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
Editor's Note from Natalie Jovanic: Once in while, I have those moments when I feel a bit hopeless. For me, the best way to overcome this is by using tapping. I love the tapping videos of Brad Yates. Do you know tapping? I know it looks funny, and it's highly effective in my case. I use it to release fear and self-doubts and to increase positive emotions. Do need more hope and faith? Why don't you just give it a try and find out whether it works for you? Enjoy it.
It is my grandest hope that parents from all religious, economic and cultural backgrounds begin to consciously integrate a new perspective—a soul perspective—into their beloved family while simultaneously raising consciousness in our world; one individual and one family at a time. Using my personal path of self-discovery, woven into a positive and transformational parenting approach I have created a framework for other parents who desire the same....
Editor's Note from Natalie Jovanic: The way how children grow up will shape their view of the world. For the children, their parents are their role-models. Use this possibility and teach your child attitudes and perspectives to make their life easier and more joyful. Read this article and find out how you can give your children a great start in their life!
So much of what I’ve been learning about lately is around vulnerability. Vulnerability in a psychological sense, of seeing my own limitations and being willing to acknowledge them. And also in a more cognitive and spiritual sense. The cognitive vulnerability has to do with dropping common ways of knowing and doing things, and stepping into new and uncomfortable territory, kind of like an infant when it takes a few shaky steps...
Editor's Note: I'm a big fan of Vincent Horn's podcast and writings. He has a remarkable wisdom for his age and loves tackling important questions.
Normally, our heart opens when we feel accepted and loved by others. But when we are rejected, we feel hurt and our heart immediately closes. By holding on to our hurt and expectations, we rob ourselves of experiencing the divinity and bliss of love that is within us. When we open our hearts and surrender to love, we begin to feel what others feel and realize that we are not different...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan:Mada's article inspires us to look within to be free to love with an open, undefended heart. She recommends we become aware of the feelings and emotions arising while engaging with others. Mada reminds us that life is an opportunity to connect deeply with others and to love wholly and completely.
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