I believe that living together in PEACE and in HARMONY is the end result of the next leap in our conscious evolution as a species...with women leading the way. Certainly the world has tried living together another way for hundreds and hundreds of years! Now, perched precariously on the brink of destruction of our entire planet and our species, I believe we realize it is time to move forward in a new and powerful way that requires a massive shift in our way of BE-ING together and in our consciousness. We recognize that we have moved dangerously close to the edge as we face the depletion of our clean water, our clean air, and our uncontaminated food sources. All the valuable and precious natural resources necessary to sustain life here on Earth are now threatened. I believe that it will take the awakening of the collective consciousness of the women of the world uniting in our efforts for peace and respect for the sanctity of all life to make the shift and save our world. We KNOW, as the powerful life givers, the nurturing mothers, the loving daughters, sisters, wives, and aunts, that we are truly one family on this planet. We have ONE HEART and we must make it our highest priority to reach out to one another and gain the strength and momentum we need to move forward and STOP the madness of war and greed that is destroying our planet . As the the Dala Lama recently said at the peace conference in Vancouver, women must lead the way.
We, as women, KNOW that our Earth provides us a sacred home that must be replenished and nurtured and respected in order to keep giving and supporting life, just as we ourselves require and deserve this understanding and respect! We must be willing
to reach across the land and the oceans to our less-advantaged sisters in need and do whatever we can to empower and strengthen them so that we become so large in numbers that we will not be silenced and we will not be stopped in our efforts to bring an end to this mindless and heartless machine of war and the aggressive consumption of our Earth's precious gifts. I believe we can do it. We can transform this destructive energy into something that is positive and creative and life-affirming. But first, we must empower ourselves individually and collectively within our circles and our commujnities.
We have to be strong to wage peace and to become strong and to remain strong, we must feed and honor the life source, the chi, the soul, the heart, the spirit within, every day in any way that we can. . For inner strength and courage, we must nurture our own souls, our creativity, our passion, our love, and our faith by whatever means necessary! We must sing and dance and make art and write and dream and love and share our stories and trust that a powerful and creative solution will come! We must keep our spirit's alive inside our selves and NEVER give up! Never doubt for a moment that when we choose to honor our SELVES by discovering our passions and pathways for their creative expression, we are taking the first steps toward empowerment and the eventuality of peace on Earth.
Listen closely to your heart, I pray, and even if your pain is great and your spirit is waning, trust that there is a song, a rhythm, a dance, a dream, a story that is yours and yours alone that NO ONE can take away and that only YOU can keep alive! If we are to save this world, we must find a way to sing our song, play our rhythm, do our dance, dream our dreams and share our stories so that our collective voice will be heard and our world will return to sanity and a new world order that is based on deep wisdom , a shared identity, and a compassion that allows us to see the world through another person's eyes and feel their pain, their tears, their laughter and their joy as our own.
The road may be long and hard and we may be walking on a path that is mostly an uphill journey, but together we can reach the mountain top! In peace,love, and gratitude for all of you! Sherry
Interests and activities:
I love to drum and make music with other people. I have a world percussion store in Austin , Texas, called DRUMZ where I also teach classes and have rehearsals for my all women's percussion/vocal ensemble, The Djembabes! ( visit my websites at: www.drumzaustin.net and also www.djembabes.com and www.myspace.com/the djembabes
I believe that our Universal language, music, is a powerful means of creating PEACE and building healthy communities and I have dedicated my life to spreading the love of music and the appreciation of world music and the celebration of diversity on our planet. It is my love and my mission!
Something you didn't know about me:
I love to garden and make pots in my studio and play with my four year old Grandson and my six week old Grandughter.
How I found mepeace.org:
A friend sent me to iPeace.me and I discovered mepeace.org through that site
Just for the record, I would like to say that I honor and respect the many men who are part of the heart and soul of the peace movement on this planet and in my "why I want peace" writing below I had to edit out a great deal in order to get it under the 4,000 characters allowed! In the editing, unfortunatley, I left out my commentary related to this subject! Trust me! I am deeply grateful for the men who are heart connected and loving and dedicated to the pursuit of peace...AND...I believe women must now join forces and lead the way. I believe time is of the essence. I believe it is the waking up of the divine feminine energy on the planet that can most effectively move us forward from here toward global harmony and the salvation of our resources. Whether this energy is awakened in a man or a woman, it is the energy we need now. I feel that as women we are naturally more in touch with the energy of the feminine and I feel that our empowerment and solidarity in working towards peace as the life givers all over the world is our deepest and most valuable contribution to humankind at this time. I believe that if we do unite, whether the men on this planet choose to join us or oppose us, our strength and our fiercely passionate commitment to life will lead us onward to the evolutionary leap that will eventually manifest as a world living in peace. Together we can tip the scales....and , certainly, with our brothers by our sides, we will move more quickly towards this new reality.
In peace, Sherry