From Nov. 08 till May 09 the first “Basic Training for a Life rooted in Heart” took place in Gaflenz, Austria under the title “Realizing the dream of the True Self”.
Finland, 9th and 10th May 2009
Twelve 2nd generation young people between 17 and 21 years old attended the full program of the Blessing workshop on the weekend of 9th and 10th of May 2009. The young people and their parents as well as other adults attending – partly or in full – are so very grateful for Geros Kunkel to have agreed to come to Helsinki to conduct the workshop here in the far north. Also, Geros had agreed to convey all the contents of the normally 3 day-workshop in merely a two-day weekend.
In 1995 when True Parents ‘globalised’ the Blessing people began coming to the ceremony with far less preparation that those who had been Blessed before that time. This led to by no means all, but many relationships ending in what came to be called the ‘breaking of the Blessing’. I began counselling members who had experienced one, two or even three matchings which never came to the fulfilment of the Blessing! It was greatly troubling for me, not to mention the pain of broken hearts for those going through this! I have also been very concerned that the dignity and value of the Blessing itself was being eroded and damaged.
On April 12 and 13, 2008, we invited Marjorie Hill to Ireland to give a workshop for our blessed couples. Marjorie is a very experienced counsellor as well as the FFWPUI regional leader for Scandinavia.
This workshop was entitled “Happiness through Harmony”. Continue reading
by Susan Crostwhaite
Wouldn’t it be great if we could go back into the past – into our family of origin – and look there and say what I needed to say, and be embraced when I needed to be, and forgive those who hurt me, and stand up for myself now, when I couldn’t when I was little? I have been doing that through my prayers, meditation, healing work at Chyeong Pyeong and elsewhere, and my daily relationships, for many years.