Discovering and sharing the unique perspectives, experiences, needs and gifts of all human and non-human beings nourishes a culture of empathy and mutual nourishment where all can be cared for and realize their full potential.
#ISPEAK4 campaign 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.
People of all ages and cultures are invited to speak with and for any aspect of Creation they feel inspired to connect with. It can be a river, a tree, a whale, a bee, a lamb, a mountain, the wind, the moon, etc. The intention of the campaign is to inspire, gather and share as many different messages from as many different non-human partners in the Web of Life, in as many different voices as possible.
We then invite you to share this message - on the Community Sharing Space - in different ways, such as art, video, memes, a photograph of yourself and the being you speak for. With these messages, from empathic stewards of Life from around the world, we can co-create a collective mosaic of inspirational voices of Creation.
The practice is to take time to commune with and listen deeply to who/whatever has called you (either in their company or in your heartful imagination), so you can listen to the message they wish to share with the world at this time.
Some suggested guidelines for communicating with nature:
Intention setting: When we wish to speak with and for another who does not speak the human language, we practice speaking with humility, wisdom, love, and deep sensitivity so that we can consciously evolve our capacity to honor these beings and aspects of Creation. We recognize that in these glimpses of another and these attempts to speak for, we are necessarily limited by our personal, human perception. We offer forth the messages we receive with love, knowing that together as we listen to these different aspects of creation, and bring forth our diverse distilled insights from these encounters, we can nourish a deeper and more encompassing sense of wholeness and a culture that honors right relationship with All of Life.
As you begin to commune with whoever it is you are called to speak for, you may want to set an honoring intention for this engagement. There are many many ways to listen and communicate with other beings. These are some suggestions.
Inquire with your senses, intuition, imagination and feelings, and ask to receive information about:
How did you become what you are today?
What is the nature of your experience of yourself and the world around you?
What do you need to receive from the Web of Life in order to be fully what you are?
What qualities and functions do you offer the Web of Life?
What qualities and functions do you offer the Field of Consciousness?
What would you like humans to know about you in order to understand you more and honor you more?
Is there a message or guidance you like to share with me and through me about yourself and your perspective of the world around you?
Another way to receive messages is to spend time imagining and feeling into the experience of the being you are in dialogue with and taking their perspective momentarily answer
Who am I?
What does it feel like to be me in my surroundings?
How do I serve Life?
What do I need in order to give all that I can and become all that I am in the Web of Life?
What wisdom offering would I like to share with the world from my perspective.
And when you feel the communication is coming to a close you may want to offer a blessing of love to your companion in this dialogue and gratitude for sharing this message through you to the world.
How to participate
Participants are invited to share these messages in written, poster or video form. For instance:
A written message with a picture of who you are speaking for or of you speaking with that being
A short video conveying the distilled message (preferably about 2 minutes or less)
An art work - visual/music/performance etc that conveys that message.
An invitation - #I Speak 4 - #Who Do U speak 4 - When you offer your message - you can invite/tag others to speak for other beings and so create a wave of deep communication with and for all aspects of Creation.
If you are a facilitator/educator/learner you may want to initiate and facilitate a group experience that nourishes this campaign, bringing to it your own practices for communing with other aspects of Creation.
In the spirit of the #ISPEAK4 campaign
we are delighted to highlight the inspirational offerings of partners in the 7 Days of Rest and Radiant Diversity that support this campaign
FOR THE ANIMALS
A Series of 7 Meditations to support a deeper capacity for communicating with animals with Wynter Worsthorne of Animal Talk Africa - a steward and partner in 7 Days of Rest.
Wynter 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. Her deep love is for African Wildlife. She works closely with Baboon Matters Trust and the Global White Lion Protection Trust who she supports through the global meditations and prayers, right here on Big Marker.
You can access the Meditate for Animals series through each of the 7 Days on the Calendar or directly through the Big Marker Event link.
FOR THE TREES
A Series of 7 Meditations led by Clare Dubois of TreeSisters offering a deeper connection with self and with Nature. Clare also offers 7 wisdom quotes for each day linking the Trees with the theme of each day helping us understand how trees are connected with all aspects of Creation.
Clare Dubois is the founder of TreeSisters.org, a global women’s movement supporting humanity’s evolution into a restorer species. She is an Earth-loving social entrepreneur and inspirational speaker, known for her direct, catalytic energy; her whole systems approach to behaviour change and her unending loyalty and love for the natural world. In her own life, her aim is to reclaim balance, astonish herself and be 'walking permission' for those who are fed up of being held back, and just want to have a go.
You can access the daily meditations and quotes through each day of the calendar.
WITH THE WOLVES
7 Days of Rest and Radiant Diversity Steward Kim Kapes has offered daily wisdom messages from the wolves during the last two 7 Days of Rest Events and will do so again for this event. You can access these videos on the daily calendar pages.
Kim is the director of In Harmony With Nature Animal Haven.
At In Harmony we strive to work closely with nature. We use as natural and holistic methods of care as often as we possibly can. All our animals are cared for with their mental and physical well being in mind. We will open our doors to any animal that we have the ability to care for and that may mean for the lifetime of that animal. We work hard to find forever homes for those that come to us ready to move on. We currently have wolves, wolfdogs, dogs, cats, parrots, reptiles and pigs in our care.
THANK YOU KIM for all you do for the wolves and for cultivating greater harmony with nature.