V-Day and Toning on Valentines Day 2013
In the US and Europe, and in many other parts of the world, the day honoring St. Valentine is given to expressions of love, most prominently romantic love, but in recent times also a broader brotherhood, as well as love for the environment and the earth.
Valentine's Day turns out to be a focus for a number of groups and individuals organizing meditations and other forms of communion, beyond the widespread consideration of February 14 as a day of Love.
This year, 2013, there is a new and powerful addition. It is called V-DAY, and is a movement to eliminate violence against women. Also called "One Billion Rising," the intent is to have as many people around the world as possible thinking about this concern. It is a "global strike to demand an end to the violence."
As we have in previous years, we also recognize another special presentation on the 14th. Johathan Goldman, who teaches sound healing, organizes each year a day to apply healing intent focused by toning to help heal the earth.
The GCP event was set for the 24 hour UTC day, to include participation as described in the Sound Healing instructions. This also includes many other meditations around the world. And it includes huge numbers brought to common focus and common cause by V-day and the billion rising.
The outcome is Chisquare 86401.572 on 86400 degrees of freedom, for p = 0.498 and Z = 0.005. The endpoint, which is the formal test, is thus not different from null deviation. However, there are very large variations during the day, especially early morning. This can be seen in the figure.
It is important to keep in mind that we have only a tiny statistical effect, so that it is always hard to distinguish signal from noise. This means that every "success" might be largely driven by chance, and every "null" might include a real signal overwhelmed by noise. In the long run, a real effect can be identified only by patiently accumulating replications of similar analyses.