Friends of Virginia Swain: Restoring Faith in Humanity with a Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service (GMRS)
A Spiritual Renaissance for America’s Soul, a Project of Restoring Faith in Humanity with a GMRS
(see the gofundme project at https://www.gofundme.com/HealingSoulUSA)
Listen to the chant by Paulette Meier above the pictures.
“We all have within us a center of stillness surrounded by silence.
A mural with a Phoenix rising out of the ashes of World War II in the UN Security Council sparked a beginning of a larger vision in a dream of another Phoenix rising out of the ashes of 9/11, to restore faith in the humanity of American people. By helping leaders claim their mission/purpose and end the cycle of violence within and without them, participants join the patchwork quilt that is America’s soul. Here is the Phoenix now after six months of America’s Soul Cafes where people offer a healing image to represent their patch and mission for America’s Soul healing. This is a significant beginning to the Pheonix’ invitation and need for healing the soul of America.
The Phoenix is a transformative and regenerative bird that is America’s soul. My experience showed me a new way to look at 9/11, encouraging me to heal and address the soul need of the US that the Phoenix brings. As a Friend of Virginia Swain: Restoring Faith in Humanity I invite you to become a stakeholder in the vision to heal our country together and co-create a plan of action to facilitate America’s soul destiny at home and in the world, in a respectful, caring way.
A Spiritual Renaissance for America’s Soul supports those impacted by America and American policy, participants and groups alike, to become address and heal their concerns in an emotionally safe environment. The Renaissance is an implementation of the the Peacebuilding Process of Reconciliation to Develop Political Will. In the PPR, political will is defined as the will of the People and the politician is the Reconciliation Leader. The best way to strengthen the United Nations is go back to your own country.
The PPR evolved into the Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service launched at the Hague Appeal for Peace in 1999.
The Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service awakens a vision for the United Nations, the United States and the international community as a body that will not use force at any level to make peace:
- by inviting the Sacred in partnership with peaceful settlement.
- by custom designing preventive and post-conflict peacebuilding interventions in the wake of protracted conflict for nation building.
- by applying psychological techniques and spiritual perspective for accountability and forgiveness.
- by reconciling victims and perpetrators across all the divisions of humanity.
- by building on the experience of the truth and reconciliation commissions.
- by offering hope and healing for human immobilization, trauma, frustration, anger and hatred.
- by offering a new political process based on a felt experience of global citizenship beyond divisions to resolve common problems.
- by honoring each ethnic group’s traditional ways of resolving conflicts worldwide.
Continue my 25 years of experience developing and training Reconciliation Leaders in the United Nations. I invite you to become a stakeholder in my process to heal our country together and co-create a plan of action to facilitate America’s soul destiny at home and in the world, in a respectful, caring way.
Draw on and build a Culture of Peace in America drawing on our longtime commitment to our Culture of Peace Initiative in Worcester and the Global Movement for Culture of Peace.
- A Leadership and Practice to Reconcile Challenges in a Post-September 11th World Presentation at the Human Dignity and Humiliations Studies Conference, Columbia University, Virginia Swain and Dr. Sarah Sayeed, 2006
- Reconciliation as Policy: A Capacity-Building Proposal for Renewing Leadership and Development,Presentation at the Human Dignity and Humiliations Studies Conference, Columbia University, Virginia Swain and Dr. Sarah Sayeed, 2005.
For more http://www.centerglobalcommunitylaw.org/wl_reconciliationleadership.html
America’s Soul Café
A series of online community-building environments, called America’s Soul Café, a whole group interaction method focused on authentic conversations as a creative process for leading collaborative dialogue, sharing knowledge and creating possibilities for action in groups of all sizes. Every soul has a role. We, the people of this country, all have a life mission and purpose and are desperately needed. People join me on the Internet with their wisdom and experience to reflect and envision solutions to heal America’s soul using an imaging process.
The Imaging Process
Will you join me to awaken the collective soul by awakening your individual soul first? To step up to your patch on the patchwork quilt of America’s soul destiny? Will you do your inner work and follow your inner Voice to help our country and ultimately, by ripple effect, the globe? Are you willing to join me to redefine your leadership to heal America’s soul?