Ritual Cycle 1
Bearing Witness to Our Mother, Earth
In our first meditation, Cynthia Jurs will lead the Earth Treasure Vase Guided Meditation, inviting us to imagine a world where suffering is transformed and the vitality of the Earth is completely restored, embracing the whole Earth with our love and directing our deepest prayers and intentions throughout the web of life — the songlines of the Earth — touching all the places that form the global Earth Treasure Vase mandala. This meditation has been done every full moon for close to 30 years and now, a large virtual Earth Treasure Vase community committed to global healing and collective awakening has formed and will join One World Bearing Witness on this potent full moon.
Interlude & Opening Ritual:
Ritual Cycle 1 started with an intercultural musical interlude. We hear from Ensemble Noisten playing Adon Olam. This was followed by Terry Patten who led Witness Bearers in a guided reflection that pointed out and unfolded the deep practice of bearing witness. This process invites all dimensions of our awareness and our bodies to open and be present in the most embodied, local and personal way to the full spectrum of what is here to behold — including the most global, systemic and complex aspects of our shared life. Then he guided us into a period of spontaneous trans-rational prayer, helping to deepen the sacred virtual space we were convening.
Center Ritual + Closing Ritual
Grandmother Flordemayo, founder of the International Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, began her ritual with a prayer for the day of “The Sacred Dawn.“ She shared with us a prayer to Mother Earth, to the Four Directions and the Four Elements of Life. In this intimate shared space between us, she spoke to us all as “seed carriers“ for the next generation. This is a heart-to-heart communication between Grandmother Flordemayo and each of us, as well as a call for us to share the loving vibration heart-to-heart with Mother Earth. “Our responsibility is to say something,“ she says,“Our responsibility is to pray.“
Lotan Sapir and Miriam Turmalin from Israel/Palestine/the Holy Land offer a prayer and performance to the renewal of the connection to the “Tired Land“ in Israel and Palestine that is based on the story of Sarah and Hagar of the Jewish Bible. *Please bring a prayer in your native language, and a small plant or seeds.
Cycle 1 Ritual Holders:
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