Wisdom Blog

Holy Darkness: Raw and Real Part One

The Rotunda above the Edicule in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Israel.

Finding truth and what really resonates with me at this time of my great despair over the events that are transpiring in this country and around the world has taken me on a journey to read and watch mystical prophets of our time talk about evil, Holy Darkness, the Apocalypse, the rise of the Divine Feminine, sacred action and radical loving in the face of the destruction.

And I am finding a kind of validation in the mirror that they are holding up – and in my ability to look at and take in fully the faces of the apocalyptic times we are all walking through.

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If you want to Play BIG, Start Small

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

The summer of 1969 was quite a year historically. Not only did Neil Armstrong walk on the moon, and this very famous quote was recorded, but I was preparing to enter my freshman year of college.

bigjourney.smallstepA BIG deal.

Even though I wasn’t going far from home I was the first woman in many generations to go off to college.

You would have thought I was going to the moon.

 

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World Server Quick Start Guide Play BIG by Kim Carpenter, Social Good Mentor

Are you feeling the call to make a difference in the world? To Play BIG…

If you’re like most of us, “changing the world” can feel daunting, to say the least. First of all, we have to combat the voice of our inner critic who might say, “Who me? Who do I think I am?” Then, if we can get beyond our own inner sabotage, there’s the overwhelm factor.

There are so many organizations, non-profits, charities, and NGOs doing great things. How do we know where to put our energy and time? If funds are tight, how can we give from our passion, skills and creativity?

Play BIG World Server Quick Start Guide Here are some ideas to get you started thinking about where you’d like to be of service, whether that’s in your local community or abroad.

  1. Ask yourself what upsets you about the world. What breaks your heart that you want to see stopped in your lifetime? Use the fuel behind your heartbreak to do something and take a stand. What if YOU are the leader you’ve been waiting for?
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Play BIG Let Your Heart Sing Out Loud

Where is your voice –
your beautiful, beautiful voice –
singing the dream you were born for?

It seeps into your dreams at night. That bigger dream – a vision of what could be possible. Of what SHOULD be.

Is it a vision of people set free from their own inner constraints or from a societal issue?   Of lives fulfilled and joy unleashed in the world? Of a country responding to challenge with unsurpassed creativity? Of a planet and all its species flourishing?

Or is it a vision of a business that so serves its clients and customers that it thrives because of its enormous contribution?

Does it take the form of rebellion or revolution? Of people taking a stand to change an injustice? Or something more subtly powerful, like people being happy in the work they do?

It can be simple or awesome in its scope, but it captures your imagination and lights up your soul.

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Loving is a Choice

changeonebelief.coverThere was no place to run or hide. I had to stand there and take it. “You have ruined your children’s lives and they will never forgive you. How could you break up the family?”

These harsh words brought stinging tears to my eyes. The blood rushed out of my body and my knees felt weak. I stood frozen at the kitchen sink where I had been doing dishes, paralyzed by the intensity of the condemnation. In this moment I recognized the blaming and shaming voice was none other than my own! I felt myself leaning on the counter for support. Where had I learned to be so cruel?

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