Heart Breaking News

[-o-] Brothers, sisters, grandmothers and grandfathers of the world unite to send prayers and support to keep the oldest living culture alive and thriving!

Hoping you are all shinning bright today as we are trying hard to here in Australia right now.  And I was dreading the day I might have to call on people like yourself to help.  The time is here and i have come to ask you firstly, have you been kept in the loop with Oz issues?  Man, it is with the heaviest heart i call on u to loan ur support to end the secret war on the oldest surviving people, their culture and their land.

I am a proud young mother of 4 boys who has been brought up in the struggle, feeling today like I’m fighting my way out of a plastic bag.  We live in a tin shed n a dinged up van in picturesque North Stradbroke Island bushland, without water, toilet, shower, with a generator on at night 4 light.  We know this is important to carry on in the footprints of our ancestors, escape the assimilation push and raise our children with the space to grow.  

My partner and I teach traditional dance every saturday to get our culture strong and connect back to our mother earth. The biggest problem is we still don’t know our language – 17 survive so far out of 250 languages, we don’t have a single bit of family support here now, most have passed on.  TV is making our children complacent, trauma from oppression is even destroying the best of us quietly and we are only living to an average age of 60 at most.  

It is pressure i feel, being among the first generation of my line to be free, all my mothers before were forcibly removed, abused daily and made slaves until they could escape.  I survived Redfern, a heroin habbit, loosing my everything- my nanna’s my mumma, her brother, her sister, my culture teacher and alot of young ones taking their own lives.  

Believe it or not we have the highest incarceration rates in the world, they lock us up for mainly cussing, swearing and we are too spiritual for that cold confinement treatment.  So alot of us suicide or are killed by police violence.  Still not 1 police officer charged no matter how much evidence, we c whitewash year afer year. Like in South Africa, hundreads of deaths in custody.  Well, since i was 5, i can remember marching and crying at lack of justice alot, it’s getting worse, i feel it.

Now as we speak they/forces of police are violently moving our elders and supporters from a blockade to protect our sacred Kimberly, this world renowned beauty is about to be turned up to make way for a gas line.  All through our country we have veins called songlines, our ancient passages with their special songs and energy; they carried us to where we were going and into the ages.  My/our nightmare is that this ignorant government will never acknowledge us rightfully as their ancient brothers and sisters who are kind enough to share our home and who carry universal treasures for a new conciousness of balance and harmony that served us for millenia, when it really was The Lucky Country.  

We are ready to reclaim this for the world and we believe we can depend on the good of man to help us call for peace to end this silent war. 

We alone may acheive peace in the next 50 years here but with global awareness because of the lack of positive progress here, people power and political pressure on a global stage will up show these puppets and free the people within their strangle hold.  We have alot of supporters worldwide, we love you all for thinking of us although you are thousands of miles away and need to get this message to them all urgently.  We stand with all people suffering and are praying each day for your freedom too.  I don’t want to let anyone just take away my mother’s tongue when some of us, against all odds are so close to learning our traditional language after a generation gap of non speakers like in Hawaii and our Indian families.  We will have nothing for our children if we loose our language and let them spoil our pristine water and land.  Our language is key to our wellbeing and survival as the latest research revealed shows. We already know it to be the heartbeat of the land and the law connected to all living things is also in these languages.

And secondly, would you be willing to send prayers of support to keep the oldest living culture alive and thriving, please?  

The least we can do is ask individuals to think of us at the time when you pray or join with us each morning to pray for a brand new day for all doing it hardest.  At 6am your time or when you open you beautiful eyes and ask to c the beauty in the day, please also ask that the people of the land be free to live in peace and harmony and c more beauty everyday where they are.  I feel we need a spiritual revolution to nurture spiritual growth, conciousness and unity especially now that more can see the crippling conditions that most are not awake to, so that finally after 220 years of marshal law in this country for example, we can begin our healing and continue practicing our ancient traditions to fix this mess. 

We are ready but are only 1 million and majorly disadvantaged by trauma of oppression and poverty, in a universe of billions.  Please help us to hold on to the wisdom of our ancestors and the land we are now the caretakers of, together, we can turn, turn this situation around. Leave us to one day live in peace and celebrate as 1. I ask of the oppressor’s why you do this? How can we look after anything when we are wounded like this? You know with your ignorance we are to be depended on for having to look out for your children now too, because you are failing even this.  

With limited money I feel like we are in a straight jacket as I watch old people being man handled by men in uniforms while they sit protesting peacefully against a 30 billion dollar project to destroy another huge part of us.  If you can do more than pray, please do. Come, organise buses, food & support 4 protestors, care for our elders still protesting in winter or even an urgent letter writing campaign. Please see links below for how you can be part of this global movement to protect our roots. I invite you all on behalf of the First Australians who are concerned for our land, culture and all of our futures.  We hope you see how this can be of benefit to you and your family as it is like an investment to make available a huge piece of the global puzzle.

Thank you kindly for you time.  Many blessings of light love and laughter for a safe and happy journey together into our new day.

Kaiyu Bayles & Family

See the protest today, latest media coverage – http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2011/07/05/3261383.htm?site=perth
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/

Search youtube or here is a clip from Tuesday –
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=r34uDl8EqCY&feature=player_embedded#at=14
7th July James Price Point blockade.wmv

Save the Kimberley groups
Send letters from the site http://www.savethekimberley.com/
http://www.givenow.com.au/savethekimberley

http://www.environskimberley.org.au/

Get Up Grass Roots Action For Australia – 
Vote for our cause to get assistance from this group that gets results – http://suggest.getup.org.au/forums/60819-getup-campaign-suggestions/suggestions/1896595-stopping-proposed-gas-refinery-at-james-price-poin

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/

Speaking an Indigenous language linked to youth wellbeing:
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/4725.0Media+Release1Apr+2011?opendocument&tabname=Summary&prodno=4725.0&issue=Apr%202011&num=&view=

Australian Key Findings statistical information
https://thrivalinternational.wordpress.com/category/statistics-2/key-findings-australian-statistics/

Or check out our grapevine on fb, by becomming my friend, I can link you to our many interest groups.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-The-Kimberley/146254135411987

Peacefully uniting to protect our oldest surviving people, culture and land
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_186985498026447

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” Marshal Ferdinand Foch

10 Essential Life Skills

There are universal principles that govern our universe.
Metaphysics is the study of these.

The School of Metaphysics is a place to discover, explore, and put these principles into action so you can live the life worth examining, your best life.

Coursework, seminars, media, and intuitive research provide the mental technology for developing your whole Self.

Start upgrading your Spiritual DNA now.

Have you ever wondered how some human beings seem to develop their potential to become a powerful influence in the world?  What inspires a Martin Luther King, Jr. to broadcast a vision so clear it lasts generations beyond him?  What gives a Mahatma Gandhi the courage to hold true to his ideals amidst great adversity?  What enables an Albert Schweitzer to transform his life and career and devote his life to humanitarian service?  Where does a Mother Teresa acquire the determination to give and give with complete surrender to a higher calling? 

These great men and women throughout history tapped the hidden powers of the mind.  Scientists report that the average person draws upon only ten to twenty percent of his or her brain power.  The remainder lies dormant until we learn how to develop and strive toward our full potential.  We believe that any thinker can come into his own greatness by increasing his knowledge, exercising mental discipline, and generating insightful discoveries that can be employed to improve his own life, and sometimes aid all of humanity.  (from School of Metaphysics Student Guide)

We can greatly increase our ability to be powerful, intelligent, creative, and expressive by learning how to access reasoning and intuition.  These are two of the ten essential life skills taught in the School of Metaphysics course of study.  These skills are:

SELF RESPECT – Everything begins and ends with you.  When you can view yourself from different perspectives, you develop a greater awareness of who you are and how to become the person you desire to be.  Knowing how you cause everything in your life gives you the great power of knowing how to change.

Undivided Attention – Attention is one of our greatest commodities!  You can learn to put your whole self into whatever you doing.  You can learn to be here now to reap the beauty and fullness of each moment.  Your relationships will improve, you will be a better employee or employer, and you will be a great influence on your children when you give your undivided attention. 

Concentration- Holding your attention where you want it for as long as you desire makes you powerful, effective, and efficient.  A high degree of concentration is one of the secrets to success in the business world, the field of education, for artists and musicians, and for anyone who wants to understand commitment.  Concentration is a skill that can be built with exercise and practice! 

Memory – You can also build the skill of drawing out of your brain what you have stored there, at will.  Undivided attention and concentration build the memory power.  The ability to strengthen memory saves time, produces relaxation, and helps you to learn from the past so that you can live a better present.

Listening – Everyone loves to be heard.  When you cultivate the ability to listen to your inner self through meditation, you can be s still-minded, calming presence for others.  Listening to your inner self enables you to listen to other people.  Good listeners are great marriage partners, wonderful parents, sought-after employees, excellent employers, compassionate friends, and wise counselors. 

Imagination- This is a skill that distinguishes the exceptional person from the average one.  Imagination gives you the ability to improve your self and your life and to create new ways of being.  Every great discovery in our world was made by someone who could imagine a better way!

Reasoning- Reasoning skill is built through developing memory, attention, and imagination.  Learning to discern cause is a function of reasoning.  A good reasoner can learn from any experience, can produce growth and understanding, and is able to become healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Intuition-True intuition is the direct grasp of truth.  It is the ability to draw from the subconscious store of understanding and wisdom, the “teaching from within.”  Intuition can be cultivated and developed for better decision-making, for understanding dreams, for drawing upon abilities like clairvoyance and telepathy. 

Breath – Most people don’t think of breath as a function of the mind.  Conscious breathing is the ability to give and receive energy.  We can learn to be more balanced, more energized, more relaxed, and to become aware of the Self that exists beyond the physical body. 

Entrainment – Coordinating the head and the heart we become a Whole Self.  We experience the truth that we are all connected with one another energetically, as we realize the connection of our outer, physical self with the inner, spiritual self.  If you have ever had a “peak experience,” you’ve been entrained.  You can cause this state of consciousness on a regular basis with the practice of mental discipline.

Source: http://som.org/NewPages/Newsite07/SOMNavigation/Purpose.html

The Universal Peace Covenant

Peace is the breath of our spirit.
It wells up from within the depths of our being to refresh, to heal, to inspire.

Peace is our birthright.
Its eternal presence exists within us as a memory of where we have come from and as a vision of where we yearn to go.

Our world is in the midst of change.
For millennia, we have contemplated, reasoned, and practiced the idea of peace. Yet the capacity to sustain peace eludes us. To transcend the limits of our own thinking we must acknowledge that peace is more than the cessation of conflict. For peace to move across the face of the earth we must realize, as the great philosophers and leaders before us, that all people desire peace. We hereby acknowledge this truth that is universal. Now humanity must desire those things that make for peace.

We affirm that peace is an idea whose time has come.
We call upon humanity to stand united, responding to the need for peace. We call upon each individual to create and foster a personal vision for peace. We call upon each family to generate and nurture peace within the home. We call upon each nation to encourage and support peace among its citizens. We call upon each leader, be they in the private home, house of worship or place of labor, to be a living example of peace for only in this way can we expect peace to move across the face of the earth.

World Peace begins within ourselves.
Arising from the spirit peace seeks expression through the mind, heart, and body of each individual. Government and laws cannot heal the heart. We must transcend whatever separates us. Through giving love and respect, dignity and comfort, we come to know peace. We learn to love our neighbors as we love ourselves bringing peace into the world. We hereby commit ourselves to this noble endeavor.

Peace is first a state of mind.
Peace affords the greatest opportunity for growth and learning which leads to personal happiness. Self-direction promotes inner peace and therefore leads to outer peace. We vow to heal ourselves through forgiveness, gratitude, and prayer. We commit to causing each and every day to be a fulfillment of our potential, both human and divine.

Peace is active, the motion of silence, of faith, of accord, of service.
It is not made in documents but in the minds and hearts of men and women. Peace is built through communication. The open exchange of ideas is necessary for discovery, for well-being, for growth, for progress whether within one person or among many. We vow to speak with sagacity, listen with equanimity, both free of prejudice, thus we will come to know that peace is liberty in tranquility.

Peace is achieved by those who fulfill their part of a greater plan.
Peace and security are attained by those societies where the individuals work closely to serve the common good of the whole. Peaceful coexistence between nations is the reflection of man’s inner tranquility magnified. Enlightened service to our fellowman brings peace to the one serving, and to the one receiving. We vow to live in peace by embracing truths that apply to us all.

Living peaceably begins by thinking peacefully.
We stand on the threshold of peace-filled understanding. We come together, all of humanity, young and old of all cultures from all nations. We vow to stand together as citizens of the Earth knowing that every question has an answer, every issue a resolution. As we stand, united in common purpose, we hereby commit ourselves in thought and action so we might know the power of peace in our lifetimes.

Peace be with us all ways. May Peace Prevail On Earth.

signed this 8th day of October, 1997, at the College of Metaphysics

Dr. Barbara Condron  Dr. Daniel Condron 
Dr. Laurel Clark  Dr. Pam Blosser 
Dr. Sheila Benjamin  Dr. Al Rohrer  Paul Blosser  Melanie McManus  Linda Yeingst  Ernie Padilla  Teresa Padilla  Terry Martin  Christine Andrews  Sharka Glet  Jay McCormick  Greg Hoeflicker  Lisa Kinser  John Clark  Patrick Andries 
Damian Nordmann  Mari Hamersley  Terryll Nemeth  Paul Madar  Oliver Seger  Lyle Branson 
John Harrison  Karen Low  Traci Byington 
Shannon Cordes
Created in 1997 by faculty & students of the School of Metaphysics

Please join people from around the world in reading the covenant on
JULY 26th

at 6pm UT

as we join as

ONE VOICE

“For peace to move across the face of the earth” send the Universal Peace Covenant to everyone you know.

Share it with your loved ones,

friends,

partners,

mayor,

grocer,

neighbor,

minister,

everyone….

The Peace Dome is located on the campus of the College of Metaphysics. Both are expressions of the ideal of the School of Metaphysics, a not-for-profit educational institute dedicated to aiding any individual to be a whole, functioning Self for the purpose of accelerating the evolution of humanity. All material on this site is copyrighted by SOM. Much of the information may be reprinted or reproduced to help share what is available. We merely ask that you note where the information originated so people can easily find us. May peace be with us all ways. May peace prevail on Earth.

Source: http://www.peacedome.org/UniversalPeaceCovenant/UPCinLanguages/UPC_English.html