Stars, Solstice, Synchronicity

December 20, 2010

It’s almost December 21st, the Solstice, a full moon, and a total lunar eclipse. Remember that Dec 21 is the longest summer day in places like Australia.

Speaking of our synchronous universe, did you know that scientists recently figured out that the average human body has 50 trillion or so cells. Multiply that by the 6 billion people on Earth and we share 300 sextillion cells. This is apparently the number of stars in the universe.

There are also many unseen stars in the InterPlay universe.

Did you know that  Ginny Going (Raleigh) keeps track of the Teacher Training Program?
GinnyDear InterPlay companions,

As we mark the darkest day of the year and yet the turning of our planet toward the coming of more light, may the gifts of play and the amazing community of InterPlayers around the globe light your way into a new year filled with hope, joy and love.


Harriet Platts, hospice chaplain (Seattle) organized several US events this year.

HarrietHenry has a missing finger on his left hand…actually, the finger is
wrapped and kept in a box on the mantle for safe keeping (a little
bizarre). During my last visit with him on Monday, I raised my hand
to offer him a blessing, “May the Lord bless you and keep you…;” He
raised his hand and pressed his palm against mine. “May the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you.” Blessing
backatcha…he gifted.

To all of you-Hand raised in blessings, both coming and going!

Marcus Liefert (Berkekley) put Monday and Friday Emails online and played with Wing It!


May we feel the dance in every moment. The dance of fingers on the keyboard, the dance of light and dark, the dance of families, friends, feelings, the dance of all us 300 sextillion cells, the dance of the sun and earth and moon…Peace and blessings to all bodies in this dance!


And woo-hoo for Nika Quirk, volunteer of the year and Body Wisdom board president! Thanks a million!

So many connections among us. InterPlay moves with attention to details and people. Thanks to all who ad-ministered the art of play in 2010! You made our part of the synchronous universe more possible!

How big these hearts

December 13, 2010

We have big hearts. Big enough to reach around the world. So big we rarely give up on love. So big that sometimes sky and earth are not big enough.

Kate Amoss turned me onto The Biology of Transcendence: A Blueprint of the Human Spirit by Joseph Chilton Pearce. This 85 year-old elder shines light on neurocardiology and foresees a new brain that will make us more heart intelligent. The heart is smart- we have brain cells in our hearts! AND, Chilton Pearce hallmarks play as key to this evolutionary path.

Celebrating on the beachIn the center of the spiral is the heart. Our heart is in our hand. Hands speak for the heart.

Connections between us transcend theory. We engage electromagnetic currents that we sense most easily in the three feet of space around our body. But our hearts bridge greater distance, time, even life itself. Something about InterPlay enables us to open our heart a little more and consent to play. Is this why InterPlay is an international movement? Because love is happening, and if not love, some weird, delightful electromagnetic affection?

Evidence of hearts at work in the coming month include:
Masankho Banda, InterPlay ambassador, reunites with Shiphiwe, his love from 23 years ago in Malawi at Christmas.
The heart of Nika Quirk, InterPlay board president, travels to the UK to lead with support from Caroline Kiesel (Minnesota) and friends in the British Isles.
InterPlay India’s heart called Harriet Platts (Seattle), Sally Craig (DC), George Muedeking (Albuquerque), Peter and Jenny Batten (Melbourne), Trish Watts, (Sydney) Tony Hole (Adelaide) and Stephen and Cynthia (Oakland), to join Prashant Olalekar, Hazel Fernandez, and Jaime and Ligia in Mumbai, S. Gudjarat, Delhi, and Varanasi. Trish has been there six weeks coaching and playing with India leaders.
Phil and CathyAnn Beaty travel to Australia to deepen those reciprocal connections formed over twenty years.
Nadia Thalji from Brazil travels to the US for training. Her heart moved the first time she InterPlayed. This blend of creativity, community, and wisdom is her path.

I’ve barely started. It’s best not to think too much about zillions of connections and the wild ways of the heart. We can count some, but the truth is—-they workFingers in front of clouds by math we cannot calculate. In fact, someone discovered there are 50 trillion cells in the average human body. Multiply that by 6 billion people on Earth and you get about 300 sextillion cells which is also the number of stars believed to be in the universe. Unfathomable, but not to the heart.

Phil Does Math!

April 26, 2010


While Cynthia is in Asheville and Raleigh, NC, I thought I would sneak in and do some math with y’all.

Surely you know by now that we are in the first year of the Million Connections Campaign, yes?

Our goal is to count up the various ways–both small and large–that InterPlay is being shared in the world. So many people are spreading InterPlay around in such interesting ways. We knew this was happening, but didn’t realize how much it was happening, until we did a couple of informal tallies.

That is why we are inviting InterPlayers to count their connections–to pay attention to when and where they are using InterPlay directly or indirectly–and then to log those connections on the website. We hope by the end of 2012 to be over a million, and we are well on our way.

Between September 30, 2009, when the counting officially began and today:
· InterPlayers have logged in 116,012 connections
· 123 different people have logged in
· there are 741 logged entries
· a whole group of people have logged in more than 10 entries (Krista Harris holds the current record at 68!)

And folks are telling us their stories: Dorothy Finnigan used InterPlay at St. Mary’s Center, Annie Goglia used it at a laughter yoga workshop, Allysson McDonald used it with 1st graders, Stan Stewart used it with his co-workers, Harriet Platts used it with a hospice team, Kate Arms-Roberts uses it with her young triplets, Laurie Rudel used it at church, Krista Harris used it with families with disabled children….

Read the stories–over 50 of them!

Each time InterPlay is used, we believe there is a little more ease in the world. Want to help us spread that around?

Are you already doing it but haven’t shared your numbers and stories?

Now is a perfect time to log them in!

Join the Million Connections fun!

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