The Caravan of Unity
For this year’s Caravan of Unity 2020 from September 1st to September 21st, ‘Embodiment as the One Heart’ has facilitated a ‘One Heart co-creative Celebration for a Universal Prayer for Peace’. The project asked for participants to interpret the poem below in their unique creative expression, through their cultural lense and potentially translated into their language. So far we have videos in Urdu, Cantonese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French and English. Every video is unique in its creative ideas and expression. We are continuing the project on an ongoing basis and you are welcome to contribute a video any time of the year.
Here is the media page for the finished video contributions and below you find the poem that is the basis of the project.
Here is the poem as a word document: Universal Prayer for Peace
You are invited to read it in English or in your own language, on your own, or share the recitation with a group of people. You can dance, enact or sing it, add music, add lines or simply read it. Any creative interpretation is welcome.
You are free to do some video editing if you like, but a single frame video is just as welcome. It does not have to be “professional”, but it doesn’t matter if it is. It is perefctly fine to shoot the video on your phone, if you do use a phone, please film horizontally! If you use zoom you can also make a zoom recording. I am happy to support you with this. I can even meet you on zoom and make a recording directly onto my computer, if it would be the easiest for you to work that way.
We are looking for any type of authentic expression in all diversity and in simple human terms. Most of all we want you to enjoy the process and we are looking to spread the poem and its resonance across planet earth, as a way to support the healing of humanity.
Please make sure that you are the copyright owner of all parts of your video and that there are no people in it that haven’t given their permission to be included.
Below some inspirational videos that may get your imagination going:
This experimental film was created in 2019, everyone was free to offer to the project what they felt moved to offer, it was beautiful to work with the material as every contribution found its obvious place in this colourful collage:
For World Unity Week we themed the weekly session of Embodiment as the One Heart in the Connection Field co-created by Good of the Whole on the Universal Prayer of Peace: Rosie is a nine year old girl who regularily practices “Embodiment as the One Heart”. We played with her favourite line of the poem and interpreted it further in words and movement. Rosie has given a big yea to taking part in the Caravan of Unity as well! And this is just one example of where a creative consideration could take you.
This presentation was part of Terrence Pattern’s A New Republic of the Heart in 2019. We shared the recitation of the “Universal Prayer for Peace” amongst six people, this gives you an idea what that can feel like on zoom, and may be you can begin to imagine how beautiful it could be when the creative expressions involve song and dance, musical instruments, creative play… or even a creative dialogue across several zoom screens of collaborators etc in gallery view.
Here another example of how the Universal Prayer for Peace can come to life. This beautiful family recitation occurred at a wedding in New Zealand. It was wonderful to sense how the poem and it’s resonance ‘in oneness of all there is’ had travelled from the UK to the other side of the planet.
And at last this one minute clip was created as part of a collage of 1min videos related to International Peace Day 2019 and was part of the call-out for the Universal Prayer for Peace co-creational film project and shown at the main celebration in London. And yes since then a lot has happened and yes co-creational ways of working can expand infintely!
Let’s envision a global web of “one love and one heart”.
Let’s make it happen! Are you in?
If you want to arrange an inital meeting on zoom to consider your participation, contact us via: