There is no accepted definition for energy, other than those that refer to electromagnetism or energy’s relationship to matter (like, for instance, E=mc^2). Since the dawn of quantum mechanics in the early 20th century, interpretations of reality in terms of the information that makes it up appear more and more appropriate. This is what’s referred to as a digital physics, and there’s many iterations of this theory in contemporary physics.
This description is in lieu of Newtonian mechanics, which sees nature as physical, material, and fundamentally composed of matter – usually involving the interaction of particles, corpuscular bodies, and the like. The strict adherence to this description of reality is a position we know as physicalism. The discovery that matter can be understood as both a particle and a wave (simultaneously) is the great insight of quantum physics. Both perspectives are simultaneously true – E equals mc^2. Newtonian mechanics is yin within yang. Quantum mechanics is yang within yin.
To take further extend this metaphor, Bohmian mechanics is the yin within the yang of the yang within the yin of quantum mechanics.
Matter and energy are the same in the same way that 0 and 1 are both binary code.
What is a thought, in it’s simplest terms, other than an organization of information? The minds influence on matter is increasingly well-supported in scientific literature, e.g. the minds ability to move random number generators away from randomness via intention (i.e. more 0’s or more 1’s by willing it) , or the mind’s ability to intersect the path of light in the famous double-slit experiment by remote viewing into the box where light is being beamed . Both of these are clearly demonstrated in the research of Dr. Dean Radin.
These effects are present independent of distance and even when the subjects are electromagnetically shielded in a Faraday cage. There are no “psi waves” propagating through space. More on this in a bit.
At the quantized level of space, the “atom” is literally a whisp of pixie dust floating on an endlessly deep ocean of pure energy (Planck density: 10^93 gm/cm^3). “There is enough energy in a teacup of space to boil all the oceans of the world”, said Feynman. Turns out, this was a gross understatement. How, then, is matter stable under such unimaginable pressure?
The ground substance of reality is the information state of quantized, Planck-dense bits of data. The code that governs this data is perfect. Nothing ever gets off it’s tracks. All matter in the universe accesses this database to “know where to be at all times”. At this level, there is nothing but pure yin and pure yang interpenetrating one another; this is an image of the Taiji.
What we have been seeing for decades in the laboratories of Radin, Dunne, and others is that your intention has direct access to this database, and even to the code itself. Sound like the Matrix? The Planck scale is about 30 orders of magnitude more dense with information than the level of organization of the brain, but the degree of connectedness (novelty) in that information is matched only by what we experience as consciousness. I contend that it’s not due to wave-like effects but because of scale invariance that mind shares its influence on the material world independent of mechanical effects. More on scale invariance in other articles. In the meantime, take a look at this article.
The effect that intentionality has on reality is not only the basis of prayer, magic, and energywork, but essentially all of the meaningful action in human life. The simultaneous direction of intention and attention, brings the information complexity of the Planck scale into resonance with the information complexity of the mind-body space by some kind of feedback (or feedforward) mechanism. This cross-talk is the mechanism by which intentional healing and psychic phenomena occur.
By integrating mind, body, and spirit through energywork and Qigong, we entangle our being with the ground substance of the universe. In doing so we become more like the Dao.
1. Consciousness and the double-slit interference pattern: Six experiments
2. Psychophysical interactions with a double-slit interference pattern
3. Psychophysical interactions with a single – photon double – slit optical system
4. Examining Psychokinesis: The Interaction of Human Intention With Random Number Generators—A Meta-Analysis