** THIS WEEK **
Friday, August 7 ~ Fire Ceremony
Saturday, August 8 ~ David Arms
** AUGUST **
*** FEATURED EVENT ***
Friday, August 7th - 6:45 pm
~ led by Katy Koontz
In the interest of "Walking Gently" on our land;
Please DO NOT park or drive in the meadow.
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.
|David Arms - Saturday, August 8th|
Topic: Our thoughts and how they impact our health
Saturday, August 8th
“As the energies change that are coming into our planet, to usher in the changes that mankind is moving into, it is more and more important that we pay attention to what those energies support. Part of that support is about our ability to create. There was a time when it took affirmations and lots of focus to create things in our lives. Now, they are created sometimes in the blink of an eye with one or two quick thoughts. We need to understand the impact of our thoughts on our health. Join us in discussing these and other connected issues."
~ 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
|Native Nurturing Young People's Dance|
Saturday August 22nd
Do the Dances at the Center For Peace Interest You?
Want to learn more?
The Young People's Dance is the perfect opportunity to have a great time with your family and the Center For Peace Family. Come and learn with your children in a peaceful, safe environment.
The Native Nurturing Young People's Dance is a one day dance that begins at 9 am with a Young People's Sweat Lodge. This is a gentle 4 round lodge focused on experiencing the event. That is followed by a light picnic and then the dance, which generally lasts about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The day ends with a feast and give away.
Most Dances at the Center are traditionally a time of fasting, but because the focus of this dance is on young people, water and light food will be available between Dance rounds for any dancers who feel they need it.
Dance Chief Nan Citty, LCSW, has participated in native-based ceremonies at the Center for Peace and abroad (in Brazil, Israel and Ireland) for more nearly two decades. Other dancers, drummers, singers, fire tenders, and chiefs who actively commit their time at the Center for Peace will be helping us with this Dance. Grandfather Joseph has blessed these children and us all with his teachings.
What to Bring
The cost to put on the dance is $25 per person $100 for family of 4 or more.There is no charge for ceremony.
- Participants should bring clothes for both the sweat lodge and the dance.
- Traditionally, the girls are asked to wear skirts or dresses with loose sleeves.
- The boys are to wear apron skirts over their jeans or shorts.
- Bring a sleeping bag or blanket for resting between dance rounds.
- Please bring one white sheet per dancer.
- There will be a feast following the Dance, so bring food to share.
- We will also be holding a giveaway after the feast, so bring something you would like to give away to symbolize the sharing of our bountiful gifts and the love and caring we have for all our brothers and sisters. Such sharing helps us to impart to our children the importance of honoring the gifts of this Earth and of the Spirit. The children in turn help remind us that to believe is to receive.
If you have questions, contact Nan Citty at 865-405-6809.
|Drumming, Meditation and Channeling|
DRUMMING, MEDITATION, AND CHANNELING
We will drum for a while, then drift into a silent meditation. The Guides, with which Perry works, will begin to speak.
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.
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.
|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.
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|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