Non-Local Healing--Revisiting the Global Consciousness Project
Posted Aug 25 2008 3:14pm
The most mysterious kinds of healing I experience are those cases that heal without logical explanations, outside the laws of biology and physics. I call this type of healing nonlocal healing and write about it in my book. It is called nonlocal because it happens instantaneously and, according to physics, we know that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light.
Some scientists have an explanation for this type of phenomena and it centers on the idea of a universal information field that connects all things. Information can be transferred to any point in the field instantaneously. Some research suggests that intention and prayer may work this way.
A great site that illustrates the connectedness of us all in our world is the global consciousness project. The project is located at Princeton University and measures events around the world. The events are produced by random number generators that respond to a world consciousness. In other words, random number generators should produce random numbers. However, at times they don't and produce a more ordered string of ones and zeros. The project measures these nonrandom events all over the world and then analyzes the data using stringent statistical techniques. The events are then linked to world events good or bad showing a convergence of consciousness.
It sounds a bit "out there" but this kind of research has been going on for many years and holds up under extensive scientific scrutiny. It is interesting to see all the hypotheses linked to the nonrandom events such as the 911 terrorist attacks and more recently the assassination of Bhutto.
The project is a great example demonstrating the connectedness of all of us. This quote by Einstein sums it up:
"A human being is part of the whole, called by us "universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences his thoughts and feeling as something separate from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal decisions and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."