ABOUT THE CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER SERIES

Meet amazing People who are involved and concerned with practices which can make the world a better place. They are sharing with you their story and their insights about how to grow ourselves, discover our life’s purpose and to become an agent for positive change. Our guests come from many fields. What ties them together is their broader view on reality, their ability to see problems from multiple perspectives and to search for solutions which are integrated and able to catalyse the necessary changes we need to survive and even thrive in the future.

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SPIRITUALITY
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS
HEALTH AND HEALING
ART AND MUSIC
ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT
SOCIETY, POLITICS, ECONOMY
INTEGRAL WORLDVIEW
LIFE IN THIS WORLD

Who are we in times of Corona?

Ubuntu and Integral perspectives with Dr. Magadlela Dr. Pampallis, South African Wisdom and the need for Leeadership development-

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Was ist ein Ko-kreatives Gespräch?

Heidi und Monia in einer Brainstorming Session, wo sie herausfinden, was der Unterschied zwischen “normalen” Gesprächen und ko-kreativen Gesprächen? Die Erfahrung aus den Frauengesprächskreisen.

mit Monia Frühwirth Heidi Hörnlein

Integrale Weltsicht und die drei Gesichter Gottes mit Helmut Dörmann

Integrale Theorie ermöglicht uns einen umfassenderen Blick auf Religionen und Spiritualität, die jeweils nur ein bestimmtes “Gesicht Gottes” zur Grundlage nimmt.Damit könnte Religion wieder attraktiv und sinnvoll werden, wenn sie sich in alle Gesichter hinein entwickeln würde.

INTEGRATIVE vs. INTEGRAL MEDICINE with Matt Dorsey

What role do Spiral Dynamics and Integral Metatheory have to play in understanding the current state of ‘integrative medicine’?  How do modern and post-modern perspectives about medicine clash, and what role might Integralists play in the future of medicine?

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Integrales Ikebana

Kado, der Blumenweg. Daniela erklärt, wie Ikebana eine integrale Lebenspraxis sein kann-

The Integral Oratorio with Steve Banks

Over the last 6 years, Steve has composed a major new choral work, “Blue Pearl: A One World Oratorio”, inspired by a deep desire to convey Ken Wilber’s Integral vision through the beauty and power of music. We will talk about how Steve came to write this ground-breaking piece, what makes ‘Integral’ music ‘Integral’, and the world premiere which will be on 27.2.2021

Zurück aufs Land?

Was können wir lernen, wenn wir temporär oder dauerhaft auf dem Land leben?

mit Monia Frühwirth und Rainer v. Leoprechting

Integrale Gewaltfreie Kommunikation

mit Marie-Rose Fritz

Ubuntu and Integral

Dr Dumisani Magadlela is an Executive Coach, Coach Trainer, Leadership Facilitator and Organisational Development Strategist based in Midrand, South Africa. He uses the Ubuntu philosophy and its approaches in his coaching and leadership development work. He spoke on the connection of Ubuntu and Integral Theory on the first Integral African Conference in June 2019

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER – THE AFRICAN DIALOGUES
René de Beer, a close friend and collaborator of Rica Viljoen of Mandala Consulting loves her country, South Africa. Her dream is to keep the beauty of purple  alive, the qualities which people naturally have when they live in a close family bonding with a sense of belonging. She needs to move into the UK and will continue to work for the goal to hold dear and cherish the purple qualities in humans.
VIDEOPOST, published for October 23rd 2019

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER – THE AFRICAN DIALOGUES
Loraine Laubscher – the crucial force behind Don Beck in the peaceful ending of Apartheid in South Africa
VIDEOPOST, published for October 9th 2019

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER – THE AFRICAN DIALOGUES
Why I organised the Integral African Conference
with Paddy Pampallia
VIDEOPOST, published for September 25th 2019

0:00  Intro Heidi to Christmas in Italy

1:25 Paul Smith introduces himself. “Integral Christianity”. “INtegral Christian Network”

2:25 Luke Healey —- 

3:35 The important of the enchanting Christmas in childhood. The stages of development and the form of religion. Push back on Christianity, despite we are grounded in Christian culture.

5:50 Paul on religion and integral theory. “A new Christmas story – God in 3D”. 

7:20 The dimensions of God. The integral  perspectives on the Christmas story: God beyond us: transpersonal God, the I-AM God  the cosmic dimension. God as higher Consciousness = God being us. God with us = the personal God.

10:50 Heidi on Jesus being born somewhere = only one dimension

11:25 Luke: What Christmas was for him: God with us = 2nd person dimension = connection. From there include incarnation, in ourselves = God being us.

13:10 How integral has informed his vision of Christmas. Transcend and include – also the sense of wonder! Sacred ritual.

16:15 2000 years of Christianity – maybe the commercialisation helps to keep the message somehow alive, maybe the real meaning can be back some time.

18:15 Paul: “we are the baby in the manger!”. Integral gave him a new picture of Jesus. He emerges as a universal person. The universal Christ.  He can welcome all expressions now.

22:20 Was Jesus on the integral level of development? – Paul answers.

23:15 Luke on Jesus being integral. The true meaning of Christmas: Different meaning on different stages. Children of God are gods. Incarnation.and being fully human.

26:00 “We are god” – the blasphemy or inflated ego versus the truth 

Paul responds: “Iam in the process of owning my divinity”. Non-separation, non duality. Distinction in writing od/God. Orthodox church: diofication. “God being us” , “point of light in us”, Quote of Hafiz. Needing to keep all 3 dimensions of God for not moving out of balance

30:20 Luke: The conception of GOD. The language we use is important.

31:45 Heidi: Humans are mixed good/evil. Is this God, too?

32:45 Paul: that’s why we need a God beyond us. Higher consciousness and the experience of Oneness, where good and evil is not a problem. Starting making it one here on earth.

34:40 Heidi: The concepts good/evil is human quality and construction, called to transcend this duality

35:55 Luke: RIchard Rohr: “we have an image and a likeness of the divine”. Process to become beings of love and light.

37:15 Heidi: need to redefine our understanding of divinity. Paul: responds on why Jesus got mad on the evil of exclusion and separation.

38:20 Luke about his children living Christmas. Christmas carols and the challenge of the developmental needs.

40:20 Paul: about the language of Christmas songs: all male words. His book “Is it ok to call God “Mother””, change into female? Drives some people crazy. Now he came to the point to sing the male words, just joins in as he know that God is not either. Adjusting to the stage where people are at.

42:40 Heidi: At least Mary exists in the catholic church. Paul: more appearances of Mary increased in the last years. People need a feminine presence. Mary increased also in the Moslem populations. Mary and Mary Magdalene are both spiritual guides of Paul.

44:55 Feminists and religion. Why has the feminine been so excluded? Paul: because of men being in charge. MAybe still long time before a woman can be pope. Progressive Christianity: God is male and female. Patriarchy is abnormal.

47:00 Patriarchy was normal with the appearance of the solar masculine. “Men made God in their image” Luke expands on the stages of development. We need to find new ways for experiencing our spiritual expression. On being spiritual pioneers.

50:15 How would “Integral Christmas” look like? Paul responds from his experience in a baptist bookstore.: 2 Mariys and no Josef in a nativity scene.

52:00 Luke: what he is doing with his children. Everyone has to figure it out by themselves when they don’t want to go to traditional church. Need to create new spaces is the passion of Luke.

54:02 Paul about the we-space groups on Zoom: “Whole body mystical awakening” Entering into the mystical level, where many problems resolve and gives you more energy to go out.

57:30 Heidi: Going to amazing churches can bring you into contact with the devine.. Church as a building has a special power., especially in Christmas time.

59:10 Luke about his travels to Europe, in his city San Louis is also nice decoration in the church, but he doesn’t feel to attend any service there.

1:01:00 Heidi: Music in an empty cathedral is heart opening, music as a means of connecting with the divine.

1:02:55 Luke:Christmas:  go to the heart and to the body, not thinking too much. Feel the childlike love and wonder! Engage with all 3 faces of God from the heart space.

1:04:20 Paul: would have said what Luke said. Heidi: Listen to the Christmas songs in an acoustically inspiring room  sing along. Music is the stairway to heaven.

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER VLOG
Purple is living on in the US
with Heather McDowell
VIDEOPOST, published for August 28th 2019

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER VLOG
Co-Creating Europe
mit Annette Kaiser und Sonja Student
VIDEOPOST, veröffentlicht für den 31.8.2019

0:00 Intro Heidi, die Stimme aus dem Dunkeln.

1:05 Martin Horstmann, Traditionelles Weihnachten für die Kinder

2:08 Frank Puckelwald. Der 24. Ist ein stiller Tag, ohne Rummel aber mit den Symbolen.Zitat von Richard Rohr: die Geburt des Göttlichen durch uns.

4:06 Heidi: religiöser und kultureller Aspekt von Weihnachten.Das Wunderbare. Was könnte Weihnachten heute bedeuten.

5:55 Frank: die Kultur von der Religion geprägt. Symbole müssen gelesen werden können. z.B. Weihnachtskugeln als die Früchte des Lebens am Lebensbaum. AAnderer Aspekt: der Kommerz, 3 Ebenen.

8:40 Martin über den Kommerzaspekt.. Die Wichtigkeit der Weihnachtsgeschichte. Die Kinder beim Krippenspiel der Geschichte. Der Glaube spilet keine ROlle, die Geschichte enstegt neu im Spiel, auch bei St. Martin, Krippenausstellungen

12:04 Frank: Mysterienspiele als Ursprung von Theater, Wunsch nach Vergegenwärtigung. Auch im Religiösen gibt es verschiedene Ebenen. Geburt des Kindes hat äussere Dimension aber auch dass das Göttliche in die Welt kommt in MIR. Lied 41.

14:40 Weihnachten = das Göttliche in mir geboren. Martin: Weihnachten der Ort, wo das Licht geboren wird. Die Heilung liegt in der dunkelsten Zeit! Vertrauen, dass es weitergeht.

17:35 Frank: Ying and Yang: Heidi: Der Zeitpunkt war schon immer die Wiedergeburt des Lichts. Schattenarbeit.

19:40 Naturspiritueller Zugang. Weihnachten und Winter, der mit Allerheiligen beginnt. Nov-Ende Januar ist die Dunkelzeit, in der MItte ist Weihnachtszeit (Advent ist eine Fastenzeit!)

22:55 Heidi: Weihnachten als Fixpunkt im Jahr. Schön, dass es noch existiert, auch wenn z.T. anders belegt ist. Ich sthehe jetzt zum Begriff.

24:15 Frank zeigt das Bild, das er unter den Christbaum stellt.EIn Integrationsbild.:

27:50 Psychologie: die verschiedenen Stimmen in mir. – Frank beschreibt noch einmal das Bild.

28:20 Martin beschreibt ein Bild: “Earthrise”, die Erde vom Mond aus gesehen, vom 24.12. 1968.. Die Menschheit kann jetzt den eigenen Planeten von außen sehen, Erwachen des ökologischen Selbstbewusstseins am Weihnachtstag!

32:45 Es werde Licht. Elektrizität kommt zurück in Heidi’s Haus, von hier ab tauchen Rückkopplungseffekte auf. Es gibt etwas Größeres als wir.

34:05 Integrales Christentum Paul Smith, MArion und Tiki Küstenmacher und Tilmann Haberer: Gott 9.0. Wie kann sich das Bild von weihnachten verändern, wenn wir aus der Tradition herausgehen?

36:02 Unterscheidung zwischen Religion und Spiritualität, die Formen braucht, aber mit persönlicher Transformationsebene. Paul Tillich: “Gott ist, was mich unbedingt angeht”, die Ebene des Berührtwerdens. Hartmund Rosa “Unverfügbarkeit”: Mit der Welt in Kontakt, hat mit Berührung zu tun. Räume für Erfahrungen schaffen in der Kirche. Sehnsucht und Angst.

39:00 Wir sind die Höhle, in der das Weihnachtsgeschehen stattfinden kann. .

40:09 Sebastian Peinerdat, indischer Jesuit. Religion ist die FORM von Spiritualität, was der INHALT ist. Beide zusammen bilden eine lebendige Einheit.

42:07 Weihnachten als Symbol. Rückwendung zum Christentum aud grund der kindlichen Wundererfahrung.

43:40 Martin: Integrale Idee der Entwicklungsstufen, Integration der früheren Stufen. Daher die Tradition weitermachen und darin was neues finden, anstatt eine komplett neue Deutung finden zu wollen. Weihnachtslieder sollten da bleiben!

46:30 Heidi: es geht um die Interpretation, die wir den Dingen geben. Rückschau auf die vorherigen Stufen und wieder annehmen können dadurch. Nicht das Baby mit dem Badewasser ausschütten.. Immer das Thema Gut und Böse, was uns noch immer berührt: das ist die religiöse Botschaft: das Gute soll das Böse überwinden.  

Ausklang mit technisch-akustischen Schwierigkeiten.

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER VLOG
The Secret Life of Yoga
with Petra Nienaber
VIDEOPOST, published for August 21st 2019

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER VLOG
Integrale gewaltfreie Kommunikation
mit Marie-Rose Fritz
VIDEOPOST, wird am 24.Juli veröffentlicht

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER BLOG
Evolutionary development of our identity with conflict: Patrick Cassidy
VIDEOPOST, PUBLISHED ON JULY 17th

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER VLOG
Integral and Spiral Dynamics in South Africa
with Dr.Rica Viljoen
VIDEOPOST, published for July 31st 2019