Trees are our essential partners in life on this planet. Not only are they indispensable to our well-being, they are sacred. Bolen's thwarted efforts to save a magnificent Monterey Pine tree in her yard to those who wanted to have a better view, moved her to look at the anatomy and physiology of trees as well as the archetypal and sacred symbols they represent. Bolen also makes the connection between the oppression of women and girls and the devastation of forests by man. Bolen believes, "If this world was a good place for children and women it would be a hugely different world." She encourages us to find the cause that has our name on it. According to Bolen, we can do this by applying the following criteria: 1) does it have personal meaning for us? 2) is it fun? And, 3) is it motivated by love? Of the third one she says, "Sometimes it looks like outrage, because what you love is being cut down, or trashed. But the motivation is that you love the principle, or the person, or the animal, or the life, or the planet, or the idea. You are motivated by love, not by revenge, not by ego, not by the kinds of things that diminish you, as you travel the path. This is a path with heart." (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)
Transformational women leaders are restoring societal balance by showing us how to reconnect relationships - not only among people - but between people and the natural world. This astounding conversation among diverse women leaders provides a fascinating window into the soulful depths of what it means to restore the balance between our masculine and feminine selves to bring about wholeness, justice and true restoration of people and planet. Join Alice Walker, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Nina Simons, Sarah Crowell, Joanna Macy and Akaya Winwood to imagine a future where women, children, men and the planet can thrive.
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The Dream – Reaching the Tipping Point: The Millionth Circle,
with Jean Shinoda Bolen – Justine Willis Toms
Susan Boyle’s inspiring song, I Dreamed a Dream brought millions together on YouTube – touched by her voice, vision, and success. In this program, Dr. Jean Bolen, Justine Toms, and Joan Kenley share their dream – Reaching the Tipping Point: identified as reaching The Millionth Circle worldwide – to raise consciousness all around the world and manifest a positive change for our planet through Women’s Circles, Men’s Circles, Men & Women Circles, Couples Circles, Intergenerational Circles – all involved in personal, social, cultural, and psychospiritual transformation. You will hear about:
• why circles around the globe can create a morphic field for positive change
• what time-honored guidelines add value to circle gatherings
• how various circles have personally affected our lives
• the Millionth Circle Initiative and its Conveners circles that are connecting and influencing many cultures
The Value of Circles (March 17, 2007) with host, Joan Kenley, author Jean Shinoda Bolen and New Dimensions Radio Co-Founder Justine Toms
Topic: Do you know what it is to be in "Circle"? Could you be yearning for a Circle in your life and not know it? What is the Millionth Circle? What do Circles do? What are the rewards? As Conveners of the Millionth Circle Initiative - Jean, Justine, and Joan answer these questions and more.
Gathering Women Can Save the World with authors,
Isabel Allende and Jean Shinoda Bolen, New Dimensions Radio
Co-founder, Justine Toms and Conversation Radio Host, Joan
(Oct. 14, 2006)
In this stimulating program you'll hear how gathering women creates community, accountability, and integrity; what Jean Bolen's book, Urgent Message from Mother means for all; why Isabel creates her femail heroines based on real life women; how Justine's global broadcasts address "the history of the future;" and the ways women are affected by patriarchy and hierarchy.