Are you seeking the solace of inner peace within yourself? Can you imagine living upon a peaceful planet?
Our group convenes once each month, at Yoga Central where we meditate together with the shared intention of world peace. Sometimes we chant mantras and other times we meditate in silence. Some of us are experienced meditators but most of us are just beginning our journey inward.
Our outer world is a reflection of what lies within our collective inner worlds. By directing our thoughts in specific, positive ways, we have the potential to guide the world towards becoming a more loving place.
How does group meditation work?
Vast amounts of evidence consistently demonstrates that group meditation can literally stop war with more than 100 research papers drawing the same conclusions from Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and MIT. When groups of meditators are created to ease war-torn areas, their impact on reducing war deaths has averaged at least 70%.
This incredible evidence can be explained by the ripple effect, the Maharishi effect and n ² effect.
The ripple effect is created when a group of people shares an intention, mindfully in a practice like meditation. From the meditators minds and hearts, their shared intention ripples through the fabric of the collective consciousness. Like waves rippling from a water droplet, the intention influences everyone's field. The effect of a ripple carrying an intention of peace can shift someone's perspective dramatically. A stressed, afraid, contracted and narrow mindset can be switched to a state of feeling expanded, energized, positive and hopeful.
The Maharishi effect creates coherence in the collective consciousness field, directly improving the well-being of all. As the discordance and misunderstandings in the field diminish, so too do their earthly manifestations, violence, crime and accidents. The n ² effect explains the exponential nature of the group's power which grows as a square of the number of meditators. So the power of the group's intention will be 25 times greater when 5 people are meditating in place of one.
In this practice of Subtle Activism, each of us can truly create the change we wish to see in the world when we join together.