by Yoko Ono, Oct 9th 2015

We have lit the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER every year, now, for 9 years straight.

I did not miss one year.

In the beginning, I felt like it was vaguely a duty for me to come to promote World Peace.
But I realized quickly that it was much more than that.
Every year, we were getting the kind of wisdom it is hard to get in an ordinary environment on our congested planet.

We were getting, strong, strong vibrations from the clean air, clean water, clean land and the spread of silences we expect from imaginary land.
The incredible cleanliness of the nature and silences did effect all of our spirits, reminding us what we were.
We realized that our thoughts were getting cleansed as well.
In the end, it was not a question of making a pilgrimage to this beautiful land, but it was a question of if we didn’t, we would be missing something very important in our lives and what we breathe.

Together, we have uncovered the necessities of life’s secrets every year, one by one.
Nothing spectacular, just like the scent of a flower you remembered. It is so exciting.

Now, we know how we can work simply to bring healthy and long life for all of us.
Along with World Peace you don’t have to fight to get it.

This year, I would like to share our affirmation.
I will repeat them in first person singular, so you will make the afrirmation yours.

Thank you, thank you, thank you,
for being here with me.
I am healthy and whole.
Every part of my body and mind are rejeuvenated, revitalized and healed.

I see clearly, I hear clearly,
i think and express myself clearly.
I communicate positive thoughts to those I wish to:
Spiritually, mentally, physically, verbally and vocally.

I make the right judgement, right decision, right move,
at the right time, at the right place for myself and others.

We receive good protection, good encouragement, and good inspiration we need.
For the good of all concerned.
So be it.

I have counted the box of wishes which came so far from all walks of life and all parts of the world.
Over 1 million wishes!
The wishes were placed under the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, which was meant to be.
And the numbers will keep growing.
In the end of our efforts I would like to put this note with the boxes of wishes:

We tried to clean up the world with anger, hatred and violence.
It did not work.

Now we cleaned up and saved our planet with power of love, wisdom and peace.
This is the record and proof of what we have done.

Remember the miracle which was created by it.
I love you !


Yoko Ono Lennon
October 9th, 2015
Reykjavik, Iceland

People may think that this is not enough.
I know.
The effort and realization of bringing world peace was quite an event.
But we want to be humble.
After all, we did not create the initial universe…
maybe the next one…..


October 9th 2015
Reykjavik, Iceland at the annual IMAGINE PEACE TOWER lighting ceremony