Seeds of Peace was founded to create opportunities for young people to come
together across lines of conflict.
"Haifa Staiti met a kindred spirit at a lakeside summer camp in Maine. The two teens talked for hours under the trees. “I felt I was being heard, and I felt comfortable about sharing my experiences,” she said, adding that they remain good friends to this day.
It was no ordinary summer camp, but one meant to break down divides. Staiti, a Palestinian, and her friend, an Israeli, were early participants in the Seeds of Peace program that allows Israelis and Palestinians to meet in a neutral environment."
EXCERPTS BELOW FROM "We Are Bio-Cosmic Beings Learning to Live in a Living Universe1" BY Duane Elgin
The transition from self-serving separation to world-serving cooperation confronts us with an evolutionary crisis: Who are we? What kind of Universe do we live in? Where are we going?
Seeing ourselves as part of the fabric of creation awakens our sense of connection with, and compassion for, the totality of life.
Awakening to our larger identity as both unique and inseparably connected with a co- arising Universe transforms feelings of existential separation into experiences of subtle communion as bio-cosmic beings. We are far richer, deeper, more complex, and more alive than we ever thought.
We don’t need a miracle to save us—we are already inside the miracle of sustaining aliveness. Instead of being saved from death, our job is to bring mindful attention to our ever-emerging aliveness in the here and now.We are shifting from seeing ourselves as accidental creations wandering through a lifeless cosmos without meaning or purpose to seeing ourselves engaged in a sacred journey of discovery in a Universe with stunning depth and richness of purpose.
Annemarie Schimmel said, “Once the journey to God is finished, the infinite journey in God begins.”
A felt ethics emerges from our intuitive connection with the living Universe in the form of a ‘moral tuning fork.’ We can each tune into the non-local field of life and sense what is in harmony with the wellbeing of the whole.
But what does ‘home’ mean in our time of profound, global change? Is home a familiar dwelling? Or is home a visceral and intuitive feeling that we have deep inside? For many, home is a feeling of safety, acceptance just as you are, and a sense of belonging. We also have the feeling of being home when we are deeply relaxed within ourselves and making meaningful contributions to the wellbeing of those around us. With this as a guide, we can anticipate that, as the old world breaks down economically, socially, and environmentally, new searches for ‘home’ are underway—and this is leading many to search for new kinds of community. As the world unravels, smaller communities can provide lifeboats of resilience and belonging to weather the storms of transition.
Duane Elgin is an international recognized speaker, author and social visionary who looks beneath the surface turbulence of our times to explore the deeper trends that are transforming our world.
Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams brings tough love to the dream of world peace, with her razor-sharp take on what "peace" really means, and a set of profound stories that zero in on the creative struggle — and sacrifice — of those who work for it.
Dive into the Unified Field of Love. All are welcome!
Come to the oasis, receive and be nurtured.
Gather together for our GOOD of the WHOLE Global Heart Resonance Call
We are Planetary Stewards committed to the GOOD of the WHOLE, listening, speaking from our hearts and intentionally expanding the resonant Field of Love. We gather at the “Watering Whole,” and find ourselves nurtured, revitalized and uplifted, as a collective consciousness, fueled for our week ahead.
Feel into the desired power of your message and it’s transformational impact on others and the planet. The experience and practice of leading with Heart Resonance, will ignite and amplify your message with greater presence, power and love.
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Thistle Farms is a social enterprise of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. Thistle Farms houses the bath and body care company, Thistle Stop Café and paper and sewing studios. All proceeds support Thistle Farms and the residential program, Magdalene. The community provides housing, food, healthcare, therapy and education, without charging residents or receiving government funding. Thistle Farms and Magdalene stand as a witness to the truth that in the end love is the most powerful force for change.
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The Co-Creators Agreements
We recognize that aligning in a shared agreement field is essential in order to cultivate and maintain harmonious relationships and well being. The following agreements were first established by the Geneva Group and have been used by Global Family teams and other groups throughout the world for the past several decades. (Via Hummingbird Community)
My intent is to be myself, to be authentic, and to be fully present.Read more
Here's a crazy idea: Persuade the world to try living in peace for just one day, every September 21. In this energetic, honest talk, Jeremy Gilley tells the story of how this crazy idea became real — real enough to help millions of kids in war-torn regions.
Over the last 20 years, I have spent much time and energy in the arena with those who are in poverty financially and who are continually marginalized in our culture because of it. I have also spent a fair amount of time reading, discussing and thinking about poverty. My most treasured resource is a book called A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne. In the book, Ms. Payne defines poverty as “the extent to which an individual does without resources.” She also lists eight categories in which we can experience poverty: financial, emotional, mental, spiritual, physical, support systems, relationships/role models, and knowledge of hidden rules.Read more
Emmanuel Jal's call for Peace in Sudan and the whole world. Emmanuel Jal enlists support from A-listers from all walks of life in this groundbreaking music video. It features Alicia Keys, George Clooney, Peter Gabriel, The Elders (Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter, Sir Richard Branson, Fernando H Cardoso). Directed by Anna Gabriel.Read more
There’s fascinating evidence of a fundamentally new pattern emerging in humanity: the co-creator. This emerging pattern goes beyond surface values to a whole new way of engaging and working with others, based on respect and unity. The co-creator relinquishes the need for power over others and celebrates the emergence of authentic partnership in all domains, offering a juicier, more collaborative, and ultimately more powerful way to live. The new co-creator archetype is at the very root of our next evolution of humanity. This co-creator can actually be seen everywhere – in business, in our personal relationships and in solutions to humanity’s greatest challenges — and as we embrace the full power of the new pattern, we can grow into our full potential as a human family.
Taken from www.evolve.org
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. http://storyofstuff.org
Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.
It is easy to feel the flow with others who are dancing and playing in the light. It is invigorating knowing the light will attract others wanting to come and join and shine in all that joy and playfulness. It is such a wonderful and beautiful place to be, to feel. The question is why, when we are feeling the greatest joy, the most wonderful light, does it often seem like someone near to us comes in and sucker punches us and drops us to our knees? The feeling of the darkness trying to take away our light is nearly unbearable. It seems like they have no desire to change the pain and sadness and no desire to let us change ours, no desire for us to feel that joy.Read more
We've all probably heard to some degree that nature and time in nature is good for us. But we may not realize just how good nature truly is for our psyche and physical state of being. Every time you are in nature you benefit in a multitude of wellness areas. Regularly spent time in nature has profound benefits for every part of our physical, mental, emotional, social and psychological well-being. Here are 62 reasons to inspire and motivate you to make time spent in nature a priority in your life for personal healing and evolution.
Join UNITED WE RISE for a Global Synchronized PRAYER ACTION at BANKS funding oil! Let's elevate the consciousness of every banker, stock holder, and executive at financial institutions around the World.
This prayer is a prayer of healing. Healing our patterns of short term profits and investing in our long term sustainability. We choose clean water for our grandchildren over cheap oil for ourselves.