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Pass the Peace Post

Pass the Peace Pipe

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Puff, puff, pass…

Native Americans pass the peace pipe in ceremonies, but I say every day should be a ceremony of the peace we wish to pass to our fellow man.

Did you know…

In the 19th century American‘s held the belief that they had a divine mandate to expand it’s territories and spread democracy. They called it “Manifest Destiny” and the phrase first saw the light of print in the July – August issue of the United States Magazine and Democratic Review in 1845. As defined in the dictionary it means “a future event accepted as inevitable.”

Hijack Peace

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Peace can be inevitable…

We know — and you can ask any Native American, American’s have rarely been peaceful in their empirical expansions and I’m quite sure they are not God‘s “chosen ones”.

The oft used term “Manifest Destiny” has been mistakenly used by many over the decades with little to no understanding of its true roots. That being said, I propose we hijack the term, redefine it as a procurement of peace, and make it our own.

Define it…

When you break each word down by their definitions you will see the importance and power of these two little words in relation to peace.

Manifest:

  •  readily perceived by the senses and especially by the sense of sight:easily understood or recognized by the mind

Destiny:

  • something to which a person or thing is destined <wants to control his own destiny>a predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistible power
Hijack Peace

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So, how can we “manifest” peace as our “destiny” in the world around us?

Live it…

If we “manifest” peace in out daily lives as individuals, it will be readily perceived, recognized, and understood by those around us. And, if we make peace our “destiny” then we predetermine the course of not just our own lives, but also the lives of others by way of the Law of Attraction and Karma. Even if you are not quite feeling it yet, there is power in “doing”.

“You can begin feeling whatever you want (even if it’s not there)…the universe will correspond to the nature of your song.” ~ The Secret

Do it…

Peace Bomb

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For one, pass this peace post on to others; “Re-blog” it, “Share” it, “Like” it, Tweet” it, “Stumble” it, “Digg” it and so on. Social media is the quickest and most effective way to spread any message in today’s digital world. When you are on FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or any other social forums and you see negative posts and talk, simply drop a “peace bomb” and exit. Let your actions speak louder than their words.

A personal quote of my own is, “When you belittle, you are small.” ~ Cheri Roberts

I believe this. I believe the internet and its condensed conversations have not only allowed us, but has taught us to speak in snippets which are often snippy with one another. These snippy snippets do not breed peace, but we do have the power to change the world one post at a time so pass the peace post and watch a new kind of “Manifest Destiny” take hold.

We all work with one infinite power.” ~ The Secret

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23 comments on “Pass the Peace Post

  1. Corner of Confessions
    January 26, 2013

    Great post Cheri. I will more than happily share your post 🙂

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    • C. R.
      January 26, 2013

      Thank you very much Tasha! 🙂

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  2. melanielynngriffin
    January 26, 2013

    Nice post. Happy to read another Blogger for Peace, and will share it.
    You and I have a lot of similar tags – eclectic mix! Have a peaceful day.

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    • C. R.
      January 26, 2013

      Thank you very much. Environmental lobbyist?? Would love to interview you 😉 … do you by chance know who Kevin Ryan is?

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      • melanielynngriffin
        January 28, 2013

        No, I don’t think so. I lobbied for the Sierra Club in D.C. from 1982 to 2008. Is he in D.C.?

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      • C. R.
        January 28, 2013

        he was the Environmental whistle blower after 9/11…I would still like to interview you if you are up for it? 🙂

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      • melanielynngriffin
        January 28, 2013

        Oh sure – I should know his name. The Sierra Club did a lot of work on that.
        Sure, I’d be up for an interview. Are you talking phone or written?

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      • C. R.
        January 28, 2013

        He is a good guy.
        I will probably want to send you some questions via e-mail and the possibly follow-up over the phone if that works for you? my e-mail is cherispeakblog@yahoo.com

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  3. diannegray
    January 26, 2013

    This is fantastic, Cheri. What a great peace blog! I just love the picture of the dove 😀

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    • C. R.
      January 26, 2013

      Thanks Di. Yeh I LOVED that pic too! Pretty powerful I thought.

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  4. Kozo
    January 26, 2013

    Love this, Cheri. Let’s use The Secret to manifest peace. If we become peace then we manifest peace. I love the paragraph on getting snippy. Every step is a choice–peace or non-peace.

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    • C. R.
      January 26, 2013

      Thanks Kozo. Just doin’ my part for peace 😉

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  5. Corner of Confessions
    January 27, 2013

    Reblogged this on Corner of Confessions and commented:
    Cheri’s great Peace Post. Puff, Puff Passssss

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  6. Rev Dani Lynn
    January 27, 2013

    What a great post. 🙂 Thanks for the link to my peace post.

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    • C. R.
      January 27, 2013

      Thank you very much and you’re welcome 🙂

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