Are You the 100th Monkey?

Before “the Shift”, before the “morphogenetic fields”, before “conscious evolution” was the story of the 100th Monkey.

The 100th Monkey was based on scientist’s research with monkeys that began washing dirt off sweet potatoes before they ate them. Soon this potato washing behavior spread to other monkeys. Ken Keyes Jr. popularized this research in his story. He theorized that when the new behavior reached a critical mass of let’s say 100 monkeys, this new behavior spread to other monkeys connected by their consciousness or global brain.

Read Ken Keyes story here, http://www.wowzone.com/monkey.htm

I always loved this story. I believed that individuals united in positive thoughts and actions would bring about changes in the world. Now thirty years later, we are even more aware of the power of our thoughts, our interconnectedness and shifting energies. Ken Keyes Jr. wrote the story as a parable in the hopes it would lead to nuclear disarmament.

In an article by Owen Waters, he discusses the shift and evolution of consciousness. Below is an excerpt from his article:

“The Shift is the awakening of humanity’s heart. This transformation of consciousness, the greatest one ever recorded, first became apparent in the mid-1960s and has been building momentum ever since. The Shift is a collective transformation consisting of the sum of each individual’s step into the New Reality. Each person, in their own time, is moving forward into a stage of consciousness which brings a wider vista and an awareness which springs from the heart. When enough people’s primary attention becomes focused through their heart chakras, then the ‘hundredth monkey effect’ will occur.”

Click here to view a video: The 100th monkey – initiating social change through positive thought. It is a YouTube video with a suggested meditation at the end. And here’s another video about The Hundredth Monkey.

So now I believe that outer change occurs as each individual does the work of inner change, in whatever form or manner that is right for them. As each person deepens their connection to their inner self, they become more peaceful. As individuals express their divine essence we begin to feel more oneness and see their light.

When ever I start to feel concerned about outer events, I hold fast to this vision of networks of individual lights coming together in peace and harmony finding joyous new ways of being and living. Then I return to my center because I know that every single light matters.


Catherine is an intuitive consultant, energy healer and spiritual coach. She has been a healing arts practitioner since 1982. Catherine has the unique ability to draw from different modalities, combining them with her intuitive gifts to offer practical and clear guidance for her clients. Catherine helps her clients clear their past, center in the present and take the next steps to create their future.

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