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7 Days of Rest  2018, Day Four - an invitation to Rest in Loving Contact

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7 Days of Rest & Reflection 2019,

dedicating Day 4 to Protecting 

and Honoring Air 


7 Days of Rest & Radiant Diversity 2020,

Nourishing Empathy with all of Life



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

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Dancing now in deep devotion

Alchemists of raw emotion

Shedding skins in living motion’s

Sweet ecstatic passion potion

Concepts shed release the glowing

Waves connect with natures knowing

Trusting heartful intuition

Instincts come to full fruition

Shoulds can shift to sharing caring

Love uncovered opens daring

Pheonix rising, now’s the time

To let all go and let all come


by Shelley Ostroff from the Poem "Alchemists of Raw Emotion"

04.01.2020, DAY FOUR: EMPATHY - Nourishing Empathy with All of Life 

  1. Inviting the Essence of EmpathySitting in a quiet and restful space, invite in an honoring way, the essence of Empathy with all of Life to reveal itself to you. Notice the images, sensations and insights that come as you open yourself to the vibration of Empathy? What does the essence of empathy look like? What color shape, form, movement does it have? Notice how you feel in the presence of this essence. What is its message to you in this moment? Invite the essence of Empathy to tell you about its role in the world and how it evolves with Life for Life. Thank the essence of empathy for this meeting and sense into how would you like to honor this encounter? What message/gift do you offer the essence of Empathy?

  2. Receiving Empathy: Remember a time when you experienced another person or animal reaching out to you in a way that was deeply nourishing to you - in a way that allowed you to feel less alone, more understood and cared for - a moment of deep connectivity with another being that shifted something in your experience in a way that comforted your soul. What was it in the way this person reached out that touched you deeply?  How can this memory inspire you in your own journey of deepening your own capacity for empathy?

  3. Offering Empathy: Remember a time when you sensed deeply within yourself the experience of another person or animal and offered them your presence in a way that was nourishing for them, in a way that enabled them to feel understood, cared for, comforted and less alone in that experience. What was it that touched you about their experience, and how did you make yourself present for them in a way that enabled them to feel seen, understood and cared for in a good way?

  4. Empathy with Diversity Within: Think of an aspect of yourself that you are not comfortable with, and that you tend to push away or judge. Allow yourself for a moment to imagine listening with empathy to its story. What does this aspect of you need from you in order for a healing process to occur? What do you imagine it is here to teach you about yourself and about empathy with yourself? How do these questions shift your relationship to this aspect?

  5. Empathy in Action: Think of a person in your life that you care about and would like to nourish and support. Sense into the inner world of that person? What do you imagine that they are feeling? How are they experiencing and perceiving the world that is causing them to feel that way? If you were that person, with their life history and their current circumstance, what would you most need in order to feel understood and supported? How would you best be able to give this to them? Imagine yourself offering empathy to this person in this way and sense into embodying this in action.

  6. Empathy with Diversity: Think of someone who you may experience as very different from yourself. Imagine yourself feeling into that person's experience? What does it feel like to be that person in their present life circumstances? What do you imagine has led this person to being where they are now? How does asking these questions shift your perspective about this person and your felt experience in relation to them? Explore and engage with the #Befriend Diversity Gateway

  7. Extending Empathy with Diversity: Think of an animal that inspires a sense of empathy in you. What about this animal activates this sense of empathy? What do you imagine the animal may be experiencing and feeling? What would you most want for this animal? What do you believe the animal most needs in this moment to feel safe and nourished? If the animal understood the human language what would you like to tell it?

  8. Expanding Empathy: Now think of another animal that may be less present for you in your thoughts. Imagine becoming the animal for a moment. What does the world look like and feel like from this perspective? Sense into what your body feels like as that animal, how yours senses are activated in different ways. Consider what it must be like to go about the day as that animal. What are the pleasures and challenges that await you during the day? What are your gifts, and your coping mechanisms? What do you imagine the animal may be experiencing and feeling? What would you most want for this animal? What do you believe the animal most needs in this moment to feel safe, nourished and thriving? If the animal understood the human language what would you like to tell it?

  9. Practicing Empathy with other forms of Life and Creation: Think of another form of Life, a tree, a plant, a foundation of Life, Earth, Air, Water, Fire, Climate, Biodiversity, the Web of Life. Invite the presence of that form of Life into your field - either physically or in your imagination. Imagine becoming that aspect for a moment. What does it feel like in your body, in your emotions? What do you notice from this perspective? What are your experiences of yourself and the world around you? What is the gift that you offer Life? What do you need to receive from Life in order to be all you are? What do you most need right now? Thank the form of Life for this experience - and sense into how this has shifted your relationship with this form of Life. What would you most like to offer this form of Life in this moment as an expression of your deepened understanding of it and its needs? What insights does this practice offer about this form of Life? What insights does this practice offer about empathy with diversity? Practice this with other forms of Life

  10. #ISPEAK4: Allow these practices to inform your exploration and engagement with the #ISpeak4 Gatewaydedicated 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. Consider ways in which you can become an ambassador for empathy with those who do not speak the human language.

  11. The Intention: How has this experience with the Essence of Empathy informed you and transformed you, and what wish and intention has come forth within you from this experience?

  12. Empathy and the Vitality Code - Nature’s code for ever-evolving harmony in diversity and empathy with all of Life.


Reflect on and attune lovingly to that which is most nourishing to your soul and body. Giving yourself this heartful space of self-attunement is an act of empathy with self. How can you best ensure that you receive this?

Reflect on and attune lovingly to the needs of the people around you. What do you feel is most nourishing to their souls and bodies? Sensing into their needs, how do you sense you can best contribute to their well-being?

Reflect on and attune lovingly to the needs of the animals, plants and foundations of Life that you encounter in your daily life. How can you best contribute to their well-being?

Expand your attunement to the larger global context and the way in which you engage with and impact the larger context of the human and non-human community of Life? Sense into how you can create a more heartful energy exchange with the larger community of Life though your intentions, actions and life-style.

13. Empathy, the Vitality Code and Radiant Diversity:Sense into how the process of becoming more empathically attuned to our own authentic feelings and needs and those of others, we become more accurate in ensuring that all parts receive precisely what they need to become all that they can be in ever--evolving harmony in diversity.

Art from the Heart of Empathy and Radiant Diversity: 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 consciousness of Empathy and its role in nourishing Radiant Diversity within you and beyond you and that contributes to making Life all that it is.

Honorig Thich Nhat Hanh

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“Life is available only in the present moment” - Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

Daily Practice

Mindful Listening

Daily Song/Chant

Plum village chant Namo Avalokiteshvara - 12-08-2014 EIAB

Dharma Talk

What is True Love?

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

Pratices & Wisdom offerings

The End of Suffering ~ The Great Bell Chant  

1-7 January



Daily Message

and Chant

Day 4: The End of Suffering ~ The Great Bell Chant with Ejna Fleury


Ejna Fleury shares a wisdom offering connecting with the theme of Day 4: Empathy.

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

Offered by Ejna Fleury

TreeSisters ~ Guided Meditation

1-7 January

Daily Quote and Meditation

Clare's Quote for Day 4: Empathy

"What if we were willing to feel it all? To feel all that is asking to be felt, not just by ourselves, or for ourselves, but for others and for the myriad species and consciousnesses that we share this miraculous world with? If we could let ourselves feel them, how might we transform our world?"

Meditation Day 4 ~ Empathy ~ A gentle, guided drop into a more intimate, conscious relationship with our own bodies. On this journey we learn to expand light and soften into darkness. 

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

1-7 January

Video Release


Daily at

Experience the roots of Ramadan in the womb of silence, understanding how Muslims fast during this holy month in both outward and inward ways, followed by a guided meditation of the heart.

Imam Jamal Rahman, originally from Bangladesh, has an abiding faith in the power of heart-to-heart connections. He speaks and writes on Islam, Sufi spirituality, and interfaith relations. Jamal is co-founder and Muslim Sufi minister at Interfaith Community Sanctuary and adjunct faculty at Seattle University. Following 9/11/01, Jamal began collaborating with Rabbi Ted Falcon and Pastor Don Mackenzie, together affectionately known as the Interfaith Amigos.

Offered Imam Jamal Rahman, Transformation 365 Contemplative Life

Animal Talk Africa ~ Meditation with the animals

1-7 January




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 4:
Connecting with Species

Today you expand your awareness to a particular species of animal. It may be wild or not. It may be a species you know well, or would like to know well. In today's meditation you will find out what the energy of this species feels like, how you can help them and how they can help you. Allow yourself this time to make a deep connection with another of Earth's families and experience how you are connected with them.

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.

Sacred Female Rising Institute Wisdom Offering MiraMichelle

1-7 January


Daily Wisdom Offering

MiraMichelle moves into Empathy with you!

Offered by MiraMichelle Sacred Female Rising Institute

"I Speak For" Earth Medicine Wheel Constellation

1-7 January 2020

Offered by Robin Youngblood

Dance to Heal the Earth

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

1-7 January 

Daily Practice
9 am IST


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.

Offered by Efrat Sar-Shalom, founder of Women of Peace

7 Days of Joy Daily Practice

1-7 January 

Daily Practice


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

1-7 January

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

Online Events

online events

Message from the Wolf Sanctuary 

1-7 January

Daily Sharing

Day 4 with Kim Kapes at In Harmony With Nature Animal Haven


Nourish empathy for all life...

One of our main philosophies at In Harmony With Nature is Peace and Harmony from Canine to Human. And that most certainly includes everything in between! In your daily life you might be surprised by just how much ‘life’ you actually encounter. Be mindful of all that you do, the steps that you take, the areas that you clear, the nature that you impinge on. This will help you develop an empathy for the living things that we coexist with. Keep your eyes open and you may actually see some amazing and beautiful plants, animal, insects or birds that you never noticed before!

Good of the Whole ~ Facebook Heart Resonance Attunement 

1-7 January


7:30 AM PST



Day 4: Empathy with John Brockett

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

1-7 January

Daily Facebook Live



DAY 4: The Feelings of Water w/ Shanti Heart The emotional intelligence of water flows through each one of us. As we tap into its message of unconditional love we allow the flow to continue.

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

1-7 January

Daily Song and Mediation
1pm PST

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

1-7 January

Daily Facebook Live Attunements
10 am SAST

Day 4 Of 7... What a gift to share from South Africa on a day themed "Nourishing empathy for all of life"... To become more human and KIND - and build a peace-loving world - I believe it is genuine empathic - FEELING WITH - which builds compassion and understanding - and this is a great gift of kindness... May this intention be felt far and wide and may we all be inspired to practice being more empathic every day!!! SO MUCH LOVE ALL...

Offered by The UPliftment Programme

GOOD of the WHOLE The Birth of Diversity

4 January 

10:00-10:30 CST


A cosmic imagining of the birth of Diversity ~ Evolving from Bland and Boring to Radiant Vibrancy! 

A Story for All Ages. Video by Advisory Council Mentor Linda Rosenthal

Offered by Good of the Whole Hosted by Shelley Darling & Resonance Stewards

READATATION ~ A Daily Spiritual Adjustment

1-7 January


Daily 20 min
11 am ET

Relax, sit in comfort with a cup of tea/coffee, and join Ron and Victoria on Facebook Live for a daily 20 minute immersion in Readatation: A Spiritual Adjustment

FB Event

Offered by Vistar, hosted by Dr. Ron and Victoria Friedman


1-7 January




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."

~ Kat Robertson

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Local Events


Life is a Ritual ~ Mexico

4 January 


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)

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.


FB Event

Offered by Sandra Garcia - Enchanting Catalyzers

7 Days of Rest Stadsretraite Deventer Netherlands

1-7 January

Week long


7 days, form 9.30 pm to 9.30 am we come together in contemplation, meditation, singing and ceremonie.

FB Event


Offered by MindFoolnes, Jannah Wijffels

7 days of Rest & Radiant Diversity Retreat at CityTree ~ Israel

1-7 January

Week long


A week of deep rest, nourishment or fast, as you choose, observation, deep connection to the Vitality Code generating the diversity of Life and learning of the Codes for a Healthy Earth.

FB Event


Offered by City Tree,  Alon & Tami Zori

Riverbend Bending the River of Time Canada

1-7 January

Week long


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...

FB Event


Offered by Shannon McArthur

Rest and Restore ~ India

1-7 January

Week long


FB Event


Offered by Sneha Mangalchand

Celebrating Diversity ~ India

Exploring and honoring one's own experiences of inclusion and innovation using the medium of art and movement.

4 January

Mandala & Ofenwärme~ Germany

Spirit Walk to Mother Ocean ~ Germany

4 January

Wir treffen uns für einen wunderbaren Spaziergang am Strand entlang und werden durch den Wald gehen - der direkt am Meer liegt. Wir wollen uns mit der Intention der 7 Days of Rest verbinden - uns treffen um zusammen zu sein. Denk bitte drank dich warm anzuziehen. Ich freu mich auf dein Kommen, Annika

FB Event

Offered by Sacred Female Rising Institute, with Annika Thyre

One Day Retreat in the City. PEACE of Mind ~ Scotland

4 January

One Day Retreat in the City : Peace of Mind Saturday 4 January, 10:30am - 3:30pm InnerSpace Glasgow 277 High Street Glasgow G4 0QS One Day Retreat in the City : Peace of Mind 10:30am - 3:30pm FREE of Charge . Donations Welcome Please bring a vegetarian packed lunch. Teas & Water provided by InnerSpace . This One Day Retreat in the City will facilitate your inward journey in an efficient and effective way. Learn about: real self esteem consciousness and self-realisation connection and relationship with God Step off the conveyor belt of life and spend a few hours in a peaceful and spiritual atmosphere, reflecting on the important factors governing your everyday experience. Explore the basics of Raja Yoga meditation and look at the practical application of spirituality in daily life. Rose Goodenough has been a teacher and practitioner of Raja Yoga meditation for over 35 years and co-ordinates the activities of the Brahma Kumaris at InnerSpace Meditation Centre in Glasgow. Sister Rose shares from her heart with honesty and a depth of wisdom gained from her practical experience of using the power of meditation in her life. Her talks are appreciated for their comforting encouragement & powerful clear insight

Offered by InnerSpace Meditation Centre in Glasgow, with Rose Goodenough

Meditação "Theta Healing"- Reconexão e ativação ~ Portugal

4 January

"Invoque a chama azul
Trazendo a paz, tua protecção
Toda doença tem fonte na mente e a gente só fica doente quando se esquece da tal gratidão"

Vem começar o ano conectado à natureza no pulmão de Lisboa para ancorar toda a transformação que queres ver neste novo capítulo das nossas vidas!! Vamos juntos ajudar a criar um espaço seguro para receber a cura que este processo meditativo pode trazer!

"7 Days of Rest " é um evento que ocorre na primeira semana de cada ano com o objetivo de co-criar globalmente um campo de intenção unificador dedicado à cura do planeta e de todos os seus habitantes.
Este pequeno gathering engloba-se na acção colectiva que este movimento quer atingir podes saber mais aqui:


Offered by Coletivo Consciente

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