8.22.18 Dr. Rollin McCraty, Institute of Heartmath Director of Research

Mati is an yoga and elementary school teacher.  She became interested in becoming a GPCP volunteer, because she was interested in grass roots activism, but did not like the anger that she witnessed in other grass roots movements.  She is understands how anger eclipses our ability to cooperate effectively.  She is interested in pursuing subtle or sacred activism, which is why she had been so committed to supporting the peace project.

It is such a refreshing opportunity to speak with the scientist who has been such an integral part of performing the groundbreaking science that documents the wisdom of the heart which indigenous cultures recognized as an obvious component of the human psyche which cognitive science often ignores.  In this interview, Dr. Rollin McCraty, Director of Research of the Institute of Heartmath discusses how the magnetic field of the heart can easily be measured up to 3 feet from the body, compared to the magnetic field of the brain which only be measured up to on inch from the head.  He also discusses how when we take responsibility for the state of our hearts, we can more effectively influence the world around us.

All events are free and open to the public

7:00 Am Yoga Bliss – Meditation

12:00 PM Gateway Park – Meditation

12:00 Union College – Meditation

12:30 Schenectady City Hall – Meditation

12:00 pm, Vale Urban Farm – Meditation for Peace in Schenectady

3:30 Coburg Village

5:00 PM – YWCA – Meditation for peace in Schenectady

6:00 Schenectady Public Library

6:00 pm, Jewish Community Center – Meditation for Peace in Schenectady

7:00 PM Rescheduled meditation at Crossroads on Jay street in Schenectady Friday evening August 24.  Details forthcoming….

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Public Meditations For Peace In Albany

Saturday, August 3: Kickoff events

7:00 am, Lark Street Yoga
10:30 am, City Hall Peace Week Kickoff – Walk to South End to honor those who have lost their lives to violence
12:00 Meditation  – Children’s Cafe, 25 Warren St, (lunch following)
6:45 pm (doors open at 6:15), Music, Meditation, and Movie, Rooted In Peace, Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Ave, Albany

Sunday, August 4:
7:00 am, Meditation,  Lark Street Yoga
12:00 pm, Meditation, Unity Church of Albany
6:15 pm, Free Outdoor Yoga with Meditation, Lincoln Park
7:00 PM Meditation, Lincoln Park

Monday, August 5:
7:00 am, Meditation, The Yoga Loft
12:00 pm, Meditation, Albany Mayor’s office for City Employees at City Hall
12:00 pm Meditation, Howe Library
6:15 pm Free Outdoor Zumba
7:00 PM Meditation, Lincoln Park

Tuesday, August 6:
7:00 am, Meditation, The Yoga Loft
12:00 pm, Meditation, SNUG Office, 341 Clinton Ave
12:00 pm Meditation, Howe Library
6:15 pm, Free Outdoor Yoga
7:00 PM Meditation, Lincoln Park

Wednesday, August 7
7:00 am, Meditation, The Yoga Loft
12:00 pm, Meditation, Honest Weight Food Coop
12:00 pm Meditation, Howe Library
6:00 pm, Peace Party MultiCultural Jazz Band, HEARD with West African Dance Teachers leading community dance
7:00 PM Meditation, Lincoln Park

Thursday, August 8: 
7:00 am, The Yoga Loft
12:00 pm Howe Library
6:15 pm, Free Outdoor Yoga
7:00 PM Meditation, Lincoln Park

Friday, August 9:
7:00 am, Meditation, The Yoga Loft
12:00 pm Meditation, Howe Library
6:30 pm, Celebration of Peace Festival, Lincoln Park
7:00 PM Meditation, Lincoln Park

Rain Date for Events Sunday through Thursday: August 4-8 – Albany Recreation Department, 7 Hoffman Ave

Rain date for Friday evening 8/9 – Trinity Alliance
Public Meditations In Schenectady, NY For Peace In Albany

Saturday, August 3:
7:00 am Meditation, Yoga Bliss

Sunday, August 4:
7:00 am, Meditation, Yoga Bliss

Monday, August 5:
7:00 am, Meditation, Yoga Bliss
12:00 Pm, Meditation, Schenectady Mayor’s office – outside city hall

Tuesday, August 6:
7:00 am, Meditation, Yoga Bliss
12:00 pm, Meditation,, Schenectady Mayor’s office

Wednesday, August 7
7:00 am, Meditation, Yoga Bliss
12:00 pm, Meditation, Schenectady Mayor’s office

Thursday, August 8: 
7:00 am, Meditation, Yoga Bliss
12:00 pm, Meditation, Schenectady Mayor’s office

Friday, August 9:
7:00 am, Meditation, Yoga Bliss
12:00 pm, Meditation, Schenectady Mayor’s office

Check Website for updates:  PeacefulCities.org

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8.23.18 Lynne McTaggart, Author, The Intention Experiment – Part 1

Mary Clare O’Conner is owner operator of Yoga Bliss on the boulevard in Schenectady, NY.  Peace Project volunteers started offering free meditations for peace open to the public in Schenectady every Thursday evening at 6:00 PM at “Bliss”.    Many of the volunteers feel that those efforts were the foundation of a successful Schenectady peace project.  Mare Clare’s willingness to seat a home for the peace project in Schenectady has made a world of difference.   She also worked hard to reach out to local city officials and start the dialogues with city hall as well.

In this interview with Lynne McTaggart, we speak about the power of intention, how our thoughts truly do influence the world around us Lynne.  As Lynne says, “Thoughts are things that influence things,”  She reminds us how important it is that we are specific with our intentions regarding our actual needs.   She tells us that when people have problems with using intention, it is most often because they have not been specific enough.

Lynne is an amazingly inspiring speaker as she is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books, including her latest book, The Power of Eight, and the worldwide bestsellers The Field, The Intention Experiment and The Bond, all considered seminal books of the New Science and now translated into 30 languages.  She is consistently voted one of the world’s top 100 spiritual leaders for her ground-breaking work with consciousness and the power of intention, and she’s chiefly known for the quality of her writing and in-depth research.

All events are free and open to the public

7:00 Am Yoga Bliss – Meditation

12:00 PM Gateway Park – Meditation

12:00 Union College – Meditation

12:30 Schenectady City Hall – Meditation

12:00 pm, Vale Urban Farm – Meditation for Peace in Schenectady

3:30 Coburg Village

5:00 PM – YWCA – Meditation for peace in Schenectady

5:30 Urban Co-Works, 433 State St, Schenectady, NY

6:00 Schenectady Public Library

6:00 Johnny’s State Street, 433 State Street, NY  – Schenectady Peace Project CELEBRATION with the fabulous and fun Grand Central Station Band who have been gracious enough to do another “Pennies for Peace” fundraiser for the Schenectady Peace Project efforts….Come out and play with us!  You might even get to play cowbell!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you cant make it, you may want to increase your coherence by watching this classic Saturday Night Live skit with Will Farrel and Christopher Walken…Warning…don’t yell out “more cowbell” unless you are ready to have someone hand it to you!

“I have a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!” Click here to watch Saturday Night Live skit.
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1.14.17 – Bethany Gonyea – Collective Emotion and “Global Coherence”

1.14.17 – Bethany Gonyea – Collective Emotion and “Global Coherence”

Please consider donating if these meditations are helpful to you.  We are rapidly expanding and could really use more financial support to keep up with growth.  You can donate here at:  https://peacefulcities.org/donate/, or send a check made to Numinous, c/o Bethany Gonyea (this is important otherwise they don’t recognize the PO box) at PO Box 1322, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

Interestingly, I am finding myself having trouble finding words to write, because  I am overwhelmed with unspeakable gratitude.

Thanks to everyone for participating in Albany Peace Project 2017.  We asked for people to step up and become “heroes” this year, and definitely more people responded!!   Whether or not we reached the tipping point is yet to be evaluated, however, approximately 125-150 more people participated each day this year!    Thank you so much for hearing the call to lift the world and doing your part to facilitate Global Coherence.

As you can learn from the Institute of Heartmath’s video,  gobal coherence is a very real possibility and phenomenon, and you have all heard your Hero’s call to catalyze a quickening of it.  Please inspire your friends and family to do the same.  I want to acknowledge you for taking personal responsibility to better your own life and others.  As you continue to ‘vote with your heart’ I can tell you from personal experience, you will only continue to reap more benefits of of this historic work.  I can also vouch that the benefits you reap get better as well!

The Albany Peace Project is evolving into the Resonant Peaceful Cities Project, and I am working toward having the peaceful cities “cross pollinate.”  Our initial peaceful cities are Schenectady, Boston, Phoenix, Mexico City and possibly Dallas and Chicago.  These cities have spontaneously emerged with only a brief one minute video tagged on at the end of a webinar last August with Dr. Joe,  and we are still working hard to catch up with demand.  I am confident that when we do officially launch the Resonant Peaceful Cities Project and “open for business” we will be flooded with inquiries.

At least initially, we are not charging any fees to these cities, and we are funding meeting these additional demands  through Numinous.  I am starting my sixth year of still working only as a volunteer for Numinous.    I strongly urge you to attend Numinous events or offer a small monthly donation to help us fund this rapid expansion. You can make a small recurring donation at this link: albanypeaceproject.com/donate/

This is a unique opportunity where common ordinary citizens can “vote” with their heart and have their intentions recorded and documented!!  This documentation of coherence research is going to be what is required to mitigate the current tide of relentless meaningless human suffering.  We need your help to provide the  documentation that this work works!  Evidence based” tools are what is required to garner support, so lets continue to raise awareness and add to the current research as an independent organization to duplicate other research and give the world something to talk about….or should I say, something positive to talk about!

You have great power to positively influence history.  I hope you start with participating in the Phoenix Peach Project launching this summer.

Volunteers are desperately needed.  We will have our first volunteer meeting in mid March to begin planning for Albany Peace Project 2018.  Please look for more information on that soon.

Thanks to Kirk Harbinger again for introducing us to the term, common coherence!  Let’s make coherence a household word.

We hope to have a grand opening for the Resonant Peaceful Cities Project that will be streamed among the cities, but until then check out our new website( still under construction) at:  www.PeacefulCities.org

PLEASE NOTE: Albany Peace Project 2017 will be ending this Sunday.

If you want to continue to hear about Numinous events in Albany please visit the Numinous website and enter your email in the red box on the home page; www.NuminousOnline.com 

****We are trying to separate the lists from Numinous and Albany Peace Project because we know there are non-local people on the Albany Peace Project list, and we don’t want to flood non-local people with local events.

Upcoming NUMINOUS events: 

Coherence for a Cause: A Midwinter’s Night Benefit

Saturday Evening February 4.  Doors open from 6-10

https://peacefulcities.org/events/coherence-for-a-cause/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coherence-for-a-cause-a-midwinters-night-benefit-for-the-albany-peace-project-tickets-29879836395

This is a benefit to raise support the Albany Peace Project/Resonant Peaceful Cities Project www.PeacefulCities.org.  Please consider attending.

Dealing with Difficult People for Spiritual People©

Bethany Gonyea

Sunday 1/15/17 2-4 PM

Spirit Tree Connections

987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110 (near Century House in Latham)

$25 Donation Requested

* Learn why some relationships don’t respond to common spiritual approaches and learn the alternate spiritual from the shamanic traditions that actually work and why it does.

$25 Donation Requested

Law of Attraction: Manifesting Through Being, Not Force

The universe doesn’t respond to what we want, but who we are being.”  Dr. Joe Dispenza

Bethany Gonyea

Sunday 1/22/17 2-4 PM

Spirit Tree Connections

987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110

(near Century House in Latham)

* Learning not to manifest from the head, but from the body.

$25 Donation Requested

The Sacred Bedroom; Volume 1 – Sleep©

Sunday 1/29/17 2-4 PM

Spirit Tree Connections

987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110

(near Century House in Latham)

* So many people are lying awake night after night who say they don’t have time to meditate. Use the middle of the night to train yourself how to surrender into your highest self.

* audio download will be offered to participants

$25 Donation Requested

10 Months to Total Transformation – Change your Trajectory – Transform with a TribeAdvanced Intentional Master Class with Bethany Gonyea

Introduction to the 10 Month Curriculum

Saturday February 11 2:00-4:30 PM (Venue has had us change this date,  Tentative for 3/11 check back for details.)

Spirit Tree Connections

987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110 (near Century House in Latham)

People struggle with change for decades because they often do not understand that enduring transformation occurs at the level of the nervous system, not at the level of thought.  Without mastery of basic nervous system, energetic, and interpersonal and intentional skills we are set up to fail when it comes to change.  This will be an introduction to the curriculum of a ten month master class with only ten slots open.

If you were to undergo a metamorphosis in 10 months, who would you want to become?

$25 Donation

Legacy/Reinvention For the Second Half of Life 

Gerri Ratigan

2/19 at 2:00 PM

Spirit Tree Connections

987 New Loudon Road,Latham, NY(For GPS, enter cohoes)

(right next the the Century House)

While you may need a tweak or even a gentle shove to embrace creating a more rewarding life, the truth is that it’s never too late.

Legacy/Reinvention is about your new life – even if it just means reinvention from within!

Come learn the best kept secrets to transforming limitations into reality. Discover how you can begin reinventing yourself at any age, clarify your legacy and move passionately toward your dreams.  It doesn’t get much better than that, right?

Here’s what you’ll gain from coming to this talk:

– Create a sense of clarity about how to move past age limitations

– Find the essential building blocks for creating a whole new and exciting YOU

– Identify the most powerful actions that will move you towards the joyous new life you desire

Gerri Ratigan is a life coach who runs a highly successful meetup group Capital District Single professionals 50+. She has lead programs on a variety of topics including Divorce Recovery, the Law of Attraction,  life purpose, success and self-esteem. She is past President of the Albany International Coaching Federation, founder and leader of the Women’s Success Network, and the Manifestation Project.

$25 donation appreciated

Shamanic Reiki and the Circle of Life:  Transformation Through Destruction

Joe Sweeney

2/26 at 2:00 PM

Spirit Tree Connections

987 New Loudon Road,Latham, NY(For GPS, enter cohoes)

(right next the the Century House)

Is there something about your self or your life – possessions, beliefs, habits, relationships – you would like to leave behind? If so, join us as Joe take you on a powerful Shamanic journey that will strip your psyche down to it’s core, liberate you from the programming that no longer serves you, and guide you in rebuilding to the highest and best vision of you.

$25 donation appreciated

SAVE THE DATE:  Funny You Should Say That  – Spiritual Comedy Night – with medium, Brandon Russ

Saturday evening March 11, at 6:00.

Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, NY

Did you ever find spirituality funny?  

Have you ever snickered at the ironic situations that emerge as we attempt to skillfully walk between the worlds of Maya and Mystery?  

Have you ever stepped back from the latest spiritual book you were reading and say to your self, “What the heck and I reading?”   

Or better yet, put a book cover over it?

NUMINOUS invites you to sit back, relax and laugh at the spiritual life with medium and comedian, Brandon Russ.  Brandon will give us an entirely different perspective on the latest spiritual book we are reading so that we smile the next time we pick it up to read.

It is well known in shamanic traditions of indigenous healers that only when we can laugh and take ourselves lightly are we capable of any spiritual mastery.  It is common for shamans to be “tricksters” and set up clever situations to challenge people to lull themselves out of their dull day dreams and remind themselves of the adventure everyday life really is.  So come on out this Saturday evening, and laugh yourself to heightened consciousness…all for the greater good, of course!

More information coming soon….

SAVE THE DATE:  Yoga Comedy Night –   “I’d rather be in Samadhi”

Saturday evening May 13, at 6:00.

Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, NY

Have you ever had a yoga wardrobe malfunction exposing a little too much?

Or pretend you don’t see that happening to someone else?

Have you ever felt impossibly inflexible as you see others in what would be considered anywhere else, a “compromising’ pose.  

Have you ever gone to a hot yoga class and forgotten the clothes to change into after your shower?

When people start to attend yoga classes, they often want to spontaneously break out in laughter.  It is natural.   Then, we tend to get used to the language, the ambiance, and the poses, and unfortunately, it is tempting to take it  a little too seriously!  At this first annual yoga comedy night, we are going to remember why yoga is so funny!  We will be inviting several yoga studios to participate!  Please reach out if you are interested!

Albany Peace Project 2017 will be ending this Sunday.

If you want to continue to hear about Numinous events in Albany please visit the Numinous website and enter your email in the red box on the home page; www.NuminousOnline.com 

We are trying to separate the lists from Numinous and Albany Peace Project because we know there are non-local people on the Albany Peace Project list, and we don’t want to flood non-local people with local events.  

If these meditations are helpful for you, please consider donating.  We are rapidly expanding and could really use more financial support to keep up with growth.  You can donate here at: https://peacefulcities.org/donate/, or send a check made to Numinous, c/o Bethany Gonyea (this is important) at PO Box 1322, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

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8.25.18 Lynne McTaggart – Author, Power of 8 – Part 2

8.25.18 Lynne McTaggart – Author, Power of 8 – Part 2

We often make efforts to grow and expand our outreach and be as inclusive as possible, and we have often discussed that Millennials are a group that we would like to engage more.   This year a beautiful young woman, Florencia Tabarez  found her way to us and asked “Where is your Instagram page?”  Of course, we older folks had to tell her we didn’t have one…yet…and that she was welcome to start one….so she did!  35% of adult Millennials (Americans born between 1981 and 1996) are religiously unaffiliated, and often referred to as “Nones”   That does not mean their atheists, in fact 42% of them pray daily and 67% of the believe in life after death.  Flo’s spirituality graces everything she does and if Flo and her boyfriend are a representation of the heart of the next generation, we are in great hands!

In this interview, NY Times Best Selling author, Lynne McTaggart and I discuss research that documents how our minds have impact outside of our bodies, and Lynne cites one of my favorite studies, the “Love” study.  In the Love study, couples are separated in isolated rooms and wired to biofeedback instruments that objectively measure changes in their physiology when one partner sends loving intentions to the other!  That study objectively demonstrates that the loving intentions we send in the peace projects actually do “travel.”  Lynne also talks about her great forum to find  “Power of 8” groups that utilize the skill she outlines in her latest book, “The Power of 8” at  LynneMcTaggart.com. Lynne has a lot of really great resources there, so you will want to check that out for sure!

We also covered another important topic that is very near and dear to my heart which is when people give up trying to use intention to enhance their lives because they feel it “failed” or it “didn’t work”.  Often, when I hear that someone tried to use intention but “gave up” due to a disappointment, my heart sinks for them.  As I said in the interview, I feel that giving up on intention is akin to letting go of “gold.”  Please always remember that intention is truly a skill, which is why we need to train like athletes to do it!!  Just like athletes improve playing their sports over time, or musicians become better performers after practicing their instrument for years, we, too, need to train like athletes for our bodies and minds to sustain the heightened states of consciousness that help facilitate more enjoyable manifestations.  We must have a disciplined mind in many skilled ways.  Learning mental discipline is key to reliable and repeatable intentional success.  We discuss many of these topics a lot in our Intentional Coherence Athlete course that will be starting Thursday September 27, 2018.  I will be doing a Facebook Live introduction to the course Intentional Coherence Athlete course work on Saturday Evening on September 15 at 6:00 EST.  Please like us on Facebook at Resonant Peaceful Cities to hear updates.

All events are free and open to the public

7:00 Am Yoga Bliss – Meditation

12:00 PM Gateway Park – Meditation

12:00 Union College – Meditation

12:00 Yoga Loft, Albany – Meditation

12:30 Schenectady City Hall – Meditation

12:00 pm, Vale Urban Farm – Meditation for Peace in Schenectady

3:30 Coburg Village

5:00 PM – YWCA – Meditation for peace in Schenectady

5:30 Urban Co-Works, 433 State St, Schenectady, NY6:00 Schenectady Public Library 

7:00 pm, Crystal Bowl Meditation, Crossroads Gifts & Wellness – Meditation for Peace in Schenectady Please help us finish our website to support other cities by donating here…

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8.24.18 Karin Reinhold, PhD – Lead Researcher for Resonant Peaceful Cities Project

8.24.18 Karin Reinhold, PhD – Lead Researcher for Resonant Peaceful Cities Project

It has been a delightful pleasure to work with Dr. Reinhold for the past several years.  As a professor of mathematics and statistics, she is aptly suited for this work.  Karin often quips that she is deeply committed to this work because it combines her two passionates Heart and Math…which is why she loves that we collaborate with the Institute of Heartmath.   Karin is a woman of many facets, including courageously exploring her own heart, acquiring the subtle nuances of Tango from her native country Argentina, and caring deeply that her university students obtain the mathematical understandings they need for success in their endeavors.

I have found that the more I live my mission, the more solutions appear before the problems.  Years ago, I started this project with Dr. John Foldy, PhD.  We had worked behind the scenes setting up our first peace project for a couple years.   Right before we launched he was diagnosed with cancer and unfortunately passed quickly and unexpectedly.  I never expected him to really pass, so I never worried about the future of the project.  Not for a second.  Simultaneously, people around town kept telling me about this math professor who liked the work of the Institute of Heartmath.  Eventually,  I reached out to Karin…and we have been having fun on this journey together ever since.  I am incredibly grateful to Dr. Foldy for his contribution to begin this project, and also, I have had so much fun taking this journey with Karin during the recent years.  She is a wise woman with a beautiful heart that shines through in all her endeavors.  She is looking forward to analyzing some data.  Let’s be sure we give her some good participation numbers!

All events are free and open to the public

7:00 Am Yoga Bliss – Meditation

12:00 PM Gateway Park – Meditation

12:00 Union College – Meditation

12:30 Schenectady City Hall – Meditation

12:00 pm, Vale Urban Farm – Meditation for Peace in Schenectady

3:30 Coburg Village

5:00 PM – YWCA – Meditation for peace in Schenectady

5:30 Urban Co-Works, 433 State St, Schenectady, NY6:00 Schenectady Public Library 

7:00 pm, Crystal Bowl Meditation, Crossroads Gifts & Wellness – Meditation for Peace in Schenectady Please help us finish our website to support other cities by donating here…

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