When our dear friend Roselyn was visiting from Australia in December, 2008, I decided to take her for a visit to our old property in Peria Valley, 20 minutes from the beach where we live today. Between 1998 and 2002 we had developed this productive and fruitful (avocadoes, citrus, tamarillos, casimiroas and perhaps 30 other kinds of fruiting trees) 2 acres into a health center we called Angels’ Way Retreat. We offered workshops and classes and had two retreat huts in addition to our home. Somewhat reluctantly we sold that property to finance an open-ended overseas trip that culminated with our family living in the Netherlands until 2004.
United We Sing is a poem that came through me one night in 2003 at the time we were recording a few of my peace songs in Hoorn in Noord Holland. I believe it should appeal to anyone wishing for peace in the world. Acting collectively we can bring about a transformation in human consciousness and recognize the inevitability of World Peace. As I ask in the movie, do we want it now or do we want it later? It’s up to us. The poem is found in the epilogue of my book, In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives. To read the complete epilogue visit here.
Incidentally, Angel’s Way Retreat was purchased by people who own an ashram in New Plymouth and they’ve turned it into another ashram visited by people from all over New Zealand. It warms my heart to see this special property being appreciated in this way.
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Radio host, inspirational speaker and health educator John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives and the recently released Beyond the Search, books to lift the spirit and touch the heart. See http://www.JohnHainesBooks.com
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