Why the project? ~ Because our physical environment (places, landscape, houses, buildings) benefits from healing in the same way that individuals and animals do. ~ Often the place needs to be healed first, before individual healing can work effectively. ~ Think Feng Shui. This was worked out by the Chinese geomancers, among others, a long time ago and received a new infusion of life with Colin Bloy and Fountain International in 1981. ~ And now TONGO – ‘The Other National Grid Operation’ – a new approach to expand awareness of the need for community healing, and to extend it beyond boundaries.
What is the project, and how does it work? Initially, TONGO was started in 2010 as a 4 stage community healing project: 1. to create and energize a healing field 2. to measure its strength and progress 3. to record what happened 4. to understand our findings.
1. Energizing the healing field The original aim was to cover the UK with a series of chosen focal points that would regularly be energised and maintained by distant healing techniques from as many healers as we could assemble. And no healers better to ask for assistance than our fellow members of The Healing Trust.
Things have to start somewhere, so instead of choosing the object and location of our first focal point, we asked the Universe to choose it for us. In the past, focal points have tended to be churches, monuments, holy wells, sacred sites, and the like, so we were surprised and delighted to find that the initial focal point turned out to be simply a location in the middle of a grassy field at Severn Beach, near Bristol in the UK!
(The nearest we can get to a grid reference for the initial location is ST 54277 84979. The coordinates are 51 degrees 33’ 44” North ... 2 degrees 39’ 37” West)
So to get the ball rolling in Somerset, we enrolled the help of the committee members of the local region of The Healing Trust, and as many other healers as we could contact, even including friends who have never done this sort of work before; we asked them all to direct healing energy and positive thoughts towards this self-chosen location at 7.00 pm on 27th January 2010. Within seconds of this time, the first TONGO focal point had exploded into life – a massive surge of healing energy welled up and radiated outwards like the waves of a nuclear explosion. Many of us felt it happen at the time.
Since then, every day somewhere in the world, and always at 7.00 pm on 27th day of every month, TONGOers have been topping up the energy field with positive thoughts and healing energy. The field still needs to be topped up regularly, so if you already practice distant healing simply add this focal point to your list so that every time you practice your distant healing, this focal point gets a top-up too.
We encourage as many people as possible to take part in the collective nanosecond on the 27th of the month, 7.00 pm local time wherever you are – because ‘together we’re stronger’. Simply project positive thoughts for the benefit of communities throughout the world.
In its most evolved form, picture a healthy global web, like the North American Indian concept in which we are all part of the web of life, where groups all around the world have their own local focal points, thereby supporting the whole web in its healthiest and most harmonious form.
2. Measuring it Dowsing, a technique used world-wide by thousands of people for thousands of years, provides a known means of detecting and measuring changes in the invisible energy fields of the Earth and her humans and animal inhabitants. It has been used by Feng Shui practitioners and geomancers past and present, by members of Fountain International, by the British Society of Dowsers, and by many others. What the art of dowsing offers is a way of measuring whatever changes are brought about by this healing project.
Different dowsing groups will bring different angles of inquiry to their dowsing. The main limiting factor is likely to be time, for once enquiring minds start to consider the useful dowseable possibilities, the only limitation is the extent of their imagination!
Back to Severn Beach … from the very outset we recorded what was happening at our first focal point, and we soon realised that the project had gone ‘off script’. As the energy surge kept coming, the previously weak telluric currents of the area received a boost, became immensely stronger, switched directions, and started to carry the healing energy further afield. This sort of reaction was hoped for, but what astonished us most was that links shot out from the focal point to other locations, and started to seed new focal points. And these in turn shot out arms of healing energy further afield to create even more focal points. A self-seeding healing system had been created, and was now spreading out … and acting according to its own agenda!
We soon realised that the energy was connecting to known sacred sites in the South West of England and South Wales, reopening dormant ones and revitalising others.
A few months later, just to make sure that we were not dreaming, we invited a team of independent dowsers to visit the site and to report on their findings. Various criteria at the site were measured independently by each member of the team (location of the node point, orientation and width of the radiating energy lines, the masculine/feminine bias, the colour of the node point frequency, etc), and the results were gathered and assimilated. There was considerable agreement in their individual findings, and the comment in their report that excited us most was “The strength of the node averaged 7.9 out of 10. This is high and similar to the energy levels I have found at major sacred sites”.
The dowsing team confirmed independently that the site had made energetic connections to at least 8 historic sites – four in southern England (Windmill Hill, Uffington Castle, and Cadbury Castle hill forts, and the Avebury henge complex), and four sites in Wales (two standing stone sites, a dolmen and a chambered tomb).
We had in effect unwittingly created a sacred site!
3. Recording it After measuring and recording the initial effect and changes to the energy field in the Severn Beach area, we continued to observe the TONGO points that were being created further afield – in other parts of England, in the Channel Islands, in Scotland, and around the Mediterranean. However, events were happening too fast for us to continue to keep track of them, yet alone record them. Nevertheless, we knew what was happening, and it was all good.
We continued to track the spread across Britain, Europe and Scandinavia, and noticed that major focal points started to pop up in sensitive areas where healing was needed – in Japan following the tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disasters, and in North Africa and the Middle East following the start of the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings.
As we fed the energy field with our daily / weekly / monthly positive thoughts and healing intentions, it continued to expand further and further afield – across the Atlantic, throughout Africa, Russia and Asia, and down to Australia and New Zealand, until by January 2013 it had covered the entire globe.
4. Understanding it There are countless cases of place healing producing ‘coincidental’ benefits in the physical world. It is to be hoped that through this project these ‘coincidences’ might become better understood.
One of the advantages of the Fountain Concept is that the spread of energy can be monitored by the use of dowsing. The energy that we channel is transmitted through a complex web of energy lines to a focal point. In Fountain work the energy field that spreads out from that focal point has a characteristic black and white grid pattern, which has come to be known as the ‘chequerboard’. Dowsing is a useful technique because it enables us to determine the extent of the energy field, its rate of growth, its strength, and the quality of its energies. Information on the changing size and pattern of the energy field can readily be mapped and made available to the healing participants, and it gives the group a boost to receive such feedback on the effect of its work.
The energies at different locations along the continuum may vary from ‘extremely positive’ to ‘utterly disharmonious’, and the extent of these areas can be mapped by a dowser, so that their growth or shrinkage can be monitored. Some areas of disharmony may well need special attention by one or more groups through concentrated healing meditations.
As individuals and groups channel energies via the network of lines which criss-cross a community, it is interesting and useful to dowse them to check their width, strength (in terms of the number of energy bands), energy frequency, and other qualities. All of this information provides useful feedback, and it provides encouragement to know that the group’s channelling has greatly increased the strength of a line. From our experience as ‘Fountaineers’, there is no doubt that positive changes do take place when positive intent is focused mentally on a subject, and it is through the activation of this worldwide grid and your participation each day / week / month that our combined positive thoughts will have a direct and beneficial effect on communities, landscapes, and wildlife throughout our whole planet.