Feel Good! I do.

Yahoo!  I jump to my feet and raise my arms in victory, turning to slap a high five with the fan next to me.  Then I begin to clap along with the 5000 other fans as the Pep Band plays the school song.  My husband and I have been U Maine hockey season ticket holders since 1993 so we’re into the fast paced, exhilarating, low fighting style of play in Hockey East. I use this goal scoring scene as my Feel Good Story.  It reminds me of feeling happy, feeling uplifted, of feeling good after seeing the Men’s Hockey Team score a goal.

That yahoo! is the feeling I got at the last The Gathering, a local monthly meditation and discussion meeting focused on raising consciousness, as so many beautiful souls sat in a circle with me and supported the launching and blessing of my book, I Hold the Power of Peace.  I’ve been riding high on that wave of love and appreciation for over a week now.  Many thanks to all who participated.

And Yahoo! was the feeling I had two days ago after weeks of planning and plotting my website www.IHoldthePowerofPeace.com, when my web designer, Jim Dugan, said to me calmly, “There you go, you’re live.”

Yahoo! My self-published book is printed, my website launched and now the heavens will part, right?  Well, they feel like they have for me.

This is my first I Hold the Power of Peace blog post – you get that by now – but it’s also a very definitive step on this almost ten year journey of mine.  On September 12, the day after the fateful attacks on the U.S., I went for a walk to clear my head.  I asked myself how I could help my fellow citizens given the uncertainty and unease in the world.  The answer I got was I Hold the Power of Peace.

We all are a part of this answer.  Creating, holding, and being peace within are overriding goals in my life now.  I understand the significance of creating inner peace first.  I know that whatever I hold within me will radiate naturally to others.  Whatever we all hold travels around the world.

I’m excited to share my ideas with you and hear your thoughts and experiences.  Let’s start with what makes you feel good.  What is it?  How important is it to you?  How often do you do it?

Let us join together to say Hold the Power of Peace.

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  1. Erin Margaret
    Posted June 19, 2011 at 3:03 am | Permalink

    First of all… You’ve done great work with this site, I look forward to watching it evolve in the coming months and getting to learn more about your teachings.
    In response to your question: What makes me feel good? Music. I enjoy playing, writing, learning, teaching, listening and everything about music. I feel good when I use song writing as an outlet for emotion and creativity, and I feel great when I can share my love of music with my students and friends.

    • Posted June 19, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Erin Margaret! I appreciate your comments.
      Regarding feeling good, isn’t music great? It can almost instantly transform a low or neutral mood. Just thinking of the “Yeowwww” opening in James Brown’s I Feel Good is enough to make me smile. There’s something about the fact that music engages your entire body that contributes to its ability to uplift us as well.
      Tell us more about your music. What do you write, play and teach? Do you have any links you could share?

      • Erin Margaret
        Posted July 7, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

        Lately I have been writing music for small local groups of my friends. We play for local festivles and occasionally record things, its nothing special, but I find it is incredibly freeing to confess all of your thoughts and emotions to the entire world through a song. (I get a little nervous when I hear those songs playing on the local radio station, but nothing bad has happened yet)

        I have taught violin lessons for several years, mainly to young students age 9 and younger. There are many studies showing how music can improve concentration in children and I believe every word of them. I have several students who are labeled with behavioral problems in school for lack of concentration but are able to sit at a piano or play a violin for hours at a time without stopping. It is amazing to see a child’s transformation once they really start to ‘get it’ and make the change from -learning to play- music to -playing for fun-.

        • Posted July 13, 2011 at 11:47 am | Permalink

          I love that Erin — when a child learns to “play for fun”. What a wonderful skill to teach them. I would think it would carry over to so much more in life.

          So, for purposes of the book, you are teaching children to Hold the Power of Peace when they learn to feel good while playing. That is so great!

  2. Cheryl
    Posted June 19, 2011 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    I second the Yahoo! Your website is such a banquet of ways we can all actively be part of something so Powerful as Peace.

    I celebrate you and all you have brought forth. Sisters in Peace, Cheryl

    • Posted June 19, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

      Nice. Sisters in Peace is a wonderful term. We are all a part of creating this peaceful energy here on Earth, now and forever. Thanks for your ability to hold this vision, and understand its power, so well Cheryl.

  3. Lucky
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    What a positive website!

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