In 1986, at the height of the cold war, a torch of peace was passed around the world. The First Earth Run, in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund directly engaged twenty-five million people and 45 heads-of-state in 62 countries. Over a billion people watched the torch via the media circumnavigate the globe. For 86 days wherever the torch of peace went all wars stopped and the world was united as one. Since then this modern day mythic story embodying humanity’s noblest aspiration for peace on earth has continued to be told all over the world.
Now the torch has been reignited to help build a 35-million strong Force for Good movement of people who believe in our future and are skillfully working to create it. The planet’s wisdom keepers tell us that when ½ of 1% of humanity wholeheartedly believe in our future (35 million people), there will be enough coherence of thought and emotion to shift our collective consciousness from despair about our prospects as a species to the creation of the future we want. But to create this future we need to believe it is possible. What we believe becomes our reality for better or worse. To shift humanity’s belief system requires a new story and the means to make it a reality.
That new story is called a Good World – a world that embodies our deepest dreams for our planet coming into reality because we know how to create it. Visualize John Lennon’s song Imagine breaking out all over the planet. To do that we will build a 35-million person Force for Good Movement (think Jedi Knights) by 2025 empowered with the seven actions that enabled the First Earth Run to unite the world. We call them “Seven Actions to Create Peace on Earth.” People can do them either as individuals or small groups in field unifying nodes – FUN for short. This will be complemented by a plan for building second order change capacity across the planet addressing our most critical issues as a species. We call this reinventing the planet.
We will implement these seven actions and reinventing the planet plan accompanied by an annual global unity musical and cultural festival in different parts of the world entitled U DAY. As part of these festivals the torch of peace will shed light on the seven actions, the plan and acts of cooperation for the common good. With the torch held high we will witness the world we most want in our hearts coming into existence in front of our eyes.
The First Earth Run story is mythic and as a result operates in a multi-dimensional reality outside of time and space. Every year the story becomes more powerful because it embodies a vision that became a reality of humanity experiencing itself in a unitive state. Because we experienced the impossible becoming possible once, the torch of peace can reunite us again through its archetypal aspiration to create peace on earth and the oneness of humanity. All people of good will are invited to carry the torch and make this future our reality. For further information visit: www.empowermentinstitute.net/dream