If you have observed a school of fish swimming or a flock of birds flying together, you will see a fleeting synchronicity in their motion. There may be hundreds of birds flying together in a V-shaped formation, but when they have to change direction, they will all do so at the same time, with no confusion or time delay! Scientists have been trying to understand how this is possible. Even studies of insects and animals have shown that when faced with threats, their responses are so fast that they cannot be explained by normal methods of communication.
Because of our false sense of identity and ego, we have lost touch with nature and have become insensitive to the direct signals of nature
An interesting experiment was done to study the power of thought on dogs.
The dog owners were asked to leave the house with no intention of going to any particular place. After leaving the house, they were given instructions to go to specific places and then at random times, they were asked to come back. It was found that at the time the owner started back home, almost always at the same time, the dog would go to the door and wait for the owner.
In the huge tsunami that rocked the Andaman and Nicobar islands of India, it was found that before the tsunami hit the islands, all the animals, including the huge ones like elephants, had all moved to higher grounds, safely away from the ocean. There have been a number of accounts of animals and insects being aware of upcoming earthquakes minutes before the earthquake actually strikes.
There are hundreds of electromagnetic waves in the air but your television set picks up only the waves of the frequency to which it is tuned. Similarly, the minds that are ready and waiting for the floating ideas will tune in and convert that potentiality into reality!
What is the difference between these animals and us?
It is their connection with nature! Being in tune with nature enables them to sense nature’s signals.
In the case of humans, because of our false sense of identity and ego, we have lost touch with nature and have become insensitive to the direct signals of nature. You can see so many instances in history where the same discovery was made at about the same time by people in different parts of the globe and by people who did not even know each other. The reason is because the ideas are floating in the collective consciousness. It is like this: there are hundreds of electromagnetic waves in the air but your television set picks up only the waves of the frequency to which it is tuned. Similarly, the minds that are ready and waiting for the floating ideas will tune in and convert that potentiality into reality! When we have repetitive thoughts, we emit and receive those thought waves that are of the same pattern. We are more or less stuck in our web of thoughts. This is how an average person leads most of his life. But intelligent people understand the law of the cosmos and tune into the higher intelligence to become the channels of creativity and innovation. Just as the universe gives us so many hints of its existence as one being, we can find hints from nature about the nature of reality.
In a series of experiments in the 1920s, it was found that no matter what portion of a rat’s brain was removed, the rat still retained its memory of how to perform complex tasks it had learned prior to the surgery. The rat’s brain actually showed ‘holographic’ memory. Scientists proposed that memories are encoded not in neurons, but in the patterns of nerve impulses that crisscross the brain, similar to how a hologram is formed by various patterns of laser light criss-crossing each other.
This might explain how the human brain can store up to ten billion bits of information in the brain, which is the small size of two fists! The universe is a hologram and we are a part of that hologram. In a hologram, every single part of the hologram, even if split, reflects the totality of that hologram. Likewise, we too reflect the totality of the universe. The universe is not an assortment of living and dead matter. It is a huge interconnected Whole. You are very much connected to your fellow beings around you – the trees, animals, birds and rocks on earth as well as the planets, stars and galaxies in the universe. Whether you perceive it or not depends on the plane of consciousness from which you perceive it all.
source: Living Enlightenment