In the first half, scientist and author Gregg Braden discussed his recent work on discoveries that change the way we think about everything from personal relationships to civilization itself. Studying ancient sites such as Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, which dates back over 11,000 years, he found no evidence for warfare. He believes wars are a manifestation of just the last 5,000 years, and humanity is actually wired for cooperation rather competition. Science continues to promote "false assumptions" such as the idea that civilization began about 5,000 years ago, and nature is based on survival of the strongest, he stated.
Braden cited data from environmental satellites recording the geomagnetic field around the Earth that showed changes in the field that occurred just after the 9-11 attacks (see related chart). He attributed these changes to heart-based emotion affecting the field of the planet, and demonstrating that humanity is deeply interrelated with the Earth. We are feeding this field on an ongoing basis, and "when we're out angrily protesting and fighting against the things we don't like, we may actually be contributing to the chaos of the field," instead of building or creating coherence and new models of what we do want, he commented. For more, see a recap of Braden's appearance from last year, as well as this video clip.
In the latter half, Howard Martin, who has for over 30 years, been passionate about advancing human potential and performance, shared compelling research linking heart function with health, emotional well-being and, intelligence-- a function previously thought exclusive to the brain. We know the heart produces the strongest source of bio-electricity in our body, and creates an energetic field around us in the environment, he said, adding that he believes the heart is like a bio-receptor or master control center in our body sending information to the brain and the rest of the body.
Martin spoke about the Global Coherence Initiative (related video), which seeks to unite people, by bringing them into heart coherence. Their goal is to bring about a planetary shift in consciousness, away from war and discord and into a state of peace and cooperation. He outlined a quick coherence technique: Focus on the center of your chest or location of the heart. As you breathe, pretend that your breathe is flowing in and out of the center of your chest. Then, activate a positive emotion such as appreciation for the good things in your life. The combination of these three things brings you into a heart coherent state, where heart & brain synchronize, and you feel more energized, he explained.
News segment guests: Hossein Hedjazi, Gerald Celente
Bumper music from Monday February 27, 2012