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Elementary E-Motions: The Double-Life of Photons as Particles & Waves

It's been quite a while since I've written a Quantum Physics-based article. Like so many others lately, it seems I've been riding the proverbial wave of our current and now certainly obvious shift in human consciousness. With COVID acting as an invisible monster portrayed by the mainstream media as hiding in every nook and cranny of our existence, as we allow our physical selves to be controllably re-positioned into a 6-foot radial space, our spiritual selves have had to compensate for the lack of connection so many of us are now undergoing.

It's always been amazing to me the effect that television, the news, and media, in general, have on people. Without a second thought, I've seen relatives, teachers, and friends (and am guilty of it myself) react to what was being fed to us with immediate emotional acceptance. What I began to notice as I got older was that there never to seem to be any “good” news on TV and that the energy behind sharing wins, moments of true connection or humanity, or a simple positive message to start the day, was fleeting while negatively charged news was the talk of the town.

Why it is that we are always more affected or moved in some way, whether beneficial or not to our own perspective or personal values, by stories of defeat, discord, and intense horrible accidents or weather events? Living in a dualistic dimension, this has always perplexed me as the odds of something being perceived as good is equally as likely to affect someone as something being perceived as bad. And yet, we almost seem to, albeit unconsciously, depend on our motivations coming from a nihilistic point of view rather than optimistic or even of realism.

As the saying goes, “you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone…” and I think it's safe to safe that you can never actually lose what you never knew you had to begin with. With this, comes the understanding that things in our lives and the level upon which they affect us on really any level at all, strives from the personal value we place upon it. We can have a million-dollar Bentley parked in our garage and never drive it. While at the same time we could have a favorite book we read to our child and feel like the wealthiest person on Earth. It all depends on you and where you choose to place your perceptions of what true success, wealth, and value mean to you.

And this brings us to the “Field of Potential” that exists all around us. It offers us infinite potential, possibilities, and ideas. It is only when a decision is made, a new state of energy is shaped into our reality. On a molecular level, this is literally when the wave collapses. With each choice we make we are taking a wave of potential and collapsing it into a particle so that it may manifest into the physical world.

Basic understanding of Quantum Physics allots to one the knowledge that there are two states of existence in the Quantum world and that is either a wave OR a particle. A wave can be considered an idea floating around in your head, or even the “focused time” dedicated to pulling that idea into your awareness. It does not change form until the idea enters your consciousness or you choose one idea over another. The state of this energy contained in a thoughtform literally shifts from a state of potential to a state of being.

What is so fascinating about particles of light in particular (photons), is that they can exist in BOTH states simultaneously. Photons exist in a Quantum State of wave/particle sharing the same space and time as existing and yet not quite manifest. This is the basis of quantum computers as well. Standard computer platforms running binary code execute commands using various states of “off” and “on” translated into 1's and 0's. Quantum computers, however, work on the same principle as photons and can “run” in a state of “off” and “on” simultaneously. This is why they are beyond fast at processing information and are also priced well beyond the scope of the average person's budget.

The state of “dualistic unity” speaks volumes to our own human potential as it breaks down the restricting barriers of what we tend to label as “good” or “bad”. Photons literally prove that we can embrace, connect with, and learn from ANY state of potential and ultimately will manifest most efficiently with the energy we most relate to. Again, it's almost an innate resonance to that which is taboo or forbidden, and the mere energy feeding that label is what most often draws people to it.

Those who have felt or lived “repressed” will of course be magnetized towards what ultimately feels freeing. At that point, the conscious decision is not made of a personal need or desire per se but is rather based on the energy that the collective has fed into it. In other words, would the terms “naughty” or “rebel” even exist if there was no pretense that identifying with one or the other implies a defiance of the status quo?

What we can learn from the amazing double-life of a photon is that our thoughts and actions need not define us, but we must inevitably act with the knowledge that it may work to define us in the eyes of others. Yet in the end, what determines your personal level of potential with pulling from either side of the “good vs bad” spectrum, is the value we apply to the energy itself.

Some of us will choose to swim our entire lives in the waves of potential but never leaving the shallows, and always having “good” ideas that we never act upon. Others may brave deeper waters and higher waves, taking risks that in this terrain, sometimes the waves collapse us. Either way, within the Field of Potential, remains our will to freely choose or not choose, ride the wave into a planned collapse or let it crash us back to the shore.

The depths of the choice, the speed of the shift, and the consequential effects each will lay upon us is determined ultimately by our own perceptions. We can accept the physical world of duality we're all born into and feel that we must always side with one thing or another, or we can brave the deeper waters of our collective consciousness and dare to embrace the totality of opposing forces. Thus, opening the gates to our own destiny by “creating the creation” of manifested milestones and “destroying the destruction” of any invisible societal restraints.

Don't just BE the light, be the force behind the spark that gives birth to the light. 


tamaraTamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, a heart-centered Graphic Designer, and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to

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