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Spiritual Educators and Fairy Godmothers

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From our companion piece on Beliefnet.com. Click to view and read how each symbolizes what we discussed!

Spiritual Educators and Fairy Godmothers – click to listen NOW!

Original air date: Monday, September 28, 2015
Episode Description:

As Stacy returns from the Spiritual Educator’s Retreat for the Unity Southwest Region, Malayna has been celebrating ways of being a godmother. Join them as they explore similar roles and archetypes in fiction, and in life, that can offer kids a wider support system. Whether you’re a “Sparent” or part of the “Auntie Brigade,” an uncle, grandparent, Big Brother, or Sister, you can positively influence a child’s life without even trying. As volunteers or involved family members, we can all make an even bigger difference in their lives and ours. Tune in for inspiration!

Malayna’s Pre-Show Notes (and lots of ’em!):

GOOGLE

Spiritual Educators

  1. Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education – csee.org/ “Building character, transforming culture”
    1. For over 100 years, we’ve helped educators assist students in developing congruence between their inner and outer lives. We know that the quest for meaning and purpose in life, and grappling with important questions, lead not just to greater satisfaction in life, but also to greater health.
    2. CSEE is not affiliated with any religious organization and does not promote a specific religious belief through our programs.
    3. Character Development [Moral Education, Ethical Education]; Community Service / Service Learning; Grief, Death, Crisis in Schools; Interfaith Understanding; Honor Systems [Codes / Councils]; Spiritual Development; Leadership Development; Teaching the World’s Religions
    4. We keep a comprehensive calendar of events for all major religions in several formats
  1. Spiritual Education – Living Wisdom School – https://livingwisdomschool.org/what-does-spiritual-education-mean/
    1. based in teachings of Yogananda, The original Living Wisdom School in Nevada City, California offers children a rigorous academic education in a safe, beautiful rural environment. Sister schools are in Oregon and Washington.
    2. The purpose of spiritual education is to fulfill the divine potential of children, and to prepare them for life by giving them the tools they need to keep on learning throughout the many experiences that will come to them.
    3. By teaching children kindness, concentration, will power, strength of character, truthfulness, and other higher qualities, life is made richer.
    4. Education, rightly understood, is expansion of awareness.
  2. Category:Spiritual teachers – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Spiritual_teachers
    1. Spiritual teachers fall into several subcategories: Shaykhs or Sufi teachers, Gurus (including Hindu Gurus, Sant Mat Gurus, and Sikh Gurus), Buddhist teachers, including Tibetan Lamas (which is really simply the Tibetan word for Guru), and Mahasiddhas, who may be claimed by both Buddhist and Hindu There are also many Western spiritual teachers, some claim a spiritual lineage from the East and some do not.

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Twelve Powers of Entertainment

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Original air date: Monday, July 28, 2014
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Oh the lights that shine!

We at Pop Conscious believe in the power of pop culture and the media to influence people positively, so we‘re going to find ways to illustrate the connection between entertainment and enlightenment using the Twelve Powers: Faith, Strength, Wisdom, Love, Power, Imagination, Understanding, Will, Order, Zeal, Elimination, and Life. Can we do it? Tune in and find out!

Pre-Show Notes:
Each one has a human positive, and a human negative, as well as a spiritual expression.Wizard of Oz – Faith, Wisdom/Understanding, Heart, Will & Strength & Power,As Hero’s Journey –

  • Faith –
    • Music: George Michael “Faith”
    • Movie: Steve Martin – Leap of Faith
      • Count of Monte Cristo – “God believes in you” , Strength, (Revenge)
      • “If you build it, they will come” Field of Dreams
  • Strength – Perseverance
    • Music: “Strong Strong man to ever let you go,” – Rick Astley
    • Movie: Hulk, Avengers, Superheroes, Mutants – within us, but unknown – superherodb.com
    • TV: Wrestling, Bionics, Mutants
  • Wisdom
    • Music: Schoolhouse rock, It’s in Every One of Us – David Pomeranz, Don’t Eat Yellow Snow – Pop Music Wisdom
    • Movie: harry Potter’s Dumbledore, Gandalf in the LOTR
    • TV: Oprah, Daily Show, Perception & Eli Stone – visions,
    • Mentors: Jiminy Cricket, Fairy Godmother, Merlin, Obi Wan
  • Love – Harmonizing Force
    • Music: Higher Love – Steve Winwood, Divine Love Chant – Unity North Choir,
    • Movie: Butcher’s Wife – “Love is the leap that won’t be denied.” Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, (…& Malayna Dawn!)
    • Broadway: Wicked (For Good), Frozen
  • Power / Mastery of Self
    • Music: M-Pact, acapella
    • Movie: The Color Purple,
    • TV: Downton Abbey, Grey’s Anatomy, talent shows
  • Imagination
    • Music: With Imagination, I’ll Get There – Harry Connick Jr. (When Harry Met Sally – 25th Anniversary!) John Lennon – Imagine
    • Movie: Lego Movie, Life is Beautiful
    • Other: Disney, Broadway, Cirque du Soleil ! Read the rest of this entry