Mindfulness & Education By Daniel Rechtschaffen


Voices from The Circle of Wisdom Keepers

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“Mother Earth is shaking us up now. People with roots can make the difference and hold us together. An antidote to the current focus on money and power are grassroots groups acting from love for Mother Earth and each other.”  —Diane Longboat

At the recent Hidden Seeds of Natural Healing and Curing gathering, wisdom keepers experienced themselves as people rooted. They experienced actions rooted in Spirit. They answered the following questions:

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CARAVAN launching The Bridge in Cairo

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The Bridge is “an unparalleled gathering of premier and emerging artists focusing on what they hold in common through their cultures and creeds” 

In the midst of the increasing chasm of discord and misunderstanding that exists between the Middle East and the West, the 7th CARAVAN Exhibition of Visual Art titled The Bridge will open on April 4 in Cairo, Egypt, after its launch in Paris, France during the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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Maia Earth Village teaches Resilence, Wholeness

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Maia Earth Village and Mandala Earth Story Project

Drawing members from a mixture of diverse cultures, nationalities, and spiritual practices, Maia Earth Village (Cooperation Circle with United Religions Initiative) and Mandala Earth Story Project help people work alongside each other as earth stewards in order to bridge cultural differences. Since the ongoing ecological crises affect all communities, building sustainable earth practices together simultaneously helps build sustainable peace.

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Rainwater Harvesting Pioneer

On October 2, 1985, Rajendra Singh, a young ayurvedic doctor, sold all his earthly possessions and traveled to the poor state of Rajasthan with a small group of friends. He started a medical practice in the village of Bhikampura but soon realized that the main problem of the local population was the lack of water. 

 

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"Human Flourishing" ~ Rising Women Rising World's Vision of Health and Wellbeing

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Imagine a world where we looked at health from an integral perspective, when we had achieved a positive shift in our thinking  - from health and wellbeing as a mere physical notion to taking account of the whole person.  Imagine health care systems designed to answer the question: ‘what does it take for a human being to flourish?’. Imagine if our medical and health practitioners saw disease as dis-ease, and worked to heal and restore a person to their wholeness - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  This will require an evolutionary step and a breakthrough in consciousness across the medical and pharmaceutical sectors, reflected in the treatment of the individual.

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Peace from the Quantum Level with quantum physicist Dr. John Hagelin

"There are over 300,000 books on peace -- who wants to read another book about peace? We want to create peace." Quantum physicist Dr. John Hagelin explains a uniquely effective approach to creating world peace.


The Education Energy Movement with Jonathan Fritzler

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A nearly fatal accident inspired Jonathan to leave a positive impact on humanity. He founded AMP - Aloha Movement Project - a breakthrough educational program while a student at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. The accredited internship encourages students to harness "Education


The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible

This video was produced as a gift to humanity by Sustainable Human (sustainablehuman.me). Visit us to find out how you can support and create videos like The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible in collaboration with a global team of volunteers. Together, we can change the story of the world.


CLEAN ENERGY MOONSHOT: 100% Renewable Energy in 10 Years

Clean Energy Moonshot:  Community Microgrids and Hydrogen Storage Make 100% Renewable Energy Possible, Practical, and Profitable

In the past few years groundbreaking work has established the viability of a world powered by 100-percent-renewable-energy using existing technologies for a very reasonable financial investment. BUT no implementation pathway currently exists. 

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2014 CNN Hero Juan Pablo Romero GOOD for Kids

A teacher in Guatemala saw his students were struggling with drugs and gangs.  Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes turned part of his home into an after-school community center.  Today, his nonprofit offers free classes, tutoring, meals and low-cost medical care. 

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Growing up in Guatemala, Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes watched many of his peers succumb to drugs, gangs and crime. When Romero Fuentes became a teacher in his hometown, he found that many of his students were struggling with the same issues his generation had faced. So, at 23, and with his parent's blessing, Romero Fuentes turned part of his family's home into a community center.  Today, his program offers free classes, tutoring and meals, as well as low-cost medical care. To date, his nonprofit, Los Patojos (the Little Ones) has helped more than 1,000 children. "In a violent country, the only weapon we can have is love. These kids are already powerful, but they don't know that yet." - See more at: http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=5902#sthash.H2Ew52Aw.dpuf
Growing up in Guatemala, Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes watched many of his peers succumb to drugs, gangs and crime. When Romero Fuentes became a teacher in his hometown, he found that many of his students were struggling with the same issues his generation had faced. So, at 23, and with his parent's blessing, Romero Fuentes turned part of his family's home into a community center.  Today, his program offers free classes, tutoring and meals, as well as low-cost medical care. To date, his nonprofit, Los Patojos (the Little Ones) has helped more than 1,000 children. "In a violent country, the only weapon we can have is love. These kids are already powerful, but they don't know that yet." - See more at: http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=5902#sthash.H2Ew52Aw.dpuf

Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index

Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity -- instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn't have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.


Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better

In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world around you.


Reimagining Capitalism with Higher Consciousness: Raj Sisodia

To Reimagine America, we must reimagine capitalism. Capitalism has been extraordinarily successful over the past two centuries at raising human living standards, life expectancy and life satisfaction. But the old way is not working any more. The world has changed so much and people have evolved so rapidly that we need to bring a higher level of consciousness to the world of business. When we do so, the results can be astonishing.


Story of Stuff

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


The shocking truth about your health | Lissa Rankin

Lissa Rankin, MD is an OB/GYN physician, author, keynote speaker, consultant to health care visionaries, professional artist, and founder of the women's health and wellness community OwningPink.com. Discouraged by the broken, patriarchal health care system, she left her medical practice in 2007 only to realize that you can quit your job, but you can't quit your calling. This epiphany launched her on a journey of discovery


An Optimists’ Perspective

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It's easy to become frustrated and overwhelmed by the traditional news media...but I have found something very different and life-affirming. It’s everywhere and it’s growing! Look around you. I know you see it too. There is a plethora of creative-artist-life-loving people who are all around the world, being positive, playful and innovative. More are making their presence known every day. We are finding one another and connecting through our hearts with a deep love and respect for an exciting new perspective on humanity which is evolving through us.

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The Art of Living a Co-Creative Life

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Have you heard the new buzzword “co-create?”   You may have heard people mindlessly using it interchangeably with collaborate or cooperate.  In business, it is used as a shared marketing strategy.  However, the term has a more powerful, generative meaning that can change your life.  The art of co-creation is a transformative, integrative, and spiritual way of being in the world.  Imagine being in the flow with Divine Intelligence and moving through life with ease and joy.  It’s possible.  You are part of a greater whole and fully supported by the Universe.  It is time to wake up, live consciously, and fully express the magnificent, divine blueprint that resides deep within each one of us.

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A World of Solutions: The U.N. Climate Sequel

 


Window of Opportunity

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Do you sometimes feel like the world is throwing so much at you so quickly that you don't know which way to turn?

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A Rare Sight: 6 Waka Sail with an Epic Environmental Message

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Six traditional canoes sailed in and blazed an epic entrance into Waitemata Harbour, New Zealand, with an environmental protection message. It was a historical moment, reviving traditional navigation of the ancestors. Over the next 48 months, the Worldwide Voyage will sail 49,000 nautical miles, touch the shores of 26 countries, and make safe harbor in 85 ports while sharing Hawai‘i’s gift of caring and kindness with the world. Watch the video of the Dalai Lama blessing Hōkūle’a...

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