“Cruising for Change”

How Advanced Transcendental Meditation can help improve national security

“May you live in ‘interesting’ times” is an oft quoted expression to connote living in times of danger and uncertainty. Surely the times we are living in are unprecedented, not only from a global perspective but also from the perspective of the current turmoil faced by our own country.

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A country divided against itself will not last long. And so we wait with our ears to the media, hoping for solutions to the crises faced by our great nation. During this time of turmoil we need to remember that leaders are simply a reflection of the Collective Consciousness of the nation over which they preside. One way out of our current crises is to raise the Collective Consciousness of our population in order to support our present leadership in making good decisions, so that better solutions can be found for our present dilemma.

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There is a brain-based technology which can accomplish this: Invincible Defense Technology (IDT). IDT incorporates non-religious advanced techniques of Transcendental Meditation (TM) which, if practiced twice a day in large groups, has the effect of raising the consciousness of all those within its field. Simply stated, if a large group of advanced TM practitioners were to be stationed near Washington D.C., the field generated by them would have a profound positive effect on all those within our government, and positive changes would occur.

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This approach was previously utilized in Washington D.C. over a two-month period in the summer of 1993, where 4000 meditators gathered for an experiment to lower crime. The result, as documented by an independent board of criminologists, was a 24 percent reduction in criminal violence. This profound reduction in social stress also influenced the public approval of the US president, which suddenly changed from a negative trend to a positive trend, as predicted (Reference: Social Indicators Research, 1999, 47: 153-201).

IDT has already been utilized by military and civilian groups in South America, Africa, and parts of Asia, with positive results. Because we need to act quickly to create positive effects of IDT in Washington D.C., an ideal approach would be to charter a luxury cruise ship and park it in the Chesapeake Bay in as close proximity to Washington D.C. as possible. Volunteers (and their families) would be trained in advanced Transcendental Meditation techniques and housed aboard this cruise ship at no cost to themselves, to enjoy all the amenities of a luxury cruise in exchange for taking part in group meditations twice a day for a set period of time.

One possible source of volunteers is our active-duty military as well as veterans. Many of them suffer from PTSD; at least 17 veterans commit suicide every day. Studies show that practicing Transcendental Meditation alleviates symptoms of PTSD. Veterans (and their families) could be offered training in advanced TM techniques in exchange for a commitment to take part in the ongoing group meditation targeting Washington D.C.

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Another possible source of volunteers could be the immigrants seeking entry into our country. Instead of housing these immigrants under barbaric conditions, they could be offered cruise ship accommodations in exchange for participating in advanced Transcendental Meditation training and agreeing to take part in the ongoing group meditation for a set period of time, with a pathway to citizenship offered at the end of their commitment.

Anyone who is interested in supporting this Cruising for Change or in learning more about utilizing IDT/TM to resolve political turmoil may contact us at: https://www.gapwm.org.

These are radical ideas, born of radical times. Skeptics would be well advised to review the numerous studies validating this approach before voicing their dissent. Desperate times call for desperate measures, as paraphrased by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, and we are most certainly living in desperate times. We need to act now - before it is too late.


About the authors:
Teresa Studzinski, M.A. is the President of The Global Alliance for Preventive Wings in the Military (GAPWM). Arlene J. Schar has served as Dr. David Leffler's Administrative Assistant since 2015. Dr. David Leffler is a member of the Board of Directors at GAPWM.



About the Author

David Leffler
Dr. David Leffler served as an Associate of the Proteus Management Group at the Center for Strategic Leadership, US Army War College. Currently, he serves as the Executive Director at CAMS.