Have you ever heard of the Field of Consciousness?
I have learned that everything in this universe is made up of energy and radiates a specific frequency that remains permanently in what is called the Field of Consciousness, a web of energy that connects everything in the universe.
We are all part of this energy exchange; our energy is constantly interacting with the field.
All events, thoughts, feelings, and attitudes are recorded forever. This universal field is full of information that can be retrieved and repeatedly called upon at any time, in the present or in the future. This is because our consciousness is not stored in our brain; instead, our brain is a receiver that picks up the signal of our consciousness from the field. It is through this field that we are connected to all life.
This field has many names in different literature but refers to the same concept: The All, the Universal Mind, the One Mind, the Collective Unconscious, the Field of Consciousness.
The concept of the existence of a Field of Consciousness has been well documented by many authors. Mind-Your-Reality also has a great post about it.
In 1908, a book called The Kybalion was published by the Yogi Publication Society, written by a person or persons under the pseudonym of “Three Initiates.”
It contains the essence of the verbal teaching traditions of Hermetic Principles which describe the underlying laws of the universe.
This book contains 7 Sacred Principles of Manifestation. The first sacred principle, called Mentalism, explains that the universe is composed of an all-encompassing Divine Mind, its thoughts, and thought-forms.
This Divine Mind includes all individual minds: thoughts, emotions, feelings, and cognition. Our highest self is an extension of that Mind.
Mentalism contains the idea that “All Is Mind.”
Larry Dossey, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters, explains that the concept of the One Mind is ancient, and it remains an honored belief in many wisdom traditions.
He writes, “The esoteric sides of all the major religions recognize that our individual consciousness is subsumed and nourished by an infinite, absolute, divine, or cosmic source, and is ultimately one with it.”
Dossey describes our mind as immortal and eternal, not confined to our brain or body but extending infinitely outside of it.
We can see the power of the field at work in the classic example of a mother who “just knows” her child is in danger, or between siblings who feel each other’s pain. Numerous studies have tested this phenomenon in which people often exchange thoughts and emotions at a distance.
The link is proven very strong in cases where hurt is involved, like a calling from one to another.
We are all connected in this field, and you have probably been aware of it, or felt it. Have you ever felt you were being watched, only to turn around and see that somebody was staring at you?
Nature is also in constant telepathic communication through the field. For example, some studies show how pets will go to wait at the door when their owner (who is away from home) shows intent to go home. It can also be observed that large groups of animals, herds, and flocks frequently behave in highly coordinated ways, implying a shared, overlapping mind.
Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D., a British biologist, researcher, and author, has studied this phenomenon extensively.
He proposes that memory is inherent in nature and that natural systems, such as termite colonies or fish schools, inherit a collective memory from all previous things of their kind. He explains that animal telepathy is a consequence of the way animal groups are organized by what he calls Morphic Fields.
Sheldrake explains how detectives are sometimes trained not to stare too often or intently at the back of people they are following, so as not to provoke the individual to turn around, and that celebrity photographers report similar experiences.
Celebrities being secretly photographed up to half a mile away often turn around and look down the lens of the camera.
Hunters and wildlife photographers report similar experiences: animals seem to know when they are being stalked, turning toward the telescopic sight of the camera.
In The Sense of Being Stared At, Sheldrake suggests that through our attention we create fields of perception that stretch out around us, connecting us to what we are looking at.
Through these fields, the observer and the observed are interconnected. Mental fields that extend beyond the brain may also help explain telepathy.
Sheldrake’s experiments and findings in the subject are described at length in his books.
If you want to read more about this, you might want to begin with The Sense of Being Stared at: And Other Unexplained Powers of Human Minds, and Dogs Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home.
Another author who has written extensively about the field is Gregg Braden.
In his book, The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles and Belief, Braden explains the existence of a field of energy which he calls The Divine Matrix, which connects all creation and is the bridge between our inner and outer worlds.
This field plays the role of a container for the universe to exist within, it seems to have intelligence and is able to respond to the power of human emotion.
Braden postulates that because everything exists within the Divine Matrix, all things are connected, so what we do in one part of our lives must have an effect and influence on other parts. He also proposes that we are connected not only with everything we see in our lives today, but also with everything that’s ever been, as well as with things that haven’t happened yet.
Implications of the Field in our daily lives – How it can help you
Because we are part of this Universal Mind, we can’t always control the thoughts that enter our head.
You might have started a conversation on a topic when somebody exclaimed they were thinking the same thing. When somebody has a thought, it circulates, and it is not long before somebody else in close proximity has the same thought.
That’s why we should be conscious of what we think and what we say; we can choose to send out positive or negative vibrations through the way we think and feel.
This really sums up what the Law of Attraction is about. If we think positive thoughts and have positive feelings, we are sending out positive vibrations, which in turn will attract experiences (and thoughts) of matching vibrations. Like attracts like.
We have complete control over what thoughts stay in our head so every time we change our thoughts we can change our experience, the more positive the better. You can read all about the law of attraction and other universal laws in this post: 20 Essential Proven Tools to Manifest Your Dreams Faster.
Have you ever gone into a room full of people and felt the tension?
It is likely that you were picking up many conflicting and angry thoughts. That is why it feels so good to be around uplifting, positive people, and so bad to be around negative people; the negativity literally gets in our heads and we feel it in our bodies. It is also physically detrimental for the negative person to perpetuate this behavior for long periods of time.
Connecting with the field is important because in the field resides all the synchronistic events and all the answers to the questions we have.
Our higher self knows what we came to accomplish on Earth and who we need to meet in order to achieve it.
When we put a request out, for example, a question about an issue, our higher self will tap into the field and through our intuition and emotions (with an image, a thought, or a gut feeling to go somewhere or do something), it will provide the answer.
The dreams we have are all definitely possible for us to achieve this lifetime; we would not have them if we could not make them a reality.
We will only be able to retrieve information from the field that reflects our level of consciousness and intent. If we mean well and our intent is pure, we will get information that vibrates at that level.
If we mean to hurt or harm another, we will only receive muddled up, sick thoughts, because those will be the thoughts that vibrate at low levels of hate.
This is why some psychics are very good and some are not.
All readings done, either through intuition, angel or tarot cards, or through any other type of psychic phenomena such as channeling, are only as good as the psychic’s consciousness and intent. Genuine psychics who intend to help you (and with your permission) will be able to tap and retrieve the information you need. Psychics who just want to get your money, or show off “their gifts,” will not get accurate information.
If you want to visit a psychic your intuition will guide you to choose effectively.
You always know when something or someone doesn’t feel right.
Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology, coined the phrase Collective Unconscious, referring to a subconscious pool of all the shared experiences of the human race.
He considered the collective unconscious to underpin and surround the unconscious mind. Such a database comprises all of the information ever available to human consciousness and is the origin of all information obtained by intuition, premonition, divination, or dream.
In The Significance of Constitution and Heredity in Psychology (November 1929), Carl Jung writes:
The collective unconscious comprises in itself the psychic life of our ancestors right back to the earliest beginnings. It is the matrix of all conscious psychic occurrences.
The existence of what Jung termed Collective Unconscious represents this Field of Consciousness, and what psychic phenomena is all about. The Law of Attraction and the Law of Karma regulate this exchange of information. As I mentioned earlier, you can read all about the Laws of the Universe in this post: 20 Essential Proven Tools to Manifest Your Dreams Faster.
On a side note, John Edward is a brilliant psychic and medium. I first learned about him when I read his very touching book One Last Time: A Psychic Medium Speaks to Those We Have Loved and Lost.
Edward connects with the souls of those human beings who have passed away. I recommend that you go to see him live in one of his shows if you ever have a chance. It will show you how real is the existence of life after death. You can learn all about the process of death and birth in this post: Reincarnation: The 7 Stages of Death and Birth.
The Cleve Backster experiment
Dr. Cleve Backster was an interrogation specialist for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who accidentally discovered, using a polygraph (a lie detector), that plants:
1. Have high-level emotional activities similar to those of human beings.
2. Can detect and respond to human emotions.
3. Are also connected to their environment via the field.
Backster had many polygraphs on hand because he directed a polygraph examiner school.
In his first experiment, Backster was just curious to find out if he could measure the rate at which water rose from the root area of a plant into the leaf while watering it. Nothing much happened. He then decided to insert a leaf that was neighboring the electroded leaf, into a cup of hot coffee. There was no noticeable chart reaction. After 14 minutes of elapsed chart time, he had this thought: as the ultimate plant threat, he would get a match and burn the plant’s electroded leaf.
In his book, Primary Perception: Biocommunication with Plants, Living Foods, and Human Cells, Backster explains that the very moment the imagery of burning that leaf entered his mind, the polygraph recording pen moved rapidly to the top of the chart. No words were spoken, no touching the plant, no lighting of matches; just his clear intention to burn the leaf. The plant recording showed dramatic excitation.
This discovery lead to his theory of Primary Perception, in which he claims that plants feel pain and have extrasensory perception (ESP).
He believes that all living things (plants, animals, bacteria, and humans) are telepathic and in communication with one another.
This communication is possible thanks to the existence of a Field of Consciousness.
Calibrating the Field
To become more conscious is the greatest gift anyone can give to the
world; moreover, in a ripple effect, the gift comes back to its source.
DAVID R. HAWKINS, IN POWER VERSUS FORCE
Sir David R. Hawkins, MD., Ph.D., is a nationally renowned psychiatrist, physician, researcher, spiritual teacher, author, and lecturer. His research findings have been published widely in medical, scientific, and psychoanalytic journals.
Dr. Hawkins has found a way to calibrate the field using kinesiology, or muscle testing.
In his book, Power Versus Force: The Hidden Determinants in Human Behavior, he explains that all events in the universe are recorded in a Field of Consciousness beyond time, locality, and the recall of memory.
This record is then retrievable forever by a simple physiological phenomenon called muscle testing. He is then able to determine the truth or falsehood of any statement.
The muscle testing response is a simple “yes” or “no” to a specific stimulus.
It is usually done by a person holding out an extended arm, and the tester pressing down on it, using light pressure. Usually, the test person holds something to be tested in the hand of the other arm; for example, an envelope with a statement inside.
The tester tries to press the arm down, and says to the person, “Resist.”
If the item to be tested is beneficial to the person (or true), the arm will remain strong with the recognition of truth; the person is able to resist the pressure.
If it is not beneficial, has an adverse effect, or doesn’t have existence within the field, the arm will go weak; the arm of the person is unable to resist the pressure (in this case, the envelope might contain a false statement).
Through kinesiology calibrations taken over 20 years, Hawkins analyzed the whole spectrum of human consciousness, on a scale from one to 1,000, and created a profile of human experience which he calls the Map of Consciousness.
Levels under 200 are considered to be “false”: destructive, draining, depleting of energy, and temporary.
Levels over 200 are considered to be “true”: self-sustaining, constructive, energizing, and invincible.
The energy calibration of various states of awareness (from one to 1000), can be found at the Consciousness Calibration Research Technique Blog (CCTR Blog)
At the low end of the scale are qualities such as guilt (30), fear (100), racism (110), revenge (150), and actions like bullfighting (35) or hunting wild animals (30). At higher levels over 200 are tolerance (245), cooperation (480), and Zen Buddhism (890).
With muscle testing, we should be able to tell the truth from falsehood about anything anywhere in time or space.
The test itself proves to be independent of personal opinion or belief, and it doesn’t matter if the person being tested is a child or an adult.
The response was also the same whether a statement was vocalized or made silently. The results were predictable, repeatable, and universal. The higher the level of consciousness of the team, the more accurate the results were.
It is important to note that both the intention of the tester and the one being tested have to calibrate over 200 to obtain accurate responses.
Hawkins claims that this technique provides people the means by which to calibrate levels of truth and determine whether they are being misled in any situation.
The implications of this simple procedure extend into law, criminal justice, psychotherapy, politics, medicine, and beyond.
You can try this technique at home with a friend or partner to get the answers you need. And of course, you can also use your intuition, as explained in this post. (Jump to tool #14)
Also, you can test on your own with your fingers as explained in this article by Livestrong , but I’m not a big fan because I have not managed to learn to do it right. Therefore, I don’t get accurate answers, but you might have a different experience.
You can connect to the field by listening to your intuition while meditating, walking in nature, doing some creating endeavors such as painting or cooking, and being in silence.
You can also use kinesiology, you can get accurate answers very quickly if you do it right.
If you wish to read further, apart from the books I mention in this post I also recommend The Field: The Quest For The Secret Force of the Universe.
Have you tried kinesiology to get answers? Do you listen to your intuition often? Let me know in the comments below