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  • 01:02

    SATURDAY WAKE UP CALL- Self Mastery and Nonviolence

    in Spirituality

    Dr. Maisha Hazzard continues Khepra's participation in the SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE: a 64 day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), spanning the January 30th and April 4th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 


    This weekend marks 50 years since the violent crackdown on peaceful marchers in Selma, Alabama.  March 7, 1965, became known as "Bloody Sunday". We commemorate this demonstration of Nonviolent Direct Action for social justice by continuing to talk about awakening within us what Gandhi called Satyagrapha -- Soul Force or Truth Force. 


    There are three foundation stones for Self Mastery in Nonviolent Direct Action: Spiritual Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, and Strategic Intuition and Intelligence.


    Today we focus on SELF MASTERY AND NONVIOLENCE


    Yale psychologist Peter Salovey, maps the ways in which we can bring Intelligence and Self Mastery to our emotions in challenging situations:


    1.  Knowing one's emotions. 


    2.  Managing emotions. 


    3.  Motivating oneself.


    4.  Recognizing emotions in others. 


    5.  Handling relationships.  

  • 00:07

    INTERnational Week for Nonviolence

    in Books

    I am privileged to be a member of the Summit Council of the INTERnational Week for Nonviolence, which will be held 16th-23rd August 2014.


    If you are organising an event during that week, please post the details in the comments section below. I shall list as many of these events as I can on the Master Calendar, which will help you get publicity.


    I have also posted some NVC events - not just events for that week – here.


    One of my guests on my recent show about Black parents and nonviolence was saying, "You CAN'T teach young people nonviolence because they have to fight”.


    This got me thinking about the first time I met Marshall Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication. I asked him about his work with Black gang leaders.


    I am also inspired by the example of Malcolm X. He was alienated and disaffected, and he became involved in petty crime and ended up in prison. But the right support and encouragement, and given the right inspiration, he became a leader.


    Help me celebrate the Week for Nonviolence this coming August.


    I have written about Nonviolent Communication in Success Strategies for Black People and my new ebook, Affirmations for Parents. 


     

  • 00:06

    Why I Am Committed to Nonviolence

    in Books

    There are so many, many incidents of violence happening all around us, every day, all the time.  Terrible, terrible things.  Mindless violence.  


    Every time someone is stabbed or shot, every time violence is inflicted on someone, it affects all of us.  It affects each and every one of us.  


    We must protect ourselves and our children.  We must end the violence.  


    I wrote about Nonviolent Communication, NVC, in Success Strategies for Black People and in my new ebook, Affirmations for Parents.  


    Click here for more information about the International Week for Nonviolence, 16th-23rd August 2014.  


    Click here for details of the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence and how you can submit your blog.  


    We can end the violence, we can save lives.  It's up to you, it's up to me.  It's up to us.  

  • 00:45

    The Minister and The Mother Show - A Season for Nonviolence

    in Culture

    Join Kelly and Rima as they explore the international Season for Nonviolence which kicks off this week. Learn about how you can participate in practices that help you be a nonviolent and non-anxious presence in the world. Hear about the amazing synergy created by the event which is now in more than 150 countires around the world. How will you help to co-create a culture of peace and non-violence in your part of the world?

  • 00:33

    Shed Your Shackles: Transforming Victim Consciousness with Kiran Patel

    in Spirituality

    Ms. Kiran Patel, M.A., C.Y.T. survived sexual assault and a death threat at the age of 24 by accessing an infallible power source from within which led to her assailant backing off and her walking away.  This remarkable woman is our special guest this week


    Kiran Patel calls people forth to live joyfully from their inner power, create a life based on who they truly are and be free of the grip of social expectations without sacrificing relationships with their loved ones.


    Ms. Patel’s commitment to transforming suffering led her to earn her M.A. in social psychology, become certified as a mediator, complete a one year leadership program in Nonviolent Communication and receive advance certification as Yoga Acharya.  Through her work she has reached thousands internationally as a spiritual teacher, workshop leader, coach, speaker and performer. Her writing on nonviolence and yoga has been published in "India West".


    Join us to hear this amazing woman share her life’s passion.


    What would your life be like if you identified and removed the self-sabotaging behaviors that hold you back?  How much do you think has been lost in relationships, careers, and money because of those behaviors?  Receive a free 30 minute "Breakthrough Strategy Session" with me to help you get clear on what is going on in your life?   Click Here for your Breakthrough Strategy Session


    Suggestions or questions please send them to beverly@commandingyourlife.com


    http://commandingyourlife.com   or visit http://silverfox.silvacourses.com


     


     

  • 01:04

    Rivera Sun - The Dandelion Insurrection

    in Current Events

    The positive impact of nonviolence is highly underrated. In fact, it is emerpircally proven to be the most effective way to bring about change, according to activist/author Rivera Sun. She wages peace 365 days a year through her novels, blogs, performance art, and radio broadcasts.


    Talkupy Radio with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Rivera to the show on Thursday February 26 at 1 pm ET. We will discuss her latest novel, The Dandelion Insurrection and its ongoing 40-day book tour. We also will talk about Campaign Nonviolence and building a culture of active nonviolence, as well as building The Movement of Movements across the U.S. and globally.


    For more information on Rivera and her social media contact info go to RiveraSun.com. Please follow @Talkupy_Radio and visit Talkupy.net

  • 01:01

    SATURDAY WAKE-UP CALL - Fear and the Nonviolent Soul

    in Spirituality

    We continue to participate in the SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE: a 64 day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), spanning the January 30th and April 4th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 


    TODAY'S PROGRAM, "Fear and the Nonviolent Soul", focuses on one of Mahatma Gandhi's "key characteristics of the nonviolent soul" which is FEARLESSNESS. In 1928, Gandhi wrote "Satyagraha in South Africa" in which he defines the inner force that a nonviolent activist must cultivate: SATYAGRAHA ( Sanskrit and Hindi: “holding onto truth”). Satyagraha is inner strength or “soul force” that is grounded in the universal Truth that all humans are endowed with the absolute right to freedom, justice, peace, and life sustaining provisions. 


    A satyagrahi bids goodbye to fear. Gandhi, M.K.~"Satyagraha in South Africa" 1928


    The Satyagrahi’s object is to convert, not to coerce, the wrong-doer.~Gandhi, M.K. “Requisite Qualifications” Harijan 25 March 1939


    "We can learn to let fears be our teachers and when we accept, or even embrace, a fear and let ourselves learn what we have to learn from it, it has less control over us.The more I am able to be with my fears, the more freedom I have to do what my heart is calling me to do.~Linda Sartor, in Turning Fear into Power

  • 02:03

    WORLD WIDE AFRICA THE VOICE OF THE PANAFRICAN MOVEMENT

    in Politics

    This weeks show will be about the formation of new groups that wish to be a part of building a nation for African Americans.   The PAN AFRICAN MOVEMENT  has gained momentum over the last 30 years.  From the time Malcolm, El Haji Malik Shabazz started the mirror image of the Organization of African Unity, the Organization of Afro-American Unity, the support is overwhelming that is given by the Africans who live in America. After leaving the Nation of Islam El Haji put all of his influence over the Nationalist and the Muslims who followed him to form the Organization of Afro-American Unity. His words and Ideas still ring true, and no matter what has been said or done to our Beloved Leader we continue the struggle. These were his words to us on June 8, 1964 three moths after leaving. "So it was our intention to try and find out what it was our African brothers were doing to get results, so that you and I could study what they had done and perhaps gain from that study or benefit from their experiences. And my traveling over there was designed to help to find out how. " If we do not go to Africa and study how they have achieved their results, the only way we can build a nation is to study Nation building. It is illogical to declare you a Nationalist if you are ignoring these facts. Should we continue the Movement by reviving the OAAU  "Barely a month after his selection, Mr. Carmichael, then just 25, raised the call for black power, thereby signaling a crossroads in the civil rights struggle. Increasingly uncomfortable with Dr. King's resolute nonviolence, he sensed a shift among some younger blacks in the direction of black separatism. Many were listening sympathetically to the urgings of Malcolm X, who had been assassinated a year and a half earlier, that the struggle should be carried out by any means necessary." 


     


     


     

  • 01:00

    SATURDAY WAKE UP CALL - A Season for Love and Imagination

    in Spirituality

    What world do you dream of? How are you using your imagination?


    When the POWER OF LOVE
    overcomes the LOVE OF POWER
    the world will know PEACE. ~Jimi Hendrix


    We have been participating in the SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE: a 64 day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), spanning the January 30th and April 4th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 


    Suddenly, I realized that I don't want a season for nonviolence; I WANT A SEASON OF PEACE -- A SEASON OF LOVE -- A SEASON FOR A NEW VISION.


     


     

  • 01:02

    SATURDAY WAKE UP CALL- Violence and Emotional UnIntellligence

    in Spirituality

    Any person lacking in Emotional Intelligence will be prone to many mistakes and missteps in everyday human encounters. This is the key to personal self-awareness and to understanding the emotional dynamics in group relationships.


    First, understand the importance of emotions as--



    Survival Tools: emotions alert us when natural human need is not being met
    Decision Making Signals: emotions help us make decisions; our emotional (gut) reactions to the choices tell us which way to go
    Boundary Setting Communication: emotions alert us when we are uncomfortable with someone’s behavior or our inner self says “this needs to stop”
    Communication Symbols:  emotions reveal themselves in our body “language” forming a system of communication with others
    Unifying Elements: greatest potential source of uniting all members of the human species 

  • 01:01

    SATURDAY WAKE UP CALL - Above Life's Turmoil

    in Spirituality

    After watching the news this week, my heart was bombarded  and beaten up by the images of violence, the evidence of prejudice, and the sounds of discord. It took me some time in meditation to regain my equilibrium.


    We have been participating in the SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE: a 64 day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), spanning the January 30th and April 4th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 


    Suddenly, I realized that I don't want a season for nonviolence; I WANT A SEASON OF PEACE -- A SEASON OF LOVE -- A SEASON OF TRUTH.


    A book by James Allen, author of the New thought classic, As a Man Thinketh , jumped out at me. It's entitled Above Life's Turmoil (1910). I realized how much we need to RISE ABOVE LIFE'S TURMOIL or we will be consumed by it. James Allen wrote --


    We cannot alter external things, nor shape other people to our liking, nor mould the world to our wishes but we can alter internal things,-our desires, passions, thoughts,-we can shape our liking to other people, and we can mould the inner world of our own mind in accordance with wisdom, and so reconcile it to the outer world if men and things. The turmoil of the world we cannot avoid, but the disturbances of mind we can overcome. The duties and difficulties of life claim our attention, but we can rise above all anxiety concerning them. Surrounded by noise, we can yet have a quiet mind; involved in responsibilities, the heart can be at rest; in the midst of strife, we can know the abiding peace. 

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