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Representation of the alternation between chaos and order

ABOUT ALTERNATION

As defined in the book Quantum Sense, Alternation is the fluctuation of subatomic particles that perpetuate the creative and destructive engine of chaos and order. Alternation connects us with the world through our quantum senses; it links life with the universe as it reorganizes both animate and inanimate matter. Gyrations of chaos and order regulate nature at a subatomic level, including how life processes information. The grind of alternation sharpens your senses, live-wires the synapses in your brain, facilitates perception and breeds communication that sparks consciousness. Expressed in the formation of root and branch, galaxies, even your DNA, alternation connects quantum modalities that exist in nature with humanity and civilization writ large.

"Since there is no one designator being used to describe the larger story of energy-matter shifting from state to state, the term “alternation” is appropriated...to include the effects of creation and destruction in action. Because, in an open system, destruction is just a temporary version of creation anew (like an erupting volcano), alternation could be reduced to the simple notion of creative change, were it not for the turmoil stirred up by the transmutation of disparate states, and the adjustments made, like ripples in a cosmic ocean, by those left behind. To truly appreciate change, it is better to think of alternation as a cosmic dance in which creation and destruction alternate between unity and diversity, with consequences that range in severity from minute to monumental."

       -- Robert Glick, FINDING YOUR QUANTUM SENSE, How to Enhance Mindfulness, Perception, and Creativity

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