One of the chapters in “THE NEW STRONG” provides a vibrational background on what we’re taught as children in order to play the game of Earth School. Objects are solid. Physical reality matters. We get a very consistent, thorough programming that helps shape an adult world view.
Blog-Buddy AMANDA understands the physics of “physical reality” at a more sophisticated level than I do, and made a small reference in a blog comment to quantum mechanics.
“Please explain,” I emailed her. Graciously,she has done just that, helpful for all of us with any appetite whatsoever for theoretical physics.
Quantum entanglement is what Einstein famously called “spooky action at a distance.”
Put in its simplest form, it is provable that a pair of entangled particles will act as one.
This holds true even if the particles are so far separated in space that no ‘normal’ communication could possibly be involved.
This includes light. If the particles are separated by some distance and one is acted upon (e.g., by changing its direction of spin), the second will change to an identical direction of spin faster than the speed of light between them – suggesting that “ordinary” communication is not involved.
No Wonder Human Children Have to Learn Such Strange Things about Physical Reality
What this means, and where I adore the baby analogy that Rose makes in “THE NEW STRONG,” is that our way of perceiving the Universe as a collection of solid bodies separated by vast distances can’t hold.
A huge amount of quantum entanglement will have happened at the time of the Big Bang.
This means that it’s possible that in your body at this moment in time, a particle is responding “as one” with a particle in a distant galaxy.
And indeed that many of the particles in your body or the room around you are connected to different places spread throughout the Universe.
Don’t Let This Concept Make You Dizzy,Though
This interconnection makes the Universe not a series of solid objects separated by distance, but rather a densely interconnected place where communication is instant.
A human baby has to be carefully indoctrinated into our solid, permanent object universe and spends a long time learning about it.
Enter Object Permanence
A long time ago one of my University papers was on the developmental stage when a baby begins to learn object permanence.
At a certain point of babyhood, things that vanish do not exist for the child.
Later and through training a baby will start to search for objects that have rolled out of sight, implying an acceptance of permanence.
Quantum Entanglement Helps
What I like about quantum entanglement is that it feels so much more ‘right’ than this idea that we are alone in a vast universe filled with unreachable distances.
It also suggests the possibility of teleportation.
I also very much like that, as Rose says, the “solid permanent objects separated by distance” mindset that we are trained into in babyhood (and yes, it takes a very long time to do that!) does not explain reality.
The Universe is intricately and immediately connected, and all of it is happening right now.
As humans, we are very fortunate. We get to live in this spatial reality while also having the opportunity to investigate further into what the underlying reality could actually be.
Of course we will have been trained into many other mindsets as we grew into childhood.