When we think about our friends, it’s usually flesh-and-blood people or furry friends that come to mind. But let’s not forget our invisible friends…the ones we knew as children, and gave up when adults told us we were just imagining things.
In truth, our unseen friends were real—invisible, yes, but nonetheless real inhabitants of the energy fields we’re immersed in.
So what is it with these energy fields?
The world and everything in it is made of vibrating energy. The slower the vibration, the more solid something is, and that’s the world we can see.
When vibration increases, it reaches a point where it’s beyond our visual capacity. That doesn’t mean it’s not real, just that our eyes are incapable of seeing what exists at that vibration. That’s why invisible energy fields are often described as subtle energy.
This is what we’ve learned, bit by bit, in the years since scientists began developing the theory of Quantum Physics in the 1920s. Niels Bohr, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein are recognized as the originators of the quantum view of life. Later contributors include Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrodinger, David Bohm and Richard Feynman. All but one received a Nobel Prize for their ground-breaking work to improve our understanding of how the world really works.
If you want to nerd out on the development of quantum physics and the significant changes from the classical Newtonian view, watch this engaging presentation (3,000,000+ views since 2020) by modern-day physicist Sean Carroll.
Despite all that ground-breaking scientific work, the quantum world remains unperceived by most of us. This isn’t surprising. We are used to relying on our five senses, and invisible energy requires a different sort of perception.
Perceiving subtle energy—from the inside…
There are actually more people than you might think who are sensitive to energy and experience it in ways beyond the use of their five senses. You may already have experienced one or more of these yourself:
- inner seeing—using your “mind’s eye” to see still images or movies when your eyes are closed; vivid dreams; seeing colours or auras around people, animals, or plants
- inner hearing—hearing the “still small voice within”
- inner feeling—gut feelings; hunches; feeling a physical sensation that seems to be bringing a message
- inner knowing—suddenly knowing something; insight; inspiration; ingenuity; foresight
Applying these abilities…
We all have these capabilities but many of us haven’t yet uncovered them. People who are particularly sensitive to energy often become practitioners of healing modalities. Reiki, Touch for Health, Emotion Code, and EFT Tapping are a few examples. I discussed Energy Psychology in greater depth in a previous post.To learn more about various modalities and the research into their effectiveness, visit the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP).
Why would you want to learn about energy?
First of all, we know from research reported by ACEP that energy work can be very effective in improving our state of well-being. And there are several modalities that we can use on ourselves, which I find particularly empowering.
Perhaps even more important is that working with subtle energy allows us to communicate with beings that are here to help us. Considering the turbulence we’re currently living in, now is a good time for all of us to develop our latent abilities.
We humans have managed so far with our limited understanding of how life actually works. We’ve had some successes, but we’ve also come to the limits of our tunnel vision. Systems we’ve developed are no longer working. We know that because we see them breaking down and falling apart before our eyes. Clearly we need help to navigate to the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.
So when you need to call on your friends to see you through the challenging times ahead, remember that you have more than you might think.
Some of them are waiting in the quantum field for you to discover them—and you don’t have to be a scientist to do it.