Shift in Consciousness and the Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon

Mind Brain MapThe Japanese monkey, Macaca Fuscata, has been observed in the wild for a period of 30 years.

In 1952, on the island of Koshima scientists, were providing monkeys with sweet potatoes dropped in sand. The monkeys liked the taste of the raw sweet potatoes, but they found the dirt unpleasant.

An 18 month old female named Imo started to wash the potatoes in a nearby stream and then taught her mother how to do this.

Between 1952 and 1958 all the young monkeys started to wash their potatoes. Some adult did as well and some didn’t.

In the autumn of 1958 a certain number of monkeys were washing their sweet potatoes – the exact number is not known. Let us suppose that that day it was the 100 th monkey that washed the potato.

In the evening every monkey was washing their sweet potatoes and also monkeys on other islands and the mainland troop of monkeys at Takasakiyama began washing their sweet potatoes.

So when a certain critical number achieves an awareness, this new awareness may be communicated from mind to mind across distance.

We can make that shift happen, when we start choosing [intlink id=”30″ type=”page”]thoughts [/intlink]and words consciously.

This example also demonstrates that learning takes place by example regardless of whether it is directly observed.

Although the exact number may vary, The Hundredth Monkey phenomenon means that there is a point when another one tunes into a new awareness, that this awareness reaches almost everyone.
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(Ken Keyes Jnr.)

Birds, Blue Tits, in England learned how to pick through the foil on top of milk bottles and eat the cream and a very similar phenomenon happened when a certain amount of birds were doing this birds everywhere in England where helping themselves to the cream.

Photo Credit: Mind/Consciousness on Wikipedia

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3 thoughts on “Shift”

  1. Hello Yorinda

    Sadie in France here…
    Love story! Thanks for sharing it
    How true a comment that is you make, we can make shift happen!
    On from that we need and should make it happen! {In my honest opinion!}
    Have a super week


  2. Yorinda,
    this is a old fact in human nature. Once you show a person how to do something insted of doing for them. Then then repeat the same to another. The cycle continues from one generation to the next.

    I glad there they found it amazing with animals. This is a known fact in the human makeup. This is how our educational system is setup? We get amazed at the known until it is fact.

    Lovely share. I thank you for reminding all your reader and I to look for ways to share activity that will enhance others lives. Show one and they will spread that activity until everyone is aware and doing it.

    Yorinda, your such an inspiration to us all. Please, continue doing your part in awakening our sleepy conscious.


  3. Amazing story! I have often thought of the shift in conciousness in the way that the world has changed in my life time. What we thought was a perfectly acceptable action in the 1950’s is not what we think of as being accepted now.


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