Each participant in the One Hundred Souls project keeps a clear glass vessel that represents their body. As they engage their journey, they write sentences or short paragraphs on small pieces of paper that they then place in the glass vessel. These writings are to be whatever they want to leave behind for family and future generations to read and learn from about their own end of life. These writings can contain anything, but includ hopes and dreams that were fulfilled or not, joys, sorrow, fear, regrets, do-overs, relationships to others, including God in whatever form.
Participants are invited to take their writings out of the jar and rewrite, refining until they have a single page entry. They work individually at their own pace until they feel done. The process is to make conscious what their living had meant to them so they could pass that information on and release it from themselves; to empty themselves of this life, to become an empty vessel ready to take on the next phase of their soul journey.
The glass vessels are then melted down and blown into large tear drop that will be hung and illuminated in a public forum. Each glass drop represents the substance of a physical body being reconfigured into another form and re-entering this world from a different, but not separate, realm.
The glass vessels become one hundred drops representing the presence of vibrant spiritual helpers who went before us. Each is lighted in a way to give downward motion to suspension cord terminating in glass globe being illuminated. The visual impact is the sense of spirit form returning to earth. The lighting cycle for each globe is the hanging cord lights in a downward motion then turns off when the globe itself lights. A touch screen control console houses the computer drive electrical system to the lights overhead and to a touch screen that allows the viewer to bring up any one of the 100 entries to see their light overhead while reading their one page entry. The computer could be programmed for a continuous light show regardless of individual entries being brought into view