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Transforming Anxiety Into Empowerment

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Free

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 to offer your soul-level purpose as a gift of service to life in this time.


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JOANNA MACY,

Author of Active Hope

& JONATHAN GUSTIN,

Founder of Purpose Guides Institute

ON TUESDAY, MAY 10TH

12pm-2pm PDT (3pm-5pm EDT)

For a Talk, a Sacred Council and a Personal Action Exploration

WHERE: LIVE ON ZOOM
COST: FREE*

Register Here

Six maxims we will explore in council:

  1. Work hard to grasp the immensity of the change;

  2. Cultivate radical hope;

  3. Have a line in the sand;

  4. Appreciate the astonishing opportunity of life at this time;

  5. Train your body and mind;

  6. And act for the future generations of all species.

    (By David Schenck, Larry R Churchill)

 

Can’t make it? Sign up for free and receive the recording.

THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS AN INITIATORY THRESHOLD FOR HUMANITY.

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.

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 loss of biodiversity, has the potential to kill a countless million lives worldwide. It also has the potential to be a spiritual initiator for the evolution of humanity.

HOW SO?

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 can so often thwart our daily routine. Cancer, job loss, divorce, or loss of a loved one can crack the shell of ingrained habit 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 lived in a mythology of inter-being with all of life?

OUR INVITATION TO SACRED COUNCIL

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 meet it with our full strength. 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 council, allows the tender heart to thaw, 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 will 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.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

For Tuesday May 10th, 2022 (Times are in PDT)

12:00 – 12:15pm Talk Part 1 – Climate Change as Spiritual Practice

12:15 – 1:00pm Grief Council – Meeting our Climate Change Fears Together

1:00 – 1:10pm Talk Part 2 – From Disheartenment to Empowerment

1:10 – 1:40pm Personal Action Exploration: Guided Soul-Inquiry Meditation

1:40 – 2:00pm Collective Action Debrief – Share What You are Called to Do

The last 24 months of Covid-19 have been just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Meeting the pandemic, as difficult as it was (and still is), can be seen as a dress rehearsal for meeting the existential threats that are beginning to crash upon our shores:

We don’t have to wait to be swallowed by the next crisis. We can relinquish the story of separation and come together, powered by our soul-level purpose offered as a gift of service to life.

We would love to have you join us.

DATE: TUESDAY MAY 10TH
TIME:
12PM-2PM PDT (3-5PM EDT)

Register: Below

 

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WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER

Warmly,

Jonathan Gustin & Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy, PH.D, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. The author of more than twelve books, including Active Hope and Coming Back To Life. She is the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects.

Jonathan Gustin, M.A, MFT, is a purpose guide, psychotherapist, and meditation teacher in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 27 years. Jonathan is the founder and lead teacher of the Purpose Guides Institute and Green Sangha. He has taught purpose discovery at San Quentin Prison and also serves as adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University.

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*Registration for the gathering is FREE. We don’t want a paywall to preclude anybody from participating LIVE or receiving the link to the recording. Jonathan and Joanna are doing this event on a gift basis. We will send a donation request at the conclusion of the event. If you are able to afford the suggested donation of $20 (or some other amount), you will be invited to offer your gift at that time. For now, just register and you will receive the Zoom link and the recording.

Details

Date:
May 10
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.purposeguides.org/ccspwithjoanna

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    Event Type
    Online
    Are scholarships available for this event?
    Yes

    Venue

    online