Let’s Measure Fields Filled with Love
by Sharon Joy Kleitsch September 2005
The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) has been measuring global consciousness since 1998. Dean Radin, now senior scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, suggested that a team set up REGs (also called Random Number Generators – RNGs) at sites around the globe to find out what happens when the attention of many is focused on a particular event. The GCP explores whether mind and matter interact at a global level. The “matter” consists of a worldwide network of these special electronic circuits (RNGs) and the “mind” is the synchronous attention of millions of people focused on newsworthy, meaningful and/or numinous events, such as Princess Diana’s death or September 11th.
In 1979, Robert Jahn, dean emeritus of the Princeton University engineering school and a leader in aerospace, designed a devise, about the size of a microwave oven, to “flip” 200 coins and tabulate how many heads came up when a volunteer concentrated on more or less heads to surface. The experiment showed that individuals could influence the number of heads that came up, and the Random Event Generator was born. Much later, as computer technology became available, REGs became the size of a cell phone.
Over two decades of experiments indicate that anomalous physical phenomena are indeed correlated with subjective (not so much objective) human interactions, particularly those that are emotionally meaningful, such as joy, wonder, creativity and love. The impact is greater when shared by a group deeply engrossed in fully interactive communication, yet where there is fun and humor. People who are emotionally connected have greater influence than individuals.
Biologist Rupert Sheldrake studied group fields among insects, birds and animals, concluding that they co-create a field of intelligence where communication takes place, such as when a flock of birds suddenly changes direction. This theory, called morphic resonance, can be extended to human thought, where collective fields impact other groups engaged in similar activity. One project took place in Washington DC, where Transcendental Meditators focused on a safe city. The crime rate went down. As mass mind moves, so does matter. Fetzer Institute has recently put a significant emphasis in researching collective consciousness
Why not hold an intention of a morphic field filled with love? Lots of people and organizations can be part of it. We know the power of intention and our emotions. We have extraordinary powers, particularly when we come together with our hearts. It’s time to start measuring what can happen in a community, a city and state.