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In the past year synchronicities in my life have increased ten fold, messages on the wind seem to have multiplied and my dreams have a vividness I have never experienced before. Years ago, when creating a website (now defunct) as a platform for my own work I used to write about (the) paradigm shift(s). It was an intellectual concept fuelled by optimism and the feeling that we couldn't go on as we were. But it was intellectual. Now I feel it. In the past months I have felt that shift in my being. Your (and his) piece here (for which I can't thank you both enough) seems to exemplify that and speaks to me saying 'No you are not imagining it, you really can feel that shift. It is not your intellect playing Pollyanna.' Another message on the wind. I see the deceit that was Co(n)vid now as a barometer, a tool which is helping to measure that shift. It is so exciting for me today to see people waking up at a breathless pace, the momentum is gathering. I love the imagery you've used to underline Charles's story and I know what industry that must have taken. I came across Charles about five years ago and really appreciate his work. I see him too (and many, many others) endeavouring to 'usher in the next conscious evolution'. (A wonderful purpose.) I thank you both for this. I am under no illusions that the struggle is finished and accept that we still have demons to wrestle with. I'm too old now to 'man the barricades' but I can still 'load the muskets'. I hope to be around to witness vindication but I'm going to have to leave a lot of the fighting to your generation. And, boy, this Substack is one hell of a warrior.

BTW what have I missed regarding your reference to Libre Solutions Network?

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Gabe from Libre Solutions walked me through how to rip the audio from Charles' Substack post.

It gives me great joy to hear that the shift is felt cross generationally, past political and racial divides, beyond religious and spiritual ideologies. I keep saying it, but what a time to be alive!

I don't think we'll be around in this physical form before the transformation is over. But just like that proverb says: "Planting trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit." Proud to share the planting with you, dear friend.

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Oh you 😊 You are too kind! Glad to be of assistance. That is an excellent talk, and I appreciate your transformation of it!

I think there's an old story that needs to be revived.

The story of the hero, not finding a hero to deify, but to take on the heroes' journey.

Everyone has their own cross to bear. We are to call everyone to take on what heroism means in their life, and support them as we can.

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We also need a few sage kings and healers. Their archetype is deeply underrated and under appreciated. But I like your version of the hero archetype -- avoiding the deification is tricky, but I’m down to support the courage of anyone willing to go in their own hero journey.

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That was just lovely. Beautiful, inspired, grounded and visceral - I'm so glad I watched it early in my day. Art really can lift and expand.

Charles is brilliant at articulating the impulse and pulse - still largely unformed yet here, in us - of the new story (& stories)emerging. And you are brilliant at synthesizing and adding more fractals & dimensions that amplify the effects.

What a perfect example of the new story: this interweaving of your respective gifts; unique and overlapping at once.

Thank you!

⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Aw, Kathleen, you’re giving me the fuzzies. Thank you. I’ve seen your writings enter the new story and you adding to the moronic field. Funny how across the digital chasm such vibrations seem to thunder louder. 🤗

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Jan 19, 2023·edited Jan 19, 2023Liked by Visceral Adventure

I greatly appreciate Charles, although recently I have been struggling to find the time/attention to work through the essays he keeps pumping out. So I greatly appreciate you making it easier for me to take part in his spiritual alchemy (and putting it on LooshTube, even better!). And greatly appreciate the vibe you are bringing in general. Here's to conscious evolution, one Stack at a time.

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I’m stealing ‘spiritual alchemy’.

I appreciate your vibe! Actually, I saved your last post because I couldn’t watch the video in full mental presence but now am about to do my morning meditative ritual ☕️ 🌱 and watch it.

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Wonderful, I think narratives or stories about good possible futures are helpful. And purging feelings here and there is definitely a good thing!

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So, so well done! Your images and musical choices added a beautiful dimension to his wise words, Tonika. The give and take between you seemed effortless, like Astaire and Rogers.

Thank you for highlighting his work. He has such a compassionate take on the world, one that always inspires me, and one that we need desperately right now. His work clearly resonates with you, and you do it justice. Wonderful! xox

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Don't you go on teasing my musical theatre nerd heart, now. ❤️ Thank you.

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😂

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Ok nerd, have I got a treat for you! This is the guy who created the magnificent sand art I profiled in And From the Sand. Buckle up, literally:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkaxyOxabfw&ab_channel=ColinO%27Leary

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That's a lotta fun! The mom is great too! 😂 Love it! Thanks for sharing, nerd!

My toddler has been stealing my phone and been posting TikToks. No one used to pay attention to my unpopular opinions videos on there before, but now that Frankie has been posting his stuff (and they're kinda hilariously stupid), he got 2,000+ veiws, and now my stupid shit is gaining traction too. I'm conflicted about taking them down...

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You're welcome. The mom is excellent, agreed.

Okay, now you've done it. Link, please? And if you won't give it to me, I'll have to ask Frankie.

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😆

Here’s the first video he posted, you can probably check the other dumb crap he has posted from there: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRWqA9wW/

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Visceral Adventure

We need all the focused attention to the stories we tell ourselves for certain. Good exploration.

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Visceral Adventure

Wow—lovely! I need to think on it/absorb it —and review the essay. Thank you!

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Yes, reading his essay a few times and something new emerges every time. Thanks, Jane. 🤗

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Visceral Adventure

Thank you for this and for introducing me to the writings of Charles Eisenstein. This was my first email today. I played the video three times, it is that beautiful.

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Oh Cheryl, I think you’d love his thinking and writing. Refreshing and wise and sober and loving.

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Visceral Adventure

Beautiful. I'm in.

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Thanx for sharin' the link--totally loved it! Far more mah style--big fan'o silent AND physical comedy--messy, goofy, on-the-cheap, universal and...as ya intutited--far from a barefooted gaggle'a long-haired maidens on a heathered hilltop group-weaving raw silk tapestries fer the yurt while the pan flute soars (er...sores if ya ask me). Sometimes nailing comic timing (an' not snaggin' yer pants on a nail)! is the most noble of achievements such that the loftiest aspirations to aim at may be a good belly laugh from the peanut gallery!

Is Oona for Oona O'Neil Chaplin / Tramps for Little Tramp?

Enjoyed the music muchly! a little keystone/klezmer if I had it?

ps clever that piana'! corex is a great invention! (but grrrrr it got spendy--here it went from $8 to about $22 for an 8x4' sheet....)

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What?!? That is a LOT for corex. Greatest building material for vaudeville props tho, no lie.

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I'll venture ta say that ya done Charles proud even if this catches him unawares. The lyrical imagery, with light an' majestic skies and nature and warm humanity so perfectly and beautifully embody the perfect crystal of Charles-as-philosopher (Charles the parent is a little less lofty lol!) who is certainly a transcendent soul out there--an aspiration speaker and writer--an' one I DO like too.

But as fittin' a marriage as this is...harmonious, with music, with the meter, with the visuals--an' this is not to mess with ya Tonika cuz I think the WHIRLED of your work and talents--it leaves me a bit colder than tater salad straight from the fridge, eaten hastily without time for the flavors to blend and for the fried chicken to be brought out, hot an' greasy.

Makin' sense here? Bless all the angelic lofty souls and the yoga folks in organic cotton an' the tea-makin' shamans.... it ain't me (babe)...bless'em all....

In Charles' writin', there is no place for the ugly crazy messy stories that show up in-between, in the interstices of his beautifully rendered dichotomy.... Skunks (human ones), scoundrels, and the delights of Spaghetti Westerns... those are mah stories! A Penny Dreadful? Ya got it!

So, dang, I just like too many ignoble (tacky even!) ego-centric and not purdy but joyful (or devious!) aspects of the world as we've known it (at least up to fairly recently...) to EVER abandon the past and stories therein let alone feel good about it--cleaner, purer, lighter.... (and that's even when I see wrongs done and puhlent've egoism).

I like me BOTH the high fallutin' (individualistic, self-centered) Western "CULture" that spawned Odysseus (clever dude with a swelled head if ever there wuz one), the murderous art-patron Borgias, Jean Louis David (who changed alliances with his funding), Voltaire, Dickens (who was a rotten daddy and a great writer) and Maria Callas--(talk 'bout divas!) alike (I dig it all!) AND ALSO the low brow tacky messy UN-cultured (and sometimes downright illegal!) outpourings of bad boys like Jerry Lee Lewis (married his teen cousin) and James Brown or Marlon Brando or Mae West and Bell Barth and so on... I do not think that Charles Eisenstein's halcyon harmonious future vision is nearly half as colorful as The Beverly Hillbillies and The Munsters and The Three Stooges (I love most vaudeville and music hall folks) and Ethel Merman and Benny Hill....an' chicken fried steak (even tho today we do it keto-organic style lol).

So again, this is such a lovely piece and I mean this in every way...BUT...but but... fer me, I'll take the Mel Brooks fartin' cowboys 'round the campfahr while sittin' with my girls on the worn out sofa with (keto)-cheeto-crumbs and Wanda Jackson screamin' and strummin' 'bout some mean man that cheated on 'er so she's gotta git her shotgun. Then there's Medea...

So I guess I'm just not the lofty type! I love me a Ruben sandwich JUST as much as a Peter Paul Ruben's paintin' (neither are peecee I guess...) So again' the work here is great--jus' gives me a nosebleed cuz my next story definitely has a Diary Queen and a Salvation Army Store (with old vinyl records of Benny Bell an' Ohio Players)!

Keep on makin' these gems tho--there is much to say for all creative juices a' flowin' and ya've got'em in spades so I'm always eager ta see more! (heart here...I don't get how ta do them ee-mow-geez)

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Haha, fair enough! Here's something I wiped the spiderwebs off of (I'm the lady with the big butt that shows up around the 2nd min.) I made that piano out of corex:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpNqELPmfdM

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I know--great stuff! either someone is takin' advantage of "inflation pricing" or (I guess) shippin' the stuff from gawd knows where really costs more... if ya know the Paper Bag Players here, they've done brilliant stuff with recycled cardboard... but I agree, corex is da bomb... (git it now if it's cheap by you!)

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