Transforming Anxiety into Empowerment
A powerful and unlikely spiritual teacher has arrived, sweeping everyone into the shadows of its cloak. This teacher has begun to interrupt life as we know it, showing us the impermanence and fragility of our lifestyle and our way of seeing the world. This teacher goes by the name of Climate Change.
We invite you to join us in imagining a new future together. Join in this special gathering to discover your authentic place in the world and prepare to offer your soul-level purpose as a gift of service to life in this time.
Join Joanna Macy, Author of Active Hope and Jonathan Gustin, Founder of Purpose Guides Institute
for a LIVE, FREE* Video-Zoom gathering on Tuesday June 14th, 2022, 12pm - 2pm PDT (3-5pm EDT).
Working together, we can awaken the human soul to meet climate change.
Working together, we can use our "dark-adjusted eyes" to see climate change as a spiritual calling from soul.
Can't make it? Register for free and receive the recording.
Six maxims we will explore in council:
Work hard to grasp the immensity of the change; cultivate radical hope; have a line in the sand; appreciate the astonishing opportunity of life at this time; train your body and mind; and act for the future generations of all species.
(by David Schenck and Larry R Churchill)
The climate crisis is an initiatory threshold for humanity. As the Great Climate Disruption gets underway, it brings us right to the razor's edge of this precious present moment. No past. No future. Just what is here now. An event such as Climate Change, alongside the overshooting of the carrying capacity of the Earth and the loss of biodiversity, has the potential to kill countless millions worldwide. It also has the potential to be a spiritual initiator for the evolution of humanity. In our day-to-day lives, we can easily fall asleep into a homeostatic trance that preserves the status quo and woefully inhibits our evolution. A personal or collective crisis has the potential to awaken us from such slumber.
A personal crisis has the power to thwart our daily routine. Cancer, job loss, divorce, or loss of a loved one can crack the shell of ingrained habits and initiate us into a journey of self-discovery.
A collective crisis has the potential to wake up the masses. The Great Climate Disruption serves as a potential species-wide initiatory event. When we recognize the possibility that Climate Change may kill millions, it can activate dormant intelligences, bringing into consciousness such powerful spiritual inquiries as:
Who am I?
What am I to do?
What is my purpose, place, destiny?
What if we could live in a mythology of inter-being with all of life?
We invite you to participate in a LIVE Zoom council—transforming anxiety into empowerment. Encountering our anxiety and fear is vital if we are to see this crisis with clarity and be at full strength in meeting this crisis. Merely remaining in either denial or survival mode—attempting to either brush it off or tough it out—keeps the heart stuck in a frozen condition. Having a safe place, a sacred council, allows the tender heart to thaw, and to express and transform its pent up emotions. This process is key for moving from desperation to empowerment.
You are invited to this special Zoom gathering where we'll meet this Climate Change moment:
First, we will meet our understandable anxiety and fear.
Then, we will transition to empowerment, by connecting with our soul's deep purpose.
12:00-12:15 Talk Part 1- Climate Change as Spiritual Practice
12:15 - 1:00 Grief Council - Meeting our Climate Change Fears Together
1:00 - 1:10 Talk Part 2 - From Disheartenment to Empowerment
1:10 - 1:40 Personal Action Exploration: A Guided Soul-Inquiry Meditation
1:40 - 2:00 Collective Action Debrief - Share What You are Called to Do