Impacting the environment
with our words, thoughts and intentions
“Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.”
– Saint Augustine
Across the globe, industrial food production has become almost totally dependent on chemical fertilisers and pesticides. This is despite the fact that these chemicals are expensive and, more importantly, toxic to the soil and the water, the people who work with it, the microorganisms that keep the soil fertile, and the people and animals that consume products grown in such soil. It is becoming increasingly clear that current methods of farming are not environmentally sustainable and actually threaten food security because the soil is so depleted.
There is a way to farm that is an environmentally friendly, that doesn’t cost much more than your time and clarity of intention, that eliminates the use of chemicals, and that increases crop yields and nutritional value.
Yogic Farming will teach you how to use healthy, natural fertilisation and pest control methods (organic farming) combined with a simple meditation, which focuses thoughts of peace, love, strength and resilience onto seeds, crops and fields. When properly maintained, this meditation practice will enhance the nutritional content and yields of your crops beyond your wildest expectations. Your crops are listening!
If you think this is strange, consider the fact that native or tribal people all over the world have traditionally held a deep reverence for the earth and communicated with the spirits of plants and animals. They blessed the earth and seeds as they planted, and harvested their produce with gratitude and respect. Ceremonies were held to give thanks after a hunt to restore the balance between humans and the planet.
Many religious people give thanks for and bless their food before they consume it. Same idea.
Science is beginning to catch up! See * Further reading / viewing below. But you can also do a simple experiment and see for yourself:
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Take some seeds, divide them into two jars. Place one special jar in a shaded, beautiful and peaceful place. Keep the other jar in a room with similar light and temperature conditions, but with no attention paid to the environment. This is your control jar.
Place some water in a separate jar. For one week, each day go to that space and meditate, sending loving thoughts to the seeds and water. Visualise the seeds growing beautifully.
Prepare the earth where you wish to sow your seeds. Sprinkle the water that you had kept in your special jar, on the prepared soil. Sow the seeds. Spend a few minutes meditating after you have sown the seeds.
Simply plant the seeds from the control jar in a way that you would ordinarily do: without any special consideration and using chemical fertilisers and pesticides, and ordinary tap water.
Each day visit your special seeds. When required, water them with the water from your meditated jar of water. Spend at least 15 minutes each day meditating in the area where your seeds have been sown.
Water the control seeds as needed and add chemical fertiliser if you want to, but don’t meditate around the area and, in fact, think negative thoughts while you water and weed these seeds.
Observe the miracle of life as your special seeds grow into seedlings and into tall, healthy and happy plants. Observe what happens to the control seeds. You will be surprised.
There are many examples on the Internet of the effectiveness of the power of intention in influencing nature. In one, simple primary-school science project, students attached words such as “We love you“ to seedlings. The students spoke to the seedlings on a daily basis, encouraging them to grow, blessing them and telling them how beautiful they are and what a difference they will make in the world. The seedlings thrived and grew beautifully into mature, flowering plants.
At the same time, the students attached words such as “We hate you” to other seedlings from the same family of plants. On a daily basis the students told these seedlings that they are ugly, that they stink and don’t deserve to live, and that the world would be a better place without them. The seedlings grow into stunted, small plants bearing few flowers.
A quick Internet search will confirm that children, adults and scientists across the globe have repeated this experiment with different matter – e.g. plants, rice, water, etc. – with similar results.
- Reduces health hazards by reducing the need for chemical aids
- Controls plant diseases and significantly reduces pest damage
- Minimises expenditure
- Increases desired microbial soil activity
- Increases seed germination, healthier roots, faster plant growth, greater weight of seeds harvested
- Maximises land productivity and crop yields
- Maximises the nutritional value, energy content, quality, taste and safety of the crops
- Increases environmental sustainability
- Better for the earth, better for the farmers, better for consumers
- Self-empowerment, peace, inner resilience and stability for the farmer
- Enhances the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the farming community
Who is this workshop for?
- Small and large-scale organic and commercial farmers
- Subsistence farmers
- Home gardeners
- Policy-makers, academic researchers and field workers in agriculture, environmental affairs, water and sanitation
- Individuals who are interested in how consciousness affects the environment.
The workshop is also available, in-house, to corporations and organisations, on request.
The Yogic Farming workshop is taught by Professor John Ndiritu, a long-time yogi and a lecturer at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
* Further reading / viewing
- Applying psychoenergetics to enhance seedling development and crop yields, co-authored by Prof John Ndiritu with Jerry Hlongwane, Thiery Baranzika and Lwandisile Nyembezi: https://brahmakumaris.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Applying-psychoenergetics-to-enhance-seedling-development-and-crop-yields-17th-WaterNet-Conference-2016.pdf
- Man of the Trees, Part 1 (1981) Watch this visionary tree-planting advocate and conservationist, Richard St Barbe Baker, teach young children to bless a tree after planting it. And much more. youtube.com/watch?v=MdM4diRvnWk
- Masaru Emoto Water Experiment – Water Consciousness
Water, Consciousness & Intent: Dr. Masaru Emoto www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAvzsjcBtx8
Dr Masaru Emoto was one of the first scientists who demonstrated the impact of words, thoughts and intention on the environment. He used photography to demonstrate that water exposed to positive speech and thoughts would result in visually “pleasing” crystals, and that negative intentions would yield “ugly” crystal formations. Official website: www.masaru-emoto.net/en/
- Modulation of germination and growth of plants by meditation, by Max Haid and Shankar Huprikar: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11789582 Or: www.researchgate.net/publication/11568198_Modulation_of_Germination_and_Growth_of_Plants_by_Meditation
- The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Natureby Stephen Harrod Buhner, published 2004 https://books.google.pl/books/about/The_secret_teachings_of_plants.html?id=GgRGF_uDp9AC&hl=en
- We are all connected with nature: Nixiwaka Yawanawa at TEDxHackney talking about communication with nature, and other things. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk0-yebNA_o
- Yoga, Meditation & Empowerment in the Fields by Piero Senatore Musini & Tamasin Ramsay, February 2016. w-edigest.org/1431-2/
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