Video: Adelia Sandoval – the graceful power of love

The final film in our series follows Adelia Sandoval, cultural director for the Acjachemen Nation, the indigenous people of Orange County, California.Her ministry is called Song of the Earth, a Native American Healing service in an outdoor sanctuary. "A very basic premise of our traditions and teachings is that all life is sacred," says Adelia. "But the most important thing to get is, if all life is sacred, then so am I."Speaking about power Adelia says: "I've been taught that power … [Read more...]

Video: Courtney Martin – find where your deep gladness meets the world’s deep need

 The third video in our four-part series follows Courtney Martin - writer, speaker, activist and "freelance mystic".Weaving together many religious, spiritual and political teachings, Courtney hopes to help unite feminism and spirituality, two things she sees as intertwined."The call to all of us is to close the gap between what we believe and how we live our lives", says Courtney. How to do that?   "Be kind to everyone. Be curious about everything. And trust your own o … [Read more...]

Video: Valarie Kaur – a Divine vessel for spiritual activism

The second video in our four-part series follows Valarie Kaur, Sikh American woman, storyteller, and advocate for social change. She speaks of how her religion supports her deep belief in social justice, through its commitment to a fundamental oneness in the universe.Valarie is the founding director of Groundswell, a non-profit initiative that mobilizes people of faith in social action. Her award-winning film, "Divided We Fall" chronicles the voices of people swept up in hate violence after 9 … [Read more...]

Video: Kathe Schaaf, sacred circles and the new leadership paradigm

To our beautiful readers,Here is the first video in our four-part series. It follows Kathe Schaaf, co-founder of Women of Spirit and Faith, board member of the Council of the Parliament of the World's Religions, mentor to dozens of women and inspiration to many more.Raised in the Lutheran church, Kathe now considers herself a woman of spirit. Her primary spiritual practice - the circle - allows her to honor the wisdom of the Earth as well as her own divine guidance.In this film Kathe … [Read more...]