People of Northern Ireland Stand United in Silent Protest

“The world we are experiencing today is the result of our collective consciousness, and if we want a new world, each of us must start taking responsibility for helping create it.”
~ Rosemary Fillmore Rhea

This week National Public Radio reported that thousands of people in Northern Ireland stood united in a silent protest, at noon, against the recent terrorist attacks. I listened with hope; hope that the tipping point for peace in Northern Ireland would be sustained there.

In our Holistic Prayers course, lesson 4 discusses “Collective Prayer and the Silent Minute” which I’ve excerpted here:

The Silent Minute
During World War II, Tudor Pole, advisor to Winston Churchill, initiated “The Silent Minute” in which the people of Britain collectively prayed in silence for a minute each night as Big Ben stuck 9 PM – just before the evening news. After the war, Nazi records noted the Britons had “a secret weapon connected to Big Ben.” The Nazis never uncovered the nature of this secret weapon.

To me, this is a wonderful illustration of the power of collective consciousness. By uniting together in our intentions, be that prayer or simple acts of kindness, the collective consciousness will evolve, creating a more harmonious world for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren.

“Source of my Being, help me to live in Peace
And save my Home, the Planet Earth.”
(The Silent Minute Peace Prayer, originated in 1994 by The Silent Minute Organization)

In Thom Hartmann’s book, The Prophet’s Way, Hartmann quotes his mentor Herr Muller as saying, “Why have I always told you that the greatest tool for good, the most powerful way to change the world, is to secretly commit little acts of compassion? It does not matter that people know what you are doing, but rather that you do it. When a large enough number of people finally do something, or something is done enough times, be it prayer or vegetarianism or whatever, it will then happen everywhere, to everyone. It will suddenly seem to be just normal.”

One-minute Shift Video:
“Can Intention Change the World?” with Lynne McTaggart