For over three years, Heart Based Institute and this research group conducted numerous experiments to study the effects of the Open Heart state on two different types of aggressive human prostate cancer cell lines (PC3 and CWR-R1). In each experiment, the meditation group included one to three individuals experiencing the Open Heart state by practicing True Source of Love Meditation for 15minutes while seated approximately two feet away from cell cultures (three independent samples of each cancer cell line). The practitioners did not use visualization, energy channeling or any other “mind-body” modality, nor did they focus their attention on the prostate cancer cells during the 15-minute meditation intervention. Rather, the process involved letting go of mental constructs and instead simply experiencing peace, joy, and gratitude, effortlessly melting into boundless Unconditional Love through the practitioner’s heart connection to True Source, the Source of Love and the Creator of our true self.
The non-meditation control group included two volunteers located in a different room on the same floor of the building as the test group with identical conditions. The volunteers were seated the same distance away from the same number and types of cell cultures. These volunteers simply sat still for 15 minutes; they did not practice True Source of Love Meditation or any other mind-body techniques.
After the 15-minute period, cell samples from the meditation and control groups were placed in an incubator, allowing the cancer cells to grow for 48 hours. The samples were then measured to determine the cell migration or “spread” of the cancer cells.
These experiments where conducted on four separate occasions over a three-year period, three times with three meditation practitioners and once with one practitioner.