Category Archives: ARTivism

One Foot/Lead With Love

by Melanie DeMore Song’s Lyrics: You gotta put one foot in front of the otherAnd lead with lovePut one foot in front of the otherAnd lead with love (repeat all 4 lines) Verses (call and response)Don’t give up hopeYou’re not … Continue reading

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Once the World Was Perfect

by Joy Harjo Once the world was perfect, and we were happy in that world.Then we took it for granted.Discontent began a small rumble in the earthly mind.Then Doubt pushed through with its spiked head.And once Doubt ruptured the web,All … Continue reading

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We Shall Overcome: Love Will Rise Again

by Nimo Patel & Daniel Nahmod This week we are featuring the inspirational hip hop artist, Nimo Patel who has spent many years at the Mahatma Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Patel has done humanitarian work for underprivileged children in … Continue reading

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Lorena, la de pies ligeros | Light-Footed Woman

by Juan Carlos Rulfo (Director) Mediation & Movie Awakin Circle María Lorena Ramirez Hernández lives a pastoral life in Copper Canyon (land of Tarahumaras) except from when she participates in long-distance running competitions. Lorena has own dozens of marathons and … Continue reading

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Life

by Rabindranath Tagore (Poet) I shall not ever easily forget, My heart shall fill up with life, Even in death, lies hidden That endless life In the lightning and thunder, your flute plays, But that is no ordinary tune, I … Continue reading

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Tender-Hearted Ones

By Eileen and the In-betweens Lovers & Fighters (lyrics below) You better believe there’s cracks in the cement,Capitalism just came and wentYou better believe there’s cracks in the cement,Patriarchy just came and went This world is for the lovers and … Continue reading

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We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical (2020)

by Amy Schatz, Diane Kolyer, Sara Rodriguez (Producers) Meditation & Movie Awakin Circle Every year in Oakland, CA, hundreds of pre-K through 12th grade students compete in the Martin Luther King Oratorical Festival, performing a mix of published and original … Continue reading

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Two Words That Can Change a Life

by Cheryl Rice Is it possible that two words can change someone’s day, someone’s life? What if those same two words could change the world? Well, I’m on a quest to find out – and, with your help, this quest will … Continue reading

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The Spiritual and Healing Power of Dance

by Clyde Fernandes Dancing, personally I feel, is the most underrated form of spirituality. Meditative dancing, if there is such a term, can be used to transcend the boundaries of our consciousness and connect with the source. It’s well documented that Nataraja or … Continue reading

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Meteor Shower

by Clint Smith I read somewhere that meteor showersare almost always named after the constellations from whichthey originate. It’s funny, I think, how even the universe is telling usthat we can never get too far from the place that created … Continue reading

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