Thistle Farms is a social enterprise of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. Thistle Farms houses the bath and body care company, Thistle Stop Café and paper and sewing studios. All proceeds support Thistle Farms and the residential program, Magdalene. The community provides housing, food, healthcare, therapy and education, without charging residents or receiving government funding. Thistle Farms and Magdalene stand as a witness to the truth that in the end love is the most powerful force for change.
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Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams brings tough love to the dream of world peace, with her razor-sharp take on what "peace" really means, and a set of profound stories that zero in on the creative struggle — and sacrifice — of those who work for it.
The Co-Creators Agreements
We recognize that aligning in a shared agreement field is essential in order to cultivate and maintain harmonious relationships and well being. The following agreements were first established by the Geneva Group and have been used by Global Family teams and other groups throughout the world for the past several decades. (Via Hummingbird Community)
My intent is to be myself, to be authentic, and to be fully present.Read more
Here's a crazy idea: Persuade the world to try living in peace for just one day, every September 21. In this energetic, honest talk, Jeremy Gilley tells the story of how this crazy idea became real — real enough to help millions of kids in war-torn regions.
Over the last 20 years, I have spent much time and energy in the arena with those who are in poverty financially and who are continually marginalized in our culture because of it. I have also spent a fair amount of time reading, discussing and thinking about poverty. My most treasured resource is a book called A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne. In the book, Ms. Payne defines poverty as “the extent to which an individual does without resources.” She also lists eight categories in which we can experience poverty: financial, emotional, mental, spiritual, physical, support systems, relationships/role models, and knowledge of hidden rules.Read more
Emmanuel Jal's call for Peace in Sudan and the whole world. Emmanuel Jal enlists support from A-listers from all walks of life in this groundbreaking music video. It features Alicia Keys, George Clooney, Peter Gabriel, The Elders (Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter, Sir Richard Branson, Fernando H Cardoso). Directed by Anna Gabriel.Read more
There’s fascinating evidence of a fundamentally new pattern emerging in humanity: the co-creator. This emerging pattern goes beyond surface values to a whole new way of engaging and working with others, based on respect and unity. The co-creator relinquishes the need for power over others and celebrates the emergence of authentic partnership in all domains, offering a juicier, more collaborative, and ultimately more powerful way to live. The new co-creator archetype is at the very root of our next evolution of humanity. This co-creator can actually be seen everywhere – in business, in our personal relationships and in solutions to humanity’s greatest challenges — and as we embrace the full power of the new pattern, we can grow into our full potential as a human family.
Taken from www.evolve.org
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. http://storyofstuff.org
Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.
It is easy to feel the flow with others who are dancing and playing in the light. It is invigorating knowing the light will attract others wanting to come and join and shine in all that joy and playfulness. It is such a wonderful and beautiful place to be, to feel. The question is why, when we are feeling the greatest joy, the most wonderful light, does it often seem like someone near to us comes in and sucker punches us and drops us to our knees? The feeling of the darkness trying to take away our light is nearly unbearable. It seems like they have no desire to change the pain and sadness and no desire to let us change ours, no desire for us to feel that joy.Read more
We've all probably heard to some degree that nature and time in nature is good for us. But we may not realize just how good nature truly is for our psyche and physical state of being. Every time you are in nature you benefit in a multitude of wellness areas. Regularly spent time in nature has profound benefits for every part of our physical, mental, emotional, social and psychological well-being. Here are 62 reasons to inspire and motivate you to make time spent in nature a priority in your life for personal healing and evolution.
Join UNITED WE RISE for a Global Synchronized PRAYER ACTION at BANKS funding oil! Let's elevate the consciousness of every banker, stock holder, and executive at financial institutions around the World.
This prayer is a prayer of healing. Healing our patterns of short term profits and investing in our long term sustainability. We choose clean water for our grandchildren over cheap oil for ourselves.
Hugh Evans started a movement that mobilizes "global citizens," people who self-identify first and foremost not as members of a state, nation or tribe but as members of the human race. In this uplifting and personal talk, learn more about how this new understanding of our place in the world is galvanizing people to take action in the fights against extreme poverty, climate change, gender inequality and more. "These are ultimately global issues," Evans says, "and they can ultimately only be solved by global citizens demanding global solutions from their leaders."
This is my story. I share it with you so that that it may serve you to apply its lessons in your own life.
Conscious intention: the first step to manifestation.
After publishing the first edition of Revolutionary Agreements way back in 2005, I spoke my intention daily: “Revolutionary Agreements are spreading like wildflowers across the land and sea as readers share them with hundreds and thousands of others by doing what they love to do: teaching, coaching, facilitating, writing, counseling, singing, dancing….”Read more