The Nature of Energy: A Bathtub Lesson

by Adrienne Ryan, BEd, Brisbane, Australia

Recently I drew a very full bath and when I got in, the water ended up right at the edge. It was like being in a lake – no visible bath lip, just a pure expanse of water. Then, a funny thing happened: I began to notice the effect I was having on the water and a whole lesson on the nature of energy unfolded right there in my bathtub.

I noticed how the water remained unbroken as I lay still, so much so that it became a perfect reflection of the taps, walls and surroundings.

Stillness = clarity

Next I saw how the water wasn’t completely still. It was moving up and down with each in and out breath I took. It was like the water was breathing with me. The gentler my breath, the more exquisitely the water ebbed and flowed.

Stillness in motion = rhythm

I let my finger break the surface and ripples instantly flowed out and then the water became still again – a body of rhythmic breathing once more. When I lunged my foot forcefully to the surface like a creature from the deep, waves and whirlpools erupted everywhere and I felt the shock of their intensity. It took a while but harmony was restored to the bathtub lake and it felt richly, simply, full – animated from depth to surface with a smooth, ready, stillness.

Movement magnifies energy

I wondered what would happen if instead of a lunge, I gracefully allowed my foot to emerge from the depths? I felt the tenderness inside me – delicate, unhurried, content, alive, joyful – and in this quality moved my foot upward once more, this time breaking the water line with barely a ripple, feeling like it was still part of the body of water it had surfaced from, not separate at all.

Do you remember playing in the bathtub with its endless cause and effect opportunities and the sense of wonder, awe and joy bath time offered… and still does?

We are, at all ages, subjects and students of the nature of energy

This bathtub lesson reminded me how playful science is and how the most profound laws, like the nature of energy, are reflected everyday in things as simple as taking a bath.

Inspired by the work of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine

348 thoughts on “The Nature of Energy: A Bathtub Lesson

  1. I was watching someone swim recently and it was mesmerizing they seemed to be part of the water they were swimming front crawl but there was hardly a ripple in the water from their movements. I felt my body drop to the level of stillness they were swimming in, this showed me that there is a science that we may not be aware of and that is how one person can transfer energy in this case stillness to another without even knowing they are doing this. Science just doesn’t happen in laboratories it is happening all around us all of the time it cannot be fixed or measured, we could say that what happened was magical. It certainly felt that way to me.

  2. Nature and life show us so much, and here we see how water is such a great reflection of how we move and the ripple effects of that movement for indeed ‘Movement magnifies energy ‘ and we can move with grace or we can move with force and water shows so clearly the impact of both, and given our bodies are up to 60% water, this impacts us internally too. It really shows the importance of the quality of our movement.

  3. How playful! This is what science ought to be like; an everyday Livingness that is play-full, truth-full yet also uncompromising on responsibility and harmony.

  4. Water is so clear in showing us how we are and how each move we make ripples out and of course affects all others in it’s wake, and that wake stretches far and wide.

  5. It reminds me how important it us to be aware that every touch and movement has an effect on ist surrounding.

  6. “Movement magnifies energy” Then the next question has to be what is the energy that is being magnified ?
    Is it harming or loving. To me this is what we should be taught at school or even before in our families. This is so much more important than learning to spell the word receive correctly. For the last ten years or so I have been re acquainting myself with energy and understanding the real impact it has on our bodies whether we can feel it or not we are being affected by it always.

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