• 160th International Peace Meditation “Springtime In My Heart”

    “Springtime In My Heart”

    April 4, 2010 — The advent of Spring brings renewed hope. Hidden under the pall of winter, our frustrations tend to proliferate. The winds of March metaphysically represent the clearing away of all that is ineffective, leaving an opening for new and positive relationships and endeavors.

    What we lost in the past provides an opening. Relationships that have run their course are replaced by new people and opportunities. The sleep of winter is replaced by new growth in nature. Spring is a time for taking stock in our lives, determining what works, and what is best left behind.

    Letting go of what looked promising means confronting our denial. Remaining frustrated and angry at life disappointments helps no one. Not all relationships, jobs, careers, or locations are intended for a lifetime. What is intended is one’s own unique Spiritual Path.

    Renewed energy comes with letting go of those people and activities that frustrate us. Reviewing and reflecting upon our life in its totality, are required of the spiritual sojourner. We may think we know our life purpose only to find it change and evolve. By taking the lessons learned to the next step on our spiritual path, we grow and allow space for new opportunities. All is not lost. We take with us those relationships and activities essential for the next step.

    Security and stability are an illusion. All around us is constant change. Viewed in retrospect, we can see that movement over time has brought us to new and challenging thoughts and aspirations. The relationships needed for our next step materialize, often when we least expect it. By being discerning, we accept into our lives those whom we trust, and avoid all others.

    Many of life’s complications and frustrations are caused by choosing to be in relationships that do not have the capacity to support our spiritual purpose. When that occurs, the situation must be examined closely to determine the next best step for each person: Can this relationship be flexible and adapt to our changing needs? Is it better to move forward alone? This is a serious step and should be considered cautiously and lovingly.

    Each person is on a spiritual journey, whether recognized or unrecognized. As we take stock of our lives consciously, we can see where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we need to be in the future. And, we see who can go with us.

    Spring is the time for renewal and growth. It is time to reflect on the past and to be open to new and exciting opportunities. It is time to evaluate and clear out–our homes, our yards, our lives. Spring brings us new joy as we let go of frustration and anger sitting beneath the surface, just as the seeds, in the darkness of cover, wait for the sun. The light shines in every corner of our lives, bringing truths to the surface where we can deal with each openly.

    Spring is a time of cleansing the past, raking away the debris, and planting the seeds of new opportunities. It is a time to re-evaluate, reflect, re-inspire, renew, and re-commit. The Spiritual Journey is life in motion. By staying on the Spiritual Path, as it is revealed over time, we have the sense of peace that comes with fulfilling our life purpose.

    This Meditation is dedicated to our reflection and re-commitment of our life on our Spiritual Path.

    Sue Kidd Shipe, Ph.D.
    Executive Director
    Please join us in prayer/meditation during the 24 hours of Sunday, April 4, and again the first Sunday of every month. We are beginning our 14th year of continuous meditation. Forward our Meditation to all in your address book; make copies for your religious and spiritual brochures and bulletins.


    Institute NEWS!


    April 15, 2010 — New! “Fibromyalgia: Awareness, Advocacy, and Action” pdf to be added to the Institute website.

    April 28, 2010 — Lupus Awareness Day at the Legislative Office Building, Albany. NY Visit the Institute’s Fibromyalgia Booth

    May 10-16, 2010 — Fibromyalgia Awareness Week in New York State

    May 11, 2010 — Women’s Health Expo, Concourse. New York State Capitol. Visit the Institute’s Fibromyalgia Booth

    May 27, 2010 — Presentation to Saratoga Lions (local Club)

    September 11, 2010 — “International Unity Day” For more information, go to www.humanempowerment.org and click on the globe Please join us with your own local commemoration and Proclamation!

    Nov. 6, 2010 — Saratoga Springs Lions Health Fair (local community only) Institute will sponsor a Fibromyalgia Booth. Watch here for more Fibromyalgia information and events in the coming months! See all of our activities at www.humanempowerment.org and select “Fibromyalgia”

    The International Peace Meditation invites people of all faiths to participate. The International Institute For Human Empowerment, Inc., a 501C3 charity registered in New York State, is not a member of any religion in order that it may serve all.

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