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Massage, meditation and metaphysics with Michael Lang

Massage, meditation and metaphysics with Michael Lang

I interview Michael Lang, a Registered Massage Therapist out of Prince Albert Saskatchewan. He operates out of Plaza 88 downtown. He also does Reiki and Cupping. We talk about his business as well as meditation and we end strong with metaphysics. 

Michael can be found on Facebook at: michael.r.lang.94

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Coffee Breath Conversations:

Welcome back to another episode of Coffee Breath Conversations. I'm your host, Russell Barton. And today in studio, I have Michael Lang. Michael Lang is a registered massage therapist who wants to massage therapy business Plaza 88 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. And he's here today to talk a bit about massage therapy. He wants to touch specifically on the rapid Nero fascicle. Reset. Yeah, hi, say that's pretty close, close enough. And we had also discussed that you do Reiki and cupping as well. Yes. And then we're going to talk a little bit about meditation, some benefits, and then we're going to get into the metaphysics a little bit just ended off interesting note. So welcome to the podcast there, Michael. Well, thank

Michael Lang:

you for having me. It's good to be here.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

Tell me a bit about massage therapy. How does one become a massage therapist?

Michael Lang:

Well, for me, when I was growing up, I was always the guy like massaging everybody's shoulders, and it was just one day a friend was like, why don't you do this professionally. So I looked it up and was like, holy crap, people pay a lot of money for this. And like, I love doing it, so I can't lose. And it's, it's 2200 hours of schooling, so about two years. And I think it's a little over 1000 hours of that is actual practicum. It's a lot of studying anatomy and physiology, which is a lot of memorizing bones and specific places on the bones, where all the muscles attached to those bones, which way they run, what actions they do all of that kind of stuff, and having to memorize that. And then learning the massage techniques and how they can affect the muscles and the anatomy and other ways so that in your second year, you kind of start putting all of that together to Okay, so if somebody has carpal tunnel, what do I do for that in comparison to treating for headaches? So? So yeah, it's just a big part of the biggest part is looking up a good school to go to, I guess, and then. So I would recommend the Alberta Institute of massage where I went in red deer. So well recognized all across Canada, wonderful teachers, wonderful staff there. They actually went so far as to look at the standard curriculum across the country and said, Nope, not enough. And they almost doubled it. And they just teach it like that's what you're supposed to be learning. So in talking to other massage therapists that have gone to other schools, I've found that it seems like I learned a lot more in my two years then than they did which is pretty good for am Halbert Institute of massage. So

Coffee Breath Conversations:

perfect. A little bit of a shout out to them.

Michael Lang:

Yeah, for sure.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

Now to be registered is their interest entrance exam to be registered? Is there anything specific that you have to do to be registered? So

Michael Lang:

that's where things get a little bit tricky. So the company I'm registered with is nhpc, the national health practitioners of Canada, they cover I think, a little over 60 different modalities for medical malpractice kind of things. And all I have to do is send them my certificate from the school, they verify with the school that yes, like it's an actual legit certificate. And I actually did go there. And then they say, Yep, you're registered after paying things like 500 bucks for the year, somewhere around there. And then every year, I have to pay that $500 to stay registered and every two years, I have to have 30 credits worth of continuing education of some kind. With the exception of this year, because of the COVID stuff, they've kind of put that on pause for people, but otherwise, it's just taking other courses to stay registered. So in Saskatchewan, you're either with nhpc, which is about half of the massage therapists I know in Prince Albert are with them. And the other half are with a company called m TAs the Massage Therapy Association of Saskatchewan. And m TAs does make you take another written and another practicum before they allow you to register and if you fail either of those you have to pay again, but a smaller fee to retake whichever part you failed to be re registered. So that's led to SGI and W CB will only recognize therapists registered through m TAs in Saskatchewan. So unfortunately, I can't do SGI or M or w CB at this time. But I found out recently that massage is going to be possibly better regulated in Saskatchewan somewhere in the next year. And hopefully when that happens, SGI might be like oh, I guess we'll have to start recognize Everybody because we're all following the same rules now rather than m TAs follows this set of rules and nhpc follows this set. And then Alberta misses Association follows this set. And so yeah, that part's uh, it gets a little tricky.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

Now when most people hear massage, they probably think of a massage parlor. Yeah, be a little bit dicey. Some questionable stuff going on Usually, the happy ending that sort of thing. Yeah. So I think massage has kind of got a bit of a bad rap over the years because of that, yes, what what are the benefits of massage, and what's the difference between a massage parlor and a professional massage.

Michael Lang:

So if you're going to a massage parlor, you're most likely going there for that happy ending, or maybe just for like, it's called central massage, right. So maybe you're just going for that sensuality, maybe you're not getting that central touch from another human being. And the only way you can get that is to pay for it, which in my mind, fine, that's between you and that therapist, and it should be. But that's like a whole big topic to argue about. So the difference between that and just a regular actual, like clinical or therapeutic massage is I'm digging into your muscles, like I'm grinding my fist or my elbow into muscles. Sometimes, of course, if the client can handle that much pressure. And the point of that is to get blood flowing and recirculating better, it can actually compress lactic acid out of the muscles and more into the bloodstream where it can get into the lymphatic system to be cleaned out in your urine eventually, which is why we always any good massage therapist should be like you need to drink lots of water after this. Otherwise, you're going to feel bruised and tender for any anywhere from two three days up to a week. So I always tell all my clients basically the more water you drink, the faster that bruise tender feeling is going to go away hot Epsom salts bath also helps the magnesium and the Epsom salts will help pull even more of that lactic acid out. So yeah, the big difference, I guess is one is much more therapeutic, much more designed to actually help you get through some chronic pain issues or maybe even some acute pain issues. So like headaches, carpal tunnel sciatica, those are probably the three most common things I see every day.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

Now there seems to also be a third kind of massage field. And that's where people start to blend in kind of spirituality into it. About chakras we hear about align your spine, that sort of thing. Without I guess, getting too deep into it, what do you find massage? intersects with that, or Oh, definitely.

Michael Lang:

And as somebody who does do Reiki, I've been told by many of my clients, there's something different about what you do. And to them, I usually say, Well, I'm kind of doing a little bit of Reiki on you. And it's I almost can't even help myself from doing it. I just, I love doing it so much. And it makes me so happy to do it. That I think people can just feel that coming into them. Whereas maybe another massage therapist might only be in it for the money and you can actually feel the difference even if you don't realize that you're feeling the difference. And then too you get into things like there's a technique called cranial sacral which is like neck and head adjustment stuff that can be good for those energies, right that lifeforce energy, TCE, whatever, whatever you want to call it can rebalance that which can have all sorts of different effects. So yeah, you can definitely get anywhere from like a sensual, sexy massage, to a deep therapeutic or something in the middle where it's more more of a relaxation massage, you're getting that good energy and it's more of a mental health care session than really a physical health thing. You're getting that mental health from the the physical touch kind of idea.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

So massage can be holistic in nature depends. Oh,

Michael Lang:

absolutely, absolutely. And um, that's what I really like about it. There is some very valid science behind it. But there's also some holistic stuff that science is just starting to catch up to of like, your mental state and your emotional state does have an impact on your physical health and your physical well being. So the two go very, very hand in hand. And I've definitely in the 12 years that I've been practicing, I definitely see that a lot of just just that touch can be more than enough for some people for sure.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

Now, do you find sometimes you're kind of like a therapist, I'm assuming when people are there and you're doing the massage thing, people are feeling relaxed, and to talk about their problems, because as you said, the mental and the physical aspect goes so closely together.

Michael Lang:

Yep, I am the keeper of many secrets for sure. Yeah, I have clients that have burst into tears on my table, just telling me about their problems. But I always tell everyone, that's a judgment free zone, like you're safe here, you can just tell me whatever, I'm not going to share it with anybody, sled it all out, relax. And that alone can be more therapeutic than any of the massage that I'm actually doing for them. So

Coffee Breath Conversations:

I think if someone is tense mentally, that has to reflect in the muscle,

Michael Lang:

well, yeah, anxiety, right puts you automatically in that state of fight or flight. So you're always kind of thing and Well, obviously, if I'm like this physically, that's going to take a toll on my muscles. So getting a massage to relax those muscles, can therefore also start to relax the the mind a bit. So I have quite a few clients that that's what they come for is more of that mental relaxation than the physical.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

Now, you had mentioned earlier about new technique that's emerging on the markets called the rapid neuro fascicle. Reset. Yes, I say it properly.

Michael Lang:

Yes, yeah, much better that time, for sure. So yeah, rapid just started getting taught in 2014, roughly, I believe it's a deep tissue movement based technique. So you get to leave all your clothes on, which is nice for a lot of people. And it works more with the facial tissue than it does with the muscles. In our deep facial tissue that's connected to the periosteum or periosteal fascia, some of us call it, it actually has 10 times the amount of mechanical receptors and nociceptors in it. So mccanna receptors are your nerve endings that are involved with movement, and nociception is your pain receptors. So to get 10, times the response out of the body, then from working just with the muscles means you get just about 10 times the amount of benefit. So those treatments are typically 15 minutes to half an hour. And most of my clients get 234 months of relief just from that 15 minute, half an hour treatment. So now before you ask, what's the catch? It sucks. It's painful for a lot of people. So I have clients that will text me literally the words, when can you torture me next, because they know that that 15 minutes of torture is going to lead to two or three months of pain relief. To give a good example, I had a lady come in a couple years ago who said about 10 years of her life would wake up every single day with a headache at least once a week, that would be a migraine instead of a headache. At least once a month that migraine would be bad enough that she had to have to go to the hospital to get the little cocktail pill that they give you. And then she'd be conked out for that day, she'd have to take the next day off to just still lay in bed and be tired. I did one half an hour treatment on her shoulders and neck. And she sent me a text Two months later. I can't thank you enough. It's been two months, and I'm just getting my first headache and it's barely even a headache. So I want to come see you again. Before this. This gets worse. I was like oh, wow, cool. Yeah. So really, really interesting and neat technique. One of the best analogies I have for it is it's kind of similar to like with our cell phones, you know how if an app kind of maybe isn't working quite right, you do that soft reset on your phone. And then when you turn your phone back on, not only does the app start working better, it's almost like the whole phone starts working better. I say rapid is kind of like that for the human body to very, very oversimplified. It's not really like that. But I mean, that's the best analogy I can come up with is that's where that reset comes up. And the name

Unknown:

is there a price difference between

Michael Lang:

Yes. I charge a little bit less than most of the other therapists do. So typically I charge roughly $1 50 per minute for massage and about $2 a minute for the rapid and only because it's so effective. And like I said, there's that two month gap where I'm not seeing people. So it's either I have to be like Please tell your friends and family please send them that way. So my way so I can continue to be busy or Don't just come for regular massages come for Reiki, whatever, whatever else so that I can plate?

Coffee Breath Conversations:

Absolutely. You got to make your Yeah.

Michael Lang:

So So yeah, so I have to charge a little bit more just to kind of help balance that out a little bit.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

Now you had mentioned that you do cupping

Michael Lang:

Yes. So

Coffee Breath Conversations:

that I is that a new technique or is that?

Michael Lang:

No, that goes back to like 1500 BC, ancient China is where we get most of our information from. And it's been well documented throughout their history. And they have, again, both like a kind of scientific side and a spiritual side to that. So a lot of what they talk about in the spiritual side is that the cops are literally sucking out that negative ci or negative energy from you. And then on the more medical side, it's just pulling blood from deeper within closer to the surface so that again, it can get into the lymph system for cleaning. And the claim is that it's pulling toxins with it. Now Western medicine doesn't have really any way to prove whether or not that's what's actually happening. But you know, a couple 1000 years worth of observation and documentation and chatting with clients. I'm pretty sure that's what's happening. And even if it's not, even if that blood is still clean and getting cleaned again, what's wrong with cleaning something twice, nothing, right, there's no either get nothing or you get an extra benefit out of it. So you have nothing to lose from getting it. The only real downside is you end up with those circular bruises, right? So you look like he got in a fight with an octopus a little bit. But I mean, other than that, a lot of people get really, really good benefit out of it, there's also techniques where you can keep moving the cops along the muscles, and that gives you that fascist pole, rather than the actual push you would get with a massage. And that facial poll can definitely have different effects than than the facial push.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

So it's sort of like when you work out when you do the when you do the when you're let's say you're doing arms and you do the pull up portion that's really in the muscle, but also you can get even more of a more of a muscle usage if you also as you go back down into the neutral position. Hmm, you're actually slowly going down. So you're getting that extra workout out of

Michael Lang:

Yeah, yeah, pretty much. Yeah.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

We talked a bit about massage therapy, we talked about your business. I know you want to talk a bit about meditation.

Michael Lang:

Yes. I just recently, last week started offering guided meditations, which can either be just for like actual health, healing, mental light or physical health, healing, mental health, healing, or just a guided meditation to just get you like nice and super relaxed, and then let you kind of guide yourself through something. And then we'll talk about whatever you discovered on your own kind of at the end and see where that goes. But I've been following like the studies of metaphysics and meditation, pretty much my whole life, I've meditated. My whole life. Great documentary on Netflix right now called heal. That's sort of about it of your mental state, and your emotional state, your outlook on life does have a effects on physical reality. So if you're constantly in a state of mind, where I'm just going to get sick, I'm just going to get sick, you're going to get sick, period, there's nothing that's going to prevent that other than, Nope, I'm not gonna get sick. So for myself, I do my best to take at least 10 minutes every day to meditate on my personal health. And most of that is repeating a simple mantra for that 10 minutes of I refuse to be sick, I refuse to be sick, I refuse to be sick. And in the last two years, I've had one ear infection. And that's it. I have not been second any other way other than my allergies, bug me sometimes.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

So now meditation, there's a fiscal benefit side, something that is tangible, something that people can can see, you know, lower blood pressure there. Yes. The physical benefits, but what about the spiritual and, and mental health benefits? I know Joe Rogan talks about meditation DMT Yes, that sort of thing. So

Michael Lang:

so that's where things start to get very interesting, and maybe a little weird and hard for people to understand. So for myself, sometimes I'll just get myself into a meditative state. And then I'll just start thinking to myself, show me something. And it's, you can think of it as me asking God asking my inner mind asking aliens, some people believe when they're meditating, they're talking to aliens. I just asked the question and wait for an answer. Because as long as I don't feel like an evil or a negative presence, when I'm getting that answer, I don't think that I'm doing anything dangerous, or untoward, I guess, or evil. And so there'll be times where just show me something and I'll get a vision of something. And a lot of times, it'll be like, a day or two later, whatever happened in that vision, I'll see something similar in my real life, and it's like, oh, did I just like predict the future somehow? And, like, what does that mean? Or I've dealt with clinical depression, most of my life as well, in the last five or six months, I've been taking time out of my day to, again, not just meditate on the physical health, but start meditating on my mental health of Okay, what is it that's making you depressed? And why and Where is that coming from? And is there a way we can stop that from happening, and in the process of all of that, I've now come to a point where my depression doesn't really bother me very much at all. I don't think I've really had an off day and probably the last two or three months. So yeah, definitely profound effects there. And then as far as the spirituality goes, I have a lot of new friends now that are talking about Same thing with the visions and talking to like, they'll call them spirit guides. Some people again, will call them aliens, or say that it's God or whatever. And in my personal experience, because I was raised Christian, I have a lot of Christian friends, I think about what's written in the Bible and what's there and like, okay, think about like, what my idea and what my vision of God is. And like, even just imagine, in my own mind, like, what would a conversation with Jesus look like? What would that sound like? And I think it's really helped me live a better Christ life. Or Christ like life. In the sense that I have zero problem when homeless people come up to me and like, hey, do you have an extra cigarette? Yeah, no, here you go. You don't Okay, man, you want to pray together? like whatever, give them a hug. And all right, have a good day. God bless. And they love it. I love it. It feels good. But then I see other like, Christians or Catholics who just don't want anything to do with it will shun them will judge them. And I'm like, that's not what's written in in the Bible, though. Like, I

Coffee Breath Conversations:

think they call them drive thru Catholic.

Michael Lang:

Yeah. They. So yeah, yeah. So I think, again, doing those meditations and really getting into it has helped my spiritual growth and helped me become what I believe to be a better person. I know there's people out there who might disagree, but whatever. Go ahead and disagree.

Unknown:

that's their problem.

Michael Lang:

Pretty much. Yeah.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

What are your thoughts on psychotropics in meditation?

Michael Lang:

So natural psychedelics and psychotropics? Absolutely 100%. All for it. So your THC CDB, your cyclo seibon from mushrooms. I haven't tried Iosco yet, but the more I'm researching it, the more I would like to try it in a safe and healthy environment with a spiritual guide and see what happens. So yeah, definitely, it's all about the safety. Having somebody who's clean. And who's done it before experienced it before, or is at least knowledgeable in it to kind of guide you through the experience, then, yes, absolutely. If you're just gonna take a bunch of mushrooms and wander around town. Probably not such a good idea. I did that when I was younger, and I almost got hit by a car because I had no idea what was going on. So it's definitely you got to be responsible. You got to be safe. You got to have sober people around you for sure. But some of those experiences that I've had where it was guided, have been life changing. Absolutely life changing and for the better, like positive life change.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

So yeah, I haven't heard of anyone that's done. psych a tropix. That's turned around. It's done it with a spirit guide or a trip sitter or something like that. It's turned around said no, my life is worse off because yeah,

Michael Lang:

yeah, yeah, I mean, either.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

You mentioned iwoca just kind of really quick here. I watched I was watching a documentary. It's a scientist and he went and he did the eyewash I can't pronounce it. io wosk iO oska and He had, he had like stuff connected to his brain that was monitoring his brain activity. And it was really interesting, because while he was sitting there kind of talking to himself, and they were kind of guiding him and holding on to them well, because he took a high amount, he would think that he's in an almost comatose, like state. But his ECG, and like all the stuff in his brain was just off the charts.

Michael Lang:

Just going bonkers.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

Yeah, like going through rapid eye movement and deep in deep sleep and coming out of it. And it was, it was effects that he said would be very hard to replicate outside of Yes, experience. Yes, absolutely.

Michael Lang:

I was watching a documentary The other day that was talking about the pineal gland is where our dreams come from. And there's actually small crystals in the pineal gland. And they're part of the site psychedelics in the spirituality and like getting into, like having actual crystals out here, instead of in here. They think is a big part of why it's such a profound effect in that dream state. Having those, what is it the theta waves, going instead of the beta, and the alpha waves going, especially when you get into things like lucid dreaming, and lucid dreaming, you can literally do whatever you want. You can throw fireballs build entire worlds if you want, right. So when it comes to problem solving, you go into a lucid dream state. And you can imagine all the different you can look at things from all these different angles and really analyze a situation then, oh, I've got the perfect solution. Whereas when you're in more of a waking state, it can be a lot harder to do that without extensive training or a lot of practice of that. Waking mental state to be able to do that. So people micro dosing mushrooms, that's become a big thing, whether you're not doing it so that they'll reach a point of intoxication. They're getting the secondary benefits if

Coffee Breath Conversations:

they're building new pet neuropathy. Yes, mind and connecting things out they didn't have connected yet for and they find it helps creativity. Yes, that sort of thing. So

Michael Lang:

yeah, some of the best artwork I've seen has been done by people in some form of psychedelic or another so yeah, you know, I'm all for them. As long as it's like I said, safe and, and monitored for sure.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

metaphysics kind of our last topic we want to touch on today, metaphysics.

Michael Lang:

Yeah, interesting topic. I know for me, it started with when I was young, we had a cat die. And I wanted to know what happens after you die. And my mom said, the most beautiful thing ever. She said, Well, I'm not 100% Sure, I can tell you what we believe in Christianity, but I'm not really sure. So if you really want to know, you should go research it. So thanks, mom. That was beautiful. And that's what I've done. The rest of my life is looking into paranormal, reading different religious texts, practicing and thinking about different religions and different forms of spirituality, experimenting with psychedelics and trying to figure out like, what is this? Like fourth dimension, fifth dimension? stuff that's going on? Is it even there? Like, can we see it? Can we even or can we only just imagine it? And does it affect our third dimension does it not. And again, in this last year, I've been trying to follow that as much as I can. And there's a lot of quantum physics stuff that they're studying and theorizing about now showing the energetic fields around our bodies, they can actually be detected by various machines now. And if you're in one state of mind, that field will actually be like a big, elongated oval around your head. And if you're in a more meditative state, it'll be more of like a bubble around you kind of thing. There's even an at home experiment that people can easily do have, you cook up some rice and you leave a little bit of water in it and you put you separate it into two glass jars. And you label one something positive, like put happiness on, on the sticker, whatever. And on the other one, you put anger, something like that. And for the next week, every time you're feeling something positive happiness, joy, you're laughing about something you try and remember to grab that positivity jar, and share that positivity with the rice. So like tell the rice I'm happy about this or like let me tell you this funny joke that I just heard. And then the same thing with the negativity jar when you're angry about something jealous of something or feeling envious or anxious or whatever. You tell the race about it and within a week that is negativity jar, the rice inside of it will be moldy and dead and are dying at least, and the rice in the positivity jar will be unchanged. So you think that our thoughts and beliefs in our head can have an effect on? Absolutely, absolutely. I've experienced it many, many times in my own life. I've experienced it doing Reiki on other people, for sure. I've done the rice experiment myself, and Yep, it does work. So. So for me, it's it's an absolute truth of your outlook on things and your emotional state definitely affects the things that are within that. Within your electromagnetic field is what the quantum physicists are calling it whereas ancient Chinese and even in Japan, I think they call it ci or some people say lifeforce energy. To me. It's all all the same. There's an energy within us and around us. That stems from our consciousness. And that that state of consciousness will affect the physical reality around us. There's even scientists from way back when who are I guess, philosophers were like, there's a distinct possibility that it's literally creating all of reality around us. And it's you and I sitting here in our own consciousness, and our two consciousness is together, that are building this room together somehow.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

Well, I mean, I think that goes back to the idea of was the school system, you can't actually be sure that anything exists outside of yourself? Yes. I can't actually be sure that you're sitting across from me right now. I can be in a highly held loosen up loose. Exactly. Right now. Yeah, I could be a brain in a jar that's malfunctioning and this whole world is.

Michael Lang:

Yeah, exactly. construct of

Coffee Breath Conversations:

nothing. Yeah, it's, um, it's a very odd feeling when you kind of think that Yeah, when around you. Yeah.

Michael Lang:

And when you delve into those meditations, and you start thinking about those things, and really reaching out to feel and it starts to you start to see that more clearly and understand it more clearly. And I found for myself, it's actually brought me a lot of peace and joy into my life in to when things start going wrong. It's it's very easy now to be like, doesn't really fucking matter. Does it like, this could just be like, we could be in the matrix for all we know, or we could be avatars for other beings. And it's only when we go to sleep that those beings are leaving our bodies and the Scientology method. Yeah, it like, the only thing we know for sure is, I think, therefore I am. But you can only ever really be aware of your own consciousness as an absolute thing. And everything else is just a matter of perception and conjecture, and is completely arguable.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

So Well, it's interesting. They there's people out there, that report that they actually, you know, when you think of an apple, you can actually visualize an apple and visualize how big it is. You can visualize even you can even visualize, to a certain extent the taste of the apple. Mm hmm. Just by thinking about it. Yeah. And there's actual people out there that don't have that ability. Yeah. And effectively, their real life NPCs

Michael Lang:

Yeah, I am. On that I heard a an interesting theory about that. Sometime earlier this year of, they were calling those type of people blanks. So they're just a body with no soul or no spirit. And they're like an NPC in a video game, where they're basically on autopilot and just acting on nothing more than pure instinct. And then the theory on top of that is that's what can allow, like, angels or demons or good spirits or bad spirits to enter them and manipulate them or not. And, like, I've definitely met people in my life that were talking about this stuff. They're just like, What are you talking about? What do you mean, visualize an

Coffee Breath Conversations:

apple? I

Michael Lang:

don't know what you're talking about. And I'm like, Well, I see a very clear image of an apple in my mind. And yeah, I could probably taste it in my mind. If I wanted to. So

Coffee Breath Conversations:

well, you kind of do in a way because like, I'm thinking of a sour apple right now, and my mouth is already watering. Hmm.

Michael Lang:

Yeah, exactly. Right.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

So it means that somewhere I've registered what the taste is, and I'm remembering that taste and it's causing a physical response.

Michael Lang:

Yes. Yeah, exactly.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

But there's people out there that aren't. They don't seem to be capable of that. Yeah, for whatever reason. Just like, you know, psychopaths have always really freaked me out because it matters. Having no real emotion, but not knowing that you have no real emotion because you will never know what emotion is. You can mimic it. But you can never truly have emotions

Michael Lang:

actually feel it.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

Yeah. It's always weirded me out like, yeah, Matt, imagine watching everyone else around you be happy and just not understanding what hoppiness really

Michael Lang:

yeah. And just seeing like, oh, they're doing this because this happened. I guess I have to do that when that happens. Okay.

Unknown:

Yeah, like,

Michael Lang:

who gives me chills thinking

Coffee Breath Conversations:

about like, now it's not a new theory. But it's a theory this year. That's really taken a lot of resurgence this year. It's been talked about by famous people, Ilan Musk, it's been talked about by Joe Rogan's been talked about by Sam Harris, a lot of intellectuals. And it's not it's actually it's it goes back to the Industrial Revolution really, a little bit before that is the idea that we're living in a simulation. And people started theorizing around the time of the Industrial Revolution, because they started realizing maybe everything was just a construct of some type of we're all just part. They didn't say it in like a computer program. But when we start building complex machines, they start saying, well, maybe we're just a machine. For example, time doesn't really exist, right? Time is a concept that we invent, to organize our lives because we're methodical organizational creatures. But if you go into space, you actually age less than you do on earth because of the gravity's pole. Yeah, Interstellar showcased if you went to certain planets in our there would be 33 years. Yeah. Outside of there. Which means How could your body not decompose? Or have the telomeres start wearing off while you're there, but in space? So time has become a concept that's abstract now, gravity, we still have no idea why gravity works the way it does. Yeah, we can measure it. We can showcase gravity, its effects what we still don't understand. Yeah. Why does Planet Earth revolve around the sun? And so perfectly to? Why does the sun revolve around that big sun? and not the big star? Yeah. Why does that big star revolve around? And why does everything revolve around the center of the galaxy? Yeah. We still don't have the answers yet. And so a lot of people have kind of theorized that maybe we're just living in one big simulation.

Michael Lang:

Yeah. I've been recently reading, actually an old book, called the universal one. I don't remember who the author is off the top of my head. But it's deep philosophy and science combined together about that. And his theory was that electricity, and magnetism and gravity and time are all actually possibly different states of the same thing. So like going from ice to water to gas, you go from like electricity to magnetism, to gravity to time.

Unknown:

Sounds a bit like Pokemon. But

Michael Lang:

yeah, and he explains it way, way better than I do. And that's a very oversimplified version of what he was saying. But there has been other scientists too, like Nikola Tesla, who is like, brilliant, brilliant man with a lot of stuff. And then a lot of it got taken away from the government later in his life. And it's like, well, what did he find out that they don't want us to know about? Like, did he figure out exactly how gravity works? And what it is? And was that? Like, did he make a time machine? And is there time travel happening? And, like, what does that mean about time? If there's, if time travel is possible, and yeah, it gets. Yeah, he rocks my brain to think about time travel and how it could work?

Coffee Breath Conversations:

Well, technically, you can travel through time. I think it was Albert Einstein that theorized that if you weren't fast enough, you could technically go back in time.

Michael Lang:

Yes,

Coffee Breath Conversations:

I believe it was that was his theory is that if you were going well, well, they kind of proved his theory in a way when you look at the star in the sky that is a sun that exploded millions of years ago. And it and yeah, light just takes forever and ever to reach

Michael Lang:

so we're actually seeing like billions of years ago not what's actually happening. Yeah, right now so

Coffee Breath Conversations:

there could be a whole new planet and just like if that they were theorizing that if you had a high enough power microscope and don't another planet, by the time they looked all those light years at us, they'd still see dinosaurs.

Michael Lang:

Yeah. Yeah, exactly. So it's, it's kind of trippy to think about all those things like, man, how does that all work? And why does it all work? And

Unknown:

where do you think we fit into it all though,

Michael Lang:

as human beings?

Coffee Breath Conversations:

Yeah, just as beings that have developed this consciousness where Where do we fit into all this?

Michael Lang:

That's a very good question. So to me, I, I look at the universe as one big living being, and the planets in the solar systems and all the other life forms. And all of those star systems and galaxies are kind of like the microbial life of the universe. And then when you look deeper into the human body, a lot of that microbial life very much mirrors that like the way atoms and electrons and neutrons and protons spin around each other very much mirrors what galaxies and solar systems do. And when you keep focusing in, or when you keep focusing out, if you get far enough, either way, you end up actually with the same picture. So for me, it's like, it's kind of like that old snowglobe theory of like, it almost doesn't matter, you are actually your own universe, creating another universe outside of you, as well as inside of you. And same for me. And same for your spouse, same for friends and family. And we're all just these individual universes colliding and collecting and connecting upon each other. And it's just this big, big, like, inconceivable thing, he can kind of think about it, but he can't really, truly imagine what it is so.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

So people want to find you, where do they find you?

Michael Lang:

You can either a Google Michael Lang RMT I am I'm also on Facebook as Michael Lang RMT. And both my personal profile and my business page are both under Michael Lang RMT. Otherwise, my cell phone numbers 306-940-6805 please text rather than phoning because I just prefer text over phone calls. And it's, it's just easier to get back to and I'm also finding that nobody leaves voicemails anymore. Anyway, so just shoot me a text and we'll go from there.

Coffee Breath Conversations:

I wish you the best of luck. And I wish you the best of luck with your business with all the current restrictions going on in the province and I and I hope that hope the best for you and hopefully we'll have you back on in the future. And we'll talk some more about some of this metaphysical

Michael Lang:

Yeah, cool. That'd be awesome. Yeah, and thanks again for having me.