Another essential foundation of The Kindred Spirits Project focuses on how the awareness and personal experience of the interconnectedness of all beings can bring about a further evolution in the development of a more compassionate society. I have been proposing that a “trans-species field (TM) exists when different beings interact with each other. I call this the Trans-species Field Theory (TM). I personally believe this is part of the feeling of unconditional love (or not) between us and our animal companions. There are different variations on the theme of these concepts from scientist Lynn McTaggert’s book “The Field”, to Rupert Sheldrakes theory of “Morphic Fields” and Morphic Resonance. They seem to have as a commonality of resonant frequencies. It seems that everything that exists in matter has both a physical appearance as well as a vibrational frequency, a field that it emanates. When two fields interact, it like two tuning forks interacting with each other. We tend to feel more comfortable in fields that resonate with us and not so comfortable in fields that are dissonant to our resonant frequency. In previous posts, I actually posit that humans may actually be subdividing into different “sub-species” based on whether we resonate with the quieter frequencies of nature and animals or if more and more of us are resonating with the vibrational frequencies of motors and electronics.
I was pleased to see this interview titled “The Science of Interconnectedness” in Superconsciousness Magazine with pioneering biologist Rupert Sheldrake. Years ago we briefly connected while facilitating different workshops at the same retreat center. Sheldrake states that “Morphic resonance is the way that things tune into each other. It works on the basis of similarity, the same principle as ordinary resonance”. He offers the analogies that “Many modern technologies work on resonance; radio and television are both resonant technologies. For instance, radio works because we tune into the specific frequency of a particular radio station, say 99.8 on your FM receiver. However, the room that you are currently standing in is filled with countless frequencies, including radio, television, and mobile phone transmissions. The reason we do not become overwhelmed is because we are not specifically tuned into their specific frequencies.”
This is the basis for cliche’s like “I do or do not resonate with you”, “good vibrations”, “that person gives off good or bad vibes”, etc. These vibrational frequencies may be why some people are so agitated in cities and feel so comfortable in nature. There are an infinite number of vibrational frequencies in cities from the vibration of all the living beings, the vibrations of all the radio, tv, internet, wireless, phone, smart meters etc. bombarding our own personal field continuously. Some posit that being bombarded by all these vibrational frequencies may be one cause of “dis-ease”, the lack of ease that we feel when we are in dissonant fields. Interestingly though, there are some people that seem to have adapted to living in the midst of all these fields and feel uncomfortable when just being in nature. They seem to be actually more comfortable in the midst of all the hustle and bustle and all the fields. Other people do not seem to recognize that they are vibrating differently when in a city, they simple feel more irritable, impatient, angry, frustrated or other emotions that can manifest when we are not in a place of inner peace.
There may also be larger fields that encompass not only all beings, but our entire planet and even perhaps the universe. Some have called these larger fields the information field, the Akashic Record, the collective consciousness which we also discussed in previous posts. Sheldrake proposes that the Morphic resonant field is “ a kind of collective memory. Every member of a species draws upon the collective memory of that species, and in turn contributes to it. You could say it’s like a collective consciousness, but actually it’s more like the collective unconscious. We’re always tuning into it and contributing to it, so it’s a bit like the idea of the collective unconscious put forward by the psychologist C.G. Jung.”
There are smaller and larger resonant fields. Different species are a manifestation of their species resonant field. I feel that there are new continuously evolving fields when different beings get together. I find that each place where humans and animals interact creates their own “trans-species field (TM) whether it be a horse barn, animal shelter, animal hospital, zoo etc. That may be why one feels quite different in different places of human animal interactions. Do you notice that in different places where you share time with animals? How would you describe that?
Sheldrake further “suggests that the form the energy takes is determined, bound with, and organized by the fields. For instance, we know in modern physics that quantum fields organize quantum particles. We also know there are gravitational fields, electromagnetic fields, and in addition to those fields, there are also morphic fields — fields that organize the form and the behavior of animals and plants.”
Sheldrake is ” pushing forward a view that the mind is a system of fields. The fields are in the brain but they extend beyond the brain, just like the field of a magnet is inside the magnet and extends around it. And the field of your cell phone is inside your cell phone, but it extends far beyond its circuits, invisibly. I suggest that the mind is totally detached from matter and time and space.”
This is the basis of my trans-species field theory. My theory is that the fields emanating from each living being interact when they are in more intimate contact and that each field influences the other and creates this new “trans-species field”. For example the more you around your kindred spirit, the more the two of you resonate together. Many people observe that they and their dogs, cats, horses or other animals begin to mimic them, act like them and be like them in general. Now, some of that may be simply due to our animals being excellent observers of human behavior and mimic us in their own way, or it may be based on mirror neurons in our brain or may be due to resonating energetic fields. I feel it may actually be a combination of all these possibilities.
The exciting implications of these theories is that the more we become aware of the science of interconnectedness and experience how deeply we are all interconnected, we can become more sensitive and aware of how our thoughts, emotions and choices can positively impact on all other beings. When we are not aware of all the amazing connections continuously unfolding between all of us and mother earth, we just go about life doing our own thing and not feeling we can have any positive impact on what is happening in this wild and wondrous world. On the other hand, once we are aware of all these awesome connections, we can rejoice and appreciate how our choice of emanating loving kindness and compassion to all beings can actually create a happier, healthier world! May we all emanate Happy, healthy, loving fields to all beings!