Audrey Kitagawa – Stepping Into Global Citizenship Pt1/4 & Pt2/4

(Part 1 of 4) Audrey Kitagawa works as a full-time volunteer for the United Nations in the rescue and rehabilitation of child combatants forced to fight in civil wars and insurgencies throughout the developing world. Formerly a successful attorney in Honolulu, Kitagawa is also the sole heir to the spiritual legacy of her guru, the Divine Mother, and fulfills the role of teacher, guru, and spiritual mother to her own students around the globe.

In this Voices talk, recorded in New York City, Kitagawa discusses the state of global consciousness—particularly the state of consciousness right here in the USA—and points unequivocally to the necessity of first elevating one’s own consciousness in order to contribute to the state of human consciousness as a whole.

Alternately speaking about her work at the U.N. and about the greater spiritual dimension of life, Kitagawa builds bridges between our highest altruistic aspirations and the stark, often primal, reality of our actual condition. Only by striving—and succeeding—to uplift our own perspective, from an individual, national, and even global point of view, to the highest cosmocentric perspective, can we begin to make a difference that really counts.

To illustrate the general state of things, Kitagawa points out that the top three expenses annually in America are: $463 billion on defense or defense- related items, $400 billion on illicit drugs, and $150 billion on alcoholic beverages. Given that a mere $13 billion would insure health and nutrition for all the worlds poorest people, you have to wonder about the average condition of the human psyche and spirit today, and how radically it can and needs to change.

Part 2 of 4

Duane Elgin on “The Living Universe”–Part 1 & 2

Traditionally, science has regarded the universe as made up of inert matter and empty space. Duane Elgin brings together extraordinary evidence from cosmology, biology and physics to show that the universe is not dead but rather uniquely alive, an insight which, he shows, is in harmony with all of the world’s major spiritual traditions. He explores how this view radically transforms our concept of ourselves, our place in the cosmos, and the evolutionary trajectory of the human family.

The non-living view of the universe has led to rampant materialism and global environmental degradation. To transform our planetary crises we need to move past a paradigm of separation and exploitation and learn to live sustainably on the Earth, in harmony with one another, and in communion with the living universe. We are beings of cosmic connection who are learning to live in a living universe.

Duane Elgin, visionary, speaker, educator and author of numerous books, including the best selling “Voluntary Simplicity,” dropped by the offices of Global MindShift to be interviewed by Richard Rathbun, president and CEO of the Foundation for Global Community, about his new book: “The Living Universe.”

Duane Elgin on “The Living Universe”–Part 2

Jane Goodall: What separates us from the apes?

Jane Goodall hasn’t found the missing link, but she’s come closer than nearly anyone else. The primatologist says the only real difference between humans and chimps is our sophisticated language. She urges us to start using it to change the world.

Audrey Kitagawa shares her experiences with her “Divine Mother”

Audrey shares her experiences with her “Divine Mother”.

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