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 “I am saddened by how people treat one another and how we are so shut off from one another and how we judge one another, when the truth is, we are all one connected thing. We are all from the same exact molecules.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres

We all know, deep down, that we are all connected. But is this notion of being connected only a magical feeling or is it concrete fact? Quantum mechanics or the study of the micro-world states illustrates that what we think of reality, is not so. Our human brains trick us into believing in the idea of separation when in truth, nothing is truly separated —including human beings.

The Perception of Separation

As a species that grew and evolved to become one of Earth’s most dominating forces, we came to believe that we were its greatest glory. Surely this thinking has slowly evaporated, but it still holds weight in today’s culture. But when we look into the atomic world with a magnifying lens, it becomes evident that we are not exactly what we thought we were. Our atoms and electrons are no more important or significant than the makeup of the oak tree outside your window, blowing in the wind. In fact, we are much less different from even the chair you sit on while you read this.

The tricky part in all of this knowledge and wisdom that quantum mechanics has imparted on us, is that we don’t know where to draw the line. Primarily because the physiology of our brains prevents us from truly experiencing the universe as it is. Our perception is our reality; but it is not the universe’s.

The Basics of Quantum Theory

In order to truly understand what is happening at a sub-atomic level when we think of someone or when we feel the lightness of love for another; we must first bridge the gap between the micro-world and the macro-world. This is much easier said than done, because the micro-world operates under significantly different laws. String Theory states that our universe is made up of tiny little string particles and waves. These strings are the building blocks of the universe we experience, and make up the multiverse and the 11 dimensions Albert Einstein predicted that exist in the multiverse.

Quantum Entanglement’s Spooky Actions

So how do these tiny strings that bind the book of life, correlate to how we experience consciousness and affect the physical realm?

Niehls Bohr, the legendary scientist who conducted the Copenhagen Interpretation —discovered that particles could become entangled so that the direction and specific characteristics of each particle, mirrored the other. So what this means, is that two atoms that come into contact with each other, experience a sort of “unconditional bond” with one another. That spans an infinite amount of space, as far as we are capable of observing.

This discovery was so bizarre that even Albert Einstein went to his grave thinking that Quantum Entanglement was not real and simply a bizarre calculation of the universe’s workings.

Since Einstein’s days, there have been a multitude of experiments to test the validity of quantum entanglement, many of which supported the theory that when two particles come into contact, if one’s direction is changed so too will the other. The creepy part about this process, was when Niehls Bohr realized that the two particles were behaving in the same way, even when an entire galaxy apart.

This phenomenon contradicts Albert Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity that states that nothing can move faster than the speed of light. Yet Neihls Bohr was witnessing that very thing, a form of communication that went beyond the realm of space and time. Where there would typically be a medium like air or space for the atom to communicate what it was doing; during quantum entanglement there is no medium, communication is instantaneous.

So What Does This Mean For Humans?

On a psychological and philosophical field, quantum entanglement means that what we once thought was a figment of our imagination is much more real than we could’ve ever imagined. When you touch someone, specifically emotionally become attached to someone, something occurs. Your atoms, the building blocks of your presence in the universe become entangled.

Sure, most physicists will tell you it’s impossible to feel this entanglement, this “spooky”connection to another living being. But when you reflect on a past love or a mother’s inexplicable knowledge of their child in danger; then you really have to stop and look at the evidence. There is proof that we are all connected, and it has more to do with the creation of the universe than with our thoughts.

It’s not magic, it’s quantum mechanics.

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