How it all works:
Energy is the life force that connects the mind and matter into manifestation. Mind can be local (working within the brain and body), we're unconscious participants in the larger consciousness of non-local mind (non-local mind is expansive consciousness that embraces the whole of nature and the universe we interconnect with). The idea that thoughts are things has become a meme in popular western culture. It's held as a firm proposition in metaphysics, and some spiritual teachers ascribe infinite powers to the mind. Science studies the world of matter while metaphysics seeks to transcend it. Yet there are clearly limits to the human creative abilities. New discoveries in epigenetics, neuro-science, electromagnetism, psychology, cy-matics, public health and quantum physics, however, are showing that thoughts can be profoundly creative.
Research on the human body has been going on since medieval alchemists dissected cadavers. But recently, technology has given scientists unprecedented insight into how our bodies work at the level of cells and molecules. The world of quantum physics is so strange that it confounds our conventional experience of space and time. String theory posits that what we perceive as physical matter is actually composed of strings of energy. What we measure as heavy molecules are fast-moving energy strings, while what we experience as light molecules are energy strings that are vibrating more slowly. The closer science looks at the matter, the more it looks like pure energy.
The way we use that consciousness, the way we direct our awareness, produces profound and immediate changes in the atoms and molecules of our bodies. Science also shows us that our consciousness affects the material reality around us. As our consciousness changes, so does changes in the world. The brain's neurons reconfigure themselves accordingly, firing and wiring to fit the new pattern. As the mind directs, the brain responds.
By investigating the dance of creation happening at the scale of nonlocal universal consciousness and how your local mind participates in that dance. This perspective lifts our awareness from the confines of our ordinary reality into a vast field of potential. The Universal Mind is the life principal of every atom that is in existence, every atom is constantly striving to manifest more life; all are intelligent and all are seeking to carry out the purpose for which they are created. To express life, there must be mind. Nothing can exist without mind.
Everything which exists is some manifestation of this one basic substance from which and by which all things have been created and are continually being re-created. Thought forms the mold or matric from which the substance expresses itself.
All we are arises from our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world. It's in the choices and non-choices we make about how and what we think that weaves the tapestry of our reality.
There are many other forms of energy as well, and your brain and mind are constantly interacting with them. One of these is light. All living tissues emit photons, or light particles, and the type of intensity of the photons they emit vary. Even individual cells emit photons. Light, electricity, and magnetism create the energy fields used in biological signaling. "Energy is the currency in which all transactions in nature are conducted". (Oschman, 2015) You are energy consciousness interconnecting with other consciousness around you. When you direct your consciousness, you harness the power of your mind to activate the splendid machinery of your brain, and influence the environment around you.