Reclaim love

IssueMarch 2005
News by Jesse Schust, Venus

O-I-L (One In Love) held its annual Valentine's Day action of collectively concentrating love and sending it out to the world.

A festive atmosphere with free T-shirts and a live samba band was kindled around the Eros statue in Piccadilly Circus, London.

People were invited to form a circle to send love and healing to all the beings in this world.

The response was phenomenal. The statue and steps of Eros were cleared as people walked out to take their position in the 300-person circle. After five minutes of maintaining the circle, people were smiling at one another, including the passers-by.

Peace: a byproduct of love

“I was so amazed,” said the event host Venus: “last year people left the statue steps and legged it at the suggestion of physical contact. So this year, I jumped for joy. It was one of the happiest moments of my life.”

”People want so much to be part of the solution to peace - when the politicians they look to for leadership are failing them.”

”If peace on earth was declared today, we would very quickly realise that each and every one of us has a responsibility to ensure that peace is maintained.”

”Peace is the byproduct of love: we should take back the power, reclaim love.”