“I think that in all of our prayers for humanity, we also need to pay homage to and pray to our Mother Earth. She is also suffering. We need to accept our actions as humans, and just as we pray for our safety, we should pray that we can come together and acknowledge science - and climate change - and pray that we can still right our wrongs. We posted this Prayer on www.Glad.is today:
A Prayer for the Earth from Chief Seattle, a Native American for whom the great city of Seattle is named
Teach your children what we have taught our children – that the Earth is our Mother. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons and daughters of the Earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. This we know. The Earth does not belong to us, we belong to the Earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood that unites one family. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons and daughters of the Earth. We did not weave the web of life; We are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the Web, We do to ourselves.
(the whole article is here: http://glad.is/article/as-long-as-it-talks-i-will-listen/)”
“mmm! another great article Tabby Biddle, thank you! I've written about and pointed to the need for feminism to find it's ground in spirituality/the divine feminine (and that it has been denied by traditional religion) but I've always wanted to delve deeper, thank you! Having lived in Germany, I have some thoughts about how this has played out differently here vs there...for one, they do not have an evangelical movement. Two, they are simply not as conservative in politics or societal norms. Their far right is our conservative liberal/middle. Interesting! And would love to continue exploring this deeper, yes!”
hp blogger Tabby Biddle on Jun 13, 2013 at 23:36:44
“Nikki, you bring up such a great point about feminism needing to find it's ground in spirituality/the divine feminine. I feel that is the missing link to why we've kind of "stalled" in terms of progress for women. Let's keep this conversation going -- and of course at The Goddess Collective. We are taking the community more in the direction of socio-political change via Goddess/feminine spirituality. Thank you for commenting about your experience and your reflection about Germany. Why do you think they are not as conservative in politics or societal norms? Or vice versa, why do you think the U.S. is so much more conservative? What's the underlying thing here?”
“this is so brilliant, Marcy, thank you. so much of it resonates! I definitely know childless 50 something women who have shut off the mother in themselves....and also the opposite - women that just embody mothering, even without children - you see it in the way they treat others, hold themselves..love this, thank you!”
hp blogger Marcy Cole, Ph.D. on May 10, 2013 at 12:55:45
“Thank you for this affirmating response Nikki and for sharing this article on your end. I also thank you for sharing yourself in such a valuable and generous way in the world!”
“That is incredibly well put. One of the smartest editorials on Politics I've seen in awhile. You're not dreaming - there ARE many of us out here, eager to see this great country act like a great country again. And that does mean doing things differently. Electing more women and minorities, electing people who speak out against special interests and speak up for the people, and the planet. Enough of pretending we can go on as we have been, putting our tax dollars in all the wrong places. It's simply not honorable - or sustainable. The world is watching, and wondering if we can course-correct this Titantic headed for the (melting) iceberg. And I think we can!”
“This is great to hear from you, Sarah Brady! I emailed your PR staff but didn't hear back - I am running an article on www.Glad.is, asking people to take action by donating $26 to the Brady Fund - and that article was also picked up on Maria Shriver's blog today. Thank you for your good work. I'm a mother of twin 6 year olds, and I simply can't rest until I have peace that I've used all of the resources I'm blessed with to help stop this from happening again. Let me know what else I can do. You can see the article here. http://glad.is/article/how-do-we-approach-the-sandy-hook-tragedy-spiritually/”
“Beautiful article! I was there too! The discussion about how we demonize the poor today. Lyndon Johnson declared a "War on Poverty" in his presidency - now we have a war on the poor. My single mother worked 3 jobs, used food stamps and whatever she could to help raise us. (oh and by the way, she ended up bankrupt from not having health insurance after she needed major surgery.) Two of us 3 kids went to college, and I feel lucky to have had the assistance we did -- and am dedicated to making sure other children get it as well!”
“Thank you, Mr. Chopra. I am a big fan of you spiritually, and have often shared your blogs and recommended your teachings to the readers of our spiritual platform, www.Glad.is - but personally, I am very grateful for your clarity during this election. Emotions are running high on all sides (for me too) and I admit to feeling the spiritual area is too toxic for me to get involved in - but you remind me that we must stay involved and stand up for protection of equal rights, protection of the environment, and most of all, for simple right over wrong.
We don't normally make political posts on Glad.is, but after Sandy, and being inspired by yourself and Marianne Williamson, we posted this article about Obama's accomplishments: http://glad.is/article/what-hes-done/
And I thank you for the inspiration. Namaste! Nikki, Co-Founder, www.glad.is”
“Great Article, Tabby!
The whole notion of "Women Empowered" or "Rise of the Feminine" is a sleeping giant that is just waking up, rather than being our present reality. I think we do have a long way to go to get women into positions of influence, but there is clearly a rise in appreciation for our energy and natural way of being. We made the mistake in the '70s of marching into the boardroom (or political arena) and imitating men and their style - I think we're finding our truth path now.
I believe it will be a major movement, just wait. What precedes the Age of Enlightened Industrialism is the rise of feminine in business and political influence in the world. What we need is a modern-day Gloria Steinem to rally us -- I do like what Marianne Williamson is doing with Sister Giant, it's a great start! It's really a return to ancient ways - very early cultures and native cultures saw women as the ethical and spiritual leaders of their societies. And the Dalai Lama has repeatedly said that "Western Women" will save the world." I do believe he's right.”
hp blogger Tabby Biddle on Oct 11, 2012 at 00:41:14
“Thanks for sharing your voice here Nikki. I agree with you that there is clearly a rise in appreciation for our energy and natural way of being as women. It seems like the 70s was a first step in reclaiming our power - and from that we learned that imitating men and their style is not the right path to our true power. I agree with you that we are finding our true path now. There are so many women supporting each other as women. We are reflecting to each other what it means to be our true selves, and to be loud and proud of that.
I think the Rise of the Feminine is happening at such a big level now, that it is only a short time until we see some MAJOR changes happening in our socio-political world. I think a woman like Marianne Williamson is a perfect leader for spiritual women to start bridging their wisdom and feminine power into political power and expertise. From there, I think there will be a lot to build on. Will you be attending Sister Giant?”
“Marianne, this has moved me more than anything has in a long time. I majored in political science, intending to go into politics for all the right reasons, spent some time working at the MN state capitol, and left it all behind, completely disillusioned. I even stopped following Gloria Steinem and other feminists that I had so embraced in college because I couldn't identify with them. But you've really nailed it. We'll blog about this on www.glad.is (spirituality and wellness website - we often post your L.A. events) - and if there's anything more we can do to help, please let me know at hello at glad.is . Bravo, this is absolutely wonderful. I'm inspired by your vision. thank you.”