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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.

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“The zeal of Thine house hath eaten me up.” – Psalms 69:9

This scripture is referenced, by the apostles, in the account contained in John 2 where Christ chased out the moneychangers from the temple.  When the apostles saw Jesus chase them out with such emotion, they were left few words to say, but “the zeal of Thine house hath eaten me up.”

The question remains: how does this play out in our lives?  As one of my friends likes to say, the importance of this passage is in its application.  The following comes from Paramahansa Yogananda and can be found in the first volume of his work, The Second Coming of Christ:  The Resurrection of the Christ Within You

“The subjective admonition to be drawn from this action of Jesus in the temple is that the sincere worshiper of God must reverentially observe the law of devoted concentration.  To give superficial attention to one’s prayers, while entertaining in the background of the mind thoughts of one’s life enterprises – getting and having, planning and doing – is to take the name of God in vain.  The manifesting power of concentration comes from centering the mind upon one thing at a time.  “Buying and selling” – the unending “busy-ness” of material life – should be carried on in the marketplace of one’s duties; whereas it is distractingly intrusive in the temple of prayer – just as an altar and preaching in a shop would be an unwelcome imposition on the legitimate conduct of commerce.  Halfhearted, unconcentrated mental rambling during the time of prayer brings neither a response from God nor the focused power of attention necessary for material success.

“Though God tries to respond to the earnest prayers of His children, His voice resonating in intuition-felt peace is wholly distorted by restlessness-producing transactions between the senses and the outer world, and by the aroused attention-demanding associated thoughts.  The Lord recedes humbly into a remote silence when the temple of His devotee’s concentration becomes a noisy marketplace desecrated by these mercenaries of material consciousness.  Soul intuition – the inner Christlike preceptor and guide of man’s sublime thoughts and feelings – must come and wield with will power the whip of spiritual discipline and self-control to drive out the intruders.  Repeated practice of scientific techniques of meditation fully concentrates the attention within, blessing the temple of inner communion with a tranquil surcease of sensory commerce.  The devotee’s consciousness is thereby restored to a sanctuary of silence, wherein alone is possible true worship of God.[1]


[1] Meditation – concentration upon God – is the portal through which every seeker of every faith must pass in order to contact God.  Withdrawal of the consciousness from the world and the senses for the purpose of communing with God was taught by Christ in these words:  “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet [draw the mind within], and when thou hast shut thy door [the door of the body and senses], pray to thy Father which is in secret [within you]” (Matthew 6:6; see Discourse 28).