As the conflict in Ukraine continues, it has become increasingly important for the entire world to unite our energy in order to bring about healing and help restore energetically the peace in and around Ukrainian region, including all the beings involved and affected by this tension.
The most powerful way to achieve this is by creating the synergy through the synchronized global meditation.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MEDITATION
1. Use your own technique to bring you to a relaxed state of consciousness.
2. State your intent to bring peace and healing to the situation between Russia and NATO.
3. Invoke the Violet Flame from its primary source to place a circle of protection around you during and after the meditation. Ask it to transmute anything that does not serve the Light.
4. Visualize a pillar of pink Light, emanating from the Galactic Central Sun and then descending down through your body and deep into the center of the Earth.
5. Visualize this Light flowing through your heart and then through your hands directly to everybody involved in the situations between Russia and NATO, harmonizing everyone and bringing peace. Let the pink Light then flow onwards, healing all other conflicts worldwide.
6. Visualize and focus on Peace. Or Ask whatever your belief system is: Energy of the Universe, God, Goddess, Humanity presence to protect Zaporozhie Nuclear Power Plant from any damage to prevent any fallout. Visualize this nuclear facility safe and protected.
7. Direct energies of peace and harmony to all unresolved situations between Russia and NATO, and everyone involved in these situations. Let these energies then flow onwards and heal all other conflicts worldwide. Allow these energies to continue to flow through your heart and then through your hands into these situations for a few minutes.
(Suggested duration of this meditation is 15 minutes.)
Florida Immigration Coalition
We are getting prepared for the hurricane and we wanted to share important information to help keep you and your loved ones safe before and after the storm:
Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall on the western coast of Central Florida on Thursday, with the worst impacts expected to stay well north of South Florida.
For South Florida, we still expect plenty of heavy rainfall with flooding being a significant concern. The flooding concerns are also exacerbated by high King Tides this week, which are some of the highest tides of the year in South Florida.
There will also be the potential for a few tornadoes in the outer bands of Hurricane Ian -- especially Tuesday.
Residents, please remain vigilant.
Residents can find current information about what to do before, during and after a storm at miamidade.gov/emergency, by calling 311, and by following Miami-Dade County’s social media channels. Miami-Dade County encourages residents to download the ReadyMDC app, which is available for iPhone and Android.
Call 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) immediately to report a dangerous condition such as a downed power line. Please call 911 for life-threatening emergencies.
Find Catalyst Miami's Hurricane Preparedness Guide, including a checklist and how to develop an evacuation plan.
Today is Native American Day, and to honor the legacy and courage of the Native peoples, we wanted to share an excerpt from Issue 15: A Native Story.
This story was written by Meredith Schramm and Brooktynn Blood, members of the Umónhon Nation.
INDIAN BOARDING SCHOOLS
In the late 1800s, government leaders in the U.S. began noticing that Native American families and communities were not teaching their children the same way that others were. These government leaders thought that Native American children should be in school to learn English, read classic novels, and train how to be farmers. Instead, they were being taught the history of their people, their Native language, and how to contribute to their own communities.
Rather than understanding that the Native American families were just teaching their children differently, the government thought they were not doing a good job of taking care of their children. The government leaders tried to fix this by passing a law to create special schools for Native American students. These schools were called Indian boarding schools. They were very different from the day schools children attend today.
Children were taken away from their parents and sent to live at the school for the entire year. The schools had large locked gates around the buildings so the students couldn't run away. The children could only come home for the summer when school was not in session. Sometimes the boarding schools were very far away, and children would have to travel many days on a train to get there.
Most Indian boarding schools closed in the 1960s, but some remained open until 1996. Only a handful are still operating today, but these boarding schools do not follow the same rules as they did years before. Native American children no longer have to attend boarding schools. But the years of being forced to go have had a lasting effect on Native communities. Many still struggle, trying to heal from the trauma they experienced. Sadly, some students died while away at boarding school; they never got to return home to see their homes and families. We hope to never forget those children who had to live through this sad time.
Meredith Schramm and Brooktynn Blood are both educators who hope to keep alive the memories of their ancestors who went through boarding school by talking about them and teaching them what really happened. Irving T. Gates, an Umónhonway child who was forced to attend one of these schools, was their Great Grandfather. Irving, along with other family members, we remember.
Calling all Poll Observers! On-Demand Poll Observer training is now live. Just click the link to watch the training video and we will teach you everything you need to know to be an effective Poll Observer for the General Election.
Anyone who wishes to work as a Poll Observer in 2022 must watch this training video in order to become certified as a Poll Observer.
Training takes less than 30 minutes and you must watch the video in it's entirety to get credit for the training.
Please help us spread the word and recruit your friends to be Poll Observers as well! Thank you all!
Miami Climate Alliance
The City of Miami has a big opportunity to bring affordable housing and more green space to Allapattah now - we can’t miss this chance!
At a time when Miami is the most expensive housing market in the country, the City is planning to redevelop 19 acres of city-owned land near Jackson Health System, known as the GSA lot. We’re asking the City Commissioners to put the community at the center of their decision-making and to consider their views as they ask for proposals for redeveloping it.
Here’s what we’re asking of City Commissioners: We want to make sure the city’s Request for Proposal for developers will:
“We have a long fight and this fight is not mine alone, but you are not free whether you are white or black, until I am free.”
—Fannie Lou Hamer
“THE DEADLIEST MANIFESTATION OF WHITE FRAGILITY IS ITS REFLEXIVE CONFUSION OF FEAR WITH DANGER AND COMFORT WITH SAFETY.”~ RESMAA MENAKEM
FOR WHITE BODIES ATTENDING OUR EVENTS
We hope that our work together supports you to uproot the ways in which you uphold white supremacy. We ask that you expect and embrace discomfort throughout the practice of this work. As we sharpen our understanding of our own racialized experience, we are more equipped to transform it.
We will meet with you with compassion– and, maintaining your comfort is not our priority. We invite you to grow through actively engaging in Anti-racist practice within community.