The following videos are offered in loving service, as our gift to you. The teachings are priceless, and the light is freely given.
CoreLight Spiritual Teachings
This is a brief, 5-minute introduction to CoreLight. We believe in the Truth of all religions and that there are many paths to one destination, which is Love. Our philosophy is “Change the world by changing yourself”, and that’s because the outer world is really a reflection of who we are inside. CoreLight offers a lot because we’ve been at it for over 30 years. So, the video includes a section on “Where do I start?”.
One important aspect of the Spiritual Warrior is the ability to see deeply into the intrinsic nature of reality—to see things as they truly are. An endless fascination with the beauty of existence and with life itself grows as we learn to see with true eyes.
Join Leslie at this intimate, small-group retreat in South Africa for a discussion about the journey of spiritual awakening and moving beyond suffering into the state of enlightenment.
By opening to the understanding that we can communicate with the natural world intuitively, we begin to realize that we are not alone and not separate individuals—but that our thoughts and feelings are shared, and we are all connected at another level of consciousness. The spirit that moves in all things is inside humans, just as it is in the rest of the natural world. The path of self-inquiry helps us to learn to stop, listen and participate in this great conversation that’s happening with the Earth all the time—if we have the ears to hear it. Join Brad and world-renowned interspecies communicator, Anna Breytenbach, for their online course, For the Love of Animals: https://courses.corelight.org/
Enjoy this recorded interview of Anna and Brad discussing some of the fundamental principles of loving connection. This overview touches on topics covered in the online video course “For the Love of Animals”. Becoming clear in our intuition and telepathic interspecies communication requires self-reflection and discernment. Other explorations in this conversation include unconditional love, projection and how to truly be helpful. Join our mailing list to receive updates about when the course will be offered again, which may be late 2022 or early 2023.
Meet “Spirit”, a very rare black leopard with an extraordinary consciousness. Renowned animal communicator, Anna Breytenbach, and Leslie Temple-Thurston, a teacher of enlightenment, share a fascinating and inspiring discussion about their experience of Spirit and his representation of our own unconscious side.
Leslie, an interspecies communicator, shares the story of her extraordinary close encounter with a large bull elephant in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, her conversation with him and her deep commitment to help elephants. She offers a stirring testimonial about the joy of interspecies communication and the many gifts she has received through connecting with the natural world. This intimate video overflows with exquisite footage of Leslie and Brad’s remarkable elephant encounters.
Sacred Activism: Seeds of Light
Our hearts were broken wide open in 2000, when we learned about the plight of orphans in South Africa. At the time there were over 1.5 million children orphaned due to AIDS. Today there are over 3.5 million according to some estimates, and many more “vulnerable children”—those with at least one ill or absent parent. So in 2000, a small group of us committed to do something to help the children and specifically to uplift the community of Acornhoek near our home in Limpopo Province. We started Seeds of Light, CoreLight’s humanitarian arm. About one in four people is HIV+ in Acornhoek. There is limited water and electricity, a 60-70% unemployment rate and dire poverty in this far-flung collection of rural villages.
Acornhoek, South Africa is one of the world’s poverty nodes, where there is very little water, 70% unemployment and 1 in 3 people is HIV+. Overcoming challenges is part of life here. Meet Trygive Nxumalo, one of the leaders enrolled in Seeds of Light’s Acornhoek Leadership Forum, who is passionate about serving his community. He has successfully started a food garden without having water or money, and is now feeding the vulnerable in his village. This video tells the amazing story of Try’s garden and how he achieved what many thought was impossible—through ingenuity, determination, heart and a passion to help others. Seeds of Light finds community leaders like Try and empowers them to achieve their visions—sustainable projects such as: elder care, orphan centers, community gardens and more. Please support Seeds of Light so that we can help others help themselves and their entire community. Thank you to all Seeds of Light supporters, especially David Patient and Neil Orr of Empowerment Concepts, who facilitate Seeds of Light’s Acornhoek Leadership Forum and who help make seemingly impossible dreams possible.
Seeds of Light co-founder, Leslie Temple-Thurston shares the inspirational beginnings of her gift of service to South Africa’s AIDS orphans and marginalized communities. Highlights include projects such as: drilling wells, creating sustainable vegetable gardens, computer programs, skills trainings and HIV/AIDS education.
We threw a party for the children of Ekurhuleni Center for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Acornhoek, South Africa. It was the first time that they tasted ice cream! What a lovely, memorable day for us and the children! Because Acornhoek is one of the world’s poverty nodes where about 1 in 3 people is HIV+, there are many AIDS orphans there. Our friends who were visiting from Brazil wanted the children of Ekurhuleni to have a day of just playtime and loving–and ice cream–because of the hardships these children face on a daily basis. In the end we weren’t sure who had more fun–us or the children!
We are happy to share inspiring highlights of the Christmas Day 2012 celebration at Ekurhuleni Center for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Acornhoek, South Africa. Although construction is still in progress, Ekurhuleni (“Place of Peace”) opened on December 1, 2012, and began serving food to about 100 of the neediest children in the area. Seeds of Light co-founder, Leslie Temple-Thurston, was present for the festivities and marveled at her long-standing vision becoming a reality.
Seeds of Light volunteer, Jennifer Traeger, was inspired to knit warm winter hats for the orphaned and vulnerable children who are part of our community of schools in Acornhoek, South Africa—an area where one in three people is HIV+ and where poverty is extreme. “I was inspired by a beautiful Native American prayer, which says in part, ‘all children are our children…every child is our precious child,'” explains Jennifer. When other knitters from around the world learned about her efforts, the project snowballed, and 176 hats—hand-knitted with love—were delivered to orphans in South Africa. Creating a bridge of love and caring between worlds, Seeds of Light’s new program, “One Hat One Heart”, was born.
Sacred Activism: White Lions
Leslie and Andrew discuss domestic cats, large cats and the White Lions of Timbavati. Leslie shares her experience of lions and their ability to hold a samadhi state which helps to balance and stabilize our world. She shares insights about the mystical nature of lions and other wild animals and how they live in the animal dreamtime, which anyone can connect with telepathically. The White Lions are star beings, ascended spiritual masters who have incarnated to support humanity during the current times. They are our teachers and work with humanity inwardly and in our dreams, acting as a bridge to reconnect humans with nature.
Seeds of Light and the Global White Lion Protection Trust are proud to present the Funjwa Primary School’s production of the musical drama: The White Lions of Timbavati. These amazing children from the very rural, impoverished and undeveloped area of Acornhoek, South Africa, wrote the play themselves and were given the rare privilege of performing in 2008 in a private audience for Nelson Mandela. Here is the incredible true story of how this very special journey unfolded.
Sacred Activism: Other
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, helpless and depressed about the volume of problems in our world at this time, and wonder, “What can one person do?”. Everything we do in life begins with an intention. Consciously setting an intention and putting it out to a higher power is also what’s known as praying. It’s when we call out and ask for support from the invisible realms. Setting a group intention has a quantum effect, beyond the power of an individual prayer. Group prayers are magnified exponentially. And that’s what we call a prayer circle: It’s a group of people holding the same positive intention. CoreLight offers prayer circles for the natural world, which is under threat, and we invite you to join us. Together we will have a quantum effect and make a big difference for our planet.
Due to human encroachment and fences, Southern Africa’s elephants are losing their habitat, and scientists believe some elephant populations have grown too large. Methods of elephant population control have included culling (killing) and translocation (anesthetizing and moving them to less populated areas). The Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve in Limpopo Province, South Africa, in collaboration with the Humane Society International, have successfully pioneered a remarkable new elephant population management method—immuno-contraception. Elephant ecologist and Ph.D. candidate, Audrey Delsink, who is part of the Immuno-Contraception Research Team, explains the extraordinary and inspiring story. Brad and Leslie created this video as their gift to the elephants, a small way of supporting these magnificent beings.
Mother Africa is an ancient, earthy presence on the planet, an experience that will touch your soul deeply and permanently. As the cradle for our human development, she creates life-changing transformation for all who take her into themselves. Entering into the African dreamtime is a dissolution of the separate mind, and an awakening of inner silence, unity and interconnectedness with the web of life. We perceive this to be one of the great gifts that Mother Africa offers to visitors from the Western world. Those that come for this experience are brought to their inner core of stillness, reconnected with something so ancient and primeval within themselves that they can never be the same again.
A journey to the Southwest is an initiation, a pilgrimage to an enchanting land imbued with rugged natural beauty and great spiritual power. It is an opportunity to reconnect with an ancient time and place when the land was honored and revered, when Mother Earth was held as sacred. The extraordinary sites we visit still hold that sacred vibration, and the spirit of the Anasazi Indians—the ancient ones—is a palpable presence there. As we make our meditative, mystical sojourn and contemplate our connection with these holy places, the soul stirs, and we awaken to our vast, timeless eternality.