Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Reminder--Solstice Meditation Peacemaker's Sanctuary 7PM Thursday June 21st

Solstice Meditation
Peacemaker's Sanctuary, 
Onondaga Lake Pk, Lakeland (Syr.)NY
Thursday June 21st, 7PM

Join us for a group meditation to celebrate the summer solstice and the beginning of summer at the Peacemaker's Sanctuary at Onondaga Lake, one of the holiest places in the world. It was at Onondaga Lake that the great Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) prophet  the Peacemaker planted Tree of Peace and gave us the Great Law of Peace upon which our country's democracy is founded on and which influenced the Women's movement.

Please bring a chair or cushion to sit on during the meditation. The two benches will be in use during the meditation. As with all outdoor activities we suggest you apply some insect repellent. It is always good to hydrate before a group meditation; so bring some water with you. Unfortunately, there are no restrooms close by. Directions are below

New Beginnings
The summer solstice is a time of new beginnings. So you might want to reflect upon new directions, or changes you would like to make in your life; or new activities or adventures you would like to take on. The meditation and the space of the Peacemaker's Sanctuary will help consecrate those beginnings. Several of us have had our prayers answered there, have found resolution and healing in its divine space, or gotten insights or epiphanies while in prayer/meditation there. IT IS A POWERFUL AND HEALING SACRED SPACE.

The Peacemaker's Sanctuary is a community gathering and healing space. We have held vigils there after national crisis's such as the Las Vegas shootings Vigil. We encourage you to visit by yourself.




I-90 Thruway--Exit 39, Take 690 East

I-81--Take 690 West

From 690- Take exit 5 (Van Vleck-State Fair Blvd.) Turn left onto State Fair Blvd going towards Lakeland (turn right if you are coming from 690 East.) About a 1/2 mile down take a left onto Beach Str. (an Empower bank is on the right.) Continue till end, turn left and park car on Iona street.

Corner of Beach and Iona Streets in Lakeland Cross the RR tracks and walk over the foot bridge and take a left. From the foot bridge it is about 150-200 yards to the Sanctuary. The cinder path will connect with a paved path, bear left. About a 100-200 feet on your right you will see a clearing with a bench and an overflow duct that gives the appearance of a stream. Total time 5 minutes from parking. Or take the long way, a 20-30 minute walk from parking lot for the John Haley Memorial trial- across from Long Branch Park.

Look for a bench that says "Peacemaker's Sanctuary."





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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Help Preserve the Stone Mounds at HIgh Tor NYS DEC WMA--Naples, NY (Canandaigua Lake)

Help us preserve the stone structures and maintain the vibe at High TOR NYS Wildlife Management Area in Middlesex (and the town of Naples) NY; at the southern end of Canandaigua Lake. Please contact the NYS DEC during their current public comment period and tell them to put added protections on the many stone mounds and standing stones there. See HighTor.org

High Tor NYS Wildlife Management Area is an ancient sacred site that needs to be preserved. Specifically its hundreds of stone mounds and thousands of standing stones--that are thousands of years old--need to have additional protections. The NYS DEC has opened up a public comment period about High Tor\'s future for the next ten years. Email them and tell them to put added protections on the stone mounds; preferably get them placed on the National Register of Historic Places. We also ask that you tell that activities should be limited in line with its history of being an ancient sacred site\--no logging, or other such activities that harm the flora or the fauna at High Tor.

Stonewall Jackson Park in West Virginia shows what is possible. They created a series of trails through their woods focused on the many stone mounds that are there, with names such as the Cairns Trail.

New Cairns Trail Links Past with Present at Stonewall Resort

EMAIL THE DEC

For more informatio:

HighTor.org--Information about High Tor and its stone mounds.

Clarks Gully Blog--Lots of pictures of the stone structures at High Tor going back more than a decade.







Sunday, June 17, 2018

Peacemaker's Sanctuary Onondaga Lake Pictures of Visit with InterFaith Works

Before I left to go speak at the American Society of Dowsers Convention in New Paltz last week I took Gracious Moyo and Mark Briggs to Peacemaker's Sanctuary at Onondaga Lake. Gracious heads up outreach for InterFaith Works in Syracuse and Mark is a board member. We are looking for support from InterFaith Works  to raise awareness about the Peacemaker's Sanctuary and truly make it a gathering place, a sanctuary for our community.

Here are some pictures I took of our visit.







I will post pictures of my visit to the King's Stone Chamber in California Hill NYS DEC Forest and other sacred areas and stone structures I saw when I was at the convention.

I hope to see you at the Peacemaker's Sanctuary for our Solstice Meditation this Thursday at 7PM. Directions

Blessings,
madis



Saturday, June 9, 2018

Solstice Meditation Peacemaker's Sanctuary 7PM Thursday June 21st

Solstice Meditation
Peacemaker's Sanctuary, 
Onondaga Lake Pk, Lakeland (Syr.)NY
Thursday June 21st, 7PM

Join us for a group meditation to celebrate the summer solstice and the beginning of summer at the Peacemaker's Sanctuary at Onondaga Lake, one of the holiest places in the world. It was at Onondaga Lake that the great Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) prophet  the Peacemaker planted Tree of Peace and gave us the Great Law of Peace upon which our country's democracy is founded on and which influenced the Women's movement.

Please bring a chair or cushion to sit on during the meditation. The two benches will be in use during the meditation. As with all outdoor activities we suggest you apply some insect repellent. It is always good to hydrate before a group meditation; so bring some water with you. Unfortunately, there are no restrooms close by. Directions are below


New Beginnings
The summer solstice is a time of new beginnings. So you might want to reflect upon new directions, or changes you would like to make in your life; or new activities or adventures you would like to take on. The meditation and the space of the Peacemaker's Sanctuary will help consecrate those beginnings. Several of us have had our prayers answered there, have found resolution and healing in its divine space, or gotten insights or epiphanies while in prayer/meditation there. IT IS A POWERFUL AND HEALING SACRED SPACE.

The Peacemaker's Sanctuary is a community gathering and healing space. We have held vigils there after national crisis's such as the Las Vegas shootings Vigil. We encourage you to visit by yourself.




I-90 Thruway--Exit 39, Take 690 East

I-81--Take 690 West

From 690- Take exit 5 (Van Vleck-State Fair Blvd.) Turn left onto State Fair Blvd going towards Lakeland (turn right if you are coming from 690 East.) About a 1/2 mile down take a left onto Beach Str. (an Empower bank is on the right.) Continue till end, turn left and park car on Iona street.

Corner of Beach and Iona Streets in Lakeland Cross the RR tracks and walk over the foot bridge and take a left. From the foot bridge it is about 150-200 yards to the Sanctuary. The cinder path will connect with a paved path, bear left. About a 100-200 feet on your right you will see a clearing with a bench and an overflow duct that gives the appearance of a stream. Total time 5 minutes from parking. Or take the long way, a 20-30 minute walk from parking lot for the John Haley Memorial trial- across from Long Branch Park.

Look for a bench that says "Peacemaker's Sanctuary."





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Friday, June 8, 2018

Forest Bathing Shows the Benefits of Mother Nature

CBS this morning had a wonderful segment on the benefits of the Japanese practice of Shinri-yoku, or Forest Bathing where you walk in the woods and reflect and connect with Nature. It is important to note the segment stressed the importance of disconnecting from technology. You can click on the link below to watch the segment.


                  Pay Attention: How "forest bathing" clears the mind and body 


In our series, Pay Attention, we explore ways to sharpen our focus and re-capture our attention from distracting technology