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Let’s Measure Fields Filled with Love

Sharon Joy Kleitsch

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.

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Sharon Joy Kleitch

Carl Jung woke me up in Psych 101 to such fascinating concepts as synchronicity and collective intelligence. Then came Teilhard de Chardin, whose relationship to the environment is what Jung’s is to psychology.

The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) labs were described in the New York Times Magazine in the late 1980s as researching consciousness, and I imagined taking off from Citi to visit.

However my basic education in the new sciences came from listening to New Dimensions Radio every Sunday on WNYC, recording them and listening till they made sense – digesting what resonated at some other level of knowing.

Finally, it was time to dis-engage from a very rewarding and supportive lifestyle to explore that re-occurring call to follow the questions. It was Willis Harman’s classic book, Global Mind Change, which pointed a direction. I discovered the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Matthew Fox program at Holy Names College. They represented creditable and rich academic resources in consciousness and living systems. BINGO!

I decided to become my first experiment to see what would happen, if I chose love instead of fear, in making decisions – small and major. That was in 1990. Over twenty years later, I live in an emergent field of love – a heartfield. The exploration of ‘global mind change’ and what that means in my life continues, sometimes daily.

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