In 1925 Werner Heisenberg formulated the Uncertainty Principle, proving that the quantum field, the subatomic particles at the fundamental layer of being, is constantly moving and is absolutely unfixed.
Particles of matter do not remain stationary. We can’t pin them down. Matter appears solid because of the speed at which it moves.
Our bodies seem solid. And the ground beneath our feet holds us up—doesn’t usually jiggle around when we are walking (except when the earth quakes!)
Matter appears stationary.
This computer isn’t jumping around all over the place, or I wouldn’t be able to type.
But the deeper truth is that we are living in stuff that constantly moves, squiggles and waits for us to direct it. Wow—this is mind-blowing.
The DeBroglie Wavelength experiments in 1923 proved that matter (light) actually consists of waves, but can appear as a particle, depending on how the experiments were set up. It depended on how many slits, holes, were set up for the beam to go through. One and light appeared as a particle. Two and the beam had to become a wave to go through both slits. (My very simplistic version)
The scientists setting it up called the shots. It was they who determined the results by the criteria they established.
The scientists observed the results which radically changed our way of seeing and thinking about matter.
By our act of observation (the “set-up” of our conditioned views, opinions, judgments) we cause things to become. Our expectations influence our experience of life.
The energy field, the stuff of the universe, is in continual movement—being shifted into form by the observer! It waits for direction.
I’m referring to this “stuff” as the sub-zero quantum level of the energy that fills all space. It lies below the level of atoms and is always in motion—similar to quiffs waiting to be “popped” into a form by directing it there through the activity of mind.
This stuff is ever so subtle. It’s as if the universe doesn’t understand words, but shapes according to unconscious and conscious beliefs.
We don’t get what we want, but what we believe.
Teilhard de Chardin clarified the human position in evolution in his breakthrough book The Phenomenon of Man. He states in the forward that through the act of observing we not only see, but structure what we see.
Our mind creates! We move stuff about. It gradually forms according to our view. This is power. Not power over others, but power within.
Our seeing, our observing, our perceiving is organizing and shifting the quantum field of energy in which we live.
It’s as if we are a container of the liquid unset jello--the constantly moving stuff of the universe. Our belief systems become the shape, the formation, it settles into.
Lynne McTaggert, investigative journalist, in her book The Bond says, “Quantum physicists now recognize that the universe is not a collection of separate things jostling around in empty space. All matter exists in a vast quantum web of connection. Pg xxiv
On the next page McTaggert says “Nature’s most basic impulse is not a struggle for dominion but a constant and irrepressible drive for wholeness.”
We need to question ourselves about how we connect at every moment; how we relate to everything around us, to each event in our life.
What will bring wholeness?
Each time we look, see, observe, we are very, very subtly forming this energy field into a new arrangement—probably not noticeable by the human eye, but the results will show up. We might call this karma.
Are we willing to see the world not as something fixed and solid, but more like “unset jello,” waiting for us to move and shape it?
McTaggert goes on to report that “One of the fundamental laws of quantum physics says that an event in the subatomic world exists in all possible states until the act of observing or measuring it ‘freezes’ it or pins it down, to a single state.” Pg 103, The Field
Yes, our observation takes the randomness out of the subatomic level. It’s as if we are the container of that “unset jello.” It becomes what it is according to our beliefs and attitudes, conscious and unconscious.
This is how powerful we are. Our attitude shapes this day. What will it be?
But we can’t do this directly. It’s more a matter of surrendering into the isness of all things, accepting what is, embracing it and allowing our lives to be shaped into what needs to happen next.
These words recently formed in my mind:
I am standing in that which quivers.
Yet I am secure.
It is here for me, like a lover,
awaiting my tiniest desire, eager to please.
I am enveloped, yet free, in this quivering “isness.”
Let me savor this moment.
I am precious, desired.
Life quickens me, flows through me.
I must give, for it demands release.
Standing in this quivering force,
It pulsates, moves, touches, wholes,
Beckoning me into the moment.
What is mine to do today?
The lover guides.
Ah, here in the midst of that which quivers
a slender thread shines.
Its elegant simplicity draws me.
I can only follow.
So it is with you my friend. You are shifting the very energy of the universe each time you think, speak or act. You are the container.
What will bring wholeness into the situations you face? Open to the question and listen, listen, listen. Your action will follow and thus your life unfolds.