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A Conversation with Gregg Braden: Visionary Scientist Shares His Latest Insights in Exclusive Interview

Jan 01, 2009 03:00AM ● By Linda Sechrist

New York Times bestselling author Gregg Braden is a renowned pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. He is the author of The God Code; The Divine Matrix; and Fractal Time.

What have you learned from your recent explorations into the nature of reality?

Articles I see published in peer reviewed journals document that life on Earth is being influenced by cyclic events that are happening on a galactic scale. Recent discoveries, for example, now show that Earth’s location in the heavens has a direct effect upon everything from climate and global temperature to the rise and fall of civilizations—a cyclic journey that was recognized by ancient traditions such the Maya, Aztec and Hopi. Both modern science and the ancient traditions show that we are at the end of just such a cycle today—the Mayan’s Great World Age that began 5,125 years ago and ends on December 21, 2012. Knowing this, I believe that we can apply what we’ve learned from the recent discoveries to guide us through the personal and global changes that face us today. In doing so we also learn how to become better people and, ultimately, to create a better world.

Interestingly, additional studies now show that the energy of heart-based emotion affects everything from the atoms of our world to the healing of our bodies, including the very fields of the Earth that are affected by the cycles. It’s through the new discoveries that we are now beginning to understand why.

We know the bottom line: Heart-based emotion changes the DNA within our bodies, which is now documented as influencing the physical world beyond
our bodies. So when we change the way we feel about ourselves and our world, we’re literally creating patterns of magnetic and electrical energy that conform to those patterns. In other words, when we nurture the sacred relationship between our heart and the world we set into motion a profound series of events that can affect the larger world.

Why is this revolutionary?

For 300 years, scientists believed that everything was separate, that an event in one place had no effect anywhere else. Scientists now acknowledge that Earth and our bodies are part of a unified field of energy, known by names that vary from the quantum hologram, to the divine matrix to the mind of God. Whatever we call it, the key is that this field is the conduit that carries our inner experiences of thoughts, feelings, emotions and beliefs directly into the world around us. The beauty of these discoveries is that we don’t need to know any of the science to benefit from what they show us. We are born speaking the non-verbal language of emotions that communicates with the stuff that holds everything together.

The pioneering research organization, The Institute of HeartMath, has now documented that the optimum ‘conversation’ between our heart and our brain—a state known as coherence—occurs as a frequency signal that measures about .10 Hz. We create this powerful state of consciousness through heart-based experiences, such as feelings of gratitude, care and appreciation. Additional discoveries have revealed that by creating these feelings within our heart, we bring ourselves into alignment with the fields that sustain life on Earth.

What nugget can you share from your new book, Fractal Time:  The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age?

The key to understanding the changes in our world is to recognize where we are in the cycles, and what conditions they have offered in the past. The French mathematician, Benoit Mandelbrot, coined the term ‘fractal’ to describe the simple patterns in nature that repeat themselves on an ever-increasing scale to create the world around us.

The atom, for example, can be thought of as a fractal of our solar system; the same pattern only on a larger scale. In nature, from the tiny to the huge, we see similar patterns on different scales. In Fractal Time, I applied the same idea to cycles of time to show how the past is a fractal of the present. Just as an atom helps us to understand the solar system, if we know where to look in the past, we have a good idea of what we can expect in the future.

Now that we know how cycles of time trigger changes in our personal lives and civilizations, the question is: Will we embrace the power of heart-centered living as the foundation of a new world cycle?

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