I wanted to share this thank you email that if you registered I am sure you received as well. It is really incredible and something we should do all the time. Leigh at Not Just Sassy on the Inside, does hold a Peace Meditation every Sunday. We humans should continue to do so.
Chopra Meditation Center
Friday we came together with a collective intention for peace—within ourselves, and around the world.
With over 100,000 people meditating from nearly every country in the world, we sent a powerful message that we are ready to be the change we want to see. Thank you for being part of this historical moment. Together, we set the intention for a more peaceful, just, sustainable world. If you missed the event, you can watch the recording at globalmeditation.chopra.com.
If you would like to continue your meditation journey with the Chopra Center, we invite you to join us for our 21-Day Meditation Experience, Expanding Your Happiness with Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey, starting on August 11.
Tap into your inner wellspring of happiness and bliss during this free, 21-day meditation experience that will invigorate your life and expand your happiness to new heights.
My meditation was really cool, I was by myself and did an inner guided meditation including the angelic legions of light to heal and bring peace around the globe. I felt energy coursing through my body. I do not know if it was tapping into the collective or working with the angels and reiki, but it was cool.
My friend shared this article on the Global Maharishi Effect,
Proof That Global Meditation Can Change the World
Meditation has the potential to literally transform the world. In 1978, what is known as the “Maharishi Effect” took place when a group of 7000 individuals over the course of 3 weeks were meditating in hopes of positively effecting the surrounding city. They were able to literally transform the collective energy of the city which reduced global crime rates, violence, and casualties during the times of their meditation by an average of 16%. Suicide rates and automobile accidents also were reduced with all variables accounted for. In fact, there was a 72% reduction in terrorist activity during the times at which this group was meditation.
For example, a day-by-day study of a two-month assembly in Israel during August and September of 1983 showed that, on days when the number of participants at a peace-creating assembly was high, the intensity of an ongoing war in neighboring Lebanon decreased sharply. When the number of participants was high, war deaths in Lebanon dropped by 76%.
When the study was repeated in Wales, they got amazing results. In 1987 Merseyside had the third highest crime rate of the eleven largest Metropolitan Areas in England and Wales; by 1992 it had the lowest crime rate. 40% below levels predicted by the previous behaviour of the series. There were 255,000 less crimes in Merseyside from 1988 to 1992 than would have been expected had Merseyside continued to follow the national crime trend.
The secret of the Global Maharishi Effect is the phenomenon known to Physics as the ‘Field Effect’, the effect of coherence and positivity produced from the field of infinite correlation—the self-referral field of least excitation of consciousness—the field of Transcendental Consciousness, which is basic to creation and permeates all life everywhere. Meditation takes your consciousness to the implicate levels of existence where your intentions have consequential effects on the explicate level that we interact with before it even manifests. Consciousness gives rise to the material. The key idea is that all of existence emanates out of a field of universal consciousness, called the Unified Field or Super String Field.
“I think the claim can be plausibly made that the potential impact of this research exceeds that of any other ongoing social or psychological research program. It has survived a broader array of statistical tests than most research in the field of conflict resolution. This work and the theory that informs it deserve the most serious consideration by academics and policy makers alike.” — David Edwards Ph.D., Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin.
This effect is still ripe with investigation to this day. The power of ground meditation: