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“Now Is theTime!” – The 33rd Annual World Peace Day

Jeannie Breeze

By Jeannie Breeze

Bright and Beautiful Beings! Children of Infinite Possibilities! NOW IS THE TIME! Please join us for the 33rd annual World Peace Day Celebration, December 31st, at 6 a.m. at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman in St. Louis’ CWE. Now is the time for many things. Faith, Hope, Charity… clarity of purpose, courage of our convictions, patience, and dedication.

This past year has felt challenging to me, and perhaps to many of you. The world may have seemed chaotic, like a storm, a maelstrom of change. Last night (November 8), I felt the energy shift. Many of the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections may certainly buoy us, and the good news continues. Significantly, one hundred women were elected to Congress, representing a rainbow of color and culture — Native American, Muslim, African-American, openly gay, immigrants, scientists, educators, mothers, survivors of violence, mothers who lost children and families to violence. How glorious to give that old adage a delightful new twist – “A Woman’s place is in the House!” A week ago I wasn’t sure we could rise above so many hurdles. Now I feel confident that the Winds of Change indeed are blowing. I can hear them now outside my window as I type.

That is why I am declaring that NOW IS THE TIME! It is time to come together and share our love, our compassion, our faith, our awareness that we are all one, and to declare our clear & passionate intentions to be lightworkers, peacemakers, stewards of the earth, who agree, (as Gandhi advised us) to “Be the change we want to see in this world”. I am encouraged by wise words from the I Ching, “Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos.” From Nietzsche, “One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” So I pray you will join in this world-wide hour of prayer & meditation for peace and planetary healing, and that you will grace us with your radiant presence, lighting up the pre-dawn darkness.

We are simplifying the program this year. We will be welcomed by Robert Fishbone, as we watch the day awaken. Musicians are confirmed! Bridgette Kossor and Tim Mead will again grace us with their presence and talent, and NEW, this year, we will be rewarded with the amazing talents of Ptah Williams, a genius on the keyboards! We will be enlivened again by Earth Wisdom from Green Jean Ponzi and inspired by J’Asa McCaleb, sharing from her Book of Now. I will facilitate the meditation, with Pati Pellerito sounding the Tibetan & Nepalese singing bowls behind me. JOIA, Unity through Percussion, will be there to bring us all to our feet in joyous celebration at the conclusion of the service. Doors open at 5 a.m., so you can enter the sanctuary for silent meditation, or buy raffle tickets for some lovely prizes. A potluck breakfast always follows the event, (no pork or shellfish, please), and, as always, this Universal Faith Service is FREE and OPEN TO ALL! Please know that your love donations are always welcomed and greatly appreciated! You can visit the peace website at www.wpdaystl.com for additional information & details.

We need volunteers to help prepare the luminarias, and help with interior decorations and breakfast prep on Saturday, December 29, from 1-4 p.m. at Central Reform, and help Monday, December 31st – angels to light the luminarias at 4:45 a.m., and help with breakfast prep at 5:15 a.m. Please call event organizer Jeannie Breeze at 314-601-3789, or email her at jbreeze46@icloud.com to sign up. You can also help support the event by buying a listing in the program by December 21st. Visit the peace website at www.wpdaystl.com for full details.

Peace, Love and Light! * Jeannie Breeze * Event organizer and Orchestrator IM for World Peace * www.wpdaystl.com * 314-601-3789 * jbreeze46@icloud.com.

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