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WHAT IS ENERGY
WHAT IS ENERGY?
The Effect of Our Environment On Our Well-Being
As we are not completely isolated from our environment, then we should consider the effect of the natural and man-made environments on our well being. Our relationship with our family, friends, work colleagues and our social interactions in general also play an important part on our well being. Our personal economic problems and those of our country also affect us. Our cherished products of modern technology have harmful side effects. In order to tackle all those different aspects that actually include all fields of life, we have to find a common factor, which we can use as our starting point to understand all those different aspects of our well-being.
Everything is Energy
A common factor to everything would be ENERGY. Physics tell us that everything is energy, even what we consider solid matter is actually energy. All life functions are based on energy interactions. Energy interactions are the hidden dimension at the core of any perceivable physiological function. In all of the above areas, well-being is the result of energy balance. Any disturbance of that balance produces either over or under activity, which manifests as a problem.
Does Anybody Really Know What Energy is?
First, let us try to understand what ENERGY is? The famous American Physicist Richard Feynman talk about it in his famous 1960s Lectures on physics “ …In Physics today, we have no knowledge of what energy really IS!”We know energy through its manifestations in different forms: heat, magnetism, electricity… etc. We know how to use certain formulas to quantify and use the different forms of energy, that ultimately gave us modern technology, but we still do not know the essence of the energy that can take one form or another.The general scientific definition from the Encyclopedia Britannica: “ENERGY IS THE ABILITY TO PRODUCE ACTION OR EFFECT” defines energy not in what it really is but through one of its attributes. Besides the traditional types of manifestation of Energy in form of heat, motion…etc, many other ‘effects’ can actually be defined as manifestations of energy. We must include vitality, emotions, and thoughts, into the energy repertoire. A whole new picture arises which would need a whole new Physics to grasp it.
Energy was there Before the ” Big Bang “
Some Physicists tell us that the creation of the universe started with a “ Big Bang “, a sort of an explosion arising from a previous stable state of nothingness. The explosion “ released “ energy, it did not create it, because in Physics we know that energy cannot be created from nothing or destroyed back to nothing. So this energy must have been there within the nothing before the universe started. It was an attribute or ability existent in what we term as nothing. So energy is “ something “ that when dormant is perceived as “ nothing “ and when it moves then it becomes something.
Energy Creates The Primary Motion
Energy produces the “ primary motion “, although anything we do that produces different types of “ secondary motion “ transforms that energy into the different forms by which we perceive it. The only difference between “ nothing “ and “ everything “ is just motion. But what is it that moves we do not know. All what we can know is that this motion creates the duality of opposites, and that this motion is balanced in a way that we could call “ geometrical “, a balance that creates complementarities out of opposites, which gives the possibility of all levels of creation, including our physical reality. Furthermore, this balanced motion creates time and space that manifests on many levels according to its mode and level of perception. All attributes can only exist within time and space because we need their opposites to perceive them. The actual essence of energy beyond time and space is therefore not possible through the attributes. We can try as we will, but will be still left with the unanswerable question: WHAT IS THE ESSENCE OF ENERGY?
The Essence of Energy
The essence of stagnant “ sleeping “ energy before the big bang is beyond duality, time and space, and attributes. But the attributes already exist within it one way or another. Beyond duality every attribute in its extreme and its opposite would exist as one and inseparable. Existence-extinction, dead-alive, up-down, right-left would be meaningless to us.That means that our awareness that is based on duality and time and space cannot perceive or comprehend it. We can only perceive the attributes.
Balanced Motion and Consciousness
The first motion is however a very special big bang. It has within it a sort of a program that governs all aspects of this motion, just like the program that governs the growth of a seed to become a tree. To govern a motion one must be aware of it and have a law to apply to the motion. Awareness implies consciousness. But consciousness is an advanced state of life. Laws to balance motion must have meaning of the balance, therefore not just intelligence, but wisdom, because intellect alone does not necessary produce meaning to create balance.Energy whether as nothing, anything, something, or everything, is the pure essence of consciousness and wisdom. Even in its primordial state of nothingness it is already on the highest and most sophisticated level of life.
Energy is conscious, actually UNCONSCIOUS-CONSCIOUSNESS
If energy is conscious and therefore “ alive “ then every manifestation or transformation of that energy is just a different action with all the properties of the essence manifested according to the type of motion. But before we go further we must understand that as we have shown above the attribute that manifests as consciousness within time and space is released from the original CONSCIOUS-UNCONSCIOUS state. So everything in the universe whether it is a stone, plant, or animal has the original essence of wisdom and consciousness tailored to its specific function. Even in the same being the consciousness and wisdom of a blood cell, an immune cell, a water molecule, or our human consciousness are just the original essence doing different functions. No Physicist can possibly know what energy really is because Physics has not yet acknowledged the effects of emotions and thought as a form of energy, not to speak of all the invisible realms and dimensions. It seems that spiritual doctrines were always nearer to the truth, and now alternative Sciences are catching up. In the beginning, there was THE WORD is more accurate, because it involves the meaning, consciousness, and wisdom, not found in the big bang.
If everything is energy, and energy means consciousness, awareness and wisdom manifesting differently then everything is aware of everything else. Everything is in a communication of some sort. But since energy manifests differently in different types of motion, the secondary levels of awareness formed in every type of creation are different. This makes awareness and communication difficult, just like people speaking different languages. The communication must be happening on an inner common level, in a common language, not necessarily understood by the “personalized” level of each type of creation. The so-called “ language of the heart “ that the mystics speak about is slowly merging to be more scientific than expected. This type of communication comes from the world of Music. Pythagoras, the Greek father of mathematics and music who spent 22 years in Egypt and was actually initiated in the “ Egyptian Temple Sciences “, described the motion of the stars in the sky as “ Music of the Spheres “ showing that there was a common language (spoken in Egyptian temples!) between music and astronomy.
Resonance: a universal energy language
Different levels of energy interact through resonance to produce harmony. Like the strings of a piano, if we strike one then every eighth string will vibrate producing a sound but our piano here extends in both directions to span the whole universe from the smallest to the largest. During resonance all the strings of similar quality in the universe interact. The change on each string is exchange of information, sensed as quality. We cannot separate the physical from the emotional or the mental levels of energy. The common factor between these levels is energy, which manifests differently on every level within us. But energy will also be affected by resonance with similar levels in our environment. These are what we call the collective levels. We are constantly affected by and in turn affect the collective vitality, emotional, and mental abstract energy levels around us. The Swiss psychologist Karl Gustav Jung has done a lot to make us aware of the effect of the collective levels on our psyche. He revived the hermetic ideas of the Gnostics of Alexandria, and the Arab philosophers and Sufis.
Resonance, Communication, and Information Exchange: MEMORY
When two energy fields are in resonance, and exchange information, something happens after the resonance is over. The two systems do not go back to their original state. A sort of vibrational “impregnation” occurs, which means that part of the new information leaves an imprint on the energy system. Systems then, are in constant evolution through resonance or interaction. But what is exactly implied by impregnation? There is a sort of MEMORY in every energy system.
Everything has an evolving PERSONALITY
If in every interaction between two energy systems, which we can also refer to as memory systems, an information exchange takes place, then these systems are in constant evolution and growth. Interaction, communication, memory, and evolution affect the quality of interaction between systems and what results is a certain mode of awareness and perception. That results in the creation of an individual reality to that system, which in turn leads to the formation of a personality that will characterize the communication and interaction of the system. So everything in the universe from the atom, grain of sand, plants, humans, to the solar system, up to the whole universe has a personality of some sort. This personality interacts within its own perception of time and space and might not be easily perceived by other systems within other time and space dimensions.
A New World View of a Living Universe
From these core concepts we will deal with holistic health as: ENERGY BALANCE on all levels internal and external to our system, individual and collective. We will understand that the collective levels are a form of life, and part of the psyche of the Earth Being, with which we interact. Once we understand that we are dealing with another form of Being with a personality that can interact and react, then our whole outlook to the environment and its reaction through nature’s forces will change. From the smallest virus or bacteria to the cells of life, the human being, the Earth, we find a form of Being living within another form of Being. The whole universe is like one great multilevel Being all the way down to the smallest particles within the atoms, which are alive in their own way and have their own memory and personality.
When we read in many religious scriptures, as those of Ancient Egypt, the holy Koran of Islam, or in many aboriginal beliefs what suggests that everything in the universe prays to Divine Being in its own way, we should take this as an indication that everything is alive and therefore conscious in its own way.