Anilah – Medicine Chant

Anilah – Medicine Chant

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ʻĀINA: That which feeds us

ʻĀINA (pronounced “eye-nah”) means “That Which Feeds Us” in the Hawaiian language. The film highlights a way to address some of the most pressing environmental and health crises facing the island of Kauai – and of island Earth. That may sound like an outstanding claim, but as ʻĀINA vividly illustrates, such is the power of agriculture and food for people and the planet.

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Water Has Memory

By Love Nature

Water — just a liquid or much more? Many researchers are convinced that water is capable of “memory” by storing information and retrieving it. The possible applications are innumerable: limitless retention and storage capacity and the key to discovering the origins of life on our planet. Research into water is just beginning.

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Sustainable Human Launches New Gift-Based Economic System

Find out how you can participate in creating a new economic system that helps humanity to live in harmony with each other and the planet: Sustainable Human.com

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What My Universalism Is and Is Not

  If you spend more than 20 minutes with me, either in person or on social media, you will no doubt pick up on the fact that I am an unabashed Universalist. I have no qualms about …

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Reflections: Theological Memoirs #5

Reflection Number 5: The World we Create

In an earlier reflection we looked at the question “who am I?” from an evolutionary perspective. Who am I relative to Neanderthals, and what will I (the species) become a millennium or two down the road? For the next few essays, I want to again raise the issue about who we are, but now from more of a psychological point of view. There are laboratories that examine peoples’ behavior, but the conclusions are not as “hard” as looking at stars through a telescope or measuring distance. Examining the operation of our own consciousness is not definitive, and that makes it difficult to separate fact from commentary, as I have previously done, so henceforth there will be no formal separation.

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A Word to the Spiritual Seekers

Our question to the church is “How can we grow and evolve in our experience and understanding of the Mystery of the universe if we close our ears and minds to the creative voices that push us beyond the traditional views?”

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Three ways “the conventional wisdom” hurts churches

In 1958 – as, coincidentally, mainline Protestant churches were enjoying their happy heyday – economist John Kenneth Galbraith began to use a term to describe widely acceptable and comfortable ideas that might not actually be true but …

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Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein – A Short Film

Born in 1967, Charles Eisenstein is a father of four, has a degree from Yale in Mathematics and Philosophy, is a public speaker, and is author of The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible (2013), The Ascent of Humanity (2007), Sacred Economics (2011), and The Yoga of Eating (2003).

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“For as long as it takes”: Native American protesters defy North Dakota pipeline construction

  We are protectors, not protesters’: why I’m fighting the North Dakota pipeline   The Dakota Access pipeline threatens to destroy our sacred ground. I am defending the land and water of my people, as my ancestors did …

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Teens are suing the government over climate change

Teens like Kelsey Juliana have been trying to sue the state over climate change for years. Finally, Oregon is hearing their case.

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Happiness – Leading Two Lives

Part 2 of 4-Part Series

People tend to have a Victim Perspective, and it exaggerates the power of circumstances to ruin their lives. The first blog suggested that your life works far better with a Welcoming Perspective, enthusiastic about dealing with whatever happens. Even when you can’t get the result you want, it feels like a valuable experience, fascinating and instructive. You know that an incident influences different people differently, depending on how they hold it.

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“War”

by Unified Soul Theory

Unified Soul Theory is a Media Platform seeking to create entertaining, uplifting and transformative content. In a world that often emphasizes division, we promote togetherness, we promote oneness.

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“If we stop consuming, they will stop producing”

“If we stop consuming, they will stop producing. Only collective awakening can create enough determination for action.” Thich Nhat Hanh

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Jesus Rode a Donkey: Why Millions of Christians Are Democrats

IF JESUS WERE ALIVE TODAY, WOULD HE:
Feed the poor–or give tax breaks to the super rich?
Comfort the old and infirm–or cut Social Security?
Make war–or make peace?

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Six ways for moving forward beyond our own dying

… the familiar point that mainline and evangelical congregations are weighted toward elderly constituents and have little appeal to younger cohorts.

Okay, okay. Old news to anyone who has been observing the changing shape of Christianity in America. But the question remains, what do we do about it?

I have six suggestions for moving on to a better future.

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The Green Earth Challenge: Integrating Faith & the Environment

The book provides a biblical foundation for honoring the Earth through demonstrating God’s compassion for the earth, that all he made was good. It reveals the beauty of many of the countries in which she has traveled as well as environmental crisis plaguing some of these countries. Each chapter deals with a different aspect of the environment such as the flora, the fauna, clean air, the lack of clean water, and the global warming energy crisis as well as the consequences when there is failure to heed scientific warnings of future peril.

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Reflections: Theological Memoirs #4

Reflection Number 4: Undeserved Suffering

Undeserved suffering surrounds us. Natural disasters strike unsuspecting victims, disease incapacitates infants, refugees flee violence of others’ making….the list is endless and heart-breaking. From a purely secular perspective, the suffering can be analyzed, diced and spliced, and some sort of explanation can emerge.

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