At the end of the experiment there was a remarkable difference in heart and blood vessels health between the groups eating unhealthy diet compared to the control one. Only one group deviated from these consistent results. This unique rabbit group had been fed fats and cholesterol diet, still no sign of blood vessels degeneration or abnormalities were detected. First, the scientists suspected that the rabbits weren’t properly fed, they actually were. So what went wrong (or rather what went right)? After thorough investigations, the researchers found out that the student in charge of feeding this specific group of rabbits was a pet lover. Before feeding them, he held each rabbit in his arms, petted it, caressed it and even talked to it. This seemingly simple act of pure love protected the rabbits’ system from the toxic effect of the administered diet.
Long ago, in Egypt rural areas, lots of people used to raise rabbits in their houses. A small room on the roof or in the attic was usually used for that purpose. Only one or two of the family members were in charge of feeding the animals. No strangers were allowed in the room. Bad eyes could kill the rabbits, they used to believe. Many tales were reported how rabbits died suddenly within few hours after someone entered their room, a strange phenomenon that was repeated so often for people to notice and get cautious. Science has now an actual explanation for the phenomenon. Rabbits are such scaredy animals. When they feel the presence of the stranger they grow so scared especially as they are helplessly locked in cages with nowhere to go. As a result, the adrenaline level in their blood shoots up causing heart failure and subsequent death. These rabbits died from fear, from the feeling helplessness not from a bad eye.
Exactly as love can heal rabbits fed on toxic diet, fear and helplessness can destroy healthy ones. Our thoughts, emotions and feelings are translated in our bodies into actual physical matters. Emotions, whether love, fear, hate or anger, are powerful tools. Their effect do not stop at our own system; their energy radiates somehow all around us affecting all our surrounding.
In the Intention experiment, Lynne Mctaggart shows that every thought, every deep feeling, every intention we have tend to influence the energy of every person and even everything around us. Even plants are affected by human feelings and thoughts. They feel the ‘love in the air’. In carefully monitored lab experiments, scientists discovered that whenever a participant mentally threatened the plant under investigation, its energy field significantly diminished. The plant regained its energy and grew healthier when treated with love and care. I have a brother who hates plants. When we were young, my mother, a plant lover, used to put plants in every room in the house. Interestingly, the plants in my brother’s room didn’t take long to wither and die. “What did you do to my plants?” She used to shout. “Nothing!!! I didn’t touch them,” he sincerely answered. It only took a feeling to kill those plants. Imagine what a feeling can do to us, humans?
Data shows that the best predictor for heart attack isn’t, as pharmaceutical companies want us to believe, high cholesterol levels or hypertension; it isn’t even smoking or fatty food; instead, it’s job dissatisfaction!!!
Studies on Americans from Japanese origin who still kept their community spirit and supportive social system showed better physical health conditions (even if they shifted to ‘junk food’ diet) compared to their counterparts who aborted Japanese social traditions of love and support.
Love and support is essential for health and vitality, not only for our human species, but for all life on our planet. Imagine how our world would be if love and care became the inner intention of everyone of us, or at least of most of us. Start by yourself. You can make a difference.
I wrote this blog last week. It's strange that I am posting it now after the bloody events that engulfed my country, Egypt, yesterday. How despertly we need this feeling of love now. Please pray for Egypt!!!