"A good story is like a compass, it points to something true and invites us to orient our own direction according to it and perhaps to live a little better." With these words Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen proceeds to tell stories that enthrall and enchant and indeed help to orient us and guide us to seek to live better. She shares stories of her grandfather, whom she calls a "flaming mystic," that were told to her as a very young child and yet still resonate for her today. She speaks of the power and web of connection among people and how that can be evidenced by blessing each other out loud. This video itself is a blessing to be cherished and shared.

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  • Jo Sanders

    I had the great good fortune to spend a week retreat with Rachel in Joshua Tree National Park in the '80s and it changed the way I look at healing - life, and many other aspects of being human. I also highly recommend her books - Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather's Blessing! She is a great gift!

  • Jan

    I saw the oneness in us all....thank you

  • Morene Barker Morris

    Breathtaking, I could see God in Dr. Rachel, Her granddad did an awesome job.

  • Larry Hanawalt

    beautiful, powerful, inspiring reminder of what my life is for

  • L

    Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen's stories bless and encourage even a nobody like me to want to do more and be more.

  • R

    Thank you deeply for sharing this wonderful video by Dr.Rachel! She helps us recognize our hidden gifts..so much to learn from her stories!I trust her words to be true - its in every one of us! May we all feel inspired to discover the hidden wholeness within, and bless each other out loud!

  • laurasarah de cristofaro

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO SHARE THIS VIDEO, I AM FEELING BLESSED AND A FORGOT FEELING OF HOPE ABOUT THE GOODNESS OF HUMAN BEING IS GROWING AGAIN ...THIS IS THE WATER FALLING ON THE EARTH IN THE CUP AND THE LITTLE SEED ARE SPROUTING. THANK YOU FROM THE DEEPNESS OF MY HEART

  • Sharon

    What inspired you about this video? I believe this to be true and attempt to follow this wisdom. It does no good to direct hate or anger toward another. It only adds energy to what is being created by what you hate or are fearful of or angry at. It makes it live stronger and does nothing to change or improve the situation. But sending love to what you wish to grow stronger, or change, or improve makes that stronger and can do great things towards creating in the world what you wish to see. Thank you Dr Remen. You are a blessing to me and perhaps you are one of the "36".

  • Bet

    Thank you dear friend for sending this to me.....it brought tears to my eyes and I bless you for forwarding this to me.

  • Rachael Denny

    Sometimes, we need to be reminded of these things.

  • Barbara C Alaimo

    I loved her connection to the audience and her belief in her message for herself and for all. This reminds me of Matthew Kelly's advice that we must create holy moments for others by how we listen, speak, and treat each person.

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    Absolutely beautiful reminders of how simple it is to be a blessing: be kind, listen, witness, speak your heart. Thank you. As I embark tomorrow facilitating workshops for survivors of trauma sharing tools to help them see the wonder and wholeness of themselves beyond their perceived brokenness, I will carry Dr Remen's words in my heart and speak them out.

  • sally michael

    The time yo ,other, to nurture, and bless.

  • veronica

    Her sprirituality…. amazing.

  • Mary Trott

    This gentle wisdom is what we need...NOW.

  • robyn norman

    Dr. Remen's gentle authenticity comes through in person as well as in her books. Lovely experience spending a few minutes with her. Have always considered her a mentor though I've never met her.

  • Donna M Denudt

    This beautiful spirit is such a blessing! And, lucky us, it's on tape. We can come here to find a blessing and then go out and be a blessing. Thank You Spirit! Make me an instrument of Your peace.

  • Manuela Meier

    Dr Remen has long been a favorite of mine. The blessing practice is so needed in today's world, and as author Pierre Pradervand (author of the Gentle Art of Blessing and 365 Blessings to Heal Myself and the World, notes, its impact is real. https://pierrepradervand.com/365-blessings-to-heal-myself-and-the-world/

  • Shriram

    Each and every one of us has the Right, the Ability and the Responsibility to be a Mother to the Universe....... To sense our seemingly unconnected "connectedness"....& then act in true unison with everyone and everything around us .....in the yogic meaning of merging with the universe

  • marjorie Gauley

    These are wonderful stories which, in the telling, are made even more powerful by Dr. Remen's gentle presentation. I could have listened well beyond the time allotted. Thank you for the shared wisdom, grace, and indeed, the blessing.

  • Theresa DuBois

    Very soothing video. Loved the connection to comassion and the connection to humanity. Thank you for sharing this good story by Dr. Rachel Nomi Remen.

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