"Instead of giving our leaders a piece of our minds, maybe we should try giving them a mind of our peace instead" ~ Swami Beyondandanda
In these times of political polarization and economic distress, we are launching the Department of Heartland Security to promote health, coherence, sanity and wisdom in the body politic. Prior to our official launch on January 11, 2009
In the first such endorsement in the Heart domain, we are happy to present WiseUSA '08, a worldwide teleclass, meditation and ceremony to mobilize millions of people to "participate in subtle activism ... to call forth wise leadership in America.
According to the WiseUSA press release, "During the teleconferences and web-discussions, participants will learn about and apply 'subtle activism,' discuss what it means to live from a place of wisdom, and explore other ideas about what can be done to support the emergence of wisdom in American politics and daily life."
The program officially began on Wednesday, October 1st with a series of teleconferences and audio webcasts featuring spiritual teachers from around the world, and will culminate in a 13 day intensive program that runs from October 25th to November 6th. This interactive program will peak on November 2, 2008
Here is the proposed focus for the meditation:
We, the people, the ancestors of our great, great grandchildren call forth the deepest wisdom and highest compassion from the heart and soul of America
I am happy to say that I will be participating as well, leading a one-hour teleclass on Heartland Security on Monday, October 27th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. PCT. Other featured speakers include Marianne Williamson, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Alfredo Sfeir Younis, Dattatreya Siva Baba, David Spangler, Lynne Twist, Howard Martin, James O'Dea, Elizabeth Tobin, Arthur Collins, Joseph Giove, James Twyman, Corinne McLaughlin, Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian, Max Simon, and more. You can find out more by going here, or by contacting David Nicol -- firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-525-9516 / 510-299-5698, or Joseph Giove -- email@example.com, 925 215 4017.
Do we have the power to initiate a true political climate change? Well, perhaps if we all blow in the same direction at the same time, we can stir the winds of change. It couldn't hurt to try. Let's give 'em a mind of our peace!
Remember, we are the leaders we have been waiting for ... and we may very well be the answer to our own prayers!
Steve Bhaerman and the Heartland Matrix team.