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"Touchstone: Dancing With Angels"

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 [Posted:3/25/2013]:
 

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[Posted:1/31/2013]:
I arrived in Boston recently and set up a studio. I've been working with local artists and have put together a show of some pretty exciting and new works. The opening is on the 8th of February at the Piano Factory Gallery. I need to promote it in whatever way possible and hoped you may be able to help? I am available for interviews and can write any article etc if needed.
Do you think you could help?

Kind regards,
                Zen
p.s. I am an artist from Scotland. Check my works at http://www.zenoconor.com
791 Tremont St
Boston
02118

cell:  617 396 1938
 
 
Animalistic Archetypes

Feb 8th-24th 

With collaborative works from both local and international artists, this exciting exhibit depicts the nature of man in its most animalistic form. From the strong and free to the week and trapped, merging the traditional craft of the academic with the natural organic spontaneity of the contemporary. This event is not to be missed.
                                                         

 
 
 
 

 

 

[Posted: 11/5/2012]:

Re-Union Sacred Dance with Anja and Shakur

at Touchstone Farm

 
 
Namaste

Anja is returning to the Valley
to co-host an evening with Deborah Shakur
at Touchstone Farm
with live music provided by Anja and friends.

On Sunday, November 11th
from 6:30 to 8pm-ish
In the Yoga room at Touchstone Farm
Anja and Deborah Shakur
will be co-hosting an evening of Sacred Circle Dance.

Through the years Anja and Deborah (as Shakur)
offered thousands of Circles of Sacred Dance here at the farm
and hundreds of events of Sacred Dance
(often called “The Breath of The Dance”)
around The US, Canada and Europe.
We are hoping to see some of our
old friends and sisters and brothers in the Dance
during this re-union evening.

Space is limited.
(Though the Dancing Barn is being rebuilt,
it will at least a year before it is done)
so please do RSVP
(or tell us somehow)
if you intend to come.

As ever and always,
a donation is suggested
“breaking bread”

from the endless Circle of Circles
in the Winds of Grace,
ever,

Anja Daniel and Deborah Shakur

( a short video of Sacred Dance and Touchstone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SVxwAQJ6kn4 )

 

[Posted: 5/1/2012]

Love Begins with Me
Wishing You a Joyful
Global Love Day
May 1, 2012  A Celebration of Humanity


Founder's Global Love Day Address
Welcome Dear Friends to Global Love Day 2012,
 
Our collective humanity celebrates in unity today as we gather in every country and culture to share in a mutual exchange of unconditional love. We feel the call to love emanating from deep within and respond with our combined voices in an exquisite song of oneness. It is truly a remarkable and profound time to be alive on this precious planet.
 
The awakening heart is being felt by everyone and the return to our universal bond of love is becoming self evident. All around the world people are coming together in harmony and friendship, acknowledging the interconnected and interdependent nature of our earthly journey. With each passing day, the transformation into love gains momentum in every aspect of our experience as outworn and outmoded limiting ways are replaced with collaborative and sustainable opportunities.
 
Gone are the days of ignorance and separation as we embrace ourselves with acceptance and forgiveness, and in turn, extend these innate qualities to those around us. Respect and compassion are our calling card as we encourage and welcome diversity as a natural, creative approach to life.
 
Unconditional love is how we make a positive difference and in unison we are carefully laying the foundation from which a new world is born. This emerging world honors our ancestors while nourishing and nurturing future generations yet to come. Such monumental change brings its own challenges as we realize the need to release that which no longer serves and welcome that which expands our expression and conscious awareness.
 
Through it all, we know beyond knowing that love begins with me.
 
In loving gratitude for your beautiful presence, I welcome you to our ninth celebration of Global Love Day.


Love, light and peace,
Harold W. Becker
Founder and President
The Love Foundation, Inc.


Visit www.thelovefoundation.com or www.globalloveday.org


Join the Celebration
Be a part of it. Spread the word. Share the love.

We invite you to celebrate with us by consciously focusing on love and what it means to you throughout this day. We hope that by practicing love in all areas of your life, you find it easy to love yourself and others unconditionally all year long. Our main theme explains it best... "Love Begins with Me"
And for the many hosted events around the world, we thank each of you for your inspiration and willingness to bring love, joy and celebration to the people in your community. REMEMBER to send us your event pictures!


Share Socially
Tweet, post, text, pin, chat, IM, blog, +1, hangout, and let others know how much you love. Come out to our many different social pages and share from your heart - your inspiration changes the world!


Find us on
     

Look for our special Global Love Day pages on Facebook too!
From all of us at The Love Foundation, thank you for sharing the vision of love and celebrating Global Love Day with us!


The TLF Board – Harold, John, Tam, Lanis, Erik and Philip
Our Country, State and Regional Coordinators – Lydiah, Raphael, Magda, Martin, Emmanuel, Peris, Keyvan, Wendi, Shiva, Shed, Sahro, Zuberi, Karim, Falguni, Matthew, Sara, Ebrima, D. Amalraj, Wojciech, Melony, Roger, Deby, Mitzi, Jana, Kaleemullah, Javier, Bishwanath, Zeina, Kelvin, Neabei, Godwin, Suraj, Tony, Alexander, Balakrishnan, Alex, Rick, Roauf, Rio, Aaron, Van, Maria, Tanya, Hughes, Liz, Amazu, Kathryn, and Melanie

We are one humanity on this planet.
All life is interconnected and interdependent.
All share in the Universal bond of Love.
Love begins with self acceptance and forgiveness.
With respect and compassion we embrace diversity.
Together we make a difference through love.


The Love Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission of inspiring people to love unconditionally. Established in 2000, TLF has become the globally recognized leading resource for understanding and applying unconditional love.


Visit Us
TheLoveFoundation.com


GlobalLoveDay.org

We thank you
for your kind donation.
100% of your contributions go to supporting our programs.

Email: globalloveday@thelovefoundation.com 

 

[Posted: 1/3/2012]

Dear [Filmmakers], 

We thank you for your interest in the Culture Unplugged mission and
for sending the film “Touchstone: Dancing With Angels” for
participation in the festival “Spirit Enlightened.”

We are writing to inform you that the festival curation team has

reviewed your film in full, and found it to be very much aligned with
the theme/mission of the festival. Along with you, we are delighted to
share this film with the audiences who will arrive at the online
festival venue.

As you know, the festival efforts are driven by a socio-spiritual

mission serving citizens around the globe. The audience consists of
not only global citizens, but also professors, students, activists,
journalists, anthropologists etc. along with the film-makers/
producers, who identify talent across borders for present or future
collaborations. To date, since the launch of the first online film
festival in 2008, Culture Unplugged festivals have been visited by
more than 18 million people from 38000+ cities across 231+ countries/
territories.

If you wish to not participate in this festival, or if the film is

unable to be shared with global audiences, please let us know now,
while we are in the last stage of preparation for the launch.

Once again, thank you for supporting the festival mission of "Spirit

Enlightened" and uniting with humanity's deeper impulse to pursue
divine ‘Truth’ and experience new consciousness...

 

In anticipation of the launch,

[Culture Unplugged Festival Team]
www.cultureunplugged.com
India | USA | Indonesia | New Zealand

join us on facebook  
http://www.facebook.com/worldfilms
follow us on twitter  http://www.twitter.com/worldfilms


promote films. promote consciousness.

 

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Dear [Culture Unplugged Festival Team],

We are very excited to learn that our film will be participating in your
"Spirit Enlightened" festival, -- and gratified that we are now able to
share the mission of the "awakened dreamers" of Touchstone Farm with a
worldwide audience of similarly-inclined viewers.

We're greatly interested in learning details of the upcoming online
festival and will eagerly await further news.

Congratulations and many blessings for your organization's truly amazing &
ambitious, divinely-inspired endeavors!


With Sincere Gratitude & Warmest Regards,
[David Fine, Producer / Director,

Rebecca Rideout, Editor / Co-Producer

&
Holly Lynn Danyliw, Associate Producer]

"Touchstone: Dancing Wih Angels"



http://www.TouchstoneMovie.org

 

 

[Posted: 12/27/2011]
The Love Foundation Presents...
December 8, 2011
Love Begins With Me Film - The Love Foundation
A Film Revealing the Heart of Humanity
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Dear Friends:
We are launching a couple of the most exciting projects we have ever considered. The first project is the production of a global film documentary entitled “Love Begins With Me” in which people from around the world will contribute video segments showing how they express and experience unconditional love in their lives.
The second project is the launching of a heart-centered social participation movement of which you are already an integral part. (We’ll tell you all about that one in another upcoming email in the next few days.)
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We Invite You to Participate
Love Begins With Me film project
The aim of the film, called ‘Love Begins With Me’, is to show that many people everywhere already do love unconditionally (like you!), and to inspire other people around the globe to love unconditionally too.
We invite you to take part in or contribute to the film by making short videos with your video camera, cell/mobile phone camera or Skype, etc., in which you show the world how you and others express universal love and give from your heart in the many ways you do.
We plan to complete this particular project in time for a public premiere viewing on May 1st, 2012 to correspond with Global Love Day.  It is ambitious but we feel it is do-able in that short time. Submit your video for consideration by February 15, 2012. For more information, guidelines and submission forms, please visit www.lovebeginswithme.org
This will be a non-commercial project purposefully produced on a very low, almost zero, budget with the help of The Love Foundation’s many generous volunteers as a way to showcase the collaborative and social participation from individuals worldwide. 

Get Involved

Love Begins With Me intro on youtube2

If you’d like to become involved in this wonderful project, we ask you to consider the following:
1.  Do you have, or could you obtain/use, digital camera equipment (even some cell phones can record video) to produce good quality video? (this could be done through Skype and/or a webcam as well)
2.  Would you be able to record and produce a short (say 1 - 10 minutes long) video illustrating how you love unconditionally, or how other people you may know love unconditionally?
3.  Would you be willing to interview people ‘on the street’ or in some other informal setting, asking questions about unconditional love.  Such questions could be:  “Do you love yourself unconditionally?”, and/or “What do you understand to be unconditional love?” or “What does unconditional love mean to you? Give examples”, or “How can you visualize the world as a loving place?”  
4.  Do you know of other people who could produce their own videos illustrating unconditional love?
5.  Would you be able to upload videos to YouTube for us to view them?
6.  Would you be able to meet our deadline of February 15th 2012?
Wherever I Am... 

What the world needs now is to see the love in people’s hearts working its special magic, healing, soothing, caring, comforting, helping, guiding, giving and changing everything.  We hope you’ll agree that this is an amazing and timely project which could have far-reaching effects in inspiring people to love unconditionally while also giving people reason to feel optimistic about the future, despite the way things may appear in their lives, their country and the world.
Please consider sharing this film project widely to your friends and global social networks. You can "Like" our special Facebook page too.
These are remarkable times on our precious planet and we are honored and delighted to share the journey of love with you!
www.TheLoveFoundation.com

The Love Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission of inspiring people to love unconditionally. Established in 2000, TLF has become the globally recognized leading resource for understanding and applying unconditional love. 
 
Visit Us
 
TheLoveFoundation.com




Thank you for your support.

The Love Foundation Presents...
December 11, 2011
A Social Participation Project

Dear Friends:

As promised in our previous email, we are delighted to announce the
launch of our second project – a heart-based social participation
movement that acknowledges and encourages the goodness that surrounds us
each and every day.  Entitled All Nations Love, this new project is
our collective opportunity to collaborate locally to inspire and
highlight the kindness, caring, dignity and honesty that is the natural
and greater part of our daily experience. Simply stated, "Every nation
has a heart, it is time to let yours shine."
 
We are also thrilled by your immediate and wonderful feedback, comments
and desire to participate in our production of the global film
documentary entitled "Love Begins With Me." We know this is going to be
an amazing project too.  If you missed this announcement, please read
the archive email here.

All Nations Love

A Personal Note from Harold…

Since launching The Love Foundation in 2000, I have had the privilege
and honor to personally and virtually connect with people in over 150
countries. The most astounding part of this unfolding journey is the
humbling experience of the strength and depth of heart so many people
have all around our beautiful planet; truly the majority of people in
each and every nation.

The courage and dedication of countless people striving to live in
peace, genuine kindness and in harmony with one another is
extraordinary. Despite the many ongoing challenges, we set aside our
differences and work diligently in our daily encounters with each other
to help one another.

I know this is contrary to what is portrayed in media, news and official
presentations, yet if we stop for just a moment and consider the many,
many experiences we have with friends, family and community, it is
obvious the greater expression is one of kindheartedness. When given the
opportunity, people come from love, as it is the natural and innate
essence that connects us all.

Yes, we still stumble over momentary judgments and opinions, become
sidetracked with doubt and fear, and perhaps occasionally engage in
argument and conflict, yet these are always temporary expressions.

Ultimately it is our heart that guides us and our compassion that
motivates us to help one another.

It is precisely this fundamental understanding that inspired me to
initiate this new project – All Nations Love. It is time for each of
us to reconnect with the goodness in ourselves and each other, and to
cultivate this with every fiber of our being. We are the people of this
world and we are all part of one great heart.

Please consider becoming a part of this initiative by being a leading
example of collaboration, cooperation and compassion right where you
are. Share your stories, wisdom, kindness and encouragement with each
other locally. Inspire the people of your country by your personal and
universal love. Show all of us on our precious planet how the people of
each nation embody the true nature of our collective goodness. It is
time. Let every nation's heart shine. 

America Loves, Kenya Loves, England Loves (etc.)…

All Nations Love is designed as a heart-based social participation
movement that brings people together within their culture, community,
and nation while inspiring collaboration with other nations and people
from around the world. It is our way of uniting heart to heart, nation
to nation.

To encourage this movement of universal goodness, we propose that the
people of each nation (that is you!) launch your own version of this
project to begin this process of social collaboration.  Beginning
right in your own community and neighborhood or taking it to the scale
of your whole nation, start sharing your stories, images, videos,
personal and social interactions, whatever brings awareness of the heart
and soul of your culture and the incredible potential that you know your
country is capable of. Use your social networks to share, collaborate,
and inspire. Be innovative. Be kind. Show the world you care deeply for
humanity, the environment and the very essence of life on our planet.

Here at The Love Foundation, since we are based in the US, we are
launching America Loves and will have a website soon that can act as a
creative idea center for how you can begin this social effort in your
nation. We will also have pages on Facebook, Twitter and Google +. Of
course, as each of you develop your initiatives, we look forward to
learning many new things from you as well.

The potential of this social presentation is boundless. We are
initiating this on national levels to stimulate the potential of each
great nation – and they are all great!  You can also share it on a
state, city, village and community level if you prefer. Think what an
impact we will have as we begin to show the world that Kenya Loves,
England Loves, Nigeria Loves, and Japan Loves, for example.  And on
city levels, Sydney Loves, Kathmandu Loves, Montreal Loves, Chennai
Loves. You may even want to start a movement on your campus, school,
association or in your company. 

The more we continue to show one another how much love we all have, love
itself will expand and become our collective experience.  Every person
in every nation has a heart, it is time to let ours shine.

The Love Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission
of inspiring people to love unconditionally. Established in 2000, TLF
has become the globally recognized leading resource for understanding
and applying unconditional love. 
 
Visit Us
 
TheLoveFoundation.com

Thank you for your support.
Email: hwbecker@thelovefoundation.com

 

[Posted: 8/10/2011] 
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18-year-olds) took only 3 months
& 8 days to be ratified!  Why?  Simple!  The people demanded it.  That was in 1971  
. . . before computer, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc. 

 
Of the 27 amendments to the constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become
the law of the land   . . . all because of public pressure. 

 
I'm asking you to forward this e-mail to a minimum of twenty people; in turn, ask
each of those to do likewise. 
In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. 
This is one idea that really should be passed around.

 

 
Congressional Reform Act of 2011

 
1.    Term Limits
        12 years max, some possible options are below.
        A.    Two Six-year Senate terms
        B.    Six Two-year House terms
        C.    One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

 
2.    No Tenure / No Pension
        Members of Congress receive a salary while in office,
            that salary ends when they leave office.

 
3.    Congress members (past, present & future) are to participate in Social Security.
        All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system     
        immediately.
        All future funds flow into the Social Security system,
            and Congress participates with all Americans.

 
4.    Congress can purchase their own retirement plan,
           just as all Americans do.

 
5.    Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. 
           Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

 
6.    Congress loses their current health care system
           and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

 
7.    Members of Congress must equally abide by all laws
           they impose on the American people.

 
8.    All contracts with past and present members of Congress are void effective 1/1/12. 
       The American people did not make the contract members of Congress enjoy,
        Congress made all these contracts for themselves. 
       Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. 
       The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators,
           so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

 
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people, then it will only take three days for
most people     (in the U.S. ) to receive the message.  Maybe it is time.

 
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS ! ! ! ! !  

 
If you agree with the above, pass it on.  If not, just delete.

 

[Posted: 6/21/2011]

Subject: $1 trillion for nukes?  For real?

Dear friend,

For $1 trillion, you could provide basic education, clean water, and
basic healthcare for millions of people around the world.

That's why the analysis we just released (which appeared in today's
Financial Times) is so shocking: *never-before-seen data exposing plans
by world leaders to spend $1 trillion on nuclear weapons over the next
10 years*. Here in the United States, that's about $60 billion a year on
useless, cold war relics that don't address today's security threats,
and in fact pose the greatest danger to the world. *$60 billion for
nukes while funding for schools and hospitals gets slashed?!*

Enough is enough. It's time to remind our leaders what really matters.

This week, at the Global Zero summit in London, activists from around
the world will announce a new campaign with a very simple message-*if
you have to cut the budget, start with nukes, not the things that we
desperately need*. We have four days before the press conference
announcing the campaign's official launch to show massive international
support for this campaign.

Will you take one minute to tell the world's leader's to cut nukes, not
schools, jobs and healthcare:

http://cutnukes.globalzero.org

Movement leaders are joining together at the summit to push for
governments to act urgently to eliminate nuclear weapons worldwide.
While we've made amazing strides in the past two years, *this is a
unique moment in the fight for a world without nuclear weapons*.

The yearly cost of just 1 nuke (the U.S. has about 8600 nukes, 25 times
the size of China's arsenal, in case you're wondering) could get
healthcare for 36,000 low-income Americans; 99, 000 sq feet of solar
panels or 400 college scholarships. What matters to you most-books?
doctors? jobs? Tell your leaders today!

Politicians say a lot of things, but it is where they put our money that
shows their true priorities. By making nukes spending part of the
national budget conversation, we are reminding them that they work for
us, and we expect them to use our money responsibly.

If like us, you believe that there are countless things that deserve our
tax dollars more than useless nukes, please sign the petition today, *so
we can send the strongest message possible at the Global Zero summit
later this week*.

http://cutnukes.globalzero.org

Thanks,

Galit, Anaiz, Marion, Holly, Scott and the rest of the Global Zero team

 

[Posted: 6/17/2011] 

The Journey of Unconditional Love


The journey of life takes a new direction when we become aware of the power of unconditional love residing within our heart every moment. This awareness begins a new approach to life that leads to personal peace, natural harmony and genuine inner wealth. It also changes the very fabric of society as we begin to consciously express this unlimited love. Everything and everyone is noticeably affected by this energy as we move through our daily life with each step and encounter with one another.


Being conscious of love ignites the spark that makes all things new and restores the wholeness where we once thought we were incomplete. This is the energy and wisdom that bridges all the diverse worlds, thoughts and perspectives and restores our innate connection to all things. Love, and more appropriately, unconditional love is that which brings peace and understanding within where a moment before it seemed nonexistent and perhaps even impossible.


So how does one realize this simple change of attitude? It begins with a desire to know who we are as a being upon this earthly plane. It is a shift in perspective from seeking in desperation outside ourselves for fulfillment to turning our attention within. By beginning the process of conscious awakening, we start to notice and observe who we are in relation to who we think we are. This subtle shift brings enormous change in personal understanding. We see with new eyes, hear with new ears and perceive a parallel world that always existed yet was blocked out of our consciousness by our own limiting beliefs.


I am often asked, “How do we begin this process?” My response is that to ask this question means it has already started. Such is the nature of self conscious realization – we begin to ask new questions about life since we are no longer interested in the old habits we have been experiencing. For me, this is not necessarily a spiritual or philosophical journey; rather I liken it to a practical approach of common sense and deliberate effort to “know thyself” and with ever increasing self acceptance, to also “love thyself and all others without condition or limitation”.


Each of us is a potent source of love when we allow this energy to express naturally. There is nothing we have to ultimately do, rather we allow ourselves to feel and be love. It is that simple. However, for so many, love is hidden under layers of hurt, trauma, drama, pain and suffering. Emotional memories, unspoken doubt, fear, resentment and a multitude of old beliefs often keep us from realizing that these thoughts and feelings have no real power over us. We give them power by living in the past and being afraid of the future. We ignore the love that is present every moment by embracing limitation. It is time to change that. It is time to release ourselves from our own self created bondage.


When we accept ourselves just for who we are we transform the moment into peace, security, harmony, joy and love. This process begins with releasing our limiting beliefs, past mistakes, lack of self worth, pride and ego through the conscious act of forgiveness. It is up to us as individuals to undertake this journey of healing and conscious awareness.


As we come to know who we are and why we act and react the way we do, we start to see ourselves in the faces of humanity. The reflection of hurt is our hurt, their pain is our pain, and another’s anger is our anger, just as laughter and delight reflect our own heart. It is seen in the face of nature too. Her destruction is our destruction, her beauty is our beauty. Equally in our children we see our potential and in their smile we see our joy. These seemingly random expressions are our past thoughts seeking manifestation. It is our constant reminder that love is the answer and the question.


To see love in others, we must first know it in ourselves. We build a new reality in this present moment when we let go. We change the world when we change our personal perspective. When we choose love over fear, kindness over hate, integration over separation, and peace over war, we bring a new reflection to humanity... our loving selves.


Harold W. Becker

Founder/President

The Love Foundation, Inc.

 

www.TheLoveFoundation.com

 


 [Posted: 5/9/2011]

hello everyone
hope all is well
can you help the Lakota Sioux Indians on Pine Ridge in South Dakota and vote for them every day for the next month
here is more information
it will help them so much
thank you for your time
many blessings
Anja

Wonderful chance to help Lakota Indians survive
Posted by Annie from Boston


This orchard would provide work and fresh fruit for Lakota Sioux Indians
living in desperate poverty (85%) on Pine Ridge Reservation. (Life
expectancy 52 for women, 47 for men.) Please take a moment to vote once
each day through May 31st for the project located in Manderson, SD on Pine
Ridge Lakota Sioux Reservation. The prize is a fruit orchard planted by
Edy's Fruit Bars. Spread the word to your friends and families and help us
make this happen!

"Dreyer’s/Edy’ s Fruit Bars is a proud supporter of the Fruit Tree Planting
Foundation and its mission in providing sustainable, organic orchards in our
local communities. "

www.communitiestakeroot.com

TO VOTE: Click link, click Plant, click list by state, scroll down to SD,
click on "Manderson: Sustainable Homestead Designs (Village Earth)"

Please vote EVERY DAY until May 31ST.

Thank you!!

Annie

 

[Posted: 4/7/2011]
hello
happy spring to you!!!!
hope all is wonderfilled for you

i was wondering if you could sign these petitions
to help save the last indigenous people and tribes on the earth
www.survivalinternational.org/tribes
and to put an end to all nuclear weapons
www.globalzero.org/en/sign-declaration
thank you so much for taking the time to help

blessings of peace

Anja

 

[Posted: 2/15/2011 / Updated: 12/27/2011]
salbonboy_academy_of_music_premiere.jpg
The eagerly-anticipated film, "Salmonboy," produced & directed by "Touchstone" participant & musical contributor, Star Drooker (and filmmaker PJ Moynihan) will be premiering at The Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton on Saturday, February 19th at 8pm.  Infused with soulful, heartfelt music & photographic artistry, it is a poignantly powerful and metaphysical story of the love of a father (and co-owner of Northampton's legendary "Fire & Water" Cafe) for his, -- and partner Trish Overstreet's, -- 2 sons: Rain; and Jesse, -- who passed away within weeks of his birth.  See www.AcademyOfMusicTheatre.com for further details.
See also Star's Facebook Page www.facebook.com/pages/salmonboy/142076080813 and "Salmonboy" trailer www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzFB-vXy5Vk
 
Now raising funds on Kickstarter.com until December 31st, 2011!  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1919105634/salmonboy-a-story-of-fire-and-water 
 
 
From the Producers: 
 
Friends & Backers:

Our campaign is coming down the stretch and we're nearly there!  

FOUR FULL DAYS REMAIN for us to reach our goal of $19,000.  

Remember, KickStarter is an 'all or nothing' end game - so please, forward to contacts, post on Facebook, open a cafe, or sing a song in the street!  This is the fun part, with a clock ticking, and the finish line in sight.

Thank you to everyone for your thoughtfulness and generosity.  YOU are a part of this team, part of this project, and all the Salmon in all the rivers and oceans and streams are smiling.  We've never been so close.  We're almost Home.

 

 

[Posted: 11/23/2010]
 Subject: Newest Updates From The Love Foundation

 

Dear Friends,

What a fantastic time to be both a participant and observer of such tremendous change on our precious planet.  This is our 10th year as a nonprofit with our unique mission of inspiring people to love unconditionally.  From the very beginning, we have enjoyed a special perspective and interaction with so many beautiful individuals and organizations dedicated to bringing more love to our world.  Each day we are fortunate to collaborate and connect with courageous, inspiring, and loving people like you!

Of the incredible changes since we first started, we now get to meet so many of you more personally through social sites like Facebook.  It is a real treat to interact and share with a rapidly growing list of over 5,200 of you on a daily basis through our special TLF fan page, with many thousands more through our various TLF personal profile pages and group pages for Global Love Day, Inspiring Unconditional Love and Loving Earth.  Harold has posted over 400 of his unique and inspiring daily quotes of love on these pages too.

We now host a weekly virtual online meditation each Sunday in Second Life where people from around the world come to share and experience a global connection in peace and love in our special Pandora-like jungle called Loving Earth.  Since coming into this virtual world just a few months ago, we have already had 4 different CNN iReport articles written about our TLF presence on this platform and are now included in the main destination guide for Second Life as well.

Today marks the six month point for our upcoming 8th Global Love Day next May 1, 2011 – a celebration of our humanity. Since launching Global Love Day in 2004 we are in regular contact with friends in over 137 countries.  We have 289 proclamations and documents from prominent Governors, Mayors, and Councils and our flyer is in 36 languages along with 43 TLF Country, Regional and State Volunteer Coordinators representing us in 31 countries.

We also officially launch our 8th annual Art, Essay and Poetry Invitational today with submissions being accepted from January 1, 2011 to March 31, 2011.  The new 2011 guidelines, flyer and information are now posted on our site.  We encourage you to share this information with children, teachers, schools and friends.

Our TLF YouTube Nonprofit Channel continues to get fantastic comments with hundreds of thousands of views from our over 128 inspiring videos and our channel is consistently in the top 100 most subscribed of all time for nonprofits.

Already this year we have designated an additional 52 extraordinary individuals nominated to be considered for our honorary Love Ambassador program that now includes over 240 individuals from around the world who are living examples of unconditional love as their personal guiding intention.

You can find out more about each of these updates by going to our main website at www.thelovefoundation.com   We appreciate your kind support in sharing our vision and information with your friends.

From all of us at The Love Foundation, we are honored and grateful to walk this journey of love with each of you.

Love, light and peace,

The Board - Harold, John, Tam, Lanis, and Erik

Our Country, Regional and State Coordinators - Lydiah, Raphael, Magda, Martin, Emmanuel, Peris, Wendi, Keyvan, Julie, Shiva, Shed, Sahro, Zuberi, Karim, Falguni, Matthew, Kimiko, Ebrima, D. Amalraj, Wojciech, Melony, Roger, Deby, Mitzi, Jana, Kaleemullah, Javier, Bishwanath, Zeina, Kelvin, Neabei, Godwin, Suraj, Tony, Alex, Balakrishnan, Alexander, Rick, Roauf, Rio, Aaron, Philip, Van and Maria

The Love Foundation, Inc.

“Inspiring People to Love Unconditionally”

www.thelovefoundation.com

Think: Global Love Day

Feel: Love Begins With Me

Remember: May 1, 2011

 

[Posted: 11/23/2010]

RAINBOW FAMILY GATHERINGS: Unofficial Community for Rainbow Family Gatherings: 

http://rainbowgatherings.ning.com

 

[Posted: 4/17/2010]

 Dear Friends,

We have some wonderful updates for our upcoming seventh annual Global Love Day “celebration of our humanity” on Saturday, May 1, 2010.

 

On the proclamation front we already have 42 new 2010 Governor, Mayor and Council proclamations which brings us to a combined 280 documents as of today.  We update the web site daily with the latest announcements so check back regularly.

Our Global Love Day flyer is in 35 languages.  All of the flyers are available to download and print directly from our site – please share them with your friends, coworkers, local community centers, coffee houses and businesses.

The World Peace Prayer Society is hosting a special Global Link Teleconference in honor of Global Love Day on May 1st at 12 Noon US Eastern / 4pm UTC/GMT.  Harold will be the special guest joining people from around the world. The teleconference is free, however standard phone charges may apply to join the call.  Please register in advance and also find your corresponding time with their online converter.

If you are in the Seattle area, Tam is bringing together an extraordinary music festival for Global Love Day. For tickets and information please visit their special web page.

We are hosting our very first virtual event online at Second Life from 8am – 8pm GMT/UTC.  Philip, Rick and Erik have been working to provide an awesome experience.  We have a special page with information. You will want to read the details in advance on how you can participate.

Our Montana Coordinator, Jana Ostrom will be giving away free copies of her two e-books “You are Wonderful! You Are Loved!” (mini-messenger and workbook) on Global Love Day.  We will provide links in our next update and on our website.

There are many more inspiring community events around the world.  Here is just a sample… Raphael is hosting his gathering in Abuja, Nigeria, our Tampa Bay area volunteers are coordinating a Dolphin Watch Excursion, and in nearby Gulfport, the Longhouse is hosting a day long yoga/meditation event.  Miss Mellie will be at Hue-Man Bookstore in Harlem (NYC), Falguni is hosting an event at Dolores Park in San Francisco, Neabei and his group will be sharing together in Monrovia, Liberia, Chris is hosting a special seminar, “Free Your Mind” in London, and Rick will be hosting meditation and music in Minneapolis…  all in honor of this day.

Many of you have shared your creative intentions from giving hugs to passing out flowers on May 1st, visiting nursing homes and hospitals, getting together with family and friends, group meditations, or simply being with your own contemplations of love.  We also thank all of you for sending out emails, newsletter posts and many other helpful announcements about Global Love Day.

Tell us how you wish to share love on this day and send us your pictures afterword.  We will post these on our site as an inspiration for others.  You can also forward this email, blog, tweet, text, call or write to your friends and family, community, corporations, governments and media to announce this event. For many other ideas, visit our main site at www.thelovefoundation.com   All links on this email are also available on our site.

You can find us on Facebook, MySpace, Ning and Twitter too!

Love, light and peace,

The Board - Harold, John, Tam, Lanis, and Erik

Our Country, Regional and State Coordinators - Lydiah, Raphael, Magda, Martin, Emmanuel, Peris, Wendi, Keyvan, Julie, Shiva, Shed, Sahro, Zuberi, Karim, Falguni, Matthew, Kimiko, Ebrima, D. Amalraj, Wojciech, Melony, Roger, Deby, Mitzi, Heather, Jana, Kaleemullah, Javier, Bishwanath, Zeina, Kelvin, Neabei, Godwin, Suraj, Tony, Alex, Benjamin, Balakrishnan, Alexander, Rick, Roauf, Rio and Aaron

The Love Foundation, Inc.

“Inspiring People to Love Unconditionally”

www.thelovefoundation.com

Think: Global Love Day

Feel: Love Begins With Me

Remember: May 1, 2010

 

 

[Posted: March 8, 2010]

Subject: Oneness of Love

Dear Friends,
There are moments when we reach beyond our daily affairs, hopes and concerns and unite with the very fabric of life.  We may be enjoying a spectacular sunset and our awareness expands and merges into the colors of the sky itself.  Or perhaps while quietly humming a sweet melody, we begin vibrating in complete harmony with our own being.  Gazing into the eyes of another we witness eternity. These are the instances where we connect and remember the grandness of life and realize our deepest truth.  We go past the physical form and touch the precious love that orchestrates universes, ignites our imagination and breathes life into our hearts.  We become one with all that is.
 
The rest of our lives are often defined by routines, ingrained habits, known pathways and traditions.   Even though we intuitively understand that there is more, our focus tends to remain on our external reality since it is the most familiar to us.  Occasionally we consciously reconnect with our inner awareness and often only because circumstances align to capture our attention either through a dramatic experience or a sublime encounter. 
 
We need not wait for such sporadic challenges or opportunities to stimulate and expand our consciousness.  We can cultivate and sustain our connection to the totality of life by simply embracing our innate magnificence and maintaining a rhythmic heart-centered awareness.  Allowing our love to flow naturally and unimpeded, we begin to experience the world from a unified perspective where love is always present.  The more we do this, the easier it becomes.  This is unconditional love in action and it is what brings true meaning to our existence.
 
The steps we take and the choices we make are up to us.  We can continue to live in response to outer situations and conditions based on the narrow definitions and limitations we assembled from the past, or we can release our unlimited potential and express from our greatest vantage point by letting love be our guiding intention.  Either way, the oneness of love is forever and in all aspects of life.
 
Love, light and peace,
Harold W. Becker
President and Founder
The Love Foundation, Inc.
“Inspiring People to Love Unconditionally”
www.thelovefoundation.com
 
Think: Global Love Day
Feel: Love Begins With Me
Remember: May 1, 2010

 

[Posted: 12/24/2009]

 The Love Foundation Presents the 2010
Seventh Annual

 Art, Essay and Poetry

Invitational

In honor of

Global Love Day

May 1, 2010

 Children of all ages (anyone young at heart) are invited to share

 their original creative expression of self acceptance,

unity, respect, diversity and global love

 Each submission shall be based on the theme:

 Love Begins With Me

 We are one humanity on this planet.

All life is interconnected and interdependent.

All share in the Universal bond of love.

Love begins with self acceptance and forgiveness.

 With respect and compassion we embrace diversity.
Together we make a difference through love.

All entries must be postmarked by

March 31, 2010

Please also share this announcement with Students, Family, Friends, Teachers, Clubs and Schools.

 For more information, previous awards, printable flyers and guidelines visit:

www.thelovefoundation.com

Or email:

globalloveday@thelovefoundation.com

Or by post:

 The Love Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 10114, Tampa, FL  33679-0114 USA

a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

Think: Global Love Day

Feel: Love Begins With Me
Remember: May 1, 2010

 

 [Posted: 12/24/2009]

Subject: Harmony and Love

Dear Friends,

Maintaining harmony under all circumstances is the key to navigating through life.  By remaining calm and composed in each moment, we keep life in perspective.  We are able to connect with the bigger picture of potential while sorting out appropriate courses of action to address any situation before us.  We can release our attachments and reactions knowing that they are only a small part of the experience. Harmony reveals the presence of love.

Life is an ever changing landscape of experiences and potential.  Even the most seemingly static aspects of physical matter continue to shift, evolve and transform.  Whether simply as the dance of sunlight as it travels across the earth, a boulder slowly becoming a pebble in a meandering creek, or a cell replicating itself, change is constant. Our awareness is ever changing and evolving too as we expand our mental and emotional capacity to incorporate broader understandings and perspectives.

As self conscious beings, we get to play within this entire context.  Our ability to conceive of something new allows our creative nature to manifest and add a dimension of love and appreciation to life itself.  When we are consciously aware of our creative ability, we can choose our perspectives and therefore qualify and infuse our thoughts and feelings with our greatest hopes and dreams.  We realize with each breath we are connected to all of creation and proceed in a grand alignment of our heart and mind.  We manifest the potentials that reflect our wisdom and deepest desires.  We are in harmony with life because we know we are an integral part of it.

If we forget our creative capacity however, we become reactionary to the forces around us. We become singular and separate and begin to doubt our dreams.  We replace our hopes and desires with feelings of fear and worry and start to see problems rather than opportunities.  This disconnect is a result of relying on outer circumstances instead of our source of inner wisdom and imagination.  The more we focus externally, the more challenging life becomes.

When we remain harmonious, wisdom flows in from the heart and dispels any doubt or fear.  This allows us to come up with creative solutions and imaginative ways to expand beyond the perceived problem by embracing the opportunity with love.  We give ourselves the chance to change our limited perspective and find new ways to express our unlimited potential.  It is through harmony in our feelings and thoughts that we are able to experience unconditional love.

 

Love, light and peace,

Harold W. Becker

President and Founder

The Love Foundation, Inc.

“Inspiring People to Love Unconditionally”

www.thelovefoundation.com

 

[posted: 9/11/2009]

 Dear Friends,

You are a wonderfully divine expression of all that is good. You are the hope of the world because you carry hope in your heart.  You dream of a better life for yourself and others because you know that it is possible.  You have come here for this very purpose – to add your distinctive thread to the tapestry of life.  As you unfold your potential and weave your story into this intricate fabric, everything becomes more beautiful.

Your personal insight and wisdom is essential in determining the next step in our collective evolution. Each rhythmic heart beat sounds your unique tone of love just as every imaginative thought you have reveals your creative essence.  With every breath, love itself is animated and made real through you.  Your very presence makes a profound difference on this earth and is a gift beyond measure.  Nothing would be the same without you. 

As you generously share the love in your heart, you are naturally fulfilling your destiny.  It is the unconditional kindness you show towards yourself and others that makes love tangible.  Your smiles and laughter bring lightness to the journey that would never be possible without you being present within it.  You add a dimension that can never be replaced by any other part of life.

Each step you take is a courageous choice to explore the unknown.  Your strength to move forward and discover potentials yet to come is felt by everyone.  Others follow your lead to realize their own abilities, and together new pathways of possibility are opened to benefit all.  Your light shines the way.

Your genuine compassion is the signal that love is manifesting in great abundance and that an age of grand and delightful expression is here. The trust you have for this potential is the reason it is happening and even possible.  Could you ever imagine that this age of beauty we are entering into is all because of you?

You are precious and the world rejoices knowing you have come to share your love at this most auspicious time.

Love, light and peace,

Harold W. Becker

President and Founder

The Love Foundation, Inc.

“Inspiring People to Love Unconditionally”

http://www.thelovefoundation.com

 

Think: Global Love Day

Feel: Love Begins With Me

Remember: May 1, 2010

 

 

[posted: 8/26/2009] 

An invitation...  

The "Oneness" petition solidifies many years of heart-centered 
thoughts, philosophies and personal journeys into what I believe 
to be an essential moment in history. -- The moment when an 
expansive worldwide community of like-minded souls, thinkers 
and citizens, stands up to declare their right to peace, love and 
to the undeniable interconnectedness of every one of us here on Earth.

Please join us in signing this "Declaration of Interdependence,"
and visit:    

www.humanitysteam.org/sai/oneness-petition/document 
www.humanitysteam.org/onenessdaypetition 
www.humanitysteam.org  

 

Posted by Holly Lynn Danyliw 


 

[posted: 7/8/2009]

Subject: Welcome To SolarFest

Hello to friends,

I just thought I would let everyone know about solarfest this upcoming
weekend, july 10, 11 and 12th. I plan to go Saturday and hope to see
many of you. It is good to know there are people working as diligently
as possible to save the planet as there are people working to dispose of
it. Saturday Amy Goodman speaking and Mawwal playing are just 2 of the
highlights you will find me at.
                                                             
peas and doves,
                                                                                       
caring Coyote


SolarFest 2009 / Tinmouth, VT
Mark your calendars:
July 10, 11 & 12, 2009


For 15 years, demonstrating the power of positive energy!

SolarFest 2009 promises to be our best festival ever. Join us for three
days of world-class musicians, dancers and performance artists, a
stellar line-up of speakers, and over 90 workshops on renewable energy
and sustainability topics. All for the price of a weekend festival
ticket! You won't want to miss this year's SolarFest! Gates open at Noon
on Friday and at 8:00am on Saturday and Sunday.

We still have plenty of sponsorship opportunities available. Click here
to learn how we can partner with you to market your company.


Now is the time to submit your vendor application, festival workshop
proposal, pre-festival workshop registration, and singer/songwriter
contest entry.

Tickets go on sale starting April 1st. Our traditional Early Bird
Weekend pass is available through June 15th. Click here for complete
ticket information.



SolarFest 2009 Performers
Break of Reality
Entrain
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
Peter Mulvey
Xande Cruz
The Kort McCumber Band
The House Jacks

Offering over 95 Workshops in five tracks!


Renewable Energy
Green Building Practices
Sustainable Agriculture
Thriving Locally
The Solar Generation (youth track)

We're a Zero Waste Event
ABSOLUTELY NO PETS OR GLASS
ALLOWED AT THE FESTIVAL

 

[posted: 6/17/2009] 

Dear friends,

The Peruvian government has pushed through legislation that could allow extractive and large-scale farming companies to rapidly destroy their Amazon rainforest.

Indigenous peoples have peacefully protested for two months demanding their lawful say in decrees that will contribute to the devastation of the Amazon's ecology and peoples, and be disastrous for the global climate. But last weekend President Garcia responded: sending in special forces to suppress protests in violent clashes, and labelling the protesters as terrorists.

These indigenous groups are on the frontline of the struggle to protect our earth -- Let's stand with them and call on President Alan Garcia (who is widely known to be sensitive to his international reputation) to immediately stop the violence and open up dialogue. Click below to sign the urgent global petition and a prominent and well-respected Latin-American politician will deliver it to the government on our behalf.
 
www.avaaz.org/en/peru_stop_violence/97.php?cl_tta_sign=7ccb3a9c3c3728c7cb7f4155a930033a

More than 70 per cent of the Peruvian Amazon is now up for grabs. Giant oil and gas companies, like the Anglo-French Perenco and the North Americans ConocoPhillips and Talisman Energy, have already pledged multi-billionaire investments in the region. These extractive industries have a very poor record of bringing benefits to local people and preserving the environment in developing countries - which is why indigenous groups are asking for internationally-recognized rights to consultation on the new laws.

For decades the world and indigenous peoples have watched as extractive industries devastated the rainforest that is home to some and a vital treasure to us all (some climate scientists call the Amazon the "lungs of the planet" - breathing in the carbon emissions that cause global warming and producing oxygen).

The protests in Peru are the biggest yet and the most desperate, we can't afford to let them fail. Sign the petition, and encourage your friends and family to join us, so we can help bring justice to the indigenous peoples of Peru and prevent further acts of violence from all parties.

www.avaaz.org/en/peru_stop_violence/97.php?cl_tta_sign=7ccb3a9c3c3728c7cb7f4155a930033a

In solidarity,

Luis, Paula, Alice, Ricken, Graziela, Ben, Brett, Iain, Pascal, Raj, Taren and the entire Avaaz team.

Sources:

# Civilians and police killed: Human rights lawyers accuse the government of a cover-up, BBC, 10 June:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8092453.stm

# Civil Society Condemns Massacre of Indigenous People in Peru, 8 June:
www.globalwitness.org/media_library_detail.php/765/en/global_witness_condems_violence_in_peru

# On Peru's rift over economic policy and the controversial free trade agreement with the US , Reuters, 9 June:
www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN09374943

# Research Article: Oil and Gas Projects in the Western Amazon: Threats to Wilderness, Biodiversity, and Indigenous Peoples, M. Finer et al:
www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0002932

# Oil companies ‘should withdraw’ as Peru ‘faces its Tiananmen’, Survival International, 8 June:
www.survival-international.org/news/4640

# Peru's Amazon oil deals denounced, BBC News, 3 February:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6326741.stm

# Amazon Watch website:
www.amazonwatch.org


ABOUT AVAAZ
Avaaz.org is an independent, not-for-profit global campaigning organization that works to ensure that the views and values of the world's people inform global decision-making. (Avaaz means "voice" in many languages.) Avaaz receives no money from governments or corporations, and is staffed by a global team based in Ottawa, London, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Buenos Aires, and Geneva. Call us at: +1 888 922 8229 or +55 21 2509 0368

 

[posted: 6/5/2009]
Hello Friends,

Most of you are probably aware that Leonard Peltier has been unjustly imprisoned for 33 years. I will not go into detail but leave it up to you if you wish to explore this topic more. I heartily recommend "In the Spirit of Crazy Horse" by Peter Mathiessen. 

Any way I literally get dozens of petitions each week most of which I favor and sign them and that is that. As you all know you do not get requests from me for this type of thing at all, never mind dozens of times a week.

In this case Leonard has been in jail for 33 years so I urge, plead with you to take a couple of minutes to print the letter to the parole board, sign it and mail it. It is well past the time for Leonard to go home and walk freely on the earth.

In the spirit of Crazy Horse,
crying Coyote
 
Parole Letter for Leonard Peltier; time for freedom

LEONARD PELTIER PAROLE HEARING SET JULY 27, 2009
Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee (LPDOC)

This following is my letter in support of parole a freedom for Leonard Peltier to be home with nature, family, and friends.

For sample letter from LPDOC, see: www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/parole_hearing_072709.htm

You can copy and paste, edit into a word program. Then you can print, sign, and send:

United States Parole Commission
5550 Friendship Blvd., Ste. 420
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7286

(Insert Date)

Re: LEONARD PELTIER #89637-132

Dear Commissioners,

I am writing in behalf of Leonard Pelter for his freedom from prison at his upcoming Parole Hearing. While I am aware of the seriousness of the conviction in his case, I am also aware of many other issues regarding unfairness in his original trial. Documents show that although the prosecution pointed the finger at Peltier for shooting FBI agents at close range in 1976, for three years the prosecution withheld critical ballistic tests proving that the fatal bullets could not have come from the gun tied to Leonard Peltier. However, Mr. Peliter has expressed sadness for the tragedy that occurred that day at Oglala, and pain for the families of the two agents and the Indian man that died that day. Please consider that while in prison, Leonard Peltier has been a positive influence in our society.

Leonard Peltier has recently been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the 6th straight year. He consistently donates his artwork for charities such as battered women shelters, half way houses, alcohol and drug treatment programs, and Native American scholarship funds. Thirty-three years is a long time; not just for Leonard Peltier and family, but for many of his supporters, working and praying for peace, justice, and harmony for sovereign native nations and the USA.

Please grant parole.

Respectfully
[Your name]

For more information, visit FN resource page: Free Leonard Peltier!  

 

[posted: 6/5/2009] 
Dear Friends,

We are born into this world with limitless potential, unbridled creativity and the capacity to love without measure.  Long before our first breath we are a part of something grand and have an infinite array of options before us.  Not only is our birth a miracle of amazing proportions, we continue to develop throughout life from that first cell with every option, path and possibility built right in.  Who and what we become is up to the choices we make over the span of our lifetime. 

The beauty of life is that we can always change our perspective.  We are free to choose what we wish to believe, and with courage, we can chart our own course in life.  It is true that many different ideas, circumstances and conditions can influence what direction we go in, yet none of them are absolute determiners of our journey – we are.  Many may attempt to dictate what we should think and feel in the present moment or suggest their limited notions for our future.  We know in the quiet recess of our inner sanctuary what we wish to create for ourselves.

Our incredible potential is in our ability to imagine a variety of different realities and our corresponding willpower to make them manifest for us.  It is our personal thoughts and feelings that we need to pay attention to, not just our outer reality.  Going within and connecting to our love and wisdom is how we learn to trust and believe in ourselves and our ability to create our dreams.  It is our freedom to love that can never be taken away from us.

In each breath we begin again. Every moment we are capable of a new thought, a fresh feeling of joy and a world filled with opportunities that know no limit or bounds.  These are the same choices we wish for everyone else as we understand the universal nature of our eternal bond with one another.  We know we are but a cell in the body of humanity with the potential to fulfill a collective dream too.  What we dream for ourselves we dream for our world.

Never underestimate your brilliance to make this a better world for yourself and all of us around you.

Love, light and peace,

Harold W. Becker

President and Founder

The Love Foundation, Inc.

“Inspiring People to Love Unconditionally”

www.thelovefoundation.com 

Think: Global Love Day

Feel: Love Begins With Me

Remember: May 1, 2010

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