40 Reasons to Trust Women

JOIN THE MOVEMENT: 17-18 NOVEMBER 2015 Trust Women Conference, London

We asked delegates at the 2014 Trust Women Conference a very simple question: ‘Why do you Trust Women?’

More than 100 people queued up to speak to the camera, sharing inspiring stories, experiences and anecdotes.

This video includes 40 delegates from all around the world.

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Scilla Elworthy: Fighting with non-violence

How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need -- as nations and individuals -- to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and how non-violence works, she evokes historical heroes -- Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela -- and the personal philosophies that powered their peaceful protests. (Filmed at TEDxExeter.)


Leading with Resonance for the GOOD of the WHOLE

Shelley Darling International Speaker, Evolutionary Dowser/Catalyst/Educator speaking in Dunedin, New Zealand at the Forsyth Barr Stadium 2017

#LOVEMORE: Leading with Resonance for the GOOD of the WHOLE

Let’s begin with you as an individual. Feel into the power of your message going forward and it’s impact on others and the planet. Now, consider the joy, potential, and possibility of co-creating with others, while re-sourcing the resonance field for the GOOD of the WHOLE. The experience and practice of leading with heart resonance, ignites and amplifies your message with greater presence, power and purpose. Accessing this field of unconditional love, you’re instantly uplifted, nourished and fueled for your fullest expression for GOOD of the Whole.

Come dive into the collective heartbeat of the Unified Field and #LoveMore

Thank you to Spryte Loriano and Robert Evans for our NZ Journey!

For speaking engagements: Contact: Shelley Darling www.ShelleyDarling.com Text till August1-415-516-3555


Let's Open Our World

It’s easy to think there are more things dividing us than uniting us. But we actually have much more in common with other nationalities than you’d think. If you dare to question who you really are, head to http://momon.do/Lets.Open.Our.World to WIN your own DNA journey: a DNA kit and the chance to visit every single country you're from!

Let’s Open Our World is an invitation to cross boundaries, embrace our differences and open our world. At momondo we believe that everybody should be able to travel the world, to meet other people, and experience other cultures and religions. Travel opens our minds: when we experience something different, we begin to see things differently.

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Gravity Glue with Stone Artist Michael Grab

"It is a fairly involved meditative practice, which seems to reveal very personal, and sometimes profound insights to the seasoned practitioner. Stone Balance for me is, in a sense, my Yoga, perhaps in the most literal way i can imagine. It is about dissolving the duality of my self and environment. I must BEcome the balance! There is nothing easy about it. It can frustrate me to my limits, and then i learn. Or it can reveal magic beyond words, and I learn." ~ Michael Grab

Discover Michael and his beautiful artistry at Gravity Glue


ASK PHILANTHROPISTS: Climate Breakthrough Now!

Published on May 20, 2015

Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe and “Reverend Reality” Michael Dowd make a compelling case for recognizing that we are all personally affected by climate change, that we must address climate change first and foremost, that we are called into our greatness to address the crisis, and that philanthropy must step up to help support a grassroots climate campaign that quickly engages millions of Americans.  See the campaign at:  ASK PHILANTHROPISTS


SPIRIT DOODLING: The Effortless Expression of NO-MIND by Victoria Friedman

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My perception is that doodles simply happen. The whole experience is mysterious and spontaneous. I do not think about the doodle when I doodle. There s no thinking in the doodling. They come from the dimension of "No - Mind." Although I usually doodle when my mind is occupied, I have found in the process of creating my book "Spirit Doodling Effortless Expression of NO - MIND" that once the doodling state has been discovered, one is able to enter it as soon as the doodling begins.

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The Power of WE

Compassionate activism for global healing created by The Association for Global New Thought:


The Evolution of Consciousness - Peter Russell

http://www.scienceandnonduality.com/

A conversation with Peter Russell about how the exploration of consciousness has evolved in the past 50 years.

Peter Russell is a fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, of The World Business Academy and of The Findhorn Foundation, and an Honorary Member of The Club of Budapest. At Cambridge University (UK), he studied mathematics and theoretical physics. Then, as he became increasingly fascinated by the mysteries of the human mind he changed to experimental psychology. Pursuing this interest, he traveled to India to study meditation and eastern philosophy, and on his return took up the first research post ever offered in Britain on the psychology of meditation. He has written several books in this area — The TM Technique, The Upanishads, The Brain Book, The Global Brain Awakens, The Creative Manager, The Consciousness Revolution, Waking Up in Time, and From Science to God.

http://www.peterrussell.com


Love Has No Labels

FROM THE AD COUNCIL:  While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see—whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, our friends, our families, and our colleagues. Rethink your bias at http://www.lovehasnolabels.com

Most Americans agree that people should be treated respectfully and fairly. Yet many people in the United States still report feeling discriminated against. For example, one in five LGBT people report feeling there is little or no acceptance of their community. Six in ten Latinos report that discrimination is a major problem and a majority of African Americans report that they are not satisfied with the way they are treated in society. The Diversity & Inclusion campaign encourages everyone to reconsider the biases that we don't even know we have.

The Ad Council's mission is to identify a select number of significant public issues and stimulate action on those issues through communications programs that make a measurable difference in our society. Fore information, news, events, and more, please click here:
http://po.st/AdCouncil

#LoveHasNoLabels | Diversity & Inclusion | Ad Council


The Global Innovation Commons

Dr. David Martin discusses the Global Innovation Commons. The Global Innovation Commons is the composting of the relics of the end of the industrial economy. When you have more fencing and more fences than land to enclose, you can either live in the cell you've created or you can compost the fence.

The Global Innovation Commons (G.I.C.) provides a world-wide repository of all innovations which, while possibly protected in one or more countries, have the ability to be used in the rest of the world due to patent expiration, abandonment, invalidity, or failure to file in-country protection.  The G.I.C. enables the immediate “open source” generic production of most technologies – even those considered most cutting edge – in markets where patent holders failed to seek or gain protection.


Beyond Mindfulness by Dusin DiPerna

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How to Enter the Meditative Path of Waking up

There’s more to life than being mindful. Without doubt, Mindfulness is a hot buzzword at the moment. A quick survey of popular culture and we see mindfulness practice being offered everywhere from Google’s campus in Silicon Valley to the halls of elite universities. 

I am in full support of any practice that helps people come into deeper contact with their own direct experience as long as it helps the practitioner bring forth a fuller sense of care and presence in the world. Ultimately, however, if our desire is to tap the full potential of human life, mindfulness is not enough.

 

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Enlightenment engineering--tech as catalyst for inner & outer peace: Mikey Siegel at TEDxSantaCruz

After working at NASA and MIT, Consciousness Technologist Mikey Siegel began to ponder another use for technology: facilitating extraordinary states of wellbeing by helping to reduce stress and increase joy. So how DO we "hack" consciousness? He has some thoughts about that.


Billions in Change Official Trailer - Manoj Bhargava

The world is facing some huge problems. There’s a lot of talk about how to solve them. But talk doesn’t reduce pollution, or grow food, or heal the sick. That takes doing. This film is the story about a group of doers, the elegantly simple inventions they have made to change the lives of billions of people, and the unconventional billionaire spearheading the project.

http://billionsinchange.com


A New Dream

Let us dream a new dream...

An environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.

 


"People, Planet & Prosperity" ~ A Vision of Rising Women Rising World

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Imagine a world where the aspirations, ambitions and goals of an enterprise were genuinely to serve societies needs, now and for future generations; a world in which business success was measured by the contribution made to community and the development of culture. Imagine a world where businesses were built on the principles of Nature’s wisdom of what it takes to be sustainable and thrive; guided by the rhythm of the seasons and cycles of life.  Such business leaders would honour the winter of business when germination is necessary for the reaping of the harvest in summer.  They would not deplete resources by continually driving for performance and production, always seeking a ‘summer’, but be innately aware of cycles and the necessity for renewal and regeneration of resources and employees.

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Sacred Activism by Andrew Harvey


The Spiral by Joanna Macy

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Over the years, Joanna Macy and her colleagues have come to see the Work That Reconnects as occurring in a spiral, mapping a journey through four successive stages: Coming from Gratitude, Honoring our Pain for the World, Seeing with New Eyes, and Going Forth. These four stages support one another, and work best when experienced in sequence. They help us experience first hand that we are larger, stronger, deeper, and more creative than we have been brought up to believe.

The spiral is fractal in nature. The sequence can repeat itself in ever new ways, and even within a particular stage of the spiral.  The spiral can be discerned over the span of a lifetime or a project, and it can also happen in a day or several times a day. We come back to it again and again as a source of strength and fresh perspectives.

The spiral begins with gratitude, because that quiets the frantic mind and brings us back to source, stimulating our empathy and confidence. It helps us to be more fully present and opens psychic space for acknowledging the pain we carry for our world.

In owning and honoring our pain, and daring to experience it, we learn the true meaning of compassion: to “suffer with”. We begin to know the immensity of our heart-mind. What had isolated us in private anguish now opens outward and delivers us into the wider reaches of our inter-existence.

Experiencing the reality of our inter-existence helps us see with new eyes. We can sense how intimately and inextricably we are related to all that is. We can taste our own power to change, and feel the texture of our living connections with past and future generations, and with our brother/sister species.

Then, ever again, we go forth into the actions that call each of us, according to our situation, gifts, and limitations. With others whenever and wherever possible, we set a target, lay a plan, step out. We don’t wait for a blueprint or fail-proof scheme, for each step will be our teacher, bringing new perspectives and opportunities. Even when we don’t succeed in a given venture, we can be grateful for the chance we took and the lessons we learned.

And the spiral begins again.  There are hard things to face in our world today, if we want to be of use. Gratitude, when it’s real, offers no blinders. On the contrary, in the face of devastation and tragedy it can ground us. Especially when we’re scared, gratitude can hold us steady for the work that must be done.


Evolutionary Pattern by Barbara Marx Hubbard

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Deep in the hidden process of our metamorphosis we can see a natural design — an evolutionary pattern to guide us toward the next stage of transformation. We intuit the presence of the still-invisible societal butterfly, yet how do we become it? What we are seeking is a worldview that will call forth our creative action and direct our immense powers toward life-oriented and evolutionary purposes. That guiding worldview is, I believe, conscious evolution. It holds that through our unprecedented scientific, social, and spiritual capacities we can evolve consciously and cocreatively with nature and the deeper patterns of creation (traditionally called God), thus enabling us to manifest a future commensurate with our unlimited species and planetary potential.


The Power of Human Energy: Angela Ahrendts at TEDxHollywood

“I believe we need positive energy to be channeled, to help counterbalance all of the negative, disruptive energy out there right now.  I think we need it to remove all the individual barriers and individual idiosyncrasies.  We need it to unite groups of people to focus on what’s best for the greater good of the whole.”

Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts talks about the positive and transformative power of human energy.



We, people of diverse religions…

United Religions Initiative (URI) is a global community where people from all over the world connect through their passion for a better world, where people of all different faiths and cultures can meet in deep respect for one another. URI is dedicated to the promotion of enduring, daily interfaith cooperation in order to end religiously motivated violence, and to the creation of a culture of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings. Launched in 2000, URI has 400 independent grassroots membership groups, called Cooperation Circles, made up of at least seven people from three or more religions, spiritual beliefs, or indigenous traditions; all are doing amazing collaborative work addressing local and global issues.

http://www.uri.org

 


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