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The Science of Miracles and Synchronicity

In my most recent post on correlation, I briefly mentioned how a number of articles from unassociated sources had helped clue me into a topic that I’d been studying recently.  In thus mentioning these sources I referred to them as provided a measure of synchronicity to my life.  Justin, wisely, pointed out an article by John Pratt on the topic of synchronicity and whether it, indeed, is a way our Father in Heaven answers prayers.

In reading that article I was reminded of a number of books I read and videos I watched which also discussed synchronicity and coincidence in relation to quantum physics.  I went through a period of time last year where I read nearly everything I could from a couple of authors which touched on this subject and found great wisdom (mostly forgotten now, but it’s been helpful to revisit it as I looked into John Pratt’s article) as I perused those topics.

I thought this might be a good place to put those sources for others to read, watch and study if they so feel directed.  These videos led me to several other books (James Redfield, Gregg Braden, Masaro Emoto, and many others) and onto a couple of bizarrely interesting topics (the ability to heal water, water crystals, etc) and, strangely, comes back to several of my current interests and studies (predictive linguistics, etc).

So, in an effort to give others the chance to research synchronicity a little further, I thought I’d include some of those original sources I was directed to.

A Trip into My Brief Past

The following is the email I sent out to a couple of friends last year as I began researching these topics:

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For those of you who just watched The Celestine Prophecy, you may find this especially interesting.  For those of you who haven’t yet seen it, this discusses some interesting correlations between miracles and science.  I find the studies he references especially compelling, if true.

The guy in the video largely focuses on a “universe” and “field” instead of on Christ (like many others in these areas), but please don’t let that get in the way of what he’s saying.  Change that “universe” or “field” to what we know and believe and, I think, we may find some substance to what he’s saying.

I think the following revelation best defines what these videos are talking about (D&C 88:4-12):

“This Comforter is the promise which I give unto you of eternal life, even the glory of the celestial kingdom; which glory is that of the church of the first born, even of God, the holiest of all, through Jesus Christ, his Son – he that ascendeth up on high, as also he descended below all things, in that he comprehended all things, that he might be in all and through all things, the light of truth, which truth shineth.  This is the light of Christ.

As also he is in the sun, and the light of the sun, and the power thereof by which it was made.  As also he is in the moon, and is the light of the moon, and the power thereof by which it was made.  And also the light of the stars, and the power thereof by which they were made.  And the earth also, and the power thereof, even the earth upon which you stand.  And the light which now shineth, which giveth you light, is through him who enlighteneth your eyes, which is the same light that quickeneth your understandings; which light proceedeth forth form the presence of God, to fill the immensity of space.

The which is in all things; which giveth life to all things; which is the law by which all things are governed; even the power of God who sitteth upon his throne, who is in the bosom of eternity, who is in the midst of all things.”

This may take some time to go through if you feel propelled further into what these videos are saying, but I thought it was worth sharing anyhow.
Video 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nKSq2tV1kE&feature=player_embedded

  • Introduction
  • Experiment #1…DNA + Photons; DNA has an effect and responds, positively or negatively, based on the world around us.
    • Here’s a link to an extract of that study from Vladimir Poponin, called the DNA Phantom Effect.

Video 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzrWimkIILg

  • Experiment #2:  DNA reactions to donor’s emotions unhindered by time + space – non-local energy field.  See, also, this interesting video (the one towards the bottom of the page) on Epigenetics.
  • Experiment #3:  The electrical field around the heart;  DNA relaxes and gets longer when exposed to feelings of love/joy/gratitude (which enhances our immune responses); whereas DNA tightens (like a knot) and shuts down when exposed to feelings of anger/rage/hate (which compromises our immune responses); the effect of human emotion to change the shape of DNA in our bodies

Video 3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDZUE8chFc8&feature=related

  • The effects the Nicea Council + burning of the library of Alexandria had on the knowledge we have today

Video 4:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7klOSJADDBQ

  • The power of thought to the two primary emotions (love + its opposite (hate/fear/etc)).  Words are not prayers.
  • The web/fabric that links everything together (what Stephen Hawking terms “The Mind of God”)

Video 5:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeG-smqOZVI&feature=related

  • There are 4 modalities of Prayer (in Western Civilization)
  • 5th mode, not utilized in West. Civilization.  Compelling story of a Native American in New Mexico using this 5th mode of prayer.
  • The 1% rule

Video 6:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXvPjU0rV74&feature=related

  • The lost mode of prayer – the healing of a bladder tumor at a medicine-less hospital in China, watched in real-time via ultrasound.

Video 7:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmSzt0SmGM0&feature=related

  • Redefining prayer
  • “Rather than seeing a prayer as something that we do every once in a while when we’d like to change our world, and then we stop that prayer and get up and walk away, perhaps we can redefine prayer as the way that we feel in our lives, and because we’re always feeling every moment in our life, life becomes the prayer.  Life becomes the living prayer.”
    • Perhaps, Alma 34:27 fits here:  “Yea, and when you do not cry unto the Lord, let your ahearts be bfull, drawn out in prayer unto him continually for your cwelfare, and also for the welfare of dthose who are around you.”

See also the following interesting reads…these are fairly short pages.  Some have short (less than 10 minutes) videos in them:

(1)  Consensus Reality – Peter Pan and the Manipulation of the Matrix (**link fixed/updated 06/08/2010**)
(2)  Evidence of a Collective Consciousness (humorous)  (****link fixed/updated 06/08/2010**)
(3a)  Masaro Emoto – New Discoveries about Water (referenced in one of the videos); i.e. water having memory + consciousness; includes a 10:00 recorded conversation (part 1 of 12, which can all be looked up on YouTube if you’re interested in delving further into the topic) which discusses some of the studies and results of Emoto.  The architecture/restructuring of water.  (****link fixed/updated 06/08/2010**)
(3b)  Wiki on Masaro
(4)  More information on a Collective Consciousness  (****link fixed/updated 06/08/2010**)

(5)  Spiritual Science behind the Collective Conscious

This is kind of a hodgepodge of an email, but they all appear interrelated…at least to my skewed paradigm and thinking skills (or lack thereof).  One thing I do know…I don’t know very much.

In response to this email, a good friend (who is much smarter than I), replied with the following (which, given the anonymity of his words here on an anonymous site, should be OK):

Synchronicity Replayed

In another incredible bit of synchronicity (as described above, not a coincidence at all), I have recently read two books by braden, “walking between the worlds” and “the ISaiah effect”.  Perhaps this is why I am suddenly in your group?  I found his concept of Lucifer fascinating and thought provoking.  I learned a lot by diggin into it.  But, that’s beside the point.

Of course, I completely accept the concepts of science described here, though I think Einstein was the first (at least recently) to embark on this level of thought, not Gregg Braden.  Plasma theory too.  Though I’ll be honest, the complete description of DNA and the physical changes described hit me as just interesting, rather than being engrossed in trying to understand the exact scientific process I like to accept it and try to grasp what the idea means to my paradigm.

Both books described about the same exact thing.  Eventually it gets down to the idea that compassion is the source of healing for the world in a very literal sense.  Which is of course true, the beetles were right.  Love IS all we need.  Though we only get there through Christ.

Einstein started this mess with the theory of relativity.  In a nutshell, in describing light and things moving at light speed, he explains that a person or entitiy that travels at the speed of light would not have time.  Time would all be in front of him.  Thus, ‘God’ as a being of light, exists at that speed, and necessarily has all things in front of him, past, present and future.  All things are one eternal now.

From that we can see the importance of the D&C discourses on light.  How they describe the need for atonement and the purpose of it in our lives and selfishly (not negative) in Christ’s own life.  How important it is to recieve light through the HG, become sanctified, and grow in that light ’till we eventually attain to the resurrection of life, as a being of light. Karma and Christs perfect life, free of past entanglements, come into play here, but that’s another story.

getting back to Braden, you know this is Paganism your dealing with here?  🙂

I have recently been fascinated in paganism because of how closely most of the thoughts and beliefs systems they practice were described perfectly by Joseph, in relating to us his vision of how things are.  When we understand truth for what it is, it can be remarkable how prevalent truth is in earth centered religions, including the Eastern ones and those of our own natives.  Though, of course not perfect without Christ.  Thus the need for Joseph, the son of a diviner who had received vision and dreams himself (joe Sr) in a household that practiced the ‘mystic’ form of Christianity prevalent to that area in 1805ish.  At a time when visions and dreams were not that rare, when people sought for that kind of thing.  Men used stones and rods to receive revelation and still called themselves christian.

But, I am getting off track.  I suppose that gets into my reason for writing a response.

I am not aware where those on this board stand, or believe considering the Godhead and realize that I am treading on loose ground here.  So, if need be, let me know.   I know brett believes at least kind of the same as I do here, per his book.

I believe that what Gregg Braden describes, the unity and collectiveness of the universe which he calls the spirit of God-to be literally the Mind of God.  That when the sec 88 says that the Light of Christ is in and through all things, I take it literally. That we are all within His mind, part of his mind, given a small portion of him with agency, in the name of exalting that portion.  Our Bodies are than actually IN our spirits, rather than the other way around.  That he is literally in and through all things.  The Gift of the Holy Ghost than, through sanctification performed by Christ washing with the Holy Ghost, is our connection to the mind of God.  Allowing our hearts and minds to be one with His.  The Christ within us is awoken by thus becoming begotten sons and daughters of the only begotten.

So I believe we actually have in our doctrine the description of two Godheads.  Something to this effect was described a bit by Bro Custer.

My two bits in short fashion, this is all described in many places, but for one in section 88:

The first one:  So, the Father is all around us and in us.  This is Elohim, the council of Gods.  Literally in and through all things.  Our galaxy, or perhaps more, would constitute His reach.   IT is the portion that all the light, or intelligence, the light of Christ originates from in the Chain of light described in the facsimile 2.  In perfection the sun is a medium of Him to us.  This is the Male portion of our God.

vs 41-“He comprehendeth all things, and all things are before him, and all things are round about him; and he is above all things, and in all things, and is through all things, and is round about all things; and all things are by him, and of him, even God, forever and ever.”

Within this God we have a system of kingdoms.  The Female portion is the Kingdoms which provide life to the intelligences of God.  “mother earth” as the Book of Mormon calls her.  Through the Sun, she has life germinated and created, procreation (not creation), male and female thus create life.

45 The earth rolls upon her wings, and the sun giveth his light by day, and the moon giveth her light by night, and the stars also give their light, as they roll upon their wings in their glory, in the midst of the power of God.

Together this system is a God, whole complete and one flesh-encompassing the whole of known creation.

Behold, all these are kingdoms, and any man who hath seen any or the least of these hath seen God moving in his majesty and power.

48 I say unto you, he hath seen him; nevertheless, he who came unto his own was not comprehended.

49 The light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not; nevertheless, the day shall come when you shall comprehend even God, being quickened in him and by him.

50 Then shall ye know that ye have seen me, that I am, and that I am the true light that is in you, and that you are in me; otherwise ye could not abound.

Pretty simple, wanna see God, look at your feet.  look at you.

Section 88 then goes into detail a good deal more in parable describing the kingdoms above, the God of creation (sun moon stars working together) as a MAN.

51 Behold, I will liken these kingdoms unto a man having a field, and he sent forth his servants into the field to dig in the field.

The parable then decides several servants, sent out to do the work in a field.  Jehovah, a Male planet of Judgment than goes around and performs the cleansing work in each kingdom with the servant sent, earth in our instance.  When they come together, it rips the earth from a lower to higher state or vice versa, depending on the work being performed.  One is described as the second coming (raising to a higher) the other is a fall (falling to a lower).  Only those of us intelligent-souls who have sanctified and enlightened our portion of spirit to survive this second coming will be exalted to that new Garden and terrestrial experience when the Lord Jehovah described above returns.  Trying to stay succinct here.

This Godhead has a mind, the Holy Ghost, which the Elohim and Jehovah above share.  Joseph described this in detail.  This is the same mind we have, and when the veil is lifted our portion is literally made at one with eternity, existing as a being of light seeing the vision of “all things” though quickening.  WE can become one with the father than, as Christ was.  the word begotten is a huge key

The second Godhead is the one we discuss so much.  The keys of this kingdom were given to them prior to this mortality in order to do the work which needed to be performed here.  They are Man-deities that Joseph wanted us to get to know.

“God the first-the creator, God the second-the redeemer and God the third-the witness or testator (Joseph)”

They do the work here, with their wives, that we might exalt portions of the Higher God and be one with Him like they are.  All sharing the same mind, the Holy Ghost.

These Mighty and Strong ones are the most perfect examples of God we have, those who have become one with Him and are working to make us the same by choosing death (in entering mortality), that we might live.

Section 76 in explaining the existence of exalted beings in the celestial realm,

Wherefore, all things are theirs, whether life or death, or things present, or things to come, all are theirs and they are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.

Thus, choosing to lay down their lives in various fashions by entering mortality for our sake, they choose death.  By so doing, they are exalted above all creation through the sealing power (think a balloon inside of a balloon).

All this might be something you’ve all already covered togeher.  If so, oh well it did me good to try to write it.  Its one thing to “see” in your minds eye and another to put it on paper in such an emote medium.

If not, I’d love to discuss it in more depth.

Getting back to Braden, one could see easily how Continual Prayer really does change the world, one person at a time.


Blinded by the Light – the Parable of the Moth

This article and write-up had its naissance thanks to an article which was linked to the Huffington Post.  That article, entitled, Anything Beyond the Universe?  New Theory Changes Our Destiny[1], was a thought provoking article on what we view as reality – constructs of time and space – and how that may be changing.  I would encourage all to read it before continuing on here.

There are numerous aspects from that article from which I could create and write an article, though it may not do justice to the true parable of the Moth as it plays itself out in our individual lives.  The paragraph and statement, however, which jumped out on me was a statement on moths.  Moths, as those who have seen them in action can attest, love light.  Turn on a light in the dark of night and a moth will flock to it for reasons I do not understand.  Turn on another light, and the moth will likely float along to that light, trying to penetrate the glass that houses the light.  The moth will likely, then, fly around between the available lights for hours on end.  This will continue until either the person watching the moth will try to free the moth from the madness of the scene, until the moth dies, or until some other unfortunate incident occurs.

To a moth, this scene tells a vastly different story and, although this article will discuss how we humans can learn something from this evolutionary dance, I feel obliged to share some of the studies done on the moths and their attraction to light.  There are, according to the brief research I did on this topic, at least two schools of thought on why moths are attracted to light sources.  One such school of thought is represented by Dr. Henry Hsaio, a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of North Carolina, while the other, for the purposes of this article, will be represented by Dr. May Berenbaum, Head of the department of entomology at the University of Illinois.

Henry Hsaio has stated in some moth studies that moths exhibit two kinds of behavior:  (1) when they’re distant from a light source they are drawn to the light source and make a beeline straight to it; and, (2) once the moths are in close proximity to the light source, the moth actually tries to avoid the light.[2] In trying to avoid the light, these same moths are seeing in vision the “Mach band.”  The Mach band, which can be seen by all sighted creatures, is the “region surrounding a bright light that seems darker than any other part of the sky.”[3] Hsaio, in his studies, postulated that the moth, in trying to fly within the Mach band, is actually seeking out the darkest part of the sky, which, according to Hsaio, is the safest area for the moths.  This theory also suggests that moths, who try and hide themselves in the daytime from predators, view the light source as a signal of morning light and are trying to seek that light and find a hiding place.

Dr. Berenbaum, in an interview with NPR discussed a slightly different view.[4] The “standard line of explanation,” according to Berenbaum, suggests that moths and other nocturnal insects use “celestial navigation” as a way of orienting themselves in the dark, much the same way man has done for centuries.  The reason moths, supposedly, are attracted to porch lights and the like is because these lights take on a “terrestrial” point source in their minds, much the same way sea turtles can be distracted by porch lights on the beach while they look for the moon to signal when they should head back to sea.[5]

When you step back to consider these schools of thought, they really aren’t that much different.  In essence, the moths are (a) disoriented by the false light, (b) distracted by the false light and (c) nevertheless seeking refuge in the light.  Obviously, taking these results and applying them to ourselves individually, there are potentially many lessons we can learn.  While I do not intend to expound each of these ideas, there is yet a further idea I would like to discuss – namely what we see when we witness this “light dance.”

It could be said, and indeed it has been said, that these moths are completely oblivious to their surroundings when a false light (by false light, I mean any source that isn’t natural – like celestial objects) comes into their view.  They, as mentioned in both of the articles on the two different schools of thought, make a “beeline” for the source of light and use that light to either seek refuge from the predators of the night, or to orient themselves on their travels.  Neither goal is achieved, unfortunately, in this “light dance.”  What is achieved, however, is a complete and total distraction to what is happening all around them.

Robert Lanza, in the original article from the Huffington Post, shared something that Loren Eiseley once wrote on this very subject:

“While I was sitting one night with a poet friend watching a great opera performed in a tent under arc lights, the poet took my arm and pointed silently. Far up, blundering out of the night, a huge Cecropia moth swept past from light to light over the posturings of the actors. ‘He doesn’t know,’ my friend whispered excitedly. ‘He’s passing through an alien universe brightly lit but invisible to him. He’s in another play; he doesn’t see us. He doesn’t know. Maybe it’s happening right now to us.”

This statement should, hopefully, elicit some internal yearnings to better understand the universe in which we individually live.  Are we, like the huge Cecropia moth, blundering on in the darkness, oblivious to the universe which is all around us?  Are we ignorant to the realities that present themselves in our everyday lives, simply because we aren’t really paying attention to what is going on around us?  Maybe, just maybe, it is happening right now to us.

This thought, so eloquently set forth by Eiseley, isn’t without scriptural support.  The Doctrine & Covenants discuss, in a veiled way, what it means to walk in darkness – a metaphor which has direct application to this discussion:

For the preparation wherewith I design to prepare mine apostles to aprune my vineyard for the last time, that I may bring to pass my bstrange act, that I may cpour out my Spirit upon all flesh—But behold, verily I say unto you, that there are many who have been ordained among you, whom I have called but few of them are achosen.  They who are not chosen have sinned a very grievous sin, in that they are awalking in bdarkness at noon-day. … If you akeep not my commandments, the blove of the Father shall not continue with you, therefore you shall cwalk in darkness.[6]

The meaning of this scripture may get lost in the cracks of our everyday lives, but it is directly applicable to us, today.  We are those who are walking at “noon-day” in that we fail to see the light shining all around us.  Whereas the moth is distracted from the universe which surrounds it because of false light sources, we are distracted from the universe which surrounds us because we glory in the darkness.  To be fair, we may not “glory” in the darkness, but all too frequently we reject the light because we “per-ceive” it not.  The light, much like the example of the moths, is not hidden from us mortals, but all too often we choose not to “see” that light.  The light which I am referring to, I hope, would be obvious to the reader.  That light is none other than Christ.

For, behold, it is I that speak; behold, I am the alight which shineth in darkness, and by my bpower I give these words unto thee.  … Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the aSon of God. I am the life and the blight of the world.[7]

I am the alight which shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not[8].

Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the aSon of God. I am the same that came unto mine bown, and mine own received me not. I am the clight which shineth in ddarkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.[9]

Similarly, Christ reiterates this same idea throughout the New Testament.

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the alight of the world: he that followeth me shall not bwalk in cdarkness, but shall have the light of life[10].

Whereas the moth is attracted to a false light source, mistaking it for a celestial body which it uses to guide itself on its journeys, we tend to mistake darkness for light.  We view our surroundings, the false paradigms of our worlds, the chasing after money, goods, possessions, “that … which doth corrupt the soul,”[11] as the purpose of our existence.  And, if not the purpose, certainly something worth spending the majority of our life chasing after.  If that is not the purpose of our existence, then why do we spend the vast majority of our time laboring after those things which, according to Isaiah, “satisfieth not?”  (see Isaiah 55:2).  It seems nonsensical, when you think about it.  Looking at the things on which we spend our energy and resources, it’s no wonder Christ states that we are “walking in darkness at noon-day.”  We’re so distracted and overwhelmed with “life” that we forget the reasons why we are here on earth.

Christ himself describes this darkness in a separate section of the Doctrine & Covenants, where he says, “…that which doth not edify is not of God, and is darkness.”[12] Centuries earlier, a prophet who had seen and communed with Christ, echoes these words in the concluding chapters of the Book of Mormon where he writes, “…all things which are good cometh of God; and that which is evil cometh of the devil … that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do good continually; wherefore, every thing which inviteth and enticeth to do good, and to love God, and to serve him, is inspired of God.”[13]

While we may conjecture and postulate what it is about the false light sources which distracts and leads astray the moths in their nocturnal flight patterns, the scriptures have laid out a formula and method whereby we can avoid similar distractions.  According to the scriptures discussed previously, what we must do is find those things which “enticeth to do good” and to serve God.  In so doing, we will find the “light which shineth in the darkness” (which shineth in [us], though we comprehend it not).

A friend of mine, in an email, stated the following in discussing the opening verses of Alma chapter 41 (his words are in the brackets):

3 And it is requisite with the ajustice of God that men should be bjudged according to their cworks; and if their works were good in this life, and the desires of their hearts were good, that they should also, at the last day, be drestored unto that which is good. [good = happiness]

4 And if their works are evil they shall be arestored unto them for evil. Therefore, all things shall be brestored to their proper order, every thing to its natural frame—cmortality raised to dimmortality, ecorruption to incorruption—raised to fendless happiness to ginherit the kingdom of God, or to endless misery to inherit the kingdom of the devil, the one on one hand, the other on the other—

5 The one raised to ahappiness according to his desires of happiness, or good according to his desires of good; [good = happiness] and the other to evil according to his desires of evil; for as he has desired to do evil all the day long even so shall he have his reward of evil when the night cometh.

6 And so it is on the other hand. If he hath repented of his sins, and desired righteousness until the end of his days, even so he shall be rewarded unto righteousness.

aThese are they that are redeemed of the Lord; yea, these are they that are taken out, [of Hell – or our current state of mind] that are delivered from that endless night of darkness [which is in our own minds]; and thus they stand or fall; for behold, they are their own judges, whether to do good or do evil.

As verse seven describes, those who are redeemed of the Lord, are taken out [of hell – or our current blinded state of mind; our current false paradigms; our current skewed individual universes] and are delivered from that “endless night” of darkness [again, in our own minds].  As we seek the true source of light, discussed in the above scriptures, we will lay hold of every good thing and be led to the:

“…light which shineth, which giveth [us] light, is through Him who enlightened [our] eyes, which is the same light that quickeneth [our] understandings; … which is in all things, which given life to all things, which is the law by which all things are governed…for intelligence cleaveth unto intelligence; wisdom receiveth wisdom; truth embraceth truth; virtue loveth virtue; light cleaveth unto light…”[14]

Let us shun the darkness and cleave unto the Light.  It is the only way.  He is the only way.


[1] Robert Lanza, M.D.  Anything Beyond the Universe?  New Theory Changes Our Destinyhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-lanza/anything-beyond-the-unive_b_455260.html.  Retrieved 02/09/2010.

[2] Cecil Adams.  Why are moths attracted to bright lights? http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1071/why-are-moths-attracted-to-bright-lights.  01/27/1989.  Retrieved 02/09/2010.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Why are Moths Attracted to Flame? http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12903572.  08/18/2007.  Retrieved 02/09/2010.

[5] Ibid.

[6] See Doctrine & Covenants 95:4-6, 12.

[7] See Doctrine & Covenants 11:11, 28.

[8] See Doctrine & Covenants 10:58.

[9] See Doctrine & Covenants 6:21.

[10] See John 8:12.

[11] See Mosiah 29:40.

[12] See Doctrine & Covenants 50:23.

[13] See Moroni 7:12-13.

[14] See Doctrine & Covenants 88:11-13, 40.