Word(s have) Power

5th Chakra (Visuddha): Power of Words, Power of Truth, Power of/for the Collective (hint – we are all connected). “There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”  ~ Martin Luther King Jr. “Written words can also…

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Common Sense and Beauty – Jane Goodall

I’ve been thinking much about how I want to go forward with my life. I have some pretty good ideas about what next – but not always the energy to carry through as consistently as I’d like. Jane Goodall has always been an inspiration to me – I think this video will be good for me to…

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Ban the Bag! My Letter to Flagstaff City Council

Below is a list of cities in the United States that have plastic bag ban ordinances. The cities in blue have links to to their ordinances. The years listed after the cities are when the plastic bag bans went into effect, not when the ordinances were drawn up.

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Touching the Tiger

Eckhart Tolle’s talk completely resonated with me. Always bringing myself to the present moment – it can be work sometimes. This morning the Tiger showed up, but I just allowed myself to be present with it, and it dissipated quickly. I find that when I practice reiki, I feel synched in to the person I…

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TED – Halla Tomasdottir: A feminine response to Iceland’s financial crash

The end of Halla’s speech got cut off – she says:

The final thought I want to leave with you is that I’m fed up with this tyranny of either/or choices in life –either it’s men or it’s women. We need to start embracing the beauty of balance. So let’s move away from thinking about business here and philanthropy there, and let’s start thinking about doing good business. That’s how we change the world. That’s the only sustainable future.

Thank you.

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Sustainable Politics through Love – thoughts on Sister Giant (part 1)

Love restores the bottom line, and not the other way around. ~Marianne Williamson

The weekend after our presidential election, I had the great fortune (with some help from my friends and a fundraising site called gofundme.com – check out my site here) to go to Los Angeles for the Sister Giant Conference on Women, Non-Violence, and the Birthing of a New American Politics. “The purpose of SISTER GIANT weekend was to help create a new conversation in American politics, one in which principles of higher consciousness form a new foundation for political involvement.”

I am still trying to find the language for what I felt that weekend—and how to combine politics and spirituality (for me, spirituality boils down to common sense compassion) in a powerful way. So many healers, teachers, and artists have positive impact on individuals in our lives—and so many of us want to be part of a bigger solution, but don’t know where to begin, or, are completely turned off by politics. Most of us do charitable work, but no amount of private charity can make up for lack of social justice. Over the last few years, I have witnessed and experienced the political as personal, and I can’t lie back and close my eyes any longer. This is why I am looking for my voice, and sharing as I go.

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