Library Resources with Advanced Skill Level

The more we can support an interdependent flow of resources and energy in society and the economy, the greater we can increase both natural abundance and the chances of averting extinction. Accumulation is a strategy born of mistrust. It’s an attempt to control the flow of life to guarantee that we will have enough for the future. Accumulation and exchange has blocked this interdependent flow. We can transform this blockage by uncoupling giving from receiving, and shedding excess as much as we can, so that energy and resources can travel further to those in need.

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When we're on the receiving end of pain-stimulating assumptions, a microaggression, or prejudice --when we're reactive and resultingly have self-doubt, guilt or shame in ourselves-- is it possible to be intensely authentic while holding care for everyone in the situation? Can we effectively do this even as a third party witnesses to these things?

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 9 - 13 minutes
  • Production Date 04/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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There are times when someone judges us, or meets us with prejudice, and its easier for us to respond by hating them, or judging ourselves as not good enough. How can we love another person instead without excusing their actions? Roxy tells us her story with wonderment, grief and mourning.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 6 - 9 minutes
  • Production Date 01/2018
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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This article aims to discuss shifting fully from power-over to sharing power in families; turning power struggles into dilemmas.  It focuses on the topic of living in a partnership paradigm as a family...

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Listening is a cornerstone of dialogue and a powerful metaphor for spiritual practice. When we’re willing and able to listen, we open a conduit that allows connection and understanding to happen.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read Time: 3 - 5 minutes
  • Production Date 01/2018
  • Premium Members n/a
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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In learning how to re-invent the economic system so that it distributes resources in a way that includes as many people's needs as possible, we would need to be in a process of mutual influence with one another. However, addressing resource distribution can be complex when people in different social locations have 1.)a different sense of what's considered "enough" 2.) different capacities to find creative strategies that work within the given limitations, and 3.)different levels of self-doubt, shame and capacity to put their concerns and needs on the table. Can we collectively create conditions that support people to stretch productively so that included in the outcome are the needs, perspectives, ideas, and concerns of people who are less powerful? What needs to be in place to support the way towards a better future?

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Living in this ceaselessly demanding world, how do we recover from emotional exhaustion? The hopelessness of not being met in the world can leave us wrung out like an old mop. Our heart rate plummets, our blood pressure and respiration drop, and energy and information processing start slogging along. Instead, we can build the bridge of empathy for greater rejuvenation.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read Time: 2 - 4 minutes
  • Production Date 07/2012
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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John Kinyon and Matthew Rich examine the ways in which people’s worldviews can be different and why this often creates conflict.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

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The awareness and practice of interdependence is integral to holding an NVC consciousness. Practicing interdependence also means bringing in a quality of care in the moments we want to change agreements with others. This article talks about where our various choices, in regards to changing agreements, fits into different levels of engaging our interdependence.

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Sometimes even a very skilled empathy practicitioner can go into offering a non-empathic response, even when asked for empathy.  Why?  One reason could be that our brains might be less receptive because of unseen forces that affect our brain and relationship with others.  This article speaks to the deeper "why" and also to one thing we could do to turn it around...

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read Time: 3 - 5 minutes
  • Production Date 10/2018
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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