Rising Women Rising World: Unleashing Our Voices, Values and Vision to Shape the Future

Rising Women Rising World: Unleashing Our Voices,
Values and Vision to Shape the Future
A Free Online Global Gathering
To Celebrate International Women’s Day

Jean Houston

Marianne Williamson

Claire Zammit


Join Jean Houston, Marianne Williamson, and Claire Zammit
for our first-ever, online gathering in honor of
International Women’s Day.

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Awakening Through Change and Loss ~ Tara Brach


Published on Nov 21, 2014

Awakening Through Change and Loss

Our capacity to live and love fully is entirely related to how we open to the truth of impermanence. This talk examines how our ways of trying to control life solidify our perception of being separate and threatened. We then look at the wings of mindful presence and compassion that open us to loss and grief, and reveal the loving awareness that is beyond birth and death.

Your Year for Change : 52 Reflections for Regret-Free Living ~ Bronnie Ware

Pub Date Oct 14 2014


Having spent several years listening to, and then writing about, the regrets of dying people, Bronnie Ware understands the importance of acknowledging death and finding the courage to live a happy and authentic life in the meantime.

In this tender yet influential collection, Bronnie Ware shares 52 inspiring stories, woven among observations from her daily life, strengthening you with the values needed for regret-free living. You can read one story a week or read them all right through. Either way, Bronnie’s ability to open your eyes to new perspectives will also open your heart to new strengths and dreams. Your Year for Change is a gentle and powerful book that will leave you determined to embrace your life, forgive your past, honor your heart, and create a regret-free future of happiness and wonder.

Bronnie Ware is an author, songwriting teacher, and speaker from Australia. Her inspiring memoir, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, has connected with hearts all over the world, with translations in 27 languages. Bronnie lives in rural Australia and loves balance, simple living, health-loving food, and waking up to the songs of birds.

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A Little Something – Bronnie Ware

A Little Something was originally conceived long ago, intended as a photography and inspirational book. Over time though, it took on a life of its own, finally evolving into this clip, an eBook, and the accompanying song!

Eckhart Tolle TV: How does an enlightened one find motive to change?

Published on Sep 4, 2014
How does an enlightened one find motive to change?

A look at choice and preference after awakening.

Discovering Your Soul Signature: A 33-Day Path to Purpose, Passion & Joy by Panache Desai

An invitation to change the energy that surrounds you, find the harmony that comes with self-acceptance, and, in the process, discover your life’s purpose and the boundless possibilities that await you.

Your soul signature is your spiritual DNA—it is who you are at your core, the most authentic part of you, your singular contribution to this world. And yet we reject our authentic selves. We allow our soul signature to become blocked by any number of emotional obstacles that life throws in our path: anger, fear, guilt, shame, sadness, despair. Any or all of these feelings overtake us and create a density, a heaviness that doesn’t permit us to embrace who we truly are, deep inside. We are energetic beings, Panache Desai reminds us, and emotions are energy in motion. When we are blocked we feel unworthy, less than, unloved, incomplete.

In Discovering Your Soul Signature, Panache invites us on a 33-day path of meditations—short passages to be read at morning, noon, and night that are designed to dismantle the emotional burden that holds us back and open us up to changing our lives. Through this distilled, poetic, practical, and inspiring course, he invites us to live a life of authenticity, to rediscover purpose and passion, and to believe from our soul in the possibility of all things.

Panache Desai is a contemporary thought leader whose message of love and self-acceptance has drawn thousands of people from around the world to his seminars and workshops. He is on the faculty of the Omega Institute and the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. This is his first book.

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Awakening Your Soul Signature Series with Panache Desai

Do you think something is wrong with you? Do you believe you are broken and that you need to change? Is your life seemingly showing up as one challenge after another? Spiritual teacher Panache Desai reminds you of the most essential truth of all. You are a unique embodiment of Divine potential. In this introduction to his 10-hour audio download series, Awaken Your Soul Signature, learn that you are not a mistake — not one part of you. You are never too old and it’s never too late to reclaim and live the most authentic, loving expression of yourself. Awaken Your Soul Signature and begin to live the life of your dreams. http://PanacheDesai.com

Awakening – Panache Desai

The Five Things We Cannot Change: And the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them by David Richo

Why is it that despite our best efforts, many of us remain fundamentally unhappy and unfulfilled in our lives? In this provocative and inspiring book, David Richo distills thirty years of experience as a therapist to explain the underlying roots of unhappiness—and the surprising secret to finding freedom and fulfillment.

There are certain facts of life that we cannot change—the unavoidable “givens” of human existence:

(1) everything changes and ends,

(2) things do not always go according to plan,

(3) life is not always fair,

(4) pain is a part of life, and

(5) people are not loving and loyal all the time. Richo shows us that by dropping our deep-seated resistance to these givens, we can find liberation and discover the true richness that life has to offer. Blending Western psychology and Eastern spirituality, including practical exercises, Richo shows us how to open up to our lives—including to what is frightening, painful, or disappointing—and discover our greatest gifts.

David Richo, PhD, is a therapist and author who leads popular workshops on personal and spiritual growth. He received his BA in psychology from Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts, in 1962, his MA in counseling psychology from Fairfield University in 1969, and his PhD in clinical psychology from Sierra University in 1984. Since 1976, Richo has been a licensed marriage, family, and child counselor in California. In addition to practicing psychotherapy, Richo teaches courses at Santa Barbara City College and the University of California Berkeley at Berkeley, and has taught at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. He is a clinical supervisor for the Community Counseling

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Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life by Dr. Dr. Bill Thomas

How do you know that you are outgrowing adulthood?

When you begin to feel that the life you have been living is out of balance; when the need to perform, to hurry, and to acquire is no longer compelling. It’s like the moment when your favorite tennis shoes start to give you blisters. The way you’ve been living your adult life doesn’t fulfill you anymore.

In this groundbreaking book, one of the most innovative thinkers in medicine explains how to recognize and navigate the most challenging and fulfilling developmental stage of life.

When the postwar generation came of age in the 1960s and 1970s, they jump started a cultural revolution that shaped today’s society. Now, many feel they are living a life of frenzied disharmony, driven by the need to perform, to hurry, and to acquire. This out-of-balance feeling is a signal that the postwar generation is facing a second coming of age, a life beyond adulthood. How it handles that transition will be its final legacy.

In Second Wind, Dr. Bill Thomas, named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top ten Americans shaping aging, treats the Baby Boom generation as he would one of his patients, sympathetically exploring its history before recommending a path toward healing and a life rich with developmental opportunity.

Dr. Thomas says that life can and should be reimagined. New ways of living and working are waiting to be discovered on the far side of adulthood. Predicting that Boomers will choose the path of the Denialist, the Realist, or the Enthusiast, he discusses the behaviors and mindsets that will provide new and more nourishing fuel for the rest of life’s journey: hope and a renewed sense of all that is possible.


Dr. Bill Thomas, MD, is an internationally recognized expert on aging. He co-created the Eden Alternative and the Green House Project, both models to revolutionize nursing home care. He is currently the director of AARP’s Life Reimagined Institute and lives in Ithaca, New York.

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TEDxSF – Bill Thomas – Elderhood Rising: The Dawn of a New World Age

William H. Thomas, M.D. is an international authority on geriatric medicine and eldercare. A graduate of Harvard Medical School in 1986, he completed graduate medical training at the Highland Hospital/University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency.

While pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine, a part-time position as the medical director of a small rural nursing home turned into a full-time and life-long passion for improving the well-being of older people. In the early 1990’s, he and his wife Judith Meyers-Thomas developed the Eden Alternative, now a non-profit organization with international reach, which includes affiliates in Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Europe, Canada, the United Kingdom, and across the United States. Dr. Thomas’ groundbreaking work in person-directed care also led him to imagine a new approach to long-term care that became known as the Green House. He oversaw the construction of the nation’s first Green Houses, and this model of care is now being replicated nationwide as an alternative to traditionally-designed nursing homes.

The author of six books, Dr. Thomas is also the recipient of several prestigious awards and honors, among them, the Heinz Award for the Human Condition, 2009 Picker Award for Excellence® in the Advancement of Patient-Centered Care, and being named as one of the ten most influential people in long-term care.

Entering the Shift Age: The End of the Information Age and the New Era of Transformation by David Houle

We are leaving the Information Age and transitioning into the Shift Age, a time of transformation and change that offers both great risk and incredible opportunity. In Entering the Shift Age, David Houle identifies and explains the dynamics and forces that have shaped our world and will continue to reshape our world for the next 20 years. He shows how the Shift Age means a world fully global yet focused on the individual, where the speed of change is so fast that change itself is the new norm. He also comments from the front lines of the Shift Age on issues and topics that affect our lives, from business and technology to environment, media and global culture.


David Houle is a futurist, thinker and speaker. Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that created and launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News

Houle has won a number of awards. He won two Emmys, the prestigious George Foster Peabody award and the Heartland award for “Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream”. He was also nominated for an Academy Award.

Houle is consistently ranked as one of the top futurists and futurist keynote speakers on the major search engines and in the world today. In the last three years he has delivered keynotes on six continents and twelve countries. He is often called “the CEOs’ Futurist” having spoken to or advised 2,000+ CEOs and business owners in the past four years.
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In February 2010 he also became a featured contributor to Oprah.com and his column can be found at http://www.oprah.com/davidhoule

His first book, the influential and highly acclaimed “The Shift Age” was published in 2008. His second book, “Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education” was published in April 2011 by Corwin. His third book, “The New Health Age: the Future of Healthcare and Medicine in America” was published by Sourcebooks in December 2011 and became a #1 category best seller on Amazon. . His fourth book, “Entering the Shift Age” was published by Sourcebooks in January 2013 and reached #1 best seller in the category of Business Planning and Forecasting. He published a short eBook “Is Privacy Dead? The Future of Privacy in the Digital Age” in November 2013

Houle is a member of the faculty and the futurist in residence at the Ringling College of Art + Design

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Entering the Shift Age with Futurist David Houle on The Social Workers

Futurist David Houle
Entering the Shift Age

We have “left the Information Age and have entered the Shift Age: a world where the speed of change is so fast that change itself is the new norm”. Futurist David Houle identifies the “forces that have transformed our world” and how these changes will continue to shape it for the next 20 years.Houle has more than 20 years in the entertainment industry helping to launch MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, and CNN Headline News and was recently named as Speaker of the Year from Vistage International, the leading global organization of CEOs.

Animal Omens by Victoria Hunt

As fellow creatures who are uniquely attuned to the earth’s energies, animals provide us with hidden messages every day—we just need to learn how to read them.

This personal and engaging book shows you how each animal carries a particular omen—a personal and significant message helping to guide you on your life path. Twenty-nine true animal encounter stories are followed by insightful explanations of each animal’s corresponding omen, and how their messages can help you make important life decisions. Not sure whether it’s the right time to switch jobs or relocate? An unexpected visit from a lingering butterfly can signal a period of imminent change and transformation in your life.

Organized alphabetically by animal and compact enough to carry, this inspirational reference guide can be taken along on introspective nature walks. Foster a closer connection with nature and learn about yourself—with a little bit of animal wisdom.

Victoria Hunt (California) has studied metaphysics and earth spirituality for over twelve years. A third level Reiki master and member of the British Druid Order, she teaches Celtic-based Earth-Centered Spirituality out of her studio Grove of the Red Hawk, and has organized and led Celtic celebrations and rituals.

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Animal Omens: The Butterfly

The butterfly is a symbol of the soul in flight from the body after death, beautiful in its true nature, unhampered by its earthly form. The butterfly has also been seen as a shape-shifter, able to transform itself into something other than its present form as it goes from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly.

Butterfly can teach us about transformation. About change and how we can change in beauty and joy, for change doesn’t need to be a negative experience—there is beauty in change.
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If Butterfly has flown into your life, ask yourself if you need to undergo a change of some sort. Maybe in your relationships with others, your living arrangements, or in your thinking? Whichever it might be, a change is at hand. Stay open for renewal and be prepared for this change to make itself known, for you are forewarned, and so forewarned you can be ready and willing to go where change leads.

Every change can be viewed as a growing, expanding, learning experience. All life is change; nothing remains the same. But Butterfly can help you with the transformation that is coming. Just look for the beauty that it holds, and embrace it willingly.

From Animal Omens, by Victoria Hunt.
Written by Llewellyn Journal

Awakening: How America Can Turn from Economic and Moral Destruction Back to Greatness by Ralph Reed

Available March 18, 2014

Are we watching our nation commit suicide? Is America, like a modern-day Roman Empire, doomed to moral decay and demise?

In his new book, Awakening: How America Can Turn from Economic and Moral Destruction to God’s Blessing, Ralph Reed reveals how the United States has abandoned its founding principles and spiritual heritage. Yet Reed, adviser to the Bush-Cheney campaigns and former executive director of the Christian Coalition, believes better days are ahead for our nation. This book, featuring practical action points and a bold pro-family plan, provides a road map we can follow to restore America back to God’s blessing.

Find out how to re-energize our call to effective citizenship and revive America’s core values of faith, personal responsibility, and liberty. As the 2014 election cycle approaches, Awakening is a timely plea for people of faith to spark a spiritual and moral awakening that will reverse the cycle of destruction, renew our country, and see God heal our land.
Ralph Reed is founder and chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition. He was senior advisor to the Bush-Cheney campaigns in both 2000 and 2004, and chairman of the Southeast Region for BC04. As chairman of the Georgia Republican Party he led the GOP to its biggest victory in history, helping to elect the first Republican Governor and third U.S. Senator since Reconstruction. Reed is chairman and CEO of Century Strategies, LLC, a public relations and public affairs firm. As executive director of the Christian Coalition from 1989—1997, he built one of the most effective public policy organizations in recent political history. He is the best-selling author and editor of five books. He and his wife, Jo Anne, live near Atlanta, Georgia. They have four children.

Ralph Reed on Meet the Press

Ralph Reed, the Founder and Chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, joins the Round Table on Meet the Press.

A Fruit-Bearing Spirituality by Carolyn Reinhart MA D. Prof.,

A Fruit-Bearing Spirituality is the fruit of years of formal study in the field of spirituality combined with 70 years of life experience. The book is not about religion, theology or church, but helps the reader to learn more about the meaning of the word spirituality for today. It includes a consideration of our humanity and spirituality; our spiritual journey; transformation and growth; relationships; integrating the personal and social; how to change; the context/organization and the relationship of Spirituality with Quantum Physics. .

Dr Carolyn Reinhart graduated as an RN,1962 worked until moving to the UK in 1974. She founded a Pastoral Centre within a lay Christian community which then founded a Charity for Disabled People and Carers in 1996. In that context she obtained an MA 1999 and Doctorate in Spirituality 2003 and returned to Canada 2005.

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A Noteable Resource

> offering an explanation on what defines an authentic spirituality in the 21st
century
> referencing voices from others who are writing within the field
> offering an extensive bibliography as well as addresses to many websites and youtube teaching videos, providing some help along the on-going spiritual journeys that we are each on within our Global Home

Preview Table of Contents – click to read contents

Sharing theses findings in an accessible manner, it contains over 30 diagrams which help to extend the concepts shared textually.

The Hero Journey and the Archetypes of Change ~ Humanity Healing Network

Doctor Carl Jung, a Swedish psychiatrist who lived between 1875 and 1961, was the founder of Analytic Psychiatry.  This school of thought within the field of psychology, was the major contributor to a better, more integral understanding of human beings, the mechanics of our destiny, and  the interactions we have with our different dimensions of reality.

For Jung, our psyche is formed by the aggregation of patterns and human experiences inherited by our ancestors through the line of time.  While time seems linear, these inherited patterns are non-linear, and Jung gave them the name of  ”archetypes”.  Our central archetype contains all the symbols and experiences of reality that enable us to practice and interact with our immediate world.  These symbols are sensorial complements that connect thoughts to emotions and memories.  Together, they compose what we call Psychic Determinism.

Mankind, through its evolutionary process, has lost its natural contact with nature, which is the biggest symbol of connection with this planet.  Despite this present state of reality, there is nothing that can detach an incarnated human soul from the scope of experiences and lessons to be learned on this plane of existence.  The reason for this atavic link is an intrinsic relationship between all elements of nature, on a greater grid of life.  Once these sacred links were honored through ancient rites of passage, and ceremonies that celebrated the seasons of change and transformations.  These also resembled the rhythms and cycles of nature.

Nevertheless, we still feel the need to become whole again, and intrinsically connected with our origins and with the Oneness of Earth – to finally renew our true essence through reintegration.  According to Jung, the compelling feeling that drives us to the common human intention of reintegration with Nature patterns, and intimacy with its elements and beings, comes from an identity crisis that generally starts in the second half of life.  He called this life passage, or phase, the Individuation Process.  To represent this process, Joseph Campbell (1) developed the Myth of the Hero Journey, which is based upon the un-conscientious movement of our psyche that impels us toward self-development and self-realization, which ultimately is the liberation of our higher and central archetype, the SELF. The SELF intimately understands all possible scopes of experiences that induce us to abandon all the social facets of world interaction, and enter the introspective universe of inner realities.  According to Jungian analysis, the development of a human personality is both prospective and teleological, which means that it is the result of our expectations for the future, complemented by the experiences we developed from our past.  This development is accompanied by countless passages and elements, since we are constantly invited by our essence to change the gears in our lives, and even in our personal personas, because the roles we play in life are in a perpetual state of renewal and transformation.  To change means to let go of certain certainties, and enter the unknown territory of internal alchemical transformation.
In the Hero Journey, the traveler is a solitary being, because he has the control in his life and gets used to making hard decisions. He suffers, learns and renews himself many times – it is necessary for him to realize his path of reintegration with grace and serenity.  He is certain that the journey will be rewarded with the reaching of his personal goals, and with the ultimate reality of what it is, for the traveler, his Paradise.

The reality is that no one can grow while still attached to one’s comfort zone.  Without this shift, a soul cannot grow, cannot mature, and cannot travel through the dimensions of the inner world.  They will eventually enter a psychic stagnation, get sick, and disappear without even the slightest dawning of the first steps of self-realization.  The necessity for growth is inherent in human nature, and it demands internal and spiritual work.  We are called to constantly re-evaluate ourselves within the perspective of life, our interactions with others, the actualization of our internal timing, and our progress in practicing mindfulness and non-attachment.

What is important is that the path of self-realization allows us to live in a richer reality, with more joy and self-awareness.  The Hero Journey is the ultimate reality for the soul that is working to reintegrate and ascend.

(1) Joseph Campbell (1904 – 1987) American scholar versed in Mythology and Religion. He dedicated his life to a deep analyzes of Carl Jung’s theories about the Human Mind and Spirit.

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Allow Your Light to Fill the Darkness: A Primer to Living the Light within Us According to the Tao by Daniel Frank

How do we recognize error in our thinking? How can we enjoy the spiritual benefits of practicing our religion while not condemning the religion of others? These questions, and so much more, are addressed in the eighty-one commentaries included in this book. These commentaries refer to, but are independent of, the illuminating and compelling essay collection about Lao-tzu’s Tao Te Ching, as voiced in Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.

Living “right,” according to the Tao, anticipates that we have both the understanding needed to make right choices and the knowledge to recognize the types of behavior that are important for us to change. However, of equal or greater significance to these skills are the feelings that drive our internal motivation at our center. Many of us need to learn the life lessons that keep popping up as issues in our lives. They keep resurfacing again and again until we finally recognize the lessons and actually learn them. We know we have really been learning our lessons when we notice that our intentions are genuinely beginning to change. Not learning them holds us hostage and keeps us repeating the same dumb behavior.

Each commentary has at least one labeled graphic that represents one or more aspect of the main idea of each section. The purpose of these graphics is to provide visualization for what otherwise might remain more abstract . We have absolutely no concept of how the connections we feel and know to be real actually come about, between ourselves and others, between us and the happenings of life, or between us and God. We often describe these feelings or experiences as resulting from some type of energy, but what might that really mean? Reflecting this unexplainable, invisible, but vital connection on the written page through symbolism provides our minds with a crutch to assist understanding and recall.

Although the illustrations as drawn may have little or no basis in the facts, as they are accepted today, or even as new discoveries may reveal, the understanding of the concepts that develop through their use helps us apply the “gems” that Lao-tzu speaks of in the Tao, to our lives.

With a modest upbringing and supportive parents, Daniel Frank completed his teacher training at the age of eighteen and started his nonstop forty-two-year teaching career the following year. He acquired his BA and BEd while working full time. In January of 1978, his interests led him to a course offered at the local secondary school based on the book How Should We Then Live? by Francis A. Schaeffer, a “theologian and philosopher . . . [with] forty years of intensive study of humanism and Christian truths” It stirred something within him to search for more answers to the question asked by the title of Schaeffer’s book. Although many of the authors he has read to date have contributed to the view of God he holds today, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer tops the list.

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Beyond the Here and Now: Thriving in the Age of Change ~ Lucy O’Hagan

Publication Date: October 2013

Beyond the Here & Now is an account of how we have come to be where we are now, in the modern era. In explaining the things that have not served us well we can uncover how to put them right in order, if we choose, to bring about a way of experiencing this world, and each other, as never before. No need for great blind leaps of faith or trickery, as the book demonstrates, everything we need is already at hand. We must now apply what we inherently know and this book explains how.
Lucy O’Hagan resides in Co. Wicklow, Ireland occupying a senior post with the Health Services Executive. She has traveled extensively expanding her knowledge and practical application of many Eastern philosophical teachings and healing practices. Marrying these experiences with her background and qualifications in Western allopathic medical fields has allowed Lucy to share the resulting wisdoms with others.

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The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out ~ The Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

If you are inspired to take up his challenge, the Karmapa offers a path for participating in a global community that is based on compassion. In these chapters, he shares his vision for bringing social action into daily life, on a scale we can realistically manage through the choices we make every day—what to buy, what to eat, and how to relate honestly and bravely with our friends and family and coworkers.

His fresh and encouraging perspective shows us that we have the strength to live with kindness in the midst of the many challenges we face as socially and environmentally conscious beings. Because he sees the world through the lens of the interdependence of all beings, he sees that humans can change social and environmental problems by changing their attitudes and actions. And so, he shows ways that we can change our world by changing ourselves—by examining our own habits of consumption and by being willing to look into how our food reaches our table and how the products we buy are made. In his chapter on gender, he points out that we don’t have to label others according to a social construct.

If his viewpoint seems optimistic, it is—and it’s also demanding. The Karmapa calls on us to open our mind and heart to the innumerable connections we share with others—in our families, communities, social systems, and on our planet. Thanks to the depth of his spiritual training, and the breadth of his curiosity about the world and his love for it, he presents a relevant framework for understanding what it means to be human now—and why it’s imperative that we concern ourselves with the well-being of all others. He points to a world we can create through our own effort, using a resource we already have in abundance—the basic nobility of our human heart.

The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, is the spiritual head of one of the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The 900-year-old lineage of Karmapas has included some of Tibet’s greatest spiritual masters. Born to nomadic parents in rural Tibet, he was identified while still a young child as the heir to this leadership position. In 2000, the Karmapa’s dramatic escape to India from Chinese-ruled Tibet at the age of fourteen propelled him onto the world stage. Since then, he has emerged as an international Buddhist leader and environmental activist, founding Khoryug, a region-wide environmental protection program. The Karmapa has been dubbed the “new face of Tibetan Buddhism,” and many Tibetans look to the Karmapa for inspiration in their struggle to preserve their embattled culture. In 2008, he made his historic first visit to America. He currently resides at Gyuto Monastery, near Dharamsala, India.

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17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje – Healing the World

The Bond: How to Fix Your Falling-Down World ~ Lynne McTaggart

A BOLD NEW VISION FOR A NEW WORLD

Our way of life isn’t working anymore. People are losing their jobs, their homes, their neighborhoods—and even their hope for a just society. We urgently need a new story to live by, based on fairness—not simply on the accumulation of wealth and “survival of the fittest.”

The Bond offers a radical new blueprint for living a more harmonious, prosperous, and connected life. International bestselling author Lynne McTaggart demonstrates with hard science that we are living contrary to our true nature.

In fact, life doesn’t have to be I win, you lose; we have been designed to succeed and prosper when we work as part of a greater whole. The Bond proves that we are weak when we compete, and thrive only when we cooperate and connect deeply with each other.

In this seminal book for our age, McTaggart also offers a complete program of practical tools and exercises to help you enjoy closer relationships—across even the deepest divides—encourage a more connected workplace, rebuild a united neighborhood, and become a powerful, global agent of change.

Lynne McTaggart is one of the central voices in the new consciousness movement bridging science and spirituality. She is an award-winning journalist and author of six books, including her latest, The Bond, and the worldwide bestsellers The Intention Experiment and The Field, both translated into 30 languages.

Lynne is also the architect of the Intention Experiments, the largest mind-over-matter experiments in history. McTaggart, her book and the web-based experiment have been prominently featured in Dan Brown’s latest book The Lost Symbol, and in part inspired one of its characters. She’s also been featured and seen by millions in the documentaries What the Bleep!?, The Living Matrix and I Am.

All three of Lynne’s books are considered seminar books of the New Age. Over the years she has been referred to as a ‘metaphysical rock star’, ‘the Madonna of the Quantum World,’ ‘the Malcolm Gladwell of new science’ even ‘The Dalai Mama.’ For two years running Watkins Review has voted her one of the world’s top 100 spiritually influential people.

A member of the Transformational Leadership Council and the Evolutionary Leadership Council, Lynne is an inspiring worldwide speaker who holds lectures and workshops around the world. She lives in London with her husband Bryan Hubbard and their two daughters.

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The Bond

Lynne McTaggart: Intention, quantum physics, the bond – Bridging the science and spirituality

Lynne McTaggart is a best-selling author, researcher, and lecturer whose work has rightly been described as “a bridge between science and spirituality”.For the past 20 years she has been researching medicine and its shortcomings, and quantum physics and what this means for you and the world we live in.http://www.lynnemctaggart.com

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Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds – Part 4 – Beyond Thinking

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We live our lives pursuing happiness “out there” as if it is a commodity. We have become slaves to our own desires and craving.
Happiness isn’t something that can be pursued or purchased like a cheap suit. This is Maya, illusion, the endless play of form.

In the Buddhist tradition, Samsara, or the endless cycle of suffering is perpetuated by the craving of pleasure and aversion to pain. Freud referred to this as the “pleasure principle.” Everything we do is an attempt to create pleasure, to gain something that we want, or to push away something that is undesirable that we don’t want. Even a simple organism like the paramecium does this. It is called response to stimulus. Unlike a paramecium, humans have more choice. We are free to think, and that is the heart of the problem. It is the thinking about what we want that has gotten out of control.

The dilemma of modern society is that we seek to understand the world, not in terms of archaic inner consciousness, but by quantifying and qualifying what we perceive to be the external world by using scientific means and thought. Thinking has only led to more thinking and more questions. We seek to know the innermost forces which create the world and guide its course. But we conceive of this essence as outside of ourselves, not as a living thing, intrinsic to our own nature.

It was the famous psychiatrist Carl Jung who said, “one who looks outside dreams, one who looks inside awakes.” It is not wrong to desire to be awake, to be happy. What is wrong is to look for happiness outside when it can only be found inside.

Darwin’s Unfinished Business: The Self-Organizing Intelligence of Nature ~ Simon G. Powell

A groundbreaking interpretation of evolution as the work of Nature’s intelligence

• Refutes the orthodox view of evolution as a mindless process driven by chance

• Explains why context is more important than mutation in evolutionary innovation

• Shows how, by recognizing Nature’s innovative and creative powers, we can overcome our social and environmental challenges with a new green science of evolution

Darwin’s theory of evolution is undoubtedly one of the most important scientific ideas of the modern age, explaining the existence of both life and consciousness without recourse to divine intervention. Yet how do we interpret evolution? How do we evaluate the ability of Nature to engineer something as exquisite as the genetic code or the human brain? Could it be that evolution is an intelligent process? Is Nature smart? According to most scientists, the answer is no. While humanity may be intelligent and purposeful, the natural processes that crafted us are deemed to be devoid of such attributes.

In a radical move away from orthodoxy, Simon G. Powell extends Darwin’s vision by showing that evolution is not just about the survival of the fittest but rather the survival of clever and sensible behavior. Revealing the importance of the context in which things evolve, he explores the intelligent learning process behind natural selection. Rich with examples of the incredibly complex plants, animals, insects, and marine life designed by Nature–from the carnivorous Venus flytrap and the fungus-farming leaf cutter ant to the symbiotic microbes found inside the common cow–he shows Nature as a whole to be a system of self-organizing intelligence in which life and consciousness were always destined to emerge.

Examining the origins of life and the failure of artificial intelligence to compete with natural intelligence, he explains how our scientifically narrow-minded views on intelligence are now acting as a barrier to our own evolution. As Darwin’s unfinished business comes to light and Nature’s intelligence is embraced, we learn that Nature’s agenda is not simply the replication of genetic matter but of expanding consciousness. By working with Nature’s creative and innovative powers instead of against them, we can address today’s social and environmental challenges with a new green science of evolution.

After graduating from UCL in 1992, Simon G. Powell suffered an extended bout of ‘mushroom fever’ brought on by excessive psilocybin use. After this ‘mushroom fever’ subsided, he was left with a case of chronic biophilia compounded by chronic gaiaphilia. This curious condition, which turned out to be permanent and quite stimulating, led him to write a number of unorthodox books – including The Psilocybin Solution (2011) and Darwin’s Unfinished Business (2012). He also felt compelled to write and direct two radical film documentaries: Manna and Metanoia. Links to all these media and more can be found via the tabs on the main menu bar above.

June 2013 – Simon has just finished a new book chiefly about his remarkable psilocybin experiences over the last few decades. Stay tuned for more info.

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A Conversation with Simon G. Powell: Click HERE

Metanoia: A New Vision of Nature (a film about life, evolution and intelligence)

The 10 Keys to Total Freedom: Gary M. Douglas & Dr. Dain Heer

These are the Ten Keys to Total Freedom. They are a way of living that will help you expand your capacity for consciousness so that you can have greater awareness about yourself, your life, this reality and beyond. With greater awareness you can begin creating the life you’ve always known was possible but haven’t yet achieved. If you will actually do and be these things, you will get free in every aspect of your life.

People have used these Ten Keys to get over depression, lack of money, relationship issues, body problems and many other situations that have seemed insurmountable. Gary Douglas & Dr. Dain Heer explored the Ten Keys to Total Freedom in detail on a series of telecalls and conversations over a period of ten weeks with Access Consciousness® Facilitators and other people from all over the world.

This book is based on these main principles of Access Consciousness® that have changed, and continue to improve, people’s lives worldwide.

Gary Douglas is the Founder of Access Consciousness® which has now grown to 49 countries with over 2000 facilitators worldwide.

Access Consciousness® started 25 years ago and Gary has developed techniques using a simple set of tools that allow people to create dynamic changes in every area of their life using questioning and body awareness.

The tools are used globally to transform lives in private practices and as well in conjunction with addiction recovery, weight loss, business and money, animal health and in many holistic health modalities such as acupuncture and chiropractic care.

Prior to creating Access Consciousness® Gary Douglas was a successful realtor in Santa Barbara, California and also completed a psychology degree. Although he attained material wealth and was regarded as ‘successful’, his life began to lack meaning and so he began his search to find a new way forward- one that would create change in the world and in people’s lives.

Douglas has written several books on the subjects of money, relationships, magic and animals. In 2010 his book “The Place” became a Barnes and Noble bestseller. He describes the inspiration behind the writing, “I wanted to explore the possibilities for how life could be. To allow people to know there actually is no necessity to live with the aging, insanity, stupidity, intrigue, violence, craziness, trauma and drama we live with, as though we have no choice. ‘The Place’ is about people knowing that all things are possible. Choice is the source of creation. What if our choices can be changed in an instant? What if we could make choice more real than the decisions and stuck points we buy as real?”

His latest book, “The Ten Keys To Total Freedom”, co-authored with Dr. Dain Heer, was published in 2013.

Born in the Midwest and raised in San Diego, California, Douglas now lives in Santa Barbara. He has a psychology degree and has a wide range of business interests, including the Antique Guild in Brisbane, Australia and breeding Costarricense De Paso horses.

A vibrant 70-year-old grandfather (who is almost ‘ageless’) with a very different view on life, Gary works twelve-hour days, rides spirited stallions for a hobby and believes we are here to express our uniqueness and experience the ease and joy of living. He continues to inspire others, teaching across the world and making a massive contribution to the planet. He openly proclaims that for him, “life is just beginning”.

Change and Choice – Gary Douglas and Dain Heer – Founders of Access Consciousness™

Gary M. Douglas, Founder of Access Consciousness™ and Dr. Dain Heer, Co-Creator of Access Consciousness, discuss Change and Choice and how it can contribute to the life you’ve always desired.

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