Two dear yoga friends, Gina Puccinelli and Lance Wright, met me on Sunday morning and gave me two flags: the Earth Flag, and Gwen Marie’s Peace Flag, as a means of communicating my mission of Walking for Planetary Peace. They did so with a beautiful ceremony on the beach, complete with sage, cedar and sweet grass smudging. We shared loving words, and mutual blessings of good will and brotherhood.

What do I mean by Planetary Peace? I mean peace between peoples, and peace with our environment. My walk is dedicated to celebrating the love, beauty. truth and justice that I find everywhere.

Here I am with the the Earth Flag and the Peace flag draped from my back pack.

Ready to receive the guidance I seek and need from my Creator, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, in Pacific Grove, California. Heaven on Earth.

 

8 thoughts on “Earth and Peace Flag Ceremony

  1. my favorite poem by C.P. Cavafy:

    ITHAKA

    As you set out for Ithaka
    hope the voyage is a long one,
    full of adventure, full of discovery.
    Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
    angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
    you’ll never find things like that on your way
    as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
    as long as a rare excitement
    stirs your spirit and your body.
    Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
    wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them
    unless you bring them along inside your soul,
    unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

    Hope the voyage is a long one.
    May there be many a summer morning when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time;
    may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
    to buy fine things,
    mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
    sensual perfume of every kind—
    as many sensual perfumes as you can;
    and may you visit many Egyptian cities
    to gather stores of knowledge from their scholars.

    Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
    Arriving there is what you are destined for.
    But do not hurry the journey at all.
    Better if it lasts for years,
    so you are old by the time you reach the island,
    wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
    not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

    Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
    Without her you would not have set out.
    She has nothing left to give you now.

    And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
    Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
    you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.

    Jody, your Ithaka is Planetary Peace!!!

    1. I love this, Lu Lu! How true that you won’t encounter evil things “unless you bring them along inside your soul, unless your soul sets them up in front of you.” I am bringing the love I have received from my community with me; I have gotten so much support and encouragement, so many offers of help, and so much practical help (from places for me to stay to places for my stuff to stay) that I can only bring gratitude and love with me as I start my journey to Ithaca.

  2. I can’t think of a better pilgrim to spread peace among the world. Your voice, manner and way of life has been leading you to this point. I look forward to hearing about your journey and discoveries.
    Xoxos

  3. Happy pilgrimage Jodi. I think you will have the most amazing and valuable experiences on this quest. Thank you for spreading love and peace. Please know that there are many of us walking beside you in spirit.

    1. Thank you so much, Teresa! You are so sweet and I feel your love. The poppy seeds will be sprinkled where most needed and I will think of you and Gene! ♥️

  4. Lovely! You are a part of the planet so wherever you roam the planet goes with you and you with the planet! You are one!

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