Dr. Olaf Kruse and his team of biological researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany have made a groundbreaking discovery. They have proven that plants draw upon other plants as an alternative source of energy. This research is poised to impact the future of bioenergy, as scientists move closer to proving that human beings also draw energy from each other.
The researchers found that a plant, the green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, not only performs photosynthesis, but also relies an alternative source of energy, that of other plants. The research has just been published in the online journal Nature Communications, a subsidiary of the well-respected journal, Nature.
Just as flowers need light and water for growth, so do human beings. Your physical body is permeated by the energy in your environment. As psychologist and energy healer Dr. Olivia Bader-Lee says:
This is exactly why there are certain people who feel uncomfortable in specific group settings where there is a mix of energy and emotions.
It has long been understood that plants photosynthesize carbon dioxide, water and light. Dr. Kruse and his team grew the microscopically small green alga species, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. They observed that when these simple single-cell plants encounter an energy shortage, they draw energy from nearby vegetable cellulose. The alga secretes cellulose enzymes that make it possible for them to digest the cellulose to break it down into simple sugar components. Says Professor Kruse:
This is the first time that such a behaviour has been confirmed in a vegetable organism. That algae can digest cellulose contradicts every previous textbook. To a certain extent, what we are seeing is plants eating plants.
The team has expanded its research into other types of alga, and their preliminary findings indicate the phenomenon operates in those alga, as well.
Dr. Bader Lee believes the field of bioenergy is continuing to evolve, and these studies will ultimately confirm what metaphysical thinkers have long asserted. Human beings can heal each other by transferring energy, just as plants can. She says:
When energy studies become more advanced in the coming years, we will eventually see this translated to human beings as well. The human organism is very much like a plant, it draws needed energy to feed emotional states and this can essentially energize cells or cause increases in cortisol and catabolize cells depending on the emotional trigger.
Humans can absorb and heal through other humans, animals, and any part of nature. That’s why being around nature is often uplifting and energizing for so many people.