At CLN, Our Passion & Purpose is to ELEVATE


Editors, Vicki Howie & Ross Pittman

Editors, Vicki Howie & Ross Pittman

Conscious Life News is published in Sedona, AZ (Sedona's Cathedral Rock is pictured above), and written and edited by big-hearted, spiritually-oriented souls from all over the world. We believe the planetary consciousness is shifting into a more aware, collectively-connected state and we want to be an instrument of that movement.

Our mission, our “raison d'être” is to ELEVATE. Psychologist Jonathan Haidt has identified a phenomenon he calls “elevation” (read his article here). Haidt says it is “elicited by acts of virtue or moral beauty; it causes warm, open feelings in the chest; and it motivates people to behave more virtuously themselves.” That's exactly the feeling and call to action we want for you and for ourselves.

Here's what “elevate” means to us and how we aim to serve you:

elevate word 565Educate – We seek to educate you on matters regarding the body, mind & spirit with the latest news on physical and mental health, and philosophies and practices that enrich the spirit in a non-denominational way.

Love – We want to create a community where everyone feels loved and supported. Please act from compassion and respect when you interact on Facebook or in the CLN comments sections.

Embrace Diversity – We desire to create a CLN community that embraces diversity and honors differences. We see every being on the planet as an emanation of the one divine source and believe that everyone is sacred.

Visualize – We promise to focus on a positive future, and on creative mutually-beneficial solutions for the worlds ills. We seek to provide articles and videos that offer tools to help us collectively envision and create a better world.

Activate – We strive to motivate you to take action in the world. In this information age, we now have tools like the internet that help to us connect and be heard as one strong voice. Big, environmentally irresponsible companies are losing stock value because of us. Together, we CAN genuinely make a difference!

Transform – These times are changing fast and we're all being asked to wake up and become the highest possible version of ourselves. Through our articles and free weekly Conscious Life Awakened Speaker Series (CLASS), we aim to help you continually grow and transform in the most expedient and enriching ways.

Engage – We hope to inspire you to engage in the expansion of CLN and of consciousness on the planet, so that all beings can thrive. We ask that you share our articles as often as possible (daily would be great!), and let us know when newsworthy and/or elevating events are happening in your corner of the globe, so we can share them with the world.

We believe that currently, the majority of the mainstream “news” on this planet is primarily negative, sensational and corporate controlled. Since what we focus on as a society is what will ultimately grow stronger, at CLN, we openly choose to focus primarily on positive, forward-thinking happenings and information. We also strive to cover alternative topics and perspectives that don't get covered by mainstream media.

Just because we purposely chose to take a positive slant does not mean we ignore negative news. We publish unfortunate happenings when we think they're pertinent to our collective growth. In the process, though, we make a concerted effort to focus on solutions as much or more than problems. It's easy to complain and criticize. We want to offer alternatives and to make a difference. We strive to BE the change we want to see in the world.

We don't believe that news can be entirely objective. Every person, organization or government on this tiny blue globe has a perspective that affects how they see and react to the world. So the best we can do is be as honest and clear about our perspective as possible. We have no agenda except to share the things we love, that is, those things that have enhanced the lives of us and our staff. We endeavor to keep an extremely open mind about new technology and spiritual ideas, especially those that may defy our current cultural and scientific paradigms.

We seek to entertain multiple perspectives on any important issue, and continually look for answers and creative solutions that lie outside of the perceptual “box” of our current, mass culture. Sometimes we will succeed, and sometimes we won't, but we will always make our best effort.

We believe that we can make a difference and so can YOU.  If you have any doubt, watch this inspirational video with Les Brown (regularly):

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