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
One of the first things my teacher taught me is to "Notice what you notice." When you begin to listen to your inner teacher, your authentic nature, your intuition or whatever you want to call it, this alert noticing is investigating everything and trying hard to notice...
Editor's Note from Sophia Hansen:There are a million ways to describe what awareness is and how to get there. Meredith Self teaches us, in her own unique and gentle way how to go deeper within to become more acutely aware. Meredith shares, "When you relax into awareness, awareness goes where it goes perfectly without your effort." I just love this article.
by Diana Herrington Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
A single serving of beets can boost your energy and lower your blood pressure. Eating beets long-term can help you fight cancer, reduce arthritic pain, and lose weight, as well as assisting in a number of other health areas...
Editor´s Note from Cheryl Murphy: A beet are a root vegetable that one either loves or just doesn’t want to see on the plate. Actually, the beet has much too offer beside a purplish hue on the plate. This article highlights the benefits of beets including lowering high blood pressure, increasing oxygen flow and even reducing chronic inflammation.
by David G. Arenson, ND,
ATH Co-Editor of Sacred Living
Your life's mission is not to make a few million dollars (although that may be an achievable goal). What I'm going to say may be controversial – your life's mission is to love yourself – to learn to love what you have, create what you love and love what you create...
The reason this question is so important, perhaps the most important question you can ask, is without knowing the answer; you will live unconsciously from moment to moment. This is your life - your signature creation. It is your duty to live true to yourself, with integrity; and authentically communicate your message to the world. Explore more for six keys to living your life's purpose.
Many people seek comfort when experiencing upsetting emotions such as worry, sadness, boredom, unhappiness, discontent, or loneliness. Are you replacing an emotional need with food? Like a lover, food can be used to silence one’s loneliness, pain, or suffering...
Editor's Note from Karen Stabley: Are you replacing an emotional need with food? Sometimes people silence their feelings of loneliness, despair, or suffering by consuming. Consumption addictions include food, video games, shopping, alcohol, pornography, and other negative behaviors. In this article, Dr. Jean Pollack explains this frustrating cycle and how to recreate new networks.
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