By guest blogger, Pupak Haghighi, with an introduction by conference convener, Stephanie Mines. “The transition to a fair, decent, democratic and sustainable society will require transferring power to competent and thoughtful citizen agents.” ~ David Orr Shift your gaze and soften your focus; you can see between worlds. I learned to do this in the … Continue reading The Miracle of the Light
By guest blogger, Joey Walters. “And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom…” Anais Nin Blossoming requires us to open. It’s an act of courage to open to feeling our vulnerability, to receiving, to re-Sourcing and to flourishing in … Continue reading All things are born of woman – Climate Change and Feminine Leadership (Part 2)
By guest blogger, Joey Walters.* It’s no secret that we are living in a time of extraordinary upheaval and transition, climate change perhaps being the most significant expression of the all-pervading flux in which we find ourselves. Our compromised environment and the related breakdown of political, social and economic structures, have brought us to a … Continue reading All Things Are Born Of Woman ~ Climate Change and Feminine Leadership (Part 1)
By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. It is more than fifty years since Eileen and Peter Caddy together with Dorothy MacLean enjoyed the mythical giant vegetables they first grew at Findhorn. Yet, the abundance of their simple wisdom continues to be harvested. The soil they found where they pitched their caravan was barren, sandy and rocky and … Continue reading THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE LAND: How Nature Teaches Us to Be Resilient Leaders
By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. “Law frustrates the process of transformation by becoming an end in itself. It inoculates us from the real thing, which is always relationship." Richard Rohr For most people the Law exists somewhere in an unconscious realm along with God and Queen, enshrined and untouchable. Or else we choose not to think … Continue reading LEGALLY BLIND: How the Law Interferes with Consciousness
By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. A key tenet of the vision for the Climate Change & Consciousness conference is that the voice of youth be heard, loud and clear. That aspect of the vision is now being realised with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez joining the CCC19 programme. Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced Shoe-Tex-Caht) is the indigenous hip-hop artist who is taking on climate … Continue reading XIUHTEZCATL MARTINEZ JOINS CCC19
By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. Ever since we first publicized the conference, Climate Change & Consciousness (CCC19), we have fielded questions like, “Why consciousness?" and "What’s the connection between climate change and consciousness?” This post offers a partial response to such questions. When humans are confronted with an overwhelming threat, the dominant outcome is activation … Continue reading WHY CONSCIOUSNESS?
By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. In March 2017 the Washington Post reported that a group of high school students in Kansas, working on an article for their campus newspaper, discovered that their newly hired principal was misrepresenting her credentials. While some were initially incredulous, the voices of the young journalists ultimately prevailed and the woman … Continue reading LISTENING TO YOUTH
An Introduction by guest blogger, Bob Yuhnke... ...to an article in the Guardian titled, Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’ My dearest friends, This article from the Guardian warns that rising global heat bodes ill for humanity. Beware this summer. It’s going to be a scorcher, with massive fires in too many places … Continue reading UNCHARTED TERRITORY!
By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. At the end of last year, Christiana Figueres, who will be one of the keynote speakers at Climate Change & Consciousness, visited the ethical bank, Triodos, to share some wisdom and inspiration on how to 'be (a leader of) the change you want to see'. Tridodos happens to be the bank … Continue reading WISDOM FROM CHRISTIANA FIGUERES