The Science Behind the Law of Attraction Magazine October, 2015 - Page 37

including temperature, changes in policing practices, and overall violent crime trends. The data yielded some astonishing results. Overall, the violent crime rate in Washington DC fell by 48% during the time of the experiment and the biggest drop came when the most people were meditating. Another study looked at the impact of the 9/ 11 terrorist attacks. Princeton University?s Global Consciousness Project (GCP) maintains a network of 40 random event generators (REGs) in cities around the world. Think of an REG as a computerized coin flipper that spits out 0?s and 1?s instead of heads and tails. In theory an REG should, as the name implies, produce an unpredictable series of events regardless of what is happening in outside world. And like a coin toss, if you flip a coin 10 times, at the end of the experiment, there will likely be an equal number heads vs. tails (5-5). The same if true for the REG. It will produce an equal number of 1?s and 0?s almost every time. A team at the GCP examined the data in the period after the attacks and found a high level of deviations during that same period. Essentially, the REGs started to ch urn out number strings in a much more orderly way. Patterns started to develop where normally there isn?t as more and more people heard the news and had an emotional response. This response is believed to be what triggered the change in the REGs. These findings support the notion of a global collective consciousness. The HeartMath Institute has been investigating this idea for a number of years and they suggest we?re all connected by a global information field that sends and receives information. Not only are we always plugged into this field but we can also impact how it works. How is this possible? Think about it for a moment. We know that all frequency carries information. We see this every day in the form of our radios, televisions, and cell phones. These devices all receive invisible electromagnetic signals across different frequencies that are sent by a signal of some kind (think an antenna) and that frequency signal is translated into sounds or pictures. What most people don?t know is that our bodies are capable of doing the same thing. There is a measurable field of energy that comes directly from the heart (there is in fact a magnetic field around our hearts) when we create loving elevated emotions. Therefore, by becoming heart-centered, and cultivating the higher energy emotional states of care, love, and compassion we are able to generate a greater level of coherent energy that benefits both ourselves and the world. There?s a really simple way to visualize this idea. What happens when you throw a rock into a lake? The first thing that happens is a splash followed by a rippling that spreads across the smooth surface. The results change depending upon different variables like the size of the rock you throw, how high you and how hard you throw it. Research shows that when you become heart-centered your heart area actually creates a broader, more enhanced magnetic field that can be up to nine meters in diameter. Put another way, your elevated emotion is now able to send out more information, and the longer you can sustain that emotional state, the more this coherent energy is broadcasted into a measurable field. Therefore, by maintaining a heart-centered Page 37 - Oct ober, 2015