Evolutionary Connections Directory

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Seeing how you found your way here, you probably are already a part of this emerging and fast-growing cultural movement expressing the possibility of a higher consciousness for the human experience.

This is an exciting new chapter in our collective human evolution. This directory is meant to help you feel how you are not alone.  In fact, you belong to something larger than all of us… something which utilizes the stresses of the times in which we live, to develop new capabilities and a future our hearts yearn for.

This Evolutionary Connections Directory grew out of Otto Scharmer’s Ulab Transforming Business, Society and Self Course in 2015 and through individual practice groups in various sanghas, where we open ourselves to the emerging future intentionally.

You are invited to participate in building this new directory. If you would like to list your own project, organization, sangha, or teaching, please follow the prompts to do so.  Also, talk to me initially through the contact forms in the website, so that we can co-create this thing together. Subscribe. Stay in touch.

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Thomas Hübl
Germany and Israel

Thomas Hübl is a young German spiritual teacher and is the one I am currently studying with myself.  He teaches a lot of online courses which are composed of video talks and meditations at various intervals and in-between his organization helps you come together with "triad" partners to work on the material you are learning together.  I enjoy the people that also study with Thomas very much and find over time that I am developing a larger and larger group of people with whom I resonate deeply and LOVE having conversations with.  These are not ordinary surface-level conversations.  We explore the deepest areas we can reach together and we never have any idea about what is going to happen in our meetings before it happens.  We just get curious together and explore new dimensions of what spiritual development is about, what it means to be in relation with each other and so much more. Thomas has a lot of his sangha in Europe and in Israel, but he is getting more well known now in the US.Thomas Hübl was born in Vienna in 1971. As a 26-year-old medical student who was also very interested in bodywork and related therapies, he felt a strong inner calling. He took the radical step of following this inner wish, abandoning his studies and spending the next four years in retreat in the Czech Republic. During this time he did almost nothing except meditate and explore the spaces of inner consciousness. Looking back on this time, Thomas speaks of a fundamental opening that took place.

After returning to Vienna, he started offering one-to-one sessions. His ability to touch people very deeply and encourage them to take a look beyond what they usually see soon led to invitations to lead larger workshops.His popularity then grew further and he became known internationally. Since 2004 Thomas has been active worldwide, organizing talks, workshops, trainings, tonings and larger events such as the popular Celebrate Life Festival or his Healing Events which have brought together thousands of Germans with many Israelis to acknowledge, face, and heal the cultural shadow left by the Holocaust. When he is not traveling, he lives in Berlin and Tel Aviv together with his partner, the Israeli artist Yehudit Sasportas and has one young daughter.

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Well.org – The Prosperity Movie/Roadmap

Well.org is a project of Pedram Shojai (an "Urban Monk" by his own telling) which started addressing the problems in our medical/health systems and has broadened into an amazing project addressing the economic systems of our times.

Pedram has created a new movie called "Prosperity" and it so very inspiring and stimulating to creativity to watch it. It got me all revved up, motivated and excited because it profiles a lot of GREAT projects that are happening in the world that I didn't know anything about!  Now I need to get busy and put them all up on this directory.  There is so much good happening out there!

This particular movie is about how economics can be sacred...  can be an expression of our highest consciousness. We can support with our earning, our spending and our investing, the good works in the world - the businesses, banks, projects that are creating the new earth right now in our midst.  No longer do we have to give our money to those businesses that are harming our environment or putting profits over the well being of their employees. This is such good news.

Esalen Institute
3771 Rio Rd Suite 101, Carmel CA, 93923

Esalen is the most spectacularly beautiful retreat center you could ever imagine.  It is a place for spiritual healing, growth and renewal and it is also an educational institute focused on topics including human potential, developing positive futures and planetary transformation.  It is right on the ocean in Big Sur, California.  At Esalen you normally will sign up for a class during the day and have time in the evening to soak in the natural hot springs which overhang the Pacific ocean along the Big Sur coastline.  The hot springs are phenomenal!!  The hot water runs right out of the cliff and into the ocean as you perhaps get to watch the sun or moon set over the ocean or see the grey whales going by.  They are "clothing optional" but don't let that keep you away.  If, like me, you are a pretty iffy about public nudity, then just go after dark or wear a bathing suit or both. You might get the star show of your life, or maybe get to watch the moon set over the Pacific, all while listening to the crashing surf just below you.

Esalen specializes in their own particular massage technique and massage is available at the bath-house, adding to the overall healing effect of a visit there. The subject matter of the many weekend and weeklong workshops offered ranges across innumerable personal growth, relationship, healing, spiritual awakening, alternative lifestyle or spiritual teachings workshops and much more than I can list here.

Grounded in the wildly alive but delicate Big Sur landscape, Esalen enjoys a deep relationship with the elemental forces of nature. Not only the power of the ocean, but also the streams, the gardens, the night sky there is so wonderful. There is also the most wonderful community of people who have built and sustain community there and they add immensely to its specialness. Oh and the food! They serve really great meals with plenty of options during your time there, and you don't have to do the dishes (unless you really want to!)

Esalen is a place not to be missed.

Sounds True

Sounds True is a wonderful company that has been around for a long time and is owned by Tami Simon. They have a beautiful website which is easy to use and a fabulous collection of downloads and CDs and DVDs that you can purchase for support for your process no matter what you are working on or with.

I downloaded their iphone app, so now all my downloads from Sounds True are all easy to get and easy to find when i want to listen to them.  Soo easy.  This is a company you can really feel good in supporting.

Tammy Simon is also one of the most gifted interviewers I have personally experienced.  She was the one who introduced Eckhart on the stage at the Omega Institute when I went on retreat with him in 2002.  She has felt like a special person for me ever since.
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Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom. Since starting out as a project with one woman and her tape recorder, we have grown into a multimedia publishing company with more than 80 employees, a library of more than 1500 titles featuring some of the leading teachers and visionaries of our time, and an ever-expanding family of customers from across the world.

Sounds True exists to inspire, support, and serve personal transformation and spiritual awakening.

The mission of Sounds True is to find teachers and artists who serve as a gateway to spiritual awakening and to produce, publish, and distribute their work with beauty, intelligence, and integrity. We treat our authors, vendors, and partners in the same way we would want to be treated. We work flexibly and efficiently together to create a cooperative, loving environment that honors respectful authenticity and individual growth. We maintain a healthy level of profitability so that we are an independent and sustainable employee-owned organization.

Eckhart Tolle TV

Sounds True is a partner in Eckhart Tolle TV, an online television service that offers members new monthly video teachings from Eckhart Tolle, the author of The Power of Now and Creating a New Earth. Eckhart Tolle TV offers free teachings by Eckhart Tolle and his teaching partner Kim Eng, plus a premium service for members that includes monthly meditations with Eckhart Tolle that are broadcast live, question and answer sessions, special opportunities to purchase tickets to Eckhart Tolle TV filmings and retreats, and a chance to dialogue with other Eckhart Tolle TV members. For a free trial, please visit EckhartTolleTV.com.

Eckhart Tolle
Vancouver, British Columbia

Eckhart Tolle is best known as the author of the books "The Power of Now" and "A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s Purpose". Since then he has written many other books and he continues teaching to this day, making an effort to reach larger audiences through video and online methods. In 2011, Eckhart was listed by the Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world. Kim Eng is his partner in teaching and living.

I was thrilled to discover Eckhart Tolle's book, the Power of Now when it was quite new, back in the late 90s.  I was living in Vermont at the time and I soon discovered that in those years, he was giving annual 5 day retreats at the Omega Institute in upstate New York.  I attended the one in October of 2002.  There were 400+ other people at the retreat, so a large room full of people.  I guess I was particularly open or something, because his transmission during that time has deeply affected my life ever since.  That was the turning point for me - the   When I left at the end of the five days, I still had never met Eckhart personally, never had a conversation.  I never even asked a question.  But my life and psyche felt upside-down and inside-out but I also knew with great certainty that I had just received the precious spiritual gift that I had been seeking so long. In the following days I tried to put myself back together,  to reconfigure some new sense of things, re-establish a new motivational structure (the old one had vanished), a sense of why I was doing things, how to relate to people and so on.

So Eckhart Tolle was the One for me. I still have never spoken with him - he's too big and popular to have any personal followup with people. But hey, his transmission worked in amazing ways, even in a crowd, and that's what matters, isn't it?  Now I will just take the rest of my life to learn how to live this gift I have been given.

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment was written in 1997.
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose in 2008.

Both were amazingly and wonderfully well received, spending many years on the best-sellers lists.

 

 

Source of Synergy Foundation

The human family is in the midst of perhaps the most significant transformation of consciousness since its emergence in Africa over 100,000 years ago…a time of incredible new potential for our individual and collective humanity. Simultaneously, we are the first species on this Earth aware that we can destroy ourselves by our own action. This may be the greatest wake-up call to the evolution of consciousness since the origin of Homo sapiens sapiens. The changes required of humanity are broad, deep, and far reaching. We must act swiftly, with a unified voice and mission.
––A Call To Conscious Evolution: Our Moment of Choice
The Source of Synergy folks, a great group of evolutionary leaders, have set up a "Call to Conscious Evolution on their website that you can read, download and sign online. Over 45,000 have signed already.  A truly inspiring project!

CONTEXT FOR A CALL TO CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION
IF NOT US, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
Our economy is in crisis, wars are continuing to add to their deadly toll, and the balance of world power is shifting dramatically. Meanwhile, trust in government is at a historic low. Are we entering an era of chaos and decline, or are we poised to jump to a higher order?
TODAY’S MOUNTING WORLD PROBLEMS ARE MERELY SYMPTOMS
of a fractured, dualistic way of thinking (us vs. them, human vs. nature, win/lose) that is dangerously out of touch with the acute interdependence, wholeness, and unity in diversity of all that lives. Looking outward but not inward, reacting to external symptoms but not the root cause, we can’t see why our world is out of balance. No wonder! As Einstein famously said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
“Throughout history, the really fundamental changes in societies have come about not from dictates of governments and the results of battles but through vast numbers of people changing their minds. By deliberately changing the internal image of reality, people can change the world.”(Willis Harman, Global Mind Change: The Promise of the 21st Century)
Only such a shift in our shared field of consciousness, a collective waking up to our real human potential, will put us on the path to a life-enhancing future. But how can such a shift occur? Will it happen only after a fatal tipping point has been reached, with nothing to break our fall, or can we now intentionally choose to wake up to our shared responsibility for our future?
Signing the Call to Conscious Evolution: Our Moment of Choice may seem to you like a small, merely symbolic action. Yet even a single butterfly moving its wings can, according to Chaos Theory, cause a ripple effect large enough to change global weather patterns forever. Consciousness, similarly, is a unified field that can shift dramatically when the spontaneous emergence of new possibility captures increasing attention. Witness the sudden, over-night collapse of the Soviet system of communism when the real possibility of freedom took hold in people’s minds.
As you join in signing this historic document, and as you go on to initiate conversations about our collective future as this document invites, you can be confident that your voice will be heard and your profound influence powerfully felt
This Call to Conscious Evolution: Our Moment of Choice was jointly issued by thirty-eight thought leaders and change agents whose names you will find listed below. They share a global, long-range perspective and a deep faith in our combined creative capacities to shape our own destiny. The future, in their view, is not what “happens to us” but rather what we can NOW imagine - actually see, taste, and feel - as possible and then go forward to create through our actions. This group of individuals who met to address the global prospects for evolutionary leadership on July 26 of this year at the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA were invited by the Chopra Foundation, Source of Synergy Foundation, and Association for Global New Thought. Their legitimacy however comes from a universal mandate that empowers us all: If not us, who? If not now, when?
These collective thought leaders know that the way we create meaning and purpose in our lives is through the narratives we tell about ourselves, where we’ve come from, what we aim for and why - and if we don’t like the way it’s reading now, we can change our story. This is a radical view of human freedom at a time that many fear our fate has already been sealed.
The butterfly, for which the global ripple effect is named, is a potent symbol of transformation. While mere change can mean becoming an ever bigger caterpillar, transformation is fundamentally different. The caterpillar inside its cocoon dissolves into a liquid carrying imaginal cells that construct an entirely new kind of creature with great beauty and the power of flight. The human imagination has a similar power - to perceive entirely new possibilities in our present conditions and to bring those possibilities into being. That is why Einstein also reasoned, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Signing the Call to Conscious Evolution: Our Moment of Choice signifies that you are ready to begin encircling our world, as its old forms are dissolving, with fresh imagining of what is possible, to share this sense of possibility with as many others as you can, and to work with them to consciously create with guided action a peaceful, just, harmonious and vibrantly beautiful world that reflects in every way the true nobility of our common humanity. The time has come.
SIGN THE CALL TO CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION: OUR MOMENT OF CHOICE
READ MORE ABOUT THE CALL TO CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION: OUR MOMENT OF CHOICE
FOUNDING SIGNATORIES
Chopra Center, Carlsbad, California, July 26, 2008
Michael Beckwith, Joan Borysenko, Gregg Braden, Rinaldo Brutoco, Thomas Callanan, Deepak Chopra, Mallika Chopra, Dale Colton, Gordon Dveirin, Duane Elgin, Leslie Elkus, Barbara Fields, Debbie Ford, Ashok Gangadean, Kathleen Gardarian, Tom Gegax, Charles Gibbs, Kathy Hearn, Jean Houston, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Bruce Lipton, Judy Martin, Rod McGrew, Steve McIntosh, Lynne McTaggart, Deborah Moldow, James O’Dea, Carter Phipps, Wendy Craig-Purcell,Carolyn Rangel, Rustum Roy, Peter Russell, Gerard Senehi, Emily Squires, Brian Swimme, Diane Williams, Marianne Williamson, Tom Zender.

Amplifield

Amplifield, an app to support our building a resonant field across the planet.
Amplifield is a brainchild of Todd Jason who has been doing an amazing job of creating an app in which you can log on to meditate with others from all over the place and build a sense of global resonance.  He is seeing it as a kind of a digital temple, a sacred space that people can ener to feel more grounded and connected with like-minded friends.

Over time he is organizing more and more special events, pulling together large groups of meditators, and sometimes synchronizing them with events in the world. Subjects are things like compassion, uncovering life purpose, brainwave entrainment and so on.

He has basically created a platform that any of the members of our ever-expanding community of awakeners can use for outreach and organizing.

I downloaded it onto my iphone

Can this ‘Digital Temple’ infuse the world with enough consciousness and love to actually make a difference?

Let’s find out, together.

 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead

It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community– a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living.
Thich Nhat Hanh

I have pasted below some sample events from Amplifield:

Now Live!

Ho’oponopono
Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:30 PM - 9:08 PM

**This Temple Ritual runs daily at 7:30pm PST / 10:30pm EST** The Ho’oponopono prayer is ‘I love you, I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you’, and this track embodies the energy of this transformative mantra. Meditating with this track connects you with the frequencies of compassion and forgiveness. --> Amplify this powerful mantra by rebroadcasting it and sharing with those you care about. --> Headphones highly recommended -

Now Live!

Global Compassion
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 12:00 AM - 8:00 AM

In between 'Live' Events enjoy this field of global compassion where you can share intentions, meditate and pray with a global community. The music playing is called 'Open Heart' and is a brainwave entrainment track designed to open emotional channels.

Community Events:

Now Live!

Devi Prayer
Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:52 PM - 9:14 PM

This irresistibly enchanting track brings together an ancient prayer, the singing of an angel, and a heart-opening accompaniment of strings, sitars and synths. --> Headphones: Recommended

Now Live!

Community Flow
Friday, February 3, 2017 9:00 PM - 5:00 AM

Focus while you work, write, and engage in virtually any activity that requires relaxed concentration. This track plays the sounds of a running stream, and will help you enter into a state of Flow. --> Headphones highly recommended while listening --

Adyashanti
Campbell, CA

I first heard Adyashanti's name when I was still living in Vermont.  I had already had an enormously transformative change-point at Omega Institute in the presence of Eckhart Tolle, and I was floundering around trying to figure out how to live my life all over again. There was nowhere left to go, nothing to do, and all my old goals and ways of being in the world no longer worked for me.

I read a quote from Adya on an online Eckhart Tolle forum, and I loved it but I didn't look into it any more fully.

Then I went back to Omega a year later to be on retreat with Eckhart for another five days and I was one of those people who would wait in line in the frosty morning of upstate New York in October for hours, just for the hope of sitting in the front. The person behind me was reading "Impact of Awakening", Adya's book that has a picture of his face on it. Somehow his face caught my attention... those awake eyes maybe. Anyway I had to say "what book is that you're reading?" and when the woman said Adyashanti, that was it, two points make a line and I went home a few days later, searched for him on the internet, found his website and ordered books and tapes.

His talks and writings spoke so incredibly directly to the heart of what I was dealing with. He clearly named what had happened to me with Eckhart as "awakening" and talked about it as something familiar and normal. What a relief! It felt as if he knew me personally because of the way he talked about what was going on with me. I was glad I wrote that "identity switch" essay about my experience before running into Adya because he was describing my experience so exactly that I had to look back at my own writing to verify that I wasn't a copycat of some sort.

Then I came out to California to go on retreat with him. I asked him to be my teacher and he said it was my decision not his, so I said he was my teacher. Then I said how on earth do we do that from thousands of miles away, and he just didn't have any answer at all.

The next thing I knew I was moving to California. It just happened, what can I say. I never even decided to move. As I write this I've been in the Bay area for over two years already, and living a rather charmed life, working at a place called the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology as an administrator, and Adya gives all of his Palo Alto satsangs directly halfway between where I work and where I live. I don't think I could have managed that if I'd tried to plan it! I enjoy the companionship of the wonderful Open Gate Sangha folks, and the support of a community of people like me, as I got used to this new life that I've stumbled into. I went to almost every bay area satsang that Adya gave for many years, mostly serving as a volunteer involved in setup, greeting people etc.

After being with Adya's sangha for many years I started to feel like the message was repetitive and I was getting more from living my life and from sitting listening to Adya.  I told him I was going to stop volunteering and going to all the satsangs and he was so lovely about it and seemed to say that I was a graduate.  No holding on whatsoever.  I love Adya.  He is one of the most wonderful human beings I know.

For more info about Adyashanti and his teachings, go to his own website at www.adyashanti.org . He has numerous books, CDs, DVDs, retreats, intensives, and satsangs, and is traveling more and more these days. He is even doing internet radio sessions and is generally making his teaching conveniently available to people who live anywhere.  I find his message can be received very well through tape, CD, DVD etc.

 

 

 

 

Charles Eisenstein – It’s About The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible

From Charles:
I will give you some of my background, although the intense transitions of the last few years have left me feeling like a new person. Hmm, I wrote that sentence two years ago, and it is still true today. I was born in 1967 and was a very sensitive, intellectual and dreamy child. I was always consumed by questions like, “Where did I come from?””Why am I here?” “Where am I going?” so of course, embedded as I was in a culture that sees science and reason as the source of truth, I tried to “figure out” the answers. I graduated from Yale University with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, but my development of reason and intellect brought me no closer to any truth I really cared about.

I didn’t know what I was searching for, but I knew that none of the usual options life presents a Yale graduate attracted me. I went to Taiwan, learned Chinese, and soon found myself working as a translator. I spent most of my 20s there, educating myself broadly (though not at all rigorously – it was more through osmosis) in Eastern spiritual traditions. I also read voraciously: books on health, nutrition, globalization, physics, and biology. Translation led to other business opportunities, and I became familiar with this dimension of the human experience. In Taiwan, I met my dear friend and ex-wife Patsy, with whom I have three children, all boys.

In my late 20s I entered what was to be a long period of intensifying crisis. It started when all my professional work became intolerable. It became excruciating to do work I didn’t care about. Even though a million reasons told me why it was irresponsible, impractical, and foolish to quit, I eventually could not make myself do it anymore. An irrepressible feeling, “I am not here to be doing this!” took control of my life. So I entered a long period of searching. I spent time teaching yoga, learning about herbs, and teaching at Penn State’s department of Science, Technology, and Society. All of these endeavors have contributed to my present and future, but none were really me.

The next five years were much like a birthing process. The old world dissolved, and the contractions birthing me into the new took the form of a collapse of all that I once held onto. Crises in health, marriage, and money forced me to let go of a “life under control.” In my helplessness, I accepted help, discovering a generous universe that has always met my needs, somehow, in unexpected ways. I have never made much money, but I have become rich in connections to other people. Friends and strangers from all over the world write to tell me how my books have affected them; they sustain my faith and nourish my passion for my work.

In addition to writing books and essays, I have been doing a tremendous amount of public speaking. Sometimes, especially when I am tired from traveling, I wonder if the world needs yet another man performing “speaker up in front of an audience.” Why not stay at home and use technology? But I find that something happens in person that is irreplaceable. For one thing, at live events I can see the expressions on people’s faces, and I respond to that in real-time, engaging in a sort of dialog. Secondly, my speaking is not just about conveying ideas. Something else rides the vehicle of the words, even if the topic is something mundane like steady-state economics. I sometimes describe my experience as a speaker as being plugged into a field that is not my creation, but is generated by the audience and by something beyond the audience. Besides, I find that my thinking stagnates and my heart atrophies when I am in front of my computer too much. I need to interact with real people, face to face. That’s why I travel and speak.

On the other hand, I am increasingly drawn to developing the non-verbal, embodied gifts that I’ve neglected. Like many people, I have a feeling that there is a Next Step about to happen, in my work and beyond. I don’t know what it is, but I do know its revelation will come through transforming experiences that reveal and heal things I was blind to. My work, my play, my family, my deep soul connections, my wholeness, my wounds… all of these are bound up together, evolving as one.

I am now remarried as of 2011 and have a baby, my fourth son, Cary, with my wife Stella. Besides mothering, Stella practices Chinese Medicine and other healing modalities. The two teenagers, Jimi and Matthew live with us too; the 9-year-old Philip only sometimes. My favorite moments are watching Jimi and Matthew play “pass the baby” with Cary, who thinks it is the funnest game in the world. Of course we have our challenges and I have occasional moments of seeing my whole life as a father as a collision-course of errors, but overall I feel extremely lucky to have such amazing, sensitive, talented, kind children.

Lately people sometimes treat me like a celebrity, which makes me feel uncomfortable, because I know I am just me. On the other hand, it has become impossible to answer every email and say yes to every offer to interact. I have to turn down most offers to speak, travel, write blurbs for books, and so on. Also the attention focused on me can get overwhelming. I understand why real celebrities need to insulate themselves. Even receiving appreciation can be too much to handle sometimes, although it has sustained me too through periods of setbacks and doubt. I do my best to stay accessible and answer as many contacts as possible.

I can’t really tell you my plans for the future; it all depends on what is revealed to me in the next phase of my personal exploration. Besides, the world is approaching a state of flux that could easily render most plans irrelevant. I will continue writing and speaking for at least another year or two. My main interest now is in exploring the boundaries of what is “possible” according to our received beliefs, received habits, received technologies, and received ways of knowing. For humanity to take that Next Step, we are going to have to violate what is politically practical, socially practical, and even technologically practical. The same holds on the personal and relational level. I have caught glimpses of the impossible in all these realms and I am excited about what lies ahead.

Conscious Aging Alliance

The Conscious Aging Alliance is a growing network of twelve ( at this time) diverse organizations, each using its own distinctive approaches to support those who are committed to an empowering vision for their later life chapters and are willing to devote themselves to making their potential a reality.

Throughout most of known human history, societies have had an honored role for their older members—a role that was recognized as critical to the wellbeing of the community. This was the role of elder. It was the elders who held the responsibility for mentoring the young; for telling the stories that communicated the history and most deeply held values of the culture; for seeing the bigger picture and from that perspective reminding the community of the importance in decision making of holding the wellbeing of the generations to come as a critical priority. It was the elders who were expected to have grown into a state of personal wholeness so they could serve their community as models for healthy human development.

Read more about Conscious Aging at http://consciousagingalliance.org/more-about-conscious-aging/

Alliance member organizations:

 

Center for Conscious Eldering

Fierce With Age

Gray Is Green

Institute of Noetic Sciences

Legacy of Wisdom

Life Planning Network

Recognition Rites for a New Vision of Aging

Sage-ing International

Second Journey

Spirituality & Practice

 

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