What is Energy? How can it be defined?
In 2011 I published the book The Shift in Consciousness. When doing the research for the book I came across a definition that stuck with me: “It´s a non-physical force that contains the potential for activity.” Let´s take this a step further and look at different energies.
Kinetic-energy is the force that can cause objects to move. Energy-stored in a piece of wood will be released when the piece of wood is burnt. Sunlight, electromagnetic pulses, sound waves and radio waves are all different types of energies, and most of these can be measured using conventional technology. For example, an electrocardiogram can pick up the heart’s energy-field.
A mobile phone can pick up the-energy transmitted by a satellite and convert it into a voice. A voltmeter can measure electrical voltage/frequencies in practically all types of appliances.
Energy is not just restricted to measurable frequencies. Some frequencies cannot be measured or heard. A dog whistle is one such example. We can measure the sound of a dog whistle, but we cannot hear the sound it produces. On the other hand, dogs can pick up such sounds because their hearing operates at higher frequencies.
AN OCEAN OF ENERGIES
There is an ocean of energies, and even though we cannot perceive these with our five senses, they do have an effect on us. For example, life energy known as qi or chi in China and as prana in Sanskrit (one of the world’s oldest languages in the Indo- Aryan branch of languages). The Life force qi/chi/prana exists inside us, through us and around us.
The world we are all familiar with, the physical, – the world of matter, is not the only one in which we move and interact. For a long time scientists thought that “matter is all that matters”, but they were wrong. Every day when you get up, shower and go to work, each and every step reverberates through two sides of reality at once.
Your physical body walks in the world of matter, but a subtler aspect of you, woven within and throughout your physical body, moves and interacts on a level of pure energy.
THE UNIVERSE IS MADE UP OF DIFFERENT ENERGIES
Science shows us that everything is made up of energy. It´s the building block of all matter. The same energy that composes your body is the same one that composes the bricks of the house you live in, your car, your phone, animals, trees and so forth. It´s all the same. It´s constantly “flowing” and changing form all the time. This is the Universal Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy.
It´s everywhere, and it can neither be created nor destroyed.
Everything in this universe is made up of the same stuff. It´s just present in different forms and shapes.
There is a place where all things begin, a location of pure energy that simply “IS”.
Max Planck ( 1858 – 1947 – physicist), is considered to be the founder of quantum theory, and one of the most important physicists of the twentieth century. He did extensive research into the field of energy and he´s the father of the expression called the “Planck Scale”.
The Planck Scale corresponds to incredibly small distances and some scientists believe that at this very low level we find vibrations – invisible connections – “stuff popping”. It´s believed to be unimaginably ‘hot’ and energetic.
WE ARE PART OF THE MYSTERY WE´RE TRYING TO SOLVE
Science is trying to figure our what “exists” at the Planck Scale level. Some say this invisible connection is consciousness – a universal consciousness which we are all part of. Science is trying to solve this mystery and understand it all, but according to Max Planck this will not be possible.
“Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are… part of the mystery that we are trying to solve”.
We cannot be an observer isolating us from the universe in our analysis of it all – simple because we are part of it all.
THE OBSERVER EFFECT
In Quantum Theory there is a notion that there is no phenomenon until it is observed. This effect is known as the ‘Observer Effect’. If this is true, it means that before anything can manifest in the physical universe it must first be observed. The observation cannot occur without the pre-existence of some sort of consciousness or awareness to do the observing. This implies that the physical Universe is the direct result of our consciousness or awareness.
This is often referred to as the:
THE COPENHAGEN INTERPRETATION
This interpretation is based on the work of physicist Niels Bohr and Wernes Heisenberg in 1927 at the Theoretical Physics in Copenhagen, Denmark. They believed that the universe with all its atoms and electrons exists as an infinite number of overlapping possibilities. There is no “exact location” since these electrons can be in an infinite number of possible locations. It´s not until someone observes the electron that the location is locked and then it manifests itself in our world of matter.
The double slit experiment shown in the movie What the bleep do we know explains the Copenhagen Interpretation.
In addition to the Copenhagen Interpretation there are two other popular explanations for the behaviour of quantum particles – The Many-Worlds Interpretation and The Penrose Interpretation.
THE MANY-WORLDS INTERPRETATION
This explanation talks about parallel universes. This theory suggest that at any given moment in time, there are an infinite number of possibilities occurring, and that all of them already exist and are happening simultaneously. Each possibility happens in its own space and can’t be seen by others. The unique spaces are called alternate universes. Similar to observers in the Copenhagen Interpretation, we only see the possibility we focus on. And that’s the key to locking that particular possibility into place as a “reality”.
THE PENROSE INTERPRETATION
The Penrose Interpretation theory also talks about many possibilities existing at the quantum level. This theory differs as to what is being “locked” as the particular possibility becoming our reality. Since all matter creates gravity, each of the possibilities has its own gravitational field. It takes energy to maintain this, and the more energy a probability requires, the more unstable it really is. Since it´s impossible to sustain enough to keep all of them going forever, eventually they collapse into a single state which is the most stable one and this is what we see as our reality.
WE ARE THE MISSING FACTOR
We must include ourselves when we look for the answer to which theory makes most sense. We are the missing factor. We know now that we have the ability to purposefully create the conditions of consciousness (thoughts, feelings, emotions, and beliefs).
When we give enough attention and focus to something then the potential and possibility in the quantum field will manifest. It will lock one possibility of our choosing into the reality of our lives.
Both science and mysticism describe a force that connects everything together and gives us the power to influence how matter behaves – and reality itself – simply through they way we perceive the world around us.
The theologians have told us that there is an omnipresent intelligence that permeates all space and time, a higher power, a spiritual power. Science and theology are closing in on each other. They are just using different terminology.
THE CONNECTED UNIVERSE
Nassim Haramein, Director of Research at the Hawaii Institute for Unified Physics (HIUP), has authored a paper titled “Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass”, which has been validated and published in the peer review journal, Physical Review and Research International.
This paper discusses Haramein’s Connected Universe Theory, which offers a new and alternative understanding of gravity through basic algebraic and geometric equations.
Haramein’s work indicates that everything in the universe is connected, from the largest to the smallest scale, through a unified understanding of gravity. He demonstrates that it´s the space that defines matter and not matter that defines space.
In this video he explains more.
THE ENERGETIC BODY
Our bodies are energetic. They have an electrical nature. If you shuffle your feet across a carpet and then touch something made of metal you get a small shock of electricity.
Also, if you step on a piece of glass you will feel the pain immediately because it´s electrically transmitted along the nerves to your brain. In our heart we have “electrical circuits”and we can measure the electrical activity by using a electrocardiograph (EKG).
The human body is made of tissue and organs and the tissue and organs are made up of trillions of cells. No-one knows for sure how many there are.
Each of these cells in our body contains a smaller substructures called organelles (“Little organs”), each of which performs a different task related to the purpose and function of the cell.
Blood cells have a different task than skin-cells which have a different task than the brain-cells and so on. They are all necessary to make the body work.
In the anatomy of the cells we find many “little organs” like the cell membrane , the nucleus, cytoplasm, the endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi apparatus, the mitochondria to mention a few.
The Mitochondria are the “engines” of the cell. They are sausage-shaped organelles acting as the power-source for the cell.
Mitochondria are sometimes described as “cellular power plants” because they generate most of the cells supply of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), used as a source of chemical-energy.
Our human body is filled with cells containing these “power engines”.
In addition each cell is made up of molecules and these molecules are made up of atoms with protons, neutrons and electrons.
But what are the atoms made of?
Space and sub-atomic particles. The atom consists of 99,9999 % space, but this space is not empty. It´s filled with pure energy.
It means that you are an energy-being. This fleshy, bony “thing” we call our body is actually an energy-body moving around in an ocean of energy.
THE ENERGY BODY
From a spiritual viewpoint we are deathless souls using a physical, energy-body to gain experiences here on Earth. The body is the vessel used by the soul. It´l like a driver and his car.
Since we and everything around us is energy we must also be connected with everything. We are entangled.
If we take this one step further it would mean that the way you think and feel can change the world for the better. Thinking positive thoughts can influence those around you – causing a ripple in this energetic ether.
Thoughts cause ripples in this field and a shift in one part of the field ripples on and causes shifts in the parts next to it and they cause shifts in the parts next to them and the ripple goes on forever.
Because you are part of the universe, the ripples come back to you and give you back a doze of similar essence.
THIS IS THE ESSENCE OF THE LAW OF “CAUSE AND EFFECT”
It´s like a boomerang. What you send out comes back to you with a strengthen force.
If you are sending out positive and good vibrations, reflecting your true emotions and feelings, the “boomerang” will come back to you with positive events, people and circumstances. It will seem like “coincidences”.
The same goes for emotions and thoughts of a negative nature (worry, anger, hate etc.). The “boomerang” will catch up with you sooner or later and return to you a negative experience or event.
The 5 Steps To Master Your Life goes through this in much more detail.
- Watch your thoughts, they become words.
- Watch your words, they become actions.
- Watch your actions, they become habits.
- Watch your habits, they become your character.
- Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Every thought or action has an effect or consequence.
The nature of that effect depends upon the nature of the cause. If the cause is “good”, the effect will be “good”. If the cause comes from negative thoughts or evil, the results will be equally negative or evil.
The Law of Cause and Effect states:
FOR EVERY ACTION THERE IS EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION
Our thoughts, our words and they way we behave is a cause that sets off a wave of energy throughout the universe.
As part of this sea of energy we must realize that the way we think and feel is causing a ripple in this universal ocean and it effects everything around us. Our family, friends, people in our local community, people in our country and everyone in the WORLD.
In his book Rising out of Chaos Simon Peter Fuller also mention The Law of Cause and Effect.
“We are totally responsible for our every thought, word and deed while on Earth, and karma, both positive and negative, ensures that we rebalance all the energy or matter (so-called sin) we have ever disturbed”.
The most potent form of energy is thought. Thought-waves are cosmic waves that penetrates all time and space.
What we think has a great impact on everything in this universe. Just by committing to think and feel in a positive way will make a shift in the universe. Our world will benefit from it. If everyone on Earth starts to think, behave and feel positive we will make our world a place of peace.
Your consciousness is part of the global consciousness field.
Scientist have been testing out the idea of global consciousness and its power for several years. They have been collecting data from a global network of random number generators since August, 1998. And this interesting project is still going. It´s called “The Global Consciousness Project”.
The scientists behind the project are looking into the correlation between peoples intentions and emotions and the output on 65 random number generators placed around the world.
The purpose is to examine subtle correlations reflecting the presence and activity of consciousness in the world. What happens when millions of people share intentions and emotions?
The Global Consciousness Project has recorded correlations when global events occur like the funeral of Princess Diana and 9-11. Both these events made a profound impact on the random number generator outcome.
For 9-11 they actually got a significant reading BEFORE the event occurred indicating that we – the people around the world – collectively “knew” that this was somehow going to happen.
Our collective consciousness influence the outcome of these random number generators.
This is implying that the way we think and feel is really important since it will start a chain of reactions – ripples in this “universal ocean of energy” which we are all part of.