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The Shifting World

The Shifting World

Global shifts are happening at an accelerated rate and bringing all of us right into the midst of events happening thousands of miles away through worldwide communications, fueled by new technologies and social networks. Some of these shifts are downright scary, especially on the surface. Some are happening right in our own communities. From a spiritual wisdom perspective, the case has always been made that change and balance during change source inside an individual. On the other hand, activists of…

Manifesto of Peace: A prose poem

We are a community of men, women and children. We live, breathe and exist together in our community. Our community is our home, even though we also have a roof over our own family. Gathered under such roofs, we form neighborhoods. We leave our neighborhood in the morning and return to it in the evening. What is good for us is good for the community. To protect our own is to protect the community. What is best for the family…

Biodiversity and the United Nations

There’s no time like the start of the year to plunge headlong into conservation issues. The United Nations thinks so too. Read on to find out why. But first let’s talks about dolphins. “Dolphins have been declared the world’s second most intelligent creatures after humans…” reports the Times Online. Their intelligence has been well documented. What’s new about this reporting is even more confirmation about what kind of intelligence dolphins have. And, for me, the most crucial point: The researchers…

Practical karma

Last night in the monthly dojo (teaching hall) meeting I hold with Reiki practitioners I’ve trained, the subject of karma came up. Karma, like some other key words and teachings from the world’s wisdom traditions is misunderstood and bastardized. Today we have ‘gurus’ and ‘pandits’ in every field, especially technology. Karma is mentioned on a popular bumper sticker, and used loosely in everyday conversation. It’s a complicated and complex subject. I’ve found the following from one of the most respected…

Blog Action Day: Poverty

October 15, 2008 is Blog Action Day, an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. The aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. I am once again happy to include the Reiki Help Blog in this effort. This year the theme is Poverty. Last year it was The Environment and you can revisit my contribution. The organizers have suggested that a…