Question: Question is about quantum physics and the structure of an atom. I have read some new concepts about structure of the atom and subatomic particles. That proton and neutron are actually made up of electrons and positrons aligned in a chain form. And the atom is also more like folded like a folded chain structure of protons and neutrons. Is it a more correct view than the current popular orbit-like model?
Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at a conference in Holland in 2019.
I would not say it’s a more correct view. I would say it is a less incorrect view in the sense that the challenge presented by quantum physics is expressed in the wave-particle duality. It’s demonstrated by this. And the reason scientists have not been able to resolve the wave-particle duality is that quantum physics has moved beyond the physical realm. The level that quantum physics is studying is not in the physical material frequency spectrum. And therefore, what scientists have been doing going back to Newtonian physics, is that they have been trying to take the phenomena you can see here in the world where you can observe energy waves and particles, and project that onto quantum physics.
You are trying to explain the structure of the atoms with a wave-particle model—a wave- particle view. As long as you do this, you will never be able to fully explain the atoms and the structure of the atom, because truly you can say that the traditional model is that you are looking with your physical senses at the macroscopic level, where you have all of these things: tables, chairs, rainbows, billiard balls, and all of this. You think, in a traditional model, that all of this variety of things are made up of smaller units. You have molecules, but then you realize the molecules are made of even smaller units called atoms. And then they start researching the atom.
And in the beginning, my beloved, the word atom came from the Greek philosophers. And it actually meant the smallest possible unit that cannot be subdivided. And when physicists first discovered what they call the atom, they thought they had discovered the smallest possible unit that could not be divided. Then they researched further, developed new technology, new theories and they realized that even the atom has an internal structure. But they still thought that the atom was a smaller particle, a smaller unit within the molecule. And the molecule was a smaller unit within the macroscopic world. And therefore, whatever was inside the atom had to be a smaller unit of particles and waves. In other words, they thought they could take the concepts visible at the macroscopic level, and simply scale them down to smaller and smaller levels, and still be able to explain what goes on there.
But the reality is that when you get down to the level of the atom, you are right on the borderline between the physical spectrum and the higher realms. You are actually starting, when you look at the atom, to look beyond the material universe. And that is why the things that are visible at the macroscopic level (particles and waves), they no longer apply. You cannot apply these images and understand what is going on at the atomic level, let alone the subatomic level.
You can say that, you need a whole different paradigm, where you cannot actually understand the atom with a reductionist approach that goes back to Aristotle, where he thought that all visible phenomenon in the macroscopic world could be explained by going to smaller and smaller units. And then the whole could be explained by understanding the units that made up the whole. This has some validity at the macroscopic level. But when you get down to the atomic level, it is completely unsuited for explaining what goes on. You cannot explain the atom by looking for smaller units inside the atom, studying those units and how they behave and then thinking that the units inside the atom can explain the atom—it doesn’t work. You can only understand the atom when you look at it as a whole. Yes, there are parts within the atom. Yes, there are certain aspects of the atom, there’s a certain structure. But this is not separate particles or separate waves buzzing around inside the atom. Even the traditional planetary model of a core orbited by electrons, is completely inaccurate.
If you really want to understand it, you need to step back and develop a new paradigm where you’re not seeking to reduce the atom to smaller and smaller units, you are seeking to understand the behavior of the whole. And when you understand the behavior of the whole, then you can explain the character and the behavior of the units. It cannot work the other way around. For that matter, it doesn’t even work the other way around at the macroscopic level. The Aristotelian paradigm, the reductionist approach, has been helpful to a certain degree. But it has also been a very big hindrance to progress. And it is one of the biggest hindrances, currently holding back science from discovering new paradigms.
If you look at the human body, you cannot explain all of the functions of a human being by the reductionist approach. Scientists have attempted to look at the brain, the structure, the function of the brain, and how it creates consciousness. And they cannot, if they are honest, explain it—all the incredible vastness of human consciousness—it cannot be explained by explaining the different parts in the brain. You even have the Human Genome Project, where they thought that by mapping all of the genes in the human body, they could explain every characteristic of the body, including every possible illness. But they found that this wasn’t the case. You cannot look at the genes and explain the totality of how the body functions, you cannot look at the individual cells and explain the totality of how the body functions, because the cells, may be individual units from a certain perspective, but they are all connected. And that is why they are able to work together and form one coherent body. And in order to understand the body, you cannot just look at these parts, you need to look at what it is that connects them. And you are not going to find that connection by looking inside the cell or inside the brain or inside the molecules or the atoms. You will only find it by stepping back, looking at the whole and actually looking beyond the physical, visible material universe.
The only thing that connects everything is as Gautama just said, the Buddha nature. But what is the Buddha nature? It is consciousness. Everything is connected through consciousness. This is even what quantum physics has proven by experiments, that two particles can be separated by a great distance, but they can instantly change without there being a signal exchange between the two particles. That signal would have to travel at maximum the speed of light, but the change is instantaneous. So there cannot be anything that travels at or below the speed of light. And the reason for this is that in consciousness, there is no need for an exchange of physical particles. There is an instant connection in consciousness—it is not bound by time, or space. As long as people insist on holding on to the materialist paradigm, wanting to explain everything in terms of particles and waves, they can still come up with theories that show deeper complexity and that can have a certain value, but it really won’t have the absolute or the maximum value until people become willing to shift and look for an entirely new paradigm.
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