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My personal story:
too Long - However - I made aliya in 1959 as an idealistic labor Zionist. Studied social work in Israel and married and have two sons. I've always worked as a psycho therapist and found my way, mostly with the help of my clients, into doing inner child work. since being a child I was very open to spiritual experiences and learned to meditate from being like a tree.
When I was 50, I separated from my hiusband and took a trip around the world for a year. It started with aTibetan Buddhist monastary in Nepal, where I felt like I'd come home. We practiced the Tong Lin meditation there, where youbreath in the suffering of the world and breath out love into the suffering. I kept on seeing Palestinian young men and Israeli soldiers, fighting each other, full of hate and fear and violence, and I wept endless tears for these boys who had been born to be happy and loving and who were being twisted by circumstances out of there control . During my strip I also became very connected to energy vortexes in nature ( New Zealand and Mt. Shasta) and realized the effort of the earth to participate in our healing.
When I came back to Israel these two types of experiences shaped my continuing life here. I found a partner in Nablus, West Bank and we worked together for 8 years trying to open hearts of Israelis and Palestinians to each other. We organized a dialogue program with a Buddhist orientation, called the transformation of suffering - and I was able to experience young men who had been Palestinians throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers and men who had been soldiers, hugging each other from the pain of having to have hated each other and the relief of being able now to love.
That work was not able to go on after the 2nd intifada and since then I have been active in peace work in different ways. I have continued my Buddhist meditation and traveled to remarkable places and teachers to do so. I have moved to the Gallilee and here found beautiful healing energy vortexes, and go there by myself or with workshops I conduct there.
During the last war, I worked very hard with a coalition of peple to bring about the establisment of shelters for gazan children. We didn't succeed, as is obvious. Now I am working to set up a "transformative" peace show whose purpose is to bring about change In Israeli consciousness regarding war and peace. It wil be based on play back theater, music , films and meeting with Dr. Abulaish and other Palestinians and witrh I sraelis who have unusual stories to tell about their experiences relating to peace.
I am looking for people who are interested in being part of such an initiative, either in the artistic areas or the organizing.
If you're ineterested call me - Marcia - 04 6925647
Why I want peace:
So that all people can live in the beauty and lovingness and connection that is their true selves. To end the suffering involved in this hate and fear and violence.
Interests and activities:
In my personal story. - Peacework, Buddhism, healing, energy vortexes, psychology, fun.
Something you didn't know about me:
I love to dance.
How I found mepeace.org:
My friend Miriam Harel suggested I join/
What I want to achieve here:
to interact with people who are seriously trying to bring about peace and at this moment to find the appropriate people to join the initiative I've started to create a transformative peace show, see my personal story.
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At 12:36pm on March 30, 2009, Eyal Raviv said…
Welcome Marcia,
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At 7:11pm on March 28, 2009, Hiba said…
Welcome friend, glad that you joined us.

Your contribution will add to us, enjoy the site.

Hiba Hamzeh
Executive Partner - MEPEACE.org
At 12:35pm on March 26, 2009, Marcia Kreisel said…
Thank you Eli, I wonder what your involvement is. Marcia
At 4:38am on March 26, 2009, Eli Williamson-Jones said…
Marcia-

Welcome to MePeace. I hope you make some great connections in the community while helping us seek peace in the Middle East and the world.

Sincerely,

-Eli
(a fellow world citizen)

At 2:40am on March 25, 2009, Paul RETI said…

Hello Marcia!

Welcome to mepeace.org. I hope that you will make a constructive and active and consistently ethical contribution to this community.

Peace, Salaam and Shalom...
... Paul R., Sydney, Australia

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