The key to the future of the world is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known - Pete Seeger
Participating is simple -
- Please CONTACT ME. Include your name and postal address (the latter will be for my private data base only).
- Participants in the MANY as ONE project will receive a special package in the mail; it will contain the project's signature bamboo circles* (we will agree on quantities via email), a corresponding number of recycled envelopes and an instruction sheet.
- Consider your circle a love letter to humanity - a mandala celebrating the sanctity and beauty of our planet and all her inhabitants.
- Each person taking part will come up with his or her unique message and method; you might choose to draw or paint on your circle, or perhaps you'd prefer to write - one word, several words, a song, a poem? You might like to glue, perforate, cut and reassemble your circle. . . As a poet friend said to me once, 'If in doubt, opt for the astonishing!"
- MANY as ONE circles sit like birds in the hand; working on them is an intimate gesture inviting quiet focus and a peaceful heart. The circle is a universal symbol of unity and wholeness; every circle we make is a statement of intention, an offering of hope and a prayer for peace in our world.
- Please keep your message and/or image to one side of the circle.
- On the back of your circle, please write your name, the city & country you live in and your email address.
- Place your completed messages into the envelopes~ provided and mail them to
MANY as ONE
P.O Box 6479
~The envelopes are an integral part of this project and will be included in future events and /or exhibitions. You might like to personalise yours. . .
TO READ MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT and the collaborative life of our circles, please click HERE
- * 40 008kilometres/24 859.82miles is our Earth's polar circumference: MANY as ONE is about harmonising polarities.
- ~ The circles - produced in Japan by an eco-company named Wasara - have a 9CM diameter and are made from 100% renewable, tree-free materials; specifically, bamboo, reed pulp, and bagasse (a by-product of the sugar-refining process). They are environmentally-friendly and fully compostable.
- *~ envelop(e) - (noun) a flat paper container with a sealable flap, used to enclose a letter or document
- (verb) to wrap, cover or surround completely
A FEW IDEAS TO CONSIDER
- You might like to gather together a group of like-minded people - family, schoolchildren, friends, your writing group, book club, yoga circle, church members, drawing class, meditation group, bee-keeping society or helicopter-repair buddies - and invite them to engage in this simple creative process with you.
- Prepare a space that includes candles, music and thoughtfully chosen elements from the natural world. Gratitude and loving cooperation are the foundation notes of our group experience. Add words or images to your circles, bringing your attention to those areas and peoples in the world in need of healing and support.
- If you are unable to meet in a group, you might choose to create your personal MANY as ONE circle in the quiet of your own home, mailing the remaining circles to friends, with an invitation to them to participate.
Curator (New Zealand)