The Global Consciousness Project

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Day of Love and Gratitude

Following the first edition of the Great Day of Love and Gratitude on September 22nd, 2012, we are pleased to relaunch this worldwide event on May 22nd, 2016.

Covering over 70% of the earth's surface, water nourishes and makes life on this planet possible in the first place. Having access to the most precious good for life is an undeniable right of every human being to share with all living beings. During our life, we constantly get in touch with this element that is part of ourselves; exactly as our planet, we are made of more than 70% of water.

The DAY OF LOVE AND GRATITUDE is a moment of profound union of our hearts in conscious trust that opens a new human evolutionary path in harmony with Mother Earth. Today we are like a single Heart that vibrates in unison for humanity and for the planet. Today we choose to live in the high vibration of Love and Gratitude, imprinting them into the Water, which is the element connected to our emotions. Today we consciously direct our power of creating towards authentic joy, feeling that we are an active part of a single dream of life, that anyone then builds moment for moment. Namasté!

Specific Hypothesis and Results

The GCP event is set as the 24 hour UTC day, to accommodate people all around the world celebrating love and gratitude especially focused on the importance of water for us all. The result is Chisquare 86702.894 on 86400 df, for p = 0.233 and Z = 0.729.


The following graph is a visual display of the statistical result. It shows the second-by-second accumulation of small deviations of the data from what’s expected. Our prediction is that deviations will tend to be positive, and if this is so, the jagged line will tend to go upward. If the endpoint is positive, this is evidence for the general hypothesis and adds to the bottom line. If the endpoint is outside the smooth curve showing 0.05 probability, the deviation is nominally significant. If the trend of the cumulative deviation is downward, this is evidence against the hypothesis, and is subtracted from the bottom line. For more detail on how to interpret the results, see The Science and related pages, as well as the standard caveat below.

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Cumulative Deviation during event


The Love and Gratitude event was publicized again in 2017, for Jun 11. The following graph shows the result, which looks informally to be a more powerful effect. Using the standard GCP criteria for analysis we look at the terminal value, and this is not very different from the year before. In any case, it is a nice picture, encouraging to those of us who think love and gratitude are deeply important for humans on our beautiful planet.

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Cumulative Deviation during event

Standard caveat

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.