Category Archives: Global oneness

posticon Churches At War

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We realize that might be a crazy-sounding title. Churches don’t go to war. Or do they?

Spirit

When Berna and Johnny were growing up in the Roman Catholic Church, the church defined what it called a “just war.” In other words, war (and all its brutality) was justified under conditions the Church defined.

Many years ago, our friend Seth said “There is never any justification for violence, for hatred, for murder.”

What’s the answer? Is there any single answer?

We will side with Seth.Read more

coronovirus and creativity

posticon Creativity and the Coronavirus

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John

You might be wondering what creativity and the coronavirus have to do with each other. Here are some ideas for you to consider.

Berna

The past few weeks, people have been experiencing much difficulty, fear, and pain. However, the situation around the virus has brought many good things on all levels and aspects of society. To mention a few:

  • Cleaner environment
  • No traffic jams and fewer car accidents
  • Parents are giving more attention to their children’s education
  • Family issues are coming to the surface
  • Deepened contact between parents and children
  • More than usual, elderly people talking on the phone with others
  • Beautiful initiatives to support people in need, and healthcare providers

There are also creative ways, often combined with humor, being invented for spending time at home, and for preventing further downfall of businesses.Read more

honoring-mother-earth

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Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

This week we’re doing something a bit different.

I live just outside Yellowstone National Park. According to park authorities, The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is home to about 700 grizzly bears, an endangered species.

I know there’s a lot of controversy in the United States today about endangered wildlife. I don’t intend to get into that controversy here. But I did want to talk about honoring Mother Earth and all life for whom she is home.Read more

earth-awakening

posticon The Time of the Great Awakening

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As you look around the world today and see so many things coming to the surface that are not in line with your own values and the world you want to see, know that you are witnessing the dissolving and releasing of the old way. All these things that have been hidden before and are now coming into your awareness are not the world you want to inhabit or leave to your children or their children. The good news is your desire and passion for creating a new world is being ignited.

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posticon The Breathtaking Web of Life

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Man does not weave the web of life. He is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself….All things are bound together. All things connect ~ Chief Seattle, Suquamish Tribe

 

It can be easy to despair over the state of our planet today. It doesn’t matter what we’re talking about—politics, the environment, cruelty to all life forms, etc.

As an antidote to all that, one of my favorite personal practices is to simply regularly spend time in a natural setting.Read more