One of the people who invited Dr. Don Beck to visit the region and support introducing the Integral Spiral dynaics natural design as a strategy to root healthy relationship and prosperity in our region.
My name is Mousa maria. I am an Palestinian living in the Beit ummar Area. I have been working for peace and for many years.
My work has nothing to do with any shade of politics. I come as a human being to support other human beings who are willing to help themselves.
My understanding is that we need to be together and support each other, it is the only choice we have. In order to do so we need to release the fear of the two societies.
Since the painful event of September 2002, the second Intifada, I cannot formally visit my friends there. This is a big loss for me. After my personal loss twenty years ago, I fill in as the mother of all children on earth.
There are many children in Gaza Strip and in many of the cities and refugee camps in the West Bank who call me.
Being aware that fear rules, during the last ten years I have composed an educational program called Culture of Peace. Born and living all my life in the Middle East (Israel), it is very clear to me that we should invest our entire energy to compassionately acknowledge the fear.
We should then release the fear by getting to know each other and recognizing our own reflection in the other, by opening our hearts and being the unconditional love that we really are.
The program is mainly for young people and teachers and it contains different creative activities to reactivate the Inner Peace and Unconditional Love www.palestinesolidarityproject,org
It is good to see an inhabitant of one of the World's most famously conflictive regions on this site!
I have 2 reasons to get in touch with you:
a) I am interested in promoting the international aspect of this site (it seems that the majority of members are from the USA).
b) I am in the process of writing a cycle of poems concerning the death of Rachel Corrie, and would be interested in adding the voice of an Israeli Pacifist. If you could share your thoughts with me on this subject - or the general state of Violence/Peace in Israel and Palestine - I would be very happy to read them. If I use them in a poem, I would give you veto rights on the finished article.
[My niece has asked me why I spend so much energy on the Rachel Corrie project. It's not as if I ever met her, or she's the only one to ever die tragically as a victim of intransigent violence. I certainly don't think that her death was any worse than any senseless waste of life. I can only answer that she is as good as anybody around whom to build a work of different points of view; that she had a talent for writing that was snuffed out long before it shone its brightest; and that - quite simply - her story spoke to me and she has become my muse...]
"Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life?" ~Martin Luther King, Jr.