How much do our thoughts contribute to the success or failure of healing our relationships; or, of healing ourselves in any situation? Is it really possible that objects around us that appear to be innate are actually influenced by our thoughts? If this is true, then our thoughts and even our own belief systems impact everything in our path. Could this be the secret to healing the things which cause us the greatest pain?
Our relationships, the people we have invested the most time and effort into with our life energy are also the source of our greatest pain and suffering when things take an unexpected turn. Interpersonal relationships with partners, children, siblings, parents and close friends top the lists of those which take the bulk of our time and energy attempting to right a wrong, or heal a rift. Why? Because we care, and when our heart is engaged, all of our emotions are operating at full capacity. When things are good, they are great. And when things go badly, they feel worse by far than when our emotions are not deeply engaged. Is there a very subtle and powerful method to heal these rifts?
Dr. Cleve Backster moved into private practice after years of perfecting the first standardized system for lie detection for the CIA. He continued to conduct research into polygraph techniques and was intrigued about the possibilities of measuring human responses to other things around them; this was an entirely new concept.
He was also curious about his grandparents ‘folklore’ stories about plants and other things found in nature and how they responded to humans around them. He decided to use the plants in his experiment to further develop measuring responses. This was outside the box, to consider that innate objects like a plant or a rock might respond to the techniques involved in measuring human response. He was prompted to examine this in a dream; he considered it to be a message or a direction to proceed.
He connected his plant to the detector to see what would happen. He was surprised to learn that the plant did not have a smooth, flat pattern of electrical activity, but appeared to be in a state of constant change, exactly as is true for humans. He continued with a series of tests, using the things he recalled from his grandparents about how plants reacted to human touch and could sense approaching danger. He began with stabbing the leaves of the plants hooked up to the machine with an ink pen. His machine recorded no measurable response.
He went a step further, electing not to touch, but to simply envision actions against the plants to determine whether they could indeed respond. By early morning, he began to imagine burning the plant. Simultaneously the polygraph recording pen moved rapidly to the top of the graph, indicating a dramatically excited response.
The plant was seemingly reading his thoughts! As the plant continued to have what would be considered an immense, panicked reaction, he stopped thinking about hurting the plant; the polygraph returned to a normalized trace signature. He continued this pursuit with other objects, finding them all to have a measurable response.
We are all familiar with the stories of the Masters who walked among us; observers watched as plants opened up before them and in their path. But the stories we remember most are the stories of healing others around them. They were somehow aware of what Backster had discovered!
Our emotions, thoughts and energies are projected, without any conscious effort, to everything around us. It touches them, incites emotions and creates a response. It is reasonable to assume that those we are more emotionally involved with elicit a deeper level of emotion from us, including our thoughts, expectations and reactions to them.
If we are able to balance our own emotions, disconnect from any preconceived ideas about a situation and return our thoughts to a steady ‘trance’ state of being, we are then able to project the desired emotions into the situation through our thoughts and what we choose to accept as the reality of a situation. Thoughts truly do become things; they create our reality.
It is this recognition of our own personal power in any emotional situation that pivots us to a neutral position, allowing healing and constructive changes to occur. Therein lays your mastery and majesty as a healer in any situation.