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February, 2006

Number 36

“Blessed are they who see the change we call death as a liberation
from the limitations of this earth-life, for they shall rejoice with
their loved ones who make the glorious transition.”

Peace Pilgrim


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Friends of Peace Pilgrim in Connecticut and Oklahoma     (index)

The Friends of Peace Pilgrim Board is letting us know the big news: "the move of our distribution activities from our temporary location in Placerville, California to Oklahoma City. After nine months of investigating a number of possible locations, the organization and enthusiasm of local volunteers in Oklahoma, combined with a facility that meets all the needs of processing and shipping our materials to friends all over the world, convinced us that this was the right place to relocate this most important aspect of our work. The move was completed by the end of the year and your requests for Peace Pilgrim books, booklets, and materials will be coming to you from this new location in the heartland of America.

Peace Pilgrim was a frequent visitor to Oklahoma City. It was one of the cities she walked through on her first pilgrimage in 1953 and its “crossroads” location in the center of the country brought her back repeatedly over the years. She developed a strong network of support in the area and a number of those folks have been involved with the planning and establishment of our presence there. We have been offered free office space in a former college building not far from the city center. Our Oklahoma City volunteers prepared the space ready for our arrival later in the fall and we are looking E pworth Building in Oklahoma City forward to a long and rewarding stay in this location.

The other major change in how we perform our work is the way we will process our mail. In the last five years we have had two address changes. Since our books are printed with our mailing address inside, many people continue to write to us at our previous locations in Hemet and Somerset. Current postal regulations allow for only one year of forwarding and we often hear of mail being returned as undeliverable from friends who later find our current address on the website. Friends of Peace Pilgrim board member, Bruce Nichols, has offered to manage our mail. A new post office box has been established in his hometown, Shelton, Connecticut. Bruce has livedin Shelton most of his life and in the same location for almost thirty years. He offers us the stability of a mailing address that should remain unchanged for the foreseen future.

Our New Addresses

After years of operating out of a single center, Friends of Peace Pilgrim is spreading its wings and working from several locations. Here are our new mailing addresses.

Our primary mailing address for requesting Peace Pilgrim materials or to send donations is in Connecticut.

Friends of Peace Pilgrim
PO Box 2207
Shelton, CT 06484
USA
Telephone - (203) 926-1581

Friends of Peace Pilgrim is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
corporation with our office of record in California. This is also the new home of our study center and archives.

Friends of Peace Pilgrim
4399 Buckboard Drive
PO Box 423
Copperopolis, CA 95228
USA

Our email address remains the same and requests for materials or comments can be
also sent to us via email at: friends@peacepilgrim.org.”.


Anecdotes from my Correspondence     (index)
By Mayte Picco-Kline

In the United States Charito Calvachi asked me in a radio interview, what must I do every moment to love?

Allow the "inner you" to bloom... allow the "divine spark" within you to see kindness in others. Open your eyes and your heart to all the beauty that exists in the universe... the flame that inspires your appreciation of the world. Allow your mind, with your heart, to expand your understanding of others, permiting your sensitivity to touch their internal fiber in profound recognition of their point of view. Allow God to guide each of your steps so that you are, each and every moment, a light that illuminates the firmament.


Alliance for a New Humanity     (index)

(from the website, http://www.anhglobal.org/)

The Alliance for a New Humanity is a coming together of open hearts and minds with a collective vision to create a more compassionate, just, peaceful and equitable society. Its task is to help connect these "centers of new humanity" to link the streams of love and goodwill among our fellow beings into a global giving exchange mechanism. Through networking, campaigning, and the use of new and existing media, the ANH aims to influence national and international policies by consolidating a critical mass of humanity. Members strive for policies aligned in practice with the values of compassion, peace and social justice - the principles of a New Humanity. It is this love that will change the world.

Deepak Chopra, President of the Alliance, writes on the website, "The search for a new narrative that unites us and takes us to the dawn of a new civilization is a fundamental driving force at these crossroads of humanity. At this moment, nothing is more important, than to link all those who believe that we must set forth a new narrative and create a new world where hope, social justice, peace, and a sense of the sacredness of life prevails. For this we need to connect until we form a critical mass of humanity that influences the change at a global scale. By creating a broad ranging partnership between all those who care, we bring together the streams that work towards creating that critical mass.

"The Alliance for a New Humanity is an open forum to facilitate an exchange amongst those who care for their fellow beings, and who understand that there is only one human family. It is a network of love in action, a collective statement of the best of our human nature, meant to influence social consciousness so that we can move to a society of peace and serenity. The driving force for the Alliance is an upwelling from the heart that is rising from within many, unbeknownst to all. I am simply amazed at the way that this is all happening, and I feel totally overwhelmed at the heart energies being generated. I can see the yearning in me and in many, for a renewal of the spirit, for another envelope to surround our daily lives with kinder, more compassionate and joyful undertones."

He shares, "true heroes are humble like Jesus, like Gandhi, like St. Francis. We need to reconfirm that the greatest things in life are the tenderness, the smiles, the love of a mother for a child, the joy of a couple in love, the reflection in the eyes of the elderly, the beauty of a serene moment. These are expressions of the purest aspects of our spirit, reflections of the Oneness that we are. This is what the Alliance is seeking, a going back to being truly human, a pause, a call to this sense in most of all."

"The fruit of silence is Prayer. The fruit of prayer is Faith. The fruit of faith is Love. The fruit
of love is Service. The fruit of service is Peace.".

Mother Teresa
(shared by Zeferino Cineros, Chihuahua, México)


Artistic Expressions     (index)

On Mount Baiyun

by Linda Moyers Stewart,
Louisiana, United States

Couplet inscribed on Baiyun Mountain Archway:

The clouds open a vast view of the world;
The rock leans against the first peak of the South.

“To the one who saw beyond the parting clouds,
and all you ancient Dreamers:

I am here on White Cloud Mountain
to add to your observations an answer
to a vision of a vast and endless world.

The world is small now . . .very small.

For proof, see who is writing
and where, and how.

In this place of timeless beauty,
the clouds still open
to a sound of birds, of music,
of people at their leisure.

The world remains, blooming vast and small
like a human heart
where the dream of peace can be born,

and the rock still leans upon the southern peak.”


Complete Abundance       (index)

"When Divine Light brightens our soul, consciousness immediately expands and the impossible dissolves. Reveleation is, at the same time, a possible and indispensable fact. Then, embarking upon the emptiness is to allow the guidance of the Inner Master and navigate in the waters of complete abundance."

Néstor Hugo Almagro
Mendoza, Argentina


Peace Dome in Copperopolis      (index)

“Much has transpired since our last newsletter. Our property in Somerset, California has been sold to an appreciative couple who fell in love with the beauty and peacefulness of their new home in the Sierra foothills. Our archives were transported to Copperopolis, about 70 miles to the southeast, where Friends of Peace Pilgrim board president Cheryl Canfield has established the “Peaceful Pathways” center at her home in the Peace Dome. Cheryl will be hosting our archives and study center. She also plans to host occasional Peace Pilgrim retreats.

We continue to be reminded of Peace Pilgrim’s wonderful words, “Live in the present. Do the things you know need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold.”

In Peace,
The Friends of Peace Pilgrim Board


Connecting to the Internet       (index)

Asamblea Sabiana
www.sabian.org

Friends of Peace Pilgrim
www.peacepilgrim.org

Friends of Peace Pilgrm –
         (for requesting Peace Pilgrim materials)

friends@peacepilgrim.org

Enlace Internacional - English and Spanish
www.peacepilgrim.org/news/index.htm#enlace

Wellness and Life Councelor
Cheryl Chafield

www.profoundhealing.com

Semillas de Paz
www.seedsofpeace.org


India-Pakistan Home Stay

(from newsletter: “Seeds of Peace”, shared by Bob Kline)
 
(index)

A few months ago, some Indian youngsters who belong to the Seeds of Peace group arrived at the Lahore International Airport in Pakistan for the third annual India-Pakistan Home Stay program. As youngsters from years 2000-2005, some were reuniting while others were meeting each other for the first time. Despite any unfamiliarity, the Pakistani teenagers enthusiastically greeted their Indian counterparts to their home country. It was the start of an 8-day homestay to be filled with friendship, celebration, and determination.

They, exhausted from traveling “but high on passion,” as Hassan Raza, a Pakistani youngster described it, began a 3-day workshop on coexistence and understanding. They also partook in dialogue sessions, a match of cricket, and school presentations that addressed students, teachers, and school officials. The Indian teenagers were able to enjoy with family home cooked Pakistani meals, something that, even as bordering neighbors, they had never experienced. Trish wrote to her Pakistani peers thanking them for welcoming her into their “…homes and hearts with so much love and kindness. Lahore to me is really like a home away from home.” Even during such a short reunion, the teenagers deepened their friendships and trust with each other. On the final day, they all sadly bid their farewells, with hopeful promises of reuniting again.

This Homestay Program allows the “Seeds”, as these teenagers are called, to continue the peacemaking and reconciliation work they started at camp when they return home, through year-round programs. The Seeds are crossing borders, leading the way for peace for generations to come.


Sabian Corner
  (index)

”If you believe in something strongly enough, you will begin to see it.”.

from “Peace is the Way" by Deepak Chopra
shared by Patti Hudson
Pennsylvania, United States

“… Peace is our mission however that radiates in many directions and many forms. Again, abide in peace, where God would have you be. And be the means whereby your brother finds he peace in which your wishes are fulfilled.”

from "A Course in Miracles", 558
shared by Michael Elliot
Illinois, United States


The Inner Way    (index)

Take a moment to consider the cycles in your life. Look for the largest patterns.

Which are the short cycles?

Which are the longer ones?

What areas do you need to cultivate more actively?

Where do you need to be more patient and respectful of the process?

Remind yourself of these patterns by contemplating the beauty of natural wood. With its knots, swirls, and tiny lines, each piece is as distinctive as a fingerprint.

"The Tao of Inner Peace"
by Dianne Dreher


Welcome    (index)

A warm welcome to our newest friends in the Enlace Internacional circle: Adolfo Bernal and Starwind Evensong in the United States and Margarita Ivonca.


Reflections    (index)

(We invite you to participate in this section by selecting a phrase or sentence from the Peace Pilgrim materials. Please indicate source and page.)

  Looking through the eyes of the divine nature you see the essence within the manifestation, the
creator within the creation, and it is a wonderful, wonderful world! (Rainbow Rosemary, South Africa)

  I began to really live life when I began to look at every situation and think about how I could be
of service in that situation. (Mayte Picco-Kline, United States)

  "Whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them." …. These are laws governing
human conduct, which apply as rigidly as the law of gravity. (Emilia Kuri Cristino, México)

  The price of peace… is to allow love to reign supreme in our hearts – love for all our fellow human
beings over the world. (Sister Magdalena de Jesús, Chile)

Favorite Quotes:

  Live this day! Yesterday is only a dream and tomorrow is only a vision, but today, well-lived,
makes each yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a dream of hope.
(Zoraida Consuegra, United States; Silvia Crespo, Argentina)

  The sanctuary of peace dwells within. Seek it out and all things will be added to you.
(David Zaldivar Aguilar, Cuba; Mayte Picco-Kline, United States)


 

Send your questions concerning inner peace, contributions and artistic expressions to Mayte Picco-Kline. Enlace is published three times yearly. If this is the the first time you’ve received it and wish to be a part of our circle of friends, please send a confirmation note.

Enlace Internacional   (index)
eMail:
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