Occupy Wall Street, facing the crisis & Sacred Activism – Andrew Harvey

“A spirituality that is only private and self-absorbed, one devoid of an authentic political and social consciousness, does little to halt the suicidal juggernaut of history. On the other hand, an activism that is not purified by profound spiritual and psychological self-awareness and rooted in divine truth, wisdom, and compassion will only perpetuate the problem it is trying to solve, however righteous its intentions. When, however, the deepest and most grounded spiritual vision is married to a practical and pragmatic drive to transform all existing political, economic, and social institutions, a holy force – the power of wisdom and love in action – is born. This force I define as Sacred Activism.” – Andrew Harvey

What is Sacred Activism?
Sacred Activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world. The large-scale practice of Sacred Activism can become an essential force for preserving and healing the planet and its inhabitants. The Institute for Sacred ActivismTM SM (ISATM SM) is an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary crises in order to become inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change, in order to create peace and sustainability.

Why is Sacred Activism crucial for our future?

The economic, political, spiritual world crisis that we currently find ourselves in is a call to action. It is an opportunity for us to understand the realities around us and to rally together to do something different. We now have before us the possibility of using this current crisis to empower ourselves, and others, to actually get the planet to work. Embracing an uncertain future, we need to support leaders, who are inspired, courageous and effective to rise up. We need to renew the energy of people who are burnt out and apathetic in institutions and corporations. If we point individuals to an inner compass that renews their passion, there is hope for real solutions and inspired creativity. All that we need is already there, in the currency of people, and it only needs to be tapped into.

Both contemporary spiritual seekers, and activists have not been connected to a vision of action that is inspiring, hopeful and rooted in deep spiritual wisdom and compassion. Some spiritual seekers, for instance, use spiritual knowledge as a subtle way of dissociating from hands-on realistic social, economic, and political engagement in the world, thereby ensuring that the world and its people will be abandoned in its hour of extreme need.

Activists, on the other hand, are prone to complete exhaustion, burn out, and debilitating and divisive rage and are often cut off from the healing and transforming wisdom of the spiritual traditions and the simple techniques, prayers, and practices that could sustain, inspire, and nourish them in their heroic endeavors.

We have seen that in the very heart of the chaos of the modern crisis, an extraordinary lineage has arisen of ordinary people who have fused deep spiritual knowledge, experience, and practice, with wise, incessant action for justice and peace. Having emerged against all odds, they accomplished the unimaginable.

The vision of Sacred Activism is dedicated to honoring and continuing the tremendous work of extraordinary ordinary people such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and Desmond Tutu. Each of these individuals rose up to meet the challenges of their time with great spiritual grace and integrated inner contemplation with decisive action. The work of Paul Ray and Paul Hawken reveals to us that there is in our contemporary world an arising of different groups of concerned people anxious for change. Sacred Activism provides these people with a system of thought and traditional wisdom practices to help support the kind of transformative change that is necessary for the world to be preserved.

Occupy Wall street, facing the crisis & Sacred Activism – Andrew Harvey

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Dr. Tony Nader: Wholeness

Dr. Tony Nader: Wholeness

Brief transcript:

Wholeness is from the simple definition, it is everything. Whole, it is holy, there is a holy value, which is holistic. There is wholeness, everything… puts everything together. There are different levels of wholeness, you have the whole is more than the sum of its parts. You get an entity, which is made out of elements. These elements constitute values of that entity. But, you don’t appreciate that entity until you see more than the parts, and you see how the parts come together to form something that is a human being, that is a flower, that is… music or a symphony whatever it is there is a wholeness in that reality.

When we talk about real wholeness it is the wholeness of everything in life, which means when we put all the parts of life together what do we get? When we put the trees with the flowers, with the human beings, with the buildings, with the animals, with the galaxies, with the entire planetary systems and stars and with the details of the people and societies and life as a whole we get the grand wholeness of existence. That is life itself… So it is a way of seeing the totality of life the wholeness of life beyond its specificities.

Dr. Tony Nader: Wholeness and Parts


Dr. Tony Nader: Wholeness and Parts

Brief Transcript:

For one individual to be able to live Wholeness, which means Totality, and that is the basis of being able to live perfection in life. One has to have ones awareness able to fathom parts… small parts, big parts and the Whole together and the Infinity together. And therefore it is part of the nature of the reality of perfection of Wholeness that the individual must have the freedom to think and to decide that there is a point, there are many points, there is wholeness, there is a bigger wholeness, there is Totality, there is Infinity, there is Absolute.

All of these values are open to individual awareness, and that is the nature of reality, it is part of what reality is, its nature. So, it is not like a trick that you are allowed to go here and there, but it is part of the deal, part of the equation. You want wholeness, you want perfection, you want fullness, you want infinite freedom, that is part of what makes the individual feel blissful and holy.

Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind by Joe Dispenza

Take Your First Step Toward True Evolution

Ever wonder why you repeat the same negative thoughts in your head? Why you keep coming back for more from hurtful family members, friends, or significant others? Why you keep falling into the same detrimental habits or limiting attitudes–even when you know that they are going to make you feel bad?

Dr. Joe Dispenza has spent decades studying the human mind–how it works, how it stores information, and why it perpetuates the same behavioral patterns over and over. In the acclaimed film What the Bleep Do We Know ? he began to explain how the brain evolves–by learning new skills, developing the ability to concentrate in the midst of chaos, and even healing the body and the psyche.

Evolve Your Brain presents this information in depth, while helping you take control of your mind, explaining how thoughts can create chemical reactions that keep you addicted to patterns and feelings–including ones that make you unhappy. And when you know how these bad habits are created, it’s possible to not only break these patterns, but also reprogram and evolve your brain, so that new, positive, and beneficial habits can take over.

This is something you can start to do right now. You and only you have the power to change your mind and evolve your brain for a better life–for good.
Dr. Joe Dispenza: Evolve your brain

Dr.Joe Dispenza, D.C., studied biochemistry at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. He has a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Neuroscience and also received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating magna cum laude.

Over the last 10 years, Dr. Dispenza has lectured in over 17 different countries on six continents educating people about the role and function of the human brain.

His approach, taught in a very simple method, creates a bridge between true human potential and the latest scientific theories of neuroplasticity. He explains how thinking in new ways, as well as changing beliefs, can literally rewire one’s brain. The premise of his work is founded in his total conviction that every person on this planet has within them, the latent potential of greatness and true unlimited abilities.

His new book, Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind connects the subjects of thought and consciousness with the brain, the mind, and the body. The book explores “the biology of change.” That is, when we truly change our mind, there is a physical evidence of change in the brain.

Dr Joe Dispenza – How to evolve our brain to experiment a new reality? Stepping in the unknown

Joe Dispenza, D.C., studied biochemistry at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. He has a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Neuroscience from Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Dr. Dispenza also received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating magna cum laude.

Dr. Dispenza’s postgraduate training and continuing education has been in neurology; neuroscience; brain function and chemistry; cellular biology; memory formation; and aging and longevity. He is an invited member of Who’s Who in America, an honorary member of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the recipient of a Clinical Proficiency Citation for clinical excellence in doctor-patient relationships from Life University, and a member of Pi Tau Delta – the International Chiropractic Honor Society.

Over the last 10 years, Dr. Dispenza has lectured in over 17 different countries on six continents educating people about the role and function of the human brain. He has taught thousands of people how to re-program their thinking through scientifically proven neuro-physiologic principles. As a result, this information has taught many individuals to reach their specific goals and visions by eliminating self-destructive habits. His approach, taught in a very simple method, creates a bridge between true human potential and the latest scientific theories of neuroplasticity. He explains how thinking in new ways, as well as changing beliefs, can literally rewire one’s brain. The premise of his work is founded in his total conviction that every person on this planet has within them, the latent potential of greatness and true unlimited abilities.

His new book, Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind connects the subjects of thought and consciousness with the brain, the mind, and the body.

A permanent group of 1,000 Maharishi Vedic Pandits has been established in America

How Knowledge Can Be Lost Over Time – Dr. Tony Nader

How knowledge can be lost over time

Brief Transcript:

It is the nature of life and individual life to have freedom of choice, and decision making. And, with time the feeling of everything is going well, it is all fine, everything is okay leads to lack of practice of technology that allows the individual to remain in touch with their deep self. Therefore gradually one looses the connection to the source. It is like a river flowing and as it flows far, and far it can loose its connection to the source by having some branches here and there, go here and there, and then it can become stale and looses its energy, strength and flow, and therefore suddenly go away from the original purpose of life.

So, human choice and ability to choose with time allows the individual to choose one thing or the other. People can choose something that can create life which is not as ideal, and therefore they can try it, it is part of the curiosity and the natural aspect of human life and then gradually with time one forgets the importance of the knowledge that allows life to be lived on this level.

How Veda in the Physiology Applies to Each of Us ~ Dr. Tony Nader

How Veda in the Physiology Applies to Each of Us

Brief Transcript:

If we have to say what one would take as a whole from this whole Veda in the Physiology. What one would kind of at the end of the day say, “why is it interesting, what does it do to me? How much more I can feel I understand something knowing that this is the case, that Veda is physiology?”

One aspect, which is very important is that the connection between the abstract and the concrete, between the subjective and the objective. That ultimately they are the same. That the physical is truly nothing but the non-physical consciousness. That matter is actually itself an expression of intelligence, an expression of the dynamics of intelligence. That the creator is in his creation, that we as human beings have the structure and mechanism that allow us to experience Totality, Infinity, Pure Being… to shake hands with God to commune with the divine because we are structured in the actual form and structure of the will of god, if you like to go into religious terms. Or, we are the embodiment of the Totality of the Unified Field of the laws of nature and that a human being contains the total universe in fact truly in her or in him…

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