Can thought, intention, and emotion influence the physical world?
Many people believe that they can, but scientific models for testing and quantifying this idea have often fallen short. Classical physics has been very successful at understanding the physical nature of the universe, yet this world-view assumes that reality is limited to matter. This leaves classical physics ill-equipped to measure or quantify non-physical phenomena.
However, with more and more people preferring to explore and resort to naturopathic — holistic practices as either exclusive or complementary forms of treatment, this movement has led towards post-material science. More studies are being conducted to prove the possibility of human thought as tangible, physical energy with the ability to influence living things.
If you believe in the power of intention like myself, you will be excited to learn that science is beginning to validate this realm! Classical Newtonian Physics is primarily focused on the material world, yet consciousness studies are one of the cutting edges of scientific research today.
Spiritual practices like meditation, yoga, and reiki were considered forms of science long before Newton inspired classical physics.
Did you know that Albert Einstein even experienced an unexplainable non-physical reality? In his research during the early 1930’s, he observed something so bizarre that he could barely believe what he was seeing. He called it “spooky action at a distance,” which later became two of the central concepts studied in the quantum information sciences, referred to as entanglement and nonlocality. Involvement occurs when two particles are so deeply linked (by a quantum field) that one particle can instantaneously (meaning faster than the speed of light!) influence the other even at great distances non-locally. This implies that the physical distance between the particles is irrelevant, thus a quantum leap in our idea of what is possible. Though this phenomenon is not fully understood, it is accepted in quantum mechanics. So let’s say you haven’t spoken to a friend in a long time and then all of a sudden the phone rings.
Bill Tiller, Fellow to the American Academy for the Advancement of Science and Chairman Emeritus of Stanford University’s Department of Materials Science, spent 34 years in academia after 9 years as an advisory physicist with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories. He has published over 250 accepted scientific papers, 3 books, and several patents. As a renowned scientist, he is also a strong advocate for meditation, non-physical science, and spirituality. He has coined the term Psychoenergetic Science to describe his work that combines consciousness and science.
For the last four hundred years, an unstated assumption of science is that human intention cannot affect what we call ‘physical reality.’ Our experimental research of the past decades shows today that under the right conditions, this assumption is no longer correct. We, humans, are much more than we think we are and Psychoenergetic science continues to expand the proof of it.” Dr. Bill Tiller
As a Reiki practitioner, I am incredibly passionate about these scientific discoveries now coming the forefront. It validates the practice of Reiki, a form of alternative therapy commonly referred to as energy healing. Reiki emerged in Japan in the late 1800’s and involves the transfer of universal energy from the practitioner’s palms to their patient.
As an empath, someone who can feel and sense energy deeply in others. More specifically can experience the energy around us, including emotions and physical sensations, in profound ways. Often if you are an empath, you will also have profound spiritual and intuitive experiences.
I will be posting testimonies of those whom I have practiced Reiki on and sharing a profound a personal account of my own experience with Reiki.
If you are interested in reading more studies that have been published about the power of intention and psychic phenomena you can here.
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