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3.01.2019

an invitation for rest and reflection with

FIRE

On the 4th Day of 7 Days of Rest and Reflection we honour Fire: Sacred Ritual Holder Daiara Tukano offers a blessing to the fire from the Amazon.

Guided meditation: Resting and Reflecting with Fire

Offered by Shelley Ostroff
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DAY THREE: GUIDED MEDITATION: REST AND REFLECTION WITH FIRE

Reflection offerings and practices for the day - Shelley Ostroff

  1. Intentional invitation:  There are many ways to connect with Fire.  Sense into the way in which you would like to deepen your relationship with Fire today.  How can you best create the conditions for this to manifest. 

  2. Breathing with Fire:  Spend time with your breath and sense into how the fire element is present in your breath. Sense into how the spark of your soul, the passion that ignites your being and says yes to Life fuels your breath. How is the fire of your soul expressing itself through your breath now? What is it showing you about your relationship with fire?

  3. Sensing Fire: Sense into the essence of Fire – the potential of Fire – the birth of a flame, the explosion of a star, the spark of a soul, the potential of radiance coming into being, the potential of all that Fire brings with it. How do you experience Fire in your Life? Sense into your everyday relationship with Fire? In what ways you are conscious/unconscious as to its presence in every aspect of your Life, from the air you breathe, the food you consume, the lifestyle you lead? How is your relationship with your own energy reflected in your relationship with Fire, and what are the consequences for you and for the environment of this relationship? How does your culture relate to Fire? What are the short term and long term consequences of this relationship with Fire? What would you like to see transformed in your own relationship with Fire? In your culture’s relationship with Fire?

  4. Reflecting Fire: How is your relationship with Fire reflected in the way in which you experience your own energy over time?  In what ways do you express and engage with your fieriness? When you look in the mirror what kind of Fire do you remind yourself of?  How does your own fire need to be tended to, in order to radiate its fullness in Life-enhancing ways? How does the element of Fire feel about the way in which you relate to it, engage with it, use it, honor it? Look at yourself from the perspective of Fire’s experience of you? What is it showing you about how you impact it and what it would want from you in order to be in healthier and more honoring relationship with it?

  5. Embodying Fire: Imagine yourself as Fire. Let yourself sense into the Fire in you. As you become fire in your imagination, what happens to your body? Allow your body to become the dance of Fire. Perhaps it is the fire of a candle burning in the darkness, perhaps it is the warmth of the Suns rays, perhaps it is a raging Fire burning all that no longer serves Life, perhaps it is a fire out of control, perhaps it is a spark waiting to be ignited. Perhaps it is the experience of moving through all of these and more – what is your dance of Fire today?

  6. Fires of the Soul:  What fires you up? What sparks your imagination, your passion, your courage, your rage, your creativity? What enlivens you in ways that are nourishing for you and for the world around you? What is that remembrance of the spark that feels like it is your soul’s deepest purpose? How do you nurture that fire? How do you radiate that Fire from within? How would your human and non-human environment experience that soul passion in its fullest manifestation?

  7. Messages from Fire: In your imagination – sit by the fire and watch its dance. Imagine that in the flames it holds a message for you? What is the fire showing you? What is the wisdom message that Fire is offering you? What would you be if you integrated this lesson from Fire? Imagine that the Fire is offering you a message for humanity? What would that message be?

  8. Messages for Water: What would you like to tell Fire? Imagine it as a conscious being with whom you are in relationship – what would you like to tell fire about yourself, about humanity, about what you need from it, about what you would like to offer it in return.

  9. Message from the Lions: Sense into the Radiance of the Lions and Lionesses and their connection with the Fire element.  Take inspiration from our gateway on Sacred Relationship where we honour the White Lions and Lionesses and the work of Linda Tucker and Jason A. Turner.

  10. Art from the Heart of Fire:  Sense into the way in which this dialogue with Fire wants to express itself through the Heartist you in any art form you wish. Offer your own courageous heart offering to the Heart of Fire

 

Meditations and Practices 2019

Mother Gaia's Love Cord Connection - Meditation

3th January

Offered by

Mare Cromwell

This free online meditation-activation is part of the "7 Days of Rest"

Mother Gaia is calling for each of us to remember her and reconnect with her spiritually from our hearts and our spirit bodies. This original call from Mother came as a specific message to Gaia Communicator & Priestess, Author and Healer Mare Cromwell on January 9th, 2013.

This meditation guided by Mare will help you create your own energetic Love Cord

Connection with Mother Gaia and bring Mother's powerful healing energy into your chakras and entire energy body.

TreeSisters: Guided Meditation

1-7 January 2019

Daily Quote and Meditation

Offered by

Clare Dubois

Clare's quote for Day Three: Fire

'May we rest in the darkness and fall into the embrace of our inner light symbolized by the Christmas tree, and may we understand who and what we have brought into our homes. May we find gratitude for every log that floods our hearths with living fire to warm, comfort and console us. Fire, our companion of ages is the gift of the forest whether todays wood, or the ancient forests turned coal or oil, fire that feeds us, warms and protects us, nurtures us and provides the energy of alchemy and transformation, birth and death. We cannot live without fire, and thus we cannot live without the gift of the trees, may we find our deepest gratitude and honour them..'

 

Meditation Fire ~ Reverance (40 mins)

Artist credit to Ana Castilho. An artist and partner to TreeSisters

Meditation with the Animals:

1-7 January

Daily Meditation

Offered by 
AnimalTalk Africa

Animal communicator: Wynter Worsthorne is based in Cape Town and has been practicing as a Professional Animal Communicator since 2002. She is the author of "Where is Biggles?" and teaches introduction and advanced workshops internationally. Wynter is a trustee of Baboon Matters Trust and works closely with the Global White Lion Protection Trust.

These exquisite meditations with the animals by 7 different animal communicators, were first offered during 7 Days of Rest, 2018 and are generously made available for participants this year as well.

Unabantu Nokuphila - The Ubuntu Mother where healing flows

1st January


Offered by
Ubuntu Wellness Center

On the 3rd Day of Rest and Reflection we honour Fire. An Ubuntu Torch Fire Ceremony held at the tip of Southern Africa at the Nokuphila Tree with Ian Macfarlane and Mariette Hathor

"Unabantu Nokuphila, meaning ‘the Ubuntu Mother where healing flows’, is an ancient wild fig tree placed in the heart of Cape Town’s Camissa river. Recognized as the Mother City’s 7th Sacred site on the solstice day in 2012 by Southern African Sacred Sites Association (SASSA), she has been a gathering point for centuries, and is to be

nominated as a government-protected ‘Champion Tree’ in 2019. Her vital message, ‘Only when the humans and animals gather together under my branches will the true healing begin’, is increasingly relevant for our times" Ian Macfarlane.

Reiki Meditation

1-7 January 2019

Daily Meditation

Offered by
Linda Linker Rosenthal

7 Days of Joy - Daily Practice

1-7 January 

Daily Practice

Offered by 
Halina Goldstein

Joy Keepers Network
 

Start 2019 With 7 Days Of Joy! Get a simple yet powerful joy practice that only takes a minute and do it each morning for the first 7 days of 2019.

FB Event

In the Womb of the Mother 

1-7 January

Daily Practices

 

Offered by

Yulia Jai Ma

In times when our Earth and Our Spirits are in such a need of healing, She rises ... Great Mother stretches her arms toward her children, asking from us to ReMember Her, to see Her for what She is, to Adore her for who She really is, to finally realise that through this kind of radical and all embracing love we will birth through Her in us a new kind of Human consciousness, the Christ consciousness, sacred Divine child of the world. We will spend those 7 days in deepening in silence and presence of the Mother, as an archetype of

Mother Mary, silence and presence of the Mother, as an archetype of mother Mary, liberated from the religious limitation of Patriarchy. Helping Her to birth Earth keepers and Love workers in us, to assist Her in restoring and healing of our world.

Practices will include meditation, prayers, chants and sacred ceremonies. As well as audio recordings, where I will dive into the mysteries of Her Wisdom .
All will be published on the event FB page every day at the same time.
This online immersion is open and free for anyone, who wishes to offer Her/Himself to the Great Mystery of love.

For more info and the program see PDF.

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Day 3: Fire Meditation:" This practice was deeply inspired by Sufi and Christian sacred practices, and it follows more or less that practice that Andrew Harvey has put together with a little bit of my own edition." Yulia Jai Ma

Music 2019

 

Light Warriors - Music Live Stream

1-7 January 2019
 

Daily Live Stream

Offered by

Light Warriors
Erik Rabaska

Daily improvised musical and vibrational offering from the Light Warriors inspired by the elements. 

Mystic Voice

1-7 January 2019

Daily Sacred Chant

Offered by
Mystic Voice

The soothing and meditative chanting of Lixin (pronounced Li-shin) stems from a deep spiritual connection to the ancient texts that inspire her music, such as the Tao Te

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Ching, the Buddhist Sutras, the Sanskrit Vedas or Rumi, the Persian poet and mystic. 

Lixin’s healing voice and unique interpretation of those sacred words of wisdom infuse them with meaning and power, felt strongly by listeners from across the globe, even without understanding a single word.  
 

Lixin has offered a specific chant for each of the 7 days.

 

Online Events 2019

Message from the Wolves

1-7 January

Daily Sharing

Offered by
Kim Kapes

Day 3 of the 7 Days Of Rest event.

Today we honor Fire.
As a former firefighter I have a major respect and deep understanding of just how powerful fire can be. A force of Nature that can be a harsh teacher. Understanding Nature allows us to work with it and not against it. Nature has provided us that most precious spark and keeping our own fire alive in our hearts helps keep our light shinning in this Universe. Use your fire to share warmth and light in your day to day

journey. Much gratitude for the warmth we feel today and the ability to share our light with you!!

Morning Live Facebook Resonance Attunement

Evening Live Facebook Reflection

Good of the Whole - Rest in Loving Radiance

1-7 January 2019

Daily offerings

Offered by
Good of the Whole

Hosted by Shelley Darling & Resonance Stewards

Day 3: Fire - Rest in Loving Radiance

Contemplative Life & Brahma Kumaris Worldwide

1-7 January

Daily Live on Zoom


Offered by
Contemplative Life
&
Brahma Kumaris worldwide

Fire: Charles Gibbs (poetry) and Mirabai Starr video reading from her book "Mother of God Similar to Fire."

Facebook Live with Deva Premal & Miten

1-7 January 2019

 

Daily Live Streams


Offered by
Deva Premal
&
Miten

Gayatri Mantra Global Meditation - Day 3

om bhur bhuvah svaha�tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi�dhiyo yonah prachodayat

Meditating upon the adorable, enchanting and radiant source of all things, we awaken to the divine light of pure consciousness.

Loving Waters - Daily Live Zoom 

1-7 January 2019

Offered by
Loving Waters

DAY 3 Fire: Nourish our Inner Waters


Hosting Water Steward: Elizabeth Herald
Knowing that 99% of the molecules in my body are Water,
"I pledge to nourish my own inner Water by choosing healthy thoughts, words, emotions and actions."

XR Sisterhood - Online Sharing

1-7 January 2019

Daily Posts

Offered by
XR Sisterhood

An on-line sharing - On each of the 7 days of the campaign our the members of XR Sisterhood will be invited to post words and images related to honouring and protecting that days theme

The Future is Indigenous: Indigenous Environmentalism 101

1-7 January 2019

Daily Posts

Offered by
Shaylon Blair Stolk

A series of mini-essays on indigenous environmentalism, along with resources for further information and more cultural perspectives about the importance of indigenous knowledge to saving life on Earth. Content will be posted to this page.

Devotional Joy with Deva Premal & Miten

1-7 January 2019

1 - 1:30 PST
(Convert)

Daily Live Streams

Offered by
Sommer Joy Ramer

As part of the Global 7 Days Of Rest And Reflection Sommer Joy Ramer, Co-Founder of Compassion Games & Synergized Impact Network Exchange has invites you to join Deva Premal and Miten in singing devotional JOY Gayatri Mantra January 1st through January 7th at 1:00PM PST - 1:30PM PST in rest. The intention of this event is to pulse a meaningful 30 minutes of rest and devotional joy as a powerful way to begin 2019 together. 

How can you join?
1. Sommer Joy Ramer will be sharing the Deva Premal FB Live daily on CGI FB Page & FB Group, Personal Stream, and SINE FB Page. You can also RSVP for Deva & Premal Mittens FB Event and watch for the livestream from there too. https://m.facebook.com/events/353195958574148/

2. Join by listening and also sharing the stream on your pages too.

3. Reflection can be sharing your reflections in comments of the live stream in a video, image, and or written reflections. You can also amplify your reflections on the Global Compassion Report Map from where ever you are as Team 7 Days Of Rest at reports.compassiongames.org

LOCAL EVENTS 2019

 

7 Days of Rest - Hyderabad, India 

1-7 January 2019

Daily Activities

Offered by
Chindu and SAFA

Chindu, a cultural resource centre and SAFA a skill training centre working with Dalit, Muslim and other disadvantaged communities in Hyderabad are creating a 7 Day in-house event for their staff dedicated to the 7 Days of Rest and Reflection during which we will offer a daily program, working with different experiential modalities (arts, movement,  playback theatre, meditation and more) to learn how to connect with the different elements individually and collectively for the healing and replenishment of the planet and all its inhabitants.

7 Days of Rest - Deventer, The Netherlands

1-7 January 2019

Daily Activities

Offered by
Jannah Wijffels
& Via Natura

7 days retreat to recallibrate with mother earth. To restore the relationship with our resources. To redefine our goals and actions for 2019. To really commit to what we can do if we take full responsibility of what is happening in the world right now.

 

Free entrance.*
 

Weeklong extensive program!

To sign up, you can send an email to: info@jannahwijffels.nl
For more information about the event in Dutch, see Facebook event page.

 

7 Day's of Rest and Reflection - The Hague, The Netherlands

1-7 January 2019


Opened Daily

from 1 PM-7 PM

Offered by New Humanity Dojo

The New Humanity Dojo wants to contribute to the 7 Days of Rest and Reflection and offers the space for you to do that in communion, in connection with your fellow evolutionaries.
We want to create an environment together of 'Existential Relaxation' and we invite you to together with us sink into a deeper relaxation than you ever have experienced before. 
Everyday of the week will have a different quality of 'Existental Relaxation' and we will keep that quality (lightly) in our awareness as the theme of the day.


The day will be co-created in the moment by the people that feel called to be there and show up in their wholeness, their full humanness.
We start the day with an opening circle and sense into what is in our awareness. We then let the day unfold into and from 'Existential Relaxation' and the engagement with the abundant qualities in each and every one of us that come from that.

Sacred Circle and Meditation - Granada, Spain

1-7 January

Daily Ceremony

Offered by
Grian A. Cutanda

We will pay tribute to all the elements and beings of nature through a daily ceremony in the four directions, earth and sky, and we will accompany it with a meditation within the sacred circle on that foundation of Life that is dedicated every day.

Ubuntu 7 Days of Rest - Earth Prayers - Cape Town South Africa

1-7 January 2019

Daily Program

Offered by
Ubuntu Wellness

Ubuntu and 7 Days of Rest join in a global event to unite and activate consciousness for the good of the earth and all its creatures. Join us for a daily ceremony under the branches of Nokuphila, our sacred tree for prayer, meditation, singing and maybe even dancing to the rhythms of Her being. Our daily program is inspired by the Earth Prayers of Petra, a renowned spiritual ‘Heartist’whose incredible images are a harmonic meditation in themselves, conveying precise healing resonance for us individually and globally at this time.

Long Live the Amazon * 7 Days of Prayers for the Lungs of Earth - Brazil

1-7 January 2019

Daily Activities

Offered by
Marianne Soisalo

We, the Mariri crew, guests and artists in residence of the jungle lodge will be gathering together with our beautiful indigenous activist friend Daiara from the Tukano tribe on each of the days to pray and honour the Foundations of Life dedicated to the Amazon forest, now sadly threatened by a new ecocidal Brazilian government. 

We invite the rest of the global community to remember this most important source of our most basic needs; oxygen and water and its inherent value to continue green and alive without being further plundered for resources by human interests. 

7 Days of Rest Retreat - Tel Aviv, Israel

1-7 January 2019

Week long program

Offered by City Tree 

7 Days of Rest Retreat

A week of rest, replenishment, reflection, urban ecology and preparation for activism at the CityTree Eco-Home in the heart of Tel-Aviv.
The retreat will be in Hebrew.

25 Bialik St., Tel Aviv - Israel

7 Days of Rest - Online sharings

1-7 January 2019

Week long sharing
 

Offered by
Lïla Avery

Fuson

Sharing an online space for seven days via FB and our blog with lavender themed insights, healing modalities and distillations.

Ritual for the 7 Elements of Life - Worcester, USA

1-7 January

 

Offered by

Shaun Bartone

Private DANCE Ritual for #XR Protect and Honor Life Campaign

Earth Healing

Worcester, MA, USA

7 Days of Reflection at Toberbeg Lodge - Dunlavin, Ireland

1-7 January 2019

Daily Activities

Offered by

Nick Bryson

A DAILY OPEN GATHERING SPACE GIVING THOSE WHO ATTEND THE CHANCE TO COMMIT TO PROTECT AND HONOUR EACH FOUNDATION OF LIFE (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Climate, Biodiversity, Web of Life) The daily event will take place for around 40 minutes at 4.30pm each day in Toberbeg Lodge. Nick and Signe will hold a space for people to come together around the shared intention of restoring our sacred relationship with the primary elements of Nature in community. From 1st January through to 7th January 2019 you are very welcome. Children welcome! 

Toberbeg Lodge, Dunlavin, County Wicklow, Ireland

7 Days of Beauty

1-7 January 2019

Daily Video

Offered by

Jamie McHugh

A 7 day online series of 5 minute somatic-aesthetic contemplative pauses with music and images from the natural world for restoring balance. Each day, a new video will be posted on the 7 Days of Beauty FB page.

For more information see the Facebook event page and the 7 Days of Beauty Facebook page

7 Days of Craftivism - Brooklyn, USA

1-7 January 2019

Daily Activities

Offered by
Lee

On each day we are creating fabric objects with reflective poems or sayings to put out honoring each of the 7 concepts. They will be gifted to random places.

 

In Brooklyn, USA
 

Draw and chat - London, UK

3th January

2-4 PM GMT

Offered by

Harry

Drawing and chatting, gifting the drawing to random visitors

Sanctuary - Vail, USA

3th January

Daily Activities

10:30-11:30 PM GMT + 7

Offered by
Kat Haber

Be in silence, meditation, wisdom, serenity on the back side of Sundown Bowl. We'll celebrate fire, Kat's bEARTHday, and the sweetness of being together. Meet at the convergence of the top of Never & OS. bring snacks, stories, salutations to share. We'll circle up and listen deeply. Sing. Laugh. Talk story. We'll be sitting in the snow-ANGELS!

Fire: Healing for the Land - Alsager, UK

3th January

9 AM - 2 PM GMT

Offered by

Jane Smith

A contemplative walk in The Roaches, Staffordshire's famous gritstone landscape, to visit the site of a larch woods destroyed by fire over the summer.

Woods For Wellbeing - Langport, UK

3th January

11 AM - 3 PM GMT

Offered by
Hannah Aitken

We will gather around a campfire on the edge of woodland, cook a meal and share poems, art and meditations on the vital force of FIRE.

 

Archive 2018

Invitation DAY 3 2018

Offered by Shelley Ostroff​​

 

INVITATION

 

DAY THREE: Rest in Loving Movement – Reflections and practices

 

Guidance and Practices: Day 3

 

1.      Breathing with the solar plexus:  Place your hands gently on your solar plexus and allow yourself to feel the warmth of the energy moving between your hands and the solar plexus. Breathe gently and feel the sensation of your body rising and falling under your hands. Spend as much time with this as feels right and when it feels complete, spend a few moments noticing your energy. What has shifted? What are you feeling now?

2.      Rising from essence: Lie down on the ground in a comfortable position and just follow the sensations within with curiosity. Follow the sensations until they amplify and notice when and how you feel called to rise from the lying down position. Discover how the body wants to rise, slowly in a spiraling form like a plant opening. Imagine that you are letting go of habitual ways of moving and asking the body to show you how it wants to move. Follow the movement into a dance of spontaneous slow motion with loving attention to what evolves.

3.      Intention setting: Find a comfortable position and focus on your breath until you sense yourself as empty of thoughts. From this place of quietness, offer an intention to learn, rediscover and honor the essential unique movement that wants to move through you as a vessel for life-serving action. Agree to learn how to reconnect with you most natural, agile, loving and responsive movement that comes from the core of your being and is aligned with the harmonies of all of Creation.

4.      Noticing Movement: Every now and then, as you go about your day, check in with your body and notice your movements as you are moving. Often we are preoccupied with thoughts and the movement becomes automatic and habitual.  So when you remember, just pay attention and be present with the movement noticing it from the inside – what does it feel like? How does the body shift from leg to leg as you walk?  What happens to the rest of the body as your arms reach out for something? How does your mouth move when you chew? How do your eyes move when you look at something? And how does the rest of the body respond to these movements?

5.      Loving Movement:  Imagine yourself sprinkling the ingredient of love into your movements – how does that change the way you move?

6.      Nourishment: How do you move when you prepare your food, and when you eat your food? How does this impact your relationship with food? How would it look if you were to choose and prepare and eat your food with more loving movement?

7.      Moving with others: Notice how your movements shift when you are around different people. Notice how your movements and energy may affect them and how their movements and energy may affect you. When you notice this, practice shifting your movement so that it comes from a quiet loving space within you and notice the impact it has on others.

8.      Moving with the Animals and the Trees and the Elements – Spend some time connecting with an animal – either a real one or in your imagination. Notice how it moves. Become the animal and imagine yourself moving as it knows how to move.  Thank it for its embodied wisdom. Spend some time connecting to a tree – either a real one or in your imagination. Notice how in its stillness how alive it is within and how the branches and leaves move – become the tree in your embodied imagination. What does it feel like? How do you move? Spend some time with the elements and imagine yourself moving like the air, the water, the sun, the earth.  Movement is not always expressed in a way that is visible to the eyes, yet the energy is always moving and when we connect with it through connecting with different elements, we activate and discover and honor those elements within us.

9.      Movement Practice: Consider how you would like to continue to discover the essence of movement and a practice/practices you would like to continue.

Guided meditation DAY 3 2018

3rd January 2018

Offered by 

Shelley Ostroff

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Tree Sisters Meditation Day 3 - Embrace

3th January 2018

Offered by

Clare Dubois

DAY 3: EMBRACE
 

Do you long for true togetherness, to be healed by unconditional acceptance and be invited to love, utterly, with nothing held back, so that you can discover what we can birth on this planet, through reverence and support of each other?

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