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June, 2008

Number 42

Blessed are they who do God’s will without asking to see results,
for great shall be their recompense.”

Peace Pilgrim


Index

Award to Peace Pilgrim in 2008
Living in Harmony
Sabian Corner 
Tlakaelel Continues His Work
Connecting to the Internet
Artistic Expressions

Welcome 
Appreciating Peace Pilgrim and Her Work   
Value in Experience  
Seeds of Peace Leaders Making an Impact
About Humility

Reflections

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Award to Peace Pilgrim in 2008    (index)

{extracts from pamphlet by 'Creative Moments'}

"The Annual Peacemaker Award is bestowed on a local citizen who demonstrates a clear and enduring commitment to the core values of peace and social justice. Love, Peace and Prosperity International, Inc. started this award in 2007 and in 2008 they asked the Atlantic County (New Jersey) Chapter to assume the role of seeking nominations from the community for the award and for making the selection of the honoree.”

"The Peacemaker Awards are given to a wide variety of deserving recipients ranging from prestigious elected officials to reformed gang members. Each honoree has demonstrated the ability to recognize a need for change and then craft a positive solution to the issues, promoting peace and social justice."

The purpose is to "recognize individual or groups who have thought of creative ways to make peace within families, schools, villages, or the communities." Nominees may have dealt with a variety of issues such as youth-adult communication, community building and cultural understanding within others.

This year Peace Pilgrim is one of the honorees in recognition that 2008 marks the 55th anniversary of the first of seven cross-country walks for peace.

As Martha Daniels wrote in the Biographical Dictionary, Vol. V (Harvard University Press, 2005) about Notable American Women: Her life and work showed that one person with inner peace can make a significant contribution to world peace.

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           Living in Harmony    (index)

by Mayte Picco-Kline

Question raised by Charito Calvachi-Mateyko, transmitted on 'Radio Centro'; WLCH, 91.3 FM in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

Why it is important to give love to the world?

Peace Pilgrim said, “Love is the greatest force on earth. Love conquers all.” She was referring to the great potential each of us has to manage conflictive situations with love. Using the transformative force that love offers.

This is a good opportunity to comment in detail of an incident that happened to our traveling friend and its message of peace. She once was struck by an upset adolescent, with whom she had begun to walk. He had wanted to go on the trip, but was afraid of breaking a leg and being left behind. Everyone was afraid to be with him as he was an enormous boy, the size of a football player, and was well known for being violent occasionally. On one occasion he struck his mother so hard, she had to spend several weeks in hospital. All feared him; buy Peace Pilgrim offered to walk with him.

As they reached the top of the first hill, everything was going well. But soon a storm appeared. The boy was terrified because the storm was so close by. He reacted, suddenly approached Peace Pilgrim and hit her. She didn’t run although perhaps she might have, as the young man carried a heavy backpack. Even though he was striking her, Peace Pilgrim could feel only the deepest compassion for this young man who was so ill psychologically as to strike a defenseless, and older woman. Peace Pilgrim countered his rage with love even while he was beating her … and with this he stopped.

He said to her, “You didn’t hit me back! Mother always hits me back." In spite of his upheaval, Peace Pilgrim’s reaction elicited kindness in the boy. He felt remorse and condemned his own actions.

In summary, the young man stopped being violent and today is a useful person in the world. Plato described love as the union of two souls with the same divinity. Jesus Christ said: ‘Love one another as I have loved you.’ Taoist Chuang-Tzu taught that through love we experience the inherent connections between ourselves and others, seeing the creation as one. Marc Edmund Jones commented that the testimony of the world is towards unity. Buddha saw that understanding and
love are one.   


Sabian Corner   (index)
rincon graphic

Be Still

Flexible space, twisting, turning
In on itself, convoluting,
Like the mind that conceives it.
Like time its reality is illusive,
Existence doubtful, except
As created by self.
What's real?
I am.

Jack Mather

Hanoi Bridge
Hanoi Bridge
Photo by Bruce Nichols

 

Tranquility
Tranquility

*****

Sabian Affirmation for Health

" I welcome God to every corner of my heart."

*****

". . . to experience the spiritual dimension of peace. We need only connect with our true nature and know that we are part of something larger. We need only trust that whatever that greater whole (being, power, mystery, God, divine essence) is, peace is at its sacred center -- and so are we ".

Louise Diamond, published in "The Peace Book"
shared by Patti Hudson, Pennsylvania USA


Tlakaelel Continues His Work     (index)

TlakaelelA Tolteca-Chichimeca Elder who has traveled the world bringing an inspiring message of unity and peace to all peoples, as well as teaching about the values of indigenous tradition is now in the United States sharing his understanding in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and Maine. Maestro Tlakaelel speaks in his workshops and the radio about the Indigenous Wisdom and the Modern World.

Part of his activities includes attendance in his role as spiritual advisor for a Peace and Dignity Camp in Eastford, Connecticut. The purpose of this weekend community, traditional event that started in 1988, is to facilitate access to Native Elders of the region and of the world and to share the "Original Instructions" with everyone. The Peace Camp is a family event and children are both welcome and encouraged to attend with their families.

Recently Tlakaelel gave a talk about Love at the Divinity School of the University of Harvard and closed his presentation saying that"Transcending is the goal."

He will be also traveling to England, Wales and Switzerland in the fall.


Connecting to the Internet     (index)

Sabian Assembly
www.sabian.org

Friends of Peace Pilgrim –
(To request PP materials)

friends@peacepilgrim.org

Peace Pilgrim Website
www.peacepilgrim.org

Seeds of Peace
www.seedsofpeace.org

Circles of Light
www.circlesoflight.org

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

Wholeness in Living
www.solarm.net

The Bleeping Herald
bleepingherald.com

Tlakaelel – Kalpulli Chaplin
kalpullichaplin.com

Light a Candle for Peace
www.webshots.com/sp/peace_candle/

 

Artistic Expressions     (index)

" Justice and Peace are intrinsic values
and common legacy in the heart of each person."

~ John Paul II ~

shared by Hna. Magdalena de Jesús
Talca, Chile

Island

Watching and Seeing

Transparent; transparent.
The heart transparent.
For if Life looks after you,
For if death finds you.
The thing is to go and come,
Transparent; transparent.

Armando Tejada Gómez

shared by Néstor Hugo Almagro
Mendoza, Argentina

Cherry Blossoms

In the winter, I walk down a path surrounded by many cherry trees. The branches are bare, the
only thing attached to them is a thin sheath of ice. Still, somewhere beneath the cold, the
blossom awaits.

In the early spring, the ice begins to thaw. The cherry tree seems free, it comes to life.

The cherry blossom bloom in quiet, white explosions.

I walk down the path with many chery trees. Blooms like tiny doves. Silent, so silent.
I think of one word: hope.

Daniel Prosen
shared by Guillermo Calderón
México, D.F.

 

Welcome     (index)

A warm welcome to our newest friends in the Enlace Internacional circle: Ami Hedberg in Sweden, Gustavo and Quila Guzmán in the United States, Felipe Michel in México and Adriana Aquino in Paraguay.

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". . . a man of peace is simply a pool of silence. He pulsates a new kind of energy into the world,
he sings a new song. He lives in a totally new way. His very way of life is that of grace, that of
prayer, that of compassion.”

~ Osho ~
shared by Janine Fafard, Costa Rica


Appreciating Peace and her Work    (index)

I feel in my heart that Peace Pilgrim, from the place of the ascended masters, actively participate in the transformation of the whole Humanity.

Néstor Hugo Almagro
Mendoza, Argentina

*****

I have received the Peace Pilgrim book and three copies of ‘Steps’, and the attitude of this lady impressed me greatly; what she did, in her way, for inner peace and peace in the world. Her simple approach is powerful. What I liked the most is her message that God is within all of us, repeating Jesus….

Luis Paneca Quintero
Cienfuegos, Cuba

*****

" Be the change you wish to see in the world."

Mahatma Gandhi
shared by León Montaño Villafañe
Colombia


Value in Experience     (index)

"Today I am determined to find a constructive use in all that happens and see all situations
as opportunities to expand understanding."

by Mayte Picco-Kline
from “Wholeness in Living”


Seeds of Peace Leaders Making an Impact     (index)

“Seeds of Peace” is a group that empowers young leaders from regions of conflict around the world with the leadership skills needed to advance peaceful living and coexistence continues.

This organization’s May newsletter shares stories about reconciliation gatherings in core areas. In Jordan, an initiative was launched to build peace through partnerships in business, the media and volunteerism, In Jerusalem, Israelis and Palestinians from the community gathered to discuss the increased empowerment of women in public life. in a visit to Capitol Hill in the USA young leaders met with several Members of Congress to brief them about their current activities and express appreciation for their continued support.

A young Palestinian, Lama Mashni, comment: "Seeds of Peace has introduced me to wider
opportunities in life. . . . I have been active since 1999 and have participated in different programs designed for older Seeds. Among these was a course in Conflict Management & Mediation - my first experience in working in the field of coexistence. The course made me rethink my career options. . . . For several reasons, it hasn't been always easy to keep in touch with Israelis. Still, I have sustained friendships that I view as important in my life. The anathema of"normalization" in Palestinian society has made it difficult to explain my choice of maintaining relationships with Israelis to my fellow Palestinians. However, being convinced of the importance of coexistence, I am able to maintain friendships on both sides. I also work closely with Israeli facilitators, and I cherish these partnerships."

Seeds of Peace dramatizes the power of dialogue to foster reconciliation.

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About Humility    (index)

Humility is to keep the heart high.

Zeferino Cisneros, Chihuahua, México


Reflections    (index)

star gif After you have become an example, you can inspire others to change themselves.
(Emilia Kuri, México) 

star gif There is a magic formula for resolving conflicts: have as your objective the resolving of the
conflict rather than the gaining of advantage. (María Contreras Roldán, Sevilla, España)

star gif In all things be thankful. (Stephen Awudi Gadri, Ghana)

star gif My appointed work is to awaken the divine nature that is within.
(Rosemary Southwell, South Africa)

star gif Peace.. be still… and know…. (Luis Paneca Quintero, Cienfuegos, Cuba)

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I am joyful to share with you that as we celebrate 14 years of the publication of "Enlace Internacional" our circle of friends includes people from Brazil, England, Dominican Republic, United States of America, Argentina, Guatemala, Rumania, Cuba, México, Uruguay, South Africa, Bolivia, Ecuador, Germany, Costa Rica, Ghana, Nicaragua, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Spain, Tanzania, Paraguay, Italy and Sweden.


 

Please send your comments about inner peace, contributions and artistic expressions to Mayte Picco-Kline. If
this is the first time you’ve received "Enlace" and wish to be a part of our circle of friends, please send a
confirmation note.

Enlace Internacional   (index)
email:
maytepk@solarm.net

 

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