Turiec, Slovakia: report by Klára Hodničová
On the 20th of May, a lovely group of about 25 people—mostly families with children—took part in an unusual peace pole planting to celebrate feminine and masculine energy for harmony in families. We planted an unusual wooden peace pole with two arms (branches)— a feminine side with garland and a masculine side with a hat. After reading 49 positive phrases and reading from Masami Saionji’s book Infinite Happiness, participants wrote down their wishes and placed them into the peace pole. To close the ceremony we repeated 21 times: May peace prevail on Earth. May peace be in our homes and families. May the feminine and masculine energy be in harmony.