Years ago, when my youngest son was in the sixth grade and looking for a unique scientific experiment that could be entered in the spring science fair contest I suggested some possible directions.
I had mentioned to him that I had read a book that proposed that plants were sensitive to human emotions. In other words, if a person had kind thoughts towards a plant it would flourish. But if one focused hurtful thoughts and feelings upon a plant it would respond by showing less vigor.
It was decided that such an experiment was quite easy to do and perfectly controllable. Six lima bean seeds were chosen for the experiment because of their large size, which made them easy to plant. The lima bean seeds were planted in six small wax-coated paper drinking cups, each filled with the same growing soil from a bag of organic soil mix.
We lived in a solar home with two second-story bedrooms having a southern exposure and getting the same exact amount of sunlight each day. We put three planted lima bean cups in each of the rooms.
Then we watered them equally over the next several weeks.
Everyday, the seeds in one room would be spoken to with love and kindness. In the other room, hurtful and unkind thoughts and feelings were directed at the bean seeds.
Every few days we took Polaroid pictures to record the process the seeds were making during the experiment. When the experiment was complete, the polaroids were mounted on a large board with appropriate captions under each of the photos.
The result was that the lima bean seeds that were treated with love grew twice as fast as the “unloved” seeds. My son received an “A” for the experiment.
I am most certain that anyone trying this simple experiment would get the same results. So, should such a simple test affect our assumptions about physics or God?
If a God of Love created the world, then it makes sense that all life would be affected by the harmonious influence of LOVE and its various vibratory ratios. Some physicists actually believe that quantum physics points to a science that should be based on consciousness.
But consciousness alone creates nothing—it only represents “awareness.” To understand the secret of agency in the world, consciousness must be guided by a deeper principle, like an emotion, disposition or volitional quality that creates EFFORT and PURPOSEFULNESS within awareness.
LOVE is the ultimate creative force and first causal principle in the universe. My upcoming book “Proving God” will attempt to show that Love is the ultimate science and how it generates all the natural laws and forces of the physical universe!
Any knee-jerk reactions? I will even accept a well thought out reaction!