In our work, we often find that people cannot imagine a world of Peace. Few really understand what it would look like, how it would express, and how we could possibly shift from a world of war to a world in Peace. Even the name of our organization Peace Production triggers a response of resistance in many who cannot imagine what peace is.
We are in critical moments as humanity chooses what direction to take next. We see clearly where we are as a people, nations, and species. All the destruction of our historical systems must be seen for what they are, how they harm us, and where continuing in the same system will destroy our world. The earth will survive, but will humaniity? That is the biggest question.
We are experiencing a new choice for our work's direction - maybe not new, but changed in form - as we hit the road again to share our message far and wide. As we began our collaboration together, Andras and myself, we put 40,000 miles on our van around the US and Canada - feeling the heartbeat of humanity 2012 through 2014. Then we landed in Grants Pass, Oregon for four years and worked toward local action in co-creation. We've worked hard there... nothing came easily as we tilled and turned the soil of the mind in the land my ancestors lived in. Now, we feel complete there in these moments and are spending time in a variety of places this spring and summer.
At this moment we are in Sonoma til the end of April. We'll be in Boise for most of May and part of June. Then we'll be back in Oregon for a few weeks before spending July in Pleasant Hill, California. During our travels, we are connecting with Centers for Spiritual Living, Unity, Zen, and other spiritual groups - as well as artist collectives and studios. We are sharing our teachings and wisdom, playing together and inspiring unified action. P E A C E will require collective action - focused and purposeful action - dedicated intention for the greater good - and we hope to offer much inspiration to that end.
Today, we were truly inspired by a film produced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez! This may seem political, but we are not promoting a candidate - we ARE promoting the idea of imagining a better world and creating film to share it. The movie industry often produces films about the future that are apocalyptic. We want to produce films that are inspiring and show a world that is growing. The new category of film making that Andras created is called FutureMentory(tm). This film is a perfect example of this category.
I'm personally enjoying how all our work and programs are coming together and blending into ONE Work/Play.
We are intending in the fall to offer our first InSpiritor Training. With a partner in a community, whether a studio, center, or church - we will offer a 2 week training for those interested in becoming an InSpiritor with Peace Production. InSpiritors are certified to teach Kriya Yoga, Blue Lotus Chakra Bloom, and all our programs as well as ones each individual create with their own gifts, talents and experience integrated. A team of InSpiritors will support one another and each will become an independent contractor with our 501c3 nonprofit. Instead of a pyramid scheme where someone on top gets all the money, InSpiritors are all equal with Peace Production.
Our best community partner will be a business or organization that wants to take a bigger step into their community and share their gifts far and wide. We use Barbara Marx Hubbard's Wheel of Co-creation as a foundation for how to reach into demographics not usually touched by some communities. During the two week training, Peace Production offers community events in collaboration with our community partner and each InSpiritor in Training produces an event that their heart's passion calls for. The two week "Heartist Party" inspires connection and lays a foundation for future growth for our partner with lots of public awareness and marketing.
Inside your being in the depths of your heart is your open connection to Source. We meet there... in the Silence... in the Inners.