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Richard at Long point
Richard at Long point
Richard at Long point
Poetry with Purpose – Fact or Fiction

Poetry with Purpose – Fact or Fiction

Before we can enter into a knowledgeable balanced discussion on how to improve our world, we have to take a step back and acknowledge and limit the effects of our biases. The key is to know ourselves and develop our intrapersonal intelligence.

Creating Future Memories

Creating Future Memories

One of my favourite changemakers is Dr. Joe Dispenza because his life’s purpose is to empower people to use their innate energies to heal themselves. He proposes that when the body can create an illness, it can also heal it. His results and testimonials are astounding and very encouraging. People who use his information or attend his workshops all over the world frequently heal themselves of the most frightening illnesses.

Poetry With Purpose – Celebrating the Comox Valley

Poetry With Purpose – Celebrating the Comox Valley

Those of us who have called the Sound home have come to enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest, the majesty of the mountains that are just a few kilometers away, and of course the ever-present sea. Some of us find spiritual sanctuary here believing it is a vortex of creative thought and spiritual growth. The Sound is home to the arts: drama, music, fine arts, crafts, as well as published writers on both Denman Island and Vancouver Island. Baynes Sound has been the perfect place for me to spend my retirement. I live here in harmony with my Self, ever mindful of and grateful for the healing power of nature.

Poetry with Purpose – Intelligence and Wisdom

Poetry with Purpose – Intelligence and Wisdom

In order for mankind to survive these trying years ahead, we need to first have intrapersonal skills which basically means we have to understand ourselves and why we think the way we think and do the things we do

Be the Change

Be the Change

After reading TideChange columnist Mike Bell’s excellent article on climate change and its impact on our present and future world, I feel encouraged to continue spreading my message, namely for people to create empowering visions for themselves and our planet. At the same time, I would like to point out that change is not possible unless we humans create a clear blueprint of what we want to see happening in our lives or on the planet.

New Systems Thinking  For a Radically Changing World

New Systems Thinking For a Radically Changing World

Since the Industrial Revolution in the late 1700s many of our large corporations have taken over from Earth the process of evolution. Some scientists call this new era the Anthropocene . But today many corporations are still attached to the mission statement created by Milton Friedman: “The purpose of corporations is to maximize share-holder profits”.

Creating Future Memories

Creating Future Memories

Meditation allows us to relax inside. It puts us into a state of calmness where we acknowledge the appearing thoughts but do not dwell on them. Once we are in a suggestible state, we can use our visualization skills to create images of what it would feel like to have vibrant health, better finances, more loving relationships, and so on.

Poetry with Purpose – Why We Need Poets

Poetry with Purpose – Why We Need Poets

Poetry is not about form; it is about the message. For the poet it is sitting still with our eyes closed and waiting for our soul to activate our mind with words, thoughts, and images and working them until they express those feelings in such a way that they can be shared with another human being.

Systemic Racism

Systemic Racism

Systemic is defined as relating to a system, especially as opposed to a particular part. That means we (the dominant culture) have adapted policies and practices opposed to another culture (Native Canadians). Racism shows up in our personal lives, across our institutions, and throughout our multiracial society. When we look at our native peoples, we see wealth gaps, massive unemployment, substandard housing, inequitable incarceration, and an imbalance in health standards including higher rates of infant mortality. Yes, we do have a problem with racism in Canada, but is it systemic?