The definition of Associational Linkage:
Associational Linkage is a path on which thoughts link. Associational Linkage links the associations made by the mind. It 's the mental pathway that stretches out to connect and bond one's thought to another thought, person, thing, situation, vision, ideal, or symbol.
The connective relationship between a healer and a healee is bonded through what the Klingbeils call Associational Linkage . Quantum physics calls it entanglement. Dr. Rupert Sheldrake calls it morphogenetic fields. Associational Linkages can be direct or indirect fields of pathways. Apparently, prayer has a field and thought and prayer have a field-effect across distance. Many people identify feeling love as associated with feeling connected.
Feeling love and establishing entanglement might be similar to what a quantum physicist said, "It 's like waving at someone in a huge crowd and you get waved back."
John Klingbeil said, "When you think it, you link it." Paying attention to prayer and intention triggers and establishes stronger linkages and pathways to a person, a purpose, a plan, or a problem. For prayer, the more attention and love for the object of prayer, the stronger is the Associational Linkage to the object.
What are other examples of paying attention that encourage Associational Linkage? An identity defines an organism. An identity has within itself a DNA blueprint that supports the norms and purpose of that organism. Paying attention to the blueprint encourages the relationship between the purpose of an identity and the organism it supports. Healers call paying attention affirming the truth about the identity of the organism.
The subconscious mind is attentive to what we observe. Our mind becomes entangled to what is familiar. Giving attention, appreciation, and love increase the connections to the familiar. These linkages with familiarity are formed through associations that become pathways to meaning. Giving attention to someone or something creates a meaning for us. When we have a need that is entangled to a meaning, a spark of action takes place.
Giving attention helps to further connect relationships between a healer and his patient, a husband and wife, a gardener and his garden. Nature shows us a mother 's feelings for a child. There is a person 's feelings for a pet, a song, a car, a hobby, something that has meaning. Some people feel a connection to an urn, a baseball mitt, a doll, a coin, a toy train. Our minds associationally link firmly to the familiar things that we use, like, and love. (A Journey Into Prayer, pages 43 and 249.)
Can you give examples of Associational Linkage ?
Yes. It's surprising how we feel about someone we meet because we see in him or her an association to someone we knew before. We may find we genuinely like that person, but it was an emotional link to a relationship we experienced before that started our impression.
Most people think of how the financial need was met when Jesus Christ and the disciples were required to pay taxes to King Herod and to the Temple. Jesus would pay the taxes as the law required. Roman coins were paid to Rome and Jewish coins were paid to the Temple. Jesus sent his disciple Peter to the waterfront to find the taxes for the Temple in the mouth of a fish. Peter may have even fished for the right fish.
A question might be asked, why didn't Jesus send Peter to find the coin in the mouth of a donkey or a goat? Peter was a fisherman. Fishing had meaning to him. Peter was already associationally linked to the thought of fishing. It was familiar territory to Peter 's mind. In that context of a fisherman 's mind, the coin was found in a fish 's mouth. (Find a fish carrying a coin, Matthew 17:24 - 27.)
Associational Linkage is sometimes used in advertising to link the mind to a product. A person may never consider buying a product. Then he sees that a celebrity he likes is associated with the product. Through associating a link between a celebrity he likes and a product, he is linked to the celebrity and buys the product. I heard a man say that his dad bought a new car because it was playing Elvis Presley music.
The symbol of a swastika has an Associational Linkage to Nazis. The Confederate Flag has an Associational Linkage to slavery. The word confederate means associated and affiliated.
To summarize, quantum entanglement links our thoughts up with numerous targets, but our thoughts tend to fix on what we associate as familiar to us. What is familiar draws our attention. Targets in front of us that we are not dwelling on get indirectly entangled to us, too, but we have stronger Associational Linkage to what is familiar. The familiar items in life flow through pathways of associations that harvest recognition, love, and meaning that make connections.
Love for animals and pets.
Bruce, John, and Deborah Klingbeil had some success praying for sick animals. For examples of the Klingbeils doing healing of animals, see the bottom section of the Experiments page here.
The Klingbeils and the Spindrift staff noticed the unconditional love that human beings have for their animals and pets. Many farmers love their animals. Jesus Christ refers to a shepherd who leaves his flock of 99 sheep to find the one lost hundredth sheep. When he finds the lost sheep, the shepherd rejoices. (Luke 15:4 - 6.)
Some people feel that they often receive more support and empathetic love from their pets than from human friends.
The following is a speculation, a big guess, by Spindrift. The love of animals might have a positive input to the collective consciousness of world thought.
Spindrift speculates that pet owners and animal lovers express so much love toward pets and animals that there is a cascade of signals of love that rise up to the atmosphere that also have a good effect on the collective consciousness of mankind. Pet owners ' unconditional love for their pets forms a solid Associational Linkage between owners and their pets that may spill-over on the round world consciousness.
Are you saying that the love of pets has an effect on the world? Yes.
The spill-over effect may not be provable, but Spindrift offers a Theory of Indirect Prayer that may help mankind better understand the indirect dispersion effect of loving qualitative (Quality) thoughts that benefit our round world home. See this theory of Indirect Prayer on the theory page here.
Quality conveyed to the world.
Spindrift isn't alone in believing that qualitative thoughts (Quality thoughts) have a good effect on our spherical world. Qualitative thoughts contain love.
Non qualitative thoughts have a negative effect on our spherical world (as seen in what news coverage sometimes does to create trouble) or non quality thoughts simply contribute nothing constructive to the collective thought of the world.
Qualitative expressions of prayer, meditation, artistry, architecture, athletics, dance, music, poetry, and empathetic love have a good outreach to affect our spherical world.
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