“There is another very subtle factor in the healing relationship which I have experienced and that I would call presence. It is certainly known to physicians. ..... I have experienced this. When I am at my best as a group facilitator, or a therapist, I discover this characteristic. I find that when I am closest to my inner intuitive self, when I am somehow in touch with the unknown in me, when perhaps I am in a slightly altered state of consciousness, then what ever I do seems to be full of healing. Then simply my presence is releasing and helpful. There is nothing I can do to force this experience. But when I can relax and be close to the transcendental core of me, then I may behave in strange and impulsive ways in the relationship, ways which I can't justify rationally which have nothing to do with my thought processes. But these strange behaviours turn out to be right in some odd way. At those moments it seems that my inner spirit has reached out and touched the inner spirit of the other. Our relationship transcends itself and had become part of something larger. Profound growth and healing and energy are present.” Transcript of Carl Rogers on Empathy and Presence
“Man is considered more or less an independent unit. His dependence on exchange of energy in the wireless field of Nature, like a receiving set in a broadcasting field, is still a new idea. Even [...] his possibility of direct perception and absorption of energy […] the idea of a constant interweaving of wireless energies through fields in the body of man in relation to the cosmos, is still in the stage of being resisted.“
First published 1954 Dr. Randolph Stone 'Polarity Therapy' Book 3
“So can you observe yourself without any image of yourself? The image of yourself is the conditioning. Right? And to observe without any image, which means I don't know what I am, I am going to find out. In that there is no assumption, conclusion, therefore the mind is free to observe, to learn. […]
Sir, look: when one rejects completely all the absurdities of nationality, the absurdities of propaganda, of religious propaganda, rejects conclusions of any kind, actually, not theoretically, completely put aside, has understood very deeply the question of pleasure and fear, and division --the `me' and the `not me'-- is there any form of the self at all?”
First Public Talk given by Jiddu Krishnamurti, Brockwood Park, England, September 5, 1970
Transcript by David T. Ratcliffe https://ratical.org/many_worlds/K/ObsWoMe.html
45 min. into this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iY04wsNmYs
“We are consciousness...” And at 48:12 min: “you are not a separate soul”
Jiddu Krishnamurti ‘Fear Destroys Love’, Madras, India, 1st Jan. 1985
“[...] it is useful to review the original meaning of the word ‘spirit’. The Latin spiritus means ‘breath’, which is also true for the related Latin word anima, the Greek psyche, and the Sanskrit atman. The common meaning of these key terms indicates that the original meaning of spirit in many ancient philosophical and religious traditions, in the West as well as in the East, is that of the breath of life.”
“A further important similarity between the ways of the physicist and the mystic is the fact that their observations take place in realms that are inaccessible to the ordinary senses. In modern physics, these are the realms of the atomic and subatomic world; in mysticism, they are non-ordinary states of consciousness in which the everyday sensory world is transcended.”
“The extensive explorations of the relationships between science and spirituality over the past four decades have made it evident that the sense of oneness, which is the key characteristic of spiritual experience, is fully confirmed by the understanding of reality in contemporary science.”
Fritjof Capra https://upliftconnect.com/science-and-spirituality/
“A growing body of evidence suggests that an energetic field is formed between individuals in groups through which communication among all the group members occurs simultaneously. In other words, there is a literal group “field” that connects all the members.” HeartMath Institute
“The fields organizing the activity of the nervous system are [...] inherited through morphic resonance, conveying a collective, instinctive memory. Each individual both draws upon and contributes to the collective memory of the species. This means that new patterns of behaviour can spread more rapidly than would otherwise be possible. […] Social groups are likewise organized by fields […]. Human societies have memories that are transmitted through the culture of the group […] through which the past become present through a kind of resonance with those who have performed the same rituals before. […] we now live in a radically evolutionary universe. […] The morphic fields of mental activity are not confined to the insides of our heads. They extend far beyond our brain though intention and attention. [… they] are structures of probability, and their organizing activity is probabilistic. “
Morphic Fields by Rupert Sheldrake
“In Bohm's view, all the separate objects, entities, structures, and events in the visible or explicate world around us are relatively autonomous, stable, and temporary "subtotalities" derived from a deeper, implicate order of unbroken wholeness.
Bohm gives the analogy of a flowing stream.
On this stream, one may see an ever-changing pattern of vortices, ripples, waves, splashes, etc., which evidently have no independent existence as such. Rather, they are abstracted from the flowing movement, arising and vanishing in the total process of the flow. Such transitory subsistence as may be possessed by these abstracted forms implies only a relative independence or autonomy of behaviour, rather than absolutely independent existence as ultimate substances.
David Bohm, ‘Wholeness and the Implicate Order’, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, Boston, 1980, p. 48.
Bohm believed that the general tendency for individuals, nations, races, social groups, etc., to see one another as fundamentally different and separate was a major source of conflict in the world.” Source:
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