What's the Matter?
I need to see it to believe it. A repeated statement I have uttered and heard many times before. I only started to change my mind a few years back when I learned from my wife, Lisa, that 99.9% of everything I see in the visible spectrum and touch is energy. She also told me that 0.1% of the "real" world is made up of matter. Lisa's point to me was if you think about something in the conscious or unconscious mind, you bring it into existence. I was immediately interested once I realized all the things I have brought into my life were of my own doing. I had to take accountability for both the good and the bad to start the process of creating. At this moment in time, I started my path toward incorporating an energetic lifestyle into my belief system.
He Helped Us See
But, you'll have to do your work to break the habit of relying upon only one of your senses to support all that you know to be true. Scientist George Wald won a Nobel prize in physiology in 1967 for his work in the visual cycle, the biological conversion of a photon into an electrical signal in the retina.
You can See Only 1% of 1%
In 7th grade, we all learned that the retina has billions of photoreceptive cells called rods and cones. Within these rods and cones are phototransduction compounds called photopigments. These pigments are the focus (no pun intended) of our knowledge of what light/colors our brain can process. In other words, light particles bouncing off of objects and onto our eyeballs will bring into form the things we see.
Scientifically speaking, color is not a physical property; it is merely the brain's interpretation of different wavelengths of light. The human vision spans a visual spectrum of approximately 390-720nm. At the short end of the spectrum is (390) or what we perceive as blue. The long end (720) is what we perceive as red. This light spectrum comprises less than an estimated 1% of 1% of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. At this point, I will re-direct you to what Lisa shared with me several years ago; only 0.1% of everything I believe to be physically real, is the actual matter. The narrow range of the light I see is primarily a result of what wavelengths or photopigments my eyes are sensitive to seeing. As a result, if I solely relied on my sight to tell me what is real, I would be missing 99.9% of all the none blue and red light spectrum available to me at all times. In a future post I will share with you the truth about these particles of light that respond to the frequency you are sending out.
Would you like more proof? E=mc2 or Energy equals mass times the speed of light squared. A famous equation created by Albert Einstein, but it is still one of the most misunderstood. I will break it down for those of us who are not physics students. On the most basic level, the equation says that energy and mass (matter) are interchangeable; they are different forms of the same thing. Under certain conditions, energy can become mass and vice versa. As Einstein has shown us, light and matter are just aspects of the same thing. Matter appears as frozen light (energy). And light is matter on the move (the speed of light).
Most of us (me) think that E=mc2 is the equation we would use to help us travel through outer-space. But it is really just the equation to prove how much pure energy is contained within matter. Pure energy, is by definition, moving at the speed of light. Pure energy is electromagnetic radiation—whether it's light, X-rays, or gamma rays (unseen light)—this electromagnetic radiation travels at a constant speed of 300,000 km/sec (186,000 miles/sec), and don't forget to square that number [90,000,000,000 (km/sec)2].
Want an example of this? I know I do. So take an ordinary paperclip, and if you could turn every one of the atoms in a paper clip into pure energy—leaving no mass—the paper clip would yield about 15 kilotons of TNT. What is an example of this power? It is close in power to the bomb, Little Boy, that dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Yes, I know, a horrible event and example, but that is the power found in the lowly paperclip. Don't worry to create power like this you would need tremendous temperature and pressure more intense than that in the core of our Sun. But, imagine what a human being's power is like when distilled to pure energy.
So, what do you do with this newfound information? How about exploring the possibilities of what you are capable of? You now have scientific proof that you see less than 0.1% of what is all around you at any given moment in time. You have 99.9% of the energy to explore outside your five senses. You know that Einstien did the heavy math work to prove that light or energy and matter are virtually the same thing and are relative to what you are experiencing. He showed us that all matter is untapped energy and that on a quantum level, there is still much to explore and learn.