Begins tomorrow in some kind of unfolding progression.
I have fulfilled my pledge -- and then some. Now seems a proper time for my tale.
It is a tale of sorrow and discovery and re-discovery, offered with hopes for a better tomorrow.
"We do best to begin by carving out territories or zones of peace in our personal relations where violence and deceit won't be used."If you want to see me -- Anastasia, the lion goddess in a roar -- watch what happens when my lion cubs and/or my closest ties; family, friends and community, are threatened by social inequities. Here is a personal story of mine that accounts for some of my passion for social justice; i.e. building "zones of peace" --
"There is an intrinsic relationship between our capacity to put families (groups or other systems) together and our ability to put ourselves together."So – call it “beshrt” the Yiddish word for destiny or – what? I know of no other way to express it; I serendipitously ended up becoming a psychotherapist who specialized in creating therapeutic communities. And, when that career had run its natural course (including my eight year sabbatical being blind and recovering from it) -- and -- I bumped into a "beshrt" Jewish/Muslim controvery in my backyard, I birthed the New Horizons Small "Zones of Peace" Project that changed the course of my life. Not alone, mind you, but with my "right arm," board member, Sue deVeer as midwife.
|"Wherever two or more are gathered," |
informal conversations can become
healing medicine for systemic change,
|Centennial Methodist Church|
Downtown Frederick, Maryland