I am so proud of us, our city, and the work that is happening in our community to change the world. This past Saturday almost 1,000 of our brothers and sisters in GR gathered in Rosa Parks Circle for the #AmINext rally. And what made this so special was that it was organized by four 16 year olds. At sixteen they are standing up for injustice, hatred, racism, oppression and hope for a better future. Each young person spoke from their hearts even though their voices were shaking, they spoke up and out!
So many adults ask me almost on a daily basis, "What can I do?" That is what EmbodyGR is all about- taking care of ourselves, healing, educating, transforming, & finding happiness in daily life, so we are inspired to take action to make the world better! All humans desire to feel better & all humans within them have the need to do good (whether they realize it or not). We can practice yoga & meditation. We work for peace & happiness. We can volunteer & serve. We can attend rallies. We can organize. We can use our voices. We can vote mindfully. We can show kindness to all people. We can acknowledge our shared humanity. We can spread the message of hope, courage and a revolution of love through our daily practices & actions. At EmbodyGR that is our work.. "feel better, do good."
Taking action can be hard and making it a part of our life can be exhausting and at times overwhelming. That is why we gather each week at EmbodyGR. That is why we surround ourselves with people who care, support us, and work for change. That is why this week at EmbodyGR we will work to move the needle on love as a revolution! Please bring an image (photo, piece of art, poem, jewelry, statute, etc) that is a symbol of love, hope and inspiration for change to you! We will be practicing yoga & meditation, singing, breathing, sweating and uplifting ourselves and our world while being surrounded by our personal images of love, courage, and hope of a better future for ALL. Let us immerse all our senses in positivity we can use as fuel for our daily lives. Together we can do this!
Please bring the friend we all have that says they want to make a difference in the world and they just don't know how. Give them the gift of our community.
See you Wednesday!
Yours in revolutionary love,
Who: YOU and friends
What: EmbodyGR with Dana Christian Lee!
Where: 3rd floor tree house - Fountain Street Church
When: Wed July 20, 2016- 6:30-8:00pm
Why: To bring a revolution of LOVE!
Bring: A symbol of hope, courage & change (photo, piece of art, jewelry, small sculpture, etc) to build a puja of inspiration!
July 19th: Mental Health First Aid for Adults who work with Youth
When: Tuesday, July 19 | 8:00am - 4:30pm
Where: Kent ISD on the Beltline
What: This course is free. Please bring your own lunch!
This certification course teaches a 5-step action plan to help a youth who is in the early stages of developing a mental health problem or during a crisis. Taught by certified instructors to small groups of 30 people or fewer.
August 21st: Girls Rock GR Showcase-
When: Sunday, August 21- 4:00-5:00pm
Where: Wealthy Theater