Thursday, June 19, 2014

Energy Fields

In her books Lynne Mc Taggart discusses scientific discoveries that support the theory that the universe is unified by an interactive field. She says that research in the field of human consciousness supports the theory that "the universe is connected by a vast quantum energy field" that can be influenced by thought. Lynne thinks the most fundamental point is to understand that we, all of us in the universe, "swim in a sea of light" which is very much like ‘the Force’ in Star Wars. It means that there is this insurmountable amount of energy lying there in empty space.

“If you were sitting a yard away from me, this energy is so dense and has such extraordinary inherent potential that it would be enough to boil all the oceans of the world. The most fundamental thing is that we have this constant energy dense with the field. It's so fundamental that we realize that we are all one, we're all connected.”

She has organized massive "mind-over-matter experiments" and has a personal development program called "Living The Field", which is based on an interpretation of the zero point field as applied to quantum mechanics. The Zero-Point Field (ZPF) is said to exist in a vacuum (empty space) at a temperature of absolute zero. Scientists have considered this to be the reference, or zero point, for all processes. But Einstein and others showed that it is no longer necessary to assume a physical quantity known as Mass, which has the property of inertia, in order to explain reality. This suggests the laws of classical physics are only partly true, with the necessity of adding a set of quantum laws to complete the picture. Theoretical physicists have not yet formulated a widely accepted, consistent theory that combines general relativity and quantum mechanics. The incompatibility of the two theories remains an outstanding problem in the field of physics.

It seems that everything is connected by the Zero Point Field, which is apparently a sea of energy that reconciles mind with matter, classic science with quantum physics, and science with religion. It is like “a cobweb of energy exchange”, as Lynne describes it, and she calls on numerous quantum physicists to provide an impressive canon of research data and discoveries to support the theory.

Mc Taggart appears in the extended version of the movie What the Bleep Do We Know!?, as well as the movie, The Living Matrix - The Science of Healing. She has written significant books in the areas of quantum physics, spirituality and health. Her book, The Field, has inspired thousands of people from various walks of life, including religious leaders, physicists, healers and, most important of all, those who have been seeking scientific evidence for their innate sense that they are not separate, and that they do not live in isolation from others and the earth. This book has been called a seminal work of the New Age, and one which provides a scientific explanation for psychic phenomena such as ESP, spiritual healing and remote viewing.

Her book, The Intention Experiment, seeks to answer the most fundamental question left open by The Field: if we are connected, can our thoughts and intentions affect and change the world and things ‘out there’? To find out, Lynne again carried out exhaustive investigations and interviews with numerous physicists, and has collated the most impressive data yet on intention, or the power of thought. She also explains the best techniques for achieving success with your intentions – and she invites the reader to participate in a series of web-based intention experiments that have now become the largest mind-over-matter studies ever undertaken.

In a dialogue, with another fellow visionary, “Duncan Campbell the talk is about how science in the West has moved forward beyond ‘modern mind’ conventional classical physics of the 17th-19th centuries, and the Quantum Physics of the 20th century, to the contemporary 21st century discoveries of the “field effect” and its implications, and what these exciting, really revolutionary discoveries have been in just the last few years, and what they indicate in terms of the evolution of consciousness.

Duncan Campbell: "...our ancestors had a profound understanding of the inner connectedness of all things...and that even rocks and stones had sentience or consciousness in the sense that they were a part of creation and all of creation was infused with what sometimes is called “The Great Mystery”. So there could be communing with standing stones, there could be communing, of course, with plants and animals as well as humans.

Then we as a species got into what we might call, the ‘modern mind’. Then in the last 500 years – starting in the West say, with Copernicus, and then moving into the Industrial, Scientific, Technological and Information Revolutions -- we have an intensification of the individuating modern mind which literally disenchanted the universe. This made the world beyond the separate human mind simply an array of separate objects that was inert, without consciousness, existing only for us to try to figure out the rules that apply to this fragmented, objectified universe, a perspective sometimes referred to as the ‘Newtonian/Cartesian’ world view.

German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, who realized at the end of the 19th century that the epochal crisis of the modern mind would happen when it became conscious of its destruction of the metaphysical world or of the alive universe. He said it in this aphorism, “God is dead.” By that, he meant that people had literally killed the mystery.  Following that, we had the 20th century with its attempt to unilaterally master the mystery of the universe with the human mind and its mind-made artifacts alone, and the death by human hands of more millions of people in one century than all of prior human history.

Quantum Physics began to shift that perception and open the door to what has become an ongoing rediscovery and reawakening of an evolving alive universe infused with consciousness -- in which current cutting edge Western science now perceives and demonstrates by its own methodology what the ancients knew with theirs:  that we are, in fact, not all separate but deeply interconnected and possessing the skills and the heart and the energy within ourselves – the life Force -- to actually bring about a new harmony, a new evolutionary era.”

Dialogue is to converse in an exchange of ideas and opinions. Dia meaning two or between or across and logos speech or ‘what is talked about’. A dialogue is a conversation in which we try to understand ideas of others in relation to our own. By putting our own prejudices (pre-judgments) and understandings to the test in a frank exchange of ideas, we may come to better understand differences and the possibilities of the world at large. Literary work written in the form of a conversation brings to mind the dialogues of Plato, Shakespeare, Coleridge, and Carlyle.

Recently the electronic media including the internet (along with iPod and other MP3players) is becoming an interesting and useful repository we can use at our convenience. A few media personalities have become well known for their dialogues, such as Charlie Rose, Bill Moyers, Joseph Campbell, David Bohm, and Peter Senge. Duncan Campbell at his website Living Dialogues has created an audio archive of illuminating conversations with the leading thinkers of our times in evolving and transforming consciousness itself. This is a valuable resource especially in times like these when great changes are upon us.

But new paradigms are always resisted, especially by the establishment, and we are seeing it now. From its inception science has treated innovation disdainfully, always insisting on irrefutable proof that could be objectively measured. This stubborn objectivity too often refuses to even consider exceptions which can lead to greater truths. Change is constant yet we seem to resist change more than anything else. We have learned that the large human brain developed fairly rapidly at a time then great climate changes were happening, repeatedly alternating between hot and cold. Apparently this forced humans to travel further for food and adapt quickly to available resources by using tools and innovations.

Science even presumed that consciousness existed only as an adjunct to biology, and only in rare instances. This led to a belief that the universe is inert, dead. Primitive cultured perceived themselves to be in communication with all of nature as the very source of wisdom. Denial of this resulted in an impoverishment of our own identity, making us feel trivialized, isolated, like aliens in an alien world.

As the old paradigm started to diminish, well over a hundred years ago, we found ourselves in between paradigms, awkward times of floundering, aimlessly wandering and wounded, waiting for something transcendent to unite us. Now we have the survival of the fittest DNA, and empty materialism and individuation. Everyone seems uneasy and knows it's not working. For thousands of years, up until about the time of Charles Darwin, there was, in the West, an historic vision of a noble struggle, under the aegis of the Divine. That was the old paradigm, which may have served as a hedge against anarchy. But it also divided the human psyche into a good and worthless portion.

Bruce Lipton teaches that we are not victims of our DNA. whatever the subconscious expects if what your cells will deliver.

Wayne Dyer survived leukemia. He teaches that the last 5 minutes of your day is the best time to program your subconscious with the I am statements: I am content, I am lucky, I am well and happy, I am perfect health, I deserve love.
  • If you would like to accomplish something, you must first expect if from yourself.
  • The subconscious mind is most impacted by feelings.
  • Ask yourself, how would I feel if I was where I want to be?
  • A change of feeling is a change of destiny.
  • Eliminate criticism, judgement and condemnation.