"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed it's the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead
The mission of the Global Peace Movement is to help raise consciousness and manifest peace. We believe, as the results of the International Peace Project and other more recent studies have shown, that there is power in numbers and the more people we have embodying the vibration of peace, the more quickly we will see a shift in global consciousness. With this in mind we have created the Meditation for World Peace, which is listed on Andrew Harvey's Networks of Grace. This guided meditation allows those who have never practiced meditation, and those who are experts, to partake in the movement to promote world peace by embodying and simultaneously sending out the vibration of peace and love.
We need people working for peace at all levels. The Meditation for World Peace allows those who do not have the time or the expertise to get involved at a peace summit level or to march on Washington, to help bring about a peaceful world.
Meditating for peace has only upside potential which, if the studies are right and the mere vibration of love and peace can effect a change in global consciousness, will leave this earth a more peaceful place for our children and all future generations. The Oglala Sioux have a saying: "There can never be peace between nations until it is first known that true peace is within the souls of men." The Meditation for World Peace is addressing the soul of humanity. There are 7 billion people in the world...there is a role for everyone. This grassroots movement can succeed only with your help, so please do your part by hosting a group Meditation for World Peace or by doing the Meditation for World Peace on your own.
Birthing a peaceful world is not the provenance of a few special or chosen people. It requires that we all set our intention everyday to live in a world that is filled with Joy, Peace and Love. Try it. Each morning or each evening, say, "I choose to live in a world that is filled with Joy, Peace and Love," adding or modifying as you see fit. Let the Universe decide how that world will look. Try not to dictate how it should be done because it is likely that the universe has ways to do this about which you cannot even conceive. Trust that the universe's wisdom is infinite and Divine. After setting your intention, trust that your intention will manifest in Divine right order. Ask your friends and family to participate – there is power in numbers. There is no downside potential to this and there are no losers. In the New World everyone wins - it is no longer a zero-sum game.
If you are dubious that one person can make a difference in the world, consider the results of the International Peace Project in the Middle East, as presented in The Divine Matrix by Gregg Braden. "During the Israeli-Lebanese war of the early 1980's, practitioners were trained in precise techniques of TM (Transcendental Meditation) to create peace in their bodies, rather than simply thinking about it in their minds or praying for it to occur." On specific days and at specific times these people were stationed in and amongst the high-tension areas of the Middle East to meditate on peace, creating it in their bodies. During these periods, "...terrorist incidents, crimes against people, emergency room visits, and traffic accidents all declined..." From this study scientists were able to calculate that "the minimum number of people required to jump-start a change in consciousness is the square root of 1% of the population." This means that in a world of 7 billion people we need only 8,366 to make a shift. This may be why "...so many wisdom traditions emphasize the importance of the individual to the whole." Your actions play an integral part in the manifestation of peace.
We all have the power to change the world, one thought, one word, one action at a time, and that time is now. As Mahatma Gandhi said,
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
May you be blessed with the peace that you experience as a result of taking part in the Meditation for World Peace.