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
by David G. Arenson, ND ATH Co-Editor of Sacred Living
What is our true nature?
We come to experience wholeness by opening ourselves, revealing the flower within. Let peace begin with me.
Transformation starts with looking in the mirror at the self. It can be no other way. Simply put, taking responsibility for everything that appears in one's life, is the starting point...
Editor's Note from David Arenson:What is our true nature? Zen teaches us acceptance of all that is. In this acceptance, we allow ourselves to be compassionate for all things. When we feel lost,” our soul has not gone off track. It's more likely that we are totally on course and coming closer than ever to personal transformation. We come to experience wholeness by opening ourselves - “As you live deeper in the heart, the mirror gets clearer and cleaner” (Rumi) Our true nature is infinity.
Editor's Note from Debbie Allen: Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of "The Mindful Child", has designed a way to bring mindfulness techniques to children which improves their capacity to focus, calm themselves, and manage stress. She explains a simple way of explaining mindfulness to children, "Mindfulness is paying attention with kindness, to yourself, other people, and the world around you." She takes seven concepts of mindfulness and applies them to the ABC's of attention, balance and compassion. Stopping, focusing, and choosing fall under attention categories. Quieting and seeing go with balance. Caring and connection go with compassion.
Editor's Note from Natalie Jovanic: In our western society, men have often learned that they shouldn't cry or never show a weakness. With all these conditionings, compassion does not seem to be a good option. Is this really true? Thich Nhat Hanh presents another perspective in this video: compassion does not make you weak - compassion is very powerful. Check this video and learn more about the power of compassion for your life and even in your business.
Editor's Note: Mani Norland is the Principal of The School of Homeopathy, the longest running Homeopathy school in the UK. He is a passionate advocate for Homeopathy as a powerful system of medicine used by millions around the world. I especially like his "integrated medical vision" that gives people choice in their health care.
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: Energy medicine includes creating a space in your life for healing yourself as well as others. Love and compassion are powerful energies for creating safety, happiness, health, and peace. You need to make friends with yourself as well as others. What simple method can you do to create this space? Energy healer and spiritual teacher Deborah King leads you through the exercise of "Metta," a Buddhist practice of universal love and compassion.
Music therapy can be used in a variety of settings, from children with special needs to hospice. Music therapists are trained clinicians who bring musical experiences to meet the complex needs of an individual or group...
Editor's Note:Music has been used throughout history for important times of transition in life, including death. Using music can be tremendously healing for those who are dying as well as those who have lost their loved ones. Here's my personal journey on music and death, and why I am passionate about the use of music in end-of-life and bereavement care.
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