January 10, 2002

Rising Phoenix Series #5: A Symphony of Praise and Good News


Hello everyone

Lots of wonderful feedbacks and good news in this one. Really!

Enjoy and share ;-)

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
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"If you who are seeking love and truth cannot rise above the illusion of turmoil, how can those who are locked in it be helped? It is you who are empowered through the strength of your love, your commitment to truth, who will bring about the elevation of consciousness of those who are wracked in
such fear that they would destroy the world rather than acknowledge their own terror."

- Emmanuel


CONTENTS

1. Several Feedbacks
2. What is your purpose? What are your goals?
3. Dr. Hagelin/Maharishi in Washington DC
4. Ray of sunshine in the Middle East
5. God Speaking





1.

From: MARIESTELLAR@cs.com
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001
Subject: Re: Miscellaneous Subjects #119: The Big Bad Bully Is Once Again Exposed

Dear Jean,

Thank You for all the incredible information and insights you have been giving us. I signed on to Earth Rainbow Network in August and have read everything you have sent since then and printed everything out since 9/11. You have been a messenger and a savior for all of us who live in the light and who are working on growing stronger in our bodies of light. The fear that was forced on us and the Wake up call that we woke up too was of great importance in our journey on this great Earth.

I know that I have lived on this wonderful planet when it was of great love and light. That’s why I know we are going to go back to that same place, but not before we deal with and release the old paradigm. Staying in the light and holding on to your spirit self is like holding onto a roller coaster. Prayer is the only power we have as free people of this earth that is greater then what we are dealing with. To push the darkness right out into the cosmos and bless it on it's way. So again I say thanking and Bless you for all the wonderful, joyful, and informative insights.

Light, Love and Peace.

Marie (Mariestellar)

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From: Ariellaman@aol.com
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002
Subject: Submitting signed proclamation

I want to add something to your wonderful information. We cannot continue to judge something as wrong, because doing so gives it more power. We can do more good by focusing on what is working, or what will work, or what has worked in the past. ONCE YOU STAND IN FAITH ABSOLUTELY, FREE FROM DOUBT,
FOCUSING ON RIGHT-USE-NESS, AND TRUST, THEN BE PATIENT AND YOU WILL SEE PEACE, BECAUSE YOU WILL BE PEACE.

Note from Jean: If you have not seen (and signed) yet the Earth Proclamation on the Earth Rainbow Network website, it is posted at http://www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000/Proclamation.htm

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From: "IPSGeneva" <ipsbox@ipsgeneva.com>
Subject: RE: The Light Series #11: The Bringers of Light
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002

Dear Jean,

In reply to your message in The Light Series #11, we thought we would just add that the United Nations Pledge for Peace is actually a Manifesto that can be signed by any individual or organisation in the world who cares to do so. Until today more than 75 Million people have already signed it. Just visit the website of Unesco at http://www3.unesco.org/iycp/uk/uk_cad_ind.htm.

The Manifesto is available in all UN official languages (English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic). It is also part of the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence launched by the United Nations in 2000, which offers not only an opportunity to speak out for peace and non-violence, but also to take action in various ways.

The website is http://www3.unesco.org/iycp/uk/uk_F_sum.htm.

Thank you for all your work for bringing light into humanity.

Alice and Rudolf Schneider

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From: "Ariel Ky" <drumbeatdeva@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: The Light Series #11: The Bringers of Light
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2002

Jean,

Thank you for your spirited response to Ron McEntee's message in which he attempts to dismiss my calls for action. Actually, I enjoyed reading what he wrote because its exactly the kind of passionate discourse that we need to involve ourselves in by examining our institutions and how well they work (or don't) in the world today. I am looking for answers, as are many, and welcome any challenge to "set me straight" that comes along, as my grasp of matters is very much developing.

Impeaching Bush on grounds of abuse of power still appeals to me even though I realize it's not going to rout Bush & Co. entirely. However, I welcome any input from others interested in drafting articles of impeachment with me. And I encourage a million little jabs, pushes, and nudges from every direction to shift their course. Just exposing the truth about their machinations can go a long way to dispelling the ensorcelment of many Americans who are passively supporting their actions.

Convening a constitutional convention will empower people, especially women, who were not included at Philadelphia. Women in Australia recently held a Women's Constitutional Convention to redress their lack of input and exclusion from drafting a constitution the first time around in the late 1890's. If anyone is interested in what they have done, I recommend they visit the site: http://www.womensconv.dynamite.com.au.

I also recommend the book, "The Second Constitutional Convention: How the American People Can Take Back Their Government" by Richard E. Launski and would be interested in responses to his stratagems.

I am networking with several creative women and men all over the globe as a peace activist/writer, seeking out ideas for creating a world of peace and love and plenty where we all get along. I am also working within the system in the U.S., corresponding with politicians, signing petitions, and seeding ideas.

Jean, I am deeply indebted to your Global Visionary newsletter as a source for contacting many wonderful people. Following are some websites that I highly recommend to your readers that activists have created in their noble and worthy efforts to build a sustainable, glorious future:

http://www.democracynow.org
Very much a "power to the people" group getting at the truth of what is happening and shaping the future through political action.

http://www.aclu.org
This is the political activist site of the ACLU, a major voice in challenging the Bush's administration every move.

http://www.SOULutions.co.uk
Creating the world soul - Soleira and Santari Green are soul leaders in sourcing a glorious world. I'm taking an e-mail course from Soleira right now on creating the world soul.

http://www.globalvisions.org/cl/swn
Triaka from Hawai'i's "Cosmic Connection", a source with enough essays and food for thought on our social and political arrangements to get you going with new ideas for a long time to come -- I'm still reading all this material and absorbing it.

http://www.www.tamera.org
Monika Berghoff at Tamera also speaks about strategizing for peace. An intentional community of peace activists and ecology-minded people in Portugal whom I hope to visit this summer.

http://www.www.greencrossinternational.net
Mikhael Gorbachev sponsors this site and is doing wonderful work as a pragmatical environmentalist. Check out the Earth Charter Project.

http://www.thevenusproject.com
Futurist Jacque Fresco's site. Have fun exploring his site of beautiful buildings and visions for cities of the future (including one under the sea). I also recommend his essay on a resource-based economy that eliminates money.

There are two persons I especially admire that I also wish to mention: Helen Engel, a Canadian woman who is putting together a Kuan Yin Earth Council of Women to connect with a council of higher beings issuing in the rise of the feminine to balance both women and men; and Boudewijn Wegerif, the Swedish man sponsoring the "What Matters Programme" (see at http://www.whatmatters.nu) to stop the practice of usury in monetary affairs, who is currently sponsoring a Bretton Woods symposium bringing together world renown economists. I have communicated with each of these passionate, beautiful people through the Global Visionary newsletter.

These people give me hope for the future and make me believe that each and everyone of us are radiant beings of light and love who WILL create a better future, including Ron who is so willing to grapple with ideas that he finds alarming.

I also encourage people to write politicans thanking them and supporting them who have had the courage to speak out against the tyranny of the Bush administration such as Senators Thomas Daschle, Russell Feingold and Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Senator James Jefford deserves special kudos for becoming an independent. I urge everyone to visit their websites and read for yourselves their accounts of why they have spoken out as they did. http://www.www.senate.gov is a great site to quickly find a senator.

Ring the bell of freedom, drum the beat of change, light the torch of wisdom, sing a song of passion. We will be free!

Love to you as always, Jean, in the service you give.

Ariel

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Feedbacks received on The Green Holocaust: Saving the Biosphere Has Got to Be Our Top Priority --- Webposted at http://www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000/Archives2002/GreenHolocaust1.htm

Dearest Jean,

I really enjoy most all the information you send me but this is the best! It is wonderful.
This something I can share with everyone and I will.

Thank you and Blessings to you,

Cheryl Castillo

Dear Jean:

What a well done and extraordinary message to preserve our beautiful planet.
It is really up to each one of us to do their part. Thank you.

Joyce Kovelman




2.

From: "LUANA HARRISON" <hugs713@rogers.com>
Subject: What is your purpose? What are your goals?
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2002

Dear Jean Hudon,

I have been receiving e-mails from you for at least two years now and only occasionally do I find positive, spiritually uplifting information.

I was just wondering what you are trying to achieve by spreading information that only generates hate and fear?

What is your purpose? What are your goals?

I know that in the past you have said something about getting the truth out there, but what else is there?

I would like to see us focus only on sending love and light energies to all of the darkness that we know is out there instead of continuing to give all the minute details of the darkness thus giving it more power and energy, thus creating more darkness . . .

Why do I still accept e-mail from you? . . . because as I said: the occasional positive stuff that does come through and because of the meditations . . .

Looking forward to seeing more positive and uplifting e-mails and only requests for love and light to all the darkness out there without all the gory details.

Blessings, Love and Light.

Luana Harrison

AND MY REPLY WAS:

Dear Luana Harrison

I understand your concern and would also prefer to only send out positive, spiritually uplifting information. But in doing so I would have to delete 95% of the emails I receive from the people on this list and ignore almost 100% of what is generated in the mainstream and alternative newsmedia. If you would like me to circulate more positive, spiritually uplifting information, I recommend you commit yourself either to generate such material or find and recommend some to me from time to time. This way you would contribute to achieve a better balance in my compilations instead of merely criticizing what you do not appreciate. From the general tone of your letter I gather that it may be futile to try to convince you of the virtue of being/becoming aware of the things that need to be corrected, but let's give it a try anyway since you are asking me "What is your purpose? What are your goals?"

Imagine how your own body would be able to survive if pain and discomfort did not exist to bring to your attention that something is wrong and needs to be corrected... The whistle-blowing work I am in part doing - like so many other people on the Web - fulfills a similar purpose. Unless what's wrong in our world is brought up to the Light to be seen for what it is and addressed so as to mobilize our attention towards resolving it - *all* of it in due time - through concerted, well-informed advocacy and actions, locally and globally, including spiritual ones enabling the amazing healing power of love and compassion we all have, then it is most likely that our planet and all of us are going to end up where we are headed. Our common future can and will only be the result of all our cumulated individual choices. Ignoring the situations at hand that need healing and peaceful resolutions won't make them go away. And I would also add that the methods and actions we choose in order to bring back balance and health within and around us matter as much as the end results, because there is as much to be learned from this whole healing process itself as there is from the lessons that will inevitably dawn on us if we choose to ignore a given problem.

Also I beg to differ with you concerning your assertion that I am spreading "information that only generates hate and fear". The reaction one chooses to have when confronted with any information or situation is entirely of one's own choosing. Although I personally write very little - perhaps less than .05% - of all the material I network, I usually strive as best as possible - but admitedly do not always succeed for lack of better options when some information seems important to network despite some possible inflamatory rhetoric it may also contains - to not select material that is deliberately intended to inflate negative emotions and I hope I succeed in avoiding to stir up destructive/negative passions in my own writings, but only constructive/positive ones. So to read you saying that I am spreading "information that only generates hate and fear" seems like an extremely harsh and unwarranted judgement. May I respectfully invite you to examine how much of this reaction is due to your own perceptual filters rather than a deliberately negative slant I would choose to favor. Also if I do write something or send out material that you deem to be deliberately offensive with no useful educational value - or with no warning as to the challenging nature of a segment I nevertheless decide to include in a compilation so that those who may be unduly disturbed by it can choose to not read it, may I also invite you to point this out to my attention so I may better avoid spreading such material in the future.

I hope that these well-meaning remarks have not offended you and sincerely wish you all my best.

Love and Light

Jean

AND LUANA REPLIED:

Dear Jean Hudon,

Thank you very much for you prompt reply. You have certainly answered my questions and I will certainly do some serious reflection, asking those same questions of myself. There is definitely much to reflect on. Yes, I give my permission to use my letter. I would also like to continue receiving these e-mails.

Thank you very much.

Blessings, Love and Light.

Luana Harrison




3.

From: "Kiara Windrider" <hoep@snowcrest.net>
Subject: Dr. Hagelin/Maharishi in Washington DC
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002

Dear Jean

A ray of light in a messy political situation, I offer this forwarded piece by John Hagelin for your list, if you haven't already seen it!

Love,

Kiara

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During his conference call Dr. John Hagelin described his recent visit with leaders in Washington to discuss Maharishi's scientifically proven technologies to end terrorism and bring permanent peace to the world. The results he described are astounding. According to Dr. Hagelin, these positive re- sponses from Congressmen, committee members, and White House officials are wide-spread and growing rapidly and even spreading to billionaires and the corporate world. The details on his meetings do not come until near the middle of the transcript. This is truly a sign of a great awakening taking place in world consciousness.

Gerard


DR. JOHN HAGELIN'S CONFERENCE CALL
Sunday, December 9, 2001

"I want to thank everybody for taking some time this evening to join us with what is, I think, some pretty remarkable news. I'm very, very thrilled with the progress. I am John Hagelin, and I am the director of Maharishi University of Management's Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, and I am calling, again, to report on what I think is some quite surprising progress, I think, here in the capital city of Washington, DC, in our efforts to find support -- both public support and private support -- for our critical program to bring peace to the world, to diffuse the acute ethnic and religious and political tensions that are fueling terrorism and threatening to spread this conflict further to different countries.

The U.S. is contemplating where to take the war next. It's these sorts of tensions that are fueling our response to terrorism and fueling terrorism itself that we can diffuse and undercut easily through the approach of reducing societal stress and tension and creating indomitable coherence and unity in the collective consciousness in the world. I have had the great honor and really wonderful joy of presenting this practical, certainly innovative, but practical scientifically proven proposal, this very cost-effective proposal to take the pressure off our nation's defenses against terrorism and global defenses against terrorism and to diffuse the ethnic conflicts and social conflicts that have really plagued humankind for generations.

...I was sent to, dispatched to Washington, DC to see whether the U.S. government would be responsive to an entirely different approach to safeguarding our country against terrorism. And I have found during the course of this month in meeting after meeting with the top levels of government, the White House, the National Security Council, the Department of State, the Department of Defense, the Army, the House, the Senate an absolutely unprecedented response that I certainly would not have expected based upon the years I have spent in Washington, DC, promoting innovative solutions.

People recognize here that our nation's defenses against terrorism, and the world's defenses, are remarkably porous. Nothing, for example, that has even been conceived, including the hundred-billion-dollar missile defense shield, would have provided any security, any safety against the attacks of September 11th, against the anthrax threat that has come since. So our defenses against terrorism are absolutely porous, and the government is expending, as you know, tens of billions of dollars in this global effort to step out terrorism in a way that is at best very inefficient. In talking, for example, in the White House, when I was invited back for a further presentation recently, I asked that individual, Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Defense, what if, even if we succeed in martyring bin Laden, will that really prevent new people, new recruits from taking up this fanatical cause? And nobody believed that martyring bin Laden is going to put a stop, even to decrease the number of people who were swept up in this conflagration, this disease of terrorism.

So our defenses are thin, and the approach is wanting. And I have never seen the government, frankly, so humble, or so open to innovative solutions. The Defense Department has published a public call to Hollywood and to the general public for ideas on how we can outsmart and somehow defend ourselves against terrorism. Ideas that are practical and effective and scientifically proven have not been forthcoming. Our effort, even though it is certainly outside the box of what has been considered in the past, and is innovative, ours is the only approach that has really been backed by scientific research, and it has received a tremendous audience and tremendous response.

CLIP

But anyway, in the Department of Defense and in the advanced research programs in the Defense, are tremendous meetings and further meetings and follow-up meetings. These people are incredibly busy. I must say the Department Defense, the Department of State, the National Security Council, the White House, they are all in meltdown, basically, but they are making time. And Maharishi himself found it extremely auspicious, very "significant" was his word, that we were being received and invited with such dignity into the White House at higher level meetings than we have ever, ever experienced before. In the past before we have had some meetings where somebody who plays golf with the President says something or in a game of chess or bridge something gets said, but very indirect. We have had not yet the sort of access to the White House and to the departments of state and defense, nor the Congress that we have had in these last few weeks.

It is tremendously significant, and a critical mass is being created. And whether something practical comes out of it or not in terms of funding -- and I think it will -- what is happening is this thinking is permeating the highest levels of government to the point where it is easier and easier in every meeting for the people we are talking to to deeply comprehend what we are saying. It is as though a critical mass has been met, we are bumping into people who are running around with our proposal, Congressmen running around with our proposal in their hand. And we have a wonderful proposal, by the way. Please take a look at the content of our message.

Visit the website -- http://www.permanentpeace.org -- and you will see the message that is opening doors in Washington, DC and in the private sector.

CLIP





4.

THIS IS MOST UPLIFTING!

Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2002
From: Sananjaleen June Hughes <sananda@erols.com>
Subject: Ray of sunshine in the Middle East

Hi Jean

This came yesterday, I figured others would have sent you, but may be not. Bat Shalom (the first group listed, means Sisters of Peace)

Love and Joy,

Sananjaleen

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Friends of the Foundation for A Healing Among Nations,

Today was a ray of sunshine in an otherwise bleak Middle East.

At 9:30 a.m., the organizers were still discussing whether the march should be held single file or two-by-two, as the police refused to grant us a permit to walk in the streets, wanting to contain us on the broad sidewalk. By 10:30 a.m., we saw there would be no hope of containing the vast crowd that had showed up.

An amazing 5,000 people, most dressed in black, turned up for today's events, beginning with the March of Mourning for all the victims -- Palestinian and Israeli -- of the Occupation. Responding to the call of the Coalition of Women for a Just Peace, people from all over the world found their way to the vigil plaza today. When the signal came to begin, we were all mixed up with each other -- Israeli, Palestinian, European, American -- and began a slow, solemn walk, in silence (mostly), with only a funereal cadence sounded by two women drummers at the center of this long procession. Although the extreme right wing staged a counterdemonstration at the beginning of our route, their small number (about 30) and angry shouts only served to dramatize the power of our own dignified presence.

We led with a huge banner, "The Occupation is Killing Us All", as well as hundreds of black hands with white lettering "Stop the Occupation", and scores of signs calling for peace, a state of Palestine beside the state of Israel, and sharing this beautiful city of Jerusalem, loved so long by so many. It was an unseasonably warm and balmy winter morning, and we were suddenly feeling hopeful and powerful marching together this way. Although the police were trying to keep us all walking on the sidewalk, soon we burst our seams and spread out into the road, blocking traffic along the route. And Ezra, long-time supporter of Women in Black in Jerusalem, walked among us, handing out a thousand red roses to Women in Black until the roses ran out, though the women did not.

We made our way slowly toward the broad, new plaza just outside historic Jaffa Gate, one of the main entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem. By the time everyone arrived, we had filled up the plaza completely, with spillover inside the gate and along the roads leading up to it. Past the stage, participants could see as backdrop the beautiful Citadel, rising from the walls of the Old City, with the Valley of Gethsemane spread out beyond in a breathtaking view.

The entire program was moderated in Hebrew and Arabic by Dalit Baum and Camilia Bader-Araf, co-MCs. They acknowledged the Knesset members who had joined us for the events -- Muhammed Barake, Naomi Chazan, Zehava Galon, Tamar Gozansky, Anat Maor, Issam Makhoul, and Mossi Raz -- as well as the delegations from Belgium, Canada, England, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the U.S. Marcia Freedman, former Israeli MK and long-standing Woman in Black, read the list of 118 locations around the world where solidarity events were planned for the same day (from Adelaide to Zaragoza -- see our website for the full list).

Speeches opened with Shulamit Aloni, first lady of human rights in Israel and former government minister, comparing our struggle to end the occupation with the struggles led by Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, reminding us that although the task is arduous, it will inevitably be crowned with success. She was followed by other powerful speeches -- Nurit Peled Elhanan, winner of the Sakharov Peace Prize, awarded by the European Parliament, and mother of Smadar, 13 years old when she was killed by a terrorist bomb in Jerusalem; Zahira Kamal, courageous Palestinian activist for peace as well as the rights of women and workers, who found a way to outwit the closure in order to reach Jerusalem and address this rally; Luisa Morgantini, irrepressible Italian member of the European Parliament and devoted supporter of the women's peace movement in the Middle East; Khulood Badawi, chair of the Association of Arab Students in Israel; and Vera Lichtenfels, a 17-year old Portuguese peace activist, representing youth all over the world who are working for peace.

These speeches were eloquent and inspiring, but I myself was especially moved by the ceremony of torch lighting by 13 Israeli organizations who have shown extraordinary commitment to activism for peace and human rights. Each representative lit a torch about one aspect related to their work -- the killed, the wounded, the homes demolished, the trees uprooted, the children whose lives were fractured, as well as the efforts of those who refuse to give in to the despair, but keep on struggling to transform this nightmare into a vision of peace and partnership (see below for the names and descriptions of these organizations).

These were words that one simply doesn't hear elsewhere, so publicly, by Israelis and Palestinians together. And then we held a concert rarely heard in the Middle East -- a "peace happening" of Palestinian and Israeli performers. It opened with the Elisheva Trio -- 3 talented black Jewish women from Dimona, singing peace songs in soul and rock arrangements. There were readings of poetry and plays, a performance piece, and an amazing duo of young Palestinian rappers from Lydda/Lod doing Arabic and Hebrew political lyrics. Ending it all was a hopeful reprise by the Elisheva Trio, with many in the crowd holding hands, swaying, and singing together.

When the concert was over, few wanted to leave and let go of the feeling that peace is really possible. Fortunately, we didn't really have to, because Peace Now was holding its own optimistic rally just inside Jaffa Gate, with Palestinians and Israelis signing a Peace Declaration and releasing doves into the sky over the city. Palestinians and Israelis wandered in and out the streets of the Old City trying to hold tight to the beautiful warm thaw in the air, within this long winter of violence and tragedy.

This evening, I watched Israeli TV to see if anything was reported about the hope for peace that had swept through Jerusalem today. I saw nothing about either the Coalition of Women for Peace or the Peace Now events, though I did hear that the Coalition action made the radio news several times today. We are used to this by now, and it brought to mind the words of Shulamit Aloni earlier today: "Even though Israel's 'patriotic' media seek to ignore you, there is no doubt that your voice will be heard and that a great many others will join your cause. You will break through the silence because yours is a vision of freedom, justice, and peace."

May it come to pass. Today I feel more hopeful than I have for a long, long while.

Thank you to everyone all over the world who joined us in solidarity today, whether in vigils, through contributions, or in your hearts.

Shalom, salaam,

Gila Svirsky
Jerusalem

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Special thanks for their support, which made this event possible: Svinna till Svinna Foundation, the Moriah Fund, Sally Gottesman, the Steve Berman Social Action Award, and many individuals from all over the world.

The organizations represented at the torch lighting ceremony (in alphabetical order):

**Bat Shalom - the Israeli side of The Jerusalem Link: A Women's Joint Venture for Peace, seeking peace through partnership with Palestinian women.

**Gush Shalom - determined fighters to end the occupation, recent recipients of the "Alternative Nobel Peace Prize".

**High School seniors - a group of Israeli high school seniors who signed a letter asserting their refusal to serve in the army to support the occupation.

**Israel Committee Against Home Demolitions - seeking to expose and end the crime of demolishing homes of Palestinians.

**Machsom Watch - women monitoring military checkpoints to end the abuse of Palestinians at these locations.

**Mothers and Women for Peace - formerly the 4 Mothers Movement, who were instrumental in getting Israel out of Lebanese occupation.

**New Profile - seeking to end militarism in Israeli society and support conscientious objection to army service.

**Peace Now - mobilizing to end the occupation, and focused on the illegality of the Israeli settlements in the territories.

**Rabbis for Human Rights - bringing a religious Jewish perspective to the struggle to end the injustice of occupation.

**Ta'ayush - a partnership of Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel, providing aid and resistance to the occupation throughout the territories.

**TANDI - struggling for rights for Arab women, and coexistence between Jews and Arabs within Israel.

**Women in Black - holding vigils throughout the world to stop violence and injustice, founded in Jerusalem in 1988 to end the occupation.

One picture is already up at our website:

Web site of the Coalition of Women for a Just Peace:

http://www.coalitionofwomen4peace.org




5.

From: "MarLou Gaudet" <marlouyes@msn.com>
Subject: LEST WE FORGET THIS SWEETNESS OF LIFE
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2002

God Speaking

The man whispered, "God, speak to me" And a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear. So the man yelled "God, speak to me" And the thunder & lightning rolled across the sky. But the man did not listen. The man looked around and said, "God, let me see you." And a star shined brightly. But the man did not see. And, the man shouted, "God, show me a miracle" And a life was born. But the man did not notice. So, the man cried out in despair, "Touch me, God, and let me know you are here" Whereupon, God reached down and touched the man. But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on. I found this to be a great reminder that God is always around us in the little and simple things that we take for granted, even in our electronic age . . . so I would like to add one more: The man cried "God, I need your help" . . . and an e-mail arrived reaching out with good news and encouragement. But the man deleted it and continued crying.....

The good news is that you are loved. Don't miss out on a blessing because it isn't packaged the way that you expect.

Expect the unexpected....

Have A Happy Day!

LOVE LIGHT TRUTH & TRUST TO YOU ALWAYS AND IN ALL WAYS JOYOUSLY

MAR-LOU :-) \O/







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