Stories for Champions of Compassion

Earth Week Champion Spotlight: Amy Walker

 

We are thrilled to pass the Global Compassion Torch to Amy Walker today! Thank you, Amy, for standing for courageous compassion for others and the Earth in all you do. Compassion Games wants to recognize Ms. Walker and her artistic projects expressed from her brave heart, standing up for Mother Earth with infinite love, and teaching us what compassion really means. Our intent is to celebrate her authentic service to caring for the Earth and the powerfully embodied message she shares. See Champion of Compassion, Amy Walker receive the Compassion Torch and also leading us all in a Water Blessing Ceremony in this video! Please share!

Amy’s multi-disciplinary spirituality is integral to her art and life, connecting her with the earth and all beings as Relatives. Her practices include knowledge from being trained and adopted into Native Nakota medicine ways with the Yankton Sioux in South Dakota; initiated into Kriya Yoga through the line of Gurus at Self-Realization Fellowship; being a third-year Moon Dancer in Teotihuacàn, Mexico; as well as countless workshops, books, and teachings. Watch this video below,  a beautiful example of her love and power,  inviting us to unify together into the compassionate way.

“This came to me in the Nakota language for you and all beings. I share it now with the intention of sending healing love around the world, joining billions of people in prayer on this 12/21/12 solstice. Feel free to share, sing adapt, arrange… Love!” -Amy Walker

Love is Sacred Medicine -a prayer song for mi daku owase, mitakuye oyasin, all my relations.

Lyrics:
Wiwowashte de pejuta wakhan
Wiwowashte Ina Makha sitomniya
Mi daku owase, unshi ma nayo
Wiwowashte, chante owase ota

Translation:
Love is sacred medicine
Love around Mother Earth
All my relations, it’s the way it is, the way it should be, the way I want it to be,
Love, a nation of many nations of hearts

Amy Walker is an actress, singer, inspirational speaker, and multi-disciplinary artist, as a way of expressing #CourageousCompassion. Her passion is performing in productions that entertain and inspire positive change. She has been featured on TEDx, the TODAY Show, NPR, Inside Edition, and her online videos have garnered over 40 million views on YouTube and beyond, from the viral “21 Accents”, to memorable characters, songs, and inspirational insights. In 2015, she toured internationally with her one-woman show, Amy Walker: Inside Out ~ Celebrating the Unity in our Diversity.

Join Compassion Games International leadership Team pass the Global Compassion Torch to Amy Walker LIVE today Sunday at 9:00 AM –  9:00 AM PST.  She will also lead us in a Sacred Water Blessing Ceremony Song. Learn more and join us at this link.

As a way to appreciate Amy Walker, you can join her participating in Earth Week and report as a member of “The Vibers”, by sharing your compassion for Earth in action on the Global Compassion Report Map through May 7th. For example, you can reflect on Amy’s Water Water Blessing Ceremony today and share with others. Game on Vibers!

You can sign up for Water is Life! Protect The Sacred Earth Week today!

Let us light up the world with compassion for the Earth today and celebrate Amy Walker by sharing this article and joining us today as we honor her as a Champion of Compassion. 

Earth Day Wisdom for all players & teams playing Earth Week below!

See the many ways below to stay connected to this Champion of Compassion, Amy Walker:

See Amy’s courageous compassion sketches on her inspiring YouTube Channel.

Watch Amy Walker’s Ted Talk about Expanding Your Identity to Embody Your Potential.

Amy Walker’s Facebook Fan Page

Follow her on Twitter

Amy Walker’s Website

Earth Week Champion Spotlight: People’s Climate March

Join the People’s Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate. 

Now that Earth Day 2017 is history, the week of action, led by the Peoples Climate March; is happening on the 29th and as outlined a week of activities are happening all over the world. Anyone can engage with and shed light on the challenges and opportunities to protect and restore mother earth. https://peoplesclimate.org/week-of-action/

Throughout the first 100 days in office, the People’s Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29th in Washington DC in a powerful mobilization to unite all of our moves.

Sister Marches are taking place all over the world.  Follow this link to discover where you can join in.

Earth Week Champion Spotlight: Earth Day Network

As the world looks to find a new way to balance, preserve and protect Mother Earth we are grateful to have a partnership with the Earth Day Network and to recognize them as the lead “Champion of Compassion”.

Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in nearly 195 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. We work through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.

 

March for Science

This year the Earth Day Network is supporting the March for Science – a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community.

Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

On April 22, 2017, Earth Day, we walk out of the lab and into the streets.  We are scientists and science enthusiasts. We come from all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all political perspectives, and all nationalities. Our diversity is our greatest strength: a wealth of opinions, perspectives, and ideas is critical for the scientific process. What unites us is a love of science and an insatiable curiosity. We all recognize that science is everywhere and affects everyone. Science is often an arduous process, but it is also thrilling. A universal human curiosity and dogged persistence is the greatest hope for the future. This movement cannot and will not end with a march.

See behind the scenes of the March for Science in this video below!

You can watch the March for Science LIVE at this link on Earth Day Network YouTube Channel.

Our plans for policy change and community outreach will start with marches worldwide and a teach-in at the National Mall, but it is imperative that we continue to celebrate and defend science at all levels – from local schools to federal agencies – throughout the world.
CGI Global Calendar March for Science Event

March for Science website
Check out over 360 marches around the world planned that day.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceMarchDC
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sciencemarchdc/

Earth Week Champion Spotlight: Earth Gratitude

Earth Gratitude is a partner of Unify who introduced us.  They are focusing this Earth Week on “Earth Gratitude: Clean Living” and have published a beautiful Moni e-book with contributions from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, to Elon Musk, from Tesla Motors, Arian Huffington, and many other remarkable voices. 

The e-book is free and you don’t even have to give your email.   Download the e-book here  as they say in the introduction: “We are in deep gratitude to everyone who views this book, pushes pause on the daily routine and status quo, and makes a bold, brave, and sustainable choices for their everyday lives.”

www.earthgratitude.org

Earth Week Champion Spotlight: Pachamama Alliance

Thank you, Pachamama Alliance for being such a beacon of light, inspiring people around the world into Earth Caring action! We take this 4th day of Earth Week to pass the Global Compassion Torch to all who are part of the Pachamama Alliance Team making a positive difference a reality every day. Here is the Co-Founder of Pachamama Alliance, Bill Twist with the Global Compassion Torch sharing his light and gratitude.

We had the incredible opportunity to work with Pachamama Alliance in February bringing light and compassion to The 7th Generation Runners from Standing Rock in the heart of San Francisco as part of World Interfaith Harmony Week (see a video about the inspiring results of this event). Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. Learn more about the story of why Pachamama Alliance is alive and thriving in the world in this video.

Here are some of the incredible impacts the Pachamama Alliance is igniting globally. Pachamama Alliance works in partnership with Indigenous People to attain permanent protection of the tropical rainforests of the headwaters region of the Amazon basin in Ecuador and northern Peru. Containing some of the highest levels of biodiversity on the planet, this is an area of immense ecological importance to the world.

There are 61 Pachamama Alliance Communities—local hubs where people work together to bring about a new future for life on Earth—in 21 countries, including the U.S., Mexico, China, Japan, Romania, and New Zealand. In 2016, Community Days were brought to 7 Pachamama Alliance groups, including Lima, Peru; Rochester, New York; and Beijing, China; equipping and empowering them in their vision to build a new society.

The Awakening the Dreamer program—Pachamama Alliance’s flagship educational program offered both in person and online—now has over 5000 trained Facilitators across the globe, offering the in-person Symposium in at least 16 languages and in more than 80 countries.

The Game Changer Intensive—an online course that picks up where Awakening the Dreamer leaves off and catalyzes the inner work of transformation, inspires and equips people to enter in effective collective action— and has now been taken by more than 4000 participants.

We invite you today to Protect The Sacred Pachamama and join the celebration by sharing this article on Facebook, Twitter, or on the Compassion Report Map with what you appreciate about Pachamama Alliance. Take action and get involved with Pachamama Alliance today! Here is where to start:

https://www.facebook.com/PachamamaAlliance

https://twitter.com/PachamamaOrg

https://www.pachamama.org/

Have you signed up to play Earth Week yet? You can report your Earth Compassion in action on the Global Compassion Report Map until May 7th! Join the world’s largest compassion competition where everyone wins!

From Compassion Games leadership team hearts, we thank you for all that epic positive change you bring the world! We pass the Champion of Compassion Torch to you all!

Earth Week Champion Spotlight: Unify

Unify is one of Compassion Games most celebrated partners in the regeneration of self and society at this time. For Day 5 of the Water is Life! Protect the Sacred Earth Week, we are deeply dedicated to highlighting the remarkable work and accomplishments of Unify by passing them the Compassion Torch!

Unify hosts Globally Synchronized Events on Earth’s Solstices and Equinoxes with a focus on celebrating our shared humanity around the world. At these times, they invite all people to “meditate, host local ceremonies, pray and align with Source in their own way.” They write:

It is our conviction that we are One Human Family, transcendent of race, religion, or nation. By unifying at these times we create a living demonstration of our underlying unity and an Emerging Planetary Culture which embraces the interdependence and well-being of all.

Standing Rock has been a central inspiration for this year’s Earth Week Coopetition. Unify has been supporting the 7th Generation of Indigenous youth at Standing Rock, and uplifts the vision of MNI WICONI – Water is Life to millions around the globe. Watch a video they put together for Standing Rock below:

Unify also hosts a World Water Day in March. Their video on Water Day, featuring Indigenous leader Ta’Kaiya Blaney, is truly inspiring.

Unify helped host an Earth Gratitude series in honor of Earth Day. Learn more about Earth Gratitude and the free Mini-eBook they offered, downloadable here.

Unify continues to inspire us and countless millions around Mother Earth to lean into the vision of the world we know in our spirits is possible. Thank you, Unify.

Be sure to follow Unify on social Media!

Website: http://unify.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unify/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Unify
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iunify/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/UNIFYMEDIA2012/feed

Champion of Compassion Spotlight: King Abdullah II of Jordan

The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.

The World Interfaith Harmony Week provides a platform—one week in a year—when all interfaith groups and other groups of goodwill can show the world what a powerful movement they are. The thousands of events organized by these groups often go unnoticed not only by the general public, but also by other groups themselves. This week will allow for these groups to become aware of each other and strengthen the movement by building ties and avoiding duplicating each other’s efforts.

Learn more about World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017 at the website.

Visit on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Champion of Compassion Spotlight: The Fetzer Institute

Whether we’re aware of it or not, we are deeply interdependent and interconnected. What would it be like to live that way—as if our borders (personal and otherwise) extended beyond our body, neighborhood, state, or nation, spilling into each other as a river into the sea? How might we move beyond our self-imposed borders to build and deepen authentic, sustainable connections?

We offer these ideas and invite you to join us in this practice of unity:

  • – Be friendly and get to know people
  • – Consider how you are part of a wider web
  • – Nurture connection through music
  • – Put books of literary fiction on your reading list

Tell/show us how you cultivate unity.

Tag your photos/responses with #compassiongames.

Additional Resources:

With gratitude from the Fetzer Institute!

“Our work is about helping build the spiritual foundation for a loving world.

Our goal is to help catalyze and support a broad-scale, spiritually grounded transformation from an ego-centered way of being grounded in separation and fear to an all-centered way of being grounded in oneness and love.

Our vision is a critical mass of people around the world embracing love as the guiding principle and animating force for living in sacred relationship with self, others, and the natural world.”

Visit fetzer.org for more information. Follow Fetzer Institute on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Champion of Compassion Spotlight: Standing Rock 7th Generation Runners

The Global Compassion Torch is in the hands of Champions of Hope and Earth Protectors. We welcome the Arrival of Ms. Bobbi Jean Three Legs, Hunkpapa Lakota, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Chris Walton and other youth runners from the Oceti Sakowin, the Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation, and local 7th Generation Runners as they run across the Golden Gate Bridge in the 7th Generation Inaugural Wopida Run and Ceremony today. This is available from the live stream on Compassion Games FB Page.

The Inaugural 7th Generation Global Wopida Ceremony and Run:

Sharing the Spirit of Standing Rock, Protecting and Restoring Mother Earth and Building a Global Fire of Compassion.

A coalition of partners is hosting the Inaugural Global Wopida Run, led by Great Sioux Nation Youth Runners, across the Golden Gate Bridge carrying the Global Compassion Torch of solidarity, hope, and the spirit of Standing Rock to the Great Meadow at Fort Mason on Sunday, February 5th at 12:00 PM.

The 7th Generation Prophecy promised that this generation of Indigenous young people, guided by their Elders, would rise up and inspire other young people of the Human Family to join them in unprecedented, unified, prayerful action to Protect and Restore Mother Earth.

The Dakota people have a special ceremony, Wopida. Wopida is a sacred sharing of gratitude, a connecting with all beings through thanksgiving for all the countless gifts and blessings from the Creator in our lives. Often this includes sharing food and giving gifts of thanksgiving to those who have sacrificed for the upliftment of the People.

The purpose of the Global Wopida Inaugural Run is to be grateful for whatever Life bestows on us, knowing that every test and challenge comes into our lives for our spiritual growth and development to protect and restore Mother Earth.

This spiritual understanding of Wopida requires each of us to live with honor, compassion, love, respect and harmony with all life. The coalition is hosting the 7th Generation Runners in San Francisco during World Interfaith Harmony Week.

Ms. Bobbi Jean Three Legs, Hunkpapa Lakota, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Chris Walton and other youth runners from the Oceti Sakowin, the Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation, will be joined by local 7th Generation Runners from the Four Directions.

The Runners will share their enthusiasm, vision, and words to co-create a just, sustainable and harmonious world by building a global fire of compassionate action to unite the Human Family. We will pass the Global Compassion Torch as part of the Wopida Ceremony taking place on the Great Meadow.

Origins of the Wopida Run

The inspiration for the Inaugural 7th Generation Run began in August of 2016 when the Standing Rock Youth Runners, led by the Ms. Three Legs, ran 2,000 miles to Washington DC and brought national and international attention to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters. Their run broadened the impact of those protecting the waters of the Missouri River against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), and raised a global cry: “Mni Wiconi – Water is Life.”

Traditionally, Indigenous Peoples across the Americas ran on foot to carry important messages. The Inaugural Global Wopida Run shares the news that at this time of great global change, the promised time has come for the 7th Generation to arise and inspire all generations to heal and resolve “Standing Rocks” everywhere on Mother Earth. Guided by their elders, the Runners carry the message that we are one Human Family, interrelated with all Life, and share a common destiny. The Hurt of One is the Hurt of All, the Honor of One is the Honor of All.

The coalition of partners include (alphabetical): Compassion Games International, Women & Girls Sector of Charter For CompassionCultural Conservancy, E2K, Fetzer Institute, Four Worlds International, Four Worlds Europe, Pachamama Alliance, Seat of the Soul Institute, Seeding Sovereignty, The Shift Network, Unify, United Religions Initiative, and We The World.

The Goals of the Inaugural 7th Generation Global Wopida Run:

  • * To share the Spirit of Standing Rock and intent of the Global Wopida.
  • * To share the enthusiasm, the prophecy, vision, and words of the 7th Generation to ignite unprecedented, unified, prayerful, and enduring compassionate action to Protect and Restore Mother Earth.
  • * To unite the members of the human family to co-create a just, sustainable and harmonious world.
  • * To ignite a global fire of gratitude, love, and thanksgiving everywhere all at once.

Read this NY Times Featured Magazine article from this week: https://nyti.ms/2jQvPtH

Watch these documentaries about Standing Rock and the Runners on Vice

Champion of Compassion Spotlight: The Ali Center

We just completed an incredible Global Coopetition with Muhammad Ali Center in January called MLK & ALI Games Five Days of Courageous Service.  We are incredibly moved by all the light that is shed on the legacy of the Greatest Muhammad Ali and the constant catalyst this Center is in moving many into action. Mr. Ali’s life and way of being in the world was about love, compassion, and interfaith. We would like to pass the torch of compassion today to the Ali Center. Thank you for lifting the world into courage and sharing the wisdom of Muhammad Ali.

The Ali Center stands tall as a multicultural center with an award-winning museum, the Muhammad Ali Center captures the inspiration derived from the story of Muhammad Ali’s incredible life.  A visit to the Center is not just an experience, but a journey into the heart of a champion. The Ali Center’s two-and-a-half levels of award-winning exhibits and galleries invite visitors to explore Muhammad Ali’s legendary life, as well as to reflect upon one’s own individual values, inner strength, character, and what makes you the greatest person you can be.

Take a breathtaking journey through the Ali Center’s interactive and multimedia exhibits and discover the six core principles that Muhammad Ali embraced throughout his life: Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality. Learn how they gave him the wherewithal to be the best athlete he could be, the strength and courage to stand up for what he believed, and the inspiration to reach people around the world and dedicate himself to helping others.

See Generation Ali Youth leaders share Muhammad Ali’s Six Core Principles in this amazing video.

Check out the calendar of the endless inspiring events planned for 2017. 

Follow the Ali Center through Social Media as well below.