I have always resonated Maria Montessori, and the Montessori method. I did not realize she was an anthropologist and a Christian. Whatever your spiritual beliefs, I think you will find this very inspiring and insightful. Maria was also committed to figuring out ways to raise children so that they would be peaceful
this is an amazing analysis of the Hunger Games Triology
Listening to Science Mike and Mike Gungor talk about this theory helped me to be less judgmental and more compassionate; less anxious and more hopeful.
Whatever your spiritual path (or lack of), I think that this story will be interesting to you. The best thing about these guys is that they don’t think they have know everything for sure in order to have faith, and they don’t have a need to push their beliefs on anyone. Oh, and you can also be a scientist and still have faith. http://www.theliturgists.com/podcast/2014/10/14/episode-6-lost-and-found-part-1
Michael Gungor of the Michael Gungor Band shares his story of leaving his evangelical Christian faith, and then meeting Science Mike. This meeting inspired Michael to be able to once again follow Jesus but in a more holistic way. This happens in part 2 of Lost and Found.
I would love to hear what you think about Science Mike and Michael’s stories.
This book called 20 Beautiful Women: Stories that will heal your soul, ignite your passion and inspire your divine purpose sounds really great. I have not read it, but I am taking a chance on recommending it. I read the first chapter about a woman who had a late term abortion and suffered domestic abuse, and it was powerful. Just the subtitle alone fits in with the things that you need to do to get unplugged from the Matrix.
Of course the Peace Pilgrim is an example of someone who totally unplugged from the Matrix. I will write more about her in another article, but you can get a free book about her here. This describes her in a nutshell:
From 1953 to 1981 a silver haired woman calling herself only “Peace Pilgrim” walked more than 25,000 miles on a personal pilgrimage for peace. She vowed to “remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food.”
I would love to hear your story about how you are unplugging from the matrix.
I rarely have unexpected visitors. Since I am house sitting for some friends, (I’m looking for another house sitting job Dec. 26) a mutual friend and his two children stopped by to visit the owners of the house. Since they weren’t here, it seemed like they were going to leave.
We chatted for a moment, and I found out that he and his wife just started homeschooling their children. Since I am passionate about homeschooling and unschooling, I invited them inside to hear their story and share some of mine. We had a delightful visit. I promised him I would write a blog post and share with him some of the resources I told him about. So here it is! (I try to keep my commitments. That is very important to me.)
I enjoyed the visit so much because both kids and their father interacted with me in ways that I could tell we were kindred spirits. His kids were so present and thoughtful in their participation in the conversation. I love them! Here are the things that I want this very dedicated father to know so that he could unplug from the matrix, live a simple life with his family, and serve humanity by sharing his experiences. I told him that I predicted he would be sharing about how gave him the information that would help him unplug from the matrix within a few months. We shall see.
An interview on the Alex Jones Info Wars with George Humphrey who spoke about How to Unplug from the Matrix. Powerful interview.
This is another interview with Alex Jones and George Humphrey about the same topic. He and Alex emphasized that they believe in non-violent resistance, but also believe in self-defense. Here are some steps that George suggested for unplugging from the Matrix.
- Get the information about what is actually happening in the world. Read this powerful article documenting why you can’t trust mainstream media. Even the Dalai Lama is saying we are all brainwashed in this article.
- Take care of your body. eat organic, get exercise, GMO free, be outside and have fun with people who love you. (of course, I recommend being a vegan)
- Whatever your spiritual practice, deepen it. (I recommend meditation. Check out the centering prayer on this link for simple training on how to meditate no matter what your faith, or lack of faith.)
- Start understanding that this is not just a political or economic issue–it is a change of consciousness. Our planet is getting more electromagnetic frequency the vibrations are changing, and we have the opportunity to change our consciousness.
When Josh Becker and his family started the journey of minimalism, Josh decided to journal in a blog about his experience. He was surprised at how many people wanted to learn about minimalism. Josh is now a professional writer and speaker, spreading the news about minimalism in a wonderful way.
Here is an article from some of the more famous minimalists, two young men who were climbing the corporate ladder and realized that it was leading nowhere.
Hugelkulture is one of the easiest, most effective ways to garden. Having great, productive gardens and using all the carbon on your land like rotting wood, leaves, grass clippings right in the garden.
His kids want to move to the country. Here is an article about how nature is good for children.
I encouraged him to journal about doing things like homeschooling, living simply, moving to the country. People, especially parents, love to read about families simplifying their lives because they are yearning to do that. People are also getting fed up with how the schools are doing things like feeding them so much food and junk food. I definitely would support his blog. Here are 101 ways to monetize your blog.
How often do kids bring up the topic of parallel worlds? One of his children mentioned this concept so I thought I would look up scientific proof for this theory.
Each person who unplugs from the matrix makes a huge difference. Read about the 100th Monkey Effect and be inspired about why it is important for each person to change your lifestyle. If you have a lot of friends, there will be a ripple effect.
I thought his kids were so smart, they must be old souls. I believe in reincarnation. Here is a scientific study on reincarnation that is pretty impressive.
We did not discuss this topic, but I thought I would throw this in the mix since this topic came up with another friend. Do we create our own reality? Yes and no, says this article.
Well, I feel very grateful to my friend for stopping by with his children, even if he didn’t come to visit me…or did he? We agree that this just might have been a kind of divine appointment that the matrix definitely was not controlling!
Are you yearning to help change the world in a big way? I have wanted to do that since I was 21, and wanted to run for president. That was 40 years ago! I chose to change my world in a small way–by working with Cliff Mikkelson and Robert Kersbergen to raise our children, Christopher Mikkelson and Mahriyanna Kersbergen I know that sounds like we have a group marriage, but my friends know what I mean!
I never wanted to have children because I thought they would stop me from …changing the world in a big way. But my unwanted pregnancies resulted in me being a reluctant mother. My children taught me what was really important, including the fact that I needed to change myself in order to change the world.
Now that my children are adults, I have more time than I ever have had in my life. We are still close and are part of Wellspring Community But now I am ready to do what I can to play a bigger role in changing the world. That does not mean I am better than anyone else–I just happen to have a personality type that thinks on a large scale. I also have some skill sets–like being able to organize and see the big picture, and discern trends.
I am going to start studying what it takes to be a world changer. and I came across this article which helped me to start thinking about how I will move forward.
I pray that each one of you who reads this will think about what you are passionate about, and how you want to change the world for the better. Together we can help make this world a place where everyone can thrive.
When I first started listening to the Liturgists Podcasts, I was suspicious of Mike and Michael. I thought they might be subtly trying to influence people to leave their faith in Christ. I was afraid that even though they were so charming, persuasive and winsome, they were seducing people to believe what they wanted people to believe.
Now, after listening to about 12 podcasts, reading their manifesto, experiencing their liturgies, and perusing Science Mike’s website, my faith in Jesus has only been strengthened. The fruits of the Spirit, including (off the top of my head) patience, love, joy, peace have increased in my life. My ability to trust God as a loving creator who wants everyone to have a truly abundant life has increased.
When I think about how at age 16 I left the Methodist Church which was my faith community all the time I was growing up, I wish with all my heart that I could have experienced the conversations and teachings of Michael, Mike and friends. I could have avoided so much pain. I believe that God will make something good out of my promiscuity, affairs, and the double life I lead for so many years that caused pain for those who I loved and betrayed. But I also believe that he did not cause or want these to happen to me.
With the number of millennials and gen x people leaving the church as well as the older people who now call themselves “dones” (done with church), people are becoming disillusioned with the beliefs that are forced upon them. Then the temptation is to throw the baby out with the bath water.
The refreshing message that Mike and Michael share which is that it is okay, and even healthy, to have doubts and questions, is something that can help people to fully own their faith in Jesus. They encourage people to find a faith community where they can feel safe. Their love for Jesus is apparent in both their message and the tone of voice in which they share. They give people permission to be authentic, and thus to be able to grow into a faith in a good, loving God that creates healthy relationships with family, friends and everyone who is differently.
Their teachings can inspire atheists, secular humanists, Druids, pagans, agnostics, Wiccans, Buddhists and others who have been turned off by rigid and judgmental Christians who sincerely believe that it was our fault that Jesus had to die because we sin, and that people who don’t believe a certain way are going to hell. These are the folks who kept pushing me away from Jesus, who I was yearning to find even after (or even more so) I left the church. I don’t want these folks to have so much power. That is why I am passionate about sharing these podcasts. I want people to find the Jesus that I know, who said on the cross as he was being tortured and killed, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”
Soon I will write a blog post telling you how I think you can best be introduced to the liturgists, and get the most out of learning from them. I don’t want you to experience the same blocks I did, and be tempted to give up before you really get to know these guys like I feel I have. The first thing I encourage you to do is listen to Podcasts 6 and 7 with the following description:
Let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you!