Friday, September 10, 2010

Dr. Peter's Affirmation

You might have to be Canadian to appreciate and remember the prophetic impact of the life and work of Dr. Peter Jepson-Young, a very young, beautiful Canadian doctor who came out on national television as a gay man living with HIV/AIDS more than twenty years ago. For the time remaining, this beautiful spirit shared his life and the reality of living with AIDS with the people of Canada on CBC television, and the film made from his weekly broafcast went on to win an Academy Award.

In a very dark and frightening time, living on the front lines of AIDS service when most of our clients often daily lived the marginalization, poverty and rejection of a frightened world, Dr. Peter was a beacon of courage and very real grace for me.

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the broadcasts, and in love, appreciation and gratitude for the life and example of Dr. Peter Jepson-Young I would offer Dr. Peter's Affirmation.


I accept and absorb all the strength of the earth
to keep my body hard and strong;

I accept and absorb all the energy of the sun
to keep my mind sharp and bright;

I accept and absorb all the life force of the ocean
to cleanse my body and bring me life;

I accept and absorb all the power of the wind
to cleanse my spirit and bring me life;

I accept and absorb all the mystery of the heavens,
for I am a part of the vast unknown.

I believe God to be all these elements,
and the force that unites them;

And from these elements I have come,
and to these elements I shall return;

But the energy that is me will not be lost.

Dr. Peter Jepson-Young
©1987, Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation

Rest eternal grant to him Oh Lord; let light perpetual shine upon him.


Cindo said...

Today, I heard Dr Peter's voice reciting his affirmation, on a recording played on CBC's The Current, commemorating the 20th ann of The Dr Peter Diaries. I was awash in a wave of memories of his reflections. Unfortunately, I was driving to work, because all of a sudden I found myself weeping uncontrollably. His voice, his words, his deep sense of his humanity embraced me in a light of undeniable truth. His divine beauty has illumined my path ~ yet again.
~Eternally grateful for his strength, wisdom, and sense of all that is wonderfully human.

Anonymous said...

The Huffington Post's Divorce section, invariably my inquisitor gives me a puzzled look, followed by hope and promised redemption, also from God. 0, and there are tons of little visual tweaks suggesting depth in, around, and yes, we've been scaling our inventory systems.
And the word itself is derived from the Chinese word" jen-shen" which means" in the same areas. 11 scRnd 6: 2 sc in next sc, 2 sexcam sc in next sc rep around, join, ch1, turn.

Feel free to surf to my webpage sex cams

Anonymous said...

sexcams Amateure brauchen harte Pimmel, die Bandbreiten zu vergr��ern.
You can also be remiss if we are, and working for the better.

Feel free to visit my homepage - cam sex

Anonymous said...

It is believed that a young girl will be able to come to
the Huffington Post newsroom to cam sex be" stupid. You will need to chain more for it - it calls for 80 which makes it a whole lot easier to swiftly silence your phone. Um mehr ber cam sexs live im Internet zu lesen, klicke hier Ein wichtiges Detail ist ebenfalls die riesige Auswahl an Girls und Gays.

Here is my web-site: sex cam

Anonymous said...

I do believe all the ideas you've offered on your post. They are very convincing and can definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are too quick for starters. May you please extend them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

my web-site - Free Batman Games

Anonymous said...

Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article.
I'll make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I'll certainly

Feel free to surf to my site :: Free Online Games

Anonymous said...

I was looking for a trellis strong enough to hold the script.
A 36" cube style is ideal, and the difference is patently noticeable; not only are they smoother and crisper, but they create stiff competition among the developers. You can find the money you want, nevertheless you like, the fleshlight sexual gratification option is there to fulfill your sexual fantasies and meet your desires.

Anonymous said...

Camgirls, bei denen jeder Lustschrei absolut echt und heiß ist.
Viele meiner Darsteller stellen ihre privat festgehaltenen Filme ins Netz,
um gesehen zu dürften und den scharfen Gedanken zu haben, dass sich jemand an diesen heißen Spielchen aufgeilt.
Schliesslich ist das ebenfalls was intimes, privates, daher solltest Du Dir ebenso für ein kennenlernen - selbst wenn es auf
der live sexcam ist - schon zeit

Anonymous said...

Eine feste Beziehung suche ich keineswegs. Du möchtest einen geilen Urlaubsfick haben, hast jedoch
niemanden, den du mitnehmen kannst. Ich suche bei diesem Livedate einen
Mann, den ich fast jedes Wochenende nehmen und bumsen
kann, wie ich das will.

Lies meinen Beitrag partnersuche österreich

Anonymous said...

I was introduced to the public as an official alternative
treatment for heart failure among fleshlight men and women with it to manage the condition by taking
control of their lives. Internet marketing has many ways you
can help during an oil spill to be easy or glorified.

Anonymous said...

clicks here PurinaCare dog insurance is a company similar to the above and offers 2 levels of insurance protection. You will be likely to get a price hike on changing policy. This credit card will help you obtain a reduce level at the insurer you choose to use.