Editor’s Note from Elizabeth Wolfson: Intimate relationship can seem challenging and complex, yet there are some basic simple tools that can help maintain healthy happy relationships. In this video, Dr. Pat Love Pat Love, a distinguished presenter and best selling author of Hot Monogamy and The Truth About Love presents four things that every human beings need in intimate relationship.
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
Here's a lovely recipe for a Lavender & Rosemary Milk Bath. With just about 5 minutes of prep time you can have an aromatic and healing bath. Enjoy!...
Editor's Note: Muscle-relaxing magnesium will be absorbed from the Epsom salts while the buttermilk and powdered milk soften the skin. This aromatherapy blend is good for a morning bath, as Rosemary and Lavender stimulate the body by increasing circulation and assisting the lymphatic system in eliminating metabolic waste products that may accumulate in the body overnight. Inhaling Lavender and Rosemary in your steamy bath may also help relieve lung and sinus congestion.
Most of us search high and low for true love in that one ideal relationship. We struggle over it and with it, yearn for it, craft books, music, and poems about it—all without a clear understanding of what we seek or why we want it so desperately...
Editor's Note from Sherri Carter: Candace challenges us to not only define love, but also to strive for unconditional love. How do you define love?
Many of us hear that we need to 'love' ourselves more. Of course it's true, but what stumps us is HOW. How do I love myself more when I feel like crap? When I'm depressed? When I don't like how I am? When people keep rejecting me? When nothing's going my way? When I have so much else to do?!!!
Editor's Note from Nicholas Pepe: How can we cultivate a practice of self-love? Krista Mitchell shows us how, utilizing Affirmations, Meditation, inner-child and more.
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