World Healing Meditation – December 31, 2013

by dena on December 26, 2013

The 1st annual World Healing Day Meditation tradition began twenty-seven years ago on December 31st, 1986, at noon Greenwich Mean Time.

As the title indicates, this event happens all around our globe.

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Art by Nancy Kern

 

When Is the Next World Healing Day Meditation?

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

12 noon  UTC/GMT Greenwich Mean Time, for 45 minutes

To determine when it is in your time zone, go to http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

 

What to Do on December 31st

Some people pray and meditate individually from wherever they happen to be – at home, visiting family, in a place of worship, outdoors in nature, maybe even in the workplace. Some gather physically at a central location with a few or with many others.

It is a simple action that holds the potential for positive, loving, healing, peaceful results. I gladly trade this hour of possible sleeping, as it occurs on a holiday at an early hour in the time zone where I live.

Any way you want to join in this event is the right way for you.

If you are looking for an example of one way, I will share what I plan to do this time.

  • I will sit quietly in an upright position, with my feet flat on the floor, my lower back well supported.
  • I will begin with a prayer, asking for peace and healing for all beings, for all of life, everywhere.
  • Next, I will invite my awareness to drop into my heart by focusing on a heartfelt word like peace, compassion, forgiveness, love, gratitude, kindness. Silently, I will chant my selected word until I experience the essence of what the word represents.
  • Then, I will let myself experience this and anything else that arises each moment. I will invite myself to keep returning to my heart whenever I notice I’m following thoughts.

 

The first World Healing Day, 1986

Reading from two resource websites at quartus.org and spiritualliving.org, I found the following information. Participation was verified for at least these numbers:

  • 500 million people
  • on 7 continents
  • all 50 states in the U.S.
  • all religious faiths + those not identified with specific faiths
  • more than 500 spiritual and/or peace related organizations

As an example of information about 1 city, “In Seattle, more than 7,000 people meditated with them hoping, thinking and praying for world healing, universal peace and freedom.”

 

My Invitation to You

I found out about the 1st annual global event shortly after it occurred. For many years, I invited folks to join the upcoming one in my annual holiday letters or cards.  Now, I am glad to be able to share an invitation with you.

 

You are welcome to find out about my telephone meditation classes that happen 3 different times weekly.

 

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Blissings, Dena

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