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Prayer Circle for Animals Weekly Update
July 9, 2012

Our prayers for all animals continue to circle the earth, to uplift humanity's consciousness, and to bless the animals themselves. Thank you for joining people around the world who are praying this prayer in many different languages but all with the same love:


On Wednesday, Veganpalooza will begin, running through Sunday, July 15, 2012. Of all the actions we can take to reduce animal suffering and increase compassion on this Earth, I think that making a sincere effort to understand the huge repercussions of our use of animals for food is by far the most important and significant.

With Veganpalooza, we'll have 30 highly visible, hard-working, and successful vegan advocates sharing with us their collectively many centuries of vegan experience and wisdom. An event not to be missed, especially since it's free and takes place in your own home!

Please spread the word about Veganpalooza to your friends and colleagues!

There will be a special preview session with Dr. Neal Barnard today, Tuesday, July 10, also.

Here's an excerpt of a recent blog I wrote about Veganpalooza:

Everything I love and stand for can be summed in Veganpalooza: it is communicating the understanding that is bringing the positive revolution of compassion and health gathering momentum in our culture every day. It is celebrating inclusivity, radiant wellness, freedom, creativity, beauty, kindness, justice, equality, and authentic spirituality, and the ever-present possibility of world peace. It is disseminating the truth that our shocking cruelty toward billions of animals for food is completely unnecessary, and that all of us humans can thrive on sustainable plant-based diets and lifestyles that would not only liberate us from most disease and environmental devastation, but would transform our way of relating to nature, animals, each other, and ourselves.

Respect and kindness toward others is the essence of the vegan way, and the redeeming inevitability in this leads to self-respect, self-confidence, inner peace, clarity, and healthy kindness for ourselves. The single greatest act of benevolent liberation and healthy self-empowerment is to make an effort to understand the amazing ramifications of our routine violence toward animals for food, and to help and encourage others to do the same. This is the key to awakening from the consensus trance of disconnectedness that is injected into all of us from infancy.

Veganpalooza is a five-day planet-wide event that is available wherever there is a phone or computer connection. A full 24 hours of vegan information and inspiration, it is already going to be translated from English into Russian, and more languages will follow. This movement for us as a species and as a human family is our calling and our destiny. We will have peace, happiness, freedom, purpose, and health when we are deserving of them, and we are deserving of them when we no longer deny, but rather offer them, to those who are at our mercy.

So please join me, and join the other remarkable vegan pioneers who have a platform on Veganpalooza to help humanity launch into the next phase of our collective evolution, and spread the word about Veganpalooza far and wide. Join Drs. John McDougall, Neal Barnard, T. Colin Campbell, Gabriel Cousens, Brian Clement, Thomas Lodi, Jameth Sheridan, Milton Mills, and Jonathan Balcombe, as well as Kathy Freston, Rory Freedman, Victoria Moran, Colleen Patrick-Goodreau, Dawn Moncrief, Rae Sikora, Cherie Soria, Rip Esselstyn, Rich Roll, Nathan Runkle, Harold Brown, Bo Rinaldi, Keith McHenry, Howard Lyman, and many more, as we explore, expound, and expand the vegan message of kindness, health, sustainability, and freedom into our communities and into our world.

Veganpalooza is a free event, available to all. Whether you're already vegan, or yearning for better health and understanding of the solutions to our planetary problems, Veganpalooza, in its magnificent abundance, will have keys, insights, and inspiration for you on your life journey.

May all beings, including all people, be happy and free.

With Love, peace, and gratitude from Will

Please visit the website www.circleofcompassion.org often to see updates and special prayers, and also to join in our "A prayer a day for animals" which features a prayer for a different group of animals each day of the week. It is also a place to send ideas or prayer requests.

Please forward this widely so that we may continue to add more people to our ever-expanding circle of compassion.

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