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Introducing myself and my journal: A Common Thread

About Me:
I am a daughter, a sister, a mother, an auntie and a friend. Peace, nonviolence and justice issues have spoken with a loud voice throughout my life experience and are now my clear purpose.

I follow the teachings and traditions of my Native American and Celtic ancestors by walking a spiritual path of respect and honor for all living beings and as a full participant in the circle and cycles of life. Part of those traditions is the belief that we are all members of the same human family and, as such, have responsibility to one another.

My involvement in the peace movement led to the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the oldest multi-faith peace organization in the United States, and in March of 2007 I participated as a civilian diplomat with FOR’s third delegation to the Islamic Republic of Iran. I have traveled throughout the US sharing my experience of the people, the rich culture, history, religion and diverse countryside of the ancient land of Persia. When asked why I made the trip, my response is always the same: “I went to meet my relatives.”

I am also a trained facilitator for “Creating A Culture of Peace”, a national training program for personal and social change, whose innovative design provides a holistic and practical foundation in active nonviolence. I also serve on their National Board of Directors.

As Advisory Member for Kashmir Center for Peace and Reconciliation, a youth organization which seeks peaceful solution to the continuing violence experienced by the people of Kashmir, I hope to offer the first CCP nonviolence training at the Youth Conference planned for the spring of 2011.

I recently published my first book, Are You Listening? ancient wisdom for the spiritual quest, which provides a powerful template for the seeker of spiritual transformation. Written from a perspective of balance and harmony with the earth, it shares an experiential account of challenges encountered on life’s journey and is designed to support and encourage an ancient way of ‘being’ in the world. The messages of my book are presented through ‘Wisdom of the Heart’ and are adaptable to intimate Teaching Circles, 2 hour presentations, or full day workshops.

www.ymanisimmons.com

My Passions:
promoting peace

My Challenges:
promoting peace

My Vision for the Future:
I can see a world where women live without fear; where children are loved, well-fed, clothed, educated and protected; where elders are respected and given the nurturing deserved for their 'golden years'.

My Areas of Expertise:
writing, nonviolence training, conflict resolution, ceremonial rites of passage

Comments

olutosin's picture

Welcome!

Welcome to our online family house, this is a community of women and men from more than 150 countries, where we speak on language, the language of global reporters reporting issues through the eyes of women. We love peace here because violence affect women and children in the long run.

I love your work. You are a good woman worthy of emulation.

Please feel free to post to your journal, share from your wealth of experience, connect and collaborate with women and men worldwide, we have our own Nusrat Ara, She is so passionate about Kashmir, you can read one of her journal here.
http://www.worldpulse.com/magazine/columns/voices-of-our-future/evicting...
Welcome here and please take time to browse through our website and get yourself acquainted to our World.
Welcome here.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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Ymani's picture

Gratitude

Thank you, Olutosin, for the warm welcome and your most gracious words. I am very grateful to be here and will do my best to add something of worth.

In peace,
Ymani

Sharese's picture

Welcome :)

Welcome to world pulse Ymani! This community definitely is one that will vibe well with your spirit!

I look forward to reading more about your journey. Native American and Celtic cultures are very intriguing to me (and I am sure many others on this site!). I also, LOVE the idea of Creating a Culture for Peace- it is so true that peace doesn't just jump out of the woodwork- it has to be nurtured and promoted.

Again welcome :) I look forward to reading more!

In love,

Sharese

olowotee's picture

Welcome Ymani

Nice introduction you've got. I enjoyed reading through your words, you truly inspired me and I like your passion..
How has it been working with young people in your community? Do you care to relate your experiences, motivations etc. I'm fascinated at this, maybe because I find myself in a similar shoe with you and it's been really exciting working with young people although, very challenging too....

Hope to read from you....:)

Best wishes, Ymani

Tosin

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