Many years ago I read about Edgar Cayce’s ability to enter into a hypnotic state, wherein he “connected” to someone in order to assess a health problem and recommend treatment. Many call this voodoo or just plain nonsense.
About 20 years ago I met a retired Army general who described himself as having been in charge of ” “remote viewings.” I asked him what he meant. He explained that soldiers, screened to have certain extrasensory abilities, were seated in a room, were given coordinates and a photo of a building (for example, in Russia), and were then asked to “spy” on that building. The general told me that when, at a future time, they were able to check the accuracy of the information they received from these “remote viewers,” the information was correct about 70% of the time.
Recently I read “The Field” by Lynne McTaggart. The book’s premise is that everything and everyone are connected. We are not separate from the universe, our environment, or each other. There is a constant transfer of information between living things and their environment. We are energy. “Human beings and all living things are a coalescence of energy in a field of energy connected to every other thing in the world” (pg. XXIII).
As I discuss in my upcoming new book, Whole-Body Dentistry: A Complete Guide to Understanding the Impact of Dentistry on Total Health, most of medicine and science is still based upon the Newtonian view, that man is a machine and the function of the whole can be predicted by the sum of the parts. Medical treatment is therefore based on the physical. Give a drug or do surgery to effect a physical change. There is comfort in this approach as it is measurable and quantifiable. In the Newtonian model the spiritual is ignored. However, as discussed in The Field there is much more.
Quantum physics gives us a new paradigm. Quantum physics demonstrates this web of interconnectedness. “Things once in contact remained always in contact through all space and time” (pg. XXV).
This statement reminded me of another story related to me by a researcher about 15 years ago. Some cells were scraped from inside the cheeks of “Joe” in Los Angeles. These cells were then hooked up to electrodes that could measure electrical currents. Joe was then flown to New York City. As he was getting out of a cab in NYC, a man came up to Joe to attack him with a baseball bat. Luckily, the man stopped short of actually hitting him. As Joe saw what was about to occur, his fight or flight reaction kicked in. The interesting thing is that the cheek cells back in LA registered a change in electrical current at the precise moment he came under attack!
In quantum physics, even the observer has an effect on what he or she is observing. Remember Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work (see past newsletter on Self Image and Treatment Choices) Just holding water and thinking a certain word can change the structure of the water. Given that everything is connected by energy, real healing can only be achieved at an energetic level (see past newsletters on healing, Some Musings on the Nature of Disease and The Nature of Disease – Part 2). This is why many of our best treatments at the Breiner Whole Body Health Center are energetic ones.
The Field chronicles a lot of data from different areas of research that supports this interconnectedness. I highly recommend this book. Next month in The Energy Connection Part 2 , I will continue this discussion, as I connect these energetic principles to an exciting new instrument based upon quantum physics.