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During the first 7 Days of 2023, we unite in seeding the New Year with a sacred field of intention and action towards a thriving world for all of Life.​ Through rest, deep listening, wisdom sharing, ceremony, and co-creative offerings, we amplify the emerging global culture of peace, health, cooperation and wise governance.​

7 Days of Rest & Return to Essence offers a shared sacred space for consciously attuning to the nature of essence and the essence of Nature. Shedding the noise and distractions, we slow down and listen to the whispers of our heart's calling. As we follow the path of essence, we remember our original encoding and restore our experience of kinship and communion with all of Creation. 

Together we seed the New Year with clarity, courage and commitment to live lightly and lovingly, cultivating that which is most essential for the thriving of all Life.

OFFERINGS 2023
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DAY 2
resonance
DAY 3
radiance
gratitude
DAY 5
truth
DAY 6
clarity
DAY 7
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DAY 1 ~  REBIRTHING

Rest in Loving Essence 

As we begin our journey of healing,

We ask to release from our lives all that no longer serves.

We agree to let go of the noise and the toxins

And the habits and the fears

And the feelings that hurt ourselves and others.

We shed that which is stale and rigid and lifeless

And relinquish that which has constrained 

Our creativity and compassion.

We go deeper, listening patiently as the veils clear,

And fresh spaces open to new breath.

And in for-giving space,

Essence reawakens

Sprouting fresh roots

As it stirs in readiness

To dance again in love with all that is

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invitation

for daily reflection

Reflections & Practices: Invitation for the sacred renewal of your relationship with the essence of Rebirthing.

Offered by Shelley Ostroff

These daily reflections and practices invite you to commune with the essence and vibrations of the theme of the day. As you engage with these essences you are invited to deepen the dialogue with the essence through spontaneous journalling, visual art, sound and movement inspired by the communion. The creative journey with these essences over the week offers a profound portal into the vast mystery and magic of "Sacred Renewal".

REBIRTHING: An invitation to commune with the essence of Rebirthing in heartful presence, holding the following reflections in your heart.

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"

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opening message from the white lion heartlands

~ with linda tucker

Speaking from the Heart of White Lion ancestral territories, an ancient Sacred Natural Site which has been restored from an exploited wasteland to a flourishing paradise under the paws of the Africa’s King of Kings, Linda Tucker offers a message of hope and celebration. Sharing his powerful prayer for the White Lions, Linda honours the great LionHearted™ Leader, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who dedicated his life to bringing about peace and prosperity in humanity as well as the Natural world, and who will be laid to rest on 1-1-2022

Founder of the Linda Tucker Foundation and Global White Lion Protection Trust, she and her team have successfully rewilded the White Lions, securing vast protected heritage lands in the heart of their ancestral territories in UNESCOs Kruger to Canyons Biosphere.

 

The White Lions and the work of Linda Tucker and the Global White Lion Protection Trust has been a profound inspiration for the 7 Days of Rest Event and for all of the initiatives of Together in Creation. We are immensely grateful to Linda Tucker for this powerful opening message from the Heartlands. 

opening ceremonies

Birthkeepers Council:  

Birthing the New Era in Love and Wisdom

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opening blessing with

 sadhvi bhagawati saraswati

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opening message and prayer from

kazumi ohishi, kaminchu/shaman

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Rest in Resonance: Reclaiming What Matters Most Through the Magic of Music

opening event with gary malkin, teresa collins and shelley ostroff

opening ceremony

with unity earth

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opening invitation

from hereditary chief phil lane jr.

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light your sacred fire

invitation from grandmother jyoti ma

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sarah mccrum ~ the spirit of generosity
sunrise blessing welcoming the new year

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daily offerings

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ceremony & wisdom offerings

Feminine Wisdom and Prayers for the themes of 7 Days of Rest & Sacred Renewal with tutu manuelele dutoit, grandmother, hawaii

2022 Interfaith Prayers

with reverend berry behr

and voices of diverse faiths, cape town

Fertile Ground for cocreation and rebirthing meditation with tessatheresa earthheart and tina karagulian

the medicine moves

 miramichelle: sacred female rising institute

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blessing & wisdom offering

from joan & lois bowler

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blessing & wisdom offering from

jim, ben and liam bowler

stories of the day with lisa rafel ~

lisa's story of rebirthing

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meditation & immersive experiential journeys

sounds of sacred renewal

sebastien bolessa 

rebirthing

 sacred renewal

resting in the heartbeat of earth

with sarah mccrum

Heart Coherence Meditation with Julie Down

manifesting the new earth

meditation with the cetations 1.1.2022

saskia bosman

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prayers from the desert

efrat sar-shalom

rest in flow

day 1: rebirthing ~ the journey of forgiveness

with hope fitzgerald

Global Silent Minute: Regeneration Through Silence

sarah grace: embodiment practice  to resource and bring present time connections to the neurobiology of you

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Rest in Resonance: Reclaiming What Matters Most Through the Magic of Music 

gary malkin & teresa collins - Featuring Lisa Rafel, Spiritual Guide, Shamanic vocalist, Songwriter.

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wellness and embodied practices

DAILY YOGA PRACTICE
WITH IRINA MORRISON

Rainbow Food Rainbow People: Nourishment meditation and chakra nutrition

day 1: red food

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Waters Within: Continuum Breath, Sound & Movement Meditation with elaine colandrea

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HONORING THE ANIMals

whispers of wolf wisdom, kim kapes and the wolves at the in harmony with nature sanctuary

stories from the animals of

the freedom farm

A heartwarming story shared by the Freedom Farm Sanctuary for the theme of Rebirthing. Orphaned lambs are reunited with their mother in an amazing rescue story.

messages from the animals with wynter worsthorne & pea horsley

animal communication & Shapeshifting 

with jim graywolf petruzzi

Jim Grayworlf Petruzzi shares his story of communicating with the Animals.

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HONORING THE TREES WITH TREESISTERS

rebirthing meditation with lauriane cayet-boisrobert

TreeSisters Reforestation Program Manager

 

In this meditation Lauriane shares her deep and powerful connection to the forests and invites us to sit with the stillness and sourcing of the rebirthing of trees in the dormancy of winter preparing the way for spring.

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STORYTELLER'S LODGE

grandmother's ecology stories

with patricia ngwena

rebirthing: african theology

The Amazing Trees Speak to Me

with jim graywolf petruzzi

rebirthing the masculine

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invitation

for daily reflection

Reflections & Practices: Invitation for the sacred renewal of your relationship with the essence of Rebirthing.

Offered by Shelley Ostroff

 

REBIRTHING: An invitation to commune lovingly with the essence of "Rebirthing", holding the following reflections in your heart.

  • Invite the essence of Rebirthing to be present with you and reveal herself to you. What do you notice in your field, and what are the images, feelings, sensations, insights and energetic experience that arise? What is the essence of Rebirthing sharing with you through these experiences?

  • Sense into the ever-present essence and experience of Rebirthing in Nature, in Life, in Consciousness, in Humanity and in your own life?  What do you notice?

  • In what ways do you sense Rebirthing manifesting at this time on Mother Earth, for the planet, for humanity and for yourself personally?
     

  • What can we learn from the birthkeepers, those who tend wisely and lovingly to the sacred passage of each unique birth, about how to hold space for that which is seeded and birthing at this time? How can we bring this into our own lives personally and collectively?

 

  • What can we learn from the Foundations of Life: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Climate, Biodiversity and the Web of Life, about the consciousness of Rebirthing, and how each of these participates to the Rebirthing of Life?

  • Sense into what the sacred renewal of our relationship with the essence of Rebirthing would look like, individually and collectively, and how that would transform the way in which we live in the world?

  • In what ways do you feel called to honor and celebrate the essence of Rebirthing here and now at the gateway of a new year, a new era and as an ongoing practice in your life?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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evolving overview of offerings for day 1

Prerecorded offerings are listed without times and can be found in the Gallery and on the page below

calendar   ~    click here for expanded view

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welcome

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7 Days of Rest, January 1-7, is an annual, open co-creative event dedicated to the healing and replenishment of the planet and all its inhabitants. All are invited to enjoy the rich array of offerings, including wisdom teachings, meditations, music, inspirations and more, that are generously offered by the global community.

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