The beauty of it all is in the detail, along with the devils that drive the mistakes, so in looking at life from beyond the sunset it shouldn't be hard to see where it all went, this Time we were given, and make sense of the patterns we wove as we walked.
Returning from SQM where physicists talked about quarks and shared some humour with me, I took note in all seriousness - the fire driving new physics seems in danger of being quenched by hard reluctance to share principles at hand, instead to guard one's niche against 'different science', relying on constraints and 'renormalisation' to get rid of unwanted complications - something we can't do in the real world unless we streamline our directional attention.
Get to the link behind the picture and scroll to Paragraph 6 - that should be enough to let you know what I mean.
Over on the Dot Net site, this post was written in response to caged attitudes - they're unhelpful at best, destructive at worst, and do nothing to further the evolution of thought we should be enjoying by now. The world as we know it has been savaged by money and we face an apocalypse within most of our lifetimes. Amid this tide of potential disaster, some of us are steadfast on paths we didn't choose, not making much money and not worrying that we can't afford things, able to pay for what we need and knowing that's good enough, wishing the ones holding the power would wake up to what could be done but resigned to the fact that it's probably much too late anyway, because there's no sign of anything slowing up that earns someone with far too much an extra few bucks.
While we're on the quest for unconditionalism, nature has answers she's not sharing with us yet. We've got to work for this, get rid of old paradigms with the same dismissive insensitivity as scientists scrap infinities. We're all lost, broken, abandoned or abused, conditioned into past-future anxiety ("If you don't do this now, this will happen in the future." Or "Look at what you've done, there'll be hell to pay for that.") and assured that if we don't get on the bandwagon we're going to hopelessly fail. Memes murmur of self-love while ruthlessly attacking narcissism, leaving us confused rather than confident. The way through the maze isn't going to be as easy as laying a mezzanine floor.
If you believe in infinity, and you feel it's a good thing, step up to your own plate and wait. This is a universe we live in - we know it's very big, we're not sure what it really looks like (this is a computer-generated impression based on the cosmic microwave background), or how it began other than it might have happened very suddenly, and how many others there are to weave in and out of now that we've got a Multiverse to consider is anybody's guess. We're going somewhere, you and I. Somewhere only we know. Only we're not at all sure where that is, or how we're going to get there. Never mind, eh. Someone said there was a plan......
Where you are now is all that is, for the past is dead and the future doesn't exist. Yet. That's not to say that you stop moving, of course. Nor that the past and future have no bearing on your present, for they hold equal sway over evolution - yours and mine included. Have you noticed how we seem to be part of a wave, a movement of the moment, being more 'awake' as they call it, getting a hang of being in the Now, and learning in the process to place ourselves on the vibrational frequency that works best for us, instead of being hauled about across the spectrum of Up and Down, which our quarks might well have been responsible for. The electrons in our atoms are doing this all the time, shifting from one energy state to another (high or low), gaining or forsaking photons in so doing. Mirror the situation, since it is the same for us.
When we were less aware of this energetic flux, we faced a foothold situation, invaded by an aggressive force that had to be contained. In failing to contain it, we flew into rages, floods of tears, black depressions and/or manic mania. Mental health became a visible problem because we were all actively exhibiting the worst of its symptoms. That's no bad thing, as we tend to agree, for it highlights the root of the problem to illuminate its source - a generic issue with negativity we were less than well equipped to handle.
Now, living in the paradigm shift we've been pushed into one way or another, the mechanics of electromagnetism, quantum entanglement, gravity and uncertainty have ceased to be the strangers they once were. We've come to accept the quantum nature of our natural state, and are learning to live with it to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the openness of mind and the keenness we have to follow rabbit holes into the unknown.
WIth the world as it is, we have to consider ourselves on track to take the force of whatever needs to happen next, knowing it's out of our hands. Circumstances we may have faced in relation to others and within ourselves have provided the necessary information to identify a foothold situation and avoid it at all costs. We're not likely to repeat our mistakes given the key performance indicators in our stories of the past. Inherent factors in the price we paid for being blind to painful lessons until we passed the point of no return were relevant to our personal growth process whether we wished for them or not, and if retrocausality is real, which it is, our movement is neither linear nor one-directional, it's a well of probabilities we have to work our way through as we go bouncing along in the rubber ring of toroidal Time.
So if you feel stuck, fear not, the stickiness won't last. Freedoms we're heading for will have prices of their own, very different from the ones already paid. Perhaps we'll find the penalties easier to take, granting our rights to the game as the game grants us the right to play within it. Perhaps living in the Now as we are learning to do will earn us passage to free-fall skywards, beyond the grip of gravity that holds us fast in physics only. Above the physics, metaphysics awaits, lofty and transparent, seen to be invisible until we are upon it, immersed, bound by synchronicity and fuelled by energies we barely understand. Once there, we know the flight won't last - we've been here before, younger and less wise to its tempestuous temporarity, flocking in our droves to states of mind we didn't know we shared with so many others. Now we find we're not alone on this wave we ride; it will take us where we've never been before, in the company of others to accompany the realms we were ever duty bound to seek.
So walk with grace, wings on your feet, as walking on air, each step another breath, a mere spacetime point to step back from and observe, to take in your stride in following kindly the lord of the dance, wherever he may be, whatever form he takes for you, and trust. Above all, trust. Your path is unique, but the fractal of universal existence is woven into the galactic fabric ahead of the words we speak, so in silence we may work with it, and thanks we may give to those who work with us et al.
Kathy is the author of Quantumology. She met quantum mechanics in 1997 and pledged allegiance to its sources thereafter. These are her personal thoughts and testimonies. For professional testimonials please see Programmes.