Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Weekend With Gregg



I've spent a great deal of time with Gregg Braden this past week. First, I listened to a great Coast to Coast segment that he shared with HearthMath's Howard Martin, attended a two-hour lecture on Friday night with my husband, followed by an all-day workshop on Saturday. It was fun and enlightening. I enjoy Gregg because most of what he talks about is based in peer-reviewed science and information from indigenous cultures in which he has spent a great deal of time. I also enjoyed being around like-minded people. It was such a success that people were waiting in the hallway for tickets, since it was completely sold out.

As most of you know, I believe humans are evolving. I believe we will eventually learn to "think" through our heart. I know this sounds crazy, but if you understand how the science of the heart works, you might not think this idea so out there. As I mentioned before, the heart has a much stronger electromagnetic field than does the brain.


There are satellites that circle the earth that measure the electromagnetic field. (These are separate from the EGGs that are part of the Global Consciousness Project.) This field spiked about fifteen minutes after the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York on 9-11. It is thought that it took about that long for images to go all around the world. The following graph from The Institute of HearthMath indicates that the heart-felt feelings being generated by millions of people actually affected the electromagnetic field of the earth!



This is huge! We have suspected for some time that the electromagnetic field of the earth has an effect on the body, which makes sense since we are electromagnetic in nature. (Some believe that the brain is electric and heart is magnetic.) But we have not had scientific data to prove that we have an impact on the field. If human emotion can affect the fields surrounding the earth - does that mean our thoughts and emotions have other effects?

The Global Coherence Initiative, of which I have been a member for some time, is gathering data on just this thing. In fact it is hypothesized that coherent heart felt intentions can have an effected outcome. Gregg Braden tells the story of a man at one of his seminars that was extremely upset about something and was being asked to leave. Although he didn't know what the man was so angry about at the time, he asked the organizers to just ask the man to leave the room and go out into the hallway for a few minutes. He then asked the audience to send calming heart-felt emotions to the man in the hallway for about three minutes. He then asked the man to return and asked him what he was angry about. The man said he knew intellectually what he was mad about, (someone had taken his seat), but he no longer felt the anger, however he couldn't explain why.

What does this mean? It might mean we are incredibly powerful when we band together in a coherent state of heart felt directed intention. In fact, researchers agree that people are most in coherence when thinking thoughts of appreciation, gratitude, or care.

Many other ideas were discussed over the weekend - earth changes, global warming, the economy, the looming war in Iran. He ended the workshop by asking people to make a decision about how we are going to treat each other as we go through these difficult times. Are we going to go forward in fear? Or are we going to go forward in love? It begs the question - what have I contributed to the earth's magnetic field today? Have I contributed feelings of love or fear?

It's our choice.

8 comments:

DJan said...

I have been wrestling with questions like these myself. Why are we killing our own Mother Earth? Can we possibly evolve our thinking out of this morass? You give me hope, Nancy. So does Gregg. Thank you.

Amanda said...

i really believe that we as humans have this kind of effect on ourselves, each other, humanity as a whole and the earth. we do not give ourselves enough credit for these latent abilities that are rarely put into use.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Interesting. Motivated people could use this to change the dynamic in a home or a workplace, for starters. For such a long time, working women were admonished to think with our brains and not our hearts, lest we commit the sin of being "illogical."

Brian Miller said...

there is def power in group thought...and i hope that in our evolving we find many better answers than the ones we have now...

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Great post!What fun seeing him in person.

susan said...

Over the years I've spent meditating it's been with the intention of adding my small effort to the larger effort going on all around.

Rob-bear said...

Humans evolving? Able to think with our hearts? I would argue that is already true. It is a learned skill — learned by unlearning the "only brain thinking" mode of living. We function in a world that has taught us to ignore our hearts. To our peril.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Greg's insights, and your own.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Nancy, I'm always amazed at the thoughts and ideas you bring. I can't wait until I get to a point where I can explore like you do.