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Honoring Ceremony,  Tonja Toni Lane Casserly,Maȟpíya Íyotaka Wíŋ, Sits in the Cloud Woman, 4/14/2020

Honoring Ceremony, Tonja Toni Lane Casserly,Maȟpíya Íyotaka Wíŋ, Sits in the Cloud Woman, 4/14/2020

Apr 17, 2:00pm - Apr 17, 9:30pm

Honoring and Remembrance Ceremony, Tonja Toni Lane Casserly, Maȟpíya Íyotaka Wíŋ, Sits in the Cloud Woman, January 13, 1991 – April 14, 2020

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Tonja Toni Lane Casserly, Maȟpíya Íyotaka Wíŋ, Sits in the Clouds Woman, is a primal force — a Joan of Arc of the Great Transition. Toni is often referred to, by those who know her work, as the Queen of Blockchain.

Please join us for her Year Honoring and Remembrance Ceremony and the Sacred Fire that will be ignited in the Heart of the Amazon in her honor.

Your stories, videos, pictures, and remembrances are very welcome to share as well. Please add them to the "Discussion section of this invitation.

“Toni and I made magic together all over the world. We’d see each other in Davos for the World Economic Forum doing our best to spread messages of love and win-for-all system change. We danced until sunrise in Burning Man celebrating the sweetest nectar life has to offer. We shared a tent at one festival last summer.

We are very close — I’d call her my sister and she would call me her brother. Perhaps we came from the same place — she reminded me of what it is to see and be seen.

We’d talk for hours about transforming the world into a thriving civilization for all life. We’d debate strategies to transition power away from Nation-States and into communities. We’d discuss how to create more harmony between masculine and feminine.

Our conversations we’re more like making music together when you create that synchronic field and become a tuning fork to the cosmos. We had many ideal babies together.

To honor Toni’s incredible contributions I wanted to share 10 lessons she taught and will continue to teach the world:” Brother Lucian Tarnowski

1)“The Nation-State is approaching irrelevancy!”

Toni was a planetary citizen. She saw Nation-States as part of the problem given they struggle to agree with each other on compromises that are fit for the need of the future of our species and biosphere. I am confident that the history of the future will see Toni as an early visionary in these shifts.

2. “We already live in the world of abundance!”

“That world already exists. We are just blind to it. Because we continue to believe that our existence is based on winning a game that has been created for us not once that we define ourselves. When artificial intelligence and automation are able to replace most of the labor that has been artificially defining human purpose we will become more self-defined humanity. And in embracing this self-definition we will embrace our own creative potential and through that, I believe, further explore ourselves and our liberty.” Toni at the Davos Future 2030 Event, in 2017.

3. “Decentralized Government will Arise from Self-Sovereign Identity!”

Toni was a fervent believer in self-sovereign identity and evangelized that the technology to create human sovereignty already exists but the world is yet to catch up. This summarizes some of Toni’s favorite ideas on decentralized government and Self Sovereign Identity.

“We believe at the core, the decentralized government will start with self-sovereign identity and emergent marketplaces for a wide array of services and goods formerly provided by the nation. This will create the incentives for people to opt-in to a wide spectrum of options for products formerly “provisioned” in a centralized, binary manner by the nation-state.”
“The model of centralized organizations being the sole provider for entire populations negates the inherent uniqueness of life, community, and their relative needs.”

“These emergent marketplaces for services and goods will likely have public offerings (an ICO is an excellent example of the test phase for public offerings and shared ownership²) to the public from private companies, communities, cooperatives, and peers, providing people around the world with the ability to gain access to a dynamic set of services at higher rates of ubiquity, with faster speeds, at a lower cost.”

“Services provided by new technologies like Blockchain would be verified (“enforced”) by networks of trust.”

4. “Being called ‘totally crazy’ is my favorite compliment!”

Toni was eccentric and original. Toni was an acupuncture point for the collective — Toni took her spiritual practice and self-work very seriously. She was a deep well diver. I noticed that when Toni was integrating trauma she was doing so for both herself and the collective. Toni carried codes for the collective.

Toni was like a human volcano of the emotions of the collective. She knew how to express her emotions in an unbridled way — perhaps one of the most freely self-expressed people I’ve ever met. As a result, she experienced terrible smear campaigns and continuous gender abuse. She was both courageous and sensitive.

5. “Imagine a world where governments compete for your citizenship!”

Toni’s imagination was completely unbridled. She had a way of seeing the possibility in everything and everyone. Her range of topics was incredible. She was a 21st Century Renaissance Woman.

As her dear friend, Henrik Jones said ’Toni spoke in perfect paragraphs. She was beautifully eloquent and had a laser-shaped mind combined with one of the biggest and most open hearts of anyone I’ve known.”

6. “We don’t need to strap a rocket ship to a mule!”

Toni knew the current political and social-economic system was doomed for failure. 4 out of 5 people in the world believe the system is broken and not working for people. While 2 out of 3 people, unfortunately, believe the future will be even worse.

The simple truth is if we were to redesign the world right now it would look nothing like it does today. Toni reminded us all that we should not dream short of reimagining the entire planetary system. This is the greatest opportunity of our lives and what Toni and I both believe was the reason we were born.

7. “If you want to create the future you need to understand the past!”

Toni was a devoted student of Indigenous wisdom. She was ceremonially adopted into Hinhan Wicasa, Deloria, and Parker Tiospayes of the Ihanktonwan and Chickasaw Nations, by her dear Uncle and mentor Chief Phil Lane Jr.

Chief Phil gave her the name, Maȟpíya Íyotaka Wíŋ, Sits in the Clouds Woman.
Toni knew the value of ceremony, wisdom traditions, initiation, and honoring our ancestors. Tonja Toni always stood up boldly for the rights of the oppressed, especially Indigenous peoples.

In the summer of 2016, with Toni’s support, a new basketball court was built for the young people of the Community of Wakpala, the People of Chief Gall, on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Tonja Toni also wanted to build a new playground for the children, but passed to the Other Side Camp before this part of her vision could be completed.

8. “Blockchains can create community consciousness!”

Toni saw how technology was a tool to unleash human consciousness. She was a brilliant pioneer in the role blockchains would provide in the return to the community. For example, she was an LGBTQ rights pioneer with a BitNation solution she helped create called Smart Love that enables couples to get married on the blockchain.

Her company Cultu. re is a total pioneer in a space that will forever change how we think of governance. Just as Facebook connects people to friends, Cultu. reconnects people to communities.

9. “In order to dream, you must first be in the darkness!”

“We have seen the rise and fall of civilization since the dawn of man. And if you look around at what is happening in Nation-States today it is clear to see we are in the Dark Ages. But in order to dream, you must first be in the darkness. So I would like to ask all of you today to take your dream and turn it into action, into the agency, and create the world you would like to see. Because the future is borderless and governed digitally.”

Toni knew the power of going into the darkness in herself and the collective. She knew this only made her brighter.

10. “I know I have found the future!”

“I have no doubt Toni hailed from another time and dimension. She belongs to an Age in the ancient future. She time-ported into our present as a bright light — she shone a mirror for us to remember who we are and what we’re here to be. But she struggled with the state of the world. I watched Toni’s heartbreak in front of me for the reality of our existence. I salute her as my time traveling sister. Never doubt the impact you’ve had on the world. Thank you, Toni, I love you.”

Brother Lucian Tarnowski

“Very Beloved Tonja Toni,

Thank you for your love and service to the People. Your spiritual presence and continued work to uplift and unite our Human Family has been very clear to see.

Until we meet again in spiritual worlds that far transcend this physical world of time and space our love and prayers will be with you always, just as we know your love and prayers are with us, at every moment.

Wopida Tanka! Great Thanksgiving!

With Warm Love and Thanksgiving,

Dekshi Phil”

Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Ihanktonwan and Chickasaw Nations

Chairperson

Union of Condor, Quetzal, and the Eagle
Four Worlds International Institute
Compassion Games International
Global Centre of Indigenous Sciences and Ancestral Wisdom.

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TRUE LIGHT -- Premier Book Launch for Light on Light Press

TRUE LIGHT -- Premier Book Launch for Light on Light Press

Apr 20, 4:00pm

True Light: Ordinary People on the Extraordinary Spiritual Path of Sukyo Mahikari

Join us for the 90-minute special event by the LIGHT ON LIGHT PRESS, announcing the launch of it's inspiring first book True Light: Ordinary People on the Extraordinary Spiritual Path of Sukyo Mahikari.

You can attend the Zoom webinar here: us02web.zoom.us/j/82666292329

True Light, with a Foreword by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, by Dr. Leena Banerjee Brown, with contributions by Dr. Roger L. Beck, presents the futuristic vision and spiritual practices of the Sukyo Mahikari holistic movement of Japan and around the world.

You'll hear from the authors, the editors at Light on Light and Sacred Stories Publishing, and important commentators and endorsers from the world's interfaith, interspiritual, and activist communities.

"I hope that this book will be an inspiration to the many who make their way along their spiritual paths." His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama
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Vegan World 2026 Convergence Apr 2021

Vegan World 2026 Convergence Apr 2021

Apr 24, 9:00am - Apr 25, 7:00pm

Climate Healers is inviting you to join us at our online Vegan World 2026 Convergence
Apr 24th- Apr 25th , 2021 beginning at 8am PST-6pm PST
Please register here: bit.ly/VegTix5

We have 4 main focuses and 1 general track:
New Economy
Food Healers
New Ecology
Vegan Spirituality
General Track
With kindheartedness and profound reverence for our interconnectedness,
your friends at Climate Healers welcome you.
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World UNITY Week April Assembly AM

World UNITY Week April Assembly AM

Apr 28, 11:00am - Apr 28, 1:00pm

United Nations Plz, New York, NY 10017, United States Map

World UNITY Week is Back!

Express interest in participating, volunteering, presenting and co-convening
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Following a ground-breaking “origin” in 2020, World UNITY Week (June 19-26) is back for year ONE of a new decade; a decade full of great promise and complex challenges.
Convened in 2020 by hundreds of civil society organisations together with thousands of individuals, World UNITY Week is a whole-systems field, embracing the mid-year Solstice, Indigenous wisdom, International Day of Yoga, conscious activism and much, much more.

We begin this road to June with the March Assemblies, where you will interact with some of the major Co-Convenors and learn the many ways you can engage with World UNITY Week, including:
* Becoming a Co-Convening Organization
* Becoming a Presenter and getting your program / initiative presented on the global platform
* Becoming a World UNITY Week Volunteer

There are two Assemblies this day April 28, to cover all sides of the earth; the first is at 11am EDT fb.me/e/dn082YINV and the second is at 6pm EDT fb.me/e/OMyUcda7

You can join one or both Assemblies. They are both on the same Zoom link
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Please join with us on March 24th as we see what can be DONE when we all lift together as ONE.

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World UNITY Week April Assembly PM

World UNITY Week April Assembly PM

Apr 28, 6:00pm - Apr 28, 8:00pm

United Nations Plz, New York, NY 10017, United States Map

World UNITY Week is Back!


Express interest in participating, volunteering, presenting and co-convening
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Following a ground-breaking “origin” in 2020, World UNITY Week (June 19-26) is back for year ONE of a new decade; a decade full of great promise and complex challenges.
Convened in 2020 by hundreds of civil society organisations together with thousands of individuals, World UNITY Week is a whole-systems field, embracing the mid-year Solstice, Indigenous wisdom, International Day of Yoga, conscious activism and much, much more.

We begin this road to June with the March Assemblies, where you will interact with some of the major Co-Convenors and learn the many ways you can engage with World UNITY Week, including:
* Becoming a Co-Convening Organization
* Becoming a Presenter and getting your program / initiative presented on the global platform
* Becoming a World UNITY Week Volunteer

There are two Assemblies this day April 28, to cover all sides of the earth; the first is at 11am EDT fb.me/e/dn082YINV and the second is at 6pm EDT fb.me/e/OMyUcda7

You can join one or both Assemblies. They are both on the same Zoom link
zoom.us/j/6060001111

Please join with us on March 24th as we see what can be DONE when we all lift together as ONE.

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World UNITY Week 2021

World UNITY Week 2021

Jun 19, 12:00am - Jun 26, 11:45pm

New York Plz, New York, NY 10004, United States Map

World UNITY Week 2021 - Let’s Do Something!

19-26 June, 2021

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World UNITY Week is a Global Interactive ​Celebration. Originally convened in June 2020 by hundreds of civil society organizations together with thousands of individuals, World UNITY Week is a whole-systems field, embracing the mid-year Solstice, Indiginous wisdom, International Day of Yoga, ecological vitality, conscious activism and much, much more. Following the ground-breaking “origin” in 2020, World UNITY Week is back for year ONE of a new decade; a decade full of great promise and complex challenges.
The public online Convergence is an integral part of World UNITY Week, connecting the world through diverse passion-areas using the best available technologies. The event and programming is free to the public and always will be. In 2020 presentations were given by Dr. Deepak Chopra, Jane Goodall, Marianne Williamson as well as hundreds of other global presenters.
Alongside this dynamic online component, co-Convenors and Partners are invited to produce local unifying ​events around the world that are rooted in place, intergenerational, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary. It’s an open invitation for global change-makers to come together and take action for the many challenges we collectively face.
Key conversa​tions during ​World UNITY Week (WUW) spotlight such topics as collective climate action, partnerships for peace, interfaith harmony, interracial justice, sustainable and regenerative development, the role of business and economics, human rights, disarmament and other key elements of a emerging future that we choose to create together. It is an empowering experience that adds power to the agency of grassroots, collective activism.
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