2 Individual Quanta of Energy
given. In the restricted field of one and soon of a few cells, it will learn its job of director using every opportunity to make energy become matter, and that matter takes various forms, and all the processes work with the minimum of energy required for their functions. Since the egg is a complex of molecules already endowed with energy in the ovary, there is as much energy as the self needs to do its jobs, and it does not need to increase this amount. All it needs is know-how. It learns this in the few transactions it undertakes with the total energy available in the isolated system. When the egg implants itself the supply of new energy is comparatively inexhaustible. The self then does not need to do more than direct and use that energy for the purpose of generating a living soma connected with the whole of evolution, for which the nine months in utero are â€œthe time of gestation.â€? The quantum (we give ourselves or find ourselves having) at conception, being that minute quantity that accompanies the fusion of the gametes, is never experienced as energy distinct from what the self does in time over one life, whatever the length of the latter. To find it we need a process similar to the one we are using now, whereby it can become a separate entity for the purpose of study or in order to solve a problem like the one we have given ourselves in this essay. To the self in one life we do not need to attribute more than a know-how to reach all the energies needed to actually produce the manifestations that form all the appearances of life. Our soma is constructed in utero using the energies carried by the
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