Subtle activism. Spiritual intervention. Planetary transformation. These are components of a project I’ve been participating in for several years now called the Gaiafield Project, based at the California Institute for Integral Studies. “The Gaiafield Project promotes the study and practice of subtle activism, which affirms the power of consciousness-based approaches like global meditation and prayer events to support social and planetary transformation.” For me, this is a joy zone!
How It Works
I receive an e-mail when there’s an upcoming, collaborative event. Participants from all over the world dial in to a conference line. The designated convener states a focused, clear intention for the session. Then another presenter leads us in a guided visualization and then we silently send prayers and energy directly to the event or situation for a period of time. At the end, the phone line is opened up for anyone who wants to share. The call closes with a brief summing up.
There’s not a lot of talk. The focus is on the sending of healing energy and love to the events and places in need. I’ve participated in a healing session after the earthquake in Nepal, peace meditations for global financial matters, nuclear arms talks, climate change conferences, and a session to clean and clear bodies of water, among others.
Why I Like It
It is humbling to be a part of this ‘subtle activism’ with others from around the world. This is the term given to it by the Project’s co-founders, David Nicol and Leslie Meehan. I am thrilled that technology allows me to connect with kindred spirits that I’ll only ever know as a first name, a voice, and an energy.
Being an introvert and sensitive, this avenue for activism was a joy to discover. It called to mind what Eckhart Tolle writes about in A New Earth that some visionary leaders and mystics are on the leading edge and others are more the behind-the-scenes “frequency holders.”
If you have a desire to be expressing more of the Divine through you, participating locally or globally for the upliftment of humankind, there are avenues available for extroverts and quiet frequency holders alike.
Give It a Try
If you’d like to explore some of these, visit the Heartening News page on my web site or research volunteer opportunities in your own neighborhood that suit you to a ‘T’ in your own, individual way. Find something going on in the world that feeds your soul. Make a contribution, become a participant, or help spread the word. It feels good.
If you know of organizations who offer kindness and peace and healing that would be a good match for the Heartening News page, I’d love to have the link.