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Together, We Can Save the World: Interview with Attendee of Earth Citizen Festival
Together We Can Save the World Interview with Attendee of Earth Citizen Festival
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When people on the same wavelength with shared intentions come together to make intentional and positive change for themselves and the planet, magic happens.

This month, about 1000 people gathered amongst the powerful and raw nature of New Zealand for the first annual Earth Citizen Peace Festival. This special gathering of nations, of cultures, of humans was organized by Ilchi Lee, CYE founder and visionary, with the intention to spread more unity and harmony to the world and nature.

Ilchi Lee believes that we are not defined by our skin color, birthplace, religion, or language. Together, we are one race and citizens of one home: the Earth. The vibration of love is a universal language and energy is our form of communication.

This approach to humanity’s energetic connection to all things, especially each other, is what can be realized by anyone—and it is what will change the world.

It’s no secret that the state of global affairs are quite tumultuous at the moment. But if it weren’t for so much friction, there also wouldn’t be the spark to enact real and lasting change. As we wake up individually, we also encourage all of humanity’s awakening.

CYE sat down with Linda Yoonjin, Affiliate manager of Belly Button Healing and an attendee of the festival, to get an insight to the happenings, lessons and hope she absorbed from her time spent in New Zealand.

CYE: How do you think this kind of gathering could help heal the world?
Linda: The race towards unity and acceptance is going global, but there are places in the world that are more receptive. New Zealand is one of those places but there were people from 11 countries all coming together for one thing. If these people go home and continue to spread the message on work on themselves, I think this could really spread.

Materialism makes it hard to focus on spiritual matters and we get foggy on what’s really important. Earth citizenship is what will unite the earth. The future is moving towards respect, unity, harmony and acceptance. The festival planted a seed in each person in attendance and they will go home to nurture that seed and grow it into a forest.

CYE: What was the overall message of this festival?
Linda: The message was coming together to evolve to the next stage of acceptance. People at the festival were very open and open minded and welcoming of each other. Also, change, the need to awaken, that we are one through nature, and that we must remain hopeful for the future.

There were lots of different angles of perception, but hope vibrated through all speaker’s presentations. The Earth Citizen spirit is not focused on division anymore. It is focused on being kind to each other and kind to ourselves. We forget that we are a part of nature. We see it as separate from us and we seem to have lost the understanding and knowing that we are in harmony with nature. By awakening our senses and remembering that we are one with nature will help us respect Earth more and want to stop disrespecting it. We must move past hurting the Earth and work together to heal ourselves, nature and each other.

CYE: How will you be enacting on what you felt, learned and experienced?
Linda: By sharing the space and having a shared dream of Global Earth Citizenship and where we stand in relation to each other and the world, I have a different perspective on my role in life and how I want to bring this teaching back to the United States. Even though we are all from different places, we can come together for a common cause. The sense of separation dissolves and the energetic signature is the same. I will encourage people to join the Earth Citizen club to unite. This can help empower us even by connecting through social media from afar.

I will continue to heal myself because that energy goes to the collective consciousness. When there is one less “broken” person in the world, the vibration of the earth rises even just by a little. Change starts within, and I know I have the power to inspire and encourage others to work on their relationship with themselves, each other and nature by leading by example.


About the Earth Citizen Movement
To learn more about the Earth Citizen Festival in New Zealand and to join the Earth Citizen club, click here.



Written by Morgan Garza
Morgan is a free spirit, world traveler and a lover of light. She loves to write about and research our inner healing power to help people realize their true potential. An avid practicer of yoga and meditation, Morgan is continuously evolving. She encourages all of us to follow our dreams by taking that first step into the unknown and truly practices what she preaches.
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