This week I visited temples, mosques, gurudwaras, and churches. We have new supporters on board with the project, and the web site is being translated into five new languages. And I am doing all this while fasting. Today is day number 26. I have never fasted this long, and it is becoming very difficult, but I am hoping to keep going for just a few more days.
On Sunday the ninth Rev. Joanne Carlson Brown was kind enough to invite me to speak at Tibbetts United Methodist Church. I signed up a number of people for the peace project, and we had enough T-shirt orders to make more of them. Afterwards, I went to the Seattle Unity Church picnic in Denny Park and we prayed and meditated for city-wide peace together. It was a great time: I only wish more people would join in.
I continue doing all I can to all I can for the project. This involves going pretty much everywhere in Seattle, meeting everyone on their own terms, and doing whatever it takes to satisfy them that the project is something worthwhile. I need to enter into each cultural and religious milieu and conform with their traditions and expectations. I imagine my adventures to be like those of Monkey in Journey to the West. In every chapter, Monkey faces some new challenge that he cannot overcome with his powers alone, and he needs to find allies, use skillful means, and never give up. Like Monkey, I hope to cross the mountains and attain the treasure I seek. In this case, that means a reduction in crime that we bring about ourselves by creating a power-field of positive energy. Please join us!