Men have created many walls. The Great Wall, started in the 7th century BCE and connected over 2000 years ago to keep Hun invaders out of newly-unified China, is the most famous. Hadrian’s Wall is a stone and turf fortification built by the Roman Empire in 122 AD across the width of what is now England to keep the Pictish tribes of the North out. Following World War II, the Berlin Wall was a barrier separating West Berlin from East Berlin and the rest of East Germany. It was part of the Iron Curtain until Germany’s reunification in 1989.
Cities around the world—from Cairo to Mongolia, from Constantinople to Manila—were walled as a means to keep out others, testimonies to man’s inhumanity to man and symbolic manifestations of his fear. Most of these walls are crumbling or have been purposefully dismantled which is an outstanding sign of man’s progress toward greater regard for all of humanity.
A few walls in the world have been built with a higher purpose. The Wailing Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem is the most famous. Constructed around 19 BC, this Western Wall is considered by Jews as the sole remnant of the Holy Temple. It is where people gather to express gratitude to God or to pray for divine mercy. This attitude reflects a forward step in humanity’s motivation.
The Healing Wall reflects a transcendence of those motivations.
Being created now in the Middle West, the Healing Wall will be a place to remember our connection in consciousness and birth hopes for a future of peace-filled understanding among all people.
Stones from around the world will join together to form a representation of our Earth as we imagine it can and will be beautiful, glimmering, shining with the light of thousands of people joined together in consciousness.
Jade from the Orient, amethyst from Brazil, coral from the Australian coast, diamonds from South Africa, quartz crystal from Arkansas in the United States – all these and many others will be placed in the Healing Wall in the gardens surrounding the Peace Dome on the grounds of the College of Metaphysics. This will be a place of affirmation, of wonder and promise. What rock can you send?
A map of the continents has been molded by youth into the garden wall. The stones and their stories that we receive will be mindfully recorded and then the rocks placed on the map according to their origin. We want to fill in every corner of the world.
In the School of Metaphysics students learn that in the dream language, stones represent the will – the human faculty to make a productive choice and follow through with dedicated activity. As the Universal Peace Covenant says,
"As we stand, united in common purpose, we hereby commit ourselves in thought and action so we might know the power of peace in our lifetimes."
This is the vision the Healing Wall is manifesting.