This book describes the synthesis currently occurring between science and metaphysics that reveals the energetic nature of all life and the amazing truth behind physical reality. It discusses the relationship between energy and consciousness, and how management of your own energy signature can change your reality and even your physical body. It demonstrates how you can connect to the immense energy available at the higher frequencies of your own being to manifest abundance, love, and peace for yourself, your family, your business, your community, and your world.
“This book brings together energetic science and universal spiritual intelligence in a way that is understandable and practical. If you are ready to take responsibility for your life and manifest your own magnificence, this is for you.”
—Susan T. Howson, MA, CPCC, PCC, CHBC, founder of Magnificent Creations Limitee and Kids Coaching Connection
“A very current description of where science is in relation to the deeper wisdom of spiritual writings and teachings. It is a book for the 21st century.”
—Catherine Nelson MA, PhD, founder of Rocky Mountain Pathwork
“The practical exercises give us a chance to feel the energy surging through us and around us. I hope many people get a chance to read this.”
—David Newby, MBA, director of In–Touch Insight Systems
“Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Manifest Your Magnificence: The Energetics of Being" is an inherently thoughtful and thought-provoking read that might well provide a life changing experience and is very highly recommended for both community and academic library collections. It should be noted for personal self-help, self-improvement reading lists that "Manifest Your Magnificence" is also available in a paperback edition (9781504341035, $24.99).”
—Susan Bethany, Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
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Manifest Your Magnificence
The Energetics of Being
By Joan E. Walmsley
Balboa PressCopyright © 2015 Joan E. Walmsley
All rights reserved.
Science is an ever-evolving body of knowledge. It is not a fixed set of laws that never changes, nor should it be. It evolves as our knowledge and understanding of our universe increases. Its theories grow and expand, while retaining those ideas and knowledge that remain reliable as an explanation of what is perceived. This way it incorporates and integrates the older established knowledge with newer data to form a wider picture. Scientists question and explore and change their views when fact and logic force them to do so. They base their views on what can be verified through experiment or what can be deduced from experimentally confirmed hypotheses. They ask how, not why. Science is an enterprise that systematically builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. It has assumed there is an objective reality shared by rational observers and governed by natural laws that can be described by observation and experimentation.
How Science Works
Although there is some controversy in scientific circles around the scientific method, the elements of good scientific practice cannot be and should not be ignored. They include controlled and disciplined observation, with careful and unbiased measurement, and a requirement for public consensus agreement that these measurements are correct. Phenomena must be independently and repeatedly measurable to allow this consensus to form. Only this repeated replication creates stability for any hypothesis. It is a valuable process that allows us to keep moving forward, develop and test theories, and ultimately add to our self-knowledge.
It is an interesting phenomenon that science works toward gaining a concrete and absolute factual knowledge, and yet so much of what is held as consensus is based on assumption and uncertainty. This is the great paradox. However, even though one cannot deny the incredible advances science has made, particularly over the past hundred years, there is still so very much more to explore. The latest developments in quantum physics, astrophysics, cymatics, cosmology, plasma science, neuroscience, biology, biophysics, epigenetics, and molecular biology are converging to provide a new worldview of who we are and where we came from that is very different from the one we think we know. There is a slow emergence of reconciliation between the ancient, intuitive, mystic, and metaphysical views of the spiritual world with the findings of science through scientific exploration. What is emerging is a picture of consciousness, as these two seemingly opposed worlds begin to discover their real similarities rather than polarize in their differences. As we move forward in our search for knowledge, this is a time for synthesis and synergy. As Carl Sagan wrote, "The very act of understanding is a celebration of joining, even if in a very modest sense with the magnificence of the cosmos. Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality."
3-D Reality — Current Mainstream Views
What follows is a brief review of where we are as a global community in terms of scientific exploration, understanding, and mainstream views. The term energetics in the book title refers to the principles, components, and applications of energy. If you believe you are not interested in science or that it is not relevant to what follows, this is step number one in challenging belief systems that condition your thinking. A very brief review of how current mainstream views developed leads us on into the newer and incredibly exciting revelations of modern science. This will certainly facilitate your progress and support clarity of purpose as you approach the self-inquiry sections in part 2. It has been humbling to research these topics, for it is clear how the courageous men and women over the past three centuries have pioneered new frontiers, sometimes at the expense of their lives, to provide you and me with incredible knowledge about ourselves and our universe. Their work has formed the foundation for the knowledge that is becoming available now, and rather than be now dismissed as "incorrect," it can be integrated and viewed as a necessary step along the way of our ever-expanding global consciousness. And it continues.
Our scientific awareness is an evolutionary process as we develop more and more sophisticated methods of research and detection. I urge you not to skip part 1, even those among you who may have a reasonable knowledge of current scientific data. This section covers many disciplines, and it is this multidisciplinary approach that gradually reveals the incredible connections between events that might have previously seemed unrelated. It is the story of a new emerging paradigm.
Newton, Darwin, and Descartes: The Historical Context
Scientific views inform our concept of self. We are the product of our scientific heritage. How we learn to think about ourselves is based on the scientific models scientists use to describe our physical world. Our concept of the self is changed as new scientific theories evolve and new evidence is presented, provided the new information is disseminated. Science gains knowledge through conducting research. However, the current general view of physical reality and the universe is based on models that no longer adequately explain the phenomena of our experienced reality. The majority of educated people, including education systems, medical research bodies, corporations, governments, and indeed some of those in the mainstream scientific community itself, still hold a dualistic worldview of mechanical materialism and a separate spirituality that manifests in some kind of religious expression.
Newton, together with Darwin, gave us a description of a mechanistic universe, existing independently from humans, created by accident, with no purpose and doomed to endless scarcity and competitive struggle before ending in heat death by a decline into disorder. Still, the most popular view that prevails is that "out there" is an external reality that controls our lives and is composed of separate objects behaving in a predictable way. The most separate of these are the human beings, who are disconnected from their source and each other. The old scientific paradigm view based on the Newtonian model posits that all objects exist within a three-dimensional geometry of length, width, and height and move in space according to fixed laws of motion. Matter was considered to have fixed boundaries, and to influence matter in any way required force applied from outside the object. Everything is isolated and not connected, and we cannot affect the material world by what we think or do.
It was also Newton that discovered mathematics could accurately describe the physical world, an incredibly valuable legacy to the modern scientist. Newtonian physics is referred to as classical physics and is the mathematical formulation of common sense. It makes basic assumptions about the fabric of our reality that correspond to how the world appears to our senses. These are assumptions only based on the perceptions of the five physical senses. The classical physics way of regarding the world appeared sufficient to explain large segments of the observable world. It worked for most things at the physical human scale. It is common sense. Classical physics holds that the universe is made from solid objects made from smaller building blocks called atoms. This physics relied on reductionism, the philosophical position that holds that a complex system is nothing but the sum of its parts, and if we break down the components and study them in isolation, this gives rise to an understanding of the whole system. The problem is this philosophy is no longer feasible. When we break down atoms to their smallest parts, we find these parts behave very differently from what was predicted by Newtonian physics.
Similarly, the premise of Darwin's theory of evolution is a widely held notion that all life has evolved from nonlife in a purely naturalistic and undirected way: that humans have evolved from simplistic ancestors over a period of time by way of random genetic mutations within the organism's genetic code, and by the process of natural selection, these mutations are preserved because they aid survival. In other words, it is the survival of the fittest. Over a period of time, the mutations accumulate, to result in the creation of an entirely different organism, us. However, even Darwin himself agreed that reductionism could not account for the development of such complex systems as the eye, ear, and heart. In 1859 he wrote: "To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree."
Molecular biologist Michael Denton wrote of Darwinism as a theory in crisis. "Although the tiniest bacterial cells are incredibly small, weighing less than 10-12 grams, each is in effect a veritable micro-miniaturized factory containing thousands of exquisitely designed pieces of intricate molecular machinery, made up altogether of one hundred thousand million atoms, far more complicated than any machinery built by man and absolutely without parallel in the non-living world." 4 And yet, this theory is a prevalent worldview that continues to be taught to our children today.
Rene Descartes was one of the most prominent philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists of the seventeenth century and had a profound influence on the history of Western philosophy. He is probably best known for the statement "I think therefore I am." His premise that the body (matter) and mind (intelligence) are two independent substances and not connected has been the basis of allopathic medicine for over three hundred years. But we will see there is hard evidence now that this is simply no longer a truth. To his great credit, Descartes initiated the model for explaining natural phenomena with science-based observation and experiment, the foundation of modern science. For this we must be grateful to him, for it is through this scientific method that we continue to be curious and evolve our knowledge of our universe and our place in it.
Commonly Held Misperceptions
* The physical world is objectively real and exists in a fixed and objective way, whether being observed or not.
* Objects can only be influenced by direct contact. Action at a distance is not possible.
* There is a one directional fixed cause and effect sequence that occurs in that order.
* There are no discontinuous jumps in nature and space and time are smooth.
* Mind and body are separate, and mind cannot affect the material world.
* Genes are responsible for our biology. The body is a machine determined by its genetic codes and DNA; the engine is the brain.
* Health is predetermined by our genes.
* Consciousness is a product of the brain.
* The space between objects is empty.
* Everything exists in isolation and is not connected.
To summarize, a general current worldview is this is a clockwork universe, where objects and humans operate separately in time and space; human beings have evolved by genetic mutation to secure the survival of the fittest, with no direction or purpose; and our bodies are completely separate from our minds and spirit. These assumptions have shaped our belief system about our world, our identity, and our being and are views still held by many in the world today.
Change and Resistance
Science has evolved considerably over the past century, and there is now mounting evidence that these assumptions are simply not true. Yes, I say century because a lot of the information that will be presented here is not new. Many authors have presented this information before, including the scientists themselves. However, as with all paradigm shifts, it takes time for the new version to be accepted and assimilated. Even though new information exists and is incontrovertible, often, new ideas that do not fit a current worldview are either not perceived, not acknowledged, or dismissed. There is resistance by mainstream scientists to change their way of thinking, even though much of the new science is peer reviewed. This is not helped by the fragmentation of established science bodies, with their inability to correlate the results of all the disassociated disciplines. This creates a barrier to a clear overview. The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing; this kind of decentralization does not support collaboration.
There is resistance in education systems to embrace new ideas and an inability within current structures to accommodate the multidisciplinary approach required to connect the dots. There is resistance from governments and corporations to fund and support modern scientific discovery not consistent with political and financial aims. Added to this catalogue of restraint is a mainstream media that often delivers on the basis of financial and political considerations. This has ever been the case with new ideas that point to a radical change in our thinking, but the unequivocal fact remains: the old science no longer can explain the reality of our experience as human beings. Our belief systems are fl awed on a very large scale, and this keeps us from knowing who we truly are and what we can be and accomplish.
What Is the New Science?
According to d'Espagnat, "The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment."
This is such an exciting time to be alive. If we take a look at the developments in the various scientific disciplines over the past hundred years, these discoveries themselves give evidence of the magnificent creations human beings are. The science section of the book takes a look at the incredible science supporting its message. We will discover that we only see what we expect to see in our outer reality. If we change our expectation, we change the outcome of what we observe. Everything is connected or entangled and interacts with instant communication, and even though the movement of particles is random, it becomes ordered or coherent by human intention and thought. Our genes do not determine our health and well-being. Our consciousness does not arise from the brain. Mind does significantly affect matter. We are each a cell in the planetary body, inextricably linked to all species and connected to the entire solar system, galaxy, and cosmos by fields of energy. And most importantly, we are all in this together.
This may turn all your current belief systems upside down and hence not be comfortable to read. Or you may believe this information does not affect you or your life. Initially it may not seem relevant to you to investigate such disciplines as quantum physics or cosmology, and yes, the book, could have been written without this and still carry an empowering message. However, quantum physics is the study of how the smallest components of our universe behave. You and me and everything in our known universe are made from these components. Cosmology is the science of the origin and development of the universe. You do not need to be a scientist to understand the implications of the work of these great pioneers of knowledge.CHAPTER 2
Energy — A Universal Proposition
Before starting our journey through the most incredible science imaginable, this section begins with some fundamental definitions of terms that will be used throughout the book in order to provide clarity for the reader with no or little scientific knowledge. It all starts with energy. To those in the scientific world, this word can mean one thing; to those of an esoteric nature, it may mean something else. It has been my experience as a practitioner of energy management that there is much confusion around the meaning of this term, creating a duality that is unnecessary. Therefore, I have included my own definition based on my research and my own practical experience as a conduit for receiving and transmitting energy. This book will show it is all the same energy, whichever philosophy or discipline you follow. Energy is what powers our world, but in a much more significant way than it may be presently seen and understood as a global norm. Let's take a look at what energy really is.
Energy can be described as the strength, vitality, and power derived from resources required to create an effect or outcome by informing, deforming, reforming, or transforming matter. This term can be applied to all life and all its aspects: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
Energy's various manifestations lie along a spectrum comprising various effects seen and unseen in the physical world, for energy itself is not visible. For example, when electrons are forced along a path in a conducting substance, such as a wire, the result is an energy called electricity. The electrons cannot be seen in the wire, but the resulting electricity powers our appliances. There are many different types of energy known because of their effect or the work they do. Its multiple expressions include:
* light (color is formed when light is refl ected or emitted from an object),
* thermal — heat,
* kinetic — motion,
* potential (energy stored because of a position, e.g., a drawn bow),
plus others that may yet be unknown. It can be defined as the ability or capacity to move or change matter or substance. Energy surrounds us but has no mass, and yet we can observe the effects it has on matter. It can be conserved and transformed into a different state and is perceived as being unable to be created or destroyed. The amount of energy something has refers to its capacity to make something happen, to move an object over a distance against a force.
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Table of Contents
Part 1: Synthesis and Synergy,
Chapter 1: Background, 3,
Chapter 2: Energy — A Universal Proposition, 12,
Chapter 3: The Great Pioneers of Energy and Matter, 32,
Chapter 4: All the World's a Stage — The Principle of Holography, 44,
Chapter 5: Fields of Energy, 61,
Chapter 6: The Energetics of Being, 92,
Chapter 7: DNA — The Building Blocks of Life, 116,
Chapter 8: The Living Crystalline Matrix, 131,
Chapter 9: Consciousness and Mind, 138,
Chapter 10: Emergence, 149,
Part 2: The Keys to the Kingdom,
Chapter 11: Introduction to Part 2, 153,
Chapter 12: Energy and Consciousness, 159,
Chapter 13: Building Coherence in the Physical Body, 176,
Chapter 14: The Creative Process, 196,
Chapter 15: Emotional and Mental Stability, 207,
Chapter 16: Mind Games, 222,
Chapter 17: The Power and Intelligence of the Heart, 236,
Chapter 18: Express Your Magnificence, 251,
Chapter 19: The Significance of the Head Energy Centers, 264,
Chapter 20: Our Energetic DNA, 271,
Chapter 21: At-One-Ment and Integration, 274,
Part 3: The Energetic Highway,
Chapter 22: Introduction to Part 3, 281,