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Burl Hall is a retired counselor who is living in a Senior Citizen Housing apartment. Burl has one book to his credit, titled "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal our Wounded Nature." For more information, search the book on Amazon.
Burl's philosophy entails the idea that "everything effects and causes everything thing else." His spirituality of Sophia i.e., Wisdom is universal as well as within each of us. He also sees the idea of Chaos as not being "all over the place" but as infinite relationships.
The question I present in my articles speak not so much towards the politicians, but how WE the people can empower ourselves within a planet that is healthy, wealthy and wise.
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, March 17, 2014 Physicist Tom Campbell's Big TOE or Theory of Everything
This is an article discussing the physics of Thomas Campbell regarding his Big TOE, or Theory of Everything. Ultimately, Campbell states consciousness as being primary in the universe and states that while it is huge, it is not infinite.
(21 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 6, 2015 Corporate Psychopaths Housing Senior Citizens: A Personal Editorial
This article speaks to psychopathology in corporate behavior in relationship to care for the elderly. It speaks to the author's personal experience while also reflecting on what we as a people need to to do get out from under corporate rule.
Ready for change? Let this be a beginning. Or perhaps you are in the middle? At any rate, "Know thyself" by asking "what kind of world you would like upon becoming elderly?
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 13, 2012 What's in a Seed?
" A seed has the power of all its ancestors. The strength of the oak is also in the acorn. A seed is greater than any country, stronger than any army, and has longevity far beyond any human society" according to G.W. Martin, (ED. Sap Pail). It is time we began treating seeds as being sacred for they are the foundation of life. Thus we must be aware of the effects of genetic engineering and not support this technology
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 7, 2011 Local Food Ordinance Passed in Maine Town
Sedgwick, Maine, a small coastal town in Maine, voted to adapt a local food and self-governance ordinance, setting a precedent for other towns in Maine and across the country. Could this be the beginning of more localized rule and the lessening of the rule of large corporations that fund our governments in order to control our lives for their benefit?
(27 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Farmers File Suit Against Monsanto
Seventy-five fanut farmers,seed businesses and agricultural organizations representing 300,000 individuals and 4,500 farms filed a brief with the U.S. Court of
Appeals asking the applellate court to reverse a lower court's decision dismissing their protective legal action against Monsanto's patents on genetically engineered seed.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, November 1, 2013 Robert Scott Bell Takes on the Corporate Food and Medical Establishment
This article speaks to the work of Robert Scott Bell, who has his own radio show that provides healing information. He believes that many of our diseases are due to our immune system being exhausted by the strike out combination of adulterated food, toxic medicine and environmental contaminants.
(11 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 15, 2014 Luscious Spirituality: Getting Religion Necessitates Losing Religion
Dare we sons and daughters of Adam and Eve bite off the fig leaf and become who we are in our Nature? This article speaks exactly to that point. Could it be that all our idealisms, philosophies, and theories need to melt away into one great big "YES!" to Life?
(12 comments) SHARE Friday, October 11, 2013 The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade
This articles focus on the intense work of a daughter of slavery and a son of the slave trade.
For those who do not realize the drivers to the past behavior that brought about slavery, they are most likely to repeat the pattern that creates it. Is slavery truly gone in our day and age? Is it still a threat lurking in the back rooms of the human mind? Is it happening under the name of migrant work, outsourcing, etc?
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 30, 2011 Occupy The World, The Collective Consciousness And Human Evolution
This article discusses the ideas of a collective consciounsess in human beings (e.g., the collective unconscious postulated by Carl Jung) as well as the planet (James Lovelock's "Gaia Hypothesis") and asks the question: do we engage in true change or do we have a revolution and continue on the same route?
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Fractals and the Marriage of Religion and Science
This article works towards bridging religion and science / math. It discusses transcendence by the unification of opposites while leaving the reader with a well made video regarding the mathematic concept of fractals inherent in chaos theory.
(12 comments) SHARE Monday, December 12, 2011 Review of Kymatica
Change is not going to happen by external means. It can only happen when we change. Kymatica is a film hat makes this perfectly clear and is easy enough to get to. Just a tap on the link and you may watch this very important film
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 26, 2012 America: A Corporate Police State?
How much longer do we remain blind sighted to the corporate rule of the planet. Forget the politicians and their miniscule arguments. They are owned by the same people, the corporations. And, the corporations are increasing their control over law enforcement.
(10 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Farmer Sued by Monsanto for Planting Seeds
Upriser.com released a piece stating an Indiana farmer was ordered to pay Monsanto $84,000 for planting second-hand seeds Monsanto holds patents on. Just think, if you threw a tomato into your compost pile and it seeded and grew another plant, Monsanto can come after you. The article outlines Monsanto's role in the government as well as identifying its effects on the environment and our freedom.
(61 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 4, 2015 Can a Verb-Based Language Bring Peace to the Planet?
This article questions how our reality is shaped by our belief systems. It mainly focuses on our need to kindle a more "verb" based understanding of our world in relationship to our spirituality. Do we worship a transcendent God up there which is top-down in orientation or do we worship a God that is more verb, such as the Tao which is called "the Way". Which gives us more freedom? Which is more likely to foster health?
(18 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Hoodwinked by the Wizards of America Or Empower Ourselves:' The Choice is Ours
This article speaks to how we mirror the story and movie, "The Wizard of Oz." It speaks to the politics of the corporations and their underling government.
In writing the article, I hope those who realize what a mess we are in. It also speaks to our being empowered to get past the status quo (Munchkins) snd instead empower ourselves and our loved ones and friends.
It is we, ultimately, who have the power.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 14, 2013 The Marriage of Mother Nature and Father God
In modern culture, Nature and God are seen as separate. But, what if they are not? What if The Self, Yahweh, or I AM, is Nature? This article makes the point that Mother Nature and Father God are indeed married as one.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, January 14, 2013 Joyfilled Mothering: Empowering Women for the Future Sake of Humanity's Survival
Re-empowering women may be the key to keeping humanity from extinction that is probable based on corporatization that is founded on extreme patriarchy. This article focused on the results of our current approach to health care in relationship to the diminishing power of moms specifically and families in general and the increased power of the corporate owned state.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 5, 2011 The Occupy Movement: Revolution Or Evolution
This article looks at religious teachings from across cultures and religions and the potential of human evolution in this day of Occupying the World. It is a continuation of the author's thesis that in this day and age we as a species need to evolve and not have a revolution
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 14, 2015 The Religion of Living Life: Sexuality as Cosmic Process
Many of the mystics in Christianity were ridiculed due to their often sexualizing their relationship to God. Could God be a Lover? This article speaks to the "Lover" role of God by focusing on sexuality as verb more so than noun.
Think about the ramifications.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, October 17, 2016 The Promise of Local Currency in Bottom-Up Cultures
Is our economy truly fair to all? Or is it rigged? Are there other means to get our needs met?
This article speaks to this issue by focusing on a general article regarding Local Currencies.
My goal is to interview some other resources regarding alternative currencies while also looking at Transition Towns and Permaculture.
And, yes, they do relate.
(11 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 7, 2011 The Existential Crisis: How Does it Affect the Kids?
We are in the midst of an existential crisis. To show the effects of this crisis, the author points to a video made by a young boy who exhibits the alienation so prevelant today in our conummeristic society.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, March 29, 2013 Wise Woman Ellie Sparks Speaks to Stories, Farming, Ecology and Health
Ellie Sparks is a woman of abounding energy whose brilliance envelops her being a mother, wife, storyteller, farmer, philosopher and political activist. Most importantly, Ellie entices us to reduce our dependent on corporate food systems as well as changing the stories we tell ourselves...stories which have conditioned us to accept the ecological mess we are currently in.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 24, 2011 Merry Christmas: The Tale Told Throughout the World and What it Means to Us Today
This is an article for Christmas meditation. Do we really have to remain in a divided world filled with wars, tricksters and thieves preaching divisive religion, philosophy and science? Or can we see our wholeness in our diversity and say alongside the Self's (Yahweh, I AM) voice in Genesis, "And it was good!"
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Binding Chaos: Meditations on the Work of Heather Marsh
This article discusses the work of Heather Marsh, the author of "Binding Chaos: Mass Collaboration on a Global Scale", political theorist, human rights and internet activist as well as past editor on Wikileaks news outlet and Wikileaks Central.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 31, 2014 Tipping Sacred Cows to Change the World: The Work of Filmmaker and Author Betsy Chase
This article speaks to the work of writer and movie maker, Betsy Chase. Betsy was involved with the popular movie, "What the Bleep Do We Know?" Betsy's newest book is called "Tipping Sacred Cows"
The article also speaks to Betsy's work as reflecting a new way of thinking about the world, which is not top down".and could be seen as bottom up"..but its more than that. Its about an organic way of decision making.
(8 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 9, 2012 True Independence: Advice for Building Resileint and Self-Sustaining Community
It is time to move past reliance on the corporate / government dictatorship. We need to take charge of our lives within our communities, in our homes and in our bodies. For too long, 6,000 years or so, we have complacently allowed ourselves to be controlled by politicians, religions leaders and corporate heads. No more! Empower yourself is the message to this article.
(48 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 14, 2013 Creativity and Healing: The Work of Meryl Ann Butler
In this age, which the Hindus call the Kali Yuga (Dark Age), creativity has become the candle that enlightens the dark. Creativity is dangerous in that it taps into the unconditioned mind. It is in this sense, that the heroine of this article, Meryl Ann Butler, is a mover of humanity.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 11, 2011 Ecovillages: Towards True Independence?
This article gives an introduction to ecovillages as a way of diminishing the effects of the gov't / corporate structure in all arenas of our lives.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 10, 2012 The Marriage of Human Health and Planetary Well-Being
The article integrates the pollution of the human body and soul with the pollution of the Earth. Within this context, the work of Amanda Sears of the Environmental Health Strategy Center is highlighted.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, May 8, 2015 Reframing Religion and Spirituality: The Work of Meliena Hauslendale
If we are to make real changes in our lives, we have to confront what we have become politically, socially, spiritually and economically.
The work of Meilena Hauslendale takes us spiritually towards that place. This article is a meditation sparked by her work as well as leading to an interview the author did with her on Envision This!
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 13, 2015 The Foundation of Change Is Now And In Our Hands
Radical change entails a letting go to our conditioning. This article speaks to the Virgin Birth as reflecting our becoming de-conditioned. This is the reason many of the virgin birth stories of old, including Jesus Christ, had armies set to kill the unborn child.
Who is that unborn child if not the one who rebukes the status quo? Dare that be you?
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 19, 2013 Beyond Being Poisoned: Confronting and Corporate Farming and Foodopoly
Our world is marked by corporate dominance. From the hospital where our babies are born, to the schools in which they are educated, to the corporations they shall work for at lessening benefits and pay, to their sickness and ultimate death...even where they are buried, corporations rule. What is the effect on our life, especially given the most basic need for our survival....food.
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, March 15, 2013 Changing the World One Meme at a Time: Reflections on an Interview With Daniel Quinn
This article is based on an interview by the author and his wife of author of several popular books, Daniel Quinn. Mr. Quinn is a writer whose ideas are significant to humanity. Understanding his notion of "memes". Memes are the guiding stories we tell ourselves. It is our memes that are killing us. It is through our kindling of new memes that we can build a healthy world for our future generations.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 22, 2013 The Diversified Unitive Genius of F. David Peat
F. David Peat is a remarkable being whose work in quantum physics, education and the arts should be proclaimed as stimuli to the development of a truly humane earth based human culture on this planet. Peat has worked with the physics giant, David Bohm and has written several books that enlighten us to the Nature of Reality. Perhaps his work can enlighten us to know that the Nature out there is one with OUR Nature, or Self.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 13, 2011 Transcending Hierarchy
The Occupy Movement is as Bruce Toien states in his "Op Ed" piece, a critique of hierarchy. This article takes this insight further by contrasting leadership with the planet's and the bodily systems intereactions as a functioning whole.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 5, 2013 Intuition and the Spiritual Emergence of the Human Being
Dare we continue to place our heads into the chopping box of the experts? We surrender our children's education to the educators, our bodies to the medical establishment and drug companies, our sex to the sexologists who claim to know the way to orgasmic ecstasy and our kid's psychological well being to therapists and pill pushing psychiatrists. When do we empower ourselves by reclaiming our powers such as our intuition?
(15 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 26, 2015 Dreams of Our Children's Future: What Are We to Do About It?
What do we want for future generations? A world uninhabitable by any creature? Continuous wars? To be enslaved by the psychopathic likes of The Koch Brothers and Rothchilds? How about another round of the Bushes? Or the Clintons? Do we vote for the lesser of two evils? Or do WE make the changes we'd like to see in the world? It is time we Eve's (the working man as well as women) said "NO MORE" to an abusive Adam.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 10, 2011 Rigid Mind Control or Creativity?
This article explores how we have been conditioned in our society in such a way that our creativity is squandered to the service of the Man, the Corporate/Banking elite.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 6, 2014 The Therapeutic Labors of Remo Roth in Resurrecting the World Soul
In modern psychotherapy, we are often behaviorally modified or we have our cognition "tweaked" in order to get us adapted to what is an insane civilization. Remo Roth's therapeutic work goes beyond this. He is one whose work takes us beyond this nightmare and returns us to sanity.
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, July 2, 2012 Rape as the Foundation of Western Civilization
This article makes the point that rape is the "mode of operandi" for the foundations of western culture. It identifies the need to control others through violence and abuse as a mirror to the rape of women and men.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, June 15, 2012 A Return to Sanity and the Holographic Universe
We are in deep trouble. We are having our benefits cut while the Earth is burning to a crisp at the hands of war mongoring sociopaths. Do we remain obediant "house wives" as an abusive husband goes about the world destroying our labors as well as the labor of all of Nature? To change means deep questioning of what we think is real. It is to the holographic nature of reality that we must turn to make REAL change.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 29, 2014 Towards a Corporate Independence: Creating a Food Forest in Seattle
It has been reported that ancient hunting and gathering cultures worked an average of 4 to 5 hours per day. And we tend to work how many hours? Is there a better way? Perhaps. In this article, we will explore the work of Seattle, Washington's "Beacon Food Forest" to see how communities can work together to reduce their dependence on corporate systems while developing a healthy lifestyle
(9 comments) SHARE Friday, February 28, 2014 Questioning the Western Tradition of Thinking: The Visionary Work of Physicist David Bohm
David Bohm is possibly one of the greatest scientists to have walked the Earth in the past couple of thousand years. His work challenges our traditional, western ways of thinking, while taking us to an arena that lies within all of us, the Unmanifest Implicate Order. This order is not foreign to humanity. It has been spoken of in all the religions from Pagan, Hindu, Buddhist (Taoist), and Christian-Judea-Muslim.
(37 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Letting Go of God for the Sake of God
Who are we and where are we going? This is the primary question of this article. It also is a question of giving up our ideals about God while entering into a state of a de-conditioned mind. Yes, in order for us to evolve, the article speaks to the need to let go of what we think we are. Can we do that?
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Opening Eyes Towards a Viable Future
rob Kall writes in one of his articles: "How can we help people by, instead of fixing what is broken or pathological, helping them to develop positive skills." What new skills do we need to develop? What do we need to let go of?
Are we ready to begin confronting how we've been conditioned? Or, are we going to continue in the old "revolutionary" mode which keeps us revolving instead of evolving?
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 18, 2013 Telling Our Stories: The Creative Work of Patricia Morrison
Why is our world a mess? Could it be the stories that we have been taught since day one of our lives? Could it be that we need to create a new story and begin telling it? This article explores this idea in line with the work of Patricia Morrison, who envisions us all as co-creators of a just and sustainable future.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Breaking Free of the Corporate Hell and Reclaiming our Power
How much longer do we bow down to the the "Man" i.e., corporations? they have bought and sold politicians, they have judges in their back pocket and they control your entire world, though the numbing effects of their media.
Perhaps its time we empower ourselves?
The goal of this article is to awaken folks to what they are living in and hopefully cultivate their anger.
(17 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Atheism: A Path to Peace? Or Just Another Ism?
Our primary divides in this world are the result of philosophies, theories, belief systems, religions, etc. This article speaks to atheism alongside all institutionalized religions as a theology. Indeed, a-theism is not true to its own name for it is a belief system that often (not always) is as rigid as the religious zealots they confront.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 6, 2016 The Center for an Ecology Based Economy in Western Maine
There is a wide and highly populated movement towards a "just, sustainable, and equitable future." Those in the movement are people that are revamping their community.
This article is about the "Center for an Ecology Based Economy in Maine." Ecology and Economy as having a united purpose?
Yes, its happening in Maine as well as other organizations throughout the world.
Explore Maine, then explore where you live.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 30, 2015 The Song of Evolution: The Work of Christopher and Sheila Cooke
At present, there are many movements occurring that could potentially make us self-sufficient from corporate run government. Some of these include Transition Town and Permaculture, both of which foster becoming more sustainable and less dependent upon corporations.
This article speaks to the work of Christopher and Sheila Cooke that speak to actions we can take regarding our reclaiming freedom.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, March 24, 2014 Reducing Dependence on Fossil Fuels: The Work of Billy Rixon of 350 Maine
Will Obama ratify Keystone, or will he not. What organizations are out there that try to keep Keystone from happening? One of them is 350.org. This organization has its local groups. Maine is one of those groups. This article speaks to the work of Billy Rixon, a member of 350 Maine.
(11 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 17, 2013 ALEPH: Bridging Diversity and Unity
This article came about upon the author and his wife interviewing Amara Tia Ann Tay, founder of The Aleph Center for Accelerated Transformation. The author then suggests that (a) all religions reach towards the same reality and, most importantly (b)the creation myths of these religions point towards an infinite point of potentiality. Thus, the article asks, "if we can move beyond our conditioning, can we evolve?"
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, November 24, 2017 Transitioning into Bottom-Up Governance and Self-Empowered Communities
People living around the world, need to foster cultures that are bottom-up in structure. As such, the deceased John Lennon spoke to the "power of the people"(Bottom-up governance).
In doing so, we foster health within ourselves, and can create a just, sustainable, equitable and love-filled future.
This article speaks about transition a to bottom-up governance. The result? Empowered people in community.
(11 comments) SHARE Monday, August 11, 2014 Beyond Modern Day Socio-Pathology: The Piscataquis Village Project
What kind of communities could we build in which our needs for relationship, healthy lifestyles and a sense of love and belonging? Would these evolve organically as western civilization collapses? Or, could they be planned. This article speaks to one man's dream of the latter.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 13, 2011 Green Tea Anyone?
This article unites the philosophy exhibited by the Tea Party with green localization movements such as Transition Town. These green movements attempt to kindle a healthy ecology, in relation to healthy local economies, while fostering empowered lifestyles through localization. This trend towards sustainable lifestyles is then related to the primary emphasis of Tea Party politics, which entails an embrace of local rule.
(15 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 15, 2015 The Devolution of Humanity and the Evolutionary Ideas of Daniel Geery
In this article, the work of Daniel Geery who writes, comments and edits on Oped. Daniel is a man who helps all of us to come out of the "meet the new boss same as the old boss" scenario described in the "Who's" 60's song (maybe early 70's) "Won't Get Fooled Again."
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 28, 2014 The Facts of Fantasy: The Fictional Non-Fictions of Sol Luckman
The devastation of our planet is a mirror to the devastation of the human mind. We are out of touch with Nature and thus have no sense of ourselves. This is why we are alienated. We are out of touch with our Mother Nature, the Essence of the Self that has taken form as us.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, January 17, 2014 Building a New World: The Work of Handyman-Visionary Ross Laird
This article highlights the work of consultant, teacher, writer and creative artist, Ross Laird. Ross' work in woodworking, myth and addictions helps us to move beyond the corporate driven "more stuff, more money, more control and domination" mentality and into the creative essence that exists as our true spiritual, physical and psychological foundations.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, July 8, 2013 Challenging Western Civilization With Spell Breaker and Outlaw Shaman, Shonagh Home
Our world is falling apart. How is it the poisoning of our planet mirrors our minds? This article explores this issue by discussing the work of Shaman Home in relationship to the work of Deep Ecology and ancient Wisdom seekers such as Lao Tzu who wrote the "Tao Te Ching." This article speaks to the idea that if we are going to change from a polluting and warring species, we have to do so by reclaiming relationship to Nature.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Medical Marijuana: A Bottom Up / Top Down Question?
Today we are faced with mass extinctions. We are loosing forests, our children are being dumbed down by our corporate driven schools, and, meanwhile, it appears we are moving towards a police state.
Our race relations have gone backwards and our desire for an intelligent populace appears to be lacking as reflected in the "no child left behind act". This act is simply a bogus line that says we will dumb down our kids. Why?
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 4, 2013 Beyond Eva's Pain: The Creative Labors of Zoe Hudson
Humanity is at a critical juncture in its history. Prophecy appears to be coming true. Indeed, the various religions of the world are being linked together as one (e.g., psychiatrist Carl Jung's work and mythologist Joseph Campbell). For many, it also appears that prophecy, as identified in the "Bible's" "Book of Daniel," may be coming true. Does this mean we're doomed? Not if Zoe Hudson's work is taken to heart.
(17 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 16, 2015 The Story of the Hidden Life Of Jesus in Accordance to Peter Moon (Pietro de la Luna)
WE are in changing times. A lot going on in front of our eyes. These are negative. Happenings such as a government and corporations taking away the rights of people, the continued destruction of the planet for the sake of greed, and a continuation of the dumb-down of our children.
Yet, behind the scenes, oftentimes in small groups and even on individual manners, people are changing without gov't / corporate interference.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 8, 2011 What if What We Think is Real is a Lie?
The epistemology of the term religion is the French religere, meaning to bond together or unite. Unfortunately, religion has not lived up to its name and has, indeed, reflected our politics which is about warring divisions between nations, peoples and even the sexes. This article challenges that dualistic stance in the hopes that we can come to a resolve and enter a state of peace.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 3, 2015 The Incarnate Sophia of God: Is Christ Separate from Us?
For the sake of religion, we need to dump our current understanding of religion. In its epistemological roots, the term means to bind together or connect. This is more than just joining a church, synagog or temple. Religion in its essence is the love of Life. All else, all theories, theologies, etc are just words. And words are nothing less than vibrations emerging from one's mouth that someone else interprets.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 17, 2014 Beyond Fossil Fuels: The Ecological Work of Stephen Mulkey of Unity College
Dr. Stephen Mulkey of Unity College is one who is wide awake. HIs pioneering work as the leader of Unity is instrumental to helping the human race, and the planet to heal. His leadership has been to allow for the evolution of students in relating to the world, and thus lead us into a more natural state of being. This article introduces the reader to this deeply grounded man and his mission.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 4, 2014 Towards Planetary and Human Health: The Work of Darryl D'Souza
Darryl D'Sousa is a vibrant and committed holistic healer from India who edits a monthly online magazine titled CMSE, meaning Continued Medico-Spiritual Education. This publication helps doctors, holistic healers and the general public to learn from one another regarding health. This article speaks to his work as well as natural approaches to health
(23 comments) SHARE Monday, September 3, 2012 What If What We Have Been Told Are....Well....Lies?
We have been lied to and we are continuing the lie because we believe it. This article is an off the cuff writing that gets into where we are at in this current day in the hopes that maybe, just maybe, we can awaken.
(27 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 3, 2015 The Ecstasy of Deep Fundamental Change: Letting Go Of god for the Sake of God
Humanity is never going to move into a state of peace as long as we remain in a state of duality. If we say that we desire peace, isn't it time we kindle our relationship to the planet and all Her creatures in fostering peace?
Or do we remain addicted to the drama induced states of anger and self-righteous arrogance that give rise to conflict?
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 18, 2012 Marley and Me: What Ornery Dogs Have to Teach Us Civilized Folk
Dog spelt backwards is God. Could it be that dogs have allowed themselves to be domesticated to teach us humans something or other regarding life. Based on my dog, a lab named Sophie, and the book, "Marley and Me" by John Grogon, the results are in....there is a teaching quality to the species dog that us highly arrogant humans could learn from.
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 5, 2017 Donald Trump: A Sign That We All Need to Make a Deep Change
Our "leaders" in many ways are mirror images of our own inner being.
As such, we must ask, "how does a "Donald Trump"fit into the equation?
Is Donald Trump a metaphor for the greed and insanity of the masses? I am not giving my ideas on this. I do hope the reader thinks about it and if she or he wants to, share it.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Little Free Libraries: A Community Builder for the Future?
In today's world, there are several ways people are becoming more self-sufficient and less dependent on corporations and government. Some of these community movements are known as Transition Towns, Permaculture and there are others. This article explores this movement in relationship to a rapidly growing community based business, "Little Free Libraries".
(22 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 26, 2018 The Age of Devolution: Humanity's Murder of Nature
As per the insanity of Donald Trump as President, we, the people of this country and world need to utilize Rob Kall's notion of "Bottom-Up" governance.
In fostering "Bottom-Up Governance," the article speaks towards our Nature. Nature is our Essence, i.e., our Self as well as the birds, bees, and coconut trees.
The question for the reader is to realize is "how do we empower ourselves."
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Reclaiming the Self and Nature: The Wisdom of Shaman don Oscar Miro-Quesada
This article discusses the work of Shaman Don Oscar Miro-Quesada while also exploring the dynamics of our being indoctrinated into a belief in a non-living universe and how that belief has been a part of our destruction of the environment as well as being engaged in constant warfare. The article further discusses how Shamanism is about fostering the power of people and not so much a corporate belief system.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 1, 2013 Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers Speak: Is it Time for Us to Join Them?
How do we co-create a healthy future for the generations to come. This is exactly the question 13 indigenous grandmothers posed when they decided to speak. These women were able to think past themselves. Ultimately, they care about the future of children. These women are not of the "its all about me!" mentality of Western Culture, where we are happy to engage in 5 to 10 year plans primarily based on profits. And the result?
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 9, 2013 From Top-Down to Bottom Up: The Work of Les Robinson
I don't think any of us would debate that major change needs to happen. Our freedoms are being taken away, the environment is being destroyed, and we have entered an era of corporate feudalism. Australian author is a change agent who helps us to move into ways of creating change that is empowering. His is the work of the future, if we are to have one.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 8, 2019 Under Their Thumb: Corporate Criminality and the Death of Human Evolution
In this article, I speak to the mess we humans are in. I also believe that we need to go after everything to foster a just, sustainable and love filled future.
Corporations are the so-called Beast. In my past writings, I speak primarily to all religions. Is the end time close? Did we foster it? Yes, indeed. No God is necessary.
We did it all by our selves.
Can we get out of this mess?
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, September 13, 2013 Tamera Center: The Remarriage of Humanity and Nature
Throughout the world there are community movements that attempt to move beyond the politics of the day. This movement doesn't focus so much on the politicians and corporations/bankers. Rather, they strive to become more independent of these powers by empowering themselves. Tamera Center does just this. Are you open to something new that moves beyond the tyranny of corporations and governments?
(9 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 29, 2012 Killing Religion to Become Religious
If you expect me to tell you what to find in this article, then I'm going to disappoint you. What I want you to do is look in the mirror and the mirror is this entire universe. How can you feel alienated in such a world? Read the stories of creation, look out upon the world. what do you see? If you see anything other than your Self, then you are not grasping Truth.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Do We Embrace Divide and Conquer or Unite and Prosper?
We are embedded in a world of divide and conquer. You often have the battle of the sexes, religion vs science, and left vs right. What would the world look like if we went beyond divide and conquer and instead promote a unite and prosper?
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, June 6, 2014 Crazywise: Phil Borges Questions the World of Mental Health
This article speaks to a movie being made called "Crazywise." The movie looks at mental health. It also questions the wisdom of defining certain behaviors and traits as being a mental illness such as schizophrenia. Indeed, the movie taps into ways in which ancient cultures treated those who today would be hospitalized and medicated. Those same people very well could have been the shamans with an important societal function
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 29, 2015 Sound, the Marriage of Being and Non-Being and the Work of Todd Glacy
This article speaks to the evolution of humanity and a bottom up approach to spirituality. It does so by speaking to patterns across the world while also introducing the work of Todd Glacy, including: Yoga for Classrooms Instructor, Spiritual/Life Coach, Yoga Nidra Facilitator Event/Workshop Facilitator, Laughter Yoga Facilitator, and Sacred Sound Gong Journeywork creator.
(12 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 17, 2013 The Dangers of Feminine Empowerment
This is a meditation on the dangers of yin, or feminine empowerment. To tap into the mystic Feminine is to turn our conditioned minds on their ears. Thus the Tao Te Ching, as well as Christ, tell us to be newborn and thus free of ourselves. To be newborn is to be unconditioned. Our becoming unconditioned is the only way the world can be saved from the upcoming disaster.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Emerging from the Top-Down Dark Ages and Into an Endless Sea of Potential
We supposedly just left what is often called the Kali Yuga, or Dark Age. Is this a time of awakening? Or is it a time for us human beings to go extinct? Which way do we want it? Is is worth it to us to dump approximately 2 to 5,000 years of conditioning in order to create a sane world?
It is in our best interest to question and change.That change needs to be massive which includes our pyramid schemes of topdown rule.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 13, 2018 The Psychopathology of Western Civilization
There are people who have stated our corporate world is one that mirrors a psychopathic personality disorder.
Those are harsh words. But,its not a time to be "sweet!"
We need drastic change. This article will hopefully entice the reader towards change.
What would that change look like?
(14 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 5, 2012 The Retirement of Hillary Clinton
Does it make any difference regarding Hillary Clinton retiring? Who is she but another politician falling into the same pattern as the other politicians?
(42 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 16, 2013 The Big Picture; The Big Lie; The Tremendous Truth
Could it be that there is a pattern behind religions, sciences and our world that is slowly beginning to be realized....indeed it has been realized through many modern day authors. This article identifies how the religions unite while also speaking to why the various churches, media, and individuals refuse to see a connective pattern between religions, science etc.
That point is, simply, the notion of "divide and conquer."
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Native Brilliance: What Can We Learn From It
Why is it Donald Trump is in office. What does that speak to within our culture. Our corporate driven culture is the Mother of Trump, and pretty much all of us.
In my readings and speaking to many Native Americans in Northern Main, I saw a lot of Wisdom. Can we listen to these "wise ones" and perhaps not only of external Nature, but the Nature manifesting as the reader.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, May 10, 2013 Seeking the Resurrection of Life on Earth By Reclaiming the Original Wisdom According to Robert J. Wolff
Our world is a mess. We are constantly at war. Our civil rights are being violated. And, we are alienated from our home while facing possible extinction. Is there any hope for us hairless apes that are so maladapted to this planet? In this article, the work of Robert Wolff, the author of "Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing" and OpEd contributor will be explored. Yes, perhaps there is hope. Or not.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Moving Beyond History and Herstory Towards Ourstory
We live life in accordance to the stories we learn and tell ourselves. Overall, we European and Middle Eastern descent have lived out a story that is probably more than 6,000 years old. That story has resulted in the destruction of the planet and very few years in which we lived in peace. It is time to write a new story in the face of a dying earth and a civilization that is becoming more and more top-down.
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, November 7, 2011 The Earth Has Cancer And The Cancer Is Us
The Earth has cancer and we are that cancer. Knowing we are the cancer upon the face of the Earth, can we also learn to heal ourselves and the planet? After all, what is cancer if not normal cells growing abnormally? Can we turn it around?
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 11, 2019 Are We the People of the Apocalypse? If So: What Shall We Do About It?
In our corporate culture, we foster plans 5 years into the future. In this article, it is argued that (a) we have fostered an upwards growth pattern leading towards an increase in extinction rates and (b) our need to foster a world that foster a just, sustainable and love filled world.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 21, 2015 Topple Down to Bottom Up: The Work of Paul Cienfuegos
This article speaks to the need to return to bottom up governance while letting go of top-down rule. The article also speaks to the pioneering work of Paul Cienfuegos that entices local communities to regain their power.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 8, 2014 Reclaiming Paradise: Homesteader Peter Baldwin Teaches How
Dare we choose to let go of centuries of conditioning? Of being driven, enslaved, and at the mercy of the Man, be he in the form of judge, politician or, the true boss of today, the corporation? What if we came into our own power. This article does so in two ways: (1) by discussing the Biblical story of Adam and Eve and the fall from Paradise and (2) by speaking to the work of Peter Baldwin. Can we reclaim paradise?
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 20, 2013 Endre Balogh: Seeking the Core of Reality Through Art
What is the reason for being human? Ultimately, this is the foundational question behind philosophy, science, religion and art. Through music and images of sacred geometry, Endre Balogh allows us to go deeply into the fabric of the universe that is, also the foundations for whoever you are. Dare you find the universality of who you truly are?
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 23, 2015 Every Time She Wakes: The Awakening of Katy Tackes
Kate Tackes is a woman who sticks her nose into issues to kindle deep change. More than revolutionary, her work is evolutionary. Why stay stuck in revolutions? Revolving is just going about in circles! Lets evolve. Katy's work will help to kindle that evolution.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Fighting Tar Sands Oil: The Devotion and Hard Work of Activist Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben spoke to a rally at Sebago Lake, Maine, where there are plans for a Tar Sands Pipeline. The protest and speech was attended by a couple of hundred land-lovers who floated in intertubes across a now serene area framed beautifully by a mountain range. However, if the oil companies have their way, this beautiful land will become a desert. The results would be catastrophic to animal, plant and human well being
(13 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 19, 2015 Bottom Up: The Frustrations of Building a New Paradigm Embraced in Joy
And what is the Corporations basic philosophy in fostering this dark and sinister control of our body, mind and soul? Profit and Power! Thus, they sell their goods via the manipulation of our senses by posing an anorexic half naked woman in front of our eyes and beer drinkers sporting bodies that most football players would envy.
Dare we seek change?
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, August 1, 2016 Letting Go of Corporate Psychopathology
Throughout the modern age, we have focused on a divide and conquer mentality that has led to alienation of people from the planet and from themselves and their loved ones. Within this we have focused on domination and control instead of fostering an evolution of potential. This in turn has led to a sense of alienation with the planet. Perhaps that alienation of the planet mirrors OUR alienation.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Terry Kok's Permanence Project: A Move Towards Empowerment and Freedom
We are in a physical, financial, family and personal mess in our culture. We are dependent on corporations, who have been diagnosed as sociopathic,:meaning they have no conscious"..a murderer killing without batting an eye.
We need to get past the corporations while becoming self sustaining in our communities. This article speaks to that through the work of Terry Kok.
We need to empower ourselves.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 23, 2015 Bottom Up or Top Down Spirituality?
This article is meant to spark thought full debate regarding top-down governance both from a "God" perspective and a human perspective.
(8 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 23, 2014 Resurrecting Life on Earth with Biochar
Carbon dioxide is simply a chemical that is inherent in the workings of the planet. However, in the way that we emit the chemical, we are causing a mass extinction. This article speaks to using Biochar as a natural way to decrease carbon dioxide.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 16, 2013 Reclaiming our Natural Health with Dr. Bob
This article questions the health of the health system. Are we truly receiving the care we need? Do we need to adapt a new approach, perhaps a health approach rather than one that is based on sickness? The article tells a story regarding the author's health in relationship to alternative health care.
(12 comments) SHARE Friday, June 5, 2015 Transitioning With Transition Town into a Bottom-Up Culture
There are several grassroots organizations that work on local levels to help empower people within their community while reducing the dependance on corporations and government. That which we seek is ultimately known as That which is seeking.
This article speaks to the work of Transition Town in helping to foster our powers both individually and within our communities.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 2, 2013 The Denial of Nature's Intelligence and the Potential of Human Extinction
There is a lot of data that suggests a massive extinction rate on this planet, primarily driven by human interactions. It is interesting in this light that the Christian Christ was seen as the evolutionary potential of all creatures generally and human beings specifically by mystics. It is interesting in this regard that author Daniel Quinn argues that we have not evolved since the days of the writing of Genesis.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 26, 2013 Beyond Conditioning: Barbara Marx Hubbard and the Evolution of the Human Species
Humans are at a critical juncture in history. Deep ecologist Daniel Quinn states that we humans have not evolved in the past 6,000+ years. The Shift Network has been instrumental in introducing the potential of human evolution at this juncture in human history. This potential is in line with the astrology forecast by the Aztecs. Will this come true or not? Perhaps that will be up to us, if we can get past ourselves.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 31, 2016 From No Child Left Behind To Children Evolving
Standardization is the norm these days. Our McDonald's hamburgers are standardized,as are cars. Meanwhile Burger King lies while singing "Have it your way."
This article spends time in fleshing out the ramifications of standardized schooling and testing.
This article also makes the point that standardized testing is resulting in a dumb down of our kids.
(10 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Lisa Vunk Speaks: Sexuality is THE Essential Creative Dance of LIfe
Why sing a rational tune? As Shiller wrote in his poem, "Ode To Joy:" Joy thou spark from flame immortal. O' Heavenly born Goddess, we invade thy halidum. Let us give a thumbs up to Beethoven for putting this poetry to music in his 9th symphony. The ecstatic sense of joy is where I hope this article leads the reader.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, March 8, 2013 Community Rebuilds: Energy and Affordable Housing for Low Income Families
Today programs for the poor are being cut by governments beholden to megalithic corporations. Perhaps it is time for us to think outside of the box, to create a new "meme" as Deep Ecologist Daniel Quinn state, in which we can build an ecologically sound culture while also eradicating poverty. The use of community resources for low cost, bale housing is one of the ways in which people are becoming independent. We need more.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 9, 2015 Reclaiming Our Power While Recovering from Western Civilization
We are at a point in Earth's history at which we have to do some serious questions while also coming up with out-of-the box thinking. No longer can we play the Corporate game of divide and conquer and instead we need to reclaim the idea of unite and prosper.
The Man, the Rulers as we call them (this does not negate women like Hilary Clinton) need to be confronted while WE need to realize we are the answer.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 29, 2016 Resilience in Baltimore: A Bottom-Up Example of People Taking Charge
This article is part of a series regarding what communities are doing to strengthen their local community and its families. This particular article speaks to what is happening in Maryland, including the Baltimore and Prince Georges area.
The point is, what's happening in the reader's neighborhood? Dare you research what's around you?
(16 comments) SHARE Monday, January 28, 2019 Deep Change: Are We Going to Evolve, or Do We Devolve?
In today's world, we have a president who is about corporations, not us human beings. I would like to foster a true living world.
Not a dead world, as per our corporations. I mean those who support life.
The current article speaks to am evolution of human beings specifically and all creatures in general.
What would such a world look like in your eyes, Reader? I threw out my ideas. What are yours?
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 18, 2012 Vapor Trails, Love, and the Transformation of the Human Race
In every crisis, there is an opportunity for growth. Can it be in this day and age where our ecosystems are deteriorating, our economy collapsing, our economy falling head long into oblivion, and the potential of major extinctions across the planet, including the human race, are occurring and are predicted to continue occurring. Can we wake up before its too late?
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Deep Spirituality: Towards Bottom-Up Approach to Life
This article is about fostering a culture based upon Bottom-Up Cultures.
Isn't it about time that we empower ourselves? Do we truly need to have a curse on our heads that states "the Man shall rule over Thee." Thus we have been in a several thousands of years that we need to let go of. Or, do we continue surrender our power to the likes of Trump to
destroy our lives and the planet.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, March 1, 2013 Julie Krull: A Voice of Wisdom in Troubled Times
Julie Krull is a contemporary spiritual teacher, soul care practitioner, ACE mentor, writer, speaker and coach. Julie has heard a deep calling to serve the wholeness of humanity. This article speaks to her work.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 11, 2013 Participating in a Co-Opoly While Letting Go of Monopoly
For several years, maybe even centuries, we've had a few in power. Many of these have been business people be they the landowners of Feudal times, or the corporations of modern. At any rate, the general population has been dis-empowered. How much longer do we tolerate this?
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 24, 2018 World Change: Fostering the Evolution of Humanity and the World?
Has humanity fostered evolution in our species? I would say at this point, we are not. This article speaks to our world as devolving. How do we foster an evolution? We don't need externals. We need ourselves and those of us who are awake.
We need empowerment beginning with us, me and you, writer and reader.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, November 14, 2016 Forget Trump: Support Yourself and All Earth's Family Today!
Neither democrat nor republican care about the general population. That includes Donald Trump, whose primary goal is power. (As was Hilary's)
This article does not speak much to politics. It speaks to the reader's empowerment by not surrendering themselves to the likes of Trump (or even Obama or Clinton, as that goes).
When do we wake up and discover our freedom and power?
Are we ready for that?
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, December 18, 2017 We're Sold to Mold into the Fold of the Powers That Be
This article speaks to deep, progressive steps towards sanity. We must reclaim our Nature, both within ourselves and within this planet and beyond.
What is Nature if not who we all are? What is the Nature of people like Rob Kall alongside the talented writers on Oped.
Could it be that our horror stories of rape, politicians such as Trump, and polllution are signs of our sickness?
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, April 22, 2013 Awakening to Wholeness: The Nature of Co-Dependent Arising
This article speaks to the notion of co-dependent co-arising. In this sense, the planet and the universe operated in its multiplicity as one. All things, in essence, make up the whole and are the whole. Thus we humans are both particle (part) and wave (whole). Rather than living in an "either - or" dichotomy, we live in a universe that manifests "both-and".
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Sing to Me, I Will Hear Your: A Labor of Love Born of the Soul of Elaine McGillicuddy
Inherent in our human race, there are folks such as Elaine McGullicuddy who embodies fully the true meaning of religion, to connect or bind together. In her work, she does indeed bind things together as reflected in her practice of Yoga, literally meaning to bind together. Perhaps it is in Yoga, the binding together, that we can foster peace on our warring top-down culture?
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 27, 2015 Science, The Path of Ecstasy and the Fostering of a Bottom Up Evolution
All religions pull together with science. This is the state of what physicist David Bohm and neurologist Karl Pribram call the Holographic Universe/Brain. It reflects the marriage of religion and science. Both are nested within the other. Dare we let go our divisiveness?
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 12, 2017 Fox News Defends Rival CNN Against Trump
This writing leads the reader to a Yahoo! article regarding Trump's criticisms of CNN.
Could it be Trump is wanting a world without "Free Speech?"
The question is, can the reader see the pattern?
SHARE Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Home of the Brave? Tiny Solar Barns to Stop Dakota Pipeline
This is an editorial regarding protests of the Dakota Pipeline. The article also speaks to our next president, who is a climate change denier, bigot, misogynist.
This article speaks to yurts for the Natives. These yurts allows the protestors to survive the winter.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, December 28, 2012 The Heart Flow That Will Recreate the World
For society to change, we need to let go of our conditioning, otherwise we will stay stuck in a centuries' old pattern. Ultimately, we need to go into our foundations and question who we are, as an individual and as a species. Perhaps we will come to the realization that the "powers that be" have manipulated us through a divide and conquer mentality as well as making us fearful of life. So, what if we began to say "no?"
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Femininity And Human Evolution
Article identifies the suppression of the feminine with the suppression of human evolution by linking the suppression of women to the suppression of the inner world of potentiality lying in all persons
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 2, 2013 The Evolutionary Promise for Boys and Girls Behind Re-Empowering Our Daughters
The empowerment of the Feminine in general is necessary in this age of a patriarchal system gone crazy. In the United States, we are loosing our rights through a budding police state while also loosing our hard fought for benefits for health care, decent wages. The pattern is nothing new for Western Civilization. This article explores this trend for the past several thousand years and argues we need to empower the Feminine.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 6, 2011 Evolution -- or Revolution?
Should we focus on evolving by developing our individual and community powers or do we revolve, or have a revolution, which entails a "meet the new boss, same as the old boss" scenario?
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, November 14, 2011 Why Occupy Wall Street?
Is just protesting enough? Or, do WE need to make major changes in our lifestyle in order to decrease our dependence on Wall Street and those that are controlled by Wall Street.
(13 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 26, 2013 Rob Kall's 'Bottom Up' Revolution in Relation to the Plight of Bees
We often see life through a pyramid scheme in which the top 1-5% are at top, and in control, with the rest of us, and Nature, being at the bottom. What would happen if the base said, "no more?" This article discusses Rob Kall's "bottom up" philosophy in politics by focusing on how his work mirrors Nature's way by using bees as an example. Is bottom up the true way Nature functions? The author of the article thinks so.
(10 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Desertification of the Soul Equals Desertification of the Earth
This article speaks to the dsertification of the Earth in relationship to the desertification of our Soul. The article then points towards the work of Masaobu Fukuoka, who wrote "Sowing Seeds in the Desert" which was edited into English by Larry Korn.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Making Wings to Fly: The Dedicated Work and Writing of Lynette Louise
The loving work of Lynette Louise is discussed in this article. Lynette is an author of two books, "The Wingmaker" and "Miracles are Made." Lynette is a healer and counselor of families dealing with members on the Autism spectrum, or other debilitating childhood conditions. Her work is a beautiful heart mending blend of personal caring and love as well as using techniques of high technology such as biofeedback
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 28, 2012 Taking it Off: Reclaiming our Sacredness
For real change to occur, we are going to need to move beyond what we are now. We cannot continue going around in circles from revolutions (such as the French) which produces more of the same. For fundamental change to occur, WE must change.
(14 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Lover's Path Home: A Spirituality Beyond Talk
We human being are at an important juncture of our history, or her story"..perhaps, better, our story. This article explores the notion of love bing our foundation. This is not like these Bible thumping preachers crying "God is Love" while arguing about hell, fire and damnation for not following a particular ideology. Indeed, if truth be known, you ARE beyond belief, beyond thought. Thus, be like an infant and be infinite.
(9 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 4, 2012 Today's Choice For Humanity: Corpocracy or Democracy
Psychologist Gary Brumbach argues that we are living in a corpocracy and not a democracy. This corpocracy is the "devil's marriage" between corporations and the government. He suggests a new "Chamber of Democracy" to help people reclaim thier power.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, January 9, 2012 E Pluribus Unim: In the Plurality is Unity
If humanity is to evolve, it must give up its sole dualistic philosophy. Philosopher Ken Wilber once called the state beyond duality as non-duality instead of unity. By stating unity you are denying diversity, hence he was asking what can get us past this hump. This article moves beyond the intellectual writings of Wilber and instead looks at our allowing ourselves to be whole within the Whole.
(11 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 6, 2012 Who's Afraid of the 2012 Prophesies?
How do science and religion relate? Are they at odds? Or is that a manufactured lie to keep us divided. What of prophecy? Is there a weaving inherent in the various religions that bind them together? What of prophecy? Are we indeed in the end times? What does that entail? Massive extinction and being judged by a tyrant and zapped into hell? Or is there an evolution in store for us? Perhaps the answer is in us?
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 6, 2019 Bringing Forth A Bottom Up Culture
This article speaks to our fostering a "bottom-up" governance. At this point, we in the United States is right on the cusps of Fascist governance.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 17, 2015 Goddess Calling: The Pioneering Work of Author and On-Line Radio Show Host, Karen Tate
One of the drivers to the insanity of modern day is our beliefs about gender and sexuality. The issue goes back 6 to 10,000 years when Eve was said to be ruled over by Adam. This issue has led to our destruction of the Earth's ecosystems and the suppression of our minds or psyches . This article speaks to the work of Karen Tate, on-line radio host and author who is one of the leading advocates of Feminist Spirituality
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 8, 2015 The Wisdom of Sarah Drew and the Gaia Codex
We are on the cusp of a systems collapse. All over the place, we see information regarding the ecology of the planet, constant warfare and the potential of several perhaps all species on Earth including humankind. This is not a bad thing, perhaps. Evolution requires death. Dare we die to what we are currently and evolve into something spectacular. Such is the message I heard in Sarah Drew's "Gaia Codex."
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 24, 2012 Healing the Planet as Healing Ourselves
The world of cement and a deteriorating planet is due to our creating a mirror image of our own minds. In order to heal the planet and create a healthy world for future generations, we need to heal ourselves. This means tackling all layers of our world, our educational systems, our internal ways of looking at life (i.e., dualism), and how we intereact with our loved ones.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Taking Responsibility For Real Change: A Call For Creative Minds
Today, we are in a place where we are awakening to, and confronting, a horrible monster that has existed as the brains of humanity for the past 6,000 or so years. We have identified Wall Street Capitalism as that monster. In the past we have primarily pointed at our political systems such as Middle Ages Feudalism or dictatorial Kingships. Can we break the pattern?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Crooked River: An Alliance of TimeBanks
Elections are over and Trump is our next President. Is he our lord and savior, or are we?
This article speaks to the readers' empowerment via the "Crooked River: An Alliance of TimeBanks."
Can you imagine paying for a message with one time dollar.
Or perhaps someone can fix your child's bike for 2 time dollars.
Do we have to rely on the dollar bill to have our needs met? "No!" is the answer.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 16, 2015 The Path of Questioning
When asked about Nirvana, Buddha simply placed his hand on the ground and said nothing. This article is reflecting Buddha's act. Or, as the saying goes, those who say they know don't know and those that say they don't know know. So, the answer the reader should get in reading the article is "to question."
SHARE Thursday, November 3, 2016 Long Beach Time Exchange: A Bottom-Up Step Towards Freedom!
This article introduces the reader to the Long Beach Time Exchange. What are time banks or exchanges?
Its a "bottom-up" movement in which people are networking in their community to get their needs met by earning what are called "Time Dollars."
For example, this author can earn 2 hours for research, writing and editing this short article. This earns him 2 time dollars.
How could that benefit the reader?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, December 10, 2018 The Briliance of Lao Tzu: Fostering Human Potential
For several thousand years, there have been great "teachers", such as the Chinese powerhouse, Lao Tzu who wrote a book titled, the "Tao Te Ching."
In this day and age of Trumps and others, Lao Tzu's teachings are needed. If we tapped into his wisdom, perhaps we can evolve and stop being stagnant?
I hope not only that the reader read my article. I would say, read the "Tao Te Ching." Its a small book, yet powerful.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Belly Dancing and the Revelation of Truth
Can we come into peace? Only if we are ready to make fundamental change. And, that change DEMANDS that we let go of our current conditioning. It requires a death. This article uses the motive of the virgin birth, identified as the emergence of creation from the Uncreated or Unamanifest, as the beginning mind set from which we can bith the new world.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 21, 2011 My Back Pages: 99% and Bob Dylan
Who needs to change? Is it us or them? What if it is us and them will follow suit? Dare we move beyond our intellectualized philosophical arrogance and enter a state of purity..."ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now," Bob Dylan sings.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Occupy Your Stomach: Occupy Your Life
Today we protest via occupy movements. Is this enough? So many times during the past 4,000 years we've had revolutions, change and so on. Yes, the Roman empire that killed Christians became the Chrsitian empire. So, when and how do we break the pattern? The first step is to see that we are stuck in a patttern.
(8 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 3, 2012 Prepare for Disaster!
We live in uncertain times. Fringe groups filled with hatred threaten our overall free ways of expressing ourselves within our home, in our communities and within our bodies. Do we continue in this way? Or do we make change?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Providential Bridges and the Mystical Insights of Andrew Harvey
this article speaks to the work of spiritual author and mystic Andrew Harvey. Harvey has been an active participant in the global change movements. He is a well respected person who has studied various religions from the Hindu and Buddhist varieties to the Middle Eastern religions that include Christianity.
(9 comments) SHARE Friday, August 19, 2016 From Evolution to Devolution Where Have We Gone Wrong?
This is part 1 regarding how we are not handling climate change. What are the ramifications? How does it affect us? Could it be our environment, that we have co-created, a reflection of our own "polluted minds?"
Is this what we want?
As Steppenwolf sings in "Monster," American, we need you now, don't you care about your sons and daughters?
I proclaim that we don't
What do YOU say? YOU do matter.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, April 9, 2012 The Unconditioned You and Us
The first step in healing ourselves and the planet is to rid ourselves of what we are now. We must die, or become empty in order to allow for a new human being and world to unfold. In reading many articles by liberals and those professing to be enlightened, I see the same mentality of the conservative dressed in a different outfit. Perhaps we need a radical change emerging from the inside / out. Change begins with you!
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 21, 2016 Transition Into Sanity: Letting Go of Corporate Mentality and Dictatorship
How many of us feel that we are not free? We are under the thumb of corporations while many think of us as being ruled by politicians as the culprit (which they are in bed with the corporation). Yet, there is a monster lurking in the depths that we need to get out of our lives.
What would the world look like to you if we mustered our courage and make this happen. Perhaps the curse of God on Adam/Eve can be eliminated
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 11, 2019 The Institute for Local Self-Reliance: Challenging Ecomomic and Political Powers
We are at a time where major changes are happening in our planet. While we may state our technologies are an evolution, this article states we are devolving.
Is this what we want? Dare we change by fostering an evolution? Where do we begin, Reader?
Consider researching the "Institute for Local Self-Reliance" in relationship to fostering the evolution of humanity in relationship to the entire planet.
(8 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 25, 2011 To Evolve Or Not To Evolve? The Question Of Our Age
This artile asks the reader to begin to take charge of his or her life within community and move beyond the corporate empires. We start by taking the power out of the hands of Wall Street and placing power back in our own, in our families and in our communities.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Reaching Out To Students Through Student-Author Visits Featuring Debbie Hilbish
To whom do we go if we wish for real change? How many times do we have a revolution, only to find it to be a revolving door. When do we stop revolving and begin evolving.
This article speaks to a free program for fourth grade classes that helps to foster a love for reading.
It is a program that is not run by the government. Its funding is simply donations. Yet, the work they do is of immense importance.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Finding Our Balance Point
This article questions the basic assumption that human beings make: That we are the most intelligent creature in the world. Given our ecological behavior where we appear to be eating ourselves out of house and home, one must seriously question if we are indeed the sharpest tool in the shed. Indeed, it may be that we are operating like an out of control feeding frenzy seen by some species of bees. So, how do we wake up?
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Movement in Maine to Impeach Governor Paul LePage
On the heels of Governor LePage's trashing of Mark Eves, the people of Maine are beginning to speak out and are advocating impeachment.
Could this be the beginning of a national and worldwide evolution?
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 27, 2015 Top-Down to Bottom-Up: David Morgan's Moving of Western Culture from a Monopoly to a Coopoly!
From top-down to bottom-up. From megalithic corporations (monopolies) to locally run businesses (co-opolies), we can become empowered. And, we can foster a more vibrant Mother Earth!
We are akin to fetuses pushing out poison that is killing our Mother Planet, and thus, ourselves.
Thus is the healing labors of David Morgan, who is working towards moving Westrn Culture from one that is not sustainable to one that is.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 15, 2014 ALisa Starkweather: The Empowerment of the Feminine and Natural Minds
As our Earth goes into decline due to our actions, there are people who are leading us into an evolution of sorts. One such person is named ALica Starkweather, who is a feminist empowering women. More importantly, what does the work of such a woman mean to all of us, women and men? ALisa does not go lightly on folks. Her intent is for people to evolve. Can we evolve past the mess we are in with our current system?
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 22, 2016 Resilience Hubs: Empowerment for All
Are Resilience Hubs and other programs leading us towards true freedom and autonomy?
What do you wish to foster in the world? Is changing our political parties going to cut it?
Or are we the answer we've been seeking?
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 21, 2016 From Devolution to Evolution: How Can We Right Our Wrongs
To Evolve and to Be or to Not Not to Evolve and Not Be? What do you say regarding this line, stemming from the famous, "to be or to to be, that is the question? It appears we may wind up not being not because of some external agent, but because of our behavior towards the planet that supports us. Our attitude towards the planet is one and the same with what we mostly get with politicians, lies as worse extinction at best.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 7, 2013 Darryl D'Souza's Question: Do We Listen to Self and Nature or the Professionals?
How we eat, how we process food is related to the health of the planet as well as our own health. In our world of genetic engineering and corporate food systems, we may not be as healthy as what the mainstream tells us. This article speaks to the work of Darryl D'Souza who makes a similar point. What choice do we have? he ponders. The choice is blatant: "Be healthy or extinct."
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 23, 2013 Danna Beal: Building an Extraordinary Workplace
Job satisfaction plays a major part in our happiness. This article looks at the drivers to job dissatisfaction, as well as looking at ways in which job satisfaction can be increased. The article also discusses the work of Danna Beal, author of "The Extraordinary Workplace: Replacing Fear with Trust and Compassion."
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, February 6, 2012 Moving Beyond Conditioning and Into a New Creation
Mystic Christians identify Christ as the evolutionary potential of humanity. Yet, we have not evolved in the past 6,000 years while Christians are some of the most outspoken critics of the notion of evolution. What stops us from evolving? It is nothing less than our conditioning. Can we move beyond our conditioning and dive intot he infinite ocean of the non-conditioned where all potentials lie?
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 15, 2012 The Annunciation of Humankind
At this point, we can't wait for "them" to change. As George Bush JR. said, "if they don't change, we will." We can't expect the 1% or the gov't sitting underfoot the 1% to change. We must. But to do so we need to confront what gets in our way. That is to say, we need to let go to what we are living with today to engage in real change. What gets in the way? This is the article.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Ecology Based Economies in Maine
This article speaks to ecology based economies in Western Maine. Are these ways to empower ourselves within community? Western Maine seems to think so, do
Is this kind of movement something you may join or begin in your neck of the woods?
Research it, how can it affect your lives and those of your loved ones?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 22, 2011 The Vision of Heaven and Hell from the Windows of a Bus
A bus of aging hippies go across the border of the United State into Canada on an educational day trip to research local markets. But, they were to learn much more than how to build a local market. They were to see a mild example of an emerging police state.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 22, 2013 Beyond Divisive Corporate Rule: The Unifying Genius of Filmaker Peter Charles Downy
Does the media have to be owned by megalithic corporations? Or do sites such as Oped and documentary films made by producers like Peter Charles Downy have a chance? Downy's latest release is "United Natures" which comes on the heals of his "Anima Mundi."
This article features Peter's work and speaks to the need to move beyond corporate rule and standardization.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, July 28, 2014 Palestinians and Israelis Refusing to be Enemies
All of us should be joining with these folks from Israel and Palestine in saying, "NO MORE WAR! We should all stand tall with them and say "NO MORE WAR!" Period. As Dylan sings in his "Blowing in the Wind, "How many times will the cannonballs fly, before they are forever banned." It is time we put an end to cannonballs.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, October 12, 2015 Authentic Alignment: The Seminal Writings of Rayna Lumbard and Co-Conceivers of the New Dawn
This article asks the question: Can we move beyond the lies we are living and become anchored to the Breast of Truth? To whom do we have an authentic alignment, in reflecting upon one of the co-authors of the book: "Authentic Alignment. Dare you go into the depths of your Soul in discovering who you are? To whom do you need to be authentic! Who authors your life anyway?
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 1, 2012 The Shift Towards Radical Change
We are at a point where we need to make changes to our lifestyles, how we think and how we relate to Nature and each other. Due to our destruction of the environment, we are seriously at-risk for extinction. To reduce this danger, we need to make some serious changes inwardly and outwardly. In Australia, Chris and Karen Tazreiter are doing the work that can lead to this change.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Christianity, the Femininity of God and the Way Towards Unity
One of my comments on another article was tagged. It was suggested I write an article. This is it! This article gets into the unity of religions, and the Feminine in the Godhead. Can peace occur on our planet? I think that unless we begin seeing our unity behind the diversity, we are headed for extinction. Why should we survive? All things exist for everything else. Thus we are not doing our job.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 27, 2015 The Labors of Janelle and Alex, PhD in Marrying Sex and Spirit
Sexuality is one of most tender of subjects. We are filled with shame, power struggles, and other states of consciousness that reflect our not being anchored in our true power. Isn't it time we awakened and see what sex is, the Song of Songs, the Song of God His/Her Self?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 19, 2015 The Transformative Work Regarding Death and Dying: The Passionate Labors of Uma Girish
This article is a meditation on death and the presenting of the transformative work of Uma Girish. How do you see the death of a loved one? And your own mortality? What happens afterwords? How have you lived your life? When dying, how will you look back at your life? Regrets and successes. This article does not want to give you answers. It just asks the questions. What is within you is what is important.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, October 29, 2012 America the Possible: James Gustave Speth's Manifesto for a New Economy
This article highlights the author Gus Speth, who once worked as a White House adviser to Jimmy Carter, led the largest UN program for international development, and served as dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The article also points towards an interview of Mr. Speth by Envision This!
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 20, 2015 Reclaiming OUr Inner Power and the Power of Community and Ancestory: Mami Wata's Work in Vodun
This article is based on a conversation Merry and Burl Hall had of Mami Wata regarding Vodun. Now, don't get your toes into a twinkle. How are you conditioned to do your work? Education? And you are taught by teachers who use their words and those words are supposed to do what for you? And who are they getting you ready to serve? Who is their master? Is that unseen master also yours? What if you were your own master?
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, January 18, 2016 Paint a New Story: Diversify the Economy Through Time Banking
Our economy is based on nothing. Our "dollar" bills are nothing more than a "0" (off) or a "1" (on) on a computer chip in this digital age. And dollar bills? Are they worth the paper they are printed on?
We live in a situation much like that put forth in the movie "Matrix." Our economy is a farce, an hallucination.
How do we make our economy more real? Series: Personal and Community Empowerment (5 Articles, 4108 views)
(11 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 20, 2012 Developing Community Resilience in Tough Times
Is it time we stopped relying on gov't and corporations and become resilient in our communities? Is it possible? If the people doing the Resilience Circles have their way, it is indeed possible...and even more so, probable!
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Changing Our Self; Changing the World
The world is defined by how we view it. Yet, it is also more. Unfortunately, we become arrogant in our views and deem ourselves correct and others wrong. Perhaps Reality or Nature is beyond what we say? This is probably why many of the great mystics often become silent when asked about the nature of the universe, or of God.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 24, 2013 350 Maine Draws Line on Tar Sands Oil at Bowdin College in Brunswick, Maine
Throughout the nation and across the world, people are banning together to say "NO!" to Tar Sands Oil and the Canadian pipeline. In the small college coastal town, Brunswick, Maine, several people picketed a Bowdin College football game to express their dismay regarding tar sands oil
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 22, 2017 How Trump May Foster Human Evolution
This article discusses Trump's "winning" the election. The article speaks to the pain of many who loath the likes of Trump, as well as a short criticism of the Electoral College.
This article also speaks to support of Trump by Nazi Groups. Are we going down the Fascist Right?
Yet, there is an answer to this. We need to see Trump as a catalyst for change by waking us up to the insanity of a Trump presidency.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 16, 2012 The Meaning of Life Embraces All: Like It or Not
The world we are living in is falling apart due primarily to human follies. Is it that our follies are the direct cause of a deterioating planetary ecosystem and human structuure....or is it all a holographic movement moving towards change? Who is to say. We are in what we are in....and perhaps, our cognititions, beliefs and actions can change which will then bring about change on the planet?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Reclaiming Food Sovereignty in Denver, Colorado
Are we living a healthy life style? Do we sometimes feel that corporate foods are not healthy for our families or our health?
This article is a part of a series in which the author is researching what localities are doing to be sustainable.
This article focuses on a movement towards sustainable living in Denver, Colorado.
What is in your neck of the woods? Research it. Or, start a movement.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, May 12, 2014 The Way of Tamera: A Blueprint for a Culture of Love and Belonging?
This article points to the overall state of alienation of most people and how more natural lifestyles in ecologically sound settings can help diminish this alienation. The article also focuses on the ecovillage Tamarea, and how they are creating a village where people can be empowered while also cultivating a natural lifestyle.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, October 9, 2015 Empowering the Self: The Deep Exploratory Mission of Kathleen Kanavos
Deep within us is an intelligence that is without bound. In this article, we speak to a woman who taps into this intelligence in healing her cancer. Perhaps our healing is like fetal development, in which a fetus builds himself from center to periphery in the mother's uterus? Could we tap into such deep knowledge within us to empower ourselves in healing? What is God's name in Hebrew if not Yahweh, I AM. And who are you?
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, February 14, 2014 Moving Beyond Fear and Into the Joy of Mindful Preparation: The Work of Carolyn Baker
A lot of psychotherapists in the past reflected on feeling good or thinking rationally. These therapies were about getting people to adapt to a decaying and dying culture. Only a few psychotherapists have ventured into venue of diving into the stench of manure instead of trying to paint a picture of sweet smelling roses. Carolyn Baker is one of the few therapist that know that without manure, flowers die.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, July 17, 2015 Compassion and the Spiritual Work of Jesse Nichols George
Deep down you know. Why? Because you are That. Gaze into the depths of the starry skies, and you see the relationship of your atoms to empty space in your body. Its an evolutionary process, our evolution. Perhaps it is we that will bring forth heaven on earth and not so much some external God?
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 2, 2015 Revitalizing Earth and Soul: The Restorative Labor of Storm Cunningham
Imagine a world where it's normal to have urban forests. We would be free of GMO's, the need for migrant work, and, indeed, and the need to enslave people in other countries.
Imagine feeling hopeful about humanities future. What would the world look like?
How can we revitalize our economy and restore the environment
This article speaks to Storm Cunninham and how he is living that dream
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 26, 2012 Reclaiming our Lives from the Corporate Empire
This article speaks to our need to reclaim power in our lives by saying "no" to the corporate/gov't empire. To do so means we need to reclaim skills and real community in order to become self-sufficient. The article then gets into a specific school designed to help people becomme self-sufficient
(10 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Are We Willing to Change? If So, How?
Are the Occupy movements enough or do we need to make fundamental changes within ourselves and how we view/relate to the world around us, including the bankers and corporate heads?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Eat, Drink and Be Merry
For true indendence from Wall Street, we must reclaim the growing, production and processing of our food. Where does that all begin? With the seeds.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, December 5, 2011 Letting Go of Occupation
This article speaks to the need for deep change in our psyches. It also refers the reader to a John Trudell movie documenting how we have been brainwashed by our technologies.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 24, 2019 Beyond Oppositions via Fostering Bottom-Up Governance and Human Evolution
My question is, what can we do to get out of this mess in relationship to corporations and their Son, Donald Trump, who are killing humanities ability to evolve. Isn't it time to reflect on our evolution, i.e., the potentials that are within us. Or do we go the way of the Dinosaur. Extinct.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 20, 2015 A Healthy Planet Awaits Us, If We Open Our Eyes
According to many biologists and earth scientists, we are witnessing the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years. We are the root cause of this mess due to our technology and life styles!
Is this a doom and gloom prediction? What do we do as individuals, families and communities to turn this around?
Hope lies in the reader herself. Are you up to the challenge? Personally, I have faith in you!
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 10, 2016 Taking Charge: The Beginning of a Peaceful and Sustainable Planet Lies in Us
South Sudan, the newest nation in the world, has urged its 12 million inhabitant to turn to agriculture instead of depending on declining oil revenues.
The world changes. Are we ready to make changes within ourselves? Or do we remain entranced by the theatrics of people like Donald Trump, Cruz, Bush, Clinton etc.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 17, 2015 Terra Nova: A Bottom-Up Manifesto Of Bottom-Up Governance in Local Community?
Is there a lifestyle that works towards making us less dependent on government and corporations? Can we empower ourselves within our communities and within the natural systems around you? (I know those in inner cities do not have an easy task).
This article speaks to his book that address this titled "Terra Nova" which speaks to true communities.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, October 21, 2011 Real Change Or Do We Stay Stuck
Do we engage in another revolution, or do we evolve? Can we tap into the deep emptiness within ourselves where infinite potential exists and engage in real change? Or do we keep having revolutions where we keep going in circles in a "meet the new boss same as the old boss" scenreo? Can we each spark an evolution that will be across all humankind? These are the questions we must turn to.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, December 19, 2011 Gardasil: Questioning the Ability of For-Profit Corporations to Dictate Legislation
Our children are being subjected to having to take a vaccine called Gardasil. In this article, we hear from feminist spirituality author and practitioner Vicki Noble who gave a talk to the Santa Cruz County School Board regarding her concerns about requiring children to take Gardasil. These words of Ms Noble are presented with her permission and suggestive editing of my input.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, June 25, 2018 Reclaiming our World, Universe and Lives
In our world, we have fostered a trend that has allowed for corporations and the rich to rule our lives.
Isn't it time we awaken to our power?
In this article, Meredith and Burl Hall speak to our empowerment beyond corporations and the rich.
Dare we make big changes that empower you, the reader?
Can we wake up and foster our empowerment within a healthy world?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Ain't This America: The Psychopathology of Consummerism
This article identifies our consumer society as being sociopathic and entices the reader to change his or her habits. We can lead a more satisfying life without consumerism and its shop-till-you-drop campaigns.
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 25, 2014 Helping to Evolve a New World: The Work of Anne Baring
This article speaks to the work of author Anne Baring, who currently has a new book out, titled "The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul." This article further asks us to question what we have been indoctrinated into in order to unfold a more ecologically sound environment in which human being, and, indeed all creatures, can thrive and survive and even evolve;.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 19, 2012 Clean Air, Clean Minds
Discusses and debates the point of view that global warming is not occurring. The article speaks to the limitations of science as well as discussing the multiple domains in addition to global warming that our actions impact.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 30, 2015 The Power of Metaphor to Foster a Sense of Belonging
In today's world, many have said that we suffer from a sense of alienation. What is alienation? Webster dictionary defines alienation as: a withdrawing or separation of a person or a person's affections from an object or position of former attachment.
So why are many of us suffering symptoms of alienation? Why in an overcrowded world are we most abused by alienation? Some ideas I have are:
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 23, 2014 Abolish War! Can We Do It! David Swanson says "YES! We Can!"
Is the abolition of war far out of our reach? How many times, asks Bob Dylan in his "Blowing in the Wind," does war continue? This article speaks to the work of David Swanson who wrote "War No More: The Case For Abolition" as well as other books. I ask, how many times do the Martin Luther Kings, Jesus Christ, and Ghandi come forth to teach the lesson and to motivate the populace. When do we make the dream manifest? Can we?
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 15, 2015 Connecting with Nature with Hobie Hare
According to some anthropologists, we humans work more hours than what ancient hunting / gathering cultures worked. Yes, they hunted, fished and gathered, and worked on average of 4.5 hours per day. And how many hours do we work on average? Could we reclaim a lifestyle that brings us back into a leisure society?
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 15, 2015 The Foundations of Change are Now
This article speaks to a bottom-up or systemic power structure in which all things are relational to everything else. Or, as the saying goes, "a butterfly flaps her wings in China which affects the weather in New York".
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 14, 2012 Diversifying the Economy: TimeBanks USA
The article introduces the reader to the concept of TimeBanks alongside its benefits. The article also provides contact information for those that wish to research TimeBanks in their area or who may wish to begin a TimeBank.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Conceiving and Birthing Real Change!
Evolution requires death. Currently, we are stuck in a pattern and are not able to transcend that pattern. Yet, transcend it we can, and, perhaps must. The question is can we face the death that we will need to endure in order to evolve?
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Project Tri-Star: An Ecologically Sound Life within Planned Community
This article focuses on an ecovillage project called Tri-Star. Tri-Star is not for the faint of heart. It is a serious attempt at developing self-sustaining communities, off the grid and in preparation for an uncertain future that may include the fall of civilization.
SHARE Saturday, May 14, 2016 Re-empower Yourself: Where Do We Begin To Heal?
If we are going to save ourselves and the planet, we need to do some serious contemplation. This article speaks to how the "Bible's" "Book of Genesis" and how it spoke to the world.
The stories are not true, as in factual. They are true in terms of the patterns the ancients were seeing.
The question is, can we get to the "jist" of the pattern in fostering real change?
Bottom Line: Can we foster planetary life?
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 3, 2012 Real Change: Only from the Inside Out
It is time that we move beyond being of this philosophy or that philosophy or even this religion or that religion. In Truth, Truth has no religion. Not of the denominational kind. But, it you know the origin of the term, religere, you realize that the term means "to connect". It is a verb, not a noun. To connect is to gaze passionately in the eyes of those you love. And, it is to experience the world in all its wonder.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 13, 2015 Top-Down To Bottom-Up and Systemic: We Are What We've Been Waiting For!
In the "Wizard of Oz" it is the cowardly Lion that stood up for the sake of Dorothy (Soul). It is also the Tin Man that is so passionate that he rusts from tears she for a dead roach. It is the brainless Scarecrow that always comes through with intelligent ideas.
What do you have within you? ARe you like the lion and think you have no courage yet you speak up? Isn't it time we reclaim our power just like Dorothy"
(9 comments) SHARE Monday, July 7, 2014 Meditative Explorations of the World as Sparked by Shaman Don Oscaara Miro-Quesada
This article speaks to the work of Peruvian Shaman don Oscar Miro-Quesada. It is also a passionate cry to move beyond our idealisms, or thoughts about reality, in order to heal on both personal and planetary levels. If you think these two hearings are independent, then I would entice you to really explore this notion. Could it be that we do indeed live in a universe, a united versatility? A University, even?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Go West Young Man, Go West: Transition Los Angeles
The world over, communities are waking up and fostering real local business while making corporations less important. Could we wind up with a whole new world? Is Transition Town one of the grass roots movements that can get us there?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 16, 2015 The Transformative Work Regarding Death and Dying of Uma Girish
"To be or not to be, that is the question" wrote Shakespeare. Ultimately, we need to let go.
How do we process that letting go? Does denial and fear of death keep us from living fully? Does this question involve more than the loss of a loved one? Are we also seeing the death of our modern civilization? How are we handling it?
These are questions I ask as I write regarding the death and dying work of Uma Girish.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Rescuing Newton from the Rationalists
Many state that Newton was the "father" to the rationalist mindset. His was the beginning of the objective science. But what if there was more to Newton than what meets the eye? This article explores this in relation to other ways of looking at our world. At the end, the article leads to a PBS documentary regarding Newton and his relationship to mysticism.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 5, 2013 The End of Virtual Slavery Is In Sight
Family Farm defenders launched a campaign in Florida demanding the company provide a living wage for their mile and stop pushing GMO alfalfa on farmers and demanded they stop manipulating prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 9, 2012 Bridging the Great Divide
Divide and conquer is the driving motive of modern day. Democrat vs Republican, liberal vs conservative, Christian vs Muslim,vs Jew all keeps us mesmerized in our blindness to the larger patterns. The question is,how much of this divisional politics is form philosophy and how much is driven by a conscious motive by the corporate gov't empire? Who knows. The real question is can we each see the pattern and say, "no more?"
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Nature as Self
Nature is the Self for Nature reflects our Essence, both manifest and unmanifest. Can we come to peaceful resolve by seeing ourselves in each other's eyes while also seeing ourselves in the world's image? Could it be that our alienation from Nature is our alienation from ourself?
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 27, 2011 Healing Earth Healing Self
This article introduces the reader to the relationship between health and sustainable ways of growing food. It then links sustainable practices to healthy dietary practices and life styles. Article provides some initial advice regarding sustainable ways of purchasing and growing food while also identifying some of the benefits of changing how we purchase and / or grow food.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 18, 2014 Think Like a Commoner to Save the Planet: The Imperative Work of David Bollier
Ours is a planet in peril. Carbon dioxide levels are increasing, species of animals and plants are disappearing,, and we stay in a state of war or a state of threatening war. This article makes the argument that the entire planet should be regarded as The Commons. It also speaks to the imperative work of activist, writer and consultant David Bollier in championing the Commons.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Grass, Soil and Hope with the Help of Carbon
This article speaks to changing our way of dealing with carbon dioxide as per the work of Courtney Whit. The problem with carbon dioxide is our putting it into the atmosphere.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 24, 2014 We Refuse to be Enemies: Vision Camp in Israel-Palestine
As the Middle East explodes into violence, Leila Dregger and Sabine Lichtenfiledsare beginning a 5 day vision camp in the Westbank. Their purpose is create a "frequency of calmness" in which mutual perception, sharing, deep listening, clear thinking and vision building is possible."
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 19, 2014 The Work of Laird Schaub: Publisher of Communities Magazine
Many people are looking at alternatives to kindle a healthy and sustainable world. One huge movement in this attempt is that of developing communities. These range from Transition Towns which focus on helping localities become more ecologically resilient. Another way of developing community is through the fostering of ecovillages. This article discusses the work of Laird Schaub, Publisher of "Communities Magazine."
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Let It Be and Let It Unfold
We are in deep trouble between environmental decay, the continued robbing of the working class and poor by the rich, and politicians whose pockets are lined by corporate interests, we are at risk for a major catastrophe. We also have a dangerous opporutnity to change. But, the change is going to entail a letting go to our current way of looking at life and living it. This article uses the virgin birth as a model for change
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Top-Down Politics: The Murderous Marriages of Our Divisional World
Politics are not going to "get us out of the mess of what we've done to our planet as well as falling to our knees of sociopaths, such as Trump. At this point we need drastic change. We simply cannot continue destroying the planet and our well being. At this point, we need to realize that if we do not evolve, then we will devolve, i.e., dead. This article speaks to some ideas on how we can see ourselves and our planet.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 30, 2015 How Passion Teaches and Heals: Teachings of Brain Broad Lynette Louise and Wild Man Herbert Weingartner
This article speaks to the work of Lynette Lousia. who works with children on the autistic scale. Hers is the true path of love and self-empowerment and not in the worship of a theological, theoretical or philosophical system. Her passion is the path of the Heart, of Love. And what are many saying these days? The heart has a deeper more profound intelligence than the brain. Interesting. Could we be evolving that way?
SHARE Sunday, August 3, 2014 Sharing the Visions of New Englanders
In a roundtable hosted at Unity College and Northeast Permaculture, participants shared their visions for a more resilient, abundant and earth friendly discussion.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 3, 2013 Bella Coola: The Rainforest Brought them Home!
Fiction oftentimes speaks louder than non fiction for its able to put us into the hearts and soul's of characters that face various situations. This book is a gold mine.....and the interview we will be doing with the author on Monday Evening at 6:00 PM should be nothing less than being a diamond in the rough
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Beyond Conditioning
Our lives have purpose and they arise from that purpose and the purpose is to serve all of life. From our writings, readings, breathing, elimination of waste, eating and so on, we fulfill our mission on life...to support the whole of creation. Ultimately, the universe is more verb than noun, Creativity more so than Created. It is via tapping into the infinity of Creativity that the new can arise from the depths of our being
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 21, 2012 Re-Empowering Localities
Small localities in Maine are standing up to the large, corporate companies that engage in factory farming and genetic engineering. The primary costs of such behavior is the health of our Planet, our family, and ourselves.