When I wrote last week about holding peace in a time of war, I realized that I left a big question dangling—how can we find the inner power to do something so difficult and abstract? Where do we even start?
It doesn’t help to feel powerless. Not in any situation.
Yet powerlessness is often our default position, especially when the problem is enormous and we just don’t know what to do.
When war is going on, it’s even more important to practise peace. Does that sound counter-intuitive—or maybe even downright ridiculous—to you? It would to many, because we aren’t used to thinking in terms of energy fields.
I think most of us are tired of hearing the word unprecedented. Yet it’s an accurate description of the time we are in—one where we’re being confronted by things that we have never known or done before.
That’s an enormous challenge, individually and collectively, because we’ve become used to having things under control. And here we are, facing a pandemic, civil unrest, environmental collapse, and a war like we’ve never seen. Worse yet, efforts to bring them under control are having no more than minimal success.
I suspect that most of us feel this is not what we signed up for.
When wethink 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. Continue reading →
Last week I featured a poem with a surprise ending. Itdemonstrates how the energy field of words and their arrangement has more impact than we might think.
But there’s more to it than that…
Worst Day Ever? also illustrates another aspect of energy—not in the words but in the process, the way the poem got out into the world.
Most of the news reports simplify the story to something like this: Chani Gorkin wrote a poem as a school assignment, someone pinned a copy of it on the wall of an English pub, someone else saw it there and posted a photo on his Twitter account, and it flew around the world.