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Being Grounded

Living Big Love’s “Five Heartbeats” — Wisdom, Wholeness, Oneness, Co-Creation, and Nitty-Gritty

Being Focused & Engaged With A Holistic Approach To Life

With big Love’s “Five Heartbeats”

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A Meaningful, Relevant Spiritful Worldview

Creating a heart-felt, conscious world view that gives purpose and meaning to life and an ever-unfolding clarity of the interrelationships in all of creation.

Fulfilling Our Potential Via Authentic Living

Bringing our physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual dimensions to the fullest possible states of health, creative potential, and harmonious balance.

Unity With All of Creation In One Cosmic Community

Finding unity in the diversity of our world and beyond through interconnected, interactive, and interdependent engagement with everyone & everything.

Co-Creation

Making A Difference By Living Our Callings Fully and Boldly

Accessing and fully enacting the power of imagination in creative, powerful, and proactive ways to make a difference for ourselves, others, and all of creation.

Nitty-Gritty

Taking Care of Business In Every Way, Every Day

Approaching everyday life from a “spirit-first” perspective - empowering ourselves to achieve outcomes aligned with our inner truest essence and the universe as a whole.

Big Love - Wisdom Title

A Meaningful, Relevant Spiritful Worldview

Creating a heart-felt, conscious world view that gives purpose and meaning to life and an ever-unfolding clarity of the interrelationships in all of creation.

Big Love - Wholeness Title

Fulfilling Our Potential Via Authentic Living

Bringing our physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual dimensions to the fullest possible states of health, creative potential, and harmonious balance.

Big Love - Oneness Title

Unity With All of Creation In One Cosmic Community

Finding unity in the diversity of our world and beyond through interconnected, interactive, and interdependent engagement with everyone & everything.

Big Love - Co-Creation Title
Co-Creation

Making A Difference By Living Our Callings Fully and Boldly

Accessing and fully enacting the power of imagination in creative, powerful, and proactive ways to make a difference for ourselves, others, and all of creation.

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Nitty-Gritty

Taking Care of Business In Every Way, Every Day

Approaching everyday life from a “spirit-first” perspective - empowering ourselves to achieve outcomes aligned with our inner truest essence and the universe as a whole.

Experiencing Big Love’s “Five Heartbeats”

Realizing fulfillment and making the biggest difference becomes easier by having a simple but comprehensive way of dealing with the most important aspects of life — and balancing them as our journeys unfold. This means having a rounded view of life, being at home with oneself,  experiencing healthy connections with others, doing the work of our calling, and tending to the ups and downs of day-to-day living. These are encapsulated with the words “Wisdom”, “Wholeness”, “Oneness”, “Co-Creation”, and “Nitty-Gritty”. Taken together, these five words form Big Love’s foundational body of work called “Five Heartbeats” — introduced on this page.

Wisdom — Having a clear, practical world view provides a context for living that is inspiring and relevant. Life makes sense.  And, at those times when it doesn’t, we have a personally meaningful framework to guide us.  It’s one that is based on principle rather than creed.  Principles are more dynamically adaptable than beliefs, which are often “written in stone”. Sometimes “disconnects” between how we think the world is and what we’re actually experiencing come up. When this happens, instead of being bound by our beliefs, we examine our interpretation of the underlying principles to bring things back into alignment.  In short, our wisdom is responsive to reality as more about the nature of reality is revealed and our understanding of it deepens.

Wholeness  — We honor and care for our multi-dimensional nature, taking care of our body, our feelings, our intellect, our relationships, and our sacredness. We heal what needs to be healed. As life-long learners, we commit to on-going self-development.  In these ways, we are prepared to meet the inevitable changes — both routine and exceptional — in positive, proactive ways.

Oneness — It is through our relationships with others and our environment that life becomes truly meaningful.  The more we explore life, the more we discover and become at home with the idea that “there is only one of us here.”  We live in a universe that is marked both by differentiation (the all-important particularity and uniqueness of each person and every part) and integration (the grand ecological interrelationship of all).  As we more fully appreciate and participate in creation’s “oneness”, we discover a richness that is beyond our wildest imagination.

Co-Creation — There is an “Inner Push” in each of us to live life “to the max” and make a difference — in our life, in the lives of others, and in all of creation itself.  As we become more at home in the world (via “Wisdom”), ourselves (via “Wholeness”), and with others (via “Oneness”), we naturally desire to express what wants to come out through us and as us.  We move in the direction of our dreams,  in co-creative mutuality, discovering that our dreams are moving toward us as we do!

Nitty-Gritty — The “proof of the pudding” for “Five Heartbeats” (and all that they encompass) is that they work in every day life.  Because they do, they are practical and allow us to “walk our talk” with confidence, coherence, and integrity.  We become increasingly satisfied because we have clarity, direction, and perspective — in almost every situation. When we encounter “challenges” we have the tools we need to handle them in ways that bring us back to center and balance.

Read More — For another introductory look, read our blog “Five Heartbeats –A Wholistic View of Life” by clicking:  here.

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“Five Heartbeats” Approach

At Big Love, we focus on “Five Heartbeats” systematically exploring, developing, and using them as ways to experience Big Love in the here and now.  Based on the previous description of the meaning and intention of each of the five, we apply them in practical ways.  First, we list “key topics” for each of them.  The ones shown below are suggested starting points.  They may be changed according to individual and group needs and desires. In this way, the “Five Heartbeats” can be used as a “model” or “format” that is adaptable and dynamic in response to changing circumstances and situations.

A Meaningful, Relevant Spiritful Worldview

Knowledge

Practices & Experiences

Inner Knowing

Fulfilling Our Potential Via Authentic Living

Healing

Growth

Coherence

Unity With All In One Cosmic Community

Naming Connections

Living the Gaia Way

Interdependence

Co-Creation

Making A Difference By Living Our Callings

Peace & Harmony

Care For People & Planet

Justice & Equity

Nitty-Gritty

Taking Care of Business In Every Way, Every Day

All Systems Go!

Prosperity Consciousness

The Space For Grace

In actual use, the next step would be to identify and prioritize 3 or 4 “key activities” to work with in depth for each “Topic” within each “Heartbeat”.  When you are ready to work with the “Five Heartbeats”, the supporting materials provided by Big Love will include a complete listing of initial suggested “Activities”.  Again, these may be modified as appropriate for each individual or group.  For brevity and simplicity of presentation, the process is presented in conceptual format below.

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How To Use Big Love’s “Five Heartbeats” — A Conceptual Illustration

Diagram of Big Love Approach
  • A Big Love Heartbeat: One of the five categories – Wisdom, Wholeness, Oneness, Co-Creation, & Nitty-Gritty
  • Summary Description:  Brief statement setting the intention for the outcomes within the category
  • Key Topic:  Suggested areas of exploration within the category
  • Activities:  Ideas about specific activities or actions to explore within each topical area
  • Note:  “Topics” and “Activities” are suggestions only — add, delete, modify according to experience & desires

Steps to follow to use the Five Heartbeats:

  1. Go to one the “Five Heartbeats” pages (either a “Personal” or “Community” page)*
  2. Examine the “Topics” — select one of the three to explore
  3. Consider the “Activities” within the “Topic”– choose one to “work” on; then “Just Do It!”

Some suggestions:

  • Work from the inner to the outer — listen to your inner knowing and do the work that calls to you
  • Use your imagination and creativity — make up your own “topics” and “activities”, ones that meet your desires and needs
  • Practice mindfulness — observe what “feedback” you receive and make appropriate “course corrections!
  • Have fun — take yourself and your work lightly; expect the best but release attachment to specific outcomes

* The Five Heartbeats may be used in either for “Personal” (Individual) or “Community” (Group) applications. Pages for each are in the detailed presentations of Five Heartbeats. The formats are identical, but the specific suggested “Activites” are appropriately structured according for each.  One of the strengths of using Five Heartbeats is the consistency of approach between the “Personal” (Individual) or “Community” (Group) applications.

Big Love’s “How To’s” For Greater Groundedness

Here are some practical ways for becoming more “Coherently Grounded” in your life.  For further information about them, Contact Us.

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Five Heartbeats Orientation

Big Love’s “Five Heartbeats Orientation” course provides hands-on, practical training on their use them in both personal and community life.  This includes both a conceptual overview for each of the five — as well as the initial suggestions for “Activities” for both.  At the conclusion of the “orientation”, each student will have a working knowledge of “how-to” use the Five Heartbeats and clear direction for the next steps related to their individual needs andf desires.

Big Love Portfolio Management

Creating A Personal Big Love Portfolio

Creating A Personal Big Love Portfolio” introduces the idea (and reality) of having a convenient personal “portfolio” to use as a daily (or more frequently) inspirational reminder of what matters in your life.  Using templates provided by Big Love,  students capture the key elements of such things as their personal visions, values, purpose, mission, goals, and much more.  The Big Love Portfolio is a powerful way to stay connected, motivated, and committed every day, in every way.  [Coming Soon!]

Focus & Flourish

Focus & Flourish

“The Law of Attraction” (sometimes called “The Law of Mind Action” and/or “The Secret”) has popularized the notion that positive thinking will lead to the manifest of one’s desires.  Unfortunately, “the Law” doesn’t often deliver its promised results.  “Focus & Flourish” brings the concept down to earth, grounding the concept with the all important dimensions of action and mindfulness. Applying these in concert with the law greatly increases the likelihood of the realization of desired results! [Coming soon!]

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