“I am That, thou art That, all this is That, That alone is.”—Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Biological researcher and geriatrician Bernard Grad of McGill University, Montreal, discovered in the 1970s that if water was subjected to a small magnetic field or to light, the atomic bonding in the water altered and surface tension was reduced. He went on to show that a person can emit enough of a magnetic field to alter the atomic bonds of water. When someone focused positive intent into water that was used on plants, strong growth resulted. When someone who was upset or disturbed focused on the water, little or no additional plant growth resulted. Several other scientists confirmed Grad’s findings.
Dr. Bernd Kröplin at the University of Stuttgart looked at the mechanisms by which water collects, stores and disseminates information. He showed that even the temporary influence of weak energy fields can cause changes in water structure. Kröplin showed that the effect on water was influenced by the experimenter, so the phenomenon cannot be reproduced independently of the observer. In effect, any work on water structure cannot be objective. The observer is part of the environment, says Kröplin, and his or her mood affects the properties expressed by water. Similarly, if you’re looking at a quantum system it behaves like a particle; if you’re not looking at it, it behaves like a wave.
Water is a quantum shape shifter.
In his over thirteen-year-long research with consciousness and re- mote influences, William Braud reported on a series of laboratory experiments demonstrating that people can exert direct mental influences on a variety of biological systems at a distance without conventional and energetic influences. Braud explored the use of ganzfeld (German for “whole field”), a relaxation technique that helped alter consciousness very much like the desensitization tank I experienced in the Bodhi Tree Wellness Centre in Vancouver. There is good anecdotal evidence that the healing technique of Reiki (which means “universal life energy” in Japanese) successfully utilizes gentle touch and distance healing, based on channelling of life force energy.
Braud also found that people were more likely to succeed if, “instead of believing in a distinction between themselves and the world and seeing individual people and things as isolated and divisible, they viewed everything as a connected continuum of interrelations—and also if they understood that there were other ways to communicate than through the usual channels.” Similarly, the Moscow Brain Research Institute’s Laboratory of Neurocybernetics demonstrated that meditation in- creased information perception in the cortex and increased function- ing relationship of the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Any state of altered consciousness—meditation, relaxation, the ganzfeld, dreams—relaxes constraint, writes Lynne McTaggart in her book The Field. According to systems theorist Ervin Laszlo, it is as though we are a radio and our bandwidth expands. McTaggart adds that when two people “relax their bandwidths” toward establishing a deep connection, their brain patterns become highly synchronized and a kind of “coher- ent domain” establishes, just as with molecules of water. “The brain of each member of the pair becomes less highly tuned in to his own sepa- rate information and more receptive to that of the other.” Just like the ecotone I talked about in a previous post.
Our natural state of being is a relationship: “A tango,” says McTaggart, “a constant state of one influencing the other. Just as the subatomic particles that compose us cannot be separated from space and particles surrounding them, so living beings cannot be isolated from each other … The natural state of the living world [is the result of a] drive toward greater coherence.” Negentropy (the opposite of entropy) is the dominant force and by the act of observation and intention, we can extend a kind of super-radiance to the world. Many of humanity’s greatest achievements arise from moments of inspiration that may in fact result from an individual gaining access to a shared accumulation of information through what McTaggart calls the Zero Point Field (the lowest energy state of a particular field), but can be variously described as intuition, the collective unconscious, the Source. Genius may simply be a greater ability to access the Universal Zero Point Field.
Kröplin, Bernd. 2005. “Welt im Tropfen [World in a Drop].” Institut für Statik und Dynamik der Luft- und Raumfahrtkonstruktionen. Germany. 83 pp.
Laszlo, E. 1995. “The Interconnected Universe: Conceptual Foundations of Transdisciplinary Unified Theory.” World Scientific Pub Co Inc. 166 pp.
McTaggart, Lynne. 2008. “The Intention Experiment”. Atria Books. 336 pp.
McTaggart, Lynne. 2003. “The Field.” Element. 384 pp.
Radin, Dean. 2006. “Entangled Minds.” Paraview Pocket Books, New York. 368 pp.
“The 108 Bowls: A Water Mala is a special project involving ‘giving attention to water.’ Each water mala is a group of 108 people who place a small, specially made and dedicated ceramic bowl in their windowsill and keep it topped up with water. Each bowl is shaped at the Gristmill [in Garrison, New York], exhibited and dedicated as a body of 108, and then goes out with a number inscribed on the bottom to the person who will practice with it. The bowls from various editions of the water malas are now in practice globally, with surprising results. Projects have been born, art has been exhibited, illnesses have shifted, communities challenged and changed—but the less easy to point to transformations will perhaps remain quiet, deep, and ineffable. It is my hope that everyone will someday be part of a Water Mala, both as a personal practice, and on behalf of the world’s waters.”–Bonnie Myotai Treace, founder of Hermitage Heart and the Bodies of Water Society
Nina Munteanu is an ecologist, limnologist and internationally published author of award-nominated speculative novels, short stories and non-fiction. She is co-editor of Europa SF and currently teaches writing courses at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. Visit www.ninamunteanu.ca for the latest on her books.