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  • Tuesday, January 01, 2019 12:00 AM | Batyah Schachter

    Dear Friends, 

    This worldwide initiative is created by Shelley Ostroff, and friend who has also been in all the Continuum events with Emilie in Israel. She contacted me recently to inform me of this 7 days of rest, initiative that is happening for the second time. It was present in 60 countries last year, and is continuing in 2019 again. The first week of January. She asked me specifically to share it with the Continuum Teachers Community - so that anyone who is inspired can take part in it in their own community and their own way. I find it a moving, inspiring and very timely initiative, and warmly support it.

    Here are the details. 

    With much love.

    Batyah

     


    7 DAYS OF REST AND REFLECTION

    JANUARY 1-7, 2019 

    NEWSLETTER #1

     

    HONOURING EARTH: GROUNDING THE VISION

     

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    The power of mass intention may ultimately be the force that shifts the tide toward repair and renewal of the planet.

    ~ Lynne McTaggart

     

     

    7 Days of Rest and Reflection is an annual global event inviting individuals and groups around the world to co-create a global field of rest, reflection and intention for the healing and replenishment of the Planet and all its Inhabitants.

     

    Together we will seed the New Year with a shared commitment to restore our sacred relationship with the Foundations of Life and with all of Creation.

     

     

    THE UNFOLDING VISION

     

    Each of us brings unique gifts to the collective healing process that is being called for at this critical time in our evolution. This event offers an open co-creative opportunity for renewing our sacred bond with the Foundations of Life - Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Climate, Biodiversity and the entire Web of Life.

     

    Restoring the sacred relationship of the Feminine and Masculine, within us and beyond us, is vital for our ability to evolve in a way that protects and honours all Life. This meta-intention provides a potent healing membrane for the whole event.

     

    During the 7 days, people across the world will nurture spaces where we can meet these elements in new ways, shed any limiting ideas and habits we may have in relation to them, and discover anew their profound life-giving qualities.

     

    By cultivating reflective and loving communion with these primary forces of Life, we transform and heal ourselves, our lifestyles, our kinship and our culture.


    While we will hold the different elements and the relationships between them in our hearts and minds during the course of the week, we also offer a framework for dedicating each day to the following Foundations of Life.

     

    Day One: Earth

    Day Two: Water

    Day Three: Fire

    Day Four: Air

    Day Five: Climate

    Day Six: Biodiversity

    Day Seven: The Web of Life

     

    THE INVITATION

     

    There are many ways to co-create this event. We invite you to consider if and how you would like to contribute to this sacred field of healing, rest and reflection - alone or by initiating/leading and/or participating in local or online events during these 7 days.

     

    We can honour these foundations of Creation through diverse frameworks and modalities including (but not limited to) ancient and modern traditions and disciplines, meditation, prayer, nature walks, sacred ceremony, mind-body practices, art, sound, journalling, communing with other species, webinars, workshops and non-violent activism.

     

    As we prepare the ground for this event, we may begin to sense into how the different elements exist within us and beyond us, their unique nature and qualities, and their interdependence and relationship with the other elements.

     

    What do they reveal to us when we listen in and offer them our loving attention?

     

    What can we learn from different forms of reflective engagement about how we can best protect and replenish these elements, nourish them and be nourished by them? 

     

    As in last year’s event, the 7 Days of Rest web-platform and social media threads will provide suggestions and resources for each day, as well as create a virtual space for participant-led initiatives to self-organise and share their offerings locally and globally.

     

    On our website we will share links and a world map to different activities taking place around the world, as well as a library of wisdom resources for inspiration for these days, with links to the events and the websites of partnering communities.

     

    SIGN UP NOW FOR 2019

     

    To join 7 Days of Rest & Reflection 2019, please sign up as an individual and/or as a communityYou can also sign up to initiate /lead local or online events during these 7 days.

     

    Please also join our Facebook event and follow us on our Facebook page

     

    We look forward to hearing from you and co-creating together!

     

    With blessings,

     

    Shelley, Yan and Lidewij

    7 Days of Rest Team

    Email:7days@togetherincreation.org

     

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    Link to website 

  • Thursday, December 06, 2018 10:35 PM | Megan Bathory-Peeler


    Dear Friends, 

    This world wide initiative is created by Shelley Ostroff, and friend who has also been in all the Continuum events with Emilie in Israel. She contacted me recently to informed me of this 7 days of rest, initiative that is happening for the second time. It was present in 60 countries last year, and is continuing in 2019 again. The first week of January. She asked me specifically to share it with the Continuum Teachers Community - so that anyone who is inspired can take part in it in their own community and their own way. I find it a moving, inspiring and very timely initiative, and warmly support it.

    Here are the details. Click Here: Link to Website 

    With much love,

    Batyah

    7 DAYS OF REST AND REFLECTION

    JANUARY 1-7, 2019 

    NEWSLETTER #1

    HONOURING EARTH: GROUNDING THE VISION

     

    https://static.wixstatic.com/media/a0f859_ef6e75b16b514c1cabe1d575f60a9380~mv2.jpg/v1/fit/w_700,h_2000,al_c,q_85/image.jpg

     

    The power of mass intention may ultimately be the force that shifts the tide toward repair and renewal of the planet.

    ~ Lynne McTaggart

     

     

    7 Days of Rest and Reflection is an annual global event inviting individuals and groups around the world to co-create a global field of rest, reflection and intention for the healing and replenishment of the Planet and all its Inhabitants.

     

    Together we will seed the New Year with a shared commitment to restore our sacred relationship with the Foundations of Life and with all of Creation.

     

     

    THE UNFOLDING VISION

     

    Each of us brings unique gifts to the collective healing process that is being called for at this critical time in our evolution. This event offers an open co-creative opportunity for renewing our sacred bond with the Foundations of Life - Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Climate, Biodiversity and the entire Web of Life.

     

    Restoring the sacred relationship of the Feminine and Masculine, within us and beyond us, is vital for our ability to evolve in a way that protects and honours all Life. This meta-intention provides a potent healing membrane for the whole event.

     

    During the 7 days, people across the world will nurture spaces where we can meet these elements in new ways, shed any limiting ideas and habits we may have in relation to them, and discover anew their profound life-giving qualities.

     

    By cultivating reflective and loving communion with these primary forces of Life, we transform and heal ourselves, our lifestyles, our kinship and our culture.


    While we will hold the different elements and the relationships between them in our hearts and minds during the course of the week, we also offer a framework for dedicating each day to the following Foundations of Life.

     

    Day One: Earth

    Day Two: Water

    Day Three: Fire

    Day Four: Air

    Day Five: Climate

    Day Six: Biodiversity

    Day Seven: The Web of Life

     

    THE INVITATION

     

    There are many ways to co-create this event. We invite you to consider if and how you would like to contribute to this sacred field of healing, rest and reflection - alone or by initiating/leading and/or participating in local or online events during these 7 days.

     

    We can honour these foundations of Creation through diverse frameworks and modalities including (but not limited to) ancient and modern traditions and disciplines, meditation, prayer, nature walks, sacred ceremony, mind-body practices, art, sound, journalling, communing with other species, webinars, workshops and non-violent activism.

     

    As we prepare the ground for this event, we may begin to sense into how the different elements exist within us and beyond us, their unique nature and qualities, and their interdependence and relationship with the other elements.

     

    What do they reveal to us when we listen in and offer them our loving attention?

     

    What can we learn from different forms of reflective engagement about how we can best protect and replenish these elements, nourish them and be nourished by them? 

     

    As in last year’s event, the 7 Days of Rest web-platform and social media threads will provide suggestions and resources for each day, as well as create a virtual space for participant-led initiatives to self-organise and share their offerings locally and globally.

     

    On our website we will share links and a world map to different activities taking place around the world, as well as a library of wisdom resources for inspiration for these days, with links to the events and the websites of partnering communities.

     

    SIGN UP NOW FOR 2019

     

    To join 7 Days of Rest & Reflection 2019, please sign up as an individual and/or as a communityYou can also sign up to initiate /lead local or online events during these 7 days.

     

    Please also join our Facebook event and follow us on our Facebook page

     

    We look forward to hearing from you and co-creating together!

     

    With blessings,

     

    Shelley, Yan and Lidewij

    7 Days of Rest Team

    Email:7days@togetherincreation.org

     

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  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:45 PM | Val Leoffler


    We welcome Mark Bryant, he  writes:

    I am interested in the contemplative and spiritual aspect of Continuum.   My experience of movement in Continuum is identical to the profound stillness and spaciousness of meditation.  In my teaching I often work with experienced meditators and enjoy immensely bringing them into this powerful somatic-based inquiry. I live in rural Columbia, Virginia where I have a small retreat center.  I teach primarily in Virginia and can be reached at markbryant108@gmail.com or 434-392-7916.

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:43 PM | Val Leoffler

    We welcome Kori Tolbert, she writes:

    I’m so grateful to be a part of the CTA.  I’m looking forward to connecting, diving together, learning from, and supporting each other. What a gift the existence of this group is. I can be reached by phone/text at 585-350-9121 or email at kdt4@live.com. I have moved from Upstate NY and am just landing in Denver, CO. 

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:39 PM | Val Leoffler


    We welcome Lila Greene, she writes:

    "After about 35 years of a professional career in dance and theater in France, always influenced by somatic approaches, I discovered Continuum in 2004. I now split my time between Paris, France, Dartmouth, MA. and West Africa where I'm involved in programs for emerging contemporary dance. I have been able to introduce Continuum everywhere I go and am looking forward to sharing all my experiences.I'm excited and grateful to be a full-fledged teacher in the CTA community. 

    lilagreenefr@yahoo.fr

    cell USA: + 1 401 301 7133

    cell France : + 33 (0) 6 25 34 03 24



  • Monday, November 05, 2018 1:52 PM | Tone Gilje

    Hi all,

    The world wide calendar is now in function on our website. Spread the good news around.

    Send in your events, it being a virtual class, a workshop, a retreat, a daylong or whatever else you have created. We will get it on the calendar for you.

    See you around,

     best wishes Tone

    IT-pod

  • Friday, November 02, 2018 2:59 PM | Tone Gilje

    Hi all, happy tidings

    We have launched the Blog on our website, our website is growing. Please help to make your clients and participants aware of the happening!

    The Calendar is next, so please continue to send in your events as you are creating them. Here is the link to the Event form: https://airtable.com/shrscHNy0UylXuOML

    I wish you the best,

    greetings from

     ToneGilje

    IT-Pod

  • Sunday, October 28, 2018 2:22 PM | Communications Coordinators (Administrator)

    In February 2019 we will hold Consent Elections for 2 Board of Director positions - Legal Pod Point Person/President & Communications Coordinator/Associate Secretary. 

    As an incorporated 501(c)(6) non-profit organization the CTA is required to have a Board of Directors. There are three Directors: President, Treasurer and Secretary.

    The Board attends to the business of the corporation, filing taxes, annual reports, and the list of membership to the State of Pennsylvania.

    Because of the overlap in job description, the Point Person from the Legal Pod serves as President, the Point Person from the Financial Pod serves as Treasurer, and one of the Communications Coordinators serves as Secretary.

    The three (3) Board of Directors (along with Ethics and Mediation Council members, and the PP of Membership) will not serve on any other Pods for the duration their terms.

    Each Director will serve for a term of 2-3 years with a term-limit of two (2) consecutive terms.

    These Point Person leadership positions are determined through consent election 3 months prior to the end of each term (see election process under “Pods and Their Responsibilities” in the CTA Dynamic Governance Structure document).

    Exception: The initial terms for the three Directors will be staggered in order to provide consistency and avoid Directors vacating office at the same time. The President will serve an initial term of 2 years. The Treasurer will serve an initial term of 3 years. The Secretary will serve an initial term of 4 years. Please refer to Bylaws of Continuum Teachers Association – A Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation.

    Interested in being a candidate? Please contact the Communications Coordinators to let them know which position you would like to apply for: mailto:cta@continuumteachers.com

    Linda Chrisman currently holds the position of President/Legal PP and Kim Brodey currently holds the position of Associate Secretary/Communications Coordinator. Either of them would be happy to speak with you about their experiences with and vision for these important leadership positions within the CTA.

  • Sunday, October 28, 2018 1:52 PM | Communications Coordinators (Administrator)

    Pods are Small working groups, or committees, which attend to the running of the CTA. 

    Outreach - Responsible for the way the CTA connects with larger Global Community, i.e. the face we present to the world. Creates content for and updates on website and social media forums. Makes sure that all media forums, online or printed, are available to and reflect all current members. Creates links of connection with other resonant groups within and without the CTA. Continues to seek new ways for the CTA to interface with the larger global community. Collects and keeps current outreach mailing list generated by website inquires. Adds names of students who give permission, from teachers who send in their workshop/class lists.

    JOB LISTING: Outreach Point Person, starting January 2019

    Point Person (PP):

    Each Pod has a Point Person and, ideally, a co-PP, who work together to:

    • 1.    convene meetings
    • 2.    maintain records
    • 3.    see that the work of the Pod is carried out efficiently

    Term of office for each PP is determined by the nature and the needs of the Pod, and the individual.

    Interested? Contact Outreach PP Sabine Mead: mailto:info@continuumteachers.com

    CTA Newsletter – A sub-Pod of Outreach; Publishes a quarterly CTA newsletter, at the equinox and solstices, to the Global Body; sends out a call with deadline for submissions of articles, poetry, pictures, dives, research, etc. Sends final draft of each issue to Communications Coordinators and Outreach PP for review before sending out to the Global Body.

    JOB LISTING: CTA Newsletter Editor, starting January 2019

    Interested? Contact Outreach PP Sabine Mead: mailto:info@continuumteachers.com

    How the Pod leadership positions are elected:

    Pod leadership positions (Point Person and co-Point Person) are filled by conducting consent elections within each Pod.

    Consent elections are an efficient way for groups, particularly committees and task forces, to select leaders from their ranks.

    Elections take place through facilitated open dialogue that includes all candidates.

  • Sunday, October 28, 2018 1:20 PM | Communications Coordinators (Administrator)

    In response to Members concerns about our website security - Do we have adequate security protections for both sides of the website? YES.

    CTA (Public site) - From Adrial Dale, designer:

    · Since I design the website from scratch (and not on an open source platform like Wordpress or Joomla), there are infinitesimally less sneaky openings in the code that bots can slip through to hack the site (this is our biggest protection against hacks, not using an open source code base)

    · The website is run on SSL (HTTPS). More here: https://www.websecurity.symantec.com/security-topics/what-is-ssl-tls-https 

    · Strict ISO 27018 compliance. Read more here: https://aws.amazon.com/compliance/iso-27018-faqs/ 

    · We’re hosted on AWS servers and inherit all the security and reliability from using one of the most secure services in the world. More info here: http://aws.amazon.com/security 

    Wild Apricot (Membership site/Teachers’ Lounge):

    Our site is secured using Traffic Encryption and the software platform is updated regularly by Wild Apricot; this makes things more secure as well.

    Traffic encryption, known officially as hypertext transfer protocol secure (HTTPS), is a method of securing the transmission of information to and from a website.

    It ensures the security of website traffic by encrypting the information being transmitted, and by using security certificates to identify and authenticate the website. This is the same technology used by banks worldwide to secure their online banking sites.

    To communicate with a website through a secure, encrypted channel, you use a URL (website address) that begins with https rather than http. Once a secure channel has been established, your browser may display a padlock icon in the address bar or the status bar.


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