by Melissa Joy Jonsson
This excerpt from Melissa’s book M-Joy Practically Speaking: Matrix Energetics and Living Your Infinite Potential first appeared in Waking Times. Matrix Energetics (ME) has held my interest since reading Richard Bartlett’s book by the same name in 2007 and taking some training shortly thereafter. ME trains us how to perceive reality anew and interact with it in empowering and healing ways that wouldn’t have even occurred to us as possible until very recently, thanks to the bold way-showing of Richard Bartlett and Melissa Joy. ~W
Collapse of the Wave Function and Our Awareness
Collapse of the wave function is a common quantum physics term that stems from the famous double-slit experiment popularized by physicist Richard Feinman. The double-slit experiment demonstrates that matter and energy can display characteristics of both waves and particles.[i]
Simply stated, scientists were interested in exploring the nature of an electron and wanted to determine whether it was a particle or a wave. When they were in the room observing the electron, it behaved as a particle, which conformed to their expectations. When scientists left the room and were not observing the electron, but videotaped the activity, the electron behaved like an indiscriminate wave. Scientists concluded that the expectations of the researchers collapsed the wave function, changing it from probable wave states to particle-based fixed forms. They concluded that, indeed, the consciousness of the observer collapses the wave function.
So why are we concerned with what a particle may be doing or whether it is waving or not waving when we are not looking at it? When we understand that our observations and expectations actually influence the apparent behavior of reality, then we are empowered to actively play with interactive reality-creation. Reality is neither particle nor wave. It is both and neither simultaneously, and as co-creators with universal consciousness, we influence how reality shapes itself.
Likewise, in our continual observations of our reality, and ourselves, we repeatedly collapse the wave function into a state of sameness, or a state of no-change. We perceive through the same lens of awareness, and that collapses the wave function from various possibility states into the ones we have chosen to observe for ourselves. Our limited lens of awareness creates perceptual biases that filter what we are able to notice and experience.
How we perceive life is a result of how we collapse wave functions. Our perspectives, our observations, our opinions, our thoughts, and our beliefs are continually collapsing the wave function from unlimited possibilities, to probability states, into what we actually observe and perceive as our experience. We see what we expect to see, and we are continually and consistently collapsing the wave function.
When we play in a powerful morphic field, such as ME, it is presumed that we are uncollapsing the wave function from a particle-based, fixed, immutable, limited-perspective reality. Continue reading