Wisdom from a Hopi Elder



Above is a video featuring Hopi Elder Floyd Red Crow. In it he talks about cycles of evolution and purification, and how this relates to our society’s extreme inbalance where we have taken our connection to the Earth and Spirit out of our delay lives. In losing site of this sacred connection we do atrocious things to the Earth and each other.

In listening to Floyd Red Crow it occurs to me how very simple the things that he is talking about are: That the Earth, her creatures and us are one, the importance of seeing the Spirit in all things, that we MUST care for the Earth and her creatures to survive and remain in balance, etc.. How did we forget this? How as a human race do so many of us still stay asleep? Why is this not taught by our mother culture and reflected in the actions it takes?

Our cancerous culture is built upon lies, greed and consumerism, which is poisoning the planet and us. It’s murdering our children, giving them a polluted and used up world. Here’s a news flash. We ARE the Earth. What do you think these vessels that you live in are made from? They are from the Earth and go back to the Earth. They ARE the Earth. Anything we do to the Earth, to each other, we do to ourselves.

It’s time to wake up America. It’s time to wake up sick culture. I call to the hearts, minds and souls of humanity to arouse from their sleep, take back their spiritual creative power, and remake the world anew into the paradise that our souls call out for.

Darby

The Vision

two people meditating with earthI had the idea to create the Global Meditation Network one evening while at an overnight position at a job that afforded me the luxury of being able to meditate when there was some downtime.  That night I closed by eyes, went inside and connected with my heart and felt it open and expand to embrace the world in love and compassion. I wondered how many other people were meditating right now at the same time as I was? I imagined these meditators all across the world as beacons of light, sending mercy and healing to the Earth and all of it’s creatures. My heart went out to everyone. Together we were making a difference in the world and helping the collective consciousness of planet to rise, to evolve.

Wouldn’t it be great, I thought, to have a website that allowed you to log in and see who was meditating all over the world?  To have an online meditation community, where members could invite other members to meditate with them, creating a movement for elevation of consciousness on the planet.

I got very excited about the idea and when dawn came and it was time for me to end my shift at work, I drove home and went online to search for a domain name. Initially I called my idea “World Meditation Project”. Over time the name shifted to “Global Meditation Network”.  This initial inspiration happened over a year ago, and I am now working on creating this community in earnest.

In addition to being a place where people can go to meditate with other like minded people to help create a culture of peace, beauty, and love, it will also be a place to explore concepts. ideas, tools and practices that help us to live a life where we feel connected to our soul’s purpose and in full possession of our deepest essence. I’m hoping  to explore the big questions about why we are here and how we can create a society that respects all life and honors and upholds the sacredness in everyone and everything. I certainly don’t have all the answers, but one thing I love to do is learn from others and try to apply new concepts, tools and practices to my own life to see if it helps me live more authentically.  In this regard I’ll share my experiences with various books, programs, techniques, tools and ideas, and will invite you to do the same. I also plan to interview various leaders in the self-help and spirituality fields who wish to share their knowledge with our community. Likewise, if you have some insights or practical ideas to share, I invite you to do that too as a contributing author of articles or videos.  There will be a section on our site where you can submit your article or video for inclusion on our website to share with all of our participants. As a member of the Global Meditation Network, you are encouraged to take what you like if it serves you, and leave whatever you feel doesn’t. 

My primary interest in life has always been how to live a meaningful life in the world. What has been most meaningful to me is to live a life that recognizes and honors that we are more than our bodies, that we are spirit in form, and that the nature of reality itself is more than what is just physically apparent. If just a little of what you find on this website blesses the world by helping you to live more fully in your spirit, that would bring me great joy.

Thanks for being a part of our journey here at Global Meditation Network. If you have any suggestions on how to make this website more useful for yourself or others, please email me at our Contact Us page.

With love,

Darby Miller
Founder, Global Meditation Network