As I’m reading The Lost Symbol, I’m fascinated that Brown has made one of the central themes of the book both the power of thought to create the world, and the extraordinary and unifying nature of mass thought.
Katherine Solomon, one of the main protagonists, is a scientist who carries out consciousness research. Solomon is particularly interested in the power of thought – or intention, as it’s usually referred to — to affect the world.
“However, what really fascinates her is the power of the group. “We have scientifically proven that the power of human thought grows exponentially with the number of minds that share that thought, ” she says.
“This is the inherent power of prayer groups, healing circles, singing in unison, and worshipping en masse. The idea of universal consciousness is no ethereal New Age concept. It’s a hard-core scientific reality. . .”
In our experiment with our Clean Water experiment last Saturday, we had many reports of ecstatic experiences – a sense of oneness with the group and even with the sample of water.
As always, I’m fascinated by this experience and how each of us, in our separate computers dotted all over the world, can simply come on the website and feel a palpable sense of connection with other people sharing an experience thousands of miles away.
Here’s how some of our participants felt last Saturday.
Bernadette says she became aware of “numerous intentions towards this spot — all in synchonicity, the presence of multiple minds, yet with one focus (or thought form). For a few moments towards the end of the session, it felt like I was in the water itself —or at least became intensely aware of the water - and that it was filled with light.”
Dawn says she could feel the presence of other participants and felt my ‘powering up’ [the process I recommend to use to get highly focused] was assisted by such a collection of wise soul! At times, it almost seemed like the water in the picture was changing before my eyes.”
Although this was Terri Bennett’s first intention experiment, she says, “The energy and connection I felt was intense and beautiful. I truly believe that this type of focused, co-creative intention can change the world!”
It was also Kathy’s first time. “I also felt that my meditative state was assisted by a force beyond me, I have never had this feeling before. Several minutes into the intention I also felt a connection with the water. This was my first experience with something that felt so intense and so different from anything I've ever experienced before.”
Even though she was an experienced ‘intender’, this somehow felt different: “I've been using intention in my daily life so was quite surprised at the change between that and what took place today. As it got closer to the time, I felt my meditation deepening & changing from what I am familiar with — a pleasant sensation. . . . Before the end, I "saw" the water changing from dark-ringed chaotic structures into clear, shining, geometric shapes...it was an incredible feeling and experience.”
Karen Krugel adds: “I felt a strong power of united focus. . . It was very tangible for me. Also, connected with the water element, there was a strong feeling of peace.
“Something deep within,” she adds, “is touched by having been a part of this experiment. . .it's as if I experienced myself as greater & bigger than when I am doing something by myself!”
John Davis: Wow!” wrote John Davis. “This was the first major intention experiment that I was able to participate in directly by being online at the time. In others, I was just able to send intention to the website while at church (at Mass, so I had ‘help’). I got the book, learned the power-up techniques. . . . I was able to focus on the sample and could visualize the energy coalescing into a nice, clean sphere as in the sample picture. I could almost see the transformation of the water!”
Many people wrote in that they were still feeling the effects hours after the event. Lorreli says she “felt a very good feeling sensation throughout my entire body. it was though my entire body was being energized. I STILL FEEL IT!”
The power of eight
So, what is ‘it’ — this feeling of oneness everyone claims to be feeling?
It is, what I like to call the ‘power of eight’. When I have taken my intention experiments on the road, and asked groups of complete strangers to send healing intention for each other in small groups of a eight or more in my workshops, we’ve witnessed, quite literally overnight, that people’s lifelong illnesses have started to clear.
One woman who had suffered a migraine every day had her first ‘clear’ day after being intended for. Another who was a chronic insomniac had her first full night’s sleep after one of the sessions.
Perhaps the most impressive instance was a woman who had lost sight in one of her eyes; the following day she told us that 80 per cent of her sight had been restored.
Does the group magnify the effect – or just create a kind of merging so that our individual boundaries finally disappear?
In much of the research that I am doing at the moment, I find that a basic drive for cooperation and partnership, even sacrifice, rather than selfishness and naked survival, appears to be intrinsic to the biological makeup of all living things.
Deep connection, rather than competition, is the quality most essential to human nature: we were never meant to live a life of isolation and self-serving survival. Human beings need partnership just to survive; we experience the greatest stress and and the most serious illnesses when we are isolated from others and from a sense of connection.
The greatest healer is just reminding our self of that fact.
Pur group Intention Experiments afford us a rare glimpse of those moments of unity — if just for 10 minutes. They remind us who we were are – who we were really meant to be.