Have you heard about the Intention Experiment? All across the world, intriguing experiments are taking place to study the power of intention. The power of intention? Can the power of intention change the physical world? Lynn McTaggart, researcher, lecturer, and best selling author, along with prestigious physicists, psychologists, scientists and thousands of volunteers from 30 countries around the world seem to think so.
The Intention Experiment is a series of scientifically controlled, web-based experiments testing the power of intention to change the physical world. The first few studies were designed to see of the biophoton emissions, tiny amounts of light emitted from living things, could be altered by intention. The pilot experiment had 15 experienced meditators sending positive intention to 4 types of targets: 2 types of algae, a jade plant, and a human volunteer. The meditators were asked to attempt to lower certain measurable biodynamic processes. The team discovered significant changes in all four targets while the intentions were being sent, compared to times the meditators were ‘resting’. The results showed that the light in these targets was profoundly altered! The intentions sent by the meditators changed the targets.
The next experiment involved 400 conference attendees in London sending intentions to increase the light emissions of a geranium leaf located at the University of Arizona. These results were also highly significant and could be observed by special photography.
These experiments are being run at McTaggart’s seminars and conferences and on the web, and have produced extraordinary results. This is not about sending intentions to make a million dollars.
The targets are only philanthropic: healing wounds, helping children with attention deficit or patients with Alzheimer’s, counteracting pollution and global warming.
From her blog, Lynn McTaggart writes about the results of their 9/11 Global Peace Intention Experiment:
As you know, the 9/11 Peace Intention Experiment was devised to mark the 10thanniversary of 9/11. Instead of revisiting those terrible images we wanted our acknowledgement of the date to provide a genuine new Twin Towers of East and West in communion and solidarity for peace.
Toward that end, we invited Dr Salah Al-Rashed and his community of tens of thousands of Arabs throughout the Gulf states to join us in the West over eight days, starting September 11, in sending intention to lower violence in two southern provinces in Afghanistan, Helmand and Kandahar.
This time our 9/11 Peace Intention Experiment attracted participants from 75 countries, from Iceland to Brazil, from California to Indonesia, and also every Arab country on the planet. All of us joined hands and hearts during those eight days to jointly apologize for first, from the Arab perspective, in allowing 9/11 to happen and then, from the Western perspective, in allowing the outsize military response to 9/11, resulting in the deaths, detaining, deportment and displacement of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians.
After our experiment ended in September 18, after which we had to embark on a patient three and half month wait, to allow events to unfold over the rest of 2011 so that we could determine whether our intention had any effects.
- Civilian casualties dropped to an average of 37 per cent after our September intention
- Attacks with explosive devices dropped 16 per cent after our intention, compared to the average attack rate for the two plus years before
- Overall enemy attacks dropped 12 per cent from October-December 2011, compared to levels in 2010
- Attacks in the Southwest dropped overall by 29 per cent over the year before and drastically dropped by 790 per cent in September
- Attacks across the whole of Afghanistan for the whole of 2011 were 9 per cent lower than they were in 2010.
So what does this mean? It’s important to remember, from the point of view of science, one study like this doesn’t prove anything definitive. You have to repeat this experiment a number of times for show you have something that can be replicated. Nevertheless, the results seem compelling, particularly when you consider that quantified our intention request – as we had in our 2008 Peace Intention Experiment for Sri Lanka. We asked that violence be lowered by at least 10 per cent. It’s worth bearing that in mind when you look at the data, which consistently shows changes somewhere around the 10 per cent mark.
Read the results of other Intention Experiments by visiting The Intention Experiment’s website. There you can also join the Experiment and participate in future research to make change in the world with your intention.