visualizing something better
Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 10:00 - 22:00
I registered to organise a 350 work day a while ago not thinking about two impediments. Firstly, I'm completely impractical and can't stand organising things, and secondly, I'm socially unforthcoming and a bit of a shy ducky. I really wanted to try and help but the idea of organising people to DO something together is really my idea of a nightmare. So I've come up with another idea instead.
Lots of quantum physicists are convinced of the power of thought to influence matter and reality. That super agent for social and political change, Mahatma Gandhi, believed strongly in the power of prayer. SO....my plan is to get as many people as possible to link up their thinking for several periods throughout 10th Oct 2010 - for however many of the following four sessions they can manage. Starting at 10am and again at 2pm and again at 6pm and then again at 10pm (I'm going with British Summer Time here), I'm hoping people who are of the mind to, will spend ten minutes at each of those above time periods picturing, imagining, visualizing, praying for, whatever you want to call it-ing, something better.
This 'something better' is of course seeing a significant lowering of humanity's carbon emissions. It is seeing the world's leaders being more enlightened in their decision-making and taking those courses of action that benefit the planet's well-being, putting legislation in place which safeguards the planet. It is seeing the world's now far too-huge population find - in the most graceful way possible- a level that is most appropriate to the resources of the planet. It is visualizing the gap in wealth between the developed world and the poorer countries being significantly lessened and eventually closed. It is visualizing clean rivers, seas and oceans, visualising unpolluted air and soil. It is picturing humans living their lives in a sustainable way to protect the planet's resources. Imaging our transport systems being transformed. Seeing our industries being made cleaner and greener. Picturing the suffering caused to humans and animals by our greed and ignorance, coming to an end - imagining what that would be like. Also just enjoying the way it feels to have a field day with your imagination, imagining something as smashing and great as this. I read somewhere that the better it feels doing it and the more vivid the mental picture, the more effective it is in bringing these things more fully into form. Does this sound hopelessly flakey? Maybe so, but I reckon the cause makes it well worth the attempt.
Those who want to join in this day of 'thought-action', please link in with me here in Aberystwyth in Wales and with other people all over the place who are taking part at the above times for ten minutes each session.
I know that physical action and particpation are vital to this global work day but there are loads of people out there who aren't up to doing much action-wise with their bodies. So this way anybody, anywhere who can think can join in.
All the very best with it!