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March 13, 2007


Many of you emailed asking me to write about my Balkan and United Arab Emirates journey, and so here is my account.

Just as I am ready to leave home, winter storms begin in earnest and my area of the U.S.A. is pounded with snow. JetBlue, the airlines I always rely heavily on to take me to New York City, failed. I think many of you saw on television the hundreds, thousands, stranded at airports. Those who had not yet boarded flights were urged to cancel without penalty and I was one of them. I brought a train ticket. The train was ten hours plus late bringing me to New York City, but finally all transportation problems ended and I took a flight overseas to Europe.

I flew to Europe with SilverStar, a native American, and with Margaret Fikioris, co-author of our book, Cancer Signals: Take Charge and Win!

We landed at Vienna Airport, which is beginning to feel like a second home for me, and after waiting from early morning to dusk, we flew to Ljubljana, Slovenia, where we were met by Dea Cosmica of Slovenia and Salwa Zeidan of Lebanon, who would travel with us for the remainder of the journey. Dea Cosmica had arranged for lectures in Slovenia as well as healing sessions.

We met the President of Slovenia and spoke with him about various matters including the current situation in the Balkans which needs to be watched closely. There is no wish to see war again in the Balkans. War is an outdated aspect of human society that needs to be replaced permanently by peace. Not only does war destroy land and homes and buildings, but it injects long term trauma into the human race that is not easily erased. Misery should not be a common household term.

Slovenia had only ten days of war during the earlier confrontation and its residents appreciate peace. I view Slovenia as a lighthouse of peace that can be beamed across the Balkans, and this is exactly what I did.

All of us can do that.
It does not take tanks and helicopters and troops to do that.

We visitors were taken to the Skocjan cave, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest limestone cave systems in the Europe with five plus kilometers of underground passages and many waterfalls.

Also, we were taken to the salt pans at the Adriatic Sea near Piran and I found this experience particularly interesting because these manmade salt pans were, in my opinion, performing exactly the task of hurricanes that spray the land with mineral nutrients vital for the healthy growth of vegetation. Very tall reeds bordering the salt pans were evidence of this healthy growth. We were told that the wind blows strongly about 100 days per year, which I realize helps spread the salt.

I tasted salt flour prepared for commercial sale, and to my surprise, it tasted sweet.

After Slovenia, we returned to Vienna for one day in order to see the Danube, one of my favoriterivers of this world, and then we flew to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

This is a bustling place. All of the Emirates is a bustling place. It felt good to be there. I have been in Bahrain just above the UAE, but I have never visited the Emirates. These two countries have the same feeling. Peace.

I wrote an eight-page report and sent it to the Emirates, and here are some of the impressions I mentioned.

Clear minds with an attention to detail have turned the desert into:

1. Buildings with modern architecture far surpassing those in most other areas of the world. These buildings house businesses from around the world, which means they are helping to break borders that separate one from another.
2. Impressive road system.
3. Attention to Nature by the planting of trees, shrubs, and flowers along the roads.
4. Advanced water system to maintain these plantings.
5. Use of saline water for supplying Emirates water requirements. The quality of taste is excellent.

We five spent the majority of our time in the Emirates visiting female universities, speaking with administration officials, some faculty, and we lectured to the students.

There is a concentrated attempt to educate women in the Emirates. The higher learning facilities are excellent. And, I was pleased to see, there are facilities for finding jobs for women. In this male-dominated society, it needs to be remembered that these efforts to help females are initiated by males. There is an understanding that society needs to become more balanced.

To end this report to you, I want to say that the eclipse was total in the Middle East. Throughout the eclipse, I sat on a balcony overlooking the Persian Gulf and during this power time, I sent the positive energies of Peace up the Gulf, and I spread this out through all of Iraq and Iran, and to every other place needing Peace.

 Peace, Love, and Light,
Barbara Wolf