Quantum Leap

We are told that electrons stay in one particular orbit, but sometimes change to a different orbit. If it absorbs energy, an electron can jump to a higher orbit; if it releases energy, it can drop to a lower orbit. What most of us are never told is that when an electron changes orbits, it does not move through space to arrive at its new location; rather, at one moment the electron is in orbit A, and in the very next moment it is in orbit B, without having traveled through the space in between.This is what is meant by a quantum leap. A quantum leap is a change in status from one set of circumstances to another set of circumstances that takes place immediately, without passing through the circumstances in between.

Scientists have learned that they cannot predict when and where a quantum leap will occur. They can create mathematical models that allow them to estimate the quantum leaps, but they are never totally predictable.

The new science of chaos is attempting to predict the unpredictable through intricate mathematical models. In the classic example, the butterfly flutters its wings in Texas and there is a typhoon in Tokyo six days later. The connection may not seem obvious, but it exists. What this says on a spiritual level is that we can never really know what direction life will take, what changes those small butterfly-flutters of intention and action might cause in our destiny. We can never fully understand the how, where, and when of anything. We have to surrender to uncertainty, while appreciating its intricate beauty.

Adapted from The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2003).


Marianne Good
Past Member 3 years ago

thanks for sharing

Jane Barton
Jane Barton4 years ago

Ya, the article should CLEARLY STATE that the writer is spreading metaphors for inspiration or
"whatever" (money). Quantum physics is real and verifiable. This "spirituality" babbling is pure superstition that exists only between peoples' ears. I don't buy it.

Dianne D.
Dianne D5 years ago

Thanks for the explanation of what Quantum leap is. I'm ready for Quantum leap for the good to happen in my life.

Melinda K.
Past Member 5 years ago

its all about the beauty and mystery of connection and indeed if we do affect things like this article suggests, imagine the world if we all expressed more love.

Uma Chernoff
Judith Shafer5 years ago

It is all in one place. Quantum Leap is literal. Being in one place or another means that our attention is focused in that area as while manifesting in all whole spectrum.It seems that whichever is the only one. When casting a spell only I, or the co-creators, know it has created concrete change; to anyone not involved everything is as it has always been.Most of us shut this out.The prime purpose of incarnation, mastering the chosen life lessons , usually needs total belief in the reality of life dramas.Someone who is a magician,a master of concrete creation through mind and will,might choose a set of dramas demanding ignorance (to ignore) to intensify mortal drama and become enraged at anything but material causation lest it interfere with the chosen drama.If you are using heroic self sacrifice to learn unconditional love, awareness of immortality might create less intensity than not letting one remember acting in a deeply sacrificial mode. When the electron jumps so does consciousness so it seems all's the same. One is part of the jump so can't notice the movement.There's an infinitude of such jumps since we occupy all planes,The transfer of information and inspiration comes through infinitesimal black holes throughout. People who are involuntarily aware of the all at once lock themselves into the most controlled space for relief from stimulus they can't block.Orgasm is only through surrender.Creative mind is choosing aggression or surrender whenever.

Ji H.
Jean H5 years ago

Surrender to uncertainty? Rather, it is a matter of embracing the unknown with a positive attitude regardless of the adventure each day brings.

Loo Samantha
Loo sam5 years ago


Paula Hurley
.5 years ago

Thank you

heather g.
heather g5 years ago

We are educated to believe that we aim for goals and achieve our goals when we work hard. Surrendering to uncertainty is only possible once we have learnt that outcomes cannot be predicted and that we are not in control ......

Rosemary G.
Rosemary G5 years ago

Simply brilliantly put for those who understand. Those who don't oh well...