** THIS WEEK **
Wednesday, January 7th ~ Monthly Fire Ceremony
Special Activities This Month
January 10th ~ David Arms
Topic: Spiritual vs Medical
January 15th ~ Thursday Night Sweat Lodge
January 24th ~ Medicine Wheel Teachings
|David Arms ~ Holistic Wellness Alignment|
Topic: Spiritual vs Medical
Saturday, January 10th
“Society has stopped following the guidance of the power that created us. In the beginning, we were connected to All that Is. We knew when we had created something negative for ourselves and we also knew how to release it. We have slowly moved toward medical, until now as a society, see them as the healers. It is time to reconnect to the power that created us and learn the things we once knew.
~ 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
Medicine Wheel Teachings
“The Medicine Wheel as Metaphor for Cosmic Creation”
Saturday January 24th
10 am - 3 pm
~with Steve Citty
Many of the Native American peoples still use the medicine wheel as a basis of teaching their Spiritual values and wisdom. Many aspects of the medicine wheel vary from one people to the next. But the core concept that all life shares in the cycle remain in the teachings.
The basic medicine wheel is a circle of life in four sections – for the four cardinal directions.
Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow) brought his mystical teachings to the Center For Peace in the early 1990's. His vision of Peace Sound Chambers resulted in the creation of chambers around the world including our own Peace Sound Chamber, and scores more.
The teachings that will be offered in this time are based on the metaphor that Joseph brought to us. The metaphor permeates the Sweat Lodge ceremonies, visionary dances and the Chamber itself.
Weather permitting we will meet in the Peace Sound Chamber for the time we have together.
This will be the first in a series of teachings. It is hoped that it will open minds and spark the curiosity to delve more deeply into individual consciousness so that we may live more fully and become who we truly are.
Please register so we will have an idea about materials needed and etc.
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.
January 7th - 6:45 pm
~ led by Katy Koontz
The purpose of the FIRE CEREMONY is 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.
fire starts @ 5:00 pm
go in lodge about 6:30
~led by Steve Citty
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.
|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
|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