04.18.13 "Healing our City: an Interfaith Service" Remarks
Passage from A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, by Eckhart Tolle
Quotes and Passages
We all have come from infinity,
We all live within infinity,
We all shall return to infinity,
We are all manifestations of one infinity,
We are all sisters and brothers of one infinite universe,
Let us love each other,
Let us help each other,
Let us encourage each other,
And let us all together continue to realize
The endless dream of one peaceful world,
We are always one forever.
- Michio Kushi
May 17, 1926 - December 28, 2014
Our purpose in life is to express our divinity.
“Rather than saving, the world needs loving.” ~ don Oscar Miro-Quesada
“We are evolution incarnate. We are her self-awareness”
~ Howard Bloom
We hold these truths to be self-evident:
All people are born creative
Endowed by our creator
With the inalienable right and responsibility
To express our creativity
For the good of ourselves and the whole.
-Barbara Marx Hubbard
Deep in the hidden process of our metamorphosis we can see a natural design — an evolutionary pattern to guide us toward the next stage of transformation. We intuit the presence of the still-invisible societal butterfly, yet how do we become it? What we are seeking is a worldview that will call forth our creative action and direct our immense powers toward life-oriented and evolutionary purposes. That guiding worldview is, I believe, conscious evolution. It holds that through our unprecedented scientific, social, and spiritual capacities we can evolve consciously and co-creatively with nature and the deeper patterns of creation (traditionally called God), thus enabling us to manifest a future commensurate with our unlimited species and planetary potential. - Barbara Marx Hubbard
Conscious evolution is occurring in our generation because we are now gaining an understanding of the processes of nature: the gene, the atom, the brain, the origin of the universe, and the whole story of creation from the big bang to us. We are now changing our understanding of how nature evolves; we are moving from unconscious evolution through natural selection to conscious evolution by choice. With this increased knowledge and the power that it gives us, we can destroy the world or we can participate in a future of immeasurable dimensions. - Barbara Marx Hubbard
Those who are shifting from ego to Essence are awakened by this expanded life pulse within themselves to co-create, to express life purpose in unique action, to grow the self and heal and evolve the world.
- Barbara Marx Hubbard
My life purpose, at the broadest scale, is to be a communicator of evolutionary potential, and to be able to communicate to the world at the time of a planetary awakening that, in fact, we are all members of one planetary body. We are all connected; we are all filled with capacity and creativity; and when we connect, we will discover that we are being born as a Universal Humanity. That the evolutionary drivers we’re facing are actually natural, organic pressures to force our awakening. - Barbara Marx Hubbard
We are seeking to piece together a new memetic code equal to our spiritual, social and scientific/technological potential that can inspire and activate the natural creativity, compassion, and cooperation in humanity toward life-ever-evolving. Every meme selected opens further options for the future - Barbara Marx Hubbard
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Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the infinite peace to you.
~ Gaelic blessing (adapted)
“May the long time sun
Shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And the pure light
Guide your way on.”
"The new enlightenment
is the experience of ego-transcendence
carried on the wings
of the evolutionary impulse."
~ Andrew Cohen
"The path to Global Peace rests in creating PEACE within ~
A transition that goes beyond egoic patterns
to form the Next Phase of Evolution -
a new species of Conscious Evolutionary beings --
opening us to the impulse of evolution within us:
~ A peaceful, resonant and joyful co-creating of the New
~ A future of immeasurable possibilities!"
~ Arvetta Souza, 2013
"What if our religion was each other
If our practice was our life
If prayer, our words
What if the temple was the Earth
If forests were our church
If holy water--the rivers, lakes, and ocean
What if meditation was our relationships
If the teacher was life
If wisdom was self-knowledge
If love was the center of our being."
~ Ganga White
"As the evolving beings that we are,
we become responsible for our actions.
When we grow up, our clothes don't fit anymore and we get new ones.
Likewise when we evolve, our old integrity doesn't suit us anymore,
and we transition into a new level of integrity."
~ (Excerpts from Ac Tah, Maya direct descendent)
In the infinity of life where I am,
All is perfect, whole and complete.
I open myself to the power of the Universe
That flows through me every moment of every day,
And to the wisdom within,
Knowing that there is only One Intelligence
In this Universe.
Out of this One Intelligence,
Comes all the answers, all the solutions,
All the healings, all the new creations.
I trust this Power and Intelligence,
Knowing that whatever I need to know is revealed to me
And that whatever I need comes to me
In the right time, space and sequence.
All is well in my world.
~ Louise Hay’s book You Can Heal Your Life (Adapted)
“Co-creation is a relational form of divine practice.” - Rich Ruster
"Co-creation is co-participating consciously with the laws or patterns of the Creator; conscious alignment with the essence of self, others and nature. A conscious co-creator is one who surrenders and aligns their will with the intention of Creation, the universal mind, the designing intelligence, Spirit; one who shares their gifts and actualizes their dreams in synergistic play with other co-creators to bring forth a new world."
- from The Co-Creator's Handbook, by Carolyn Anderson and Katharine Roske
"The co-creative person is born when we experience an inner calling and say yes to that calling."
~ Barbara Marx Hubbard (BMH)
"Resonance is a state of inner connection with the essential self, which opens to spirit and flows through the heart to create an interconnection with others. In practice, resonance is a vibrational energy in which our preconceptions are set aside so that truth is heard and spoken with love and compassion. It is the foundation for peace, co-creation, and conscious evolution." - Copyright 2012 Virtual Co-Creative Community
"The act of observing is a creative act and it is consciousness that is doing the creating." - Greg Braden
"The darkness within the psyche must be accepted, understood, and ultimately reconciled with the light, in a state of wholeness that is neither light nor darkness but a condition that is both, and yet more than either." - The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead, Stephan A. Hoeller
"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there..."
- mevlana jelaluddin rumi - 13th century
"...where Divine Truths mesmerize the mind and awesomeness of Spirit illuminates the soul." - Arvetta Souza
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein
"A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels.“ - Albert Einstein
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete." - Buckminster Fuller
“What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction." - Howard Zinn
"And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” - Howard Zinn
"If we aren't involved with that which is greater than us, then it will not emerge." - Dr. Michael Beckwith
"Small islands of coherence in a sea of chaos can jump a whole system to a higher order." - Barbara Marx Hubbard
"The concept of a subtly interconnected world, of a whispering pond in and through which we are intimately linked to each other and to the universe, assimilated by our intellect and embraced by our heart, is part of humanity's response to the challenges that we now face in common." - Ervin Laszlo
"More than the world needs saving, it needs loving." - don Oscar Miro-Quesada
“The key to the planetary birth is LOVE.” - BMH
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi
"There is a soul force in the universe which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results." - Mahatma Gandhi
"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"One of the greatest gifts we can give to another is to heal and take care of ourselves. Transformation begins within." - MSA
"Supporting others and focusing on their strengths empowers. Being the change inspires." - MSA
"May we hold all in the vastness of our hearts." - Whispering Deer
"The healthy social life is found when in the mirror of each human soul the whole community is shaped, and when in the community lives the strength of each human soul." - Rudolf Steiner
"Heart by heart, we can transform this world, from the bottom up." - Velcrow Ripper
"Awareness and ego cannot exist together."
"Awareness is not thought - it is a state of being."
- Eckhart Tolle
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Every day, every moment, we have the opportunity to choose anew to evolve ourselves as well as our world: “the highest thought, which contains joy, the clearest word, which contains truth, the grandest feeling, which we call love” (as stated by Neale Donald Walsch), and the greatest deed, which is love in action.
“In the creation of our experience, controlled thought is everything …It is the highest form of prayer…Therefore, see only perfection, express only gratefulness, and imagine only what manifestation of perfection we choose next…In this formula is found tranquility, in this process, peace, in this awareness, joy.”
- Neale Donald Walsch
"The earth-honoring traditions of our planet’s original peoples provide a welcome alternative to all dogma. These traditions show us the way back to our spiritual roots as they offer us an intimate, reverent relationship with Pachamama, who is our beloved Earth mother. As we marvel at the patterns and beauty of the natural world, we learn to walk in gratitude for the gift of our lives. And as we play close attention to how her cycles, pulses, and rhythms are mirrored in ourselves, we gain a very clear understanding that we are not separate. Through this practice, we recognize ourselves as luminous strands in the great web of life." - Bonnie Glass-Coffin and don Oscar Miro-Quesada, in Lessons in Courage