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“the Great Work of our time is to carry out the transition from the current period where humans are a destructive presence on the Earth, to one where the human presence is mutually beneficial to the planet and the entire community of life—a mutually enhancing human/earth relationship.”
-Cultural Historian Thomas Berry
In order to find solutions for transitioning humans into a beneficial role with the rest of nature, we need to reconsider the role of human beings to be.
The following is adapted from Pachamama Alliance Awakening the Dreamer Symposium , with additional documentaries to dig deeper. https://www.pachamama.org/about
Certainly, this great work will require a critical mass of conscious committed individuals working collectively in multiple locations and levels. Although we face huge problems of global warming, energy crisis, and poverty, we still have choices. We can decide either to be a part of contributing to the growing problems, or to put our energy toward solutions. Permaculture offers solutions with thoughtful actions that can, in reality, “change the game”.
1. You understand that all life is connected. You see the human family, in all its diversity, as an integral component in the whole of the web of creation. You are committed to building a society that reflects and reveres the sacred and interconnected nature of all life.
2. You stand for a sustainable just and fulfilling future. You stand for and act from an informed vision, knowing that a sustainable, just and fulfilling future for all beings in urgent, possible, and essential.
3. You recognize that the universe is friendly. You feel that the evolutionary force that put the stars in motion is moving through us. And that force is a dynamic, self-organizing process whose grace and guidance we can trust.
- Sandra Ingerman, Shamanic Studies
- Meditation, yoga, prayer, etc. (whatever spiritual practice works for you)
4. You realize that we are called to be evolutionary activists. You realize that the human role and responsibility now is as an evolutionary activist. You intentionally engage with the momentum of evolution to shape the future as it is being brought into being.
5. You inquire deeply. You understand that the collective transformation of our society requires a completely new definition of what is possible in being human. You inquire deeply into questions such as: “Who am I, really?” and, “What is my relationship to the whole?”
- The Evolution of Ecological Consciousness
- Love, Reality and the Time of Transition
- Spirit Science- Sacred Geometry
6. You recognize systems of power and privilege. You recognize that the social injustice and environmental exploitation in our world are not the “natural order of things”. You recognize these forces as the outcome of intentionally designed systems of power and privilege. You recognize that these systems and structures resist change, and lead to further injustice, violence, and suffering.
- Look up documentaries suggested about Whole Systems Design Theory
- Apology of an Economic Hitman
- JFK to 9/11 Everything is a Rich Man’s Trick
- Walmart, The High Cost of Low Prices
- Capitalism, a Love Story
- Money as Debt ,
- The Money Fix
- Zeitgeists– 1- Control, 2 Economic Hitman, 3 Social Development
- The Secret of Oz
- The Shock Doctrine
7. You put forth a new story. You are able to discern the cultural stories that perpetuate inequity and concentrate power and privilege, and you live from and share new stories that create the paradigm for a just and sustainable future.
8. You are no longer “food” for the system. Your actions and interactions move in the direction of undoing – rather than being complicit with – systems and structures that perpetuate an unjust, unsustainable, unfulfilled world.
9. You take action that strikes at the root. You seek to engage in personal and collective actions that strike at the root causes of the global crisis, and you involve others in taking those actions.
- This Changes Everything
- The story of solutions
- Dig deeper into systems theory
- More on systems theory
10. You are part of a global movement. You experience being an integral member of a vast and growing evolutionary movement toward reconciliation and wholeness.
You know that you are not alone. A world-wide movement is emerging from the ground up.