Toni Julian’s The Humanity Project kicks-off on Jan. 21

Toni Julian will launch her new project that she hopes will inspire people to reach their highest potential. Photo courtesy Toni Julian

By Marty Cheek

When Toni Julian received a vision during meditation to create a movement called “The Humanity Project,” she knew she had to act on this “divine guidance.” The holistic wellness coach seeks to start 2024 on a positive note with a goal to transform communities through principles of health, happiness, and unity.

Julian, 64, grew up in Morgan Hill and now lives in the Evergreen district of San Jose. She will hold a special seminar Jan. 21 in Campbell to inspire individuals to make positive changes in their lives and communities. The Humanity Project event marks the first step toward creating conscious change from within.

“I am willing to step way out of my comfort zone to be of service to my fellow humans,” Julian said about the core purpose of her mission to inspire individuals to reach their highest potential. “I want to help people co-create a community where we can celebrate our uniqueness, elevate our physical and mental health, live heart-centered and become better stewards of our planet.”

The launch event will be an appetizer reception and talk explaining the project’s “10 Commitments” — small, incremental steps people can take to improve themselves and the world around them. Julian’s presentation will be professionally video-recorded for online broadcast.

The 10 Commitments are small actions people can take to shift perspective and create positive change in their own lives. Julian will distribute them for attendees to work through on their own or via her coaching programs.

Her talk will focus on raising self-awareness, resilience, balance and well-being. Julian believes “we must start with working on ourselves” in order to impact the world at large. She aims to inspire conscious living through principles of presence, connection, and community.

“I’m hoping to inspire people to be more than just a good person, but a conscious human,” Julian said about her vision for uplifting the human race.

By coming together at her launch event, she wants to catalyze a movement of personal and societal betterment starting from within.

“The purpose of the project is to help humanity move forward in a positive way,” Julian said.

She hopes to address issues like social injustice, political divides, and the declining well-being of Americans compared to other developed nations.

Rather than tackling global problems, the project focuses on change from the ground up — starting with individual responsibility for thoughts, feelings and actions. The idea is that personal change can ripple out to positively impact others and the planet.

Julian wants to help people “celebrate uniqueness, elevate health, live heart-centered, and become stewards of our planet.” She believes conscious communities can form when individuals set an example of positive qualities.

The Humanity Project seeks to shift perspective from complaint to gratitude. The aim is to “visualize and create the changes reflected in the values we hold dear,” Julian said.

By cultivating unity and purpose from within, she hopes her community model will spread to uplift all of humanity.

Following her launch event, Julian will offer various courses for continued self-improvement.

The first is a 10-day “Humanity Project Challenge” held virtually and in-person. It starts and ends with a communal Zoom call exploring positive personal and community impact.

“Each day, registrants will receive a commitment that will be easy to implement,” Julian explained. “It could be a mindset shift, kicking an undermining habit, learning to destress through a meditation, connecting with someone unlike ourselves, and learning to listen to our higher selves.”

She is also offering an “I AM PURE” course focused on releasing emotional and physical baggage through meditative and natural cleansing practices.

Both programs will kick-off in February. The incremental commitments are designed to be simple yet transformative. By spurring inward renewal, Julian hopes participants will apply positive principles to shape families and communities.

“It’s much more involved,” she said, “but these commitments can be done easily and incrementally throughout the course, and beyond.”

An attitude change is needed to solve societal issues, Julian said.

“We need to shift our mindset away from the world is ‘horrible’ and we can’t change anything,” she said.

Julian believes complacency leads to negative outcomes. “One person can make a difference,” she argued. “If you think you can’t, you won’t.”

Instead of complaining, Julian advocates focusing on existing positives and deliberately creating impactful change.

“We contribute to the collective consciousness through what we put out, for good or not,” she said.

Specific solutions according to Julian include teaching children inclusivity, self-love, empathy, and emotional intelligence. This could reduce problems like school shootings, bullying, and other forms of social violence.

She also calls for embracing connection amongst diversity, listening without judgment, and recognizing political common ground through open-mindedness.

Additionally, Julian critiqued America’s health neglect through poor diet, work/life balance, in favor of convenience. She countered that “practicing self-love” can motivate lifestyle discipline for the betterment of society.

“If we truly believe every life is valuable, then we would take more time in valuing our own,” Julian said.

The Humanity Project aims to spur personal transformation through wellness and spirituality offerings that lead to improving society.

“We have the power to transform our lives and those around us,” she said. “When people are grounded, and thinking in a connected way, they make better decisions with better outcomes

. . . When we can make choices centered and grounded, we are in touch with our thinking, our hearts for feeling and our gut for intuition. I teach people how to do this. It’s amazing how transformative this can be.”