"We have a role in the ascension of everything on the planet but mostly our fellow humans. Most things will follow along as we ascend but we can greatly assist our brothers and sisters in making this journey. Come learn and interact as we explore the different avenues and options we have before us." ~ David Arms
$25.00 presentation fee applies to individual session with David.
Individual sessions, $50, scheduled after, (sessions are 45-60 minutes.)
What is Holistic Wellness Alignment?
Trauma, emotional and mental stress, false belief systems and other blocks to our personal growth can be stored in the energy fields of our bodies, impacting our ability to function at our full potential and to lead happy, fulfilling lives.
HWA is a gentle and non-invasive method of healing. HWA treats the WHOLE PERSON. When the emotional causes that are behind most physical issues are cleared, the body starts to heal itself. Even injuries find improvements from getting rid of emotional trauma. Clients invariably report immediate feelings of change, lightness, well-being and relaxation, yet the healing effects can continue for several days as the energy integrates and toxins are released.
"The Drum Dance, in my experience, lends itself to the more mystic aspects of ceremonial dance. It is a silent dance, only the drum, the footsteps muffled on the grass path, firekeeper tending the fire, whatever sounds of nature surrounding us.
"The dancers in the Arbor this year (for the 1st time) will be facing in the direction from which inspiration comes: the northeast, each with a feather marking the direction of their attention. The feather, drawing our attention out of past into future, out of mind into no-mind, out of fog into vision,
"In all my life, when I have heard Spirit's call, have said "yes", have showed up, and allowed Spirit to be in charge what happens ... I have been blessed greatly! I believe Spirit does that for everyone.
"You will recognize Spirit's call, when you feel your heartbeat shift ...
Working in a mindful way with those in our community is one way we can truly “Walk in Beauty.” When we say ‘walk in beauty’ we are really saying ‘Walk in Love. It is the Blessing Way.’ To walk in beauty is to celebrate the principal ideas that create our bodies.
AND an open willing attitude.
If you have any special skills, please let us know so we can best use your talents. Of course, we will first take care of the pressing needs, but there is a lot of work to be done and all your talents are valuable.
Want to dance? The Council at the Center For Peace has established rates of exchange for work contributions.
The work exchange rate is $15 per hour. You will need to work a minimum of 4 hours on a given day. Generally we work no more than 10 hours in a day. This may or may not include a lunch, you might need to bring your own light lunch, ask when scheduling your work day.
Please contact the Dance Chief or Coordinator (you may use the links in the article below) if you are interested in contributing towards your dance in this way.
Grounds Maintenance Projected: 4-10 hours Date: In addition to scheduled work days (see Calendar) you may email us with your available days and which Dance you will be dancing and we will try to accommodate, pending our schedules.
We are asking for sponsorship through monthly donations.
These donations do not need to be large but if those who love the Center for Peace could help by committing a few dollars on a monthly basis it could be the difference between always hoping that someday we will be able to build or provide those needed areas (i.e. showers, sleeping areas, restrooms) and actually making it happen.
If you have participated in any of the programs, offerings, and events that occur on an ongoing basis at the Center for Peace you have already felt the personal blessings from these activities. Our mission is to be a Spiritual Center for our community which extends to anyone open to this learning path.
Right now (June 2014) we have need for the following.
Freezer (12 cubic feet or larger)
Vacuum cleaner - Light weight, great condition
If you can help with either of these items please email us and let us know.
On Sunday September 7th we will gather at the Peace Sound Chamber at the Center For Peace in Seymour, Tennessee to chant.
The Peace Sound Chamber which was inspired by the vision of Joseph Rael, is one in a worldwide network of chambers.
These chambers were constructed to assist in the healing of Mother Earth by "injecting" the vibration of the people chanting into the energetically connected web of the chambers around the world.
What to Bring:
An open heart and mind.
Comfortable clothing (Ladies please wear skirts.Skirts are recommended for both men and women. Men may wear a ceremonial belt instead.)
Please arrive on time.
The focus this month will be on the Chant for Summer.
Chant for the Summertime:
Pell Tah = Cultivating
Pell = early (recurring) focus
P = the Sound of the Heart
E = the power of placement
ell =the reflectivity of ascending light
T = to crystallize
A = washing, purity, purification, purifying light
H = stepladder to the heavenly planes, beyond the beyond
"Chanting is how we enter into the eternal now. The energetic vibrations of our voices bond us to the spiritual light made of memory, and of now, and of future, for we are the light of universal intelligence. As we chant the Universe speaks to us in metaphoric images.
The chanter is the cosmic universe in miniature. The person chanting is the embodiment of the earth and sky. When chanting, I start by pretending the in breath is the sky energy, and the out-breath is the earth energy. The highest nerve center is located at the voice center, the place in the human anatomy where the sky and earth in the human anatomy are connected. Sound vibration connects the mind, body and spirit, and makes the physical body whole."
excerpts from Joseph Rael's book "Being and Vibration"
Monthly Sweat Lodges
fire starts @ 10:00 am
go in lodge about 11:30
fire starts @ 5:00 pm
go in lodge about 6:30
~led by Steve Citty
Due to the Dances scheduled this summer there will be changes to the lodge dates.
Due to the number of participants we have been having at the lodges, we enlarged the lodge on a recent work day. Now we should have no problem with groups of about 20.
The new lodge gives us the chance to sit on the grass. This also brings new procedures to the lodges as we will be covering and uncovering the lodge before and after each use.
Please arrive as early as 1 hour prior to lodge time to help with the process of covering the lodge.
A sweat lodge or "Purification Lodge", is an intensely rewarding experience. By entering the womb of Mother Earth (the lodge), we seek purification and a deeper spiritual awareness through prayer.
Generally speaking the experience is to deepen spiritual awareness. The steam, heat, and darkness intensify prayers and personal introspection. The lodge leader (pourer), with help from the fire tender, hold an energetic space of safety and security while setting the intent of the lodge. The medicine of the lodge leader and of each participant helps to enrich the lessons of the lodge.
There are composting toilets in the meadow. You may change clothes in these toilets or at the Peace Sound Chamber. There is no nudity in our lodges.
Suggested Items to Bring:
Men are requested to wear swim trunks, gym shorts or something similar.
Women are requested to wear a skirt or dress. (Something for inside the sweat that is modest and you don’t mind getting muddy.)
Change of clothes (Preferably long sleeve and covers all of the legs to keep from getting the feast area dirty).
Covered Dish for the Feast.
It is appropriate to bring tobacco, a small gift, or monetary gift for the fire-keeper and lodge master, both of whom offer their services to the people as a gift.
Cash donations are used to support the Sweat Lodge. We use lots of wood for the fire; supplies like herbs (sage, tobacco, cornmeal, etc.), drinking water, and more. If you are feeling abundant, a donation would be appreciated. (Typically $10-$20)
There is never a charge for Ceremony. If you are not feeling abundant, PLEASE do not allow this to prevent you from coming.
Monthly Fire Ceremony
September 7th - 6:45 pm
~ led by Katy Koontz
The purpose of theFIRE CEREMONYis to heal and purify both the planet’s physical oceans and the oceans of cosmic thought.
At 7 pm local time, fire elders light ceremonial fires at each of the Peace Sound Chambers around the world. Those present watch the fire in silence until it burns out, giving to it what we want to transmute in our lives and staying open to the messages and teachings it brings.
All are welcome. We suggest you arrive around 6:45 pm.
Donations are appreciated.
DRUMMING, MEDITATION, AND CHANNELING
~led by Perry Robinson
Shift happens . . . . and one of them took place a couple weeks ago (July 29).
Suddenly, Perry had a very familiar feeling in a powerful way. The Guides, who have always been present with him, suddenly "filled him up" with a feeling that, he needed to let them speak. So he did; and the last two Tuesdays' "Messiah Training" have been different.
For those who were not around at that time: for about fifteen years ['89 - '04], Drumming, Meditation, and Channeling took place most every week at the Center. We would drum for a while, then drift into a silent meditation. Soon the Guides would begin to speak . . . and the words were helpful to all . . . including Perry.
In 2004, after a traffic incident, Perry felt the Guides' support of him stepping back for a time. So for over ten years a small group has "done other things" . . . book studies, spiritual practices, special interest focuses, shamanic introduction, and -- more recently -- "Messiah Training". Last Tuesday [Aug. 5] the "Messiah Training" group decided to accept this shift and "let's see where it takes us".
So, here we go. All are invited to attend. Bring your favorite drum [we will have a few extras here, if you do not have one to play], an open mind, and a supportive heart. In the spirit of "my job is to show up", let's see what happens. You will know if you need to be here.
An opportunity will be given for other Guides to speak as well.
Out of respect for time, let's come early to socialize, so we can start on time
The Center for Peace is a non-profit religious corporation in the State of Tennessee. Donations to the Center for Peace can be claimed as deductions from income for income tax purposes.
Active Council Members of the Center for Peace:
Knoxville, TN 865-405-6809
Steve Citty Knoxville, TN 865-300-4424
Sevierville, TN 865-719-8447
Jeanne Robinson Seymour, TN 865-428-3070
Oak Ridge, TN
Chanting in the Chamber
The Peace Sound Chamber is available for chanting, vision quests and ceremonies of many different types.
You are encouraged to come to the chamber and chant, drum, meditate or simply sit (the chamber Spirits love it); please check first that there is not something already scheduled. Please call at least two weeks in advance to reserve our facilities as usage requires council approval
Center For Peace • 880 Graves Delozier Road • Seymour • TN • 37865