Learning from naturePosted by Tom algie Wed, March 29, 2017 14:09:27
The Plants are listening, perhaps they have feelings too!
With all this talk in the media about, plants, wire tapping, surveillance and police infiltration of environmental groups, I thought I should post something about who or what is really listening to us, all the time. Just over 50 years ago a CIA lie detector specialist called Baxter did some research on plants. He wired up the leaf of a plant to a lie detector and he simply thought about setting fire to one of its leaves. The plant instantly responded the moment he thought about setting fire to the leaf, and continued to register until he put the matches away. It's not that I believe that plants really have feelings but I think perhaps they respond to our moods.
Baxter continued to experiment with plants and later human cells, and produced some very interesting information.
One of his later experiments involved monitoring the moods of people over time in response to external stimulus. Baxter checked for a correlated response in real time with some of their previously removed white blood cells. It seemed the cells in the lab could detect any severe mood changes of the person over time, even at a considerable distance. I think we can only speculate what is going on here and I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on this too. My plants may also be interested.
So, what do I think is happening? Perhaps the whole universe is listening. Everything is connected and always has been connected since the birth of our solar system or perhaps even before that. We are all made of the same stuff, stardust, atoms, etc. Once something is connected it remains connected or entangled at some fundamental level. The matter changes into a different form but somehow remains connected. I think, it is this connection or one-ness which we are sensitive to. All other things are sensitive to this connection too. Perhaps the degree of sensitivity depends on the level of consciousness of the thing or person. Well that's my thoughts, what about you, Hyacinth!
Learning from naturePosted by Ann Algie Fri, April 29, 2016 17:22:51
Here is our hen, recently named 'Zen' after almost a year of being called 'Hen'. I have just spent the entire morning with her as she helped me to 'dig' and 'weed' the garden. She is the last survivor of a long line of hens bred by our elderly neighbour who died 2 years ago. We thought she would be lonely so this spring we got three new hens to keep her company but she still seems to prefer to spend time around humans. I suppose moving three 'teenage' hens in to share her home was a bit cruel!
We can always learn things from spending time around nature and hens are no exception. They can apparently recognise more than 100 faces. Each hen has its own unique personality and they have 30 different sounds that they use to communicate with each other. They are of course very much 'in the present moment' as animals tend to be - not having our ability to think about events in the past and worry about what might happen in the future! As I write this she is lying in a hollow in the warm soil that she has carefully crafted - where I have just planted some potatoes. I think she is probably sitting on one - probably she thinks its an egg!
Maybe today's 'Zen hen lesson' is to sit in the sun while its shining - especially when you've been busy scratching about all morning! Nature always has times of rest and everything still seems to get done!
Learning from naturePosted by Ann Algie Sat, February 27, 2016 16:06:32
I love eating mushrooms and living here in France we don't have to go far to find some lovely specimens! We are careful which ones we eat and stick to the 3 or 4 varieties that we feel 100% confident of identifying. Our elderly neighbours are very knowledgeable and taught us the best places to look and which ones to avoid eating.
There is still a great deal to be discovered about mushrooms and what they are capable of. Recently it has been found that the spores released by mushrooms cause rain to fall. In this way mushrooms are helping to promote their own survival by creating the ideal conditions for their growth. Amazing!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu9UmHbmFfk
Learning from naturePosted by Ann Algie Sat, January 23, 2016 12:53:59
I find this fascinating. A few years ago I read a book by Mr Emoto about the different types of crystals formed by freezing water from different locations. He took pictures of the crystals formed by clean river water, lakes and polluted water and found they formed very different shapes. The polluted water crystals looked distorted compared to the clean river water. He then discovered that the water formed different shaped crystals according to the music or words that were played 'to it'. See what you think?
If it really is the case that water forms different crystals according to the environment/sounds surrounding it then this may have big implications for the things we surround ourselves with - and the things we tell ourselves - since we contain around 70% water in our own bodies.
Learning from naturePosted by Ann Algie Thu, January 21, 2016 11:49:51
Yesterday we had our first snow of 2016 here in Aveyron.
It made me think about the fact that no two snowflakes are the same. Although snowflakes all have a hexagonal shape, they vary in their geometry and molecular structure according to the variations in temperature and humidity through which they fall.