Power vs. Force author David Hawkins and Agape International founder Michael Bernard Beckwith describe important shifts in perception that represent the foundation for making shifts in the world. They explore the importance of simply being more aware and more loving and the ways that people can incorporate such shifts into their daily lives. Forgiveness, compassion and reverence toward ourselves, God, and fellow humans can, they assure us, heal our sense of separation and increase our experience of well-being.
Swami Chidanand Saraswati, one of the most revered saints in India, encourages us to live a more peaceful life. It’s a perfect reminder that peace is possible and that we can each become beacons of peace in the world.
IONS President Marilyn Mandala Schlitz offers historical context and future plans for this research focus on the nature of healing, which integrates ancient wisdom. Schlitz discusses the Consciousness and Healing book's integral approach to mind-body medicine and its impact on the mainstream.
Nigerian Hafsat Abiola shares how her parents were killed for political reasons and how that spurred her to live a committed life of service, one in which she joined in a beautiful partnership with former IONS Board Chair Lynne Twist, who then shares her side of the story.
Jeanne Achterberg shares her broad understanding of medicine as anything that helps or heals, and describes the parallels between the process of helping people in crises and spiritual practice. She explains how medicine is a spiritual practice that creates healing through profound relationship bonds at five levels: the transpersonal bond, soul connection, touch, community, and love. Sustaining the belief that authentic connection between humans generates healing light and energy, Achterberg honors heart wisdom, science, and the mysterious integration of mind, body, and spirit.