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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 10:34 AM
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Imagine Peace Tower-largest online Peace event EVER today
Today at 3:45 pm EDT Yoko Ono is illuminating an enormous tower of blue light in Iceland and inviting all of us to concentrate on Peace for a few moments in John's blessed memory.

Today would have been his 67th birthday. It more than likely will be the largest online Peace visualization EVER.

The primary site that explains the concept is http://www.imaginepeace.com but it is not working presumably due to outrageously heavy traffic.

Due to that inaccessibility, I've cut and pasted two e-mails and some alternate links I received recently after sending my peace wish to Iceland.

"Dear Friends

Make sure you visit www.IMAGINEPEACE.com on October 9th, John Lennon's birthday,
for the unveiling of the incredible IMAGINE PEACE TOWER on the isle of Videy,
Reykjavik, Iceland.

Please visit the site, have a look around, IMAGINE PEACE and send your wishes to join
over 495,000 others buried in capsules around the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, dedicated
to my late husband: musician, poet, artist and peace activist, John Lennon.

Please join us on October 9th at www.IMAGINEPEACE.com
Wherever you are, we will all be together that day.

With the deepest love,

yoko ono"

Here is Yoko's birthday wishes I got in an e-mail earlier today.

"Dear Friends

Thank you for adding your love and wisdom to this very special day.
Together, we stand for peace for the world to see.

BIRTHDAY THOUGHTS 2007

We stand on this beautiful planet enjoying
the sunrise, the sunset, the change of seasons
the oceans, the mountains, the clear sky
and the lovely towns and cities we've created together

We cherish the moment of peace and quiet
We cherish the moment of having fun
We cherish every moment of warmth and love
We laugh, we heal, and we embrace

With what we've learnt and experienced
With our wisdom and the sense of unity
We protect our world from destruction
For our hearts beat in unison
Even when we fight with one another

We breathe for life
We'll survive
Remember: we are one

A big hug and kiss to each one of you
I feel privileged to share this time with you
Thank you for being in my life
at times as teachers, as angels, as friends
always as blessings, always with love
Without you, I would not be

Today is the beginning of our joyful lives
Let's dance together in our hearts
and play the game of life
In love

We breathe for life
We will survive
Remember: we are love

Please make sure you join us in spirit
on the day of the unveiling of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.
All you have to do is visit www.IMAGINEPEACE.com
and send your wishes which will go directly to Reykjavik.
We will all be together on that day.

They say that if people in China all jumped at the same time,
the axis of the globe will be shifted.
Well, we are shifting the axis of the world to peace by our unity.

I love you!

Yoko Ono Lennon
October 9th, 2007

P.S. Happy Birthday, John! Happy Birthday, Sean! i ii iii"

OCTOBER 9TH - UNVEILING DAY
Please join us at www.IMAGINEPEACE.com at
Oct 9th 11.45pm Anchorage
Oct 9th 12.45pm Los Angeles
Oct 9th 01.45pm Guatemala
Oct 9th 02.45pm Chicago
Oct 9th 03.45pm New York
Oct 9th 03.45pm Montreal
Oct 9th 04.45pm Rio de Janeiro
Oct 9th 07.45pm Reykjavik
Oct 9th 08.45pm Liverpool
Oct 9th 09.45pm Europe
Oct 9th 10.45pm Baghdad
Oct 9th 11.45pm Moscow
Oct 10th 12.45am Karachi
Oct 10th 01.45am Dhaka
Oct 10th 02.45am Bangkok
Oct 10th 03.45am Shanghai
Oct 10th 04.45am Tokyo
Oct 10th 05.45am Sydney
Oct 10th 06.45am Vladivostok
Oct 10th 07.45am Suva
Oct 10th 08.45am Auckland
Oct 10th 09.45am Kiritimati

Just IMAGINE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iH3kDppo8U

More info on this. . .

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Y0K0ON0

http://www.myspace.com/officialyokoono

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

The peace wish I sent. . .

Thanks so-o-o much for the lovely effort.

Here is my peace wish. . .

May righteousness be eclipsed by kindness.

May obfuscation be eclipsed by transparency.

"May tyranny be eclipsed by freedom."

May fear be eclipsed by love.

May militarism be eclipsed by environmentalism.

May corruption be eclipsed by true justice.

May war be eclipsed by peace.

"May art and beauty rise to a heroic place of leadership.""

as inspired in part by these two wise women

http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=22483

The peace wishes we send will be buried around the periphery of the tower.

You can send one to this address. imaginepeacetower@mac.com

"nam-myoho-renge-kyo"
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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 10:40 AM
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1. Thanks for including the time zones!
Just a moment, a moment is all it takes. I am happy to be here.

:hi:
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Grateful for Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 10:54 AM
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2. Kicking and recommending
and going to make an effort to participate!
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 10:58 AM
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3. Thanks, stella. K&R! n/t
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Tesla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 11:20 AM
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7. Awesome!!
I'm passing this on.

Can anyone tell me the-mail addy, they say I don't have the mailbox set up.

Thanks!
PEACE!
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 11:49 AM
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11. It's at the bottom of the OP
but here it is again. . .

imaginepeacetower@mac.com

Thanks for spreading the word.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 11:03 AM
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4. Rec 8!
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 11:14 AM
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5. Thanks for the head's up!
K&R
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 11:15 AM
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6. I will participate
It will have to be about fifteen minutes early--I always say, better early than never.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 11:21 AM
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8. I think I'll spend that time writing my congressmen.
Or something else constructive.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 11:47 AM
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10. Whatever floats your boat
Edited on Tue Oct-09-07 11:52 AM by stellanoir
but if you think we're going to get out of this mess through linear or traditional means exclusively you may be operating under some illusions yourself. Such as the ruse that we still have anything that remotely resembles representative leadership.

Even the dubious polls suggest that the vast majority of people want us out of Iraq and they can't stop the funding. You write your letter and I hope you will be absolutely thrilled when you received your computer generated standard response letter. "Thank you for your letter. Though we appreciate your concerns we receive so many requests that we cannot respond to each one personally". . .blah. . .blah. . .blah

I have boxes and boxes of 'em.

"The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them." Albert Einstein,

A collective shift in consciousness may truly be required. I never understand why people think practical efforts and spiritual efforts are mutually exclusive or why the spiritual expressions can't be supplemental enhancements to more pragmatic endeavors.

peace

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 01:16 PM
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17. Thanks for the Einstein quote,
stellanoir~ I sent the link to your thread to a friend of mine here in town and just called her to let her know that I really wanted her Peaceful Energy in this and she was thrilled!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 01:13 PM
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16. Right..
Thank you for your activism. But, if you don't think this is "constructive" then you're in for a very pleasant surprise someday. Peace Out! :)
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 11:30 AM
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9. K & R
:kick:

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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 12:26 PM
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12. Kicking because this is sorta semi time sensitive.
Edited on Tue Oct-09-07 12:32 PM by stellanoir
But if people see this thread later focusing on the blue light on Yoko's youtube site with the intention of Peace can always help.

on edit-her primary site is back up for now anyway
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 12:35 PM
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13. Thank you, stellanoir!~
I am definetly going to be doing that at 3:45pm EST..What a Cool Place on Earth for Yoko to Light UP A Tower Of Peace in Memory of John Lennon!
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 12:51 PM
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14. Kicking in memory of John Lennon
who was and continues to be a very special person in my life.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 01:13 PM
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15. Cool. Thanks for posting this. n/t
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 01:17 PM
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18. This thread is useless without pics


:)
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 01:29 PM
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21. thanks blogslut
I'm not that great graphically but from the video the long shot of it that really gives a sense of height and brilliance is so awe inspiring.

When I first saw it the first thing I thought was this effort can potentially prevent an attack on Iran.

I'm praying it will.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 01:35 PM
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22. I snagged it this morning when the site was waaay slow
Here's a couple more I liberated and put on one of my sites, to save them the bandwidth:



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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 02:09 PM
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25. yeah it was the second image that really moved me
but I'm a purple freak :)

thanks again
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 01:19 PM
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19. K & R
It gets the ideas out into the general public. And thats a good thing.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 01:22 PM
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20. I K&R'd this
at GD.
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SalviaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 01:57 PM
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23. Thanks Stella!! K&R
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 02:07 PM
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24. Give peas a chance!
Nice one, I feel old but I'm still young enough to be her son (illegitimate, in a state where you can marry at 13 ;)

Nice one.

:kick:
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GliderGuider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 02:41 PM
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26. watching it love on Icelandic TV
Edited on Tue Oct-09-07 02:58 PM by GliderGuider
http://dagskra.ruv.is/streaming/sjonvarpid/live /

Wow!


edit: How`s that for a Freudian typo? I mean I`m watching it live.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 03:46 PM
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28. love typos
especially that one
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Squeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 02:41 PM
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27. K&R
Also ABCDEFGHIJLMNOPQSTUVWXYZ. That's a comprehensive alphabet for peace.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 05:45 PM
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29. Does anyone care to share their experiences ?
I'll post mine shortly and thanks to everyone for all the recs and responses.

They all belong to Yoko and John really.

Such a fantastic concept.

The powers that be think they can minimize our numbers and progressive philosophies, but they can never, ever control what we do with our consciousness.

Blessings to all.

This was a wonderfully uplifting day IMHO.



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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 06:24 PM
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30. Peace...
K & R :hi: :hug: :)
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 06:46 PM
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31. Oh honey where have you been. . .?
Was just thinking about you today.

Hope all is well and to catch up soon.

:hug:
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 09:05 PM
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32. Okay I just sang my heart out in his honour to "Imagine"
It's such a profoundly simplistic concept.

Never hurt a living thing,

How hard is that to figure?

Today at the suggested moment, I traversed to the end of the world. It's a beach.

On my pebble path I encountered a couple of illegal immigrants.

They were fishing.

The woman I spoke to first.

She was not bilingual but was reallly friendly.

She called over her husband who feigned comprhension.

I'm not sure he really knew who John Lennon was or Yoko Ono is.

They both smiled beautifully.

Then I was given guidance to spin at "the end of the world" to spin and affirm

"I was co-creating with spirit to have peace on the planet now"

I was spinning waving my arms about and aligning myself geographicaly with Iceland"

Then I made a bunch of figure 8's.

It was enthralling and profound. Gaia spoke to me again and was none too gentle.

We'll work it out.

It was a good day all and all.
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 09:16 PM
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33. Thanks for posting this now and earlier today!
I never could get the link to work, and I assumed that it was really busy! Peace!
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 12:12 AM
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34. Thanks. n/t
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