A Human "Sixth Sense" Is Magnetic Fields
It's called magnetoreception, and it refers to the ability to perceive magnetic fields. Several animals use it to find their way over long distances by aligning themselves with the Earth's magnetic field. Sea turtles. honeybees, spiny lobsters, dolphins, migratory birds, and more all have a magnetic compass which allows them to use the information that is coded into magnetic fields. According to Joe Kirschvink, the geophysicist at the California Institute of Technology who is currently testing humans for a magnetic sense, "it's part of our evolutionary history. Magnetoreception may be the primal sense."
A recent study published by Kirschvink in the journalNature Communications suggests that a protein in the human retina, when placed into fruit flies, has the ability to detect magnetic fields. The research claims that it can serve as a magneto sensor, but whether or not humans actually use it in this way is unknown.
The hypotheses of the researchers at the HeartMath Institute who have been studying the magnetic awareness phenomenon for over 10 years, are testing the following:
- The Earth's magnetic field is a carrier of biologically relevant information that connects all living systems.
- Every person affects this global information field.
- Collective human consciousness affects the global information field. Therefore, large numbers of people creating heart-centered states of care, love and compassion will generate a more coherent field environment that can benefit others and help offset the current planetary discord and incoherence.
- There is a feedback loop between human beings and Earth's energetic/magnetic systems
- The Earth has several sources of magnetic fields that affect us all. Two of them are the geomagnetic field that emanates from the core of the Earth and the fields that exist between Earth and the ionosphere. These fields surround the entire planet and act as protective shields blocking out the harmful effects of solar radiation, cosmic rays, sand, and other forms of space weather.
Further, researchers are postulating that human emotions and consciousness interact with and encode information into the geomagnetic field and this information is distributed globally. We are suggesting in essence that this encoded information is communicated nonlocally between people at a subconscious level, in effect linking all living systems. Magnetic fields act as carrier waves for this information, which can influence all living systems--positively or negatively--within the field environment as well as our collective consciousness.
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New Study Shows Mind's Influence on Gene Expression
The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) scientist Dr. Garret Yount, along with collaborator Dr. Dawson Church, is doing a series of exciting experiments on the effects of Emotion Freedom Techniques (EFT) on biochemistry and gene expression. EFT is a noninvasive technique that uses elements of cognitive therapy and exposure therapy, and combines them with acupressure. It is one of several modalities that are considered "energy healing" techniques.
In their first study, Drs. Yount and Church looked at the effect of EFT on stress biochemistry, comparing cortisol levels in subjects who received either talk therapy, EFT, or rest. The results showed that anxiety and depression declined significantly more in the EFT group, while cortisol (a hormone indicating stress levels) also dropped significantly. This gave them the impetus to take their research to the next level and explore whether EFT can affect the expression of a panel of genes associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In a paper published last month Yount and Church share the the first evidence supporting this notion.
The results showed that PTSD symptoms declined significantly in the group treated with EFT, and after just 10 sessions of EFT all the veterans were free from clinically diagnosable PTSD.
Additionally, when comparing gene expression levels (when a particular gene is activated or inhibited) before and after the intervention period, Drs. Yount and Church found significant differential expression of six genes, including activating immunity genes and inhibiting inflammation genes.
The next phase of this research will focus on exploring the mechanisms underlying these effects of EFT by analyzing molecules that control gene activation and inhibition in blood samples from veterans after EFT sessions. The ultimate goal is to understand how gene regulation is occurring and what links EFT to this regulation.
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When Things Go Bad...Just Laugh!
Laughter is a naturally enjoyable feeling that brings about emotional benefits, but it also has a number of physical advantages as well, a psychologist says. Shilagh Mirgain, a UW Health psychologist, said laughing out loud every day is helpful for stress reduction, tension relief and boosting the immune system, as well as providing self-expression in connecting with others.
"When we laugh it releases those 'feel-good' hormones, like endorphins, that allows us to start to feel that sense of joy, and it can even temporarily reduce pain in that moment," she said. Mirgain said the release of those hormones lowers the reduction of other stress hormones, keeping the whole body system functioning more effectively. One of the largest benefits resulting from laughing is an increase in blood flow, which helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems and improves brain function.
Laughter also benefits a person's emotional well-being. Mirgain noted the brain has a negativity bias developed for survival reasons causing people to focus on those stressors of things that are wrong and need attention. This concentration of thought can sometimes leave one feeling hopeless or stuck on negative thoughts, but laughter can help counter that negativity and leave one feeling more resilient, Mirgain said. "When we're laughing we just feel calmer and more balanced, and it can really help us promote that positive optimistic outlook." Strong medicine for the mind and body!
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Gem Elixir for the Month
"Stone of Clarity"
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This Quantum Life
by Boyd Martin, Caretaker
Are You Living A Story You're Not Aware Of?
Lately I've been paying attention to what story I've been living. You'd think it would be obvious, just by looking around my life and noticing the patterns. But that doesn't account for habits of perception, and blind spots.
What I mean by "habits of perception" are packaged conclusions you've made that amount to pre-conceived ideas about the "way things are", or the "way things should be". These are judgments and points of view, that can be changed, provided enough mindfulness is employed.
These preconceived "lessons" we've "learned" from life can create blind spots of assumptions.
For example, just today I spotted myself commenting, "Well, I better get busy, or I won't make any money this month." This gem is chock full of assumptions about how money comes to me, or "how the world works"--you gotta work hard to make money. We just sort of off-handedly live by these "rules", when they are based almost completely on incorrect conclusions made when we were much younger, and less wise. Yet, here we are, spouting these life rules without any critical thinking or regard to their veracity.
String enough of these rules together, and they form a narrative--a story of our life and how it unfolds for us. The thing is, it's based almost entirely on past conclusions, judgments and points of view. The fact that, in many cases, the story has been proven unworkable and sometimes miserable, doesn't seem to cause any introspection. Why? Because it's all tangled up in who and what we believe we are.
We've come to believe (because we've accepted certain things as "true"), for example, that "nothing comes easy for me." And, even when something DOES come easy, there is no alarm or red flag to tell us that our little story about how nothing comes easy has just been contradicted. Instead, we ignore that information. But when corroborating evidence that things don't come easy arrives, we are quick to jump on it as definitive evidence of the "truthiness" and consistency of our story.
This selective awareness or filtering of evidence we use to justify our precious stories, is also the way we can change a story we do not want to live in anymore. Just as we ignored exceptions to the "rule" (that nothing comes easy, for example), we can now notice the exceptions and make THAT the evidence that our story is changing. Once we make ONE exception the rule, it all starts to shift. The trick is being able to SEE evidence contradicting our stories.
One way to increase mindfulness is by using gratitude. We are grateful for what we have, and grateful when things "come together" with ease and joy. Without gratitude, we would tend to simply overlook these moments of ease and joy because they contradict our ongoing narrative (that life never comes easy).
Another technique is to "re-frame"--where we re-contextualize what we are experiencing into a positive narrative. For example, when I'm in a hurry to get somewhere--I may be under some sort of deadline--and traffic seems so slow, and that street is blocked off for a festival, or there's a tree down in the road--I would immediately jump to this being evidence of how HARD things are, and nothing comes easy. Instead, by re-framing I become grateful for these slow drivers who are timing my travels so I won't get into an accident in my haste.
In these ways, we can get out in front of our story, and make whatever changes we choose about how the story unfolds.
A long time ago, my guru told me, "Do you know how to train a cat? You wait until it does something you want it to do, and then reward it." Life is much like that--it's flowing according to the story you're creating, and will immediately change course if you do. Change course with gratitude and re-framing.
To your quantum health,