In the 1990s, Professor William A. Tiller created an experiment whereby a small black box was fitted with a simple electrical circuit and plugged it into a wall socket. Then four people who were highly experienced meditators gathered around a table where the black box was located in the center of the table.
Professor Tiller mentally created a sacred space, then read a specific intention to the four meditators and to the black box whereupon the meditators mentally meditated Tiller's specific intention throughout the experiment. The specific intention was that the black box device should increase the pH balance of purified water by one full unit with no chemical additives.
It's possible to measure 1/1000th of a degree of change in pH, so one full unit is a very significant change.
The black box with the "intention" was then wrapped in aluminum and shipped to a laboratory some 2,000 miles away where it was placed near some purified water in a pH measurement vessel.
About a month later, the pH balance within the water began to increase its pH balance in the intended direction by exactly one full unit.
The experiment was then repeated, with an intention of decreasing the pH balance by one full unit. Once again, it succeeded to change the water to the intended decreased pH balance.
After the water reached the intended pH level, the water remained at that level for a month or so, at which point the device was removed from the room where the experiment had taken place and placed in a copper Faraday cage, which prevented any further electromagnetic energy from entering or exiting the black box.
The pH levels remained fixed at the level of the original intention, in some cases for as long as two years.
But if the black box was removed while the pH level was slowly changing up or down, depending on the original intention, then the water would gradually return to its original state. Only when the pH balance reached its intended level of one full pH unit did the pH balance last for a significant length of time.
This experiment was repeated multiple times by independent laboratories in Europe and America with the same results.
"For the last four hundred years, an unstated assumption of science is that human intention cannot affect what we call 'physical reality.' Our experimental research of the past decade shows that, for today's world and under the right conditions, this assumption is no longer correct. We humans are much more than we think we are and Psychoenergetic Science continues to expand the proof of it." William Tiller (professor emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University)
There have been scores of other studies and experiments where thoughts (intention) have been shown to affect the material matter of the focus of the intention.
The human mind can affect matter -- thoughts are deeds -- therefore, prayers can potentially affect the health of the individual or another being.
Your thoughts are powerful -- they affect you and the world -- your Higher Self compels you to seek inner peace and think positively.
Quote for the Day -- "Logic will get you from A to Z -- imagination will get you everywhere." Albert Einstein
Bret Burquest is the author of 11 books. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a few dogs and where a discussion of imagination upsets those without one.