Can the Earth Feel Your Pain?
Heart-felt emotion can rock the world.
Published: February 4, 2010
by Gregg Braden
A change in the way we feel about ourselves and our world has the potential to affect the world itself.
In September 2001, two geosynchronous operational environmental satellites (GOES) orbiting the Earth detected a rise in the magnetic field of the Earth that forever changed the way scientists view our world and us. The GOES 8 and GOES 10 each showed a powerful spike of Earth’s magnetic field strength in the readings that they broadcast every 30 minutes. It was the magnitude of the spikes and the time they occurred that first called them to the scientists’ attention.
From a location of about 22,300 miles above the equator, GOES 8 detected the first surge followed by an upward trend in the readings that topped out at nearly 50 units (nano-Teslas) higher than any that had been typical for the same time previously. The time was 9:00 A.M. Eastern standard time; 15 minutes after the first plane hit the World Trade Center and about 15 minutes before the second impact.
The correlation between the events and the readings was undeniable. In light of the data, two questions had to be asked: Were the attacks on the World Trade Center and the satellite readings actually related? If so, what was the link? It’s the answer to the second question that sparked the research, and the ambitious initiative, that has followed.
Subsequent studies by Princeton University and The Institute of HeartMath, an innovative research institution formed in 1991 to pioneer research and development of heart-based technologies, have found that it appears to be the heart-based emotion of the world’s population during such events that seems to be influencing the magnetic fields of the Earth! What makes this discovery so significant is that those fields are now linked to everything from the stability of the climate to the peace between nations.
These two discoveries have opened the door to a new era of understanding our relationship with the Earth. From their revelations the question has shifted from, “Is there an effect” between collective emotion and the Earth, to, “Why not?” If a large enough portion of Earth’s population were to focus the strongest magnetic field of the human body upon one emotion in the same period of time, it makes tremendous sense that such a focus would affect the portion of the planet that operates in the same range of frequencies as the emotions.
The relationship is clear: A change in the way we feel about ourselves and our world has the potential to affect the world itself. If the change is a positive one then the effect of the emotions that result should be positive, as well.
Such a positive change is known to create coherence between the heart and the brain, and it now appears that the effect extends into the fields that support life on our planet. In the words of the HeartMath researchers, “Regulating emotions is the next frontier in human evolution.”
The discovery that we may choose to create more coherence between the magnetic fields of the Earth and us has led to one of the most ambitious science-based initiatives in history. The magnitude of the project is profound, the implications epic. In light of the challenges posed by our time in history this new project, The Global Coherence Initiative, now makes it possible for anyone to learn the heart’s language of coherence. In doing so it now becomes possible for more people than ever before to participate in the changes that are taking place on the planet.
The key to the Global Coherence Project is twofold. First, in partnership with internationally renowned astrophysicist and nuclear scientist Elizabeth Rauscher, Ph.D., the Institute of HeartMath is developing the Global Coherence Monitoring System. This system uses a series of newly designed sensors deployed across the Earth to specifically measure the changes in Earth’s magnetosphere. The goals of this system are to measure how the Earth’s magnetic field affects human heart rhythms, brain activity, stress levels and emotions. Preliminary studies, such as those involving the GOES data, suggest that such effects are part of a two-way relationship. This is where the second part of the initiative comes in.
While we know that life on Earth is affected by changes in the planet’s magnetic field strength, the data suggests that life on Earth may actually influence the very fields that sustain us. Part two of the Global Coherence Initiative is the ambitious effort headed up by HeartMath to teach individuals how to achieve the coherence that enhances our daily lives, and how to know when we are really in a coherent state. The idea is that when a large number of people respond to a potentially destructive global event, such as a hurricane or a tsunami, with a common emotional feeling, it can affect the quality of the common field that connects us.
New York Times best-selling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, spirituality, and the real world.