What is Energy ?
Let’s understand a bit more about it.
Look at your hand, it looks solid, right? Well, if you look inside it through a microscope, you will see the molecules it is made of. If we go deeper, we will end up with an atom, and if you look inside that atom, you will find that there is nothing except energy – empty space. That energy is called subatomic particles.
Everything in the universe is made of energy, whether that energy manifests in physical form, like the chair that you are sitting on right now, or invisible energy like something you’re thinking right now.
It is the particular arrangement of these energies, and their specific rates of vibration, that determine how they will appear to us. At the most basic level, everything that exists is made of the same stuff “energy”.
For centuries, ancient cultures instinctively knew of this life force energy. The Chinese call it Qi or chi (pronounced “Chee”), the Japanese call it Ki and in India it is known as Prana. Science has only more recently recognized its existence.
This chi or natural magnetism must flow freely for optimal health. Dis-ease occurs when imbalances or blockages are present. Energy blockages or imbalances can result from physical causes such as bad nutrition, drugs or injury, and/or mental and emotional causes such as shock, grief or negative thinking.
You are made of energy and also other forms of it are passing through your body at this very moment. Energy that we cannot see is all around us in the form of radio waves, x-rays, infrared, thought waves and emotions.
This subtle energy body, bio field or aura is made up of multiple layers and relates to our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self. It varies with our state of physical and mental well-being.
The first four layers consist of the vital or etheric field (this field lies closest to the physical body), the emotional field, the mental field and the intuitive or spiritual field. The aura can be demonstrated with special imaging techniques such as Kirlian photography. Some individuals can actually visualize the aura.
This was demonstrated with the famous photo of the leaf, which shows a leaf with the top portion cut off and removed. Amazingly the Kirlian photo shows the aura of the entire leaf. This seems to demonstrate that, even though the leaf is damaged and incomplete, there is something that remembers the shape integrity of the entire leaf, as displayed by the photo.
Also a Japanese scientist, Masaru Emoto, has made a wonderful contribution to our understanding of the energetic world around us. His book, entitled The Hidden Message in Water details Mr. Emoto’s research into the crystalline structure of water. He and his colleagues found that water droplets would form widely different crystalline patterns or “snowflakes” after being exposed to different kinds of music and then frozen.
Exposure to acid rock music acts very similar to negative emotions and thoughts. They found that the negative music and thought patterns created a disruption of the crystalline structure of the water droplets as is shown in the picture.
The most beautiful ice crystals of all that were formed when they were exposed overnight to Love and Gratitude thought patterns like this ones.