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Order of the Sacred Earth

Order of the Sacred Earth

“The planet doesn’t need another church or religion. What it needs is a new Order… a sacred community and movement” – an Order of the Sacred Earth. This “deeply spiritual movement, free of religious institutions and grounded in the wisdom traditions of both East and West, in leading-edge science and indigenous tradition……

The Crucible

The Crucible

Future performance dates tor Arthur Miller’s The Crucible are October 19th, 20th, 21st at 7:00 p.m. There are two matinée performances on October 22nd at 2:00 p.m. All performances are at the Shasta College Theatre. Dark desires and hidden agendas fuel extreme behaviorsin  this heart-pounding play, The Crucible, this October at…

Economics of Happiness Conference

Local Futures and David Korten’s Living Economies Forum are presenting the Economics of Happiness Conference on October 27–29, 2017 at the scenic, waterfront Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA “to discuss, discover and devise better systems for now and the future.” Click here for a list of speakers or to register (early bird until Oct. 20th.) The conference […]

Infectious Rhythms

Infectious Rhythms

= North State Symphony is presenting their second Masterworks Concert on November 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cascade Theatre, Redding, CA. The November concert is a rhythmic frenzy that starts with images of a Roman carnival and then features violinist Chloé Trevor on a new concerto by Redding’s…

Native Plant Sale

Native Plant Sale

The Shasta County chapter of the California Native Plant Society is having their annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shasta College Greenhouses, 11555 Old Oregon Trail Redding, CA. Click here for a list of plants that are native to Redding…

Global Oneness Day

Global Oneness Day

Global Oneness Day 2017: Oneness – Living into the Unity of all Life is scheduled for October 24, 2017 starting at 8:15 a.m. until 8:45 p.m. Pacific time. Click here for a list of speakers and the schedule. The global oneness movement is growing “as more and more people are…

California Values Act

California Values Act

The ACLU of Northern California announced that on October 5, 2017 Gov. Jerry Brown signed the California Values Act (SB 54) and, with the stroke of a pen, California took a bold step to protect the rights, dignity, and wellbeing of our immigrant communities by becoming a sanctuary state. SB…

Sacred Activism and Self-Care as Catalysts for Positive Change

Sacred Activism and Self-Care as Catalysts for Positive Change

Transition United States is offering a free teleseminar Sacred Activism and Self-Care as Catalysts for Positive Change on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Pacific Time. Transition for many people has been primarily a platform for shifting out of the fossil fuel economy. Even though more people are now…

Nocturnes: Nightfall Illuminated

Nocturnes: Nightfall Illuminated

Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival is presenting Nocturnes: Nightfall Illuminated on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding, CA. This concert will trace the history of night music from the elegant and lyrical works of Frederic Chopin and Nikolai Medtner; to exotic impressionist visions…

Time for Action on Gun Control

Time for Action on Gun Control

From the Peace Alliance Board and National Leadership Council: Time for Action on Gun Control – Call Congress “Friends, our hearts are so broken right now, as I am sure so many of yours are at the horror of the last 24 hours. Sometimes with pain, there is also anger, even…

Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox

Today is officially the beginning of fall. The autumn equinox in the northern hemisphere will be at 1:02 PM on Friday, September 22, 2017.…

Redding Bridges to Housing

Redding Bridges to Housing

Redding Bridges to Housing has helped 30 people living on the street in Redding find housing since they started in October 2016.…

Nature Photography Workshop

Nature Photography Workshop

Terry Nathan is leading a two-day nature photography Workshop From Concept to Portfolio: Telling a Story, on September 15 and 16, 2017  at Lassen Volcanic National Park (Bumpass Hell to Kings Creek Picnic Area.) They will be using the Park’s stunning landscape and diversity of ecosystems to improve skills in making photographs. By…

I Love Redding

I Love Redding

Most Redding CA residents love it here and are inclined to emphasize the positive things they now enjoy and that originally attracted them to this place – the beautiful Sacramento River; nearby lakes; access to outdoor recreation; normally clean air; lack of auto traffic congestion; a small community; friendly people…

Countermeasures

Countermeasures

The right-wing Patriot Prayer Freedom Rally that was planned for Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Crissy Field in San Francisco was cancelled. The No to Marxism in America rally scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 in Berkeley was also cancelled, due to an incomplete application. Meanwhile, counter-protestors have been gathering…

Spiritual Activism Training: Beyond Resistance

Spiritual Activism Training: Beyond Resistance

The Network of Spiritual Progressives (NSP) has announced that they are again offering their next Spiritual Activism Training: Beyond Resistance – Strategies in the Age of Trump, beginning Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 4 p.m. and ending on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The training will be conducted on Zoom, a video…

Inspiring Positive Social Change

Inspiring Positive Social Change

There is an exciting merging of spirituality, neuroscience and peace-building with innovative solutions expanding across the globe. Inspiring Positive Social Change is taking place online from July 11-September 5, 2017 and “it will feature passionate and inspiring leaders in the important fields of spirituality, neuroscience, peace-building, compassion and peace education. They’ll provide…

Redding Cultural District Wins California Cultural District in State’s NEW Pilot Program

Redding Cultural District Wins California Cultural District in State’s NEW Pilot Program

Great news! Shasta County Arts Council just announced that Redding Cultural District is one of 14 districts selected throughout the state for a five-year California Cultural Districts pilot program. The announcement was made July 10, 2017 in Sacramento with Shasta County Arts Council Executive Director Debra Lucero in attendance. “We are…

Is Resistance Politics Sustainable?

Is Resistance Politics Sustainable?

Progressive voters who are very unhappy with Donald Trump’s executive orders, cabinets appointments, policies, proposed budget and behavior have loosely organized in resistance for marches, calls and letter writing campaigns to elected officials. But are these resistance efforts sustainable and effective in changing the current conservative direction our nation is…

Truthout

Truthout

“Truthout is a non-profit, subscriber-supported news website devoted to the principles of equality, democracy, human rights, accountability and social justice. We believe ardently in the power of free speech, and understand that democratic journalism can make the world a better place for all of us. As an organization, Truthout works…

Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture

For several reasons, we are supporters of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s) in Shasta County. We have a partial share at Oliview Farm in Anderson where we get organic, fresh, seasonal vegetables, eggs, herbs and olive oil delivered weekly to our home in Redding. Oliview CSA is in their fourth year. They are…

The Journey Into Hope

The Journey Into Hope

Today is day 17 in Oprah and Deepak’s free 21 day meditation Hope in Uncertain Times – How Hope Goes Viral. We become personal agents of change and even “affect those around us with whom we don’t have direct contact through the connection of our shared collective consciousness. When we learn…

High-Functioning Sociopath

The United States and the world is experiencing a new, alarming, dangerous and destructive reality since January 20, 2017.

Resisting The Trump Agenda

Resisting The Trump Agenda

Pat Waak, DMin. is conducting an online conference Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting The Trump Agenda on Saturday, February 11, 2017 (originally scheduled for Feb. 4th) at 8 a.m. PST. Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen. Find effective entry points into today’s politics and let your voice…

Moral Reframing for Conservative/Liberal Conversations

Moral Reframing for Conservative/Liberal Conversations

Empathy and respect. That is what will result in better conversations between conservatives and liberals according to 2015 research by Robb Willer, sociologist at Stanford University and Matthew Feinberg, Assistant Professor of organizational behavior at the University of Toronto, co-authors of How to Make Effective Political Arguments. “Research suggests such moral rhetoric…

Launch Campaigns, Not Non-Profits

Launch Campaigns, Not Non-Profits

OMG, we have not even had the Presidential inauguration yet, and I am already suffering from extreme media over-exposure fatigue from the President-elect with his disregard for facts, lack of respect for intelligence and decorum, the continuing insult responses to criticism, nepotism, lack of transparency, dangerous foreign policy by 140…

Spiritual Wisdom

Spiritual Wisdom

Everyone thinks their opinions are correct, but obviously this cannot be the case, so we should strive to be generous and try to understand the reasons for other’s beliefs. Is their/our certainty based on personal experience or have they/we just uncritically bought into someone else’s worldview? Are these values mutually…

#Be The Balm

This past year, we’ve seen political leaders use fear and anger to divide communities and undermine our shared values, both of people of faith and those who do not claim any faith community. Shared values are not beliefs, dogmas, doctrines, theology, traditions, customs or religious practices. I believe almost all of us share basic human […]

Future For Good

Future For Good

“How will we mobilize eight, nine, ten billion people into a new force for life? How will we change our minds to change our collective economic, political, and interpersonal fortunes? How will we reweave delicate biological relationships in ecosystems battered by ever-increasing temperatures? How will we see what we can…

Sense of Community

Sense of Community

This past weekend we “experienced true community” in two unexpected places. We attended a plein air painting gathering in Shelter Cove, CA, where we were warmly welcomed by the tight-knit community hosting the event. Then we visited with the sisters of the sublimely peaceful community at Redwood Monastery, where Thomas Merton…

Global Citizens

Can Tweets save the world? Did you know that there is an organization whose aim is to end extreme poverty by 2030? Over the last five years, millions of Global Citizens around the world have taken over six million actions to solve the world’s biggest challenges. That’s six million emails, tweets, petition signatures and phone calls […]

Contemplative Action

Contemplative Action

Are contemplating and action mutually exclusive or part of a “New Wave Emergence?” Holly Roach in Huffington Post’s Patheos Emerging Voices writes about a spirituality grounded in both action and contemplation. She interviews therapist Teresa Pasquale who talks about the “dynamism between inner and outer life forms” – beyond duality.…

Creation Spirituality

Creation Spirituality

Honoring all of creation as Original Blessing, Creation Spirituality integrates the wisdom of Eastern and Western spirituality and global indigenous cultures, with the emerging scientific understanding of the universe, and the passion of creativity. It is both a tradition and a movement, celebrated by mystics and agents of social change from every…

Redding Kindness Watch

Much attention has recently been given to crime in Redding, CA with Redding Merchants’ ReddingCrimeWatch.com; Redding Police Department’s nixle.com alerts; the Shasta County’s Most Wanted; City Council candidate Dacquisto’s “Let’s Take Back our City” tag line; Redding’s police chief Robert Paoletti’s July Town Hall meeting that drew hundreds of concerned citizens;…