Honoring the Foundations of Life with Shelley Ostroff
Imagine a world where we join hearts with people on every continent to connect in stillness, compassion and dedicated action for intentional planetary healing. Now is that time! If you share a commitment to protect and honor the foundations of life, listen in as we focus on earth, water, fire, air, climate, biodiversity, and the web of life with Shelley Ostroff.
Shelley Ostroff (PhD) is an author, activist, artist, leadership consultant, and social entrepreneur focused on initiating and supporting whole-system healing processes on a global level. She is the founder of www.togetherincreation.org and www.7days-of-rest.org, platforms and initiatives dedicated to the healing and replenishment of the planet and all its inhabitants.
The Story of Our Time with Robert Atkinson
We are witnesses to the dying of an old world, and the birth of a new one. A profound transformation is underway; a global community with a consciousness of oneness is emerging. Don’t be distracted by seeming setbacks; hope is our inspiration, and unity our ultimate destination. Robert Atkinson will explain, “How we get there depends upon the stories we live by and the action we take.”
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On This Episode:
5:00 – Spiritual forces are guiding us toward unity
6:00 – The consciousness continuum
10:30 – The urge to understand reality
14:00 – A moment of transformation
18:00 – Year of living deeply
21:00 – We are a storytelling species
32:00 – A new chapter is emerging
34:30 – Stages of evolution
37:00 – A cycle of renewal
38:00 – Spiritual springtime
50:00 – Unconditional love
Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., author, educator, and developmental psychologist, has published nine books, including the 2017 Nautilus Book Award winner The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness; Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul’s Story (2012); The Gift of Stories (1995); and, Year of Living Deeply: A Memoir of 1969 (2019). He is an internationally recognized authority on life story interviewing, a pioneer in the techniques of personal mythmaking and soul-making, a member of Evolutionary Leaders, professor emeritus at the University of Southern Maine, and director of StoryCommons. robertatkinson.net.
Grief and Beauty in the Wake of Disaster with Trebbe Johnson
When the places we love are devastated by human interaction, natural disaster or a combination of the two, it feels devastating and overwhelming. How do we cope? We can mourn what we’ve lost and say goodbye. We can donate money or call our congressional representatives, or we can ignore the damage entirely. However, we can also discover hope, and even beauty, in what remains. Author and Activist, Trebbe Johnson, suggests that the creation of art, ritual and even joy to honor these lost or “wounded” places is not just possible, but is in fact crucial to our collective healing.
On today’s episode:
What “All Things Connected” means to Trebbe 3:40
Grief and beauty 6:15
Radical Joy for Hard Times 9:40
Waste is an orphan 13:50
Wounded places 16:45
We hurt when the Earth hurts 23:00
What does it mean when we care? 30:00
The gaze 35:05
The gift of beauty 38:55
Creating hope and joy 42:30
What can I do to help? 49:40
Trebbe Johnson is an author and frequent speaker on the relationship between people and nature. Her previous books are The World Is a Waiting Lover and 101 Ways to Make Guerrilla Beauty, and she has won many awards, including the John Masefield Award from the Poetry Society of America and a Telly Award for a video made for the UN on the 20th anniversary of Earth Day. She has led workshops, retreats, and rites of passage programs internationally since 1995, such as a retreat in an old-growth clear-cut forest, a ceremony at Ground Zero after September 11, and a walk in weapons testing grounds at Eglin Air Force Base. In 2009, Johnson founded the non-profit organization Radical Joy for Hard Times, dedicated to finding and making beauty in wounded places. She regularly speaks at a variety of events, from the Stephens College Commencement to the Parliament of the World’s Religions to the Sierra Club. Johnson is a contributing editor at Parabola Magazine and an active member of the Wilderness Guides Council, the Florence Shelly Stewardship Committee, and SCAN (Susquehanna Clean Air Network). She lives in rural northeastern Pennsylvania.