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The EartHeart Journey is a sharing of my experiences from earth, heart, and art. My reflections have evolved on so many levels since I started journal writing when I was 11. What used to be a blog for my art projects and some public musings is now becoming a portal for sharing about consciousness, creativity, sustainability… of light, life, and love. Everything here is part of a sacred journey to oneness within and everywhere. However you resonate, may it reveal to you you inspiration, intuition, or insight for your own life journey.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Lotus Flower Prayers for Japan

On spring equinox, the Tala youth and elders, Russ, and I transformed their prayers for Japan into lotus flower origamis to symbolize their solidarity by inspiring them with the lotus as symbol of transcendence amidst the challenges. We offered these to the same river that flooded and displaced the community in 2009 during Typhoon Ondoy. See previous post here

Here's a beautiful video of the artmaking process:

Last Sunday, we made more lotus flowers using prayers from around the world sent in through the 1Mandala project. and the World Peace Prayer Society to be part of a ritual space to open the interfaith prayers in solidarity with the Japanese people at the Japanese Embassy.

View more photos here

The next day we brought them to the Japan Embassy and laid them out for people to place on the ritual space with interfaith symbols. It was also a chance for me to share a beautiful song by Sensei Masahisa Goi entitled Prayer for Peace together with my friend Nota Magno.

Interfaith prayers led by the Peacemakers' Circle Foundation
Jaffari offers the lotus flower to the embassy representative

photos by De La Salle College of St,. Benilde
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Here's the lyrics of the poem by Masahisa Goi that I sang with my friend Nota:

May Peace Prevail on Earth
To be with God
Loving Everything and Loving Everyone
And we feel joy in the moment
May peace prevail on Earth.

Sekaiheiwa Inoru w Kamino
Mikokoro no Hibiki ni Areba
Inoru Inoru Tanoshisa

1 comment:

Nico said...

fantastic project. Beautiful images!