Empowerement, Unity, Virtues

Good People of the World, Unite! Why Greed, Corruption, and Other Nasties are Winning

In the face of all the bad news we have been getting lately, let’s get this out there, again and again: good people are the rule, not the exception.  Which begs the question: why is the world so bad? I think it’s because good people are not organized and united. Strength in Unity Bad people… Read More Good People of the World, Unite! Why Greed, Corruption, and Other Nasties are Winning

Empowerement, Personal Development

We Have The Power: Lighting the Entire World, One Small Candle At a Time

I always get such a surge of messages when I write about the power I believe that good people have.  It’s interesting to note how many believe in the power of good, but not in their own power, although they are, themselves, good people. I mean, I highly doubt one of those super greedy CEOs… Read More We Have The Power: Lighting the Entire World, One Small Candle At a Time

Community, Community Building, Community Development, Empowerement

It’s Not Just About School Shootings: The Broader Picture, and What We Can Do

This week’s posts were written with the victims of school shootings in mind—from those who died to their families, including those who survived and will carry the trauma with them for a long time. I started off the week with a list of immediately actionable things that each one of us can do.  I then… Read More It’s Not Just About School Shootings: The Broader Picture, and What We Can Do

Community, Community Building, Community Development, Consumerism, Empowerement

More People, More Power: How Small Acts Can Contribute to a New World Order

The concept of progressive revelation (that God sends us Revelation in increasingly big doses through the different Manifestations of God) is based on the reality that humanity is maturing.  It is going through stages that are akin to one human’s development from infancy to childhood, onto adolescence and, finally, into adulthood. As a human being… Read More More People, More Power: How Small Acts Can Contribute to a New World Order

Community, Community Building, Community Development, Consumerism, Empowerement

Petitions and Boycotts: Why I Am Boycotting Nestlé Products

The transformation of the world from its current state to a place where every individual can participate actively in their personal material and spiritual development as well as contribute to the progress of humankind as a whole is going to need the upending of a lot of things—and I mean, a lot.  This means that… Read More Petitions and Boycotts: Why I Am Boycotting Nestlé Products

Empowerement

Luckier Than Fox Mulder: From Wanting to Believe to Believing

The now iconic poster that graced Fox Mulder’s basement office for all ten seasons has meant a lot of things to a lot of people in an array of different circumstances.  Back in August 2008, I shared some thoughts of what it meant within the narrow context of alien life.  As I reread that post,… Read More Luckier Than Fox Mulder: From Wanting to Believe to Believing

Community Building, Community Development, Empowerement

Not Breeding Passivity, or Who Would Have Thought that a Simple Dinner Could Turn into an Empowerment Festival?

Hospitality is probably as old as humanity itself. I can easily imagine cave people inviting each other over to share fresh mammoth meat around the warmth of a fire. Since those (very) simple times, hospitality has evolved into a complex concept that varies from culture to culture, but also from one socioeconomic background to another.… Read More Not Breeding Passivity, or Who Would Have Thought that a Simple Dinner Could Turn into an Empowerment Festival?

Empowerement, Gender Identity, Gender Studies

Missing the Point: What a Girl’s Anthem Should Not Sound Like

The title seems harsh, doesn’t it?  I know that this the post might get my inbox filled with emails from irate Beyoncé fans, but her song “Run the World (Girls)” still is, in my opinion, part of a series of popular girl’s anthems gone wrong. It doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate the song.  Quite… Read More Missing the Point: What a Girl’s Anthem Should Not Sound Like

Community Building, Community Development, Empowerement, Personal Development

Positive, Powerful, and Empowering: Standing Up for Compassionate Justice in the Face of Sexual Abuse

Sahar’s Blog’s editorial calendar is pretty clear: Wednesdays are dedicated to product reviews.  But once in awhile, things happen and plans change. One of these things is an amazingly powerful post Martha uploaded a little under a month ago.  In it, she discusses how she was affected after being sexually abused by a family friend… Read More Positive, Powerful, and Empowering: Standing Up for Compassionate Justice in the Face of Sexual Abuse

Celebrity Culture, Community, Community Building, Empowerement, Personal Development

Respecting Human Dignity While Working to Eliminate Rape

“Till It Happens To You” is Lady Gaga’s powerful new song which she co-wrote for use in the documentary on campus rape in the United States called “The Hunting Ground.” The numbers make it clear that drastic action is needed to raise the kind of men who would never degrade themselves to subjecting someone to… Read More Respecting Human Dignity While Working to Eliminate Rape