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>LIVE8 - THE BIGGEST SPIRITUAL EVENT EVER - JOIN IN
>by William Bloom
>LIVE8 - THE BIGGEST SPIRITUAL EVENT EVER - JOIN IN WITH MEDITATION,
>PRAYER AND HEALING
>This Saturday's Live8 Concert will be the biggest spiritual event that
>humanity has ever experienced.
>This is an extravagant claim, but two things are for certain. First, never
>before in the history of humanity have so many people been involved in a
>single shared experience. Second, the core of the experience is both
>celebratory and moral - 'spiritual' by any other name.
>The figures and reality of the event are impressive and worth repeating.
>Live8 will be the biggest broadcast ever, with more than 5.5 billion
>people able to tune in through a variety of media. The global population
>today stands at 6.5 billion which means that 85 per cent of all people
>will be able to watch or listen to the concert. This surpasses the
>previous 2004 record of the 3.9 billion people who watched the Olympic
>No matter how cynical some may be about its showbiz buzz, the whole
>happening can be positively described as contemporary collective religion
>and spirituality at its best. It has all the features of great worship.
>Song, rhythm and noble ideals.
>Whether it is the Gregorian chant of Christian monks, hymn singing, tribal
>and pagan dance, Buddhist mantras, Islamic song-prayers or one of the many
>other cultural forms - throughout history, in all times and places, people
>have come together to share their spirituality through music.
>Today the shared music of our globe is rock and pop.
>This Saturday the congregation is almost everyone on the planet.
>Global, collective worship.
>And the event has depth - the depth of true meaning, compassion and
>relevance. It is concerned with the suffering and deaths of millions of
>children and adults, condemned by a poverty that can be remedied. It will
>raise consciousness and open hearts.
>It is fully engaged in social and political realities, bringing direct
>pressure to bear on the 8 world leaders who will meet in Scotland for the
>G8 summit and who have the opportunity now to increase aid, release debt
>and create a global trading system that is fair, immediately saving lives
>that are otherwise slaughtered by our gods of uncaring commerce and power
>But as a spiritual event, Live8 will also carry atmosphere and energy. It
>will call in and transmit love, compassion and connection. Anyone who
>remembers the LiveAid concert of 20 years ago, or the opening and closing
>of the last Olympic games, will remember the powerful emotion and energy
>of those events.
>This Saturday, then, is also an opportunity for prayer, meditation and
>There is occasion here for everyone to participate. As well as being
>enthusiastic supporters and spectators, we can also give co-creative
>spiritual engagement. Whatever the event appears to be on the outside, in
>the inner world it also has immense power. During the worldwide
>concert, we can pray and meditate for global healing and justice for all
>the world's people.
>We can call for and send healing.
>We can increase our commitment to a life style that harms no one and no
>Religion by religion there is a common myth that their saviour will return
>and lead humanity to a better world, to heaven on earth. This is an old
>model, a hope dependent on a single leader. Today's world is more
>democratic, less hierarchical. There is the possibility that humanity as a
>whole can manifest its spirituality and love of freedom. As with the fall
>of the Berlin Wall or the response to the Tsunami disaster, the heart and
>passion of humanity can manifest in enormous group events.
>As we know every few seconds a child dies of extreme poverty. A lost life,
>a devastated family. I cannot live with this any more. Most of us cannot
>Linked by the global communications network, linked by our shared prayers
>and meditations, let this coming Saturday truly be the greatest spiritual
>event ever. Let it move and transform the hearts of all of us,
>manifesting practically in a transformed world.
>Enjoy the party. Anchor the passion. Heal the world.
>The Planetary Awakening Network
>contact Maggie Erotokritou