“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”
– From Essential Rumi
Do you know that vast numbers of crewmates on our Spaceship Earth are working hard to make our voyage together a better one? Maybe you’re one of them? Here’s the latest update.
At dawn yesterday, Friday, September 21, 2012, millions of people around the world began lighting up the day with their intentions, meditations, prayers, ceremonies and events in observance of the United Nations International Day of Peace. Facebook was filled with posts inviting everyone to participate throughout the day and night. Thank you to everyone who did.
Then, following the sunset from east to west around the globe starting at 7:00 p.m. CDT Friday night, thousands of participants began drumming during the fourth annual, 10 Billion Beats Global Intention Event that will complete its circumnavigation of the Earth tonight (Saturday, Sept. 22) from 7 to 8 p.m. EDT. Individuals and groups that gathered in homes, town squares, city parks, country fields, and indoor facilities drummed for an hour, then handed off to those in the next time zone. Drumming is used to focus a collective, positive intention-vibration for connection in peace, love and oneness, sending it around the world “in a continuous wave to improve our relationship with each other, and with a living planet upon which we live, breath, and have our being”—“a joyous commemoration of the human family and all that shares this planet with us.” Thank you to everyone connecting heartbeat-to-heartbeat, assisting all of us.
How synchronistic that the events above coincide with the celebrations of the Equinox that arrives today, Saturday, September 22 at 9:49 a.m. CDT–one of the two times during the year when the sun crosses the celestial equator, and when the length of day and night are approximately equal. This is an intersection of science and spirit: an astronomical occurrence and a time to physically and spiritually connect with the rhythms of Nature, honor our Mother Earth and celebrate Balance. Thank you to all who do so.
The above actions are not pie-in-the-sky-wishful-hoping. There is abundant scientific data validating the positive outcomes of human beings connecting in those ways. I wrote about that data and shared links to the research in my February 2011 blog, Riding The Wave of Evolving Consciousness.
If you were unaware of or unable to take part in any of those events, please know that you can always make a positive difference. Regardless of when you read this, where you live or what your circumstances are, simply stop for a minute, take a few deep breaths, and focus your intention on peace and love for all. If you’re feeling stressed out or are in pain, gift yourself with a ten-minute, mini vacation. It’s free. Scroll halfway down my blog, Easy Do-It-Yourself Stress and Pain Relief, and follow the simple directions. When you reduce your stress and enhance your own well-being, you contribute to the well-being of all because we are connected across time and space. Thank you.
Whilst my friends in the Southern Hemisphere are celebrating the Vernal Equinox and the first day of their spring, we here in the northern climes are observing the Autumnal one. Here is my nod to this occasion:
Autumn Sighs Good-Bye to Summer
The greens of leaves lighten each day,
’Till they slip into party frocks.
Grackles rally from miles around
To gather in boisterous flocks.
Flowers look their showoff-best,
A last hurrah before the frost,
While tomatoes hurry to ripen red,
Begging harvest before they’re lost.
A stroll down the garden path
Finds evenings are cool and crisp.
The air is quieted of crickets’ chirp
And shimmers with a golden mist.
Tired from summer shining,
The sun is slower to rise,
Then retires early to bed as Fall…
Slips in on gentle sighs.
Nostalgic feelings wash over us,
As September turns “twenty-two,”
One season gives way to another,
And we bid Summer…a fond adieu.
Happy Autumnal Equinox!