- John Paul Strain, Thought of the Great Spirit
NATIVE Americans showed their gratitude to Mother Nature whenever they hunted food, or took from Her material for clothing or shelter. At those times a simple, symbolic ritual of thanks was performed on the spot.
Animals, rocks, trees, and the Earth itself were all divine spirits.
It was an ethic driven by a spiritual recognition of Oneness, and something of that original spirit survives in our own culture each year on Thanksgiving week — mixed, of course, with the inevitable commercialism.
(Listen to: Mother’s Song)
For our new cyclic shift, however, we urgently need a global spiritual worldview, based on the heart and soul wisdom of our elders.
And there are many signs that such a new shift— embodied in the work of a growing number of compassionate groups and individuals around the world — is taking shape along the original lines of Theosophical inspiration. Continue reading
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CHOOSING Theosophical principles of Universal Unity and Harmony over brutality, the country of Bhutan has a developed “a unique way of judging the development of its society,” says the Humane Society International.
Bhutan accomplishes this, the Society reports, “by measuring its GNH (Gross National Happiness), rather than the more conventional GNP (Gross National Product).”
“In Bhutan the concept of GNH is based on the premise that, for human society, true progress takes place when material and spiritual advancement occur side by side, complementing and reinforcing each other.” Continue reading
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