Livity Rising is a healing arts, community service organization committed to making Holistic Wellness equitable, accessible and affordable for all.
Livity is the life force that exists within and flows through all living things. Livity is a Rastafari concept meaning “lifestyle” or way of life. In the context of Livity Rising, it’s being open, connected, and creative with your life; the quest to live with reverent ingenuity and reciprocal blessings. A positive livity signifies living in harmony with Self, Community and Nature in ways that support the health and wellbeing of the Earth and all life.
The impact of Reggae music and Rastafari have been an integral part of the lives of many of our team members. The sweet rhythms and powerful lyrics of Reggae music have uplifted, soothed and deeply inspired us. Reggae, which has deep roots in Rastafari spiritual beliefs and practices, spreads the message of “One Love,” unity and the need for human kind to dismantle oppressive systems across the globe. “The message is in the music.” Ras Timote Peterson (LR Advisory Board member)
to Systemic Racism:
Our Livity Rising family feels deep grief and outrage over the many Black (and Brown) lives lost due to racial injustice. Additionally, we recognize there have been enormous and compounding impacts on the health of black and brown bodies, minds, and spirits because of the enduring systemic abuse. We are aware that communities of color are disproportionately impacted during disasters; from climate disasters to Covid-19.
We stand in solidarity with the groundswell of action against racism and believe it is our duty to demand and work for systemic change to end the epidemic of racism and blatant inequality. We strive to be part of the solution. We pledge to seek, learn, listen, and to rise up against systems of racism and injustice wherever we can. We must root out the deep unconscious racial bias and white supremacy that permeates our culture. We will support policies that help to eliminate racial inequality, speak up for and continue to be of service to those persecuted based on the color of their skin. We acknowledge there is a lot of work to be done. We are inspired by the voices of change, and we join them in the hope of seeing racism totally eradicated.
This time of crucial uprising deepens our commitment to our mission of making Holistic Wellness Services equitable and accessible to all members of the communities we serve. We support transforming trauma into resilience through our values of compassion, equity, collaboration, and empowerment.
In recognition of our shared vulnerability and need for collective safety, Livity Rising has postponed our in-person Free Community Healing Clinics and Backstage Wellness Services. However, while we’re all Sheltered In Place, we are here for you. Our team is working and available by phone, email, and video. Additionally we have created a comprehensive Holistic Wellness Resources section on this site which includes Self-Care support videos a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Wellness booklet (en Espanol), and many other resources. We’ll share more as we continue to develop our action plan. Check our website and socials for specific details.
Carrying out our mission to foster well-being, healing, and connection remains crucial as we strive to support and uplift one another through this uncharted territory. In these uncertain times, together we’re better.
Be well, friends,
Relax and find relief with our Holistic Wellness Resources.
Livity Rising is a Healing Arts Community Service organization. We offer Holistic Wellness Services; both virtually and in-person, Backstage Wellness Services, Community Healing Clinics, and Activism opportunities.
Can’t Stop the Music, an online festival by California Roots, happened Memorial Day weekend, offering 3 days of Music, Holistic Wellness, Art & Community. Livity Rising provided Wellness Sessions in the form of Self-Care tutorials.