** THIS WEEK **
December 18th ~ Thursday Night Lodge
Fire Starts at 5pm: In lodge about 7pm
December 20&21 ~ Solstice Chanting in Chamber
December 20th ~ David Arms
Topic: Your role in your spiritual growth
Special Activities This Month
December 24th ~ Christmas Eve Candle Lighting
January 1st ~ New Years Day Lodge
|David Arms ~ Holistic Wellness Alignment|
Topic: Your role in your spiritual growth
Saturday, December 20th
“The reason you came to this incarnation is to re-find that spiritual being that you came in as. Your path determines what role you play in the growth of others. There is much to know about who we are and what we can do. We will delve into this topic as I share what I can about the steps to take to get moving on your journey.”
~ 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.
For more information contact Patti MacFee at 865-250-1988
Saturday 12/20 7 pm
Sunday 12/21 6pm
Our beautiful Peace Chamber is one of nearly 100 chambers worldwide which have come to life from the vision of Joseph Rael, Beautiful Painted Arrow.
In his vision, Joseph saw the people gathering in the chambers and chanting for world peace. The vibration of the chants radiates out from each chamber and forms a web linked by the heart energy of the people in many different places, shifting the vibration of the planet to be more like peace.
For nearly 20 years, The House of Mica, the Peace Chamber in upstate New York has organized 24 hours of worldwide chanting on the Winter Solstice.
From the House of Mica:
"Each year, the House of Mica announces a theme for this chanting – sometimes that theme has come from Beautiful Painted Arrow, sometimes it has come from our own inspiration and this year, we shared the theme with the Council of peace chamber caretakers who unanimously supported expressed their support for this theme. The theme for our chanting this year is consistent with the principle notion of how teachings and inspiration are spread across the land, just as the ceremonies and peace chambers planted by Beautiful Painted Arrow are now, and continue to be, spread across the land.
Please share this message with the peace chanters:
“The seeds of inspiration are carried across the landscape by the holy breath so that ancient wisdom may continually re-seed itself in the fertile present”.
House of Mica
Every year the keepers of the Peace Chambers all around the world participate in 24 hours of chanting at the Solstice, with chamber groups taking turns chanting for one full hour during that span of time.
There will be an "organized" one hour time period at 7 pm on Saturday the 20th (at the start of the 24 hours) and another "organized" hour at 6 pm on Sunday, the 21st (the final hour of the period). The chamber will be open and available for the entire period for any of you to come and chant/pray/meditate in your own way during the time of your own choosing.
|Drumming, Meditation and Channeling|
DRUMMING, MEDITATION, AND CHANNELING
Tuesday Drumming, Meditation, and Channeling is cancelled now and during the holidays. Projected to begin again on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
~ Perry Robinson
fire starts @ 10:am
go in lodge about 11:00
~led by Steve Citty
fire starts @ 5:00 pm
go in lodge about 6:30
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:
- Two Towels
- 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)
Information: Steve Citty (865) 300-4424
There is never a charge for Ceremony. If you are not feeling abundant, PLEASE do not allow this to prevent you from coming.
|The Center For Peace is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation.|
We exist on donations.
If you have ever come to the Center For Peace and liked what you found, PLEASE consider donating now; either a one time donation, or set up an ongoing donation through PayPal.
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:
Oak Ridge, TN
|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