Thoughts about energy–and don’t forget to pray for peace

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After being nudged by my guidance for some months I’ve been returning lately to my regular practices of The Eight Key Breaths, Flying Crane Chi Gung and The Five Tibetan Rites ( a future post will have info and links about these).  It’s reminded me that my thoughts about energy are central to my philosophy, that I posted a number of times in early days about it and that many who follow me now never saw the posts.  Since I’m revisiting these thoughts I’m going to do a few posts that copy material from those old pieces — possibly with some editing.  For those who’ve been reading my blog a long time, sorry for the repetition:

Everything is energy.  I ran into that concept very quickly when I entered the world of metaphysics.  I accepted it as true from the first;  I’ve been slowly learning what it means in the 25+ years since.  I don’t mean in the sense of science — you can watch What the Bleep (if you’re like me about science, a dozen or more times) if you want that explanation of energy.  I mean in terms of grasping what it means for us if we realize that everything — including us — is energy.

In terms of my connection to the world, I see the “all” of the energy as the great web in which we are all one.  That the physical me extends out into the universe and interconnects with all life everywhere via energy.  That no physical object is what it appears to be.   In other words, the world as I know it is an illusion.  Again, I can say those words and believe them but the more I explore, the more deeply I understand those words and yet I still feel there is much that eludes me.

In terms of self concept, it means trying to grasp that my body isn’t the real me.  As far as the energy is concerned there is no beginning and no end that defines “me” and “you” as separate.  Our conviction that we are separate beings is an illusion.  Every time I point my finger at someone else I am pointing at me.    Every thing that I do in terms of “my energy” is a contribution to either raising or lowering the energy of the web.

I think for the rest of my life as I contemplate the energy of it all I will always have more to learn about what that all really means.”

Collective Prayer Sundays:  In case you’re new, we’re finding 10 minutes at a minimum to pray or chant or meditate (or???) for peace every Sunday.  Details are on the CPS page.  For comments:  you can comment here or on that page or you can go to the Facebook page.

5 thoughts on “Thoughts about energy–and don’t forget to pray for peace

  1. Looking forward to what you’ll post about the 5 Tibetan Rites! I practiced them regularly through all of 2008. Though meditative, It felt very mechanical to me. Studied some Qi Gong after that (which I still occasionally do), but yogaasana has been my staple for moving meditation and healing. Hope the New Year is starting well for you! Namaste _/l\_

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