I have received this important message from a friend and put out the call to Copenhagen:
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 14:00:46 +0100
Subject: UN Climate Change Conf: An Enormous Proposal
I am writing to you all for a very special reason. As many of you may be aware, the UN Climate Change Conference is happening from December 7th - 18th this year. Many are citing this conference as a very important milestone in being able to plan the way forward for every nation, every citizen, and every organization on this planet. As quoted on the website:
Agreement amongst major economies that global temperature should be kept below two degrees Celsius is nice enough. “But where is the roadmap for reaching this goal?"
So what can we do as ordinary citizens to effect this change? How many times have you heard that question? I am writing to propose a possible solution. Actually, no, I am writing to propose that we take a slightly different tact in this storm we find ourselves in. Thousands of leaders, change agents and thinkers will converge upon Copenhagen in December to discuss what can be done. I want to create, for them, a solid container in which their efforts can be inspired.
What I am proposing is a host of events throughout the city in the weeks leading up to the event which would be aimed at increasing the consciousness in and around the city. Many of you may be familiar with the Transcendental Meditation study carried out in Washington DC in 1993 (http://istpp.org/crime_prevention/) in which approximately 4000 meditators converged upon the city for almost 2 months. The results were clearly articulated here:
Based on the results of the study, the steady state gain (long-term effect) associated with a permanent group of 4,000 participants in the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs was calculated as a 48% reduction in HRA crimes in the District of Columbia.
What I am proposing is gathering 10,000 meditators into the Danish capital at various locations for 4 weeks before the event, during, and also up to 1 week after the event. Furthermore, because there are so many more ways in which we can affect consciousness thesedays other than meditation, I am proposing setting up many different kinds of events. We are looking to create the most powerful container ever experienced for any conference.
In the struggle we find ourselves, information is not enough. Guilt tactics and manipulation do not work either. Drastic changes are needed on our planet if we are to make the significant changes we need to continue as a species. We need to go deeper. We need to fundamentally reach the space from which action arises. We need to charge this space with the light of the divine and with the love that we all have for life, and being alive.
What I am proposing is not a small endeavour, and there are only 5 months to organise such an event. I am looking for dedicated people to be able to offer any and all the time they have to see this come to light. If you cannot donate time, please pass this along to others you know would be interested. Or please send any information, even well wishes, that you can my way. I am looking for a truly second tier approach to affecting the consciousness level in the Danish capital so an intelligent is needed.
Here is the preliminary plan as I see it so far:
At least 10,000 meditators would gather in Copenhagen between November 7th and December 23rd for the event taking place between 7th - 18th December. Multiple event arenas would be hired around the city to accommodate the numbers. Numerous other events would take place throughout the city for those who did not want to meditate continuously. A schedule would be drawn up. There would be at least 2000-3000 meditators sitting at any one time in and around the city at key geographical acupuncture points. We could even harness the internet to create global acupuncture points (global flash mobbing?) Positive energy is key here. This is not a protest. Let me say that again. THIS IS NOT A PROTEST. This event is aimed at supporting and inspiring those change agents who are in key positions to guide us out of our collective chaos.
I would like to expand on these plans and draw feedback and inspiration from others interested in helping out. So, what now?
Please email me if you are interested in helping see this vision become reality. Please pass this on to those who you think would resonate with this plan.
For those who are interested in becoming part of the core team, there will be a Skype call on Tuesday at 7pm to gather ideas, collect inspiration, and start this enormous endeavour. Even if you cannot help but would like to be on the call, we would love to have you...
Please email me for details on the call and add me on skype at marcrus777 if you would like to take part.
Thank you for listening and I hope to see you all in Copenhagen in December.
"Words keep failing again and again,
better to abide in their midst"