Good Vibrations – Part 1: Energy is Vibration

I started this series, in contemplation of my client’s broken arm, the negative words written on his cast, and how the energy of those words might be affecting his healing bone.  So let’s first look at the vibration of energy.

Now, defining energy is a lot like defining the word “being”.    Most people have an idea of what it is but that idea just doesn’t capture all of what means.  So, let’s agree that energy is a measure of force applied to an object and that it comes in many forms.   According to the law of conservation it can be converted from one form to another and back again without any increase or decrease of the energy in the process.  What we start with is what we’re left with when we’re done.

We experience the vibration of energy all around us, yet we may only perceive a small part of the vibrational spectrum through our physical senses.   For example, we can hear the vibration of the guitar string, but not see the sound wave.  We can see and feel the ocean wave push us up and down as we float on the surface, but not hear it pass.  Likewise, we can see the light of the sun, but the light wave that turns our skin red is just outside the color spectrum visible to our eyes.   Whether we can perceive it or not, all of this energy moves around us and through us as waves.

Since a wave is a wave is a wave, let’s stick to the waves that we can physically sense for this discussion.   Sound waves are a simple place to start.  We understand the varying pitches of sound vibration and how they can be arranged to create music – or noise depending on the listener.  Some of this sound is too high pitched for some to hear, yet it drives dogs crazy.  Other pitches are so low that rather than hearing it with our ears we feel the air pressure against our chests – sometimes even a couple of car lengths away from the low rider producing it!   Either way, the sound creates ripples of air pressure that we can perceive as illustrated in this video.

When we add two sources of sound we can create places (or nodes) where the waves cancel each other out.  In the video below notice the “grey lines” created where the waves overlap.

If you stood in these nodes you would hear diminished sound or even no sound at all.  These are points of stillness in the vibrational pattern.

When we use sound waves to vibrate a metal plate with sand on it, similar types of nodes are created that manipulate how the grains of sand arrange themselves on the plate.   The sand grains align within these nodal areas of stillness. This process was first noted in 1630 by Galileo Galilei.   Notice how as the pitch of the sound increases the intricacy of the design increases.

While the video doesn’t show it here, if we returned to the original sound pitch the original pattern would be re-established.   The important point is that specific sounds have specific patterns that are reproducible.

We can look around nature to find similar types of patterns produced by wave energy.  Look at these photos of natural phenomena and see if you can identify similar patterns that mirror those of the sound waves.  You can click on each photo to see a larger image.

Sand Dunes on The Rub al Khali as viewed from space.

Sand Dunes on The Rub' al Khali as viewed from space.

Attu, Alaska

The island of Attu, Alaska as seen from space

Mackenzie River, Canada

Mackenzie River, Canada as seen from space

Grand Bahama Bank

Grand Bahama Bank as seen from space

Isla Sorocco, Mexico

Atmospheric disturbance created by the Isla Sorocco, Mexico as seen from space

Altocumulus Clouds

Altocumulus Clouds

What’s remarkable is that while the forces at work  may be different, the results are similar on different scales of space and time.  This is where we can easily get lost – the different scales of space and time.  As humans, we are so used to perceiving energy according to our scale of space and time that we discount other scales outside of what we can sense.  In the next installments of this series, we’ll look at some examples of energy patterns within these different scales of space and time.

I welcome your thoughts and comments.


About Paul Kulpinski, LMT

Paul Kulpinski is a licensed massage therapist, holistic wellness coach and co-founder of Mountain Waves Healing Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona with over 15 years experience in helping people achieve their optimum state of well being. Information contained in this blog should not be taken as medical advice. Readers are advised to validate the information presented here with other sources including your personal physician for information specific to you.
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6 Responses to Good Vibrations – Part 1: Energy is Vibration

  1. Holly Troy says:

    Wow, Paul, some very cool examples of vibration patterns that we normally would not perceive.

  2. Sara says:

    THANK YOU, Paul! I cannot wait for the next installments! LOVE this topic! I echo this other comment, too, about your incorporation of relevant examples…well-done!

  3. Thanks! I’m enjoying putting words to these concepts that I’ve been exploring for some time now.

  4. maxie says:

    What if the original intent of the writer of the words on the cast were positive or humorous? It would seem that this would be the energy going into the arm, the energy of the writer. The words, once written, no longer affect the bone tissue. Just like when we turn sound off, the sound waves dissipate.

  5. Good point, Maxie. Unlike the sound, the words still hold physical space (in this case on the arm cast). While the intent of the writer might have been positive, my sense is that the base energy of the word carries a certain vibrational frequency as a result of societal reinforcement of the primary vulgar usage. This is similar to a radio frequency. The radio station emits what’s called a carrier wave in which the voice/musical wave is embedded. So the societal energy of the word is like the carrier wave, and the writer’s intent is like the embedded signal. But, the intent of the writer might get lost in the intensity of society’s energy related to the word (kind of like getting static when you’re too far from the radio station to hear the music). So what happens, when others view the cast and the word, the base frequency of vulgarity is more likely to be reinforced which over time will amplify this frequency over the writer’s energy intention. I plan to cover this in more detail in upcoming postings. Thanks for giving me an additional point to illustrate in this!

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