Posted on October 15, 2018
I’ve become a little obsessed with peace poles since I discovered them …
A what? You may be asking …
was created to spread peace across the world.
These are poles (they look similar to a fence post) and each side is decorated. When you create and plant a peace pole, you are connecting to people all over the world. There are thousands of peace poles across the globe. They are designed as reminders to give out love for world peace.
Peace Poles inscribed with the message, May Peace Prevail On Earth,
is a trademark icon of
The Peace Pole Project
Would you like to create your own? This is a great activity to do with children. Not only is it fun, but it will give them insight into spreading and feeling peace within themselves and for our world.
1. BUY YOUR POLE
Your local garden centre or building supplies will have a range of wooden posts. If you’re not sure about using wood, you can use PVC, that is made to look like wood.
Ask the supplier what is the best way to prepare the posts; for painting and outside use. If you explain your project, they will advise the best equipment/materials needed.
But be prepared to; scrub, sand and use a primer. These will be the basics. There will be lots of drying time needed before you start decorating your pole.
2. DESIGN YOUR POLE
Decide what words, pictures and colours you would like on your pole. If you’re stuck for ideas, there’s plenty of images on Pinterest to get your creative juices flowing. Research other peace poles, write and plan your ideas.
3. SET OUT YOUR DESIGN
It’s best to draft your design on a piece of paper before you actually start drawing/painting on your pole. So get to work with words, colours and wonderful pictures.
4. SKETCH LIGHTLY ONTO THE POLE
Once you are happy with your design, sketch lightly onto the pole, therefore if you make any mistakes, you can either rub them out or they are not as visible.
5. PAINT OR COLOUR YOUR POLE
Once you are happy with your sketching, start using colours to bring the pole to life. Depending on the type of post you have chosen, will depend on the type of colouring you can use. Again, when purchasing your post, ask for advice. Would felt-tips work, or is paint better? Get as much information from the store as possible.
6. FINISH OFF WITH VARNISH
When your colouring is complete, using a varnish, or similar product will protect your post from extreme weather conditions. You don’t want your peace pole dripping with ink after a rainstorm. Make sure you get advice from the store when you purchase your pole.
7. DISPLAY OUTSIDE AND SHOW THE WORLD
Secure the pole into the ground in your garden. You can even place them in plant pots if you have no place in your garden. Once you have displayed your pole, take a photo and upload onto the peace pole project website. You can also show others through social media what you have created, encourage others to take part and make their own peace poles.
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Are you controlling your mind, or is it controlling you?
Our minds are so powerful, you might not even know the answer to this question.
We spend much of our days going from one thing to another, daily tasks being fulfilled, starting our day on the mission we intended and when the day is over, sometimes we’ve achieved that mission and other days, not so much. We can end our days tired and worn out, wondering what it’s all about. This is where you’re letting your mind control you. You are letting your thoughts wander, we let our outer world take over our inner selves. We get caught up in life, expectations, demands, deadlines, pressures that we forget actually we have control.
We have the ability to control our lives, control our thoughts, control our destination.
We get to choose HOW we respond to things that are happening in our lives.
When you really think about this, it’s extremely powerful!
The Law of Attraction is always working … therefore whatever you’re thinking about, you are putting out to the Universe and the Universe is delivering those thoughts back to you in situations, circumstances, etc. So, again, if you read the imagination blog post, have a go at playing the imagination game.
Usually, we can take command of our thoughts because we notice our mood isn’t as high as we would like it to be … if you’re feeling this way, ask yourself why you feel this way … but then don’t let yourself dwell on this. I understand it’s not as easy as, ‘snap out of it,’ that’s why thinking in a positive light is something to work on for yourself. Once you start realising your negative thoughts are bringing your emotions down, you will soon be able to adapt these thoughts. The quickest way to turn this around is appreciation. Once you look at life with abundance and fulfilment, you’ll soon wipe out those feelings of lack. So train your mind to come from a place of love and gratitude and watch your world change.
Boost your mind and you boost your thoughts … listen to your heart not the ego!
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Love & happiness to you always
Are you having enough laughter in your life?
In my previous post that I shared on laughter, I shared an article that research had shown how laughter is extremely good for us. Laughter is one of the best forms of releasing built-up anxiety and stress. Often if we’re not in a good place, the last thing we want to do is laugh. However, if we can bring ourselves out of the comfort zone of worrying and bring some lightness into our lives, you will see how laughter can help with lifting your worries.
The sound of children laughing is one of the best sounds. I love listening to my daughters playing and something setting them off laughing. Plus, they both have a way of trying to tell me a funny story, but can’t get their words out because the laughter has kicked in, this in itself makes me laugh. I truly appreciate those times and we relish in them together.
In my previous post on laughter you can take part in the therapeutic writing exercise. Ask yourself are you laughing enough? Plus, you’ll find more quotes, tips and advice on bringing more laughter into your life.
So as promised, here’s some awesome quotes to encourage more laughter into your life.
You can even visit my shop and purchase the quotes below … surround yourself with positive and fulfilling thoughts.
Remember, laughter will keep you young. So surround yourself with wonderful quotes that will help lift your spirits and remind you to look on the brighter side of life.
Love & happiness to you always