So, what is thought and how does it connect up with quantum mechanics?
Your brain is comprised of a tight network of nerve cells, all interacting with one another and generating an overall electrical field. This electric field is detectable with standard medical equipment. Your brain waves are simply the superposition of the multitude of electrical states being formed by your nervous system.
Not only your brain, but your entire body has an electric field. Anywhere there's a nerve cell, there's electricity. It's just concentrated the greatest around your head because that's where the bulk of your nerve cells are. Any time you've felt the shock of static electricity, or used a touch-sensitive screen, you've proven that you have an electric field.
So, nothing mysterious about that part.
Being an electric field, all those overlying electric wave patterns that comprise your brain waves are governed by the same equations governing the electromagnetic spectrum, light, particles and everything else in the universe. The light seen coming from a star and the energy of your mind are one and the same type.
Your thoughts are formed in this electric field. The measurable perturbations and disturbances in the brain's overall electric field are your actual thoughts racing through your mind. As you read this article, the thoughts you are thinking of, the words your mind is processing, are all electrical impulses that can be measured if you had a few wires hooked up between your head and a machine. So thoughts are energy, the same as everything else.
That means they are governed by the rules of quantum mechanics and Schrödinger's wave equations as well. All those same weird things about quantum mechanics that describe how an electron or photon behave, apply to you and your thoughts as well. The particle-wave duality, the uncertainty principle, and of course, entanglement.
This implies that, like any other set of particles or source of energy, we are entangled with everything we've ever encountered, the environment around us and the rest of the universe through the zero point field. We'd mentioned that consciousness is the key to making the mysteries of quantum mechanics work in past articles -- well, this is how it happens.
The one difference between us and a photon is that we can think, we are conscious. As such, we can choose which of the possibilities before us to collapse our wave function into. But more than that, since we are entangled with our environment we can thus affect that as well and influence the randomness, just as it can influence us.
Since we are conscious, we can choose what part of the randomness around us to be affected by, and how we in turn would like to affect it. It is through the property of entanglement that we can affect change in our environment. Our minds are transceivers, able to receive and send signals into the "quantum soup" of the zero point field by way of the highly coherent frequencies of our thoughts.
The higher the frequency of our thought/brain wave, the higher our consciousness. The level of our consciousness is what makes our reality what it is and what it will continue to be. If you are seeking change, set an intention, declare a path (align your behaviors with your desire), then detach and allow the universe to handle the details.
Peter Baksa has written "The Point of Power", available now on Amazon. He is also the author of "It's None of My Business What You Think of Me!" "Thinking Yourself Young," which will include interviews with Tibetan Monks from earlier this spring, and "The Faith Wave; I think therefore it is," release date Jan 2012.
Check out this live interview by cutting an pasting this into your browser: http://answers4thefamilyblog.com/the-point-of-power/.