We want our intentions to find expression within our communities and across our networks. We are also looking for ways to influence the broader culture and society, which is why we are so passionate about incorporating media strategies, or artistic techniques. We appreciate and value the electronic media and the interconnected and globalized societies that we live and operate in. We also make the most of traditional methods of inspiring change and action: community organizing, political strategies, etc.
But we also recognize that change must start from within, and so we are encouraging and offering venues for integrating a spiritual approach to Everglades Matters.
We are so proud of the work that the Tropical Audubon Society and their community of Volunteers has done in preserving the natural plants of the South Miami area at the historic Doc Thomas House -- just 2 blocks east of Sunset Place. We felt that this was the perfect place to hold our EVERGLADES PRAYER CIRCLE IN THE CITY events.
"We have to give the water the respect it deserves," says Jean Sarmiento, one of the original forces responsible for this wave of compassion that we have come to call the Love The Everglades Movement.
We accept that people pray, express intentions, and have ceremony in a multiplicity of ways. Please feel free to join us in-person at any of our Everglades Prayer Circle in the City events. And if you can't make it, we encourage you to do this spiritual work wherever you are, and whenever you can.
We would like to offer the following suggestions for prayers, and ritual/ceremonial/shamanic intentions:
- Purity of the water from the Kissimmee River Valley flowing down through to Florida Bay
- Compassion flourishes in the hearts of the decision-makers and stakeholders associated with Everglades Restoration
- Growth of the community concerned with Everglades Matters
- Integrity & Vitality of the Circle of Life