Hold Peace

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.

The field of peace…

So let’s consider the dynamics of peace in the context of energy. In a recent zoom session with his on-line community, Charles Eisenstein spoke about this:

In those moments when you choose not to demonize somebody and instead hold them in the fullness of their humanity, you generate a field of peace. As more of us do this at every chance that comes up, it will change the climate [of the field].

Peace is the capacity to hold the parts that we are uncomfortable with. It is not the same as capitulating. It is how you choose to see [others or the situation]. When you choose well, you are making a statement about what is possible for human beings to do.

I’ve experienced this shift in an energy field…

As I’ve mentioned before, an energy field forms when a group comes together. And each member of the group contributes to the field.

Recently I was participating in a small-group zoom session. There were four of us from various parts of the world—Britain, US, Germany and Canada. When conversation turned to the war in Ukraine, we started down the isn’t-this-awful path.

Then the woman from Germany, who is geographically closest to the chaos, began talking about how she’d witnessed people offering help to a degree that had never occurred before.

That prompted me to add two examples that were reported on the radio during the week before our meeting. One was Village Ice Cream, which dedicated 100% of Sunday sales to Ukraine relief. Calgarians lined up outside despite the cold weather, and staff stayed until the last person was served. This one-day blitz raised $100,000—five times as much as sales on their previous best-day-ever.

The other example was a woman who had come up with a simplified method to send supplies for refugees arriving in Poland. Because she has a cousin in Poland, she ordered emergency items to be delivered by amazon to her cousin who then distributed them at a refugee reception centre. The amount she has been able to send increased significantly as word got out and family, friends and neighbours contributed money to fund more orders.

The other two group members had similar stories to share. By shifting to this path, our group energy became peaceful rather than agitated. The difference was palpable, all because someone chose to redirect the conversation by speaking a story about a different aspect of the war.

For me it, it was a graphic reminder that what each of us puts into the field is crucial…and powerful.

And therefore, we each have the power to change things.

Learning more…

From my perspective, Charles Eisentein’s talent lies in helping us find the best in ourselves when he writes and speaks about civilization, money, crisis, and transition. He thinks deeply and expresses himself beautifully. You can find more on his website and YouTube channel.

This week’s activation…

This activation is designed to help you ground in the power and strength of your own energy, instead of being pushed around by what’s going on in the world. It helps you be at choice rather than responding with a knee-jerk reaction.

 Sit quietly and let energy work for you. Energy activations are designed to enliven (activate) an aspect of your energy field. The words communicate directly with the field, guiding it to a new formation as needed. For more free activations, go to Sarah McCrum’s YouTube channel. For courses and activations for purchase, visit Sarah’s website.

A little help from our friends…

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.

The Magic of Serendipity

Last week I featured a poem with a surprise ending. It demonstrates 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.

The expanded description reads…

  • 2014: Chani Gorkin, a Brooklyn teenager, wrote a poem for a school assignment. After it was entered in a contest, her poem was published online where a few people read it.
  • July 2015: Zachery Stephenson, who lived in London, complained on Facebook about someone who’d let him down.
  • One of his relatives, living in New York, forwarded Chani’s poem to him in reply.
  • Stephenson was so impressed that he printed it out and pinned it on the wall of a bar he visited.
  • Ronnie Joice read the poem in that London bar after interviewing for a job and feeling “a bit worn out.” He snapped a photo of the poem and tweeted it.
  • Immediately, Joice’s message was re-tweeted. Over the span of a week, it was re-tweeted thousands of times.
  • Worst Day Ever? was downloaded over a million times, shared by thousands on social media, and translated into several languages including Russian, Chinese and Hebrew (as reported in an article by Dr. Yvette Alt Miller).

It struck a chord…

Stephenson has been quoted as saying, “It just kind of struck a chord and really made me change my perception of things.” He added that he’d never posted anything like that before.

Joice explained his action by saying that “London’s a really tough city to live in sometimes” and the poem helped him to get the “right attitude” to deal with the stress of looking for work.

The author’s perspective…

From all accounts, Chani had no intention other than to successfully meet the requirements of the assignment, which was to write a poem about her worst-ever day.

Her challenge was that the topic didn’t align with her beliefs. As she has explained, her poem reflects the idea that it’s possible to control how we see the world, whether negatively or positively. “I don’t think there is such a thing as the worst day ever… I wanted to show how your day is really based on how you look at things.” And, holding that contradiction between the assignment and her view of life, Chani found a way to creatively meet the requirements of both.

I think this poem has struck a chord with so many people because she expressed what she sincerely believed and presented it in a compelling way. As a result of that clear expression, her poem touched people, activating  energy fields in multiple ways over a short period of time.

How is it that this poem ricocheted around the world?

You might call it coincidence, or synchronicity, or serendipity. They are all nuances of the same thing, describing an occurrence that happens as if it is out of your hands. And indeed it is. Such occurrences are tangible examples of the work of invisible energy fields—invisible  but nonetheless real.

The story of Chani’s poem demonstrates that…

  • When we turn something loose in an energy field, we never know what will come of it.
  • Energy fields intersect and overlap.
  • Surprises and serendipities happen!

And it reminds us of what we intuitively know but have long-since forgotten—that we don’t have to do life alone. We have invisible help.