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Step One: Notice your challenge. Identify and name it. Begin the process of visualizing it 'against' you. You should have a real felt-sense
Step Two: Begin to let the tension in that felt sense go. Embrace your challenge in your mind. Simply capture and hold it gently, as though it were a baby animal.
Step Three: Move forward in time with your challenge-free visualizing process. Grow the challenge in your mind into a belligerent teenager. About ten seconds into the…Continue
Hey folks, OCCUPY BAY AREA UNITED is a non violence occugroup based on nonviolence. After a series of problems with vandalism and OSF's inability to deal with this stuff head on, we recently formed.
So we're in the foundation stages, cooking up a sort of guide to ordered, planned actions, including peacekeepers, and rapid response to the media divorcing ourselves from any violent or destructive acts that might ovccur during our actions.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR INPUT from…Continue
Added by David Halenda on July 27, 2012 at 8:13pm — No Comments
When a theme shows up repeatedly from multiple directions, I usually pay attention. This is happening for me right now with the message about the importance of creating and sharing powerful stories that speak to the possibility of a major transformation of the human presence on this planet.
A core challenge in catalyzing systemic transformation is presenting the possibility (and, I believe the current reality) of that shift in ways that people can easily grasp and become inspired by.…Continue
OCCUPY PEACE WITH ART!
Please come to our AMPLIFY! ART event on Friday (tomorrow), July 20th 8pm - midnight, Downtown LA Vortex Dome.
Enjoy furturistic 360 immersive art and network with visionaries, futurists, artists, musicians and others excited about making a better world.
Special presentation by musical guest Ken Jordan of The Crystal Method.…
Added by Lisa Clapier on July 19, 2012 at 8:26pm — No Comments
Elections officials in Cudahy, California have agreed to plead guilty to tampering with city elections:
They simply opened the mail-in ballots and discarded the ones they didn't like.
I believe this practice is widespread, as it is difficult to prove. Elections offices are only open to the public part of the…Continue
Added by Mark E. Smith on July 17, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
Living in a city apartment, I don't have much contact with nature. I tried growing organic veggies in pots on my little balcony, but except for the potatoes, they didn't do very well. I think the air is just too polluted, so the potatoes have some protection because they grow underneath the soil.
But recently a friend sent me a link to an article about air-cleansing indoor plants:…Continue
Added by Mark E. Smith on July 11, 2012 at 4:20am — No Comments
This is an excerpt. The full article is here: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rjensen/freelance/hopeisforthelazy.htm
An audio version is here: http://www.staopen.com/podcast/2012/jensen7_8_2012.mp3
The truth is too much to bear, but we have no choice but to bear it: The world in which we live is…
Added by Mark E. Smith on July 9, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments
Maine, I have discovered, since following our own wisdom here at Occupy Cafe and "taking it back home to the dining room table", is a banana republic firmly on the grip of corporate influence ..for decades..It is being played out now in classic political corruption style over an East West Corridor likely to be the back door of the tar sands pipeline. In power politics, Robert Moses style, this project was facilitated by secret highway privatization legislation passed in 2010 with no public…Continue