Every morning at 5:45, seven days a week, the college students and one graduate teacher gather in the upper chamber of the Peace Dome located on the College of Metaphysics campus for the reading of the Universal Peace Covenant.
The Peace Dome is the first ever intentionally built building on this campus. The Peace Dome connects many peace-related activities within its spherical walls; these include a peacemaking series on the last Saturday of every month, the laying of tiles with a thought of peace in our peace mandala located on the bottom level in the center of the peace dome, musical cantatas, and many more. These events are for students as well as the general public.
Lining the walls in the center of the dome are peace proclamations from all over the United States signed by the mayors of the individual cities they represent. The Peace Dome embodies its intentional thoughts of peace inside and radiates outwardly the inner glow.
The Universal Peace Covenant applies to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Many teachers wrote this great document during our National Teachers Meeting here on our college campus. This meeting is a gathering of our area directors, directors and teachers from sixteen school centers located throughout the Midwest. The document was written during that weekend. This is an example of what a group of directed individuals can accomplish. The Peace Covenant was written to share with the world the thought form of peace and to paint a vision of what it takes to make peace and sustain it.
I envision the Universal Peace Covenant as the light of the world and we are the torch bearers pioneering this path carrying this light throughout our day.
The best way that I can explain what it means to be the light of the world would be from a movie I saw years ago called "Pay it Forward." Stimulated from a class assignment, a young boy decided he wanted to make a difference in the world. As he was riding his bike home after getting out of class he pondered on the assignment. He noticed a homeless man rummaging through a garbage can for food. The boy had an idea; he asked the man if he would like to come to his home and eat, of course the man said “yes.” He fed the man, cleaned him up and gave him a safe place to rest his head.
One thing led to another and then pretty soon the homeless man became a completely different person due to the boy's love for him. The formerly homeless man wanted to repay the boy for everything he did for him, and the boy told him to pay it forward rather than to pay it back. So the man did.
This didn’t stop the boy from continuing his good works, it actually increased his capacity to give more. This created a movement of generosity and the media caught wind of it and it moved across the world creating a ripple of love, generosity and kindness.
At the very end of the movie, the young boy witnesses a fight breaking out in the schoolyard. One of the bullies has a knife, the young boy doesn’t notice this and steps in to break up the fight and gets stabbed and dies. At this boy’s funeral the people’s lives who this one touched with his love came carrying a lit candle. The people were many, and each lit candle added to the glow of the rest.
The camera in the movie showed a few people standing by his grave, a close-up shot. The camera then began to move up and away from this perspective to a larger view, as it moved upward and outward the perspective of the individual lights were spread out across the world illuminating the planet, eliminating the darkness. In other words, there were a great deal of people on every continent across the globe outside holding lit candles together in honor of this young boy who passed.
We have our own inner lights that need to be lit and shared with the world, too, just like the many people gathered across the globe carrying lit candles.
The Universal Peace Covenant is the tangible representation of the matchstick, and we are the candles.
The Peace Covenant lights our eternal wick aiding us to be the bringer of this light to the world. Reading the Peace Covenant everyday is a reminder that we are light and helps us keep this inner flame lit.
Once the reading of the Peace Covenant ends does not mean that our lights become extinguished. It means that we need to apply greater will throughout our day to keep the flame lit within us, owing to our true nature as beings of light. Our true nature is peace.
This movement of reading the Universal Peace Covenant every morning began October 11, 2003 when the Peace Dome was dedicated as a Universal site for Peace, and it continues to this day. We read the document every morning for the purpose of having consistency that builds momentum and creates a groove in the fabric of the ethers. As this occurs it begins to create a vibrational field that magnetizes this thought form of peace outside of ourselves as well as within us. This then begins to attract many others of like mind all over the world creating a giant web of peace where this then begins to have space to grow.
The more attention we give to a thought the more energy we feed it.
If two people give the same amount of attention to a thought it doubles, which makes the thought form twice as powerful. If a small group of five people do this everyday, this thought form is five times as powerful. Imagine if five people every day in each city across the United States began reading this document, better yet, lets think big, how about half the population of the world reading this document every day.
This would create a tear in the fabric of space and time itself initiating a tipping point of the consciousness of the planet and all its inhabitants. The world would be an entirely different place.
This type of movement begins every year at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day. An echo of peace ripples over this great big world of a house as each continent in every time zone on the planet gather in groups to read the Universal Peace Covenant.
To be aligned and connected with this wave of peace around the globe we here at Headquarters gather a peace ambassador from each school center along with the doctors, graduate teachers and college students together to read the Universal Peace Covenant every hour on the hour at the stroke of midnight in each time zone in numerous cities across the world. This creates a connected vision of one voice at these hours on the planet exemplifying the ripple of peace as it prevails on the earth.
Students and teachers from the School of Metaphysics will peace this New Year by reading the Universal Peace Covenant at midnight on January 1 at 701 East Broadway in Columbia. Won't you join in?