The Turning of Ages - We set the cornerstone.

Susanrose and )Gaia*Friends(

Welcome this New Years Eve
December 31, 1999
and dawn to the new age.

My name is Susanrose and I am in Pittsburgh.
Others who have joined in tonight are
Oldgold from Salt Lake, Jackie from Boulder,
Witey from Windsor Ontario Canada
and Joe here with me in Pittsburgh.
I am here at 5pm EST on Dec. 31, 1999.
This is to synchronize with 12am Jan 1, 2000
in the Holy Land.

Several months ago I had a )Gaia*Friends( gathering
talking about the coming of the milllenium.

We were wondering if it was going to be
a big momentous occasion, or "Just another day".

Well, sitting here on the eve of the New Millenium,
watching CNN as the date  crosses over each time zone, I am filled with the question to myself...
So what is wrong with "Just another day"?
Isn't each day a miracle, an incredible opportunity to
in the most amazing ways?

I sat infront of the TV with the new love of my life who works for the National Guard.   We stayed home since he was on call for Y2k emergencies or terorism.  What I would give for "Just another Day".   Sounds simply wonderful to me.   Just another day...simple, trusting, uncomplicated, serene, beautiful.

Truth is simple.
The "present" in the moment of now is the gift that

we all can decided here and now to have that Second
coming of Jesus.   The revelation is of this is the conscious knowing
that we are all one in the spirit of God.

As the moment of midnight passes over Jerusalem  the light of love surrounds the temple, the rock, the Mount of Olives..
We unite in hope and prayer for world peace,
for a coming of the Christed presence in
our inner beings.  Feeling the pumping of the juice that flows through the leaves and branches of the tremdeous vine of divine life.

Your Christed presence awaits you!

With our best hopes for world peace and a future filled with creativity and cooperation, we send love and healing energy to the Temple Mount area of Jerusalem.

We ask that angels join with the spirit of Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Budha, Krishna,
and all beings of light.
May we emphasize our unity and common love of goodness and light. We cooperate and love the diversity of the expressions of the Divine.

From the deep well of the collective human spirit, let divine WILL bring empowerment to EVERY soul,
and hope the heart of GAIA.

<Oldgold> Amen
<Jackie> ...Think PEACE people!
No More Wars!
<^Witey> {{{ hugs Susanrose }}}
May the spirit of all that you generate be with you.

<Sunshine> I found the following on a plaque and thought it was worth repeating:


The secret of happiness God never hid from us,
because everything we need to be happy,
He placed in the palm of our hands.

If you look there and see nothing
then look again.
For in them lies the handshake of a good friend,
the wear and tear of a job well done,
the joy that is felt when helping others,
and the warmth that comes from holding
the ones you love.

My wish for 2000 is that you all find much happiness always!

Blessings and love,              Dot <Sunshine>

To share thoughts on the new millenium,
here is an interesting message from
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:

"Many people seen to be excited about the new millennium, but the new millennium in itself will be nothing special. As we enter  into the new millennium things will be the same; there will be nothing unusual. However. if we really want the next millennium to be happier, more peaceful and more harmonious for the human kind we will have to make the effort to make it so. This is in our hands but is especially in the hands of the younger generation.

We have had many experiences during this century- constructive as well as extremely destructive ones. We must learn from these experiences. We need to approach the next millennium more holistically, with more openness and farsightedness. If we are are going to make the right kinds of efforts to make the future of the world better, I believe the following matters are of great importance:

1. While engaging in material progress and taking care of physical well-being, we need to pay equal attention to the developing peace of mind and thus taking care of internal aspects of our beings.

2. Along with education, which generally deals only with academic accomplishments, we need to develop more altruism and sense of caring and responsibility for others in the minds of the younger generation studying in various educational institutions.
This can be done without necessarily involving religion. One could therefore call this 'secular ethics', as it in fact consists of basic human qualities such as kindness, compassion, sincerity and honesty.

3. This past century in some ways has been a century of war and bloodshed. It has seen a year by year increase in defense spending by most countries in the world. If we are to change this trend we must seriously consider the concept of non-violence, which is a physical expression of compassion. In order to make non-violence a reality we must first work on internal disarmament and then proceed to work on external disarmament. By internal disarmament I mean ridding ourselves of all the negative emotions that result in violence. External disarmament will also have to done gradually, step by step. We must first
work on the total abolishment of nuclear weapons and gradually work up to total demilitarization throughout the world. In the process of doing this we also need to work towards stopping the arms trade, which is still very widely practiced because it is so lucrative. When we do all these things, We can then hope to see in the next millennium a year by year decrease in the military expenditure of the various nations and gradual working towards demilitarization.

Human problems will, always remain, but the way to resolve them should be through dialogue and discussion. The next century should be a century of dialogue and discussion rather than one of war and bloodshed.

4. We need to address the issue of the gap between the rich and the poor, both globally and nationally. This inequality, with some sections of the human community having abundance and others on the same planet going hungry or even dying of starvation, is not only morally wrong, but practically also a source of problems. Equally important is the issue of freedom. As long as there is no freedom in many parts of the world there can be no real peace and in a sense no real freedom for the rest of the world.

5. For the sake of our future generations, we need to take care of our earth and of our environment. Environmental damage is often gradual and not easily apparent and by the time we become aware of it, it is generally too late. Since most of the major rivers flowing into many parts of south-east Asia originate from the Tibetan plateau, it will not be out of place to mention here the crucial importance of taking care of the environment in that area.

6. Lastly, one of the greatest challenges today is the population explosion. Unless we are able to tackle this issue effectively we will be confronted with the problem of the natural resources being inadequate for all the human beings on this earth.

We need to seriously look into these matters that concern us all if we are to look forward to the future with some hope.

  A Happy New Age to All!
Be Blessed, and know you are loved!