The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

Throughout the book, Eisenstein relates real-life stories showing how small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust can change our culture’s guiding narrative of separation, which, he shows, has generated the present ...

Author: Charles Eisenstein

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947256

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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As seen on Oprah's SuperSoul Sunday In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness—called interbeing—we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world. Throughout the book, Eisenstein relates real-life stories showing how small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust can change our culture’s guiding narrative of separation, which, he shows, has generated the present planetary crisis. He brings to conscious awareness a deep wisdom we all innately know: until we get our selves in order, any action we take—no matter how good our intentions—will ultimately be wrongheaded and wronghearted. Above all, Eisenstein invites us to embrace a radically different understanding of cause and effect, sounding a clarion call to surrender our old worldview of separation, so that we can finally create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. With chapters covering separation, interbeing, despair, hope, pain, pleasure, consciousness, and many more, the book invites us to let the old Story of Separation fall away so that we can stand firmly in a Story of Interbeing.

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible

In a time of mounting chaos and crumbling institutions, how can we as individuals do anything to make the world a better place?

Author: Charles Eisenstein

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ISBN: 9781525241567

Category: Consciousness

Page: 459

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In a time of mounting chaos and crumbling institutions, how can we as individuals do anything to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what's true: We are all connected, all living in mutual symbiosis, and the small, personal choices we make as individuals are far more effective and transformational than most of us imagine. By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness called interbeing we inherently become more effective agents of change and have far more positive influence on the world around us.

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

Throughout the book, Eisenstein relates real-life stories showing how small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust can change our culture's guiding narrative of separation, which, he shows, has generated the present planetary ...

Author: Charles Eisenstein

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ISBN: 9781525241345

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Page: 530

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In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what's true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness-called interbeing-we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world. Throughout the book, Eisenstein relates real-life stories showing how small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust can change our culture's guiding narrative of separation, which, he shows, has generated the present planetary crisis. He brings to conscious awareness a deep wisdom we all innately know: until we get our selves in order, any action we take-no matter how good our intentions-will ultimately be wrongheaded and wronghearted. Above all, Eisenstein invites us to embrace a radically different understanding of cause and effect, sounding a clarion call to surrender our old worldview of separation, so that we can finally create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. With chapters covering separation, interbeing, despair, hope, pain, pleasure, consciousness, and many more, the book invites us to let the old Story of Separation fall away so that we can stand firmly in a Story of Interbeing.

Sacred Economics Revised

This revised version traces the history of money, from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, and includes new material on cryptocurrencies and emerging research that has come out since the book's original publication.

Author: Charles Eisenstein

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623175771

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 933

Expanded and updated, Charles Eisenstein's classic treatise on capitalism, currency, and the gift economy. This revised version traces the history of money, from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, and includes new material on cryptocurrencies and emerging research that has come out since the book's original publication. Charles Eisenstein shows how capitalism contributes to alienation, competition, and scarcity; destroys community; and necessitates endless growth at the cost of social and environmental devastation. Today, these trends have reached their extreme--and their collapse presents a golden opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being. Eisenstein describes the deeper narratives beneath our economic system, and how we can reimagine it to align with a new story. Applying a broadly integrated synthesis of theory, policy, and practice, he explores avant-garde concepts of the New Economics, including negative-interest currencies, local economies, gift economics, cryptocurrencies, and the restoration of the commons. Tapping into a rich lineage of conventional and unconventional economic thought, Eisenstein presents a vision that is original yet commonsense, radical yet gentle, and increasingly relevant as the crises of our civilization deepen.

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Green Swans

Charles Eisenstein, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2013. 6. Eisenstein, The More Beautiful ... Jacopo Prisco, “Illusion of Control: The World Is Full of Buttons That Don't Work ...

Author: John Elkington

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1732439133

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Even leading capitalists admit that capitalism is broken. Green Swans is a manifesto for system change designed to serve people, planet, and prosperity. In his twentieth book, John Elkington—dubbed the “Godfather of Sustainability”—explores new forms of capitalism fit for the twenty-first century. If Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s “Black Swans” are problems that can take us exponentially toward breakdown, then “Green Swans” are solutions that take us exponentially toward breakthrough. The success—and survival—of humanity now depends on how we rein in the first and accelerate the second. Green Swans draws on Elkington’s firsthand experience in some of the world’s best-known boardrooms and C-suites. Using case studies, real-world examples, and profiles on emergent technologies, Elkington shows how the weirdest “Ugly Ducklings” of today’s world may turn into tomorrow’s world-saving Green Swans. This book is a must-read for business leaders in corporations great and small who want to help their businesses survive the coming shift in global priorities over the next decade and expand their horizons from responsibility, through resilience, and onto regeneration.

Teaching in a World of Violent Extremism

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible. Berkeley: North Atlantic, 2013. Green, Arthur, et al. World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest. New York: Crossroad, 1986–present.

Author: Eleazar S. Fernandez

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532698038

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Violent extremism is not new, but we have witnessed its rise to the point that it has become a defining issue of our time. We cannot brush it aside any longer: it characterizes who we are as a people and as a global society. Why is violent extremism rising? What are its drivers and triggers? These questions must be asked and answered first, and Teaching in a World of Violent Extremism takes up the questions and the answers. In an effort to end violent extremism, the next questions that must be pursued are these: How shall we prevent and undo extremism, especially the militant and violent kind? In this world of violent extremism, what curriculum designs, educational programs, and pedagogies shall we employ to develop competent citizens, civic leaders, and pastors, as well as resilient communities?

The Future of Coaching

Eisenstein C (2013) The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible. Chapter 1. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books. http://charleseisenstein.net/project/the-more-beautifulworld-our-hearts-know-is-possible/ (accessed 23 May 2016).

Author: Hetty Einzig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317552776

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

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We live in a world that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, in which our work and lives are constantly disrupted and changing. But coaches and leaders are still trained to operate within stable models with a uni-focus on performance. Coaches are starting to question the remit of ‘raising performance’ within existing systems, many of which are outdated, dysfunctional and even toxic. The role of the coach today must evolve to become fit for purpose in challenging times and coaching must re-articulate its values, as the essential compass for navigating turbulent waters. In The Future of Coaching, Hetty Einzig examines the role of coaching and leadership in the twenty-first century, and sets out a compelling vision for its future. Drawing on experience gained over twenty-five years of coaching leaders in the corporate and public sectors, in the UK and globally, she challenges the tenet of coaching neutrality. Rather than simply following the client agenda, she encourages coaches to see themselves as partners in courageous leadership and to work towards building an ethical, holistic and networked coaching approach to help create businesses that serve society and our globalised world. The book asks essential questions of coaches working today: how can leaders and coaches become ‘positive deviants’ and transform the rules of the game within cultures where denial and group-think are rife? How can coaches work with the anxious and depressed, embracing the dark as well as the light? Are coaches prepared for the rise of Millennials, women leaders and those over sixty (the Third Acters)? Einzig challenges the model of the Strong Leader in favour of Respons-able leadership based on authentic strength, distributed power and responsive thinking. And she shows how this vision of a transformed workplace is essential for the transformations society must undertake to reclaim a positive future. This thought provoking collection of essays, designed to be read in any order, is enlightening and inspiring reading for coaches in practice and in training, HR and L&D professionals and for leaders everywhere.

The Healing Organization

THE MORE BEAUTIFUL WORLD OUR HEARTS KNOW IS POSSIBLE Charles Eisenstein, author of The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, talks about how people try to start change movements by creating a big wave.

Author: Raj Sisodia

Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership

ISBN: 0814439829

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 739

The image of modern corporations has been shaped by a focus on profits over people and the environment, but this approach to capitalism is no longer viable. We are at an inflection point where business must take the lead in healing the crises of our time. The Healing Organization shows how corporations can become healing forces. Conscious Capitalism pioneer Raj Sisodia and organizational innovation expert Michael J. Gelb were inspired to write The Healing Organization because of the epidemic of unnecessary suffering connected with business, including the destruction of the environment; increasing numbers living paycheck-to-paycheck and barely surviving (despite working full-time or even multiple jobs); rising rates of depression and stress leading to chronic health problems; and because the enmity and dividedness between those who champion unfettered capitalism and those who advocate socialism is exacerbating rather than solving our problems. Based on extensive in-depth interviews and inspiring case studies, the authors show how companies such as Shake Shack, Hyatt, KIND Healthy Snacks, Eileen Fisher, H-E-B, FIFCO, Jaipur Rugs and DTE Energy are healing their employees, customers, communities and other stakeholders. They represent a diverse sampling of industries and geographies, but they all have significant elements in common, besides being profitable enterprises: Their employees love coming to work. They have passionately loyal customers. They make a significant positive difference to the communities they serve. They preserve and restore the ecosystems in which they operate. In a world that urgently needs healing on many levels, this is a movement whose time has come,. This book shows how it can be done, how it is being done, and how you can begin to do it too.

Dark Gold

Contemplate Chapter 3, “Interbeing,” from Charles Eisenstein's book The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (which may be read in book form or at www.charleseisenstein.net/books/the-more-beautiful- world- ourhearts- know- ...

Author: Carolyn Baker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532037643

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 230

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Dark Gold: The Human Shadow and the Global Crisis endeavors to educate, challenge, and most importantly, inspire the reader to engage with the personal and collective shadow as a necessary first step in both individual and planetary healing. It emphasizes and elaborates on the abundant emotional and spiritual treasures that invariably issue from shadow exploration and transformation. Dark Gold challenges us to become courageous enough to be accountable and compassionate enough to love ourselves and the Earth community fiercely, even when we feel it will make no difference.

Animal Wisdom

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Author: Linda Bender

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947868

Category: Pets

Page: 200

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How is it that pets are able to travel thousands of miles through unknown territory to reunite with their beloved humans? How can dogs detect cancer with up to a 98 percent accuracy rate, and foresee epileptic or diabetic seizures in their owners? How do animals seem to know an earthquake is coming long before the world's best seismologists? In Animal Wisdom, veterinarian and animal advocate Linda Bender offers a wealth of amazing stories and research-based evidence indicating animals have deeply perceptive—even extrasensory—abilities. She shows us that animals are extremely perceptive, intuitive, and psychic and provides step-by-step practices for honing your natural ability to communicate with them, so that you too can learn to understand their urgent messages about peace, happiness, and the future of the planet. Animal Wisdom is for animal lovers and anyone who seeks a deeper, more spiritual connection to these beautiful creatures. From the table of contents: Foreword by Linda Tucker PART I: The Fabric of Creation Chapter 1: The Ecology of Paradise Chapter 2: How Can We Know What Animals Are Thinking and Feeling? PART II: What Animals Want Us to Know Chapter 3: You Are Loved Chapter 4: You Are Already Living in Paradise Chapter 5: You Don't Have to Figure Everything Out Chapter 6: Dying Isn't Bad PART III: The Connection of All Creatures Chapter 7: How to Connect Telepathically with Animals: A Practical Guide Chapter 8: The Animals Speak for Themselves Chapter 9: Heeding the Cries of the Nonhuman World Afterword by Andrew Harvey

The Soul Guide to a Magical Life

So the “Calling of the Times” is nothing less than to expand these glimpses of the more beautiful world our ... and being a force for the creation of heaven on earth — a New Earth, the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

Author: Dr. Pamela Moss

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457566559

Category: Self-Help

Page: 312

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What if the answers have been inside you, all along? This international bestseller inspires you to tap into your own inner guidance for the answers you seek, and empowers you to uncover your greatest Calling — the great work of your life — and get rid of your inner blocks to success. It guides you through a proven, step-by-step approach for making the profound difference YOU are here for. And it includes a treasure chest of practical tools for transformation! Whether you are already following your Calling, want to take it to the next level, or are just starting to wake up and want to make a difference, this book is for you. In it you’ll discover: • Who you really are (it’s not who you think!) • Quick tips to get clear answers from your inner guidance — and how to tell if it’s real. • Insightful exercises to uncover your greatest Calling and soul purpose. • Transformational tools to remove your blocks, using the power of your subconscious mind. • How your personal journey fits into the larger Calling of Our Time. • How you can change the world, by changing yourself! You are not alone. More and more of us are being called to our unique service and self-expression — to our own true place in the divine plan for this time of planetary change and evolution. Each of us is needed, because each of us carries a piece of the solution. No one else can do your greatest Calling. You are part of the web of light, and it’s time to light up your light! This book takes you on a soulful journey to recall who you really are and what you’re here to do, and to reclaim your spiritual gifts and innate abilities. Right now more and more people are hearing an inner call that cannot be ignored. This calling is an urgent reminder that we must get to work healing ourselves and the planet. All too often, though, we get distracted by material temptations and painful beliefs that create amnesia, fear, and self-doubt in us. This book will help you get back on track with your soul purpose.

Prosocial

In his book titled The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, Charles Eisenstein asks: “Is it too much to ask, to live in a world where our human gifts go toward the benefit of all? Where our daily activities contribute to ...

Author: Paul W.B. Atkins

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1684030269

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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A groundbreaking, comprehensive program for designing effective and socially equitable groups of all sizes—from businesses and social justice groups to global organizations. Whether you work in business or schools, volunteer in neighborhoods or church organizations, or are involved in social justice and activism, you understand the enormous power of groups to enact powerful and lasting change in the world. But how exactly do you design, build, and sustain effective groups? Based on the work of Nobel Prize winning economist Elinor Ostrom and grounded in contextual behavioral science, evolutionary science, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Prosocial presents a practical, step-by-step approach to help you energize and strengthen your business or organization. Using the Prosocial model, you’ll learn to design groups that are more harmonious, have better member or employee retention, have better relationships with other groups or business partners, and have more success and longevity. Most importantly, you’ll learn to target the characteristics that foster cooperation and collaboration—key ingredients for any effective group.

Shine

Ignite Your Inner Game to Lead Consciously at Work and in the World Carley Hauck ... —CHARLES EISENSTEIN, public speaker and author of The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible and Climate—A New Story We are at a pivotal ...

Author: Carley Hauck

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1683643232

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 852

A top conscious business consultant shares the essential inner skills you need to be a force for change—in your workplace and in the world. The way we do business is changing. Every day, we see new evidence that we’ve got to move away from the status quo that is burning out workers, enabling greed, and endangering our planet. Yet how do you develop the skills and practical tools to prioritize people, planet, and prosperity? “Everything starts with your inner game,” teaches conscious business consultant Carley Hauck. “In this book, I’ll share the most powerful methods I know for learning to fully embody your highest values, lead with compassion and generosity, and create soul-nourishing workplaces that become forces of good in the world.” With Shine: Ignite Your Inner Game to Lead Consciously at Work and in the World, Hauck distills the research-based methods and game-changing skills she’s brought to corporate settings such as LinkedIn, Pixar, Genentech, Clif Bar, and more. Here you’ll learn tools and practices for cultivating the six “inner game skills” for conscious leadership: • Self-Awareness—understand your strengths, blind spots, motivations, and behaviors, and how these impact others • Emotional Intelligence—learn how to navigate challenging feelings and develop the qualities of empathy and attunement • Resilience—how to adapt gracefully to the constant state of change in business and the world • Love—lead from the heart, create a caring and collaborative workplace, and build lasting connections based on shared passion and ideals • Well-Being—self-care techniques to prevent burnout in the workplace and promote sustainability for the planet • Authenticity—embracing the shadow sides of yourself and your workplace through vulnerability, forgiveness, and trust Leadership in a conscious workplace is not just about CEOs and executives—everyone has a role to play to create a healthier, more equitable, earth-friendly way of doing business. “I want to support you in cultivating a strong, brilliant inner game that will help you inspire greater collaboration, innovation, and belonging,” says Carley Hauck. “We need each other’s support for a collective response to today’s complexities. When we grow the qualities that allow us to shine from the inside out, we each contribute our light to the creation of a better world.”

I Remembered

A Gathering Of The Tribe By Author of The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible Charles Eisenstein “Once upon a time a great tribe of people lived in a world far away from ours. Whether far away in space, or in time, ...

Author: Travis 'Natural' Huntley

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504371844

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

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I Remembered is a book of poems and content inspired from the wisdom I gained from my unique experiences and from my intuition within. Growing up in America as a multiracial child, I have experienced discrimination from all sides of the spectrum. I am now thankful for those experiences I strategically chose in my life to now have a vision and potential solution to today’s most important issue. The intention of this book is to provide a sense of awareness that inspires the reader to love and accept thyself and others at a greater capacity. Although the media is persistently promoting fear, separation and division among the people. I chose to compile poems supporting love and having compassion for all life, no matter what class, gender, race or religion one may be. Regardless of what we may have been taught by our parents, culture, society, media, books and the movies watched. I Remembered is now surfacing to unite and remind humanity we are all equally divine and we all have a role to play in creating a way of life our children will thank us for later. I Remembered, reminds humanity the importance to be at peace within, the source of love is within, we are all one interconnected web of Consciousness some refer to as GOD. Creating a foundation for everyone to live on earth in harmony beyond illusions of separation. I invite you to say the following words and sign on the line below. I now declare from this moment forward, I make conscious choices to grow, to learn, to expand. I now choose to be compassionate and gentle with myself as I honor my connection to nature and I now choose to love all life Beyond conditions.

The Ascent of Humanity

to More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible so The More Beautiful World Sacred Economics Climate—A New Story Our Hearts Know Is Possible 978-1-58394–397-7 978-1-62317-248-0 978-1-58.394-724-1 - North Atlantic Books is an ...

Author: Charles Eisenstein

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583945377

Category: Philosophy

Page: 576

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Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this limited hardcover edition of Eisenstein's landmark book, he argues that our disconnection from one another and the natural world has mislaid the foundations of science, religion, money, technology, economics, medicine, and education as we know them. It has fired our near-pathological pursuit of technological Utopias even as we push ourselves and our planet to the brink of collapse. Fortunately, an Age of Reunion is emerging out of the birth pangs of an earth in crisis. Our journey of separation hasn't been a terrible mistake but an evolutionary process and an adventure in self-discovery. Even in our darkest hour, Eisenstein sees the possibility of a more beautiful world--not through the extension of millennia-old methods of management and control but by fundamentally reimagining ourselves and our systems. We must shift away from our Babelian efforts to build ever-higher towers to heaven and instead turn out attention to creating a new kind of civilization--one designed for beauty rather than height. Breathtaking in its scope and intelligence, The Ascent of Humanity is a landmark book showing what it truly means to be human. "A tour-de-force filled with astounding insight, wit, wisdom and heart." --Christopher Uhl, author of Developing Ecological Consciousness: Paths to a Sustainable Future "Quite marvelous, a hugely important work. This book is truly needed in this time of deepening crisis." --John Zerzan, author of Future Primitive and Elements of Refusal

Designing Regenerative Cultures

Charles Eisenstein recently provided a lucid exploration of many aspects of the emerging 'new story' we are beginning to tell about ourselves in The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible (2013). He contrasts the “story of ...

Author: Daniel Christian Wahl

Publisher: Triarchy Press

ISBN: 1909470791

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 132

This is a ‘Whole Earth Catalog’ for the 21st century: an impressive and wide-ranging analysis of what’s wrong with our societies, organizations, ideologies, worldviews and cultures – and how to put them right. The book covers the finance system, agriculture, design, ecology, economy, sustainability, organizations and society at large.

No Bad Parts

Charles Eisenstein, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2013). 2. Follow-up correspondence with Ethan by the author on June 26, 2020.

Author: Richard C. Schwartz

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 168364669X

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 818

Discover an empowering new way of understanding your multifaceted mind—and healing the many parts that make you who you are. Is there just one “you”? We’ve been taught to believe we have a single identity, and to feel fear or shame when we can’t control the inner voices that don’t match the ideal of who we think we should be. Yet Dr. Richard Schwartz’s research now challenges this “mono-mind” theory. “All of us are born with many sub-minds—or parts,” says Dr. Schwartz. “These parts are not imaginary or symbolic. They are individuals who exist as an internal family within us—and the key to health and happiness is to honor, understand, and love every part.” Dr. Schwartz’s Internal Family Systems (IFS) model has been transforming psychology for decades. With No Bad Parts, you’ll learn why IFS has been so effective in areas such as trauma recovery, addiction therapy, and depression treatment—and how this new understanding of consciousness has the potential to radically change our lives. Here you’ll explore: • The IFS revolution—how honoring and communicating with our parts changes our approach to mental wellness • Overturning the cultural, scientific, and spiritual assumptions that reinforce an outdated mono-mind model • The ego, the inner critic, the saboteur—making these often-maligned parts into powerful allies • Burdens—why our parts become distorted and stuck in childhood traumas and cultural beliefs • How IFS demonstrates human goodness by revealing that there are no bad parts • The Self—discover your wise, compassionate essence of goodness that is the source of healing and harmony • Exercises for mapping your parts, accessing the Self, working with a challenging protector, identifying each part’s triggers, and more IFS is a paradigm-changing model because it gives us a powerful approach for healing ourselves, our culture, and our planet. As Dr. Schwartz teaches, “Our parts can sometimes be disruptive or harmful, but once they’re unburdened, they return to their essential goodness. When we learn to love all our parts, we can learn to love all people—and that will contribute to healing the world.”

Spiritual Democracy

... the crucial issues of our time and inspiring radical action. The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible Charles. SACRED ACTIVISM SERIES Heart in Action me More Beautiful World Our Hearts Knowfl . IS Possible - "z.

Author: Steven B. Herrmann

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583948341

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

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Exploring what the author calls the "shaman-poets"—Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson—this book demonstrates how far ahead of their times these writers were in forecasting developments of our current time. It was Whitman who first wrote of "Spiritual Democracy" as a vision of transformation and global equality. Steven Herrmann delves deep into the visionary expressions of this idea of Spiritual Democracy—"the realization of the oneness of humanity with the universe and all its forces"—in these early American writers, showing the influence the groundbreaking work of the geologist and thinker Alexander Von Humboldt had on Whitman and others. Writing that every member of the global community regardless of color, gender, or sexual orientation can realize these freedoms, the author explores how one can tap into the vitalizing source of equalizing, vocational energy to bring a sense of purpose and peace. Although the book shines as a work of literary criticism, the author's insights as a Jungian psychotherapist take the reader ever deeper into the creative impulses of Whitman, Melville, Dickinson, and other poets in their crafting of the seminal notion of Spiritual Democracy. In addition, Herrmann offers practical methodologies for personal and global transformation in the section, "Ten Ways to Practice Spiritual Democracy." Table of Contents Visions of Spiritual Democracy - Introduction 1. Cosmos 2. Spiritual Democracy as a Science of God 3. From Humboldt to Jung 4. Jung on Spiritual Democracy 5. Healing the National Complex 6. Whitman's "New Bible": The Foundation of a Religious Vision 7. Walt Whitman's Global Vision 8. The Bi-Erotic as Transcendent Sexuality 9. Shamanism and Spiritual Democracy: A Post-Humboldtian Notion of the Cosmos 10. Whitman as a Preserver of the Psychic Integrity of the Community 11. Moby Dick: The Evolution of a New Myth for our Times 12. Herman Melville: The Quest for Yillah 13. Towards a Hypothesis of the Bi-erotic 14. Moby Dick and the Trickster 15. The Marriage of Sames: "A Bosom Friend" 16. Moby Dick: The Characters Behind the Names 17. The Fall of the Dictatorships as Portrayed in Moby Dick 18. Metamorphosis of the Gods 19. The Re-emergence of the Feminine 20. Afterward: A Bi-Erotic Model for The Way Forward a) Ten Ways to Practice Spiritual Democracy From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Anatomy of a Calling

In The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, Charles Eisenstein writes, “The derision of the cynic comes from a wound of crushed idealism and betrayed hopes. We received it on a cultural level when the Age of Aquarius ...

Author: Lissa Rankin

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623365759

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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We are all, every single one of us, heroes. We are all on what Joseph Campbell calls “a hero’s journey;” we are all on a mission to step into our true nature and fulfill the assignment our souls were sent to Earth to fulfill. Navigating the hero’s journey, Lissa Rankin, MD, argues, is one of the cornerstones of living a meaningful, authentic, healthy life. In clear, engaging prose, Lissa describes her entire spiritual journey for the first time--beginning with what she calls her “perfect storm” of events--and recounts the many transformative experiences that led to a profound awakening of her soul. Through her father’s death, her daughter’s birth, career victories and failures, and an ongoing struggle to identify as both a doctor and a healer, Lissa discovers a powerful self-awareness. As she shares her story, she encourages you to find out where you are on your own journey, offering inspiring guideposts and practices along the way. With compelling lessons on trusting intuition, surrendering to love, and learning to see adversity as an opportunity for soul growth, The Anatomy of a Calling invites you to make a powerful shift in consciousness and reach your highest destiny.