Sunday, January 11, 2009

Keep the spirit alive!

(The following was messaged to members of the Facebook group 'I attended London Regional Baha'i conference')

Dear Friends,

Consider this the final call for submissions, if you would be willing, of your impressions and/or action plans (individual or collective), which may be sent to the group Administrator directly for ANONYMOUS reposting to this blog.

Remember that by sharing you could inspire the rest, and that it opens for the opportunity to PRAY for each others' projects and goals (and who doesn't need that?)! 'Abdu'l-Baha has said:

"Concern yourselves with one another. Help along one another's projects and plans. Grieve over one another. Let none in the whole country go in need. Befriend one another until ye become as a single body, one and all..."

(Consultation, #19)

You are invited to reply to any of these questions:
  1. What made the strongest impression on you from the conference?
  2. What new (concrete) pledges of service to the current Plan did you or your community make?
  3. What new (concrete) goals did you or your community set?
(Please indicate your approximate LOCATION (country, region or town) as well.)

One member of the (Facebook) group posted this thought:

Keep the spirit alive!

This conference is a little like pilgrimage, if you don't nurture the spirit it will die quickly.. so to keep motivated:

Pray some more!
Go and serve
Teach some more
Pray some more!
Let the friends in your area know how amazing it was! Write, paint, sing, create!
Teach some more!

Cycle, rinse and repeat :)

With every gratitude and respect,

"There is no time to lose. There is no room left for vacillation. Multitudes hunger for the Bread of Life. The stage is set. The firm and irrevocable Promise is given. God’s own Plan has been set in motion. It is gathering momentum with every passing day. The powers of heaven and earth mysteriously assist in its execution. Such an opportunity is irreplaceable. Let the doubter arise, and himself verify the truth of such assertions. To try, to persevere, is to insure ultimate and complete victory."

- Shoghi Effendi

(Image reproduced with permission of the Bahá’í International Community)

(The verses of "Keep the spirit alive!" were composed by Maryam DiMauro and posted 7 January to the Facebook group 'I attended London Regional Baha'i conference')


  1. Great idea Alex, wonderful contributions...

    Yes lets keep the spirit alive. Heading for the Managua Conference Friday January 16th ! ! !

    From Siguatepeque, Honduras
    Donald and Gloria Drysdale

  2. How exciting to have news from you, Donald and Gloria, and to know that you will be attending the Managua conference!

    Sending my love to you and to that blessed spot with its devout inhabitants.