On February 7, 2011, I set out to walk 50 miles, in all 50 states, in 50 weeks to promote Peace (in the manner featured in my book, From Fear to Eternity: A Path to Peace). What began as an effort to open minds to the possibility of Peace, became a lesson itself. Hearteningly, I discovered that our 50 states (at this writing, I have completed 45 and will begin the final leg on January 4)have the capacity to be much more connected than I had anticipated. Each town (I traversed hundreds) revealed a clear sense of community, identity and desire to support itself through connectivity. What struck me, however, was that this was the very concept I was trying to convey but, that it was often confined to the boundaries of community. So, what is preventing us from openly connecting? I believe the answer is Judgment. That is, we tend to identify ourselves within the context, or comfort, of our immediate surroundings and view those outside those perimeters as disconnected. The truth is, we are not. We are a world of individuals separated only by different perceptions. If we could expand our vision of the world to include all nations, we would consider how our actions have a local AND global effect. Through willingness and commitment, this simple change in perception, would instantly (particularly, during a polarizing election year) engage a higher consciousness and a support a "Path to Peace."
Expanding the U-N-I-T-Y in Community by Cassandra Curley
About Peace Messenger Cassandra Curley
I am walking 50 miles in all 50 states in 50 weeks to remind listeners and readers that we have forgotten our true nature of Peace. As a messenger of Peace, my goal is to bring awareness to those open to seeing the World in a New and Unified way – to invoke a willingness to achieve Peace through our Universal need for Love, Connection to one another and Purpose. Willingness and a commitment to resolve differences by seeking a common ground will change our world.
~ Cassandra Curley
Cassandra has been an athlete and student of health for almost 40 years. She entered into the healthcare profession as a personal trainer, added licensed massage therapist to her repertoire, then became co-owner of three health centers. Her private practice now incorporates advanced training in the energetic healing modalities of CranioSacral Therapy, Bodytalk, Reiki and most recently, Zero Point Cranial. These therapies, though subtle, facilitate deep healing within clients by allowing their innate self-correcting mechanisms to engage. Through her work, she has learned how vital it is for us all to follow our inner guidance, which is exactly what she is doing in her walking mission today.
Cassandra has been a contributor of health-related articles to numerous publications and has published two books, What’s the ‘Matter’?: The Key to Creating Your Reality and A Path to Peace.
For more info, visit www.cassandracurley.com