by Sandra Miniere, MEd
ATH Asst. Editor of Sacred Living
Spring appears to be an ideal time to clear the clutter, clean those difficult to reach places and polish visible surfaces in your home...
Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere: Are you ready to take spring cleaning to a new level? Clearing negative emotions and replacing them with positive ones will ensure that the inner sanctuary of your being sparkles with more light, power and love. This article shares insights and tips on how to eliminate guilt, anger, fear and self-doubt. Through awareness and action you can bring more harmony, happiness and healing into your life.
Description: "In Scotland, folk songs serve as memories, of places and the dead who once inhabited them. Exploring the theme of change, When the Song Dies seeks to bring the audience under the captive spell of the old ways...
Editor's Note from Michael Williams:"When the Song Dies" is a short film by Jamie Chambers. It's message is stark and simple -- when the songs and stories are forgotten so dies the culture. Chambers' film explores the meaning and significance of song and story in Scottish culture. A lovely and haunting film.
Here’s a great example of one woman’s artistic expression of the new cosmology. I first met Betty-Ann at a retreat about the new cosmology with Dr. Brian Swimme in California in 1999. Her playful wit and intense curiosity about the nature of the universe are beautifully presented in her new book called “Great Ball of Fire! A Poetic Telling of the Universe Story” (Mearth Press, 2010). I was recently able to speak with her about this newly published epic poem, as well as inquire about her inspiration and her thoughts about cosmology...
When I say love, I am not only talking about the biological elements that cause chemical attractions, what has been called the "science of love" such as the study of dopamine and pheromones, the physiological components to mating. But I am also concerned with the metaphysical components of lovemaking, the poetics of the science of love. This poetics not only connects one’s lover in a mind, body and soul with the other, but also to the cosmos, biosphere and noosphere giving us a profound meaning for union.
The universe itself—sun, moon, stars, planets and "all things under heaven"—comes to us with a numinous quality and awakens us in our inmost depths with the tenderness of a lover. We think of it as something infinitely larger than ourselves, whether we receive it as beauty, a dazzling light, Nirvana, or the presence of God.
Drew Dellinger is a spoken word poet, professor, writer, activist and founder of Poets for Global Justice. He has inspired minds and hearts at hundreds of events in many countries, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, activism, democracy and compassion. He has spoken and performed at numerous conferences--including Bioneers, the Green Festival and The Dream Reborn--as well as colleges, poetry venues, protests and places of worship. Dellinger has shared podiums and stages with luminaries such as Alice Walker, Cornel West,& Robert F. Kennedy Jr.,& Danny Glover, Ani Difranco, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Eve Ensler, Chuck D, Paul Hawken, Van Jones and many others. http://www.drewdellinger.org
by David G. Arenson, ND
ATH Co-Editor of Sacred Living
The more I learn about our history, the more sickened I become, and the more resolute I become that we need to change (en masse) and stop concealing what we have done to each other...
Editor's Note from David Arenson:Our history is littered with horrors – and it has to end. The wealth and power is still the hands of the privileged few. Entrenched in our system is injustice. It must be the end of an epoch; a new order will substitute the old, an order in which Love will reign on earth. What is required is a revolution... We need a cleansing of our sins, a collective cleansing of our minds, and end of separation politics and economics, a return to the sacred, and a return to the soul.
Portion control is essential to master for a health and wellness. I'm often asked what to eat to lose weight and build muscle, my answer is always the same, to eat a small balanced meal every three hours to jump start the metabolism and balance blood sugar levels. Eating a small meal is just that - smaller portions...
Editor's Note: Let’s face it. The body loves lighter, healthy food. Carol Whitaker highlights how to eat less in her article with helpful tools incorporated into daily routines with portion control. With helpful tips on weight loss success, like closing the kitchen by 7PM, it’s easy to master goals and be rewarded with more energy, longevity and, of course, weight loss.
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