Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: You have to be a mindful, conscious parent to create videos like this. To see the little, precise moments with your chidden as funny and wise. And, then having the ability to capture and share it. Love it!
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
Have you fallen into the trap of thinking you can make someone love you? If so, it’s similar to being a caged hamster running round and round, but getting nowhere.
Your role is to simply be yourself. That means behaving, communicating, and sharing your authentic self.
Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere: Being yourself in a love relationship begins with knowing who you are. Monica Kosiorek shares valuable insights to help you recognize when you are being, and not being, your true self. She also shares a few questions to ask yourself in order to get clear about what is important to you. As you negotiate real issues without changing your personality, you will have lasting, harmonious relationships.
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: In her "Juicy Living Tour", Lilou Mace interviews Els Basten, intuitive energy practitioner from the Netherlands. Els provides individual coaching for discovering one's personal mission and talents as well as how to deal with challenges in life. She provides "healings" for both humans and animals. Lilou and Els discuss several keys to energy medicine - being present in the "now" and tuning into one's intuition.
One of my dreams came true when I was in the 8th grade. I won a horse! I was a 4-H member in my community and participated in all the projects. That year one of the local farmers who raised Tennessee Walking Horses announced that he was giving a 6-month-old colt to the most outstanding 4-H Club member in the county that year. Well, I loved horses, read all the novels in the library, studied books, and listened to grown-ups whenever they talked about horses. So I got to work - very, very hard. I don't remember all the things I did but I WON...
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