Monday, November 28, 2011

Global Prayer for Peace

Global Prayer Project

Prayer, Meditation & Discussion

with James & Salle Redfield

via Live Teleconference, Webcast & Skype


Tuesday, November 29

8-9 pm Eastern/US


Our dial-in teleconference number has changed,
and you can now connect via Skype!

If you can't join us, please hold a supportive prayer vision for the world at that time...

This week's prayer visualization

A prayer for bridging conflicts in families and across nations. At this Holiday time of year, when individuals find themselves back home with their families, discussing political and spiritual issues, let's hold a vision for everyone in the world that old conflicts and new disagreements will move toward resolution. Join us as we come together in connection with Divine intention to help inspire the world toward conscious conversation, reduced ego conflict, and a search for a higher truth about every global problem.

Follow-up discussion

Spiritual tips for resolving conflict.
You may join in one of 3 ways: 

Call 941/926-6155  /  Conference ID: 608434#

Note: Other local numbers are now available in the US, Canada, UK & Australia. Check here to see if a local number is available in your area:

The phone line will open 5 minutes before the call starts. Participants will be responsible for their own long-distance or international phone charges. Once connected, enter the Conference ID. Please greet everyone with your name and location, then press *6 to mute yourself so the noise level will be kept to a minimum as others greet the group. After the call, press *7 to be unmuted, and then say good bye!

Live Webcast @


Skype ID joinconference / Conference ID 608434#

Launch Skype. Display the Skype dial pad. Enter the Skype ID joinconference and click CALL. When the call connects, re-display the dial pad and enter 608434#. Once connected, please greet everyone with your name and location, then press *6 to mute yourself so the noise level will be kept to a minimum as others greet the group. After the call, press *7 to be unmuted, and then say good bye!

Our twice-monthly gatherings have been making a powerful difference, both in people's individual lives and the world at large. Many of you have written us saying that the energy generated from this network of spiritually-minded participants is "indescribable," and we look forward to continuing this healing circle of focused prayer. Like all prayer experience devoted to helping others, many participants have felt the results in their own bodies and received guidance for their own lives.

Research tells us that the more people praying together, the more powerful the prayer and the greater the level of energy felt by the participants. We invite you to join the largest regular prayer network in the world. If you would like to take an active role in maintaining a circle of positive intention across the globe, while going deeper and heightening your own spirituality, join us on Tuesday, November 29.

We suggest you secure a quiet and comfortable place for yourself for an hour, so you can best share your prayerful energy, and give and receive the healing energies offered. Many enjoy inviting friends and family to join them, amplifying the power of the group.


James Redfield

Salle Merrill Redfield

James and Salle Redfield

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Real Purpose of Veteran's Day

November 11th was not made a holiday in order to celebrate war, “support the troops” or cheer the 11th year of occupying Afghanistan. 

Originally called “Armistice Day,” the holiday began in 1918, celebrating the end of World War I and the idea of ending all war.  A 10-year campaign launched that year and by 1928 had legally banned all war making.

We aren't told this in school, but in January 1929 the U.S. Senate ratified by a vote of 85 to 1 a treaty that is still on the books, still upheld by most of the world, still listed on the U.S. State Department's website — a treaty that under Article VI of the U.S. Constitution is the "supreme law of the land."

This treaty, the Kellogg-Briand Pact, bans all war.  Bad wars and "good wars," aggressive wars and "humanitarian wars" — they are all illegal, having been legally abolished like dueling, blood feuds, and slavery before them.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Lesson in Peacemaking

In 1942 the Allied forces in the Pacific led by the American military were poised and ready to strike to regain control of the South Pacific islands now under Japanese control. There was one problem. Every code developed by the American army designed to protect communications about troop movements, etc., had been broken by the Japanese. History books are full of the story of the Navajo Code Talkers and how the use of their ancient language by "code talkers" stymied the Japanese and led the way for the eventual reclamation of those islands under the control of the Japanese Empire in 1941. In fact, Major Howard Connor of the 5th Marine Division's Signal Officers' Corps stated, "were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima. Were it not for the decision of the United States government to restore sovereignty to the Navajo Nation to their lands taken by the United States in 1864, the outcome in World War II's Pacific Theater might have been entirely different.

Americans started pushing into Apache and Navajo lands after the United States defeated New Mexico in the Mexican-American War. In the 1850's more and more lands inhabited by the Mescalero Apache and Navajo for centuries were being taken by the United States military for forts and American settlers moving west to make their fortunes. Problems escalated as the Navajo and Apache took up arms to fight to maintain control of their traditions and culture. A cycle of raids and counter-raids began when the moderately pro-Navajo U.S. Army leader and Indian agent was replaced in the latter part of that decade. A peace treaty was signed with the Navajo represented by Chief Manuelito on April 30, 1860 to bring an end to the hostilities. A dispute over a horse race on February 15, 1861 led to the massacre of 30 Native Americans violating the terms of the Treaty.

After the massacre the American military leaders set plans in motion to remove the Navajo from their homelands in northeast Arizona, western New Mexico, Utah and Colorado and relocate them to a 40 mile square tract of land called Bosque Redondo in a barren area of northwestern New Mexico on the Pecos River. This was to be the first Indian Reservation west of the Oklahoma Indian territory. Plans were to turn the Apache and Navajo into farmers and "civilize" them by sending them to school and making them Christians.

U.S. army leader Kit Carson made war on the Navajo in order to accomplish the plan. He ordered U.S. soldiers to march onto Navajo property and destroy their fields, orchards, houses and livestock. Those Navajo who survived the attacks were starved into submission and in January 1864 they surrendered at Canyon de Chelly. Carson promptly organized what became known as the Long Walk. Eight thousand five-hundred men, women and children marched 300 miles in the dead of winter from their lands in Arizona and New Mexico to Bosque Redondo. Two hundred people died of cold and starvation on the walk. More died after reaching what was no more than a prison camp where the Mescalero Apache were already interred.

There was constant fighting between the Apache and Navajo who were natural enemies. In addition, the brackish water led to intestinal problems and rampant disease. As more and more Navajo died, escaped or killed each other, the United States finally deemed this attempt a failure and negotiated the Treaty of 1868 that acknowledged Navajo sovereignty and returned the land on the Arizona/New Mexico border to the Navajo who returned in rags to rebuild their homelands on the rations and sheep given to them by the United States. (Legends of America at )
They prospered and rebuilt their culture, maintaining their religion, economy and language. If the United States government had succeeded in "killing the Indian but not the man" on the Bosque Redondo Reservation in the 1860's, there would have been no thriving Navajo Nation 50,000 strong to offer 500 of its sons, brothers and fathers in service to the American military in 1942. Of the 500 Navajo men who served the United States military in World War II, 375 to 420 served in the capacity of Code Talkers at one time or another. Without their service, the campaign in the Pacific to restore sovereignty of land to the people of the South Pacific islands from the grips of the Japanese war machine might have had a different outcome or at least been even more costly in terms of human life. These Code Talkers deserve all the honors and medals bestowed upon them. In addition, the Navajo Nation deserves our nation's gratitude for honoring a 19th Century Peace Treaty in order to rebuild their culture and way of life.
Navajo Code Talkers: WW II Fact Sheet
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

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