Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Liberty Bell Minute -- A Daily Moment of Silence for Wisdom

From Wise USA

The Liberty Bell Minute is a spiritual call to action to invoke wisdom, joy, and compassion in the United States of America at a vital historical moment. We are continuing our campaign to observe a minute of silence at 9pm Eastern every day, at least until the Inauguration in late January. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

A Compassionate Effort that Now Feeds Hundreds Weekly


Food on Foot is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the poor and homeless of Los Angeles through programs that provide nutritious meals, clothing, work opportunities and ultimately the transition to full-time employment and life off the streets.

Food on Foot operates a weekly meal program every Sunday in Hollywood. Food on Foot began in March 1996 as one man’s response to the hunger he witnessed among the poor and homeless of Hollywood. What initially began as the distribution of meals from the trunk of a car has grown through the dedication of its volunteers and now serves more than 200 meals each week to homeless, disabled, elderly and low-income adults and children.

Food on Foot is a unique and personal response to hunger and unemployment because it is an effort entirely organized and maintained through the hard work of volunteers and generous individuals who provide the vast majority of our financial support. Thanks to supporters like you, we do not take government funds.  As a result, we are able to provide high-quality care to each of our homeless clients.

Every Sunday, for 20 years and counting, volunteers distribute hot, nutritious chicken dinners, snacks (fresh fruit, carrots, granola bars and bread), and drinks (bottled water and milk) to as many as 200 homeless and poor individuals and families in our Hollywood serving area location.  But our work doesn’t stop there. Our unique and all-inclusive Work for Food program provides homeless participants with a life skills education, job training, full time employment, housing they can afford, and most importantly, the confidence needed to make their accomplishments long lasting.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Top 3 Holiday Words: Giving, Gratitude, Grace

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--From the Chopra Center

By Deepak Chopra M.D.

It would be beautiful to use the holiday season to spiritually expand, to show that this time of year is more than a hectic splurge of spending that leads to stress, family conflict, and depression. Many people experience that negative reality and don't know how to change it into something more positive. The key is to think in terms of things you can do that benefit you while at the same time connecting with others at a deep level.

I'm thinking of three words that we can all focus on: giving, gratitude, and grace.

Giving
Giving has become so materialistic around holiday time that it's easy to forget how meaningful it is to give of yourself. In practical terms, this means being generous when you interact with others, sending the following messages:


  • "I care."
  • "I am here for you."
  • "You matter."
  • "I appreciate you."
  • "I feel warmth in my heart for you."
  • "Here is my love."

When you can actually say these words, it makes a difference in other people's lives, especially those who are close to you but get taken for granted.

Sometimes, however, it's hard to find a comfortable way to speak from the heart. If this is the case, you can give through your awareness. The following meditation for giving is a powerful way to connect or reconnect with anyone in your life:

Sit quietly and bring to mind somebody you want to be the recipient. It helps to visualize their face as clearly as you can.

Now think to yourself any combination of or all of the messages listed above. For example, “I appreciate you.” And  “Here is my love.”

Pause after each one and let its meaning sink into your consciousness.

Wait until you feel the warmth and sincerity of your message before moving on to the next one.

Gratitude
Gratitude has become a hollow gesture we overplay in our "thank you . . . not a problem" society, when in reality it's a powerful spiritual value. During the holidays, you can meditate on gratitude using the same messages as in the giving meditation, only with a change of focus. Now the messages are:


  • "You care."
  • "You are here for me."
  • "You show that I matter."
  • "You appreciate me."
  • "You show warmth of heart toward me."
  • "You give me love."

Similar to before, try the following meditation for gratitude:

Sit quietly and focus on the person who is the recipient of these messages.

Think each message, adding the words "thank you" after each phrase.
Let this feeling sink in before moving on to the next message.

Gratitude and giving, when focused through these meditations, opens up a clear path between two people at the level of feeling and even a deeper level of shared awareness. But there is also purification, because when you express gratitude from the heart, old resentments and negative feelings are detoxified.

Grace
An uncommon spiritual quality is grace, which belongs to the purest level of awareness, where a single spirit embraces everyone and everything. Grace is that quality in consciousness that enables us to feel safe, protected, loved, and blessed to be alive. The world's wisdom traditions speak of uniting with pure awareness as enlightenment, unity consciousness, or Yoga (union with the source). By meditating on grace, we bring it more into everyday awareness and give room for experiencing grace in our own lives.

This meditation requires no words, simply sitting quietly, feeling centered and calm:

Place your awareness in the region of your heart, and visualize a soft light there, which gradually expands as you gently breathe.

See the light permeate your body and slowly expand until it fills the whole area around you.
Be with the light for a few moments, softly speaking or thinking the words, "This is the light of life. This is my true being."

Let its living presence imbue your being, without forcing anything.

Realize that all you cherish, not just over the holidays but throughout the year, comes by the grace of pure Being. This is the attitude that keeps life fresh and renewing; it opens the way to the path of enlightenment.

***

I am covering a consciousness-based approach because it is the most powerful way to open up avenues of change. When we speak of taking responsibility for our beliefs and feelings, the deeper we go in awareness, the more lasting and positive the change we are aiming for. But the holidays are also a time of doing, and with regard to spiritual values, these are good practices to keep in mind.

Don't be drawn into holiday complaining. Remain composed and centered. Always be willing to give of yourself—this is most needed when others feel frazzled and stretched beyond their comfort zone.

Give others a reason to feel gratitude by going out of your way to show your caring support. This is doubly valuable if you perform service for those in need, including the homeless, the sick, and the poor. Charity that comes from the heart is an expression of love that will be received at the level of the heart.

Exhibit grace by opening yourself to everyone in a non-judgmental, accepting way. We are spirit's conscious agents, and grace remains abstract until it is given a human face. When you are living with the attitude of grace in action, God has descended on earth.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bringing Compassion to The Holiday Table


With the holiday season upon us, you may be fantasizing about how wonderful it will feel to prepare and share delicious feasts with your family. Perhaps you visualize your Pottery Barn-inspired dining room table surrounded by loved ones who stop laughing just long enough to savor each bite of your grandmother’s apple pie. At some point, everyone holds hands and each person expresses gratitude. It’s a dream come true, and your heart fills with joy.

Then your mind screeches like a record, and your heart sinks. Reality starts playing instead of this fantasy. You remember that your uncle always brings up politics, and his political views are the complete opposite of your spouse’s. Your grandma will no doubt ask if you’ve gained weight. Your niece complains about the cranberry sauce every year, and your friend’s teenaged son refuses to set down his smart phone during dinner.

How do you steer the conversation at the feast to focus on the good? Start with compassion. It’s a topic everyone—across the generations—can understand and relate to. The trick is making sure you bring up the subject skillfully.

Here are some ideas for bringing compassion to the table:

1. Start the Meal Off on a Compassionate Note
Whether your family tradition includes saying a blessing before each meal or not, invite your guests to join you in a silent and mindful pause. Here’s a sample script you can use to set an intention for your meal:

“I invite you to join me in closing our eyes for a moment of gratitude. Let’s first take a deep inhale and pay close attention to what we notice.” (brief pause)

“Let’s feel grateful for this delicious-smelling food in front of us.” (brief pause)

“Let’s also notice how it feels to be surrounded by our loved ones. I invite you to tune into feelings of gratitude for this nourishment … and for each other.” (pause)

“Let’s appreciate all who contributed to this beautiful feast, from the farmers who grew the crops needed for this meal to the chef who skillfully prepared it for us.” (brief pause)

“May we use this time together to not only enjoy this meal, but also as an expression of compassion and gratitude for each other and for those throughout our community and world.”

2. Invite Everyone to Consider Compassion
As a conversation starter, ask guests to share (if they are willing) a memory of compassion. They can share either a time when they gave or received compassion. Invite them to elaborate and share how their stories make them feel. You can be the first one to speak so that everyone understands the prompt.

3. Politely Interject with Compassion
If you see a storm brewing between guests, try to skillfully interrupt and invite them to experiment with compassion. Ask them to consider that every person has a unique way of looking at the world, and no one needs to be “right.”

4. Offer Everyone a Gift
At each place setting, include a token that promotes compassionate behaviors, try one of these ideas:


  • Place a small framed quote about compassion at the top of each plate.
  • Create a simple craft that can represent compassion. Try painting hearts on smooth stones or use leaves to make a heart.
  • Give everyone a pair of COMPASSION IT wristbands, which flip from one side to the other side each time you “compassion it.”

Even if your compassionate experiments backfire, you can view it as an opportunity to practice self-compassion. Keep in mind that many share your same holiday stresses, and you are not alone. Pat yourself on the back for your compassionate intentions, for who knows? Perhaps by baking compassion into your meal, you’ll start a new holiday tradition.

--From the Chopra Center

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

5 Tips to Feel Thankful When You Don't Feel Thankful

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Editor's Note:  The next three days will feature essays we found inspiring in a recent Chopra Center newsletter.  

‘Tis the season when thankfulness is all around. Everywhere you look, you read about gratitude practices and the benefits of being grateful. It’s a natural time to pause, reflect, and be mindful of what makes your life worth living. But what do you do if you're not feeling very thankful?

Maybe you've had a relationship end, a death in your family, or a loved one diagnosed with an illness, and you're reeling from all the emotions. Or perhaps there’s not a specific reason you can put your finger on, but you just aren’t feeling warm and fuzzy.

Regardless of where you are this Thanksgiving season, give yourself a break and recognize that there’s no right or wrong way to do the holiday. And remember that even in the darkest times, there are still things in your life to be grateful for, and those can be celebrated. Keep these five tips in mind to open up your heart to thankfulness.


  • Receive Gratefully

One of the simplest ways to begin reclaiming your gratitude is by remembering to receive gratefully. Rather than prioritizing giving thanks, focus on receiving. Notice when other people are offering you an expression of sympathy or kindness, and really take a moment to sit with it and bask in the feeling.

Study where that gratitude feeling occurs in your body. Some people feel it in their chest as an expansion or in their throat as a tightening. Others may feel the sensation behind their eyes as a softening.

Noticing where in your body you feel your gratitude can heighten your awareness of that circle of giving and receiving. Receiving gratefully is a great place to begin when you feel depleted of thanks—like you've got nothing left to give.


  • Take Baby Steps

Give thanks for the simple things in life. Notice the things in your life that can easily be taken for granted and use them as a source of gratitude. Instead of looking for big things, try to find the smallest pieces that tend to get overlooked.

For instance, consider the ice in your fridge. Many places in the world still don't have the luxury of refrigeration today, and to them, instant ice is no small miracle. The gift of running water when you turn on your tap is another gift. Toilet paper, dental floss, contact lenses—it’s amazing how many things you can find as you go about getting ready for work in the morning.

By noticing these everyday items through a lens of thankfulness, you can start an upward spiral of gratitude. When you start to prioritize feeling the miracle of the simple things, suddenly there's an abundance of opportunity for gratitude.


  • Look Back

If you're still struggling, take a hint from social media like Facebook, which offers a glance back at memories from your life. Take a moment to look back at posts or glance through a picture album, and see what you were doing a year ago, five years ago, and 10 years ago.

Two things can happen: you can find gratitude for those past moments even though right now doesn’t seem that wonderful or you may experience some gratitude in recognizing just how far you've come. By remembering those times that have shaped who you are, you can gain perspective with where you are now.


  • Reframe

You have the ability to change your perspective in any given situation. When you’re feeling down, try reframing your current feeling to include gratitude. If you are working a double shift, find gratitude that at least you are working. If you are temporarily laid off from your job, you can be grateful that you will catch up on your sleep and spend more time with your kids. If you miss your dad when cooking his favorite turkey recipe, find gratitude that he passed on his legacy to you.

There is always a little glimmer of light; the trick is training your brain to look for it. This type of positive thinking works like building a muscle: the more you look for the positive, the more you will train yourself to find it.


  • Don’t Let Anyone Tell You How to Feel

Just because everyone else is “thankful” doesn’t mean you have to be. Take the pressure off and let yourself become immersed in your feelings for a little while. Throw a pity party with a time limit. Give yourself 10 minutes, an hour, or a day to feel angry, sad, jealous, or frustrated.

It’s not good to suppress your feelings or to try to fake feeling thankful just because the calendar dictates it. Allow your feelings to come out. Your emotional purge can help you out of the downward spiral and back into an upward emotional course.
--From the Chopra Center

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Kindness and Compassion Against Bullying


Recent news reports on a rash of bullying behavior since the November presidential elections in the US.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics,  "almost one out of every four students (22%) report being bullied during the school year.  The following video is about a bullied student and how kindness and compassion changed the dark path he was on.




Bullying touches so many lives. It often inspires the generous spirit in people who want to make a difference, support the cause, and change something that has happened to too many for too long. Every day, students, parents, schools, and community members ask us, “What can I do to help?” Every contribution — whether it’s hosting a community event, standing up for someone, or giving a donation to an organization that addresses bullying — makes a difference and changes lives.

Videos with creative call to action
Animated video series created with drawings from young students around the country. After viewing the videos, students can share their poetry or stories, create a drawing, film a short video, or design a graphic that can be shared on PACER’s website and be eligible to receive awards and recognition.

Toolkits for events and classroom
Designed to educate students and adults with two toolkits: one for the classroom ($50) and one for community events ($75). So many students who experience bullying say “I feel so alone.” These toolkits provide resources to initiate conversation and action on ways to “be there,” providing kindness, hope, and support.

Curriculum to inform and inspire students to support peers
Designed for middle and high school classrooms. The FREE online curriculum can be used to encourage a long-term, ongoing conversation focused on how students can prevent bullying through supporting and advocating for their peers.

Program for social inclusion for students with disabilities
Designed to empower students with skills, training and education to protect students with disabilities from bullying, provide a peer support system and to offer social inclusion opportunities.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Step Outside, Create Ecstasy




On this Monday morning, perhaps, just perhaps, we step away from the blaring glare of media.  Perhaps we take a collective deep breath and begin our week by walking "outside and gaze at one  leaf..." as suggested in the following mediation from the Center for Action and Contemplation.

Would this action bridge our humanity? Perhaps.

"All you have to do today is walk outside and gaze at one leaf, long and lovingly, until you know, really know, that this leaf is a participation in the eternal being of God. It’s enough to create ecstasy. The seeming value or dignity of an object doesn’t matter; it is the dignity of your relationship to the object that matters, that transforms object to subject, and allows you to meet things center to center or subject to subject, inner dignity to inner dignity. For a true contemplative, a gratuitously falling green leaf will awaken awe and wonder just as much as a golden tabernacle in a cathedral."


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Retreat Into Nature. Nurture and Heal.



Editor's Note:  Be it the beach, the mountains, or the desert, finding time to walk away from the noise and chatter of local, national, and global happenings, nature is the great healer, the great inspirer of contemplative understanding.    

“Mystical experience of nature can be of particular relevance to our troubled age, bringing deeper into our consciousness and emotions the logic that nature sustains humanity as humanity must, in turn, sustain nature. Rationality alone, however, cannot be our guide in the task of restoring our environment. A spiritual connection to nature must inspire the emotional commitment that is the yin, complementing the yang of intellectual understanding.” Carl von Essen 

Recently, this editor retreated to the desert for the sun, the silence, and wide visual expanses. These words with photos summarize a healing moment.

Just past the full moon,
away from the noise,
rise to glory.
Wander inside nature’s power,
befriend the ancient,
brave to make the climb
and seek rare treasure.
Let the ascent win
and turn conflct into peace,
allowing beauty to greet us
on this path,
simply
and
majestically.
Our climb continues upward
to wide expanses
in a desert escape.
--C. Coimbra



Saturday, November 19, 2016

Easy Ways to Show Gratitude



As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we look for ways to demonstrate gratitude to the people closest to us. The holiday season is a good time to give back, but also serves as a reminder about the importance of giving back year round. One excellent way to show gratitude is to look for opportunities to give back to the people or organizations that have given something to you over the years. To get you into the holiday spirit while also tapping into your spirit of service, here are some ways you can give thanks by giving back.

At school:

For many, some of life’s best experiences have taken place at school. Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to show your gratitude to all the teachers who have invested in your life and education.


  • Host a school supplies drive
  • Help students succeed by making sure they have all the supplies they need to learn. You can arrange a school supplies drive using this guide, which also includes donation ideas. You can also contact your school district or school of choice directly to find out how to make the most effective donation.
  • Help out at an afterschool program
  • Help make sure children have the best possible educational opportunities by supporting afterschool programming and tutoring groups. Get in touch with your local school to find out what kind of programs they host, offer to start and lead your own club, or volunteer with organizations like Reading Partners or the Boys & Girls Clubs to help students unlock their true academic potential.


In your community:

In addition to volunteering at local food banks, soup kitchens and homeless shelters, there are many ways to get involved in your community around the Thanksgiving holiday. Many people have a reason to be thankful for community groups or recreational programming offered at a local community center. Maybe you’ve participated in a club, took swimming or art lessons, or you stop by the rec center every weekend to get some exercise in. There are lots of opportunities in your community to give back by helping others enjoy the same programs and facilities.


  • Lead programs in your community
  • The programming offered at your local community center is often organized by your town’s parks and recreation department. To get involved, contact them directly and see what volunteer opportunities they have. Most cities put out a program guide so you can have a better idea what you might get involved in and find something you’re excited about.
  • Support an organization
  • If, as a child, you took part in organizations like the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, consider giving back to them by volunteering a couple hours a week as a leader. Or, if you want to get the whole family involved, Doing Good Together helps connect families who want to give back with local nonprofits that need help.
  • If none of these ideas work for you, there are lots of other ways to show thankfulness with service! You can volunteer at other places that are important to you, like your local hospital, food bank, or your place of worship. You can show gratitude to veterans, your elderly neighbor, or even your cat or dog. Think about who you’re thankful for and brighten that person’s day!


Looking for more ways to give back? Check out All for Good for opportunities to give back in your area!


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Friday, November 18, 2016

Your Mindfulness Day




Try to reserve one day out of the week to devote entirely to the practice of mindfulness. … in principle, of course, every day should be your day and every hour your (mindfulness). 

… to set up a day of mindfulness, figure out a way to remind yourself at the moment of waking that this day is your day of mindfulness. You might hang something on the ceiling around the wall, a paper with the word “mindfulness,” or a branch—- anything that will suggest to you as you open your eyes and see it that today is your day of mindfulness. 


Today is your day. 

Remembering that, perhaps you can feel a smile which affirms that you are in complete mindfulness,  a smile which nourishes that perfect mindfulness.

--Edited from the “Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh"

Thursday, November 17, 2016

"The Long Arc of History Bends Toward Justice


Post election 2016: Concerned? Disenchanted? Worried? Depressed? Here are 10 ways to cope with a challenging circumstance.

  1. Ground yourself: Breathe deeply. Go to a favorite spot in nature and really be there. Meditate. Find a favorite poem, reading, religious passage that has helped you before and read it quietly.
  2. Allow the grief: Don’t suppress your feelings of fear, dread, anger, grief. Just allow them. But don’t wallow there; move on when you’re ready. And allow other feelings to arise, too—they may surprise you.
  3. Be with friends: This is a time for community. Share your feelings, your insights, your fears—and, especially, your hopes. Hug a lot.
  4. Take a media break: Keep up with the news, but turn off the endless rehashing of painful stuff that you already know.
  5. Take care of the children: Yours, neighbors’, grandchildren. They will sense your fear, and the very young won’t understand it. Reassure them that they are safe.
  6. Reach out to anyone threatened: There are people who are especially afraid: immigrants, Muslims, Blacks, Latinos. Speak up and show solidarity.
  7. Don’t dismiss the Trump voters: Remember that many of his supporters voted from a place of anger and despair about many of the same things for which you feel anger and despair: all the wealth going to the already wealthy, corporations getting all the breaks while everyone else feels stiffed, political power wielded by the very rich.
  8. Think local: I’ll bet on Tuesday night there was something (maybe many things) on your local ballot to celebrate. Embrace them. And find the many ways in addition to electoral politics to make change in your community, your town, your state.
  9. Take care of yourself: Yes, eat some comfort food—but then take those walks, do those yoga stretches. The whole world needs your energy, your health, your vision. There is much to be done.
  10. Take the long view: Martin Luther King’s words can hold us: “The long arc of history bends toward justice.”

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Four Ways to Help the Environment

Editor's Note:  It seems that after the presidential election in the US, that many who stand for environmental well-being, sustainability, inclusiveness, compassion and empathy, felt as though the rug was yanked from beneath them.  It's taken this blog-site a bit to find its way through the election results and how to present all the good that does exist on Planet Earth.  With that, The Daily Prism will begin to post ways to hold firm to the commitment to being a true force for good as defined by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and other mindfulness leaders.

The following is excerpted from Popular Science

Speak out

Show the government how desperately the public wants to slow climate change. Find your elected representatives. Send them a message about the impacts of climate change, and the actions you support.

“Start acting locally when you run into a roadblock globally,” recommends Debbie Sease, the Sierra Club’s Senior Director of Advocacy. “You can say ‘no’ to Mr. Trump in terms of, ‘please don’t attack the environment,’ and then you can work with your local city council to try to get your city to adopt things that are moving toward a…clean energy future.”

The benefits to working locally will spread beyond your own city and state. “It’s not just a consolation prize,” Sease says. One example of how this has played out, she says, is the fuel efficiency standards that President Obama set for cars and trucks (although they might take a beating in the next four years).

“What made it possible for him as president to come in and successfully do that was the fact that…states including California, which is a huge auto market, had adopted state standards,” she says. This made auto manufacturers more willing to agree to a national standard. “That work at the state level…set the stage for major progress at the federal level,” Sease says.

Get involved

If you’re feeling disheartened, read a few of the statements nonprofit groups such as American Rivers, Defenders of Wild Life, and Earthjustice have released in the wake of the election, promising to fight harder than ever to defend the environment.

Then donate to an environmental organization, or find out which groups have state or local chapters near you and volunteer (you can also find opportunities to pitch in at volunteer.gov).

Here are a few environmental organizations to check out:


Another way to help: support environmentally friendly businesses and cleaner energy sources such as wind and solar. President-elect Trump may support the coal industry, but, “If the marketplace is saying, we want clean energy, we want to get off of fossil fuels, and we find clean energy cheaper, it ties his hands,” Sease says.

Shrink your carbon footprint

There a plenty of ways to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions related to everyday activities like traveling to work and using electricity.

For starters, unplug your electronics when you’re not using them. And when your smartphone, laptop or television bites the dust, recycle it. Also, if you weren’t already recycling paper or glass and plastic containers, start doing that too.

When you can, try to walk, bike, carpool with others, or take public transportation.

A lot of energy goes into producing and transporting food, so try to buy locally grown food, plan how much food you actually need to avoid waste, and cut down on red meats (which require more energy than other foods).

You can find more tips here.

Take care of yourself

Find ways to volunteer that give you a chance to do good for the environment and for yourself at the same time, Sease advises. “We’re headed into some years that, for folks who care passionately about the environment, [are] going to be pretty tough,” Sease says. “Get involved in some things that take you outdoors…because there is an amazing restorative aspect to that.”


So sign up to clean a river, plant trees, or monitor how clean the water is in your community. And don’t lose hope. “It can seem very daunting,” Sease says, but, “people should not say, well there’s nothing we can do.”



Thursday, November 10, 2016

"The love that we are, that connects us all..."


Thursday, November 10 at 11:30 am https://zoom.us/webinar/register/36baa35b64dee048c5b9141539e44ee6 

A discussion about compassion and how we are called to act following a US election season that has brought out strains of racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and bigotry. How can we heal? How are we called to action? What can we bring to the mission of making compassion a luminous force?

the invitation has arrived
to step into our courage
and our full humanity
from this day forward
the harm can only unfold
and multiply and spread
with our silence
with our consent
with our participation
we will not be silent
we do not consent and
we will not participate
in legitimating violence, lies and division
the love that we are
the love that connects us all
the love that bends history
even in this dark moment
towards liberation 
We are one 
we are many and
we are one
it is time 
dear friends 
the revolution of love
must be completed 
And it is only possible 
if on this day
we commit our lives 
to walking the hard road 
because there is now only one way forward 


adapted from work by Taj James, founder and Executive Director of the Movement Strategy Center

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Global Meditation Series Continues on US Election Eve



Monday November 7
6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern/2am UTC

For much of 2016, many of you have been helping us build a powerful meditative field to call forth wise leadership in the United States during this critical election year.

Since June, the Gaiafield Project has hosted a global meditation for a WiseUSA on the new moon each month.

In late June, several members of the Gaiafield Council, including Cynthia Jurs of the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project, traveled to Kansas to bury our Earth Treasure Vase in the Flint Hills, Witchita, dedicated to a WiseUSA.

In August we began offering a monthly global meditation on the full moon, led by Cynthia Jurs, to amplify the prayers of our Kansas ETV and to connect with the global Earth Treasure Vase network.

In October, we introduced the Liberty Bell Minute, a synchronized daily one minute meditation for a WiseUSA that now involves over 1700 people.

On November 7, at 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern, this field will be brought to a peak with a very special WiseUSA election eve meditation. 

Together we will channel an incredibly powerful current of love into the very heart and soul of America at this critical moment of national choice.

This event will take place on the Amplifield, a wonderful online platform for collective meditation and prayer events.

Regardless of where you live on the planet, the outcome of these US elections is likely to affect us all. And no matter where you stand politically, we can all unite to call forth wisdom, joy, and compassion from the heart and soul of America, for the benefit of all life on Earth.

Please join us on Monday for this free event to add your heart energy to the field at this vital time. 

--From Wise USA