Sunrise, Daytime, Sunset
Every part of the day has it’s beauty, even in the starkness of winter. Most of the time I’m inside and a lot of that time is spent on the computer. It’s probably the same for most of you too. I take a break every now and then, and find it refreshing to touch base with the flow of the day, to look outside and give thanks to the sunrise and the sunset, and for all the simple gifts in our life.
During my computer time, I found something new while doing research reviews on PubMed. The National Institutes of Health has an article published in 2015 (already 3 years ago) titled Global Advances in Health and Medicine with an overview of the scientific evidence of distance healing intention therapies. The link to that article is HERE. Most people want to know IF distance healing is possible and HOW it’s possible. Science is just now entering this realm and showing that YES, distance healing IS possible and HOW it’s possible is through the quantum physics theory of non-locality and quantum entanglement. Designing studies to capture this type of healing (that includes both prayer and energetic intention) is challenging and I’m sure we’ll see even more impressive research as time progresses and scientific advances open more avenues of study. God’s amazing creation is amazingly complex and it’s exciting to unravel some of His mysteries.
Here are some excerpts (emphasis is mine):
“Hundreds of experiments in these 3 classes have been published and meta-analyzed.12–16 Cumulatively, they provide evidence that the answer to the first question is “Yes, A can affect B at a distance.” The effect sizes observed in these experiments tend to be small in magnitude, and it is not entirely clear that the interaction is causal in the classic sense of that term, but the correlations observed in controlled experiments have been independently and successfully repeated in laboratories around the world.
Controlled DHI experiments involving simple living systems have also been conducted, primarily using the “intention” protocol mentioned above. Examples of studies reporting statistically significant effects under randomized and blinded conditions include enzymes,21 fungi,22 yeast,23,24 bacteria,25 cancer cells,26 red blood cells,27 fibroblasts, tendon cells (tenocytes), and bone cells (osteoblasts).28
Animal disease models have also been used to investigate the effects of DHI. These have included testing for amyloidosis in hamsters,30 murine malaria,31 and experimentally induced goiter and surgical wounds in mice. For example, in one study, Watkins and Watkins reported quicker recovery from anesthesia in animals receiving DHI.32 That observation was later successfully replicated by Schlitz.33 Bengston and Krinsley have reported similar results in a series of conceptual replications involving mammary cancer in mice.26
But the proof-of-principle offered by DMILS experiments more clearly indicates the existence of genuine interactions between distant people. This presents us with an evidence-based enigma worthy of serious consideration. However, for many researchers, the mere concept of distant healing continues to elicit significant resistance for two main reasons. The first is based on the assumption that “action at a distance” is impossible because it violates one or more physical or biological laws.8,41 The second is founded on the neuroscience-based assumption that the mind is identical to the brain, in which case it does not make sense to propose that the brain activity we call “healing intention” can interact with anything outside of the brain’s own body.42,43
The first critique was a game-ender for many decades, but today, the “nonlocal” connections of quantum entanglement have been convincingly demonstrated,20,44–46 establishing that instant physical correlations over macroscopic distances, as well as connections that transcend time, are no longer startling theoretical possibilities but empirical facts. The second critique is predicated on the assumption that subjective mental activity (ie, conscious awareness) somehow mechanically arises out of brain activity in spite of the fact that no one has any idea how this can occur.
The DMILS studies indicate that DHI effects are on average small in magnitude, but they do exist, and thus in principle, some clinical applications of DHI may be efficacious. Whether future clinical trials can be devised that more clearly reveal that efficacy remains to be seen. In sum, the implications of DHI (distance healing interventions) for basic science epistemology and ontology and for pragmatic efforts to improve health and healing are vast, deep, and perennially intriguing.”