ABW Radio: Social Activist Father Ed Chinery on Kindness & Compassion ABW TV: The Spiritual Science of the Taoists with Michael Winn 12-16-2018

This Week’s TV, Radio Shows & Blog for December 16, 2018

 

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chinery father edWed., Dec. 19, 6pm, EST:  In today’s show, Mitchell interviews social activist and Episcopal priest Father Ed Chinery.  

The Rev. Ed Chinery is currently serving at the Episcopal parish, Church of the Ascension-Fifth Avenue at Tenth Street. He delights in serving those in need. And, equally, in exploring synergistic ways of bringing individuals and organizations together for such purposes. Priest, writer, social-service coordinator – he helps run two very energeticascension church nyc outreach programs at Ascension – and community organizer, Ed has recently begun working more closely with the NYPD 6th Precinct asascension church for refugees & immigrants Community Partner.  Father Ed heads up Resistance Cinema, a regular evening at the Ascension Church on 5th Ave. during which films on social, economic, political and environmental justice are shown and afterward Father Ed facilitates lively discussion.  He emphasizes both the injustice and the humanity needed to turn these conditions around which is why we invited Father Ed to be a guest on the show—A Better World likes to portray this kind of kind, compassionate attitude as a means of effecting change.

 

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winn_michael_webMonday, Dec. 17, 7pm EST:  Mitchell’s guest this evening is Taoist practitioner, teacher and alchemist, Michael D. Winn.  

As former President of the National Qigong (Chi-Kung) Association Michael Winn served two terms. This is a leading umbrella organization for all the different qigong and tai chi schools, teachers, healers, & practitioners in the U.S.

He is the Founder and Director of Healing Tao University summer retreat program (now at Heavenly Mountain in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mtns, near Asheville). The taoist quote.jpglargest Tao arts program in the west. Writer/editor of Mantak Chia’s first seven books. Michael was integral in establishing Chia as a Taoist teacher when he first came to the U.S.

Michael is well- known as co-author of the revolutionary Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy with Mantak Chia, and others. He is also the author of many other qigong articles & book chapters.  He was Chairman of Healing Tao Instructors Association of the Americas for 9 years. It set standards for certification & ethics in the field.

Michael was one of the first guests on A Better World TV in 1993 and several times since on TV and Radio.  This is the latest interview, specifically on Taoist Alchemy.  Mitchell and Michael are old colleagues and friends, involved in spiritual disciplines and green business projects together for years. Mitchell has accompanied Michael on a couple of the China Dream Trips, once as his assistant tour director, hiking up to meditate and do Qi-Gong and other practices on the sacred mountains of China.  For more, go to:  www.healingtaoretreats.com

 

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mjr sitting teachingFacilitated by Mitchell, this workshop focuses on personal development, energy & stress management, life-purpose, healthy relationships and well-being. Creating leaders for a better, healthier, more aware and sustainable world for all is of great importance at this evolutionary moment. With a healing touch, broad knowledge and a playful humor, Mitchell is considered to be a leading edge speaker & teacher in the U.S. & abroad. He brings holism, compassion & human potential to another level.

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This Week’s A Better World Media
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In this week’s Radio show, Mitchell speaks with Father Ed Chinery about the activities he sponsors at the Ascension Church of NYC on lower 5th Ave.  Father Ed oversees Resistance Cinema and a Food Bank where New Yorkers who are hungry or food insecure come for meals.  There are other projects taking place which we’ll learn about in the interview.  Ascension NYC and Father Ed have recently become friends of A Better World and we’re pleased and honored to have them.
On A Better World TV this week is Taoist teacher, practitioner and scholar Michael D. Winn.  Michael has appeared on A Better World Radio & TV numerous times over the years to share his extensive knowledge of ancient China’s Energy Science, as Taoist practice is best described as.  Michael runs the largest and most popular series of Taoist retreats in North America out of Asheville, NC as well as retreats in Europe, Central and South America.  He also offers the China Dream Trips where we go and climb sacred Taoist mountains all over China.  A rigorous and invigorating experience, one gets glimpses of the ethos of ancient China even in the midst of the industrially-thriving modern Chinese ambitiousness.
Has Democracy in the USA Been Kidnapped?
Some say that it was kidnapped quite some time ago and remains in some form of quasi-democratic state.  When we review how power is distributed and utilized in the U.S. and who is subject to which laws, that is, there is the law for the elite and another for “everyone else”, any political scientist would be hard-pressed to see that we don’t have chief arvol looking horseproblems here, right here, “in River City”.
This did not at all begin with the current Trump Administration, even if it has brought our country, over the past two years, to extraordinarily new lows and violations of law.  The kidnapping of Democracy may have happened when Columbus first came to these shores and decimated the native people’s way of life with so-called “Democracy”.  Perhaps we’ve been paying a price for that first theft and scourge ever since? 
Around the time of 9/11, T-shirts at Union Square Park in NYC started showing up at booths with this written across it, with an image of Native Peoples behind this:  “Fighting Terrorism Since 1492″….
But to come up to date, to restore at least some greater level of Democracy today, it seems to me that a few fundamental investigations and prosecutions would need to take place to honor the rule of law, both U.S. law and international.  There are deeper levels of restoration having to do with true, heartfelt apologies to the indigenous people of this land, to the blacks, Chinese, Japanese, Hispanics, as I asked Clinton to do when he first came to office, but that just simply isn’t ‘inbush-v-gore the cards’ for this President, so backward we have gone.
A few highlights over the past 18 years….
1.  In 2000, GW Bush stole the election.  Gore won Florida and more.  Jeb Bush colluded with the Secretary of State, suppressed votes, and more.  The Supreme Court, without jurisdiction, entered and selected a President, completely unconstitutionally and illegally, yet it was allowed to stand.  Want details?  Sure.  Go to Greg Palast’s The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
2. The Bush-Cheney Administration blatantly lied to the American People (in effect, admitted this later) about Weapons of Mass Destruction and forged ahead with an illegal, preemptive attack and war in Iraq from which the region–nor the world–has ever recovered.  It could easily be argued that the state of the world has spiraled downward since.  A question about the legitimacy of the war in Afghanistan needs to be investigated as well. Starting a war against a whole country to reach one man (who was held guilty in no Court except for the Court of the Press) is nothing short of bizarre. We can reach back to Vietnam as well and query its legitimacy, but the primary actors there have since passed and I’d like this discussion to focus on generally more immediate concerns.
3. In 2004, Ken Blackwell, Republican Secretary of State in Ohio, even though he’s black, he’s Republican, and again colluded to suppress the vote.  The owner of the voting machine co., Diebold, declared publicly that ‘he would do anything’ to help GW win.  Apparently he did.
4. In 2011 or so, Obama signed the NDAA, an unconstitutional piece of legislation.  Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky, et al, sued and won–that is, part of the law was stricken as a result.
5. Obama supplied the Saudi regime with weapons to fight the poorest country in Africa, perhaps in the world, Yemen.  Even if legal, it’s completely unethical.  Add that to the large pile of human bush gore popular voterights violations by a laureate of the Nobel Prize for Peace.
6. In 2016, Clinton and Wasserman-Schultz conspired to marginalize Bernie Sanders and stole the Democratic nomination from him.  Even they hadn’t done that, Bernie would have been the nominee and would have soundly beaten Trump–he was the only one, Democrat or Republican, who could stand up to this name-calling, low-life bully.  And we wouldn’t be in this mess that we’re in now.  Oh, we’d be in messes, don’t get me wrong!  But higher-level messes, I daresay!
7. Trump is completely self-interested and behind all decisions and policies are his own and family’s financial interests, e..g., Russia, Saudi Arabia, China, Indonesia, the tax theft bill, seeking to kill Obamacare, what Betsy de Voss is doing, Wilbur Ross, and on the list goes.  It’s as obvious as day.  Emoluments?
8. The election was influenced by probably several foreign nationals, Russia being prominent.  Trump did not win on his own at all.  That’s a joke!   I know the American People are disillusioned with Politics-As-Usual and with the Democratic Party in particular—for good reason!  But that’s not a reason to turn to a con man (everyone in NY knows this about him….now the rest of the country is–slowly but definitely—catching on…How about turning Green?  Jill Stein?  You betcha!
9.  Jeff Sessions lied to Congress under oath twice.  Was he prosecuted?  If a black man under suspicion for wrongdoing of any sort did that, you know what would happen?  Of course you do.
10. Trump said he’d gladly be interviewed by Mueller, 100%!  So?
10. If Trump weren’t guilty of many violations of law, why would he be so antagonistic to Mueller?  Why not welcome the investigation so to clear his name of any alleged wrongdoing? WHY?!!trump-lies
11.  Where are the tax returns?  Were they being audited in 2016?  Did anyone check?  Are they still being audited?!!  He won’t reveal them because they’ll show his real relationship with foreign nationals that he’s lied about and that he doesn’t make nearly as much as he suggests he does.  His resistance to the investigation is itself a signal of obstruction.
12. Matt Whitaker is an illegal AG.  I wonder if he’s documented?  The Deputy AG, in this case, Rosenstein, by the Constitution and legislation, is to be acting AG.  But again, this week, Barr was nominated.  Again, another a wholly-biased, political appointee.  Where does he find these guys?  Why don’t people in the DOJ believe in justice?!!!  Bias is to be toward The People, not government, not the Office of President, which is here for one reason and one reason only: to serve The People.  Why is this lost sight by our DOJ and SCOTUS so easily?  It’s bizarre and self-interested and incorrect.
This is not a political appointment yet made so by this unfit President.  Accordingly to law, Rosenstein is to have been appointed the legally proper acting AG.  Whatever Whitaker does has no legal weight.  We need a legally appointed AG!  Is this not the height of hubris of this Administration that the highest law-enforcement officer of the land is actually illegal?!  When dealing with a mobster, it’s actually perfect!  But upon dealing with a real President, not an imposter, we really should have one that legally holds the position. 
How to handle appointments or elections of the DOJ right up to the Supreme Court if they are supposed to be apolitical?  We should ask, “is there such a thing?”  Relatively speaking, yes.  What the Constitution spells out I don’t think leaves enough room for justice!  The Constitution, appreciate it as much as I do and as valuable as it is in many respects, is a document in dire need of updating on many fronts.
13. Trump has been found to have lied over 6,000 times since Day 1 of his inauguration, starting with “crowd size”. He has gotten exceedingly nervous and for good reason.  I almost started to feel sorry for him, a touch of compassion, as he is being circled with really nowhere to turn.  His prior actions, karma, are biting at his heels.
This is all for for starters!  Without a legal AG, Democracy in the U.S. has been kidnapped….help!  People of conscience and moral compass must be alarmed at behavior that has been normalized.  We’ve become numbed, anesthetized because there is so much to deal with. which has been Trump’s business strategy for decades.  Hurt, insult, injure, distract, cajole, praise, pull away, and come back with another attack.  That’s the Trump M.O.  Very transparent.  And in respect to most, very effective, sick as it is.  This is what bullies do.  We need to keep ourselves clear about the daily assaults on our consciousness. 
This is very important. The technique of keeping us off-center is the ‘barrage technique’.  Overload them with so much stuff they can’t remember what was last, where we are and where we’re going.  Just remember, this is a deliberate technique.  Combine that with incessant lies and the authority the Presidency is supposed to carry and you have a mess on your hands and in your mind!  That’s the whole point and purpose of the barrage technique.  it’s daily.  But once you see it in action, take a breath and watch!  One of the many problems is that the media is part of the problem–they help, by way of their reportage, perpetuate the problem instead of whole-heartedly blow the whistle on it.  Because the technique boosts ratings.  A problem! pre-natal image
brainBut what is important here at A Better World is that we recognize the Trump phenomenon as a symptom of a deeper problem, which I would describe as a pandemic problem in our culture of a lack of love, love of other, love of self.  With this foundational aspect of psyche in place, a sense of love, security and safety, humans tend to project onto others, in particular “other”.  This is what gives rise to racism and sexism.  Energy from the womb was blocked, thwarted, not flowing.  Emotional energy pre-natally was distressed and so the being that emerges has a subconscious network that lacks a strong psychic structure girded by self-love and a sense of worthiness.  With that in place, one’s self-definition in adolescence and adulthood is rather severely limited and one’s sense of boundary (and border) is also exaggerated.  One can feel easily invaded.  I’m suggesting that this is in some good measure the psycho-emotional underpinnings of several of the most pressing social issues we are facing today. 
What’s our way through? To take a look at these dynamics, seriously consider them and work with them to relax and let go of these limitations and truly mature.
Read Mitchell on Huffington Post & Natural News
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For more than three years now, Mitchell, invited by Arianna Huffington, has been writing for the Huffington Post. The subjects range from how to deal with stress to Social Enterprise business, from challenging hydro-fracking to how to develop sustainability, green-thinking, and humanity in the new-paradigm corporation & society. For a list of all articles: www.huffingtonpost.com/mitchell-j-rabin
Then there is Mike Adams’ NaturalNews.com which is another place where I’ve published articles on Health, Stress, Total biology and Wellness, a site that tells so much about what’s really going on in our society, you really don’t want to miss it! Go to: http://www.naturalnews.com/Author_Mitchell_Rabin.html for articles I’ve written there.
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