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Go OM Yourself Giving and Goodwill
Giving and Goodwill-Do More Be Better
At Go OM Yourself our brand mission is to promote joy, bold individuality and a spiritual lifestyle to color the human experience with such a vengeance, that it takes your breath away on a daily basis. Giving and goodwill live in the spiritual lifestyle part of our statement. As the notion of kindness, compassion and non-cruelty for all living things “Ahimsa” enhances the human experience.
We are firm believers that giving and goodwill feeds the soul who gives as well as the soul that receives. In order to grow as seekers and we must do more, do better…give more. Whether it’s time, money, food, old clothes, repurpose, reuse and recycle…or even just a smile. No act of kindness is too small or a waste of time.
As a maker/seeker/yogi this past year has been so clarifying. The focus was on getting Go OM Yourself off the ground. Feeding my passion of riding horses and nursing a yoga-brand into existence, alongside of running a household of two kids, a hubs, three dogs, a cat, a pony, I noticed the world became much smaller…in a good way. The lesson learned is that not much else matters, all that was left was to give more and be better.
With that epiphany, it was imperative for Go OM Yourself to commemorate its first year anniversary with a new goal..to generate more giving and goodwill.
Read about the Ahimsa Experiment Yogi Challenge the first Go OM Yourself Giving and Goodwill initiative.
Our Ahimsa Experiment is a wrap. We raised $435 for the Chilly Pepper Miracle Mustang Foundation. According to Lauri Armstrong the rescue’s founder, our efforts couldn’t have come at a better time. As when I spoke to her she was off to pick up nine more orphaned foals, and an abandoned clydesdale.
The phrase “yogis giving back” seems full circle…and it is. As yogis, healers and seekers our highest goal is about giving, kindness, non-cruelty, awareness and peace for all living things. Those of you who participated did just that. Namaste Ohmies..
Giveaway winners will be announced within the the next week. As not all of the donations from our sponsors have arrived yet. If you’re a winner you will be notified via Insta DM.
As far as results for the first ever Go OM Yourself Ahima Experiment… they were good. But not near our goal. Next year we will be better equipped to make a realistic goal without underestimating the support of our amazing subscribers and Insta communities. Way to go tribe! We totally saved some horses!
Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
– Annie Lennox
“The Ahimsa Experiment Yogi Challenge calls upon us as yogis, seekers, makers and doers to put our good intentions to work. This challenge allows us a HUGE opportunity to generate some tangible goodwill, love, and compassion. But there’s a twist, to actually make the “magic happen…”
September marks the Go OM Yourself one year anniversary! To celebrate in a way that truly corresponds with the overall intention of the Go OM Yourself brand, we’ve come up with the Ahimsa Experiment Yogi Challenge. It’s an Instagram challenge with a twist!
The challenge part of the #AhimsaExperiment is the same as any other yoga challenge…yes all the fun is still there.
Each day challenge hosts focus on a new intention and invite you to you post your representation of that intention. You connect with new like-minded instagrammers, build your following, share experiences and tell us about the gorgeous images you post. There will be giveaways for active participants, as well. The twist is “the experiment” part. This challenge has a beneficiary…a cause. For example, a women’s shelter, animals in need, clean water well for a village…we can do so much!
The Ahimsa Experiment benefits a chosen charity, with a $1-$2 entry for each challenge participant. Entry fee? Sounds weird, yes,…but, hear us out. The quick and easy-entry link funnels directly to our challenge beneficiary. So just think…if we get 500 participants at 1$ a piece, we are really generating some “goodwill and change” for souls who need it! Dang, and imagine if we have some $2 entries!
“There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
– Dalai Lama
Let’s make some measurable magic this year
Over the past twelve months we’ve been rocking and rolling to the beat of our bad-ass insta/yogi community. It’s been fun, and damn, you guys are freaking awesome. We’ve chatted and shared pics of our beloved pets and our kids. There have been yoga challenges, sound baths, mudras and meditations in tipis! A lot of you even own one or two of our tank tops/tees and hoodies. How about we commemorate the start of our second year and put our good yogi/seeker vibes to work!
Let’s take action, to create some magic. The cool part is that, we get to SEE IT ALL HAPPENING with the #AhimsaExperiment. It’s a chance to do some bona fide goodwill, and see where our work is making a difference.
When you’re in a position to have gotten so much, the gift at this point is giving back.
– Paul Stanley
I have to say, it’s been an amazing, busy inspiring year. I love you guys and the journey we’re on together. It feels right. I think we can totally kill it with the #AhimsaExperiment and really generate giving and goodwill.
So there it is…The Go OM Yourself birthday wish, the #AhimsaExperiment (giving and generating goodwill). Are you in?
“Our inherent mission as a community of seekers is to promote joy, bold individuality and a spiritual lifestyle to color the human experience with such a vengeance, that it takes your breath away on a daily basis.
CHILLY PEPPER – MIRACLE MUSTANG specializes in CRITICALLY ILL, NEO-NATAL, SICK AND/OR INJURED FOALS. Especially the ones that are near death’s door, needing literally 24/7 care. The foals live with founder Palomino, aka Lauri Armstrong, and her husband in their nursery until the babies are strong enough to live outside. The babies’ rehabilitation continues on the ranch where they will learn “ranch life” and manners from the other horses on the property. In a perfect world all the rescues, grow and thrive and are adopted to good forever homes. Oh how we wish it was a perfect world.
Follow @palominoarmstrong now to see her everyday battle to save the world four hoofs at time.
“The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.”
Call for Sponsors for the #AhimsaExperiment
At the moment I have two sponsors in place, but would love to have at least five more. Everyone loves giveaways! More sponsors, means more giveaways, which means more incentive for like-minded folks to participate in the challenge. If you’re a maker or have a great product and are interested in giving and generating goodwill as an #AhimsaExperiment sponsor please contact me!