Meditation Focus #73

Reclaiming our Power to Choose
and Shining the Light of Love


What follows is the 73rd Meditation Focus suggested for the three (3) consecutive weeks beginning Sunday, October 6, 2002. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEDITATION FOCUS WILL LAST UNTIL OCTOBER 26.

Reclaiming our Power to Choose and Shining the Light of Love

1. Summary
2. Meditation times
3. More information on this Meditation Focus
4. Choose Hope and Change the World - Inspirational material
5. Prayer Vigil - next Saturday October 12, 1 pm New York time, in support of James Twyman's Peace Concert in Baghdad


As the world stands at a crossroad in its history and as the most powerful nation on Earth is feverishly preparing to launch a military invasion against a country already ravaged by a previous war and severely diminished by more than 11 years of a crippling regime of UN sanctions, it appears that no level of protests from concerned citizens and other national leaders from around the world will suffice to change the minds of those who have decided, for their own selfish interests, to pursue this course of action that will undoubtedly lead to terrible calamities and countless deaths in Iraq, with potentially explosive consequences in the surrounding region. This gathering conflict is but a microcosmic reflection of similarly grave turmoils taking place in the larger universe and the choices that are being made right now by countless individual souls, as to whether they will rise to the challenge we are all faced with as a unifying global family or fail to seize this opportunity for consciously choosing the Light and thus remain complacently apathetic in front of this gathering storm, will have far-reaching consequences for a very long time to come.

Now is the time to awaken to our divine birthrights, as co-creators of our common future, and firmly reclaim our power to collectively choose, in coherent harmony with the Will of the Creator, which way our planetary - and hence cosmic - evolutionary continuum will unfold. Now is the time to affirm our Supreme Power to shine like never before the divine Light of Love that heals and bring balance to All That is.

Please dedicate your prayers and meditations, as guided by Spirit, in the coming two weeks, and especially in synchronous attunement at the usual time for the next 2 Sundays, starting at 16:00 Universal Time (GMT), to contribute in catalyzing an ever greater awakening in our brother/sister souls to our innate ability to positively affect the evolution of this world and help mitigate and prevent, within the limits set by the free will and required learning experiences of all concerned, the plans for war and violence set in motion by those who still oppose the Light and hold power, wherever they may be. May Peace, Love and Harmony ultimately prevail on Earth and in the heart of every soul, for the Highest Good of All.

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2. Meditation Times

i) Sunday at 16:00 Universal Time (GMT) or at noon local time. Suggested duration: 30 minutes with a special Earth Healing Focus in the last few minutes.

ii) 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 06:00 -- Los Angeles 09:00 -- Denver & San Salvador 10:00 -- Mexico City, Houston & Chicago 11:00 -- New York, Toronto, Montreal, Asuncion & Santiago 12:00 -- Rio de Janeiro & Montevideo 13:00 -- Reykjavik & Casablanca 16:00 -- London, Algiers & Lagos 17:00 -- Geneva, Rome, Berlin, Paris, Johannesburg & Madrid 18:00 -- Athens, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Nairobi & Istanbul 19:00 -- Moscow & Baghdad 20:00 -- Tehran 20:30 -- Islamabad 21:00 -- Calcutta & New Delhi 21:30 -- Dhaka 22:00 -- Rangoon 22:30 -- Hanoi, Bangkok & Jakarta 23:00 -- Hong Kong, Perth, Beijing & Kuala Lumpur 00:00+ -- Seoul & Tokyo 01:00+ -- Brisbane, Canberra & Melbourne 02:00+ -- Wellington 04:00+

(+ means the place is one day ahead of Universal Time/Greenwich Mean Time)

You may also check at to find your current corresponding local time if a closeby city is not listed above.

3. More information on this Meditation Focus

This complement of information is for those who wish to understand in more detail the situation of this week's Meditation Focus. For those who wish to read it, especially those receiving this material for the first time, we encourage you to view the abovementioned information from a positive perspective, and not allow the details to tinge the positive vision you wish to hold in meditation. Since what we focus on grows, the more positive our mindset, the more successful we will be in manifesting a vision of healing. We provided these details because we recognise that the knowledge of what needs healing can assist us to structure our awareness to maximise our healing effect.

See also our previous "Meditation Focus #71: Preventing a New Gulf War and Shifting The Focus Towards Peace" archived at

Also recommended to your attention:

The Light Series #33: Raising Love Vibes Ever Higher -- archived at

Defeating the U.S. War Plans Series #1 to #4 -- archived at



Bush: Saddam Could Inflict 'Horror' (Saturday, Oct 5)

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - President Bush warned on Saturday that Saddam Hussein could strike without notice and inflict "massive and sudden horror" on America, offering a new rationale for pre-emptive military action against Iraq.

In the run-up to key congressional votes on war-making authority, Bush promised in the clearest terms yet to rebuild Iraq after a war. He also said the Iraqi president has a "horrible history" of attacking his enemies first.

"We cannot ignore history. We must not ignore reality. We must do everything we can to disarm this man before he hurts one single American," Bush told hundreds of cheering police and National Guardsmen. A leading Democrat, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, strongly challenged the "strike first" policy as Bush toured this politically important state. The president's remarks reflect subtle changes the White House is making in its case against Saddam as Bush prepares to address the nation Monday night from Cincinnati.

Advisers say the address — now in its fifth draft — seeks to synthesize the case against Saddam, the reasons war may be necessary and why the threat is imminent.


In a state whose motto is "live free or die," GOP donors jumped to their feet when Bush said of Saddam, "For the sake of peace, for the sake of freedom, for the sake of our future and our children's future, we will disarm him."

Bush won agreement last week with a bipartisan group of House leaders for a resolution allowing him to use force against Iraq. Senate Democrat are more skeptical, though a resolution is expected to pass as early as this week.

"Pre-emptive strikes are something we have to take very, very seriously and carefully," Daschle, D-S.D., said Saturday on CNN. "Number one, what kind of a standard does it set for the rest of the world? If it's OK for us, is it OK for India? How about Russia? How about Israel?"

Daschle said the House resolution gave Bush too much latitude to wage war. He questioned whether there is enough evidence that Iraq poses an imminent threat and said Bush has failed to explain how Iraq would be rebuilt after war.

"How long will we be there? What will it entail, on the part of the United States? How much will it cost? Who will be involved?" Daschle asked.

Bush's struggle to pass a tough U.N. resolution on Iraq was underscored Saturday when Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said the return of weapons inspectors to Iraq should not be delayed. Bush wants the mission postponed while he presses for a new U.N. mandate.

"The message to Russia is this is about peace, this is about how to preserve peace, by removing the greatest threat to peace," White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said, offering a new rhetorical twist likely to be appear in Bush's Monday address to counter critics who say the president is too hungry for war.




Byrd sees Iraq-Vietnam analogy

Senate debates how much authority to give Bush in using force against Saddam Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., has been leading Senate Democratic opposition to the resolution authorizing President Bush to use force against Iraq.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 - As the Senate debated a resolution that would authorize President Bush to use military force against Iraq, one senior Democrat compared the measure to the 1964 Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which authorized President Lyndon Johnson to escalate the Vietnam War ˜ and, some said later, gave him too much power to wage war.

ATTACKING THE Iraq resolution, sponsored by Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., and 10 other senators, Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., noted that he had voted for the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and said: "I’m sorry for it. I’m guilty of that. I'm not wanting to commit that sin twice."

Some members of Congress complained at the time that Johnson had deceived them about the Tonkin Gulf situation to get the power to wage a wider war. Byrd complained the Lieberman resolution also would give the president too much authority to wage war. On Thursday, Byrd said the movement toward attacking Iraq was "clearly motivated by campaign politics."


Democrats are split over the Lieberman resolution. Some, including Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt of Missouri, support it, while others, including House Whip Nancy Pelosi of California, oppose it. Another senior Democrat, Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, took the Senate floor to oppose the Lieberman resolution Friday, saying the administration "has not made a convincing case that we face such an imminent threat to our national security that a unilateral, pre-emptive American strike and an immediate war are necessary."

Kennedy said a "largely unilateral American war that is widely perceived in the Muslim world as untimely or unjust could worsen, not lessen, the threat of terrorism."



Meanwhile, at the State Department, chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix conferred with Secretary of State Colin Powell on inspection arrangements.

White House national security adviser Condoleezza Rice and Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz were also at the meeting, U.S. officials said.

Fielding reporters' questions afterward as he stood alongside Powell, Blix reaffirmed his previous statement that he would not send inspectors back to Iraq until they had new instructions from the U.N. Security Council, as the United States wants.

Bush will address the American people on the Iraq situation in a televised address Monday evening.

Both houses of Congress are now expected to vote on a resolution next week.

The outcome in the House is a foregone conclusion following agreement by the White House, House leaders and Lieberman on a compromise resolution.

That resolution is expected to prevail in the Senate, though its supporters will face attempts to place additional limits on the president's power.


The resolution "authorizes the use of force on a unilateral, go-it-alone basis ... and goes beyond dealing with Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery," said Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Going it alone "entails serious risks and serious consequences for us in the Middle East and around the world," said Levin, whose alternative would require Bush to obtain U.N. approval before committing U.S. forces.

The House International Relations Committee brushed aside several efforts to weaken the Iraq war resolution Thursday before approving it by a 31-11 vote, clearing the way for a vote by the full House.


The CIA publicly released an unclassified report on Iraq's biological, chemical and nuclear weapons capabilities Friday, but senators said it did not include other intelligence that might contradict that view of the threat.

"Baghdad has chemical and biological weapons as well as missiles with ranges in excess of U.N. restrictions; if left unchecked, it probably will have a nuclear weapon during this decade," the intelligence report said.

"Things that I think should have been in there are all classified, they declassified some for release but not others," said Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill.

"It is frustrating on this to have classified information which contradicts popularly held views. It is troubling to have classified information which contradicts statements made by the administration. It is maddening to have classified information which contradicts classified information leaked by the administration," Durbin said.


By David Krieger

Earth Charter Summit, San Francisco, September 28, 2002

We are gathered to consider one of the most visionary documents of our time, the Earth Charter. Before we focus our attention on this great document, though, I need to say something about the drums of war and war itself.

I wrote this poem in 1971, more than thirty years ago during another war, but unfortunately it is again appropriate today. Listen carefully and you can hear the steady beating of the drums of war coming from Washington.


They're beating on the drums again, the drums, the drums.

They're calling out the young men again, young men, young men.

They're training them to kill again, with knives and guns, with tanks and bombs.

They're sending them away again, across the ocean by ship, by plane.

They're acting up at home again, the mothers, the mothers.

They don't want their sons to go again to die, to die.

And now they're coming home again in caskets wrapped in flags with shrapnel in their backs, with heroin in their veins.

And now they're coming home again with snickers on their lips, with medals on their chests.

They're blowing on the bugles now.

They're beating on the drums, the drums, the drums.


War is not an abstract. War kills people, particularly the innocent; war rips families apart, destroys cities and wastes our resources - including our most precious resource of all, our children.

The political leaders of the most powerful nation that the world has ever known are beating on the drums of war, as they pursue perpetual war against terrorism, against the Taliban and now against Iraq. These men, flush with power, seek "regime change" in Iraq. They have decided that it is time that Saddam must go, regardless of the cost in lives of Iraqi civilians and of young Americans who will be sent to fight and die.

If the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfield team has its way, we Americans will see the face of Saddam on every Iraqi man, woman and child. They will become our targets, the "collateral damage" of the bombs we drop from 30,000 feet. They will serve as both the enemy and those we liberate with our bombs. They will be the victims of our arrogance. Their deaths and injuries will be the cause of the next cadres of terrorists who rise up after we have injured and killed their loved ones and destroyed their homes and families. The new terrorists who are created by this war will make us the victims of the hubris of our political leaders.

Today's American military force is an army of volunteers, composed primarily of young people who are seeking the opportunity to get ahead. They are promised a college education, something they generally could not otherwise afford, for serving in the military. They are not told when they sign up that they may have to fight and die on a far-away desert before their dreams of a college education could be fulfilled. These are the young people who will be sent to die because they lacked good economic alternatives.

I would like to offer just one simple suggestion that could put an end to this war and perhaps all war: Let those who seek to send others to fight in wars, go themselves. Isn't that the essence of leadership - to lead the way.

I'm tired of leadership of the "do as I say, not as I do" variety. Unfortunately, that has become the principal form of leadership in Washington - and it is bipartisan. This style of leadership also applies to weapons of mass destruction. Our government doesn't want Saddam to have even one nuclear weapon, but it plans to retain thousands for itself in perpetuity. Our government provided the materials for biological weapons to Iraq over many years, and now our government has sabotaged the verification protocol of the Biological Weapons Convention that the nations of the world, including our closest allies, were eager to implement.

If Bush, Cheney and Rumsfield said they were ready to go off to fight Saddam Hussein, I would at least believe that they had a modicum of integrity for being willing to put their own lives on the line for what they believed in. Instead, they want to send someone else's sons and daughters off to fight and die.

And what about Congress? Do you think that those who vote for war will be willing to go or to send their sons and daughters? Of course not. They believe in sending others to fight and die so that their own patriotism will not be questioned.

But why should we judge their patriotism by their willingness to send others to war? What is wrong with us, citizens of a democracy? How did we become so complacent, so willing to let politicians dictate the lives and deaths of our young people without being willing to put their own lives or even their careers on the line?

Hermann Goering, the Nazi Head of the Luftwaffe, said this about war in a conversation with a prison psychologist during the Nuremberg Trials:

"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."

The human future stands on soft and precarious ground. Looking ahead, one path leads to war and devastation. Another path, far more hopeful, is the path of peace. But it must be an active, energetic and organized peace. We cannot wait for peace to come to us. We must choose peace and commit ourselves to attaining peace by our actions. A starting point for doing so is saying NO to war.

Daisaku Ikeda has said, "Nothing is more precious than peace. Peace is the most basic starting point for the advancement of humankind."

The drums of war are beating. Which will it be: Peace or war? We have choices. We can act.

The Earth Charter is a blueprint for peace. It represents the hopes and dreams of millions of people for our common future. It is built upon an understanding of our shared humanity and our inextricable link with the web of all life. It is premised on our shared responsibility for passing the world on intact to the next generation and the next and the next. We must not be the generation that breaks faith with life and with the future.

Never before in human history has the danger to our survival been greater. Today we live in a world in which nations are pitted against nations, in which wars are commonplace, in which overwhelmingly the victims of wars are civilians, and in which terrorists strike out at innocent civilians. All of this must change if we are to survive, if we are to flourish, and if we are to realize our full potential as human beings.

The Earth Charter is a call to action. It is a call to each of us to rise to our full potential as human beings and to play our part in changing the world. Without our actions, the Earth Charter is only a flowery document - words upon a piece of paper. It is up to us, by our actions, to breathe life into this vision of global decency.

Each of us is more special than we can possibly imagine. We are, in fact, miracles of creation. Each of us is entirely unique. There has never been anyone quite like you - with your combination of interests and talents, knowledge and appreciations -- in the entire history of the universe. But beyond our magnificent uniqueness and our diversity, we all share a common humanity.

We have been endowed with gifts that we often fail to realize or to use.

We have the gift of thought and reflection, allowing us to grapple with the world's problems and to find creative solutions, such as the Earth Charter itself.

We have the gift of memory, making it possible for us to learn from our mistakes and those of others.

We have the gift of voice and language, enabling us to communicate and to make our voices heard.

We have the gift of conscience, enabling us to determine for ourselves right from wrong.

We have the gift of creativity, allowing us to add to the world's already enormous store of beauty through arts and literature, philosophies and religions, sciences and engineering, and day-to-day problem solving.

We have the gift of love, making it possible to share closely with others the incredible gift of life in all its richness and beauty as well as in its sorrow and suffering.

We have the gift of empathy, allowing us to understand another's hurt and sorrow and to reach out with compassion and love.

We have the gift of mobility, making it possible for us to go where we are needed.

We have the gift to make and use tools, enabling us to extend our powers dramatically.

Our tools have taken us into outer space, where our astronauts and cosmonauts have looked back on our beautiful, blue planet, so alone in the universe, so precious in its nurturing of life.

And our tools have given us the power to destroy ourselves. That is the essence of the Nuclear Age. We can no longer be assured that the continuous flow of life, at least human life, will continue.

Our tools are dual-purpose because we are dual-purpose, creatures capable of both good and evil.

And we must choose. Choice itself is another of our great gifts as human beings. We each have the power of choice that we manifest each day of our lives by every act we make and decision we take.

I believe that we are more powerful than our tools, including our most terrible weapons of mass destruction. We have the power to control these tools and to eliminate them. But we must exercise that power or our tools may eliminate us.

As the Earth Charter tells us, the choice is ours: "We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future."

That choice can be made by our apathy, complacency and ignorance. That is the choice of abandoning our humanity by default. That is the choice of abandoning our human responsibility. It is the choice of those who would sleepwalk through the greatest challenges of our time, perhaps of any time.

That choice can be made by giving over our power to leaders who would lead us into war and greed and selfishness. That is the choice of abandoning our democratic responsibilities and playing the role of lemmings rushing over a cliff to our demise.

Or our choice can be made by standing on our own two feet, by embracing others, by our compassion, our creativity and our commitment to changing the world.

To choose the path of life and decency will not be easy. In fact, it will require every ounce of courage that we have. We will have to learn to believe in ourselves and to empower ourselves to be a force for peace, even against great odds.

We will have to stand firm and confident in the power of right and decency against entrenched and powerful institutions that would have us be complacent consumers rather than an active peacemakers.

At the dawn of the Nuclear Age, just days after the first atomic weapon was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Albert Camus, the great French writer said, "Before the terrifying prospects now available to humanity, we see even more clearly that peace is the only battle worth waging. This is no longer a prayer but a demand to be made by all peoples to their governments - a demand to choose definitively between hell and reason."

Let us stand with Camus and choose Peace, because it is necessary. Let us stand with Camus and demand that our governments choose reason.

War no longer has a place on our planet, and we must stop preparing for war. We must stop squandering our resources on tools of destruction. We must demand that the $850 billion now spent on the world's military forces be spent instead on meeting human needs. If human needs are met and principles of justice among all peoples are adhered to, there will be no need for war, and the need for defense will atrophy.

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "One day we must come to see that peace is not the distant goal we seek, but the means to that goal."

Let us stand with Martin Luther King, Jr. and choose Peace because it is a wiser course of action, respectful of human life. Let us join him in his dream for justice and dignity for all. Let us stand with him in his conviction that peace and nonviolence are not only the ends we seek, but also the means to attain those ends.

Eleanor Roosevelt said, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

Let us stand with Eleanor Roosevelt and believe firmly in the beauty of our dreams. Let us believe deeply that the vision of the Earth Charter is not only right and necessary, but also possible. It is not an idle dream, but a vision of a world that must be built by our actions.

Pablo Casals, the great master of the cello, said, "The love of country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?"

Let us stand with Pablo Casals, and choose to be citizens of the world. Let us erase the borders in our minds and replace them with an all-embracing love for humanity. Let us work to create a world in which every person, no matter where he or she is born, is able to live with dignity and full human rights as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Jacques Cousteau, who explored and shared the beauty of the oceans and who lived with a deep commitment to future generations, said, "The time has come when speaking is not enough, applauding is not enough. We have to act."

Let us stand with Jacques Cousteau and commit ourselves to action - to action that will change the world, even if it is done one person and one decision at a time.

The Dalai Lama has reminded us that we must never give up. He has written:

No matter what is going on

Never give up

Develop the heart

Too much energy in your country

Is spent developing the mind

Instead of the heart

Be compassionate

Not just to your friends

But to everyone

Be compassionate

Work for peace

In your heart and in the world

Work for peace

And I say again

Never give up

No matter what is going on around you

Never give up

Let us stand with the Dalai Lama, who has spoken so passionately for peace and nonviolence, and pledge to never give up our struggle for a more decent and peaceful world, a world we can be proud to pass on to the next generation.

I would like to ask each of you to take three steps today to build a peaceful world and make the Earth Charter the reality we live by.

First, say NO to nuclear weapons - all nuclear weapons - no matter who possesses them. You can go to the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation's web site at and sign our Appeal to End the Nuclear Weapons Threat to Humanity and All Life. While you are at the web site, you can sign up to receive our Sunflower e-newsletter that will keep you informed monthly about the latest developments in working for a nuclear weapons-free world.

Second, say NO to war. Write to the President and to your Congressional representatives today, and tell them that war against Iraq is an unacceptable solution and that they must find peaceful means through the United Nations and international law to end our impasse with Iraq so that innocent Iraqis and Americans will not be killed and more terrorists will not be created. Send more letters to your newspapers and talk about this with your friends. You can find a sample letter and contact information at the Waging Peace web site.

Third, say YES to Peace and Choose Hope. Put aside complacency and despair and choose Hope as the basis for all of your actions from this day forward. Not frivolous hope, but hope that is rooted in courage, compassion and commitment. Stand up for peace, for human dignity and for future generations in all you say and do.

The Earth Charter states, "As never before in history, common destiny beckons us to seek a new beginning." Let us begin.

With hope as our foundation, with the Earth Charter as our guide, with each other for support, I am confident that together we will change the world.

David Krieger is President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation ( His most recent book is Choose Hope, Your Role in Waging Peace in the Nuclear Age.

David Krieger, President Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
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5. Prayer Vigil

Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2002
From: <>
Subject: James Twyman to Iraq

Prayer Vigil: October 12, 1 pm New York time

James Twyman invited to Iraq to Pray for Peace

From James Twyman:

As many of you already know, I have been invited to perform a concert for peace in Baghdad on October 12. Millions of people around the world believe that war is an inappropriate solution to our problems with Saddam Hussein, or any other international conflict. This is a chance to do something about it, to use the power of prayer as a catalyst for positive change. I hope you will forward this e-mail to your friends around the world. The goal is for millions of people to focus their prayers of peace at the same moment. We need your help to make this happen.

This is the second time the government of Iraq has invited me to Baghdad when the threat of war seemed imminent. In 1998 millions of people from at least 80 countries focused their prayers on Iraq, and three days later a peaceful solution was achieved. This year the worldwide vigil is being coordinated with another international event called Earth Dance, a peace initiative being held in 106 cities around the world. (If you want information on how you can join the gathering in your city, go to Over a quarter million people will gather in each city on October 12, and at 1pm New York time participants will join together in this prayer:

We are one global family, all colors, all races, one world united. We dance for peace and the healing of our planet earth. Peace for all nations. Peace for our communities. Peace within ourselves. Let us connect heart to heart. Through our diversity we recognize our unity. Through our compassion we recognize peace. Our love is the power to transform the world. Let us send it out... NOW!!

We are asking you to do the same. After you say this prayer aloud, either alone or with a group, FEEL the presence of peace in Iraq and the whole world. This feeling is the key to creating peace. Scientists have proven that our emotions influence events and even weather patterns, and we want to produce a wave of peace that will touch the leaders of our countries, as well as every person in the world.


I will be with a group of people in Baghdad and we will consciously anchor these prayers into the earth there. You can also join me via the Internet by going to I will have a satellite phone with me and will broadcast the prayer at the designated time, and World Puja will transmit my signal around the world. If possible, try to be with a group of people in your own home or church, joining me either online or in spirit.

Please keep me in your prayers, but more importantly, please join us in changing the world with the power of joined prayer.

In Peace,

James Twyman

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