Symbols can communicate messages and feelings without words
They help us relate and unite
The modern peace sign was designed by Gerald Holtom for the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in 1958. The vertical line in the center represents the flag semaphore signal for the letter D, and the downward lines on either side represent the semaphore signal for the letter N. “N” and “D”, for nuclear disarmament, enclosed in a circle. Holtom also described the symbol as representing despair, with the central lines forming a human with its hands questioning at its sides against the backdrop of a white Earth. It is said that Holtom originally considered using a Christian cross but disliked its association with the Crusades and ultimately chose something he considered to be more universal
The harmony strand was designed by Cynthia Fleischmann in 2018 as a symbol to help unite humanity for global harmony. It is a beacon of light calling us to be peaceful, act sustainably and make positive impact choices for a more harmonious future
Why do we need a new symbol?
I believe we are at a fork in the road where technology can either be used to help humanity and mother nature or destroy humanity and mother nature, and sadly I believe we are going in the wrong direction. Forests are being cut down, animals are going extinct daily and resources are polluted and becoming scarce. If war breaks out, I doubt global leaders will use the peace sign for peace due to its affiliation to hippies and drugs. Therefore we need a new peaceful symbol to help us unite over our similarities and compassionately work together for harmony.
The harmony strand symbol is not new;
it is designed from nature:
Mycelium & Roots
growing vines & plants
iguanas, eels, fish & sharks swimming
vibrations & frequencies
the list goes on...
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