By Jerome DechantFeb. 15, 2012
There is some debate whether the hundredth monkey effect is an actual effect. Whether it is factual or not, there are many people who have heard about it. There are those who have heard about it who believe it to be true while others believe it is not a scientifically proven fact, therefore not true.
A good way to determine whether such an effect exists is to observe behaviors of an isolated group of participants, be they animal or human, and determine whether a group behavior, known and practiced by that isolated group spontaneously occurs in other groups who have no contact with the control group.
There are logistical problems to establish such an experiment with sufficient numbers of participants to facilitate the hundredth monkey effect occurring in a controlled and observed environment.
Maybe there are other indications in nature which, to some degree, indicate the possibility that this effect may actually be true. I think looking into the sky and watching a flight of hundreds of birds flying as though of one mind may be an indication that the monkey effect may be true.
I’ve heard of and read a study done with groups of meditaters (http://www.mum.edu/m_effect/dc_md.html) who favorably reduced the crime rate in an area where the level of crime statistics reflected a drop in crime during the period the experiment was taking place. This sort of experimental study is easy to repeat to substantiate the validity of the study.
Attributing a drop in crime to some people sitting quietly with their eyes closed for a period of time may seem totally ridiculous. A flock of birds flying as if with one mind or a school of fish, or heard of animals demonstrating the same mass movement effect is not explainable except by one very important understanding: Oneness.
In the same way the countless cells of our body function as one body even though they are separate and distinct cells, the individual animal whether it is a bird, fish or elk, are cells of a greater body and when they move, they can move as one body even though they are separate. They don’t talk to each other saying, okay, now I’m gonna turn left, tell the others to turn left now. The communication is instantaneous and universally acknowledged and acted upon by those identified and attuned to that conscious expression in being.
The hypothesis is that a certain number of parts have to be united in the universal consciousness to facilitate the greater number’s participation in the mass movement. What starts out as a few individual’s intention and movement can easily grow when like minded beings come into the field of energy and consciousness together.
We know how wonderful it feels to be a part of a group energy, celebrating life, joyously indulging in the harmony and bliss of the moment. These experiences are contagious. I know from personal experience that being in the proximity of a group of like minded people focused and radiating joy easily lifts others into that same field of vibratory expression in being. This sort of experience transcends the notion of individuality while at the same time allowing awareness of individualness. In other words, by participating in such a field of energy the individual doesn’t lose his or her individualness, but rather expands in experience beyond that separate identity.
What this is leading to is this: It is to our benefit to join together and partake of the universal expression, or group consciousness which can lift us up individually and collectively. Maybe just that one more member can tip the balance so the human race makes the shift together, as one.