Saturday, May 26, 2007

Al Gore calls for more conscious media

Al Gore has taken a swipe at a media system that focuses more on Britney Spears' shaved head than crucial issues like climate change. Good on him! This is a debate that needs to be encouraged. Why are the media this way? This is a question that many of us are asking now. With so many humanitarian, social and environmental issues desperately needing coverage, and with the media having such a powerful ability to influence the masses, it's time for more media to be using this power in a more conscious, empowering way. While there will always be room for media that provides fun entertainment, I find it hard to see how celebrity gossip that is hurtful to those involved has any space on our magazine and newspaper pages or television screens - especially when so many other important issues could be taking up that space.

The usual argument is that this is what people want. What rubbish. How about giving credit to people and taking a chance that we actually want information that we can use and be inspired by, information that helps us to make a difference. How rapidly the world will change, along with our perspective of the world, the second more mainstream media shifts its priorities.

Al Gore is the Chairman of Current TV -
Dana Mrkich is a Content Editor for Urth TV -

Gore takes aim at 'trivial' celebrity gossip
From correspondents in New York

"FORMER US vice president Al Gore has criticised the "trivialities and nonsense" of celebrity gossip in the media and called on people to focus instead on issues like Iraq and climate change...",23599,21796848-1702,00.html

Monday, May 07, 2007

Visioning the Dream Awake - May 2007 Newsletter

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Visioning the Dream Awake – May 2007

What’s New this Month: Inspiring Clips on Urth.TV > New Articles >Visit my MySpace!> Monthly Visions

Hi everyone,

Lots of fabulous things to report for May! Firstly, I have finally got a publisher for my first book which I am very happy about. “A New Chapter” will be out toward the end of this year, and as the months go by I’ll be sharing some excerpts with you and fabulous reviews that have already come in! For now you can check out a snippet of what it’s about on my new MySpace page: Comments and Friend Adds are welcome! If you aren’t a MySpace member and would like to be please click here:

I’m also beyond excited to let you know that I am now a Content Editor for Urth.TV! This is going to be so much fun and I look forward to sharing with you the unfolding of conscious, inspiring and empowering media. Thank you so much to Rowan for creating the space and opportunity. If you come across, or create, any media clips that you feel deserve air-time, along the lines of Consciousness in Action, please let me know!

Wishing you an abundant and joy-filled May!

Love and Blessings,


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Latest Clips

Israel ‘Bruddah Iz’ Kamakawiwo’ole Somewhere Over the Rainbow:
A beautiful tribute to Hawai’ian musician and activist Israel ‘Bruddah Iz’ Kamakawiwo’ole ….

Toward Integral Consciousness: In 2006 a group of scientists met in Dusseldorf, Germany to discuss the new, emerging planetary consciousness…

Empowering People: Frances Moore-Lappe on the World Future Council: Talking about the need for a new democracy that is values-driven and power-generating for people…

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New Column Series
Rhyming Stories: Reminders for the Soul – He Whispered
New Series by Dana in PlanetLightworker – May 2007
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New Articles
Deepen Your Relationship: Start a Communication Journal
Diva Village – Awaken the Diva Within You! May 2007
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May Monthly Visions
What’s Happening this Month Embracing Global and Cosmic events to help Create your Reality
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New Blog
Is it the Law of Attraction…or the Law of Absorbtion?
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Visioning the Dream Awake

Dana Mrkich is a spiritual intuitive, writer, author and visionary. Her first book “A New Chapter” is being released later this year. A passionate advocate for empowering, inspiring media, and the merging of consciousness with action in the social and political arenas, Dana is a Content Editor for Urth.TV. To subscribe to Dana’s newsletter please email:

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Is it The Law of Attraction...or The Law of Absorbtion?!

This great piece in Aluna Joy's recent newsletter really caught my eye. If you've watched The Secret and also wondered how 'attracting' fits in with 'it all exists within us right now' then you'll like Raphael's thoughts below. When I read it I got a visual of how it might work: that which we 'want' is sitting on top of us like water on a sponge. It's not so much about attracting it, as letting it in!! Experiment with this, and Enjoy!

A Note from Raphael... The Law of Absorbtion. (reprinted here with kind permission)
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So many of us have watched the movie "The Secret" with the hopes of being able to grasp the elusive set of words that would finally trigger us to say "Oh yeah, I get it.". Well, I know that I'm not the only one out there who is still trying to get to that point, so I'm writing this in hopes that it will help others, or at least spark some interesting discussion. In my travels, I have come across various books discussing the various types of personality make-ups (temperaments) that people can have. Supposedly, based on a person's personality make-up, they will integrate and comprehend information differently than someone with a different type of personality make-up. So, in other words, different people require that information be said in a way that corresponds to their personality make-up in order for that information to be fully comprehended. In my other life (in this lifetime), I was a totally left brained executive dealing with numbers and contracts all day. So I tend to look at things initially in a very exact and literal manner when it comes to interpretation, without much room for flexibility (still working on letting this go). So, based on what I said in the above paragraph, I offer this up . . . "The Secret" says that the secret is the Law of Attraction. Hmmm . . . the word "Attract" . . . Webster says the definition of "Attract" is "to pull to or draw toward oneself or itself". OK. But it doesn't say that you have that something in hand. So meditating on this one day, I hear the words "It's about Absorbtion". Hmmm (a second time) . . . Webster says the definition of "Absorb" is "to take in and make part of an existent whole". Now, to me, that makes more sense. By absorbing something, I make it part of myself; not just having brought it to me where it's sitting just outside the reach of my wildly, flaying hands. I know I'm playing a bit of a mind game here with the words, but, hey, if it can trick my mind into finally getting it, I'm buying into it. Has this helped me? Well, I'm still playing with it. But I'll keep you abreast of what happens. Blessings, Raphael

May Monthly Visions

What’s Happening this Month - May Monthly Visions
Embracing Global and Cosmic events to help Create your Reality,
written by Dana Mrkich.

Fistly a word about the current energies…Mars and Uranus just had a rare meeting which means that you might be feeling like you are filled with enough energy to power your own city! What you’re doing with this energy will determine the way in which it’s manifesting. If you’re mis-directing it then it could feel like you are giving yourself and/or others a series of electric shocks, unwanted and definitely a tad unexpected. It’s possible you’re also feeling like a volcano about to explode, or walking around with mini-bursts of lava sprouting out at random moments. If any of this is happening ask yourself if you repressing some part of you that is bursting to get out? If the answer is yes, then find a way to express it that’s healthy!!!

Even if you just get out a piece of paper and write, draw or paint, put on some music and jump around or shout from the tops of your lungs, passionate release is the theme of the moment and better to do it in a way of your choosing then for it to explode in unconstructive ways!! On the positive side if you are moving WITH these energies then you might be feeling like you are driving a Ferrari at breakneck speed to some destination unknown. Very exciting! Just remember to stop every now and again to take in the view and don’t crash into anybody else! Look for 17 degrees Pisces in your natal chart ( does great free charts) to find out which house is being affected.

1 May – Global Love Day

From dancing around the maypole to celebrate the union of the May Queen and May King, to blessing the fields to welcome the coming of fertile crops, the first of May has represented abundance, love, romance, unity and connection for hundreds of years.

Several years ago The Love Foundation launched Global Love Day celebrating these very qualities. Harold W Becker, Founder and President, says: “We understand this day is a symbol of what we can do every day of the year. Our intent is to join together in a conscious recognition that love is always present. For so many, love is often hidden under layers of hurt, trauma, drama, pain and suffering. Emotional memories, unspoken doubt, fear, resentment and a multitude of old beliefs often keep us from realizing these thoughts and feelings have no real power over us. We give them power by living in the past and being afraid of the future. We ignore the love that is present every moment while embracing limitation. It is time to change that. It is time to release ourselves from our own self created bondage.” To find out how you can be part of Love Day read here:

2 May – Full Moon Scorpio

If you ever want to dive into the deepest parts of your emotional and subconscious waters, or are ready for major healing around your sexuality tap into some Scorpio energy. If you ever need to express hidden, submerged feelings look for a Full Moon and wait for the natural release it triggers. Today we have both. If you’ve been postponing a scuba-diving trip into feelings that have been too scary or mysterious to confront, now is the perfect time.

If you went to the bottom of your heart, what would you find there? What treasure-chest of unspoken words, dreams, desires or fears lies beneath the level of your comfort zone? Strap on your oxygen pack, breathe through it, and just express what you truly want to express – be it in your journal, through tears, or to someone you need to share with. Scorpio promises nothing less than transformation of the soul.

17 May – New Moon Taurus

Write down one thing that nourishes you. Next, one thing that nurtures you. Finally, something that supports you. Now, here’s some homework: Do each of these three things once during May.
Taurus is about immersing in that which feels pleasurable, yet also making sure you have a strong foundation underneath you. When we have taken care of our material needs, our relaxation time feels so much more enjoyable. Vice versa when we take the time to have fun we immerse ourselves in our daily chores and schedules so much more joyfully. Taurus energy awakens our natural ability to combine it all in a balanced way, attracting in life that which makes us feel good: emotionally, spiritually, physically and financially.