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.
Dr. Roy Buchinsky had a male patient in his 50s with chronic pain in his right ankle and pain in many of his joints. Anti-inflammatories and narcotics had not helped...
Editor's Note:Acupuncture and other natural therapies are becoming more integrated into Western healthcare settings. This article showcases patient testimonials from University Hospitals of using acupuncture for pain relief. I love how many Western physicians value the effectiveness of acupuncture and are referring their patients to receive acupuncture, reiki, massage and more.
The Soul returns in each life looking to grow and expand. It may be that the expansion is in its capacity to love or to be compassionate...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan:Deb Schnitta explains how the soul and personality work together. Through this discussion she provides an easy "how to" guide to bring our souls more completely into our daily lives.
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: I love presenting this video as I am a teacher of non-doing. But as many discover, the more you develop your non-doing... the more passionate you become about society and humanity which creates heroes, visionaries and activists. Interesting showcase of evil, the superman/superwoman and those who fall in between.
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