Bringing Spirit and Consciousness to Life

  • published Embodying Calm in a World of Chaos in GOOD News 2020-03-22 19:47:52 -0500

    Embodying Calm in a World of Chaos

    • Learn the subtle art of shifting your reality and the illusion of separation
    • Discover and clear the unconscious ways you create more chaos
    • Create more calm in your body, mind, spirit and life

    Twenty years ago or so, I remember (so well) watching the hit movie, Twister, when it came out in the theaters. It was a complete, adrenaline-filled, tense, and NOT-so-relaxing one-hour-and 53-minute-experience for me. There were many scenes of devastating, destructive storms as the main characters were storm-chasers doing research. Dark clouds, high winds and flying debris were common scenes in the movie. Set in a rural area, the flying tractors, semi-trailer truck and other farm equipment were familiar to my eye.

    A few specific moments in the movie created a big impact on me. First, among the plethora of flying debris, the special effects managed to capture what appeared to be a real, living cow flying through the sky, moving effortlessly across the big screen as the tornado lifted it and propelled it through the air. The odd image burned a poignant memory in my mind. 

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  • published Advisory Council in Our Community 2019-12-23 13:27:06 -0600

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  • published The Whole Perspective in Offerings 2019-04-19 21:51:59 -0500

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  • published The Whole Conversation in Offerings 2019-04-19 22:12:35 -0500

  • published Healing Earth: 40-Day Mantra Mala Meditation 2019-04-16 22:23:00 -0500

    Healing Earth: 40-Day Mantra Mala Meditation

    Healing for the EARTH:

    40-Day Japa Mala Meditation with Linda Linker Rosenthal

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    Brief Video Introduction:

    Linda Rosenthal explains the 40-day Japa Mala meditation with two powerful mantras for the 2019 Love Lives Here: EARTH Day Edition.


    Zoom 15 minute check-ins with 40-Day Meditators for Healing the Earth on these dates:

    All times are Central, (Pacific 11AM/ EST 2 PM)

    Zoom 1:00 PM  on Wed. April 24

    Zoom 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 4

    Zoom 6:00 PM on Monday, May 13 (Pacific 4 PM/ EST 7 PM)

    And Zoom 6:00 PM on last day Friday, May 24 (Pacific 4 PM/ EST 7 PM)


    Healing the Earth

    When we are consciously living for the good of the whole there is a delicate dance we do to stay in balance between our personal, local lives and embodying the Divine Knowing that our own lives –- our everyday thoughts, decisions, choices and actions -- are also touching the whole world.

    We are in constant flow of cause and effect. Our purpose is to be mindful of how we are choosing to live every day. Are our actions truly good for ourselves AND for the whole of our families, communities, and the entire planet? Is our personal energy a source of destruction, conflict or separation? Or are we contributing to more compassion, love, respect, and inclusion?

    Ask yourself if your personal lifestyle is being lived for the good of the whole planet.

    When “Love Lives Here” began in 2018, we focused for 40 days on Reconnecting with ourselves, others, the earth, and the guiding spirit that lives within. 

    Today, I am dedicating another 40 Day Japa Mala Meditation specifically for the Healing of the Earth.

    If you are new to this practice, please know that the Universe is applauding you with great joy! By choosing to dedicate yourself to a daily meditation practice (in this case a repeated mantra 108 times with mala beads), you not only positively effect yourself, but you may also find that all your relationships begin to transform for the better. During the next 40 days, please open your heart to a deeper connection and relationship with our One Mother Earth and all that lives upon her.

    You are invited to use one of the mantras that I suggest or find another that resonates with you. Whatever you choose, please make sure that your heart and mind align with the main intention of bringing healing and balance back to our beautiful planet. Remember, a mantra is a tool for focusing the mind. When you chant, keep the intention on the meaning of the specific words or sounds of your mantra as you repeat it 108 times.

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    About the Earth Mantra

    I came across two very different mantras that you might like to try for your japa meditation. Remember, you can make up your own mantra if you want! Keeping your mind focused on the intention of your mantra with practice is what is most important.

    #1. (Sanskrit/Greek) Om Shri Gaia Ma Purnatva Gaia Ma

    This uplifting mantra assumes the abundant perfection of Mother Earth. In her divine wisdom, she knows how to heal herself. This chant helps us see Her as a healthy, complete and whole Living Being rather than a dying planet that desperately needs healing.

    Pronounced:

    OM (like ‘home’)   SHRI  shree (like ‘tree’)      GAIA (guy-like a good ‘guy’- uh)   MA (mah)      PURNATVA (per not vuh)  GAIA MA (guy uh mah)

    Suggested Meaning: “Mother Earth, I pay homage to the fullness of your beauty and divine perfection. You are abundant with Life, always rebirthing from season to season. I respect your land, waters, air, and all inhabitants. May all align with your perfect regenerative power.”

    Om —considered the most sacred mantra, symbolizing the infinite, supreme wisdom and immortality. The mystical primordial universal sound of OM (sometimes pronounced AUM) is used to enter a state of mindful, physical and emotional awareness.

    Shri — a title of respect, used before a revered person or deity and in this case, for Mother Earth.

    Gaia is not a Sanskrit word or sound. In Greek mythology Gaia was the mother goddess who presided over the earth. In current cosmology, Gaia heightens our awareness of the whole system living planet of Earth. We can call on the "Spirit of Gaia" to increase our love and compassion for all creatures and for the physical environment of our planet as a whole. It also heightens our awareness of humanity’s ecological and environmental necessities and responsibilities.

    Ma - Regeneration and Rebirth, a way to experience the joy of connection with the Divine Feminine, as in ‘Mother Earth’

    Purnatva – Fullness. Abundance. Perfection.

    Happy Chanting!

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    Another Mantra Option

    OPTION #2: Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung

    I spent the last 4 days at a Radiant Child Yoga Certification course and learned this chanting meditation from the healing branch of Kundalini Yoga. It was so beautiful that I wanted to share it and find a way to incorporate it into our 40 Days Mantra for the Healing of Earth. It is originally intended to be chanted using breath and a specific sitting pose with arms and hands in a certain position. It helps the meditator concentrate, connect with Earth and Universal Energy, and send healing energy for the healing of our planet, or to another person or location.

    It can be affirmed before chanted: “May the Earth be blessed with peace” or “May peace prevail on Mother Earth” or “May Mother Earth be healed and aligned with her Divine Perfection”

    Ra Ma Da Sa  / Sa Say So Hung is typically translated as “Sun, Moon, Earth, Infinity: All that is in infinity, I am That.” It is sometimes called the Siri Gaitri mantra. Like most Sanskrit mantras, this one is valued as much for the energy of the powerful sound vibrations as any literal translation, which is why I am curious to chant it with my mala beads and not necessarily as an energetic activation of the chakras.

    However, if we are aware of the pathway up our chakras and spinal column as Kundalini life force energy, we can focus intentionally on the meaning that each sound syllable makes, giving us a more spiritually grounded and energetic healing experience!

    Ra (“sun energy”) – root chakra

    Ma (“moon energy”) – sacral chakra

    Da (“earth energy”) – navel chakra

    Sa (“impersonal, infinity, universal energy”) – heart and throat chakras

    Sa (repeating the sound of universal energy as it connects the heart with infinite healing potential)

    Say (the personal embodiment of our infinite self) – third eye chakra

    So (identity and personal sense of merger with Sa) – crown chakra

    Hung (the infinite- vibrating and real) – sends universal healing energy from the crown back to the root chakra

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    Beginning Your 40-Day Practice

    I personally will begin my 40 Day Japa Mala on April 1 but please note that you can begin at any time on any day as long as you continue for 40 consecutive days. I encourage you to explore and play with various mantras for the next few week, invest in a set of beautiful mala beads for yourself, and then join us in earnest on April 15 when we launch “Love Lives Here: Earth” for 8 intentional days of embodying, experiencing, expressing and engaging with Love for the Good of the Whole Planet!

    If you begin your 40 Day Japa Mala for the Healing of Mother Earth on April 15, I will continue to be in service as your guide and happily chant for Earth with you for the next 39 days until May 24!

    Be sure to catch our Live Facebook events and other pertinent posts at Facebook’s Good of the Whole Community group page

    May you and Mother Earth be enlivened with healing energy, joy, love, and deep peace from your meditation practice. As more people walk gently on the Earth, the more Earth will bless us with her infinite generosity and love.

    Namaste`

    Sat Nam

    Om Shalom Shanti Om

    Peace on Earth


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    What's It All About?

    In 2018, when Good of the Whole offered “Love Lives Here: 40 Days of Reconnection”, a global community joined together to focus on the various ways we express our love in four main categories… to ourselves, others, the earth, and the sacred in all life.

    As I devoted a *Japa Mala Meditation for 40 days to myself, others, the earth and the sacred, I felt it was truly a soul-satisfying healing experience for me personally. It was, in a sense, a spiritual gift to myself just by the physical act of doing a specific, dedicated daily meditation practice.

    Now, my intention is to chant a specific mantra for the HEALING OF THE EARTH.

    I am offering another 40 Day Japa Mala Meditation for the HEALING OF EARTH. The sacred sounds of this mantra will reverberate throughout the planet. 

    Why am I doing this? Because I love you/us and our beautiful planet. Science is showing the power of intention and when we dedicate healing to others and the planet, we heal ourselves. And when one person reaches good health, happiness, and feels well, it is definitely for the good of the whole!

    Our GROUP  meditation starts on Monday, April 15, however, you can begin at any time during the 40 days from April 15th to May 24th.   

    Simply register here to be included on this sacred list. It will be my honor to keep your name as a co-creator and healer on my altar during the 40 Days of Meditation: Healing for EARTH.  

    *Japa is the meditative repetition of a mantra or a divine name.  

    A mala (meaning garland or necklace) is simply a string of beads that are used as a tool to help you count mantras, and acts as a tactile guide as you sit in the silence of your meditation.


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    True meditation is defined in Eastern scriptures as doing absolutely nothing except Being.~ Thomas Ashley-Farrand “Mantra Meditation: Change Your Karma with the Power of Sacred Sound”

    How many of us can quiet our thoughts and still our minds to the point of pure Being, where we DO nothing at all and are not attached to any discomfort while doing nothing? Not an easy task. This is where spiritual practices come to our aid. These practices can be found in every culture ranging from Christian prayer and contemplation of sacred scriptures, to Buddhist breathwork and Zen Consciousness, to various yogic disciplines, to Jewish chanting of Hebrew letters, to reciting Divine names, to Life Visioning, to simple walks in nature.

    Mantra Meditation is one such practice where the repetitive chanting of certain sacred sounds can clear our minds, help us focus, and elevate us to higher states of awareness and perceptions about our own inner Divine nature. It is something anyone from any religion or belief system can do as a spiritual practice.

    Mantra is a Sanskrit word with two parts. The first syllable manasmeans “mind” and the second syllable comes from trai which means “to protect” or “to free from”.So, a mantra is a tool that helps our mind to refocus... and how many times have we wished to be free from our incessantly thinking minds?!

    When we chant a mantra with specific seed sounds and phrases, either aloud or silently, the vibrations penetrate the cells of the body, infusing them with universal energy and strength. This type of ancient chanting practice is calledJapa, a Sanskrit word that means “to mutter, or “to repeat quietly and internally”.

    When the sound of the mantra is repeated for 40 days or more, changes begin to take place in our subtle “etheric” bodies (our chakra system) which allows more spiritual energy to be available to us, moving us closer to spiritual freedom and Self Realization. The mantra actually begins to override all the other vibrations of the mind and we enter states of deep inner peace and liberation or Nirvana…freedom from desire, jealousy, attachment and ignorance.

    A Japa MantraMeditation is often used with the help of a mala, a Sanskrit word meaning “garland” or necklace. It is also a term for a string of beads that is used to keep count of the 18, 27, 54 or 108 mantra repetitions (japa) during meditation. A Catholic rosary is a knotted prayer rope with beads used for the same reason, usually with 54-59 beads.

    I will be using a mala with 108 beads, chanting once or twice a day for 40 days. This correlates with 108 nadis, or subtle body channels that allow our life energy (qi, ki, chi, prana, ruach) to circulate through our physical body, converging in the heart chakra. The nadis can be compared to the meridians of Chinese acupuncture. When these energetic pathways are clear, open, and strong we experience overall wellness and good physical and mental health. The additional significance of chanting 108 times with a mala is to achieve spiritual fulfillment, or enlightenment (moksha)emanating from one’s heart rather than the mind. The concept of moksha is related to ultimate self-acceptance and the consciousness of Oneness with all existence. Reaching this state brings freedom, peace, bliss, and oneness with the Divine!


    One may perform japa with mala as follows:

    • Sit straight, keeping the spine erect.
    • Keep your eyes closed to focus inward.
    • Breathe slowly and deeply.
    • Center yourself with your highest intention for your japa practice.
    • Hold the mala in your right hand. Let it rest on the second and third fingers, never touching the index finger.
    • Begin your japa just below the larger meru (Sanskrit for “mountain”) or ‘guru bead’ (sometimes with a tassle). Use the thumb to bring down each bead toward you while chanting your chosen mantra. When you reach the meru bead, you have completed 108 repetitions. Don’t include the meru bead as part of your chanting.

    I highly encourage you to start your own Japa Meditation practice if you desire positive changes in your life while connecting to the Divine within. If you are a healing arts practitioner, this meditation practice will greatly enhance all aspects of your compassionate service to others.


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    Beginning your own mantra meditation practice

    The list of people with healing requests is growing every day. While I am happy to be in service with this offering, the effects of our collective intentions would be even stronger if more people were chanting intentionally for others.

    Many of you have indicated your desire to begin your own mantra mala practice. Thank you! Remember, whatever day or time you begin, just continue to keep going mindfully for the next 40 days. The only ‘rule’ is that you do your chanting meditation practice any time between when you wake up in the morning until before you go to bed at night. That is considered a ‘day’. Preferably you will choose to meditate at the same time each day which will set and strengthen your focused energy in your own sacred space at home, in nature, or in your temple, place of worship, or spiritual center.

    Mantra means “instrument of the mind” and derives from two Sanskrit words: man, meaning “thought” or “mind,” and tra, meaning instrument or tool. In other words, a mantra is a tool we can use to focus our mind on a specific thing.

    The mantra I have chosen for Healing for Others is called The Dhanvantre Mantra. It is used when one is looking for guidance to find their most appropriate path to healing. It might awaken the chanter to several possibilities, like finding a qualified nutritionist, acupuncturist, health coach, surgeon, therapist, Yoga instructor, or an exercise advocate. It might lead them to the use of specific foods, medicinal herbs, essential oils, crystals, lights, or sound vibrations.

    Ultimately, the conscious meditator will become more aware of that which resonates with their soul, the wise inner healer. When you are chanting for others, the intention is for another person to receive whatever they need for their greatest physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual healing.

    The sounds from the repetitive chanting of this mantra are from an ancient Sanskrit language. The use of your breath is also an important factor with each repetition. Chanting a japa (“to mutter”) mala (“garland”) meditation can calm the body and mind, bringing one into states of deep peace and Self Realization that we are all part of One Creative Source of Life, Light, and Love.

    I have personally felt the benefits of chanting the esoteric sounds of Sanskrit, just as I feel a closer connection to God when I recite Hebrew prayers or sing Native American songs. However, if your belief system feels more comfortable chanting something else like calling upon Jeshua Yaweh Christu (Jesus the Christ is healer), or Hashem (the unnamable name of God), or Mother Mary, Kwan Yin, or Buddha, etc., then please open yourself to divine intelligence, guidance, universal truth, and support for your healing…both material and spiritually. Set your true intentions for optimal health and chant what feels right for you! 

    108 times for 40 days.


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    DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

    We are encouraging a "community of practice" and we invite you into a daily practice with us. Whether you are doing the Mantra Meditation or your own unique practice, please join us in the comment section below as we journey through the 40 days together.  Share your reflections, questions, and comments. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to engage in community and express yourself! Be watching for future reflections...and please join us in our GOOD of the WHOLE Facebook Community Group 


    Linda Linker Rosenthal’s work as a holistic healer is to create a safe, peaceful, and sacred space for others to transmute fear into love and live authentically. She is an award-winning author, recording artist, transformational counselor, teacher, and founder of Insight Out Visionary Healing Arts Center in NW Indiana. She holds degrees in metaphysics and transpersonal psychology, with extensive training in meditation, intuitive writing, chakra studies, energy work, Reiki and sound healing. Linda facilitates women’s retreats and co-creates conscious, loving, sustainable communities with Good of the Whole, The Co-Creators Convergence, and Pachamama Alliance. Her clients, students and friends call her a ‘Joy Specialist’! www.insightout-healing.com

    Healing, which is the Consciousness of Wholeness, is just a mindful breath away.  


    Be watching for future reflections...and please join my Facebook Live messages at https://www.facebook.com/GoodoftheWhole

    You can also contact me personally at insightout-healing.com/contact.html   

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  • published Love Lives Here: EARTH in Offerings 2019-05-18 10:45:56 -0500

    Love Lives Here: EARTH Day Edition

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    GOOD of the WHOLE and Friends

    Present

    Love Lives Here: EARTH Day Edition

     

     

    WHAT is the Purpose of Love Lives Here: EARTH Day Edition?

    The purpose of Love Lives Here: EARTH Day Edition is to experience the healing and regenerative force of love in our daily lives by focusing on our relationships with the Earth and the sacredness of all LIFE. The invitation is to come together as a growing community, to restore our connection with Earth and the heart of what matters as we live for the GOOD of the WHOLE. 

     

    When is the Live Event?

    The 2019 EARTH Day Edition begins April 15th and runs through Earth Day, April 22nd. If you're wanting to join in our shared experience, here's a short video explaining how you might choose to get involved. You may join anytime.  Once registered, you will have access to the entire collection of materials.   

    REGISTER HERE


    HOW does Love Lives Here: EARTH Day Edition work?

    You will receive access to our Daily Digest in your inbox with simple instructions for a daily practice of resonance and reconnection. The digest also includes ART, tips, tools, videos, articles and resources. There will be guidance for how to embody, experience, and express more love, while reconnecting with Earth, and the sacredness of all life.  

    The entire collection of practices, links, and resources will be available to you throughout the 8 Days and beyond, so you can participate at anytime and still have a powerful experience. You can gather with us at the GOOD of the WHOLE Community Facebook Group is HERE


    Here's what you will find inside once you register: 

    Daily Practice & Reflections:

    • DAILY Invitation for Awakened/Inspired Action on Behalf of the Earth
    • Daily LIVE Heart Resonance with Shelley Darling & the Mentoring Stewards Council 
      Gather Each Morning at 8am PST/11am EST for our LIVE Heart Resonance Attunement on Facebook
    • Daily LIVE Teachable Moment with Julie Krull: The Whole Perspective
      Gather Each Evening at 5pm PST/8pm EST on Facebook
    • Daily Feature: Dowsing and Earth Consciousness with Shelley Darling Earth Day Blog
    • 40-Day Mantra Meditation with Linda Linker Rosenthal (April 1 - May 10)  Click through and find easy video instructions for this mantra practice using mala beads. Linda will be offering a LIVE ZOOM CALL CHECK-IN every 10 days! Instructions for the Zoom Call are on her page.
    • Daily EARTH Day Videos from Evolutionary Thought Leaders, Activists, Stewards, Organizations, and Friends
    • Daily Art & Inspiration Enjoy a daily reflection with art and inspiration 
    ...Many Other Contributions, Features and Highlighted Articles and Videos!

    All of the Above and MORE is Available to You!

    Simply register to participate. A daily digest will be sent to your inbox giving you FREE access to all of the offerings. More content and experiences are added daily. No Sales or Marketing Attached! We look forward to seeing you inside!

    REGISTER HERE


    What Else Can You Do?

    Wherever you live, love lives. We invite you to join the campaign, be creative and make your love visible. Here are a few suggestions:

    • Take your picture or video with a sign, banner or poster and send it to us.  We will post it with pride and gratitude.
    • Invite your friends and family to participate
    • Join us on Facebook and share your Love Lives Here stories and photos
    • Use #LoveLivesHere on social media
    • Write your own blog to share with us
    • Record your own video messages about LOVE and the EARTH
    • Tell us about what is going on in your community and workplace--where love lives for EARTH Day
    • Tell us about friends and colleagues making a difference
    • Do a video tribute
    • Share your own tips and resources
    • Become a Love Lives Here social media ambassador 
    • Become a Facebook community host or hostess
    • BE CREATIVE... simply express the love that you are
    • DONATE 
    • Become a Mentoring Steward - Sign in and experience the joy of a co-mentoring community!


    REGISTER HERE

     

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    GOOD of the WHOLE has been supported 100% by volunteer stewards and in-kind services for the past six years. As we transition to non-profit status, it is time to hire full-time administrative support. Your financial support can make that possible. Thank you for making a difference! If you know of someone who would be willing to provide in-kind administrative support, please email support@goodofthewhole.com.    

     

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING 

    LOVE LIVES HERE!


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    All are welcome as we launch the Global Heart Team and co-create a loving resonant energy field by taking a stand for LOVE, infusing the world with loving consciousness. Everyone's invited and membership is FREE. Simply sign in on GOODoftheWHOLE.com with email, facebook or twitter and Stand in Love. Join us on our Facebook Group HERE. Watch for a monthly call and other offerings coming soon. CLICK HERE to learn more. 

    What Past Participants Have Said About Love Lives Here:

    "In the first 24 hours of 'fasting' for LOVE, my energies have shifted almost 180 degrees! I’m experiencing my energy fields opening wide. My field is soft, gentle and pale pink. There are no constrictions or restrictions. I intend to participate with myself in this way for 'ever', beginning with these first 10 days with LOVE LIVES HERE. I live in an Assisted Living facility with about 120 people. During these first 24 hours, when I’ve shared with others my course of action, each one 'gets it.' I then observed the LOVE energies expanding even more, and each person comments, with a huge smile, that they can actually feel the LOVE. I am now feeling inspired to flow LOVE to every person, to each of their apartments, in the common areas, the kitchen, and everyplace else that calls my attention... I’m goin’ for it!!! I’m ALL IN ~ 100%!!! * WE ARE * ONE HEART * ALWAYS * AND IN ALL WAYS*" ~ Joie Bourisseau


    Have you viewed our Love Lives Here theme song, Emerging by Pamela Jane Gerrand? Pamela gifted her music, in co-creation with GOOD of the WHOLE, in honor of Love Lives Here: 40 Days of Reconnection. The music and video are a beautiful transmission of love and light that will activate your heart and soul. We say, "Turn it up loud on FULL screen!" Enjoy!

    Emerging composed and performed by Pamela Jane Gerrand
    Produced by Mark Lalama
    Video Produced by Julie Krull 


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  • published Facebook Community Group in Offerings 2018-09-24 07:46:44 -0500

  • published 40-Day Japa Mala Meditation in Offerings 2018-08-30 07:17:44 -0500

    Removing Obstacles

    40-Day Japa Mala Meditation with Dr. Linda Linker Rosenthal

    April 1 - May 10, 2020

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    Brief Video Introduction:


    Video Demonstration:


    OM GUM GANAPATAYEI NAMAHA

    While we are re-setting our internal clocks to beat to a new softer rhythm, Good of the Whole will begin another 40 Day Japa Mala Mantra Meditation to assist in our personal, collective, and planetary healing during these sacred days of settling into our home sanctuaries.

    I invite you to start with me from Wednesday April 1 to May 10, 2020 (Mother’s Day). We will chant together for 40 days on Facebook Live at 10:00 PM Eastern/ 9:00PM Central/ 7 PM Pacific. The more concentrated efforts we make at the same time every day, the more effective our practice will be for the good of the whole world.

    We will begin on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, however, you can be included at any time during the 40 days from April 1st to May 10th – Mother’s Day.   (whenever you begin, make sure you keep counting your days until you complete the 40th day.)

    Japa is the meditative repetition of a mantra or a divine name.  

    A mala (meaning garland or necklace) is simply a string of beads that are used as a tool to help you count mantras, and acts as a tactile guide as you sit in the silence of your meditation.


    OM GUM GANAPATAYEI NAMAHA

    (My paraphrased interpretation) -   Om and Salutations to the Remover of Obstacles (Ganesh / Ganapatayei). May all obstacles to optimal health for humanity and the earth be removed successfully and may we be guided and supported with compassion, grace, and knowledge as we manifest healing and return to Wholeness on all levels.

    Staying consistent is key. If you miss even one day within the 40 days, you will need to begin your japa mala practice all over again! This is a dedicated spiritual practice with 40 consecutive days of discipline and devotion, allowing the meditator to ultimately experience deep inner peace and spiritual fulfillment.  

    When doing this as a group, the results will connect us in very visceral ways, expanding our experience of wholeness, with selfless love for all. This mantra will hold the intention to remove any obstacles that stand in the way of our complete healing and/or for removing all obstacles that humanity and Mother Earth might be experiencing during this pandemic. It is ideal for starting new endeavors, especially as we use this time of staying home to focus on creating a new sustainable, whole-system-thinking world of love. (with no obstacles in our way!)


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    The Mantra we will be chanting (uttering, muttering, whispering) from April 1- May 10 is:

    OM GUM GANAPATAYEI NAMAHA

     (“Om and Salutations to Ganesh, Remover of Obstacles”)

    pronounced: Om   Guhm    Guh-nuh-puh-tuh-yea    Nah-mah-hah

    This popular mantra is based around removing any obstacles that stand in our way of experiencing Wholeness. That could mean the obstacle of mental constructs that keep us close-minded to something new or of seeing our challenges and current situation from a higher and wiser spiritual perspective. It could be the obstacles that stand in the way of trusting our own intuition. The obstacle could be emotional fears that keep us in a state of anxiety which weakens our immune system.  The physical obstacles might be the lack of health care providers or equipment needed to safely take care of those who are sick. The spiritual obstacles can range from hopelessness, distrust, isolation, separation, and feeling disconnected from nature to feeling disconnected from love, our God/ Source, or the guiding wisdom and love of the Universe.

    It can be used when one is looking for guidance to find their most appropriate path to healing. It might awaken the chanter to several possibilities, like finding a qualified nutritionist, acupuncturist, health coach, surgeon, therapist, Yoga instructor, or an exercise advocate. It might lead them to the use of specific foods, medicinal herbs, essential oils, crystals, lights, or sound vibrations. It might activate an understanding that all beings are interconnected and that when one person lives for the good of the whole, the Whole benefits that person in return.

    Ultimately, the conscious meditator will become more aware of that which resonates with their soul, the wise inner healer. When you are chanting for others, the intention is for another person to receive whatever they need for their greatest physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual healing.

    We’re in this together. Let’s chant in unison for Wholeness on all levels. It’s only 10 syllables, but they are energetically powerful. We can do this!

    OM – (Ohm) is the seed sound (or bija mantra) for universal creation. Chanting this sound calms the mind and helps keep the focus on a specific thought or purpose. OM is the primordial vibration for the 6thchakra (Ajna) associated with intuition and inner knowledge. Working with the principle of mind, OM directs all that follows in the specific mantra.

    GUM– or GAM (Guhm) is the seed sound for removing obstacles of any kind, whether known or unknown. It may be chanted alone or as part of another mantra, silently or aloud. Gum is the seed sound for Ganesh (or Ganesha), the Hindu god of wisdom, depicted as a short fat man with the head of an elephant. Ganesh is believed to have the power to remove all obstacles, and to assist and protect the meditator in his/her good fortune and spiritual progression. Gum is used as a mantra to help motivate the practitioner to keep going when they are down.

    GANAPATAYEI - (Guh-nuh-puh-tuh-yea) Another name for Ganesh, the Hindu Elephant-headed deity who removes obstacles.

    NAMAHA – (Nah-mah-hah) Namaha is a Sanskrit word that means “not me” or “it is not about me.” Namaha indicates a surrender of the ego to a higher power or the Higher Self and removes the focus from him/herself.  When chanted as a mantra it means that peace can be gained when we realize we are part of the Universe, not separate from the larger Whole of Existence.

     


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    True meditation is defined in Eastern scriptures as doing absolutely nothing except Being.~ Thomas Ashley-Farrand “Mantra Meditation: Change Your Karma with the Power of Sacred Sound”

    How many of us can quiet our thoughts and still our minds to the point of pure Being, where we DO nothing at all and are not attached to any discomfort while doing nothing? Not an easy task. This is where spiritual practices come to our aid. These practices can be found in every culture ranging from Christian prayer and contemplation of sacred scriptures, to Buddhist breathwork and Zen Consciousness, to various yogic disciplines, to Jewish chanting of Hebrew letters, to reciting Divine names, to Life Visioning, to simple walks in nature.

    Mantra Meditation is one such practice where the repetitive chanting of certain sacred sounds can clear our minds, help us focus, and elevate us to higher states of awareness and perceptions about our own inner Divine nature. It is something anyone from any religion or belief system can do as a spiritual practice.

    Mantra is a Sanskrit word with two parts. The first syllable manasmeans “mind” and the second syllable comes from trai which means “to protect” or “to free from”.So, a mantra is a tool that helps our mind to refocus... and how many times have we wished to be free from our incessantly thinking minds?!

    When we chant a mantra with specific seed sounds and phrases, either aloud or silently, the vibrations penetrate the cells of the body, infusing them with universal energy and strength. This type of ancient chanting practice is called Japa, a Sanskrit word that means “to mutter, or “to repeat quietly and internally”.

    When the sound of the mantra is repeated for 40 days or more, changes begin to take place in our subtle “etheric” bodies (our chakra system) which allows more spiritual energy to be available to us, moving us closer to spiritual freedom and Self Realization. The mantra actually begins to override all the other vibrations of the mind and we enter states of deep inner peace and liberation or Nirvana…freedom from desire, jealousy, attachment and ignorance.

    A Japa MantraMeditation is often used with the help of a mala, a Sanskrit word meaning “garland” or necklace. It is also a term for a string of beads that is used to keep count of the 18, 27, 54 or 108 mantra repetitions (japa) during meditation. A Catholic rosary is a knotted prayer rope with beads used for the same reason, usually with 54-59 beads.

    I will be using a mala with 108 beads, chanting once or twice a day for 40 days. This correlates with 108 nadis, or subtle body channels that allow our life energy (qi, ki, chi, prana, ruach) to circulate through our physical body, converging in the heart chakra. The nadis can be compared to the meridians of Chinese acupuncture. When these energetic pathways are clear, open, and strong we experience overall wellness and good physical and mental health. The additional significance of chanting 108 times with a mala is to achieve spiritual fulfillment, or enlightenment (moksha)emanating from one’s heart rather than the mind. The concept of moksha is related to ultimate self-acceptance and the consciousness of Oneness with all existence. Reaching this state brings freedom, peace, bliss, and oneness with the Divine!


    One may perform japa with mala as follows:

    • Sit straight, keeping the spine erect.
    • If possible, face the north or east direction.
    • Keep your eyes closed to focus inward.
    • Breathe slowly and deeply.
    • Center yourself with your highest intention for your japa practice.
    • Hold the mala in your right hand. Let it rest on the second and third fingers, never touching the index finger.
    • Begin your japa just below the larger meru (Sanskrit for “mountain”) or ‘guru bead’ (sometimes with a tassel). Use the thumb to bring down each bead toward you while chanting your chosen mantra. When you reach the guru bead, you have completed 108 repetitions. Don’t include the guru bead as part of your chanting.
    • Do your japa mala meditation at the same time every day if possible, to create a ‘field’ of energy and intention.

    I highly encourage you to start your own Japa Meditation practice if you desire positive changes in your life while connecting to the Divine within. If you are a healing arts practitioner, this meditation practice will greatly enhance all aspects of your compassionate service to others.


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    Beginning your own mantra meditation practice

    The list of people with healing requests is growing globally every day. The effects of our collective intentions are made stronger the more people chant together intentionally for others.

    Many of you have indicated your desire to begin your own mantra mala practice. Thank you! Remember, whatever day or time you begin, just continue to keep going mindfully for the next 40 days. The only ‘rule’ is that you do your chanting meditation practice any time between when you wake up in the morning until before you go to bed at night. That is considered a ‘day’. Preferably you will choose to meditate at the same time each day which will set and strengthen your focused energy in your own sacred space at home, in nature, or in your temple, place of worship, or spiritual center.

    Mantra means “instrument of the mind” and derives from two Sanskrit words: man, meaning “thought” or “mind,” and tra, meaning instrument or tool. In other words, a mantra is a tool we can use to focus our mind on a specific thing.

    The sounds from the repetitive chanting of this mantra are from an ancient Sanskrit language. The use of your breath is also an important factor with each repetition. Chanting a japa (“to mutter”) mala (“garland”) meditation can calm the body and mind, bringing one into states of deep peace and Self Realization that we are all part of One Creative Source of Life, Light, and Love.

    I have personally felt the benefits of chanting the esoteric sounds of Sanskrit, just as I feel a closer connection to God when I recite Hebrew prayers or sing Native American songs. However, if your belief system feels more comfortable chanting something else like calling upon Jeshua Yahweh Christus (Jesus the Christ is healer), or Hashem (the unnamable name of God), or Mother Mary, Kwan Yin, or Buddha, etc., then please open yourself to divine intelligence, guidance, universal truth, and support for your healing…both material and spiritually. Set your true intentions for optimal health and chant what feels right for you! 

    108 times for 40 days.


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    DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE for the GOOD of the WHOLE

    We are encouraging a "community of practice" and we invite you into a daily practice with us. Whether you are doing the Mantra Meditation or your own unique practice, please join us in the comment section below as we journey through the 40 days together.  Share your reflections, questions, and comments. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to engage in community and express yourself! Be watching for future reflections...and please join us in our GOOD of the WHOLE Facebook Community Group 


    Linda Linker Rosenthal’s work as a holistic healer is to create a safe, peaceful, and sacred space for others to transmute fear into love and live authentically. She is an award-winning author, recording artist, transformational counselor, teacher, and founder of Insight Out Visionary Healing Arts Center in NW Indiana. She holds degrees in metaphysics and transpersonal psychology, with extensive training in meditation, intuitive writing, chakra studies, energy work, Reiki and sound healing. Linda facilitates women’s retreats and co-creates conscious, loving, sustainable communities with Good of the Whole, The Co-Creators Convergence, and Pachamama Alliance. Her clients, students and friends call her a ‘Joy Specialist’! www.insightout-healing.com

    Healing, which is the Consciousness of Wholeness, is just a mindful breath away.  


    Be watching for future reflections...and please join my Facebook Live messages at 10:00 pm Eastern 7:00 pm Pacific here: https://www.facebook.com/GoodoftheWhole

    You can also contact me personally at insightout-healing.com/contact.html   


  • published Day Thirty-Four in Daily Digest 2018-06-25 09:57:39 -0500

    Day Thirty-Four

    Welcome to Love Lives Here: 40 Days of Reconnection! This is your Day 34 Daily Digest for the 40 Days of Reconnection. If this is your first day, please CLICK HERE for some helpful tips when navigating your 40-day experience. You can  find the complete Daily Digest, for previous days, HERE. 
     
    Days 31-40 Reconnection with the Sacred within All Life
     
    Today's Art Feature:
     
    Artist Unkown
     
    From joy I came
    From joy I live, 
    And in sacred joy I melt...
    Thank you for helping me to return 
     to the state of love and bliss, I believe is real. 
    ~ Pamela Asherah

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  • commented on Divine Being & Becoming with Andrew Harvey: PART TWO 2018-06-05 11:16:08 -0500
    Thank you, Katharine! I’m happy you found it meaningful. I appreciate your feedback and continued support. <3
  • published Day Twenty-Nine in Daily Digest 2018-06-02 12:46:05 -0500

    Day Twenty-Nine

    Welcome to Love Lives Here: 40 Days of Reconnection! This is your Day 29 Daily Digest for the 40 Days of Reconnection. If this is your first day, please CLICK HERE for some helpful tips when navigating your 40-day experience. You can  find the complete Daily Digest, for previous days, HERE. 
     
    Days 21-30 Reconnection with Earth
    Today's Featured Art:
    Mandy Coppes-Martin: Tragedy of the Commons
    Read "The Threads That Bind Us" (CLICK HERE)
    "I began investigating the long fibres found in some of the invasive plants and weeds growing in South Africa in order to establish their efficiency as papermaking fibres. It was important to me that the fibre had relevance in terms of its history and use. It was also important that these fibres could be processed by hand, using very little or no electricity." ~ Mandy Coppes-Martin
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  • Fire in a Warming World: One Environmental Impact

    Suze Woolf [From left to right]  Knotted (North Cascades National Park, Washington), Watercolor on Torn Paper 52x25; The Landscape of Fire (Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada) 2012,  Watercolor on Paper 57x20, Currently on display in Environmental Impact; Stehekin Sentinel (North Cascades National Park, Washington),Watercolor on Torn Paper 52x20 | © Suze Woolf

    A life-long outdoor person, I have watched a warming climate become increasingly evident in my Pacific Northwest home: familiar glaciers melt away and favorite hikes pass through many more burned-over sections. That the climate was changing was apparent to backcountry travelers long before it was a frequent news item.

    All over the American West, fires expose newly visible topography. With black trunks, red needles and ash meadows, evergreen colors are inverted. These devastated areas are disturbing, dramatic and oddly compelling. The remains of forest fires are a source of both anxiety and peculiar beauty.

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  • published At the Beach in Arts Gallery 2018-05-23 07:41:46 -0500

  • Ahimsa (Nonviolence): the Life Force of Jainism

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    Pigeon-feeding inside the Jain temple by Gaía Passarelli | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

    Often when struggling with the daunting and discouraging environmental issues confronting humanity, I reflect on the strategy of the Jains and its central teaching of nonviolence. While this religious approach may not suit all, I believe there are some principles which could be shared more broadly to become part of the foundation of a sustainable future built on principles of respect, compassion, and discipline. This week, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi introduces ahimsa –the central, non-violence duty of Jainism.

    – Dr. Sulekh C. Jain


     

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  • Listening to Extinction: Rachmaninoff, science, and a moral call to action

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    Iguazu butterfly photo courtesy of Kim Heacox

    It is impossible to hear the silence of vanished birdsong. We can’t see the absence of rainbow fish in bleached coral reefs. The bodies of extinct frogs don’t pile up around our knees. So we have to engage our imaginations every way we can, to understand that human activities are driving the Earth into a Sixth Mass Extinction, bringing the Cenozoic Era to a close. Sixty-five million years ago, the violent impact of an asteroid killed perhaps eighty percent of the species then alive, including most dinosaurs and many creatures of the seas. And now, the planet reels from human violence: since 1970, 39 percent of terrestrial wildlife –gone, 39 percent of marine wildlife –gone, 76 percent of freshwater wildlife –gone.

    “Words alone cannot express the enormity of the losses and the moral urgency of action,” says Kathleen Dean Moore, “and so we turned to music.”

     

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  • published Weekly Coherence Call in Offerings 2018-05-10 13:01:02 -0500

    What is it like being a Mentoring Steward and building a field of coherence?

    (The video above is an impromptu conversation from a weekly Coherence Call with our membership community)

    We're Building a Field of Coherence Around the Planet for the GOOD of the WHOLE

    Our Weekly Coherence Call is for Mentoring Stewards of GOOD of the WHOLE. We invite you to join our community and open to your infinite, creative potential each Wednesday. We intentionally gather to build a field of coherence and conscious connection. We delight in expanding the resonance and resting in the experience of our inherent wholeness and (w)holiness, while we move into generative, co-creative, mutual support of one another. On this weekly Coherence Call we will:

    • Attune to our wholeness and (w)holiness
    • Build a field of coherence for the GOOD of the WHOLE
    • Co-Create a conscious, deep connection with each other and all aspects of life
    • Provide generative mutual aid and support
    • Experience unique mentoring, learning and teaching opportunities

    There are TWO STEPS to participate.  If you aren't already, you must be a Mentoring Steward (CLICK HERE) of GOOD of the WHOLE.  And then, please sign up (BELOW) to join us.  You will receive notices and Zoom information about our weekly gatherings of conscious community, connection and coherence.

    What is a MENTORING STEWARD? 

    As stewards of a Whole World View, cultivating the ethos of wholeness, and mentors for the evolution of consciousness, we collectively dwell on the evolutionary edge, ground heart-based initiatives and practices, and listen for new and emerging social forms. We're gathering with a deeper sense of knowing and trusting the unified field to guide us. Our community is here to learn, teach, grow, embody, and expand together, as we evolve, and express ourselves for the greater good. Myriad benefits include conscious synergistic connection and generative community support. You can become a Mentoring Steward with a minimum gift of $15.00 per month.

    You will also be listed in the WHOLE Community Mentoring Directory with contact information and a link to your websites and projects. You may make special offers for events, education, and products to the community and participate in a variety of weekly and monthly offerings designed for our Mentoring Stewards. You will receive access to the WHOLE Community’s archive links, documents, resources, tools, private conversations and the Mentor's Resonance Lounge. Send in your calendar events and we’ll upload and promote you and your events. Contribute news, blogs, information, coupons, special offers, classes, products and services to be shared and exchanged with other Mentors, Stewards and our greater GOOD of the WHOLE Community.

    CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER

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  • published Co-Creators & Partners 2018-04-29 22:42:46 -0500

    Co-Creators & Organizational Partners

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    1God

    Our Mission is to Unite the Tribes; that is to cultivate global spiritual unity whilst retaining and celebrating our glorious diversity.

     

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    Agreements Institute

    The Institute serves coaches, trainers, consultants, and facilitators by providing them with the training, certification, and tools to enjoy greater inner peace during stressful times, and enriched relationships from the boardroom to the bedroom – and to show others how to do the same. Modeling outstanding relationships based on authenticity, respect, and gratitude, Agreements Institute graduates guide their clients to create or adopt Agreements that serve their clients’ lives and chosen work. 

     

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    Carolyn P. Anderson

    Educator, author, speaker, and social pioneer, Carolyn is committed to the awakening of humanity to its full potential.  Her passion is living and sharing the principles of co-creation and exploring the depths of embodied spirituality. She is a co-founder and co-director of Global Family since 1986 and a co-founder of Hummingbird Community in northern New Mexico/ (globalfamily.org) (hummingbirdcommunity.org) In addition to co-authoring The Co-Creator’s Handbook 2.0 with Katharine Roske, she has co-authored  a number of other books, including52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolutionwith Barbara Marx Hubbard. Carolyn is a partner in Living Co-Creation and resides with her husband Sanford in northern California. (www.livingcocreation.com.)

     

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    Sanford Anderson

    Sanford is a Board Member of Global Family, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and connecting individuals and groups to actualize their purpose and co-create positive change in the world.  He is also a partner in Living Co-Creation Associates, whose mission is essentially the same.  Sanford is a social entrepreneur who is passionate about engaging a critical mass of people to sustain the higher mind and compassionate heart that are needed to address the significant global challenges and opportunities we face today.  His work with Living Co-Creation Associates and Global Family is his main channel for that passion.

     

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    Climate Healers

    Imagine a radically inclusive, equitable human society that is in harmony with a thriving natural world! Our Core Guiding Principle: Compassioin for all Life is infinitely sustainable.

     

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    Compassion Games

    Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest is a community engagement experience that invites people around the world to inspire one another to reveal and promote acts of compassion that better our lives, our communities, and all life on Earth.

     

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    The Dr. Julie Show: All Things Connected

    On the leading edge of personal, social and global transformation, The Dr. Julie Show: All Things Connected, is making connections that inspire and accelerate our individual and collective awakening. Each week, Dr. Julie is joined by evolutionary thought leaders and change makers from around the world, to explore social change, the generative power of conscious, co-creative practice, and what’s emergent with health, science, spirituality, and the evolution of consciousness. Break through the illusion of separation; explore the infinite field of possibility; and find beautiful beginnings where endings leave off.

     

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    EARTHwise Centre

    EARTHwise Centre's purpose is share our Custodianship Wisdom and Lead from Love for our Collective Thrivability & Flourishing. To bring into being the new systems, born from wholeness, that celebrate our Unity in Diversity. To revitalize the Heart of our Humanity. To guide people Home. 

     

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    Empower Radio

    Empower Radio's mission is to provide positive programming and empower people in all areas of their lives. The network also provides a forum for new thought and new perspectives.

     

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    Ron & Victoria Friedman

    Victoria Friedman isa Co-Founder of Vistar Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the Power and Potential of Collective Consciousness. Victoria, with co-founder Dr. Ron Friedman, developed the evolutionary Vistar Method ™, a spiritual meeting technology for collective awakening, co-creativity and enlightened meetings.  They have 30 years experience with intensive spiritual group work. They provide Vistar Method Trainings in teleconferences on-line and in person. Victoria and Ron produce large and small-scale events that inspire and involve people in new creative forms of spiritual expression, with a focus on connectivity and conscious culture.  Victoria is also an artist and author of  “SPIRIT DOODLING: The Effortless Expression of No-Mind”.   www.vistarfoundation.org.

     

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    Global Family

    We are living in an era of quantum change—leaving behind old patterns of being and institutions that no longer serve our needs or support our emerging consciousness. At this pivotal time in humanity’s evolution, we need courage, commitment, and a supportive community of like-hearted souls to guide the way in transforming  society. We invite you to join with Global Family to birth a more loving co-creative world. 

     

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    Global Purpose Movement

    Global Purpose Movement's mission is to empower individuals and groups to hold their highest purpose in service to the whole.

     

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    GOOD of the WHOLE

    GOOD of the WHOLE's shared purpose is to contribute to a shift in mass consciousness and transcend the worldview of fear, scarcity and separation to love, abundance and wholeness. As Stewards, we advocate an ethos of wholeness and embodied consciousness as the transformative and foundational principles that inform culture. We are whole beings contributing to, and in service of, a greater whole. GOOD of the WHOLE's mission is to provide opportunities to experience, embody and express our inherent wholeness, while belonging within a responsive and regenerative greater whole.

     

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    Andrew Harvey, Institute for Sacred Activism

    Andrew Harvey is Founder Director of the  Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change, in order to create peace and sustainability. Sacred Activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world. The large-scale practice of Sacred Activism can become an essential force for preserving and healing the planet and its inhabitants.

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    Hummingbird

    Hummingbird calls to those who desire to serve humanity’s collective awakening while realizing their own true nature. We view all of our daily activities, exchanges with nature, relationships, and inward focus as a spiritual practice. The full-time residents and extended family members of Hummingbird practice the principles of co-creation in service to the evolution of consciousness. We honor diverse spiritual traditions, and are committed to personal and planetary transformation.  

     

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    Insight Out, Linda Linker Rosenthal

    Insight Out's purpose is to share and teach insights, information, and inspiration which can bring lasting inner peace, harmony, overall well-being, optimal health, and spiritual wholeness to all who are ready. We do this through private healing sessions, transformational classes, gatherings, and events.

     

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    The Interspiritual Network

    The Interspiritual Network is comprised of organizations and individuals who are exploring and embracing the emerging Interspiritual paradigm for authentic understanding, collaboration and practice.

     

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    Julie Krull

    Dr. Julie is a steward of the new earth, midwifing the evolution of consciousness and the ethos of wholeness.  Her career as an intuitive, integrative health practitioner/psychotherapist has influenced her global work with visionary leaders and change-makers—co-creating connections that inspire individual, collective and planetary healing.  Her authentic, down-to-earth approach, invites others to embody their highest creative potential while shifting from ego-centric challenges and separation, to a healthier, soul-centric flow of resonance and coherence. She is a mystic, speaker, teacher, Founding Steward of GOODoftheWHOLE.com, hosts The Dr. Julie Show: All Things Connected, and author of the forthcoming book, Fractured Grace.

     

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    Living Co-Creation

    Loving Waters

    Loving Waters is a growing global/local alliance of Water advocates and ambassadors coming together in remembrance of our primary sacred relationship ~ Water as Life. Loving Waters provides connection, support and focus for committed Water Stewards. As an educational community, Loving Waters is bringing broader awareness of our world's Water as an intelligent living organism to be respected and loved. We encourage the celebration of our ONE Water as the source of all life on Earth.

     

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    Millenium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere

    The goal of the MAHB is to create a platform to help global civil society address the interconnections among the greatest threats to human well-being: failure of ecosystem services, economic inequity, social injustice, hunger, epidemics, toxic chemicals, and loss of security to crime, terrorism and war, especially resource wars (veiled or not), to name a few.

     

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    Distressed by the suffering humans are causing each other, animals and the planet, I spent many years exploring diverse healing paths and solution oriented programs.The journey led to the development of a holistic approach for nurturing systemic wellness that draws on a broad range of experience in different countries, traditions and disciplines.  The approach offers conceptual and practical frameworks for systemic healing and for nourishing vitality of people and planet. The framework has evolvedover more than 25 years working with leadership and people from all walks of life and across sectors of society and continents. Over the years I have worked as a therapist, consultant, manager, teacher, author, activist, leadership consultant  and creative partner in cultivating individual and systemic wellness in groups, organizations and communities. The current focus of my work is to contribute to planetary healing, and to a new form of local and global governance (eco-governance), that puts the health and vitality of the planet and all its inhabitants for generations to come as its core purpose and organizing principle.  

    Founder, Together in Creation, Ubuntu 4 Animals, 7 Days of Rest and Citizens for a Healthy Earth

    Author: A Testament of Now, IS, Deconstructing Democracy

    Facebook Pages: From Democracy to Eco-Governance, Add Your Voice for the Animals, 7 Days of Rest, Together in Creation

     

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    Katharine and Makasha Roske

    Since their destined meeting 45 years ago, Katharine and Makasha have been engaged in whole systems transformation and cultivating a planetary co-creative culture.   In 1996 together with 4 others as a core group within Global Family, they co-founded Hummingbird Community in northern New Mexico. As an expression of the emerging New Earth, the community serves as a transformational living center www.hummingbirdtlc.org.

    Partnering with Carolyn and Sanford Anderson in Living Co-Creation www.livingcocreation.com, the foursome bring their understanding of the principles and practices of co-creation into a diversity of settings, supporting organizations, communities and businesses.  Last fall they facilitated a group of over 300 participants in Germany and will be offering their teachings in co-creation again in Europe next October. The Roskes are also co-founders and continual supporters of their family’s international youth organization, Earth Guardians www.earthguardians.org  They are committed to inter-generational partnership in the raising of consciousness and shifting of culture. Katharine is co-author with Carolyn Anderson of The Co-Creator’s Handbook 2.0.  This guidebook is used extensively by groups globally in the building of a harmonious and compassionate world.

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    Seeing With Heart, Mitch Tishler

    Mitch Tishler, D.C., has presented Seeing With Heart™ - a paradigm-shifting program for cultivating inner peace, to individuals and groups internationally since 2000. Mitch holds a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in genetics from Connecticut College. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, Illinois.

     

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    Seven Days of Rest

    The 7 Days of Rest is a Global Event for the Healing and Recalibration of the Planet and all its Inhabitants has brought together individuals and communities from across the world in service of a thriving world for all.

     

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    Soul Love Dance

    Soul Love Dance is an online membership community that teaches belly dance, mindful movement, meditation, sound healing, pilates, yoga and other mindfulness based practices that can be learned and done in short, digestible, bite-sized chunks. It’s designed to provide fun, health-promoting, soul-connecting  practices that awaken mind, body and spirit.  These practices can be done anytime, anywhere, on any device and fit into anyone’s schedule.

     

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    Katherine Skaggs

    Katherine Skaggs is a visionary artist, intuitive, author, teacher, spiritual counselor, shamanic practitioner, entrepreneur and painter of souls. She is inspired to bring beauty, love, soul healing and a vision of inspiration to others through visionary art; empowering classes and workshops including intuitive painting classes, Artist Shaman Healer Sage courses, Journeying with the Goddess workshops; monthly New Moon Goddess Wisdom Circles and Full Moon Shamanic Healer Circles; in addition Katherine offers intuitive guidance and healing services including soul portraits (a process unique to Katherine and her intuitive guidance),intuitive readings and soul guidance sessions, shamanic healing sessions and spiritual coaching. Life’s experiences tell her that each breath is sacred, to live fully, to choose love in every moment, to aim for happiness and joy no matter what, and to see the divine within all beings.

     

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    Together in Creation

    Itsois, Together in Creation and Ubuntu 4 Animals are platforms dedicated to contributing to  global health and vitality by articulating and initiating innovative healing pathways for a flourishing planet. 

     

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    Ubuntu 4 Animals

    Ubuntu 4 Animals is dedicated to the legal, religious and cultural protection of animals from human abuse.  Ubuntu 4 Animals came into being in November 2013 with our first project, an AVAAZ petition to Pope Francis calling on him to use his role to protect animals. Ubuntu 4 Animals is currently working together with ITSOIS (www.itsois.org) to develop and make available materials contributing to the emerging paradigm that puts the planet and all its inhabitants first.

     

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    Unity Earth

    Our calling is to weave threads of unity within the colourful diversity of the Human Family and with the ecosystems that sustain us. Honoring all traditions and lineages, we are inspired by the collective wisdom of humanity to foster community, connect cultures and cultivate peace. Our events and offerings are designed to enhance personal transformation and facilitate planetary consciousness.

     

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    Vistar Foundation

    Vistar is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1994 by Dr. Ron Friedman and Victoria Friedman. Vistar is dedicated to the power and potential of Collective Consciousness for collective awakening, co-creation and conscious communication. Ron and Victoria offer teleconferences and workshops on The Vistar Method, a conscious structured meeting process, Vistar Awakening Circles and Co- Creative large and small-scale innovative events that inspire and involve people and focus on connectivity and enlightened culture.

     

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    Daniel Christian Wahl

    Daniel Wahl has 14 years of experience in sustainability education and consultancy and has been a careful student of nature and ecological systems for more than 20 years. Originally trained as a biologist and zoologist (University of Edinburgh), in 2002 he completed his MSc in Holistic Science at Schumacher College with distinction, and in 2006 received his PhD in Natural Design (University of Dundee) for a thesis entitled “Design for Human and Planetary Health – A Holistic/Integral Approach to Complexity and Sustainability”.  Between 2007 and 2010 Daniel was the director of Findhorn College based at the UN-Habitat Award winning ecovillage in the North of Scotland. He now works independently as a consultant and educator with organizations like Gaia Education, Bioneers, the Clear Village Foundation, and the UNITAR training centre CIFAL Scotland. He is a member of the International Futures Forum and a fellow of the “Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce’ (RSA).

     


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