[Catalyst #20] Global Oneness Day

By Stephen Dinan, founder and CEO of The Shift Network

The 32nd annual celebration of the International Day of Peace was an amazing global event!

I was especially touched by the BeThePeace synchronized meditations (with 1167 locations!) that celebrated the International Day of Peace while also closing the Summer of Peace and 11 Days of Global Unity.

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)!

This year’s International Day of Peace was marked by an amazing level of synergy and collaboration among numerous organizations, including Summer of Peace, Peace One Day, 11 Days of Global Unity, Compassion Games, The World Peace Prayer Society, PeaceLink Live, Peacecast.tv, Peaceday.tv, Pathways to Peace, United Religions Initiative,The Gaiafield Project, UNIFY and many more. Together, we all worked to promote the larger narrative of peacebuilding emerging around the world.

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.

With this in mind, we are delighted to dedicate this edition of The Catalyst to the fifth annual Global Oneness Day, another great global collaboration that will take place on October 24, 2014. We are grateful for and strongly supportive of Humanity’s Team and The Association for Global New Thought’s efforts in stewarding this global initiative.

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.

Please join me in celebrating Global Oneness Day on October 24 – click here.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Supports a National uBuntu Day

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.

Yoko Ono Invites You to Join Global Oneness Day

Learn how you can participate by clicking here.

Featured Summer of Peace Recordings – FREE

BeThePeace celebrated the International Day of Peace and closed the Summer of Peace and 11 Days of Global Unity.

Click here to enjoy the BeThePeace – International Day of Peace – Global Synchronized Meditation.

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We Are All One. Let's Live That Way.
By Steve Farrell

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]

The Recovery of Our Oneness: Two Paths to a Flourishing World
By Ervin Laszlo

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]

Oneness: The Heart of Spiritual Peacemaking
By James O'Dea

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]

Annual Global Oneness Day Inspires Changing Paradigms
By Lisa Betz

BOULDER, Colo. — A vital moment is upon us. On October 24, 2014, Humanity's Team (HT) and The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), along with many partners worldwide, invite the people of earth to participate in the fifth annual Global Oneness Day, a public service day, to celebrate our Oneness with all life . . . [read more]

Global Oneness Day
By Barbara Fields

What an incredible day it was! Thanks to all of YOU, Humanity's Team and The Association for Global New Thought, Global Oneness Day 2013 succeeded as a phenomenal event! . . . [read more]

Why Oneness?
By Steve Bhaerman

"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]

Beyond The Bridge of Hope is Oneness
By David Wick

Hope: "to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true"

In 1984 the International Day of Peace was frequently a hard sell as we in the Pathways To Peace team prepared for the first large scale celebration of Peace Day in a major US city . . . [read more]

Honoring Peace Activist Mr. Mohammed Salah Ali Nassr with the Medal of Peace Makers in Yemen for 2014
By Mr. Hossien Alsoragy

Dar Al-Salaam (Arabic: "House of Peace") Organisation is a small peace organisation based in Sana'a (Yemen), with a tribal identity and a large outreach network spanning the entirety of Yemen. Dar Al-Salaam Organisation presented Mohammed Nasser with the Medal of Peace Makers in Yemen award for 2014 . . . [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.

John Gray has devoted the past 20 years to researching mental health and its effect on our relationships. His new book shares these findings and offers natural solutions: Staying Focused In A Hyper World: Natural Solutions For ADHD, Memory And Brain Performanceclick here.

Free BookHidden Riches – Unleash the Power of Ritual to Create a Life of Meaning and Purpose. Chris Attwood and Janet Bray Attwood, NY Times bestselling authors of The Passion Test, have written a brand new book to show you how you can use the power of ritual to create a life of deep meaning and fulfillment. Get your FREE copy here (all you pay is the cost of shipping!) — and be sure to check out the thought leaders who've endorsed it: 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 trailerclick 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

Permaculture Design Certification training – Permaculture from the Inside Out — Join several Shift Network team/staff members who are taking this special permaculture design certificate training starting October 18, 2014 in Northern California. Mention "Shift Network" to receive an extension of the early bird special $200 discount. To learn more, click here.

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.

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Becoming a Divine Human: How to Access 4 Initiatory Streams & Experience the Next Stage of Evolution. Featuring mystical scholar Andrew Harvey. In this free event, Andrew will be removing the "glass ceiling" on your spiritual growth and showing how you can walk a path that is at once sublime and humble, transcendently wise and embodied, passionate and engaged in life. October 8 at 5:30pm Pacific

The Multidimensional Enneagram Immersion: Applying the Wisdom of the Enneagram for Professionals, Dedicated Practitioners & Committed Students. With top experts from multiple Enneagram wisdom schools teaching together for the first time Russ Hudson, Helen Palmer, David Daniels & Jessica Dibb New Live 9-Month Training Starts Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Inner Harmony Process: Loving, Aligning & Harnessing the Wisdom of Your Conflicted Internal Parts. With teacher, author and internationally-respected change agent Tim Kelley. Learn powerful techniques to create dialogue, synergy and alignment between your inner voices that have been competing, undermining and in conflict — all in the service of becoming more clear, aligned and powerful. New Live Training Starts Thursday, October 9, 2014

More Upcoming Events: (all subject to change)

• 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

Global Oneness Day 2014 – presented by Humanity's Team and The Association for Global New Thought. To learn more, click here.

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