How Big Love Works

Discover Practical Ways Big Love Can Work For You

In the second half of life there are two major tasks …
recovery of personal authority … and discovering a personal spirituality.

~ James Hollis in Finding Meaning In the Second Half of Life ~

At Big Love, we see these as the ongoing work of a person’s or a community’s ENTIRE LIFETIME.

We express them simultaneously and harmoniously as “Meaningful Spirituality” and “Authentic Living”.

We’ve consciously created Big Love as a way to promote coherence between
our personal, private, individual living  and our shared, public, community life.

Our goal is to help people live more spiritfully every day, in every way.  The more
we do this, the more we experience a unity of “the inner” and “the outer” in daily life.

On this page, we present the foundational building blocks of the Big Love Approach,
describe how to use them, and introduce the alternative paths —
Personal Big Love (for individuals) and Big Love For Communities.

Big Love’s “Five Heartbeat’s” – Key’s To Fulfilled Living

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.

Overview of Big Love Approach

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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 (see the blurbs below for suggested topics)
  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

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

Big Love — The Personal & Community Paths

Two Ways to Engage Big Love  – Personal and/or Community Paths

They are “in sync” — “Functions” & “Key Topics” are identical for each audience

But “Key Activities” are oriented for each audience — as customizable suggestions

Separate Presentations for Individuals & Communities appear on the following pages

Big Love's Personal Path

The personal path for Big Love serves as a comprehensive guide for individual spiritual development and unfoldment.  For more information, click the button below:

Big Love's Community Path

The Big Love path for Communities is a powerful organizational approach for connecting and guiding both large and small groups. For more information, click the button below: