I want to explore some of the emergent understanding about how we really work together as a “band of blessers.”
In this Internet age, people around the world frequently join together virtually to help people via their attention and subtle energy (for example, directing comforting energy to people after a natural disaster). But how does that group blessing activity actually work? One of the pioneering organizations in understanding this kind of coordinated activity is the Global Coherence Initiative, or GCI (http://www.glcoherence.org/). Here is what Dr. Rollin McCraty, GCI lead scientist says:
“A growing body of evidence suggests that an energetic field is formed among individuals in groups through which communication among all the group members occurs simultaneously. In other words, there is a literal group ‘field’ that connects all the members.”
Dr. McCraty’s quote deals with a group communicating at the same time, or a “synchronous” gathering. What is quite remarkable to discover is that a subtle field of positive energy (or blessing) can also be built by people coordinating through “asynchronous” (not simultaneous) communication–by reciting the same mantra, or by looking at the same image or the same video. For instance, even if you watch the Blessings for Japan video at a completely different time than I do, our common intention and applied attention builds a field of blessing. And each person who joins in makes that field of blessing richer. Your unique presence and all the organic and spiritual energies that comprise your multi-dimensional self get added to the resonant field built by all the participants.
David and I have been exploring this area of global blessing for many years, beginning with our World-Healer mandala and meditation created 9/11 in 2001. We were called to create a body of images and meditations that would serve the uplift of our planet and the awakening of our emergent collective consciousness. These energy-encoded images and meditations were published in a special 7-year series of Healing Mandalas calendars, and these same images (along with a few more) are the basis of our Big Earth Blessings videos. This series of images are the body of the PeaceCodes e-book and the Peace Healings programs that we will be launching this summer. Again, the aim in creating these energetic media is to provide visual means for building a field of blessing. We want to thank all of you who have joined in this collective blessing endeavor. Your contribution to the field is felt and valued.
In the midst of creating this series of Peace-encoded images, we connected with the Gaiafield Project (http://www.gaiafield.net/). The Gaiafield Project, founded by Leslie Meehan, PhD and David Nicol, PhD, is focused on “subtle activism”, or the contemplative art of directing collective attention toward world change. We continue to collaborate actively with our wonderful friends in the Gaiafield Project. One of the evolving technologies for field-building that has come out of our subtle activism explorations is an “Attunement” process. This is an interactive group meditation event that allows participants to connect most deeply with multi-dimensional energies and helping presences and with the field of Gaia, the living planet. If you visit the Gaiafield Project website, you’ll find invitations to the Gaiafield Attunements that will be happening this summer as part of the 2013 Summer of Peace and the International Day of Peace, September 21.
Though I am trying to give clear descriptions of how field-building can take place, I do not want to give the impression that this is a mechanical process. Quite the contrary, the most important ingredient in the creation of blessing fields is our hearts, and our compassionate desire to see our world reborn. The engine of blessing is love, directed from the heart and amplified by networking with the love of others. Dr. David Nicol of the Gaiafield Project writes this in his upcoming book, Subtle Activism: The Inner Dimensions of Social and Planetary Transformation:
”One of the most meaningful tasks of our times, then, may be to evoke experiences of global communion of such sublime joy that an unspoken vow is made, from the most intimate heart of humanity, to persevere through the trials ahead, to heal the wounds of our collective past, and to accept the pain that must accompany the birth of planetary awareness.”
We cannot, and would not want to, avoid the emotional challenges of this collective transformation; yet it does ease the heart to know that we are all engaged, body and soul, in making a difference.
If you didn’t get a chance to watch our latest blessing video, Visions of Gaia’s Grace, see it here.