Monday, September 17, 2007

Chants for Peace

The words of urban shaman Donna Henes inspire this post. She staged a 911 Emergency Call for Peace vigil on 9/11/07. It was raining. The dedicated souls were few. She called it “optimism in action.” Her report included these words:


I’ll let Donna tell you the rest:

“Though we had gathered to mourn the tragic death of nearly 3000 people, it is important for us to celebrate the 57,000 miracles that occurred on September 11. 60,000 people worked in those buildings. 57,000 of them were saved.

If we dwell on the loss, it perpetuates an atmosphere of fear, anger and revenge. An eye for an eye until the whole world is blind. An exercise in futility.

If we concentrate on miracles, we see that anything can happen. Anything at all. Even peace.”

I’m with Mama Donna. Anything can happen. Her report closed with:

"There IS a chance for peace. And we are that chance!”

We are that chance, and I’m so grateful that Donna stands with me for peace.

For your further enlightenment, please read Donna’s magical book, The Queen of Myself, available from or through her website,

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