Entangled Minds

Do you think it’s possible to see images in your dreams if someone is thinking them to you? British psychologists Simon Sherwood and Chris Roe of University College Northhampton say, yes.

In 2003, after analyzing 47 separate dream experiments involving 1,270 individual trials, the duo found the overall accuracy in receiving an image was 59.1 percent. According to chance and the science of random event generators, like a coin toss it should have been 50 percent. But according to the odds of the results being chance, the statistics of the experiment were calculated at an astronomical 22 billion to one.

In 2004, in a similar study at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, senior scientist Dean Radin and his colleagues tested 13 sets of friends who were not emotionally bonded as couples, but shared an interest in the study. One person (the receiver) in each pair was connected to an EEG machine with a closed-circuit TV camera pointed at them. The other (the sender) sat in front of a TV screen in another room, also connected to an EEG machine. At randomly timed intervals the sender’s TV screen flashed up a live image of the receiver’s face.

With the sudden appearance of their friend’s face on the screen, as you might expect there was a peak in the EEG machine in the brain of the person directly viewing the image. What was surprising, however, was that the receiver’s EEG also showed a peak in their brain activity, which was being affected from a remote location by the sender. Did the receiver sense that someone was looking at them?  Did he or she know—either consciously or unconsciously—that the other person was thinking of them?  The results certainly imply a non-local connection between them.

Could we be thinking about consciousness all wrong?

In the scientific community, the lack of scientific understanding about the nature of consciousness and from where it emerges is commonly referred to as the ‘hard’ problem. The standard view of science is that consciousness is an epiphenomenon of the body—meaning it arises as a result of the anatomy, complexity, and wiring of the brain. It is said to be a product of neurological activity, yet there is a great deal of published research and philosophy that challenges this idea.

The latest research in quantum physics demonstrates that everything material, at its most fundamental sub-atomic level, is made up of information and energy—and it is consciousness that is connecting, organizing, and directing energy to give life and form to all things material. Since everything physical is made of atoms (including you and me), then in some way we are bound by an invisible field of information beyond this space and time.

We don’t need a study to know that the people we’re bonded to can pick up our thoughts and feelings. For instance, one minute we may find ourselves thinking of a friend who we haven’t thought of in weeks, and the next we get a call from them or see them at the store. Or we walk into a room and instantly know if someone is angry or upset without even seeing their face. These types of events have happened to all of us and are real demonstrations of our connections across time and space.

In the physical world, we only have to cast our eyes on the brilliance of nature to see the interconnectedness of all things. A great example is a trophic cascade, an ecological process that starts at the top of the food chain and ripples all the way down to the bottom. There are few better cases than the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park in 1995. The result was a cascading effect among plants and animals, restoring balance to the ecosystem to the point that it flourished. Perhaps the most remarkable event was that even the river changed its behavior.

The interconnection of all things starts at the subatomic level, flows through atoms, molecules, chemicals, cells, tissues, organs, the body, relationships, communities, planets and solar systems, and so on. If it is true for the physical nature of reality that all things are interconnected, why then should there be any difference with the connection between minds? What if consciousness is an infinitely connected gossamer web upon which ripples of information travel, after all, how does a spider know it has trapped prey in its web? It feels the vibration. Could the universe then feel all of our thoughts and feelings in a collective unconsciousness, as Carl Jung speculated?

From the esoteric to possibility

While these are more esoteric ideas which will require more research, if you apply this line of thinking to sending someone a good intention, or you think of your brother or sister with love, then shouldn’t that have an effect? If you’re bound to your best friend through suffering, then when you think about suffering, wouldn’t that have an effect on your friend because you are bound by the energy of that emotion? And finally, when you or a community of people think healing thoughts by praying for a sick person, should that not have an effect as well?

A good way to imagine consciousness is to think of it as the internet. We all have computers that are separate from one another in physical spaces, just as each of us are our own person. But when we connect our computers to the internet, although they are in different locations, they are connected—and all information flows—through an information network. If this is the case with consciousness, then consciousness is not confined inside the head, but a fundamental property of reality that spans time and space.

Here’s a final thought to leave you with; what if consciousness is actually the fabric that holds matter together, as opposed to the way it is scientifically accepted today? Just think of all those possibilities awaiting you. What if we could connect to that field of information and learn how to direct our mind and energy to an outcome? Maybe we should begin our own scientific experiment by changing the belief governed by our senses that we are separate from all people, species, things, objects, and places. If we did, perhaps we would see we are both the spider and the web.

Photo by LuciaJoy

 

2017-02-06T19:03:35+00:00

17 Comments

  1. Jane September 6, 2016 at 3:53 am - Reply

    Thank you, I might see you with a lump on my head and bruises xx

  2. Runy September 6, 2016 at 11:43 am - Reply

    If we are consciousness and consciousness holds matter togetter and is the information and energy that travels then objects can be created instantly. You have to focus on the consiousness not on the matter to create it.

  3. Naz September 9, 2016 at 3:24 am - Reply

    I would like to share a dream in which my mind felt entangled to another person. About a year and a half ago, I met someone who commissioned for a job. Upon completion of the job, I thought of this person consciously for about a week, saying to myself everyday, I need to contact him, I need to contact him. However I never got around to it. Then I got this dream; I dreamt I was in a strange eerie house. I was looking around the house and in the kitchen sink there was a skinned pig. Needless to say I got up from this nightmare pretty shaken and feeling very strange. That same morning, there was a news report on facebook that the person who I had on my mind all week had gone missing. It has been over a year and half now and he is still missing. I have no doubt that I had channeled him somehow in that dream and the suffering pig in the dream represented him. Perhaps he was kidnapped and taken to a strange house? Who knows. This dream still haunts me to this day. I keep thinking how could I have helped him, what information could I have used from that dream to find him?

  4. Pamela Pollack, LMT September 10, 2016 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Hi Joe,
    This post is especially interesting to me because I have a client who, during a 30 day coma, experienced a type of dreaming that was very different than typical dreaming because it was more real for him than real life, he remembered every dream sequence vividly, and when he documented it, the dreams added up to about 30 years of life experience. So, in addition to massive medical trauma, and developmental trauma, this man is now living with 30 years memory of other life experiences that his nervous system, and therefore body, takes as real. He has only found one other person who reports such an experience following a coma. Have you ever heard to such a thing, and do you have any ideas of resources that could be helpful for this man making sense of it? Thanks for all you inspiring and informative writing!

    • A. D. September 24, 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      Dr. Eben Alexander might help him?

  5. Sonja Jones September 10, 2016 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Is it possible that this has something to do with meeting some one for the first time and there is a strong sense of connection….you feel you have been in a relationship before…even causing a physical reaction?

  6. Rica September 11, 2016 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Very interesting Joe…Actually all your articles are very interesting.
    Definitely consciousness is not what the science is trying to tell us. I firmly believe science is extraordinarily limited when it comes to the real answers to our most fundamental questions about life and universe.
    I’d like to push your hypothesis even further… What if consciousness is what creates matter and all the universe?
    What if consciousness is God?

  7. Jürgen Hochfeld September 11, 2016 at 8:20 am - Reply

    What a beautifull thought that is! I say, the big bang was the first and maybe the one and only moment of universal coherence! That shows the positiv power of coherence. Are our brains and bodys in coherence, a new world starts to exist. Are we conected, it creates an enegyfield close to every ones heart. This love can create all the Magic beyond time and space. Love is waiting for everyone of us.
    Jürgen Hochfeld

  8. Karen Allen September 11, 2016 at 9:53 am - Reply

    And when we stop believing we are separate from all things, the world will restore itself, just as Yellowstone did when the wolves became interconnected with it, once again. Love this!

  9. Sarang September 11, 2016 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Wow! What a fascinating thought – consciousness, the web that holds all matter together. Ideas live outside of us. That means humans are receiver and retransmitters of ideas. Humans are leverage creating and matter retransformation machines who are reshaping the world as per someone else’s plans. How fascinating!

  10. Ray Calaguan September 12, 2016 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Once again, brilliant. And as always so logically, concisely and simply presented. Thanks, Dr. Joe!

  11. Mim Foster-Davies September 13, 2016 at 3:48 am - Reply

    It is so inspiring to read your newsletters and the associated articles and posts – thank you. I have been an avid Jungian follower for years and find the underpinning of his ideas and beliefs through quantum physics so exciting and affirming for me, as well as learning about new ideas and theories around the potential of what we can contribute as humans in this beautiful world.

  12. Isabel September 14, 2016 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Thanks!!!

  13. Michèle September 16, 2016 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    You are so right. We are all the and in the same web, working with or against everybody. Why not forgather together and wish and make a better world. It could probably mean the end of wars, of sicknesses, poverty, etc.

  14. Shruthi M September 20, 2016 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Oh My God!!!! What did I just read?!!
    Dearest Dr. Joe Dispenza, I want thank you from the deepest bottom of my heart for imparting us with your wise words and knowledge. You are changing my life in ways that I cannot express in mere words. Every time I open your blog, it’s like I’ve found a treasure of wisdom. I used to suffer from severe anxiety and it has almost completely disappeared, many thanks to your various books – You are the Placebo & Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself. I hope you never stop doing what you are, as I’m sure tens of thousands of other people’s lives are changing, just as mine did.
    Much love and regards to you. (And I know my thought will reach you, cuz hey, we are all one, aren’t we? 🙂 )

  15. Barbara Lowry September 24, 2016 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    I am a homeopath. To match the most appropriate holistic, homeopathic remedy to the individual, all aspects of that unique person are taken into account, including dreams, which are the mirror of the subconscious. Within 2 days I met with 2 clients – unrelated to one another – who both told me the same dream. This was not a typical dream, like stress over not studying for an exam, or appearing naked in public, etc.,but a very specific dream of a pedestal, a bull and opening doors. The dream was exactly the same the way it unfolded. They did not require the same remedy by the way. You can’t make this stuff up.

  16. Patricio Meneses-Carrington March 6, 2017 at 12:17 am - Reply

    A very insightful article on the beautiful interconnectedness of all things and the circle of life that we all make up, like bells non locality theorem states we are all particles And no particles are disconnected from the universe, all is still somehow co tangential and interconnected like atoms chain polymers, stars galaxies ecosystems stories myths cultures etc a wonderful exposition of what it means to be

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