Have you ever felt like you were being stared at or watched from a distance, even when you couldn’t see the person looking at you? Have you ever known who was calling you on the phone before you picked it up? Have you ever had a premonition or dream about an event before it happened? Have you ever had a near-death experience? If so, some scientists claim that you were responding to an energetic field where you received information on a level that is subtle rather than sensory. Rupert Sheldrake in particular explores this phenomena and has conducted some fascinating research.
I am writing a book about all the ways that we are connected to each other. Some ways are conscious (perceived directly) such as language, physical space, shared history etc. But some ways are unconscious.
Some we cannot explain. If you have had any experiences that are ‘extra-sensory’ or defy logical explanation, then I’d love to hear from you!
Cyndi Dale, a writer on subtle energies, says:
“Everything in this world, from sunlight to cupcakes, is made of energy. Energy is simply information that vibrates or moves. Some energy, such as the energy composing a table or a chair, moves slowly. You can see, touch, discuss, and prove the existence of these slow-energy objects. But most of the energy in this world can’t be seen, heard, or touched through our typical five senses. It moves so fast that we can’t perceive it; usually, we can notice only its effects.”
To think about an energetic field is to imagine that there are invisible connections outside our physical bodies that bond us to our environment. Through these connections, we are participating with our environment all the time.American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has said: “I know that the molecules in my body are traceable to phenomena in the cosmos… That makes me want to grab people on the street and say: ‘Have you HEARD THIS?”
The study of energy and parapsychology (whether our intentions can influence our environment) is extremely contentious, mainly because it is so new and many aspects of the field cannot be objectively explained. Many scientists would scoff at it, while others spend their lives researching it. For example, there are at least 10 studies (one at Harvard and one at the Mayo clinic) showing that distant prayer has no effect on healing sick patients. On the other hand, Lynne McTaggert and her research team are running a series of intention experiments and they are convinced that some have had positive effects.
To help with my research on collective consciousness, please get in touch with any stories you may have on the topic through the Contact page on my website. Thank you!