The famous theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein, lived in Princeton, NJ, near where I lived as a child. I remembered going to the Princeton University’s Lake Carnegie where he would sit on a bench and just “be”…contemplating the Universe. My parents saw him there one time and noticed his wife tying his shoes for him. What an interesting man, and what a beautiful, spiritual soul. I have so enjoyed his profound reflections throughout my life as well as movies about him. My latest pleasure is how captivated I feel as I try to embrace his thoughts from a whole new place…now as one who is beginning to understand the concept of universal energy. I like one of his quotes: “Concerning matter, we’ve been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the human senses. Matter is spirit reduced to a point of visibility. There is no matter. Time and space are not conditions in which we live, but modes by which we think.”
I appreciate feeling the connection to all things, and am comforted by the notion, as Einstein says, “Our separation from each other is an optical illusion….Everything is connected…Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be changed from one form to another.” When I imagine those who have passed before me, I know the energy of their souls are not gone. Their energy simply has changed form from the physical to the spiritual. Of course I want to communicate with theirs but find it hard to get on the same “wave length.” When I quiet my busy thought stream, I try to clear the space to be more open to feel, hear, or see that connection in my mind. I know it’s there as energy. After all, as Einstein said, “Everything is energy and that is all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you can not help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” And I believe Albert Einstein.