Vision Magazine JAN 2013

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Inspiration For Embracing A New Way Where Do We Go From Here? “One may not reach the dawn save by the path of night.” Khalil Gibran


hile some of the world focused on the end of a world Age on December 21st, 2012, another group focused on December 22nd, 2012 as BIRTH2012 – an event to mark the beginning of the new age of humanity..a new earth…a new way of doing business…a new way of community…a new way of coming together knowing that we are all one. We are so blessed to be on earth at this time. Yes, there are systems failing all across the globe. There is poverty, starvation, war and destruction of resources on earth leading us towards a global catastrophe, however, each of us has a choice in thought and in action to participate towards a catastrophe or to make a shift towards positive solutions. It is the concept brought to life through the analogy of a glass ½ filled with water. When I view that glass, do I see a glass half empty or is that glass half full? Birth2012 sees the glass half full! A group of visionaries gathered at Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles to mark December 22nd, 2012 as the birthday of our New Humanity. Under the leadership of Barbara Marx Hubbard – Foundation for Conscious Evolution, Stephen Dinan - The Shift Network and Michael Bernard Beckwith – leader of Agape International Spiritual Center, people arrived in person and virtually from all corners of The Earth to celebrate this birth. Agape International Spiritual Center held a 13 hour vigil called Gateway to a New Era: Your Choice. Here people participated in guided meditations, chants, gongs, and music with the Agape International Choir and special guests led by Rickie Byers Beckwith and interactive activities led by Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith, Dr. Joseph Michael Levry and Dannon Brinkley. The focus was on releasing all thoughts, things and actions that no longer serve. It is the process of clearing the space internally for that which we name good.

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When our bodies and minds are so filled with the thoughts of all that doesn’t serve, there is no room for good. When 2 or more are gathered…yes, the afternoon was filled with people meditating and holding the space for the world and as more people began arriving for the evening’s interactive keynotes and concert you could begin to feel the shift in energy rising. Activities focused on honoring Air, Water, Fire, and Earth and many activates focused on the breath. As Rev. Michael Beckwith describes, we listen with the ear behind the ear and see with the eye behind the eye and feel with the heart behind the heart and in that space we raise our vibration. And YES you could put out your arm and FEEL the higher vibration! Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung is a chant that translates as Sun Moon Earth Infinity Infinity I Am Thou. This was one of the chants that was led by Dr. Joseph Levry, founder of Naam Yoga which is a unique perspective of combining the wisdom teachings of Kabala with Yoga. This chant was used to focus on healing the world. Dannion Brinkley author of Saved By The Light and founder of The Twilight Brigade, brought his near death experiences unique perspective of the shift from the Maya calendar and the focus to a new way of collaborative leadership. Participants at Birth2012 included those already mentioned as well as Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch, Jack Canfield, Sister Jenna, Oscar Miro-Quesada, Lisa Nichols, Marcia Wieder, Rinaldo Brutoco, Devaa Haley Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Esai Morales, Raphael Sbarge, Ozomatli, Freddie Ravel, Android Jones & Phadroid, James O’Dea, Banafsheh Sayyad Dance and more. Barbara Marx Hubbard, at 83, is a vibrant role model for active aging. She birthed this idea over 3 years ago and gathered a team of visionaries to put this idea into action. Global Birth2012 Hubs are popping up where like minded people are already coming together in their respective