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March 23rd 2016 Full Moon Call to Practice
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March 23rd, 2016 Full Moon Call to Practice
                                                                             “Bowing to Earth” by Katie Teague

Dear << Test First Name >>,
Happy Equinox! A new season is upon us, spring is coming, and with it, new life. It is the time when light and dark are in perfect balance. I pray for balance in my life and yours, and in the life of our beloved Mother Earth. And I offer myself in this next cycle of our interbeing, to contribute what I can to restoring balance, being a vessel for peace and healing, and living in service to our collective awakening.
 
On the evening of this full moon, March 23rd, I will seal my “cave” and begin a three-month meditation and writing retreat. Please join me in practicing the ETV meditation this full moon from wherever you are – your spiritual support will nourish and sustain me as I turn towards writing about what this healing journey with and for the Earth has meant to me. Thank you!
 
In the coming months we will not be hosting a monthly meditation either in person in Santa Fe, or by conference call. But we want to invite you to stay with us and do the practice on your own. Cultivating inner peace is as important as ever and taking refuge in the global ETV mandala is a way to help us to be a vessel of peace and realize our connectedness. Please join me in keeping all of the prayers in each of the Earth Treasure Vases alive by staying with the practice on your own.
 
If you would like a copy of the ETV Guided Meditation, please reply to this email and we will send it to you. This full moon, light a candle, arrange some flowers, offer incense, ring the bell and do the practice – either on your own or in person with friends. Do this every month!
 
The Earth Treasure Vase practice is such a tangible example of sacred activism as we continue to see how these holy vessels as Joanna Macy calls them, are having profound effects in the world. I am excited to transmit the practice to those who are coming forward now to steward an ETV and take it where it needs to go. The second generation of thirty ETVs are ready to be planted in more regions of the world so that the global mandala may expand and our prayers may continue to multiply. If you are interested in this possibility, please let us know by filling out the form here: http://earthtreasurevase.org/get-involved/  
 
Thank you so much for being such a part of our Alliance for the Earth and the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project.
 
I leave you with this short film from the burial of the first of the second generation ETVs at the 50,000-year-old sacred site, Gabarnmang, in Australia. I hope it will inspire you as it does me!
 

 Gabarnmang ETV 2016


At this potent Equinox time, poised between new and full moon eclipses, when the balance of light and dark in the world is as precarious as ever, I pray that together the work and practice we have cultivated for 25 years, may take root and blossom in all the ways that are called for now.
 
For the benefit of the Earth and all beings, with blessings and love, 
 
Cynthia
 
PS In order to keep our prayers alive and support Alliance for the Earth while I am on retreat, please consider making a donation to Alliance for the Earth. A one-time donation, bi-annual contribution or a monthly sustaining sangha membership, would be incredibly welcome right now. Your support will help me to take that deep breath and bring forth the writing that is within me. And with your continued partnership, the new dimensions of this work will be able to evolve into the next level. Contributions can be made at: http://earthtreasurevase.org/donate/ Thank you for your generosity!
 
                                 australia etv on main altar at dalai lama's teachings in sydney by anthony carlson
 
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