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The Divine Feminine
There are two ways of spreading light...
Last week I attended the Women’s Vision to Action workshop in Grass Valley put on by fellow KVMR broadcaster Elisa Parker and Jesse Locks. I was the only male there with 250 women! I went to listen, to learn and to support the work they are doing, because I agree with the Dali Lama who said, the world will be saved by the western women. While it was a little awkward to be the only male there, the content was inspiring, informative and crucial for me to hear at this time. It also supports my commitment to healing the wounds between men and women as an access to peace in the world. I hope that more of my brothers will join me next year... May we become a mirror for our sisters that reflects the light that they are shining on the world at this time!
Why do I think it is important to support our women or more importantly the return of the Divine feminine in us all? Look around and see the mess we are in; environmental devastation, social injustice, wars, collapsing economy, plummeting educational opportunities, massive inequality, growing food shortages and lack of consensus and cooperation on what to do about it all. The nature of the feminine is caring, compassion, cooperation, and kindness... While I think most of us have a profound desire to make the world a better place, it is the feminine aspects of us all that will bring the com-passion, power and understanding we need to catalyze a real transformation from a world gone mad to an earth centered caring global society.
Moving Meditation News
Presence with Bella and Michael
Upcoming EventsGender Reconciliation Party with Michael and Lisa Schrader
Mark your calendars for this pot luck event after Sweat Your Prayers at 3pm, July 26th We will delve into the mysteries that keep us separate and celebrate our connections with each other. Email michael@WellofLight.com if you would like to attend. No charge. Just your authentic self and something for the table...
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Mary Jorgensen: The Freedom Riders
Joanna Macy: On War and Peace
Alternative Economies for Changing Times with: Charles Eisenstein, Zoe Alowan & Bill Kauth
Zoe Alowan has been actively engaged in sacred art for many decades. As a painter, sculptor, dancer and storyteller, her work explores transformation and healing. Her life is about reclaiming essence wisdom. She utilizes the inspiration of the divine feminine, humor, song and ritual movement as ways of celebrating wholeness. She has taught at Esalen and Naropa Institute, facilitates women’s groups, singing circles as well as intuitive process painting retreats.
Bill Kauth was working as a psychotherapist and business consultant in 1984 when he conceived and co-founded the New Warrior Training Adventure, not presented by the ManKind Project to nearly 50,000 men in 40 centers in 8 countries around the world. He is the author of A Circle of Men: The Original Manual for Men’s Support Groups. As a social inventor over the last two decades, Bill also co-founded the Spiritual Warrior, Inner King Trainings and the Warrior-Monk training retreats.
Noah Levine: Practices for Spiritual Revolutionaries
Lily Yeh: Inspiration and Community Building
Special Show on Gender Equality and Reconciliation
Warren Farrell: Dr. Warren Farrell's books on male-female issues have made contributions in twelve fields. They include two award-winning international best-sellers, Why Men Are The Way They Are plus The Myth of Male Power. His most recent books are Father and Child Reunion, and Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say. His research on Father and Child Reunion, finding what is optimal for children of divorce, has led to his doing expert witness work in child custody cases. Dr. Farrell is the only man in the US elected three times to the Board of Directors of the National Organization for Women in New York City. www.warrenfarrell.org
Elisa Parker is the co-founder, producer and host of the award winning program, See Jane Do. As a social change organization, See Jane Do redefines media for women and the power of story to create positive change. Serving as an activist for women, social justice, and the environment, Elisa's work takes her around the world to discover and share the extraordinary stories and solutions in each of us. Elisa reports for KVMR and has produced and hosted various radio and television programs that inform, engage and entertain the listener. Elisa also holds years of experience in working with cutting edge organizations in order to reach their highest potential and unleash the talents of their team leaders and staff. She holds a BA in Communications and a MA in Organization Development. Elisa lives in the Sierra Foothills with her husband and two daughters. www.seejanedo.com
Marilyn Rosenbrock Nyborg has been a spiritually based activist since the '60's beginning with the civil rights movement. In the '70's she turned her focus inward and began the journey to wholeness, integrating the masculine and feminine within and examining the unconscious attitudes and conditioning in her personality. Recognizing the need for women to find their voices and claim their power, she began in the early '80's to work through women's circles and activities to bring feminine wisdom to bear on the world. In 2002 she became a co-founder of Gather the Women (Gatherthewomen.org) In 2009 she initiated a conversation about the major loss throughout civilization at the repression and degradation of women's wisdom and contributions, which led to the birth to Women Waking the World.
Michael Stone is the host and producer of KVMR's award winning Conversations, which brings you leading edge thinkers, authors and activists in the areas of Environmental Restoration, Social Justice, Evolutionary Cosmology and Spiritual fulfillment. Prior to starting Conversations he was the founder and director of Mastery of Management International (MMI) an international Organizational Development Consulting firm whose purpose was to "bring heart and meaning into the world of work". Michael also leads moving mediation classes and workshops based on the work of Gabrielle Roth. Michael is an active member of Bioneers and the Pachamama Alliance and many other environmental and social justice organizations.
John Jeavons: Grow More Vegetables with Biointensive Gardening
NOTE: expanded interview with John Jeavon coming soon.
Anne Hillman: Awakening the Energies of Love: Discovering Fire for the Second Time
Book of the Month
Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation Between Women and Men
There is probably no more needed work to save us from total destruction of our planet and future life than to create a global healing between men and women. This powerful, passionate and pioneering book gives us the tools, insights and methodology to participate in the healing of the gender wounds that have grown to epidemic proportions. Please read the review here, buy the book and read it cover to cover and listen to William and Cynthia on KVMR’s Conversations on July 12th...
Vandana Shiva: Understanding the Corporate TakeoverCommonDreams.org
"The American people should see that corporations have abandoned them long ago," says scientist, environmentalist, and food justice activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, named one of the seven most influential women in the world by Forbes magazine. "The people will have to rebuild democracy as a living democracy."
Dr. Shiva has been fighting corporate takeover in every area in her native India, combating a nuclear plant one week and patented, genetically modified seeds another. She joins Laura in studio to advise American activists how they can fight the merging of corporations and government here at home and around the world.
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Anthropocene: Age of ManElizabeth Kolbert
National Geographic Magazine
The path leads up a hill, across a fast-moving stream, back across the stream, and then past the carcass of a sheep. In my view it's raining, but here in the Southern Uplands of Scotland, I'm told, this counts as only a light drizzle, or smirr. Just beyond the final switchback, there's a waterfall, half shrouded in mist, and an outcropping of jagged rock. The rock has bands that run vertically, like a layer cake that's been tipped on its side. My guide, Jan Zalasiewicz, a British stratigrapher, points to a wide stripe of gray. "Bad things happened in here," he says.
The stripe was laid down some 445 million years ago, as sediments slowly piled up on the bottom of an ancient ocean. In those days life was still confined mostly to the water, and it was undergoing a crisis. Between one edge of the three-foot-thick gray band and the other, some 80 percent of marine species died out, many of them the sorts of creatures, like graptolites, that no longer exist. The extinction event, known as the end-Ordovician, was one of the five biggest of the past half billion years. It coincided with extreme changes in climate, in global sea levels, and in ocean chemistry—all caused, perhaps, by a supercontinent drifting over the South Pole.
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Food Prices Driven Up by Global Warming, Study ShowsDamian Carrington
Global warming has already harmed the world's food production and has driven up food prices by as much as 20% over recent decades, new research has revealed. The drop in the productivity of crop plants around the world was not caused by changes in rainfall but was because higher temperatures can cause dehydration, prevent pollination and lead to slowed photosynthesis.
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50 Million Environmental Refugees By 2020, Experts PredictJoanna Zelman
A refugee is currently considered by the UN High Commissioner on Refugees to be a person who is fleeing persecution due to their race, religion, nationality, etc. There is no mention of the environment as a reason to flee. And yet, if you have no water from a drought, have no food due to flooding, or if your home is quite simply underwater, what other option do you have but to flee?
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Plan B Updates: Why World Food Prices May Keep Climbing
Lester R. Brown
In February, world food prices reached the highest level on record. Soaring food prices are already a source of spreading hunger and political unrest, and it appears likely that they will climb further in the months ahead.
As a result of an extraordinarily tight grain situation, this year’s harvest will be one of the most closely watched in years. Last year, the world produced 2,180 million tons of grain. It consumed 2,240 million tons, a consumption excess that was made possible by drawing down stocks by 60 million tons. (See data.) To avoid repeating last year’s shortfall and to cover this year’s estimated 40-million-ton growth in demand, this year’s world grain harvest needs to increase by at least 100 million tons. Yet that would only maintain the current precarious balance between supply and demand.
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