By Green Dude Aaron Ableman
As a young person facing the challenges of our world today, it’s sometimes difficult to imagine how connected I am to making a difference on any large scale.
But just the other day, as I had been thinking about how tough it is to connect with those “in power” (i.e., elected officials, celebrities, etc.) to tell them of the trials or triumphs in my community, something amazing happened. The Mayor of Oakland showed up on my doorstep with a precinct “random visit request” to take a poll in the neighborhood that I reside in! After having tea for almost an hour, the mayor became aware of the work I do as a youth leader and social entrepreneur inspiring kids and families around the world to find their creative voice and make a difference in the world!
As Marriane Williamson said, “Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”
Listen to my Green Dude podcast segment, then read on for more about the We Are All Connected global dance party movement. Then read on to learn more about it and how you can get involved.
We all must truly find the voice within us that says, we are all gifted with something to give the world!
For this reason, and so much more, I am honored to share my message of global oneness and connectedness with each and every one you.
As one youth ambassador in the campaign, Avalon Theisen, said…
“The more we are aware of our connectedness, the better we’ll treat ourselves, each other and the planet!”
This is why my company—alongside 50 organizations and influencers—have come together to launch the “We Are All Connected” campaign: to inspire young people across the planet to proclaim their connectedness by dancing and singing in public!
Each act of connection will be documented through video and uploaded in a beautiful montage series called #weareallconnected. So, for all of you out there, let’s join Avalon and kids from every continent in this global dance party to transform our future. The campaign started on Independence Day (July 4th) 2014 and continues on to assert our INTERdependence and INTERconnectedness!
Show your support:
1. Automatically help spread the word via twitter and facebook by joining the Thunderclap here
2. Upload your video to youtube (the dance moves are in the video below) and let’s dance the world together! Use the hashtag #WeAreALLConnected.
Please visit www.weareallconnected.us for more info about getting involved. And today, everyday… make your mark going out of your way to connect with someone or something that you might not otherwise.
Green Dude Aaron Ableman (aka A-Natural) is an entertainer, author and ecologist. He’s also the Chief Creative Officer at Balance Edutainment. He grew up under the guidance of a farmer/author (his father) and a public health care nurse (his mother), studying with Hopi elders, Oxford Rhodes scholars and various spiritual leaders. He has worked with Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Cypress Hill, Raffi, K’NAAN, Joan Baez, amongst many others. From India to Haiti, he has produced educational entertainment programs for at-risk children and youth. His life and work have been heralded in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, CNN, New York Times, Montreal Mirror and San Francisco Examiner. Connect with him on twitter: @ablemantra