The Universal Peace Covenant, a document of great importance, states that “Living Peaceably begin by Thinking Peacefully”. This brings the idea of lucid dreaming – being consciously aware of what you are thinking in the day and in the night – alive. What came to be called the “Peace GLiDE” revealed the impact that walking the walk and talking the talk has. Dr. Barbara O’Guinn Condron, GliDE director, reports: On September 6, 2009, I witnessed a unique opportunity to explore the human potential for dreaming peace – in the day and the night. This 3-step experiment included 100 people from four countries and fourteen states in the United States.
STEP ONE: The experiment began when participants awoke on Saturday,September 5th. They were instructed to concentrate on the thought of PEACE throughout the day. Each participant defined his or her own perimeters. No limitations were set by researchers. At the end of the day, participants journaled their thoughts and experiences from the day.
STEP TWO: Instructions for dream incubation focused on meditation andvisualization. Dreamers prepared for sleep in their usual fashion. Then, participants incubated the following thought: “Living peaceably begins by thinking peacefully” by handwriting the words 100 times. Following this, participants were asked to draw a picture of this thought. Then, participants were instructed to go to sleep.
STEP THREE: Recording/submission of dreams 09.06.2009 along with dreamer’s comments and/or interpretation of their dream experience.
While a quarter of the 100 dreamers participated from their homes, most were attending a National Teachers Conference at the College of Metaphysics in Missouri. This added the element of group experience to the experiment. To examine how thinking about peace during the day impacts the following night’s dreams, we extracted data collected from 38% of the participants. These dreamers completed all three required steps. The following dreams, images, and stream of consciousness journal entries were part of the documentation from this group of dreamers who followed all protocols for this experiment. These 38 were students and teachers from the School of Metaphysics. School of Metaphysics study includes a graduated and ever-deepening series of Tesla-like “mental operations” for developing concentration, meditation, and visualization skill. These are practiced daily by each student for the development and realization of the Self. SOM students log, study, interpret, and respond to their dreams daily. On September 6th, 29 of the 38 remembered a dream. That’s a 76% recall compared with 15% recall for the nonstudent participants. Of the remaining 62 dreamers who fulfilled partial experiment requirements, 9 remembered dreams. These and other findings are included in a paper called “The Peace Freq: How Lucid Dreaming may be a Key to a More Peaceful World” that Barbara is presenting at the International Association of Dreams 2016 Psiberdreaming Conference. The paper, which includes the complete findings, will be posted here November 1st.
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