Today we are going to talk about something quite amazing and important and about which the typical educated person understands hardly anything at all, Quantum Physics.
At the end of the nineteenth century, physicists discovered empirical phenomena that could not be explained by classical physics. This led to the development, during the 1920s and early 1930s, of a revolutionary new branch of physics called quantum mechanics or QM. QM has questioned the material foundations of the world by showing that atoms and subatomic particles are not really solid objects—they do not exist with certainty at definite spatial locations and definite times. Most importantly, QM explicitly introduced the mind into its basic conceptual structure since it was found that particles being observed and the observer—the physicist and the method used for observation—are linked. According to one interpretation of QM, this phenomenon implies that the consciousness of the observer is vital to the existence of the physical events being observed, and that mental events can affect the physical world. The results of recent experiments support this interpretation. These results suggest that the physical world is no longer the primary or sole component of reality, and that it cannot be fully understood without making reference to the mind.
It is as if a wave existed and as soon as it was observed by a scientist it would become a particle and when looking away again it became a wave. So everything out there is being created by consciousness. So an electron is a swarm of possibilities that can’t be located at one place. it is the intention of finding and locating the position of a particle that makes it come into being. So there is a collapsing of the wave form when observed, into the seeming particle.So reality is potential, not actual in its nature. For some time scientists wanted to maintain that this magic of quantum physics only functioned at subatomic levels and everything we experience in the grander world is still run on Newtonian physics, but this is not true.
You may have heard of entanglement and non locality. This is when two particles and harmonized together and spin together and then are separated, even by enormous distances, when you change or affect one, the same change happens to the other, even if they were in different galaxies. So there is instantaneous communication between the particles if they had once been in resonance with each other. So they are communicating with each other faster than the speed of light. Which disproves Einstein’s idea that the speed of light was the limit of how fast anything in the universe can travel.
Mind ( or will and intention) can influence the state of the physical world, and operate in a nonlocal (or extended) fashion, i.e. it is not confined to specific points in space, such as brains and bodies, nor to specific points in time, such as the present. Since the mind may non-locally influence the physical world, the intentions, emotions, and desires of an experimenter may not be completely isolated from experimental outcomes, even in controlled and blinded experimental designs.
Minds are apparently unbounded, and may unite in ways suggesting a unitary, One Mind that includes all individual, single minds.
When it appeared that you could know the location of a particle or its velocity but not both, it became apparent that randomness was built into the structure of reality, to which Einstein said “God does not play dice” he was resistant to accepting quantum mechanics.
There was an early experiment where there was a light of a certain frequency or color and if it went through a sheet with 2 slits, the images that appeared on a flat screen came in diffuse lines, with some waves amplifying each other and others were cancelling each other out. Even the firing of a single electron made an image through both slits, it was at 2 places at once! Why are our minds not blown by this? Reality could be described as made of tiny particles that sometimes act as waves or waves that act as particles. Which one it is seems to depend on the expectation of the observer. Suddenly the differentiation of the subjective and objective world breaks down.
There is a unified field. A wave function that existed before any individual forms like galaxies, stars, planets or people. So this is prior to any differentiation or objects, it is a total oneness, prior to time, prior to space. The wave function you really are becomes a particle and that is you as the separate ego self, but we are all one in the unified field.
There is another concept called fractals, where patterns in nature repeat each other on different scales. Like the shape of the branches of a tree is mirrored in the branching of a single leaf. Or how the the pattern of planets around the sun is similar to electrons around an atom. It has been shown that patterns are also repeated on the tiniest sub atomic quantum levels as well. So perhaps our individual identities in some way mirror what is happening on solar system and even galactic levels.
So reality is like a hologram made up of minuscule pixels of potentiality that exists everywhere. It is thought that these pixels may be the size of a Planck unit, which is 10 to the minus 20 the size of the diameter of a proton. Our thoughts and feelings project out and the hologram solidifies into seeming reality. So if half the people are opposed to the other half (think republicans and democrats or capitalists versus communists) then the world registers this energy, thus we see all of nature dying. But in the same way if we come into love and harmony, then the hologram can change and life can indeed be renewed again. But not only the outer world is changed but the inner world. If you are angry or disturbed and walk into a temple of hundreds of meditators, then you will find your own mind become more relaxed and peaceful. In the same way if you were feeling peaceful and walked into an angry political rally, you could feel agitated yourself.
There is another concept that derives from quantum thinking called morphic resonance or morphogenetic fields, that explain some of the mystery of biology. It a condition of space that retains the memory of the form that the embryo evolves towards under the guidance of fields. How does an embryo know exactly how to divide and differentiate, so the cells of your big toe know how to behave like a big toe.
It is the morphogenetic field that tells the particular DNA of a cell which part of the form-making plan to activate. This is possible if a plan is stored in the fields themselves which are non-local. Suppose the DNA are just receivers (like radio receivers) rather than the generators of the information of the plan.
There was an experiment done called “ DNA phantom effect” that proves these ideas. You can look it up online. The activity in a tube is measured and there are no patterns, just randomness. Then a molecule of DNA is placed in the tube that is beamed with coherent light from a laser. Then the DNA is removed and the patterns still remains of the form of DNA, even up to a month after its removal. This may also explain how homeopathy really works, in that energetic patterns that really control biology and physics.
Scientists don’t like these ideas because if challenges the supremacy of matter as the cause of everything. It is actually consciousness that is the cause and director of everything. Why after 100 years are we not told anything about these ideas of Quantum Physics in our physics classes in school. This is not boring equations for some test, it is the nature of reality and shows a connection between science and spirituality! Lets become students of reality and nature and start learning about Quantum Physics.