paradigm shifts

100th Monkey Effect

The Hundredth Monkey Effect is the spontaneous transference of knowledge throughout a species once a certain number of individuals has learned a new idea or action. It bypasses physical barriers. A mind-to-mind jump. A leap in consciousness.

This idea came from Dr Watson, who wrote about studies of Japanese monkeys in his book Lifetide (1979). Later it was used as a parable in Ken Keyes Jr’s book Hundredth Monkey.

Japanese scientists observed the macaca fuscata over a span of 30 years. In 1952 a young monkey called Imo who solved the problem of dirty raw potatoes by washing them in a nearby stream. this new trick was passed along to her mother and playmates and then their mothers, and so on until most of the troop has learned to do the same. Members of troops on other islands also exhibited the same behavior.

Myth or Fact?

In this case, it is more myth than fact but it doesn’t discount other evidence of a sudden increase in consciousness. Hundredth Monkey is a beautiful metaphor for a phenomena that is being increasingly proven scientifically.

It is like the tipping point when just one more person having an awareness could close the loop or complete the blueprint for this knowledge. After that, everyone can tab into the collective conscious to download the data. It may not be the 100th monkey or person that takes to shift the balance into a new reality and paradigm. It may be 300million or 3 billion. The point is that we need more people at the leading edge of thought and the frontier of change, especially at this time. If enough people leave the old fear-based paradigm, then together our thoughts and powers of manifestation could increase exponentially. What if people just started questioning beliefs instilled in them like programs instead of sleepwalking through life? What if they were empowered with the heart-centred truth of their potential?

That’s what matters!