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This is a living book, one that comes alive on every page. The meditations speak for themselves and require nothing else but to be read. Dennis William Hauck author The Emerald Tablet: Alchemy for Personal Transformation http://dwhauck.com/
Ponder these meds. They may take to you to new possibilities. Fred Alan Wolf aka Dr. QuantumTM Author of Time-loops and Space-twists: How God Created the Universe Brief, cryptic and inspiring, these poems deserve their collective title twice over; born of meditation, they are worth serious meditation on the part of any reader who seeks deeper insight into the dance of the living spirit. John Michael Greer author of The Druidry Handbook http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/
Quantum Meditations are a deeply emotional, spiritual, as well as an intellectual reaction and exploration in words, of the worlds within the world. Worlds that often remain unseen, unknown - yet are the driving force behind all the realities we experience each and every moment we live. As such Quantum Meditations is a triumph of the spirit and desire of one man to understand just what it means to be a living being in this amazing, mysterious place we call ‘the universe’. It is a masterwork of the human condition; our drive and need to know who and what we are, and our connection, our intimate connection, to all creation. Andrew Meek Author of Quintessence
PD Allen’s personal record of his spiritual transformation is as fascinating as it is inspiring. As a Witch, I am aware of my connection to the Universe and its wonders, and I found that Quantum Meditations helped me daily in my studies, by preparing my mind. Quantum Meditations is a book full of energy. Reading through the pages is contemplation in itself; your heart rate slows, your breathing deepens and anything that may be upsetting or disturbing you falls away from your mind and peace fills the space left behind. Each piece is a prompt that makes you consider what it means to you. The visual form of each piece is integral to the experience; you can’t skim read them, the structure forces you to consider every word and think about the meditation as a whole as well as what it means to you personally. This is a book full of beauty and peace. I hope that everyone who reads the book finds these things in their lives. Arianne Ilueaddraig I constantly have found the need to stop and take a measurement as to where I am and what I am thinking because Quantum Meditations catches me off guard so many times. Anyone who ventures here in this work is foolish indeed if they think they can simply scurry through like mice on the way to a hunk of cheese. It simply will not be so easy a task for them to do; and, should they push through they will come away empty-handed because, in so doing, they will not allow the cheese to reach its peak flavor provided by proper aging, as would be also lost the taste of the wine to accompany the meal. Quantum Meditations captures meditative thought, pure and simple. I am mesmerized. Gordon Kuhn Author of The Widow’s Cliff and other Poems
Also by PD Allen Fiction Blood Moon — Tales of da Yoopernatural Volume 1 The Secret Life of Trees — Tales of da Yoopernatural Volume 2 Afraid of the Dark — Tales of da Yoopernatural Volume 3 A Killer’s Pride — Tales of da Yoopernatural Volume 4 Complete Tales of da Yoopernatural Strange Attractors Fiddlesticks Poetry Quantum Meditations. Volume 1 (Balboa Press — a division of Hay House) .
ISBN-10: 1475170394 ISBN-13: 978-1475170399 .Copyright © 2012 by PD Allen All rights reserved.
Quantum Meditations Book Two Meditations 359 — 697 by PD Allen Published by Fiddlesticks Press Hand-crafted poetry .
a commentary or an extensive preface. as it should be viewed. a subject index. as it is only the beginning or foundation from which the rest of the work rises up. Unlike the first volume of QM. So the manuscript must be made available in affordable editions. For now. shorter essay. and no single volume will provide an adequate survey of the entire output. But the essay stands quite well as is and does make my own point of considering what energy really is. force and gravity as attributes of interacting energy fields. the goal is to make the entire body of this work available to do its magic. PD Allen April 8th. This work needs to see the light of day right now. A sense of urgency is moving this project forward. points to mathematical proofs of mass. 2012 9 . the size of the entire project makes it highly unlikely that it will ever be released in one book. Right now Volume 1 stands alone like a head without a body—or perhaps a foot would provide a better analogy. Producing QM in ebook form is a long. tedious process. the zero point field and related definition of mass (and matter) as resistance to the zero point field. which may rate as the definitive piece on what energy is. So it will have to wait. this and further volumes will not separate the meditations into sections. As this idea is central to QM. other than a flowing moment of awareness of existence. If I were to rewrite this article now. I would include sections on dark energy and dark matter. The meditations are the message. nor will they include a table of contents (at least not at present). As time allows.Quantum Meditations Preface This volume of Quantum Meditations begins an effort to bring the body of this work to press as quickly as possible. Unfortunately. A second. I am appending to this volume an article I wrote several years ago. I will update this volume and others. They are self-explanatory and very much self-contained. best wishes. But QM is a cumulative work. and David Bohm’s theory of the implicate and explicate. published by Balboa Press. Ebook editions will also follow. I am including the essay in this volume. it should not be dissected into volumes. In order for QM to do its magic.
Quantum Meditations Fiddling each moment is expressed in the balance of the bow celebrated in the vibration of the strings 3/22/11 Wooden Flute hollow wooden flute transforms my breath into my song 3/22/11 No Choice the raven has no choice but to be a raven the hawk has no choice but to be a hawk the singer has no choice but to sing the writer has no choice but to write and rejoice in their sublime the choice expression is yours 3/22/11 11 .
Fortune Comes fortune comes when you allow it balanced and content you sing the song of fortune and it flows to you effortlessly fortune comes 3/22/11 Quantum Meditations Harbingers harbingers of manifestation appear far above circle and depart just so our desires and imaginings are seeded in this world 3/22/11 To Find Your Dreams look for nothing be aware of everything be rich in expectation harbor no doubts appreciate all you find 3/22/11 12 .
Litmus Test time to let it all go if it is yours it will come back to you Quantum Meditations if not why would you want to hold on to it 3/22/11 There’s a Hole in the Bucket Dear Liza you are a bucket with a hole in the bottom eternally being filled 3/22/11 13 .
Quantum Meditations Karma we once met a man walking towards a busy freeway with his head in the clouds we stopped him and pointed out his danger saying he had better watch where he was going it is fine to turn your attention to the stars but don’t lose sight of the ground on which you stand he agreed with us wholeheartedly and we said goodbye whereupon he walked out onto the freeway and was promptly run over all because he had his head in the clouds 3/23/11 14 .
Who Can You Trust who can you trust if not yourself who knows exactly where you stand if not yourself who knows what you need the most if not yourself who stays by you always if not yourself who can you love if not yourself though you may have cut yourself off from it there is a song within you so big the great composers only hint at it this song is your own true voice and when you attune yourself to it this song will guide you with precision it will lead you to what you want and what you need in perfect harmony the world will divulge to you its treasures as others look on in wonder because they cannot hear yet you will take it all in stride humming your tune ******* Quantum Meditations 15 .
Quantum Meditations focused on your song you will find perfection in all circumstances taking joy in each moment in each note having faith in your song knowing your song will lead you true 3/23/11 Faith some say place your faith in god or in some higher power we say have faith in your song which is much the same thing on a more intimate basis 3/23/11 16 .
Quantum Meditations Your Song your song is the vibration of life energy flowing through you it is the source of your awareness the larger iceberg of which you are only the tip it is your higher self calling you home throughout the long journey of your life always keep an ear turned toward your song and you will never be lost 3/23/11 17 .
Search for Treasure some make a science of looking for buried treasure equipped with the latest technology they go out never trusting their own eyes they become an extension of their equipment losing all humanity in their effort to dig out a few rusted coins better to take pleasure in the whole adventure finding appreciation as much for the sand as what lies buried trusting in intuition and instinct you find treasures never measured by technology and along the way you can stop to watch the seagulls and the pounding surf taking appreciation in the fullness of the experience and the richness of the moment you find your greatest treasure 3/23/11 Quantum Meditations The Corners of the World I’ve found one of the corners of the world it’s station is transitory yet ever set it has been with me all along and that is why it is such a secret there are many corners all transitory all set I’m sure you can find one if you look 3/23/11 18 .
Quantum Meditations Spring a new energy flows through me the fresh energy of the woodland in spring sweeping away all impediments it brings growth the blossoming of creativity and abundance a positive change bringing blessings for a bright future 3/23/11 Lost in the Wilderness how can you be lost in the wilderness this is a complete contradiction in the wilderness everything is in direct connection with its source energy everything sings in pure harmony and nothing is lost how can you be lost when you are immersed in the undiluted flow of source expressing itself directly in nature 19 3/24/11 .
Quantum Meditations Cut Off of gravest danger when you are likely to do the dumb things for which you will suffer greatly when you feel completely disconnected lost in confusion disempowered alone and out of touch when you will reach for anything in an effort to feel better when old wounds are reactivated bringing with them old patterns of acting out that only serve to mask the pain while making it worse when you need to find your way into the wilderness sit back and give up all effort give up all though and listen until you can hear the symphony of nature and listen longer until that symphony leads you back to your own voice this is the moment this is the moment this is the moment this is the moment this is the moment 3/24/11 20 .
Quantum Meditations Perching perching I look within enfolded within enshadowing wings hawk turns its head its eye is round looking within watching over me I am nestled deep beneath the protective wings of hawk 3/24/11 Melting the winter ice melts away flowing towards the stream it evaporates 3/24/11 21 .
My Love Composed my love composed a lover’s waltz which she did sing to me and as she sang I picked her up and round and round we danced with each turn we higher rose ascending to our dreams the power in our twin orbits propelling us on and so we dance in each other’s arms and neither touch the ground til we attain a sacred place where our love can be at home when days are gray and nights are long I’ll look around our home I’ll hear the tune and I will know my lover’s waltz bore me here 3/24/11 Quantum Meditations 22 .
The Dance of Life existence implies awareness awareness is the essence of energy self-awareness is fundamental to everything that exists self-awareness is life everything is alive air is alive minerals atoms molecules are alive are alive forests mountains deserts are alive are alive paper metal plastic is alive is alive planets suns galaxies are alive are alive earth is alive an indefatigable the universe vital ocean is alive of awareness flows through all existence imbuing it with life is alive 3/25/11 Quantum Meditations energy water 23 .
Quantum Meditations Gaia she is very much a living thing far beyond our reckoning she dances with geological grace far beyond our human sense of time and space the evolution of the human race is not even a blink of Gaia’s eye she is so highly imbued with life and creativity what leads us to think we can affect her slightest move our frame of reference cannot encompass her shallowest breath our species has barely tasted the fruit of her well-being she is quite beyond our kith and kin yet she is the mother of us all 3/25/11 24 .
Do Your Worst the worst that we can ever do is to disconnect ourselves from the vital flow of awareness and well-being that is our essence yet even that flows on beneath our awareness it is in fact the flow of our awareness from which we disconnect 3/25/11 Quantum Meditations Worry worry sends you swimming against the current of existence worry worry worry about the welfare about the welfare about the welfare of animals of humanity of the planet only blocks you off from your connection to the well-being and awareness that flows through all things worry enough about anything and the subject of your concern will leave you to your worries stop worrying and revel in existence and those same subjects will return to share in the revelry 3/25/11 25 .
Swimming Hole I am going swimming playing in the stream splashing making in the water waves reflecting in pure washed joy clean submerged delighted in the vital flow in the richness of the swimming hole 3/25/11 Quantum Meditations When You Find Your Song when you find your song and sing it the sun will shine for you moonbeams will light your path eagles at night to be will circle you happen in the sky wherever all tornadoes of the rare path will move and secret out of your creatures admiration the most will reveal themselves in mutual delicate to you flowers will line your precious gems trail and lost riches upon will work their way and even you tread up out of the soil the wee folk to pave the ground will be pleased to make your acquaintance 3/26/11 26 .
Sing Your Song Loud do not concern yourself with those who do not want to hear it they will not stick around sing your song loud Quantum Meditations 3/26/11 World Making Dreams in our dreams the world is made baked fresh each night with loving care not in the dreams of fear and despair in our deepest but in the dreams dreams of joy and hope removed from to our heartbeat the concerns we listen of our everyday world and weave it into the song that will sing to us by day 3/26/11 27 .
Lullaby of the Day in deepest dreams our hearts compose the air that lulls us through our waking life speak softly walk gently and listen to your heart be undistracted by the racing the lullaby of the day clamor of the world and you will hear 3/26/11 Quantum Meditations 28 .
Pay No Mind pay no mind to those who say this is no time to sing and dance they have forgotten their own song pay no mind to mind who say be not angry and vengeful they only want company in their despair pay no mind to those who say there is no ground for hope having not moved through anger they are strangers to hope pay no mind to those who say this is no time to sleep and dream they have lost their own dreams 3/26/11 Quantum Meditations 29 .
Response of the Grasshopper being true to my nature I fiddle and sing and leap through the air and when I am sailing through the sky all I see is abundance you are too close to the ground to see all this I shall be gone before the frost to leap and fiddle and sing elsewhere but I will return in the spring seeing the best this world has to offer 3/26/11 Quantum Meditations Sleeping Intent I went to sleep intent on the song I would compose and through the night my dreams they sang it me in all of its variations and in the morn when I awoke the song it was complete I sing it now 3/26/11 30 .
Quantum Meditations Welcoming welcomed by eagles and people of like minds here at this crossroads by the lay lines is a place of mutual appreciation 3/26/11 Looking Deep deep into looking the eyes of source I see purely myself reflected 3/27/11 Submerged deep within the dark cold pool I submerge myself dissolving defusing allowing the dross away to fall 31 3/27/11 .
Quantum Meditations Tightrope on the tightrope high we fight to maintain our balance never daring to look down our choices limited to forwards and backwards never thinking we might leave the rope to find ourselves on a curved plain with all the world before us 3/27/11 32 .
The Angle of Perception if the picture is marred we do not blame the subject but rather the camera or the photographer so when we look upon anything we dislike fault lies not in the subject but rather in our own perception you cannot change the world it lies outside of your governance only can you change your angle of perception 3/27/11 Quantum Meditations Granting Freedom the freedom not to force the world into the narrow frame of your beliefs and preconceptions then will the world open itself to you 3/27/11 yourself grant 33 .
Heliocentric you are the sun at the center of your universe a mobile and self-referencing point of origin all of reality pours out of your awareness in this eternal moment and all around you are billions of other suns each the center of its own universe each producing reality from shifting awareness the vision of you has its orbit in their heavens as they orbit within yours and there is no contradiction 3/27/11 Quantum Meditations 34 .
Shared Perspectives you can share your perspective with another always being polite enough to allow them to share their perspectives with you but when you force your perspective on another as the only proper view you disempower them and lose your authenticity 3/27/11 Quantum Meditations Palms Radiate a sun shines from each palm facing each other they form a circuit palms out they heal and initiate action palms in they caste a light on everything I look upon 3/27/11 35 .
The Inadequacy of Words sometimes I just have to pick up my bow and fiddle words are inadequate 3/27/11 Quantum Meditations Sprouting Seed you hold here the sprouting seed that has grown to a flowering tree wondrously large as this tree has grown its size and fruit are all implied in the miracle of this germination 3/27/11 36 .
Transformation raising your brainwaves to the gamma frequency thoughts flow out as energy into the universe lowering your brainwaves to the delta frequency energy is manifest as mass forming the building blocks of reality thought takes form 3/27/11 Quantum Meditations Cold Hands Mudra (for Northerners) lay hands flat on seat sit on them 3/27/11 Lightning Cleaves lightning cleaves the rock in two freeing the seed to germinate 3/28/11 37 .
Quantum Meditations The Itch there is an itch inside my mind my scratching fingers cannot find and now this itch these words do scratch and blossoming ideas start to hatch 3/28/11 Not the Mountains these are not the mountains Lao Tsu saw but this is the forest in which he dwelt 3/28/11 Entanglement the vines grow thickest wheresoever we look 3/28/11 38 .
Quantum Meditations Nothing an empty mind is a busy mind an empty mind will soon be filled 3/28/11 Words and Meaning free the words of meaning and you have gibberish free the meaning of words and you have enlightenment 3/28/11 No Shortage Here the only lack is in your mind and heart 3/28/11 Cold Fusion we have discovered the sun and how to keep from getting burned 3/28/11 39 .
Book of Dreams this is a book of dreams that only dreamers read 3/28/11 Quantum Meditations Gentle Thoughts go gently my thoughts let me dream 3/28/11 On Our Way Home when we are going home moonbeams light our path and eagles lead the way wild animals and friendly souls pause to visit and wish us well along our way 3/28/11 40 .
once again we iterate
naught but vibration
interpret as color senses sound scent which our taste and substance is truly and action an artifice of substance built of naught all this world but vibration we interact everything with which is done everything we touch by virtue of every step we take sympathetic vibration we see with the world and so we find in harmony ourselves in a world we vibrate with which we harmonize to the conditions a response in which seem to be we find and so we ourselves are a response we perceive to the vibration yet the conditions that we offer our vibration change in the conditions will a determined change to match when we make our vibration world the fatalistic to become transcended the masters then we have of free will and conducted composing the grandest be maestros symphony then we will ever conceived everything is forget every ever thing is but never vibration are and you the composer
The Vibration Purple
your eyes see everywhere color wave length you are truly seeing to ultraviolet infrared the prism flows to short from long are waveforms and there longer yet our eyes allow and shorter than are there yet they and they are than with the eyes sensed otherwise we perceive every color is our of wavelength interpretation of sunlight the shimmering reflected of the pool on the ripples
color just as is is vibration all else
we have two voices that sing together whether we perceive them or not the voice of inner self higher self or source offers a pure song of joy vitality and well-being of the the voice dissonance of conscious or harmony awareness between which reflects these two our perception voices our of our selves lives and the world are woven in which we live
when these with us two voices sings sing in then the world close harmony
Quantum Meditations Blockages in early years washed away they are easily fresh flow in the strong of life in middle years they grow more pronounced requiring conscious intent to flush them out in later years they become detrimental blocking the flow until it must be redirected yet in any age they can be removed by conscious awareness determination and attention to the vital flow of life 3/29/11 44 .
Unconditional Be to the feelings of all around you lost in reaction and concerns Quantum Meditations you are buffeted better to find shelter from the storm be like the birds sing for yourself then the world will reflect your song in glory by the tempest always thwarted by and the desires conditions of others 3/29/11 Happy Birthday you were born for this day of course you were 3/30/11 45 .
Quantum Meditations Set Dance stirring once up the ethers twice we sing sweet angels we sing to state over to know behind our theme overhead our minds ahead we leave with fiddle we send the trail and bow our deep of every we play intent to step we ever our tune groom the path made so underfoot reflected before us make it the wee folk our voice now does tickling to hear resounding the earth thrice 3/30/11 Mayan Artifact feel the energy radiating from the artifacts my head and images is swimming to walk on this ancient ground would be to enter another world 3/30/11 North American in nature at home all directions equally sacred walk softly circle 3/30/11 46 .
where there was
in a world
no separation between spirit and both flesh walked by night by day and flew
positive energy radiates with truth
manifestation of birth and death all the universe is in your hands there is nothing hidden from you
mirrored massive stratigraphy ancient architects of babylon canyons cut through the history of the planet born yesterday a wink in time creativity is timeless mathematics of form
physical and spirit are inseparable spirit flows through form to deny it is to deny the meaning of leaving yourself life completely disempowered at the mercy of outside authority and uncontrollable circumstances stuck in a pointless world devoid of warmth
that which was forgotten that is tickling which was our ears the eagles whispered circle is now spoken that everywhere aloud which was and they see angels invisible all hover is now revealed fairies that alight which was masked by illusion and in is now shown this revelation to be the motive we are all are empowered force gods all
magic is afoot
the gods are awakening
Quantum Meditations Pivotal I don’t know how I will ever get out of this mess life is so unfair What did I do to deserve this nothing ever works for me I can’t solve this myself I can’t do anything All I can do is dream and dreams never take me anywhere wait a minute There is always a solution I don’t have to do anything this minute I will always have my talent I could start again from scratch I am as free as the wind At least I have my sense of humor They can’t take that away from me the power and vitality of the universe resides in me And that is how it’s done 3/30/11 Bootstrapping I am visiting I welcome myself the bright warm I am reading calling me forth into the rooms of the sunny from the book house where I looking up will someday by the fireplace live I am sitting in a chair 3/30/11 50 .
Life is a Journey focus not on where you are but on where you are going 3/30/11 Quantum Meditations Footrace racing across the plain look overhead an eagle flies it calls to you through the firmament you soar below the runner falls behind you call the runner onward 3/30/11 51 .
The Evening News the sun rose this morning and it was resplendent grass grew flowers bloomed and the earth brought forth a bounty children played lovers cooed musicians performed the birds flew and sang their songs and much that lived found joy and balance do not lose you sense of proportion 3/30/11 Quantum Meditations As Children Are as the boy is father to the man we are children in the eyes of the ancients miraculous children born of their dreams and desires petulant children who have forgotten our own god-like nature overlooking the secrets they knew now is the time for us to bring forth our own gods and give birth to the children of our own dreams 3/31/11 52 .
Chariot of the Sun the chariot of the sun draws nigh yet we will only ride upon it when we have married ourselves to the gods that walk within acknowledging that the power that drives the sun is seated within our hearts 3/31/11 Quantum Meditations The Seven Voyages of Sinbad awakening from a distant journey to the center of my being I ride the currents that flow through the sea of all existence voyaging in the vessel of my life 3/31/11 The Old Masters blending pigment shadow and light with skillful strokes and perspective the old masters captured life within two dimensions 3/31/11 53 .
Quantum Meditations Van Gogh he smote the easel releasing motive energy and awareness from the canvas before his time he was a quantum painter 3/31/11 The Old Gods Laugh dark and terrible the old gods laugh they have us at their mercy because we have forgotten we do not understand their nature or ours if we could only see the gods would bow to us and do our bidding because we are the gods both terrible and glorious 3/31/11 54 .
A Single Stream that flows within a single current drawing us to fulfillment and advancement a single song a single vibration of awareness that we muddy in our resistance bloodying ourselves in our ignorance beating ourselves up in our delusion or with which we flow into a greater awareness and a golden age of enlightenment 3/31/11 Quantum Meditations there is a single stream Seasons of Change you must let go of winter before spring can come 3/31/11 55 .
Drawing the Bow drawing the bow leads it where you wish to go the note is smooth and strong pushing the bow shoves it away ahead of you the note is sharp and forceful both strokes are necessary to play the fiddle downstroke on the beat upstroke off the beat 3/31/11 Quantum Meditations Ascendant Being ascendant being from this world or some other never have I seen such plumage of pillowed white and golden brown no hawk are you though resembling some bird of prey surely master of your fate the law of gravity bends under your strong and graceful wings 3/31/11 56 .
Connecting the Dots matter energy existence form vibration mass motion Quantum Meditations connecting the dots leads us back to awareness the first awakening the opening of an I the big bang big bamboo big kahuna that first explosive flurry of motion where before there was none the great awakening that initiated the universal dream scanning a horizon only formed this is as the eye the long awakening is turned its way don’t the eternal moment I know of recognition you 4/1/11 57 .
Quantum Meditations The Joke and here we find ourselves lost in the seemingly incontestable working complexity in a physical of our lives realm of cause and effect pursuing applying our lives our careers ourselves each our necessities to build a place our dreams for us on the ball of earth vying for sustenance in the struggle april for survival fools 4/1/11 Greetings four ducks in salute arc over bellies presenting their two geese waddle down the road out for a morning robin stroll flies past my bow so close I must pause all say greetings see on this brisk spring morn how bright we shine we see you too and hear your song 4/1/11 58 .
Winged Solicitors eagles and hawks circle high above ravens and seagulls send your fly past wishes and dreams to them they will carry they see far them and fly farther into the ethers 4/1/11 Quantum Meditations In the Garden of Allowing it dances over the rocks the stream as the path follows the cherry trees blossom with our the sound wishes and bring of the stream to fruit our desires the breeze as it gurgles in the trees is the laughter voices a sigh of an unburdened mind of relief petals the scent fall of wild mint on the breeze and sweet dropping grass brings as blessings fulfillment to glorify I shall our path visit this garden whenever I feel and I shall disharmony drink of the waters there and smell the blossoms in the bright warm sun 4/1/11 59 .
Water Wheel endlessly the wheel turns as the stream plays past its paddles the wheel rotates eternally in place its journey never done 4/2/11 Quantum Meditations Pagoda at the center of the garden there is a pagoda built of cedar wood an open shelter from the rain sometimes when the nights are warm I sleep there 4/2/11 Silent She Waits silent in silk slippers my love treads seated on fallen on a bench cherry petals by the fountain she waits for me 60 4/2/11 .
Quantum Meditations Fountain the stream has its source in a stone fountain an uncarved we call mound of stone the sleeping Buddha see how he sits so patiently eyes closed the water flows from the crown of his head forming a pool in his lap before flowing off on its winding path 4/2/11 61 .
Quantum Meditations The Pool trout swim lap despite the movement of the waters and the trout the surface is smooth colored stones are piled by the edge of the pool drop one into the pool ripples radiate dispersing into calm now and then a trout will jump from the waters with a splash it is a sight to see 4/2/11 in the pool of the buddha’s Stepping Stones stepping stones never cross the stream the same stream sometimes turtles sun themselves do not on the stones step on a turtle by mistake 4/2/11 62 .
Quantum Meditations The Gate remove your shoes don silk slippers turn sideways to pass through the gate to do otherwise would be disrespectful the stream flows under the gate unimpeded 4/2/11 Resisting Change how sad for you you will not change and so the world passes you by once life has moved on you will change change is your normal state 4/2/11 Raven on the Rails raven on the rails signals it’s time to catch the last train out of here 63 4/2/11 .
Surface and Depth everyone can see the surface but few fathom the depth those who see only the surface have no clue how deep the waters are at what depth you do reside 4/2/11 Quantum Meditations By the Roots you know nothing of a person from the face or outer form to know a person you must pull him up out of the ground shake off the dirt and examine his roots 4/2/11 64 .
Quantum Meditations Wallowing when you get tired of rolling in the mud you need only climb out Problems Solutions the solution is outside of the problem it cannot be otherwise 4/2/11 Eureka focus on the problem activating its vibration within you then let it go stepping away eureka in the distance between you and the problem resolution will be found 4/3/11 65 .
Improvisation all science all art all music all dance all life lies in the filling of this breach between the vibration of the subject and the goal it is an exposition of faith stepping off of a cliff and knowing the angels will bear you up it is the quantum creation of the universe in the vibrational distance between the perceiver and the perception 4/3/11 Quantum Meditations Show-Offs the ravens prefer be seen to fly past so they can our window 4/3/11 Divine Intent the miracle the joy the freedom lies creativity be in the dance to what could from what is in the satisfaction conscious lies our sublime awareness of this dance under of art our conscious becomes a work direction this dance 4/3/11 66 .
Quantum Meditations The Gap open the gap the gap is filled it is not is to open it our work our work and be to fill the gap receptive to what fills it 4/3/11 Dig a Hole you can dig a hole but it is nature’s job to fill it 4/3/11 Conscious Manifestation hum the tune of circumstance let it go step away freely hum whatever comes to you 4/3/11 hum the tune of desired outcome Bridge Building the bridge is built as you shift your focus from one side of the gap to the other 4/3/11 67 .
Unconcerned Architect do not be concerned with the design your concern of the bridge will only weaken focus only the structure on crossing the gap and the perfect to be spanned bridge will be erected 4/3/11 Quantum Meditations New Moon in Aries time for a new beginning 4/3/11 68 .
Hill and Lake on this spot an old world fought a usurper brutal was the struggle but the world changed and the past was buried deep beneath the waters now we strike this ground and send a sound wave of change resounding outward it is time now for a new world to supplant that which struggles to hold on times will change and from here the future radiates outward awakening what has long slept beneath the lake 4/3/11 Quantum Meditations 69 .
Quantum Meditations Fractal microcosm the smallest piece is a reflection of the largest piece the largest piece is a reflection of the smallest piece so the atom is mirrored within the solar system the molecule in the galaxy the crystal lattice in the universe as above so below 4/4/11 macrocosm 70 .
Awareness Flows through the atom awareness flows through the crystal lattice awareness flows through the living being awareness flows through the planet awareness flows through the universe awareness flows one thing is awareness flows sing the chorus awareness flows 4/4/11 Quantum Meditations Sailing we sail in a sea teeming around us of vibrations are the vibrations all feelings of all that exists all thoughts an ever all actions expanding yet there is myriad of waves a single current in all this sea sail against it sail with it and you will and you sail be battered swift and smoothly to your port 4/4/11 71 .
Quantum Meditations Empiricism with dogged determination western culture has pursued pragmatic materialism only to find in the end an enigma there is no objective fundament all is an illusion of awareness and intent 4/4/11 Catching Up through a long drawn out process of splitting hairs science will prove what is already known the shamans smiling sit on a distant hill as they watch our travails they have long been waiting for us to catch up when we collapse satisfied to rest at their feet now that we have reached they stand and point saying our goal ahead now the journey can begin 72 4/4/11 .
Starry Night celestial hammock cradling this planet Quantum Meditations vibrational chorus forming the tonal pattern over which one artist our aria is sung painted it truly 4/4/11 Outlook to see the stars you must look up 4/4/11 Perfect Vision I have seen you without your clothes on I love you no matter where you hide and you are beautiful 4/4/11 73 .
Many Miles Away I am many miles away from here journeying with my love what you see is merely a phantom of my barest presence when the wind blows it will dissipate 4/5/11 Quantum Meditations Make the Leap distance not on the intervening but on where you will land make the leap don’t look down don’t look back 4/5/11 focus Discord it is good that I feel discord here otherwise I would belong in this place where I do not want to be 4/5/11 74 .
Quantum Meditations Displaced I am not here I have gone already and left up it is only this place catches a matter of reality time before 4/5/11 Imprisonment too many of us are enchained in prisons of our own design yearning for what we cannot find freedom comes from within no one can free you until you let go of those prison bars 4/5/11 75 .
Sojourn in the Garden it is time for me to return to the garden treading barefoot on the path of cherry petals wading in the stream sitting sleeping beside in the open the fountain pagoda here I will remain living until my love on nectar comes to me 4/5/11 Quantum Meditations Fiddling Up the Sun hey diddle diddle I am fiddling up the sun with a fiddle and a bow and a magical tune you can open any door 4/5/11 We are the Frontier through every thought sight act feeling desire we expand and the universe expands 4/6/11 with us 76 .
The Experience the experience that the stars burn the worm the bird burrows flies man conceives through the eternal variety of experience the universe knows itself 4/6/11 it is for Quantum Meditations Out of Control all efforts to control and dominate break down of their own economic futility and I take great comfort in that 4/6/11 Right Action all action is futile unless it is preceded by the right song 4/6/11 77 .
Quantum Meditations Influence you have only your song yet by changing that you influence the world 4/6/11 Indomitable why would you chain yourself to a rock let your song fly free as the birds 4/6/11 Outlaw human decrees were ever meant to be broken give it up 4/6/11 No Substitute no external voice will ever substitute for that within no external voice has the right 4/6/11 78 .
Quantum Meditations Cultivation the most important thing you can learn is to cultivate the voice within all else is madness and delusion 4/6/11 Topography pay attention to your feelings they tell you where you are at and where the higher ground does lie 4/6/11 Go with the Flow the sea all flowing water seeks and knows where to find it 4/6/11 79 .
Banishing Ghosts I find myself out on the moors chilled by the demoralized howling ancient ghosts taunt me in the mists fleeing will only bring them in pursuit remember these ghosts are always here it is you who have stumbled into these bogs to find your way out look for the light within and shine it bright to burn away the mists find the song you lost and sing it loud look now you have ascended to the heights there is no sign here of fog ghosts or bog 4/6/11 Quantum Meditations 80 .
What’s Important how you as it it’s not so important is got how you get out here 4/6/11 Quantum Meditations Foraging those close to town have been picked oh look bare the trees and bushes are heavy with clusters of fruit can ever eat more than I my hat is full with in the day taking pleasure that is okay in solitude I prefer to wander and I can forage off the beaten path seems sweeter the fruit there 4/7/11 Wave Forms I sing myself upon my way bearing my own source of light others smile as I pass by they are happy to greet me trees dance in the breeze to the bouncing cadence of my footsteps birds sing along nature delights in sharing its secret treasures with me my passage is smooth unhindered flowing in harmony with all I pass by 4/7/11 81 .
be not disturbed by the pain and misfortune of others maintain your center sing to them a soothing song from your heart
gently remind them of their own song and some day when they eventually hear it they will thank you
the fountain it flows out of well-being from there to enrich rises from within the whole world 4/7/11
The Harvest is Never in Doubt
the fruit is ripe and abundant and the wine it makes is sweet 4/7/11
bright open mind space awareness time synapses sparkle glimmering stars brilliant light vibration sound reverberates birth destruction conceive abolish creation death matter action divine existence mundane thought energy emotions spectrum science art gamut color ego conscience identity conscious source earth fire water air past present future focal point intent 4/7/11
the star dies in a flash of blinding insight caving in on itself to vanish in a black hole or nucleating the higher elements in a stellar cloud of star dust 4/7/11
Standing My Ground
here is where I’ll plant my feet
extending the sun my limbs toward and here I’ll blossom and bear fruit little caring what others say 4/7/11
every bird has its own song never influenced by another yet when they all sing what a grand chorus it is 4/8/11
long ago mockingbird lost its voice in looking out on the world around far it traveled mimicking the voice of everything it encountered now it has a rich and diverse voice but the song is not its own 4/8/11
Quantum Meditations Plagiarism the dreams of another are not yours nor would you try to dream them 4/8/11 Reaction to live only in reaction is to be fickle you are made of sterner stuff 4/8/11 Centering Your Lodestone your eyes lie distracting you and disorienting you in your lack of perspective before you look out upon the world close your eyes and look within here is your lodestone here is your compass ground yourself within your center now open your eyes and look about you looking always from the center of the compass within 4/8/11 85 .
Quantum Meditations Asking Directions whenever others offer you directions thank them politely but remember their center is not yours only your own compass can guide you true 4/8/11 The Tolling of the Bell well centered you shine forth vibrating resolutely with eager anticipation you look forward to what each day will bring act with assurance see with clarity your stamina is unshakable and all of life tolls in celebration of existence 4/8/11 Parting Obstruction nothing can obstruct you wade out into the water swim with the current 4/8/11 86 .
Life Guards ignore those fools at home who call to you where you are most from the shore of those depths they are afraid 4/8/11 Quantum Meditations Take Care floating peacefully over the surface ignore their calls of caution if they disturb you you will drown 4/8/11 87 .
Quantum Meditations Rewriting the myth of your rewrite life freeing everyone from the roles you have assigned them no victims no perpetrators no heroes everyone is simply a stream of energy a vibration seeking harmony make sure that in your protagonist’s life harmony is attained now edit to perfection and then produce your passion play 4/8/11 Trust I place my trust in my higher self and in the vibrational current of well-being that flows through all of existence who can do more 4/8/11 88 .
The Cycle of Life sends forth energy the energized field that flows through enriched by the experience physical existence this new perspective accelerated expanded within by the awareness of physical nature 4/8/11 Quantum Meditations Eye the eye opens to look upon itself and in that reflection sees everything 4/9/11 Judgment only man passes judgment all else attends to its own vibration 4/9/11 89 .
Quantum Meditations Figs give a fig and a fig is given blame others and you disempower yourself better to attend to your own vibration 4/9/11 Economics own a cow and the milk comes free (codicil) how can you own a living thing 4/9/11 Spilled Milk bemoan what is wrong and you carry it accept the stain with you still admire its color its contrast now focus it provides a frame on the rich unspoiled beauty of what is framed there O the stain is gone 4/9/11 90 .
I’d Rather Sing I would not waste my life creating strife or bitterly complaining I’d rather sing a song for the girl that I love and the joy beyond explaining 4/9/11 Quantum Meditations Take a Deep Breath fill the lungs the chest the sides of the lungs the back of the lungs the solar plexus continue to inhale breath into the heart the back of the heart the liver the kidneys the throat the head the knees the hands the feet breath into the abdomen the arms and the genitals breath up through the spine fill the skull with breath pouring out through the sinuses the ears the nose the eyes now the mouth you are open and energized saturated in this moment with the breath of life 91 4/9/11 .
Every Moment live every moment as a ride in the country under bright blue spring skies with Lady Day playing on the stereo 4/9/11 Quantum Meditations Jazz the lush beauty of a saxophone Billie’s voice encompasses both the thrill and the heartbreak of love the shrill joy of a trumpet even the eagles circling above know the sound of her voice 4/9/11 92 .
Quantum Meditations Microcosm sun moon star nations here in the center I stand radiating outward mother earth stone soil water grass hummingbird grandmothers grandfathers ancient ones wolf jaguar buffalo eagle condor hawk raven great serpent field mouse 4/9/11 Here It Comes Again it is much stronger this time brighter vibrant coming into form the powerful magnetic attraction is palpable the pulse is loud and alive and this time there is no doubt 4/9/11 93 .
The Fallacy of Action action is a physical phenomenon easily perceived it is a mistake by our physical senses to think unless action alone the way is achieves results paved by vibrational alignment action is quite act only futile when the song and can even of your being prove negative calls for it otherwise focus this on harmonizing will bring your song results 4/9/11 Quantum Meditations Walking on Hot Coals is Easy Compared to the world around you will pull every dirty trick in an effort to disturb you keep your people focus will insist aligning they have power your over you vibration maintaining singing that you your are wrong song and you must maintain do as they say joy eventually inner calm eventually the world and well-being they will will harmonize in the end leave you to your tune your song be will reverberate to fill the world with love and joy 4/9/11 94 .
There are Those there are those who would have you upset over the fate of the world tell them this planet is a grand and creative being the very soul of abundance the scope of its awareness is beyond the affect of man there are those who would have you distraught over the plight of the animals tell them the animals are in control of their own welfare they are attuned and trouble themselves not with human fears there are those who would have you worried over depletion and lack tell them we live in an ever-expanding universe in an infinite sea of probability the only lack is within themselves there are those who would have you condemn yourself to live by their beliefs and standards tell them you can only live by your own light tell them now tend to yourself and let me be 4/10/11 Quantum Meditations 95 .
The Eagles have Returned they tell us there is no harm done and invite us to join them 4/10/11 Quantum Meditations Celebrate let us celebrate this day that which is to come 4/10/11 Construction Zone light the fire kindle the imagination imbue desire with form by power of creative will conceive an embryo a living thoughtform nurture your creation in faith love and enthusiasm keep your creation incubated grow it without interference until the day of its birth tell no one least they interfere 4/10/11 96 .
The Nature of Thought every thought is alive from the moment every thoughtform it is conceived has its own vibration and its own probability thoughts can haunt you only if your own song lies in the neighborhood if your thoughts of their vibration disturb you sing another song 4/10/11 Quantum Meditations Dreamers of Worlds our every breath each blink of the eye births universes we are the dreamers of worlds birthing the infinite 4/10/11 97 .
Weaving a Thoughtform cross hands focus within in harmony and silence raise the head unfold your wings awaken your hands bring hands to heart open energy between the hands expanding condensing weave a ball hands circle round palms connected feed the ball with energy imagination intent once the thoughtform begins to radiate pulsating of itself establishing its own gravity place it somewhere safe and secret feed it daily love faith joy and energy await its birth with certainty in the fullness of time 4/10/11 Quantum Meditations 98 .
Plain Speaking it’s all a matter think of what you Quantum Meditations feel and believe it’s as simple as that and as complex 4/10/11 Thunder at Night thunder at night fractures the fabric of reality bolts of energy streak the night sky firing as the neurons of the planet enervating ionic thoughts of brilliance 4/11/11 99 .
Quantum Meditations Memes every thought existence has a vibrational touch thought that that vibration and activate reach for the affirmations vibration of positive abundance flows whenever tell yourself you feel lack co-creator you are a conscious whenever tell yourself you feel negative world of abundance and joyful taking control a loving well-being of your life to manifest of power and from your infinite well you are drawing when tell yourself of existence you feel depressed the miracle with other co-creators you are celebrating when tell yourself the world seems dark vibration have their own these thoughts even do it as if you don’t believe it over time own vibration by you raise your reiterating them to come from you that seemed and the negativity placing between you vibrational distance mercy not at their memes but you are have a vibrational reality 4/11/11 100 .
Affirmations affirmations offer a vibrational oasis from which you can draw solace 4/11/11 Quantum Meditations Fertile Egg on a shelf the fertile egg is incubated at the feet I feed it of dancing Ganesh with faith and love and watch it will soon it grow be ready to hatch 4/11/11 Oasis no matter how dry the desert in your mind there is a vibrant oasis go there in times of drought 4/11/11 101 .
Quantum Meditations Bird Song every bird song is a call to join in the wonder of existence answer it 4/11/11 A Separate Space when forced to endure an intolerable situation hold yourself in a separate space hold your vibration where it is eventually offer the situation warmth will be transformed and well-being by your to others to interact radiation but let them if they wish or you approach your vibration will be released do not let them to seek your drag you down own level where they are 4/11/11 102 .
The Best of You there is a part of you no one can touch there is a part of you infinitely stronger than all of the negative misconceptions others fling at you there is a part of you above all blame and doubt so pay no attention to what others think or say turn your attention to the greater part of you and it will pull you up out of the quagmire 4/11/11 Quantum Meditations To the Sun though others may seek to damn me to a hell of their own design I’ll reach for the sun and in its light will blind them 4/11/11 103 .
From the Grave rising from the cemetery eagle surfs on the surging winds 4/11/11 Quantum Meditations The Secret of Affirmations every thought is a vibration sound the vibration and activate the thought voice a thought and you activate the vibration 4/11/11 Opening Doors only the living know death the dead are too full of life to give it a thought 4/11/11 104 .
Quantum Meditations Burial they can only bury you if you lay there and let them shovel in the dirt 4/11/11 My Wake I want jazz and bluegrass wine and dancing it must be a festive occasion or I won’t attend 4/11/11 Guardian at the Gates close by you light and watch me pass near when I turn to look back raven you are gone bear a good report of me to the underworld 4/11/11 105 .
Mutual Appreciation your feathers so black eyes they fluoresce blue of polished onyx I see your beak you hold ready to speak a similar interest the secrets of death in me 4/11/11 Quantum Meditations Ride the Wind eagle stands still in the sky turning with the wind it is gone in the blink of an eye 4/11/11 Angelic Pose my head is in the heavens in my left hand hand I hold the sun joy and love are in my heart my feet are upon the earth 4/11/11 in my right hand I hold the moon 106 .
The Universe Speaks the universe speaks to me saying it is time awaken and sing sing with us of the joy of creation and the wonder of existence sing and we will broadcast your voice through the farthest corners of eternity sing and in your song the miracle of existence will be known sing and upon the melody of your song the universe will be enriched becoming more than it already is sing glorious bird of morning sing 4/12/11 Quantum Meditations 107 .
The Past is Gone everything that has past is gone do you so why carry it with you now let it go into the present start your story here as this is where it truly begins 4/12/11 Quantum Meditations Stepping Out let others cling to their conventions it is time for you to come into your own write your story as you would have it sing what is in that is the song your heart the universe has been waiting to hear 4/12/11 Raven’s Shadow of a raven’s wing under the shadow your journey is sure When you disembark to take you where you need to go in this world and others 4/12/11 108 .
Ravens and Hawk eagle ravens and hawk fly in one expanse of sky ravens each other and hawk circle eagle flies alone 4/12/11 Quantum Meditations 109 .Eagle.
Navigating Infinity there is an infinity of doors some lead toward where you want to go some lead away how can you choose from so many most of these doors are out of reach to you now concern yourself not with them before you are two doors one opens one opens to a staircase to a staircase leading down consider leading up carefully which to choose and as choose the door you cross that brings you higher the threshold nearer to your goal both doors collapse before you into the one you chose are two more doors one leading up the other leading down take the doors one pair at a time choose that which bears you up and never look back 4/13/11 Quantum Meditations 110 .
Quantum Meditations Only You none but you can tell you where you are others tell you only where they want you to be with regard to them none can open those doors but you none else can make your choice in letting them do so you make the wrong choice only you can tell which door leads up and which leads down from your current perspective 4/13/11 Escher Stairs up each leads stairs stairs which from leads each can determine your current down only you perspective 4/13/11 111 .
On the Horizon monsters loom and buried treasure on the horizon too they are phantoms both mirages cast ahead by possibilities do not concern yourself with them before you are two paths on one on the other there be there be monsters treasure you will know which path to choose by the sense of relief you feel as you travel along it do not worry if you find yourself on a path of anxiety and dread each step brings you to another fork and at each fork consistently you can make a better choice choose relief and you will find your buried treasure 4/13/11 Quantum Meditations 112 .
Endless Trail the trail never ends you may pause to rest or camp or take in some wondrous sight but eventually you are on your way again always eager to discover what lies around the next bend goals are simply highlights along the way the greatest thrill of the adventure is the journey itself this is living this is life 4/13/11 Quantum Meditations 113 .
Quantum Meditations Flow with each breath prosperity flows through me money comes money goes abundance comes abundance goes and I ride the flow with joy and well-being wealth is not produced by work or effort wealth is drawn by delight and the expectation that wealth will flow freely wealth is attracted by a vibration of prosperity and abundance and in my joy and radiance wealth is drawn to me wealth resides in every breath each inhalation is rich in vitality prosperity and abundance each exhalation completes the flow passing abundance on to others ventilating enriching the world whenever you are in doubt regard your breath you do not own it it comes to you freely and you release it freely and with each breath feel prosperity flow enriching your life and the world around you now go out and live with joy and vitality and radiate in your interaction within this present moment of your breath 4/14/11 114 .
Eagle in My Window there is an eagle in my window who flies there to be seen 4/14/11 Quantum Meditations Growing Thoughtform the thoughtform pulses and vibrates it dances at Ganesh’s feet it rotates and radiates shining a light into this world and every day with every passing moment it grows more substantial transforming the vibration of reality to align with its manifestation it is a joy to behold 4/14/11 I Never Thought to See waiting to cross the road he is I hope he no chicken remembers to look both ways 4/14/11 mallard drake standing at an intersection 115 .
Quantum Meditations A Bellows Be inhale prosperity exhale enrichment inhale creativity exhale art inhale inspiration exhale brilliance inhale enlightenment exhale profundity inhale nourishment exhale well-being 4/14/11 The Alchemist your lungs the bellows your unrefined your breath mind is the fire the lead that fuels the gold this transformation your enlightenment now let’s get to work 4/14/11 you are the crucible 116 .
To Find Yourself forget everything you have ever been taught or told toss out everything you learned in school erase everything the media has exposed delete you to everything you have gleaned from the internet it is all lies at best it is some else’s half-baked attempt to explain at worst what they never it is their fully understood effort to disempower you so that you can be easily managed let it all go and refuse to accept any more such poison look at the world with a child’s eyes and know the truth as it applies to you is found within 4/14/11 Quantum Meditations Would Were would that I were wise enough to keep my insights to myself and grant everyone else the right to theirs 117 4/14/11 .
Quantum Meditations Barriers when another seeks to bar your path do not push against him give him a flower and a blessing and then be on your way the next time you pass this way you will be far this is a secret above him the eagle told me 4/14/11 At the Heights at the height where the eagle soars it sees all and can be anywhere nothing bars its passage indeed nothing can touch it 4/14/11 Beyond Reach none can touch you with their eyes passage on the ground to your most are oblivious so high when you fly 4/14/11 118 .
Distilling Ambrosia in our crucible flowing with the sweetest nectar of life we distill pure ambrosia see how it catches the light sample the purity of its tone 4/14/11 Quantum Meditations Refined Palette ambrosia to the unprepared has no more substance or taste than a mouthful of air to even hold it in your mouth you must first seek to match its vibration otherwise it will not exist for you nor you for it but when you are in harmony then you will know why it is truly the nectar of the gods 4/14/11 119 .
Quantum Meditations Labyrinth place a hand on one wall perspective follow it through and a new and you will emerge to tell in time with a tale 4/14/11 World of Wonder on this day as I go out I will perceive that which there is to be joyful about when presented with a complaint I will turn it over and find something to appreciate and so the world will reveal its wonder to me and having cleansed my eyes this wonder I will see 4/15/11 Nesting every thought sings its own song and by its song it draws a mate build your nest with griping and complaints and you will never find comfort there build your nest with joy and love and you will find it a feather bed 4/15/11 120 .
The Waters Where You Swim stir the waters with harsh and bitter thoughts and you will be tossed in a dark and violent tempest calm the waters with thoughts of grace and joy and you will have smooth sailing 4/15/11 Quantum Meditations The Invisible Man so practiced was he at elevating his thoughts those in a foul mood failed to even see him so bright was his awareness the universe groomed the trail for him and he found himself in a garden of sheer delight 121 .
Quantum Meditations there he was visited by those who could see him such visitors as he had were brightened and buoyed by his company but few accompanied him for long they simply couldn’t keep up with his pace in time it was said he could walk through and in time a mud hole and not people found it difficult get dirty to even think of him and had to look away like staring by the effort into the sun toward the end they were blinded he was only perceived by the very young who listened to his song and then in unmitigated glee it was only the animals who could spend time with him then one day the fey appeared drawn by the purity and joy of his song they gave him ambrosia and invited him to stay with them and there he resides to this very day dining on ambrosia and singing for the fey in a garden of eternal delight 4/15/11 122 .
Intersection we return to this eternal present moment this is where we live this is the intersection of our the energy identity and the existence and living that is source awareness and motive force how we connect with our source is spelled out in this moment is it a is it a gut-wrenching or bleak expression struggle is it of alienation and an effortless confusion dance of delight 4/15/11 Quantum Meditations Anchors Away the past is an anchor that holds you back keeping you from moving into the future anchors away 4/16/11 123 .
You Can’t Go Home Again not because your former home has changed but because you have 4/16/11 Quantum Meditations Former Haunts former haunts always seem less than they were constricting you have grown expanding and to draw yourself in so that you might inhabit these diminished remembrances would be painful and futile 4/16/11 124 .
No Anniversary this day it is a recognition it is not about where we started nor how far we have come it is about where this day is a celebration we are going of finding my soul mate the one person who is always at my side because she matches me the one person step who can lend me a hand for step when I slip and fall because we are always bound for the same place linked not at the hip but at the source 4/16/11 is not a remembrance Quantum Meditations As She Sees Me my love looks where she sees me and that is where I am manifested by her accurate perception of my wave length 4/16/11 125 .
We Toll Together we toll together amplifying each other to produce a resounding note that echoes through the world 4/16/11 Quantum Meditations Hand in Hand my love and I walk hand in hand and always will because we always walk together 4/16/11 She Moves through the Fair my love walks on moonbeams in her tread there is grace there is well-being in her passage and harmony in her pace the fey and the wild all attend her court and I am her jester her bard and consort 4/16/11 126 .
A Blessing unto Me my love is a blessing unto me and in her vision I ascend to attain the heights of that which I am and there I offer her my hand in the clarity of my love 4/16/11 Quantum Meditations My Love Cries my love cries over cut flowers and the beauty of their fading petals is reflected in the tears that course down her cheeks in each tear a blessing flows and where it lands there sprouts a rose for lovers to admire 4/16/11 Your Voice for those who have not heard you your quiet voice in these words resounds your graceful wisdom these lines informs and your gentle strength has borne us all 4/16/11 127 .
Four Eagles four eagles glide over my love one for each of us and one each to bear our dreams 4/16/11 Quantum Meditations Quantum Creation it is a ticklish situation this fancy that grows where the mind goes nurture it in your heart but don’t hold it too close know it will succeed and send it forth to illuminate the day 4/17/11 Demi Nuit raven haired huntress who left the wild to live here by me I send you out to stalk our dreams bring them down and bear them back 4/17/11 128 .
Winter Lingers winter lingers here a while but the spring it is inevitable 4/17/11 Quantum Meditations Note in a Bottle on the awareness that flows through all form it is borne my message by the tides is written of creation the answer through the seeding is encoded of the universe in the birth of spring in the due in the budding course of time of the leaves my message and greening will be manifest of the grass in the nature in of a flower the certainty opening for me of this budding to appreciate a blessing will unfold 4/17/11 Venturing Forth hand in hand open to the fresh my love and I a new world adventure walk out into that will greet us there 4/17/11 129 .
Many Returns the sun shines its blessing on me grants me as I focus in this moment the world my own blessing of existence on the world 4/17/11 Quantum Meditations Basking as others complain I blissfully turn aside to find my joy and in this moment shine I wish them well and send them a silent loving invitation to join me here I will not go to them nor offer words they cannot understand I can only bless them and shine in my own light 4/17/11 130 .
Quantum Meditations Inedible sometimes with the best intentions we pick a bitter fruit but no one says we have to eat it choose another tree with sweeter fruit and should others seek to call you back to the bitter tree do not heed them leave them to their bitter fruit while you enjoy a sweeter choice 4/17/11 A Miserable Thing life is not a miserable thing why do you make it so 4/17/11 The Worst and the Best why look for all the worst when all the best waits to be found 4/17/11 131 .
Quantum Meditations Climate cloudy though it may be it’s always sunny somewhere 4/17/11 Why Not for all that the world is bleak and dark you have to ask yourself why not here and why not now 4/17/11 Your Own Fancy must someone tickle you to lighten your load better to tickle yourself 4/17/11 132 .
Quantum Meditations Tailor Made this moment is made for you really it is made to fit so make the most of it 4/17/11 Songs of Protest the most successful songs of protest protest nothing at all they are testimonies of the indomitable will and celebrations of empowerment none can resist them 4/17/11 The Pointing Finger the pointing finger always points the wrong way without exception 4/17/11 133 .
Quantum Meditations Trumpeting the note blast from your lips there shaped travels and is into the song through the coils that emerges from the bell the ear hears only the fully formed note not the initial raspberry nor the process of its transformation 4/18/11 Sing for Yourself if you wait for the world to call for your song you will have a long wait indeed sing for the joy that is within you 4/18/11 Changing Seasons outside of the house it is snowing but through the window I see spring 4/18/11 134 .
Call and Response sing and the world will answer but you must change your tune to hear the response 4/18/11 Quantum Meditations Dance around the Fire dance around the fire dance around the moon resonate with your desire and you will have it soon 4/18/11 Snow in Spring snow so late in the spring means the summer will be long and lush 4/18/11 It’s in the Bones if you feel that you have lost your tune hush and listen to the cells of your body they sing freely if you let them 135 4/18/11 .
Dance to Your Own Song do your thoughts flow contrary to your song if so then you are letting others do your thinking for you once more you are thinking what you have been told to think put an end to this nonsense think for yourself listen to the song within and dance to its rhythm that is the only way to free yourself that is the only way to be yourself 4/18/11 Quantum Meditations 136 .
Quantum Meditations Jig through the snow and the fog and the rain and the mud I dance a jig I cut a run and the rhythm that flows as I dance along calls the sun and the fey to join in my song for the jig is a dance of irrepressible glee that sends the heart skipping to its couplets of three 4/18/11 Whose Eyes be yourself and you are deemed eccentric in society’s eyes don’t look at yourself through the eyes of another you know you are joyful in your own eyes and free and that is the way you were meant to be 4/18/11 137 .
Exponential Curve it matters not what power others seem to hold over you the only power over your life is that contained in the song you sing in this moment the source that flows through you carries only blessings joy freedom abundance and well-being sing with that source and none can touch you unless they harmonize to your song sing with that source and your life will be enriched exponentially 4/18/11 Quantum Meditations 138 .
Public Angst so many are disturbed by the economy the weather the path their life has taken be aware of their angst and like the eagle glide far above it it has no place neither in your song this moment nor in the larger picture 4/18/11 Quantum Meditations Cascading positive thoughtforms are amplified slowly at first doubling with every iteration until they cascade into manifestation 4/18/11 139 .
Fruit of the Raven two ravens bearing fruit in their beaks from the right brain to the left brain they fly between worlds they deliver their parcel into my hands I unwrap it to find a song in the form of a raven feather 4/18/11 Quantum Meditations The Blade of Light we are light we are of the stars all matter is created in the furnace of the heavens all of the elements originate in the stars like a blade a thousand times folded yet under the veil of matter is energy the hardest blade of folded metal is a blade of light we are the blade folded a thousand times we are the blade of light we are the stars we are light 4/18/11 140 .
Loosening Form the dream is losing cohesion form is losing attention strict definition is relaxing boundaries identity are loosening is expanding awareness and in this is loosening expansion is and in this freedom loosening and in this is evolution relaxing is enlightenment 4/18/11 Quantum Meditations Misidentification light flows out of into form through form form outside form we are the light not the form 4/18/11 The Time of Expansion these forms can contain us no longer we have expanded beyond their limits it is time to step out dance with me 4/18/11 141 .
Quantum Meditations Arise tendrils radiate out of awareness extending identity blurring the borders between self other and in loving expansion energized 4/18/11 142 .
Quantum Meditations Who Am I cut off my arm and you have me and my arm cut off my leg and you have me and my leg cut off my head and you have faulty logic dissect me from the start into a thousand pieces and you will I am not find me my body my leg arm and head and I am none of them at all they are a part of me but I am more than the sum I am the flow of my parts of energy and awareness through my body and as such my identity extends far beyond this corporeal form 4/18/11 143 .
what you see before you is not me no more than my words are me my thoughts are me my actions are me these are only expressions aspects what you see is my physical expression if you would find me you must look behind the curtain 4/18/11
the ultimate goal of domestication is to make us forget who we truly are 4/18/11
I ride the wave of my own existence I am surf wave and board and the waters where the wave is formed 4/19/11
perceived we once of what we once the orbit to where began far outside around And with takes us circle now a better this spiral we understanding comprehend of what we can never fully 4/19/11
Where Are We Going
it is not a matter of going it is a matter of becoming sit back and enjoy the ride 4/19/11
you know you are on the way when each day begins with joyful anticipation of where life will take you today 4/19/11
Field of Vision
where I was a year ago cannot be seen on the scope of where I am now why look back when you know there are greater things ahead 4/19/11
beneath the delusional conformity of domestication there has long been a contrary movement toward freedom and comprehension it is this under current running through so many generations that has brought us here 4/19/11
A True Miracle I used to think a miracle was a change within reality now I know it is a change in perception a transformation of identity a flourishing in the song you sing and a focus upon your new vibration what happens in reality is the inevitable result of this change 4/19/11 Quantum Meditations Vivaldi how is it that Vivaldi stands so fresh in the light of this day the seasons are eternal 4/19/11 147 .
The Creative Mind the creative mind stands outside of time unhindered unrestricted it conducts the untainted flow of awareness through ageless inspiration 4/19/11 Quantum Meditations Under Loving Skies whether by night or by day clear or cloudy under sun moon or stars the sky pulses vibrant with a vast and vital being 4/19/11 Nature Jests nature is having some fun with us after such a long winter few can find the humor sorry I will try not to laugh 4/19/11 148 .
Who Stole the Stars there is no moon tonight nor any stars the milky way is lost in an electric haze but it will return the eagles have told me it will come back when we discover a new source of light or recover an old one that was hidden from us 4/19/11 Quantum Meditations The Truth that is what we have been about for eons all of existence from the birth of matter expanding to this moment and beyond and all probabilities born of all moments this is how the flower blossoms and in every moment our every thought opens new doors extending the frontiers in an endless promulgation of expanding awareness so let the truth be told the truth is never beyond expression 149 4/20/11 .
Having Once Touched having once touched the ineffable you are ever drawn back to swim in those unfathomable seas 4/2011 Quantum Meditations The Ineffable it is from the ineffable that all existence is soothed renewed and energized drawing from those unfathomable seas the infinite inspiration for all of existence 4/20/11 Expressing the Ineffable through existence the ineffable expresses itself 4/20/11 Through These Words through these words these thoughts are known their vibration amplified with every reading 150 4/20/11 .
The Call of Source the call of source is not the call to end this life it is the call to live it 4/20/11 Quantum Meditations The Memory of You of who the memory you are prominent most resonant most memory is the in your existence a memory without it is thought a song without a voice the voice and you are the thought of this memory resound vibration through let the your being away will fall like water off and all else a duck’s back 4/20/11 151 .
Look Forward all these memories of the past they only tie you will not take you to where you where you want have been to go stand in the present and direct your attention where you want this is why to go you have eyes in the front so the eagle of your head has told me 4/20/11 Quantum Meditations Eagle Says glide far above survey everything and when you see what you want swoop down and take it this is what the eagle said 4/20/11 152 .
The Raven’s Tale deepens in complexity chaos condenses collides in infinite turbulence permutations tail chases its own until inevitable awareness awareness draws it all is born together bringing energy to write the universe the elegant mathematics is chaos of form expressing itself awareness through awareness is a weaver existence of patterns of its own chaos is the mind establishing patterns of the one the universe is the laughter so the raven of chaos said to me chaos 4/21/11 grows richer Quantum Meditations The Laughter of Chaos laugh with chaos and the universe flows through you rage against chaos and the universe will mow you down laugh with the ravens laugh 4/21/11 153 .
Hands Entwined with our hands entwined we dance around being and source dancing our jig with our hands entwined we are unstoppable being and source dancing our jig through us the creativity of the universe flows being and source with our hands entwined 4/21/11 Quantum Meditations Open Your Eyes truly we are one being and source it is only when being is distracted by focusing that the two on physical form seem separate 4/21/11 154 .
Empowerment open your eyes to your true form and the creative power of all the universe flows through you you can do anything close your eyes and you are cut off now life is a struggle ineffectual at best open your eyes 4/21/11 Quantum Meditations Move with the Current let the current of source flow through you move with that current and you become an irresistible force with the power to erode even the hardest stone move any other way but with the current of source and you dissipate your effort in turbulence exhausting yourself be a still pond feel the current of source move with it 4/21/11 be a still pond 155 .
Punctuated Life we only live in those moments when we are alive 4/21/11 Quantum Meditations It is Time everything is in gliding in circles readiness spiraling ever higher we have gained the proper altitude the proper perspective everything is in place there is no doubt now we toll the bell the soundboard reverberates we sing and the universe is illuminated 4/21/11 156 .
The Way of Magic the pattern we discern that which appears collapses consistent upon itself and linear it was not progresses as expected there it never only to disappear existed the minute the imperceptible is amplified until it overwhelms the great that which appears completely transforming linear and the stage consistent reappears where the there is it is not expected influence no action no of awareness result where there is immeasurable is no vibration 4/21/11 Quantum Meditations Where Magic Lies lies in the function system magic of a nonlinear 4/21/11 157 .
The Celebration of Magic magic is nature a celebration of the nonlinear and the determinant Quantum Meditations of existence factor of consciousness 4/21/11 Answering the Bell the tolling bell is answered by the echo in the hills and valleys toll the bell and open your ears to the echo 4/21/11 Nonlinear Path every thought has a measurable vibration negative well-being emotion joy and feedback vibrates of wholeness by positive against a continuous tone intensified the flow of source with source of source over the background vibrates vibration creating is played emotion is expressed turbulence our life positive as emotion 4/22/11 158 .
Quantum Meditations Kundalini quieting the mind redirecting the flow of energy through the body a positive feedback loop is created the tone of existence is amplified through practice until it overcomes once this feedback all resistance loop becomes continuous then you must reawaken the mind or risk to give it focus being and direction overcome in the mindless bliss of your own well-being 4/22/11 159 .
Chronic Thought chronic thought is habitual repetition drawn from accepted beliefs and the perception of outward reality beliefs and perceptions are not reality they are only your personal translation of reality reality in this moment as you read these words is that nothing bad is happening to you awareness as it flows through you in this moment is full of creativity joy and well-being repeat the previous stanza ad infinitum make it your mantra your affirmation until it becomes a chronic thought 4/22/11 Quantum Meditations 160 .
The Song of Nature this is the song that the animals sing this is the song of the trees and the soil this is the song that nature sings interpreted into words awareness in this moment is full of creativity joy and well-being this is the only song you need to sing in order to flourish 4/22/11 Quantum Meditations Now Cut That Out blame scapegoats others poisoning them while keeping you chained to the source of your blame locked into a disturbing vibration whatever the apparent cause you are in absolute control of the song you sing 4/22/11 161 .
Descending Raven descending from the heavens to perch on my shoulder what message do you bring me from the underworld two more of your brothers fly close by 4/22/11 Quantum Meditations Noise Ratio so much of my awareness is given over to noise what a turbulent vibration it must produce I need a filter just to hear myself think 4/22/11 Raven’s Request raven snatch this writhing snake from my shoulder and I will sing for you 4/22/11 162 .
The Song of the Well in a town so old its name is forgotten there was a community well close by the well was the well master’s house the man who dwelt there tended the well keeping the water clean and free of weeds the sides of the well were cut of crystal polished smooth through the years the well was deep and the waters cold and sweet it was said that any care or worry whispered into the well would be lifted from the whisperer to echo forever within the well over the years so many had given the well their worries and doubts that it babbled constantly in a thousand contentious voices eventually the noise grew so loud it kept the villagers awake all night no one had a moment’s peace and all grew anxious listless and despondent one night the well master could take it no more in anger he took a stout branch and beat on the crystal sides of the well the well rang from the blows and the echo toop up the ringing causing the crystal walls to vibrate ever louder until the entire village resounded with the one pure tone of the well Quantum Meditations 163 .
Quantum Meditations everyone stopped to listen their anxiety washed away their despondence and anger too all the thousand babbling voices were hushed by the song of the well for once the village was filled with peace vitality and well-being the song of the well slowly faded that night the town slept peacefully and for the next few days everyone thrived clear-headed and light-hearted one by one their cares and worries returned until they were driven back to the well to drown their whispered fears but now every evening the well master would ring the well until their worries and fears were overcome replaced by the one clear song of the well 4/22/11 Holding a Butterfly reach out to snatch a butterfly in flight and it evades your grasp hold out your hand like some rare flower fragrant with the song in your heart and the butterfly will light in your palm 4/22/11 164 .
Quantum Meditations Scripting in the morning I write the script for the day to come in this day I will shine as a beacon in this day creativity will flow through me freely in this day I will celebrate the prosperity that I enjoy sending it along with blessings in this day I will sing the song that is mine to sing in this day I will smile upon the world and rejoice in laughter in this day I shall transform the dark whisperings in my mind into balloon animals as they are full of hot air in this day every moment will be a new adventure birthing my life in all its glory in this day 4/23/11 165 .
Quantum Meditations Beginnings there is only this moment measured in awareness awareness brought forth the moment and the existence of which it is aware that moment is now that awareness flows through existence now in this moment now is the beginning in this moment awareness flows through existence birthing the universe there is no beginning no ending naught but now that you can put a finger on 4/23/11 Mapping divinity is the map of all existence in this moment 4/23/11 166 .
Quantum Meditations Laughing laughter brings it forth in the image of delight 4/23/11 Drumming you can beat the drum of what you don’t want or improvise on the rhythm of joyous becoming I recommend the latter 4/23/11 A Tickle there is a tickle in the back of my mind that moves me into ecstatic creativity 4/23/11 167 .
Birds of My Dreams eagles bear the sun and freedom they share in creativity bringing resolve giving direction and strength offering distant perspectives eagles and ravens fly in my dreams ravens sever the connections of dark forebodings they neutralize turbulence in blackness and bring knowledge of what is beyond sight Quantum Meditations together eagles and ravens are the architects of transformation and manifestation 4/23/11 Extinguishing the Sun offering no resistance I stand aside and radiate inviting in joyful creativity all to look with me should they instead seek to dim my sun their resistance will only make it burn the brighter you cannot extinguish the sun 4/23/11 168 .
Some Hidden Mind some hidden mind speaks to me now telling me to trust its hand it leads me into fortune fine it is the hand that writes this script that offers me a peek at future scenes and thus allays my deepest fears this voice I know this hand has never led me wrong I can do no better than to trust and lift my spirits in joyful creativity 4/23/11 Quantum Meditations Assurances today I have received assurances the matter is in hand it is a master hand that weaves these threads 4/23/11 No Landlords none of us are landlords we only rent this space but it is wholly ours while we occupy it 4/24/11 169 .
Resistance and Allowing resistance is the turbulence of apparent lack allowing is the harmony of opening to resistance is blockage and interference allowing is unbegrudged allowing and resistance receiving is turbulence and dissonance allowing is harmony resistance and alignment is disease allowing is ease 4/24/11 Quantum Meditations Contrast when presented with contrast reach for not for what you what you do want don’t want 4/24/11 170 .
Quantum Meditations Effortless allow open yourself vibration everything to the of your are will come joyful harmony you truly to you of who in the natural alignment 4/24/11 stop reaching 171 .
our basic definition for energy does not lend itself to understanding. Like the Hundus and the Taoists. then wouldn’t it serve us well to define it and come to some basic understanding about its nature? Yet. For the moment. Western civilization. Energy is the ability to do work. In Epic Greek. we classify it into different types and we use it in virtually everything we do. Around 1200 BC. but instead intensifies our quandary. The concept of energy has its beginnings in Greek philosophy. which in turn gave birth to two schools of philosophy: materialism and idealism. where our scientific definition of energy evolved. nobody has ever done this. But what really is energy? It is vital. the basis of true reality is mental or spiritual. and ergon meaning work. In physics. made up of matter and energy. If energy is so fundamentally important. to my knowledge. Humans first learned to control fire about 1 million BC. energy is defined not as a substance but as an ability. Nothing can live without it. According to idealists. which was derived from the Late Latin energia. It is an abstraction. And about 1000 BC. which was in turn derived from the Greek word energiea and energo: en meaning in or at. en + ergon = at work. How can we hope to understand a verb that poses as a noun (but is not formed as a gerund)? Perhaps it would help if we looked at the history of how our concept of energy developed. this true reality is physical. through the use of sails. the ancient Greek philosophers believed that true reality (noumenon) was hidden by apparent reality (phenomenon). The question then arises: what is this true reality? There were a variety of answers which ranged between two extremes. So right from the start. had a slow start at studying energy. Western History of Energy Etymology of energy—from the French énergie. we will concern ourselves with materialism because 172 . So let’s remedy the situation right now. We talk about how our industrial civilization will collapse simply because we don’t have enough of it. It wasn’t until 1275 that Marco Polo introduced coal to the western world after his travels to China.000 years ago. the Chinese found coal and started using it as a fuel. But it is quantified and treated as a substance. ideals and feelings. and it is constructed of ideas. the Polynesians learned to use wind energy to propel their boats. Magnetic energy was first discovered by the Chinese about 5.Quantum Meditations Appendix What is Energy? We talk about its importance. meant ‘divine action’ or ‘magical operation’. in all the many books and articles about energy depletion and alternative energy. though it was never fully defined. According to materialism.
He believed that his experiment revealed the soul within the fur and the amber. These oppositions. this argument is far from settled. developed these concepts into a complete philosophy.it is this branch of philosophy that gave birth to science and our basic concept of energy. Aristotle’s philosophy became the dominant school of philosophy. or the fact that his studies covered every possible subject available. Quantum Meditations 173 . empty space. for him. Aristotle believed the basis of ultimate reality lay in physical objects. he did not examine the nature of energy. and cause and effect. Though only a sentence or two of his actual teachings remains. His student. his founding of the Lyceum. black requires white. The closest thing to energy was fire. one of the four basic elements (earth. Greek historian Diodorus Siculus (c. But in all of his studies. Over time. nothing abides. In his theory. Heraclitus (540-475) believed that fire was the ultimate substance that unifies all reality. 440) is the man who invented the ideas of the atom. Leucippus (fl. but he offered no further details. For a long time it was generally understood that energy was behind all changes. Plato believed that ultimate reality was founded upon ideas and external forms that were knowable only through reflection and reason. knowable through experience. as we shall see. and is considered to be the father of western science. Democritus believed everything was made of atoms. the Greek philosopher Thales (624-526) discovered electric energy by rubbing fur against a piece of amber. His most famous saying translates as: “All things flow. About 2500 years ago. Up requires down. in Heraclitus’s vision. 90 – c. Democritus (460-370). fire and water). so it could be said that his philosophy embraced both the materialist and the idealist.” So. wind. change was the only constant. the survival of his writings. Heraclitus believed that the ultimate reality was One. Aristotle employed the term energos as a synonym for actuality or reality. in requires out. Thales believed that everything in the universe was alive and that even stones and dirt had a soul. fire is associated with mind and spirit. the concept of energy came to embrace the potential for change as well as change itself. But. etc. He set the stage for what would develop into the empirical scientific method. but the perceived world was built of duality with each pole requiring its opposite. were the source of harmony. The schism between materialism and idealism came to a head in the philosophies of Plato and his student Aristotle. c. Even the mind or soul was composed of round. smooth atoms similar to the atoms he supposed were the building blocks of fire. 30) used the Greek word to denote the force of an engine. Whether due to his position as Alexander the Great’s teacher. Aristotle believed that all things were composed of a potential (its matter) and a reality (its form). There was no early concept of energy.
He believed that all combustible materials contained phlogiston (from the Greek philogistos. The 1st law states that a body that is not being pushed or pulled by some force will stay still. he defined energy as a measure of the ability of a physical system to do work. Over time. The tendency of a body to remain still. J. was related to the amount of energy in the system. but never tackled them directly. There were. Force = mass x acceleration. shape or occupy space. while investigators worked on the phenomenon of heat and combustion. In the late 17th century. Instead. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) suggested that heat was related to motion. The 2nd Law states that an object accelerates in the direction that a force is moving it. but the greater the distance. The 3rd Law states that for every action. He stated that energy is not like matter. those who believed it was a physical quality. mass differs from weight because it is independent of the gravitational field exerted upon an object). engineers and mathematicians developed the idea that the ability to move an object over a distance. force (a vector quantity defined in the equation of the 2nd Law) and acceleration (the second derivative of position. There the definition of energy stood for some time. He developed the three fundamental laws of motion without ever addressing energy. or to move in a straight line at a steady speed is called inertia. or will keep moving in a straight line at a steady speed. and on the other. 3. about the nature of energy.J. a substance without any of the normal Quantum Meditations 174 . those who believed energy was a substance. The Three Laws of Motion are supplemented by Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation: every mass attracts every other mass in direct proportion to the product of the masses but inverse proportion to the square of the distance between the masses. The invention of steam engines spurred the development of formulas and concepts through which engineers could describe their systems thermally and mathematically. meaning combustible). Newton’s Laws 1. The laws are discussed in terms of mass (a fundamental property that measures the amount of matter an object contains. the weaker the attraction by an order of magnitude. one the one hand. f = ma. Christiaan Huygens (1626-1695) was the first to develop the terminology of energy. Becher (1635-1682) developed the Phlogiston Theory. Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727) dealt with the concepts of energy and heat in relation to his other work. 2. the change in velocity over time). There was a longstanding debate.The concept of energy began to evolve in the 1600s with the exploration of the phenomena of heat and combustion. Note that nowhere in the Laws of Motion does energy enter directly into the picture. called work. however. there is an equal and opposite reaction. and it does not have inertia. it does not have size. The greater the mass the greater the attraction.
The Carnot cycle. Into this equation. color. Incidentally. and thus no loss of caloric. Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827) used the Caloric Theory to correct Sir Isaac Newton’s pulse equation. Others stated that his findings presented no threat to the Caloric Theory because his ideas were identical to the Kinetic Theory. Count Rumford (1753-1814) was the first person to refute the Caloric Theory. Another theory that was proposed about the same time as the Caloric Theory was Daniel Bernoulli’s (1700-1782) Kinetic Theory of Gases. Combustion was the liberation of phlogistan from an object. it incorporated the atomic theory of the day. the father of modern chemistry. Bernoulli proposed that pressure. This theory held that the substance of heat was a subtle fluid called a caloric. At the time.physical properties such as weight. instead of the physical caloric. Once all of the phlogiston was released by combustion. odor. and it could explain both combustion and calorimetry (the heat in chemical reactions). The quantity of caloric was held to be constant throughout the universe. Previously. This substance was thought to flow from warmer to colder bodies. the leading explanation of these properties had been Newton’s conjecture that pressure was due to static repulsion between molecules. Joule discovered the relationship of heat to mechanical work. was developed from the Caloric Theory by Nicolas Léonid Sadi Carnot (1796-1832). was a form of motion. A combustible substance was considered to be phlogisticated. or taste. Lavoisier erected the Caloric Theory. he added a constant that we refer to today as the adiabatic index of a gas. temperature and volume were macroscopic phenomena resulting from the microscopic collisions between molecules moving about with a certain velocity. During the manufacture of cannons. Lavoisier was beheaded during the French Revolution due to his position in the pre-revolution government. the resulting substance was dephlogisticated and was considered to be in its true form. This addition corrected the theoretical prediction of the speed of sound. The reception of his idea was very hostile. he observed that boring a cannon repeatedly does not result in a loss of its ability to produce heat. He contended that heat. The Caloric Theory was extremely successful and dominated thermodynamics for a long time. The Kinetic Theory explained the phenomenon of heat as well as other properties of gases such as pressure and volume. The caloric theory was very consistent. which led Quantum Meditations 175 . Rumford’s experiments led to the work of James Joule (1818-1889) and others. which to this very day forms the basis of heat engine theory. In its place. Many in the scientific community dismissed his explorations because of experimental inconsistencies. this theory was considered to be equivalent to the Caloric Theory. The Phlogiston Theory was successfully refuted by Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794). the calx. The concept of the conservation of heat was a central assumption of the Caloric Theory.
In mathematical terms. Lord Kelvin helped to unify the emerging discipline of physics into its modern form. Largely due to the work of Joule. they are represented by arrows. Apana: responsible for the elimination of wastes through the lungs 176 . Prana can be subdivided into five subcategories. yes it is enough to drive one mad. so that it is a part of Maya (illusion) and the shadow of Brahmin (the true. the calorie. Prana: motivates the respiratory and circulatory systems. and the distance. The Prasña Upanishad sings praises to prana. the Caloric Theory and the Kinetic Theory evolved into modern thermodynamics. one feels that there is still something missing in the attempt to understand what energy actually is. it possesses a magnitude and a direction. Distance is a scalar. And in 1865. unitary self). he introduced the concept of entropy. Prana is believed to circulate within the body through its own circulatory system of channels called nadis. prana is identified as the source of all energy. and the mathematical definition equivalent to work where energy = force x distance (e = fd). work is performed and the energy necessary to do that work is directly proportional to the mass. as originally proposed by Carnot. a quantity characterized by a single numerical value. force is a vector. Thus. 2. The caloric soon fell by the wayside. remembered only in the unit of heat. the acceleration of the movement. In all of this. The Eastern Perspective: Prana and Qi The concept of Prana was developed early on in Hinduism. Prana is placed within the physical realm. Clausius formalized the Second Law of Thermodynamics. the result is another vector. which is the mathematical definition of kinetic energy. when a mass is moved over a distance. Clausius. Substituting Newton’s Second Law (f = ma) for force in the energy equation. It is very tempting to step back from the western definition of energy and take a look at the eastern perspective. each of which sustains vital processes within the body. and Lord Kelvin (1824-1907). It suffuses all living form. In the Upanishads. When you multiply a vector by a scalar. we have e = mad. Quantum Meditations The Classic Definition of Energy Out of all of this emerged the classical definition of energy as the ability to do work. And. Therefore. Vectors are quantities that have a magnitude and a direction.to the Theory of the Conservation of Energy. The Caloric Theory was absorbed into modern physics after Rudolf Clausius (1822-1888) demonstrated that it was consistent with the theories of Joules and others if the calorist’s principle of the conservation of heat was replaced by the principle of conservation of energy. These are: 1. sustains the body and is the mother of thought. claiming it to be the vital source behind all manifestation. It is taken in with breath and is sent to every cell by the circulatory system. energy is a vector.
which is translated as the steam from the rice as it cooks. then illness results. either in the motions between two or more opponents as in the external arts. Chinese medicine attempts to adjust the flow of qi in order to correct imbalances. Udana: produces sound through the vocal cords. while maintaining that matter is illusion. Over time. Attempts have been made to link qi to some phenomenon of western science. or in an effort to concentrate qi internally and then direct it either in combat or to ensure proper health. Most recently. and acupuncture. The efficacy of these various yoga practices has been studied by western science but never adequately explained without referring to Hindu philosophy. while the internal martial arts are exemplified by T’ai Chi and some forms of Kung Fu. It also represents the conscious energy necessary to produce language and imbue sounds with linguistic meaning. Traditional Chinese medicine asserts that the body has natural patterns of qi that flow through channels called meridians in English. including Qi-Gong.and excretory systems. that qi arises from the properties of matter. although their descriptions of qi are sometimes in conflict. various methods of yoga were developed to move these forms of prana through the body and keep them in balance. 5. Traditional Chinese martial arts have also made a science of studying the flow of qi. Among the various Chinese philosophies. Vyana: motivates the voluntary muscular system. Most Buddhists also believe that matter arises from qi. Qi is most commonly viewed as air or breath. 4. there is a debate as to whether qi exists separate from matter. Samana: motivates digestion and cell metabolism. It also motivates the heat regulating processes of the human body. This is interpreted to mean the link between matter and energy. Neo-Confucians believe the latter. one meaning steam and the other meaning rice. The qi ideogram is composed of two figures. 3. Taoists tend toward the opposite belief. it is the life force or spiritual energy that is a part of everything that exists. Contrary to western schools of knowledge. as in the internal arts. When the flow of qi is imbalanced. whether matter arises from qi. The external martial arts are exemplified by Karate and Judo. Auras are considered to be a projection of this current. which are said to be different states of the same fundamental substance. Chinese herbology. while they debate among themselves whether qi is independent of matter. a variety of techniques have developed toward this end. In India. in China the concept of Qi or Chi dates back to the earliest recorded times and is very important within all Chinese philosophies. special diets. or whether qi arises from matter. when there are blockages or disruptions. thus maintaining the health of the body. there are efforts to identify qi with biophotons and interior Quantum Meditations 177 . spirit and mind.
providing an absolute frame of reference against which speeds could 178 . Einstein was attempting to explain the dynamics of bodies traveling at high speeds. we bring oxygen into our body. The theory replaces Newtonian notions of space and time and incorporates Maxwell’s equations of electromagnetism. The first major breakthrough was Einstein’s famous equation: E = mc2. The theory of relativity is based upon two postulates. Einstein derived this famous equation while he was working on his special theory of relativity.energy flow. and the behavior of the atom. The first is Galileo’s principle of relativity. Chinese herbology and acupuncture cannot be denied. T’ai Chi. As stated earlier. Through respiration. the energy of bodies at rest. While true masters of the internal martial arts are rare. Most scientists are dubious of these links and remain skeptical of qi altogether. This revolution came about because of problems with classical Newtonian physics. Those who scoff at these eastern concepts of energy should keep in mind that Indian and Chinese civilization achieved a high level of advancement while western civilization was still in its infancy. though this explanation seems to stretch rather thin. aether was thought to be the only fixed and motionless thing in the universe. enough have been observed and demonstrations of their abilities have even videotaped to back up their assertions. The success of various techniques for working with qi are generally attributed to the placebo effect. Oxygen is the most vital substance for maintaining life. Quantum Meditations Relatively Speaking The 20th century saw a revolution in physics that is still changing the way we perceive the world. In contradiction to Galileo’s principle of relativity (which can be interpreted to mean that there is no stationary reference point). the Chinese discovered magnetic energy and the uses of coal long before western civilization. physicists found an entirely new view of reality. Maxwell’s equations had led some physicists in the late 19th century to propose that the universe was filled with aether: a substance that transmitted electromagnetic waves. The best of these examples cannot be explained through western science. without it we would die in a matter of minutes. where it is picked up by hemoglobin to oxidize food and then transport energy to every cell in the body where it can be transformed into useful energy by ADP/ATP. The effectiveness of Qi-Gong. which states that regardless of an observer’s position or velocity in the universe all physical laws will appear constant. The second postulate states that the speed of light is a constant independent of the motion of the light source. Scientists found that Newtonian physics breaks down when discussing bodies traveling at extremely high speeds. Those who find fault in linking energy to breath would do well to study the biological process of metabolism. In attempting to correct Newton’s laws of motion and gravity.
The simplified model allows the effects of gravity to be ignored. experimentation indicated that the Earth would have to be stationary with regard to aether. yet predicts certain phenomena that would appear to be paradoxical and counterintuitive without knowledge of the special theory of relativity. the last paradox mentioned above is possible because mass. • Lorentz Contraction — the dimensions of an object as measured by one observer may not be the same as the dimensions measured by another observer. where one sibling travels in a ship at near the speed of light. Likewise. in opposition to Newtonian mechanics. this model is designed in flat space-time—that is the three dimensions of space combined with one dimension of time. (Actually.be measured. The theory was termed “special” because it applies the principle of relativity to a simplified model. This dilemma was resolved by rejecting the notion of aether and accepting Einstein’s postulates. For example. Time can also be measured by a clock stationed or moving with the reference frame. he originally wrote the equation in the form m = L/c2: the change in mass is equal to energy divided by the speed of light squared. The idea of aether resulted in a number of paradoxes. vertical. returning to find that his or her twin has aged much more rapidly. The speed of light is the only constant. far from the quaint world of classical physics. Examination of the special theory allows for very consistent results. Working through the special theory of relativity. we find ourselves in a place more akin to Lewis Carroll’s wonderland. as will the energy. from which position can be measured along three spatial axes (horizontal. it was held that a body at rest had no kinetic Quantum Meditations 179 . Indeed. and depth). Einstein derived the equation E = mc2. In Newtonian mechanics. This is known as the twin paradox. • Mass and Momentum — when gaining momentum. though we know that the Earth is in orbit around the sun.) This equation applies to a body at rest. where relativity to the observer can lead to apparent differences in observation. all else is relative. Furthermore. • Lack of Absolute Simultaneity — events that appear to occur simultaneously to one observer may not be so to another observer. Special relativity depends on a special reference frame—a point in space at rest or in uniform motion. The theory shows that space and time are interrelated and are dependent upon the reference point of the observer. momentum and energy are all different aspects of the same physical quantity. where Newton’s 1st and 2nd laws of motion are valid. the apparent mass of an object will increase. Among these relative paradoxes are • Time Dilation — where the passage of time is dependent upon the relative speed of the observer’s reference frame. All of these phenomenon are fully explained and predicted by the special theory of relativity.
This equation makes mass and energy interchangeable. Einstein was one of physicists and mathematicians whose work led to the development of quantum mechanics. For instance.458 meters per second). this is not the case with Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. according to Newtonian mechanics. Werner Heisenberg.” Quantum mechanics explains atomic phenomena where Newtonian mechanics fails. Since their inception. measured as the work required to accelerate a body from rest to its current velocity. Niels Bohr. Max Born. He is quoted as saying that “God does not play dice. it has been a major 180 . This equation means that if a mass disappears (as in a nuclear fission reaction) a specific amount of energy must appear in some other form (such as heat and light). demonstrated that when a body has a mass (measured at rest). Among other contributors were Max Planck. Paul Dirac. Erwin Schrödinger. the amount of energy is very large for each unit of matter.199 x 10-14 joules. General relativity incorporates gravity into the picture. often referred to as the rest energy of a body. In fact. Instead. The Theory of General Relativity is a much more elaborate description of nature than special relativity. If you ask a high energy physicist what is the mass of an electron. John von Neumann.energy. While quantum mechanics is entirely consistent with Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity. Energy is measured in joules. But it would have no kinetic energy. electrons maintain stable orbits around the nucleus (until we examine large and unstable radioactive elements).792. electrons should not be capable of orbiting around the nucleus of an atom. It might have small amounts of stored chemical or thermal energy. Einstein’s equation tells us that rest mass is proportional to energy by the proportion of the speed of light times itself. Quantum mechanics is a theory of very small phenomena. you will be told that it is about 8. mass is measured in units of energy! Quantum Meditations The Quantum Conundrum Though his theories of relativity (particularly the Theory of General Relativity) are held separate from quantum mechanics. while general relativity is a theory of very large phenomena. that is the energy a body possesses and a result of its motion. and potential energy due to its position in a field of force (such as gravity). Einstein’s equation. we observe that in the natural world. Einstein disagreed with some of the basic premises of quantum mechanics such as the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. They should fly into the nucleus of the atom and collide. Furthermore. In other words. large by a factor of c2 (c = 299. it possesses a large amount of energy associated with this mass. m is meters and s is seconds). and Wolfgang Pauli. where kg is kilograms. it is the measure of moving a weight a certain distance over time (the base units of a joule are kg · m2/s2. Rest mass is a form of energy.
physicists have not yet managed to derive a unified theory. 3. then the object’s momentum can only be weakly constrained. So the scientists working on this problem are unable to make experimental observations that would provide clues as to how to combine the two. We cannot simultaneously find the position and the momentum of an object. Under other conditions. Wave-particle duality: Microscopic objects such as atoms have been shown. quanta. 2. This measurement breaks a wave into discrete packets of energy that resemble particles. Using the frequency of a wave to define energy. The term quantum theory was first recorded in 1912. The quantization of certain physical quantities: Quantization is the process of converting a continuous phenomenon or range of values into discrete units. suggesting a disturbance that travels through some medium (such as space or matter) having amplitude and frequency. One major obstacle is that the energies and conditions at which quantum gravity effects are likely to come into play are inaccessible to our current technology. respectively) meaning how much or how many. and the term quantum mechanics was first used in 1922. We can only define a probability Quantum Meditations 181 . Max Planck discovered a constant (called Planck’s constant) that when multiplied by the frequency of any wave gives the energy of the wave. we cannot predict where a microscopic object will be with 100% certainty. The energy has been quantized. We can only observe this object as either a particle or a wave. and vice versa. Quantum mechanics explains four classes of phenomena for which classical physics cannot account: 1. in the sense of an object that can be localized to a particular position in space. Because of this. under certain conditions. and transporting energy. It was first used by Max Planck to measure the energy of a wave. let us first define the term quantum. to exhibit particle-like behavior. The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle: We can never measure the position and momentum of a microscopic object precisely. quantum in masculine. Quantum is derived from the Latin adjective (quantus. feminine and neutral form. It is defined as the smallest indivisible unit of a given quantity or quantifiable phenomenon. never both at the same time. The term was introduced in physics by Max Planck in 1900 and was reinforced by Einstein in 1905. Before we begin discussing quantum mechanics. the same microscopic object will exhibit wave-like behavior.goal of physics to combine the two into one grand unified theory of nature. While there have been great strides in this direction. If we define the object’s position precisely.
obtaining the resulting value. The observable measurements of this wavefunction are position and momentum. The observer has a direct effect on the phenomenon being observed. There have been many attempts to explain away this observer interaction Quantum Meditations 182 . through the collapse of the wavefunction. position and momentum cannot both be known precisely at the same time. momentum. while classical physics is completely deterministic. In quantum physics. but rather a probability distribution. Or if the free particle is in an eigenstate of momentum defined by a plane wave. then its position will be an indeterminate blur. manipulation of one particle can instantaneously affect all of the particles that are entangled. position. Such a description would be called a wavefunction. they are instead given a probability distribution. the particles are said to be entangled. These properties are not given a definite assigned value. A property with a definite value is called an eigenstate. even if they are far apart. However. But when we perform the measurement. etc. We can measure the position precisely with a wavefunction that is large at a certain position and zero elsewhere. For instance. Our free particle can be described by a wavefunction centered around some mean value that is neither an eigenstate of position or momentum. It is the observer or the act of measurement that determines the exact value of the system’s properties. This does away with the myth of the impartial observer.). Normally. quantum physics spells the end of objectivity. this particle can be described as a wave of arbitrary shape extending over all of space. the probabilistic nature of quantum mechanics makes a little room for free will. the wavefunction collapses into an eigenstate of position centered at that value. angular momentum.cloud that will show where the particle is likely to be found. It is most likely. but not certain. so here we have an eigenstate of position. the system will not be in an eigenstate. However. Due to wave-particle duality. any appearance of objectivity is an illusion. In this sense. then its momentum will be completely unknown. But if the particle is in an eigenstate of position. The universe is subjective. 4. Quantum Entanglement: In certain cases when the wavefunction of a system of particles cannot be separated into independent wave functions. the system will immediately undergo a process of wavefunction collapse and the wavefunction will become an eigenstate of that property. Let us consider the example of a free particle. the instantaneous state of a system is observed by measuring the probabilities of its measurable properties (energy. when we make an observation of a property. Quantum entanglement leads to many remarkable properties. On the other hand. that the position will coincide with the value where the amplitude of the wavefunction is the largest. It is impossible for us to predict with certainty the result when we measure the particle’s position.
The result is a constantly expanding multiverse containing all probabilities. you would have to reassemble all of these systems into the same state of interrelationship they held at the moment of observation. now the audience is an essential part of the performance. according to the Theory of Quantum Decoherence. the multiverse is deterministic. In this interpretation there is no collapse of the wavefunction. Taken in totality. This is because once a measurement has been made. Every subsystem must be considered relative to all of the other subsystems with which it has interacted. depending on how you look at it). including the observer’s memory. An observation or measurement of an object by an observer is modeled by applying the wave equation to the entire system comprising the observer and the object. In order to prove the wave function did not collapse. No longer does the observer stand apart from the experiment.and wavefunction collapse. Because numerous observations have happened and are happening all the time. All possible consistent states of the measured system and the measuring apparatus and the observer exist in a real. One consequence of relative state interpretation is that every observation causes the observer/object’s wavefunction to change into a quantum superposition of two or more non-interacting branches. In broaching the topic of subatomic particles. to do so would destroy any evidence that the original measurement took place. Mass is the measure of the amount of matter a physical object contains. This is why Everett’s relative states interpretation is often called the many worlds interpretation. Everett proposed that for a composite system (such as the system formed by a particle interacting with a measuring apparatus) the subsystems’ states are entangled. all of which are in flux and immediately move on to other states of interrelationship. But we inhabit an apparently nondeterministic world governed by probabilities because we can only observe this universe—this consistent state contribution to the superposition. we need some understanding of Quantum Meditations 183 . as shown by Einstein’s special theory of relativity. the mass of subatomic particles is measured in terms of units of energy. Unfortunately (or fortunately. the measured system becomes entangled with a nearly infinite number of other systems. Even if this could be done. As we have seen. there is a virtually infinite and growing number of simultaneously existing states. physical quantum superposition—a superposition of consistent state combinations of different systems. these parallel universes will never be physically accessible to us. mass is equated with energy. The probability cloud is the full physical description of the phenomenon. including the observer. Perhaps the most successful attempt has been the relative state interpretation formulated in 1957 by Hugh Everett while he was a student at Princeton. This cursory examination of quantum mechanics has taken us rather far afield from the subject of our original enquiry: what is energy? However.
the frequency of a wave can be used to measure energy. Around the nucleus.quantum mechanics. Today we define the atom as the smallest unit of an element that retains all of the chemical characteristics of that element. as measured by their angular momentum. Atoms are built of protons. Angular momentum is a measurement of the extent to which. Protons and neutrons are themselves made up of quarks. the much smaller electrons orbit in a probability cloud defined by what can be loosely interpreted as orbitals or valence shells. leptons do not. and one down quark (termed down because it has a negative charge of -1/3 of an elementary charge). Quarks are the building blocks of protons and neutrons. Planck’s constant is a measure of energy over time). strong interaction. Quantum Meditations Subatomic Particles and Beyond The Greek philosopher Leucippus (fl. and their state is dependent on the act of observation. but they are not indivisible. 440) first conceived of the atom as the smallest. and the direction in which. c. as Max Planck first observed. we arrive at a series of subatomic particles that are termed the elementary particles. an object spins about its own internal reference point. Likewise. The combined charges of the 184 . measured in multiples of Planck’s constant (remember. while electrons are a single subatomic particle of their own. These are the most fundamental particles. Here we will only concern ourselves with the particles which build the atoms. which are clustered together in the nucleus of the atom. The Earth has an angular momentum as it rotates about its axis. neutrons and electrons. and are associated with fundamental forces (electromagnetism. Now we are approaching the whole underpinning of matter. There are two classes of elementary particles: fermions and bosons. weak interaction and gravity). Those particles that have integer spin are classified as bosons. Quarks interact via the color force. This measurement then breaks down the wave into the first recognized quantum waveparticles. protons and neutrons. Protons are composed of two up quarks (termed up because they have a positive charge of +2/3 of an elementary charge). Those particles having half-integer spin are classified as fermions. indivisible unit of matter. Atoms are the building blocks of matter. energy moves through waves and. They are classified by their spin. all elementary particles possess either half-integer spin or integer spin. they are not known to have substructure. Furthermore. All elementary particles have a spin. There are twelve flavours of fermions that are subdivided by the Theory of Quantum Chromodymanics (commonly known as the color force) into six quarks and six leptons. and are the fundamental particles associated with matter. So the most discrete packages of energy possess the properties of a wave and a particle. Below the levels of atoms. Most of the mass of an atom is made up of protons and neutrons.
the fundamental interactions (excluding gravity) are explained in terms of mediators. the Standard Model is simply not neat enough for many physicists. The other major class of elementary particles is the bosons. it would seem that they possess energy and are not the most fundamental form of energy. While it has proven to be fully consistent with experimental evidence. While both of these theories (and a crossbred Superstring Theory) have won a lot of support. but the simplest models for these particles have not held up under experimentation. An additional boson. gravitons remain hypothetical. Science is not entirely satisfied with the Standard Model of subatomics. According to modern quantum mechanics. And maybe this new theory will shed a little more light onto the nature of energy. Neutrons consist of one up quark and two down quarks (2/3 – 1/3 – 1/3) for an elementary charge of zero (thus the name neutron). which have an integer spin. Several theories have been suggested to correct problems with the Classical Model. It is this ability that allows lasers and masers to operate. We might also mention neutrinos. which are leptons that are emitted when a neutron decays into a proton and an electron. here our enquiry strains the limits of modern science. The only lepton of major concern to us in our discussion of the atom is the electron. as of this writing. The strongest current contenders are Supersymmetry and String Theory. These gauge bosons are the interaction carriers or mediators. gravitational interaction would be carried out by a boson known as a graviton. Energy. photons are the mediators for electromagnetic interaction. However. termed the Higgs boson. Unfortunately. there is the non-observation of the Higgs boson and the problem of incorporating gravity into the theory. It is widely held that in a theory of quantum gravity. But perhaps one day physicists will succeed in bringing gravity into the quantum fold. neither one has been hammered out sufficiently to replace the Standard Model as of yet. remains an ability of the boson. The gluon is the mediator of the strong (nuclear) interaction. Electrons are a single elementary particle unto themselves. but rather carry a charge and exchange virtual particles: gauge bosons. as charge and angular momentum are properties of bosons. On top of this. Unlike fermions. It has been suggested that there are particles even more fundamental than fermions and bosons. The most advanced technology in existence is not quite up to the task of testing the predictions of these theories. The Higgs boson would be responsible for particles having intrinsic mass. it would seem. is predicted by the Electroweak Theory. W and Z bosons are the mediators of the weak (nuclear) interaction. bosons can share the same quantum state. Quantum Meditations 185 . Fermions do not interact with each other directly. unobserved particles. However. They have a negative elementary charge of -1. The bosons are sometimes thought of as the fundamental quanta of energy.quarks (2/3 + 2/3 – 1/3) gives the proton one positive elementary charge. but has not been observed as of yet.
what will we find when we reach that most fundamental unit. Rather. It either exists or it doesn’t. how could existence be distinguished from nonexistence except through awareness. What came before it? Nothing. Here physics has paused to catch its breath and await the next advance that will take it entirely beyond the realm of matter. as everything that exists is connected to the rest of existence. while units of awareness are the fundamental units of energy. pulsing through a wonderland of multiverses. The four fundamental interactions (electromagnetic. It would appear that our entire world of matter is composed out of energy (which we define as an ability) and space. Matter is a choreographed dance of being and nothingness. It has learned that the quantum units of matter are wave-particles. Finally. And does this not make sense then? If energy is composed of units of existence. What is more basic than existence? What is beyond existence? Nothing. strong and gravity) could then be the effect of awareness defining existence from nonexistence. The most fundamental unit in the multiverse would have to be a unit of existence. but existed to give definition to the birth of existence. we find that the atoms are built of electromagnetically charged particles of energy that exist in a probability cloud that encompasses a virtual infinity of parallel universes. it might be that units of existence are the fundamental units of matter. then isn’t existence a prerequisite for life? And how else could we define life other than a conscious awareness of existence? We are conscious of our existence. A rock is not conscious of its existence. Quantum Meditations 186 . so it is not alive. It exists. But doesn’t existence imply awareness? After all. It is the original binary code out of which is assembled the entire multiverse. Can nothingness exist without awarensss? The big bang was the birth of existence. What is Energy? Idle Speculation Modern physics has found that mass is equivalent to energy. And what are the four fundamental forces but the attraction of existence.Really Now. The measure of existence is nonexistence. Living things require energy to continue living. Being and nothingness. but it is not alive. Both are inseparably intertwined. and the measure of nonexistence is existence. which only have substance when they interact with an observer. weak. So perhaps units of existence are not the basic units of energy. Each is defined by the other. One infinitely minute fraction of a second of nonexistence that could not exist upon its own. and so we are alive. But if we continue to break down these subatomic particles into smaller and smaller units. beyond which there is nothing? What would the most elemental unit of an energy particle be? What else could it be but a unit of existence.
conscious. Life. And rational thought could then be termed a tertiary form of awareness: being aware of your own conscious thoughts about awareness.In this case. Quantum Meditations 187 . everything that exists has an awareness. But isn’t it our responsibility as rational thinking. would be defined by conscious awareness—sort of a second level awareness of your own awareness. molecular awareness. It could even be said that there are levels of awareness: atomic awareness. aware beings to recognize and respect the right of everything to exist? And wouldn’t this be the first step toward that fourth level of awareness? If so. And what would the fourth level of awareness be? Perhaps the conscious awareness of the interaction of all awareness of existence? And does not existence and awareness imply the right to exist? We humans are still having trouble recognizing the rights of other living creatures and here we are theorizing a whole new right to exist. then we need to bring about the big bang that will usher in that fourth level of awareness just as soon as possible. then. before we endanger our own tertiary awareness and our continued existence on this planet. structural awareness.
The larger an object. (See Beyond E=mc2. Gravity is the attractive force between the secondary electromagnetic fields of any two particles. Alfonso Rueda and H. Or in other words. the more subatomic particles it contains. And as the Borg said. And when you apply this to Einstein’s famous E=mc2. resistance is futile.html. This means that matter.calphysics.) Matter is the expression of a drag force.pdf). mass is no longer the source of gravity. beginning with the paper Inertia as a Zero-Point-Field Lorentz Force (http://www. mass is the resistance of acceleration through space (or vacuum). you find that mass is no longer equivalent to energy. Likewise. Everything of matter made is nothing more than a collection of electrical charges interacting in in the electromagnetic field of the background Zero Point Field. Mass is energy. which is defined by the attribute of mass. is an illusion of this subatomic Lorentz force. Quantum Meditations 188 . written by physicists Bernhard Haisch.org/haisch/ sciences.E. This paper shows that inertia (which is another term for mass) is the resistance to being accelerated through the Zero Point Field. So mass is an illusionary effect of resistence due to the Lorentz force of the magnetic field component of the zero point field. and published in Physical Review in February of 1994.org/ articles/PRA94. There is no mass. Puthoff. Matter is resistance. the more Lorentz force it will experience.calphysics. http://www. There is only charge.Matter is an Illusion This has now been proven mathematically.
About the Author PD Allen is a novelist. Currently. inching his way along the path as it is revealed to him. living with his lovely wife. Elizabeth. metaphysical fiction. photo by Elizabeth Pfeiffer . He is a writer of high (or true) imagination. alchemy and new thought. a musician and a geologist. he divides his time between Michigan and Southern Indiana. He is also a student of enlightenment. a poet.