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An Invitation: Join Us For FOCUS: PEACE

08/12/2012

“If we continuously maintain self awareness, we will be able to experience peace and happiness.” Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

An Invitation: Join Us For FOCUS: PEACE

An Invitation: Join Us For FOCUS: PEACE

FOCUS: PEACEPeacelights and We, The World are partnering to offer a series of Free daily tele-seminar phone calls from December 7 to December 21 at Noon Eastern Standard Time. Every day we will gather virtually for 20 minutes to meditate together and be the peace we wish to see in the world. Calls will start with a 10 minute teaching, followed by a 5 minute meditation on peace, and prayers for peace on our planet. Read the rest for more information and to register. There is something important happening during the days ahead, something where your participation is required. You have the power and opportunity to make a significant difference in your environment.

JOIN US FOR FOCUS: PEACE –  A series of inspiring daily tele-seminar style calls starting Friday Dec. 7th and continuing through Friday December 21st. We have gathered women and men who have dedicated their lives to peace to lead these calls. They span generations, cultures, and life passions. What brings them together is their love of peace, and the urgency they see in our present situation.
Each call takes place at noon Eastern Time (USA) and will last 20 minutes. The calls are free and will be recorded, so if you can’t make the scheduled time, you’ll be able to listen to them at your convenience, and as many times as you like. To register click here: FOCUS: PEACE It is FREE.

“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.” Mahatma Gandhi

An Invitation: Join Us For FOCUS: PEACE

An Invitation: Join Us For FOCUS: PEACE

Featured speakers include Buddhist writer and co-Founder of the Tibet House Robert Thurman, President of the Global Security Institute Jonathan Granoff, World Peace Prayer Society’s UN Representative Rev. Deborah Moldow, best selling author, speaker and coach Debbie Ford, former Director of Amnesty International and peace teacher and activist James O’Dea, Co-Founder of Coalition OneVoice and teacher of Integral Spirituality, Kurt Johnson, and many others.

Inspired by the words of Amma, the revered humanitarian and spiritual teacher from India, Focus: Peace aims to bring you together with like minded people to usher in a new era of peace and co-creation. We are honored that her senior disciple Swami Dayamrita will lead one of the calls.
Schedule(subject to change)
December 7 – Deborah Moldow
December 8 – Jonathan Granoff
December 9 – Swami Dayamrita Chaitanya
December 10 – Joumana Rizk
December 11 – Debbie Ford
December 12 – Meggan Watterson
December 13 – Dena Merriam
December 14 – Chloe Breyer
December 15 – James O’Dea
December 16 – TBA
December 17 – Audrey Kitagawa
December 18 – Robert Thurman
December 19 – Kurt Johnson
December 20 – TBA
December 21 – Community Call
To register click here: FOCUS: PEACE It is FREE.
More below!

“Pray for the peace and welfare of one and all in this world.” Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

An Invitation: Join Us For FOCUS: PEACE

An Invitation: Join Us For FOCUS: PEACE… Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

Who is Amma and what did she say?
Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, affectionately called Amma, is also known as the Hugging Saint as she personally hugs and consoles millions of people, while serving hundreds of thousands in need through her many charitable organizations.
At a recent retreat in Michigan, Amma shared this message with a sense of great urgency.
Amma said that Mother Nature is very agitated at the moment and that there is a lot of turbulence in our hearts and our minds. We need to cool down the atmosphere she said. She asked for each of us to meditate on peace for just 5 minutes twice a day. Once a day is fine too, she said.  She asked us to repeat a mantra for peace that resonates deep within us for 5 minutes, then radiate the peace from our hearts onto our communities and our beautiful planet.

Amma said. “Please pray for world leaders to have patience and use their words carefully. With world leaders, one angry word can lead to a war. Please make a very firm resolve: ‘I will not say anything hurtful or negative to anyone’… and think carefully many times before even uttering a word.  There is a great deal of negative vibrations in the atmosphere and we shouldn’t use negative speech at this time, especially, and even towards our enemies. Pray that everyone has the power of will, to be patient, compassionate and loving.”

What are Peace Mantras?
Peace mantras are powerful invocations for harmony and blessings for all of creation. A mantra is a sound or group of words that is considered capable of creating transformation inside us and in the outer world. By vocalizing peace mantras we embody the existence of peace. Some powerful Peace Mantras are below or feel free to use another one that resonates within you. These mantras are repeated a minimum of 3 times, asking for peace in nature, peace in the world, and peace in our minds. The intention is to have peace in the world, and as we are part and one with the world, this peace will benefit us as well. The focus however is on the collective.
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bavanthu
May Peace Prevail on Earth
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
Shanti Shalom Peace Salam

How your meditation changes the world
In an experiment in 1993, four thousand meditators gathered in Washington DC for 7 consecutive weeks and meditated together twice a day.  By the time the experiment ended, the crime rate went down by 23.6%.  Similar experiments have been done in other cities, leading to similar results. Additional studies have also been done which demonstrated that patients who were prayed for recovered faster and more completely than those who were not supported by prayer. As we lead up to December 21, 2012, a date many believe to be a pivotal moment in our human history, what each one of us does, or more importantly, what each one of us embodies, makes a huge difference in the future of our beautiful planet.

Join us. Let’s bring peace into focus.
You can sign up/register by clicking here: FOCUS: PEACE It is FREE. If you cannot be on the calls, you can listen to the recordings later at your own convenience. All you have to do is sign up and you will be updated with all of the access information.
You make a difference. Your participation is required here. Together our impact can change the world.

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Peacelights – Connect For Peace

Have a Peaceful week ahead!
What are your thoughts? What does Peace mean to you?  Do share! Thank you.

*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… Thank you all for your patience! :-)

Positive Motivation Tip: Peace is imperative, make a commitment to honor it. Act!  “Peace is its own reward.”  Mahatma Gandhi

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos – Focus Peace Speakers, Focus Peace Logo, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, via Peacelights – Connect For Peace

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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42 Comments leave one →
  1. 09/12/2012 4:30 am

    Thanks for this…
    It seems like a Great opportunity to gain valuable insights from all these thought leaders on the same platform.

    • 09/12/2012 6:30 pm

      TY! Yes, it is a wonderful way to sit in the comfort of our homes and learn and meditate… Check it out and TY for your comment. :-)

  2. 09/12/2012 10:40 am

    Thanks, Elizabeth. I’m sharing with my social networks and plan to participate.

    • 09/12/2012 6:32 pm

      TY for stopping by Eleanor, I’ve attended so far and felt rested and at peace afterwards… Plus it won’t take up a chunk out of a typical work day… 20 minutes works. :-)

  3. 09/12/2012 12:37 pm

    I will share with the world, I have to work so many hours that I cannot do this personally. I work 2-10pm then college. I admire that Peace is what the message is. Thanks Eliz.

    • 09/12/2012 6:35 pm

      Hi Jackie! TY for stopping by… Don’t forget you can register and listen to the sessions at your leisure at home; so it is doable… Plus, with your busy schedule, a 30 minute wind down with meditation would work wonders for you… :-)

  4. 09/12/2012 1:21 pm

    Reblogged this on everyday gurus and commented:
    A wonderful Free event originally blogged on Mirth and Motivation.{{{Hugs}}}to world peace.

    • 09/12/2012 6:38 pm

      TY Kozo for the re-blog and I’m glad you’ll be participating in it too. I’m looking forward to the next session tomorrow and the rest of the 21 days to completion. :-)

      • 10/12/2012 9:23 am

        Did the meditation call this morning, and it was GOLDEN. Thank you for leading us to this oasis of peace, Eliz. Stay Gold.

    • 12/12/2012 12:31 am

      They have been fantastic for me. I even pulled off the road to listen to Monday’s session as I was returning from upstate. It’s been a timely blessing! TY! ;-)

  5. 09/12/2012 3:01 pm

    Fantastic! I’ll certainly be joining in on this ;)

    • 09/12/2012 6:41 pm

      Cool and TY Dianne for joining in… We are at points of change globally and world peace is imperative to our planet and our future. :-)

  6. 09/12/2012 4:40 pm

    I love love love this!!! Thank you so much for sharing. You can most certainly count me in! Love and Peace be yours. Namaste. Gina

    • 09/12/2012 6:57 pm

      Glad to hear from you Gina! I’m delighted that you’d join in! Today’s session was uplifting and nothing beats listening to thought-leaders on the subject of peace share their wisdom and then participate in a global mediation on peace… All from the comfort of our home. Loved it! :-)

  7. 09/12/2012 7:00 pm

    Hello Dear Readers!
    Feel free to ask me any questions about this global meditation experience on Peace. Again, it is easy and free to register. Your information will not be shared and even if you miss a session, you can listen to it at your convenience later.
    To access the tapes and meditation, you’ll need to register for the sessions… but it ‘s easy. Do join in. Make Peace Matter!
    Thank you all! :-)
    Elizabeth

  8. 09/12/2012 8:51 pm

    Hubby and I are going to heck this out!!!!

    • 09/12/2012 9:42 pm

      Thank you giving me my best laugh of the night…. You are fast and funny Pam. TY for checking it out… You wont be disappointed. It’s uplifting and calming and about 20-30 minutes each session. :-)

  9. 09/12/2012 8:52 pm

    I mean check lol! Thanks for posting!

  10. 10/12/2012 12:14 am

    I believe meditation to be very calming in this chaotic world. I think that will be a great event. I would to hear about the out come. :)

    • 10/12/2012 12:19 am

      Liz, if you are able to sign up, you can join in or listen to the recorded sessions at your leisure. They are short but sweet sessions. 20 minutes each. TY! :-)

  11. 10/12/2012 1:07 am

    That’s a great Initiative. and nice that we can listen to the recorded sessions…more importantly I hope the world leaders can listen in :-)

    • 12/12/2012 12:33 am

      That is my prayer too… The meditation and presentations have been timely… Just what I needed. TY! :-)

  12. 10/12/2012 1:41 am

    A very important message, indeed. Thank for putting up a great post here, Eliz! Hope you have a peaceful time ahead. :)

    • 12/12/2012 12:42 am

      TY Nandini! Hope you join in as it’s been terrific. The sessions are perfect for everyone; especially those with busy schedules. For 20 minutes, as a group sending out positive energy, we get to focus on sharing, praying and meditating for global peace..

  13. 10/12/2012 4:40 am

    Sadly I don’t have the time to participate myself, but I really applaud the intitiative. The world needs more of this kind of thing right now

    • 12/12/2012 12:44 am

      TY Peter, if you register for the sessions, you can listen to the recordings at your leisure and in the comfort of your home. All you need to do is show up, relax and enjoy the presentations and join in the meditations. Hope you join us. :-)

      • 12/12/2012 1:13 am

        Ok, I’ll try and join in. You know I’m with you on this

      • 12/12/2012 2:21 am

        TY! Yes, I know you support global peace and that is why I wanted to alert you to the fact that this is a relaxing event and easy to enjoy. Thanks again! :-)

  14. 10/12/2012 7:49 am

    Great post, Elizabeth. Gandhi certainly got it right when he said. “Peace is its own reward. “

    • 12/12/2012 12:45 am

      TY Adin, Yes he did.. I love the quote too. Hope you sign up and tune in for the sessions. :-)

  15. brenda permalink
    10/12/2012 12:55 pm

    thank you

  16. 11/12/2012 4:14 pm

    Kind of scary that there’s nothing planned after Dec.19. However, I absolutely agree that we need this right now more than ever.

    • 12/12/2012 12:47 am

      There’s a community call on the 21st and TBA on the 20th. Now, more than ever, we need to gather our energies in support of global peace. TY! :-)

  17. 16/12/2012 1:45 am

    Simple powerful mantras.

    • 16/12/2012 3:25 am

      Quite! And I hope people take advantage and use them. TY!

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