On June 21st, 2017, Mexico City held the Heart of the Earth Fest at the Roma Verde Garden. It was a loving reunion of participants in the Rights of Nature, one year after the 1st International Forum for the Rights of Nature in the same city. At the same time, it was a grand celebration of the summer solstice.
The Heart of the Earth Fest was organized by the World Conscious Pact, the United Nations of the Spirit, Xicome, Rights of Mother Earth, and Chaski Fest in collaboration with Organika, Roma Verde Garden, Pandavas Collective, and Flofa.
It was a loving call to the guardians of Mother Earth to celebrate in one prayer the summer solstice for the rights of nature.
Heart of the Earth Fest Opening
It opened at 11:30AM with a word circle, which included Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Swami, Michelle Button, Verónica Sacta, César Daniel Madruga, Colibrí, Arnold Ricalde and many more.
During the circle they updated one another on news and actions that have taken place in favor of Mother Earth. After, they held a roundtable meeting to follow up with the First International Forum on the Rights of Nature. They analyzed topics like water care and sacred rivers, protection of animals, art, and culture. During the meeting participants formed new agreements and ideas to continue working together and creating new alliances.
Summer Solstice Ceremony
At 4:00PM they held the summer solstice ceremony with Xicome. Elders from different traditions shared their messages of love and advice for the care of Mother Earth.
Srila Paramadvaiti Swami announced the upcoming Kiva ceremony in 2019 during the Kumbha Mela Festival in India.
Earth Rights Conferences & Conscious Music
There were also various lectures by Guardians of the Earth and live music by Chaskis, Ximbo, Qüirio, Fratta, Alexandra Blakely, Olinka, Viento Wirikuta, Michelle Button, Viento Wirikuta, and Lengualerta.
The celebration was filled with joy, respect, and union among people who work day after day to awaken consciousness and love toward Mother Earth. We thank everyone for their attendance and service to this great cause, see you next time.
A very special thanks to Marcocodrilo Photography and Omar Nour for their incredible photos of the event. See full gallery HERE