Wherever you are reading this right now, take a moment. Look around.

What do you see?

Are you surrounded by photos of the people you love? Soothing colors? Perhaps some plants, some books, or things that you hold dear?

Or are you sitting in a stark cubicle, or perhaps a small office with beige walls, the paint peeling off near the ceiling?

The reason I’m asking you this is because I’ve recently embarked upon a little experiment in energy. But in today’s post, let’s just cover some basics. Ahem.
1) No matter what you’re surrounded by, be it a calming, inspiring environment or a cubicle caked with 5-year-old sticky tack, it is all energy.

2) Not only are your surroundings made up of energy, but you are energy as well. As Deepak Chopra puts it, “the essential stuff of the universe is actually non-stuff.” And no, I’m not trying to get all deep on you here (“Dude, what if all this stuff was really, like, not here and stuff?”)

On a scientific level, the matter surrounding us, from the chair you’re sitting in that seems so solid, to the eyes you’re using to read this—these “things” are not solid at all!

You can see this once you start peeling away the layers. Let’s take a person for example (don’t try this at home.) Peel off one layer and you get to our organs; another, cells; then tissues, then molecules, then atoms, and if you keep peeling away to the subatomic level, all that remains are bundles of energy vibrations.

Remember good old Albert Einstein? E= MC^2. We are all energy. Everything is energy. Or as the ancient seers said: “I am that, you are that, all this is that. That’s all there is.”

3) Everything means everything. Can you see it? Can you hear it? Touch it? If it exists in this physical world—be it a thought, a word, your body, and yes, the cubicle or open sky surrounding you—when it comes down to it, it is just an energy vibration. (On a side note, in this great video Gabrielle Bernstein explains the energy behind words. Might want to check it out before you open your mouth again.)

So, if everything in the universe is energy, what kind of energy do you want to surround yourself with? We all know that we should fill our lives with positive people—people that make us laugh, smile, and generally not make us want to break something. But what about the objects we surround ourselves with? Shouldn’t that be just as important?

I’ve found that it really is. I hate to leave you hanging here, and originally I did write this as one long (long, long, long) post; so rather than risk you drifting off to sleep in the middle, I’ve decided to make this into two parts. So be sure to come back Thursday to read about my own experiment in shifting my energy and how you can do it too.

To be continued…