Let's get really scientific and see what the scientists say.
Wave forms are what we're riding, all the time - only being made of particles right now, at the present moment, the You that was just reading that has now become an Advanced wave packet, and the You yet to get to the next sentence is waiting in the form of Retarded waves (those that travel forwards in time). In between the two, You right now are reading this with eyes made of particles that have collapsed the wave function, transmitting information into a brain that has also collapsed the wave function, simultaneously with all the other parts of you and of everything you see around you, which - you guessed it - has also been collapsing the wave function at exactly the same time.
So in all this leaping about from one particular scenario to the next, let's look at the language - a particular event is, yes, an event in which our particles (and everyone else's) converged to engage in a 'particle moment' that our memory - wherever that is - can remember. But it's gone now. No going back to the past that isn't here and can never be again.....
Meanwhile, here you are reading me in particle reality, subjected to the four forces of nature - the strong, weak, gravitational and electromagnetic. Each of these forces has a corresponding particle that 'carries' it -
the photon carries electromagnetism, the gluons that bond our quarkish material carry the strong force;
the graviton hasn't been found yet (because its cuddly relationship with infinity causes a few problems), and as for the weak force, well... there are Bosons, W and Z bosons in particular, carrying weak force, which is only found to operate (experimentally) over the shortest of possible subatomic distances. But there's more to the weak force than meets the eye, for like the neutrino and the strangeness of quark-gluon plasma, the weak force carries certain conundrums.
In allowing for oscillation, it breaks rules.
In fact it violates them, like charge-parity for instance, and could well be involved in the phenomenon of entanglement, although at the time of writing there's no scientific evidence for this - investigation is, let's say, in the Restricted Zone.
Let's say we've got to grips with some of this stuff in everyday life, knowing it's there. We know that gravity holds us steady on a planet revolving at a little more than 1,000mph in its spin at the Equator, while it revolves around the Sun at 67,000mph. (Just because we don't feel the G-force doesn't mean it isn't there.) We know too that the electromagnetic spectrum affords us a glimmer of opportunity to see what's going on thanks to visible light (which itself makes up just 0.0035 of the whole EM spectrum). The strong and weak forces hold our bodies (along with all other matter) together, but only the weak force allows for flexibility. The weak force enables transitions from one thing to another. And quoting Wikipedia, "The weak interaction is the only fundamental interaction that breaks parity-symmetry, and similarly, the only one to break charge parity symmetry."
So now we've got an idea of the strangeness of this force, what about an Alogy? Take a look at the article (from PhysicsWorld) behind this last picture and you will read that:
"The experiment establishes for the first time that the weak charge on the electron varies with distance — a phenomenon called “running”.
Also worth considering is the neutrino's interaction with the Weak Force and the problems it created ... : warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/staff/academic/boyd/warwick_week/neutrino_physics/weak.pdf
Ok. We're running - fine. What we do know, deep down, is that all these components of Nature make us what we are, and we want to be better at being what we are than we have been for some time now, given that civilization is beginning to crack and we haven't even got our own houses in order. Critical is it not to take account of our mass and know what drives it, that we might make use of fuel in more interesting ways, to illuminate constraints and get us far enough from constants to experience some wonderment before that, too, vanishes under Fermi's Paradox.
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Tricy Trix came from a German company formed in 1931 and was launched as a rival to Meccano for children with technical minds. Being able to build your own electrical circuitry was a huge buzz for youngsters of the time, and it would be interesting to know how many of those older minds are giving fresh consideration to spiritual templates. Kids once poring over boxes like this one will now be living through a phase of life marked by retirement - casting for purpose amid the tending of roses, when the body slows down and frustration ramps up faster than a failing memory. This might in itself be an era of major transformation but those of us yet to get there, too young to remember Tricy Trix, are going through stages of our own in preparation for a shared future while we're all still alive to see it.
While politics falls apart and the systematic order of everything (even the Standard Model of physics) crumbles under the weight of heavy evidence, we're finding radical ways of doing things we hadn't thought about before. We are all suddenly interested in The Now and working out how to live in it successfully. Historically burdened with constant pressure to worry about past mistakes and plan for invisible futures, we currently exist in a state of flux, having to re-wire our circuitry and even strip the windings out completely to make way for new ones. The core of a transformer, as I discovered some time ago, is commonly shaped like an E - we know that E = Energy in Einstein's famous equation. We're having to learn more about energy and how it works than we ever thought possible, because we're having to accept that its strange laws apply to us.
The Universe is a mystery that starts (and probably finishes) with quantum mechanics. Everything is energy, our electrons are flashing in and out of various states while taking on and releasing photons, our quarks are oscillating from one flavour to another and neutrinos are flying through us all the time from the Sun. We're suddenly having to take account of all this, because our position - at the precipice of planetary disaster - demands that we know everything there possibly is to know about our capacity for optimisation, and at the heart of our multi-tasking capability is the discrete application of energy from one Source (yes, that one, whatever you want to call it) to various other points of contact (i.e. the relationships around us) with enough voltage to cause desired effects without blowing everyone's brains out.
Transformative layering in the electro-technical world uses insulators, commonly made of paper in those dinky little versions you find in old radios, to prevent cross-contamination of current. We can liken these insulators to what we would call Boundaries. It's pointless to shove all our energies into one basket and hope something resembling a coherent way of life is going to arise from our effort. We have to temper our resources using methods at our disposal - at times it's right to write letters on the paper, while at other times it's better to keep our own counsel and just know we've quietly wrapped a protective layer around our hearts. Our core essence is all we have, to rely on and to connect with. The core of a transformer is magnetic, and much engineering goes on to ensure that the magnetism is appropriately channelled (see link behind the pic).
Now that essential correlations between a transformer and our Selves have been corroborated, we can look at the mechanism with fresh eyes, and see that the way we channel our energies has a great deal to do with successfully navigating the quantum field we live in. In fact it's fair to say that without some degree of precision in personal self-management, our currents are likely to get into a bit of a mess. I know mine have.
Take heart. We only have to see the paradox to grasp the paradigm. There are toroids everywhere - in our personal EM field, in the wiring of radio components, in the torus of Time. We grew up in an era of technological advancement but are still scantily clad in preparation for what's to come. We need some fortitude in the quantum mechanical stakes, and only by delving into deeper analogies are we going to have a hope of learning how it works.
Kathy is the author of Quantumology. She met up with quantum mechanics in 1997, pledging allegiance to its sources thereafter. These are her personal thoughts and testimonies.