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Messengers Retreat

Red Bluff Park – 5/22/2011
For all those who would like to deepen their understanding of Silo’s Message
This two-day retreat was inspired by Silo’s declared intention, before his passing in September 2010, to “give strong impulse” to the Message beginning in January of 2011.
The first day is dedicated to study, reflexion and interchange about the Message, and to considering what this “strong impulse” might be.
The second day we reflect and interchange about what we are doing with the Message, what our aspirations for ourselves and others are.
Mary Shaver

Asking for the Japanese People

Sacramento – 4/30/2011 – Davis Community of the Message
Hi friends –
Last Saturday Jim and I went to the “First Annual Global Chant for Peace” event in Sacramento – I had contacted the coordinators the day before and asked if we could do a public Asking for the Japanese people and for an end to nuclear violence. They were delighted, totally open. So before getting up on stage I passed out copies of the following asking, and invited people to follow along. Everyone I talked to was absolutely happy to participate, really grateful that we were doing this, and at noon I got up on stage and read it aloud. It was really beautiful.

It was so well received that we got inspired to try it again this coming Saturday at the Cinco de Mayo festival here in Red Bluff. Mary and I will be doing both a Ceremony of Wellbeing and a Ceremony of Protection, since there will be a lot of families. Again the coordinators were totally open and welcoming. We’ll let you know how it goes.

Below is the asking we did last Saturday, and a very tiny picture of me on stage – we’ll try to do better at the 5 de Mayo!

big hug


Ceremony of Well-Being and Safety for the People of Japan

Union Square, New York – 3/20/2011
My name is Emiko, and I don’t have a title. I am an ordinary citizen. I am here today, because I like all of you,

I am deeply affected by what has happened in Japan, what continues to happen, and what the future maybe. This is a tragedy beyond ethnicity, beliefs and borders. This is a tragedy for all humanity.

In time of great need, people come together. We come together to comfort each other, and to ease our pain and suffering. In the darkest and most challenging moments, our love comes from the depth of our hearts, and it truly manifests. It gives us strength, to reach out to one another with warm kindness. We, the people of New York, want the people of Japan to know, that we are all in this together, and we want them to receive our love.

In time of great need, people need hope. When the sky is dark, stars guide us through the night. Hope is a star, and let it be a guiding light. Let hope lead us to the dawn. As an old Japanese phrase has it, “Hii Izuuruu qunee, Nippon” – The Sun Rises from Japan. The dawn will come, and the sun will rise.

I invite you join me now to light a candle – a symbol of hope. With a light in our hands and warmth in our hearts, we would like to do a “Ceremony of Well-being and Safety,” inspired by “Silo’s Message.” This brief ceremony if a communal and shared experience of sending our love and hope, for the well-being and safety of the people of Japan, and all those affected by these events.
Nicole Myers