchartered to find that reality is not always as it seems - that Love is not what we were led to believe, and that we have to think differently now we've come this far, if we're to take our new-found faith in things we cannot see to any destinatiion that makes any sense at all. Good luck, fair souls, whichever side of the great divide you may occupy, for one side of the fence may not be greener than the other, but together we may yet set ablaze a paradigm where suns can shine.
Since string theory came in all hell has broken loose. When it became apparent that the sea of reality was comprised of energy and really nothing else, we all woke up to a world that wasn't what it seemed after all, and wondered what to do with it. Science hadn't opened its doors at the time to collaborations with art, philosophy and public interaction - things were still very closed-shop when strings came into fashion.
And how are things going with string theory? The promises and hopes from the 1980s have not worked out. They thought they'd find the right Calabi-Yau manifold and the fermion multiplets and masses would pop out and they'd have the whole thing wrapped up before lunch. But that didn't happen. String models grew increasingly complicated. And with every fanciful step they made away from the Standard Model, the more likely they were to be wrong; they were mesmerized by their own mathematical constructions, which kept them busy but were much more complex than the Standard Model they were trying to explain. String theory became a postmodernist monstrosity, lumbering forward on self-provided momentum without ever receiving the pruning from experimental verification that physics demands. The closest thing to a physical prediction that string theory has ever produced is that there should be superparticles, but these have not shown up. String theory models lost connection to the physical world. Other physicists and mathematicians were left wondering if string theorists had joined some sort of cult. I escaped to Maui to get away from the train wreck.
So goes the article in Scientific American posted October 2014. In the thick of it myself, blindly running towards a wall that wasn't there to meet a train wreck of my own, I can read that now and see how the more unravelling gets done, the more there is to unravel. It's as if the dimensions and couplets have counterbalanced themselves on just the right alignment for the way we're looking now to be Not Quite Right, because after all we're not allowed to know the future, and knowing the future is something the quantum world is very good at. NQR and QR are stacking themselves up for our understanding only when the time is absolutely right, and not a moment before, so that whatever is happening out here in a part of the Universe we've never travelled through before gets to happen perfectly, as every pattern does, and in the meantime we wait contemplatively.
The Stop-Press new particle to break through the LHC is also spinning dimensional yarns over breakfast, waiting to line up with the other candidates waiting for a call to the party - the WIMPs and the WINOs and the tachyons and such - who've been before, a bit like Groundhog Day, as each dimension plays out before the next in a ripple effect we can feel. We can feel it coming. Something big. Something we've got to surf. Oh great, we've got the Net. And the new particle - one Up Quark and two Charm Quarks, they say, having given this exotic the name Ξcc++ with the same sense of cruel irony to strike when Beauty and Truth were abolished. Shame on the establishment. Here in the Goldilocks Zone, that just wasn't fair. A low blow without call. Cheating nature, some would say, denying her right to be beautiful and true at the same time. Please take them back, the Top and Bottom, to satisfy the demands of QR>. The Top Quark has as much mass as an atom of gold, so give it some respect. And give this new particle a proper name, so it can take its place in the orchestra presently tuning up.
New evidence for strange science is here. The Tau and the Muon are shifting the sands of particle physics.
Not that we haven't been here before. In 2012, the Higgs Boson turned everything 'known' on its head, fuelling speculation of vanilla and sterile particles - those that don't interact with anything. Because things that don't interact with anything are very convenient in producing static models of The Way Things Should Be. This time, the Universe is hitting back. You can't have it all in a box, guys.
You'll see from the article linked above that Lepton Democracy is under radical threat - there is no way these particles are going to behave themselves or neatly line up in accordance with any symmetry laws. They've got their own agenda and Mankind is apparently about to discover what that might herald in our Vision of The Future.
In a thoroughly modern context, particles are coming out of their shells. Simultaneously, people are coming out of their shells too. For those who relish synchronous connections, Quantumology.org offers trifles of potential fruitfulness. Any belief system that allows for consciousness to exist outside the confines of the brain is going to find the Breakage of the Standard Model pretty interesting, for where standardisation fails, all parameters fall with it, and we will be left with voids and entanglements to sort out on an unprecedented scale.
Paving the way, CERN are upgrading the Luminosity of the LHC to scale up the incident levels of recordable events, busily stuffing away new data with which to unearth new particle behaviours. The upgrade is the result of 13 countries pooling their resources for a piece of the action. While this is happening, researchers are also busy at sniffing out the real deal behind Superposition, and they're going to find that particles can be in an awful lot of places at once, never mind two.
Then there's the question of Consciousness under investigation, with a super-slow wave passing through our brains at intervals, and they're coming from somewhere... more evidence to stack up on the same shelf, or just a string of startling coincidences that happen to have arrived in the same timeframe?
We can all somersault into the next generation of physics with something remarkable to show for it - something everyone can relate to, and benefit from, and understand (no jargon necessary!) - for it's fairly evident that we're onto something here, and although we're not quite sure what it is, we know it's going to Be Good if we let it.
Science has one big problem. Addiction to numbers. In all aspects of physics, you have to get where you are by loving maths so much you were good at it, and still are, while all the conundrums in your wake were carved in stone with formulas that worked. On the horizon is another set of rules to go with another set of values, and whatever you want to call it I'll call it what a lot of other people are calling it - an Awakening. The Standard Model is looking very frayed around the edges, and consciousness is catching up with the curiosity all scientists have in pursuit of the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but.
Quantum physicists seem to share a fascination for consciousness as part of the territory, perhaps because they teeter on the brink of the inexplicable surrounded by mind-bending concepts that challenge the fabric of everything learned so far. They have dimensions to consider and infinities to renormalise. Other sciences don't have the same kind of challenges requiring constraints, they don't need Constants to keep things in order. Quantum is a different playing field, and quite understandably, everyone wants to play.
John Nash took what he learned through schizophrenia and turned it into Game Theory, winning him a Nobel prize and utmost respect from his counterparts. He was a mathematician who experienced those dimensions others only talk about first-hand, who lived with them and fried his brain in the trying. Me too - I've got Paranoid Schizophrenia emblazoned on my medical records, through taking information from various dimensional sources and trying to assimilate them into everyday life. The road out of that phase was interesting, to say the least, and earned me a place in the corporate record book. We're all going to do what we're going to do, and be pushed and pulled into doing them regardless of what we might like, want, or think.
Mathematics limits the mind, taking colour and infinity from the scope of vision. Everything you touch as a quantum physicist has a resonance common to everything - and everyone. Being blinded by science isn't a great thing, when you're meant to be in the process of sharing information. Why not let yourself, out of the box, and Trust the cat will come to you?
Seeing the number of wonderful-sounding things out there with the word Quantum in them, it's as well to know what kind of phenomena you're likely to encounter for real, specifically in the context of relationships, because that's where most people who've never come across quantum mechanical circumstances are likely to encounter them first. I was either lucky or mad - when a relationship I didn't know was "still going strong" decided to invade my world from undisclosed quarters, I had a couple of angels lurking round my shoulders to plonk me in front of the computer every morning and tell me what to look up. So I dutifully looked up lots of things I'd never heard of in the latter years of the Nineteen Nineties, wrote programmes from my findings that broke records and scored maximums in feedback, wrote the book, and have now amassed 20 years of quantum mechanical tutoring to pass on to those who want to know how - and why - we get caught up in all this, and what we can do with it.
First and foremost, let's be clear that quantum processes are happening to us all. Scientists are actively searching for answers to the question of consciousness now that it has become painlessly apparent that mentality and quantum mechanics are closely connected. So when we experience these phenomena, we are being informed directly of what's happening at the quantum level to our minds, bodies, and universal connections. We are being woken up to these things naturally, as part of our evolutionary process, which is why the word Quantum has become so trendy - finally...!! For years I'd despair, when first creating programmes based on its principles, that nobody was taking quantum mechanics seriously. Now, it's in danger of media overload!
Apart from synchronicity, which is one of the most well-known interactions we have between our thought process and the Universe, we're experiencing non-locality in various forms. You might feel strange sensations in connection with certain significant others - I call these feelings 'rushes' because that's what they feel like, a rush of electricity surging through me. Like someone hadn't just walked over my grave, but sent a JCB through it. You might encounter sure-fire proof that you are exchanging information with another person, through mechanisms of your own definition. Should you find such things happening to you, they are the product of quantum entanglement, of which non-locality is a primary feature, and this opens your windows to receive more information from sources beyond the dimensional divides. A by-product of which is an open mind, for we are still in the early stages of psychological development as far as these things are concerned, and have some way to go before enough proof is amassed to make such learning curves a mainstream education.
Science can be extremely slow on the uptake when it comes to stepping into metaphysical territory. After all, it's only just begun to take the matter of consciousness seriously. So when you start to think about time, you can now think of it in quantum terms - it exists, but only in the present moment can it be defined as existing, because only the present moment has any particle reality attached to it. Wave-particle duality is continually at work as we move through our existence. (An article on wave-particle relationship with uncertainty is behind the picture.)
Everything - including you - exists as a wave form in both past and future contexts, whereby the future can affect the past just as easily as the past affects the future - this is called retrocausality and we are subject to it all the time, which is why we seem to be preparing in advance for events we didn't know were going to happen. And why we are given to alter our perspective on past events in the light of changing circumstances.
For more on retrocausality, including helpful links, click here.
Whether or not our future is preordained is a sticky subject even among the alumni elite. But time is like the Devil's Snare beaten by Hermione in The Philosopher's Stone - you have to relax, or it'll grip you tighter. The more you struggle, the longer it'll hold you fast just where you are. Do what you will with the time you have, and let go of all you do once it's done - this way, you ride the wave-form more effectively and the Universe has a chance to do its work. Our work is made much easier with the application of a little quantum knowledge - of the right kind, in the right places. For more to love in crossing the bridges between quantum mechanics and being human, click on the image below. To talk about real-time applications, send me an email.
The Electron governs everything we sense. Guarding the surface of the atom, its orbits might be fuzzy and they might not even be called orbits as such, but they're out there, protecting the core. Your electrons are the quantum bits of you that are most active in real-time, while your quarks (the bits that make up the central parts of your atoms) are changing all the time from one 'flavour' to another, making a different person of you every day, a thought to capitalise upon if you want to focus on the truth of fresh starts!
You can debate whether or not electrons zip in and out of existence every time they jump or drop a shell. And you can speculate on their interactions with positrons being more than simple annihilations. The articles linked here go some way towards feeding the imagination of what could happen if we successsfully learn to harness this energy, and in many ways we do so all the time - we move between states of 'high' and 'low' and feel the shift in energy as a result. While our states change, our quarks interpret this and they change through oscillation all the time.
Zip into the realm of the neutrino, and oscillation becomes something else. On the journey of being, you could argue whether the Muon skips a brane to become an Electron (neutrino), or how the Tau comes to exist at all, being so incredibly heavy. But however much mass they have, no-one can deny their ability to spin straight through matter without smashing into things too much, even when the scientists set traps for them - for neutrinos, walls are definitely not there.
See yourself as a quantum unit, and particle dualities make sense.
You're a Universe encapsulated, some say. You are everything there is. All great prophets and masters through the ages seem to agree.
No getting away from being a quantum unit, though, and all that goes with it, including the propensity to be in two places at once. Is your mind on it, or is your mind elsewhere?
Check out paragraph 5 ("free electrons") in this article 'explaining' solar panel energy.
What is life if not of mind? The more you ask yourself these questions, the closer you get to something that makes sense, even if Eureka moments seem elusive until the right time.
Next time you find yourself buzzin', maybe there's more to it than a simple feeling. Photons being captured by your electrons might account for it. Positrons annihilated by your electrons might not have long to do their work, but the positive charge they carry bursts with the strength of several (relative) hydrogen bombs every time they commune with an electron, and you can create many wells of probability for positrons to fall into by using your energy wisely. Maybe you feel high because Light is bright - the feather of your scales may be judged by the oscillations of your heart. Check behind the picture. Next time you're down, low, or in a dark place, your electrons (being negatively charged) are probably having a field day! Wait a moment, and when that cloud lifts, take a new breath into a new life - time and time again.
For a long time, physicists thought that quantum particles could only entangle in pairs. Then a couple of years ago, new experiments brought the realisation that entanglement could involve multiple particles, and that revelation, as is typical of quantum attributes, scaled across a sea of potentials which opened a doorway to more than. More than what was before. More than, to the scope of infinite possibilities impossible to rein in. Since quantum law operates over a multiversal landscape, when something is discovered to be, it's inclined to stretch its implications to a broader sense than the human mind can logically compute.
So in classical human endeavour, the principle of multiple entanglement became rooted in the concept of the quantum computer as records were quickly broken in the number of entangled pairs being obtained.
When we look at the shifting relationship template here on Planet Humankind, we find, as usual, correlations between particle physics research and trends in social evolution. In the article linked above you'll discover that to produce a pair of entangled photons, you put one energetic photon into a crystal and split it into two with a laser.
Laser light, incidentally, is coherent light.
So in our search for human terms of reference, you could say that coherence catalyses entanglement. Or you might prefer not to, if you're the argumentative kind.
Let's assume (dangerously) that you're not arguing, and that this is interesting. We know, as far as we can know anything, that our relationships with each other are versions of entanglement. Evidence for this is woolly in comparison to the facts found from missions of the quantum mechanical kind, largely because we are large, and our idiosyncracies are obvious in terms of variable uniqueness. Not so in our observation of quantum particles. All photons look the same to us. But then, they would, one would have thought, and we must bear in mind that from a short altitudinal distance, humans on Earth become invisible.
So what does this mean, if anything? Well, it suggests that our versions of entanglement may be more complicated than we first thought. Relationships are far from straightforward. We establish bonds and foster ties of varying degrees, and once in a while we might find ourselves on a level of entanglement that seems to strangely exceed all others. We might call it 'absolute entanglement', a version of pairing that maintains its synergy against any tests it may endure, oscillating from one state to another without apparent damage. Other relationships, or versions of entanglement, may be less substantial and be subject to change or even dissolution under certain conditions.
Relationships are variable, while certain laws apply.
Why is this important?
That depends on your belief system. But if you believe that we are in a position to gain from a greater understanding of our similarity to the quantum state, then you can assess your relationships from an entangled viewpoint, thereby appreciating the energetic medium of connectivity at work within them. Some say that certain kinds of relationship arise from an entanglement which has maintained integrity across many versions of itself, throughout a series of lifetimes. The Multiverse may well allow for this to be so. So, if we are party to such non-locality, we may effectively be participating in an evolutionary process wherein evidence from these types of relationship could catalyse a whole new way of thinking in regard to our quantumly-entangled network, not to mention the matter of life after death. Energy being neither created nor destroyed, but exchanged and metamorphosed in an endless series of varying processes.
Dark matter, they now say, makes up a large proportion of the Universe, and even our planet may be covered in it.
I laughed a long time ago about dark matter not being in your bedroom.
This infinity loop is symbolic of several things besides Infinity. For one, that time is an illusion - there is no linear format to it; we sense past and future only because we grow and decay and die. In the process of doing so, we experience many things, and we seem to spend a lot of our time preparing for things we have no idea are going to happen until they are upon us and happening. This suggests we're not as blind to retrocausality as our innocent brains would like us to think, and that somewhere in the heart, which incidentally has neurons of its own, we know more than we think we know.
Until relatively recently, I wasn't one for Facebook, until a swerve in my personal trajectory put paid to my previous sense of anathema. In scrolling down the posts of groups which some might say I'm quite attached to, many souls are tearing themselves apart in searching for ways to find balance. Now, don't get me wrong - I've been there, heart on the floor, no idea how to pick it up cos bits of it are scattered all over my world-line in places I didn't think of looking. But that was then, and this is now, and now I've got a better idea of what it takes to attain balance, and most of the time at least, to hold on to it. Understanding entanglement helps. As does non-locality. Some say they are two sides of the same coin.
All kinds of relationships test our temerity in many different ways. Advisors post advice on social media about what we should or shouldn't put up with, according to their judgement of a situation they know nothing about. This is like being on The Chase, saying, "Go for the higher offer," and copping out when it comes to your turn. If you could exchange life with someone else you might make different decisions, but you'd still be faced with choices that seemed wrong or right to make. Social media has its place, and I like being in the communities I choose to align with because it's interesting and grants a sense of perspective on what's happening across the bigger picture. But it's not Mecca, and my own heart will tell me, at the end of the day, what to do when confronted with what's to be done.
The heart will call upon you to resist judgement, and when you do, there's a sense of release. Instinct will say there are two sides to every coin, and that means a hidden positive where a negative stares you in the face. Deep down, you know that kindness outweighs coldness, a benchmark steering towards favourable feelings. When I'm kind in the face of challenges which could easily trigger negativity, I end up having a better day than I would if I rise to the bait. Balance in the self, no matter what you're facing, comes from trusting the principles that align with best intent. And while at times this is a hard place to reach, following your heart will get you there in the end. The prime directive is to care whether it does.
These are the Quarks that make us what we are. Quarks were the first particles to exist in the embryonic Universe, they garnered the implementation of the four forces of nature and together with Neutrinos, remain the only particles in physical existence known to oscillate from one form to another, implying a relationship between the Quark (which is a static particle within the atomic constraints of material forms) and the Neutrino (which is a light-speed moving particle travelling through the Cosmos) in an exchange mechanism yet to be defined. The interaction between the neutrino and the quark is fuelling interest in research programmes of the present day, such as IceCube.
Uncertainty is (by scientific definition of Heisenberg's famous Principle) the inability to measure position/speed/trajectory simultaneously of an object in motion. By measuring one of these criteria, the observer forsakes information on the other two.. However, detailing the effects of the Uncertainty Principle has revealed more than scientists first thought, to the extent that the positivist view of a measurement yardstick simplistically being snapped has been severely challenged in recent years.
Evolution of the fundamental forces of nature may have taken place early in the history of the Universe, but our understanding of their relationship is recent in coming to light. Gravity and electromagnetism, for example, were linked purely by chance, when certain equations correlated with other equations binding the two forces together. The strong and weak forces within the structure of atoms are under investigation in wider cosmic fields such as the hunt for Dark Matter where exotic particles such as WIMPs and axions remain enigmas. So exploration evolves - our curiosity regarding its impact on us in terms of consciousness and creativity evolves alongside. Our ability to transform our environment by means of adapting our thought processes is fast becoming a validated reality, while the 'deeper magic' of quantum alignment takes us into territory of life-changing improvements.
The Multiverse was first proposed, somewhat unwittingly, by Hugh Everett in the 1950s, and despite widespread dismissal at the time, has found its way into many mainstream branches includng String Theory and Superposition. Here, too, evolution of scientific thinking has begun to embrace the unlikeliest of concepts as it moves ever closer to breakage of the Standard Model. In the dawn of New Physics, hints at the likelihood of correlations to our conscious world are finding paths to understanding the truth of our place in spacetime.
While we wait for opportunities to knock that welcome quantum mechanics into mainstream applications, we are elected to test these applications for efficacy in advance of the scientific bridge. Why? Because in doing so, we reveal more of our capabilities in terms of quantum leaps based on sound judgement rather than wishlisting, to appreciate how far we can go in serving higher purposes than those carved out by old, outdated paradigms.
Schroedinger dared to think of a cat in a box undergoing a test of random atomic timing; so the legend was born and thereafter Schroedinger's Cat refused to die. We are facing a position of superposition, where polarities have become evident in our language as Positive and Negative which we readily adhere to Love and Fear. In order to expand upon the knowledge at our disposal, we have to be prepared to enter an experimental phase wherein we put our ideas, however exotic they may appear, into practice on a dedicated scale. Results can always speak for themselves.
of events relating to
the paths taken
and not taken
yet to become
as spacetime continues:
For the record, trajectory
puts us in line
and that means
that while the future is uncertain
so was the past
and we can change what was
by the way we view it
which will be very different
from the way we viewed it then.
SO from here
we can be sure of only
the power of endurance
alive in the constant
(speed of light)
and woven in the tachyon
(beyond the speed of light)
wherever non-locality can find itself from there,
which is uncertain.
Kathy Ratcliffe has studied quantum mechanics since 1997, leads a life surrounded by birds and animals, and is a stalwart fan of Stargate SG1.