On a long drive home from Toowoomba yesterday, I was listening to a wonderful audiobook by Lynne McTaggart, called The Field. If you haven’t already availed yourself, then I thoroughly recommend it.
It’s pretty heady stuff, and not for the faint of heart. Basically it chronicles the journey of an investigative journalist, Lynne McTaggart, who set out to explain in purely scientific terms, how such things as psychic phenomena, ESP, spiritual healing and remote viewing, were possible.
Apparently Lynne has written several books since, but I have only recently discovered her work, and I must say, I am very impressed.
For those of us who have been interested in, and practising the Law of Attraction for some time, this work provides scientific validation, for that which we have known on a spiritual level for the longest time. It was always my belief that eventually science would let go of it’s Newtonian grip on society, and join the rest of us in the 21st century.
I won’t even attempt to delve into the scientific principles or quote from any of the studies mentioned in the book, here. I’m not all that coherent at explaining myself at the best of times, and this is very deep stuff (quantum level stuff to be precise).. but I will recommend that you check out Lynne’s work for yourself here. And I certainly intend to explore her other books. But for now The Field was a wonderful testament of how the world of science is starting to be able to explain things such as the power of intention, and why prayer has such a demonstrable affect on those being prayed for. How distant healing can have an almost instantaneous affect on individuals, regardless of the miles between healer and patient. Things that we in the spiritual community have known and understood for millennia.
One of my favourite parts of the book is when Lynne discusses the very well known and totally scientifically accepted “Observer Principal”, which states that at the quantum level, all things exist in possibility and it is not until someone observes, or tries to measure something, that it actually takes form. The results of scientific experiments have been affected and even altered by the person observing them. To me at least, this is absolute proof positive, that we do in fact create our own reality, every nano-second of every day… and taken one step further, there wouldn’t even be a reality, if we were not here to observe it. Which brings me to my favourite conundrum …. If a tree falls in the forest and there’s no-one there to hear it, does it make a sound. Apparently if there is no-one there to observe it, the tree doesn’t even exist.
For the science community at large, this book represents a total paradigm shift, but as far as I am concerned…. a loooong time overdue.