Morphic Resonance by Joylina Goodings

Scientist RUPERT SHELDRAKE has a theory called FORMATIVE CAUSATION THEORY, which means WHEN CRITICAL MASS IS REACHED, THIS IS THE MOMENT OF MORPHIC RESONANCE the point at which CONSCIOUSNESS MOVES SPECIES WIDE. This can sometimes be  affectionately known as "The Hundred Monkey Syndrome".

morphic resonance berber monkeysTo explain it simply, the principal behind this theory is that there are 100 monkeys on an island. One starts to wash his/her fruit in the stream before he/she eats it. Another monkey then copies this behaviour, followed by another and another. When the hundredth monkey washes his/her fruit all the rest of the monkeys in the world wherever they happen to be, start to wash their fruit, even though they have never seen it done before. The knowledge has become part of the collective unconscious and therefore become species wide.

Morphic resonance, Sheldrake says, is "the idea of mysterious telepathy-type interconnections between organisms and of collective memories within species". This could account for how dogs know when their owners are coming home and how someone can pop into your mind and the next minute the phone rings and they are phoning you. How did you know. There are many times when somehow or other you just KNOW something.

I personally have had a number of experiences, especially when travelling abroad, whereby I have been worried about someone . I just “knew” there was something wrong. When I contact them I find that I am correct, they have been either seriously ill, or suffering emotionally for one reason or another. It means I have connected to what Carl Jung, counsellors and psychologiests, call “the Field”, which is the energy that lies between two people. During a counselling session, it would refer to the energy within a room, those things left unsaid that are in people’s mind, but in other cases it is just unexplainable unease. Many people call it Psychic.

What we think and how many of us think it is also important. There have been a number of experiments done in recent years with the Power of Prayer, where a 1000 people got together and prayed for peace for an hour and during that time the crime rate in the town went down.

Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work in the 1990’s observing the crystalline structure of water and the effects words, music, prayers had on that structure. The before and after photographs after the water being exposed to different types of thoughts etc, were remarkable. To see for yourself read The Healing Power of Water by Dr. Masaru Emoto, available from Amazon and all good bookshops.

Carl Jung believed memories from our ancestors was passed to us through our DNA. It is not that we ‘remember’ but that past traumas may influence our current behaviour. A simple personal experience with, highlights and confirms, for me, this possibility. My partner used to come and take the knife out of my hand whenever I started chopping onions. It used to annoy me so much. I felt as if I was 3 or f4 years old and incapable. It drove me mad until one day I lost my temper and screamed and shouted that I was an adult not a little girl and I was perfectly capable of chopping onions. He looked at my so surprised and said, I don’t like watching you cry”. I have always used this story as an example of miss-understandings and healing past hurts, because I remembered when my mother took a knife out of my hands when I did cut myself when very young. But in relationship to DNA and memory, one day when speaking to my mother’s elder sister I discovered that my great grandmother had almost cut her thumb off as a child. This knowledge seemed to have been transferred to my mother unconsciously, as she had never known her grandmother she had died before she was born.

I certainly have experienced many strange things myself whilst travelling the world. Feeling at home in certain places, even bursting into tears when arriving somewhere, Tibet, Bhutan, Bolivia in particular. It feels as if I have come home.

I also remember reading somewhere that scientists had discovered that our DNA will react to our emotions wherever it happens to be. If I remember correctly the experiments were taking some DNA from someone and putting it under a microscope in one room whilst the living person was in another. They then watched and measured the DNA changes whilst the host person underwent a series of different emotions. Fear and love were the two that caused the most reaction to the DNA under observation. The scientists watching the DNA did not know which emotions the host was being stimulated with, just to make sure they could not influence the results by their own beliefs, as per the Quantum Physics Wave and Particle Theory experiments carried out by Dr. David Bolm in 1905 and by the Americans and Israelies in 1995, which discovered that watcher’s beliefs could influence the result of experiments.

“There’s also evidence in rodents that you can breed learning how to run a maze into the next generation. So that's something that has been shown rather recently: that if rodents find themselves in a certain maze, and their parents had learned some things about the maze, then the little rodents don't have to start from scratch when they learn to navigate it. This at least shows that it is possible that you can have some memory in your genetic material and this material is carried on.”

From https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/ypv58j/genetic-memory

“A 2013 study from Emory University found that mice trained to fear a specific odor (cherry blossom) would pass their emotions on to their offspring and future generations. The mice then bred, and both the children and grandchildren of the affected rodents demonstrated a fear of cherry blossoms the first time they smelled them. “Our results allow us to appreciate how the experiences of a parent, before even conceiving offspring, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations,” Dr. Brian Dias of the Emory University department of psychiatry.” From http://reset.me/story/science-proving-memories-passed-ancestors/

Of course, we could put it all down to “instinct” but where does instinct come from other than our own inexplicable urge towards a certain behaviour. We know animal instincts are much greater than our own but this is possibly because we don’t tent to exercise that muscle memory as much. We allow intellect to get in our way. We know no wild animals were killed in the 2004 Tsunami. They didn’t wonder about their urge to take to the high ground, they just did it. So are instincts just learned behaviour passed down through our DNA from our ancestors.

I also remember reading somewhere that scientist had discovered that our DNA will react to our emotions wherever it happens to be. If I remember correctly the experiments were taking some DNA from someone and putting it under a microscope in one room whilst the living person was in another. They then watched and measured the DNA changes whilst the host person underwent a series of different emotions. Fear and love were the two that caused the most reaction to the DNA under observation. The scientists watching the DNA did not know which emotions the host was being stimulated with, just to make sure they could not influence the results by their own beliefs, as per the experiments carried out by Dr. David Bolm in 1905 and by the Americans and Israelies in 1995 which discovered that a watchers beliefs could influence the result of experiements, ie the wave and particle experiments.

“What you do, what you say and what you think can influence other people by morphic resonance. So, we’re more responsible for our actions, words and thoughts on this principle than we would otherwise be. There is no immoral filter in morphic resonance, which means that we have to be more careful about what we are thinking if we are concerned about the affect we have on others.” British biologist Rupert Sheldrake, author of over 80 scientific papers and books, the most recent being The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry

EXAMPLES OF MORPHIC RESONANCE at work would be the fall of the Berlin Wall where many people were dissatisfied with the way things were and a few people took action on it. Communism, in Russia and Eastern Europe, which had seemed to be well entrenched, seemed to suddenly fall. One minute it was there and the next it was gone.

Rupert Sheldrake Quotes 5For more information on this theory see Read Rupert Sheldrake’s own articles on Morphic Resonance.

https://www.sheldrake.org/research/morphic-resonance/introduction

https://www.sheldrake.org/research/morphic-resonance/part-ii-society-spirit-ritual-morphic-resonance-and-the-collective-unconscious