Thursday, November 27, 2008

Learn to Sense Energy

We can all sense the energy around us quite well; but many of us are unaware that we can. Have you ever walked into a room right after there was a heated argument in it? You could feel it, couldn't you? It's all a matter of remembering how to do what you've known all along. Here are some things to try:
1. Visualize energy coming from your hands and forming into a ball. Hold this ball, make it grow, shrink it, stretch it, twist it - play with it. It is there and you will learn to sense it with practise.
2. Sense your own aura. Hold your hands far apart. Now slowly bring them together. When they're about 1 or 2 inches apart, you may feel some resistance - this is your aura.
3. Hold a crystal in your hand(s). What do you feel? Move it over your chakras, or over the palm of your hand. Keep it close to you, but not touching.
4. Find a fist-sized stone and set it in front of you. Hold your hands over it, close but not touching. Feel anything? Keep trying, you will. Now, send energy through your hands and into the rock. Feel the rock again. What you sense now should feel different. Try pulling energy out of the rock, then see how it feels.
5. Walk around your house or yard and try to feel the auras of animals and plants with your hands. Try to sense a difference between them.
6. Walk close to a tree or human - don't touch. What do you feel? You are standing in their aura and will feel something somewhere in your body.
7. Spread some crystals on a table. Close your eyes and run your hand over the table. Keep your hand close, but not touching. Where do you feel the energy? Could be in your fingertips or in the palm of your hand.
8. Sit in a straight chair or on the floor in a room, with your eyes closed. Try to sense the overall feeling of the room. Now take your chair and sit in another part of the room. Does it feel any different? 8a. Try sitting in a different room. How does it compare with the first room you were in? 8b. Same room, but move things around. Over turn chairs and generally make a mess. Now, how does it feel?
9. This one is best done after dark with the lights off AND your eyes closed. Slowly walk through the room, house or yard. Don't open your eyes - rely on your other senses. You will, in time, be able to sense the presence of obstacles. Believe me - this really works and it's fun.

You may find that you don't always sense with your hands. I quite often feel the energy fields through my heart chakra. Be open to all sensations. At first, you may find that you don't feel anything. But, when you're done you may remember sensing something. This happens often in the beginning - you're learning. Go with it. All things begin in the imagination. Go ahead and imagine a sensation. After awhile, you won't need that extra *push* from your imagination to get things started. And, so what if you're making it all up in the beginning? - it will all come together with practise. You're sensing more with your mind than you are with your physical body anyway. Don't worry about it. Just know that you can do it. Now, some of you may be wondering what this energy is supposed to feel like. The depends on what's being sensed and by whom. It can be a tingling, heat, cold, stinging, prickling; everyone's different. Remember, don't try so hard; just do it. Practise and you'll learn. Have fun with this. You'll surprise yourself.

Albert Einstein's Words on Spirituality and Religion. . .

(The following quotes are taken from The Quotable Einstein, Princeton University Press unless otherwise noted)
"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God."
(The following is from Einstein and Religion by Max Jammer, Princeton University Press)"I'm not an atheist, and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations."
(The following is from The Quotable Einstein)"Thus I a deep religiosity, which, however, reached an abrupt end at the age of 12. Through the reading of popular scientific books I soon reached a conviction that much in the stories of the Bible could not be true....Suspicion against every kind of authority grew out of this attitude which has never left me."
"I don't try to imagine a God; it suffices to stand in awe of the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it."
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own - a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. It is enough for me to contemplate the mystery of conscious life perpetuating itself through all eternity, to reflect upon the marvelous structure of the universe which we can dimly perceive and to try humbly to comprehend even an infinitesimal part of the intelligence manifested in Nature."
"The scientist is possessed by the sense of universal causation. His religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that , compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection."
". . . In spite of all this, I don't let a single opportunity pass unheeded, nor have I lost my sense of humor. When God created the ass he gave him a thick skin." Einstein: The Life and Times by Ronald W. Clark, Avon Books.
"Where dull-witted clansmen of our tribe were praying aloud, their faces turned to the wall, their bodies swaying to and fro. A pathetic sight of men with a past but without a future." (Regarding his visit to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, February 3, 1923)
"Should we be unable to find a way to honest cooperation and honest pacts with the Arabs, then we have learned absolutely nothing during our 2,000 years of suffering and deserve all that will come to us."
"I appeal to all men and women, whether they be eminent or humble, to declare that they will refuse to give any further assistance to war or the preparation of war."
"It is my belief that the problem of bringing peace to the world on a supranational basis will be solved only by employing Gandhi's method on a larger scale."
The following is from Elsa Einstein, Albert Einstein's wife, regarding Einstein's development of the theory of general relativity. It's taken from the outstanding book Einstein and Religion by Max Jammer. It's originally taken from Charles Chaplin's autobiography.
The Doctor came down in his dressing gown as usual for breakfast but he hardly touched a thing. I thought something was wrong, so I asked what was troubling him. "Darling," he said, "I have a wonderful idea." And after drinking his coffee, he went to the piano and started playing. Now and again he would stop, making a few notes then repeat: "I've got a wonderful idea, a marvelous idea!" I said: "Then for goodness' sake tell me what it is, don't keep me in suspense." He said: "It's difficult, I still have to work it out."
She told me he continued playing the piano and making notes for about half an hour, then went upstairs to his study, telling her that he did not wish to be disturbed, and remained there for two weeks. "Each day I sent him up his meals," she said, "and in the evening he would walk a little for exercise, then return to his work again. Eventually," she said, "he came down from his study looking very pale. "That's it," he told me, wearily putting two sheets of paper on the table. And that was his theory of relativity."