Building Trust Through Emotional Transparency

by Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
over the past few years we have all together learned a lot about the many little details that humanity collectively needs to change in order to truly create a path towards live in the Golden Age of Aquarius on this planet. We are much more aware now that we have to keep a close eye on ourselves and make sure that all our new creations truly serve this higher purpose. For example the year 2017 invited us to learn more about authentic leadership and emotional intelligence, which allows us to apply higher principles of communication in all of our relationships.
Now we are well off to remember that in order to create balance in all of our relations, we better love the guidance from our higher self more than the need for something or someone in our life. Essentially we are all great spiritual beings and heroes for being here at this turning of the ages, but unless we stand for our truth only few will ever be able to see that.

During the New Moon in Aries which has passed just one week ago from today, one of the angelic number sequences that came through in order to collectively guide us during these intensively shifting days, was the number 4848.

Angel Number 4848:
The numbers 4 and 8 in this combination are talking about an energy field that bring us to a state of inner stability within the constant flow of life, to personal empowerment and emotional as well as material abundance. The combination of double numbers always expresses that the energies are intensively strong, as they are doubled in influence. Here it is also the indicator for a phase of life that is about to end, or come into completion. The number sequence is a reminder that when we keep our eyes focused on love, inner power and continuing transformation, we can enlighten every fear or negativity within us.

The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
Peter Drucker

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Buckminster Fuller

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.
Emmanuel TeneyFrom a spiritual perspective that means the last Aries New Moon had the power to invite us with its energy field once again to experience our true core values, in order to build even stronger clarity for our authentic integrity in action.
Why that would be important in the context of transparency in our relationships, is because we need to develop a combination of emotional intelligence, deeper understanding about our emotional patterns, awareness for our personal fears, and inner strength to be ourselves; in order to achieve clarity in our communication.

When we than add to this mix the human ability to forgive disappointing experiences from the past and move on to new shores, we can all bit by bit come closer by heart, in harmony with the natural flow of our true selves.

For you to see beauty here
does not mean
there is beauty in me.

It means there is beauty
rooted so deep within you
you can’t help but see it everywhere.
Rupi Kaur

Look at the evidence and be willing to question your own truths, and be willing to scrutinize things that you hold dearly because that way, that transparency, that self-awareness, will protect you from ever becoming somebody whose beliefs somehow make them have myopic vision about what could be.
Jason Silva

I don’t think you should be vulnerable every day, but there are moments where you’ve got to share your soul and conscience with people and show them who you are, and not be afraid of it.
Howard SchultzDear ones, I hope this words have inspired you to dig truly deep in all your future conversations and to unveil authentically your deepest needs and hopes to others. Celebrate your vulnerability and allow profound connection to take you into the Golden Age of Aquarius on planet earth.
Love and Blessings

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Going From “Working Hard” To “Creation Within Healthy Personal Measure”

4by Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
have you ever wondered what might be the reason for so many people worldwide to think we need to “work hard” in life? Have you ever questioned if this is truly a given fact, or if it is also possible to follow our dreams, manifest our own reality and experience all the responsibility included, from an inner place of ease and happiness?
One thing it looks like we are collectively chewing on, is the loss of meaning in our work actions. The much to high importance that humanity has given to things like financial status and material abundance, often on the expense of emotional intelligence and personal human relationships. Even that by now the people of the first world clearly sense, that financial success is not really the key to happiness, is for many still to much energy bound to fails ideas and concepts there. Winston Churchill ones sad “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”, that is something we only can do when we are involved and feel passionate about our work.

There is also an obstacle that our cultural imprints can bring into the mix. In this case the people from the United States truly have the worst believe system to overcome. After all, the whole idea of the American dream and the fulfillment of all, especially financial, wishes we have, is build on the idea of hard work. So as so often, we are well guided when we begin our search inside our own sacred heart and higher awareness. Again it is recommended to get to the very roots of our core values about money themes, the things we truly need in life, our desire for status in the society we live in and the burning fire we find in our soul to fulfill our personal destiny.
When we have this details together, the only thing left to do is be patient and overcome all obstacles we might spot on the way to receiving a life according to the values we have detected. In fact it is recommendable to spend that time building up our inner happiness, as it is the key to our personal success. If we love what we are doing, we can never go truly wrong and always will live in the feeling of being successful. Ludwig von Mises ones mentioned that “Many who are self-taught far excel the doctors, masters, and bachelors of the most renowned universities.” So be brave, let life teach you of the alchemy, the mystery and the self mastery that is included in this so chaotic appearing life on planet earth.
That does not mean we don’t have to do anything for our true heart desires, it just means that we do not have to experience any of our deeds as “hard work”. It is true that life want’s to be discovered step by step, and that there are no shortcuts to the places worth going in our soul and in our world, but all of it is designed to be a dance, a song a blissful discovery after all.
Steve Maraboli said: “Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You…Be Free…Share.” And I would like to add this hummingbird poem – the “what we can become for it” ;-)!
The hummingbird reflects in me
As he’s what I am supposed to be

A playful, graceful, pure delight
A radiant being of dancing light

A very helpful source to make a profound connection with higher vibrations, is the energy field of the Ascended Master Lord Ling. His soul has spend many lifetimes on this beautiful planet. His most famous incarnations are his lifetime as Moses and his manifestation as Ananda, the favorite student of Buddha Gautama. In his years of studies with the Buddha, he learned to unveil the illusion of death, which gave him a stable foundation to learn the alchemy in the transformation of every human experience into divine bliss. When we align ourselves with his vibration and guidance, he can take our consciousness in unknown realms of happiness and the authentic expression of our feelings.

Beloved Master Ling,

penetrate me with your powerful radiation of divine bliss, Now!
I call on you with a sincere heart, lead me and all people of the world
to a life as pulsating suns of divine expression
Increase our Light and help us shine
until we are freed from the chains of darkness
Please also direct your powerful radiation,
into the awareness of all responsible leaders of our present governments.
Support them with your light
Let it shine, shine and grow until they too,
become ambassadors and regents of light and love
Thank you, Master of divine power
I thank you sincerely for your work
Help me and all people that your radiation reaches,
to accept everything you give, with all our heart
Help me develop the power to implement your Divine bliss in my daily life
the powerful radiant electronic energy frequency
that my physical body, my emotional body, my mental body
and my light body, unites
I stand firmly in the Golden Light
Divine Bliss radiates inside me, through me
and around me to everyone in this world

Dear Ones, I hope you are feeling blessed with the many intense changes that we collectively have experienced over the last weeks! I hope you seek for your own personal core values on money, work and creativity these days, and that you can manifest them in the most balanced ways of creating with passion, income making and spare time for inner work.
ove and Blessings!

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When Nature Heals – Trees That Transform Us In Exchange For A Hug


l;lkDear Friends,
the last few days we talked a lot about the loving heart of nature, and the importance it has for the future of all human beings, that we again develop a healthy and balanced relationship with all forces of the nature kingdom. Just yesterday I mentioned, that the hermetic laws, the principles the universe is build on, demand from every tree that wants to reach heavens, to have deep and healthy roots first. And in this case we are not different from our nature brothers. The higher we seek to rise in our frequencies, the more it is important that we Stay Grounded And Blissful in everyday life.
As we are brothers and sisters in essence, trees can be incredibly helpful in this process and even ease our pains. When I ran into this article from the page soy espiritual on how different trees heal us in exchange for a hug, I could not resist translate it for you! I hope this insides and information about our friends the trees will inspire you to seek a loving relationship with them. They have so much to give and are incredibly generous in their sharing, so give it a try and have a lovely chat and a long hug, the next time you are in the park or woods!!
Love and Earth Blessings!!

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The original article is in Spanish available at: soy espiritual
In Taoism and in many cultures worldwide, trees are regarded as the vertical axes of all life on earth. When we sensitize with that energy, seek to awaken our body and consciousness toward it, than that creates a learning and healing practice which leads us to meet our original energy, and to connect us with a sense of internal cleansing.
Many of the physical problems human beings have, especially the ones who are living in cities, would actually disappear with a simple walk in nature. Formerly it was believed that each tree had its own spirit with a special energy that can be passed on to us, and people are seeking this energy to achieve balance.4The benefits of hugging a tree are countless, mysterious, but easy to verify if we pay attention. If we observe them and communicate with them, while watching them silently. Trees help us to easily establish contact with the powers of nature in a beautiful way, while we relax and fill ourselves with pure life energy.
Tao books like the Mantak Chia and the Chia Maneewan talk about, how throughout history humans have used all parts of the trees as a remedy to cure. And they came to some interesting conclusions about the different trees and their abilities to heal humans. In general, large trees are those that contain the most energy. Among this healing family, some of the most powerful trees are growing next to running waters. Some are warmer and some are colder in energy than others. You have to practice, to distinguish the different properties of the several trees.

This is a list of 14 tree species that help us heal the physical body, when we allow ourselves to get lost in their embrace:
1.) Pines are the best trees to consult for healing. Pines radiate life energy “Chi”, they nourish the blood stream, strengthen the nervous system and help overall to prolong human life. They also feed the soul and spirit. Pines are known as the “Immortal Trees”. The ancient Chinese poetry and paintings are full of admiration for the magic of the pine trees.

2.) The cypresses and the cedar trees reduce heat from the body and nourish our yin energy (the divine feminine).

3.) Willows help eliminate unhealthy winds, support to relieve body moisture, reduce high blood pressure and strengthen the urinary tract as well as the bladder.

4.) The elms soothe the mind and strengthen the stomach.

5.) Maple trees release unhealthy winds from the digestion system and help ease their pain.

6.) The white acacias help eliminate internal heat and balances the temperature of the heart.

7.) The banyan trees cleanse the heart and help remove moisture from the body.ghffjn8.) The cinnamon trees eliminate cold on the heart and the abdomen.

9.) The firs help eliminate cardinals, reduce swellings and heal broken bones faster.

10.) Thorn trees aid indigestion, strengthen the intestines and reduce blood pressure.

11.) Birches help remove heat and moisture from the body and help us detoxify.

12.) Plum trees nourish the spleen, the stomach, the pancreas and have a smoothing influence on the human mind.

13.) Fig trees remove excessive body heat, increased saliva, they nourish the spleen and help stop diarrhea.

14.) The ginkgo trees help us in strengthening the bladder and bring relive for female urinary problems.

Tip: To establish a relationship with a tree and to be in communion with it, simply look at it in silence and take in the healing energy that flows from the tree to you. Trust yourself and intuitively you will know what to do. You may put your hands on your cortex, hug the tree deeply or lean your back against it, with all the energy centers of your spine, than the trunk will fill you with energy. It’s really healing to experience, to live with intensity, this beautiful union with trees …. Stay clear – Clean your energy system from all bad vibes.

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Embraced By Muddy Oneness – In Harmony With The Element Earth

bby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
in yesterdays post about The End Of The Mayan Calendar – How Have We Collectively Developed So Far, I shared the prophesies of Carlos Barrios about the Mayan understanding for the Golden Age of Aquarius, in which he mentioned the importance of the fifth element “ether” or “spirit” as it is also often called, for the future of humanity. Naturally, while hundreds of thousands of people now are thriving toward their personal awakening, and seek a closer contact with their spirit guides; they also give power to the field that unites us all in essence. The field of the spirit realms, the Ascended Masters realms as well as of the Angelic Support, provided by the universe. And as often these days, we are dealing with the Hermetic Law of Correspondence, better known as “above as below”.
What that means is clear, just as a tall tree needs deep roots to stand the heights it is growing into, human beings need grounding and healthy contact with the earth. Get dirty my friends and while you do so, enjoy this wonderful prayers to the earth! Connect yourself with the loving vibrations thru the ancient music to the earth, that I have recorded for you and allow your old and wise inside to teach you about “being a spirit on planet earth”.

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May the sun bring you new energy by day,
may the moon softly restore you by night,
may the rain wash away your worries,
may the breeze blow new strength into your being,
may you walk gently through the world and
know it’s beauty all the days of your life.
Apache BlessingDelaney-symbiosis

May the waters flow peacefully;
may the herbs and plants grow peacefully;
may all the divine powers bring unto us peace.

May the rain come down in the proper time,
may the earth yield plenty of corn,
may the country be free from war.
The supreme Lord is peace.
Hindu prayer

Lord, help us to maintain a reverent attitude towards nature,
threatened from all sides today,
in such a way that we may restore it completely to the condition of brother/sister
and to its role of usefulness to all humankind for the glory of God the Creator.
Franciscan prayer

Water comes from high mountain sources.
Water runs deep in the Earth.
Miraculously, water comes to us and sustains all life.
My gratitude is filled to the brim.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice.
You lived first, and you are older than all need, older than all prayer.
All things belong to you — the two-legged, the four-legged, the wings of the air, and all green things that live.
You have set the powers of the four quarters of the earth to cross each other.

You have made me cross the good road and road of difficulties, and where they cross, the place is holy.
Day in, day out, forevermore, you are the life of things.
Hey! Lean to hear my feeble voice.
At the center of the sacred hoop
You have said that I should make the tree to bloom.
With tears running, O Great Spirit, my Grandfather,
With running eyes I must say
The tree has never bloomed

Here I stand, and the tree is withered.
Again, I recall the great vision you gave me.
It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives.
Nourish it then
That it may leaf
And bloom
And fill with singing birds!
Hear me, that the people may once again
Find the good road
And the shielding tree.
Chief Black Elk

Dear Friends, I hope this little reminder how important the elements are in our daily life will help you find an even deeper connection. I hope the ear candy will support you tap into a strong, stable and profound oneness field with the element earth inside of you!! May you be blessed with wicked senses and endless amounts of self-love to embrace your body, the on earth sanctuary that is all yours!
Earth Blessings an Love ;-)!


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The End Of The Mayan Calendar – How Have We Collectively Developed So Far

BarriosDear Friends,
close to the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012 Carlos Barrios, a Guatemalan anthropologist, spiritual guide and member of the World Council of Mayan Elder, spoke up about the meaning and unfolding of the time after “the end of time”. He predicted that in order to collectively manifest the Golden Age of Aquarius we will have to go thru economic and social changes of great impact, and that the earth will change with us.
During the last two month you heard me talking a lot about our new born psychic abilities, and how they enable us for a more profound connection with the earth we are standing on. But where is it we are standing now? Three and a half years of collective awakening process have passed since his messages, and it looks like we are just about in all the collective changes he announced. See for yourself!

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This is an except of what Carlos Barrios shared back than:
“We are no longer in the World of the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in the World of the Fifth Sun. This is the time in-between, the time of transition. As we pass through transition there is a colossal, global convergence of environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and ongoing Earth Changes.”
He continues: “Humanity will continue, but in a different way. Material structures will change. From this we will have the opportunity to be more human. We are living in the most important era of the Mayan calendars and prophecies. All the prophecies of the world, all the traditions are converging now. There is no time for games. The spiritual ideal of this era is action.”

Carlos tells us: “All was predicted by the mathematical cycles of the Mayan calendars. — It will change –everything will change. Mayan Day-keepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun. It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator and the Earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy. If the people of the Earth can get to this 2012 date in good shape without having destroyed too much of the Earth, we will rise to a new and higher level. But to get there we must transform enormously powerful forces that seek to block the way.”
Carlos tells us: “The economy now is a fiction. The beginning of the destruction of the material world. We have progressed ten years deeper into the transition phase by now, and many of the so-called sources of financial stability are in fact hollow. The banks are weak. This is a delicate moment for them. They could crash globally, if we don’t pay attention. Now, people are paying attention.”images“The North and South Poles are both breaking up. The level of the water in the oceans is going to rise. But at the same time land in the ocean, especially near Cuba, is also going to rise. Carlos tells a story about the most recent Mayan New Year ceremonies in Guatemala. He said that one respected Mam elder, who lives all year in a solitary mountain cave, journeyed to Chichicastenango to speak with the people at the ceremony. The elder delivered a simple, direct message. He called for human beings to come together in support of life and light.”
“Right now each person and group is going his or her own way. The elder of the mountains said there is hope if the people of the light can come together and unite in some way. We live in a world of polarity — day and night, man and woman, positive and negative. Light and darkness need each other. They are a balance.”

Carlos believes the dark side works to block unity through denial and materialism. It also works to destroy those who are working with the light to get the Earth to a higher level. The dark power of the declining Fourth World cannot be destroyed or overpowered. It’s too strong and clear for that, and that is the wrong strategy. The dark can only be transformed when confronted with simplicity and open-heartedness.
This is what leads to unity, a key concept for the World of the Fifth Sun. Carlos said the emerging era of the Fifth Sun will call attention to a much-overlooked element. Whereas the four traditional elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water have dominated various epochs in the past, there will be a fifth element to reckon with in the time of the Fifth Sun — that element is ‘ETHER’.

We need to work together for peace, and balance with the other side. We need to take care of the Earth that feeds and shelters us. We need to put our entire mind and heart into pursuing unity and unity now, to confront the other side and preserve life.”

“We are disturbed — we can’t play anymore. Our planet can be renewed or ravaged. Now is the time to awaken and take action. Everyone is needed. You are not here for no reason. Everyone who is here now has an important purpose. This is a hard but a special time. We have the opportunity for growth, but we must be ready for this moment in history.”
Carlos says: “The prophesied changes are going to happen, but our attitude and actions determine how harsh or mild they are. We need to act, to make changes, and to elect people to represent us who understand and who will take political action to respect the Earth.”11Meditation and spiritual practice are good, but also action. It’s very important to be clear about who you are, and also about your relation to the Earth. Develop yourself according to your own tradition and the call of your heart. But remember to respect differences, and strive for unity. Eat wisely — a lot of food is corrupt in either subtle or gross ways. Pay attention to what you are taking into your body. Learn to preserve food, and to conserve energy. Learn some good breathing techniques, so you have mastery of your breath. Be clear.”
“We live in a world of energy. An important task at this time is to learn to sense or see the energy of everyone and everything — people, plants, animals. This becomes increasingly important as we draw close to the World of the Fifth Sun, for it is associated with the element ‘ether’ — the realm where energy lives and weaves. Go to the sacred places of the Earth to pray for peace, and have respect for the Earth which gives us our food, clothing, and shelter. We need to reactivate the energy of these sacred places. That is our work.”

“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.”

Source: Mayan Cross, translated by Edith Boyer-Telmer

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The Spiritual Side of Environmentalism

abDear Friends,
I absolutely love this beautiful article. Indeed I think it is a masterpiece to understand, that an authentic expression of spirituality – naturally leads to the need for a renewed, deeper and more tuned-in relationship with nature and mother earth. And to me this lines confirm, that Indigo Children, Crystal Children and Empath are our natural leader in the movement towards positive spiritual activism, as they suffer with the environment and earth abuses – just as much as they suffer with the human beings and animals, who get harmed  in this world. My personal experience is just as the divine / hermetic Law of Correspondence states – ABOVE AS BELOW – the more my higher-self is guiding me, the deeper I desire to dig into the blessings Mother Earth is providing and spend time in profound connection with her funny spirits!
Hope your activism is inflamed already! And that you are burning from within, for the preservation and sustainability of the mutual ground we stand on!!!
Love and Blessings to you!!
When we think of spirituality, it is often in terms of a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves or a search for meaning in life. Some people may associate spirituality with going to church or temple, praying, meditating, fasting, attending spiritual retreats, making a spiritual pilgrimage, or spending time in nature. Most would agree that essentially all widely-accepted forms of spirituality are centered around love, compassion and caring for others, developing a connection to the source of life, and living in an ethical and moral manner.

Spirituality and Environmentalism

If we accept that spirituality compels us toward love, compassion, and ethical ways of living, then spirituality necessarily leads us toward a moral imperative to take better care of the Earth than we are now doing as a global society. All living beings are inextricably connected to the Earth. We are made of her elements and minerals. We emerge from her at birth; we eat the food and drink the water that she provides; and at the end of life, we become a part of her once again. As humans, we also intrinsically rely on far deeper aspects of our relationship with nature, such as our need for creative inspiration, peace and tranquility, and a deep inter-connectedness to the energy and vibration of all life on the planet.
The Earth is a complex and intricate web. When we negatively impact our planet, we harm all beings who depend on her for life. Likewise, when we hurt people, plants, or animals, we damage the Earth as well. If we look within, we are sure to find a longing in our hearts to protect the Earth herself from suffering and sadness, to create a world in which we can each pursue our dreams and aspirations without harming the one planet that supports the type of life that we love and treasure.

ahWhat Are We Doing to Ourselves?

When we reflect on the need for meetings such as the COP 21 conference or initiatives such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we automatically enter into a moral and spiritual discussion, due to the gravity of our current situation. Even the UN officials and many world leaders seem to be speaking in spiritual terms at times, as they express their concern over the environmental crisis. This is because global warming is not simply causing unusual weather patterns and hotter summers. The impacts from climate change are much more severe and life-threatening, and much more immediate, than we can tell by looking out of our own windows.
Global warming is cutting off large populations of people from their traditional modes of subsistence, rendering them unable to feed themselves or their children. It is causing the unchecked spread of diseases such as malaria. It is decimating species at the fastest rates the Earth has experienced since before humans emerged on the planet. It is causing untold suffering for people and animals in polar regions, rain-forests, and other delicate ecosystems, where the rapid environmental changes are decimating their way of life. Our modern society based on endless consumption, which is the primary cause of global warming, has other harmful side effects which also bring ethics into the picture:

Our world leaders, particularly those participating in the ongoing United Nations climate discussions leading up to COP 21, are faced with a question that seems nearly impossible to answer:
Now that we are so deeply entrenched in this way of living, what can we do to turn things around?

abaPolitical Initiatives With a Spiritual Basis

World leaders are spurring political action on many fronts that is increasingly aligned with spiritual and ethical goals as a path to environmental sustainability: The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals include objectives inspired by spiritual and ethical tenets such as ending poverty, promoting gender equality, protecting the oceans, ensuring sustainable food production, and protecting forests and biodiversity. To protect indigenous groups that have been harmed by oil drilling and climate change, indigenous pavilions and Rights of Nature tribunals will occur at the COP 21 meetings in Paris in December 2015. The Earth and its vital ecosystems are beginning to receive the respect and legal protection that was previously reserved for humans. For example, in New Zealand earlier this year, a river was legally granted the rights of personhood.

Taking Individual Action Based on Spirituality

An over-dependence on logic, technology, and economics got us into this mess. So it makes heart sense—soul sense—that spirituality, intuition, and reconnecting with nature may be the only way out. Let us consider a new definition of spirituality. Spirituality as our system of deeply-held beliefs that allow us to go beyond politics, beyond economics, beyond societal norms in order to make decisions for the common good of all beings. Beliefs that connect us to the very heart of who we are and what we know is most important. Although it may be difficult, we can rise above materialism and societal norms when we know it is the right thing to do. When we recognize that we are harming each other, that our everyday actions are depleting the resources of Mother Earth who gave us life, that by accepting the modern dream of materialism and consumption we are reducing the possibilities for future generations to thrive and pursue their own dreams …HumanTreeWhen we accept these truths into our hearts and allow our true nature to respond with full emotion and allow ourselves to feel the longing for a better way of living … Then, at that very moment, our spirituality opens up a new space of clarity within us, where we fully internalize the conviction that each one of us has the universal responsibility to make the world a better place. Then, suddenly, we know what it is that we need to do in the world. How our small, precious set of skills and our unique viewpoint can lend a vital force and power to the vast movement that is occurring in the world at this time.
Every one of us has talents that can make a powerful and positive difference in the world. It may be your beautiful singing voice. It may be your talent for public speaking or your ability to bring together diverse groups of people for a shared goal. Or it may be your knowledge of farming, finance, software development, or manufacturing that can lead to a breakthrough in sustainability. We all have a part to play; it is just a matter of finding your inspiration, and that can only come from the deepest reaches of your heart and soul.

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