Meditation Focus #29
The Human Family United in Peace on our Planetary Home
Web posted on December 23 for the 2 consecutive weeks
beginning Sunday December 24, 2000
What follows is the 29th Meditation Focus suggested by the Global Meditation Focus Group for the 2 consecutive weeks beginning Sunday December 24, 2000.
THE HUMAN FAMILY UNITED IN PEACE ON OUR PLANETARY HOME
2. Meditation times
3. Updates on some of the situations previously recommended as a Meditation Focus
As we are about to enter a new century according to the Gregorian calendar, a new era of peace and harmony is dawning on our planetary home in this magnificent, Life-filled universe. For centuries seers and saints of all spiritual persuasions have been indicating the way forward towards a future when man would no longer kill man in futile, abhorent wars, when Nature would be protected and hold sacred, and when all living things would be seen as our common heritage to be cherished and honored as our bonding Web of Life. Despite the sometimes contradictory apparences, this is precisely the kind of future a growing army of Light bearers and fast-evolving human souls are working for, all around the world, and their labour of love and sanctity is bearing more and more fruits with each passing day as more and more people are reconnecting with their true Inner Force of Life and as the redeeming power of Love is being felt by the overwhelming majority of our brothers and sisters of our God-blessed human family.
Please dedicate your meditations, prayers and every waking moment during the two following weeks to celebrate this most joyful awakening to our global unity in the spirit of peace and brother/sisterhood of this holidays' season, making it the first truly spiritually-anchored gathering of Love to take place all around this magnificent pearl of Life we call Earth, our living mother Gaia, provider of pure air, healthy food, vibrant Source of vitality for all that dwells on its planetary body. Visualize the web of spiritual energies linking us all together, first among all Light bearers here on a special mission of love and compassion, then with every single member of our magnificently diverse human family, and finally with each and every other form of Life gracing this world with its unsurpassed perfection. Let this fusion of Love permeate your whole being until you can feel as One with All That Is on this plane of existence as well as beyond the Veil of Illusion of this physical vibratory frequency, with the infinite number of spiritual life forms, angels, devas and other expressions of the Divine Presence in all of us, for the Highest Good of All.
2. MEDITATION TIMES
i) Global Meditation Day: Sunday at 16:00 Universal Time (GMT) or at noon local time. Suggested duration: 30 minutes.
ii) Golden Moment of At-Onement: Daily, at the top of any hour, or whenever it better suits you.
These times below are currently corresponding to 16:00 Universal Time/GMT:
Honolulu 6:00 AM -- Anchorage 7:00 AM -- Los Angeles 8:00 AM -- Denver 9:00 AM -- San Salvador, Mexico City, Houston & Chicago 10:00 AM -- New York, Toronto & Montreal 11:00 AM -- Halifax, Santo Domingo, La Paz & Caracas 12:00 PM -- Montevideo, Asuncion * & Santiago * 1:00 PM -- Rio de Janeiro * 2:00 PM -- London, Dublin, Lisbon, Reykjavik & Casablanca 4:00 PM -- Lagos, Algiers, Geneva, Rome, Berlin, Paris & Madrid 5:00 PM -- Ankara, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Athens, Helsinki & Istanbul 6:00 PM -- Baghdad, Moscow & Nairobi 7:00 PM -- Tehran 7:30 PM -- Islamabad 9:00 PM -- Calcutta & New Delhi 9:30 PM -- Dhaka 10:00 PM -- Rangoon 10:30 PM -- Hanoi, Bangkok & Jakarta 11:00 PM -- Hong Kong, Perth, Beijing & Kuala Lumpur +12:00 AM -- Seoul & Tokyo +1:00 AM -- Brisbane, Canberra & Melbourne +2:00 AM -- Wellington * +5:00 AM
+ means the place is one day ahead of Universal Time/Greenwich Mean Time.
* means the place is observing daylight saving time(DST) at the moment
3. UPDATES ON SOME OF THE SITUATIONS PREVIOUSLY RECOMMENDED AS A MEDITATION FOCUS
There has been some positive developments worth pointing out here for those interested in further dedicating some thoughts and focalizing vibrations of Peace and Love during their meditations in support of a peaceful resolution of some of the conflicts recommended to your attention in previous Meditation Foci. For the sake of brevity, you will find below only a short summary of the detailed information that can be found at the suggested URLs. You are welcomed to forward to us similar information worthy of our attention for future postings in this new Update section.
i) POTENTIAL FOR PEACE IN KASHMIR
India Extends Kashmir Truce; Pakistan Responds
India extended its unilateral cease-fire in Kashmir by another month Wednesday, a move which drew a response from Pakistan which said it was partially pulling back its troops from the disputed border. Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee told parliament the government would also take exploratory steps to break the deadlock over peace talks with Pakistan.
FULL COVERAGE at http://dailynews.yahoo.com/fc/World/Kashmir_Dispute/
Previous Meditation Focus on this topic posted at http://www.aei.ca/~cep/MeditationFocus28.htm
ii) BUILDING UP PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Uncertainty as Mideast talks enter fourth day amid reports of progress
WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (AFP) - Uncertainty swirled Friday over a possible Middle East summit as Israeli and Palestinian negotiators entered a fourth day of talks here amid conflicting reports of progress.
After meeting separately and together with US Middle East envoy Dennis Ross all day Thursday, the negotiating teams worked late into the night hashing out various scenarios that could lead to agreement on the future of Jerusalem and the fate of Palestinian refugees, officials said.
Mideast Peace Talks Accompanied by Violence (Saturday December 23)
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Blood flowed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip even as Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said time was short for clinching a deal on Middle East peace. CLIP
After spending two hours with negotiators on Friday, Albright said she had been impressed by their willingness to work hard on the toughest issues, but noted the window of opportunity to end the 52-year-old conflict was quickly closing. CLIP
In Gaza, Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, asked if an elusive final peace accord was possible, told reporters: ``We hope so.'' The sides are trying to forge a deal to settle key issues, including the status of Jerusalem, borders and the fate of Jewish settlements and Palestinian refugees.
FULL COVERAGE AT http://dailynews.yahoo.com/fc/World/Middle_East_Peace_Process/
Previous Meditation Focus on this topic posted at http://www.aei.ca/~cep/MeditationFocus27.htm
iii) FOSTERING PEACE IN COLOMBIA
Colombia Guerrillas Plan Release
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombia's second-largest guerrilla group said Thursday it would release 45 soldiers and police it holds prisoner in the next few days in a bid to start peace talks with the government. CLIP
The gesture was likely to increase support for talks with the 5,000-strong rebel group, one of two insurgencies that has battled for power here since the 1960s. Peace contacts have intensified between the ELN and the government of President Andres Pastrana just as they appear to be floundering with a larger guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
Previous Meditation Focus on this topic posted at http://www.aei.ca/~cep/MeditationFocus25.htm
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