Ritual Cycle 6
Bearing Witness to De-Colonizing Consciousness
Bayo Akómoláfé is globally recognized for his poetic, unconventional, counterintuitive, and indigenous take on global crisis, civic action and social change. He reads from his work and invites us into a contemplation that will subvert the conventional categories of being and doing, I’ing and you’ing.
Opening + Closing Ritual:
Our sixth Ritual Cycle opens with song and drumming from Chandra Ma, in Peru, who guides us out of the meditation into contemplation of the theme of de-colonizing consicousness by reconnecting with the Four Elements.
The Global Ecovillage Network – Oceania & Asia, plus Innerdance Global, invites us to witness a ceremony of re-membering—an awakening to the waking dream where the bondage of constructed worldview matrices begins to unravel. Through the facilitation of Serena Olsen, a dialogue between places and liberated inner spaces, from India and the UK, and more, invites Witness Bearers to experience how the parts create a dynamic whole of humanity’s consciousness as represented from India, Singapore, South Africa, the Philippines, and more.
Following the powerful sharing from the Global Ecovillage Network, co-host Andrew Venezia guides us in honing our collective and individual intentions towards a flourishing, human planet. Connecting together through meditation, Andrew uses a visualization and a simple ritual to empower us in working towards a world we envision and deeply yearn for, liberating the power of our consciousness in service of the world we know is possible.
Be sure to have a candle nearby, and a way to light it! (If this is impossible for any reason, you can visualize your candle.) You may also want a pen and paper.
We end with a song from the Awakened Life Project in Portugal. This intentional community recently was devastated by fire. To contribute to the re-building of this special community, click here.
Cycle 6 Ritual Holders:
Global Ecovillage Network-Oceania & Asia
Serena Olsen, facilitator, Innerdance Global
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