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The 5th annual World Peace Telesummit was held September 21, 2019 to celebrate the International Day of Peace and to strengthen the ideals of peace among people. Co-host Barry Bettman welcomed participants who met in a video conference. Host Dr. Elaine Christine facilitated folks making a difference through education and awareness of the 6-Step Peace Process. Participants shared what they learned from their experience. Click this link to watch the World Peace Telesummit 2019 Video.
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The 6-Step Peace Process was inspired in 1998 after Dr. Christine attended a spiritual conference in Miami. Everyone seemed to want world peace, but nobody had a plan. She had the idea to run the thought of World Peace on the Six-Discipline Model published in her textbook, Managing Risk. Christine explained, “The Six-Discipline Model is a simple process model of the mind that can run any thought. I wrote ‘World Peace’ at the top and changed the generic process to a specific thought of peace and love. Later, I realized the process for world peace was the same as inner peace. The model scales perfectly from universal to personal!”
What will it take to create peace? Participant Nicole Jansen said, “I think that for people to recognize when we work together, we all win. We either make this work or we don’t, and the cost is very high. So, it’s really important for us to set aside our own agendas, and to recognize the way we get what each of us desires is to work together.”
What does world peace look like? Jerry Forney shared, “What world peace looks like is a world where people take personal responsibility to finding inner peace. The world that I’m envisioning is where that becomes integrated into our daily lives. Our consciousness is raised in such a way that in our interactions and transactions with one another they are imbued with awareness of interconnectedness.”
Tom Gorsuch contributed his thoughts, “It’s where people love one another as they would love themselves. And if that happened universally, we would have world peace.”
To bring about his vision, Tom identified one action step. “First, be at peace with yourself. The people you come in contact with will sense that peace. And treat them the way they deserve to be treated then they leave with more peace. That’s what I hope to do on a daily basis.”
Tracy Ann concurs, “I definitely think that it starts with your own heart and your own consciousness and your own well-being. You find inner peace so you can help others find peace and then it gets larger and larger—a ripple effect!”
Terri Rines also has a peace plan, “I like the whole lead by example mentality. That one by one, taking every conversation as an opportunity to make a change. You have an opportunity when you’re working with people. My brain is thinking, how would I do that? How would the script change? What would I say differently as a result of this conversation?”
When asked the value of the World Peace Telesummit, Jerry Forney noted, “My takeaway is that I am just reassured once again that there’s a lot of really great people out in the world. There are many people on the path who are invested in inner peace and spreading peace in the world.”
Nicole Jansen summed up her experience. “It’s a confirmation and it’s wonderful to hear that so many people from different parts of the world, from different parts of the country, feel the same way. It’s just confirmation for me that we’re on the right track.”
Terri Rines clarified what she learned. “I’m walking away with one powerful word, and that is possibility. The word is jumping out and it probably captures everything I’m feeling right now.”
Tracy Ann contributed, “I think it’s very valuable. I give it a ten on a scale of one to ten. It’s a valuable platform that we shared.”
Tom Gorsuch added, “I’m encouraged, and I do feel like there is a growing grassroots awareness. It’s very encouraging and I’m grateful to be on the call.”
Barry Bettman believes we should give peace a chance. “We often talk about war and anti-war, but you don’t hear a lot about peace. Peace in the world where there’s peace in our hearts, peace in our minds, and peace when I’m driving down the road. I think if we give peace a chance it could show up.”
Elaine Christine offered the closing prayer, “Thank you, God, for this time together and for those who are connected on this call. We are grateful for your goodness, God. And we ask your grace, mercy, and love on our lives to help us create a healthy, prosperous, and peaceful world. Amen.”
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