There is something wonderous about the nation of Greece. Its a paradise taking on a unique scent; something you will not find, anywhere else. Bringing on a certain balance with ancient wonders to modern beauty, there is a natural splendor of the ancient world, which doesn’t go away. From a feminine touch, you can imagine Greek women from that time, truly experiencing paradise. Living on a body of land, which makes paradise’ gardens that more euphoric; creating mythical worlds often foretold in ancient, Greek literature. Only this time, they are experienced on Earth. Having that centering on Earth-a spiritual and nurturing centering is something very few people have mastered. Many are on that journey of doing so. Whatever point, and period of time, they are on that journey, just know that getting into that spacing is a wonderful awakening. Its that secret garden that many of us have dreamed of living, within. However, very few of us have ventured to it. Perhaps, achieving that level of centeredness, was often depicted, as a site for gurus and wellness professionals, whose “job,” it was to “do that kind of thing.”
When Arianna Stassinopoulos traveled into US gardens, entering the world of US media, she was a reminder, and wake-up call, for us to return to that world of sacred gardens. That belonging where humanity is not boggled down with faux conceptions of time, movement, rhythm, and power. A place in our mental and emotional psyche, where humanity is not riddled with a robotic syndrome of moving or working just for the sake of “keeping busy,” and “filling up the time.” Laboring with the sole purpose of feeling we were not being “lazy,” or avoiding the gazes of judgement from others, who were “working hard.”
When Thrive Global, in August 2016, came on the scene, the world was given a Greek Paradise, into the language of this written, and spoken word. It was that healing image of ancient, Greek maidens going out into that natural vegetation, spreading it to their loved ones, and community. Finding and navigating sacred, healing energies in which the Earth had provided. Intertwining with their pleasures, being comforted within their havens, and immersing in it, until one finds healing. Its that space we have been yearning to find, but had not managed to locate it; until now.
The magic of Arianna Huffington’s presence, role, and founding of this media platform is how she represents those intrinsic sounds of Grecian waters. Through her personal and spiritual journey, those sounds have made it to US soiling. With Thrive Global having a presence in New York City, and other major areas, humanity is being reminded of this Special Place, where work is not a chore, but an art. For many, hearing this is only akin to our high school days, where we studied and learned about Greek folktales, poetry, and narratives. However, there is a greater and deeper work, at play.
From the work of Meditative Story, the daily platform of postings from people all over the world, Thrive Global India, Thriving In the New Normal, and other projects being created, people are being exposed to a paradise, where another world is available. In the film world, Thrive Global is that Special World. Many have secretly yearned for that mystical place, where living is part of the natural process, and not a daily struggle. Where work is as natural as breathing, and if we do it properly our energies are recycled and not depleted.
When listening to Meditative Story, I am reminded of those sounds of Greece. I am reminded of those masters, who understood the healing power of sound, and various points on Grecian soils, in order to connect that sound to the Heavens. Through these sacred rituals, holistic energy came into play. People were able to experience healing in a way that many people in today’s hectic world cannot imagine. Such aesthetics allowed for the release of toxins, and the understanding that there must be moments of pause, throughout the day. There must be times when we listen to the majesty of sound, so that we are forever reminded, as to why we are here. What is our purpose in Earth’s cradle? How do we use our own bodies, and existence, as vectors of healing? After all, we have to contribute those same holistic energies back into the Earth. Its our way of honoring her body, and life-sustaining elements.
It does not surprise me that in her earlier years, Arianna Huffington left Greece to study in the UK, while also venturing to India. This journey of hers was more than getting a formal education, and acquiring a degree. On a holistic level, she was subconsciously continuing the spiritual work of those Greek maidens of Grecian gardens. The only difference is that this time around, a Greek maiden would have to travel to gardens outside of her own domain, in order to connect with maidens (and spaces), who were also keepers of sacred sound, and the symbols birthed from them. These traditions of sound are Universal; found throughout every part of the world. They may be presented differently, due to cultural differentiation, but they are part of the culture of using sound for Earth’s ongoing healing. When the Earth is healed, people become healed.
Arianna Huffington is not solely a CEO, or founder, of an entity of media conglomerates. On a greater level, she specializes in the art of bringing healing to the world of business. Through her journey, experience, wisdom, and genius, she is revealing a more aesthetically pleasing exhibition in the world of product, service, and monetary exchange. In this sacred world, people are allowed to rest in their humanity. They are permitted to be in the garden, and business does not devalue their humanity. In fact, it celebrates it. Through Thrive Global, the worlds of business and trade are displayed as processes within the world of sound, which works to restore life; not take it away. Think of the many CEOs, Business leaders, and others, who have found themselves trapped within their own profession. Unable to convey their feelings, and express them for fear of looking “weak.” Through Thrive Global, simply think of the many people, who have been liberated from a mental and emotional prison, within their profession. The work of Universal sound is doing what it came to do, and it started with whispers from Greece.
When we look at the work of Arianna Huffington, her creation of Thrive Global, and her very image, we are observing a garden of tales from ancient Greece. She thought her chapter would come sooner, but the Universe has other plans. Our memory of Grecian maidens and mothers, who enjoyed paradise and her gardens, is being restored. Of course, we don’t stop there. We observe Thrive Global illuminating such gardens in India, Israel, and Romania. Let’s not forget how the beauties within Universal Sound spaces are found in Egypt, Ethiopia, England, Italy, Ireland, the whole of Europe, the African Continent, Australia, Native nations of the Americas, the Mayan communities of Mexico, China, Japan, the whole of Asia, Latin America, South America, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, the Sultanate of Oman, Black America, and others. Humanity decorated the Earth with a wealth of Universal sounds. Therefore, each and every bit of that artistry, must be treasured and captured. Until then, let’s continue to celebrate the work of a Greek maiden and mother image. A woman who sailed the world, using water as her guide, in order to continue the work of maidens before her. The Greek ones. The Indian ones. The Egyptian ones. The Hebrew ones. Maidens and mothers specializing in the art of cleansing the Earth. What better way for it to be than the intimacies of the word, cradled and grown, in the gardens of sound!