Lynne McTaggart is the author of several books including “What Doctors Don’t Tell You,” “The Field – The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe” and “The Intention Experiment.” You may remember Lynne McTaggart as one of our virtual conference guest speakers in 2008. For anyone wanting to understand more of the science behind why repatterning works, any of these books are highly recommended. In her newest book “The Bond,” journalist Lynne McTaggart tackles her topic by sharing the explorations of science that support her proposition that we are more than individuals but owe our identity and being to our connection with the many bonds in our life and ultimately the universe itself. More than that, it is the space in between these bonds where the connections are forged. As a first-rate storyteller, McTaggart recounts the scientific trails that lead scientists to particular conclusions with the tone of a good mystery cliff hanger quickly drawing the reader into each chapter. It soon doesn’t feel like a technical book at all as you race to read the next chapter to find out where the next piece of evidence exists.
This book is about the innate resonance or energy that is available to us through our entrainment with each other, our groups, our community, our culture, the world. In repatterning language, it is the entrainment frequencies that may have weakened for many of us depending on where we live, or our cultural ties or group. In western society McTaggart makes the point that the pull towards individualization, me first, and qualities of greed, dishonesty, and competition have weakened our bond with each other and with the world. According to the studies outlined by Mctaggart we suffer with greater mental health issues, physical health, our happiness and longevity. We may die having the most money or stuff or both, and think we are really the winners when, in fact, we have lost more than we know. Lynne McTaggart successfully argues how it can be much different.
Throughout “The Bond,” McTaggart outlines many rich examples of people, groups and societies with a much different world view that illuminates our bond from nature itself to each other and our group. Her purpose in writing the book is ‘to prove that we are living an outdated set of rules and to demonstrate how easy it is to live in wholeness.’
After reading this book and the many stunning examples, you too will conclude that Lynne McTaggart has accomplished her intention.
Resonance Repatterning professionals may enjoy many parts of the book that support our understanding of some of the repatternings learned in the “Healing the Family Systems” repatternings by Magui (formerly Carin) Block as well as her many references to resonance, coherence and patterns. It may help you to broaden your perspective in some of these repatternings.
For everyone who has lived in an active community, this book will help you to understand the value of your connection there and to your life. Lynne McTaggert’s questioning style allows the reader to take each chapter and reflect on its meaning in their own life experiences.
I highly recommend “The Bond” and invite a book club type discussion over the months ahead using this blog publication and these posts. There is a post (or will be) for each of the 3 sections of “The Bond” where you may comment or ask questions and share opinions with everyone reading along with this book.