The Healing Power of Sound

Patricia Caldwell is a singer, song writer and Healing Sound practitioner. As a retreat facilitator, she uses voice and Himalayan singing Bowls to heal and inspire her audiences. Patricia has studied with Masters of Energetic and sound healing modalities from the U.S., Peru, England, Egypt, Nepal and New Zealand. Her love of singing started as Read more

Francis’ First Cup 04/21/15

I want to unfold, let no place in me hold itself closed. For when I am closed, I am false. ~ Rainer Marie Rilke

A Light In The Darkness

After her visit to Rwanda, Jennifer L. Windsor, the new CEO of Women for Women International, said in a recent phone interview, “Our approach to supporting women is not only effective, it is absolutely essential, and I learned that partners play a key role.” She was referring to women who sponsor women in countries such Read more

Rev. Bryan N. Massingale

I would like to introduce you to a person who is working for a cure to “a deep soul sickness, a deep malformation of the human spirit.”  This is what Bryan N. Massingale calls racism.  He is Catholic priest, scholar, Marquette University professor of theological ethics, author and sought after speaker and faith-based activist. As Read more

Francis’ First Cup 3/15/15

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. ~Mother Teresa

21 inspiring quotes by influential women:

Last year, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation saying that “during Women’s History Month, we recognize the victories, struggles, and stories of the women who have made our country what it is today.” In honor of the occasion, the following are 21 inspiring quotes by influential women:   “How important it is for us to Read more

Francis’ First Cup 12/07/14

Whoever says the age of miracles passed a long time ago hasn’t been paying attention. ~ Edgar Mitchell

It’s time to become agents of change ~ Ali Mramor

It’s time to call on the Big Thinkers, the Dreamers, the Poets, the Journeyers, the Shamans, the Artists! Over the past decade plus, we have witnessed problems on a global scale which carry the potential to affect, and have affected, all of humanity. We are in the middle of many looming global crises. There are Read more

Watch City of the Dawn online

“City of the Dawn,” a documentary film produced by New Momentum for Human Unity, explores Auroville, an experimental city in southern India created to realize what is possible when people live together in a community beyond the boundaries of nation, religion, race, politics, money — all that separates and divides. Here, citizens from 40 nations Read more

Companions ~ by Jennifer Hall

Editor’s Note: This painting by Jennifer Hall brings together so many of the themes we’ve explored these past months at New Momentum, and I’m grateful for her willingness to share it here.  She describes the process that brought this painting about, and it’s a beautiful example of the creativity that’s possible when we become still, turn in, Read more

Resonance ~ by Sarah Stefanko

When I go on retreat, I spend much of my time lying face-up on a rock in the sun, looking at the sky through the trees.  Last year, I happened to notice sparkly, thin, spider-threads running from branch to branch.  When the sun shifted, I saw that they also ran from tree to tree.  Another Read more

NMFHU board elects new president.

On Saturday, January 18th, as part of the semi-annual meeting of the board of directors, New Momentum For Human Unity elected Sarah Stefanko as the organization’s new president. In addition to her role as the Editorial Chairperson for the group, Sarah will also be leading NMFHU into the future toward its goal of educating more and Read more

Finding Reverence in the Ordinary ~ Rose Mary Buhrman

Wouldn’t it be great to say of some great, earth-shattering event: “Ah, that was the moment in my life when I became aware of the Oneness of it all.” As silly as it may seem, my reverence for the Oneness came in a simple tote bag. I don’t know exactly when I woke up to Read more

No Mistakes: How You Can Change Adversity Into Abundance ~ From Rosemary Hurwitz

Editor’s note: Rosemary Hurwitz recently called our attention to this book, which she co-authored. They say everything happens for a reason, but when we’re in the midst of difficult times, that age-old saying can be difficult to believe… No Mistakes: How You Can Change Adversity Into Abundance features thirty inspiring personal stories, each contributed by Read more

The Problem of Fear ~ Chip Duncan

Foreword ~ by Sarah Stefanko ~ One thing all of our themes for the year have in common is that fear works counter to them. Fear comes to us in different ways at different times, and it’s powerful enough to keep us from listening to our lives in the quiet of meditation, from trusting our Read more

SURRENDER into the direction received: living like the wind

SURRENDER. Sometimes it is the Only Way. When we do not know what to do. When the pain is unbearable. When we are tired of struggle and suffering. When we can’t deal with something any more. When Nothing seems to be working. Surrender. And shift to what you want to experience. Now. Consider it done. Read more

Chip Duncan

Chip Duncan ~ On location in Afghanistan Listen to our interview with Chip.

A global view of Oneness ~ An interview with Chip Duncan

Chip Duncan is a filmmaker, author, photographer, relief worker and president of the documentary production company, the Duncan Group. Chip was also the director of photography on New Momentum For Human Unity’s premier project, the documentary film City of the Dawn. Chip’s work has brought him face to face with the immense diversity of our Read more

INTUITION: Listening to the Inner Voice ~ Piercarla Garusi

You are Divine. There is nothing that can take you away from that. There is nothing that can separate You from Your Divinity. You always know inside what is right and true and good for you. You always know the Truth. You always know everything, about everything, in all dimensions. You are infinitely aware. You Read more

Still life in late summer forest ~ Jeanne Rewa

I recently unexpectedly became jobless in addition to having no permanent home.  With my body and mind a jumble of conflicting emotions and runaway thoughts about the past and the future, I headed to the forest to seek the present.  After a brief session of seated meditation, I looked around from my favorite meditation seat Read more

Meditation is massive ~ Chris Buhrman

Let all circumstances, all happenings in life be occasions, constantly renewed, for learning more and ever more. ~ Mother Mirra Alfassa Meditation is one of those “too big for itself” words.  It seems to me to be a bit like saying “let’s talk about food.” They are both vast terms, each encompassing so much variation Read more

Masks ~ Leah Klapperich

Leah Klapperich is an artist and art educator with a master’s degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA.  For the past ten years she has been teaching at Marian University in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin and continues to work with individuals and groups using expressive arts to facilitate deeper levels of self-awareness, Read more

Thoughts About the Power of Choice ~ Sarah Stefanko

“The Power of Choice” is a theme that’s been trying to get my attention for a while now, so it’s fitting that it’s the August theme at New Momentum for Human Unity. Several months ago, a friend of mine shared with me her practice of asking herself several times throughout the day, “Does this nourish Read more

Francis’ First Cup 09/14/14

You thought yourself a part, small, whereas in you there is a universe, the greatest. ~ Hazrat Ali

Francis’ First Cup 09/07/14

Loneliness, like fear, is a threshold emotion – you have to pass through it to enter the inner world, in fact, loneliness is the shadow side of solitude, that magical state that poets, mystics and yogis celebrate as the great laboratory for spiritual growth. ~ Sally Kempton

Francis’ First Cup 08/24/14

The universe is composed of subjects to be communed with, not objects to be exploited. Everything has its own voice, Thunder and lightning, stars and planets, flowers, birds, animals, trees– all these have voices and they constitute a community of existence that is profoundly related. ~ Thomas Berry

Francis’ First Cup 08/10/14

Be soft! Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let bitterness steal your sensitivity. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree you still believe it to be a beautiful place. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

Francis’ First Cup 08/03/14

To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room. ~ Mark Hack

Francis’ First Cup 07/20/14

We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets with its own treasures with its own sources of anguish and with its own measure of triumph. ~ Elie Wiesel

Francis’ First Cup 06/29/14

Each of us will be fully human when we can learn to speak of God in everything and humbly admit our interdependence and Oneness with the Great Web in all creation. ~ Lisa Lofland Gould

Francis’ First Cup 06/22/14

Trust the voice of your inner Spirit more than you trust dogma. ~ St. Bonaventure

Francis’ First Cup 06/15/14

Gradually, we recognize that our Divine Form or Presence Is our own archetype, an image of our own essential nature. ~ Ken Wilber

Francis’ First Cup 06/08/14

I prefer the religion of love. Love is my religion and my faith. My mother is love My father is love My prophet is love My God is love I am a child of love I have come only to speak of love. ~ Rumi

Francis’ First Cup 06/01/14

If I define my neighbor as the one I must go out and look for, in the highways and byways, in the factories and slums, in the farms and in the mines, then my world changes. ~ Gustavo Gutierrez

Francis’ First Cup 05/25/14

There is no such thing as a “human community.” Humans are woven into the larger community. The larger community is the sacred community. ~ Thomas Berry

Francis’ First Cup 05/18/14

We are born once into life, but in life we are re-born many times. ~ John Rogers

Francis’ First Cup 05/11/14

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix

Francis’ First Cup 04/27/14

Your mission will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. ~ Carl Jung

Francis’ First Cup 04/13/14

One of you in the world is a blessing. A thousand of you are a miracle. A million of you will forever transform this planet. ~ Panache Desai

Francis’ First Cup 04/06/14

When you rise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Francis’ First Cup 03/30/14

Smile, breathe, and go slowly. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Francis’ First Cup 3/24/14

Your greatest love is when you are able to bless someone else when you are going through your own storm. ~ Anonymous

Francis’ First Cup 03/16/14

Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place. ~ Rumi

Francis’ First Cup 03/09/14

I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living. ~ Anais Nin

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