The Harmony Project
"Darkness cannot drive
out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive
out hate, only love can do that.”
–-Dr. Martin Luther King
The Harmony Project is a way for individuals and small
groups to directly and positively change the world ––
and themselves –– with a minimum of effort. It’s a
simple, uncomplicated and powerful way for individuals
to positively change consciousness.
The Harmony project is based on three simple concepts:
1) The inherent
spiritual nature of every human being
2) Quiet Power
3) Social networks
1) Everyone on earth has a spiritual aspect. In that
profound sense, we are all linked on a very fundamental
level. In the Harmony Project, we use this idea to raise
our own vibration, and others as well.
A human being is a divine, immortal Spirit temporarily
associated with a physical body. You either understand
that, or you don’t. If you do, you are capable of
reaching the state of love. Love is the quintessential
expression of our inherent spiritual nature.
If you know what love feels like, then you are qualified
to participate in the Harmony Project! By love I mean
that powerful, awesome feeling of excitement and
connection that unites all life everywhere. It’s easy to
get that feeling back in your heart. All you have to do
is remember a time you fell in love. Or got a wonderful
present. Or saw someone smile. Or looked into the eyes
of your pet. Love is a feeling of warmth that is
inherent to all life everywhere. Love keeps the universe
working. It is who we are at the core of our being. All
else is an illusion.
2) What is Quiet Power?
Quiet Power is the expression of love. Love is serene,
calming, quiet, confident, and enormously powerful. Love
doesn’t jabber, shout, or scream. Love is not
ostentatious or ego driven. Love is unconditional. When
you love, you give your heart and soul. Love is
exciting, but in a peaceful way.
Love is like giving someone a present. You wait
silently, with eager anticipation, for the smile that
comes when a friend or a loved one opens your gift. That
smile is your reward. It is an acknowledgment of your
shared divinity, of your shared spirituality. There
aren’t words good enough to express that feeling. That’s
why I call love, Quiet Power.
The expression of love finds many forms, in every area
Have you ever noticed that the most influential people
are always those who lead by example? Like Mother
Theresa, or Gandhi. Or maybe, one of your friends. Or
maybe your mother, or one of your relatives. It could be
a teacher, a co–worker, a musician or an artist.
Regardless of who it is, the people you admire most walk
the walk, and don’t just talk the talk. They’re not in
the streets yelling and screaming, but quietly going
about their business, demonstrating competence,
integrity, and compassion, showing others the true path
by their example.
What is the true path?
It’s just the recognition of who you are. The cells of
your body are made of condensed love. Everything in
existence resonates strongly to this fundamental
The idea of the Harmony Project is to quietly open
yourself up to the world, leading by example.
Don’t panic! The Harmony Project isn’t hard, it’s fun!
Anyone can do it. It’s done quietly, at your own pace,
and in your own time. You don’t have to sign up for
anything, or study anything, or ask permission from
anyone. There aren’t any rules. Everything you need for
the Project is already inside of you.
3) The power of the Harmony Project is based on the
social network. A social network is all of the people
you know. Every country has thousands or millions of
social networks, and they all overlap. These networks
are spontaneous and people–created, unregulated by
government or authority. Because of mobile technology,
instant messaging, and email, people are now in instant
communication, so an idea can spread rapidly within your
network and between networks. Millions of people
quietly, voluntarily and positively influencing their
social networks has the same effect as one or two people
reaching millions of people on the Oprah show.
It’s better to have millions of people quietly effecting
change on a one–to–one basis within their personal
networks, rather than a couple of people leading on the
masses. Why? Because the idea of “follow the leader” has
gotten mankind into trouble over the past 5,000 years,
creating hierarchical societies with a few at the top
and the millions at the bottom. So we simply by–pass the
authorities and, without fighting or resisting the
current order, create a new world.
In the American West, for example, boomtowns like Silver
City, Idaho and Virginia City, Nevada simply
disappeared. No one came in with an army to wipe these
places out. They vanished as a result of natural
economic forces. This is what social networks and
endeavors like the Harmony Project will do to the
What is the Harmony Project?
The Harmony Project consists of two simple activities:
1) Walk quietly down the street with love in your heart.
The more crowded the street, the better! Repeat as many
times as you feel like it. Or, sit quietly in a café or
a coffee shop, and feel love. You don’t have to DO
anything, or make a big speech, or make a spectacle of
yourself. Just sit there feeling love and observe what
happens. You can do this anywhere people gather. I like
to do it at the checkout counter in the supermarket!
You don’t sing, or chant, or talk loudly, because that
would be distracting to others, and could morph into an
ego thing. Just sit or walk quietly and unobtrusively,
blending in with the scenery. When you are around people
and feel love, you quietly affect everyone around you.
That’s because love is the most powerful vibration in
What happens is that the vibration of love goes quietly,
but powerfully, outward from you to everyone around you,
and alters their aura. I’ve done this myself, and when I
am truly in tune with love, people will often look up
and smile. Sometimes, they’ll even stop and want to
talk. What you are doing is literally changing the
vibration of those you meet, without having to argue
with them, or “raise their consciousness.” You can’t
know how powerful this can be until you actually do it!
And do you know the best part? It makes you feel great!
It can be addicting, in a good way.
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see a miracle right
away! The idea of the Harmony Project isn’t to show
everyone how awesome you are (even though you ARE
awesome!). It’s not an ego thing. The idea is first to
feel love inside of you, and to share that love quietly
with others. What you are doing when you radiate love
around others, is vibrationally altering their
consciousness. This occurs invisibly, just as radio and
micro waves travel invisibly and find their way to your
hand held communications device.
2) The second activity is even easier. When you talk or
chat with your friends, bring up something positive and
exciting, and get people talking about it.
For example, I just read an inspiring speech by a guy
who says that mobile phones and social networking will
completely destroy the hierarchical nature of our
societies, returning power and freedom to individuals
and away from governments and powerful elites. In India,
poor fishermen have already used mobile technology to
create a people–based market, completely unregulated by
government or big corporations, that efficiently
supplies Indian coastal villages with food. People who
were starving are now fed, and fishermen who were dirt
poor are now doing much better. He says that in ten
years, if present trends continue, it will no longer be
possible for a small elite to start a war, or have
economic or political dominance over humanity. Instead
of governments and bureaucracies and elites having
power, independent social networks of people will have
power! Now that is something that excites me!
What excites you? It doesn’t have to be profound! It
could be a good tune you heard, or a podcast, or a
movie, or a book you read. Whatever it is, make sure it
is positive, not negative. Get people thinking and
talking about something inspiring.
That’s it! If you are ready to create some miracles, go
to it! Share your results and successes, and ask
questions, on the Harmony Project Forum:
You can do the two steps of the Harmony Project by
yourself, or with friends. You can walk silently down
the street as a group radiating love, or sit quietly in
a coffee shop, café, or any other appropriate place.
Remember that love is quiet and powerful, but not
ostentatious. The idea is not "wow look at us, we're
awesome," but "we are here to saturate this place with
love and good vibes." A group of people radiating love
together is an enormously powerful force, like the
warming rays of the sun that reach out and touch others.
And the best thing is that when you radiate love, you
feel it inside yourself first. So the first person who
benefits is you!
How can you tell whether something you bring up in part
2) is positive or negative? The answer is, observe how
people react. Are they happy, or sad? Angry or joyful?
Apathetic or excited? I’ve included a scale of emotions
from highest to lowest so you can accurately catalog
emotions. Positive emotion is anything above 2.0 on the
scale, and that’s good. Negative is anything below 2.0
on the scale, and you want to avoid that.
Experiment with this and soon you will be much better at
recognizing emotions, and become much more sensitive to
people and how to make them happier. Your relationships
will improve, because you will be more observant. You
will also feel more powerful, because sensitizing
yourself to others also makes you more sensitive to what
you like and dislike. So you achieve a state of higher
discernment ands knowledge of self, as well as knowledge
You can test to see how you are doing. In the first
step, one person acts as an observer. That person
determines the emotional level of the area before you
begin, and then assesses the emotions of the area
afterwards. In the second step, you (or an independent
observer) can monitor the emotional tone of the group
before and after the introduction of a topic. In all
cases, the idea is to raise the emotional / vibrational
level of the group. Of course, these observations are
subjective, but so is a feeling of love, or a feeling of
happiness, or any positive emotion.
Send in your ideas, experiences, and successes!
Share your experiences with others and ask questions on
the Harmony Project Forum
http://tinyurl.com/2gebdl. The Harmony Project is as
much about raising your vibration as it is about
People will respond to you in proportion to how much
love you are feeling. Most of us are creatures of habit.
The Harmony Project is an opportunity for you to
practice love. The better you feel, the more amazing
result you are likely to get.
How do you feel love?
Well, you just sit quietly and remember a time when you
felt loving towards someone, or someone felt loving
toward you. Then you pick up on that feeling and let it
saturate your consciousness, and the cells of your body.
You know what love feels like, or you wouldn’t be
interested in the Harmony Project. Did you know that of
all the emotions, love is the easiest feeling to let in?
That’s because love is the OM, the fundamental vibration
of the universe. Love is in every cell of your body.
It’s who you ARE. Love feels warm and fuzzy and powerful
and generous and when you really feel love, you feel
invincible and wonderful and you want to share yourself
with the whole world!
You can get that feeling back any time, you just have to
practice! It’s the most rewarding practice you can do
for yourself, because it sets you up to have a perfect
day. People naturally respond positively to those who
feel love. That’s the idea behind the Harmony Project.
The Quiet Revolution
You don’t have to be famous to have a positive effect.
In the past, trying to change the world through
person–to–person contact was time consuming and
inefficient, but not anymore. Today, person–to–person
contact is the best way to make positive changes,
because all of us belong to social networks. When
someone gets exited about something, he or she tells
everyone in his or her network and it spreads rapidly. A
positive idea can literally spread itself all over the
planet in almost no time at all! This is how we can
create a new paradigm of thought in the consciousness of
The idea behind the Harmony Project is to raise the
background vibration of society, and make it possible
for positive solutions to occur. The human population is
growing and more and more people are reject the old
values of deceit, dishonesty, competition and war. Our
species is rapidly approaching a tipping point, where a
quantum leap in consciousness is possible. A tipping
point is defined as the critical point in an evolving
situation that leads to a new and irreversible
development. This irresistible development is the idea
that love is more valuable than hatred, that cooperation
is better than conflict, and that human nature is
divine. When enough people have these ideas, our
societies can literally change overnight!
Power isn’t money, or military might. Power is the
ability to control what you think and what you say, and
to spread positive ideas through our social networks.
Social change ALWAYS happens from the bottom up, not the
top down. Governments and corporations are always the
last ones to figure it out. The “establishment” always
piggybacks on the great ideas that come from inspired
individuals. The idea of the Harmony Project is to start
a Quiet Revolution.
How Can This Happen?
Imagine society not as a bunch of powerless individuals,
but as a collection of dynamically interacting social
networks. Governments and corporations are social
networks as well! They exist, like ships, floating upon
the ocean of national consciousness. That consciousness
is established by we the people, through our social
networks. We are the soil upon which our nation's
institutions grow. If these institutions are now corrupt
to the core, it is because we have allowed our planetary
and national soil to become fertile for them. We
unconsciously repeat, through our social networks, the
same old stale ideas that have allowed the present
situation to occur.
The idea is to spread love and inspiring ideas all over
the world! We all know how impossible it is to get large
groups of people to agree on what is best –– just look
at politics! The Harmony Project by–passes ideology and
belief, and focuses on love. Love is so powerful that it
immediately knocks out these lower vibrations. If you
don’t believe this, then you have to actually try Step
One. If you do it right, you won’t believe the positive
results you will get!
During the past century, the human population has been
increasing at an unprecedented rate. We now have a
unique window of opportunity for a paradigm shift in
consciousness on a national and planetary scale. To
replace the tired old memes of scarcity, conflict,
hierarchy, “follow the leader,” and war, with new ones
based upon the recognition of our divine, spiritual
nature and a recognition that it IS possible –– and
desirable –– for ALL humans to experience prosperity and
live lives filled with promise and fulfillment.
Traditional consciousness raising activities take a
mental approach. “If we can only educate the masses…”
“If we can raise awareness on the dangers of ____(fill
in the blank), we can then offer a solution that will be
accepted…” etc. These approaches almost never work ––
unless they graduate to a process that raises emotional
tone –– because they are intellectual and sterile. Many
times, they evolve into competing groups, and then
argumentation and even conflict, because people always
have different opinions. With rare exceptions, this has
been the history of politics in every society on earth.
All successful social movements begin with a raising of
emotional tone. The civil rights movement in the United
States, for example, raised millions of people up the
scale of emotion, which led to inspirational ideas and
actions that changed our society for the better.
The lesson of the past 5,000 years of human history is
that a true paradigm shift in consciousness cannot come
about only through ideas. Copernicus’s realization that
the earth revolves about the sun, and Einstein’s theory
of relativity, revolutionized the way we viewed the
universe. However, they have not led to spiritual and
emotional advancement. We are still exploiting and
killing each other in the 21st century just as we did in
Unanimous and beneficial agreement can only occur in an
environment of positive emotion. In other words, ideas
that change the world in a positive direction must come
forth from a positive vibration. They must be supported
by and motivated from positive emotion. This is obvious,
but as a species, we don’t do it, because we believe it
to be impossible! Enough of us believe the lie that we
are merely biological creatures and that our inherent
nature is primitive.
But human nature is not barbaric and savage. That is a
myth foisted upon the human race by deluded people who
believe that when you die, you’re dead, and by other
insecure and frightened power seekers who believe in
hierarchy and domination.
How did the current paradigm get established?
Long ago in the evolution of our species, a tipping
point in thought was reached. It is impossible to
pinpoint exactly where or when in history this occurred.
However it happened, our species consciousness reflected
the memes of hierarchy, control, victimization, and
“follow the leader.”
Argumentation, domination, competition and conflict
emerged as the primary method of problem resolution
within and between human societies. These memes became
vibrationally dominant in our consciousness and have
been passed down from generation to generation, not
because they were inherent to human nature or superior
in any way, but merely because they were continuously
activated. In other words, the history of our species
has resulted from a habitual way of thinking.
But habits are not natural laws! Habits of thought and
belief exist only because we continuously pay them
homage. Our species is like the dog and the invisible
fence. The dog stops because it believes it must, even
though it could step over the line at any time, and
think “out of the box.”
If you think about it long enough, you can understand
that the resolution to our global problems cannot come
about only through ideas, or education, or traditional
consciousness–raising activities. That’s because, as we
all know, everyone has different opinions. However, when
everyone is feeling positive emotion, it is very easy to
reach agreement! In the Harmony Project, thousands of
individuals quietly and unobtrusively (but effectively)
act to raise emotional tone through their social
networks, which provides the foundation for positive and
effective ideas that will transform our societies.
The Role of Beliefs
As a species, we have not made spiritual advancement
because of our beliefs. Beliefs are self–fulfilling
prophecies, for beliefs direct action. Another way to
say this is that actions follow beliefs. A person who
believes that money is hard to get and hold onto will
likely continue to be poor, because he or she will act
in ways that do not allow for prosperity. A person who
believes that old people are stupid will disrespect his
elders. A President who believes that war is a good way
to resolve problems will start one. Like the dog and the
invisible fence, mankind has erected prison bars made of
thought, that direct actions into narrow and
self–limiting areas. We demand adherence to limiting
sets of beliefs, which have been codified as religion,
or ‘tradition.’ When people act outside of these narrow
boundaries, they are seen to be dangerous. Beliefs,
however, are just collections of thoughts. And what are
thoughts? Ephemeral things that can be changed. Only
when the background vibration of society is raised
enough, can we change the tenor and content of thought,
on a national and global scale. We have the power in our
hands, right now!
I believe that the Harmony Project would have been
impossible even five years ago, because humanity was not
ready for it. However, world events have spiraled so far
out of control that more and more people understand that
change is necessary. The Harmony Project is designed to
nudge this process along, like a powerful ocean current
which carries the ships that sail upon it.
The way to establish harmony and cooperation is not to
fight against the established order, or that which is
repugnant. Getting people to fight and resist something
is a clever psychological ploy that just continues the
unwanted thing. As Mae West once said, “All pub is good
pub.” All she meant was that it doesn’t matter whether
you agree with something, or fight it, because it’s the
same thing: you promote it either way. “Mae West is a
terrible actor!” is almost as good as, “Mae West is a
great actor!” That’s because people say, “Who is Mae
West? I’ll look her up.”
When human beings want change, we organize to fight
abhorrent things like poverty and cancer and terrorism.
But in fact, fighting something just makes it bigger.
Despite the War on Poverty, there is more poverty.
Despite the War on Cancer, we still have lots of cancer.
In the United States, the War on Terrorism has resulted
in the elimination of our freedoms and civil liberties,
through legislation like the Patriot Acts, the Military
Commissions Act and the Homegrown Terrorist Protection
Successful social and political movements are based on
the creation of something positive, not the elimination
of something negative!
Unfortunately, politics is almost exclusively the
In Eastern thought, this concept is known as
non–resistance. Non–resistance has been misinterpreted
by Western philosophy to mean, “let yourself get
steamrolled.” This is, however, a distortion of a very
powerful and profound idea.
Saying “No” to something is the same as saying “Yes” to
it, because either way, you place your attention on it,
and spread it around. The more we fight terrorism, for
example, the more fear we have, and the more laws are
passed restricting our freedoms. The more we resist
climate change and fossil fuels, the more emphasis we
give to fossil fuels. Nowhere is this demonstrated more
clearly than at the climate change conference in Bali
Scientists and participants on both sides of the climate
change issue debate whether fossil fuels are the cause
of increased global CO2 emissions. This debate focuses
on fossil fuels, not on the development of clean and
alternative energy sources.
This idea is expressed in the universal principle of
‘like attracts like.’ Whatever you think about and talk
about the most will be what you create, and what you
experience. You can test this in life by living
mindfully. When you become more aware of your thoughts,
beliefs, and attitudes, you will begin to see a
correspondence between them and what you manifest in
We have been taught just the opposite, however. We’ve
been taught that we think a certain way because of the
way reality is. But of course, that philosophy is a
recipe for failure, and a life that never changes.
Following that line of thinking turns people into
robots, and gets them feeling powerless. When that
happens, people can be easily manipulated, which is what
has happened throughout human history.
So let’s wake up the human race! The Harmony Project is
a great way to quietly and effectively raise the
background vibration of society.
In the Revolutionary War, the United States achieved
political freedom from Great Britain. All intelligent
people now understand that modernly, war cannot be the
answer. War and conflict and all that support it are
outdated and pathetic relics of the Old Order! We seek
solutions on a much more powerful level.
We need a spiritual, not a political, economic, or
scientific solution. These have all been tried and found
wanting. We need, not a political revolution, but an
evolution in consciousness. The Harmony Project is
itself an evolutionary leap, for although we are in the
streets and in the shops, and everywhere people
congregate, we are invisible to the gross forces of
authority, and outside their purview.
In our program, we operate in concert with the higher
vibrations, using the subtle, but immensely powerful
energies of love. You see, it is impossible to do the
Harmony Project by yelling and fighting, for love does
not do that. In the higher vibrations, we use Quiet
Power. We are Revolutionaries of Love!