While the environment may seem separate from us, everything is interconnected. Stories from around the world talk about the ability of people to positively affect their environment.
As Gregg Braden says:
"In addition to describing scenes of tragedy and despair, ancient prophets foresaw equally viable futures of peace, co-operation and great healing for the peoples of the Earth.
In rare manuscripts over two millenia old they left the secrets of a lost science that allows us to transcend catastrophic prophecies and predictions and the great challenges of life with grace. At first glance the science encoded within these rare documents may sound more like fiction, or at least the subject of a futuristic film. Viewed through the eyes of twentieth century physics, however, the principles contained within these ancient texts shed new light and new possibilities, upon our role of directing the outcome of our moment in history. Tattered fragments of these texts describe a lost science with the power to bring a lasting end to all war, disease and suffering; initiate an unprecedented era of peace and co-operation between governments and nations, render destructive patterns of weather harmless, bring lasting healing to our bodies and redefine ancient prophecies of devastation and catastrophic loss of life.
Recent developments in quantum physics support precisely such principles, bringing new credibility to the role of mass prayer and ancient prophecy....
Coupled with large scale research carried out in western cities our journey adds new credibility to these ancient reminders of our power to end the suffering of countless numbers of people,, avert a third world war, and feed every child, woman and man living today, as well as those of future generations....
As modern science continues to validate a relationship between our outer and inner worlds, it becomes more and more likely that a forgotten bridge links the world of our prayers with that of our experience. Perhaps this link represents the best of all that science, religion and the mystics have to offer, taken to new levels that may have never seemed possible before. The beauty of such an inner technology is that it is based upon human qualities we already possess. In the comfort of our own homes, with no outward expression of science or philosophy, we are simply invited to ‘remember’. In doing so we empower our families, communities and those whom we hold dear with a lifegiving message of hope from beyond the veils of time. From prophets who saw us in their dreams, we are reminded, that in honoring all life we accomplish nothing less than the survival of our species and the future of the only home we know."
Such a concept has not been tested by Western science. However, if prayerful intention has the power to affect the world, we should try to heal the environment which supports us, and test the hypothesis to see if Braden and others are right. There is everything to gain and nothing to lose.