Tribe of PEACE!
I am still reeling after our 18th school shooting in the United States since January 1st, 2018. That averages about 3 per week thus far. How are you feeling? Do you agree that thoughts & prayers are no longer enough? Our young people deserve better and we are the ones who are supposed to be caring for and protecting the most vulnerable among us.
We, at EmbodyGR, are all about action. What action can you, me, us, take? For starters, this week we are holding a yoga for peace gathering to send love & healing to the victims, their loved ones, and the peace of our planet. Our collective intention is a powerful force, make no mistake to think otherwise. So please, please, show up Wednesday, February 21 to our weekly gathering to take tangible action for peace in our world. Though yoga & meditation are not a singular solution to end gun violence, let us join together and take a stand. Let us move from a state of powerlessness, hopelessness and helpless isolation to a collective community coming together to grieve, pick up the shattered pieces of our national heart, and ask the uncomfortable questions: 'What is the next right step for me right now? How can I be part of a solution? How can I use my voice, my vote, my resources, my agency, for peace?" No one is coming to fix this for us. Let us join as one because only together we can make peace within ourselves, safety in our schools and thus a world safer for our children.
If you are inspired to join in a larger conversation about gun violence, consider coming to Fountain Street Church this Sunday, February 25, with other members and supporters of Moms Demand Action in Grand Rapids. There you can discern what YOU can do for the gun violence prevention movement while learning about upcoming events, legislative work, 2018 elections, and strategy moving forward.
When times are uncertain & fearful, my go-to is 'lovingkindness meditation' May this help you, as it does me, to cultivate peace within self and inspire within you the personal responsibility to cultivate peace in our world.
May I be happy.
May I be at peace,
May I be well.
May my heart open.
May you be happy.
May you be at peace,
May you be well.
May your heart open.
May we be happy.
May we be at peace,
May we be well.
May our hearts open.
And so it is.
Deep peace & abundant love,
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
***We are back in the SOCIAL HALL!!! :)
What: EmbodyGR- Peace practice for Florida
When: Feb 21, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Social Hall
Why: to help make our world a more peaceful place & send love to the victims and families of the school shooting in Florida.
Let's celebrate & DO GOOD!
January 17 - March 17
EmbodyGR & Spectrum Healthier Communities 8 Week Challenge
When: January 17-March 14.
What: 3 surveys given: Jan 17, Feb 14 & March 14
What: WMEAC- Nonprofit Meet & Greet Service Fair: Women and the Environment
When: Saturday Feb 24 from 10AM - 1 PM
Where: Linc Up - 1167 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507
What: Women and the Environment is about more than just talking, at the Service Fair we work with dozens of non-profits to provide you with opportunities to take action! (EmbodyGR will be there!)
What: Moms Demand Action Meeting
When: 2 - 3:30 PM
Where: Fountain Street Church
Topic: Gun violence prevention movement
What: EMBODYGR 4 YEAR CELEBRATION!!!
When: Wednesday, Feb 28th from 6:30-8:00 PM
Where: Fountain St Church Social Hall
What: Girls Rock GR- CD Release Party &
When: Sunday, March 11 at 2 PM - 5 PM
Where: The Clique Bowling Center- 533 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
Deets: $5.00 covers shoes & bowling
Special guest Bridget Clark Whitney,
Executive Director of Kids Food Basket joins our EmbodyGR weekly gathering- 6:30-8:00pm
Save The Date!
EmbodyGR Fundraiser, Thursday, April 26 from 7:30-10:30pmat Watermark Country Club
“The EmbodyGR community embraces and supports, says ‘yes you can’ when the noisy inner voice says, ‘no you can’t’ – Kari Wilson, Community Member