Group Intention Experiments Shown to Have Measurable Healing Effect

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In the field of research being done on intention and manifesting, Lynne Mctaggart is legendary. Her latest revolutionary experiments show the power of group intention to heal.

Mctaggart is a journalist and bestselling author, world-renowned for her groundbreaking work on consciousness and the power of intention. She is also the architect of “The Intention Experiment,” a global laboratory involving thousands of participants testing the power of group thoughts to heal the world. 

Her research has repeatedly shown the profound effect thoughts have on reality.

“We’re all a batch of vibrating packets of energy so there’s nothing solid or stable about us (and) there’s nothing solid or stable about the world,” McTaggart said. 

“In between different objects is a giant quantum energy field, we’re all in the field, and our subatomic particles make up the field. So, because we are energy, energy is changing at every moment at the subatomic level, nothing is an actual anything yet, it’s every possible state all at once. What they’ve found is what turns that potential of something into something real is an observer. So, our consciousness, our ability to observe, our ability to intend also makes us a creator.”

McTaggart’s intention experiments, running since 2007, are some of the first controlled explorations of the power of mass intention. In these experiments, she invites an audience to send a specific thought to affect a target, after which a team of scientists calculates the results to measure possible change.

“I’ve run 40 intention experiments — everything from trying to make plants grow faster, seeds grow faster, to purifying water, to lowering violence in war-torn areas or violent areas, to even healing someone with PTSD,” McTaggart said. “Of those 40, 35 have shown measurable, positive, mostly significant effects as measured by teams of scientists at different prestigious universities. So, we’ve got lots of evidence that thoughts are things that affect other things.” 

Of particular significance to McTaggart are her peace experiments, which include the two she has now done on the 10th and 20th anniversaries of 9/11.

“What I have observed since 2011, was when I bring warring tribes together to do an intention, they start forgiving each other. So I first did that with Arabs and Americans on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and we sent intention to two southern provinces in Afghanistan, which were the most violent areas of Afghanistan,” McTaggart said. 

“Now, studies from NATO afterward showed very intriguing evidence which showed a huge lowering of violence in just those two provinces. But in my mind, the most important and interesting part of the study was that the Arabs and Americans started writing to each other on my instant messenger pages. They started befriending each other and forgiving each other.”

Her most recent intention experiment was done around the time of the 2021 presidential inauguration to try to bring together polarized Americans.

“Right before the inauguration, after we had that storming of the capital, I invited Republicans, Democrats, members of the police, African Americans, former jihadists — we had people of all political persuasions coming together doing an intention for peace at the capital for the inauguration, and it was an extraordinary lovefest,” McTaggart said.

The effects of these peace experiments have been profound, both on a mass and individual scale.

“From 2008 I started surveying the audience to say, ‘How was that for you?’ and I was astounded to see that people were having extraordinary changes in their lives. They made up with estranged partners, they were more connected to their not-so-nice boss, they were hugging strangers essentially,” McTaggart said. “Just about half, every single time, say they are more loving with everyone they come into contact with. So, that involvement in a peace experiment reflected back on them, and their lives became more peaceful.”

What is it that accounts for these transformational effects?

“I think that there are several pieces here. I think a giant piece is intention, of course, our ability to be creators. A second big piece here is altruism. You know, we are so involved in self-help in the personal development world and we don’t think much about other help, but other help isn’t just a nice thing to do. All the studies show that when you do things for other people, no matter how small, you live a longer, healthier, happier life.  Group effect, I mean I’ve been fascinated to see, groups create remarkable change,” McTaggart said. 

Can these effects be seen when done in smaller groups? McTaggart first tested this idea in 2008 when she first began her power of eight groups, in which people in small groups send and receive healing intentions. Since then, she has seen some truly astounding results.

“We experimented, and I’ve experimented, and now put thousands of people in groups. We’ve had extraordinary healings; everything from people getting up out of their wheelchair, to reversing stage 4 cancer, to healing life-threatening sepsis. I think it’s this powerful element of being able to give and receive,” McTaggart said.

More on the extraordinary power of intention in these small groups in part two of our special investigation into the power of group intention.



82 Ways To Achieve a Higher State of Consciousness

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George Gurdjieff was an influential early 20th-century mystic, philosopher, and spiritual teacher. He observed that most humans live their lives in a state of hypnotic “waking sleep. To combat this, Gurdjieff developed a method to transcend to a higher state of consciousness and achieve full human potential. These are his “commandments,” simple ways you can progress on your journey towards waking up:

 

1. Ground your attention on yourself. Be conscious at every moment of what you are thinking, sensing, feeling, desiring, and doing.

2. Always finish what you have begun.

3. Whatever you are doing, do it as well as possible.

4. Do not become attached to anything that can destroy you in the course of time.

5. Develop your generosity – but secretly.

6. Treat everyone as if he or she was a close relative.

7. Organize what you have disorganized.

8. Learn to receive and give thanks for every gift.

9. Stop defining yourself.

10. Do not lie or steal, for you lie to yourself and steal from yourself.

11. Help your neighbor, but do not make him dependent.

12. Do not encourage others to imitate you.

13. Make work plans and accomplish them.

14. Do not take up too much space.

15. Make no useless movements or sounds.

16. If you lack faith, pretend to have it.

17. Do not allow yourself to be impressed by strong personalities.

18. Do not regard anyone or anything as your possession.

19. Share fairly.

20. Do not seduce.

21. Sleep and eat only as much as necessary.

22. Do not speak of your personal problems.

23. Do not express judgement or criticism when you are ignorant of most of the factors involved.

24. Do not establish useless friendships.

25. Do not follow fashions.

26. Do not sell yourself.

27. Respect contracts you have signed.

28. Be on time.

29. Never envy the luck or success of anyone.

30. Say no more than necessary.

31. Do not think of the profits your work will engender.

32. Never threaten anyone.

33. Keep your promises.

34. In any discussion, put yourself in the other person’s place.

35. Admit that someone else may be superior to you.

36. Do not eliminate, but transmute.

37. Conquer your fears, for each of them represents a camouflaged desire.

38. Help others to help themselves.

39. Conquer your aversions and come closer to those who inspire rejection in you.

40. Do not react to what others say about you, whether praise or blame.

41. Transform your pride into dignity.

42. Transform your anger into creativity.

43. Transform your greed into respect for beauty.

44. Transform your envy into admiration for the values of the other.

45. Transform your hate into charity.

46. Neither praise nor insult yourself.

47. Regard what does not belong to you as if it did belong to you.

48. Do not complain.

49. Develop your imagination.

50. Never give orders to gain the satisfaction of being obeyed.

51. Pay for services performed for you.

52. Do not proselytize your work or ideas.

53. Do not try to make others feel for you emotions such as pity, admiration, sympathy, or complicity.

54. Do not try to distinguish yourself by your appearance.

55. Never contradict; instead, be silent.

56. Do not contract debts; acquire and pay immediately.

57. If you offend someone, ask his or her pardon; if you have offended a person publicly, apologize publicly.

58. When you realize you have said something that is mistaken, do not persist in error through pride; instead, immediately retract it.

59. Never defend your old ideas simply because you are the one who expressed them.

60. Do not keep useless objects.

61. Do not adorn yourself with exotic ideas.

62. Do not have your photograph taken with famous people.

63. Justify yourself to no one, and keep your own counsel.

64. Never define yourself by what you possess.

65. Never speak of yourself without considering that you might change.

66. Accept that nothing belongs to you.

67. When someone asks your opinion about something or someone, speak only of his or her qualities.

68. When you become ill, regard your illness as your teacher, not as something to be hated.

69. Look directly, and do not hide yourself.

70. Do not forget your dead, but accord them a limited place and do not allow them to invade your life.

71. Wherever you live, always find a space that you devote to the sacred.

72. When you perform a service, make your effort inconspicuous.

73. If you decide to work to help others, do it with pleasure.

74. If you are hesitating between doing and not doing, take the risk of doing.

75. Do not try to be everything to your spouse; accept that there are things that you cannot give him or her but which others can.

76. When someone is speaking to an interested audience, do not contradict that person and steal his or her audience.

77. Live on money you have earned.

78. Never brag about amorous adventures.

79. Never glorify your weaknesses.

80. Never visit someone only to pass the time.

81. Obtain things in order to share them.

82. If you are meditating and a devil appears, make the devil meditate too.

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