Stories of Nonviolence:
Spontaneous Connections ~ Knowings
As we sit in meditation during this Season for Nonviolence, let us envision a grid of Unconditional Love encircling our Globe, supporting all those individuals and organizations working to make nonviolence our planet’s operating principle.
One day, in an inexplicable moment of ‘knowing’, an ordinary woman ‘woke up’ in middle America, and suddenly realized that she was passing on her bigotry and economic snobbery to her children. She suddenly recognized that the face of America was in fact red, black, yellow and white, not just white, and she realized that she needed to stop passing on her negative values and teach her children tolerance instead. In that moment of ‘knowing’, this woman had a spontaneous connection to her core Self, wherein resides an inner truth that transcended her narrow belief system, and she was able to access a powerful, expanded awareness of others.
fosters global communities of nonviolence.
All over the world, people just like this woman in middle America, are waking up to the effects of intolerance of difference, and consequently, to the need to respect all human beings. And like her, many of us experience those wonderful, mysterious and totally inexplicable moments when our inner wisdom breaks through our consciousness and grabs our attention in a flash of insight. And when we listen and respond, we find that a whole new universe of understanding, calm and inner peace opens up for us, and we find the strength and ability to forge ahead with a new life plan, one that takes us on a path of identifying, trusting and acting on such ‘knowings’. We embark on a journey of inner discovery and life becomes infinitely more satisfying as our inner wisdom reveals the transcendent mystery of life, and our life’s purpose becomes better defined to accommodate our new soul messages.
As we join our hearts together, know that powerful beacons of Light and Love will shine forth into the world, will join those from others of like intent, and be directed to those in greatest need on our beloved planet.
As we each prepare for the moment, let the mood be one of unconditional love…
…and May the Force be with us!
Please light your candles (optional) and commence with the following peace poem:
We hold a gentle space of loving
To cradle all those beginning to experience
Spontaneous connections to Soul, to inner wisdom,
That they may derive strength and purpose from those connections,
And live more fully from this sacred place of beauty,
Dropping away confusion, fear and
feelings of powerlessness.
May we all have the courage
To embrace those mysterious moments of ‘knowing’ that defy logic,
Powerful ‘knowings’ that range from the ordinary to the profound,
And act on their wisdom to enhance our lives.
We hold the vision
That our sacred connections to inner wisdom grow stronger day by day
Until we consciously and continuously access and act from
The beauty of Soul.
After this introductory vision/meditation/prayer, please express your own vision of peace. (As always, please feel free to modify the peace poem, or to use your own.)
~ Celebrating Great Souls Becoming ~
Please close your peace session with the extinguishing of the candle.
This Peace Circle was inspired by the act of that deep recognition that the woman in middle America experienced, as shared with Oprah. It is the 2nd in the series of SNV2004 Peace Circles.
“Just ‘knowing’ without any proof or logical explanation,
is the experience of the Soul connection.”
- Fay A. Marks
February 5, 2004