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February 2017
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Calling All Evolutionary Leaders in Service to Conscious Evolution!

Together, we can accelerate the evolution of human consciousness and co-create the future. 
Are we ready to step into our power and take an Evolutionary Leap?


Cool Block Program Tackles Climate Change

Empowerment Institute Implements Cool City Challenge

"The Cool Block: A Deeper Dive"
Take a deeper dive into the Cool Block program, where neighbors gather block by block working to reduce carbon, conserve water, become disaster resilient, increase livability on their block, and empower others!

The Empowerment Institute, founded in 1981 by David Gershon and Gail Straub, received funding for the second phase of the innovative Cool Block pilot program of the Cool City Challenge with plans to begin scaling up the program in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Palo Alto later this year. The January 30th Christian Science Monitor describes the program HERE, and you can watch a wonderful video showing the Cool Block program in action HERE.  

Updates from The Source of Synergy Foundation

Are you alarmed about the kind of world our children will grow up in? They are too! 

Source of Synergy Foundation (SOSF) Board Member Rick Ulfik, founder of We, The World, has partnered with film maker Carole Hart and writer/producer Eric Davis to create a campaign called An Urgent Message From Your Children, a public service video series featuring children speaking to adults. If you or your friends have environmentally concerned children who are 12 years old or younger in your life, here is an opportunity for them to express their fears, concerns and hopes for the future. At you'll see 20 inspiring kids speaking in their own words, and learn how the children in your life can create and upload their own videos to add their voice for a Livable Future. Let's spark a global children's movement that gets attention and helps to create major change!

Denise Scotto, Esq., also on the Board of SOSF, is the Chair of the International Day of Yoga Committee at the United  Nations. The Committee hosted a program on Yoga's Impact on Poverty Eradication, Sustainable Living and Social Inclusion at the U.N. as a side event during the 55th Session of the United Nations Commission on Social Development. The adoption of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution marks 21 June as the International Day of Yoga, with Member States recognizing the significance of yoga upon global health from a holistic perspective and the well-being of the integral being.  

Hymn for Standing Rock



In response to the continued construction of the DAPL pipeline, and the ongoing challenges that our Native Sisters and Brothers are facing in North Dakota, fellow Evolutionary Leaders Panos Anastasakis (Link Media) and Kristin Hoffman have just released a new music video for Kristin's recent song "Hymn for Standing Rock."  It is their hope that this video and song can be used as a powerful vehicle for awareness, connectivity, and healing support...serving as a catalyst to spark the unique skills and voices of others around this issue.

Special gratitude to documentary filmmaker Shannon Kring, whose upcoming film, “End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock,” inspired the birth of “Hymn for Standing Rock.” Shannon gifted her beautiful and profound footage to create this new music video.  

If you feel called...please share this video with your communities. You can even print out the lyrics and sing together at your next gathering. The combination of soul stirring music and media is a tool for positive action...and  to create a big wave that will touch the hearts of millions.  

Lyrics and Free/Donation Song Download Here!

Let us use our strengths and connections to create even greater waves of change together. 

Non-Duality and the Mystery of Consciousness

Peter Russell Video

What is non-duality? What do we mean by consciousness? Does it really exist? What is reality? Is there any thing "out there"? Why don't we see consciousness in the material world? What do we mean by "I"? Why is any of this important?

From the deep pools of Eastern wisdom, to the fast-paced rapids of the West, Peter Russell has mastered many fields, and synthesized them with consummate artistry. Weaving his unique blend of scientific rationale, global vision, and intuitive wisdom, Peter brings a sharp, critical mind to the challenge of self-awakening. The next great frontier of human exploration, he shows, is not outer space, but inner space — the development of the human mind. In this video, he addresses the 2016 Science & Nonduality Conference. The annual SAND gathering is a celebration of the core truth of existence – that in our distinct and individualistic arisings and turnings, we are truly not limited, bound, or separate.

Beyond Fear and Rage

New E-Book from Ervin Laszlo

Beyond Fear and Rage is a manifesto, edited by Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Director of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research and President of the Club of Budapest, that offers "new light from the frontiers of science and Spirituality."

Fellow Evolutionary Leaders among the authors included are Jude Currivan, Jean Houston and Gary Zukav. In his Preface, Dr. Laszlo states, "The Messages conveyed in this Manifesto are by leading exponents of the new paradigm at the cutting edge of contemporary science and lived spirituality. [...] They are explorations and examples of the thinking we need to [...] find the solution for ourselves."

Meditation Video

By Pedram Shojai, the Urban Monk

Want a technique to move from stress into a centered, connected space at any time? 

Taoist abbot Pedram Shojai, from a Kung Fu lineage, demonstrates to Nick Polizzi of The Sacred Science an ancient Buddhist practice called Four Count Breathing.
Pedram teaches that we humans are always just a few intentional breaths away from being connected with the source of all life – no matter what circumstances we face. This personal tool will show you how to get there.

From Chaos to Coherence

4-Day Retreat with Howard Martin and Gregg Braden


From Chaos to Coherence: 
The Power To Thrive In Life's Extremes 
June 8-11, 2017 
This unique program is an opportunity to join scientist and best-selling author Gregg Braden, and Executive Vice President of The Institute of HeartMath Inc., Howard Martin, at Big Sky Resort in Montana, gateway to Yellowstone National Park. 

The heart-based journey will address big shifts current world events as well as in our personal lives, and how to make those shifts in a healthy way. Howard and Gregg will address resilience on a personal, social and community level, leading you through some of the most recent discoveries merging science and spirituality in the alchemy of the human heart.

Information and registration HERE.

Transpartisan Review Launches


John Steiner has been hard at work encouraging a transpartisan climate in which to discuss political issues in a dialogue that transcends the typical oppositional rhetoric. This winter marked the launch of The Transpartisan Review, a digital journal of politics, society, and culture, exploring the apparent disintegration of the traditional political, social and cultural order from a transpartisan point of view. 

Read the first issue for free HERE.

Video Message from Anita Moorjani

Anita Moorjani asks: Are you mistaking your anger for activism?

Published on February 15, 2017 on Facebook  

"We’re like cells in a human body. And if we all fight each other this way, we’re like a cancer on the planet that’s metastasizing and getting bigger. We have to work together. But the best way to do that is to heal ourselves as individuals, each and every one of us. And how do we do that? By finding our own joy, by finding our own love, by finding our own passion and inspiration."

What Is Dreaming? What Is Sleep? What Is Astral Experience?

By Jeff Vander Clute

Published on January 8, 2017 at

Beliefs, premises, suppositions, laws, postulates, and hypotheses in any combination give rise to "astral timezones" that become realms for Consciousness to experience the consequences of these.

Unification across astral timezones implies unification of the ground of these beliefs, premises, suppositions, laws, postulates, and hypotheses – i.e. You.

The "Astral Bridge" [a spectrum of awareness typically accessed in sleep] enables the traversal of astral timezones, and dreaming is a common means for doing so, although it is usually unfocused. Lucid dreaming is a more-focused method of exploring other astral timezones, and the Monroe Technique is one form of controlled lucid exploration. Long-time meditation practitioners also gain access to other astral timezones by virtue of the deepening that occurs naturally, from ordinary psychological awareness to near-in regions of awareness on the other side of the "Holographic Boundary" [the boundary in Consciousness between the physically and psychologically experienced universe and deeper awareness (viz. Map of OMNEITY)].

The purpose of "astral travel" and experience is threefold:
  1. To maintain openness and permeability to Being amidst the myriad constrictive tendencies of physical-universe identifications.
  2. To receive instructions from Being (whether regarded as one's individuated soul or the Oversoul) in the form of information and Light. These instructions need not be understood by the one apparently dreaming; however, the results flower, unfold, and are known in time.
  3. To heal from the divisions experienced in the temporary state of being. This healing process consists of antidotes that may look anything but (e.g. nightmares), and yet the counterbalancing of imagined scenarios restores wholeness when simply allowed to be.
Allowing the unknown medicine to work is the great benefit of non-directed dreaming.

When healing from the divisions experienced in the temporary state of being is complete, the experience of dreaming during sleep is largely complete. When unification of the ground of beliefs, premises, suppositions, laws, postulates, and hypotheses is complete, the experience of sleep is largely complete.

The here and now is itself an astral timezone. Be healed, be unified, be at home in the here and now – the space of your being, the space of Being Itself, and the Great Expression of Creative Mind, in which thoughts give rise to entire realities of time and to the experience of worlds.

Jeff Vander Clute is a co-founder of Sourcing The Way and a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle.

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