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

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

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

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

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

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