Saturday, November 14, 2020

The Power of the Soul During Times of Upheaval


 

The Power of the Soul During Times of Upheaval

~ Gwilda Wiyaka ~

During times of rapid shift and upheaval such as we are now experiencing, it is common to find oneself reeling. All the old rules are changing, and what we used to be able to count upon is no longer reliable.

The mind is well versed on taking past events and using them to plan future approaches. Now that we can no longer rely on the past to guide our future, we clearly need other resources.

While the mind has a shelf life, limited to this life’s experience, the soul is eternal. Can we use the human soul to help us while the mind cannot? What is the soul? How does it compare with spirit? What information does it have access to that the mind does not? How can we connect with soul and the gifts to be found there?

With us this hour to ponder these mysteries is Thomas Moore. Thomas published his classic, “Care of the Soul,” in 1992 and has since written twenty books on spirituality, sexuality, myth, religion and depth psychology. His books have been translated into thirty-two languages. He has taught religious studies and psychology and has been a psychotherapist for over 30 years. He often speaks at C. G. Jung societies and has done special work consulting at major medical centers with the idea of bringing soul to medicine. He was a close friend and collaborator with James Hillman and published an anthology of Hillman’s work with extensive introductions and commentaries. He has often been on television and radio, most recently on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday.

His website: thomasmooresoul.com

 

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Wildfires: Evolving Through Trial by Fire


 

Wildfires: Evolving Through Trial by Fire

~ Gwilda Wiyaka ~

So far this year, there have been 8,834 fire incidents in California alone, costing in excess of $1.8 billion USD and over 4 million acres burned. There have been numerous wildfires across California, Oregon, Washington, and Colorado. Many of the fires exploded and coalesced into record breaking megafires, mobilizing tens of thousands of firefighters. Authorities report that climate change and poor forest management practices contributed to the severity of the wildfires. Be it global warming, hurricanes, flooding, or wildfires, many believe we have just begun to experience this level of devastation from climate change.

What is it like to survive a wildfire? What can we learn from those that have? Can we use this situation to evolve our approach to climate change and the resulting upheaval in the future? How can we use these experiences to evolve as human beings?

With us this hour to explore some of these questions is a gentleman who has experienced and survived such a fire. Robert Kerbeck is the founder of the Malibu Writers Circle and a three-time nominee for the Push-cart Prize. He fought the 2018 Malibu Fire with his wife and son to save their home. His book, “Malibu Burning: The Real Story Behind LA's Most Devastating Wildfire,” won the 2020 IPPY award as the Silver Medalist in Creative Nonfiction and the 2020 Readers’ Favorite Award as the Silver Medalist in Nonfiction Drama. “Malibu Burning” was also a Finalist for Foreword Book of the Year and Winner of the Best of LA Award. His essays and short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals. One of his stories was adapted into the award-winning film, “Reconnected.” 

His website: Robertkerbeck.com

 


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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Evolving Through Trauma, Shock and the Climate Crisis


 Evolving Through Trauma, Shock and the Climate Crisis

~ Gwilda Wiyaka ~

An unprecedented number of us have faced shock and trauma in recent times. Between the pandemic and resulting deaths, restrictions and lockdowns, social and political unrest, and the apparent effects of climate change, it’s no wonder we are reeling. Although what we’re being confronted with externally may be something we can do little about, there is much we can do about our interior landscape.

What is the neurological impact of shock and trauma? How can we mitigate its negative effects? Can we find the resilience to evolve through these trying times? How can we regain our stability in order to take positive action? Can traumatic events be used to aid our evolution?

With us this hour to help us better understand shock and trauma, its long lasting impact and how to deal with it, is Dr. Stephanie Mines. Dr. Mines is the author of five books that reflect over three decades of research as a neuroscientist. She has investigated shock and trauma as a survivor, a professional, a clinical researcher, and healthcare provider. Her nonprofit, The TARA Approach, is instrumental in the systemic change she promotes as a Sustainable Health paradigm. Dr. Mines also developed Climate Change & Consciousness to facilitate inner transformation for grounded climate action.

Her website: Tara-Approach.org


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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Supporting Health Through the Traumas of Our Times


 Supporting Health Through the Traumas of Our Times

~ Gwilda Wiyaka ~

Evolution, by its very nature, requires a departure from the status quo. Disruption of the norm results in chaos and upheaval. Upheaval is stressful and requires a certain amount of resilience to weather the transition from one structure to the next. I think we all can agree, 2020 has been a year of disruption and chaos.

The good news is the current disintegration of old, unwieldy structures is offering us an amazing opportunity to build something new and sustainable. The challenge is staying healthy on all levels, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, through the somewhat traumatic process.

With us this hour to explore ways we can support ourselves and our families through this unprecedented process is Marcelle Pick. Marcelle is passionate about transforming the way women experience healthcare through an integrative approach. She is co-founder of the renowned WOMEN TO WOMEN HEALTHCARE CENTER and one of the first to be certified as a Functional Medicine practitioner. She holds a BS in Nursing from the University of New Hampshire and an MS in Nursing from Boston College Harvard Medical School. Marcelle is the author of several books, including: “The Core Balance Diet, Is It Me or My Hormones” and “Is It Me or My Adrenals?” 

Her website: marcellepick.com

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Evolutionary Power of Change and Disruption


 

Hello my visionary friends. Thank you for joining us on another exciting adventure into future possibilities. This is Mission: Evolution where we share innovative thoughts and information with today’s leading experts, bringing evolutionary solutions to today’s unique challenges.

In recent episodes, we have been doing a COVID-19 series, speaking to numerous experts who have shared an amazing amount of knowledge on the subject. To access that body of knowledge, visit our archives at missionevolution.org.

Now we are focusing on the brand new landscape in which we find ourselves, and the tools to help us move forward.

Your input is a very important part of these discussions. Email info@missionevolution.org with any comments or questions. We will address them on the very next show. So, sit back, take notes, and enjoy.

This hour we will consider:

The Evolutionary Power of Change and Disruption

Never is there a better opportunity to evolve than when we have been picked up by the ankles and had the change shaken out of our pockets. 2020 has done an excellent job of disrupting the status quo. While it’s tempting to wish for days gone by and a return to “normal,” the fact is we have been on a collision course with our own karma for quite a while. What we had considered as normal was simply not sustainable and now we are reaping the rewards of our folly.

So where do we go from here? How can we transmute this upheaval into something positive, beneficial and evolutionary?

With us this hour to investigate the possibilities of a positive shift is Rita Burgett-Martell. Rita is  a summa cum laude graduate of Belmont University in Nashville and the author of two books: “Change Ready! How to Turn Change Resistance into Change Readiness,” and “Defining Moments: Seizing the Power of Second Chances to Create the Life You Want.” The practical guidance Rita provides is based on her thirty years of professional experience as an organizational change consultant to Fortune 500 clients and career coach to more than 11,000 individuals.

You can find out more about Rita at her website: ritaburgettmartell.wordpress.com

 

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The Power of the Soul During Times of Upheaval

  The Power of the Soul During Times of Upheaval ~ Gwilda Wiyaka ~ During times of rapid shift and upheaval such as we are now experienc...