May 12: Dances of Universal Peace and Beach Clean Up
Upon reading this Mother’s Day Proclamation by Julia Ward Howe, I felt inspired to renew the initial meaning of Mother’s Day and mourn those killed in war, wail, pray, sing and dance together. We will meet next to Arlington West run by the Veteran’s for Peace this Sunday May 12, 2019 10-11 am. I will lead several Dances of Universal Peace and then we will clean up the beach, honoring our mother ocean. This is on the sand just north of the Santa Monica pier.
Lakshmi Lambert L.Ac.D.Hom.
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Cell – day of program 310-963-9218
MOTHER’S DAY PROCLAMATION 1870
“Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise all women who have hearts,
whether our baptism be that of water or of fears!”
Say firmly: “We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We women of one country will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs. From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. It says “Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.”
Blood does not wipe our dishonor nor violence indicate possession. As men have often forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summons of war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel. Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them then solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace, each bearing after their own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar, but of God.
In the name of womanhood and of humanity, I earnestly ask that a general congress of women without limit of nationality may be appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient and at the earliest period consistent with its objects, to promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace.