Interview

Omega: How do you define the soul?

James: Instead of using the word "God," some people prefer to use terms like "the Divine," "the Creator," or "the Source." I have started using an acronym I created call...

Omega: How did you transition from being a chronic dieter to finding a more holistic approach to weight loss and life?

Jon: I came to a place of desperation, where I was 400 pounds. I was exhausted. I was...

Omega: How did you get started preserving food at home?

Marisa: I grew up doing it with my mom. We lived in Portland, Oregon, and had apple trees and blackberry bushes in and around our yard and in the...

Omega: How is The Work, or the process of inquiry, different from doubting or second-guessing...

Omega: How do you describe visionary art to someone who encounters it for the first time?

Alex and Allyson: The visionary artist’s mission is to make the soul perceptible. Where scientific, materialist...

Omega: How do your creative and spiritual lives intertwine—are they separate or one in the same?

Alex and Allyson: Our creative and spiritual lives are completely entangled and indistinguishable....

Whenever you're feeling disconnected, isolated, or driftless, you can cultivate a feeling of being at home in your family, your community, and the universe at large by practicing a simple qigong exercise called “Awaken Awareness." 

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Lois: What do you think is the most important work for organizations like Omega to focus on now?

Ram Dass: Compassion! Compassion and making one’s work karma yoga; doing one’s work as a vehicle for getting...

Lois: Your book, Polishing the Mirror, reminds us to live from our spiritual heart, which is a regular ongoing practice. What is the most important thing that you are learning as you continue to "polish" your own "mirror...

Omega: How can writing help the future of feminism?

Erica: I saw an interesting segment on the news that made me very hopeful. A...

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