Everything, everywhere around us, all the space is energy. Again, to be exact, 99.99999% energy. Only .00001% is matter. In a vacuum, energy cannot be removed. Energy is omnipresent. What is energy? Many different things manifest in different shapes and forms.
Plants Can Feel, Hear And Remember
There are studies which have shown plants are susceptible to a person’s energy and know when they enter the room. In another study published in Entomology Today in 2014 the researchers showed that plants can hear and remember.
These researchers played the sounds of a caterpillar munching on leaves from a tape recorder and the plants responded by producing chemical defenses. “What is remarkable is that the plants exposed to different vibrations, including those made by a gentle wind or different insect sounds that share some acoustic features with caterpillar feeding vibrations, did not increase their chemical defenses,” Professor Rex Cocroft said.
“Previous research has investigated how plants respond to acoustic energy, including music,” said Heidi Appel, a research scientist. “However, our work is the first example of how plants respond to an ecologically relevant vibration. We found that feeding vibrations signal changes in the plant cells’ metabolism, creating more defensive chemicals that can repel attacks from caterpillars.” Clearly, there is much more intelligence on this planet than just ours.
Our Food Is Energy Beyond What Is Defined As Calories
In addition to nutrition and intelligence, becoming aware that food has energy is important. Food is also 99.99999% energy and .00001% matter. Humans must consider the way foods are handled, treated, and grown. The attention, or not, paid to it and the care in which it is handled. The microbial content of the soil, the history of the soil, the climate and stress of the plant, the farmers and planet. The happiness and virility of the plant, the quality of the air it breathes.
How could these not affect the nutrition, energy content, quality, and taste? A human will be less healthy, and more prone to illness should they be raised on a meager diet, exposed to dangerous chemicals, high stress, and starved of nutrients. What is the disconnect here? It’s not just a plant. We are what we eat.
Stress Is Stress, In All Life Forms
Why would this idea be so radical or different for any living thing, plant, insect, or animal? Fear causes the release of chemicals. The release of chemicals causes fear. More stress impacts healthy functioning.
In animals these hormones have been shown to taint the flavor of the meat and cheese. Why wouldn’t this be applicable to a plant? Plants are living and they communicate with each other. Maybe humans don’t speak plant language—though these days there are some scientists who are learning to speak plant.
Basic intelligence should cause us to infer the same, as with all other living things. They are still 99.99999% energy. Common sense would also dictate that a healthy plant will possess more nutrition and taste.
Chef Dan Barber
Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill Farm and Stone Barns has proven this. He has been named one of America’s 100 most influential people in Time magazine. He has also received several James Beard awards and given Ted talks. In his Ted talks he highlights how sustainability actually creates better tasting food. I recommend watching his Ted talks. They are very interesting. He is referred to in The Gothamist as a “chef-thinker,” exploring taste, sustainability, and meaning in food.
For one of his experiments he partnered with some local farms in upstate New York. What they found is nothing short of remarkable. Healthier plants—as defined by more microbial diversity within the soil they grow in—had fuller, more flavorful profiles and higher nutritional content.
Turns Out It’s All About The Microbiome
Remember, the microbiome in the soil interacts with the roots of the plant. These microscopic life forms make nutrients bio-available to the plant. In much the same way, bacteria in the human gut makes nutrients available for the human body.
Healthier soil is defined by more diversity of microbes, in turn facilitating more availability of nutrients for plant uptake. This made the plants produce taste better and have more nutrition. It’s so very simple, let nature work for us. Nature knows the way, having been around much longer than humans have. There are a couple more studies that further these ideas.
Energy Is Omnipresent
Scientists in Europe made cheese from goat’s milk. For this study. They herded goats into a pristine mountain pasture, full of herbs and grasses. In an area with no known predators. The goats were encircled with a natural wood fence. When the time came, the scientists milked the goats and made cheese. Then they tested for stress hormones and other related compounds.
The experiment was repeated. Same goats, same pasture. This time the scientists replaced the wood with an electric fence to contain the goats. What they discovered was that the goats, when enclosed by an electric fence, produced milk with more stress hormones. This resulted in the cheese being described as having “off flavors”. When compared to the first cheese made when the goats were enclosed by a wooden fence.
Goats therefore must be able to sense the electric field created by the electric fence, inducing stress. This is just one of the most basic examples where energy is more present than humans take into consideration. Every living plant and animal, including humans, are tapped into this field of energy all around us.
Humans Have The Same Sense Of Perception
Have you ever been to New York City? As a resident for twenty years it was very obvious that humans are able to detect this energy. As soon as you cross the Hudson river from New Jersey, the energy in Manhattan is very strong and present enough to feel it.
Humanity may have dulled their overt perception to lesser energies. Yet, this doesn’t rule out the possibility. We are much more connected than we are able to recognize. Not only that, but humans are actually able to fine tune this connection, to gain a better reception to the energy. To be able to use and communicate with the energy that surrounds us and creates our physical being.
I’m sure you can think of an experience in your life where you had thought transference with a close friend, lover, or relative. There are studies that prove we can read other peoples minds. From couples “thinking in sync” to being able to feel it when someone is looking at you, and more.
Once we fine tune the reception, we are able to receive the messages more accurately. To bring this into a more overt unconscious behavior. I believe the first step is to remove the toxins dulling our sensors by actively changing our diet and lifestyle. Learn more how to do this in The Political Gut.