Friday, December 17, 2010

Full Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse on December 21, 2010

Not since 1703 has this event occurred where on a full moon, there is also a total lunar eclipse at this time of the year.  While it is the short day of the year (for those in the Northern hemisphere), it could be an opportunity to join with hundreds of thousands in shaping the future with out intentions.

So why not make it a time to join others around the world in a meditation/focus on a bright, positive, hopeful future?  This video in its simplicity puts forth the idea:

Honestly, is there anything more important than the human race surviving? Growing positively? All people realizing their best potential? Simple, yet deep happiness?  Really, what is more important?


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Thursday, December 16, 2010

And to all a good .....

I just want to send out a message of good will and cheer to anyone who drops by to read this blog.  So many people are in the throes of suffering with the touchy economic conditions.  I would like to encourage you to make a difference -- in your life and in the lives of others.  How?  By breaking the fear-based economy and social viewpoint that is so prevalent right now.

I get it that our unemployment rate is high -- probably close to 20% in some states because those off the unemployment roles are not being counted.  But without sounding like a PollyAnna, this also means that there is 80% employment. But don't you see and feel how the fear of loss is hampering everyone. Spending is down. People and businesses are holding tight. This only serves to prolong the down cycle.  If there is no investment or opening to the awareness of cash flow, change cannot and will not occur.

I'm not suggesting that you spend yourself silly or in a foolish way.  But please - know that all cycles comes to an end.  For every down position, there is a replacing up position on it way.  Let go of the fear, people!  Trust in your ability to survive and survive well.  Think and act with compassion and kindness to everyone around you. As we trust each other more, trust ourselves more, and with a knowing, proceed through these times, we will all be better for it.

Happy, happy holidays. Be safe. Enjoy your friends and family. Stretch. Live. Laugh. Release the fear.


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Animated viewpoint 200 countries growth over 200 years

This is really a fascinating presentation of the growth of 200 countries over the past 200 years by Hans Rosling. Check it out:

I love the hopeful perspective.  How many people with this access to the data of societies and trends speaks so positively?


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Monday, December 13, 2010

Face your shame

I have just watched a video by Brené Brown, a researcher and profession at the University of Houston who gave a presentation on shame and how overcoming this lack of worthiness can impact not just your own life but the lives of others. It is a little long, but well worth the watch:

It's all about courage, really.

Chesa Keane