A Romp through the Quantum Field (Part 1)
with Gregg Braden and Dr. Bruce Lipton
By Meryl Ann Butler
Miraculously, the baseball-sized tumor visible on the sonogram began to shrink as the practitioners1 surrounding the patient chanted a simple phrase. In just under three minutes, the “inoperable, terminal, incurable” cancer had simply disappeared.
A miracle? Or simply a technology we don’t yet understand?
As one might expect, this was not a scene from Western medical care. The rare video showed a routine healing in a medicineless hospital formerly active in Beijing. Presented during a joint conference in Phoenix2 by N.Y. Times best-selling author Gregg Braden and renowned cellular biologist, Dr. Bruce H. Lipton, it offered the captivated audience a taste of the secrets of the Quantum Field.
Braden and Lipton’s research in their respective scientific disciplines has resulted in a pair of treasure maps leading to the same chest of spiritual riches. The deepest mysteries of religion and spirituality have, for the most part, eluded Western seekers. But in a surprise ending, it is science that comes to the rescue.
Braden notes that we are an “intentional species” unbound by the laws of physics or biology. “We have been taught that emotions and belief don’t have much power in our lives, but nothing could be further from the Truth… We have the power to heal our bodies, we have the power to alter reality, we have the power to choose peace where there wasn’t peace 24 hours ago.”
And the prospect of learning how to heal ourselves comes in the nick of time, considering the insufficiency of health insurance and more importantly, in light of studies showing allopathic medicine itself is the leading cause of death in the USA.3
We have the power to heal our environment as well. “Global warming is just the Earth’s fever trying to kill off the organisms interfering with it,” notes Lipton. “It’s time for us to take our power back and recreate the garden that used to be here.”
Our own thought processes provide the key to this transformation.
“Your thoughts are not contained in your head — they are a part of the Quantum Field,” Lipton continues. “When playing through your nervous system, the thoughts generate a vibratory field similar to that of a tuning fork. Thought vibrations interact and entangle with harmonically-resonant structures in the Field. Simply, we activate and bring into our lives the things that we think about the most. Psychologists reveal that over 70% of our thoughts are negative and redundant. Do the math!”
The secrets of our deepest empowerment can be discovered by unlocking the door to our relationship to the Quantum Field, and Lipton and Braden offer us the keys in their interviews with Awareness Magazine.
Meryl Ann Butler: Thank you, Gregg, for sharing your thoughts with us.
Will you explain more about this Field of energy?
Gregg Braden: Thank you for inviting me. Yes, scientists have not yet agreed on a term for it but they agree it has three distinct qualities: it is everywhere always, it has been here from the beginning, and it has an intelligence that responds to human emotion. It sounds a lot like God!
Lynne McTaggart calls it the Field.4 Others call it a Quantum
Hologram, or the Mind of God. I call it the Divine Matrix5 in my
This Field is the stuff of which our bodies and our world are made. Academic and research organizations have demonstrated the fact — and it is accepted as fact now, not just as theory — that this Field exists. It holds the blueprint of all possibilities we will ever know or experience in our world, everything from perfect health, longevity, peace, abundance, successful careers and loving relationships to the blackest moments of the darkest prophecies, the most horrible diseases, or the greatest destruction we could ever imagine.
All those experiences exist as possibilities, as unrealized potential in this
Quantum Essence. The choices that we make in each moment are what breathe life
into these energetic blueprints.
MAB: How can we unleash this powerful force?
GB: Once Western science acknowledged the existence of the Field, the scientists started asking ‘what do we do with it?’ And this is where ancient spiritual traditions become so valuable, because many of them begin at the place where our science has just now arrived.
Spiritual traditions of the past are born of the understanding that we are all connected by spiritual energy, and what one person does in one place has an effect on what is happening in other parts of the world. That is a fundamental premise of the ancient traditions, whether from the native North American or the aboriginal traditions, the Quechua traditions in the Andes, the Tibetan or traditional Buddhist traditions, or the ancient Essenes who believed to be the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
As different as they appear to be from one another, all of these sacred traditions say that we are all connected through a Divine Matrix or Essence. And through this field we are each part of one another, part of our world and part of a greater existence they call God. So this Essence is where the marriage of science and spirituality brings us to a greater wisdom, more than science or spiritual traditions can offer alone.
MAB: So, would you say this union creates something greater than the sum of its parts?
GB: Precisely. When we ask ourselves who we are in the world, our greatest sources of knowledge come from science, spirituality and culture. So when we marry all of those ways of knowing into a greater wisdom, it empowers us to participate. I am using that word intentionally.
This is not about control or manipulation of our world. This is about participating in the outcome of the healing of our bodies, healing of our families, the peace in our communities and peace between nations, because they are all linked through this Essence, they are all part of the same Field of energy.
MAB: Is that what you are referring to when you ask the question, “Are you a passive observer or a powerful creator?”
GB: Well, quantum physicists have arrived at the understanding that there are no
observers — it is impossible for anyone to simply observe the world around them.
If we are watching something and we have thoughts, feelings, emotions and
beliefs about it, which we all will, then by virtue of this Field, we have
become part of what we are watching. And this is what is showing up in the
MAB: Are you saying that we are basically always creating, whether it is by intention or by default?
GB: Yes, if we define intention as the act of observing our world with an
expectation of an outcome. We are always creating, even when we are not aware of
what we are creating. We can’t not create!
Everywhere we look, consciousness will put something there for us to see. If you are awake and conscious, you are creating. So, what does it mean when you are trained to look for something you don’t want? What does it mean to keep looking for a lump in a breast?
Intentionality is where we can tip the scales in our favor!
MAB: Does everyone on the planet need to learn the language of the Quantum Field in order to create a better world?
GB: Each one of us already knows this language. It is a nonverbal language; there are no words or other outward expressions. Everyone has everything they need to create joy and abundance and health in their lives every day. What scientists are finding is precisely what ancient texts tell us, the language this Field recognizes is the language of human feeling and human emotion. It does not take every person in the world expressing the same feeling to create an effect.
The studies show that a relatively few number of people with a focused intention
have tremendous leverage in terms of affecting how our reality is responding,
both in our bodies and in our world.
One famous example was a research project done during the Israeli-Lebanese war in the early 1980’s.6 In this study, people who had been trained to feel the feeling of peace in their bodies were positioned in war-torn areas in the Middle East.
When they were intentionally feeling peace during specific windows of time, it
changed the level of violence happening in the area around them in statistically
significant ways. Crime, hospital emergency room activity, and traffic accidents
declined, and terrorist activities stopped altogether. And when the
practitioners stopped, then all those activities reversed.
Since these practitioners had been trained by Maharishi7 in TM techniques, this phenomenon became known as the Maharishi Effect.
And the results were so clear-cut that the researchers were able to determine
the exact percentage of a population needed to create this effect. That amount
is the square root of 1% of a given population. So, when that critical mass of
practitioners participated, the threshold opened up and we began to see the
effects. Obviously, the more people who participate, the faster we are going to
see those effects.
The square root of 1% is just 100 people per million, or only about 8,000 in the current world population of 6.5 billion. That is all it takes to make the difference.
Whether we are talking about one woman’s healing in the video of the dissolving tumor, or about healing between nations — as different as they seem from one another — the principal and the effect are the same.
MAB: At the Phoenix workshop you mentioned you were on the edge of some
exciting new research developments.
GB: Yes, this is the 20th year I have offered this work in one form or another, but as different as the various aspects of my work appear, they are all focused and directed at empowering us to become better people and creating a better world.
The God Code8 research is ongoing and we are working with researchers in other parts of the world in translating the human genome into the languages and the letters of alphabets that can be read like the pages of a book. We hope to have more information to share about the deeper layers of these translations before the end of this year.
What we are talking about is another aspect of that work. We now know from the first layer of these translations, as I discussed in The God Code, that we are an intentional species, we know we are no fluke of nature, we are not an accident of biology, we are here on purpose and appear to be wired to create in our world.
Through the work Dr. Bruce Lipton, my colleagues, and I are doing, we are finding that we are not bound by the laws of physics and biology that, in the past, we believed were limiting us. That work is ongoing, continuing to reveal new expressions of freedom. If we are not bound by the laws of physics, and if we are not bound by the laws of biology, then suddenly we become tremendously powerful beings!
And if we are free of those laws, it means we are free of the limits we believe are imposed by our DNA and space and time and distance and aging and longevity, and all the implications that go with that! So all of these are married together into a very exciting and empowering way of looking at ourselves and our world. And the key is that we are a part of everything we see and experience rather than separate from it.
If we are part of that Divine Matrix, we are given the gift, the ability and the blessing that allow us to transform our bodies and our world into life-affirming expressions of that connection rather than life-denying expressions. To me, that is the exciting thing about our new discoveries and where this work is going!
MAB: How did the two of you end up sharing this workshop?
GB: I was a fan of Dr. Bruce Lipton’s work before we ever met. We both began our work in the mid-80’s, our paths had crossed a number of times and we became friends. Our work seemed so different, but we were always looking for a way we could share it together.
I came from the perspective of studying the physical world of our external reality, and Bruce from the biological world of our internal reality… and as Bruce’s work evolved into the biology of belief and my work evolved into the Divine Matrix and the power of belief to change and alter our reality, suddenly our respective work connected in a very natural fit.
We first presented a workshop together as an experiment at the ARE/Edgar Cayce
Headquarters9 in 2003. Then we took that workshop to Australia and
now across the U.S.
It has been a wonderful window of opportunity to marry our messages into what I believe is a very potent, powerful understanding of who we are in the world. What we believe and how we feel about ourselves and our world is actually the code that allows us the power to create and heal and bring joy and peace into our lives. That is the message Bruce and I have come together to offer. And within the context of what we are seeing on the six o’clock news, I think now it is perhaps more timely than ever.
MAB: This has been so very enlightening, thank you, Gregg!
GB: Thanks for inviting me.
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Gregg Braden & Dr. Bruce H. Lipton will present Bodies of Earth, Cells of God: Molecules, Miracles, Passion and the Unity Field on October 6-8, 2006, in Irvine, CA. Call (800) 395-8445 to register, or visit the website: www.ConferenceWorks.com
Gregg Braden is a former Senior Aerospace Systems Designer turned New York Times best-selling author. His books include “Walking Between the Worlds”, “Awakening to Zero Point”, “The Isaiah Effect”, “The God Code”, “Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer”, and “The Divine Matrix”. He offers seminars and guides international tours in search of the sacred. (www.greggbraden.com)
Dr. Bruce H. Lipton is author of the Los Angeles Times best-selling book, “The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles”. A cellular biologist, he is former Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and former research scientist at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. He offers workshops throughout the U.S. and internationally. (www.brucelipton.com, www.beliefbook.com)
Meryl Ann Butler is a Renaissance woman: artist, author, educator, labyrinth
builder and joyful exploress of cutting-edge quantum developments. “90 Minute
Quilts” is her handbook for personal and planetary healing through creativity,
fun and fabric. She says, “They don’t call quilts ‘comforters’ for nothing!”
Trained in New York by one of Norman Rockwell’s students, she tutors adults and
children in the greater Los Angeles area in traditional drawing and painting, as
well as in quilting and fiber arts. (www.creativespirit.net/MabArt)
1 These practitioners were trained in techniques of energy work called Chilel, a form of Qigong
2 Bodies of Earth, Cells of God: Molecules, Miracles, Passion and the Unity Field conference with Gregg Braden & Bruce Lipton, July 14-16, 2006, Phoenix, AZ, and Oct 6-8, 2006, Irvine, CA
3 Death by Medicine. Gary Null PhD, Carolyn Dean MD, ND, Martin Feldman MD, Debora Rasio MD
November 2003. Annually, over a quarter of a million deaths are caused by medicine (iatrogenic illness). This is more than cardiovascular disease (the second leading cause of death) and cancer (the third) www.NutritionInstituteOfAmerica.org
4 The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe by Lynne McTaggart, HarperCollins 2002
5 The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Beliefs by Gregg Braden, Hay House, January 2007
6The Effect of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field on the war in Lebanon: A time series analysis of the influence of international and national coherence creating assemblies. Findings: Improved quality of national life:
• Increased progress towards peaceful resolution of conflict and decreased war intensity
• Decreased war deaths and war injuries (Lebanon, 1983-1984)
• Increased confidence and economic prosperity: improved foreign exchange rate (Lebanon, 1984)
Alexander, C. N.; Abou Nader, T. M.; Cavanaugh, K. L.; Davies, J. L.; Dillbeck, M. C.; Kfoury, R. J.; And Orme-Johnson, D. W. The effect of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field on the war in Lebanon: A time series analysis of the influence of international and national coherence creating assemblies. Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A., and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1984. Collected Papers v4.335 (www.mum.edu/tm_research/tm_biblio/socio_c.html) Published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 32, No. 4, December 1988, pgs. 776-812
7 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is the creator of Transcendental Meditation (TM) and leader of the Transcendental Meditation Movement
8 The God Code by Gregg Braden, Hay House 2004
Mathematical consulting services was provided by Los Angeles-based tutor, Paul Davis. www.davistutor.com
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