***Dear Reader, just a hint– the part on stopping war is way at the bottom so if you don’t want to read the entire thing, scroll down.
Today I am revisiting Alain Rifat’s post from April 4, 2021, What Is Matter? I have read and reread it multiple times and each time I get the nagging feeling that there is something important they want to add. The first nagging feeling comes with the question, what is energy? They have stated multiple times that energy is produced in the play between positive and negative but that doesn’t really answer the question regarding what it is.
The second time I get a nagging feeling while reading this post when the author writes on the Higgs Boson and the Higgs Field. When the Higgs Boson was first discovered in 2012 I immediately began to wonder about the name Higgins. When recently they asked me to change the spelling of their name from Higgins to Higg(in)s I felt an aha! moment. There is something they are trying to share with me that I am not yet able to understand. The more I focus on it, the more elusive their response seems to be.
For now, it seems the best thing to do is move on to The Weirdness of Indistinguishability, published on Simulismblog, April 19, 2021. In this article, the author explains that there is no difference between a molecule that occurs naturally and one that is synthesized in a laboratory. The same is true for the atoms that comprise a molecule, and the particles that form atoms. Atoms are made of protons, neutrons, and electrons.
For example, water is a molecule made of H2O. That means two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Hydrogen has the atomic number 1, meaning it is made of one electron. Oxygen’s atomic number is 8, so it is made of eight electrons.
Atoms can be broken down further into particles. The proton, for example, is made of three subatomic particles called quarks (an elementary particle). The electron is one subatomic particle called a lepton (also an elementary particle).
The author uses a simple metaphor for our understanding. If we were to deposit dollars in a bank and return later to make a withdrawal, the dollars you turned in may not be the dollars you receive back. But they are interchangeable.
Particles are like that. They are completely interchangeable. One is indistinguishable from another and cannot be marked the way a bill can be marked.
This is interesting because if one could take an atom apart to its constituent particles, those particles can go on to form something entirely different. For example, if one were to take two water molecules apart one would have four hydrogen atoms and 2 oxygen atoms. Theoretically, if one then put the four hydrogen atoms together again with the 2 oxygen atoms, the products that could be made are the previous 2 molecules of H2O (water) OR 2 molecules of hydrogen gas (H2) and one molecule of oxygen gas (O2).
One step further, if you took the hydrogen and oxygen atoms apart to their elementary particle level, they could then form into new atoms.
Now….why Higg(in)s had me write all that out….
Higg(in)s: There are fundamental building blocks. Your body is made of these. A tree is made of these, as is a rock. Your body is like a car. A portion of your soul gets in your body and ‘drives’ off. We’ll call this aspect of you the Little Soul. Your body carries Little Soul around wherever Little Soul desires to go.
As this Little Soul, which is you in your body, wanders around Earth interacting with things, thoughts are stimulated. These thoughts interact with the Higgs Field, which is everywhere. When a thought carries enough power, it interacts with the Higgs Field in such a way as to cause a particle within the field to gain mass. (It is not true that energy is neither created nor destroyed. Energy is created with your thought. We do not know whether energy can be destroyed, but it hasn’t happened yet.)
This next part is not entirely correct, but for the sake of your understanding, this particle will now continue to exist, and as other Higgs particles are stimulated to gain mass upon the same topic, they are attracted to one another and when it becomes large enough it must take physical form. It is like water molecules in the sky coalescing to form a raindrop.
This is an important understanding because it has practical applications. When you, the Little Soul in a body, focuses on a thing, anything, you give it form. If you withdraw your attention from that thing, it will eventually cease existing.
If you would like to stop having war, then you must withdraw your attention from war like activities and violence, and instead focus upon that which you would have. You are all having a very hard time with this because most of you think of peace as the absence of war (peace is a thing in and of itself), and because you do not recognize the relationship between your attention to violent television programs (including watching it on the news programs), movies, games, and toys, and the violent world you exist within.
You all have created war. If you will have peace you must begin to focus intently upon peaceful things. You must begin to act in peaceful ways. Peace must be built, and it can be built by drawing it forth from the Higgs Field with your thought. The old way of war will fall apart into its constituent elementary particles and be ready to form a new and more supportive way of life. Keep in mind that that thing which you focus upon has been built in the Higgs Field well before you see evidence of it on Earth.