#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.


Jacob Devaney

Jacob blogs for Huffington Post and others in addition to Culture Collective. He specializes in social media, and cross-platform (or trans-media) content and campaigns. Meditation, playing piano, exploring nature, seeing live music, and going to Hopi Dances are some of his passions. As a co-founder of unify.org, Jacob lives for community and believes that we are all interconnected with our own special gift to offer the world.

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