The Rising: Spirituality for Revolution
By Rebekah Berndt and Chelsea MacMillan
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What is The Rising? It's the longing we feel deep in our bones for the more beautiful world that our hearts know is possible. It's the thrill that runs through our veins as we each step into our power and purpose to make that world a reality. It's the love and solidarity that binds us together as we fight for freedom and work toward justice. Rebekah and Chelsea are spiritual directors and activists who want to connect you to resources and practices that can inspire you to find your own sacred activism and sustain you during these difficult times of change.
||CleanE19 Fierce Compassion with Lama Willa Miller||Practitioners of meditation are often accused of navel-gazing, ignoring the problems of the real world. But with the rise of Engaged Buddhism and Ecodharma, it is clear that many practitioners are not satisfied with simply finding inner peace and wan ..||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE18 Democratizing Wellness with Kerri Kelly||Who Is Allowed To Be Well? Yoga, mindfulness, and all manner of "wellness" practices have become a big business. As western culture encounters the wisdom of other cultures, it often appropriates and co-opts that wisdom, with the result being that man ..||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE17 Sacred Fire: The Dark Feminine with Vera de Chalambert||Most of the world's major religious traditions have been developed in and shaped by patriarchy. They emphasize masculine deities and male (often celibate) leadership. While efforts to reclaim the feminine aspects of divinity and spirituality have bee ..||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE16 Psychedelics on the Spiritual Path with Katherine MacLean and Colin Pugh||Religious leaders of traditional religions are often skeptical of the short-lived mystical experiences that entheogens like psilocybin, LSD, MDMA, etc. can bring about, even though those who have taken these consciousness-altering substances often re ..||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE15 Changing Movements From Within: Spiritual Direction & Movement Chaplaincy with Perry Dougherty and Ed Cardoza||Social justice work isn't work that you go into just because you need a job or a paycheck. The desire to be part of creating a more just and equitable society is a calling from within as well as a manifestation of the interconnectedness of our world. ..||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE14 What is Theopoetics? Centering Creativity, Imagination, and The Arts in Spirituality With Lakisha Lockhart and Callid Keefe-Perry||Western religious culture is often suspicious of creativity and imagination. Artsreligionculture.org (ARC) is seeking to change that. We talk with Lakeisha Lockhart and Callid Keefe-Perry about how they're seeking to bring academic theology and relig ..||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE13 #ChurchToo and the Limits of Redemption 2||The second in a two-part episode on #ChurchToo and the Limits of Redemption. As women have revealed their experiences with sexual assault and sexual harrassment, #metoo has spawned the hashtag #churchtoo, where women and men are sharing stories of s ..||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE12 #ChurchToo and the Limits of Redemption with Gabe Stoutimore and Deb Helt||When Soul Care Turns Abusive As women have revealed their experiences with sexual assault and sexual harrassment, #metoo has spawned the hashtag #churchtoo, where women and men are sharing stories of sexual abuse in their spiritual communities. Chur ..||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE11 Surrendering the White Ego with Abraham Lateiner and Margaret Johnson||n a deepening of our topic from last week, we get into the nitty gritty of anti-racism as spiritual practice this week. With our guests Abraham and Margaret, we examine what happens when we let go of the goal of being "good white people," humbly ackn ..||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE10 Anti-Racism as Spiritual Practice With Jardana Peacock||Race and whiteness may be social constructs created centuries and generations long ago, but we have all been shaped by them in many ways, seen and unseen. Battling racism is not just a matter of thinking the right thoughts or believing the right idea ..||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE09 Radical Nonviolence||With antifa throwing punches at Nazis and navel gazers on mats far from marches and protests, it can seem difficult to find a way to work for justice in a way that is both active and peaceful, fierce and loving. Nonviolence is a term in the common le ..||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE08 #MeToo & Toxic Masculinity||The shadow of America's misogyny is coming to light as more and more women tell their stories of sexual harassment and assault. The #metoo trend on social media gave many survivors a platform to speak and, whereas women used to be doubted and even ma ..||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE07 Season of the Witch||Witchcraft, astrology, tarot...magical pursuits have exploded in popularity over the last several years. Just in time for Halloween, we talk to activist witch Amanda Yates Garcia, also known as The Oracle of Los Angeles, to learn more about what it m ..||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE06 Ancestral Healing||The ancient Celts believed that this time of the year was one of "a thin veil between the worlds"- that is, our world and the unseen world of spirits. As we approach Halloween, we will be delving into some of the deeper spiritual currents behind the ..||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE05 Feed the People||Who doesn't love a potluck? Good food and good company have been bringing humans together for centuries. In faith spaces, we see church socials and communion, Passover seders, and celebratory feasts in almost every tradition. And social movements oft ..||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE04 Healing Justice||These are urgent times. Overwhelm and burnout are not only common, but practically the norm for changemakers everywhere. How do we create social movements that are sustainable? How can we heal ourselves as we heal the world? A dramatic shift is tak ..||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE03 POC-Centered Spirituality and Activism||We talk about how spirituality feeds activism and vice versa, but so many of our paradigms of both spirituality and activism are rooted in or interpreted through the lens of white culture. How can we re-center POC and indigenous perspectives in our s ..||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE02 Desire and "I Love Dick"||If a progressive movement for justice is going to win in this country, we’re going to have to be willing to engage people’s deepest and most powerful emotions. Desire is one of those emotions that is often misunderstood, feared, and repressed but in||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE01 Welcome to The Rising||What is The Rising? It's the longing we feel deep in our bones for the more beautiful world that our hearts know is possible. It's the thrill that runs through our veins as we each step into our power and purpose to make that world a reality. It's t ..||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Critical perspective for these times
The heart in this podcast is absolutely what we need right now. I trust and admire these two hosts deeply and am excited for the contemplations that will be possible through this podcast. Production and sound quality is great, so very easy to listen to. Looking forward to more! Thank you!!
This is the podcast I have been waiting for.
I have often looked for podcasts that go deep into some of the topics that are most important to me (spirituality, social change, inner and outer transformation), and been disappointed with what I've found.
This podcast is different. It's put together by people who I love, trust, respect, and admire, and I couldn't have asked for a better duo to host a space for discussion on these topics that matter so much.
I’m deeply grateful to Rebekah and Chelsea for creating this much needed space. The episodes so far have provided me tremendous insight and helped me access more awareness about my own patterns and the patterns that are alive in the world. If you follow Charles Eisenstein or other future-oriented thought leaders, if you have a passion for changing the world in the context of deep practice, or if you’re an activist who feels a need for more connection to spirit in your work...you will love this podcast!