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Some leaders can create change through action.
YOU can create change through stillness!
This is a worldwide invitation to support humanity and the Earth during this pivotal time on the planet. The election of the President this year will most likely mean the election of the person who will have a tremendous impact on the US and the world as we journey into the year 2012. Many people, most notably the Mayan, have prophesied that this is a benchmark date for our civilization. We recognize that we can have more impact than just casting a vote for our choice for president. Holding a space through special measures, which align our consciousness with higher vibrations of peace, fellowship, union and love, will take the politics out of politics and bring the energy of planetary support to the forefront.
The Yoga Center of Medford New Jersey, The Soul of Yoga in Encinitas California and Angel Valley Spiritual Retreat Center in Sedona Arizona will be joining forces to support a new paradigm in how a conscious vigil of focused collective energy can support Humanity.
On October 30 through November 5, 2008 the Yoga Center of Medford will host a Practices for Peace Retreat at Angel Valley, Sedona. The intention of this retreat is to enter into the stillness of your SELF and Mother Nature through Meditation, Yoga Practices, Labyrinth journeys, chanting and fire ceremonies. Scientific research has proven the impact of these practices on the environment. The Earth contains energetic grids and vortexes some of which converge at Angel Valley Sedona. These grids affect the planet, especially in the United States. Our purpose while at Angel Valley will be to connect with these grids, which is akin to plugging in directly to the powerful earth energies and infusing them with our intentions.
Simultaneous with the practices held at Angel Valley in Sedona, on Monday and Tuesday, November 3rd and 4th the Soul of Yoga in Encinitas California and the Yoga Center of Medford in Medford New Jersey will hold meditation vigils and Yoga classes energetically connecting with each other.
We invite all those who resonate with this to join creative forces, which will increase the potency of these actions. In our co-creation of Comm-Unity we individually and collectively create energies that support our journey to Union. Reaching out to one another through conscious awareness and focused intention will impact our planetary journey.
Support of this can be shared in whatever way feels most appropriate for you and/or your community. Your individual or group action/prayer/practice will contribute in a significant way to the greater good. This can be by taking a moment November 3rd or 4th and sharing a thought or a prayer of love and support, it could be your organization or business, such as a Yoga center, metaphysical/spiritual center, holistic practitioner, setting a specific time to hold a group meditation.
If you plan to come together in community please let us know so that we can share this information with others that might live in your area.
We are looking to create a global network so we can begin to work together in manifesting the next phase of Earth's transformation into the New Earth.
Contact the coordinators at
The Yoga Center of Medford’s
Practices for Peace
Special gatherings dedicated to creating PEACE
Thursday, October 30 7:30-9:00 PM Spirit Voyage Gathering (no charge to participants)
Gail Rountree, Holistic Nurse and Healing Touch Energy Practitioner, will set up an environment which allows us to prepare our physical and energetic body to transfer intentions of peace, love and union to Mother Earth. We will first learn a Self Chakra Connection, which helps to ground, balance and connect our energy centers and our energy field. (This is helpful to practice on a daily basis to promote health and well-being.) We will then enter our Dimension of Intention, which is accessed through a Hara Line Meditation. It is from here that we can infuse our earth with individual and combined intentions for the peace and light that is already within us.
Silent Meditations (no charge to participants)
Our intention is to create a space where at least one person is sitting in silent meditation in our smaller Anahata Room during the following times.
Monday, November 3, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM &
Tuesday, November 4, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
There is a sign up sheet at the front desk for specific half hour time slots. We encourage you to step out of the frenzy of the election and dedicate some time to holding a space of peace for the world. If more than one person is signed up or the time periods overlap that is fine. We are looking to have the meditation ongoing without interruption. People may come and go in silence, sit in the silence and stay as long as it honors them.
The following regularly scheduled Yoga Classes will be devoted to PRACTICES for PEACE:
Sunday, November 2, Community Yoga ~ 9:00-10:15 AM (no charge to participants)
We extend an open invitation to a free yoga class for members and non-members alike. This class is open to all levels of participants, beginners and experienced. Bring your family members, friends, and neighbors!
Monday, November 3, *
Meditation & Level 2 Yoga 5:30-7:00 PM &
Serenity Yoga 7:15-8:45 PM
Tuesday, November 4, *
Focused intention & Level 2 Yoga 9:00-10:30 AM &
Level 1 Yoga 7:30-8:45 PM
*Regular class fees apply
We encourage everyone in our community to participate in some way, if not at YCOM then at home, work or wherever you are guided to do so.
Practices for Peace:
Creating Change through Stillness
The founders of the Soul Center, Revs. Tom and Trisha Kelly
The Soul Center and our sister yoga studio, The Yoga Center of Medford, New Jersey, have joined forces to found a movement we call Practices for Peace.
We would all agree that this is a pivotal time for our planet. The person who is elected President this year will have a tremendous impact on our country and the world as we journey toward the year 2012. Many people, most notably the Mayan, have prophesied that 2012 is a benchmark date for our civilization. As yogis, we recognize that we can have more impact than just casting a vote for President. We can hold the space that will help align our consciousness with the higher vibrations of peace, fellowship, union and love--taking the politics out of politics and bringing the energy of planetary support to the forefront for the good of all beings.
On Monday and Tuesday, November 3 and 4, the Soul Center and the Yoga Center of Medford will each hold special meditation vigils and yoga classes to support this higher cause. At the Soul will be doing our kirtan and meditations on Sunday, November 2 from 4:00-8:00 PM and on Monday, November 3 from 7:15-9:30 PM.
Please plan to join us as we energetically connect with each other across the country and focus our intentions to manifest peace and harmony in our world.
Honoring the Heart and Soul of America
Oct 25-Nov 6
Global Ceremony Sun Nov 2
WiseUSA 2008 is a global non-partisan program to bring the world together in meditation and prayer before, during, and after the critical US elections in November 2008. WiseUSA is a 13 day intensive program of meditation and prayer - conducted by people all over the world - focused on a common intention to call forth wisdom and compassion from the heart and soul of America, for the benefit of the entire Earth community. Don't miss the Global Ceremony on Sunday Nov 2! Four large gatherings in major US cities linked by videoconference will take part in a two hour ceremony involving silent meditation, spoken prayers, and contemplative music. At the same time, thousands around the world will listen to an online broadcast of the ceremony and unite in an unprecedented global meditation/prayer for wisdom to prevail in the USA.
WiseUSA is a collaborative project of several leaders of non-profit organizations in the emerging field of subtle activism: Gaiafield Center for Subtle Activism (based at California Institute of Integral Studies), World Peace Prayer Society, Pathways to Peace, Common Passion, and Vessels of Peace. Emmy Award winning musician and composer Gary Malkin is the Artistic Director.
To find out more, to register, or to declare your WiseUSA commitment, visit www.gaiafield.net.
May Wisdom Prevail in the USA
May Peace Prevail on Earth