Tag: community

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Fear, Love, Gratitude and the Election

Letter I wrote the day after the election.  Hi, I don't know what's going to happen - and that is a scary feeling. Currently, it feels like all is lost - my spirit feels like it's trying to jump out of my body - but the pit in my stomach is keeping it tied down. ...

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Bell Blue: Dial-A-Poem ~ A Call for Work

Dear Energetic Readers and Writers, This year I was lucky to be part of an amazing project that started right here in Flagstaff, Arizona. I recorded five poems for Elizabeth Hellstern’s project, The Telepoem Booth, after she put out a call to writers last winter. By spring, the booth was up and running (and one of ...

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Yoga and Bicycles Will Save the World – Redux

I found out who created the graphic below! Her name is Rebecca Wilson - she is a graphic designer and has a groovy website/online shop called Yoga Will Save the World featuring limited edition clothing and calendars and other items for the yoga and bicycle lover in your life. So glad she reached out! I love ...

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hoodoo you love? what’s your magic together?

Think about the five people (human or animal or vegetable) with whom you spend the most time with right now. Who are they? Do you deliberately spend time with them? Are they your loved ones? What about the people you work with? Do you have children? Basically, what is your relationship with these people? Are your relationships satisfying, inspiring, and vibrant? What is your choice in having these relationships – do you feel you have one?

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now that you’re all grown up, who is your tribe?

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." Jim Rohn When we are growing up, most of us do not have a choice about whom we are spending our time with until we start making friends in school. We are surrounded and influenced by our families and/or caretakers. (Some people would argue that we do choose our families before we are born, and maybe that will work for this post as well. Whatever you believe is fine).

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International Peace Day

I an so happy and honored that I was invited to join Ellen and Liz of The First Move to be a part of their Peace Manadala Ceremony for International Peace Day. I can tell you I miss talking - and talking about intentions and spiritual work and community in sacred space - it's been a long while. A beautiful group of women showed up intending for more peace in the world. Some of us are going to go to Los Angeles in November to get down with Marianne Williamson and Sister Giant. I'm going!

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A good night

Tonight our new neighbor upstairs had a gathering at her place and then a group of us went over to the Phoenix Arts Center and looked at ceramics and glass and paintings. We met the director and a few teachers. I think I want to take a pinting class just to be in that atmosphere. And do some life drawing. I need to just draw.

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Julia Butterfly Hill and Daryl Hannah Just Blew My Mind (and gave me hope and courage)!!

Step 1 for making positive change in the world: What calls you and causes you to be bigger than what you believe yourself to be?

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The only wor(l)d is LOVE

Eisenstein lays it out there. When it comes down to it, we need each other. Life, humanity loses it's meaning when our personal creative gifts have no value. When we can't give our gifts, we are shut off. From the top down, if we can't listen to our divine selves (and know our gifts in this world), have vision beyond our personal circumstances, and speak our Truth—then there is a big probability that our very survival will suffer - and so will love, creativity, libido, and personal drive. It's just harder to enjoy life without being connected, without having the time to slow down and relate, communicate, create.

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Occupy Common Ground

If you look even further (including within your imagination) you'll find the seeds of a most amazing potential are hovering at the edges of that park. The opportunity right here in Tucson is to harness that growing resentment of a corporate banking government world and focus it on local solutions, local economy, local food security, local culture. Yes, we live in a global world, yet the present economic structure of that world is based on unsustainable growth, disconnection and competition. Just as any system in nature that grows beyond its resources that structure must inevitably collapse. The models required for new thinking and new behavior are all centered on localization where interdependent community sustains both our health, and, some might say most importantly, our happiness.