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CSL Global Heart of Peace Meditation Groups


The Japanese monkey, Macaca fuscata, had been observed in the wild for a period of over 30 years. In 1952, on the island of Koshima, scientists were providing monkeys with sweet potatoes dropped in the sand. The monkeys liked the taste of the raw sweet potatoes, but they found the dirt unpleasant. An 18-month-old female named Imo found she could solve the problem by washing the potatoes in a nearby stream. She taught this trick to her mother. Her playmates also learned this new way and they taught their mothers too. This cultural innovation was gradually picked up by various monkeys before the eyes of the scientists.


Between 1952 and 1958 all the young monkeys learned to wash the sandy sweet potatoes to make them more palatable.

Only the adults who imitated their children learned this social improvement. Other adults kept eating the dirty sweet potatoes.

Then something startling took place. In the autumn of 1958, a certain number of Koshima monkeys were washing sweet potatoes -- the exact number is not known. Let us suppose that when the sun rose one morning there were 99 monkeys on Koshima Island who had learned to wash their sweet potatoes. Let's further suppose that later that morning, the hundredth monkey learned to wash potatoes.

THEN IT HAPPENED!


By that evening almost everyone in the tribe was washing sweet potatoes before eating them. The added energy of this hundredth monkey somehow created an ideological breakthrough! But notice. A most surprising thing observed by these scientists was that the habit of washing sweet potatoes then jumped over the sea -- Colonies of monkeys on other islands and the mainland troop of monkeys at Takasakiyama began washing their sweet potatoes. Thus, when a certain critical number achieves an awareness, this new awareness may be communicated from mind to mind.

Although the exact number may vary, this Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon means that when only a limited number of people know of a new way, it may remain the conscious property of these people. But there is a point at which if only one more person tunes-in to a new awareness, a field is strengthened so that this awareness is picked up by almost everyone!


Many in the New Thought movement believe that PEACE already exists in our nature, but we have lost track of it consciously. John Randolph Price, a Unity minister, in 1986, started a movement to discover the human 10th Monkey for World Peace. Since that time, millions of people have gathered in person, and online, to take part in a collective meditation for World Peace. Centers for Spiritual Living's Global Heart of Peace initiative is upping the game by holding a collective meditation on the second Monday of every month for World Peace, and by encouraging other groups and individuals to establish their own, regularly scheduled World Peace meditations.


Events are listed in chronological order, so just scroll down to find the next one.

Rev. Robert Brzezinski live on Fridays at 9:00 am Mountain Time. Click here to join.

Collective Meditation for World Peace

CSL Metro

Rev. Trish Hall

Every weekday

8:00 am to 8:45 am Eastern US time

Where: https://zoom.us/j/7742840215?pwd=K0tmYXdKajU0Q2xSMFlBNE0yK3RHdz09

Join Robert Travis at CSL Seal Beach via Facebook on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays:

https://www.facebook.com/centersforspiritualliving/videos/360463401696030

Would you like to find a group (either in person or online/telephone) that comes together for a group meditation for peace on a different day?

If so, click here.

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