Meditation En Masse Will Change the World

Steve KinsmanStarred Page By Steve Kinsman, 31st May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1.t_mezj/
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How a group meditation reduced crime exponentially and how it can transform the world.

The Washington Experiment

On June 7, 1993, four thousand people from 81 different countries descended on Washington, D. C. to begin a mass meditation experiment which was to last eight weeks, through July 13th of that year. They were housed in hotels, dormitories and private residences across the city. The experiment was designed to ascertain whether a mass meditation, undertaken every day by all four thousand participants, could have the effect of lowering the capital city's very high crime rate.

Researchers from the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, had predicted that the D. C. violent crime rate would be reduced by at least twenty percent over the time period of the experiment. The results in fact showed that the crime rate in Washington dropped by a whopping 23 percent over the course of the eight weeks the meditations took place.

Dr. John Hagelin, lead author of the study and director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at Maharishi University, states that the meditations "create a state of deep relaxation and coherence in the individual and simultaneously appear to produce an effect that spreads into the environment, influencing people who are not practicing the techniques and who have no knowledge of the experiments themselves."

Hagelin, who is eminent in the field of physics, calls this a field effect of consciousness. He states: "It's analogous to the way that a magnet creates an invisible field that causes iron filings to arrange themselves into an orderly pattern. Similarly, these meditation techniques have been shown to create high levels of coherence in EEG brain wave patterns of individual practitioners. This increased coherence and orderliness in individual consciousness appears to spill over into society and can be measured indirectly via changes in social indices, such as reductions in the rate of violent crime.

Thus, what Hagelin calls "field of consciousness" has enormous implications.

The implications of mass meditation

If four thousand people meditating daily for eight weeks has the result of reducing violent crime by 23 percent in Washington, D. C., can we not imagine what would happen if more and more people began to meditate every day? Quantum physics has proven that thoughts materialize, and that everything is connected to everything else. The electro-magnetic field of the heart is something like five thousand times stronger than the electro-magnetic field of the brain. Loving thoughts, which come from the heart, are very powerful. Loving thoughts move outward and have a calming effect on others. Negative thoughts do just the opposite.

Repeating the experiment

Since 1993, this experiment has been repeated in many other places in the world, and always the results have been the same or better than they were in Washington. This has led to the creation of World Meditation Day.

World Meditation Day

World Meditation Day is actually a monthly mass meditation that takes place on the first Sunday of every month, and also the day of the new moon each month, between 7 and 8 PM, local time, through all of the world's time zones. In that way, there is a mass meditation occuring during every hour of that day.

You can join in this meditation by gathering with friends at a home, a church, a mosque, a meeting hall, outdoors - anywhere. And if you are unable to gather with a group you can meditate alone, knowing many thousands of others are meditating with you during that hour. If you know nothing about meditating it doesn't matter. You can spend the time sending thoughts and feelings of love into your environs.

A critical time

This is a critical time, probably the most critical in at least the last five thousand years. We have an opportunity that cannot be missed - the chance to bring an era of peace and prosperity to every living soul on the planet. It can happen and it must, if we are to transform our civilization.

We must not get caught up in all of the negativity that seems to reign in the world. We need to see it for what it is - the washing away of the old order to make way for the new.
Decrying injustice, greed, crime and other negative behaviors feeds the very things we deplore. Loving thoughts are the only force that will eliminate those patterns.


For those who have never meditated, the following is a basic "how to" video.

Links:
We Are all One: Part 2
Transcendental Meditation
World Meditation Day
100 Benefits of Meditation

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author avatar MAnature
31st May 2011 (#)

We are doing it and loving every second of it. Thank you for the read. :)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
31st May 2011 (#)

Good for you, MAnature

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author avatar MAnature
31st May 2011 (#)

Lets Be the change <3 :)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
31st May 2011 (#)

Right on!

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author avatar Retired
31st May 2011 (#)

yep

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
31st May 2011 (#)

Thank you, Robert Run

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author avatar Goodpal
31st May 2011 (#)

Yes, meditation is the only thing that can bring peace and inject sanity in the current civilization that has become slave to consumerism. Greed, selfishness and violence are the only emotions that rule the world today.

Meditation brings peace inside us that reflects in our social behavior too. With no peace inside we can only tear apart the world into pieces.

Being my self a practitioner of Vipassana meditation for several years, I know how potent meditation is. I have a similar article on meditation in prisons. I thought your readers might be interested too:

http://hubpages.com/hub/Meditation-in-Prisons-A-Silent-Escape-to-Freedom

Thanks for a great article on a very useful topic.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
31st May 2011 (#)

Thank you, Goodpal. I will check out your article.

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
31st May 2011 (#)

What a great article, Steve! Meditation is beneficial in so many ways. I truly believe that it could change the world. Congratulations on the well deserved star page! xo

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
31st May 2011 (#)

Thank you, my love.

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author avatar Songbird B
31st May 2011 (#)

Excellent article and video... and another well deserved Star Page. I feel that you are taking us on an inner journey, Steve, one that I quite happily follow..If thoughts contain energy, and we could use it in a positive way, we potentially, could make such a difference. Really great share..you are opening my eyes, my friend.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
31st May 2011 (#)

Thank you, Songbird, and I so much agree with you.

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author avatar aden kendroemen
31st May 2011 (#)

Each one of us can and must be, a generator of love and well being. Joining together and spreading outward in concentric waves to still the stormy surface, of this great sea of humanity. The depths of our collective spirit, to then be viewed by all, in the calmness and clarity of our unifying ambition. The wounds of our dualities healed, our limitless potential, to then be revealed. Great read sir, and so very necessary for us all, I think many who feel this call to unity, are afraid that they will lose their individuality, I know for many years I was one. I have reluctantly learned however, that ego, does not equate uniqueness, and than my souls ambition of true freedom, lies within it’s destruction. So I say so long ego, hello Wego, and lets get on with our transformation. Thanks again.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
31st May 2011 (#)

How beautifully you put it, aden. I love it..."so long ego, hello Wego.... Just great! Thank you.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
1st Jun 2011 (#)

Wow, a super article, thanks Steve!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you, Delicia. I so much appreciate your comment.

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author avatar J A Ridley
1st Jun 2011 (#)

Excellent star page. I feel bad I have been ranting about stuff, going through city shock I think. Still feel it was necessary to write my trilogy of terror. Hate to add to the fear but worry if these chlorinated, fluoridated city folk should even be allowed out of their bodies until they get a little purification/clarity. Anyway thanks for reminding me that it is more useful to work the positive side of the force.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

You're welcome, J A, and thank you.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

You're welcome, J A, and thank you.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

You're welcome, J A, and thank you.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

You're welcome, J A, and thank you.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

You're welcome, J A, and thank you.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

You're welcome, J A, and thank you.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

You're welcome, J A, and thank you.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

You're welcome, J A, and thank you.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

You're welcome, J A, and thank you.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

You're welcome, J A, and thank you.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

You're welcome, J A, and thank you.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

You're welcome, J A, and thank you.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

You're welcome, J A, and thank you.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

You're welcome, J A, and thank you.

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

Wow! He must really thank you a lot, JA! Sorry, I had to give you a little jab on that. xoxo

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

Yeah, I goofed.

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author avatar J A Ridley
1st Jun 2011 (#)

Wow!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jun 2011 (#)

Yeah, wow!

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
4th Jun 2011 (#)

I must remember to meditate tomorrow!

I deleted about 10 of the comments thanking J A but left just enough to make the point!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
4th Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you for doing that, Mark. I goofed - hit the key too many times when the computer wouldn't respond.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
5th Jun 2011 (#)

Steve,
Your prediction is 100% correct.
Let's all meditate upon the peace to prevail universally.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
5th Jun 2011 (#)

Yes! Yes! Thank you, Rathnashikamani.

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author avatar Denise O
7th Jun 2011 (#)

I just love it Steve and I will be joining in, on every possible occasion during the month. What a great idea. I have always loved meditating, it just cleanses my soul and then to think I have so many others joining in, it is just a wonderful thing. Great read. A must share. Thank you, for doing your part in spreading the word.:)

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author avatar Denise O
7th Jun 2011 (#)

Well Steve I have tried to place this on facebook and my computer is not responding. I will do so later, after Bubba turns the tin foil a bit to the left on the tower. <eyeroll>

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
7th Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you, Denise, and thank goodness for Bubba.

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author avatar Buzz
7th Jun 2011 (#)

The Law of Attraction drew me here to you and I can't believe this. I've been doing daily meditation in the mystical sense for almost 2 years now. And yes, we are all one!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
7th Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you Buzz. When we understand the law of attraction and that we create our own reality, that is a quantum leap of transformation in our lives.

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author avatar Buzz
7th Jun 2011 (#)

Yeah, there's quantum physics to explain that it's true. We create our own reality thru meditation. Thanks, Steve. Enuf said.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
7th Jun 2011 (#)

Yes, indeed. Thanks, buzz.

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author avatar Debarati
30th Sep 2011 (#)

A great article. I was moved by the video. I hope god bless you for you effort to teach the society about the importance of self-journey. Thanks a lot. :)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you so much for your comment Debarati. I appreciate it.

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
12th Jan 2012 (#)

I love this one - I may even try it myself :)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Go for it! Thanks for commenting 1Faithmorgan.

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author avatar Retired
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Yet another excellent article. Meditation is a wonderful way to build and guide energy.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Indedd it is. Thank you Gail.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
7th May 2013 (#)

Love this one!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
7th May 2013 (#)

Than you C. D.

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