The Levey’s posts

“Instead of an intellectual search, there was suddenly a very deep gut feeling that something was different. It occurred when looking at Earth and seeing this blue-and-white planet floating there, and knowing it was orbiting the Sun, seeing that Sun, seeing it set in the background of the very deep black and velvety cosmos, seeing – rather, knowing for sure – that there was a purposefulness of flow, of energy, of time, of space in the cosmos – that it was beyond man’s rational ability to understand, that suddenly there was a non-rational way of understanding that had been beyond my previous experience. There seems to be more to the universe than random, chaotic, purposeless movement of a collection of molecular particles. On the return trip home, gazing through 240,000 miles of space toward the stars and the planet from which I had come, I suddenly experienced the universe as intelligent, loving, harmonious.”
- Edgar D. Mitchell, astronaut and sixth person to walk on the moon, a colleague of ours, and co-founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Note – This week Edgar, scientists, former military personnel, and five former Congress representatives are involved in a fascinating and paradigm stretching hearing taking place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. exploring the topic of “disclosure” regarding a broad spectrum of space, intelligence, and ET issues. This Citizen’s Hearing on Disclosure is streaming live. Here’s the link for more information:

http://www.citizenhearing.org/webcast_english.html

Press release: http://www.citizenhearing.org/press_release.html

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark.

The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

- Plato

Up-coming Public Teachings with Joel and Michelle Levey

May 16-18, 2013

Join Joel and Michelle Levey speaking as “thought leaders” for the 2013 International Summit Conference on Compassionate Organizations
at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky

In conjunction with the Dalai Lama’s visit to Louisville May 18-19

Info

“What you are, the world is.

And without your transformation,

there can be no transformation of the world.”

–J. Krishnamurti

The Kama Sutra of Kindness

It’s easy to love
through a cold spring
when the poles
of the willows
turn green
pollen falls like
a yellow curtain
and the scent of
Paper Whites
clots
the air
but to love for a lifetime
takes talent
you have to mix yourself
with the strange
beauty of someone
else
wake each morning
for 72,000
mornings in
a row so
breathed and
bound and
tangled
that you can hardly
sort out
your arms
and
legs
you have to
find forgiveness
in everything
even ink stains
and broken
cups
you have to be willing to move through
life
together
the way the long
grasses move
in a field
when you careen
blindly toward
the other
side
there’s never going to be anything
straight or predictable
about your path
except the
flattening
and the springing
back
you just go on walking for years
hand in hand
waist deep in the weeds
bent slightly forward
like two question
marks
and all the while it
burns
my dear
it burns beautifully above
you
and goes on
burning
like a relentless
sun

- Mary Mackey

Live today as though the work you do on the inside is truly connected to and dedicated to every living being. As you “turn on” a moment of mindful presence in your own mind, affirm that this blesses, affirms, and activates that potential within the minds of everyone. As you open your heart to a deeper listening, tolerance, or compassion for yourself or for others, sense how this transformation within yourself is part of a larger transformation taking place in your world.

“If we can change ourselves, we can change the world. We are not the victims of the world we see, we are the victims of the way we see the world. This is the essence of Compassionate listening: seeing the person next to you as a part of yourself.

We need to discern the internal conditions which create war: the belief that we have nothing in common with the next person, the next group, or nation. As the Compassionate Listening Project has pointed out, when you approach a moment without judgement and can connect with the sacredness of the agency of each soul, we can transform the moment we can transform war into peace.

It is not too late to create a new world. Through Compassionate Listening we can create moments where we can evolve.”

– Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich

How would you live today if you were to bring compassionate listening alive in your life, work, and relationships?

Leveys’ Links to Explore:

Programs for Leaders and Organizations

Meditation and Medicine Links and Resources

Meditation, Mind-Fitness & Contemplative Science

Books, Video, and Recordings

Hawaii Sanctuary & Learning Center

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May 16-18, 2013

Join Joel and Michelle Levey speaking as “thought leaders” for the 2013 International Summit Conference on Compassionate Organizations
at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky

In conjunction with the Dalai Lama’s visit to Louisville May 18-19

Info

May 31-June 15
Teachings for business leaders and public programs in Taiwan

June 21, 2013

Mindful Leadership: Keys to Resilience and Wisdom at Work
At the In2In Thinking Network gathering of thought leaders
Los Angeles, CA

August 17-22, 2013
Sacred Portals: Meditation, Nature, and Community
Summer Residential Program with Michelle and Joel

at Indralaya on Orcas Island
Info and Registration: http://www.indralaya.com/programs/sacred-portals-meditation-nature-community/

Read recent article highlighting our corporate work in the Corporate Knights (9/17/2012) a quarterly insert in the Globe and Mail and Washington Post.

http://www.corporateknights.com/article/workplace-environment

Listen to Interview with Joel Levey speaking about The Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest

About Suzanne

Suzanne Lewis, editor and manager Wholisticbodymind.com since 2000. Suzanne is a Planetary Peacekeeper, an Agent for Conscious Evolution, a Spiritual Healer, a Mother, a multi - faceted artist (beads, gems to trade beads; guords star seed art; published author and Lover of Life for the sake of All our Relations.
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