Ritual Cycle 6
Bearing Witness to De-Colonizing Consciousness
Bearing Witness to Healing the Heart of Humanity
Sunday, May 13
2:00 pm UTC (Universal Time Code) See World Time Buddy for the correct time in your location.
In this seminar, Elizabeth Debold and Thomas Steininger will help guide us into a deeper exploration of this particular aspect of bearing witness. Before the seminar, feel free to watch and engage with the meditation and ritual presentations below. Consider what the Ritual Holders are asking us to witness and to give our hearts to. We will view selected parts of the rituals in the seminar as the foundation for our exploration.
2:00 pm UTC Introduction & Group Meditation
2:45 pm UTC Exploration & Collective Dialogue
3:30 pm UTC Small Breakout Groups
4:00 pm UTC Whole Group Discussion
Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, spiritual leader of the The Inayati Order, an interfaith mystical fellowship, leads us in an interfaith service, drawing on world scriptures and infused with meditative prayer for the realization of humanity’s sacred oneness.
From Japan, Noriko Nagahori from goes to the Hiroshima Memorial where she is joined by three survivors to pray and offer a vision for the future of humanity.
Long weighed down by the lingering effects of colonialization (poverty, inequality, injustice, violence and destruction to nature and human lives), the Philippines is suffering even more because of disasters caused by climate change and because of the deep divisions created by their heated national elections last year, which continue till now. This small country in the Pacific Ocean is like a mirror of the Heart of the World right now – vulnerable to so many internal and external challenges yet throbbing with deep human connections and compassion for the whole world. Aninay (Angge) Herrera and her son, Angelo Herrera, peace facilitators from BINHI (Filipino for “Seeds”), and artist-teacher-healers from GINHAWA (Filipino for “Breath”), a well-being NGO, lead a healing ceremony where they invite Witness Bearers from all over the world to open a heart space where we all share our pains and our strengths for the healing of humanity.
Cycle 6 Ritual Holders:
Global Ecovillage Network-Oceania & Asia
Serena Olsen, facilitator, Innerdance Global
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