If we ever doubted our core beliefs, the values that should guide our actions, now is the time to sit in sober reflection and align our inner truth with our outer behavior. This has been a theme among the leadership team at Southwestern College, a consciousness-based graduate school in Santa Fe. Their values of service, mindfulness, partnership, empowerment and love have been guiding aspirations as they respond to state mandates, health department recommendations and CDC guidelines to keep their community as healthy as possible throughout the pandemic. Throughout the past three and half months, Dr. Filemyr continues to reflect and deepen her understanding of these stated values and how they shape her attitude and her approach to decision-making in her personal and professional life. Read more
Saul grew up in an inner-city ghetto in Brooklyn, New York. Certain events helped mold his personality and future actions. He became a chiropractor, but got involved with metaphysics after reading the Edgar Cayce biography “There Is a River” by Thomas Sugrue. He started recording his dreams when he read that Cayce said dreams could be a pathway to your higher self. When the gift of healing unfolded in 1980 from dreams, he basically kept it a secret until 1993. This is some background about his decision to go from full time chiropractor to full time speaker and spiritual healer and about all of us letting our light shine for the truly unique soul we really are. Read more
We live in a time where we have access to all kinds of information, and in fact, most of us are bombarded with much more information than we need or can even process. And for so many of us, it appears there is a deepening polarization occurring, the middle ground seems to be disappearing. Each side claims to have the truth, and can be quite insistent about that. If we are trying to find answers to our dilemmas and problems in the world it can be very disconcerting. But every great teaching (in its original form) over the history of the human race has taught that the answers are within us. The truth is within us. Michael shares his experience of seeking these answers, searching for truth, and how it has worked for him. Read more
Despite our seeming superpowers in transforming the planet to our liking, we find ourselves shockingly vulnerable to a microbe right now. Our typical response is to declare war on such threats. But what might COVID19 have to teach us? And how might we use it to learn to live in balance with our planet?
Jeff Hood is a poet, and a carpenter, and a lover of our Mother Earth. He hopes to challenge some of our homocentric notions of life on Earth.
Harriette is a gifted speaker, an evolutionist, the author of “Crimes of the Spirit” and “The Divine Bitch Handbook”, and a mother and grandmother who resides joyfully in Santa Fe.
During this time on the planet, when fear is running so rampant, Cynthia Greb addresses our most basic fear: death. Is it possible to transform our fear of death? Cynthia talks about a few instances in her life when she needed to face her fear of death. She shares the processes she went through which enabled her to reach a modicum of peace about that passageway we’ve been taught to fear since the time we were children.
Is it possible to look at death in a new light? Is it possible to, instead of avoiding the discussion, embrace it more fully? Can we learn to face death more like a monk than a warrior? Cynthia shares her knowledge of how some cultures have a different attitude toward death than we Americans do. It is her hope that when we transform our fear of death, we can transform the way we live.
Cynthia Greb is an interfaith minister, a former hospice chaplain, and a former caregiver who has been present many times at that threshold between life and death. Her most recent book is entitled, Grief and Grace: Stories at the Intersection of Life and Death. She believes that part of her purpose is to uplift people and help them to embrace love in the midst of this time of great planetary transition. More info at www.cynthiagreb.com.
According to an ancient Chinese proverb, “In every crisis, there’s opportunity.” As individuals as well as members of our community and our country, the coronavirus crisis has given us a rare opportunity and a tremendous challenge. Bruce Berlin explores the valuable opportunities and challenges we face at this time in history. He will also address how we might meet them and various possible outcomes that could result. A retired, public sector ethics attorney, Bruce Berlin is a life-long Buddhist meditation practitioner. He is the author of “Breaking Big Money’s Grip on America” (See breakingbigmoneysgrip.com.), the founder of New Mexicans for Money Out of Politics, a former U.S. Institute of Peace fellow, and the founder and former executive director of The Trinity Forum for International Security and Conflict Resolution. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Mark shares about what Anastasia and these books have done for him, tens of millions of others, and the well-being of our species and world ecology.
Mark Landau has spent fifty-six years working on himself, others and the world. He has developed several of his own healing modalities and meditations, written seven books, many songs and, most recently, discovered the greatest redemptive, evolutionary transformers of his life in Anastasia and the Ringing Cedars books.
For more, see mark-landau.com.
In this presentation, we hear from local nurse leader Keith Carlson. Keith uses metaphor & myth to bring to light novel ways to consider, approach, & individually & collectively triumph over adversity, including the COVID-19 pandemic currently disrupting every aspect of human life. He offers his own perspective on these life-altering events, holding out hope that we can use our loving hearts & keen minds to conquer our fears & use cooperation, community-mindedness, & symbiosis towards creating a better future for all.
Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC is a nurse, career coach, writer/journalist, podcaster, motivational speaker, & award-winning nurse blogger. His empowering messages reach thousands of nurses & healthcare professionals worldwide. He can be found on social media, NurseKeith.com, & his podcast, The Nurse Keith Show. He lives in Santa Fe with his wife, the writer & story coach Mary Rives, & their adorable & remarkably intelligent cat, George.
It’s the backseat refrain of every child on a long car trip, but it’s also the perennial silent query in many adults’ minds as we go through life. Have I arrived? Am I done? Is the toothpick coming out clean? Goal-setting became popular in the 1960s and continues to influence Americans’ daily lives, sometimes to good ends, but also sometimes to our detriment. How has goal-setting (and presumably goal-reaching) affected your life? Are you “there” yet?
Rev. Hollis Walker is an interfaith minister, spiritual director and board-certified chaplain who reads voraciously and asks a lot of questions—mostly of herself, but also of those in her milieu. She’s been a writer, art curator, radio personality, as well as a pathology laboratory technician. And only one began as a goal. Guess which?