I’m sitting on a chair, I’m writing on a computer, I’m looking out the windows of my house … how can “everything is energy” be true? I’m a physical being in a material world.
I understand why people think that way. It’s hard to comprehend what’s under the surface when there is so much that’s “substantial” in our face. But it’s the belief about what energy is, that just needs a little light shed on it.
If we think energy is invisible, out there somewhere, unable to grasp, then of course the “everything is energy” statement makes no sense. Literally, it can’t be sensed with touch, taste, smell, sight or hearing. Wait … or can it?
Yes, energy can be touched … we know if we’ve been zapped by an electric fence (you can tell I live on a horse farm) or if we are burned by hot coffee. And yes, energy can be heard … all sound waves are energy. Oh, and yes, energy can be seen, all the colors of the rainbow are energy waves.
Ok, so energy can be sensed. We know a magnetic field is energy. We know lasers are energy. But how can everything be energy? What is a table made of? Wood. What is wood made of? Wood molecules. What are wood molecules made of? Atoms. What are atoms made of? Protons, electrons, and lots of space. What are protons and electrons? Well, they are the stuff of energy that makes up matter. So matter (i.e. a wood table), in it’s most basic form is vibrating particles? It’s waves of energy? Actually, yes.
Einstein understood this when he wrote his famous equation for energy E=MC2. E is energy, M is mass, C is movement. Energy is a moving particle. I think we can all agree that light is energy. Light is made up of photons. Photons are little packets of light. But did you know that photons are both particles and they are moving? Light can be measured as one or the other, as a particle in space or as speed of movement (but interestingly, not both at the same time).
So if at the basic particle level, everything is energy and filled with all that space between electrons … how does anything appear solid? It’s the electromagnetic bonds. The “glue” that holds things together. Is it surprising that medical professionals are studying healing of disease and pain and emotions using the science of energy? If everything is energy, then your body is energy and disease is energy, and the energies are impacting each other. And drugs are simply a manipulation of energy through the chemistry of the body.
Does energy medicine work? Does it work without drugs? Can the bodies own internal energies be stimulated or supported or decreased so the body can heal itself naturally? It’s a pretty new science, but the answer is yes. I’ll be going to a science based workshop this weekend put on by the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology on research in energy medicine.
One form of energy medicine is called the Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) and here is the conclusions of a meta-analysis:
“Despite being very selective about the studies, the researchers found that there is more than ample evidence to support that EFT substantially reduces symptoms of depression at all three recorded time intervals.
The authors calculated that there was a “weighted mean” reduction in depression symptoms by a whopping 41%.
Interestingly, the researchers also looked at meta-analyses of psychiatric medication and therapy studies, and discovered that tapping reduced depression symptoms at a much higher rate than either of those accepted treatments.”
EFT/Tapping, a form of energy medicine, was better at reducing symptoms than traditional treatments. Wow! Isn’t that fascinating? I can’t wait to learn more research this weekend!
Next week I’ll be offering a teleconference using energy healing techniques to help give a boost to everyones immune system. It’s on Thursday October 26. I’ll briefly explain the science theory behind energy healing and will offer a healing experience for those attending. Aren’t you curious? Why not take a little time for yourself, get ready for the cold and flu season, learn a bit more on an interesting cutting edge topic and join me?