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Wed., Sept. 29, 5 PM PST: Transforming Conflict Through the Four Sacred Skills of Peacemaking

September 27, 2010

See James O'Dea's bio, below

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Transforming Conflict Through the Four Sacred Skills of Peacemaking

A Free Audio Seminar with renowned peacemaker
James O’Dea

Wednesday, Sept. 29th, 5 pm Pacific

Imagine how you could transform your life and the world around you if you had the skills of a veteran peacemaker? Well it’s not only possible, it’s essential for those of us who want to BE the change.

That’s why I’m delighted to invite you to our groundbreaking new free event this week called “Transforming Conflict Through the Four Sacred Skills of Peacemaking,” with James O’Dea, one of the most gifted peacebuilders today.

Join us for this journey into peacemaking here.

Peacemaking is not just the domain of the kind of heroes we showcased in PeaceWeek. It’s one of the most practical skills for transforming the quality of our lives, our families, and our society. It’s the foundation for turning conflict into friendship, stress into creativity, and discord into collaboration.

There are few skills that can more dramatically improve the quality of your personal life and relationships. And our world.

During Wednesday’s event, James O’Dea will share the four sacred skills he’s learned over the last three decades that you can apply in situations from squabbling children to conflict with your spouse to violence in the neighborhood or even helping a country to heal.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Commune with the energy of the Universe: learn how to engage all forms of energy whether they appear friendly, hostile or seductive, and manifest a truly evolutionary impulse for peace.
  • Lead from the center and ground of being: learn how to hold space for other truths while fully incarnating your own soul power, emotional and intellectual insight and wisdom as a peacemaker.
  • Speak from essence and to essence: skillfully discern shadow from substance so that you always illuminate higher ground where peace can flourish.
  • Connect the inner and the outer: develop a commitment and ever-evolving skill set in integral practice so you expand your being and act more strategically as an effective peacemaker.
  • Join this call to learn effective strategies and sacred skills for mastering the navigation of conflicts and unhealed wounds in your family and public lives.

Register here (for FREE): http://theshiftnetwork.com/course/JamesODea/intro

James O’Dea has been on the frontlines of work with Amnesty International. He’s forged dialogues between Israelis and Palestinians, Indigenous leaders and scientists, and built bridges across racial, ethnic, and class divides. For years he’s honed a remarkable array of peacemaking skills. Now is the time for him to offer this best of what he has learned to train us all in the art and science of peacemaking from the personal level to organizational to global.

Barbara Marx Hubbard says, “James O’Dea penetrates to the soul level where the Source of Love lives. Every moment I spend with him brings peace to my soul.”

You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to learn an essential set of skills for transforming your life and our world from a true master. And even if you can’t attend live, you’ll get free access to the recording if you register.

If you’re tired of estranged relatives, violent neighborhoods, or squabbling children, this call will teach you four skills for how to  transmute the energies of discord and conflict as well as open your heart more deeply in the process.

I’ll see you on Wednesday!

In spirit,
Stephen Dinan

PS. If you’re called to be part of The Shift, I strongly encourage you to register for our special event (and invite friends!) to learn these important foundational skills of peacemaking.

Biography of James O’Dea

James O’Dea is currently Co- Director of The Social Healing Project funded by the Kalliopeia Foundation. This work has led him to Rwanda, Israel/Palestine, N.Ireland and elsewhere. He is a member of the extended faculty of The Institute of Noetic Sciences and its immediate past President. He was Executive Director of The Seva Foundation, an international health and development organization and, for ten years, was the Washington Office Director of Amnesty International. The Social Healing Project, assessing the convergence of societal healing initiatives around the world, is also collaborating with Intersections International in New York to convene frontier multidisciplinary dialogues on this theme.

He is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders group founded by Deepak Chopra and Diane Williams and lectures widely on emerging worldviews, and integral approaches to social transformation. In 2010 he will be the keynote speaker at several conferences exploring the interface of science, consciousness, and societal healing. He is committed to dialogue as a practice and is engaged in dialogues at SEED Graduate Institute between native elders, physicists, and thought leaders; between Israeli and Palestinian psychologists and social workers, and contributes to dialogue on systems thinking and government policy making with the DC based Global Systems Initiatives.

He has been a part of dialogue initiated with the Obama Administration on systems work and policy making. He and Dr Judith Thompson co-led a series of international dialogues called Compassion and Social Healing. His book Creative Stress: A Path For Evolving Souls Living Through Personal and Planetary Upheaval ( April 2010) is highly praised and featured in Kosmos Journal, Spirituality and Health magazine, The Well Being Journal and dozens of other media outlets.

James is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Temple of the Universe in Florida. He has numerous published essays. His latest essay, Creative Atonement in a Time of Peril will be published with other leading authors and practitioners by Josey-Bass later this year.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Anara Brinmere permalink
    September 28, 2010 10:20 am

    Well I registeres. I’m hoping that I can actually get the recording on another date and time because this doesn’t work with my work schedule. I really want to do this. I couldn’t get info on the number working for a recording later, nor was there a contact tab on the particular site. HELP!

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