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Meditating for a Sustainable Earth

KindnessIn the last blog post, I mentioned hosting and facilitating Peace Meditations for US elections and the issue of race relations. Next up, doing similar meditations for climate change, Mother Earth/Gaia and sustainability.

Actually these meditations have already started, attracting a growing following who are interested in this topic and contributing in this positive way. All meditations are on Zoom … if you’d like more information about the next meditation, please connect with me at 952-829-1919!

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Peace Meditations

PeaceBesides launching United Nations of Harpists (previous post), I have been actively hosting and facilitating Peace Meditations for the past six months. These gatherings on Zoom began back in November 2020:

  • Election Day
  • Senate run-offs (January 5, 2021)
  • MLK Day on January 18, 2021 (when there were rumors of extensive violence across the country prior to Inauguration Day).

And now two times a month, a group that I’m part of who is studying the issue of race relations is meditating for diversity, equity and inclusion.

All of these meditative experiences are powerful! We meditate in silence and I play the harp intermittently to keep our vibration high and focused. We are meditating for the highest good for all in our country and the world. My vision is more harpists will be hosting and facilitating these peaceful gatherings around the world … what a positive way to contribute!

Peace to you …

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Peace and Justice

PeaceI live in the Twin Cities, about 10 miles from where the George Floyd murder happened in May 2020. The ensuing violence and looting was frightening and sad.

In mid-July 2020, a friend asked me if I was interested in joining a group called “In Solidarity” to study and learn more about race relations. I jumped at the chance! It has been quite a learning experience and so far, this list has been our discussion materials:

  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
  • 13th movie – documentary about the 13th Amendment
  • All In: The Fight for Democracy – documentary about Stacey Abrams
  • Seeing White podcast
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

While I have often said, “Peace and joy,” now I’m say, “Peace and justice!” As a culture and world, we have a long way to go, but I am hopeful as I’m watching nine white women transform, recognizing there are men and women all across the country doing this important work, as we heal this deeply embedded issue.

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