by Karen Frazier, Managing Editor
Paranormal Underground Magazine
You may have recently noticed our new banner advertisement on the home page for The Namasté Project. We are pleased to announce The Namasté Project as the newest project of Ghost Knight Media, LLC and Paranormal Underground Magazine.
About The Namasté Project
The term Namasté is a commonly used greeting in Southern Asia that literally means, “I honor the Light in you.” The Namsté Project challenges you to do just that – spend 100 days attempting to connect with every single person you encounter by trying to strip away the layers of ego and BS and see that little flicker if Light that is inside each one of us that connects us to one another and to the Divine.
Cheryl, Chad, Jim and I are all attempting our own 100 Days of Namasté, and will be chronicling it in blog form, as well as through video diaries. We invite all who wish to join us to share your experiences with us – through the Namasté Project forums, by sending us personal emails or by sending us video diaries to share. Of course, you may also join in quietly and see what change is affected in your life.
To learn more about The Namasté Project, you may visit our website at www.namastéproject.org. I have been blogging my experiences. I am nine days into it right now, and it has been eye opening. From the experiences I’ve had so far, I believe it will be life-changing for me – and also extremely humbling. I’ve been pretty humbled so far, to say the least.
Why I Decided to do 100 Days of Namasté
This whole thing started as a very personal journey for me. One day I realized that I was reducing certain people in my life to this sort of one dimensional aspect of themselves. The guy who cut me off in traffic was a jerk. The person who got in the way of what I wanted was selfish. One by one, I applied labels to people and let those labels stick. Even brief encounters might bring a label. And then there were the people with whom I’ve had pretty poor relationships for a long time. They were a multitude of labels.
One day a few weeks ago it hit me. There was more to each of these people than what I ascribed to them, and I was being unfair to them, unfair to myself and utterly lacking in compassion to view them in such a one dimensional way. Thus, the Namasté Project was born. I always knew that it was about more than just being nice to people. I always try to do that. This was about something else entirely. It was about truly seeing them. It was about recognizing their Divinity and finding my own Divinity so that I could connect on some level. It was about making my world a better place.
It’s only been ten days, and holy crap have I already learned a lot. Not so much about other people, but mostly about myself. I am humbled by what I have found. I am astounded at my own internal dialogues. I am amazed at the layers and layers of crap I pile upon myself in order to live a sheltered and safe existence. But they say that awareness is the first step in change, and I think I may feel change coming on. In just ten days, I’ve found little glimmers of authenticity that surprise me. I thought I was authentic. I am learning differently.
The Namasté Project isn’t just about me. It is about all of us and how we relate to one another. It is about how we justify the way we treat each other. Not just as individuals, but as societies. I’m not one to preach, trust me on this. Who I thought I was and how I thought I treated others is entirely different from what I am learning about myself. I may smile and say the right things, but do I really feel it deep down? Deep inside – this is where the change will begin. If one person can find connection to another person – real connection – then The Namasté Project is a success.
I hope you all will join us. For more information about The Namasté Project, visit www.namastéproject.org. Or, you may view our press kit at http://www.namasteproject.org/uploads/1/7/9/9/1799159/namaste_press_kit_1.28.10.pdf
You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257028719302&ref=ts
We are on Twitter as ProjectNamaste, and on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/namasteproject