Good Vibrations Part 2: Energy Wave Patterns in Nature

Several weeks ago, I began a topic on how our thoughts create energy which in turn produces our experience.  In the last posting, Good Vibrations Part1:  Energy is Vibration, we explored wave phenomina and the patterns they produce.  We also began to move outside of the normal human perspective of space and time to identify wave energy that is all around us.  In this post, we’ll expand those examples to help illustrate patterns that might go unnoticed in our everyday life.

Let’s do a gross simplification of the scale of physical space.

Perspective of an Atom (of course it is)

Perspective of an Atom (of course it is)

Perspective of an Ant

Perspective of an Ant

Perspective of Humans

Perspective of a Human


Perspective of the Earth relative to the Moon


Perspective of the Solar System


Perspective of a Galaxy

…. well you get the idea.

The perspective of time is a little harder to illustrate, however we have the use of time-lapsed photography to compress large time scales into a few seconds to notice patterns and changes that occur without us even being aware of them.

When we compress time, we can notice energy wave patterns that are happening around us but in a time scale that is not as observable.   Waves are most easily seen in fluids.  The interesting thing is that air in the Earth’s atmosphere behaves in the same manner as a liquid.  The following video compresses about 40 minutes of actual time into about 30 seconds.  What we see is a wave oscellation in the atmosphere causing the rolling pattern in the clouds.  Without compressing the time, the pattern would likely go unnoticed.

In this case, the wave pattern is similar to rolling waves in the ocean.  However, there are some cases where the wave creates a formation that remains motionless relative to the ground.  This is what is called a “standing wave” in physics.  Notice in the following video how the cloud forms and remains motionless relative to the ground, even though the air continues to flow through it.

Here is a standing wave in real time on a river in Hawaii.  Notice how the wave remains motionless to the people on the bank and how the surfers stay in place – unless they fall.

Now watch some video of the flow of fog clouds in time lapse.  It seems nearly identical to the flow pattern of the river in Hawaii.

What is significant are the times when the cloud wave (or the water wave on the river), appears to be motionless while the air (or the water) flows through it.  It’s during these times when the wave takes on the appearance of being solid.  Here’s another example of a wave cloud appearing to stand motionless over Mt. Rainier.

The illusion of a solid, motionless “object” created by a flowing wave is a simple illustration of how matter is formed with energy.  In the next post, we’ll explore more about how these standing waves can create seeminly solid objects out of shapeless fluids.


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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