I have been asked many times in the last few weeks about my feelings of what is going on in Israel and Palestine right now in relation to my going there this fall.
I’ll keep this short but I want to share my feelings with all of you who have so kindly supported me and made this trip possible.
There are around 10 weeks until I’m scheduled to go, I am keeping informed of what is going on but I am refusing to get wrapped up in it or fall into fearful thinking. I’m asking anyone who reads this to do the same and to resist adding to the fear and anger. Instead send thoughts and prayers of peace and support to all involved. This fighting going on serves as a reminder of how vital it is that these two sides find common ground. We all can make an energetic difference through our prayers, meditations and thoughts of love and peace. Pray for wisdom and clarity for those leading the fight on both sides, that they will find peaceful resolutions to the ongoing dis-harmony and back down the fighting.
There are tremendous civilian efforts going on behind the scenes showing support for one another on both sides. Stories of both sides serving, helping and praying for the other side. You can follow any of these groups on Facebook here:
These groups are posting incredible stories of civilians coming together, stories of hope and more.
The women organizing our trip have our safety as an utmost concern. One will be heading back the region in the coming weeks and from within the area will be in tune with the pulse of what is happening. She is also in constant communication with both the Israeli and Palestinian women we will be meeting with while there.
I feel very called to be a part of positive change in this world and am confident all will work out how it should; concerning both my involvement in this situation and others in the future.
I’ll continue to update in the months to come as I know more, but as I said above I am just going to continue on planning that the trip will go on as planned, if things change we’ll deal with it then. Thanks for your continued support! **Noelle