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.
7 DAYS OF REST AND REFLECTION
JANUARY 1-7, 2019
HONOURING EARTH: GROUNDING THE VISION
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
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 community. You 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!
Shelley, Yan and Lidewij
7 Days of Rest Team
Link to website