I’m back on the topic of The Intention Experiment, the book that I’m reading – still. I’m reading a little each day and so it’s sitting with me as I go about my life. This is one of those books that gives me hope because it shows me that the scientists are busy proving how I can do what I do. That’s happening in their labs.
In the last couple of weeks, I have begun to look at my life through the lens of the experiments discussed in the book. I suppose you could say that my life is my laboratory. Most of the time, I experiment using myself as the guinea pig and then read the books that discuss it later on. Sometimes it happens the other way around but not usually.
The author, Lynne McTaggart, says that all matter transmits and receives impulses from all other matter, right down to the molecular level and even the sub-atomic level. (I paraphrase here) The idea is that everything is affected by everything else at the deepest possible level. I understood it when I read it, but not well enough to be able to describe it in detail here. Maybe I’ll be able to by the end of the book! Suffice to tell you the gist of it and let you read it for yourselves.
One of the things that interests me is that scientists have proven that plants can not only pick up and respond to human intentions, but they can transmit, or broadcast, their response to those intentions so that other plants can pick them up as well. They don’t even have to be in the same room with one another; not the human or the other plants. This was documented using equipment that was designed for lie-detector tests.
Scientists have also been experimenting with individuals directing healing intentions toward patients with cancer, AIDS and other diseases. They have proven that it makes a difference, and not just in a few isolated incidents. What we think, really does make a difference. For anyone who feels hopeless and thinks they don’t make a difference in the world, I recommend they read this book so they can see that what they think and intend has a far more immediate effect than casting their vote every four years.
I’m not at all surprised to find proof that we’re connected at such a basic level; in fact I have been sure that this is so since before I can remember. I have been acting for years as if it were true, even though I didn’t have ‘scientific’ data yet. (I admit that I have always trusted that one day there would be proof.) I believe that this web of ‘living connection’ between all matter comes into play when I work with clients. It has taken a lot of experimenting and practice to pick up energy on this level, and it’s sometimes more of an art than a science, but it would appear that we are developing some scientific evidence to validate it.
On a sillier level, for years I’ve been warning spiders before I vacuum near them, telling them that I’m was coming and they had better ski-daddle or they would be sucked up, but that I didn’t plan to do them any harm. I’ve been talking to my plants, sometimes out loud and sometimes in my head, telling them that they’re growing stronger and healthier. Loony? Maybe, but not dangerous to society, so I figure it’s worth playing around with.
When it comes to the things that I know won’t do anyone any harm, I indulge my beliefs. That’s where my life becomes my own laboratory. I think we can all experiment. Far from doing harm, we can probably do some good. If other living creatures, including people, can sense my intentions, then it can’t hurt to think well of them when I pass them in the street, and smile at them. It’s as easy as spreading the common cold, except that it’s spreading good energy instead.
Pollyanna-ish? Yup. It sure feels good though, when someone passes me in the street and smiles at me, for no apparent reason. To take another tack, if I direct jealous, angry or mean thoughts at a person, or an animal, or a plant, it impacts them on some level. Haven’t you had the experience of just knowing that someone is thinking ill of you, even when you couldn’t prove it, and then had this suspicion confirmed at a later date. Sometimes we’re being paranoid or making unfounded assumptions, and it’s always a good idea to check out assumptions before acting on them but … sometimes you’re right, and this may show you how you know.
I say this not to encourage you to go around accusing people of having convicted you in their thoughts, but to caution you against doing that to others. To me it reinforces the value of checking things out through straight and respectful communication instead of letting suspicions fester and malevolent intentions grow.
So, in conclusion, I think we’re all connected in more ways than we know. I think it’s as much science as gravity is. Eventually, we will teach this in grade school too! And, if we’re all ultimately connected, then in harbouring harmful thoughts towards you, I’m really also causing harm to myself. Food for thought, if you’ll pardon the pun.