Projects / Mission
Now For Our Turn
This website is under development
Items being considered include:
1) Cultivating Cosmic Consciousness material could/should be copyrighted and made visible (with appropriate background provided for those who are newbies).
Often new ideas are extensions of existing ideas that can be cited to give authority. Authenticity/validity/efficacy will probably have to affirmed by each critical/discerning reader. Does it speak to them? Does it ring true? Does it make sense? Is it helpful in their life? Does it stimulate more thought? Is it logical? Does it map onto their life experiences? Does it offer hope? Does it make things clearer? .......
Seems, your authenticity is derived from the content of your message - you personally tend to incorporate a broad perspective that ranges from the cosmos to the molecule (with citations along the way) - that alone gives you authenticity for your ideas.
3) "...the encased seed (life experiences) feeding the sprout of our unlived life coming to fruition."
3) "Summer Solstice 2010" by. E. Gail Steeves
4) Announcement/Ceremony Program under "what is partnership"
5) From Age-ing to Sage-ing Sermon (edited)
6) our bios become the material we reflect upon for wisdom...in story form...ideas passed through human experiences that can be shared (abstract theories become concrete narratives) in Tab 1...plus, in our INTJ profile means that I have a male mind; while you have female intuition.
7) title: Our Turn, a creative interchange on topics from peace and justice issues to the new cosmololgy of quantum thought.
8) notes: Obama – speech – space program - start at July 20, 1969 - Gail’s starting point – Milt’s starting – incongruity – two different experiences – eco justice – rain forests -- 8 presidents – same message about addiction to oil – still no real progress – why? Suggestions? Use of cumulative life experiences
9) Forum on, for, of, about Spiritual Eldering
About Spiritual Eldering
Excerpts from the Rabbi's book
Overview and history (...Emerson, Thoreau, Eiseley, Berry, Swimme,....)
Lead in - thread to the expanded concept of peace, peacefulness (absence of violence/barriers to growth, to evolution and presence of opportunities for growth / increased consciousness / cosmic evolution)
Current definition (absence of violence and presence of opportunities)
Expanded concept of violence (physical, emotional, verbal, structural,…)
More on Structural Violence
About Us (Optional)
Issues viewed through Different Lenses
Oil Spill in the Gulf
(example of structural violence on the global level – affecting Gaia, humans, animals, plants)
Resignation of Helen Thomas (good? not so good?)
War in ……
10) Mission Statements (personal/combined)
11) Design Features
General Web Site Design Elements
1) Typically an image/animation appears at the top that visually relates to one’s mission
2) Below the image (brand) is a horizontal “navigation bar” that focuses on your “programs/projects/mission”
3) A vertical navigation bar (either on the left or right) is added to focus on the organization/people behind the web site
4) The center is then devoted to brief descriptions of your current emphasis as a combination of text/still images/video clips/animations/links to other resources
Reference to your past work could appear within the vertical navigation bar (e.g. “Publications by Gail”) and provide the links to Amazon, Skinner, ….
Reference to future work might be woven into the fabric of our current mission and appear in the horizontal navigation bar (e.g. “Consciousness in Work”)
Summary. There are three basic filing cabinets. Horizontal one contains drawers/tabs that link to “our work.” Vertical one contains info/tabs/links to more information “about us.” The center one contains today’s topic of interest and links to more detailed information.
SAMPLE MATERIAL TO BE EDITED FOR USE ON THE WEB SITE SOMEWHERE
The problem of violence is a many layered one, and its solution will be, as well. Violence occurs in many forms: e.g. physical, verbal, emotional, etc. Individuals can act violently. Groups, organizations, and businesses can act violently. Governments can act violently.
While no one action -- governmental or otherwise -- will provide a single solution to such an entrenched and deeply rooted problem, we must treat the problem itself as an all-systems breakdown requiring an all-systems response.
Throughout America, there are numerous peace-builders and peace-building projects. Those skilled in ameliorating the effects of violence - from conflict resolution experts to nonviolent communicators - have proven their effectiveness at treating root causes of violence.
Peace is more than the absence of violence. The peacefulness of a society can be measured by how well it applies the principles of nonviolence to minimize violence AND how well it provides opportunities for each of its members to reach their human potential. When a society utilizes the full potential of all its members, it acquires strength i.e. "Strength through Peace."