One key principle of the Kindred Spirits Project is how we are all connected at so many different levels based on neurophysiology, quantum physics and the new biology. This touching article in the huffington post about an elderly married couple is hard wired proof of this connection from a bioelectrical basis. This couple was married for 72 years and they were then both critically injured in an automobile accident. As they were holding hands together in their hospital beds, Gordon, the husband passed away before Norma, yet his heart monitor showed that his heart was still beating. When asked about this, “The nurse told Gordon and Norma’s son, Dennis, that the monitor was beeping “because they’re holding hands, and [Norma's heart beat] is going through them,” Dennis recalled in an interview with Des Moines’ KCCI news station. “Her heart was beating through him.” He said they always wanted to pass away together and so they did. Norma died exactly one hour later. My heart weeped with joy as I read this article.
We actually are all connected in so many different ways. I have been researching various ways to document the biological impact of people on their animal companions and vice versa. One way is to connect an animal and a human through a special computer program that can monitor both EKG (electrocardiogram) and EEG (electroencephalogram) changes in both of them. At this point this has only been done between two people, but we are developing it between animals and humans. My feeling is that when one of us calms down, the other will entrain to that slower, calmer state both in our brains and our hearts. It can be of great benefit in all interactions with our animal companions, a innovative, new biofeedback mechanism. Once we program that level of entrainment in our minds, we can connect to that in our animal friends. This may be of benefit in all equestrian activities, canine interactions as well as others.
I feel these connections go beyond just the electrophysiological connections. Based on complicated emotions of love as well as quantum physics, global coherence theory, heartmath and other approaches, it seems that we are connected through nonverbal, telepathic, nonlocal interactions that may indeed transcend time and space as well. Dr. Gary Schwartz documents some of the more far reaching perspectives about these connections in his paradigm shifting book “The Afterlife Experiments”. One of the essential components of these interactions seems to be the emotional connection of love. The actual physiologic basis of these connections is well illustrated in the story of Gordon and Norma.
Once we become totally aware of these all potential interactions and their implications we can give and receive unconditional love, peace and harmony with our kindred spirits in even more new, innovative, yet to be explored ways. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this potential.