About this talk
The debate over foreign aid often pits those who mistrust "charity" against those who mistrust reliance on the markets. Jacqueline Novogratz proposes a middle way she calls patient capital, with promising examples of entrepreneurial innovation driving social change.
There's A Lot To This Talk
She asks us to find ways to innovate. How can we, as a community, come up with ideas to get homeopathy to those in need? I know many of you have camps, seminars, school trips, missionary work, fairs, and other programs. Congratulations!
Should we look closely at the presentation?
Can we learn something from the experience of drip irrigation? Everything needs water to grow. Homeopathy's controversy is in the power of water. "Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink" we sang as children. The memory of water. Water as spirit. Water quenches the soul. Just a little bit goes a very long way as shown with this technology that comes from Israel.
Making the Desert Bloom
Sharing innovation and fulfilling certain requirements that will reduce risk enough for people to try something new. How can we develop such a program for homeopathy? How do we share this 'ancient' medicine in an innovative "new way" that reduces risk? What can we tell potential clients and investors? How do we get the doctors and health insurance companies to take a chance and try it?
Sunflowers and Power
Sunflowers reach to the sun, repay with more than seeds. Sunflowers provide a livelihood and new way of life. They provide oil. Oil, another word for money. What are the positives?
Homeopathy and the Sunflower
The Latin name for sunflowers is Helianthus, which derives from the name Helios who was the Greek god of the sun. The suffix –anthos mean flower. It rarely happens that the Latin name for a plant and the vernacular name for a plant come together as it does in the case of a sunflower. Clearly, there is no better name for a brilliant yellow flower that seems to worship the sun.
The sunflower’s method of tracking the sun is paralleled in Greek mythology. Helios was drowned by the Titans but he then rose and became the sun. Clytie, a mortal, loved Helios so much that her envy of her sister, whom Helios loved, resulted in her burying her sister alive. Clytie died of envy and despair. She was then rooted in the spot of her despair to follow Helios course through the sky everyday.
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Helianthus, it is written, "is so universal and foundational that is its beneficial at nearly every stage in the human life cycle. When the soul learns how to harness this great sun force within its Self, it is truly able to bless and heal other human beings and the Earth." Flower Essence Repetory
iFred has chosen the sunflower
to be the international symbol for the fight against the stigma associated with depression. We believe by associating a positive symbol with depression, we are taking the first step towards a better image. There were many reasons for choosing the sunflower: