7 Days of Rest 2018, Day One - an invitation into the Essence of Rest
7 Days of Rest & Reflection 2019,
dedicating Day 1 to Protecting
and Honoring Earth
7 Days of Rest & Radiant Diversity 2020,
we Meet and Greet the Essence of
Guided Daily Meditation and Reflection Practices: an offering from Shelley Ostroff
A guided meditation, reflections and practices will be offered each day by Shelley Ostroff inviting you into an exploration of the essence and vibration of the daily themes. Journalling the thoughts, images, dreams, emotions, sensations and experiences that arise throughout the entire week can deepen your journey through these seven days.
Let's sense into essence
Into the Essence of Essence
Each Essence a consciousness all of its own,
A quality a wavelength, a wisdom a tone,
A unique vibration,
An exclusive sensation,
A pulsating partner in all of Creation.
~ Shelley Ostroff, from IS
01.01.2020, DAY ONE: ESSENCE : Meeting and Greeting the Essence of Radiant Diversity
Inviting Radiant Diversity: Sitting in a quiet and restful space, invite in an honoring way, the essence of Radiant Diversity to reveal itself to you. Notice what happens to your embodied experience as you allow your imagination, senses, intuition and instincts to attune to this vital intelligence of Life.
Inspiring Radiant Diversity: Sense into the multitude of gifts that the essence of radiant diversity offers Life, offers humanity - what pictures come to mind? What experiences have nourished your own acknowledgement and appreciation of the vitalizing nature of diversity for yourself and for the planet.
The Essential Message: What is the message that the essence of radiant diversity shares with you as you meet it and greet it and honor it in this unique moment?
The Offering: What is the message or gift that you would like to offer the essence of Radiant Diversity. What would you like it to know about you and your encounter with it in the here and now?
The Intention: How has this encounter transformed you, and what wish and intention has come forth within you from this encounter?
Meeting the Vitality Code - Nature’s code for ever-evolving harmony in diversity and empathy with all of Life.
For more information about the Vitality Code, please visit the Vitality Code Gateway
What does the Vitality Code inspire in you? You are invited to take some time to sense into this code of accurate mutual nourishment among all parts of the whole. Imagine what it would look like if you aligned with the Vitality Code - and if all of humanity aligned with the vitality code. You may wish to journal your feelings, sensations, insights, intuitions as you envision this, and perhaps allow a spontaneous drawing or poem to emerge. You are invited to share your insights and creativity in the thread of this post on the Community Sharing Space.
7. Art from the Heart of the Radiant Diversity and the Vitality Code: Let Radiant Diversity and the Vitality Code inspire the Heartist within you. Express what is most alive in you through any form of art – dance, music, visual arts etc. If you would like to share your Heartist offering and inspire others with it, please share it in our Community Sharing Space.
Blessings for a deeply meaningful day of connecting with, remembering and honoring the Essence of Radiant Diversity within you and beyond you.
honoring thich nhat hanh
"Falling in love with mother earth can allow us to overcome the current environmental crisis and find true happiness. This love has the power to dissolve the artificial boundaries that keep us separated from the Earth and from one another. We need to understand that mother earth is part of every one of us and we are part of her. We are all children of the same mother. This love has the power to open us to the insight of interbeing." Thich Nhat Hanh
Daily Song/ Chant
The Great Bell Chant
Journalist Jo Confino interviews Thich Nhat Hanh: Falling Back in Love with Mother Earth
Please also visit the GATEWAY: HONORING THICH NHAT HANH that has been co-created with Emelina Corrales-Legrand and Thomas Legrand from the Plum Village lay community.
global silent minute
"Bring in the New Year with a Global Silent Minute at 11 am EST / 4 pm GMT (convert) as we all participate in 7 Days of Rest and Radiant Diversity. Join millions on both sides of the veil for seven days to create a new rhythm as we focus together in the power of 'silence as action' on global cooperation. Global Silent Minute will go live at 5 minutes to the hour calibrated locally to 9.00pm GMT.”
practices and wisdom offerings
OPENING GATEWAY CEREMONY
We begin with an opening message and a Global Silent Minute facilitated by Dot Maver, co-founder of the Global Silent Minute initiative, co-director of The Hill Center USA and co-author of Conscious Education: The Bridge to Freedom. Dot is an educator and peace-builder whose keynote is inspiring cooperation on behalf of the common good.
Following the Minute of Silence we receive a wisdom offering and blessing for 7 Days of Rest and Radiant Diversity by Uqualla, Uqualla is a Havasupai Spiritual Emissary and Cultural Guardian from the Grand Canyon: The Sacred Altar, in Sedona, Arizona, USA. He is known as the Medicine Man’s Medicine Man. The Havasupai are Sentinels for Mother Earth offering blessings for the Blue-Green Waters.
This is followed by a wisdom offering and meditation with Linda Tucker, founder of the Global White Lion Protection Trust and author of the seminal works, Mystery of the White Lions (2001), Saving the White Lions (2013) and LionHearted Leadership: The 13 Laws (2016), as she delivers the White Lions’ message for Earth and Humanity at the dawn of this new epoch, directly from the heartland of Tsau, in the UNESCO - declared Kruger-to-Canyons Biosphere. Linda’s meditation unites us Heart-to-Heart in preparation for the emergence of true LionHearted Leadership on the brink of the Leo-Aquarius Age.
The End of Suffering ~ The Great Bell Chant
9 AM EST
All of humankind is being invited into a greater conscious Love; a deeper richer vibration of Love, Compassion, and healing. One might say, the Greatest Love we have ever known. By playing the End of Suffering, Great Bell Chant each day for 7 days, all are simultaneously enjoined into its frequency, message and mission. We call this The Ceremony of the Bells. This is a wonderful way to raise the vibration of Earth; the vibration of humanity and set a clear vibrational and conscious intention for this special year: 2020, the Year of the Encircling our Planet with Love.
Each day is started by a special message associated with the theme of the day followed by the "End of Suffering" Great Bell Chant of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Offered by Ejna Fleury
TreeSisters ~ Guided Meditation
Daily Quote and Meditation
Clare's Quote for Day 1: Essence
"What is the essence of life the flows through every thing in this cosmos? What is the essence of you and how does it experience the essence of bird, the essence of bee and the essence of tree? What if that essence that is unique to each beingness, is also unified by a vibrational thread that exists within us all - that is the same - that is the pulse of life itself, the essence of creation manifesting moment to moment as an experience of life asking to discover itself?"
Meditation Day 1 ~ Essence ~ Reclaim your feminine nature and essence.
Offered by Clare Dubois TreeSisters
Please also see the Gateway of the Trees for more inspiration from the Guardians of the Trees
Transformation 365 & Contemplative Life ~ Daily Contemplative Practice
Taking a fresh approach to 2020 by letting go of the aspects of our identity that limit our ability to be open, accepting and embracing of transformation.
Sister Jenna is a spiritual mentor, author, radio talk show host, renowned speaker and founder and director of the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Museum I & II in metropolitan Washington, D.C. and director of the Washington, D.C. branch of the Brahma Kumaris, a worldwide spiritual organization with over 8,500 branches in 120 countries. She was selected as one of the EBW 100 Most Influential Global Leaders for 2015 and served as a principal partner with the Oprah Winfrey Network and Values Partnerships on the Belief Team, a community of individuals from diverse spiritual, cultural and faith backgrounds.
Offered by Sister Jenna Transformation 365 & Contemplative Life
Animal Talk Africa ~ Meditation with the animals
Wynter invites you to take around twenty minutes, each day to allow yourself to spend this time with the animals and Nature: Being, Loving, Transforming, Experiencing- for yourself and for the animals.
Day 1: Introduction to Heart Energy
The first step in connecting and communicating with all beings is to experience the energy and the feeling of absolute, unconditional love. In this, the first of the seven days of Meditations for the Animals, Wynter leads you into the heart space. You are guided into consciously sending and receiving the vital energy of unconditional love, through which all connection and communication flows. Allow yourself this beautiful time to experience the feeling of total love for the unique being that is you, and to experience the uniqueness of you in touch with the natural world again.
Offered by Wynter Worsthorne AnimalTalk Africa
Please also see the GATEWAYS: THE ANIMALS, #ISPEAK4, BE-FRIEND DIVERSITY, and LOVING DIVERSITY for more inspiration from the Guardians of the Animals.
"I Speak For" Earth Medicine Wheel Constellation
1-7 January 2020
Offered by Robin Youngblood
Robin Youngblood offers a Medicine Wheel Earth Constellation in support of the global campaign #ISPEAK4
"I Speak For" is a way of connecting with one of our many Earth Relatives, hearing what they want us to voice for them, and understanding how each of us can help. We will do this through a Medicine Wheel Earth Constellation, in a guided shamanic journey. I know that you care as deeply as I do about restoring balance. Please join me and All Our Relations to listen to the needs of Creation.
The #ISPEAK4 campaign that is dedicated to discovering and sharing the wisdom and gifts of those who do not speak the human language, to cultivate greater understanding of and empathy with all aspects of Creation.
Grandmother Robin Tekwelus Youngblood, of Okanogan/Cherokee heritage, travels the world sharing the spiritual values, prophecies, processes and ceremonies of the many indigenous peoples she has trained with. Grandmother Robin's teachings assist each person to recognize their gifts and purpose, heal blockages and activate their ancestral DNA. This is a time of purification and transformation and we must all share our gifts to help restore balance and harmony among All Our Relations.
Please also see the GATEWAYS: THE ANIMALS, #ISPEAK4, BE-FRIEND DIVERSITY, and LOVING DIVERSITY for more inspiration from the Guardians of the Animals.
Daily Water Blessing and Prayers
For each of the 7 Days of Rest & Radiant Diversity Efrat is praying for the healing of the Waters.
"Peace and blessings to all,
On the "seven days of rest" starting January 1 to 7,
I will pray for water all over the land.
I invite you to pray with me, wherever you are.
If you have the option be by a water source.
We pray for the water. Healing and love for the water.
Pure and clean water for all creation.
We pray with all our heart for the water in the waterfall, oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and streams,
Rain, fog, dew, clouds, ices, wells and groundwater.
Water in all their forms.
Please pray with me with a pure heart, light and holiness of heaven and water.
Water is God's blessing for all creation.
Please be a center of light all over the land.
Let us pray from January 1-7, 2020
9 am - 9:36 pm Jerusalem time.
"We walk Together. I can not walk without you."
Efrat Sar-Shalom has been teaching A Course in Miracles for 31 years in Israel and Barcelona. We are deeply grateful to Efrat for this sacred offering.
7 Days of Joy ~ Daily Practice
5 PM GMT
Start 2020 With 7 Days Of Joy! Experience (more) JOY and share it with our beautiful diverse world.
Through daily meditations. You can attend LIVE (highly recommended) or on replay.
Offered by Halina Goldstein - Joy Keepers Network
7 Days of Wholeness ~ Daily Practice
True You Holistic Life Coaching will be hosting an event to help us find healing and happiness within ourselves so that we can share it with those around us!
Day 1 will be a day of self-acceptance. Without it, we cannot accept and love others. A link to a guided meditation will be shared.
Offered by True Holistic Life Coaching
Message from the Wolf Sanctuary
Day 1: It is with great honor that we begin this new year together! As we start our first day let us bring the intentions of Harmony in Diversity into our consciousnesses. The Essence of who we are as an individual is the catalyst for the fabric of our world and yet the core of our connectedness. Our differences, not only in color, language, location, and even species, are what binds us together. As we meet and greet all who come into our life today keep in mind the diversity! The friends, the family, our pets, the wildlife, the trees, the plants, everything that you encounter today brings its diversity with it and brings an enrichment to our being!
One World and togetherness through Harmony and Diversity!
In Harmony with Nature
Good of the Whole - Facebook Live attunement
7:30 AM PST
EXPERIENCE, EMBODY AND EXPRESS THE ETHOS OF WHOLENESS.
As Mentoring Stewards committed to the GOOD of the WHOLE, we are listening, speaking from our hearts and intentionally expanding the resonant Field of Love. We gather at the “Watering Whole” and find ourselves nurtured, revitalized and uplifted, as a collective consciousness. Begin your morning for 15-20 minutes in heart-full resonance celebrating the diversity of ALL life.
Offered by Good of the Whole Hosted by Shelley Darling & Resonance Stewards
Miss Kindness ~ Music and Meditation
1-7 JanuaryDaily Song and Mediation
Join in for the 7 days of rest and radiant diversity. Music and Mindful Meditation with Miss. Kindness for the entire family. Sing along to song of unity and kindness invite friends and family members to join in. Daily we will have a new song to learn and a global meditation that will help remind us that we are a global family, where everyone belongs.
Offered by Miss Kindness Karen Palmer, We
UP for 7 Days of Rest & Radiant Diversity
Daily Facebook Live Attunements
10 am SAST
7 Days Of Rest is running for the 3rd year and The UP will be playing too... ALL are welcome... Everyday we will tune in with a gathering online Facebook live... at 10:00 SAST. We will talk about the theme for the day and we will hold it in its sacredness and talk about ways we can embody it... This space will be held and co-hosted by Nicola Jackman (found of The UP) and Karen Christian (co-director of The UP)
ROLLING OM PRODUCTIONS ~ Daily Blog
Day 1: ESSENCE
We’re delighted that Kat Robertson is joining with her extraordinary art works and journals. Kat is posting daily blogs about her artistic journey around the themes of the day.
"I love to connect this ‘rolling om’ with the global zeitgeist, working for global harmony and right relationship with Mother Nature.
I took part in the ‘7 Days of Rest and Reflection‘ last year and found it to be a wonderful way to begin a new year and set intentions. A way to feel part of a global healing and also a great way to loosen up my thinking and become more open to ‘otherness’ and the wider picture."
Offered by ROLLING OM PRODUCTIONS ~ Kat Robertson
7 Days of Rest ~ Stadsretraite Deventer ~ Netherlands
7 days, form 9.30 pm to 9.30 am we come together in contemplation, meditation, singing and ceremonie.
Offered by MindFoolnes, Jannah Wijffels
7 days of Rest & Radiant Diversity ~ Retreat at CityTree ~ Israel
Riverbend ~ Bending the River of Time ~ Canada
At RiverBend Seniors Community, we are creating an eddy in the River -- we are making time to take time for ourselves and each other to contemplate All that has been, All that Is and All we desire... Sending heartfelt prayers of gratitude and love to the One, the Creator Inside us, all around us and That which is becoming, through us...
Offered by Shannon McArthur
Rest and Restore ~ India
Offered by Sneha Mangalchand
Whitedove Earth Blessing and Drumming Circle ~ Australia
Acknowledging our Ancestors Blessing Way for our Mother Earth. Water is Sacred. Singing the Songlines. Ceremony Ancient Ones are Talking.
Offered by Jabaru Boyd
Unity in Sedona ~ USA
Unifying all spiritual voices in Sedona in the first meeting
Offered by Laina Reynolds
Connecting ~ Israel
Through Meditation, Dance and Painting, we will connect and generate joy.
"We are a small group of women, each individual is involved as a‘light worker’ - each of us changing ourselves as we each in our own way, helping to change the world.
Our meeting tomorrow will be based upon the 7 Days of Rest. It will be a day of creativity and energetic clearing. As we go through the 7 Days , we will increase our awareness and see where this takes us."
Offered by Judy Enteen