Hello Dear Friends, Cultural Creatives, and Emerging Imaginal Cells,
Sooooo much good is happening!!!!
For the first half of December, Margaret and I were in Byron Bay, Australia, contributing to the production of the 3rd annual UPLIFT Festival. I was fortunate enough to have been given the slot as first presenter on the first of the four-day event, with the opportunity to set the tone for the whole event. The lecture was entitled “Live Your Purpose,” and essentially emphasized how humans have shifted the balance of Nature and that we have lost the most wonderful insight held by indigenous people all over the globe, that the Earth is a Garden and we are the gardeners. The presentation explained how our minds have been programmed and in the process, how we lost our power and our purpose. Yet with knowledge of who we are as creative, eternal energy beings, we can turn this situation around and heal ourselves and the planet in what would amount to a spontaneous remission, or as I would like to suggest, a spontaneous evolution. A short video excerpt of this presentation is available at: Click Here
SIDEBAR: While I am on the subject of UPLIFT videos, at the following site, there is a video of the 2013 UPLIFT Festival lecture, “The Honeymoon Effect,” presented by my lovely partner Margaret and me: Click Here. The first hour is the science of the Honeymoon Effect presented by moi, followed by Margaret’s from the heart rendition that captivated the audience of 1500 (plus everyone on streaming video) wonderful participants.
Back to the story of the recent 2014 Festival: Once my lecture was over and with no more concerns and worries about that presentation, I was fully able to indulge in 4 days of some of the most enheartening and uplifting presentations about our planetary future. Featured presenters included authors and friends Barbara Marx Hubbard, Dr. Lissa Rankin, Dr. Joan Borysenko, Charles Eisenstein, Satish Kumar, and my annual favorite, the bigger than life Dr. Patch Adams, among many others. The evenings were filled with music and entertainment, that in itself, was worth more than the price of the 4-day event. Please check out the UPLIFT Youtube channel, it has ~50 videos sampling the speakers and entertainment events at last year’s presentation: Click Here
Personally, I felt the highest point of the Festival was the contribution by indigenous people from the planet’s four directions. Australian Aborigines, Asian Buddhist monks, North American First Nations tribes and special guests, The Kogi Indians from the Sierra Nevada mountains in Columbia. The Kogi fled up to the high mountains in 1500 when the Spanish conquistadors wreaked havoc in South America, and they have been up there ever since. Their spiritual leaders said that now is the time for them to come down from the mountains and bring a special message to modern civilization. Their specific mission is to awaken civilization so that we can become aware of Mother Gaia’s urgent message of caring for the planet’s health.
Interestingly, this message is not being heeded by our own government. Congress has just made a deal with the Rio Tinto Mining (the company that plundered Peru and devastated its environment with chemical pollutants) to confiscate Apache Indian Territory for mining operations. UPLIFT recently supported the Black Hills Unity Concert, the focus of a movement to return control of the very sacred Black Hills to the Sioux, Lakota, Cheyenne and Omaha tribes. The Black Hills were originally ceded to the Native Americans in 1851. However, in 1870’s when gold was found in the mountains, the government took back the land to protect the massive influx of miners.
Today the government is intending to despoil the Black Hills with oil pipelines. Native Americans are actively preparing the documents and doing the ground work necessary to regain management of the land that was illegally taken away; they want to become the real caretakers (gardeners) of this beautiful piece of Earth’s Garden. Their mission is not only for the benefits of the Tribes, it is their intention is to preserve the environment for all Americans to share. We are all a part of this mission.
Toward that end, there is a fund drive to support the work that needs to be done for this mission of peace and unity through the Paha Sapa Unity Alliance in their efforts to protect and stand up for the Black Hills, and especially to reach a total of 75 thousand dollars, for they have been offered matching funds if they can raise that amount. Let’s help them get this done.
Attached to today’s newsletter is a video interview between Margaret and our two Sisters, Loretta Afraid of Bears Cook and Linda, representing the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Mohawk Snipe Clan, in which they describe the intention of their mission. I hope that their efforts encourage you to make a contribution. For how much? Even a donation as small as $5, the price of a latte (or $7 if you like a double shot of espresso in your cup) would be generous. Of course, if you feel inclined, a donation of $10, $20, $100 or even more will go along way in reaching their goal. The web site for the project is http://www.theblackhillsarenotforsale.org and you can donate to the Black Hills Initiative at Click Here
If everyone who receives this message gives a little, they will meet the requirements for the matching funds and double our contributions. We will keep you posted as to when they meet their goal.
Our UPLIFT group also continues to meet with India’s Prime Minister Modi’s cabinet members, ahead of Obama’s visit. Important discussions are in process to create a roadmap for safe sustainable energy and for agroecology, an even more holistic version of agriculture than organic farming. I’ll let you know more about this in future newsletters.
With Love and Light,
Winter sale with Bruce Lipton. Select any 3 of Bruce’s DVDs and receive a free signed 1st edition hardcopy of the classic, The Biology of Belief book. https://www.brucelipton.com/store
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The Honeymoon Effect, The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth is now available in Spanish, and in Greek. Click Here
Upcoming Live Events:
New Consciousness New Zealand: One Light Gathering
Fri.-Sun. Feb. 6-8, Taupo
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A Sustainable Evolution of and For the Earth
Sat.-Sun. Feb 21-22, Browns Bay, North Shore, New Zealand
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Books to Review:
Christiane Northrup, M.D. Goddesses Never Age: The Prescription for Radiance, Vitality and Well-being blends personal stories and practical exercises with the latest research on health and getting older. More info
Alberto Villoldo’s One Spirit Medicine shares the key to wellness discovered by shamans millennia ago. More info
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. The PlantPlus Diet Solution: Personalized Nutrition for Life is the best book in years on nourishing not just your body but your mind and spirit, as well. Bruce and Margaret are following it and loving the science, the recipes and the results! More Info