The Presence of the Past - Rupert Sheldrake
When I was with Rupert Sheldrake in England, September 2007, to have lunch with him I felt a great thrill. I was walking the streets of London to get to his house thinking of the meaning of this meeting which I had requested. The house was typical of a Londoner: cats, large couches, books everywhere, and plants. He greeted me at the door, asked if I had arrived well by subway and told me the reason he did not have a car, which was his contribution to the planet. First introduction to R. Sheldrake! A pleasant surprise.
Tall, thin and friendly, with a penetrating and kind look at the same time, Sheldrake asked me to sit down and have lunch with him. We sat together at a small, simple wooden table with two cats on the side and we began to eat a natural home salad.
For some time now I've been conducting some research for him (it's on my website: www.zaquie.com) about telepathy as it had a lot to do with the Healings and Family Constellation. We talked about research and he mentored me and asked me to do more research. Then we talk about the morphic fields. And so he said:
There is a great possibility: memory is inherent in nature. Collective systems inherit a collective memory of what previously existed regardless of distance. A beetle has the habits of a beetle because it inherits its nature from previous beetles. Also, the memory of the individual organism may depend on direct influences from its own past. The past can become present in us directly.
But the crystals of a completely new chemical, for example, are unprecedented except that when this complex is crystallized, again and again, the crystals then have a tendency to form more readily in the world simply because they were formed once.
We may say that our personal choices depend on influences that have accumulated from our past behavior, those that we "resonate with." (and here comes the family constellation!)
The nature of things depends on the fields, called MORPHIC FIELDS. Each system has its own field type. They are nonmaterial fields that extend in space and have continuity in time. They are located within the system in which they organize.
Morphogenetics is the process by which the past becomes present within the morphic fields. Memory within morphic fields is cumulative and that is why all sorts of things become more and more habits through repetition. And when this repetition occurs on an astronomical scale of billions of years, as it has been the case with many types of atoms, molecules, and crystals, the nature of these things has become profoundly "habitual" that is almost unchanging or even seems eternal.
Until 1960 the universe was believed to be ETERNAL - and so were the properties of matter and fields - and… the laws of nature. This view of the evolution of the earth within physical eternity is rooted in an ancient dual cultural. It reflects the cultural heritage of Europe: a mixture of the intellectual traditions of the civilizations of Greece and Rome and on the other hand the Christian faith.
Only now it is believed that the universe was born from an explosion about 15 billion years ago and that it has developed and continues to develop. Morphic fields appear and engage in time and space and are influenced by what has already happened in the world. Morphic fields are conceived in spiritual evolution.
The Cosmos today looks more like a growing and developing organism than an eternal machine. In this context, habits may be more natural than immutable laws.
The laws of nature may have evolved little by little to a point where they no longer evolve or may have come with the Big Bang, for example, the crystallization of sugar, which is a local, man-independent law.
Perhaps the "laws" of nature are more "habits" than laws. Physical reality is evolutionary but we still have ideas and concepts of eternal laws that transcend the physical universe.
At this point, I asked about the family constellation of Bert Hellinger, the author of family constellations, if he considered that constellations could be based on morphogenetic fields. Yes, he told me. By the way,his wife is a constellator too. Within the Constellation, we believe that the knowledge, feeling, the expression that each representative feels for that family member is a morphic field in which the morphic resonance emerges.