Monday, January 14th, 2013. Filed under: Amazing Universe Consciousness Inspiration Spirituality The Awakening
When You Have the Right Vibe, It’s Not a Coincidence: Synchronicities, Energy Healing, and Other Strangeness in the Field
Amy L. Lansky, PhD, Reality Sandwich
The following is excerpted from Active Consciousness: Awakening the Power Within, recently released from R.L.Ranch Press.
One piece of evidence for the holographic nature of nonstandard fields that have been proposed in recent years — the zero-point field (a candidate for the unified field ), the psi field of psychic phenomena, Ervin Laszlo’s Akashic field , and the morphic field proposed by Rupert Sheldrake  — is that they all share a common feature: sensitivity to similarity in vibration.
If a holographic image has many different holograms embedded within
it, shining a laser of a specific frequency upon it will cause only
those holograms made with lasers of the same frequency to stand out.
That’s because things with the same vibration naturally resonate and
reinforce one another — just as two violin strings at the same pitch
resonate with one another. This property of resonance has [also] been
used to explain how each of us might interact with mysterious fields
like the psi or Akashic fields… People pick up only that with which they
personally “resonate.” Each individual’s resonant frequency, determined
by their life experience, physical body, and energy body, limits what
they can perceive.
Biologist Rupert Sheldrake’s theory of morphic resonance also depends
upon similarity in vibration. Members of the same species, being “on
the same wavelength,” are able to tap into information that pertains
uniquely to them. And while members of an entire species might be able
to tune into a fairly broad spectrum of frequencies (think of Carl
Jung’s notion of the collective unconscious that humans
supposedly tap into ), smaller, more tightly connected groups — such
as members of the same family or loving couples — resonate in more
focused zones of vibration; they have access to their own “private
frequency.” In fact, Sheldrake goes even further and suggests that
morphic fields can explain how human memory operates. Instead of being
stored in our brains, he suggests that memories are stored in the
morphic field. Our brains then pick them up via resonance, like radios
tuning to their own private stations.
The existence and importance of similarity in vibration has also
popped up in psi experiments. For example, individuals gifted at
psychokinesis — the ability to affect physical objects with the mind —
have described the experience as a feeling of resonance with those
objects. A fascinating body of evidence has also been uncovered by Dean
Radin and his colleague Roger Nelson at Princeton’s PEAR lab…
[R]esearchers at PEAR found that connected couples can influence random
event generators (REGs) more effectively than individuals working alone.
Because of this phenomenon, Radin and Nelson decided to test for even
larger field effects by using these random devices as “antennae.” First
they placed REGs at events where people were all focused on the same
thing and therefore “vibrating” similarly-for example, at music
festivals, religious events, and even at the Academy Awards. The results
were as predicted; these venues did indeed cause the machines’ outputs
to deviate from the norm [6, 7].
Then, in 1997, they decided to place REGs at fifty locations all over
the world, run them continuously, and see if they could pick up on
major world events. The results were astounding. Over the next ten
years, Radin and Nelson studied the machines’ reactions to 205 major
world events and discovered that they did indeed respond to events that
were intense on a global level — especially those that were tragic. The
most striking effects occurred in response to the events on 9/11, which
caused the largest daily average correlation between the machines’
outputs. Even more amazing, this correlation became noticeable a few
hours before the first of the twin towers was hit! [8, 9] An instance of collective precognition?
Whereas world events less horrific than 9/11 probably evoke more
varied vibratory responses in people (and therefore do not resonate and
amplify each other as well), truly frightening events tend to evoke a
more common, coherent response. As this study showed, when nearly all of
the people on Earth “got onto the same wavelength” on 9/11, even
Synchronicity and Fields of Meaning
Similarity in vibration has also been used to explain the phenomenon of synchronicity
— “coincidences” of seemingly unrelated events that share a common
meaning… [A] well-known illustration of this phenomenon was described by
psychiatrist Carl Jung, the originator of the notion of synchronicity
. One of Jung’s patients was recounting her dream about a golden
scarab beetle when he heard a rapping on the window. When he opened it, a
rose chafer beetle — the insect most similar to a scarab in Jung’s
region — flew into the room. Jung quickly put two and two together. He
realized that the mythological meaning of the scarab — an ancient
Egyptian symbol for rebirth — was highly pertinent to his patient’s
problems. And this was also the reason why the insect had appeared in
The phenomenon of synchronicity demonstrates a key point — the
universe may not be operating like a cold, meaningless machine after
all. Instead, the reality we experience each day may be flooded with fields of meaning.
One field might embody the horror and violence of 9/11. Another field
might be associated with a hope for rebirth. Each field of meaning has a
particular vibration to it, and objects, individuals, emotions, dreams,
and events with similar vibrations will tend to resonate with one
another and then co-occur. This is what creates synchronicities. In
fact, various theories of quantum physics require the existence of synchronicities …
Think about it. There may be another fundamental mechanism at play in
our universe besides cause and effect. Most of us think that everything
that occurs in our world is due to some causal mechanism. A causes B
causes C. However, synchronicity — the co-occurrence of events within the same field of meaning — may be another fundamental reason why things tend to happen. Many things in life that we think are due to cause-and-effect or mere coincidence may actually be due to synchronicity.
Here’s an example that occurred while I was writing this book. My
husband Steve and I had long admired Rupert Sheldrake’s work on morphic
fields but had never met him. To us, he was a brilliant scientist living
far away in England. However, in September 2008, just as I was working
on the section of this book that describes his work, Steve got word that
Sheldrake would be giving a talk at his research laboratory at Sun
Microsystems. Now please understand; talks about things like the morphic
field are not commonplace in computer research labs. In fact,
Sheldrake’s talk was poorly attended. But it just so happened that one
of the lab’s researchers had met Sheldrake in Scotland and had invited
him to speak the next time he was in our area. When Steve heard about
Sheldrake’s visit, he asked if I could also attend, and we both received
an invitation to have lunch with him the next day. Before I could even
finish writing about Rupert Sheldrake, I was sitting and having lunch
with him! Coincidence? Or synchronicity?…
A Meaningful Cure
The powerful influence of similarity in vibration has also made its way into healing. In fact, it is the very foundation of homeopathy — an alternative medical system originally developed in Germany in the early 1800s. The word “homeopathy” literally means similar (homeo) suffering (pathy), and practitioners of homeopathy choose medicines for their patients based on a principle of cure called the Law of Similars. This principle can be described as follows:
If a substance is shown experimentally to cause a specific
pattern of emotional, physical, and behavioral symptoms in healthy test
subjects, then that substance can be prepared so that it can cure
individuals suffering from the same pattern of symptoms.
In other words, homeopathy is the science of healing based on
similarity of vibration. The Law of Similars essentially says: “likes
cure likes.” Bring two things of like vibration together — a remedy and a
patient — and the effect will be a cure of the patient’s disease.
Here’s a simple illustration. We all know the common effects of
drinking coffee: wakefulness, a mind full of thoughts, excited
happiness, acute senses, and sometimes heart palpitations and diarrhea.
These symptoms are manifestations of the vibration of coffee, and coffee
imparts these qualities to those who drink it. Now, if a patient comes
to a homeopath seeking help for chronic insomnia, and their insomnia is
characterized by an overactive mind, excitement, acuteness of the
senses, heart palpitations, and diarrhea, it is likely that the
homeopath will prescribe Coffea Cruda — a remedy prepared from
coffee. That’s because this patient manifests the same vibrational
qualities as coffee. And if the remedy is truly homeopathic to the
patient — that is, if coffee’s symptoms match his or her overall
emotional, mental, and physical state — it has the potential to
completely cure their insomnia, not just palliate it as a sleeping pill
Of course, the most controversial thing about homeopathy is not the
Law of Similars, but the way in which homeopathic remedies are made. The
process, called potentization, involves a sequence of steps in
which a substance is repeatedly diluted and vigorously shaken. In fact,
for most remedies, these dilutions are so extreme that they do not
contain even a single molecule of the original substance! Nevertheless,
homeopaths have found that the higher the dilution, the more potent a
remedy can be. They believe this is possible because the energetic signature
of a substance is captured by the potentization process. In other
words, potentization enables the innate vibrational quality of a
substance in nature to be unleashed and harnessed. It is this vibration
that evokes the symptoms caused by a remedy, and it is also this
vibratory signature that enables the remedy to cure a similar vibratory
state in a patient. Like vibrations cure like vibrations…
Water: A Potent Carrier of Information
Although homeopathy has been the target of skeptics and critics since
it was developed by physician Samuel Hahnemann in the early 1800s,
open-minded scientists are finally beginning to get an inkling of how
the remedies might be working. Recent studies have shown that the
encoding of information in homeopathic dilutions is not about their
chemical composition; it’s more about the bonding structures between the
molecules within them. Apparently, the shaking process (also called succussion) performed during homeopathic potentization is the critical step that develops these structures.
In 2007, a prominent researcher in the field of structured water,
Professor Rustum Roy of Pennsylvania State University, showed for the
first time that extreme homeopathic dilutions are not mere water, but
highly structured arrangements of water molecules. In fact, various
types of instruments in Roy’s laboratory were able to pick up the
distinct signatures of different remedies, even at levels of dilution in
which no remedy substance likely remained . Homeopathic experience
has shown that these unique signatures can then be transmitted to dry
pills, and that the power and distinct effects of these pills remain
stable indefinitely if they are stored properly…
Interestingly, the potentization process can be used to capture the energetic signature of any
substance, not just those used to make homeopathic remedies. This has
been shown repeatedly by several independent scientists in replicated
studies. For example, consider the work of Jacques Benveniste, a French
physician and medical researcher in the field of immunology who helped
discover platelet-activating factor in 1972. Unfortunately, Benveniste’s
career was set upon a rocky course when a colleague encouraged him to
study the phenomenon of potentization. His first paper about the subject
described how antibodies of immunoglobulin E (anti-IgE) could be
potentized beyond Avogadro’s number (the point at which it is unlikely
to find a single molecule of a substance remaining in a dilution) and
still cause substance-specific effects.
When Benveniste published these results in the prestigious journal Nature
in 1988 , he came under a barrage of attacks that lasted for the
rest of his life. But perhaps this wasn’t surprising. Benveniste’s work
had essentially shown that any drug could be potentized and still remain
effective. That means that billions of doses of any drug could be
produced for pennies — information that drug companies would spend a
fortune to attack and suppress. And in fact, there is evidence that a
world-wide campaign to discredit homeopathy has been funded by the
pharmaceutical industry for this very reason [14, 15].
Despite the attacks on Benveniste and his subsequent loss of
government funding in France, he continued his work and came up with
even more astounding results. Because he suspected that the
potentization process conveys an electromagnetic signal into the water
of a dilution, he developed an apparatus that could digitally record it.
He then transmitted this signal electronically — via E-mail — to a
distant laboratory, and had it “replayed” into water there. Amazingly,
the resulting water caused the same effects as the original substance.
Benveniste eventually conducted several blinded experiments using this protocol. He published a paper in the Journal of Clinical Immunology
in 1997 that described one such experiment, in which a specific antigen
was potentized, recorded, E-mailed to Chicago, and replayed into water
in a Chicago laboratory . This water did indeed cause
antigen-specific effects on isolated guinea pig hearts. I saw Benveniste
present this paper at Stanford University Medical School in 1999. The
large lecture hall was standing-room only, but the audience was politely
Of course, Benveniste’s new results in what he called “digital
biology” were even more mind-boggling and threatening than his original
paper in Nature. Not only could billions of doses of a
substance be prepared cheaply using potentization, but its signature
could be E-mailed and imprinted into water essentially for free… Despite
the fact that other initially-skeptical scientists have successfully
replicated his work [17, 18], acceptance of Benveniste’s work remains
for the future. Perhaps, with the growth of a new consciousness in the
scientific community, that future will arrive sooner rather than later.
Indeed, in 2009, some new research conducted by Nobel prize winner Luc
Montagnier confirmed the same kinds of effects that Benveniste described
The Meaning of Disease
The power of potentization is indeed one of the landmark discoveries
of Homeopathy. It provides us with a method for capturing the energetic
signature of any substance in nature. But perhaps even more significant
is homeopathy’s therapeutic principle, the Law of Similars — because it
says something specific about how fields of meaning operate and
interact. There may even be a direct relationship between the Law of
Similars and synchronicity.
The late psychiatrist Edward Whitmont was a student of Carl Jung and eventually became a homeopath. In his book, Psyche and Substance,
he speaks at length about the relationship between homeopathy and
synchronicity . Psychiatrists have long known that patients
sometimes alternate between specific physical symptoms and specific
mental or emotional symptoms. In fact, when mental symptoms are present,
physical symptoms often vanish, and vice versa. This phenomenon is an
illustration of the fundamentally psychosomatic nature of disease — that
disease manifests in both the psyche (mind) and soma (body)…
Homeopathy and other holistic medical systems have long recognized
that disease is a body-mind affair. That is why each patient manifests a
unique pattern of mental, emotional, and physical symptoms — a pattern
that is an outward representation of his or her vibratory state. As
Whitmont points out, each homeopathic remedy is also associated with a
vibration… The Law of Similars then states that bringing together the
vibratory pattern of a patient and the similar vibratory pattern of a
remedy can be curative. The reason this is true, Whitmont suggests, is
synchronicity… Homeopathic remedies are curative because they share the
same synchronistic field as a disease and therefore can replace it
within a patient’s body. Hahnemann proposed essentially the same
explanation in the early 1800s for the operation of his remedies upon
what he called the dynamis or vital force — the energetic etheric field that encompasses the physical body.
The fact that homeopathy has worked for millions of people for 200
years says a lot about the power of the Law of Similars. But it also
says something about fields of meaning and their relationship to us in
disease and in health. Just as the dream of the golden scarab said
something meaningful about the psychological state of Jung’s patient,
holistic practitioners recognize that each person’s unique manifestation
of disease is not merely the result of genetic inheritance or the
accidents of life — it is a reflection of a field of meaning vibrating
at the core of their being.
A couple of other phenomena witnessed in the homeopathic world are
worth mentioning. Because they border on the paranormal, they are rarely
openly discussed. Both tend to occur during provings — the
homeopathic drug trials. The object of these trials is to see what
pattern of symptoms a substance will create in healthy volunteers.
Today’s provings are conducted using modern techniques like
double-blinding and placebo controls. Thus, some test subjects (called provers)
are given placebo while others are given the actual remedy. Since the
trials are also blinded, neither the provers nor their supervisors, who
collect symptom information, know who has been given a real remedy or a
placebo, nor the identity of the substance being tested. Nevertheless,
the following kinds of phenomena have been observed during many trials.
First, it has been noticed that the moment a prover forms the
intention to participate in a proving, they often begin to experience
symptoms that are later found to be characteristic of the remedy — long
before the trial actually begins. While this doesn’t happen to all
provers, it happens frequently enough to be noteworthy. By simply intending
to join a remedy trial, a prover may enter into the field of meaning of
the remedy substance. Just as paranormal phenomena often defy the
normal constraints of time and space, the fields of meaning created by
homeopathic remedies may as well.
The second remarkable thing about provings is that the symptoms
developed by provers often directly reflect the nature of the substance
from which a remedy is made. This is most obvious in the case of
remedies made from animal substances… Consider, for example, the blind
proving of Androctonus conducted in 1985. Even though the
provers did not know that they were taking a remedy made from scorpion
venom, they developed the following kinds of symptoms: overconfidence;
contemptuousness and defiance; lack of feeling and cruelty;
quarrelsomeness and deceitfulness; the delusion that they were about to
be assaulted and a malicious desire to injure others; suspiciousness; a
lack of impulse control; anxiety and fear that is ameliorated by walking
around; aversion to company; and a feeling that one is alone or
separated from the world .
Notice how evocative many of these symptoms are of scorpions —
violent, cruel, and antisocial. Indeed, this remedy has been effective
in treating patients with serious mental illness. In my book about
homeopathy, Impossible Cure, I describe the case of one man who, thanks to Androctonus,
experienced a cure of severe allergies and headaches, as well as a
significant lessening of arthritis, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
The man was an avid hunter, obsessed with guns and knives. He told his
homeopath how he would wait until his prey came to him and how he could
sense and communicate with them. Interestingly, scorpions also let their
prey come to them, and they can accurately detect their victim’s
location by sensing their vibrations. After taking Androctonus, this
hunter was not only alleviated of his physical problems, but he also
became much less interested in his extensive collection of weapons .
Think of it. The process of potentization may provide us with a
method for accessing the very essence of the natural world. Just as
Merlin the Magician showed the future King Arthur what it was like to be
a fish or bird, a prover who takes a potentized remedy may learn what
it’s like to be a scorpion, a dolphin, a flower, or even a mineral! Our
entire universe may be intricately and intimately interconnected through
vibration and meaning.
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