Posted by: Michelle UluOla | February 28, 2011

Riding The Wave of Evolving Consciousness


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“Thought is a force, even as electricity or gravitation.”
Lahiri Mahasaya, as told in “Autobiography of a Yogi,” by Paramahansa Yogananda

“The day Science begins to study nonphysical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all previous centuries of its existence.”
— Nikola Tesla

Never before in the course of known human history have so many residents of planet Earth been in real-time connection with each other, thanks to the Internet and social media. Facebook alone has more than 500 million members, and Twitter is on pace to surpassing 200 million. It’s impossible to tally the number of people who don’t have Internet connection or cell phones, but who know someone who does. As in the days before television when families and neighbors huddled together around radios to get the news, folks now do the same thing at cyber cafes and homes with a computer. That is fostering expansive  worldwide communication and change.

Our total population is fast approaching seven billion and is now generally divided into two classes: the small percentage that controls most the wealth, and the rest of the people, civilians and military members, many of whom are now suffering from some form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Untold millions around the world were already living in extreme poverty when the greedy and corrupt power-mongers orchestrated a global, economic disaster that shell-shocked everyone else. That physical reality further divided the non-rich into two additional categories. There are those who are reacting in fear and anger like gun-toting Tea Party-type protesters in the U.S. and their counterparts in other countries. And secondly, there are those who are maintaining the stance of peace and love.

Yes, yes…I know these are extreme generalizations. I’m making them solely for the sake of illustration. And as such, there are always over-lapping emotions and points of view and exceptions, like the ultra wealthy philanthropists who are working hard to give back and assist in nurturing the health and well-being of those in desperate straits.

News anchors, their audience members, and many analysts and experts have been astonished and even puzzled by the behavior of people across the globe who are suddenly revolting. Citizens are shouting “No more!” to their countries’ oppressive leaders. It’s not just because they’re hungry for food. They are demanding their rights as human beings to live in dignity without fear. What’s been even more surprising is that for the most part, they’re trying to do it peacefully. The wave is spreading across the Middle East and North Africa: Libya, Yemen and Bahrain on the heels of Tunisia and Egypt. South American and other dictators are shaking in their boots. Not even the United States is exempt from (peaceful!) protests by people who refuse to be treated unfairly—what began in Wisconsin has gone nationwide.

Political analysts, public officials and pundits like to give complete credit to technology for spreading the ideas and words that have brought about these fast-moving changes. What they fail to understand is that there is something much, much bigger going on.

First, a little history. This year marks the 30th anniversary of  The Hundredth Monkey written by Ken Keyes, Jr. His book is about the devastating effects of a possible nuclear war. The story was meant to be an inspirational parable about human society, and it’s still relevant today.

In its description, the much referred to Wikipedia website states: “The hundredth monkey effect is a supposed phenomenon in which a learned behavior spreads instantaneously from one group of monkeys to all related monkeys once a critical number is reached. By generalization it means the instantaneous, paranormal spreading of an idea or ability to the remainder of a population once a certain portion of that population has heard of the new idea or learned the new ability.” Then the site goes on to trumpet all the supposed research that supposed experts have done to disprove the scientific conclusions cited in Keyes’ book. It also derides the New Age community for embracing monkey research as applicable to humans. Note their use of the word “paranormal.” More about that further down.

While its historical roots go back to the early 1900’s, the term New Age only became widespread in the mid-1970’s. The ideas associated with it grew substantially throughout the 80’s and 90’s, building momentum into the 21st century, thanks to best-selling books by Wayne Dyer, Gregg Braden, James Redfield, Gary Zukav, Stanislav Grof, Eckhart Tolle, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Neale Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, John Holland and so many others. Over the past decade, the Internet and YouTube have enabled worldwide dissemination of their ideas.

Meanwhile, big-money mainstream media and religious institutions, especially the Vatican and Baptist Church, have been largely critical and condemning of New Age spirituality, because they are fearful of losing their power and money once the general population wakes up to the truth that they don’t require intermediaries.

We’re now well into what was once heralded as the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, and the New Age is no longer new. After years of being ridiculed by the naysayers and disgusted by those usurping the movement solely for monetary gain, many participants ceased using the tattered term. Lightworkers, who know that time is not linear have shifted into working in the Now Moment. I also claim membership in what paleoanthropologist, Hank Wesselman, Ph.D. eloquently describes as the “The Transformational Community.”

Now back to the word “paranormal” used by whoever wrote that Wikipedia entry. Whether monkeys actually used telepathy to spread the habit of washing sweet potatoes or not is irrelevant here. Rather, I started this blog by talking about current global changes and their causes. As I was thinking about them, I recalled the hundredth monkey effect, because it highlights the idea that grew out of the book, which can be applied to what’s actually happening now. When x-number of people hold the same thought/feeling/emotion, a tipping point is reached, and then that thought instantaneously spreads throughout the consciousness of a whole community, be that a neighborhood, state, country, or the whole world. Then, action is taken. Lightworkers have intuitively known this all along, and now, science is finally catching up with them. This effect is not a paranormal process. It turns out that it’s a natural human occurrence that’s being validated by scientific instruments and researchers across the planet.

The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) is an international effort involving researchers from several institutions and countries, designed to explore whether the construct of interconnected consciousness can be scientifically validated through objective measurement.” It builds on experiments conducted over the past 35 years at multiple laboratories in many countries. GCP has been running their experiments since 1998, accumulating stacks of data, but as scientists are wont to do, they are slow and deliberate in coming to conclusions. Their website is a rich reservoir of information, including sensor-generated data showing how people react in unison to global events—perhaps recent ones will give these scientists reason to stop wondering if their theories are correct.

International bestselling author and investigative journalist, Lynne McTaggart, has spent more than a decade interviewing scientists in the U.S. and beyond, chronicling their work and bringing it to the public in understandable, laymen’s terms. In The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe, she describes the life and work of physicists, pioneering in the area where the paranormal meets quantum physics. Next, she wrote The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World, which follows the cutting-edge research conducted at Princeton, MIT, Stanford, and many other prestigious universities and laboratories, detailing the developments in the science of intention. Her next book in this series, The Bond: Connecting Through the Space Between Us is due to be released in April.

Quantum physicist Dr. John Hagelin, who was featured in the  What The Bleep Do We Know? movie, has been passionately writing and lecturing about experiments that show how a group of people trained in meditation can cause peace to break out using consciousness communication. There have now been  50 demonstration projects and 23 published studies identifying how this radiating influence of peace works, as measured by reduced crime, accidents, warfare, and terrorism. What’s been most surprising is that it takes such a small percentage of a population to cause the effect in any given area.

It’s been observed that predominately young people have started the current revolutions. Old World analysts say that’s all due to their youthful energy and social networking. While that’s true to a point, what those in power fail to realize is that many of these revolutionaries are carrying an evolved DNA and consciousness that’s creating a New World that the old-men-power-brokers are oblivious to. I don’t have time now to cover the new discoveries on how DNA is changing, but those validations are also coming.

The building mountain of scientific data is verifying what so many of us already know in our hearts: what we think about, feel strongly about, and talk about has real power. When we change our thoughts, we change our world. Just like unseen gravity, that Force is also real—Yoda knew what he was talking about—art imitates life. When we send thoughts and messages of love, peace and support to other people who are struggling, it makes a real difference.

Our evolving, connected-consciousness is spreading an unstoppable wave that’s coinciding with indigenous prophecies about events before and after 2012. One can ask if the prophecies really forecast what’s currently happening, or if they are self-fulfilling, given how our awareness of them is now so high. Does the answer really matter? The world as it’s been known for centuries is changing, and it’s in our power to make sure it’s for our Highest Good. Pay attention to your thoughts…ride the wave…participate in creating a new, better world. Thank you!

“Someday after mastering winds, waves, tides and gravity, we shall harness the energies of love, and then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will discover fire.”
— Teilhard de Chardin (May 1, 1881 – April 10, 1955)

Additional Information:

Read the full text of The Hundredth Monkey by Ken Keyes, Jr. on-line for free.

Read Hank Wesselman’s Core Beliefs & Values of the Transformational Community.

“The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) is an international effort involving researchers from several institutions and countries, designed to explore whether the construct of interconnected consciousness can be scientifically validated through objective measurement.” On the Introduction page, click on “Current Results” in the first paragraph under the Richard Feynman quote, then scroll all the way down the resulting page to see data under: Egypt, Mubarak Resigns and (1st) Earthquake Devastates Christchurch, NZ–January 21, 2011

Visit Lynne McTaggart’s The Intention Experiment website where you can participate in ongoing research and check out the world-class scientists working on the team.

Dr. John Hagelin is currently Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, a leading science and technology think tank, and International Director of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace, an organization of leading scientists throughout the world dedicated to ending nuclear proliferation and establishing lasting world peace.”

See links below for data that answers the questions posed:

Can we permanently stop terrorism and war? “If 50 demonstration projects and 23 published scientific studies can be believed, the answer is Yes.”
What’s the Theory?
What’s the Evidence?

“Memes are the basic building blocks of our minds and culture, in the same way that genes are the basic building blocks of biological life.” Read about how Memes work.

Participate in an upcoming, fun, Global Intention Event: 10 Billion Beats across the world.

******©UluOla 2011******



  1. I agree with Paul…every soul on the planet should read this. Thanks for sharing your thoughts…Excellent blog!


  2. I personally don’t believe that what you wrote about are such extreme generalizations. They are happening out there on our planet as you wrote, and now as I read.

    Each and every positive thought, created, and shared, one person at a time, compounds and grows – too true. Well done – you have eloquently written a peace sign from the ’60’s 🙂


    • Thank you, Dani! Your support is much appreciated. LOL! You can take the girl outta the ’60’s, but you can’t take the ’60’s outta the girl…especially when the girl is now a woman in her own 60’s! 😉 Guess that’s yet another validation of the “what goes around, comes around”?


  3. Truly excellent post! Every soul on the planet should read this. You do have seven billion Facebook friends, don’t you? 🙂


    • Oh my, Paul, thank you for your kind words. I so appreciate the support of one of my favorite, very talented writers! LOL! So far, I’m only directly connected with 500+ of those Fb friends on-line, but I’m hoping my monkeyshines will spread to the others! 😉


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