Hello, my friends. How are you today?
Here’s a question for you. Have you had your eyes examined recently? I did, and learned that flashing eyes are not just a figment of fiction and fairy tales.
Dr. Michael Marmor, world-renowned retinal specialist and Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University, sat across from me. He wanted to measure the electricity that is emitted from my retina, as a measure of the health of my eye.
“Do you mean that our eyes really emit electricity?”
I started to smile, “…so the idea of someone having flashing eyes is real?”
“We are electrical beings. The body works through electricity!”
I was fascinated. Pacemakers work on electricity. Brain neurons and in fact, the nervous system communicate electrically. Now I learn that our eyes not only have electricity, they emit it.
An article from Nova, The Electric Brain, discusses how electrical rhythms in the brain give rise to consciousness, and also, what happens to consciousness when the rhythms change.
Alexander Technique is a method of neuro-muscular re-education and it improves balance, ease of movement and coordination. Does improving the way you move impact consciousness? Or do changes in the brain have to come first, to allow better movement? One of the premises of the Technique is that mind and body cannot be separated; in Alexander’s words, we are “psycho-physical beings.” It seems there is truth to this. Read the article.
Dr. Marmor set me up for the test. It wasn’t fun; they dilated my eyes fully and then put some kind of numbing drops in my eyes. They put in a glass contact lens with electrodes on the outer portion and put me into some kind of machine. My eye had to be open for the entire exam – 8 minutes – while bright lights were flashed at my eye. The system was computerized and recorded the electricity being emitted from my eye.
The hardest part was not moving nor blinking; if I did, they’d have to repeat the exam.
Then the process was repeated with my other eye.
Eight minutes per eye is a long time for a lot of thinking:
Why do we call some people “magnetic” and “charismatic?” Are they in some way running on a higher voltage than average? The electricity being emitted from my eye couldn’t have been anything visible in any normal sense of the word, yet it is in evidence and verifiable. When a psychic reads your aura, are they picking up on some electro-magnetic field that is as real as the electricity being emitted from your retina? Maybe there is something to it and we are literally Beings of Light. Aura photography was first taken by Nicola Tesla in 1891. It was later developed into Kirlian photography.
If a Stanford professor and Western-trained scientist calmly sits in his Menlo Park office telling me we are electrical beings, who am I to argue? Let’s say that he’s right.
My retinal exams were 100% normal, showing healthy eyes sending the right amount of electricity out into the world. Plug me in!