Category Archives: soulforce

Black Bodies

by Richard Rohr Until the killing of black mothers’ sons [and daughters] is as important as the discovery of white mothers’ sons, we who believe in freedom cannot rest. —Ella Baker [1] As I wrote in last week’s meditations, the early … Continue reading

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Returning the Gift

By Robin Wall Kimmerer We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth, gifts we have neither earned nor paid for: air to breathe, nurturing rain, black soil, berries and honeybees, the tree that became this page, a … Continue reading

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The Greatest Danger – The Deadening of Heart and Mind

by Joanna Macy “What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” – Buddha The Great Turning arises in response to what we know and feel is happening to our world. It entails … Continue reading

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Perdonar a tu persona / Forgive Your Persona

por A. Sánchez Ferrer [English below] El perdón sucede en la Conciencia.  Deja de intentar cambiarte, corregirte, mejorarte, comportarte como crees que se espera de ti. Tras ese intento solo se esconde la idea de que eres erróneo. La idea … Continue reading

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I’ll be a Hummingbird. I’ll Do the Best I Can.

by Prof RR -Rajagopalan We are being constantly being bombarded by the problems that we face and sometimes we can get completely overwhelmed. The story of the humming bird is about this huge forest being consumed by a fire. All … Continue reading

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Para ti mi puebo/ for You My People

por Edyka Chilomé (Introducción a la película/ Introduction to film) “During the making of this film, two of the largest Immigration and Customs (ICE) operations of this decade took place in Southern USA Durante la grabación de estra película, dos … Continue reading

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Nosotras Somos / We are the ones

Por June Jordan  [English below] For Audio Click here Poema para mujeres sudafricanas/ Poem for South African Women En conmemoración a las 40,000 mujeres y niñ@s quienes en el 9 de agosto de 1956, se presentaron en protesta contra el … Continue reading

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What If We Fought Back to Reclaim Our Attention

by Rob Hopkins Imagine, if you will, Vincent van Gogh in Arles, France in August 1888. It is a late summer’s day with the mistral winds blowing through the street outside. He has just got back to his small studio … Continue reading

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Coronavirus

por Jayeshbhai [English below] Due to our local county’s guidance around Coronavirus risks, this week’s circle has moved to a virtual space! To learn more about the online circle,  just RSVP here, and we’ll send you the details by email. Queridos Amig@s, … Continue reading

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Daily Life of Art

by Nina Wise Due to our local county’s guidance around Coronavirus risks, this week’s circle has moved to a virtual space! To learn more about the online circle,  just RSVP here, and we’ll send you the details by email. Since the inception … Continue reading

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