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I want to share a miracles with you – Synchronized Meditation Friday

The Miracle of Our Joined Intent

As you know, tomorrow people all over the world will be joining together to FEEL the well-being of the children who are currently being imprisoned by the US government at the border. Please join us for fifteen minutes, simply stopping wherever you are and focusing your love on these desperate families.

Friday June 22, 10AM Eastern US Time

 

Here’s the Miracle…

Yesterday I sent you an email about the vigil, and ten minutes after I pushed send President Trump signed an executive order regarding the children. TEN MINUTES! What does that tell you about the power of our joined intention.

But there’s one problem…

The plan does not include the more than 2300 children that have already been separated from their families since the “zero-tolerance” policy was implemented. Therefore…the planned synchronized meditation is still on.

This is about much more than what it appears. The US administration seems bent on bending laws in its favor, and the only thing that will truly shift this is for us to continue holding this space of compassionate loving-kindness. Please join us tomorrow for the vigil.

Join people from around the world for fifteen minutes of compassionate silence, FEELING that this terrible practice has been stopped. FRIDAY, June 22 at 10AM Eastern US Time.

Your positive feelings are the most powerful prayers you have. You are not helpless. When you join with millions of people around the world feeling that compassion has prevailed over insanity, healing occurs automatically. I’ve witnessed this miracle dozens of times through other worldwide synchronized meditations, and we can repeat that success here. I’ve seen fighter jets turn back from their targets in the face of millions of people “Praying Peace,” and battles in Syria literally stop in front of us when people like you joined together at the same moment for the sake of peace. The insanity that is occurring at the US border right now – punishing innocent children by locking them in cages and keeping them away from their parents – must stop TODAY. 

Our Namaste Lake Chapala community here in Ajijic, Mexico will be the epicenter for this synchronized mediation. PLEASE PASS THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. (If you are not already on the email list for meditations such as this, go to www.WorldPeacePulse.com.) If you feel helpless in the face of such insanity, this is your chance to play a pivotal role in a spiritual solution. 

Once again, we will be in Mexico holding the energy of millions of people who believe love can heal any level of insanity. Join us and pass this email to everyone you know asking them to do the same.

~ James Twyman

 

James Twyman 4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd. #177 Portland, Oregon 97214 United States (503) 278-7331

Earth Guardians: Youth News You Can Use – June 2018 Newsletter

Voice of the Youth
News You Can Use

June 2018 NewsLetter

Crew Spotlight
Cowichan Valley, Vancouver B.C. Canada


For Low Tide Day on May 19th, the Cowichan Valley Crew worked with their community to clean up Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada by picking up plastic and debris from the beaches. The trash that they collected will contribute to an art piece on plastic they are working on, which is a win win for the environment!

Sierra Robinson, the leader of the Crew says, “as environmentalists, we often are in charge of cleaning up others messes, so this is our way of showing the impacts of plastic pollution and showing them the problem in a way that is beautiful, inspiring and engaging. Art has a way of touching people’s hearts and sharing a story that sometimes words can’t capture. Our hope is, that with this art piece, we will be able to spread awareness on the issue of single use plastics in our community, and kick off a campaign of refusing plastic products and hopefully start moving towards a cleaner and safer future for all.”

Every Friday from May 19th until World Oceans Day on June 8th, the Cowichan Valley Crew has been gathering with artists, groups of people and multiple organizations to build an art structure. This project was made possible by the Nature Centre and financially funded through Canada Service Grants. They also helped Earth Guardians Salt Spring Island Crew in their event “In Celebration of Food.”

The program cultivated an appreciation of food and some of its fundamental elements: soil, seeds, cover crops, pollinators and home cooking. Sierra led a workshop on cover crops, guiding the students in planting three different cover crops that attract beneficial insects and build soil fertility. With the two Crews coming together, they accomplished some wonderful work!

 



As you may have heard, our International Youth Council: Rising Youth for a Sustainable Environment (RYSE), is doing a campaign called “ExSTRAWdinary Art Exhibition, RYSE to the Ocean.” Their mission with this campaign is to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the oceans by using artistic expression. Each work of art will feature a single-use plastic straw in effort to raise awareness and unify the Council’s global efforts. If you’d like to get involved, create a piece of art in your favorite medium, include a single-use plastic straw in your artwork and submit to rysecouncil@gmail.com. Find all the details here. Prizes will be announced in July, 2018. Be sure to add #LiquidStache & #StopSucking and have fun with it!

Contact us:
Email rysecouncil@gmail.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ryseinternationalyouth/
Twitter @RYSE_IntYouth
Instagram @ryseinternationalyouthcouncil
Unifyre https://unify.re/exstrawdinary_art?post


Sustainable Fashion


In relation to this campaign raising awareness about plastic pollution, we are celebrating the eco-conscious active-wear company Teeki. They make their clothing out of fabric spun from fibers, which is made out of recycled plastic water bottles. The material is cut, printed and hand sewn into yoga pants, shorts and other various activewear attire. All of their products are made from sustainable or recycled goods, and every pound of Teeki conserves an equivalent of half a gallon of gasoline! Check out this conscious company here.

 


Are You An Amazon User?

If you are an Amazon user be sure to check out AmazonSmile. It is a website operated by Amazon that has all the same products, prices and shopping features as Amazon.com. So what’s the difference? AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of all eligible products you purchase to a charity of your choice with no additional cost to you.

Want more good news? Earth Guardians is eligible for donation! The next time you decide to go online shopping, visit smile.amazon.com and choose Earth Guardians. Every little bit helps us progress in our mission amplify the voice of youth and protect our Earth!

If you’re feeling generous and want to make a bigger donation, please visit our gofundme at Support Youth Climate Activism.



50 Simple Ways to Cut Carbon

+ Avoid using a clothes dryer and hang your clothes out to dry whenever possible.

+ Choose to shop at local farmers markets. Buy delicious products from your area, rather than those shipped from far off places.

 

 



As spring turns to summer, keep your eyes open for the summer’s Protect Our Future focus on the element Water,
launching June 21st, 2018.
How can you support clean and accessible water?



How to get Involved
Start a Crew, get involved with Protect Our Future, or simply adopt actions from our 50 Simple Things list. Visit our website at earthguardians.org for more information.

We have been running this organization on a proverbial shoestring for a long time – we cannot grow this movement without you! Thanks to a very generous donor, all gifts up to $50,000 will be matched, so you can double your impact by making a donation now. We at Earth Guardians are clear that assisting youth in their efforts to drive change, in their own wise ways, is the path to true transformation. So, we are scaling our work dramatically, in order to support thousands of Earth Guardians, in more than 40 countries, and across the U.S. We are working to keep up with the wave of young people, along with their families, and their teachers & schools, who are stepping up to lead, to carry us through the storm. Support Youth Activism!

https://www.earthguardians.org/

https://www.instagram.com/earthguardians/

connect@earthguardians.org

Becoming The Instrument: The Sacred Art of Song Catching – Invite

The Town Crier – A Newsletter for the Center for Sacred Studies Community

The Town Crier – A Newsletter for the Center for Sacred Studies Community

Dearest friends and relatives,

It is with great love and gratitude for each of you that we send you the latest edition of our newsletter. It has been a full and potent time at the Center for Sacred Studies, and we are looking ahead with great enthusiasm as more offerings are launching and the web of the Mother continues to spread across the globe. May you feel inspired today to spread the prayer of love, peace and unity that connects us all even just a little bit further than yesterday. Together, we are transforming our world for the better.



Congratulations to our newly ordained

Ministers of Walking Prayer 2018!



The Center for Sacred Studies ordained 22 new Ministers of Walking Prayer in April. These amazing ministers create a network totaling 227 Ministers around the world.  We give thanks for all those that contribute to the program from the Instructors, the Elders, the Mentors, the Weavers and all who hold this program to make this offering.

Thank you to Hanayo, Sonja, Margin, Valerie, Trish and so many of our Ministers!! We are honored and inspired by each of you!

With love and humility, Jyoti, Darlene & Wendy



FELTING WORKSHOP with Elder, Rev. Judy Lay

in Grass Valley, CA

 

Our dear Elder, Rev. Judy Lay is offering a sweet and intimate opportunity to tap into our creative gifts. Please see details below and get in touch with her if you’re in the area and feel stirred by her offering.

Come lay your hands on wool and offer prayers as you create a beautiful felted altar cloth. Wet felting is such a beautiful process and no need to have any experience in this ancient craft.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10am—4pm.
There will be a blessing of hands ritual before we begin, and I will share the ancient stories of how this craft came to be. Bring your songs from all traditions to sing us along as we make these pieces.

$50/workshop and $20 for materials.
(If you’d like to do a work trade, let me know.)

Limited to 5 people.

Call me if you’re interested: 505-688-5716



Maitri Breathwork

“Maitri” is Sanskrit for unconditional loving-kindness towards oneself and others.



5th Annual Global Breathe Out
And it is Kayumari’s 23rd Birthday!!

with Darlene Hunter,
Jyoti and Russell Park

A day to support yourself and those you love while supporting the Center for Sacred Studies.

Sebastapol, CA
June 23, 2018

Maitri Breathwork™ developers, Jyoti and Russell Park, will join with Darlene Hunter and other certified Maitri Facilitators and assistants to offer a Global Breathwork Fundraising event. In different locations around the world, facilitators and assistants hold a day of breathwork, giving their time, love and energy to support your healing. The breathwork fee will be donated to the Center for Sacred Studies.




 

Synthesis – A workshop taught by

MTP Instructor, Gloria Karpinski


Offered on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 in Sebastapol, CA

Message from Spirit on Synthesis:
“In spite of the disharmony around us, you must be so synthesized in your choices that your tone, your note, your living mandala vibrates with uncompromising clarity.

You who share the vision will hold the pattern of the world in peace; a world which creates an environment in which all life forms can come to fruition, a world in which spirit is recognized as the essence of life and all life is honored, a world in which creative expression is celebrated, one in which wisdom guides knowledge and justice is the ground, a world in which the Universal Christ is born again and again.

It is an exquisite joy to be part of the bringing forth of such a mandala for planet Earth. You first must create this synthesis within yourself, releasing and blessing every single step that has brought you out of the darkness. You must remain steady and not look back. The shift into higher synthesis is as close as your next breath.

You are needed; you are loved, and you are ready. Like a flower that has ensured the long night, welcome the dawn and bravely open yourself to the healing rays of the sun, the time of full flowering is near.”

-From Spirit, through Gloria



Save the Date:

Children’s Stargate 2018

July 23 – 26, 2018

Our Children are the new Leaders!
This is prophesy and it is happening now! The Ancestors are listening…

Join us in holding sacred space for our young people to create and co-exist in their every day actions and personal connections.

During our time together we will be exploring and co-creating the world in which we want to live, what we think, what we say, what we believe, what we do, and the attitude we have to create our reality.

As more children and teens come, we are offering tracks for our younger leaders and for our teens. In this time we are in, it is important to listen to the wisdom of our young elders in order to create the most inspiring, joyful and love-filled experience possible for our Communities and our World!

Register by June 15!



See whats new at the

CSS Earth & Spirit Online Store!

 

Our intention is to bring you Sacred items and tools of healing that connect us even deeper to the Divine. In the spirit of collaboration and reciprocity we foster relationships with many Artisans from our local community as well as different traditions from around the world.
Each item has a story behind it. For instance, handmade jewelry made by Natem Uwishin, Traditional Healer from the Shuar Tribe, contributes to the goal of building a school for children of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Your purchase helps sustain individuals and communities around the world, as well as the Center for Sacred Studies. In the spirit of collaboration and reciprocity, We Thank You!

The Earth & Spirit Store at the Guerneville Center is proud to collaborate with CSS Rev. Indigo, who is the founder of the Zahra Foundation. We are now carrying some of the beautiful hand made items from Egypt. The beautiful bags are made from plastic bags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



About the Zahara Foundation:
Zahra Handworks Foundation (Zahra) facilitates educational and enrichment opportunities focused on the value and importance of creating with one’s own hands, especially when made from re-purposed and reclaimed materials, and the positive ecological effects this can have on the environment, culture, and family.

 



Say not, “I have found the truth,” but rather,
“I have found a truth.”
Say not, “I have found the path of the soul.”
Say rather, “I have met the soul walking upon my path.” For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.
-Kahlil Gibran


Thank you for your continued support over the years.

Your donation supports our common prayer for Peace and Unity, and makes possible the worldwide efforts of our staff and volunteers.




 

Earth Guardians: Youth News You Can Use – MAY 2018 Newsletter

Voice of the Youth
News You Can Use

MAY 2018 NewsLetter

The International Youth Council:
Rising Youth for a Sustainable Future
Launches an  ‘ExSTRAWdinary Art Exhibition’


The Earth Guardians International Youth Council is a group of dedicated youth, from all over the world, trying to protect our planet. They have officially created, and launched, an art campaign to raise awareness about plastics in our ocean, specifically single-use plastic straws. The ‘ExSTRAWdinary Art Exhibit’ is a campaign with the purpose of using many different art mediums to raise awareness about plastics. What is the unifying effect, you might ask? A straw. Every piece of art should include a plastic straw. 
Entries will be accepted until June 3rd, 2018 and then divided into 4 groups: under 12, 12-16, 17-25 and 26+. So, once you finish your work of art, send them to rysecouncil@gmail.com

Winners and prizes will be announced the week of June 4th, 2018!

Find all the details and invitation here.



Crew Spotlights

This spring there are so many wonderful things our Crews are accomplishing in their communities!

Earth Guardians Odisha, India
(pronounced Odessa)

Earth Guardians Odisha, India celebrating the 25th Birthday of Earth Guardians Global Mission!

Earth Guardians Odisha, India has been working hard to organize joint celebrations for the 25th anniversary of Earth Guardians (EG), World Health Day on April 7th and the Silver Jubilee Celebration of Jeevan Rekha Parishad — an EG Odisha ally. Under the guidance of Anwesha Mishra, Earth Guardians Regional Crew Director for India, 30 EG members organized the following activities, amongst many others:

1. The Odisha Crew also held an exhibition on “Healthy Food and Healthy Life,” where 20 city farmers came to speak about organic rooftop gardening. People were educated by Earth Guardian Crew members, along with the farmers, on how to grow organic fruits and vegetables in urban areas. At the event, free organic seeds of different varieties for fruits and vegetables were distributed to people to help them ignite their own urban gardens.

 
 
2. As part of their Earth Day celebration, they created a campaign called, “Save the Turtles.” Combining their efforts with kids from Happy Kids School, including children from the slums, they helped hatching sea turtles safely reach the ocean.

 



Earth Guardians Africa:
Launches Applications for Every African Country

 

Earth Guardians Africa working together

William Mensa Tsedze, the Regional Crew Director for Earth Guardians Africa, will be launching applications for an Earth Guardains Country Director position for every African country. Mensa and his Crews know it is imperative to interact with as many youth on the continent as possible — working with them at both national and local levels, in schools and communities. Mensa has seen the number of Earth Guardians grow outstandingly in Africa and, therefore, is working to create a stronger support network of local Earth Guardian leaders. The vision of Earth Guardians Africa is to be represented in all African countries by the end of 2020, and to educate and encourage youth and adults to transform the climate crisis into opportunities for African people.



Sustainable Fashion

Earth Guardian Maiya McMonagle wins the 2018 Mercer Innovation Interprise Award  (MIINT)

Earth Guardian and House of Maiya founder, Maiya McMonagle, wins the 2018 MIINT Award. Maiya’s dual passions for design and for the environment have inspired her to advocate for more environmentally conscious practices in the fashion industry.

Using a combination of up-cycled materials and thematic collections, such as her recent Water Protectors line, Maiya is raising awareness about contemporary environmental issues while galvanizing countless other young people through her workshops.


Feel like putting on a film screening in your area?

Check out this short video to learn more about how Earth Guardians is collaborating with the documentary A Quest for Meaning!

Directed by Marc De la Menardiere, A Quest for Meaning is a documentary film about two childhood friends, with varying career paths, who set out on a journey to question the world by talking to some of the world’s greatest thinkers.



50 Simple Ways to cut carbon

-Minimize printing documents from the computer, go paperless!

-Turn off the water while you are brushing your teeth or shaving.

 




Protect Our Earth
Click the link below to see how you and your community or Crew can get involved in our 2018 Spring time
Protect Our Future
Campaign



How to get Involved
Start a Crew, get involved with Protect Our Future, or simply adopt actions from our 50 Simple Things list. Visit our website at earthguardians.org for more information.

We have been running this organization on a proverbial shoestring for a long time – we cannot grow this movement without you! Thanks to a very generous donor, all gifts up to $50,000 will be matched, so you can double your impact by making a donation now. We at Earth Guardians are clear that assisting youth in their efforts to drive change, in their own wise ways, is the path to true transformation. So, we are scaling our work dramatically, in order to support thousands of Earth Guardians, in more than 40 countries, and across the U.S. We are working to keep up with the wave of young people, along with their families, and their teachers & schools, who are stepping up to lead, to carry us through the storm. Support Youth Activism!

https://www.earthguardians.org/

https://www.instagram.com/earthguardians/

connect@earthguardians.org

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