Monday, January 31, 2011
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Monday, January 17, 2011
Synchronistically, for me one of these moments of unutterable fulfillment came when I joined the 13 Moon Walk 4 Peace which started in Atlanta at the King Center on 10.10.10. Talk about fulfillment…in just 2 months feeling lead by Spirit I completely rearranged my life and focused on the walk's mission to bring visibility to the invisible and a voice to the voiceless. That day, I stood in awe at the statue of Gandhi and the beautiful mural. But more than anything, I was in awe of the beautiful people who have dedicated their lives to illuminate and dissolve injustice fearlessly.
Why am I walking for peace? Very few people will ‘get’ it. It is just as King says above; words fall so short of explaining why I would walk and expect anything to come from it. Certainly there are family and friends who think I am a bit nutty and living in some fantasy world. But the only way to make a difference in the world is to face all those fears and the loved ones who mean well and instead of fighting them send them love. And that in itself is part of the peace work I do. I face the fears that create illusions of separation within myself and with others and I wrap my heart around them all. I break down barriers of ‘who is right’ and ‘who is wrong’. I accept and love everyone right where they are; even the ones who make this really challenging. As I do this work, my heart expands and I see more and more love and acceptance reflected back at me. And I guess that it the reason I walk…because I can.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Today, the air was especially cold and the snow was glistening in a magical way. I love when I notice little things like that because for a moment my mind switches off and my heart opens up. In those gaps, I feel deeply connected to all that is.
Finding these gaps is like a treasure hunt that we can experience if we have the desire. We just need to slow down, step away from the computer, get outside, breathe, and wake up to the moment. When we wake up to the moment we wake up to all the possibilities.
Friday, January 7, 2011
We are off to a bit of a slow start for the year, but we decided to have peace about that...
This month we are going to try something a little different with the piece together peace project. This month, we ask that you simply put out the intention for peace and see how it comes to you. What I noticed with my own participation with this project is that even though I may set out a very specific intention for how I want to create peace in my life, most of the time I was surprised how peace profoundly showed up in ways that I had not imagined. So I've enjoyed giving 'space' for peace to come to me in ways that were unexpected. This month document your 'peace' with a photo, words, haiku, a collage, a drawing, a quilt or any way that allows you to authentically express yourself....that is, speak your peace. Then, add your link to your blog post, flickr, or simply write it out in a comment below.
Help us spread the peace by including the piece together peace button on your blog with a link back here.
Walk the walk.
Monday, January 3, 2011
May the new year bring new possibilities, enthusiasm and light to your life!
We so appreciate each and everyone of you and feel incredibly blessed
that you are part of the vision and reality of threading light.
We will be back to our normal format next week...
Love and light~
Elizabeth and Lisa