the joy of being yourself – manipura

“Joy comes when you’re being spontaneous — it’s really hard to be happy when you’re not being yourself.” – Tony Robbins “The only way to avoid pissing people off is to do nothing important.” — Oliver Emberton “It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.” ― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

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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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Politics and Spirituality?

Marianne Williamson has created Sister Giant in order to “help create a new conversation in American politics, one in which principles of higher consciousness form a new foundation for political involvement.”

I want to take part in that conversation.

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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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