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International women's conference: Enlivening the inner field of unity and harmony through Transcendental Meditation
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21 November 2010
The experience of transcending during the Transcendental Meditation Programme was a subject of great interest during the international women's conference—'Restoring balance: The Indigenous Grandmothers' call to the women of the world'—held recently in Fairfield, Iowa, USA.
The revered indigenous mothers attending the conference recognized this 'great silence within' as a familiar experience, said the Administrator of the Global Mother Divine Organization* in the US, continuing to describe the achievements of the conference during the GMDO November Full Moon celebration. They also understood the great value of having a systematic technique to regularly enliven this underlying field of total Natural Law in themselves and for their nations.
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'The second focus of the conference,' the Administrator continued, 'was to create a new national and international women's platform to introduce the Transcendental Meditation Programme, along with a comprehensive vision for upholding life in accord with Natural Law—a vision once lived by all indigenous cultures.'
Many of the indigenous women who attended the conference were practitioners of the Transcendental Meditation Programme, she said, and were therefore familiar with 'the inner experience of silence, wholeness, and fulfilment that comes with our practice of this simple mental technique. Many expressed the conviction that the Transcendental Meditation Programme provides a means by which we can all reawaken and reestablish our memory as spiritual people—the key to cultural preservation and restoration, and the restoration of balance on earth.'
Many of those who had not yet learned Transcendental Meditation were inspired to stay on after the conference in order to learn the technique, she explained—'and they were very happy to discover that transcending was not new to them. Indigenous people have been transcending from times immemorial through their own cultural traditions. But they were delighted to find a way in which this experience could be regularly and reliably repeated, twice a day.'
The grandmothers recognized the great value of this regular contact with the great silence within themselves. 'When the grandmothers experience transcendence during their practice of TM, they experience the unbounded field beyond space and time—the home of all the Laws of Nature—an ancient and eternal place, where all knowledge and all the unique expressions of every cultural tradition emerge from a unified source.' Everyone shared the appreciation that 'this ability to transcend gives every women a means of enlivening the inner field of unity and harmony . . . that underlies and permeates and gives rise to the entire universe.'
Another beautiful insight during the conference, she said, came from indigenous prophecies that have foreseen 'a great transformation in the collective consciousness of the world, during this present time of the history of life on earth. These predictions indicate that a more enlightened time will soon dawn, and that it will be coming through the mothers of the world.'
The indigenous leaders also saw 'how, through the process of transcending, each one of us can significantly contribute to changing the collective consciousness of our families, our communities, our nations, and our world to bring about a global transformation of peace, health, balance, and fulfilment in life. All understood the responsibility that each of us holds, as mothers to this world.'
Commenting on the many successes of the conference, the Administrator said, 'It's hard to describe what happened. It turned out to be more of a celebration than a conference. The recognition of a common worldview and common goals created a beautiful bond between us all.' Even more important, she said, was 'the love and laughter that permeated every moment of our gathering. The love that flowed between everyone was extraordinary. The singing, chanting, storytelling, and dancing—all traditional expressions from each culture—were so beautiful and so moving.' The participation of all the ladies in the Fairfield and Maharishi Vedic City community, in music, dance, and organizing power, also made a significant and profound contribution.
'It was a joyous four days; the joy of unity amidst the joy of diversity was exhilarating.' Many of the 400 women who attended the conference have since expressed that they feel the world was changed by the event. 'It was a beautiful example of what can be accomplished when we simply bring women together in the name of total Natural Law,' the Administrator sad. 'This is the means by which GMDO will fulfil its purpose to support the rise of a supremely nourishing power in the world.'
Global Good News will continue featuring the November Full Moon celebration of the Global Mother Divine Organization, including excerpts of interviews with several indigenous grandmothers from the women's conference, about their experiences with the Transcendental Meditation Programme.
* 'Mother Divine' refers to the nourishing, evolutionary power of Natural Law lively within all of creation and within the silent consciousness of everyone. The Global Mother Divine Organization, established in December 2007, is the ladies' wing of the Global Country of World Peace in 192 countries.
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