Occupy Blogosphere – Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Three Peaces?

A Lakota (Sioux) holy man will explain,
but  first –

have a look at the expressions in the two photos below.

They demonstrate Three Peaces in action.

The photos were shared, in Facebook, by Nicholas Breeze Wood from the U.K.

He’s a co-creator of the Sacred Hoop Magazine – the one shown in the photos.

In the pages of Sacred Hoop you will find articles about a very wide range of cultures and spiritual traditions, all of which reflect this great diversity of human spiritual wisdom.”

Nicholas wrote on the photo:

“Hadzabe Bushmen in heart of Tanzania, miles from anywhere, reading Sacred Hoop Magazine.”

“Miles from anywhere…”  he repeated.

Sacred Hoop was apparently inspired by a vision of Nicholas Black Elk, a Lakota (Sioux) holy man.

Thanks to Sacred Hoop, I researched Black Elk and discovered his explanation of
The Three Peaces:
“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Tanka , and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is known that true peace, which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men.”

#1. Peace dwells within.  #2. Peace dwells between.  #3. Peace dwells amongst.

On another continent, with insights from different cultures,

Tanzanian bushmen express Unity in their smiles.

Will the rest of our planet catch up?

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32 thoughts on “Occupy Blogosphere – Thursday, July 19, 2012

  1. Years ago I had the privilege to see the first on stage production of Black Elk Speaks…it created a lasting image for me of what was done in the name of peace…thanks for this post.

    • That production would be a great treat, Charles. While I was doing research and reading about the Lakota (People of Peace), I longed to be able to sit with one of their shaman and ask many questions. I really like their seemingly candid, no-nonsense responses. So my questions would have to be worthy of responses.

    • Note just for you, Jamief: On the re-print, somehow the caption for the photo slipped down into the body of the text. It’s about 2/3 of the way down and is “Stones, balanced with mortar-less perfection, stand on the hillside and silently watch the ferry slip through its island laden path.”

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  3. Read it on Friday (that’s how messed up my time in daily rituals/practices are!), read it again today.
    And then went below and read that one…..again…….

    I love their joyfilled faces.
    I love their simple truths.

    I’m gonna haffta add this to the previous and see what I come up with.
    I’m pretty sure it’ll be just AS warming as that song that I played more than once.

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  5. The pure and undiluted joy on the faces is a truly joyous experience…may the powers that be, understand the force of this power and let it be…
    Many thanks for sharing this Amy…

    • I don’t often think it would be good to paint. Then I see Stanka’s works and all the special paintings that readers offered. Ah well, the world needs appreciators.

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    • Thanks for sharing such a worthwhile concept, Becca. And thanks for being so steadfastly full of quality. I see that repeatedly in all the different places where our paths cross on the blogosphere. Big hug to you.

      (BTW – Just an FYI – when you link to Soul Dipper, you may not realize you are linking to various dates…you may be linking each week to an old Occupy. This one, for example, is liked to one in July 19. Since you make two links, the other one is May 31st. If you want to update that, please feel free to link again to today’s post.)

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