by James Redfield

A Matter of Energy

Further in the Manuscript,” she said, “it goes into more detail, but I’ll explain it briefly. The perception of beauty is a kind of barometer telling each of us how close we are to actually perceiving the energy. This is clear because once you observe this energy, you realize it’s on the same continuum as beauty.”

“But how does that work. Isn’t beauty relative?”

She shook her head. “The things that we perceive as beautiful may be different, but the actual characteristics we ascribe to beautiful objects are similar. Think about it. When something strikes us as beautiful, it displays more presence and sharpness of shape and vividness of color, doesn’t it? It stands out. It shines. It seems almost iridescent compared to the dullness of other objects less attractive.”

I nodded.

“Look at this spot,” she continued. “I know you are blown away by it because we all are. This place leaps out  a you. The colors and shapes seem magnified. Well, the very next level of perception is to see an energy field hovering about everything.

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We get [skeptics] like this through here occasionally, and not just scientists but curiosity seekers as well, people who can’t begin to grasp what we’re doing . . . which points out the problem that exists in scientific understanding.”

“What do you mean?”

“As I said before, the old skeptical attitude was great when exploring the more visible and obvious phenomena in the universe, such as trees or sunshine or thunderstorms. But there is another group of observable phenomena, more subtle, that you can’t study—in fact, you can’t even tell they’re there at all–unless you suspend or bracket your skepticism and try every way possible to perceive them. Once you can, then you return to your rigorous study.