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Good Morning!SoulPlay PlayShop!Happy SoulPlay Day!

SoulPlay Camp had daily, centering videos as well as daily tributes.
We also link every day and ANY day to the New Thought Families daily
Play & Pray Calendar of inspirations & Spirit invitations. Join us!

Breathe in these Silent Reverent Reveries:

Silent Dawn
Runs 5:47

Light Calling!
Runs 1:10

Breathe In Color
Silent Day Wakes Up
Runs 1:50
Beach Walk
Sacred Beach Walk!

Runs 1:09
Coyote Dawn
Runs 3:36
Busy Breath
Busyness Breath

Runs 1:37

Silent Sparkles!
Runs 1:09
More Silent Sparkles!
Runs :56

A Few Special Day Dedications:
The Mystery:Mystery Audio HERE!
Runs 3:22

Sunrise in Real Time!
Breathe in this real time sunrise taped on the beach, Brigtantine, NJ. Listen to our light filled songs as the colors rise, or mute it and breathe in the color quiet!
Runs 9:43
Love Remembered ...
~ Our mission video for New Thought Families ~
Runs 4:57
May we rise each dawn in deeper awareness
of the Love we are and of the oneness
in this Love we share with all beings!

We called on many of our Sacred Moments Videos from New Thought Families:

Breathe in Mountain Waterfalls ...
Mountain Waterfalls
Runs 2:00

Visit Niagara Falls
Runs 2:37

Allowing The Flow of Our Intuition

Sacred Celebration Moment:
Runs 1:53

Sacred Celebration Moment: Creek
Runs 1:33

Sacred Celebration Moment:
Runs 1:41

Breathe In Colors!

Runs 1:58

Be sure to catch our Color Vibrations PlayShops
with Sound & Light Visionary Jan Cercone!
Breathe with the Trees
Sacred redwoods

Runs 1

Celebrate our Tribute to Wangari Maathai
who planted so many trees!
Sacred Moment: Clouds
Runs 1:45

Be sure to catch our Nature As Art Story
with Master Storyteller Luisah Teish!
Sacred Moment: Sacred Turtle
Runs 1:25

SoulPlay celebrates Age, Wisdom, Turtles and inspirational elders Myra Rose & Faith Petric!


SoulPlay Daily Tributes:

SoulPlay ShineSoulPlay Tribute for Fred Rogers!
Laurie Story Audio Tribute (1:53) & Silence for Mr. Rogers

Mr. Rogers For the inspiration of Fred Rogers, we give thanks!
Accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 Emmys, Fred Rogers looked out over the star-studded audience and said: "All of us have special ones who have loved us into being. Would you just take, along with me, 10 seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are? Ten seconds of silence. I'll watch the time." Whenever he spoke, he would ask for the same 10-60 seconds of silence to remember those who helped each one in the audience become who they are ...
We so fondly remember you Fred Rogers with grateful hearts.

George Washington CarverSoulPlay ShineSoulPlay Tribute for George Washington Carver!

Laurie Story & Jeremiah Audio Tribute (2:57) to George Washington Carver!
Here's a YouTube video featuring a much younger Jeremiah
speaking about George Washington Carver:

Runs 2:14

SoulPlay Tribute for Sojourner Truth! Sojourner Truth

SoulPlay ShineTeishSTruthSoulPlay Shine
Storyteller Luisah Teish honors Sojourner Truth
and recites her 'Ain't I A Woman' Speech!

Runs 8:45

Visit more with Luisah Teish Here At SoulPlay & beyooooond!

SoulPlay Tribute for Anne Frank! AnneFrank

SoulPlay ShineAngel AnneSoulPlay Shine
Youth Actress Angel Renfree honors Anne Frank in this dramatic monologue!

Runs 2:38

SoulPlay ShineSoulPlay Tribute for the life, legacy & message of Martin Luther King JrDrKingEvery man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative
altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Our tribute to Dr. King is teen talent Josh Lewis
reciting Dr. Kings famous "I Have A Dream" Speech

Runs 3:36

SoulPlay ShineSoulPlay Tribute for Albert Einstein!
Albert Einstein“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein

Youth Actor Jeremiah Vela-Murphy honors Albert Einstein:
It is written from a moment in history where Einstein
was asked to endorse the development and use of the Atomic Bomb.

(Monologue was written in Laurie Story's Reconstructionist Scenes

Einstein SignatureJeremiah does EinsteinEinstein E=MC2

SoulPlay ShineSoulPlay Tribute for freedom fighter Ida B. Wells!Ida B Wells
The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator
to compare with the press.
~ Ida B Wells-Barnett

Ida B. Wells-Barnett Youth Talent Video ~ Runs 5:41

A YouTube Tribute to Ida B. Wells by the young ladies
of 'Imagine Our Ancestors'
, Duafe History Club
SoulPlay ShineSoulPlay Tribute for the Conductor of the Underground Railroad;
The One
Who Braved Freeing Slaves: Harriet Tubman

Harriet TubmanThe Legacy Of Harriet Tubman ~ Runs 3:22
Gwendolyn Briley Strand ~ The Chosen One

Be sure to catch our SoulPlay Storytelling PlayShop with Luisah Teish
on the Underground & Overground Railroads!

SoulPlay ShineSoulPlay Tribute for Mahatma Gandhi! AnneFrank
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

SoulPlay ShineSoulPlay Tribute for Wangari Maathai! Wangari Maathai
It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference.
My little thing is planting trees.
~ Wangari Maathai

SoulPlay ShineSoulPlay Tribute dedicated to the Dalai Lama who shows us the way
to live kindness and compassion every day!

Dali LamaMy religion is kindness. ~ Dalai Lama

SoulPlay ShineSoulPlay Tribute for Mother Teresa who gave the world so much Love!

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
~ Mother Teresa

MotherTeresaWe honor her for her tireless service and ask ...
How much did she play? Enough? If not, was that ok?!Mother Teresa

To You Who Gave
Mother Teresa who gave to the poor ...
did you ever wonder what it was all for?
When you listened to your heart, was it always true?
And in your endless giving, who gave to you?
In your selfless living, did you feel the grace?
Were you filled with the same mercy that you gave?
Did you ever soak in a warm bubble bath?
Did you have a good friend that made you laugh?
Were there arms to hold you? A voice in your ear?
Did anyone speak to your doubt and fear?
Were you blessed with at least one comforting friend;
someone you could trust in and forever depend?
Beautiful Mother Teresa, you ministered to us all,
even if your faith faltered, you answered the call.
And if you ever wondered what it was all for,
know now that your love, loves you back ever more.

~ Laurie Story

Visit our Tribute Page to Mother Theresa at New Thought Families!

Frederick Douglas StampSoulPlay ShineSoulPlay Tribute for Frederick Douglas!

Frederick Douglass sought to embody
three keys for success in life:
  • Believe in yourself.
    Take advantage of every opportunity.
  • Use the power of spoken and written language to effect positive change for yourself and society.
Frederick Douglas
Frederick Douglous
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ~ Frederick Douglas

SoulPlay ShineSoulPlay Tribute is to Rosa Parks!Rosa Parks & MLK
I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free...
so other people would be also free.~ Rosa Parks

SoulPlay ShineSoulPlay Tribute for Dr. Seuss! Dr. Suess
Laurie Story was greatly influenced by the writing & art of Dr. Seuss ~
check out her Laurie StorEBooks in the Leaping Literacy Library!
Thank you Theodore Geisel!

What book authors and illustrators do you love?
Who have influenced your writing & art?
SoulPlay Shine SoulPlay dedicated to the lives of Myra Rose & Faith Petric
Both of these ladies had a personal impact on Jeremiah and I as well as the larger community.
Myra Rose died at age 101. Here's a song Laurie Story wrote based on Myra's life ~
sung by Jeremiah & LaurieStory. MP3 of the Song Here!

Myra Rose
Faith Petric was the matriarch of the San Francisco Music Club
and was noted as the "Fort Knox of Folk Music" for the
incredible amount of songs she knew. She died at age 98.
Below are a few videos we took when she was 92 ~ woo hoo!

Faith Petric
Faith Singing "I Wanna Be A Dog":

Faith Singing "Sing Along"

SoulPlay ShineLast Day Of Camp Tribute was to the
SoulPlay Camp Counselors
Visit Them All!

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