The Toltecs describe that when a child is not allowed to be authentic and their environment is governed with more fear than love, the mind becomes stressed and begins protecting itself through the creation of false "images and agreements." This causes the separation of mind and spirit. As false "images and agreements" are created out of necessity in order to survive, the ego is spawned and begins to govern life causing emotional blindness, lack of altruism and empathy, greed and jealousy, along with other painful companions stemming from fear and the inability to manage knowledge in a way that does not create fanaticism and blind obedience to an idea.
In this documentary series, we will examine the behavioral and environmental paths that can lead to many of the worlds problems including poverty, war, racial and gender discrimination, class warfare, hyper consumerism, economic disparities, along with many others. Studies in social conditioning, Neuroendocrinology, proximal abandonment, Epigenetics, educations systems and various spiritual teachings from around the world will also be explored.
The concepts of blame, denial and other inhibitors will be discussed, along with importance of authentic expression through art and communication. By the end, our hope is that important questions will be raised, as well as answered by you, leading to beliefs challenged and lives altered.
We are not sure where this journey will lead, but we can promise you one thing: there will be at least one kitten rescued before it is over.
WORKING WITH THE HOMELESS & DISENFRANCHISED
Currently, random acts of kindness are happening with the homeless and the disenfranchised in Modesto, California, an area plagued with unemployment, high crime rates and drug dependency.
Our creative brothers and sisters are reaching out to share art and tell stories, while walking the streets having genuine exchanging of ideas and feelings. They are providing work outreach programs for those who are able, or simply listening to the troubles of a complete stranger without judgement, and often without advice. They are also providing food donation by way of personal distribution and picnics.
The idea is simply to take walks around the city, get some food and have a conversation with a stranger who may need a meal. Often times we all know the answer to our problems, we just need to let it out and be heard by a person that makes us feel safe and inspires honest expression. It is these personal connections that lift spirits on a day to day basis.
Short stories about the troubling cases and the experience of spreading a little kindness can been seen on our blog, along with ways you can help.