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The 100th Monkey Theory asserts that once a critical mass of beings develops a habit, all of the beings in the collective adopt the habit without previous demonstration.
Perhaps you’ve heard the 100th Monkey story sometime in your formal schooling. The famous 1952 study observed a group of Macaca Fuscata monkeys on the Japanese island of Koshima. During the study, one young female monkey took the sweet potatoes left for her by the scientists, and began washing the sand off of them before she ate them. Other young monkeys observed her habit and adopted it. Soon the young monkeys followed suit, all washing the sand off of their sweet potatoes before they ate them.
Then, monkeys on other islands, with no contact from Koshima Island’s monkeys, began washing the sand off of their sweet potatoes too.
Understandably, scientists were amazed and baffled that the habit jumped from one island to another without the monkeys traveling or interacting with other groups.
Now, of course, 60 years later, we can explain that collective consciousness within the terms of awakening, in that we’re sharing one mind despite being in different, distant bodies.
It’s a great example of Oneness in action. Intuition, ESP, telepathy, or whatever it’s called nowadays by scientists who have finally had to admit that we’re connected by something they can’t measure well with their current instruments.
I must add that the study has been retold erroneously in a manner that implied that ALL the monkeys, on each individual island, picked up the habit. They did not. Guess who still insisted on eating the sweet potatoes with the sand intact?
You got it.
The old ones.
Humans and monkeys…not so far apart, it seems. 96% shared DNA explains that part.
There will be those set in their ways, and that’s OK. Their way is serving them according to their soul’s plan.
So on your path of awakening, remember that even if you think a potato tastes best without sand, there will always be people who prefer it sandy.
The world is full of infinite viewpoints, and all are perfect, for the one making the choice.
Let them enjoy their potatoes. Send them love and honor their power to make their own choices. Then go hang out with others that prepare their potatoes the same way as you do, if you want to interact with like-minded people. There is room for everyone, with any belief, to share the same planet.
If you want to read more about the 100th Monkey study, click here.