The Time is Now

The Time is Now

It seems that a great shift of the ages is underway and I’m hoping that some of us who have been sensing this and working towards it in different ways can share our insights on both what is happening and what might be ahead.

Here are some of mine. They come from several sources such as my own inner knowing and meditative awareness, several teachings from higher sources through certain people who act as channels and which reach me on the Internet and extra-terrestrial sources passed on by centres of receptivity. So I make no claim that anyone of them are ‘the truth’ but as they all share many similar messages this resumé might assist your own insights.  We aren’t passive observers or recipients of what is underway but are conscious co-creators of a much needed transition to a new world.  Some of us follow one particular teaching or other and some of us are more eclectic and gather from different sources.  My own are underpinned by my Christian background  which, interpreted in a new way, could be perceiving this as the long awaited birth of ‘Christ Conscious’ within humanity. However there are several possible perceptions and interpretations.

There is an astrological perspective 

Astrologers tell us we are heading at speed towards the energy peak of the year. This is heralded by the total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius on the 14th December that has incredibly intense energy of the old and the new.  Then on the Winter Solstice we have the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn (21st December), when a ‘magnificent celestial stargate will open in the heavens marking the dawning of the new Age of Aquarius’ and the 1st day of the Satya Yuga when, as humanity, we will experience a quantum leap in consciousness as we shift from a long period of cosmic darkness unto a golden new age.

This is an incredibly concentrated period of time, and we are told that not only is this the biggest opportunity of our lifetime but of many lifetimes to shift our consciousness. We need to maximise this window of opportunity to make a quantum leap.  Although all of us will be experiencing a major upgrade, many people may not notice this, and from that point on we are on a greater spread of individual timelines, as the gap between low-frequency 3D reality and the New Earth or 5D reality will be greater than we have ever known.

We are being helped by many things; the gamma high-frequency light pouring onto the Earth, the galactic pulse that is due to arrive on the Winter Solstice, benevolent galactic help, the Earth upgrading herself as her magnetic core shifts, and of course the astrology itself.  However as human beings we always have freewill about our thinking and our mindset.  We would be wise to do everything we can to raise our frequency as we head into this period, only a few weeks away now.

As we go into the Winter Solstice it seems that whatever frequency we are at (joy, love, gratitude, appreciation – or anger, hate, confusion) will become magnified at that time, signified by Jupiter in Aquarius.  So to make the most of this incredible opportunity we need to very conscious of our choices, such as where we are putting our attention and our energy, and the resultant frequency at which we are operating.  We can be out in nature loving the trees and the colours, or meditating, doing breath work and doing everything we can to be at the best place for what is to come.  We will not only be helping ourselves in this quantum leap to get on a higher timeline, but also helping others as our frequency always affects the whole.

Some people may not feel the energy on that day, for others it may happen gradually over the coming months, but that all of us will experience a DNA and consciousness upgrade then because of the surge of energy coming into the Earth.  This is a massive opportunity to evolve along with Gaia.  So we are advised to prepare for this transformational period, especially on the Winter Solstice, especially around 11.11 am UTC.  It also seems that the waves of energy have already started and will build towards this time so if we can be sensitive to these we will then be well prepared.

The perspective of a geological biologist 

Last evening a group of us spoke with Rory Duff who, for several decades, has been scientifically mapping earth energy lines and what has been emitted from the inner core which affects all life and the frequencies of energy within matter.  He says that a combination of earth electromagnetic core, solar energy from the sun and the active galactic nuclei work together through cosmic energy and bring world shifting changes every 12,000 years.  He is expecting us to be hit by both a plasmic wave and a galactic current sheet which will precipitate many changes and lead us towards the often predicted Golden age.  He says these energy waves will come in surges of increasing intensity culminating this December 2021 solstice and continuing into 2021.  He suggests we will need a flexible mind set to navigate this because it will require us to let go of much within ourselves as well as much of what we had previously thought was so. It seems that from December the 9th we are in a transition zone which will feel tumultuous as it is re organising our DNA and much that needs clearing within us in emotional or other ways will surface for us to recognise and clear.  There is a possibility of solar flares which could put out electricity and internet connections in some or all areas.  However we are being supported from multidimensional levels, including possibly extra-terrestrials, because these changes are affecting our whole solar system and therefore ripple out.

So what might we expect? 

The astrology of this period indicates an acceleration of the collapse of the old order, systems and structures that will cause more people to wake up to the battle between the individual and the state and begin to diminish the abuse of power where corruption or lack of integrity is found.  It seems that there will be a growing world view of interconnectedness which will shift everything – social and political structures, the economy, values and culture.  The mode will be rather more ‘how can I help others?’ than ‘how can I make a profit from this?’

It seems from many sources that our very DNA will be changing or upgrading.  It also seems that the veils are thinning between different levels of frequency.  Maybe it will be easier to communicate with our ancestors, with beings in nature and with our own higher soul selves.  As we fully enter the long heralded age of Aquarius there will be less emphasis on our individual consciousness and more on a growing group consciousness. So the advice is to connect with groups and networks that support us, both at a distance and in our local communities where cooperation over practical needs can best be arranged.

These energies will also be highlighting tendencies within ourselves which need to be released and transformed so it may well feel a somewhat turbulent time. The advice from all quarters is to release any sense of anxiety or fear within us, embrace the idea that this is a time for harnessing a consistent heart coherence with our souls and seek a place of transcendence within.  Maybe if we can observe and love ourselves and each other this transition will feel easier.

It is a good idea not to watch any TV as many people realise that this lowers our frequencies and instead read something inspiring or speak to friends who seem to be on the same page as ourselves. None of us feels fully prepared but if we can stay in our hearts and assist others who may also be floundering then we will be more available to the’ new’ that is coming in.

My own experience 

I realise that each of us is on a different journey and that if we follow our inner sense then we can remember that each thought, each act of kindness or endeavour contributes to the whole.  We cannot know which of us will be the 100th monkey! Maybe we will begin to live from the ‘inside out’ rather than ‘the outside in’.

My own sense is a need to be as uninvolved as possible in normal discussion and planning.  I feel the need for much more inner silence, meditation and aligning to the flow as is possible and am postponing even scheduled meetings until mid-January when life may seem very different.  We are told that this is a once in many lifetimes opportunity so we need to be as fully present as we can from now until maybe after the first week or so of January.

Each of us may well have been already experiencing these changes in different ways.  During November I have increasingly been feeling the need to spend more time in interiority, more frequent meditative moments or sessions and much less mental or outer activity.  I have been postponing as many tasks with the various projects I’m engaged in until mid to late January by when we may feel we’re in a very new space. I was hesitant to postpone one planned meeting which involved introducing someone to the work of the Unity Community but messaged a colleague who was sharing this task with me to say it did not feel the right time as my energies were not with this.  His response was ‘I agree’.  There is an influx of a whole new dispensation of cosmic energies on earth, so holding a stable and receptive group field is essential.  This was most affirming and we will need these affirmations if the changes are as tumultuous as some predict or else it may prompt us to think that a few of our ‘marbles’ are dropping away!

We are also advised to pay more attention to our dreams. I am not a regular dreamer but the last couple of nights I have had dreams in different settings in which everyone is happy, cooperating and enjoying life.  One friend who is wiser than I was handing me all her contacts in a ‘have these, they may help you’ kind of way.  This might be indicating that my role is to hold a clear vision of the sort of world we would like to live into.  On the other hand another friend has just told me of her recent significant dream.  She was walking along a path lined by people in a row all wearing white robes and hoods. Then she found herself facing a figure in black robes, and a black hood but with no face inside who was somewhat menacingly confronting her.  In the dream she knew it was her job to send a powerful light so, with all her inner might she summoned light from deep within herself and directed it towards this figure in a very strong intentioned way.  It was then that the black hood started to show little pinpricks of light until suddenly all the black dissolved.  This seemed to her to be carrying an important message that there is a dark agenda and abuse of power across the planet that keeps the inhabitants of planet earth from awakening to our divinity.  Not many people have awakened to this as yet but those of us who have realised need to face the abuse of power over us all under the guise of assisting and hold a strong enough light to help us all with what the Bible calls ‘the last battle’.  These times can be a turning point in protecting humanity as a free species of sovereign beings.  Apologies if this sounds serious for this time of year but it is a step on the path that we need to face and resolve.  Some liken this to the birth of a new epoch for humanity and say that we are currently in the birth canal and that because of the cosmology and the physics this is unstoppable.

Hopefully you too will have your own awareness of what is underway and if so I’ll be very pleased to learn from you because we can each contribute to the whole.  Even in my Open University days we spoke and wrote about learning communities.  So maybe sharing with each other and assisting those who are understandably confused is a good way ahead…

Loving blessings for our journeys through this next period.

Janice Dolley

P.S. On the 21st of December 2020 at 9:00 PM GMT there will be a global minute of silence to celebrate humanity’s widespread engagement with the power of silence and to bring about global cooperation, peace and freedom.  Occurring at the same time as a Chalice of Silence (an extended 30 minutes of silence from 8:45 PM to 9:15 PM GMT) which will be broadcast on Facebook and on the global silent minute website.

Evolving Consciousness

Reflections from the Evolving Consciousness conference
Saturday 30th November, 2019 at Colet House, London

“What is now proved was once only imagined,” wrote William Blake. London’s greatest modern mystic lent his inspiration to our gathering as around 150 people met in Colet House, London. Organised by the Scientific and Medical Network, generously supported by the Fetzer Institute, and originally conceived by Mark Vernon, we were there to ask how consciousness evolves. We focused, in particular, on the part played by the human imagination.

It was a day of heartfelt discussions and, after a shared lunch, joyful improvisation led by Pippa Evans. Our guide throughout was Owen Barfield, the so-called “last Inkling” and friend of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien. They both confessed that Barfield had the best ideas.

We were reminded too of the role that the writings of Rudolf Steiner played in Barfield’s life by one of the day’s speakers, Gary Lachman. Gary conducted what turned out to be Barfield’s last interview. He reminded us that Steiner had seen that the world we live in today was imagined yesterday, and the world of tomorrow is being imagined today.

In short, imagination matters. It matters very much indeed. As Malcolm Guite, another contributor, explained: it is a truth-bearing faculty. Just why was understood by Barfield through his appreciation of the poet and philosopher, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Coleridge had realised that the imagination is the “prime agent of all human perception”. It forms what we see. It can make mistakes, which Coleridge called fancies. But it can also facilitate nothing less than a sharing in divine sight and so reveal the world as bathed in spiritual light.

It happens when our individual capacities align themselves in the service of the whole. This pattern can be perceived in nature herself, argued Marilyn Monk, another discussant. Every element, from subatomic particles upwards, understands itself by the part it plays in the dance of the totality it shares.

Part of our service, suggested Simon Conway Morris, is to become conscious of the meaning of life. This is our joy and struggle, manifest no more clearly than in the extraordinary abilities provided by our use of language. As Barfield realised, if we seriously reflect on the way words work we can come to see that they are given to us by nature. Further, when we breath them out, charged by our imagination, we are sharing in nothing less than the creative activity of the Spirit. To know this is to embody a shift of consciousness that is the urgent task of our day.

We have become too good at manipulating the world, Barfield observed, without understanding its meaning. The scientific age is inclined to gauge everything via outer quantities and engage in what EF Schumacher called a “science for manipulation”. We must recover knowing everything via their inner qualities and so regain Schumacher’s “science for understanding”.

And yet, this disenchantment and alienation is part of our evolution. The struggle to regain sight of the living processes and spiritual beings appreciated by our ancestors is also the way to a new kind of freedom. As Jessica Kingsley suggested, when she reflected on the effects of spiritual practices: this freedom comes with experiencing our awareness reaching beyond what we thought were its limits, much as words liberate our minds when they point beyond themselves.

The truth is that our reason and imagination are enfolded in one another, explained Malcolm Guite. When they work together, they release the intuition that can grasp the whole. This is the level of participation with life that we are invited to share, added David Lorimer. It’s to realise that the centre in me that says, “I am”, is the centre in another who says, “I am”, which is also the centre of the divine I AM.

David cited Thomas Troward who amplified the dynamic: “The divine operation is always for expansion and fuller expression,” and this operates “in the same manner in me.” Or, as Coleridge put it: “The primary imagination I hold to be… a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I AM.”

In the afternoon, we divided into smaller discussion groups pursuing one of four themes: personal formation, religious and spiritual traditions, science and modernity, and mysticism and gnosis. The room came alive with thoughts as people pursued questions such as what individual transformation involves and how religious traditions can be freed to communicate their life once more. Others contemplated how science and spirituality are akin because they both seek to test intuitions. There was also much discussion of the nature of gnosis and how to communicate powerfully felt mystical vision.

Such vision is not to obscure that we live in dire times, continued Richard Tarnas as the bright sunshine of the day yielded to winter’s early night. Indeed, this vision entirely understands the desperate state of things because it also appreciates that any true transformation of vision, as opposed to an extension of what’s already known, is gained only after a phase transition. There’s a death that leads to a rebirth; an initiation. It is to reconnect with our true selves, added Mark Vernon, which is not an isolated essence within us but nothing less than the wellspring of the fullness of life.

It seems that today the western world is undergoing a cultural dark night of the soul and it will produce real tragedy. But there is also a telos to this descent, an end to the spiritual emergency, which is a return and unfolding. It can be known as such, offering a way fully to embrace what’s going on. The imagination is crucial here as well because it can inspire the moral courage to speak about these things; the trust to undergo the near death experience.

It sounds extraordinary to say so, but we are asked to become co-workers and co-creators with the soul of the world. This is the meaning of the evolution of consciousness. It’s why our gathering ended with hope. We are invited to offer all we have in this service and will find that we are assisted.

We had assembled to consider what spiritual experience might mean in a secular age when understood as an evolution of consciousness. We left with a sense that it can mean everything.

Mark Vernon

Recordings of much of the day will be available online later this month.

Future Feminine

A report from the conference hosted by Brahma Kumaris at Global Cooperation House, London in June 2018 –

Future Feminine ~

Young Women and their Importance in the World

Young women sharing their rich and varied optimistic thoughts on the day

From the invitation:

“Something around the world is shifting.  The spirit of the feminine is on the move.  Often it’s young women who are driving the change, whether it be the worldwide Women’s Marches, #MeToo, the public debate on the inequalities of women’s pay or the coverage of the centenary of women’s right to vote.  This group of Millennial women is quick to see what needs doing and keen to find new, perhaps more feminine ways of achieving shared goals.  

Future Feminine, a project created by the 100 Women of Spirit, brings together the vision and dynamism of young women with the learning and insight of older women. The purpose is to combine the wisdom of the feminine with a connection to Spirit to help you make a difference to the work you do…”

And from the day, a report from Brahma Kumaris –
Once again the Women of Spirit created a day of deep reflection and experience-sharing and at the same time delight and exuberance. It was a group of 69 quite extraordinary women – of all ages and backgrounds – who met to explore the nature and future of the spiritual feminine.

After beautiful harp playing and a song by Gina Mackey, the day got off to a powerful start with encouraging words in a message from Dadi Janki: “These are such wonderful women, and so when they empower their spirit, wonders can take place.”  And they did.

The event was ‘held’ by the capable hands of Gina, Philippa, Helena and Rosemary. There were sharings and meditations from Sister Maureen. The day was interspersed with energising stretch sessions that combined spirituality and vitality – and fun. It was a day of story-telling – deep, courageous and from the heart – of the discoveries, the pain, the acceptance and the learning from  Janice, Giselle, Michelle, Chipo, Clare, Nicola, Sophie and Clara on stage and many more in pairs and groups. A film called Today, I rise was shown.  Some key themes that came out in the day were:

The Power and Role of the Feminine:

  • The importance of mentoring and mutual support – not being on the journey on your own
  • You can be what you want to be

Pain Possibility and the Power of Connecting to Spirit:

  • The possibility of pain – its potential to lead us to something undiscovered, unimagined
  • In times of struggle, what helps is to take care of our own mental health, stay your ground, see the kindness of human beings and recognise the help that can come from the Divine.
  • Self-compassion is the big one.
  • Seeking change can have a ‘hero energy’ in it that leads to burn-out; it needs to be sustainable. (Chipo)
  • However badly someone behaves, let me not perpetuate the pain; let me find a positive effect for the collective.
  • If we are going to be leaders, we have to be able to face pain and the projection of pain; we can do this through silence, friendship and staying in the ‘embodied healing’ mode. Pain is something we push away and avoid and yet it is the most empowering gift. Spirit rises above the pain; we are not our pain.

The Emerging Feminine – Balancing our Energies

After lunch and a wonderful, joyful exercise session by Pauline combining male and female energies within,  Jenneth spoke of the need to ‘re-imagine power’ and this led into an extended visualisation and drawing exercise  conducted by Sarah, in which all were invited to consider what is feminine and masculine, yin and yang.

Mother and daughter Sophie and Clara then shared their stories about ‘Bringing love and power into balance in a practical way. Sophie spoke of the need to balance power with love, and not to be ‘attached to a version of myself that is sacrificing, all-accepting, so-called ‘spiritual’ woman – you have to find your ‘sword’.  But not to blame your heart, not blame spirituality, because the heart is the source of all wisdom and the capacity to love. Not to shut down the heart.

The feedback session included gems such as

  • I’ve always wanted wise women in my life and I’ve found them here!
  • So good to see the generations coming together – dancing together!
  • It’s been so helpful to recognise the positive in pain.
  • Let’s keep connected, keep meeting.

The day ended with a meditation taking us beyond male and female, to experience the light of the soul by Sister Maureen, accompanied by harp music and all left beaming with their toli (sweet) and blessing.   Om shanti.

100 Women of Spirit is a group of women from diverse ethnic, cultural and spiritual backgrounds, most of whom live and work in the UK. They have joined together to bring into mainstream thinking the notion of a ‘connection to Spirit’. They reflect many aspects of feminine thinking, articulating what spirituality is and its relevance to our lives today.

100 Women of Spirit initiative evolved as a way of marking the 100th birthday of Dadi Janki, leader of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University who is still working tirelessly at the age of 102. This global, women-led organisation teaches Raja Yoga meditation to enhance peace of mind and create a positive approach to life.

(report kindly provided by Brahma Kumaris)

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Let’s prepare for a world of change by May East

Monday, 4 May 2015Education Change May East“With global population set to pass 8 billion in just a few years there are some tough choices to be made. “I think HG Wells had it right when he said that we are in a race between education and catastrophe. For the environmental educator, David Orr, this race will be won when we create […]

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CODEPINK’s Jodie Evans: Peace and the Social Justice Movement

Sunday, 3 May 2015Jodie Evans, co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace, shares her experiences of travelling to war zones, promoting and learning about peaceful resolution to conflict. Jodie has learned that the only recognisable feature of hope is action. She encourages us to speak up and speak our truth. We need to be loud and we need to […]

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In the May 1 edition:

Circular economy could bring 70 percent cut in carbon emissions by 2030

Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015Circular economy“Odds are, your mobile phone is less than two years old. Today’s economy is built on a “fast turnover” principle. The faster we replace our gadgets the better – not only our phones, but most items we consume. “This leads to a staggering inefficiency in the way we manage the Earth’s resources, with increased pollution, […]

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Better, Not More

Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015Better, Not More is a short film from EDGE Funders Alliance: Engaged Donors for Global Equity, who are amplifying the Justice Funders movement for a Just Transition to a collaborative economy…. “As we assess the current state of our world and consider together the elements that are essential to a ‘just transition’, and ultimately, a […]

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wetheuncivilised documentary and solar powered pop-up cinema tour: trailer

Monday, 27 Apr 2015“We, the uncivilised, are claiming the right to write our own story. We are digging up the stories of our soil: • we seek stories to inspire • we seek stories to unite • we seek stories to rouse the heart, and activate the soul.” Wetheuncivilised, A Life Story is a grassroots documentary film project […]

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Five Movements Igniting Change for the Earth

Monday, 27 Apr 20155 movements“We live in a time of rapid transformation. Some say we are on the verge of a great shift in human consciousness. Growing numbers of people are looking at the way they live, the way humans operate on the planet, and deciding that we must change our course. “Once a paradigm has shifted, there is […]

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Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story

Sunday, 26 Apr 2015Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is not your average 14-year-old. Dubbed the ‘Anti-Beiber’, he is mobilising his army of teens in 25 countries to demand greener policy from our world’s leaders. Xiuhtezcatl is the youth director of Earth Guardians, a nonprofit that encourages young people to connect and become involved in environmental activism. In 2013 he received the […]

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Beyond capitalism and socialism: could a new economic approach save the planet?

Saturday, 25 Apr 2015Beyond Capitalism“A holistic approach to the economy is necessary to avoid social, environmental and economic collapse, according to a new report by the Capital Institute. “To avoid social, environmental and economic collapse, the world needs to move beyond the standard choices of capitalism or socialism. That’s the conclusion of a new report released Wednesday by US […]

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David Spangler on the Subtle Worlds and the New Story

Friday, 24 Apr 2015David Spangler, spiritual teacher and long-time friend and mentor of Findhorn, addresses the need for a new story of the subtle worlds and also for story itself. David has been communicating with the subtle worlds for nearly 70 years and sees the collaborative partnership between humans and the denizens of the subtle worlds as an […]

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In the April 24 edition:

Capitalism Is Just a Story – Rise Up and Create a New One

Thursday, 23 Apr 2015“How many of us have a sneaking suspicion that something pretty fundamental is going wrong in the world? We keep hearing about the potentially devastating consequences of climate change but we are pumping more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every single year. We are forced into economic crisis after economic crisis and the only people […]

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Changing The Story

Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015Changing The Story“The only way to change the world is to change the story. And many of us now long for a new story, one that will restore to the earth its lost divinity and reconnect our souls to the sacred within creation, a story that will save our planet. Some have even already begun to articulate […]

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Agroecology: A New Story for a New Age

Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015UCSC_farm_rows“We are faced with two choices. The first is to continue our conventional agricultural practices that will ensure agriculture remains a large piece of the climate change problem. The other is begin to explore and implement agroecological practices that can turn agriculture into part of the solution. Surely, the choice is easy. We live in […]

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Naresh Giangrande: The choice facing humanity

Monday, 20 Apr 2015Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of Transition Towns Totnes, tells the story of transitioning to a more responsible, inspiring way of living and being sustainably on the planet. We are at the knife edge of a historic moment of choice, facing global disaster on one hand and extraordinary and deep change on the other. Which of those […]

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Jonathon Porritt: A Glimpse of the New Story in 2050

Sunday, 19 Apr 2015Jonathon Porritt reveals his optimistic vision of the new story from the point of view of his avatar, Alex McKay, who time travels back from the future to address Findhorn’s New Story Summit. The year is 2050. Alex’s story charts the key events, technology breakthroughs and lifestyle revolutions that make the world what it is […]

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We have three chances to change the world for the better in 2015

Saturday, 18 Apr 20153 changes to change world“In the year that world leaders will meet three times to set goals for sustainable development, planetary boundaries can frame our choices. “We live in an era of great contrasts. Never before have we faced catastrophic environmental risks on a planetary level, and seldom has there been such potential for innovation to allow us to […]

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Cultural Creatives: The Awakening of Humanity by Barbara Marx Hubbard

Friday, 17 Apr 2015Barbara Max Hubbard awakening humanityFindhorn Fellow, evolutionary biologist, visionary and author of Conscious Evolution, Barbara Max Hubbard, illustrates how new worldviews emerge and social change occurs, and how a new awakening is beginning from the ground up, in this excerpt from Chapter 1, The Awakening of Humanity. “Cultural creatives are defined by a set of values, a new lifestyle […]

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In the April 17 edition:

Charles Eisenstein on the New Story as a Call to Action

Thursday, 16 Apr 2015Charles Eisenstein, genre-defying social philosopher and countercultural intellectual, sees the New Story as a call to act in service to the new, towards a deeper revolution, offering each other a different kind of logic where the logic of the mind and the logic of the heart no longer conflict. Charles was filmed at the New […]

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Non-violence and the New Story

Thursday, 16 Apr 2015Metta Centre New Story Mandala“People from every walk of life — scientists, artists, people of faith and so on — are already looking for a “new story” of human possibilities, beyond the narrative that has led to so much materialism, greed and violence. In our search, we can hear the voices of countless ancestors who have already seen this […]

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Welcome to the Tipping Point

Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015Tipping Point“Which side of the tipping point are we on? Between the longing for a golden age that never was and the building of a revolutionary age, which yet may be? “It is a relevant historical coincidence that our year of the tipping point coincides with the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. […]

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Towards a New Activism to Effectively Support a Transition to a Post-Growth Economy

Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015New Activism Kosmos“Activists and civil society change agents from all over the world are increasingly starting to realise that the climate crisis, the inequality crisis, and many other issues so close to activists’ hearts will not come anywhere near getting resolved if we do not change the economic system. Within all diversity of movements like the Commons, […]

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GEN+20 Summit: Living the New Story – 6-10 July 2015

Monday, 13 Apr 2015People from all walks of life are coming together in community to explore alternative ways of living and being. The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) beautifully reflects the intent to live more sustainably and harmoniously on the planet. It consists of a constantly expanding network of intentional communities and ecovillages bridging all cultures and continents. In […]

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Could a UK Peace Department create a new narrative for global harmony? | Positive News

Friday, 10 Apr 2015Peace Pavilion“Peace is no longer a utopian ideal, says Peace in the City director Ella Matheson, who explores the idea of a government department focused solely on promoting peace and harmony. “The conversation is about a new story, the possibility of a United Kingdom Peace Department with a cabinet-level office to advise the prime minister on […]

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In the April 10 edition:

Replace the Gospel of Money: An Interview With David Korten

Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015David Korten Gospel of Money smWhat if we measured wealth in terms of life, and how well we serve it? “You really can’t grasp the new story — as a society — and continue to live the way we live. First you begin to move toward more voluntary simplicity, which is, literally, reducing your dependence on money. You start doing […]

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The Next System Project: Revolutionary Thinking for the Future of the Planet

Saturday, 4 Apr 2015“Growing inequality, political stalemate, and climate disruption prompt an important insight. When the old ways no longer produce the outcomes we are looking for, something deeper is occurring. It is time to explore genuine alternatives and new models — The Next System.”

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Putting a New Vision Together: Jini Reddy Reports from Findhorn’s New Story Summit

Friday, 3 Apr 2015Creating new narratives will be challenging. Jini Reddy reports from the Findhorn New Story Summit. This article was first published in Resurgence & Ecologist, issue 289 March/April 2015. The New Story Summit: Inspiring Pathways for our Planetary Future took place at the Findhorn Foundation and Community in September 2014. How can we create a world […]

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Since the beginning of time: The story of the Wangan and Jagalingou people

Friday, 3 Apr 2015Melaleuca-Fire-Ck-2The Wangan and Jagalingou people proudly celebrate their shared origins and connection with the land. This is the story of their journey, their community initiatives and how they maintain their cultural integrity. “The Wangan and Jagalingou people are the proud Traditional Owners and Native Title Applicants of a vast area of land in central-western Queensland. […]

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In the April 3 edition:

Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential

Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015Findhorn Fellow, Barbara Marx Hubbard, author of ‘Conscious Evolution’, explains how our current crises are not the precursors of an apocalypse but the natural birth pains of an awakened, universal humanity.

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Radical Transformation in Business and Beyond

Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015Anais Nin We see things“There is a profound shift underway in our cultural story, sense of purpose and organizational logic. Deep and complex influences within our own psyche, our collective consciousness and in the structures pervading organizations are being challenged to radically reshape. At its heart, this paradigm shift challenges the very way we view the world and ourselves. […]

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Revolution of Dignity: Shaping the Destiny of Future Generations

Monday, 30 Mar 2015Aya Chebbi, a young Tunisian leader of great courage and audacity, speaks passionately about rewriting history to make it right for future generations. What we call ‘Arab Spring’, Aya’s generation calls a ‘Revolution of Dignity’. Her 4-minute speech was given at the UN Women event, 10 March, ‘Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for […]

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World Social Forum 2015: Another World is Possible

Sunday, 29 Mar 2015WSF8 2015Ordinary people from around the globe are challenging the mainstream narrative… “This week, for the second time in a row, the World Social Forum (WSF) gathered in Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab spring. During the five-day event, 70,000 delegates from more than 4,000 organisations representing 120 countries discussed a wide range of issues and […]

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In the March 27 edition:

‘The Commons’ Documentary Film Trailer

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015“The Commons is a documentary film about communities all over the world re-asserting sustainable, responsible futures using ancient Commons principles. The Commons are the shared resources of the world, owned by all, not just a few. The Commons are an ancient-new open-source code around the sharing of resources. Five years in the making, we listened […]

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Three Indigenous Women Leaders Share their Wisdom | Bioneers

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015Indigenous Women Leaders

Findhorn Fellow and Co-founder of Bioneers, Nina Simons, shares, “Bioneers has always been a place where we have sought to raise indigenous voices and saw indigenous cultures as the old growth cultures.” This article raises the voices of three respected indigenous women leaders: Dr. Tieraona Low Dog on Greening Medicine Jeannette Armstrong on Human Relationship […]

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Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015Womens movements

“Worldwide women are fighting for their full power and emancipation. “For a world in which women can take their place without positioning themselves either above or below the man, without fighting or having to imitate him. A culture of partnership where the genders, as equally strong poles, complement and love each other. A world in […]

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Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015Transformational Education

“All children need windows of opportunity that will open them to a world that they will partner in new creation. Never has the time been so ripe for change, and never before has education been more available to new strategies. “The goal of this kind of education is what I have called ‘the possible human,’ […]

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Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015rajendrasingh_featured_water_man_india

“Rajendra Singh, popularly known as ‘The Water Man of India’, has been awarded the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize, for his innovative water restoration efforts, improving water security in rural India, and for showing extraordinary courage and determination in his quest to improve the living conditions for those most in need.” Read the full story and […]

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Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015Zen social movement

“The untold story of how mindfulness was integral to Occupy’s endurance and impact, holds vital lessons for those seeking mindfulness and a more just world. “Organizations that do anti-oppressive training to build movement power, like the Catalyst Project based in San Francisco, have begun integrating embodied awareness and mindfulness practices into their organizing work. In […]

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Monday, 23 Mar 2015In his 7-minute talk, Findhorn Fellow, Paul Allen, speaks to a new story for energy using rapid decarbonisation strategies around institutional change for those campaigning for things to be different. Paul says we need to radically and differently imagine our energy story as we have not yet seen it. He emphasises that the technology exists […]

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Monday, 23 Mar 2015Fulfillment-Needs-BLOG-Header

“We have come to a point in our history where we have the opportunity to create a place we can choose to live in integrity with every moment; choosing harmony with ourselves, our circle of friends and family, and our planet as a demonstration of living for The Highest Good of All. The best part […]

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Sunday, 22 Mar 2015“Water is life!” “To the people of the world who struggle for water and territory, ‘Moving a River’ is a documentary about the Yaquis in Mexico and their efforts to conserve their culture and traditions through the defense of the Yaqui River.” Directed by Alba Herrera Rivas. Watch the trailer….

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Sunday, 22 Mar 2015India's daughters

“In a country that still favours the birth of a son, Piplantri village in Rajasthan not only embraces daughters but has created a tradition that benefits both the local people and the planet. This endearing village makes a conscious effort to save girl children and the green cover at the same time, by planting 111 […]

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