Mass Consciousness Caused a Stand Down Over Iraq

I have the utmost respect for Gregg Braden, who is, in my opinion, one of the most evolved spiritual leaders in the world. A few years ago I read his book, The Isaiah Effect (Three Rivers Press, 2000). I have recently begun rereading the book which is something I rarely do.

 

Close to the beginning of the book, he tells the story about the impact of mass prayer. This story is very compelling. I will quote a few sentences from the story verbatim and then go on to summarize it. “On Friday, November 13, 1998, mass prayer was implemented on a worldwide basis, as a choice of peace during a time of escalating political tension in many parts of the world. Of specific interest that day was the expiration of a timeline imposed on Iraq to comply with the United Nations demands for weapons inspections. Following months of unsuccessful negotiations for access into sensitive sites, the nations of the West had made it clear that Iraq’s failure to comply would result in a massive an extended bombing campaign designed to destroy suspected weapons sites. Such a campaign would certainly have resulted in great loss of life, civilian as well as military.”

 

Someone, Braden does not say who, began a prayer effort through an organization with a global audience. This prayer event was publicized on the Internet and attracted several hundred thousand people. It was organized very carefully in the sense that people were asked to pray at certain exact times throughout the evening. What happened next is nothing short of amazing.

 

The aerial attack had been going on for 30 minutes when the President of the United States received a letter from Iraqi officials. This letter stated that they had now decided to comply with the request for inspections. As a result, the President issued what Gregg Braden called “a rare order to US forces to stand down, the military term for aborting a mission”.

 

This cannot be a coincidence. I believe that this sort of concentrated effort of visualization by a critical mass of people can have an impact on the world. Numerous other experiments and events have shown this. I plan to keep sharing this information so that my readers can see just how powerful their minds and hearts are.

Predicting the Future

I had to share this email from Davidji, the noted meditation teacher. He says:

“Believe it or not … on many occasions, I have been able to “see” the future, because my vibration has been attuned with the super high vibration of what has yet to unfold. I’ve been asked how I “predicted” something, but I actually didn’t predict it. I was simply able to resonate at the same vibration as something that was yet to unfold. I was able to “see” it hours, days, or months before it happened. I don’t consider this predicting the future – I was just able to see the bigger picture. You can do this, too. ”

Here is a link to the video where he discusses this concept:

Increasing Your Vibrational Awareness

Experiments Show the Field is Real

Seth Lloyd, the designer of the first feasible quantum computer, makes the simple but unequivocal statement that “The universe is a quantum computer. As the computation proceeds, reality unfolds”. His book, Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmo (Vintage Publishers, 2007), posits the exciting premise that we, in the most literal sense of the word, actually do create our reality. The universe mirrors back to us our beliefs in the most precise way.

 

I will briefly discuss several paradigm-shattering experiments which support the theory of the universe as a consciousness computer.

 

The International Peace Project in the Middle East took place in August and September of 1988. Researchers in Israel selected a number of participants who were willing to use Transcendental Meditation(TM) to see if there was any effect upon several indicators of violence, including the level of crime, level of armed conflict in Lebanon, number of fires, and number of car accidents. In addition, measures of improvement included increases in the national stock market and improvements in the national mood. The participants met at a central location twice a day to practice TM. During the time that they were meditating, all of the indicators of violence went down. The crime levels dropped to an unprecedented low and armed conflict in Lebanon was all but at a standstill. As soon as the participants stopped their meditation at the conclusion of the experiment, violence went back to the pre-experiment levels. (Orme-Johnson, D., C.N. Alexander, J.L. Davies, H.M. Chandler, W.E. Larimore 1988, International Peace Project in the Middle East: The Effects of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field. Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 32 No. 4)

 

In May of 2004, a study conducted at the Turin, Italy Medical School showed that patients’ beliefs determined medical outcomes. A number of patients, all of whom had Parkinson’s Disease, underwent surgery believing that they would receive a drug which would restore their brain chemistry to normal levels. In reality, they were given a placebo which should have had no effect whatsoever on their medical condition. However, electronic scans showed that the cells in the patients’ brains responded as if they were actually given the drug. (Benedetti, F., L. Collaca, E. Torre, M. Lanotte, A. Melcarne, M. Pesare, B. Bergamasco, L. Lopiano 2004. Placebo-Responsive Parkinson Patients Show Decreased Activity in Single Neurons of Sub-thalamic Nucleus. Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 7 No. 6)

 

Belief also plays a powerful role in recovery. Dr. Bruce Moseley, of the Baylor School of Medicine, participated in a 2002 study which proved this beyond a shadow of a doubt. One does not normally think of surgery as something which can be affected by one’s mind. However, this study showed otherwise. Dr. Moseley performed knee surgery on three different groups of persons. He shaved the damaged cartilage in the knees of one group. The second group had their knee joints flushed out. For the third group, no actual surgery was done. A couple of incisions were made, salt water was splashed on the knee and then the incisions were sewn up. Aftercare was the same for everyone, including exercise. Interestingly enough, the group which did not have surgery improved just as much as the other groups. This study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2002, No. 347), “A Controlled Trial of Arthroscopic Surgery for Osteoarthritis of the Knee”.

 

A study published in 2004 found that meditation had a positive impact on vital gene functions. It was found that there were important differences in the genetic makeup of those who meditated. These persons were found to have reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes. This in turn leads to faster recovery from physical and emotional stress. (Kaliman et al, 2014,Psychoneuroendocrinology), “Rapid Changes in Histone Deacetylases and Inflammatory Gene Expression In Expert Meditators”.

Global Coherence Initiative

 

I wanted to share this email I received from the Global Coherence Initiative recently. The purpose of this organization is to give what is called a synchronized  care focus on various issues affecting the planet. This takes place during individual and group meditations and involves sending peace. love and heart coherence.

This email announcement reads as follows:
Millions of people throughout the planet are outpouring love, care and compassion to the people of Paris and elsewhere who are living on edge since the terrorist attacks. Nations are standing in solidarity with France as this terrible event is helping unite the world in heart determination to withstand ISIS jihadists. Increasing our collective prayers and compassion can create a cushion of love to help offset the fear energy and facilitate emotional restoration. For those who can, it would be helpful to continue our prayers and compassion during this time of global concern. We are all connected in the heart and we can do much to help heal and restore each other with the power of our love.
Care Focus: Strengthening the Vibration of Unity

1. Let’s unite in the heart with people all across the planet sending their love, care and compassion to those affected by the terrorist events. Imagine our united love and care being multiplied by universal source.
2. See our collective heart energy strengthening the vibration of unity and see it replacing the old vibrations of fear, separation and hate. Let’s hold Paris in our sincere heart vibration and stream energies of unconditional love, compassion and resilience for helping people regain energetic stability. (Let’s do this daily for a while, as you can.)
3. Now radiate the collective love into the global field environment to facilitate governments, businesses, social systems and individuals uniting to prevent and reduce terrorism.
4. Let’s close by radiating love, care and compassion to other global stressors as your heart guides you to do.

You can continue to do the Care Focus in the Global Care Room, if convenient, after the full moon period, as this will help raise the vibratory rate of the personal and collective field environment.
Thank you for your participation in this Care Focus.
GCI Steering Committee and Staff

To join the GCI Care Focus in the Global Care Room, you can enter the room directly from www.globalcarerooms.org. First time users will need to sign up for access. You can use the e-mail and password that you use for the Global Coherence Initiative website. Then, simply log-in with your e-mail and GCI password.
If you prefer, you can also participate in collective Heart-Focused Care in the Global Care Room App for Facebook.
For those of you who are new participants in the synchronized Care Focus, you can see your green marker and the gold light points of others around the world in the Care Room at the same time. Realize that one gold light can represent a family, a group or an entire audience viewing the Care Room and doing the Care Focus together.

Benefits of Meditation

 

 

    • Benefits have been documented for thousands of years
    • Yoga Sutras, written by Patanjali between 200 BC and 200 AD, stated that “one-ness is the progressive quieting of the fluctuations of your mind”
    • Shifts may not be noticeable at first
    • After a while, daily actions become more conscious
    • Meditators see a broader perspective, more calm, greater clarity
    • Meditators make more spontaneous right choices
    • Better alignment between thoughts, words, and actions
    • Truer connection to Higher Self
    • Earthly body will be more aligned with cosmic body
    • Expanded point of view
    • Open to greater possibilities
    • Lose constricted viewpoint
    • Scientific studies document real brain changes- new neural pathways
    • 2011 University of Massachusetts study found that meditators have different brain structure- 16 subjects meditated for 30 minutes per day. An MRI revealed an increase in the area of the hippocampus, which deals with learning and memory. Conversely, there was a decrease in the area of the amygdala, which deals with fear, stress, and anxiety
    • University of Wisconsin study in 2011 tested meditating monks and non-meditating volunteers on response to pain and threat of pain. When participants were told that pain would be administered in 10 seconds, non-meditators reacted instantly, while meditators only reacted when the pain was actually administered through heat. This shows that non-meditators react to the projection of pain in the future while meditators can stay in the present moment longer.
    • Limited view used to hold that brain structure was set by age 20 and then only deteriorated- it is now proven that positive brain changes can occur throughout life
    • More than 2000 research papers document better sleep, pain relief, stress management, and better cognitive functioning
  • Studies have been published in The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of the American Medical Association

 

  • Body chemistry changes with meditation. We are less inclined to perspire, breathing and heart rate slow, growth hormones are elevated, immune system strengthens. These benefits continue after meditation. This causes us to have fewer knee-jerk reactions or incidents of lashing out. We become less impulsive and more intuitive.
  • More conscious choices
  • We start to see the bigger picture of things, rather than strictly how everything benefits us and us only.
  • Releases stored emotional pain. Two programs have been developed to deal with this- the Hoffman Institute’s Quadrinity Process and the Chopra Center’s Free to Love-Free to Heal process
  • Reconnection to the spiritual
  • Greater awareness of one-ness

Davidji, Meditation Master

Check out this great blog by Davidji, formerly of the Chopra Center and now a meditation master with two books to his credit.

 

http://davidji.com/davidji-blog/

 

Physical Changes That Come With Meditation

On an anecdotal basis, most meditators would probably agree that a daily meditation practice induces feelings of relaxation and well-being. What is less obvious is how meditation actually affects one’s brain structure and ways of reacting to the world. It has been said that a regular meditation practice will actually change one’s inner and outer world. This is the opinion of Davidji, formerly the lead instructor at Deepak Chopra’s center in Carlsbad, California and now the author of The Secrets of Meditation (Hay House, 2012). There have also been a number of scientific studies which show that one’s brain structure actually does change in a positive way.

The purpose of meditation is to obtain a quiet state of mind and to disconnect from activity. Most of us are flooded with thousands of thoughts per day. In order to achieve this state, meditation gets us to the point where we are connected to a place of stillness. We are able to reach this state by quieting our thoughts. This is accomplished in several different ways. One of these is the repetition of a particular phrase, or mantra, again and again in order to distract the mind from common, everyday thoughts. Another method is referred to as mindfulness, where thinking focuses on one object. Still another method involves visualizing a scenario which is conducive to relaxation, such as a beach scene or various forms of light or sound.

The Hindu Vedas contain some of the earliest written mentions of meditation, although it has been suggested that many indigenous cultures have engaged in meditative practices through chanting, drumming, and even gazing into campfires. In the 6th and 5th centuries BCE, a number of references to meditation are made in documents from Taoist China and India. In the 12th century, Sufism had incorporated many practices of meditation, including chanting. What is referred to as “secular” meditation had arrived in the United States by the 1960s, emphasizing stress reduction and relaxation.

A study published in the November, 2012 issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, entitled “Stress Reduction in the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease” (http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/5/6/750.abstract) by Schneider, Grim, Rainforth, Gaylord-King, Nidich, Salerno, Kotchen, Kotchen, and Alexander showed that meditation has positive effects on health. In this study, 201 people with coronary heart disease were assigned one of two tasks: to either take a health class which focused on diet and exercise or take a class on Transcendental Meditation. Researchers followed up with participants over the following five year period. The results clearly showed the positive benefits of meditation, with those meditating experiencing a 48% reduction in risk for heart attack, stroke, and death.

A 2/29/12 article in Frontiers in Neuroscience magazine, by Luders, Kurth, Mayer, Toga, Narr, and Gaser, “The Unique Brain Anatomy of Meditation Practitioners: Alterations in Cortical Gyrification” shows that actual brain structure is changed through meditation. This article points out that meditation has been known to affect several cortical regions in the brain. Gyrification is the folding of cortical matter in the brain and strongly affects its geometry. One hundred meditators and controls, carefully matched for gender and age, were examined for this factor. This article can be accessed at: (http://www.frontiersin.org/human_neuroscience/10.3389/fnhum.2012.00034/abstract).

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