Morphogenetic Fields # 2 – Unstoppable Change

We tend to think of growth and change as evolving over time.
Change is, in fact, often sudden and dramatic

The tearing down of the Berlin Wall is a good example. 

The physicist Rupert Sheldrake provides a scientific interpretation of this
phenomenon in his book, “A New Science of Life.”  In 1981 he described
morphogenetic fields as “a new type of causal factor, [previously] unknown
to the physical sciences.”

From a scientist’s perspective, Sheldrake explained,
“New structures appear which cannot be explained in terms of [the]…unfolding…growth of what already exists.”  Morphogenetic fields
of energy build as new people join in new thought or new behavior. 
Each additional drop of new consciousness and added ability makes it
that much easier for many more to follow suit, until all of a sudden
something seemingly impossible actually becomes feasible

To help us understand what this means, imagine the world of possibility as a glass sphere.  The first time someone exhibits a new behavior, it leaves a barely perceptible scratch on the surface.  The next person who tries will find it just a tiny, wee bit easier to accomplish the same act, for they don’t have to break new ground.  Each successive follower deepens the groove, making it that much easier for the next newcomer.    

For example.  It took Roger Bannister many arduous years to break through the 4-minute mile barrier, something almost everyone believed could not be done.  The very year breakthrough occurred, a dozen more runners repeated his success, and now-a-days it’s no longer considered an insurmountable challenge for any serious runner.  Morphogenesis provides the explanation. 

How is this information useful?  How can we apply it to life?  Since thought is
energy and has the power to create tangible reality, the combined thought of
many people focused on a single, united objective is magnified considerably
by the morphogenetic energy field that holds the vision of a new possibility. 

More simply put …The more people holding a similar vision or intention,
the ever-more magnified each little additional thoughtful input becomes. 
At some point we know to expect a sudden, significant shift in what other people think,
believe and think, and the actions they take. 

The last article in this series is called  “Decaf Please” – the 1% Rule.