COSMIC OCEAN OF FLOWING ENERGY
We live in a cosmic ocean of flowing energy. Everything around us and we are ourselves manifest forms of energy. All energy is in motion, whether or not that motion is perceptible to the lower, grosser human senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, or hearing. The rate at which the energy moves determines one’s ability to perceive it : the slower the movement, the more it is perceptible to the physical senses. Since this energy, call it prana, mana, chi or ki, encompasses everything that exists, it’s essentially inexhaustible. The entire universe can be considered an electrical energy grid that conducts all manner of energies. In this view, a person’s energies travel across this grid like sound waves, having an effect on various other energies as they move, and then bouncing back in kind.
Energy is composed of pulsating motion the vibrancy that emanates from mystery. Energy is at the heart of matter, residing inside every atom. When modern scientists were finally able to spilt the atom, what they unleashed was the tremendous power of energy. As particles of light, atoms vibrate at different speeds, creating electrical charges that cause them to bind together into molecules. Among these molecules, those moving at slower rates of speed join with one another to form what people perceives as the material world.
The only difference between the soft flexible human body and a bar of steel is the configuration of the molecules and the speed at which they vibrate.
Both the body and the bar of steel are made of atoms. Molecules vibrating slightly more rapidly result in more pliable, less solid matter. Those moving at even higher vibratory rates of speed from energies known as thought, emotion, and spirit.
This energetic composition of reality helps explain how everything is one. For example, the cosmic river of flowing energy is what allows the thoughts of one person to be transmitted to someone in another location. This is what enabled Jesus, at the request of the Roman centurion, simply to “speak the word” to heal a dying man somewhere else. In the Shrimad Bhagavatam, this river of energy allowed Dhruva to effect the atmosphere of the entire universe by gaining control of the energy within his own body. It enables a loving mother to know her child is in danger, even when the two are apart.