Climate + Yogic Powers
An excerpt from Climate Change Yoga (p.353-63):
To quickly review the climate crisis, since the start of the Industrial Age in the late 1700s, about 260 years ago, humanity has released about 2,200 GtCO2 (2.2 trillion tons of carbon dioxide or 550–600 GtC of carbon) into the atmosphere. Humanity continues to add about 40–50 GtCO2 (10.8-13.5 GtC) each year. (1GtC = 3.67 GtCO2)
The total atmospheric reservoir of carbon (mostly CO2) is about 750 GtC. The ocean is 40,000 GtC; the biosphere 610 GtC; and soil is 1600 GtC. There’s 5000 GtC in the form of fossil fuels ready to be burned. The Arctic could release 1,500–2,725 GtCO2e (408-742 GtC) methane (CH4). Currently, about 50GtC of Arctic methane is unstable and could be released in the short-term. (Chapter 6 is about Methane, p.487).
For the decade from 2005 to 2014, about 44% of CO2 emissions accumulated in the atmosphere, 26% in the ocean, and 30% on land. From 1870 to 2014, emissions partitioned among the atmosphere (230 GtC or 42%), ocean (155 GtC or 28%) and the land (160 GtC or 29%). Carbon dioxide, methane, temperature, and other energies represent the energy, or pranic imbalances.
Drawing down 100ppm requires about 1,500 GtCO2 removal. In 2018 [Climate Yoga publication] we were at about 409 ppm (update: in 2022 we are at 421ppm), plus 2-3 ppm per year. As CO2 is drawn down, oceans will give back roughly half of the anthropogenic carbon emissions, thus requiring roughly twice as much work. In other words, oceans have been acting as a CO2 sponge but as atmospheric concentration is reduced, the ocean will actually release the CO2 it previously absorbed and deliver it back into the atmosphere.
The atmosphere passed 400ppm carbon dioxide in the atmosphere around 2013–2016, which was last seen 800,000 years, and perhaps 5 million years ago. For comparison, humanity and civilization evolved with levels at around 280ppm, ranging from about 175 to 300ppm for the past 400,000 years.
The need to achieve negative emissions is part of the universal consensus and a significant assumption within the IPCC modeling. The primary way to achieve this, most climate experts say, is through industrial technology called “bioenergy with carbon capture and storage” (BECCS). [Describing the problems with this approach]
Growing trees and plants and building soils are the best, lowest cost climate change technologies. Biosequestration is the capture and storage of the atmospheric greenhouse gas carbon dioxide by biological processes. The basic chemistry of photosynthesis is: carbon dioxide + water + light → carbohydrates + oxygen.
CO2 + H2O + light → C6H12O6+ O2
Humans emit various types of measurable energy, including light called "biophotons." For example, people emit biophotons, or light-particles, or light-emissions. People can consciously increase their light over 11x, from an average of 10,000 to over 115,000 units with Ayurveda and Spiritual Nutrition, with corresponding increases in consciousness and healing abilities. Humans’ energy emissions have a measurable, nourishing, nonlocal effect. With focused intention, you can project your light into any environment around the world. Your light has a unique signature frequency and can be detected in any location on Earth. (This property of conscious meditation can be used for verifying and tracking people’s contributions to Climate Yoga projects.)
Technology to measure biophotons includes spectophotometry (measures absorption), kirlan photography, gas discharge visualization (GDV), electromyography, and biophotonics (measures emissions). Spectrophotometry is a useful method for quantitative analysis in chemistry, physics, and biochemistry to measure how much a chemical substance absorbs light (photoabsorption), using a photometer. Another tool is biophotonics to measure biophoton electromagnetic bioemissions. These technologies are used to study the energy of meditators and energy healers.
The biophotons that humans normally emit is ultraviolet light, 200–800 nm wavelength. Our energy-light emissions match the 400–700 nm wavelength required for photosynthesis. This helps explain why yogis can accelerate photosynthesis. Studies show that expert meditators can increase photosynthetic rates over 800%. This is important because photosynthesis has a relatively inefficient 0.5 to 6% total solar harvest. An 800% increase is about 4.5 to 54%, compared to photovoltaics’ 15 to 23% efficiency. (p.356).
The human body emits more than just light. Other frequencies of energy are continually being emitted from the human brain and heart, usually unconsciously and sub-perceptually. The average person’s subtle energy field around their heart is about 250 Hz. With yoga meditations, you can increase this energy field, and perhaps feel it or see it as a colored chakra wheel. Psychics have a heart-energy field of 400 to 800 Hz; meditation specialists’ energy field is around 800 to 900 Hz, and the advanced yogi's energy field is about 900 to over 200,000 Hz. (p.355).
The practice of Climate Yoga involves Yogis being a source and channel of light-energy to accelerate photosynthesis. The enhanced photosynthesis of carbon dioxide into the biosphere can create a rapid reduction of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
The bigger picture of the carbon cycle showed stable concentrations of CO2 and CH4 for 10kyr prior to 1750. The IPCC (2007, 7.3.1, The Natural Carbon Cycle) reported that the land sink is about 2.6 GtC/y and the ocean sink is 1.6 GtC/y. The carbon flow from the atmosphere into the land sink is net primary productivity (NPP). NPP was at a pre-industrial rate of about 85 GtC/yr and is now about 50 GgC/yr. One of the primary goals of Climate Yoga is to increase photosynthesis to increase the land and ocean skinks, to increase NPP back to about 85 GtC/yr. You can see Earth’s seasonal NPP-metabolism at earthobservatory.nasa.gov/ or other websites.
Knowing the chemistry of photosynthesis can help people creatively visualize how our light energy at specific frequencies can help catalyze and enhance photosynthesis; can help increase the prana of the plants; can help rejuvenate and accelerate the growth of forests, grasslands, phytoplankton, coral ecosystems, and other photosynthetic communities around the world; and can significantly increase net primary productivity (NPP) and biosequestration of carbon dioxide. Our light can help purify pollution in the oceans and atmosphere.
Numerous studies show that meditative intent can help accelerate plant growth. An increased growth rate of three times is not unusual. Groups can accelerate and facilitate large-scale carbon dioxide sequestration through samyama with Nature. Through samprajnata-samadhi, there's an ecstatic identification with a given object. We can consciously identify with anything because we are, in reality, one with the Field of Nature. (Prakriti).
Climate Yogis, in a synchronized collaboration, can enhance the life force, health, and photosynthetic rates and thereby convert the excess of hundreds of billions of tons of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere into healthy and thriving ecosystems, for example, in the northern taiga boreal forests, in the temperate deciduous forests; in tropical rainforests in the Amazon, Congo Basin, and Southeastern Asia; in the grasslands and savannas that cover a quarter of the Earth's land; in the oceans in the Great Barrier Reef, in the ocean's phytoplankton, algae, and other ecosystems. [... p.361...]
Enhancing and accelerating photosynthesis reduces atmospheric carbon dioxide and has numerous co-benefits such as improving soil health and fertility, increasing habitat, improving ecosystem health, increasing food security, improving air quality, and improving the people’s socioeconomic and environmental conditions.
Evidence of people's psychic/siddhi ability to accelerate the photosynthetic rate of plants is available from numerous sources, for example:
• Mario Varvoglis & Robert Miller, BioPK Experiments with Plants, describing how psychics Olga and Ambrose Worrall increased the growth rate of plants 830% (over an eight-fold increase) by visualizing a white light around the plant to help it grow vigorously;
• Bernard Grad, A Telekinetic Effect on Plant Growth (1964);
• Fanklin Loehr, The Power of Prayer on Plants (1959), describing many experiments in which the growth rates of plants was accelerated as much as 20% when people prayed for the plants, visualizing the plants as thriving;
• Danielle Graham, Super Consciousness Magazine & Creating Time (Jan/Feb 2008), with China’s Super Psychics in special agricultural laboratories, using psychic skills to accelerate germination from a few days to a few minutes;
• Larry Dossey's book, Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine, citing numerous studies on the positive effect of prayer on plants and other life-forms;
• Daniel Benor's Spiritual Healing: Scientific Validation of a Healing Revolution (2000) documents controlled studies of healing on animals, plants, single-celled organisms, bacteria, yeasts, DNA, and so on;
• Gary Schwartz’s The Germination Intention Experiments (Journal of Parapsychology, 2003:67: 279–98, 2007), showing that healing intention enhanced plant growth and health citing work at the International Institute for Biophysics, discovering a remarkable alteration in the photon emissions of algae during healing sessions as though the algae were being bombarded with light and had become attuned to a stronger source of light.
Climate Yoga's "carbon dioxide removal" is about building upon this amazing scientific research on individual plants and individual people by organizing a larger-scale collaboration for the purpose of training people to manifest changes at the ecosystem and planetary-levels...
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