7 Days of Rest 2018, Day Thee - an invitation to Rest in Loving Movement
7 Days of Rest & Reflection 2019,
dedicating Day 3 to Protecting
and Honoring Fire
7 Days of Rest & Radiant Diversity 2020,
Bee-Friending diverse human and non-human perspectives
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.
Listen to the deep vibration
Subtle whispers of sensation
Shifting through the clogged veins
Passing through the ancient pains
Airing out the rigid fears
Purifying liquid tears
Flowing, kissing, cleansing waters
Embracing all the sons and daughters
Burning fires engulf the debris
Seeding soil with ripe fertility
And earth receives the loving motion
Dancing now in deep devotion
Love in the making moving mystery
In the meeting without history.
~ Shelley Ostroff, from the poem Alchemists of Raw Emotion
03.01.2020, DAY THREE: ENCOUNTER: Befriending Diverse Human and Non-Human Perspectives
Inviting the Essence of Encounter with Radiant Diversity: Sitting in a quiet and restful space, invite in an honoring way, the experience of Encounter with Radiant Diversity to reveal itself to you. Notice the images, sensations, insights that come as you open yourself to the encounter with Radiant Diversity. How does radiant diversity choose to reveal itself to you in this moment? How does the encounter impact your vibrational field?
Sacred Encounter: Sense into the nature of the 'encounter' that cultivates Radiant Diversity - that enables all those involved to nourish and be nourished in the meeting? How do you bring yourself to the encounter with that which you experience as different in a way that enables the full potential of the life-enhancing differences to nourish and be nourished by each other.
Diverse Encounters with Diversity: What type of encounters nourish you in becoming all you can be? What qualities do you bring to the encounter with the 'other' that are nourishing to their own process of becoming? Explore this in diverse relationships you have with other people, with animals, with the plant world, and with the foundations of Life.
Opening to Encounter: Allow someone you know to come into your field of consciousness - someone who you may experience as very different from yourself. What is the nature of the difference that you experience? Imagine yourself looking at the world through that person's perspective. What does the world look like from there? What do you imagine that person has experienced that has led to this perpsective? What do you wish to share with this person as a way of acknowledging and honoring this encounter with their unique perspective? Experiment with lovingly adopting other's perspectives and imagining their unique history and make-up that informs their current perspective. How does this exercise shift your own way of looking at the world?
Befriend Diversity: Explore and engage with the content on the Befriend Diversity Gateway page dedicated to inspiring diverse friendships as a pathway for creating greater empathy with and understanding of those who are seen as different from oneself.
Encounter with Nature and the Nature of Encounter: Find a place in nature or imagine that you are in a familiar natural environment. Allow an aspect of nature (an animal, a plant, an element, an eco-system big or small) to invite you for an encounter. In an honoring way, sit quietly with whatever aspect has called you and invite it to offer you a message about its experience of the world. What is it showing you about its offering to the world and what it needs to receive from the world in order to be all that it can be? How do you choose to honor this encounter? What message do you gift this aspect to honor what you have received? Practice this with diverse aspects of nature and attend to the different aspects of yourself that are activated through these different encounters.
#ISPEAK4: Explore and engage with the #ISpeak4 Gateway,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.
Honoring Encounter: How would you like to honor the essence of encounter that enables you to discover yourself through enabling relationship with the human and non-human environment around you?
The Intention: How has this dialogue with the essence of encounter informed you and transformed you, and what wish and intention has come forth within you from this reflective experience?
Encounter with your Vitality Code - Nature’s code for ever-evolving harmony in diversity and empathy with all of Life.
Spend some time reflecting on your own Vitality Code:
What do you imagine would be the most radiant expression of your unique gifts in the world?
What types of encounters and relationships are most nourishing to you - that support you in being able to offer these gifts to the word?
How can you cultivate mutually nourishing encounters and relationships in your life, and transform or eliminate those that are not nourishing?
What are three practical steps/ commitments that you can make to align your life with your own Vitality Code?
For more information about the Vitality Code, please visit the Vitality Code Gateway
Art from the Heart of Radiant Diversity and the Vitality Code: Express what is most alive in you from these different reflections and practices 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 Encounter with the Radiant Diversity within you and beyond you that contribute to making Life all that it is.
honoring thich nhat hanh
“Life is available only in the present moment” - Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
No coming, no going
Touching Eternity: Thich Nhat Hanh on Ecological Collapse
global silent minute
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
The End of Suffering ~ The Great Bell Chant
9 AM EST
Day 3: The End of Suffering ~ The Great Bell Chant with Ejna Fleury
Ejna Fleury shares a wisdom offering connecting with the theme of Day 3: Encounter.
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, read by Thich Nath Hanh, chanted by brother Phap Niem. The creators of this audio track were Gary Malkin, the composer/arranger, producer, and collaborator Michael Stillwater. The work came from a CD/book called Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying, and it can be purchased by going to www.wisdomoftheworld.com.
Offered by Ejna Fleury
TreeSisters ~ Guided Meditation
Daily Quote and Meditation
Clare's Quote for Day 3: Encounter
"What if every moment could be filled with more potential, beauty and intimacy than we could ever imagine, if only we would open our perception to include the consciousness of every other thing that surrounds us? How would our experience of belonging be transformed? How much more could our hearts expand to include those non-humans and humans, simply waiting for recognition and care..."
Meditation Day 3 ~ Encounter ~ We stand and reflect. We witness growth and our changing shapes.
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
When you ‘gaze softly’ with your awareness, your body becomes increasingly at ease and comfortable, you dissolve core tensions with your awareness, and your Mind quiets. You connect to your calm core.
Every time you do this gentle practice of Guided Awareness, going deeply into and through your body, you become more and more comfortable in your body and in your mind. Your tensions dissolve more easily, and your calm core expands so that it infuses all of the space within your body and your mind.
With practice, you naturally take that calmness with you back out beyond the precinct of your body/sanctuary, into all that you do on the outside. --not forcefully, but gently, on something you are very familiar with--your body.
Kim Orr has done groundbreaking work in yoga therapy with children with Autism, with US Military personnel with PTSD, and with people battling cancer. Kim also holds the E-RYT 500 credential with Yoga Alliance, and is founder and director of a 200-hour teacher training program in Contemplative Practice Yoga®
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 3: Meditation for Helping a Specific Animal.
In today's meditation you will be connecting with a particular individual who you are concerned about at this time. Whether it is a health concern, a rescue case or an emotional issue, allow yourself to spend this time finding out how you can help and what your animal friend needs from you. Know that just by you being in this space of love and healing is already transforming the situation.
Sacred Female Rising Institute ~ Wisdom Offering MiraMichelle
Daily Wisdom Offering
Day 3 with MiraMichelle, founder of the Sacred Female Rising Institute.
On the 3rd day of 7 Days of Rest & Radiant Diversity, MiraMichelle chooses to encounter ‘Darkness and Fire’. Approaching them as tools of consciousness in the realization of befriending what is known and unknown and hopefully to awaken both human and non-human perspectives of the diverse experience of these Elemental powers.
Offered by MiraMichelle Sacred Female Rising Institute
Life is a Ritual
6 PM GMT
We are offering the workshop Life is A Ritual, as part of this co-creation!
It is going to be an online session as well as a physical event.
The online session will take place on the 3rd of January at 18.00 hrs (England time)
and the physical local event will take place on the 4th of January at 18.00hrs (Mexico city time)
DESCRIPTION OF THE WORKSHOP
Travel into the dark and cosy depths of the archetypal womb space to be reborn.
In this ritual we give ourselves the opportunity to leave our rational thinking brain behind and enter the world of psycho-spiritual-shamanic transformation. We speak through the body, connecting to our hearts, and listening to our instincts.
Through embodied practices you will learn to dance with your shadows and befriend your fears, so that they may be transformed and integrated into your being.
"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 3 with Kim Kapes at In Harmony With Nature Animal Haven
Befriending diverse human and non-human perspectives...
Good of the Whole ~ Facebook Heart Resonance Attunement
7:30 AM PST
EXPERIENCE, EMBODY AND EXPRESS THE ETHOS OF WHOLENESS.
Day 3: Encounter with Henry Lepler
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
Loving Waters ~ 7 Days of Watershed Wisdom
Daily Facebook Live
DAY 3: The Spirit of Water w/ Shelley Darling Falling in love with life, through our mystical encounters with Water.
Join Loving Waters Core Council "Watershed Wisdom" daily, as we explore Water: The Source of All Diversity.
Offered by Loving Waters Hosted by Loving Waters Stewards Council
Miss Kindness ~ Music and Meditation
Daily 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)
READATATION ~ A Daily Spiritual Adjustment
Daily 20 min
11 am ET
ROLLING OM PRODUCTIONS ~ Daily Blog
Day 3: ENCOUNTER
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 & 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
Eye Gazing, Meditation & Open Heart Communication ~ Germany
In der Woche von 7 Days of Rest lädt Aryani zum Tag der Begegnung in ihr Wohnzimmer ein mit Eye Gazing, Meditation und Kommunikation von Herz zu Herz. Wir werden außerdem das Jahr 2019 noch mal mit Dankbarkeit betrachten, um unsere Wünsche und Hoffnung für 2020 festzuhalten.
Offered by Sacred Female Rising Institute with Aryani Kriegenburg