Dear Earth Prayers Family. "Rain at last!" ... How often these two words have been heard in the last few days. Many of us have already felt how much the earth is calling for water and how the rain, which is usually taken for granted in our latitudes, this time was felt as a real blessing. We live in a country where we are very blessed with water. Not only that it usually rains sufficiently ~ we live in a country where we can enjoy many streams, rivers and clear lakes with drinking water quality. On March,22 we made ourselves especially aware of how important water is for all our lives. A small, fine group of people from Graz joined us to celebrate the "Canto al agua" ceremony at a beautiful place on the river Mur. At this time of the day, in about 250 (!) places around the world, people have gathered to honor water, to thank it and to sing to it together. And as Philipp said, "Anyone who knows Masaru Emoto, knows what happens when music from the hearts of people meets water: it is purified and develops the most beautiful crystals." ❤️ In deep gratitude to this life-giving force ❤️💧❤️
Thank you for your flow, for your primal power, for your aliveness, for your music. We are part of the water, the water is part of us. Within us the flow, the primordial power, the aliveness, the music. Thank you, dear water, for cleansing and for nourishment, thank you for your deep stillness, your wildness and your clarity. A~hey ❤️ "Canto al agua" is one of the projects we had the pleasure of successfully supporting with Earth Prayers last year ~ feel free to browse the following link for more info: https://www.cantoalagua.com/cantoalaguaenglish
For this Friday we have a lovely invitation for you ~ there is a fundraising event for Earth Prayers at the enchanting Schloss-Schule in St. Georgen an der Stiefing! Proceeds will be split between the monthly projects!
"Dance and sing your prayers ~ let's dance together, sing together, find the peace within us and carry it into the world!"
~ with Anja, Su & Lenka ~ April 8 ~ 18:30-21:30 ~ compensation at your own discretion, in favour of Earth Prayers ~ registration via SMS to: 0650/2247279
The projects of the month of April ❤️
☀️ 4-10/4 * The Empowered Woman * Building a house for María Teresa's family ~ Chacantá, Venezuela ❤️
"Every day when I make fire to cook, I ask the Universe and Mother Earth for the power to build a beautiful house. A house that I can transform with all my love into a mother's womb and in which, step by step, I will become Grandmother María, so that later I can welcome my grandchildren in a place of well-being."
These lines come from a letter written by María Teresa, in which she shares with us her vision of life.
Back in March we supported her, her husband David and their 4 children in the creation of their home. We wanted to know more about the woman who gave up her job as a journalist and the comforts of city life to be with her children and live a life close to nature.
"Since childhood I have been in love with nature. Nature has called me and I have received the call to open my eyes. To see the mountains, listen to the birds and let the sun nourish me.
Although everything was good in the city, something was missing. Five years ago I accepted the task of living in the countryside with few resources ~ it was a challenge and very concrete experience. My heart led me to this place because I think we need to go back to the roots, learn to depend less on money and transform our resources into currencies of love that weave us into our relationships in a familiar way. Children are the best source of this knowledge, because children are the places where we plant the seeds of love!"
María Teresa has been a mother for 14 years and the most important thing for her is to let her children grow up with love, joy, security and her company. To provide for prosperity, she makes remedies, soap and natural cosmetics with the herbs from her own garden. The family also grows its own vegetables and learns to process food and become more and more self-sufficient. It is a joint project that the whole family lives together.
"As a mother, companion, woodcutter, weaver, blacksmith, soap maker and healer, I have learned what potential there is in us women!
Choosing to give birth to my last two children here on the ground in this new home has given me the confidence to empower my femininity by integrating everything and using my heart. I want to teach my children that love expands."
We are delighted by María Teresa's openness to share insights into her life and her courage to ask for support.
We want to make it possible for the family to raise the money necessary to finish building their house. For this, it needs a total of about 2,800 dollars ❤️ Let's help together!
☀️ 11-17.4 * Unfolding for children * Campus Vivante, free school ~ Morocco ❤️
It is very important that children are free to unfold in their being, in their potential, in their love. In order to lead a happy life, to confidently let themselves be gifted by the world and in turn to consciously gift the world itself with its own treasures.
"With roots and wings" ~ Campus Vivante is a true showcase project in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It offers around 80 children and young people a place where they can experience a holistic, future-oriented education. They are supported in going their own way in a self-determined manner.
The pedagogy of Campus Vivante is based on the conscious experience of holistic knowledge. The extensive campus grounds are cultivated according to the principles of permaculture and the school garden serves as a diverse learning space where theoretical knowledge is linked with practical activity. In this way, the school children recognize interrelationships and are made aware of their responsibility towards their immediate living space. In a region where self-sufficiency is an essential part of livelihood, active help for self-help is thus provided.
Since 2015, hearing-impaired children have also been integrated into everyday school life. The activities at the campus are integrated into the life of the valley population and, with over 20 local employees, it is the largest private employer in the region. With its infrastructure, the campus offers a platform for activities with and from the population as well as continuing education for all ~ education is seen as a lifelong process.
The vision is to pave the way for people to work, learn and grow in joy throughout their lives. It encourages people to actively shape the world, to have a peaceful and constructive impact on the challenges of the day, and to bring good things back to their own homes ❤️.
We became aware of this wonderful project through "Weltweitwandern Wirkt" and are very happy to be part of the support! ❤️