This weekend I split most of my time between Instagram and The Weather Channel, searching for updates on Hurricane Irma. For those of you who don’t know, Hurricane Irma was one of the strongest, largest storms to ever occur in the Atlantic Ocean, and it hit the Caribbean last week, and Florida and the Southeast United States this past weekend. Originally, it was categorized as a Cat 5 hurricane, which is the strongest hurricane with winds recorded over 155MPH!
When it broke onto the USA, Hurricane Irma dropped to a Category 3 hurricane, with the tails Categories 1 and 2. If you are not familiar with hurricanes, Cat 4s & 5s will destroy almost anything in their path, since the winds and flooding are so strong. Cat 3 and below will cause damage, but most homes with proper shutters will be structurally OK. A CAT 3 IS STILL A STRONG HURRICANE AND CAUSES A LOT OF DAMAGE, BUT THE DECREASE IS WAY BETTER! So basically, Hurricane Irma is causing a LOT of damage, and over 6 million Floridians had to evacuate, 2 million are out of power, and the whole state is facing flooding – but that is a lot better than it could have been.
While checking my Instagram feed, it was consumed with pictures about #PrayForFlorida and a Global Meditation. Based just on Instagram alone, thousands of people were seeing these hashtags and photos, encouraging them to send light and loving thoughts of safety to those being affected by the hurricane. And you know what happened? The storm CHANGED! IT WEAKENED! While I’m not a meteorologist, so I cannot tell you the exact “facts” why, I know that the storm was also predicted to increase in strength as it hit the coast of Florida. I believe the meditations and positive thoughts and prayers changed that!
Look at all these people who had the intention of safety for Florida! Your thoughts create the world, and global thoughts of peace have been shown to increase it! (You can read about how organized meditation reduced crime rates by over 20% here, and some science behind meditation reducing war.) I had been looking for a sign that global intentions can change the world, and I know that they did!
First, I saw the success post on dream3is3destiny . This was so amazing to me!
Then, I saw that they had tagged universalconsciousness.1111 so I went to find their post!
Further down my feed, one of my all-time favorite accounts, youarecreators, had it posted too! This post has over 1,000 likes and the page has over 100,000 followers !
I went on to explore the hashtag #GlobalMediation and saw over 4,500 recent posts! If all of those pages had just 100 followers, that would be 450,000 people who would have seen and intended on safety!
When you “like” a picture with a positive thought, you are adding energy to it! We need to use social media just like we did with Irma, to spread positivity in the world because it ABSOLUTELY can help!