Reality, Energy and Intention

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"Separation is an illusion, and the reality is that everything is One - One field of energy, appearing to be a multitude of physical things." - Ziad Mistry

As I set out to compose a 'short Facebook post' about that quote, I realised I had a lot more to say about it. This post is the result - it's about reality, energy, and intention - and how the intersection of these things can lead to a paradigm shift.


In his best selling book 'Reality Unveiled' Ziad Mistry talks extensively about the crossover between science and spirituality. This is something that has fascinated me for many years, but especially since I discovered energy healing - particularly distance healing. At first it seemed too 'woo' to be true... yet people I knew and trusted were working with it. I wanted to understand how, and whether it was scientific, or purely 'spiritual'. I now believe that it's both, and that further developments in quantum mechanics will deepen our understanding of the nature of reality, and that we'll see an increasing overlap between science and spirituality, as a result.


One thing that scientists and many ancient traditions agree on, is that we are all one field of energy. Einstein's formula E=MC² tells us that matter and energy are one and the same. Matter is energy. In Mistry's book he goes on to explain that "energy doesn't have a cut off point where it ends and another separate energy begins. Just like the waves of the ocean, it's all connected. It's all One."

Although I had been taught Einstein's formula at school, and heard about fascinating things such as the 'Butterfly Effect', it didn't mean much to me in real terms. It was Reiki that gave me a more personal understanding of the unified energy field and what that means for us as human beings. Before I tell you about that, I do have an admission. When I realised 'Distance Healing' was part of my (Level 2) practitioner training, I couldn't quite get my head around it. How on earth would I be able to give a Reiki treatment to someone who wasn&#x