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Molecular Light

“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.” ~Gandhi

“What’s Love Got to Do With It?” ~Tina Turner

“Exhibiting” love means not censoring but demonstrating it in public. And love has everything to do with it. And someday that will be common knowledge. There is a new science and new studies about the effects of love and similar emotions on the body and the environment. This is not a new concept but for most, it seems a bit revolutionary. This esoteric knowledge has been around for millennia and is just now leaking into the mainstream. There is an energy to emotions and an energy field to the body; in fact there is an energy field tied to everything. The field is electro-magnetic and is also comprised of a subtle “vital” energy that animates the body.

While invisible, these energies are very much real and are being re-discovered in the modern world. They have been well known in parts of the world and this ancient knowledge made its way here by way of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who brought Transcendental Meditation to the West. He spoke about “prana” and “nadis” and other strange things with strange names. The science of subtle energies and the science of breath have an ancient history in India. Acupuncture is based on this ancient science. “Prana” is the subtle and vital energy that  permeates the human body and runs much like the bloodstream, through channels called “nadis.” Prana is inherent in the air that surrounds us and supplies the “vitality” of the human body. Mostly invisible, it can be seen with the naked eye on a sunny day either in the sky or near water– we don’t notice it because we look through it all the time, and thus we look past it. Gurus, acupuncturists, meditators, Yogis and yoga students know of and use this energy in practice.

This subtle energy is called by other names in other parts of the world: in Indochina they call it “Chi” or “Qi” (as in Tai Chi or Qi Gong;) the Japanese call it “Ki,” “Reiki” or “Huchi;” The native Hawaiians call it “Mana” and well known in the Christian Old Testament, it was called “Ruah” or “the breath of life.” Many rituals in many cultures serve to increase the ingestion of this energy, considered sacred or spiritual but the traditions have forgotten the ancient purpose of such ceremonies. Norman Cousins stumbled upon a version of it as did Patch Adams and others in medicine who discovered the healing powers of laughter– a lightness of spirit. This lightness is why optimists fare better with health issues than pessimists or cynics do. Depak Chopra teaches it and many physicians of many traditions have used it for healing.

Anyone who has practiced meditation or martial arts is familiar with the feel of this energy. It is subtle but powerful. It feels clean and light and familiar and has a “completion” or “at home” kind of sensation to it. It is thought to be of spiritual origin– dynamic, holy or sacred. The purpose of ritual is to amplify the energy for and in the human who knows how to harvest and use it.

Devotion is one of the practices that amplifies this subtle energy. The practice of prayer; meditation; yoga; chanting and Kirtan; breathwork like holotropic breath work, Sudarshan Kriya, and re-birthing; martial arts; the practice of gratitude and the cultivation of love, and other esoteric arts are means for humans to increase the vitality of their energy fields which promotes health and healing.

This kind of energy (energetic signature) cultivated over long periods of time (decades) can make someone appear to have supernatural powers. And indeed in India they have witnessed those powers in Yogis and Gurus and call them siddhis. We all have the energy; we all have the abilities. And there are benefits to developing these attributes even in the modern world.

Empathy with Superpowers:

The idea of a human energy field is not new. The aura was seen and illustrated in many cultures and many religious figures have a halo or corona around the head or body. It is an illlustration of radiance. The old masters illustrate this radiance in different ways. A curious example is in Rembrandt’s paintings where he illustrates it in his Christian work but only after the being of great radiance is recognized by others. If the radiant one goes unrecognized by those in his company, there is no corona.

This radiance depicted in a halo, nimbus or corona is an illustration of the spiritual body. Devotional practice is mentioned throughout the bible and is described in passages referring to the human aura. The accumulation of Ruah made the corona or energy field of devotees very visible. The old masters painted this phenomenon in paintings and those who were deeply devotional are illustrated with an amplified auric field especially about the head. The more devotional and spiritually accomplished the individual, the brighter the field.

Buddha is often depicted with a corona; Muslim and Hindu revered figures are illustrated with a corona of fire. In this illustration we see the Sun God Ra over Horus, an Egyptian deity.

ha·lo n. pl. ha·los or ha·loes

1. a. A circular band of colored light around a light source, as around the sun or moon, caused by the refraction and reflection of light by ice particles suspended in the intervening atmosphere.

b. Something resembling this band.
2. A luminous ring or disk of light surrounding the heads or bodies of sacred figures, such as saints, in religious paintings; a nimbus.
3. The aura of majesty or glory surrounding a person or thing that is regarded with reverence, awe, or sentiment.

tr.v. ha·loed, ha·lo·ing, ha·loes

To encircle with or as if with a halo.

The crown placed on the head of a designee at coronation is ritual that mimics this ancient and esoteric science of breath, prayer and devotion. Many religions practice many rituals that are designed to increase or ampify the energy field but the knowledge that produced such ritual is lost to history. While we may demonstrate the action, we have forgotten the meaning that is contained in ancient texts and scriptures from all parts of the world. Physical exercise and devotion or the dedication of the exercise or devotion (intention, ritual, ceremony) increases the energies and the impact of the energies.

When Michael Jackson said the physical universe was a symphony, he meant it literally. He was speaking about molecules, about atoms and the energies of creation. The quantum world and the study of energy, physics, quantum mechanics, string theory, and non-local reality bears this out. Sound may have birthed the universe and the “big bang” may have been the first cord struck at conception. In addition to being a magician (making magic,) an alchemist (transmutation of ordinary into extraordinary,) Jackson was a metaphysician (the nature of being and the world;) he studied metaphysics and mysticism. The universe it indeed, an atomic and molecular symphony. It dances. It jiggles. Everything is light, sound, energy and it all dances to the beat of creation. Human and otherwise. Everything resonates and radiates a certain frequency on the strings of creation.


Take something mundane and add magic; you get a different substance. Take something magical and add spiritual devotion and you get an alchemy; add music and you enter the transcendental; amplify it all with devotion to something sacred and holy and you get an otherworldly experience. Add awe and everything now shimmers with love. When you are in a state of gratitude, appreciation or awe, you are in a state of love. It’s not the sappy, sloppy love of romanticism or the sexy attraction or falling in love and human devotion kind of love; it is a love that transcends all that. It is the foundation of life, the backbone of the universe. It is the birthplace of stars, a cosmic womb where atoms, elements and molecules are created. It is dynamic. It is the pulse of creation.


It’s the gravity that holds planets together, the attraction of molecules and atoms and energy and the new “god particle.” Love is the glue that holds the universe together. Science is looking for the unified field. They have yet to search for it in the human heart.

Love is affection in action. It is unity. Community. Communion. (From my heart to yours.) Just like the blueprints of other forces in the universe, love has its own signature (location) in an arc or on a spectrum. The universe is not linear as the west would chart it; it is cyclic and made up of arcs and spirals. All is not as it seems and all is not seen.

An example of a spectrum or arc is the musical spectrum with its low notes and high notes and octaves in between; there are low frequency sounds that humans cannot hear but whales and elephants can and there are high frequency sounds that the human can’t hear but canines can. It was reported that just prior to the Tsunami in the Indian ocean in 2004, animals suddenly bolted to higher ground. Did they hear something? Feel something? Somehow they responded to a frequency that humans did not detect.

The biblical phrase “as above; so below” speaks of the spectrum that spans heaven and earth. It is possible that phrase is literal. We know sound has a spectrum; light has a spectrum. And just like the light spectrum, love has frequencies and invisible realms. There is visible light and invisible light. On one end of the visible light spectrum are radio waves, microwaves and infrared waves and on the other end are ultraviolet rays, x-rays and gamma rays.

Yogis tell us that love and human sexuality also has a spectrum and that love spans the mundane to the spiritual. Tantric Yoga is a form of sacred sexuality that devotees practice to impact human DNA and molecular structure and to enlighten the body. The mystics and saints practiced human celibacy but used prayer, meditation and devotion to reach divine union with God. Th longing for merging with the divine is universal. The homesickness of separation from our origins is humanity wide. The sexual drive and sexual union is the physical equivalent of the longing of the mystics for union of the divine and for the “soul infused personality” or one who is in touch with his divine origins– god.

There is love and then there is LOVE. “I love you” and “I LOVE you” are two different things. Same energy; different amplifications of the substance, but part of the same spectrum that spans physical love to the universal. We are all longing to return to the divine, to paradise, to find our divine blueprint, ignite the sacred flame of the heart. To bring salvation back.
We are not separate. We are unified in consciousness, the quantum world and the field of matter and energy. Separation is an illusion. We are not separate. The tree of knowledge (mind) only thinks we are. We are all loved but not in a sense of romance with the divine. In a democratic one. The universe IS love. Sometimes it’s fierce. LOVE is different than love. Some people embody that love. Some people embrace it. Some people radiate it because it is not something they have;
it is who they are.

The world has a long history of defiling that LOVE. The impulse to defile comes from a void– the lack of love. We think we are not worthy and therefore, nobody is. So we sabotage our own salvation. When we learn to love self first unconditionally, we are more capable of loving others. When we all learn to love each other unconditionally, paradise returns. It’s competition and the competitive impulse that gets in our way. If we could only look at ourselves (and thus others) with unconditional admiration and awe, we start down the path to salvation. To repect and have gratitude for our own unique self and talents is a beginning step.To allow yourself to shine from your god-given or innate talent is an act of self love. By allowing your shining, you give others permission to shine too. And you threaten some who are afraid to shine or afraid of their own brilliance.Meditation is an act of self love. Taking gentle care of oneself is an act of self love. Admiration for one’s own talents and abilities and honing those attributes is an act of self love. Paying homage to the universe or god for bestowing your gifts is an act of love. Loving people, all living things and the earth is an act of self love in extension to the world. To work toward an attitude of gratitude and reverence for all life and the experience life brings, and to be inspired and act from that place is LOVE.

“It’s strange that God doesn’t mind expressing Himself/Herself in all the religions of the world, while people still cling to the notion that their way is the only right way. Whatever you try to say about God, someone will take offense, even if you say everyone’s love of God is right for them.

For me the form God takes is not the most important thing. What’s most important is the essence. My songs and dances are outlines for Him to come in and fill. I hold out the form. She puts in the sweetness.

I’ve looked up at the night sky and beheld the stars so intimately close, it was as if my grandmother had made them for me. “How rich, how sumptuous,” I thought. In that moment I saw God in His creation. I could as easily have seen Her in the beauty of a rainbow, the grace of a deer bounding through a meadow, the truth of a father’s kiss. But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God’s creation embraces me. We are one.” ~Michael Jackson from Dancing the Dream

After all, “You’re just another part of me” and you too can “be god’s glow.” We are linked, connected and part of the interconnected web of life.

Individuals who perform these devotional practices change their personal fields and radiate that out to others. They change the molecules. They sometimes appear to have superpowers. That’s the divine talking. The are attractors. “Strange attractors” in quantum language. People flock to them and don’t want to leave their orbit. Unless you’ve met someone who has this energy, it’s hard to describe. One knows when one is in the presence.

“There is an almost sensual longing for communion with others who have a larger vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendships between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality almost impossible to describe.”

~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), French philosopher and Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist and geologist and took part in the discovery of Peking Man.

You embod that energy when someone says to you: “You are absolutely glowing!” (Women especially seem to embody this as it is the creation energy.) Earthly love mimics it and pregnancy amplifies it. There is some additional something that accompanies a trulyl inspirational or spiritual moment or lift. It can produce an unearthly glow because it is the embodiment of inspiration and love.

Creation is a spectrum too. During a creative streaklyou just know you’re “in the zone” and whatever you are doing in and from that creation space flows with grace and beauty. Whether it’s a painting, a piece of writing, a stage play in which you play a part, a musical performance or other kind of creative endeavor, something else is at work in it. That something else is the Creator.

Maybe you were moved to tears by a piece of beautiful music or a voice that sounded like an angel and were transported somewhere else, perhaps to another realm where time stood still or everything looked luminous around you. It is in those moments that you understand: “You Are Not Alone.”



  1. Katiew said . . .

    I am reading “Dancing the Dream” and his poems are so beautiful and visual. Michael had such a rich inner life. When, Barbara, when will the world recognize that Michael was not just a superstar with unchallenged talent, a showman? He was so, so, so much more than that. I still hold to my feeling that unless a documentary is made which address the allegations, his philanthropy, his PURE love for children, his essence, his speeches,etc. we can wish all we want– but the media will still have its way.

    An example: After Michael Died, Jane Velez Mitchell of HLN (Nancy Grace channel) had an interview with Steven Segal a child star whom Michael befriended. There was an 11 year age difference between them. This was after the Murray trial and Velez Mitchell seemed to have a change of heart about the molestation allegations after she heard the slurred taped message by Conrad Murray stating that even in that induced state when he could have said anyting perverted, he showed his pure love for children and Segal said lovely things about their relationship. I was happy to hear that. She said Meserau said Michael was misunderstood. Well, last week, on her program she commented on an ongoing trial and said that: “people get off, i.e. “OJ Simpson, Casey Anthony and Michael Jackson” implying that Michael “got off” due to his celebrity as did the others. I wanted to write her but I don’t know if I should. Suffice it to say my anger and bafflement was so strong. I can sense Michael’s pain, his loneliness during and after the trial. I am constantly amazed by his depth, his character, even his flaws. Love you Barbara

    Posted March 4, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Permalink
  2. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    It has always been my position that letters written respectfully with citations are effective. Respectful letters do not rant or condemn; they calmly, professionally, and with citations and quotes, CORRECT the misinformation. Fans have always called haters out as too lazy to do the research but how many real fans have actually taken the time to write coherent letters to those in the dark about Jackson? Sadly, its few compared to the numbers out there. It’s so much easier to Tweet vitriol and get a quick fix in the drama game. Those who do that do not recognize the damage they do to Jackson, the Jacksons, the legacy, and the reputation and credibility of other fans and the fan base itself.

    It appeared Mitchell did have a change of heart during the Murray trial. And she well may have. But her ecosystem does not allow her to hold that position. She is part of the pop culture and comments on current events particularly in a world of celebrity and treachery. In an ecosystem that is tenuous, visible and where image is everything, who you choose to stand next to is everything. It’s all illusion and sleight of hand.

    Allegiance to a devil is always expensive to the soul. Some people are willing to sell out their souls (and others’) for the shiny pieces of silver. Silver will speak loudest until the day when enough voices crying for truth drowns it out.

    Posted March 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Permalink
  3. Poca said . . .

    I was reading a comment from a fan that Prince is way too young to start working in the entertainment industry. I say before we judge, we have to understand where these children are coming from. I have some examples. 1. Michael was very protective/supportive of his sisters, especially Janet since they were so close. It does not surprise me that Prince wants to be the special correspondent of ET, which mean he will be there for his sister, Paris when she premieres her first movie. Knowing Michael’s background, it does not surprise me that he must have told Prince to be there whenever his sister needed support. 2. When Paris was going through that Katherine Jackson family media drama, Prince went straight to his twitter to defend her. 3. Why does he want to start working so young? Knowing Michael’s work ethic, it does not surprise me that Prince wants to do it all (direct, act and produce movies). His father had a great work ethic that did it all (sing, dance, wrote poems, drew pictures, humanitarian, and much more). 4. Prince is dating someone that looks of Chinese/Japanese descent. It does not surprise me since Michael always said that Chinese/Japanese fans were the most loyal. Michael must have told him this.

    All of these examples demonstrate that when you’re a parent, your children will follow your examples and advice. I’m not saying Michael encouraged this, since he always told them to enjoy their childhood because he never had one, but he must’ve inspired their actions and motivations. I’m sure they want to make their father proud. I just hope they have the same rhinoceros skin like their dad. The bible says, “I’m leaving my sheep surrounded by wolves” and “be tame like a sheep but wise like a snake.” God Bless them.

    Posted March 6, 2013 at 3:00 am | Permalink
  4. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    Interesting perspective. These children are not destined for mediocrity, whatever they do. About the rhino skin: I think in some ways Michael Jackson was fearless– in his art for example. But I think many things hurt him deeply despite this claim. He was a sensitive man living in a sometimes brutal reality.

    Posted March 6, 2013 at 4:24 am | Permalink
  5. Lynaire Williams said . . .

    No, we are definitely not alone. We are constantly surrounded by this loving energy. Be still enough, for long enough, you will feel it running up and down your skin. Some are fortunate enough to find it is no longer invisible. You will see it in the sky at night, gently waving to catch your attention, squint your eyes a little and you will start to see it all around you. Just as Rev B says it jiggles, spirals and dances. Put your hands up and move them left to right or visa versa, you will see that from your fingers upwards it follows your movement. Soon it will come inside with you will really see how it responds to you. Say “I LOVE you” and watch it get faster and faster. Close your eyes and it will withdraw a little OR rearrange itself into awesome patterns. Beautiful shows of black lace expanding and contracting, white ones on the roof, endless ways of expressing itself in motion. No eye-glasses needed. You see every intricate detail. Have fun all. Lynaire

    Posted March 7, 2013 at 10:52 am | Permalink
  6. gertrude said . . .

    “To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins.” ~Michael Jackson

    Posted March 8, 2013 at 4:10 am | Permalink
  7. Kim said . . .

    Thank you Rev. Barabara. I don’t think I’ve ever come across anyone who had that level of energy, so it is hard to imagine; however, I’m not surprised that people felt it with Michael. You can almost feel it and see when watching any of his videos and live shows.

    Following the path of love can be difficult at times with what is going on in the world today. There are those days where love and faith carry me through. Walking down the path of living in love can be very difficult. When you do that, you open your heart and when you open your heart, you feel very vulnerable. To continue to walk the path of love requires alot of faith. Deep faith reflects light and positive energy. I truly believe that. I am learning. Michael is a great teacher.

    Posted March 27, 2013 at 6:00 am | Permalink

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