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4.01.2019

an invitation for rest and reflection with

AIR

On the 4th Day of 7 Days of Rest and Reflection we honour Air. Sacred Ritual Holder Daiara Tukano offers a blessing for Air from the Brazilian Rainforest. 

Guided meditation: Resting and Reflecting with Air

Offered by Shelley Ostroff

DAY FOUR: GUIDED MEDITATION - AIR

Reflection offerings and practices for the day - Shelley Ostroff

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

  2. Breathing Air:  Spend time greeting the Air as you breathe. Spend time with it as you inhale it, as it settles, in the pause between breaths, and as it moves through you in the exhale. What are the qualities of Air that are being revealed to you as you pay it your honouring attention?

  3. Sensing Air: Sense into the essence of Air – what is its role in the Web of Life? What is the story of Air? How does it breathe itself into existence? How does it replenish itself? What is its unique intelligence as a life giver and information carrier? How do we stretch our imaginations to sense into this extraordinary intelligence invisible to the human eye? Sense into the different ways in which Air is present in your Life, not only in your breath, but as an essential part of Water, of Fire, of the living breathing Earth? What does air taste like, sound like, feel like? 

  4. Reflecting Air: In what way is your relationship with Air reflected in the way in which you breathe? How does Air feel moving through you? How spacious and nourishing are the inside chambers of your being to this life-giving guest, as it moves in and out of your most intimate home? How does your culture relate to Air? Air is a carrier of information – what is the consciousness with which your culture imprints and informs the Air you breathe? In turn how does the Air that is a product of your culture, inform our own consciousness and in turn our own bodies?

  5. Embodying Air: Imagine yourself as Air.  Become Air-like in your body, in your being. Sense the lightness, the boundlessness, the invisibility, the paradox of its gentle powerful presence within you.  How does the body express Air in movement through you as you give yourself to this element in your imagination and become as Air? Give yourself to Air to dance through you.

  6. Airy Inspiration: Sense into the air of your consciousness, the stagnant thoughts, the breezes of fresh perspectives, the winds of change shifting your most favorite assumptions about the world. How do you greet new information? How do you open the windows of your consciousness to inspiration from unfamiliar sources? 

  7. Messages from Air: Allow the essence of Air to offer you a wisdom message from its unique perspective? How would you become enriched if you became more like Air? What is the message that Air would like to offer to Humanity through you?

  8. Messages for Air: Sensing deeper and deeper into your ever-present relationship with Air, what is the message that you would like to offer Air?  What would you like to tell Air if it could understand your language?

  9. Message from the Winged Ones: Sense into the birds and insects that move with Air and inform Air. Sense what it would feel like to be able to navigate air like they do. What is the special relationship that air has with these winged creatures? How do they nourish air and how are they nourished by Air? What winged insect flies into your imagination now? What is its message about its unique relationship with Air? What can you learn from it? What bird flies into your imagination. What is it showing you? What is its unique relationship with Air and what can you learn from it?

  10. Message from the Trees: Sense into the mutually nourishing, intextricable relationship of Air and Trees. The trees are often referred to as the lungs of the planet. What does this mean to you? How does this information transform your way of relating to Trees and to Air.

  11. Art from the Heart of Air:  Sense into the way in which this dialogue with Air wants to express itself through the Heartist you in any art form you wish. What heartful offering wishes to be expressed through you in Honour of Air?

Meditations and Practices

 

TreeSisters: Guided Meditation

1-7 January 2019

Daily Quote and Meditation

Offered by

Clare Dubois

'May we rest in the knowing that the trees will keep breathing with us, as long as we keep tending the forests of our world. Our most crucial partners in life, the trees that breathe in our carbon dioxide as their food and breathe out the oxygen that we need to thrive and survive. Bless the trees that filter so many gases, toxins and fumes from our air, that we might breathe clean; the trees that shade us in heat and moisten when dry. May we become more conscious of the gift of breath that we take for granted, and may we give thanks to the trees.'

Air ~ Roots and Sky (35 mins)

Jane Rose 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.

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.

 

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

Message from the Wolves

1-7 January

Daily Sharing

Offered by
Kim Kapes

Kim Kapeswith Wolf teacher Rinna share messages about honoring breath and Air for day 4 of 7 Days of Rest and Reflection.

Good of the Whole - Rest in Loving Spaciousness

1-7 January 2019

Daily offerings

Offered by
Good of the Whole

Hosted by Shelley Darling & Resonance Stewards

Day 4: Air Rest in Loving Spaciousness

Contemplative Life & Brahma Kumaris Worldwide

1-7 January

Daily Live on Zoom


Offered by
Contemplative Life
&
Brahma Kumaris worldwide

Guided Meditation and Chant - Adam Bucko

Facebook Live with Deva Premal & Miten

1-7 January 2019

 

Daily Live Streams


Offered by
Deva Premal
&
Miten

Gayatri Mantra Global Meditation - Day 4

om bhur bhuvah svahatat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahidhiyo 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 4 Air: Watershed WonderHosting Water Steward: Grandmother Abril"Joining with others, I pledge to protect, restore and sustain the integrity of my local watershed, understanding it is deeply interconnected with all other Water on the planet."   

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

 

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
 

Family Circle - Air ceremony - Hannover, Germany

4th January

3 -4:30 PM CET

Offered by

Lena Warneboldt

Sacredfemalerising

A gathering of young and old to celebrate the air and honor all the elements.Build community

Gathering for the Air - London UK

4th January

3 -4 PM GMT

Offered by

Doro Marden

Transition Primrose Hill has monitored NO2 levels in our neighbourhood and we know that, even on top of Primrose Hill, the air has well above the WHO recommended safe levels of nitrogen dioxide.

Extinction Rebellion https://rebellion.earth/ has inspired us to join in the global movement ‘7 Days of Reflection to Protect and Honour Life’. The fourth day invites us to honour the element ‘Air’, and we shall gather with banners and poems on the summit of Primrose Hill at 3pm on 4thJanuary.

Come and join us to talk about the air we breathe and demand action for it to be clean and healthy for all of us, especially children. Bring artwork, words, ideas, or just yourselves.

Protect and Honour Life Day 4: Air - Norwich, UK

4th January

5 AM -11:59 PM 

Offered by

Dharmaja Leman

Meeting and Honouring the Element of Air

We rarely notice the air we breathe, every moment of every day of our lives. 
We can develop our connection with and gratitude for Air in lots of ways, and here's some ideas.
1. Stop what you're doing several times in the day and notice that you are taking air in and letting air out as you breathe. Feel what that is like. Maybe remember that the oxygen you breathe in has probably come out of plant, maybe not far from you, The carbon dioxide you breathe out will nourish a plant. In this way you can become aware of your contentedness with life. 
2. See if you can be aware of and reduce the pollutants you put in the air today. Can you walk or cycle, or take public transport? Can you buy something made in the UK? Maybe be grateful for those who can and do choose to bike and walk, saving you from having to breathe their exhaust.
3. Look up sometimes today. Notice the patterns, shapes, and the variety of colours and shades of clouds during the day. Even shades of grey, if its that sort of day. Maybe notice the being who fly instead of walk, birds and insects. Enjoy the life in the air.

 

With thanks to Sebastiana and Rob Black 

Mindfulness - Rishikesh, India

4th January

6:35 - 7 PM IST

Offered by

Thousand Thoughts
&
Shalom Backpackers

Thousand Thoughts. as a partner community of 7 Days of Rest and Reflection invites you to attend and participate in "Mindfulness - A Synchronized Global Meditation" an experience aimed at generating positive vibrations through mindful meditation and healing opening chakra for the revival of mind, body, and soul-focused on the overall healing in line with the universe.

Schedule:

1. The Theme of The 7 Days of Rest Global Event 
2. Concept of Synchronized Meditations 
3. Experiencing Mindfulness 

Date: January 4, 2018
Venue: Shalom Backpackers, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Time: 6:35PM - 7:00PM

Query & Assistance: +91 9910055926 or +91 8586073334 
Email: info@thousandthoughts.org 

Register yourself for free through the event link to confirm your presence.

 

Archive 2018

Invitation DAY 4 2018

Offered by Shelley Ostroff​​

 

INVITATION

 

DAY FOUR: Rest in Loving Contact – Reflections and practices

Heartful attention – Find a comfortable position and just focus on your heart, senses into it, locate it, and offer it tender loving attention. It is always there for you, and now for these few moments, acknowledge it, put your hands on your heart, and feel the energy moving between your heart and your hands. Offer it a loving message.

Expanding heartfulness – As you notice your heart, sense into the way in which it pulsates throughout your body, enlivening all the cells, reaching every part of you. And then imagine this incredible organ extending its loving radiance, its aura, beyond your skin to the space around you, and the space beyond and beyond until it extends to the whole continent and beyond and to the whole globe. Feel your heartbeat pulsating with the heartbeat of Mother Earth as one Heart, and two simultaneously, and then imagine all the infinite hearts on the planet beating simultaneously as one and many. Unique and yet connected.

Sensing Heart- Sense into the quality of your experience as you focus on your heart. What do you notice? What images and sensations arise?

Loving circulation - Allow yourself to remember a deeply loving moment with another being, human or animal – a moment of profound mutual caring – a moment that was deeply nourishing.  Sense into the essence of that experience – distilling from the experience the essence of mutuality, connectedness and enriching circulation. Thank the experience for enriching you and informing you that such tender caring is possible.  Offer yourself that same quality of love you experienced with another being and receive that quality of love from yourself. And now in your imagination offer that same quality of love unconditionally to another being, human or animal. Gift that experience to all beings – envisioning a world where this quality of relationship prevails.

Loving Earth: Imagine yourself touching the Earth with love. How do you touch Mother Earth with your heart? How does She touch your heart? How do you walk lovefully on the ground? How do you touch the trees and the grass and the flowers with love?

Heartful gesture: Imagine a gesture that you can offer someone else that comes from this heartful place.  Offer a heartful gesture – a heartful gift to someone that you know, and to someone that you don’t know. Offer a heartful gift to an animal, to a tree, to a plant, to Mother Earth.

Heartful day: Imagine yourself moving into  a heartful day – what would the day look like. How would it look different from other days? How would you react differently to things that please you and to things that don’t please you?

Heartful gift: What would you most want to receive right now from someone else? Gift yourself that which you would most want from another – the words, the touch, the attention, whatever it is.

Heartful nourishment: Prepare a heartful meal and eat and drink with heartful gratitude.

Heartful new friendships: Make new friends today from this heartful place, with people, with the trees, with the animals and the insects and the clouds and all that is in front of you.

Heartful blessing: Offer a heartful blessing to Mother Earth and all her children. Please put this blessing up on the 7 Days of Rest Blessing Space.

Guided meditation DAY 4 2018

4th January 2018

Offered by 

Shelley Ostroff

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Tree Sisters Meditation Day 4 - Embody

4th January 2018

Offered by

Clare Dubois

DAY 4: EMBODY

Do you long to experience your indivisibility from nature, liberate the fear and grief you hold in your body and undam your inner rivers so that you can experience intimacy with nature as a gateway to your own power to create planetary change?

 

This meditation enables us to merge with nature as our greater body to reclaim the pure potency of life force through pleasure and grief to ignite our courage and creativity.  

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Artist, Debra Bernier