Global Oneness Day features a free virtual summit with over 40 scientists, spiritual leaders and social-change visionaries exploring the many ways humanity is and can awaken to our oneness — click here to register free. I am delighted to be speaking in this summit!
In this edition of The Catalyst, our beloved James O’Dea offers a profound look at oneness from our deepest essence. We also have incredible pieces by Lisa Betz, Anna-Mari Pieterse, Jonathan Goldman and our dear Steve Bhaerman (the alter ego to Swami Beyonananda).
Steve Farrell, the Worldwide Coordinating Director for Humanity's Team, provides a beautiful story about how he left a successful career in Silicon Valley to focus on a life of service for the greater good (see Member Profile below).
Part of becoming a global family awakening to our oneness is also healing the historic wounds in the world. This is why we are also strongly supporting our Indigenous brothers and sisters in the 125th Memorial of the Wounded Knee Massacre.
We were approached by Jean Fleury, a descended of the Black Elk and Sitting Bull peoples, who was guided by visions to hold special healing ceremonies at Wounded Knee and around the world on December 29, 2015 — the 125th anniversary of the massacres.
We strongly encourage you to join us in supporting the “Big Foot Riders” — Indigenous peoples who will be riding, running and walking the path taken by Chief Big Foot and his people in 1890 that led to the massacre. Shift team members and I will be joining the ceremonies this year at Wounded Knee.
Please watch the video created for this occasion and then go to the campaign website and make a contribution that is meaningful for you – click here. Any amount given in a spirit of love and support will be deeply appreciated. (See Featured Media) Our Shift Philanthropy also features the 125th Memorial of the Wounded Knee Massacre.
If you missed the Hakomi Global Summit, it provided profound insights into the next evolution of psychotherapy. Below we are offering a free recording of Karen Baikie talking about "Resistance is Not a Problem." (See Featured Media)
And, finally, our featured artist is Daphne Tse, a talented international musician who embodies oneness.
2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre that took place on December 29, 1890. Join us in ceremony to honor all ancestors, support the Big Foot Riders and pledge to end massacre. To learn more, click here.
Someone recently asked me, “What is the relationship between music and consciousness?” Great music comes from the higher planes of consciousness which we refer to as the subtle planes where, you could say, consciousness is actually music. So the best answer to this question is, “When you ascend in consciousness you become music. You become the music of cosmos and creation. You become the music of the very roots of passion, of spirit and love without limits” . . . [read more]
BOULDER, Colorado — A vital moment is upon us. On October 24, 2015, Humanity's Team (HT) and many partners worldwide, invite you to participate in the sixth annual Global Oneness Day, a public service day, to celebrate our Oneness with all life. Now in its sixth year, Global Oneness Day is more critical than ever. People across the Earth continue in the false idea that we are disconnected from each other. With worldwide challenges such as earthquake recovery, the plight of refugees, and the suffering caused by human trafficking and slavery throughout the globe, it is vital for all of humanity to embrace our Oneness and harness the power we have to come together to heal our planet . . . [read more]
"Humankind can only evolve through human kindness."
— Swami Beyondananda
According to my friend and Spontaneous Evolution co-author Bruce Lipton, crisis precipitates evolution. If we look at the multiplicity of burgeoning crises in our world — ecological, economic, political, personal and spiritual — we can see that the chances of precipitation are about 100%. The good news is, modern science is now confirming what ancient wisdom has been telling us for millennia: We are all connected, and that connecting power is love . . . [read more]
We Are All One. Let’s Live That Way!
Join us in Grassroots Celebrations all over the world
and in the Annual Free Virtual Summit open to all.
This is the time of the year that some of us in Humanity’s Team have come to think of as Global Oneness Day Season! Although spending energy on creating another more impactful, joyful and catalysing Global Oneness Day is an all-year-round endeavour, this is the time of the year when what we have intended and created begins to take flight. Global Oneness Day comes alive now and we are beginning to feel into the day! . . . [read more]
This October 24, for the 6th time thus far, we as planetary citizens have the opportunity to help create wholeness and oneness for our planet. There will be thousands of people throughout the earth who will be joining together in meditation in order to initiate a shift from separation to one of unification. This day is known as Global Oneness Day and I am honored to be a part of it. I will be a speaker and I’m also a co-creator of Global Oneness Day this year. My only regret is that from my perspective every day should be such a day . . . [read more]
In the 1990s I lived and worked in Silicon Valley and ran a couple of tech companies I co-founded. My companies grew rapidly and I enjoyed many of the perks that go with this such as universities at sea, private jets to exclusive locations and more. But, I sold all my holdings in 2001, and moved to Boulder, Colorado with my family in 2007 because I found the American Dream to be false . . . [read more]
The Parliament of the World's Religions — Salt Lake City this October 15–19. The world’s premier interfaith event is coming back to the United States bringing 10,000 people together from 80 nations and 50 faith traditions to commit to the challenges of war, violence and hate speech, climate change, and income inequity. Five nobel peace laureates led by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, an Inaugural Women's Assembly for Global Advancement, religious scholars, faith leaders, and the heart of grassroots will round out 5 days of programming to mobilize the global interfaith movement. The Shift Network can take advantage of advance registration and reclaim the heart of our humanity in 2015 by clicking here.
The Peace Alliance — Be the Movement National Conference — Washington, DC — October 16–20, 2015! The conference will focus on the Five Peacebuilding Cornerstones of Be the Movement: Empowering Community Peacebuilding, Teaching Peace in Schools, Humanizing Justice Systems, Cultivating Personal Peace, and Fostering International Peace. Come together with like-minded allies from around the nation as we dialogue with, and learn from, some of the world’s most inspiring leaders and experts for a kind of peacebuilding think tank. Speakers include: Sylvia Boorstein, Congressman Bobby Scott, Phil Donahue, Rep. Pete Lee and Lynn Lee, Jeffrey Weisberg, Michael Skolnik, Rabbi Gil Steinlauf and many more. To learn more, click here.
Writing, Truth, and Community with Best Selling Author, Elizabeth Gilbert — On November 7th, you're invited to participate in a rare opportunity to learn from a creative genius and further your path on becoming a brilliant writer! Set in the beautiful Meritage Resort in Napa, California, this daylong creativity workshop with bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love will include a gourmet lunch, workshop with writing prompts, an inspirational talk, book signing/wine reception, and more. If you are simply a fan, enjoy a glass of wine with Elizabeth Gilbert and get inspired! Participation is open to all. For tickets and more info, click here.
Friends Committee on National Legislation — Building A Pathway to Peace: Annual Meeting, Quaker Public Policy Institute & Lobby Day — November 12–15, 2015 — Washington, DC. This November, we'll be asking Congress to prevent violence before it starts. The US too often waits until war or atrocities begin, and then it only provides military solutions. But it doesn't have to be that way. We believe that by paying attention to warning signs, the international community can respond before deadly conflict erupts. Participants will learn how to lobby from FCNL's expert staff; hear from congressional staff and other speakers; connect with people from your state; practice lobbying skills; meet with your representative and senators and hear presentations on peacebuilding. To learn more, click here.
Kia Miller and Tommy Rosen are so excited to announce the 2015 Recovery 2.0 Thanksgiving Retreat to Costa Rica from November 19–26, 2015. They will be back at Blue Spirit in Nosara for what is always a powerful and blissful Recovery 2.0 experience. The retreat always sells out. If this calls to you, apply today to secure your space.
Collective Coherence: Co-Creating a New World — December 2–6, 2015 — Tao Wellness Center, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico —
HeartMath and Global Coherence Initiative Special Event: Come join us for a transformative experience in Collective Coherence: Co-Creating a New World, our fourth annual Mexico event. We will practice tools for Collective Coherence and learn how this accelerates our personal unfoldment into higher potentials. Energetic connectivity will be explored and why it is effective for co-creating a new world. Be sure to use code "Mexico1" when you register to receive the Early Registration discount rate. To learn more, click here.
Maadhiam World Peace Festival — December 23–30 — Middle East Cruise — Take time off to participate in The Maadhiam World Peace Festival aboard a cruise — the Costa Fortuna. The Festival will bring together like minded people from many diverse backgrounds, talents and domains of expertise who are committed to promoting world peace. The Festival will explore many innovative ways to communicate about peace through yoga, literature, music, dance and art. Travel on an awesome mind transforming and life changing journey. And of course, do experience the warmth and hospitality of the Middle East as the cruise stops in ports in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. To learn more, click here. (Note: Shift Network’s Philip Hellmich will be a guest speaker on the cruise.)
Awake: The Life of Yogananda — DVDs available with subtitles in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Dutch and Japanese. Plus there are new film showings in Australia and United States! You also can bring Awake to your yoga studio or community. To learn more, click here. (The filmmakers were interviewed in the Yoga Day Summit, the recording is available for free.)
New Book: Subtle Activism: The Inner Dimension of Social and Planetary Transformation —
David Thomas Nicol introduces the concept of “subtle activism” to describe the use of consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer to support collective transformation, such as global meditation directed toward peaceful resolution of a conflict. Subtle activism represents a bridge between the consciousness movement and the movements for peace, environmental sustainability, and social justice. It is not a substitute for physical action but rather a potentially crucial component of a more integrated approach to social change. To learn more and order a copy, click here.
World Peace Library — Free Resource — Be sure to take advantage of the World Peace Library, a wide-ranging resource on peace newly compiled by the Shift Network: It contains more than 300 inspiring talks and mini-workshops from individuals such as Archbishop Tutu, Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, James O'Dea, Karen Armstrong, Chief Phil Lane and many more. With neuroscientists and lamas, faith-based activists and political leaders, this Library offers something for all in their peacebuilding efforts. The Shift Network has made the World Peace Library a free resource for all and encourages its use to promote peace in your families, schools, and wider community.
• Co-creating Heaven on Earth Summit
• Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit
• Michael Stone 7-week course
• Robert Moss 12-week course
• George Kao 12-week course
• Martin Rutte 12-week course
• Wounded Knee Indigenous Healing Summit
• Andrew Harvey 7-week course
• Sandra Ingerman 7-week course
• Chief Phil Lane, Jr. 7-week course
• Peace Ambassador Training 16-week course
125th Memorial of the Wounded Knee Massacre — 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre that took place on December 29, 1890. The Shift Network is committed to standing with our Indigenous brothers and sisters to create healing ceremonies on this historic occasion. We invite you to join us in unity and determination to end massacre. Let us use this unique opportunity to collectively begin a great and momentous turning. Come heal with us in spirit at Wounded Knee! Click here to learn more.
Humanity’s Team is an international spiritual movement whose purpose is to communicate and demonstrate the timeless truth that We Are All One, with God and life — caring for each other and the world we share — so that people's actions reflect this profound understanding within a generation. We believe that living this truth is essential to solving the most chronic and acute world problems and vital to creating a sustainable world of peace, harmony and happiness. To learn more, click here.
While attending the International Yoga Festival in India, I had the pleasure of meeting Daphne Tse, a talented international musician. Daphne had audiences at the festival spellbound with her soulful voice and spiritually uplifting music. While interviewing Daphne for the Yoga Day Summit, I was struck by her embodiment of oneness as a true global citizen. Daphne is from the US born of Chinese and Mexican parents and she tours across Asia, Europe and the Pacific. Her latest album, Finding Water, “weaves the sounds of Hawaii with eastern mantra and acoustic folk fusion songs to inspire your spirit and touch your heart.” I highly recommend listening to Daphne’s music as an experience of oneness emerging around the world. To learn more about Daphne and to listen to her music, click here.