Our Backstory

N O W | Empowerment Collective

In 2011 Elizabeth Ellames seeded the project Unite Your Light and later the United Projects Initiative in Adelaide, South Australia. – The original vision of the project was to build a level of social synergy that would create social change in our local communities, businesses and around the world. It offered women a platform to collectively demonstrate a new style of leadership.

N O W is one of the amazing ventures that has been born out of that original Unite Your Light invite back in 2011 – we invite you to watch these short videos and read the original invite.

Dear Co-Creators and Change Agents, 

It’s time to activate a new era of human possibility and potential!

Our many crises are pushing us to shift to a new level of consciousness and a new global culture. These driving forces are now reaching a critical turning point when the new ways can replace the old ways, dissolving centuries of fear, aggression, and discord and turning humanity towards peace, cooperation, and co-creativity.

What can we do to ensure this positive and neccessary shift? – We need to come together with acts of collaboration, generosity, and celebration of what is working.

The Unite the LIGHT movement is designed to take the leadership of The New Woman to the next level. This movement will build a year of positive evolutionary programs towards a Unite the LIGHT event at the end of 2012.

Why not use the anticipation of a year of great changes to create inspirational, and soulful collaborations that help humanity wake up to creating social change?

Unite the Lightsʼ goal is to reach a critical mass of positive co-creators and change agents for an event on Dec. 22, 2012, which can mark the birth of a new era in human history. If you know in your heart, that you are here to help create this positive shift in our world, we invite you to be involved in our co-creative team and truly live your dream.

Your dream begins now through many collaborative, kind and passionate acts of a co-creative community – The collaborations we initiate now will resonate into our possible future. This is an invitation to live the life you know you were born for; I look forward to the experience with you.

Kind Regards, Elizabeth Ellames

We also invite you to read an excerpt about the event that was written by the Lateral Love Community.

The Birthing of a New Humanity  – On the 22nd  December 2012 at The Sanctuary, Adelaide Zoo in Adelaide, South Australia, the Rise Up event celebrated and anchored the birth of a new humanity.

Unite the LIGHT – our future is now, was born out of Elizabeth Ellames passionate heart to help others identify and use their gifts to make a difference in our world.

Unite the Light has built a community of innovators, practitioners, teachers, artists, leaders, and everyday angels of compassion; a living example of the power that true unity in our communities creates.

Elizabeth, the Primary Vision Holder along with five Stellar Teams each consisting of a Vision Holder, Stellar Coordinator and complimentary team members formed in January 2012 to develop the content for last nights event. With a goal to embody unity-based principles at every level and truly serve in the transformation of humanity: for the individual, the community, and the world.

The event was designed to raise positive awareness in people, as well as raise funds for the “Because I am a Girl” campaign, which is connected to Plan International which is a development charity working with communities in 45 countries to alleviate child poverty.

Asking the questions throughout the year, Who and what does it mean to be – The New Woman, The New Man, The New Story, The New Family, The New Child, The New Business and The New Style Leader, this leading-edge project created a new understanding around the power of community.

It was an honour to experience young Kaurna and Narrunga man Vincent ‘Jack’ Kanyana Buckskin performing the Traditional Welcome to Country in his native tongue of Kaurna, the Kaurna Peoples being the traditional custodians of the Adelaide and greater Adelaide plains region of South Australia.

The Unite the Light attendees were privileged to have Jack and ‘Kuma Karro’ perform a traditional smoking ceremony and a number of their first-class traditional dances as they looked on holding their ‘united lights’ (lanterns gifted by the Unite the Light ladies to all attendees at the conclusion of the event).

Sacred ceremonies, video clips, performers, and presentations by guest speakers including the renowned Brandon Bays speaking on the New Consciousness & Elder Brian Butler talking about the ‘Decade of Lateral Love around the World 2012 – 2022’ along with Mia Handshin and Khadija Gbla from ‘Because I Am A Girl’ were all captured on the night, and along with additional footage filmed throughout the year, will form the basis for a documentary and YouTube clips which are still to come.

All of humanity’s next phase of development will need to be imbued with Lateral Love in the light of unity. How we all contribute will be important. It is time to truly connect with each other and Unite the Light through the principles of the Decade of Lateral Love Around the World 2012 – 2022.

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Please click the link to find out more about Lateral Love – laterallove.com.au/past-events/sa-adelaide-south-australia-unite-the-light-conference/