The Other Side of the Glass

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

More on Intentions and Energy Research

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No. 49: 23rd March 2007


Dear Friends,

I PROMISED THAT I WOULD TELL YOU about our first Intention Experiment pilot study (using delegates from our London conference sending intention to University of Arizona). But I’ll have to give you the bare bones of the study — for this reason. The results are so sensational that we are going to publish them in a scientific journal, and the way these journals go, you’re not allowed to publish all the data (such as pictures) anywhere else first.

Here is the results of the first-ever group intention long distance double-blinded biophoton experiment — at least what I’m allowed to tell you. Mark Boccuzzi, one of the scientific team at Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health at the University of Arizona in Tucson, headed by the noted psychologist and consciousness researcher Dr. Gary E. Schwartz, carried out the lab work. He selected two carefully selected and prepared leaves from the same flourishing geranium plant with similar biophoton emissions.

Mark chose two geranium leaves, matching them for similar biophoton release, then prepared them with 16 holes / injuries in a 4 x 4 grid — a process that can take two or more hours. Both leaves were placed under web cams. Then Mark stood by. Meanwhile in London, our audience of 400 —who’d come from countries around the world — selected which leaf to send intention to. Our intention was to make the leaf ‘glow and glow’ – that is, to increase its biophoton emissions.

We chose ‘glowing’ because we were just looking for an effect – any effect — and we thought this would be easiest to imagine.

One of our delegates, chosen at random, flipped a coin to determine which leaf would be displayed to the audience and sent intention to (head -leaf 1; tails - leaf 2) . The audience member flipped heads and so instructed our audiovisual technician to display leaf 1. Now, remember, the scientific team did not know which leaf we chose. The one that was not displayed to the audience was to act as the control.

We telephoned Dr. Schwartz, who told Melinda Connor (a member of his scientific team who stood in for him at the conference) to remind the audience that they were making scientific history.

A giant image of our leaf appeared on the screen. I then instructed the audience to ‘power up’, using some of the methods noted in chapter 13 of The Intention Experiment. Then I asked them to think to themselves an intention for the leaf to ‘glow and glow’ — to produce increased biophoton light.

Their task was to keep up this intention for 10 minutes, while music played (a Reiki chant called Choku Rei by Jonathan Goldman).

Dr. Schwartz picks up the story here: ‘After the ten minute intention period, the leaves were placed in the light-tight biophoton imaging system (a super-cooled digital CCD camera system) and photographed for two hours. The results of the glowing intention were so strong that they could readily seen in the digital biophoton images; in addition, the increased biophoton effect was highly statistically significant.

‘For a first experiment of this kind,’ he continues, ‘the results could not be more encouraging, and they inspire us to continue this research.’

In fact, he says, ‘the results from this exploratory experiment are currently being prepared for scientific publication. The authors are Gary Schwartz, Mark Boccuzzi, Melinda Connor, and Lynne McTaggart.’

Warm wishes,

Lynne McTaggart


Anonymous said...

What in the world does this have to do with Making Birth Safe in the U.S.?

Baby Keeper said...

If one person has a question, it is likely others do as well.

It has to do with an ongoing thread of mine related to the energy fields of the human being. It has to do with the mother's energetic Central Nervous System (CNS) organizing her baby's CNS and every system -- so that anyone in her "energy field" aka the "outer womb" will affect the baby's development. Anger, jealousy, fear, joy, appreciation, harmoniousness -- all are part of our energetic selves. We affect others in our physical proximity and we affect others hundreds or thousands of miles away with our own energy and thoughts (prayers, ill wishes, hopes, intentions.

This post was related to immediate preceding ones about the "outer womb" or "womb surround" of the baby -- throughout gestation, AND DURING LABOR AND BIRTH. Whoever is in the immediate physical presence of the mother and baby has a dramatic energetic and physical affect on the mother and baby. Does an OB who just came in for the birth after shoving his wife up against a wall and pushing her down because he is frustrated that the house isn't selling and he's losing money affect the mother and baby? Or, the nurse whose teenage daughter is abusing narcotics and stayed all night? Or, the anesthesiologist whose mother who severely abused him through childhood is within hours of death in another state -- long, slow pancreatic cancer. I know them all. They show up with THEIR STUFF and enter into the energy field of the laboring and birthing mother.

This post was the second on the subject of research showing there is something big about our energy field, AND which leads to the need for further study. Hospital birth is based on very old concepts of science that are more about sustaining a system that allows people to act out their dysfunctions and get paid very well for it. Making birth safe will involve addressing this.

With the new physic and biologiical science discoveries and research like this one showing how our individual and collective energy affects a samll living thing thousands and thousands of miles away, we can begin to question what we have numbly come to believe is "normal." Aside from addressing the lifetime impact of other people at the birth of our baby (ie., an angry physician pulling on a baby's head in order to get on to the next thing -- in his personal life), we could even expand our thinking to wonder ... hmmm... about the safety of sound waves on fetal tissue.

Thanks for asking!

"Soft is the heart of a child. Do not harden it."

A public awareness reminder that things that happen behind the scenes, out of our sight, aren't always as rosy as we might think them to be. Perhaps its a restaurant cook who accidentally drops your burger on the floor before placing it on the bun and serving it to you. Here it's an overworked apathetic (pathetic) nurse giving my newborn daughter her first bath. Please comment and rate this video, so as to insure that it is viewed as widely as possible, perhaps to prevent other such abuse. -- The mother who posted this YouTube. How NOT to wash a baby on YouTube Are you going to try to tell me that "babies don't remember?" There is no difference to this baby's experience and the imprinting of her nervous system/brain and one that is held and cleaned by the mother or father either at the hospital or at home? By the way, this is probably NOT the baby's first bath. The nurse is ungloved. Medical staff protocol is that they can't handle a baby ungloved until is has been bathed (scrubbed if you've seen it) because the baby is a BIO-HAZARD -- for them. Never mind that the bio-hazard IS the baby's first line of defense against hospital germs.

Missouri Senator Louden Speaks

Finally, A Birth Film for Fathers

Part One of the "The Other Side of the Glass: Finally, A Birth Film for and about Men" was released June, 2013.

Through presentation of the current research and stories of fathers, the routine use of interventions are questioned. How we protect and support the physiological need of the human newborn attachment sequence is the foundation for creating safe birth wherever birth happens.

Based on knowing that babies are sentient beings and the experience of birth is remembered in the body, mind, and soul, fathers are asked to research for themselves what is best for their partner and baby and to prepare to protect their baby.

The film is designed for midwives, doulas, and couples, particularly fathers to work with their caregivers. Doctors and nurses in the medical environment are asked to "be kind" to the laboring, birthing baby, and newborn. They are called to be accountable for doing what science has been so clear about for decades. The mother-baby relationship is core for life. Doctors and nurses and hospital caregivers and administrators are asked to create protocols that protect the mother-baby relationship.

Men are asked to join together to address the vagaries of the medical system that harm their partner, baby and self in the process of the most defining moments of their lives. Men are asked to begin to challenge the system BEFORE they even conceive babies as there is no way to be assured of being able to protect his loved ones once they are in the medical machine, the war zone, on the conveyor belt -- some of the ways that men describe their journey into fatherhood in the medicine culture.

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The film focuses on the male baby, his journey from the womb to the world and reveals healing and integrating the mother, father, and baby's wounded birth experience. The film is about the restoring of our families, society, and world through birthing loved, protected, and nurtured males (and females, of course). It's about empowering males to support the females to birth humanity safely, lovingly, and consciously.

Finally, a birth film for fathers.

What People Are Saying About the FIlm

Well, I finally had a chance to check out the trailer and .. wow! It's nice that they're acknowledging the father has more than just cursory rights (of course mom's rights are rarely acknowledged either) and it's great that they're bringing out the impact of the experience on the newborn, but I'm really impressed that they're not shying away from the political side.

They are rightly calling what happens in every American maternity unit, every day, by its rightful name - abuse. Abuse of the newborn, abuse of the parents and their rights, abuse of the supposedly sacrosanct ethical principal of patient autonomy and the medico-legal doctrine of informed consent, which has been long ago discarded in all but name. I love it!

In the immortal words of the "shrub", "bring it on!" This film needs to be shown and if I can help facilitate or promote it, let me know.

Father in Asheville, NC

OMG'ess, I just saw the trailer and am in tears. This is so needed. I watch over and over and over as fathers get swallowed in the fear of hospitals birth practice. I need a tool like this to help fathers see how very vital it is for them to protect their partner and baby. I am torn apart every time I see a father stand back and chew his knuckle while his wife is essentially assaulted or his baby is left to lie there screaming.
Please send me more info!!!!
Carrie Hankins
CD(DONA), CCCE, Aspiring Midwife

Thanks for sharing this. It was very touching to me. I thought of my brother-in-law standing on the other side of the glass when my sister had to have a C-section with her first child because the doctor was missing his golf date. I'll never forget his pacing back and forth and my realizing that he was already a father, even though he hadn't been allowed to be with his son yet.

Margaret, Columbia, MO

In case you don't find me here

Soon, I'll be back to heavy-duty editing and it will be quiet here again. I keep thinking this blog is winding down, and then it revives. It is so important to me.

I wish I'd kept a blog of my journey with this film this past 10 months. It's been amazing.

I have a new blog address for the film, and will keep a journal of simple reporting of the journey for the rest of the film.

I'll be heading east this week to meet with a group of men. I plan to post pictures and clips on the film blog.

I'll keep up here when I can -- when I learn something juicy, outrageous, or inspiring related to making birth safer for the birthing baby.

Review of the film

Most of us were born surrounded by people who had no clue about how aware and feeling we were. This trailer triggers a lot of emotions for people if they have not considered the baby's needs and were not considered as a baby. Most of us born in the US were not. The final film will include detailed and profound information about the science-based, cutting-edge therapies for healing birth trauma.

The full film will have the interviews of a wider spectrum of professionals and fathers, and will include a third birth, at home, where the caregivers do a necessary intervention, suctioning, while being conscious of the baby.

The final version will feature OBs, RNs, CNMs, LM, CPM, Doulas, childbirth educators, pre and perinatal psychologists and trauma healing therapists, physiologists, neurologists, speech therapists and lots and lots of fathers -- will hopefully be done in early 2009.

The final version will include the science needed to advocated for delayed cord clamping, and the science that shows when a baby needs to be suctioned and addresses other interventions. Experts in conscious parenting will teach how to be present with a sentient newborn in a conscious, gentle way -- especially when administering life-saving techniques.

The goal is to keep the baby in the mother's arms so that the baby gets all of his or her placental blood and to avoid unnecessary, violating, and abusive touch and interactions. When we do that, whether at home or hospital, with doctor or midwife, the birth is safe for the father. The "trick" for birthing men and women is how to make it happen in the hospital.

Birth Trauma Healing

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