Category Archives: Conversation As If Our Lives Depended On It

A Cosmic Creation Story by Brian Swimme

The Universe is a Green Dragon, by Brian Swimme, is a map of the universe – where it came from and what we are doing in it. I’ve bought more than a thousand copies. It’s the most important book I’ve ever read. See all the 5-star reviews, including mine, that will bowl you over with how unusual and how wonderful this book is:

Our Shocking Ignorance about Guns & Prisons

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This gun thing is making me mad. What is wrong with us that Japan has no school shootings and that we ignore the gun regulations they employ? HELLO OUT THERE. I’m talking to us. My side. We are ignoring what would fix this problem. Show everyone this video and the whole thing is solved. How come I never knew anything about Japan’s success until I stumbled on this video? This is insane.

I have the same sort of feelings about our prison system. Norway has one that works. Their recidivism rate is 20% and ours is 76.6%. Why aren’t we having any conversations about their radically different way of treating prisoners? Michael Moore even did a segment about this in his recent documentary, and it’s more insanity that it’s still unknown.

It’s urgent that humanity become a caring species. We are in it together. Gun regulations and prison reforms can be the forerunners of revamping everything to run on caring instead of on the greed and vengeance that we are run by now. We have the information about what works. It is incontrovertible. Let’s hear from you. How can everyone get wised up?

Wise Up, America

I want life to be a good time. Not a chore but an adventure. It’s not forever, and what there is of it should be rich. Think of bathing in beauty. And accomplishing things. On the march toward what Charles Eisenstein calls “the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible,” a leap is in order to where a feeling of connection would be omnipresent. I want to help that leap come about.

It was eye-opening to listen to a panel after the State of the Union address. When asked if they would vote for Trump in 2020, the six Republicans gave rousing yeses. They’d previously dwelt on how happy they were with the economy – the stock market, employment, impending tax savings. They don’t pay attention to anything but money. They don’t care what lies Trump tells. They’re not evaluating their support with that in mind. As we grow blue in the face trying to impress them with Trump’s inadequacies, we might as well be speaking Chinese. Nothing we say matters. Other people don’t matter. The health of the planet doesn’t matter The only thing that matters is what makes people richer.

Whatever we do should be informed by the understanding that the Trump electorate only pays attention to the material world. When we put our heads together, we shouldn’t spend any energy trying to convince people of how anti-Trump they should be. Trump people don’t even care about Trump. It’s just that he’s the President and the economy is doing well. For the rest of us, it’s a graphic example of what a worldview based on materialism gets you, and it tells us we should be as creative as we can be about shifting from a greed-based worldview to where caring about each other is as important as caring about ourselves.

Another thought is about a change of personal perception that would help with that. Get that you’re of the vastness that birthed you, that’s holding you and feeding you while you live along. Most people think of life as seeking – for success, for self-improvement, for enlightenment – but, instead, think of being in the good stuff. Relax, stay calm, trust your envelopment in the source, and do your best. Recognize obstacles but don’t identify with them. Your life isn’t the duality of you against the universe, struggling and even breaking through. No, it’s you recognizing you are the miracle that life is, ever aware of your anchor in stardust as you field any blows that come along.

This article was published in RSN News online
by Suzanne Taylor
Producer, Filmmaker, Speaker, Author

Shifting to a compassion-based worldview

How can we turn the world around? Let’s shape our thoughts for what can be.

Cheers to a New Year Ahead!

Here’s a taste of what you’ve contributed to the newly launched SUE Speaks website.

Chime in! Can we help spur a movement to change the thinking of the world?
May your voices, ideas and contributions ring throughout the land!

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Check out SUE’s Blog entries!
Quotes that Live in your Head

Other topics and people covered in the video above:
The Reality of ESP (Russell Targ), Larry Dossey’s talkCharles Eisenstein, Universal Basic Income, Unmani, Michael Bernard Beckwith

Shift Worldview – A new Facebook group

“Our future is shaped from the story we host in the present … When the mind of humanity changes, everything changes.” This is from the Editor’s Note below, the must-read lead piece in the latest issue of Turning Point, the Journal of the Conscious Elders Network. It’s about the need for a new story that moves us into “the beautiful world our hearts know is possible,” and it’s so good that I’m using it as a draw to a new Facebook group to deal with making that change. We work on problems piecemeal, with very little attention on the worldview that keeps them all in place. If you resonate with what Joseph Jastrab wrote, join this group to look to how to get humanity on the same page where we tell a story about who we are and what we are doing here that underlies and impels the kinder, gentler world we must move into. The group is a place to inspire and to be inspired to wake the world up to the reality in which we are one.

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
the falcon cannot hear the falconer;
things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
the ceremony of innocence is drowned;
the best lack all conviction, while the worst
are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand…

William Butler Yeats penned these lines in his poem, The Second Coming, nearly 100 hundred years ago in the aftermath of the First World War. His words resurface today as a disquieting commentary on our times, yet also as a reminder that every historical age faces what it experiences as unprecedented threats to its welfare and existence. The broad view of history suggests that each generation must claim the revelation at hand—even as we remember that we’re certainly not the first, nor will be the last, to be challenged by this calling.

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UFOs being taken seriously

Leslie Kean, one of the SUE Speaks heroes, is central to this story.

The New York Times piece hinted that they actually have recovered materials. So when those facts might spill out, we might get material confirmation there’s something going on. Until that time, until we have credible scientists telling us this material is otherworldly, I think short of aliens visiting us, that will be the next revelation…Imagine the impact on religion. On belief. You can throw so many things out. Certainly our anthropocentric view of the world.”

‘X-Files’ Creator Chris Carter on That New York Times UFO Expose: Told You So

“Now that this story has come out, it is some validation,” Fox showrunner tells EW.

Oh, now you believe in alien life? That’s basically “X-Files” creator Chris Carter’s response to reporters asking him about the recent New York Times piece that exposed the Pentagon’s secret U.F.O. program.

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The Biggest Story Ever Told?

I got involved with crop circles because if we’re not alone we would have to re-think reality. What else, besides crop circles coming from elsewhere, can change our worldview? When I saw this Indiegogo campaign for a documentary that’s looking for finishing funds, I knew I’d found a game-changer.

Over sixty school children & other witnesses shared an extraordinary experience in Ruwa, Zimbabwe, in ’94, in which they saw an unusual craft & beings land near Ariel School. This much-anticipated documentary explores the event, and its aftermath in the lives of those who witnessed it.

You can see from the video how compelling this story is. Little children make credible witnesses. If what they saw was accepted as real, we would have the biggest story ever told. This film is in good hands and I am urging people to contribute to the Indiegogo campaign to get it finished.

The late great John Mack, who was head of the Psychiatry Department at Harvard, who is in this film authenticating the genuineness of the children’s experience and for whose work I hosted a fundraiser in 2001, is in my crop circle documentary, What on Earth?.  You can see my movie free if you have Amazon Prime, but you need to get the DVD to see a tribute to John Mack that’s bonus material.

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SUE’s Soapbox Video: Join the Conversation As If Our Lives Depended On It


In this soapbox video I talk about a topic that’s percolating in our world: universal basic income. Three years ago I produced a program about it, A World Without Work, when people in the States had hardly heard of it, and now it’s showing up everywhere: Hawaii has just adopted it, Elon Musk touts it, and it was the feature story this week on CBS Sunday Morning. But what never is mentioned is how it would change our worldview, which is my main interest — and why I got so involved in the crop circle phenomenon. How do we go from greed to compassion as the basic way we relate to one other? What can bring that out? I invite you to dialogue about this in the Conversation As If Our Lives Depended On It. Hope to see you there!


We Need a Conversation About How to Reorganize the World

Green World

Bopping along through history, with different players but a through line, we go from the emergence of primitive human who took hundreds of thousands of years to even start to use tools, to the more modern eras where we have moved though thinking we could own human beings to recognizing that ALL people, whatever their religion, sexual orientation, or skin color, have an equal place at the humanity table.
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SUE’s Soapbox Video: Bringing TED to the Table

A talk that I produced after TED cancelled my license for TEDx West Hollywood, deeming my speakers dangerous to their reputation, has over a million views now! (See Russell Targ’s talk)

Nobel Prize winners were among the hundreds who protested TED’s “censorship” of what it deemed to be pseudoscience when they removed two talks from their database and canceled the license for my ready-to-go-on TEDx West Hollywood program. On TED’s comment pages, people kept hoping that the discussion of ideas worth sharing would be ongoing, but it ended after TED closed comment tracks. Can we have that conversation on my SUE Speaks website? Russell and Larry Dossey’s talks being what TED found most objectionable, see if you think these scientists belonged on TED’s stage.

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