During the broadcast, it was profoundly beautiful to hear people from around the globe sharing prayers for peace, including many from the The World Peace Prayer Society’s Peace Pole project. We have included a recording of the prayers and guided meditation below for you to enjoy. Big congratulations to David Nicol, Catherine Douglas and Patrick Konfli (The co-founders of BeThePeace)!
The collaborative effort reminded me of what Chief Phil Lane, Jr often says: unprecedented unified action is needed in this time of global transformation — action based on mutual respect, love and an innate understanding of our oneness.
In support of Global Oneness Day, we have video messages from Archbishop Desmond Tutu (a wonderful one we are featuring again) and Yoko Ono, along with articles by Steve Farrell, Ervin Laszlo, James O’Dea, Lisa Betz, Barbara Fields, Steve Bhaerman and David Wick.
We also received a beautiful report from the Dar Al-Salaam (Arabic: “House of Peace”) Organisation in Yemen, "Honoring Peace Activist Mr. Mohammed Salah Ali Nassr with the Medal of Peace Makers in Yemen for 2014." This profile of Mohammed is a wonderful reminder of the hundreds of thousands of peacebuilders (if not millions) taking action in their communities. These peacebuilders — including potentially yourself — are seldom seen in mainstream media, yet they/we are part of a wave of peacebuilding this is steadily growing.
Having a National uBuntu Day declared in South Africa is a wonderful step towards creating a new world and a new humanity! uBuntu: "I am because we are. We are all one." Learn how you can participate by clicking here.
In the spring of 2003, spiritual author Neale Donald Walsch invited about 20 people to his home in Ashland, Oregon. He shared he was going to start a movement focused on our Oneness with the Divine, humanity and all of life . . . [read more]
We are approaching a critical tipping point of human existence on this planet. Our future is at stake: the destiny of the biosphere's grand experiment with a species capable of consciousness . . . [read more]
We are living in a time of great mystery. It is a time of shattering and fragmentation. Yet in the midst of the rubble of violent aggression, dead-end dogmas, false claims, distraction and seduction a truth that embraces all life is on the horizon for an awakening humanity . . . [read more]
"Time to turn dueling dualities into dynamic duo dance partners."
— Swami Beyondananda
One of my favorite books this year is Charles Eisenstein's thoughtful and inspiring book, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible. The title itself says a lot, and one of Charles' key points is that we in Western Civilization are living between two worlds . . . [read more]
Film premiere of Awake: The Life of Yogananda is opening in Theaters in October 2014 — including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boulder, Santa Fe, Tulsa and many more places. To find a showing near you or to arrange for a screening, click here. (The filmmakers were interviewed in the Summer of Peace, the recording is available for free – click here.)
Healthy Kitchen Power Hour — A Free and Global Event Hosted by John and Ocean Robbins – Wednesday, October 15th at 5:30 pm Pacific. Gain potent tips and tools for quick, healthy, delicious and affordable food – click here.
Bella Gaia: Cosmic World Music Immersive Theatre – San Rafael, CA – Oct. 18, 2014. Bella Gaia is an unprecedented audiovisual experience that combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time lapse nature photography, and cultural heritage footage with stirring live performances of dynamic music and exquisite dance from around the world.
Bella Gaia is a “breathtaking audio-visual exploration that will transform your view of life on earth” (AZ Weekly) with a “sound and visual environment that mesmerizes audiences” — (Hollywood Progressive) Watch the trailer – click here. Tickets –click here. Discount CODE: SHIFT (= 10% discount on ANY price tickets, all are reserved seats)
Film Premiere: In a society where materialism reigns, what is the real secret to happiness? In the new documentary film, Every Three Seconds, Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Karslake (For the Bible Tells Me So) tells the unforgettable stories of five regular folks — a boy, a college student, a thirty-something and two seniors — whose lives went from ordinary to extraordinary based on one simple decision — to engage. Each chose action over apathy, and in the process, each one has had a significant and lasting impact on two of the most challenging, yet solvable, issues of our time, hunger and extreme poverty.
The film will be released and available everywhere on October 16, 2014, World Food Day. To learn more, click here.
Upcoming Global Peace Events/Initiatives
Join The Peace Alliance in urging President Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power to support passage of proposed United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the establishment of Infrastructures to Support the Culture of Peace – click here.
2014 Common Ground Awards featuring inspiring peacebuilders from around the world – November 13, 2014 in Washington, DC and live streamed globally. To learn more, click here.
Special Training — Join Shift Network Team Members
Upcoming Conferences, Co-Sponsored by The Shift Network:
THE ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABILITY – Emerging Models for a Healthy Planet – October 6–9, 2014 – Fort Mason, SF, CA – The Economics of Sustainability conference is looking 50 years into the future. Our challenge is to bring forth a transformation of cultural and economic relationships so that environmental sustainability, social justice, and economic democracy become our way of life. Speakers include: David Korten, Michael Brune (Sierra Club Director), Osprey Orielle Lake, Randy Hayes, Lynne & Bill Twist, Ellen Brown, Randy Hayes and Georgia Kelly. To learn more, click here.
10XSummit – Igniting Change – Los Angeles – October 10–12, 2014, produced by PeaceLink Live. The 10X Summit is calling together like-minded leaders, organizations and celebrities from 10 social activist movements. For three days groups will unite causes and implement innovative solutions to global challenges and develop the sustainable systems, legislation and initiative that will actualize change. (Shift Network members receive a 40% discount when registering by August 18. To register click here and use this coupon code: Shift Network).
Join the Shift Network in supporting the 25th Anniversary Bioneers Summit Conference this October 17, 18 & 19 in Marin, California! Practical solutions for the most urgent, paradigm-shifting issues of the day. (Shift Network members receive a 10% discount – use code "SNB14.") To learn more, click here.
• Women's Wealth Revolution summit
• Enlightened Business Summit
• James O'Dea 7-week course
• Andrew Harvey 7-week course
• Sally Kempton 7-week course
• Rev. Jim Lee 7-week course
• Enlightened Business Academy 6-month intensive
• Robert Moss 6-month intensive
• Sandra Ingerman 7-week course
• Chief Phil Lane, Jr. 9-week course
• Joan Borysenko 10-week course
• Mirabai Starr 7-month course
• Gangaji 7-week course
• Andrew Harvey 12-week course
• Peace Ambassador Training 14-week course
• Patricia Albere 4-month course
Angelika truly has the voice of an angel, singing healing chants, mantras, prayers and original songs, accompanied by a variety of enchanting instruments. Her musical mission is to "foster acceptance and respect between cultures, religions and different belief systems and guide us all ever closer to the One Source." Her music creates a beautifully sacred container for healing work and events. Favorite songs include "Fountain of Flame," "I Am The Sky," and "Allahah Ruhau." Listen by clicking here.