GHR 2014 Q4: Unity/Inclusion

bonfireGlobal Healing Response Quarterly

2014 Theme: Unity

So powerful is the light of unity that
it can illuminate the whole earth. —
Baha’u’llah 

October-November-December

Focus:   Inclusion

Quote: “Peace requires everyone to be in the circle – wholeness, inclusion.” — Isabel Allende

Color:  Red

Prayer/Meditation: St. Francis prayer seems to work perfectly this quarter…

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life. Amen

Ideas for benefiting organization:

The Southern Poverty Law Center works tirelessly and fearlessly to promote tolerance and provide teaching materials for tolerance: http://www.splcenter.org/

Ideas for ambiance: Musical instruments such as bells, drums, tambourines that can be played in unison or in collaboration with fellow walkers

Music: Any Chant album such as ChantIII: The Benedictin Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos

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4 thoughts on “GHR 2014 Q4: Unity/Inclusion

  1. Monthly Labyrinth Walk November 17, 2014 Duncan Center, Delray Beach, FL
    Global Healing Response 2014 Theme: Unity Focus: 1Q Consensus, 2Q Diversity, 3Q Compassion and Understanding, 4Q Inclusion

    The prayer of St. Francis: “Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.

    November is a month of harvest and gratitude, reunion, remembrance…

    “Peace requires everyone to be in the circle—wholeness, inclusion.” Isabel Allende

    Days are shorter and darkness invites our thoughts inward– toward stillness.

    Thinking about Autumn: Go, sit upon the lofty hill,
    And turn your eyes around,
    Where waving woods and waters wild
    Do hymn an autumn sound.

    The summer sun is faint on them —
    The summer flowers depart —
    Sit still — as all transform’d to stone,
    Except your musing heart.

    ~ Elizabeth Barret Browning

    To Come Home to Yourself: May all that is unforgiven in you
    Be released.

    May your fears yield

    (May all that is unlived in you
    Blossom in a future
    Graced with love.)

    Their deepest tranquilities.

    ~ John O’Donahue

    “Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.”
    Joseph Campbell

    Music: Coco Ramos, Inner Time, Inner Tempo – Soothing Piano Melodies

    Linda Hurley, Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator

  2. Monthly Labyrinth Walk October 20, 2014 Duncan Center, Delray Beach, FL

    Global Healing Response 2014 Theme: Unity
    Focus: 1Q Consensus, 2Q Diversity, 3Q Compassion-Understanding 4Q Inclusion

    It is the time the Harvest is gathered–All manner of blessing for the labyrinth.
    Linda Hurley
    Readings:
    “I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
    Stand, shadowless like Silence, listening
    To Silence.” Thomas Hood
    “Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.” Elizabeth Lawrence
    “Gardening imparts an organic perspective on the passage of time.” William Cowper
    “There ought to be gardens for all months in the year,
    in which, severally, things of beauty may be then in season.” Sir Francis Bacon
    “Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God.” Jean Anouilh
    “Fall is not the end of the gardening year; it is the start of next year’s growing season. The mulch you lay down will protect your perennial plants during the winter and feed the soil as it decays, while the cleaned up flower bed will give you a huge head start on either planting seeds or setting out small plants.” Thalassa Cruso
    “You ought to know that October is the first Spring month.” Karel Capek
    “The apple teaches the lesson of love and faith, generosity and gratitude. Love not just between man and woman but as the driving force behind our existence and the relationships that we share with others; faith both in ourselves and in others; and generosity and trust in the understanding that a heart that is open to give and receive is both the gateway to personal happiness and fulfillment and the key that unlocks the secrets of the Otherworld. The generous apple satisfies body, mind, and spirit, and warns against miserliness, for like attracts like. What we give will be the measure of all we receive.” Jane Gifford, The Wisdom of Trees
    Linda Hurley, Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator

  3. Monthly Labyrinth Walk December 15, 2014 Duncan Center, Delray Beach, FL

    Global Healing Response 2014 Theme: Unity

    Focus:

    1Q Consensus: I can see myself in all things and all people around me. Sanskrit Phrase
    2Q Diversity: Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day. Author Unknown
    3Q Compassion and Understanding:
    May I become at all times, both now and forever
    A protector for those without protection
    A guide for those who have lost their way
    A ship for those with oceans to cross
    A sanctuary for those in danger
    A lamp for those without light
    A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
    And a servant to all in need. ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama

    4Q Inclusion: A lot of different flowers make a bouquet. — Muslim Origin

    Moving from darkness into light…

    “You darkness, that I come from,
    I love you more than all the fires
    that fence in the world,
    for the fire makes
    a circle of light for everyone,
    and then no one outside learns of you.
    Light after darkness, gain after loss,
    Strength after suffering, crown after cross.
    Sweet after bitter, song after sigh,
    Home after wandering, praise after cry.

    Sheaves after sowing, sun after rain,
    Sight after mystery, peace after pain.
    Joy after sorrow, calm after blast,
    Rest after weariness, sweet rest at last.

    Near after distant, gleam after gloom,
    Love after loneliness, life after tomb.
    After long agony, rapture of bliss!
    Right was the pathway leading to this!” ~ Francis Ridley Havergal

    Lighting one candle
    from another –
    Winter night ~ Buson

    “God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.” J M Barrie

    Linda Hurley, Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator

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