Matter acts differently depending on what the observer is measuring, or looking for.
In rather simplistic terms one might say that matter will either act as a wave or as a particle, depending on how the observer sets up the experiment.
Therefore it has been concluded that the material world (matter) cannot be measured, or even understood, with complete accuracy.
This is part of the uncertainty principle developed by Werner Heisenberg, quantum physicist.
Max Planck, a Nobel prize winning physicist, after devoting his life to the clear headed scientific study of matter, said:
“There is no matter as such!” (The Isaiah Effect, by Gregg Braden, pg 109)
The realm of quantum physics is indeed very mysterious, and more, much more, is yet to be revealed.
(For more information on this subject you can google deBroglie double blind experiment on the web).
The fact that matter can act either as a wave or as a particle has intrigued me since I first heard it many years ago.
We are all made up of matter. Matter can act either as a wave or a particle, but not both at the same time.
As we are all living in a particular body we can know ourselves as either a particle or as a wave (existing as infinite potential).
And as the wave energy we have no separate personal identity, but exist as a part of the infinite energy of the universe.
You may say, “Yes, but what is the point?”
Well, as the observer, you and I can either identify as a particle — separate — or as the wave — infinite potential, all inclusive and impersonal.
When I am hurting and in pain, obviously I am identifying with my particle nature. But at any time I can choose to shift into my wave spaciousness.
I am much more than just this particular body and can shift into the infinite beingness of all life, where all is flowing wholeness.
This is a different, but equally as true, aspect of my nature.
Flowing wholeness is our real essence.
When I need to take action, I can shift back into my particle nature while remembering that I am an agent of the great energy field, the great ocean of all life. For this is my Source.
Through this process I begin to understand that though I seem to inhabit a body, and be very much a “Billie self,” I also am part of the great wave of all life.
In the wave awareness I am pure potentiality, available to all possibilities.
Before speaking or acting, it behooves me to first shift into the flowing wholeness, and listen deeply, so that my action will do no harm and be a blessing to all.
My intention is to come as close to that as possible!
I envision the wave as the great web of life, weaving itself together in new and more beautiful ways each moment.
In truth, the wave and the particle, seeming opposites, are one. So duality is a delusion. What we have is polarity – the yin and the yang.
It is in finding ways to live in both, appropriately, in an interconnected way, that we experience our wholeness and our joy.
Each of the poles has validity. And each is an appropriate and useful view.
Allowing ourselves the flexibility to shift back and forth between our particleness, and our waveness, can bring us into a new, fresh, harmonious ways of living.
When I hurt, feel angry, and have taken things personally, I have a choice to remember to shift into my waveness.
Here is where I connect with the great Source of all.
In this awareness pride, anger, greed, and worry become old stories that are no longer have validity. They lose interest and simply die away. The old neural pathways are not used anymore.
Now freedom — liberation — is much more compelling.
The old arrogant forces of delusion, separation and loneliness do not exist in this great ocean of life.
There is interdependence. We are all a part of each other and find our way by our togetherness.
We are so much more than we ever dreamed.
Let the mystery of love continue to unfold!
In lovingkindness, Rev. Billie