The 100 Monkey Principle and the Collective Consciouness
In the 1950s, scientists conducted research on a group of macaque monkeys on the Japanese island of Koshima. These scientists would drop sweet potatoes on the ground for the monkeys to eat. However, one day, one young monkey took the sand covered sweet potato and rinsed it at a nearby lake, discovering that the sweet potato tasted better washed.
Not long after, more monkeys on this island adopted this ritual which eventually (and unexplainably) moved across the water to monkeys being studied in nearby islands. And although these monkeys never came into contact and were separated by water, the act of rinsing food before eating it entered these species’ collective consciousness and hence changed their pattern.
This strange event was coined the “100 Monkey Principle” which stated that once a critical number of people’s consciousness changed (and in this case that number was 100) a tipping point would occur which would lead to a change in group consciousness.
What the 100 Monkey Principle demonstrated was “the field” and/or the “collective consciousness” which I define as a stream of energy that holds all thoughts, emotions and storylines that impact both the individual and collective energy. It is the storehouse for the consciousness of all life forms on the planet including the greatest record keeper, earth herself.
And why does this matter?
We are living through times of great energetic change. Each storyline that we heal, every shadow that we bring awareness to and every act of courage that we take part in all contribute to the energy matrix of the universe and determines the vibrational frequency of light (or darkness) prevalent in the mass energy grid.
Long story short, everything matters and the earth needs more people in touch with their own humanity. We are all interconnected.
Emily Rose Laochua is the writer and creator of the Convergence Graphic Novel series www.theconvergencestory.com. Her graphic novel/motion book is the first comic to also be mission-driven. A percentage of the proceeds will go towards animal and environmental conservation. Emily is also on Instagram on @thatscifigirl and @convergencestory.