If you’re not getting ready for a big New Year’s Eve party, you might want to take a moment to observe “World Healing Day.”
December 31, 1986 was designated “World Healing Day” by a couple who founded The Quartus Foundation:
The Word “Quartus” denotes the four-square aspect of each individual: Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Physical.
The foundation is a research and communications organization with the stated purpose of probing the mysteries of Ageless Wisdom and integrating those interminable truths with spiritual metaphysics. By combining the dynamics of mind with the unlimited potential of universal laws, the ancient principle of energy follows thought is confirmed. With this understanding as a key, a door opens to a new philosophy of life that is both practical and rewarding.
At noon Greenwich time, December 31, 1986, men, women, and children around the world gather to participate in the most comprehensive prayer activity in the history– a planetary affirmation of peace, and love, forgiveness and understanding involving millions of people in a simultaneous global mind link. the purpose: to reverse the polarity of the negative force field in the race of mind, achieve a critical mass of spiritual consciousness, and usher in a new era of Peace on Earth.
I don’t know how much closer we are to Peace on Earth, but the thought might be a good one. It can’t hurt to take a moment to mark the day.
One way of taking part of this global day of meditation is by walking a labyrinth. There is actually a private labyrinth only a couple of miles up the road from where I live, but you have to call ahead if you want to visit. If you’d like to find a labyrinth near you, visit the World-Wide Labyrinth Locator, a very sophisticated search tool which includes full directions and pictures to labyrinths all over the world!
Here’s a recent story about a nearby group of labyrinths that will offer a special a special group celebration.
Posted: 12/24/2008 12:00:00 AM MST
LAS CRUCES, GLENWOOD & THE WORLD — Are you looking for a fresh way to end 2008 and begin the New Year with a tradition that celebrates health, spirituality and healing?
It’s been a tough year, and those looking for an alternative to tying one on and starting 2009 with a hangover might want to consider joining in celebration of World Healing Day on Dec. 31.
“It’s also known as World Peace Day. It was established by the Quartus Foundation in 1986 and every year people around the world meditate to heal themselves, each other and the world. Many walk a labyrinth,” said Cordelia Rose, who will open up Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths in Glenwood at 4:30 a.m. Dec. 31 for those who wish to join group celebration.
“The time set is 12 noon Greenwich Mean Time,” said Rose. “In New Mexico, this is 5 a.m., but we’ll be open all day for anyone who would like to participate in this international day of healing. I will lead a group walk through the Pima labyrinth to contemplate healing at 5 a.m. It will be softly illuminated with fairy lights, enough to see your own and others’ feet treading the labyrinth’s path. It’s lovely. It almost feels as if the labyrinths are floating, After dawn, all four of the labyrinths and the maze can be walked individually or with family and friends.”
The process is simple.
“We walk and eventually we stand and we make an intention for whatever we feel needs healing in the world and in ourselves,” said Rose, who stressed that anyone can join in the global meditation, wherever they are.
Although I’ve never been to the labyrinths in Glenwood, I’ve passed by the area on the way to the City of Rocks. I think this unique natural formation would be another perfect place to mark World Healing Day. As you roam around the rocks you can hear the silence, broken only by the winds across the high desert’s vast expanse.
Find your place, wherever you are…
Don’t confuse World Healing Day (World Peace Day) with other days bearing similar names.
The United Nations’ International Day of Peace is marked every year on September 21. “Established by U.N. resolution in 1982, “Peace Day” has grown to include millions of people around the world who participate in all kinds of events, large and small.
The U.N. also sponsors The World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS) , a not-for-profit organization. “WPPS is a non-sectarian, non-political organization associated with the Department of Public Information at the United Nations. The work of WPPS encompasses the globe in ways that support peace, harmony and goodwill among all citizens. WPPS is not a religion or a church organization.”
All of us here at IA wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year…
See you in 2009!!
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