Ghandi is famously quoted as saying “Be the Change you want to see in the world”. While many of us strive to embody the goodness we’d like to see in others and the world around us, it is easy to think that no one is affected by our efforts except those we come into contact with in our home and work place, and maybe the checkout girl at the grocery store.
This thinking has undoubtedly proven to be FALSE.
In 1972, 24 American cities with a population of over 10 000 people experienced an increase in order and harmony when as little as one per cent of the population participated in transcendal meditation focusing on gratitude for peace. This and other similar studies lead to the landmark study “The International Peace Project in the Middle East”.
During the Israeli / Lebanese war of the early 80’s, researchers trained participants to feel peace in their bodies, rather than to pray for peace to occur. At calculated times of the month, week, day, these people were carefully positioned throughout war torn areas in the Middle East and instructed to “feel peace” as they’d been trained.
During the times when participants were feeling peace, terrorist activities ceased, crimes against people decreased, and emergency room visits and traffic accidents dropped off in number. Mind blowing, right?
The findings were so consistent that researchers were able to specify a formula showing the number of people necessary to feel peace before it was reflected in the world around them. The magic number worked out to be the square root of one percent of the population. This equates such a small number, for a population of 8 billion people to experience peace, only 8000 people need to “feel” peace, however the more people participating, the faster and stronger the effect is felt.
This means that we are giving and receiving to and from a far greater range than just those we come into contact with. We are all connected by Energy, The Mind of God, The Quantum net, The Collective Consciousness, Holy Spirit - call it what you like, and we are responsible for what we putting out there. Just as feelings of Peace can make a positive change, if we are harbouring feelings of anger, or jealousy, these too manifest in the world around us.
Pinpoint what you feel lacking the most in the world around you, Love, Peace, Humour, Acceptance, and raise your vibration to that level, FEEL Love, FEEL Peace, give gratitude for the love and peace there is. Manifest yourself as Love if you wish there were more love around you, knowing that you can change your life and the world, one good feeling at a time.