Sunday, 29 April 2012

AWAKENING TO THE NEW CONSCIOUSNESS - Finding your authentic voice

Ongoing collaborative workshops
focussing on the current processes of change in ourselves and the world
towards a more generous and creative future.

While many of us are aware that the systems we are living with are not serving the interests of the majority of humanity and are actually damaging the foundations of life on this planet, we can feel overwhelmed by helplessness to change direction. Our dependency on these systems in providing our everyday needs, traps us into supporting them. Lulled into a stupor by media, drugs and shopping, we are complicit in our own destruction.

With increasing world-wide communication our concern for the human family and the whole biosphere is emerging. This understanding sees in the breakdowns the possibility of a new consciousness breaking through old habits of thought and patterns of behaviour, to an awareness of ourselves as integral to the web of life. Since we are part of the problem, can we be part of the solution? Can we become agents instead of victims?

There are already signs of awakening, and in these workshops we will look at some which have contributed to my journey:
- Transition Towns (Rob Hopkins)
- The Work that Reconnects (Joanna Macy)
- A Course in Miracles (Marrianne Williamson)
- Agents of Conscious Evolution (Barbara Marx Hubbard)
- The Empathic Civilisation (Jeremy Rifkin)
- The Great Turning (David Korten)
- Integral Enlightenment (Ken Wilbur)
- Occupy (Charles Eisenstein)

Participants may also want to present other sources to share which have resonated with them.

Workshops are free and will take place on Tuesdays from 3-5 starting May 8th 2012
at Swarthmore Education Centre, Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS31AD

Contact Anna on 07954345550 email:

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Reader Comments

Reply Posted by anna at Apr 23, 2012 01:51 PM
However 'sucessful' Mayday may be it does not seem to be leading anywhere constructive. It may end in riots and clashes with police, which it seems is what Occupy is planning for, which may incur really brutal repression. To what end?

The persistence in protesting to the government and begging it to change its values feels uninspiring and a dead end. It galvanises anger and resentment, and places us as impotent victims. All of these feelings are undeniably real, but they do not serve us in any fruitful way. They also leave us completely in the hands of the big corporations, on whom we depend for our daily needs. If and when the crash comes and it could be any time, we will be totally unprepared for managing from our own resources.

I think instead we should be making alliances with Permaculture, Transition Towns, and any land based projects, and seriously considering how to build the alternative structures we will need to survive the coming difficult times.