Scientists “We have never seen anything like this” | Gregg Braden
In this fascinating video, Gregg Braden shares three experiments that change the way that scientists view the world and our influence on it.
My name is Gregg Braden and i'd like to welcome you to this very special presentation of Missing Links: the deep truth of our origin, history, destiny and fate.
In our last episode we identified the science-based discovery of a field of energy – a real-life matrix that functions in three very precise ways:
1) This matrix, number one, it's the container for the universe itself and for all things that can happen in the universe.
2) Number two, it's the bridge between our inner and our outer worlds. Everything that happens from within, our thoughts, feelings, emotions and beliefs are conveyed to the world beyond our bodies through this field.
3) Number three: the mirror. This field is a mirror in the world for what we claim to be true in our deepest, sometimes subconscious, beliefs.
Well, scientists are no longer asking the question are we connected. The field tells us that we are. Now, the question is how deeply are we connected? How much influence do we really have in the world through this field?
Well, there are two very futuristic scientific experiments that take us light-years beyond anything that we believed and that science has accepted in the past. I want to share those with you. What they are showing, however, has opened the door to a possibility that modern science is now struggling with. So let's take a look at these two experiments.
The first one was published in the Russian bulletin of the Lebedev Physics Institute in 1992. And the experiment begins with something seemingly very innocent: a glass vessel where all of the air has been completely drawn out of this vessel to create what we call a vacuum. So a vacuum implies that this vessel is empty. But we know it's not completely empty because there are still little photons of light that remain in this vessel, and scientists know this.
So the question now, is where are those photons? They want to get a baseline and see where the photons are right now. So the first part of this experiment, they draw the air out of the vessel and then they measure where these photons are in the vessel. Are they all piled up on the bottom? Are they floating around the inside? Are they all stuck to the edges? And what they found was no surprise: the vessel showed that these photons are completely random. They're completely random. By the way, these are the same kinds of photons, the particles of matter that make up the atom itself that we described in the last episode. So we're dealing with these fundamental particles of the stuff that our world is made of. And that's important!
So the scientists found that the distribution of the photons in this vessel is completely random. No surprise – that's what they expected.
The next piece of this experiment is where the experiment is fascinating. What I find really fascinating is the thinking of the scientists that made the experiment possible. For a scientist trained in the scientific method, based upon all of those false assumptions that we saw earlier in this program: those assumptions of separation. For the scientists to move out of that box of thinking and begin asking new questions like: what if our assumptions are wrong? What would that tell us about our world? That's where it gets really interesting!
And that's what the next part of this experiment is all about, because what the scientists did was into the vessel that had completely random photons they put human DNA – human DNA. Because they wanted to see if human DNA has an effect on the photons. Before I go any further, I just invite you to think about what they're asking. Photons are the stuff this world is made of. DNA is the stuff we're made of. And they're asking, scientists are asking in the laboratory does the stuff we're made of have an effect on the stuff our world is made of?
This is where it starts to sound like science fiction or at least something that an advanced yogi would be working with. But these are in a bonafide scientific laboratory these questions where they're being asked. So here's what they did. They took human DNA and they placed it inside the vessel and then they measured the DNA again to see what would happen. And they measure the photons again to see what would happen.
And the results of this experiment changed the way we have been conditioned to think about ourselves in the world, because the photons went from being completely random when they were first measured, and in the presence of the human DNA, the photons are no longer random. They are ordered: they followed precisely the geometry of the DNA. The DNA was having a direct effect on the photons. The stuff we're made of is having a direct effect on the stuff our world is made of. Just like some of our most ancient and cherished, indigenous and spiritual traditions have always told us: that we are connected to the world.
So this is the first experiment: human DNA has a measurable effect on the stuff our world is made of. And I want you to see I want you to see the way the scientists responded to this. So I'm gonna read this to you directly. In the journal Nanobiology, published in 1995, the way the scientists describe this is they said that the photons were described as behaving (and this is a quote): “surprisingly and counter-intuitively.” Counter intuitively! It's counterintuitive because the scientific thinking is that everything is separate from everything else and there is no stuff to convey any effect from the DNA to the matter. That's why it's counterintuitive to the science.
But the next piece is where I find particularly interesting. I invite you listen to the language. It says: “we are forced to accept the possibility…” They're saying that they are forced. They're not saying it looks like or it appears or this is what we found. They're saying: “we are forced to accept the possibility that some new field of energy is being excited by the DNA.”
Well I think we know it's not a new field. It's a field that's been around a long time. It's simply that we are just now recognizing that field and what it means to us. So the summary of this second experiment is that science now confirms that human DNA influences the stuff our world is made of through the photons by communicating directly through the field. That's a big piece.
But now, let me go to the second experiment. This experiment was published in the Journal of Scientific Exploration in 1994. It begins with human DNA once again. And this is a very precise kind of human DNA. It comes from umbilical cords of newborns because that DNA is what's called very pristine DNA. It hasn't been eroded over time as happens as we mature in life. So it's a very pristine kind of DNA and the DNA is isolated in one vessel and that is encased in another vessel to make sure that there are no other influences that are happening from outside to influence the DNA.
So here is the experiment: this very unique DNA is now placed within the range of the field of a human heart that we described in an earlier episode. Every human heart, if you recall, has a field of energy that extends beyond the physical heart for a distance between five to eight feet. And that field is an electrical and a magnetic field that we can measure with conventional equipment . So the question is through that field is the DNA influenced by the emotions of another person. Can our emotions actually influence the DNA in our bodies?
Before I tell you the experiment, let me just share a little bit about why this is important. Human DNA, when it is in our cells, it is coiled in very specific kinds of ways. And what scientists have found is that in the presence of certain emotions that we would call negative emotions (now I don't really like to to use that term, but I'm going to use it to be clear on what we're talking about). So when we talk about emotions for example of anger or hate or jealousy or rage or frustration, those that we would typically consider as negative emotions they have an effect on the DNA within our bodies. And and the effect is that in the presence of those emotions the coil is tightened. It's tightened like a little knot, and that's important because when it is tightened in this way the DNA does not express to its fullest capacity.
So negative emotions tighten the coil and prevent the DNA from expressing the fullest capacity of whatever it is that it is expressing, whether it's our immune response or our anti-aging hormones or whatever it is. The DNA simply cannot do it's full complement of what it is designed to do. So from this description you could probably imagine what the positive emotions do. Positive emotions actually loosen the DNA, they relax the DNA. So these are the emotions of compassion, gratitude, appreciation for example. Those kinds of emotions actually relax the DNA within our bodies and allow that fullest expression.
Knowing this the scientists wanted to see what effect human emotion from one person would have upon DNA that's not in that person's body but it's in this special container that was designed. So that's the experiment. Here's what they found. The human DNA was isolated and in the presence of the positive emotions, in the presence of the gratitude, appreciation, love and compassion, what happened was the DNA actually began to relax and it relaxed so much that it began to unwind itself. The two coils began to unwind as if the DNA was about to replicate itself and produce a new strand of DNA in the presence of positive emotion.
All that was happening was gratitude ,appreciation, care, compassion and the DNA was responding in such a positive manner that the DNA acted again as if it was about to reproduce itself in a new vitalized healed state. So this is something that scientists were not expecting.
So now we've seen the results of these two experiments. In the presence of the positive motion the DNA is relaxed. In the presence of negative emotions such as anger, hate, jealousy, rage – the DNA is tightened like a little knot it coiled up very very tightly. And this is telling the scientists something that we've never seen demonstrated under laboratory conditions before. Anecdotally, it may have been suspected. But this is the first time in a laboratory environment that we could actually see human emotion intentionally created by those trained to create very specific kinds and very specific qualities of emotion, the human emotion changed the shape of the DNA. It changed the ability of the DNA to fully express the full complement of whatever that DNA is expressing.
So I'm going to share with you now directly. I want you to hear from the scientists: “individuals trained in feelings of deep love and appreciation were able to intentionally change the shape of the DNA” (in their bodies). And they went on to say that “human emotion produces effects which defy conventional laws of physics.”
What are those results saying to us? It's saying that when we embrace the deepest truth, the power that is available to us, when we tap the fullest potential that we have available to us that we are not bound by the conventional laws of physics (at least as we have known those laws in the past). Maybe the laws of physics are going to change. But the fact that we have the ability to feel a certain way to create a certain emotion in our body and literally change the DNA within us, and in the case of the experiment that was not even part of us, that tells a new story.
And here's what this story is all about. So I'm going to invite you now think about these two experiments. First experiment: human emotion changes the shape of the DNA and you saw that. The second experiment is that DNA changes physical matter. The DNA influenced the photons that were in the vessel. If you take out the middle piece, human emotion changes DNA, DNA changes matter. If you take it out the overlapping statements of DNA, what we find is this: human emotion changes matter. Human emotion influences the stuff our world is made of.
And as we learn to embrace the qualities of feeling and emotion that change the DNA in our bodies, not only does it influence the healing in our own bodies as you'll see in future episodes, not only does it influence the DNA in additional ways you're going to see in future episodes. It literally taps, it influences, the stuff our world is made of in ways that sound superhuman. It sounds like something that a yogi studying in a monastery on a high mountain top half a world away for a lifetime would be able to do.
But the beauty of these experiments is that we don't have to do that. We don't have to leave everything that we love and all the people and the experiences to live in the monastery on the mountain top for a lifetime or two to embrace what these technologies are all about. And this is precisely what we are talking about. This is a technology. It is an internal technology that is available to every human if we choose to embrace it in our lives.
So, what have we learned from these experiments? We now know, science confirms, human emotion influences the field that connects all things and the stuff our world is made of. when we study physics, traditional physics, one of the great mysteries of the physics as we know it today has to do with the outcome of yet another experiment. This experiment was first performed in 1909 at the turn of the 20th century and at that time scientists they didn't know what to make of this experiment.
Prior to 1909 physics was mechanistic, it's called Newtonian physics, classical physics. It was all about things bumping up against other things: electrons and atoms and neutrons. But the new physics that was developing at the time through the theories that were being developed in the late 1800s, early 1900s, that physics said that there's something else that's happening: that on the level of things that are very small and the level of things that are very huge, in terms of galaxies and in terms of very very small particles, there's another physics that's working, and that's the quantum physics.
And the experiment that I'm talking about was known as a very very famous Double Slit Experiment performed in 1909. And the mystery is because the result of the Double Slit Experiment actually is determined by whether or not someone is watching the experiment. Okay? Let me say that again. Let me tell you how this experiment works. The double-slit experiment, it begins as a beam of photons and you see a common theme here we're talking about photons they are the elementary stuff that atoms are made of, the stuff our world is made of. You and I are made of photons, our world has made of photons, so it's not surprising that they would be used a lot throughout these experiments.
So in the double slit experiment, a beam of light, photons, particles of light was fired from a device and it was fired at a barrier and the barrier had two slits on either side. And what scientists expected to see was that once the light hit the barrier it would go through both of the slits and we would be able to see the patterns that was creating in a very expected way on the other side.
Well this is where the mystery comes in, because what scientists found is that when the light hit the barrier and it went through and it was being observed (now the observer could be another human it could be a device watching it), but somehow the observation actually determined how those particles of light would behave. When no one and nothing was observing the particles would behave in one way. When someone or a gadget was recording, the particles would behave in another way. And here's the difference: under one set of circumstances the particles remain particles on another set of circumstances particles became waves.
So now we're talking on a quantum level about the difference between the particles and waves. It's the same energy expressing in very very different forms. Now this is going to be really important because what we have just done is we've talked about the ability of humans to create the emotion that influences their DNA. It influences the stuff our world is made of. And now we're talking about the stuff our world is made of behaves differently (sometimes it's a particle, sometimes it's a wave) depending on whether or not it's being observed.
The implications for healing, the implications for prayer, the implications for remote healing within the context of these discoveries take on the whole new meaning. And if you think about this, we know scientifically that prayer has an effect. Many studies have been done and the question was how could a prayer in one person's living room for their loved one their son or their daughter their mother father in a battlefield of Afghanistan half a world away, how could the prayer have any influence on the other side of the planet? And yet it does statistically.
What the studies were showing was that people fared better when they were ill, when they underwent a surgery, those that had people praying for them fared better, recovered faster, had less trauma, less bleeding, less swelling, less bruising than those that did not. These are very very well documented studies. So I'm not gonna spend a lot of time on those. The question is why does it happen? How does it happen? That's what we're spending time on because we're going to take us now to the next level. We're gonna take it even further than we have in the past because it begins to tie in to what we have called miracles in the past.
You know a miracle is only a miracle until we understand the science underlying it. Then it becomes a technology. And it's something that we all have available to us. Although the observer effect was first documented during the first double slit experiments early in the 20th century, as happened so often with these very important experiments, this particular experiment was repeated later in the century using even better equipment with new ideas and new understandings. And I'd like to share with you precisely the exact language of what the scientists at the Weitzman Research Institute discovered when they repeated the double slit experiment.
In 1998, scientific headlines all over the world reported this experiment. And they read (and this is a quote): “researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have now conducted a highly controlled experiment demonstrating how a beam of electrons — Gregg: so these are quantum particles — a beam of electrons is affected by the act of being observed.”
But even beyond that, that observation effect was noted early in the century, but listen to this. Listen to the new portion of this discovery. The scientist said: “the experiment revealed that the greater the amount of watching, the greater the observers influence on what actually takes place.” This was actually reported in very prestigious journal Nature on February 26, 1998 volume 391 if you want to look it up for yourself.
This experiment is telling us that not only are we intimately enmeshed with the world around us and with the world within us, but the more focus, the greater our focus, the greater the attention that we give specifically to something that is happening in our lives, the greater the effect.
I think this is interesting because we already knew this if we followed the principles of some of our most ancient and cherished spiritual traditions. For example, in the Sutra from the Mahayana Buddhist traditions, there is a statement that essentially summarizes what the Weizmann experiment just told us. In that statement says: “reality exists only where the mind creates a focus.” Reality exists only where the mind creates a focus.
So the ancient Buddhist traditions, they didn't have the science, but they sure understood the principle. They understood the mechanism. Where we create this convergence of thought, feeling, and emotion, where we create that focus, that is us observing the world around us. And it is that experience and the fact that that experience has such a powerful effect in our lives, that actually made Albert Einstein – it was making him crazy – this is the piece of the puzzle that Einstein was never able to solve.
Einstein began early in the 20th century with his theories of relativity and he was always searching for a unified theory, a unified field theory. Here's what I mean by that. In a unified field theory it's where a scientist like Albert Einstein creates a single story that incorporates all of the facets of nature and physics and mathematics into one coherent story of us, our universe, and our relationship to it. The unified field theory has been an elusive theory – it is yet to be discovered. C, and the world supported Einstein thinking that this is the man. If anyone could do it he could do it. Here's where Einstein got stuck and he actually admitted this on his deathbed in the early 1950s.
Einstein got stuck because he did not like the idea that we are so intimately connected with our universe that we could have any influence whatsoever on the universe in one place with us being in another place. And as I mentioned earlier, he actually had a name. He called this ‘spooky action at a distance.” He called this spooky action at a distance because to him it was spooky.
One of the things I find particularly fascinating is that although Einstein was working with the same mathematics and the same equations as his friends and colleagues, he came to the conclusion that we are separate from one another, and that we are separate from the universe, and that we can be observers in the universe.
However a dear friend and colleague of Albert Einstein's, a man that lived much longer than Einstein, had a tremendously powerful influence in quantum physics at Princeton University in our world today, was professor John Wheeler. He passed away just just a few years ago. John Wheeler and Albert Einstein – they were friends, they were colleagues, looking at the same equations, the same math, and drawing vastly different conclusions. So while Einstein believed that we're separate and have no effect, Wheeler said just the opposite.
I want to share with you John Wheeler's exact words just just so you you can hear his process, and his thinking, and how passionate he was about this. John Wheeler said we have this old idea that there is a universe out there somewhere. And here's man, he called the observer, safely protected from the universe by what he called a 6-inch slab of plate glass. Okay, so it's not really plate glass, but that is his way of saying that there is something between us and the universe out there. But he continues. He said now we learn that to even observe an electron, we have to shatter that plate glass. Listen to what he said. He said so the old word observer simply has to be crossed off the books. He said there are no observers. We must put in the new word participator. No observers, only participators.
What does this mean? I'm gonna just just very very quickly encapsulate this idea and why it's so powerful in our lives. Because what John Wheeler has just said to us tells us that we will never find the smallest particle of matter no matter how many atoms and quantum particles that we smash into one another and break into a bajillion pieces looking for smaller smaller pieces and we will never find the edge of the universe no matter how far we look to the edge of the cosmos and how technologically sophisticated our equipment is.
And here's the reason why. What John Wheeler just said to us is that every place that we look into the universe, every place that we look into nature with the expectation that something is there for us to see, the expectation is the principle that will put something there for us to see. So no matter how far, no matter how deep, as long as we're looking, the act of looking is the act of creation that makes sure there will always be something there for us to see.
So what we've just witnessed are the science based experiments, in a real life application of these experiments, that not only confirm that we are deeply connected to the world, but also confirms that that connection is so fundamental it begins at the very core of our existence with our DNA, where we interact with life and reality itself.
In our next episode, let's take this one step further. We'll discover that the source of our connection is directly linked to the origin of the DNA in our bodies and that's what sets us apart from all other life.