A Whole New World

“We are poised at the edge of a new world, vaster than we could have ever imagined. When my parents went to school, they were taught that the universe we inhabited was the size of a single galaxy. It was thought we might one day discover ‘another’ galaxy- perhaps several. A few decades later we […]

2020 Solstice and the Jupiter Saturn Conjunction

2020 Solstice and Jupiter/Saturn conjunction Reflections by Dana Lynne Andersen   A Year to Change the World Decades ago astrologers were talking about the year 2020.  Looking at the momentous line-up of powerful astrological transits, astrologers considered what might unfold in the year that seemed destined to change the world…2020.  For the ancients, the movements […]

ART AS CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISM

BY CONFERENCE CONVENER, STEPHANIE MINES.  Originally posted on https://ccc19.org/2017/12/15/art-as-climate-change-activism/ “The future of mankind will, I am perfectly certain, include a return to simplicity. Art will not merely join the trend: It will actively help in bringing it about.” Swami Kriyananda, Art as a Hidden Message: A Guide to Self-Realization What is the relationship between art […]

To Everything, A Season ~ by Karuna

To Everything, A Season   Sitting in the heart of midwinter, and entering into the darkest day of the year, I am reminded of the proverb that says: Nothing in nature blooms all year; be patient with yourself. So often in this fast-paced, ambitious, and driven world, we forget how to flow with the seasons. […]

The Flowering of Children’s Natural Creativity

Creativity Is Intrinsic to Being Human   All children love to create. Natural, joyful, original self expression is native to being alive, instinctive in us. If you give a box of crayons and a piece of paper to a four year old they know exactly what to do.  They do not need explanations or instructions.  […]

The Source of True ORIGINALITY

The Source of True Originality by Dana Lynne Andersen       In a culture of materialism, originality has come to mean ‘breaking the rules’. The frontier is a ‘cutting edge’ found in a pursuit of limits and extremities.  It doesn’t take long for this to become a contest of shock value as it has in the […]