Compassion Games partners and players have come to stand firmly together in unprecedented unity to say a resounding YES to a sane, safe, and healthy future for all people of the One Human Family and all life on Mother Earth.
As this takes place, we can each begin to feel what the Dakota people call “Wopida” in our hearts and prayers. And so it is time for us to come together, to unite in a Global Wopida Ceremony as we Build a Global Fire of the human spirit and action all around the world.
Wopida is a Dakota word with profound, infinite, eternal meaning and transforming spiritual energy. The purpose of the Global Wopida is to be thankful and grateful for whatever Life bestows on us, knowing that every test and challenge comes into our lives for our spiritual growth and upliftment.
The Global Wopida is expressed by a campaign called “Build a Global Fire,” intended to keep the fires of humanity burning bright long into the future and for all life to come.
Point of the Game:
The point of Build a Global Fire is to share the transforming Spirit of Standing Rock world-wide by prayerfully igniting a “Global Fire of Thanksgiving and Compassion” through personal and shared commitments made public to our Community.
Steps of Action…
Light a flame (such as a candle or fire), then…
Take a video (or photo) sharing your name, what you’re grateful for, what your intentions are for the world, and identify who you admire and respect and want to pass the torch to.
Invite Others to Build a Global Fire of Compassion!
Use the Global Fireplace to warm your spirit from the Fire of others! Add your own flame to the Global Fire of Compassion to help it grow and inspire others around the world.
Learn about and watch the recent Global Wopida Run from the Golden Gate Bridge to Fort Mason as led by the 7th Generation Runners of Standing Rock, and how these remarkable young people ignited a fire of compassion at Standing Rock being felt around the world.