to Voices of Peace: a section
where Peace Ministers from the Beloved
World Directory share their personal
insights on topics that are relevant
to Peace, Peacemaking in our daily lives
and humanities evolution.
into Silence by Eugenie Heraty
re-reading Eckhart Tolle’s wonderful
book Silence Speaks I’ve come to
understand and greatly value the power
of focussing on stillness, on bringing
our awareness right here into the present
moment and bypassing the busy thinking
mind. Entering this silence gives us a
much deeper perspective of our life situation;
rather than being lost in an emotional/mental
storm, we gain an ability to see what
occurred from a place of calm detachment,
that sets us free from the unnecessary
dramas in our lives.
thought goes, energy follows and it’s
truly our choice where we send this energy.
Are we going to amplify some past grievance
by running post mortems on how it should
have been, or what we could have done/said
etc., or are we going to just let go of
the drama and instead bring loving attention
to the part of us that’s hurting,
holding that wounded part in loving presence.
very wise guide once said to me “let
your focal point be the quality of peace
entering your mind and body; bringing
rest and healing”. I soon came to
realise that feeling this peace within
my body is completely different to simply
“thinking about” it. However
to touch those tangible depths of living
peace, we are once again confronted by
all our resistance. All the countless
past occasions when we distracted ourselves
AWAY from the old familiar, often ignored
aches and pains. It requires a considerable
degree of present moment awareness to
keep on coming back to what’s happening
right now when the storms of previous
unfinished business try to blow us off
course. However bringing attention right
into the physical pain or discomfort in
the body considerably quietens the mind
and in that place of stillness our hearts
can open and we can sink back into our
true nature which is so loving and joyful.
become embraced by our own depths.
What peace and joy there is within us
always waiting to embrace us.
I Learned From Sleeping Beauty by
Rev. RJ Starr, Peace Minister
Spiritual Director - Beloved Community
know the story. Breathtakingly beautiful
woman, crosses paths with an unconscious
ego and a spell is cast. A finger prick
upon the spindle yields to deafening silence
of nightmare screams, taking collateral
the entire kingdom into throes of unconsciousness.
Time passes, trees wither and scape turns
to gray. Pain grips the man, to her betrothed,
until its tolerance he can no longer bear.
Finally, the divine masculine ascends
to kiss the divine feminine and the entire
awakening is pure and simple. There’s
no need for pomp and circumstance. This
story does it with a kiss. Dorothy clicked
her heels. We entered Narnia with a thought.
We remember the delight of a bed knob
and a broomstick. The message is always
the same - It is within.
spiritual peacemakers we embrace and become
simplicity. Through surrender, trust and
gratitude, we are illumined, awakened
and realized - our gifts to the world.
We do this not by creating ambiguous rituals
that scare some and perplex most but through
our simple Being-ness. The essence of
a spiritual peacemaker lies in remembrance
of who we are.
is no precedent event: no books to read,
lectures to hear, candles to light, music
to chant, places to go, meetings to hold,
levels to climb, cards to select, die
to roll, nor postures to strike. Spiritual
peacemakers forego creations of bureaucracy
on the path and embody the Truth, which
is Simplicity. It can be no other way.
Simplicity is our Being-ness, and our
Being-ness is our Truth.
sleeping beauty fell asleep, the kingdom
became overgrown with thorns and thistles,
weeds and burrs, smothering its beauty.
Let us ascend the nonsense that hides
the essence of the kingdom and declare,
with love, “I Am That I Am”
and awaken the kingdom with the sweetness,
and simplicity, of a kiss.
Fear by Kimberly Greene
are times throughout our life journey
that we experience fear. We have a choice
to look at fear through the lenses of
our ego or our spirit. The ego will define
fear as a threat. The spirit will welcome
fear as an opportunity.
that no longer serve our higher purpose
may begin to surface. The universe will
even deliver experiences that bring forth
our fears to help teach us. We can look
at this as an opportunity to work through
and release the fear (what a gift!) or
stay stuck in attempting to run away from
it. When we have gratitude for the purpose
the fear has served, and shine the light
of love upon it, it can no longer exist
within us and will pass. When we focus
on the fear, or reject it, we see only
the illusion of the darkness it seems
to create, and it appears to grow.
tend to collect our experiences and mold
our lives and decisions based upon those
experiences. In a sense, we hold onto
our experiences and subject ourselves
to becoming cluttered. God did not intend
for us to hold onto all this clutter.
An exercise that has been a great blessing
for me to work through my fear is to surrender
my experiences to God. I share this, as
it may be helpful for you.
a tube connected to you extending all
the way to Source/God (like the tube at
a bank drive through). This tube is your
uninterrupted connection to God. Send
all your experiences to God through this
tube (including your fears). Visualize
watching the experiences travel through
this tube, without any attachment to them.
By sharing and releasing these experiences
with God, illusions are less likely to
dull your sense of connection. This is
a “safe” way to look at your
fears, acknowledge them, and release them.
in Authentic Relationships by Medea
was out for dinner with a friend a while
ago and she asked me several interesting
“Why are relationships one of the
most difficult experience there is?”
• “Why do we have such deep,
innate desire to seek romantic relationships
or loving partners?”
• “Why is it that at some
level we feel incomplete unless we are
in an intimate relationship with another?”
• How do we create peace in our
following is what transpired.
humans, we are undergoing an evolutionary
impulse towards self-realization. The
user manual is built within us. It is
the all pervading, infinite conscious
intelligence of our spirit. More and more
of us are participating in this awakening
consciously and actively, and are providing
a map or template for those who are awakening
every day. Intimate relationships provide
a very powerful context or arena for our
we awaken, we realize how strong of a
hold our mind, or (personality) ego has
had over us. Self realization is the realization
that we are not our mind and it’s
programming, but the infinite, limitless
consciousness of spirit. We are powerful
beings of love, peace, and joy. We learn
about the true nature of this Universal
Divine Intelligence as it moves and comes
into existence within us through the our
life experiences, through our connections
with others, particularly intimate relationships.
Relationships are the perfect mirror that
reflects back to us what we need to transform
within us to fulfill our highest purpose
of realize our true self, and to create
the love, passion, and peace we want to
experience. In living our intimate relationships,
we have the opportunity to learn about
the programming of our mind that causes
suffering and conflict. When we are able
to identify the mental, and emotional
underlying structures and patterns that
generate dissatisfaction, criticism and
conflict in our intimate relationships,
we are more easily able to retrain our
mind to fulfill the purpose that it was
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the New Earth by Pierre Erhard
Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking
New Earth cannot be created, it must be
realized, for it already exists. It is
within every spirit that is and ever was
here. The earth as we see it now is the
illusion we as the human spirit have created
through ego. Everything we can do or have
done is or will be the manifestation of
who we think we are. Perception creates
experience. All we have to do is be who
we really are and the New Earth will manifest.
person is a microcosm of a group of people.
Groups of people are microcosms of countries.
Countries are microcosms of the earth.
The same dynamics of healing processes
apply to all. In order for a person to
heal, enough of the whole consciousness
of Him/Her must have the intent to heal.
When this happens, the person’s
life manifests as a healed person. In
order for a country or a group of countries
to heal, enough of their parts (people)
have to hold the intent to heal. When
this happens they too manifest healed
countries. When enough countries hold
this intent The Earth will heal.
how does one heal? There are many processes,
and we each must find our own. It starts
with the awareness that all I feel comes
from me. If I lash out, I stay stuck.
If I go inside, I find the answer, and
can heal. Once I am in the process, and
can always hold the intent to heal, I
can manifest as an authentic, evolved
human, and that is Peace and Love, the
only truths. As I resonate this, people
who are ready, feel this energy vibration
and start their process. The New Earth
will manifest from this, and will happen
when there is enough of us who are on
this path, when we realize we are one.
of this World Peacemaking by Carrie
firmly believe that everyone lives their
life ‘on purpose’ –
we just don’t always recognize the
learning and growing along the way!! How
often have we heard, “I just can’t
figure out my life purpose” or “If
only that hadn’t of happened, I
could be …..”. Deepok Chopra
states in his Boundless Journey tape,
thought is the result of every other thought
we have ever had”…
personal journey has been so rich in experience,
I am so grateful. However, in January
the Universe made it very clear to relinquish
my office space (my private MetaPhysical
Therapy practice) and all leadership positions
at my Unity Church! Since my Twyman training
I have traveled widely on Spiritual missions
around this beautiful planet, but no major
trips were inspired this year. Was this
another ‘jumping off the cliff’
experience without knowing where I was
going to land? In early Spring I was led
to begin communicating with the Galactic
Federation. My first opportunity was with
Jelaila Starr, guided by the www.NibiruanCouncil.com,
learning a good deal of ‘galactic’
history 101. After that, I began to resonate
with the work of Dr. Steven Greer. I will
attend his Ambassador to the Universe
training in September, learning higher
dimensional communication/location technologies.
This is waybeyond anything I expected
to experience in this lifetime!
Perhaps my traveling will be off planet
is on the verge of a long anticipated
acceptance into the intergalactic community!
And, in case you haven’t noticed,
there are many that would like this meeting
with our ‘off planet’ friends
to be fraught with fear and confrontation.
Greer believes strongly that it is up
to us as the peacemakers to step forward
as ambassadors, facilitating peace not
only on Gaia but in the galaxy.
retrospect, my training with James in
Spiritual Peacemaking has led me directly
to this next, and very important mission….
following my heart in all things,
City: An example of Peace on Earth by
7, 2008 - A journal entry
seem so inadequate on this day.
spending the morning and the evening at
the Oklahoma City Memorial, I feel that
my life has been touched in a profound
way. I sit here staring at the blank page
feeling the stillness, not knowing how
to capture this experience in words.
field of empty chairs represents the lives
lost on April 19, 1995. My heart felt
like it was bursting open when I first
entered the Memorial. Tears ran down by
cheeks, as I opened to the emotion. I
felt that my heart was bursting with love
and gratitude. Love and gratitude? This
took me by surprise. I found out later
that the entrance we walked through was
the Door of Hope. And that is what I felt.
the tragedy of loss, the powerful emotions
of forgiveness, healing, hope and love
have arisen here. Beginning with the people
who responded with help immediately, to
those who came from afar, to the words
of love from children, this is an example
of the hope and beauty that is arising
on the planet.
people of Oklahoma City have risen from
the ashes and chosen peace. They are an
example of peace on Earth as we each make
conscious choices for inner peace.
educator shared the peace that has been
birthed here. Conflict resolution classes
in schools; Cards and artwork from children,
like the tile that reads, ”The world
cares.” Sharing tools of peace with
night when the sun goes down, the lights
below each chair shine brighter and brighter.
As the darkness spreads throughout the
city, I see the moon at the highest point
in the sky. There is stillness. The chairs
that represent loss are transformed and
emerge into brilliant candles of hope
see in this moment, it is in the greatest
times of darkness that we become the brightest
Creation of The New Earth by Jenny
the new earth emerging or are we creating
appear to be moving through the birth
canal as the New earth is born. All sentient
life is being affected, and with this
birthing comes the opportunity to co create
a new way of being.
birth brings challenges, and those of
us who have a degree of awareness, are
called to be willing to assist in the
ushering in of the new and of holding
the energy whilst the shifts and changes
new is emerging and it is time for creating
a new way of Being, by our willingness
to let go of old structures, beliefs and
habits. Moving beyond the apparent reality
which seems to tell us everything is breaking
down on a socio/economic level, and into
the peace which lies beyond- hidden by
the fears and separation, into unity consciousness.
a Peacemaker I need to face my own fears,
not to deny them but to Breathe, connect
with the Beloved within, and to remember
I am not alone, Of Myself I do nothing.
To find that peace within myself, and
to remember I can tap in to it when it
might seem almost impossible.
first attribute I would bring to these
transition times is Acceptance.
For resisting creates more of what we
don’t want, and allowing and acceptance
brings ease and grace.
Love and to Bless all experience, and
all those who find it so hard to let go
and move forward, creates unity and heals
separation. To Love and be patient with
myself when I become caught up in the
be in Gratitude, and to commit to Joy,
for being in Joy brings more Joy and inspires
others to find it for themselves. Gratitude
moves us in to Joy, as we realise how
Blessed we are to be alive at this time
and to be a part ofthis great shift.
Are Spiritual Beings in a Physical World
by Becky Raymond, RMT, M. Div.
the United States of America, a vital
crossroad to the future of this country
and to the world lies on the horizon.
. . Election Day, November 4, 2008. The
day in which every citizen of this country
has the opportunity to vote for the people
who will form the direction that our country
will go in the next several years. As
a Spiritual Peacemaker, it is my responsibility
to be and to bring spiritual peace, and
I am responsible to take physical actions
that will sustain a peaceful and loving
environment in the world. We are spiritual
beings in a physical world. Having good
intentions, hoping and praying for peace
are not enough.
as many of you, as a “spiritual”
peacemaker I become extremely focused
in the spiritual realm and direct my energy
toward “causing” a particular
result or in “intending” that
things go a certain way. While I believe
that is fundamental, intentions still
need to be grounded in the physical realm
to gain existence in the physical world
in which we live.
join in visualizing peace, in doing whatever
you can to cause peace wherever you are,
and get involved in the politics that
affect each one of us. Vote for the candidates
in whom you believe. Vote for those who
will lead our country in the direction
that will support the values upon which
the United States was built. (By definition,
“Politics is the process by which
groups of people make decisions that affect
others' lives; It is the process observed
in all human group interactions by which
groups make decisions, including activism
on behalf of specific issues or causes.”
- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
are gifts from God that arise in word
to create form and be put into exsistence
in the physical world. Politics is our
vehicle to use to have Peace prevail on
earth. Let’s use it.
. . and so it is.
from our Children by Barie Joy
became a mother twenty-eight years ago.
Now I am sending my youngest to college
as another is getting married. We stand
at a crossroads where each of us begins
a new chapter in our lives. As I approach
this empty nest period of my life, I am
struck with the power of this moment and
how our children help us so much on our
pregnant with my youngest was unplanned
and a difficult time in my life. Giving
birth to her was a commitment to embracing
life and following my heart even when
it was hard and there were many obstacles.
And now 19 years later, I am so very proud
of her. She inspires me to reach for my
own dreams and to have the courage to
be passionate about them because that
is how she is with her own. She knows
how to fly.
and one- half years ago, my second daughter
became pregnant. She chose to have the
baby but felt that she might not be ready
to be a good enough mother. She and the
baby’s father looked into adoption
and found a family. It was a very difficult
time for all of us. After she gave birth
to her daughter and decided to keep her,
we all gathered around her to celebrate
and to help. We discovered the true meaning
of “it takes a village”. We
found that we were all there for each
other by being there for them. I have
been blessed to be included in raising
my granddaughter with so much love from
so many people. She is a magical little
stand at the threshold of new beginnings
with a strong foundation built from nurturing
the life of a new little spirit. As I
watch my daughter dance with her husband
and her daughter, and as my youngest is
ready to soar, I am overcome with tears
VOICES of PEACE Edition
~Decemeber 21st, 2008
you to all the Peace Ministers
who have offered their wisdom
for this second edition.
The next edition of
Voices of Peace with
new Peace Ministers will
be launched on December
21st, 2008, on the
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