To Love Water is to Celebrate Life

Expressing love is the best way to nurture relationships of all forms. When we love our garden we will spend time with it, this will make our plants bloom with vibrancy. When we express love to children they beam with joy and grow into kind, nurturing adults. Everyone has their own way to show love, it is a creative act of honoring, appreciating and connecting. When we don’t show love we see the opposite effect of darkness, violence and despair creep in. Of all the things that connects life on this planet water is perhaps the most important, yet we rarely take time to love water. This is something that we should practice every day. On March 22 people all over the world will gather at local water sources to celebrate, honor, and love this precious resource for World Water Day.

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. Today, World Water Day is celebrated around the world and each year shining the spotlight on a different issue.  In 2015, the theme for World Water Day is ‘Water and Sustainable Development’. This year’s #lovewater event is global and local with individuals hosting events in their region to honor water and streamed events online.


 
UnifyUPLIFT, and the Shift Network are hosting a telecast, a globally synchronized meditation, and a live video webcast from the sacred Ganges River in India. Last year there were hundreds of events across the globe where people went to local water sources to celebrate, honor, and love water. By gathering this way people are strengthening their resolve to create healing for our waters and thus healing for all of life. Healing starts with community, it starts with a shared intention and collective action.

The Shift Network Teleseminar runs from 1- 5:30pm Pacific Standard Time, with live feeds from water blessings around the world and conversations with global luminaries on the subject of Water. The Shift Network, empowers a growing global movement of people who are creating an evolutionary shift of consciousness that in turn leads to a more enlightened society, one built on principles of sustainability, peace, health, and prosperity.

At 5:30pm Pacific Standard Time, we go to the UPLIFT Global Webcast which will be linking up with #LoveWater ceremonies happening on the Ganges in Rishikesh, in Oakland’s Lake Merritt, Los Angeles’ Venice Beach and at many other locations around the world.  You can register here. UPLIFT is pioneering globally linked webcasts as a means for people to begin recognizing our shared community around the world. Despite our varied cultural differences we share much in common. Illuminating our collective interests in preserving our planet strengthens the cause for all who are involved.

Then at 6:00pm Pacific Standard Time, Unify will host the Global Moment of Synchronization where everyone is invited to join in a collective field of meditation and prayer to #LoveWater, in what we hope will be the largest synchronised meditation so far. There is significant research pointing to the idea that group meditation can effect positive change, and Unify has been hosting globally synchronized meditations since 2012.

This years #lovewater event on #worldwaterday promises to be a powerful catalyst for uniting people to celebrate, honor and take action for our most precious resource, water. Please help spread the word through your networks, join our Facebook Event for updates and register for the online events at Unify. You can read more in a great article by Chip Richards here. Expressing love is the best way to nurture relationships of all forms, on March 22 let’s all love water together.

Water Defense Activates Collaborative Power

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In conjunction with UPLIFT Festival this weekend in Byron, Australia, Water Defense has released a video and an invitation for your input. Collaboration often takes a back-seat in world focused on competition but it is the best solution to problems that face us all. When organizations and individuals shift from competing with one another to assisting each other towards a common goal, miracles can happen. Our waters are threatened all over the world, we have a common enemy and it is ignorance. We don’t know what is in our water. Due to decades of contamination from both agricultural pesticides and industrial waste, our watersheds are not as healthy as they once were. Since water is one thing that we all share in common, together we can address this problem and learn how to collaborate along the way. Contemporary technology, social networks, and inspiration are the tools we need to ignite this collaborative power. Water Defense is ready to deliver!

The real power of protecting our water is knowing what’s in it, and that’s exactly what we are going to do.” -Mark Ruffalo

This collaboration involves The Herbert W Hoover Foundation, Unify, and Uplift Connect along with Water Defense and many other organizations/individuals who are concerned about the health of our waters. If you have any ideas, questions, or suggestions, please tweet them with the hashtag #lovewater and be part of the ongoing conversation. You can learn more about the project here and here.

I Speak For The Spirit of Water & Those Who Have No Voice

#lovewater Ta'Kaiya

“I can see clearly through the sentimental veil of childhood memories, the voices of my Elders that taught me about the water as a sacred being… I am here to tell you not to forget… that the human race is a dynamic of diversity, and in the end it does not matter who you are, your race, religion, or your wealth… for we all drink from the same world wide well. There is beauty in every drop of water and when water  flows TOGETHER… it is POWERFUL… WE ARE WATER, and together we create change.”
Ta’Kaiya Blaney, 12-year-old Sliammon First Nation from B.C., Canada.

Everyone, Everywhere, Together! Unify
Global Synchronized Prayer/Meditation/Ceremony March 22 #lovewater

Unify & Wave of Action Reinvent the Game

#lovewater 1 Bruce LeeIt’s not quite your traditional activism, not a political, social, or spiritual movement, it is actually all of the above and that’s why it’s called Unify. It is beautiful, it is inspired, it is inviting, it is fun, and best of all it is absolutely needed more than ever on our big blue planet. This is something that a growing wave of people are beginning to wake up to everywhere.

Unify has been organizing globally synchronized moments of prayer/meditation since September 2012, and the diverse people/movements who have been mobilizing for change covers all spectrums around the globe. Unify organizers have been inspired and fueled by many many different movement (#OWS, #idlenomore #forwardonclimate and others) who have a deep love for justice, The Earth, and all of life. Social justice, environmental preservation, and cultural healing are all intertwined just like the eco-systems in nature.

Comprised of volunteers around the world who share this same passion for healing, Unify provides a service to these diverse movements and individuals by allowing everyone to join forces for the betterment of all. This is a little bit out of step with capitalistic principles that pit everyone against each other because it emphasizes cooperation instead competition. There is no “us vs. them” it is all on us.

There is a symbiotic relationship in the rain forests where each animal, plant, and insect plays an important part of the health of the eco-system. Galvanizing change through mutual success for each of the involved parties is what makes this movement unlike anything before it. Being of service, coming from the heart, letting love lead and using the most advanced technologies combined with real human networks makes for a beautiful community of conscious change-makers.

Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 3.09.11 PMMarch 22 at 3pm PST all around the world people paused to meditate, pray, and hold ceremonies to remember what is truly important, and what is at the center of all life as we know it. WATER. This is not the beginning or the end of the movement. This is a world wide wave of action, and it will continue to ebb and flow and build and grow until humanity can restore some balance and respect for life on earth. We live within natural laws, and we must embody bio-mimicry if we want to learn how to live in a healthy way. The benefits of our current systems are being outweighed by the destruction it is causing to the very things that we hold most sacred.

Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 3.09.44 PMNo longer can we afford to forget our connection to the future and the past, to nature, and to each other by ignoring the threads of life that connect us. The Forgotten Chapter is winding to a close and something beyond our wildest dreams is being born before us.

I’m not sure if it was Rob Brezsny or John Perry Barlow who first coined the term “Pronoia”, but in case you are having the sneaking suspicion that people are conspiring behind your back to help you out… it’s probably because they are!

How do YOU lend color to someone else’s dream? Soon we may find that we don’t have dreams but dreams have us. We are here to make the dream real for those that we love. Perhaps there is a little more to life than “working for the man” afterall…

From Occupy to Unify, Anonymous to Unanimous, from coast to coast change is brewing and every one of us is part of it. Maybe it is just by sharing a link, tweeting a picture, helping a friend in need, taking a silent moment to watch the sun set, or listening to birds fill the trees with songs, we are making the connection, we are making the change. There is power in that, immense power.

#lovewater 4We are each part of something bigger than ourselves, yet we take ourselves so seriously at times. Let’s make it beautiful, make it fun, now is our moment! May we never slumber again while the things we cherish most are being destroyed. We can not eat money and we can not drink oil, we know that there are solutions to all the problems we face. Together, as a unified force of nature, we will heal. We will bring justice and we will love life. Water sustains and supports all life, it asks for nothing in return, it wears away mountains, and flows freely becoming one with everything. Be like water my friends, be like water…

Visiting the Unify website will show you all the events planned throughout the world, “liking” sharing and tweeting posts from Unify Facebook also helps. The #lovewater event page is here.