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Know Who You Are- #0008

Know Who You Are- #0008

It never ceases to amazing me about the experience of international travel and its intrinsic ability to remove us from our daily norms to put the important things of life into perspective. I am grateful for my life experiences, which recently took me to Guinea, West Africa and Puerto Rico. This episode of 814 Grounded […]

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Whole Hearted Living in Chaotic Times #0006

Whole Hearted Living in Chaotic Times #0006

Following the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, we invite you to continue our practice of widening the circumference of love. We live in challenging times and hope that today’s mediation and spoken word brings comfort and enlightenment. Even when tragedy and evil strike, we must be conscious to not perpetuate the injustice but to rise above […]

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Widening Our Circumference of Love- #0004

Widening Our Circumference of Love- #0004

This episode we will share a Loving Kindness Mediation. We would like to invite you to expand the sphere of who we love and be uncompromising in bringing justice to all. Rachel also performs two new original chants!  

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Introduction- Three Point Practice- #0001

Introduction- Three Point Practice- #0001

This is the Pilot episode of 814 Grounded Podcast. We hope to offer practices for activists and those who facilitate practices of healing and restoration some tools for these trying times. Each podcast will have discussion on a theme relevant to social justice and healing and will offer a guided meditation, mantra and/or musical practice.

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Ring in the New Year with Intention, Clarity and Hope.

Ring in the New Year with Intention, Clarity and Hope.

2017 for me, began in Conakry, the capital city of Guinea, West Africa with a festive soirée that began with a shared meal and had lots of dancing and merry making! 2017 comes to a close celebrating the birth of our first grandchild, Anthony Michael Bayush born on December 14 to Johnny (my son) and […]

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Love. A Noun. A Verb. Love is Gravity. Love Wins.

Love. A Noun. A Verb. Love is Gravity. Love Wins.

The dawn tentatively emerges. The angle of the earth to the sun this time of year softens the light. The trees, whose presence blended into the night sky gradually make their presence known as light increases. I remain astonished at the intricate design of branches and the stark revelation of trees without leaves. Last week […]

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Living into Patience and Tenderness

Living into Patience and Tenderness

Getting back into my groove with writing again. Have spent some amazing and challenging time in the past few months in immersions with communities committed to doing the work internally to build capacity to withstand the enormous discomfort of our times. We know what we know. We don’t know what we don’t know.  Being curious […]

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No Ordinary Time. Alchemy and Love

No Ordinary Time. Alchemy and Love

This is no ordinary time. There is nothing mundane about the space, place or time we are in. It is for me right now, unnerving and unsettling and requires enormous effort to remain grounded and responsive rather than reactionary or turning a blind eye. It appears that rudeness, self righteousness, power plays, lies and lack […]

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