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
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.
I would be standing on the shoreline looking out at the ocean, watching in trepidation as a huge, dark tornado was forming. Growing in power and strength, the entire sky would blacken, the wind would grow in intensity and the sand beneath my feet would vibrate...
Editor's Note: I have also occasionally chosen unwisely not to listen to the Spirits and every time, there was Hell to pay. It has been quite awhile since then and life has been much easier. Shamanism is about relationships, your relationship with your loving and compassionate teachers. The more you practice the easier it becomes to "know' the voice inside.
Those of us who have been on a spiritual path for any length of time know how much work is involved in changing our views, thoughts, and behavior. With some experience, we sometimes learn what works, and what doesn’t work. Unfortunately, by the time we learn what does indeed work, we’ve already put in a lot of time in effort...
Editor’s Note from Eden Kozlowski: Charles presents a different type of meditative writing exercise complete with the "how to." Journaling and writing can create new neurological pathways that complement brain function to create measurable changes in thought patterns. Adding a kinesthetic (physical) component heightens the experience. This is why it is such a powerful tool in increasing compassion or working with anxiety or anger. And, it is why ATH has a full category page dedicated to it: writing/poetry therapy page.
At the core of step 4 is the need to forgive and to cultivate compassion. We cannot move forward on our journey until we begin to release some of the blame, anger, and sorrow that we have gathered on the journey so far, both towards others and towards ourselves. This deeper state of acceptance and allowing is what propels us forward in our spiritual adventure.
One way to look at massage and bodywork is as a form of Metta or lovingkindness. Tam Khye Chow, one of the foremost exponents of Thai Massage, has said that “Metta” or lovingkindness is the most essential component of giving massage to another human being. Massage without Metta is a lifeless art. Metta, a Pali word, is one of the “four immeasurables” in Buddhism–the other three being compassion, equanimity and sympathetic joy...
Yesterday I found myself in a store having my reading glasses fixed. As I stood there waiting, I saw a pair of sunglasses that I fell in love with. I tried them on and of course loved them even more...
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten:If you are looking for an article to feed your soul this article is for you. Jennifer's genuine compassion and caring for the starving children in the world shines through. If this one doesn't touch you like it touched us there are millions of ways to give & help humanity that will feed your soul.
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