Thought Waves

December 20, 2022

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
~ Carl Jung


This year’s Nobel Prize for physics was won by three scientists who demonstrated that two separate particles can exist in what is known as an “entangled” state, which means that what happens to one of the particles in an entangled pair determines what happens to the other particle, even if they are located too far apart to affect each other. Known as “quantum entanglement”, it is one aspect of quantum mechanics, a theory describing the behavior of nature at the atomic or subatomic level.

When scientists like Albert Einstein and Erwin Shrödinger first discovered the phenomenon of entanglement in the 1930s, they were baffled. This state of entanglement meant that two separated particles somehow remained connected without being in direct contact. Einstein coined the term “spooky action at a distance” to describe this seemingly impossible behavior, because these particles seemed to be communicating instantaneously – faster than the speed of light. It was Einstein’s 1905 Special Theory of Relativity paper which stated that it is impossible for any material object to travel faster than light does (at least without going back in time).

The work of the three scientists that were awarded this year showed that changing the properties of one particle in a pair will immediately change the other particle, even if they are at opposite ends of the galaxy. This news delighted me, because I’ve always wondered if perhaps thought might somehow travel faster than light. I’m not talking about the speed of our body’s reaction to the thoughts we have in our brain, but how thought “waves” might possibly travel through space and time and interact with light or form in some way.

Have you ever experienced some uncanny, inexplicable coincidence or synchronicity in going about your daily life that reminded you of a a loved one who had passed? Have you ever had a dream about a friend or loved one that felt as real as waking life? I wonder if experiences such as these are how we and those we love communicate with each other telepathically. I’ve had a number of very entertaining coincidences happen that seemed like a huge “hello” from a friend who was far away or from someone dear to me who had left earthly life. Perhaps the opposite happens too: when we think of a loved one who has passed on, some odd little thing occurs in their dimension to remind them of us.

I’m not a physicist, and I don’t have the mathematical knowledge to attempt to explain my theory in a clinical, scientific way, but this new research does prove that there can be communication between two entities that are not in physical proximity to one another.

Prior to 1876, the idea of a phone call would have seemed magical. Now it is routine. Radio waves were discovered, not invented. I like to think that wireless communication is not limited to earthly devices and that perhaps there is such a thing as a “thought wave” and that love can cross barriers of time and space, allowing us to “wave” at one another across physical distances or even across the veil between earthly life and whatever comes after it.



“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
~ Helen Keller


Chocolate Lover’s Shortbread Bites are a delicious last-minute gift from your kitchen for a friend, a loved one or yourself.

Chocolate Lover’s Shortbread Bites
These rich and chocolatey, but not to sweet shortbread treats are a perfect reason to utilize that mini-muffin pan you bought and never seem to use. You can find cocoa nibs (or even better: chocolate-covered cocoa nibs) online or at well-stocked grocery stores.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar (or turbinado/raw sugar or coconut sugar)
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (mini-chips work well for these)
1/2 cup cocoa nibs or chocolate-covered cocoa nibs*
*recipe will still be yummy without the cocoa nibs, but they take the chocolate flavor and intensity up a few notches, so find and add them if you can!

You will need a 24-cup mini-muffin pan


Preheat oven to 325°F


In a medium bowl, thoroughly blend flour and baking powder and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar until completely blended and creamy. Beat egg into sugar and butter mixture. Beat in cocoa powder and vanilla extract until everything is well-combined.

Mix flour mixture into butter mixture in 3 batches, mixing until just absorbed after each addition. Use your hands, if necessary, after the last addition.

Add the chocolate chips and cocoa nibs. Mix with your hands until well-combined (dough will be stiff).

Divide dough evenly among 24 mini-muffin cups (no need to grease pan first). Aim for about 2 rounded tablespoons per mini-muffin cup. Pierce the center of each with a fork.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until edges are lightly browned and just beginning to crisp.

Let cool 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack or foil-lined counter to cool completely (these taste best when cooled all the way).

Makes 24 shortbread bites


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