• Jim Costa

Jim’s Daily Rant. The Hundredth Monkey Effect.

Consider This:

“In 1981, author Ken Keyes popularized a concept which had been introduced a little earlier by biologist Lyall Watson. The “Hundredth Monkey” effect postulated that, when enough monkeys – or people – catch on to a better way of doing things, then the idea suddenly spreads into the awareness of many others.
The most remarkable aspect of this concept is that no physical contact or proximity is required for a new idea to travel from one group of people to another.
The story began when Japanese primatologists, who were studying Macaque monkeys in the wild in the 1950s, stumbled upon a surprising phenomenon.
On the island of Koshima, scientists were providing monkeys with sweet potatoes dropped in the sand. The monkeys liked the taste of the raw sweet potatoes, but they found the dirt unpleasant.
A young female monkey found she could solve the problem by washing the potatoes in a nearby stream. She taught this trick to her mother. Her playmates also learned this new way and they taught their mothers too.
Gradually, between 1952 and 1958, all the young monkeys and some of the adults learned to wash the sandy sweet potatoes to make them more palatable.
Then, suddenly in the autumn of 1958, a certain number of Koshima monkeys were washing sweet potatoes.
The exact number is not known, but as Lyall Watson speculated, suppose that there were 99 monkeys on Koshima Island who had learned to wash their sweet potatoes. Then further suppose that later that morning, the hundredth monkey learned to wash potatoes.
That’s when it happened! That day, almost everyone in the tribe was washing sweet potatoes before eating them. The added energy of this “hundredth” monkey surmounted the tipping point.
Then, we get to the really interesting part. The habit of washing sweet potatoes then jumped over the sea!
Colonies of monkeys on other islands and the mainland troop of monkeys at Takasakiyama began washing their sweet potatoes.”
Source & Continue the story.

Folks, we might consider the above “Unconscious Evolution”.

Now contrast that with what we are going through – Conscious Evolution. The monkeys had evolution happen to them; they had nothing to do with its direction.

But in our immediate situation, we get to choose our evolution direction: to more warfare or away from it entirely. We consciously and deliberately get to vote on our intended future. This goes way further that the Hippi Movement of the 60’s. Theirs was conceptual, more in theory than in practice.

But now a war-less world is being envisioned, prayed for and longed for by all those in this maddening world seeing what's before our eyes. Humanity is staring straight into the garbage can of Elitist wars for power and profit and it stinks to high heaven.

This is the opportunity of our species to to wash the shit taste off the sweet potatoes we have to eat.

Tell your extended family that you intend to vote against wars forever! Tell the universe this is your choice. Choose to evolve into a higher state of being.

See Video (Below the Monkeys) to see how far we can go with our Evolution. Right now we feel that all may be lost but instead the universe is about to open to us:

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