White bison symbolize peace and prayer in certain Native American cultures — and the birth of three at once was an extraordinary event at the nonprofit, Sacred World Peace Alliance.
"There are some prophecies that say if the buffalo come to the western shores, world peace will begin," said the president of SWPA, Cynthia Hart-Button. "And we're seeing changes. It's a sign of change to the world."
Hart-Button added that according to history, the chances of a white buffalo being born is one in 10 million.
She said having 14 in one herd is like hitting the jackpot for the Sacred World Peace Alliance.
How Do I Pray?
by Peter Russell
Someone recently asked: How do I pray? I answered: I pray not for divine intervention in the world around, but for divine intervention in my mind, for therein lies the root of my discontent.
We usually think of prayer as an appeal to God, or some other spiritual entity, to change the world in some way. We might pray for someone's healing, for success in some venture, for a better life, or for guidance on some challenging issue. Behind such prayers is the recognition that we don't have the power to make the world the way we would like it to be—if we did, we would simply get on with the task—so we beseech a higher power to change things for us.… Read the rest »
31 March 2011
I don't know who wrote this but it is all over the internet….like the noon-water-prayer we are all doing now!
10 THINGS TO LEARN FROM JAPAN:
1. THE CALM
Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.
2. THE DIGNITY
Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.
3. THE ABILITY
The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn't fall.
4. THE GRACE
People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.
5. THE ORDER
No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just understanding.
6. THE SACRIFICE
Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors.… Read the rest »
A very sensible speech and prayer from James Gilliland. Absolutely worth listening..
Answers by Larry Dossey MD
Q: Can you cite specific research that supports your theory that prayer can help people heal?
In 1998, Dr. Elisabeth Targ and her colleagues at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, conducted a controlled, double-blind study of the effects of "distant healing," or prayer, on patients with advanced AIDS. Those patients receiving prayer survived in greater numbers, got sick less often, and recovered faster than those not receiving prayer. Prayer, in this study, looked like a medical breakthrough.
In 1988, Dr. Randolph Byrd conducted a similar study at San Francisco General Hospital involving patients with heart attack or severe chest pain. He found that patients receiving prayer did much better clinically than those who did not.… Read the rest »