Velcrow Ripper's Blog – February 2009 Archive (6)

Velcrow Ripper Talk Part 2

Here's part two of my Fierce Light Talk in Nelson,…

Added by Velcrow Ripper on February 24, 2009 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Velcrow Ripper talk - Part One

Here's part one of a talk I gave in Nelson a few weeks back, the day after a screening of my feature documentary on spiritual activism, "Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets… Continue

Added by Velcrow Ripper on February 24, 2009 at 4:47am — 1 Comment

Grateful Mornings

I’ve recently started waking up every morning with a thought of thankfulness. Taking a few moments before I begin my day, to think of a few things that I can be truly thankful for, sets me on a bouyant path, out of the right side of my bed and into the day. It’s a simple thing, but so easy to forget. Gratitude is a tremendously powerful force that aligns us with an attitude of celebration, openess, spaciousness. Thank you world! Thank you… Continue

Added by Velcrow Ripper on February 23, 2009 at 6:32am — 3 Comments

We Can Offer What We Are

A few years ago, I had the honour of interviewing Alice Walker for my feature documentary, Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action. Alice is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Color Purple, activist and a social visionary who has been a participant in many of the major movements of planetary change, from the American Civil Rights Movement forward. When I stepped into Alice's lovely home in… Continue

Added by Velcrow Ripper on February 20, 2009 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Happy True Love Day!

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.

It's Valentines Day! How about we transform a Hallmark occasion into an opportunity to celebrate True Love. The kind of love those icons on the ipeace poster are talking about - Gandhi, The Dalai Lama, John Lennon, Martin Luther King Jr. They knew a thing or two about what true love really… Continue

Added by Velcrow Ripper on February 15, 2009 at 12:30am — 36 Comments

What would love do?

"O Love, O pure deep Love, be here, be now,

Be all – worlds dissolve into your

stainless endless radiance,

Frail living leaves burn with your brighter

than cold stares –

Make me your servant, your breath, your core." - Rumi

What would love do?

Ever asked yourself that question?

See how your day is transformed when you flash yourself awake, before you act.

The next time the phone rings, take a breath,… Continue

Added by Velcrow Ripper on February 4, 2009 at 5:27am — 35 Comments

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