Offer developing world entrepreneurs micro-loans at Kiva—a great way to weave the world together! One million borrowers and counting, with amounts as small as $25. Click here and join the Shift Network group.
Tim's Place: Where Breakfast, Lunch, and Hugs are Served
A beautiful example of what love-based leadership looks like, from the only Down's Syndrome restaurant owner in America.
An inspired video taken in prisons with prisoners who chose to participate in the One Billion Rising movement to end violence against women.
Kucinich Calls for Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Historic speech on February 6 to the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
An exciting development in the last two weeks here at Shift has been the response to Andrew Harvey's free call on Rediscovering the Christ Path and the subsequent Christ Path course, which begins this week. We've had a higher percentage of free call participants sign up than for any other course we've offered. While I was somewhat nervous about producing this course, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. While some of this is due to Andrew Harvey's potent insights, I think it's also because this course fills a real need in our larger movement . . .
" . . . A real spiritual leader unlocks not only his or her own potential but the potential of everyone on the planet. He or she harnesses the evolutionary impulse of the universe for greater good, truth, harmony, justice, and equality. Spiritual leadership is the call to rectify all of the problems that plague humanity right now, whether it's radical poverty or social injustice or war or conflict or ecological devastation—and not at the level at which they were created but from this deeper level where we cannot help but bring light where there is darkness. . . " [read more]
Well, the world didn't end on December 22, 2012. Talk about an anti-climax. The shift of the ages happened seamlessly, as the Creator hit Re-Start and the Show got renewed for another 26,000 years. I don't know about you, but I'm inspired. I'm like, "Start the world—I want to get ON!" So let's just say the rapture happened and we all got born again without reincarnating. In other words, the shift has hit the fan. And if you're not a fan of shifting now, you will be soon. The planets and stars have done their part. Now it's time for humanity to shift our karma out of reverse and get our assets in gear. You probably don't get the Timeless Times where you live, but beings from across the Universe are rooting for us. Last month, their headline was, "We're Betting On the Human Race" . . . [read more]
Swami will join us on April 1st for Cosmic Relief 2013: A State of the Universe Address (click here to register).
You have probably heard the story of the Buddhist scholar who went to visit an old and respected Zen monk to discuss Buddhism. The monk invited the scholar in for tea and they sat down. While the monk quietly prepared tea the scholar immediately began to expound upon all he had learned about Buddhism at the university. On and on he went while the old monk continued to prepare the tea.
The scholar never paused even as the monk reverently poured the tea. The scholar finally stopped speaking and jumped up and starting yelling when he realized that tea was pouring down off the table and onto his leg. The old monk had filled the scholar's cup and was continuing to pour tea into his already full cup . . . [read more]
[Ed Mills will be teaching a course in May entitled The Abundance Quest —Ed.]
Advocacy for a democratic United Nations is steadily growing, with prominent leaders advocating that the world's citizenry be represented by delegates elected to a second chamber in the UN. Somewhat like the United States Congress, a reformed and democratic UN would have two chambers, one representing the people, and another representing nation-states (i.e., the current General Assembly). For example, this year's United Nations Human Development Report 2013 includes a feature article by the Co-chair of the Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) advocating an early stage of this idea. This highly respected document always receives strong international attention. The establishment of a world parliament was also a main subject endorsed at the 13th "International Conference of Chief Justices of the World" that was convened in Lucknow, India in December.
Researchers in England have discovered that bees and plants are able to communicate via electric signals. Plants are typically charged negatively and emit weak electric fields; bees, on the other hand, obtain a positive charge as they move through the air. As a bee approaches a charged flower, a small electric force builds up that can transmit important information, the researchers found.
2013 Catalyst - Issue 4
Catalyst transition / Desmond Tutu and Cape Town hub / Chopra on Leadership / "Power of Purpose" for Men
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