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We’re exploring systems design and personal development, spiritual activism and neuroscience and the many, many deeply thoughtful, deeply soulful practices being explored around the world which throw light on our journey towards the evolution of consciousness.
How would our world feel if our local, regional and national politics really listened to all the people, really brought together diverse views, and knew how to listen deeply to whatever was said? How would we be if our politics brought out the best in all of us, and worked for the living planet?
What if we could see the nature of the stories that drive us, how would we be? Would we be able to change them? And what would we want in their place? This week, Alnoor Ladha, mystic, visionary, activist and regenerative farmer explores the four ways to change the world.
What if we had a way to draw carbon out of the air, heal our ecosystems and feed the world? We do: It’s called Regenerative Agriculture and the understanding of how we do this is key to a flourishing future. But we need to listen to the land first…
An end-of-year round up of the best fiction and non-fiction books – and podcasts – of 2020. All are my opinion and this is only a tiny selection of the really good stuff out there – But it’s good. Enjoy!
It’s our Birthday… and it’s the December Solstice, the time of transition and potential transformation . Manda shares books, podcasts and existential questions with two podcasting friends…
How can we make learning a genuinely transformational experience? One that’s fun, and inspiring and that teaches us HOW to think, not WHAT to think? Rachel Musson had given her life to asking this question and ThoughtBox is her answer.
How bad are things really? Is it too late to avert the climate and ecological catastrophe? And if not, how do we pull ourselves back from the brink? Exploring answers with Professor Paul Behrens, author of ‘The Best of Times, The Worst of Times’
How can we take the radical, renegade, rule-breaking, revolutionary ideals of the golden age of Pirates and transmute them to gold in our world? Alex Barker, author of ‘How to be More Pirate’ lays out the maps to the treasure of change.
In the midst of nonviolent direct action, is a red thread, holding the liminal space between the old and the new, between action and re-action, between hope and extinction. The Red Rebel Brigade is a distinctive feature of XR Actions and here we have a glimpse from the inside.
‘We cannot save the planet by playing by the rules, so the rules have to be changed.’ What new rules might we all sign up to? Shelley Ostroff talks of her Earth Codes as a basis for a generative future.
How do we shift the narratives of business so that it becomes part of the solution, not the core of the problem? How can businesses adapt – and become part of a genuinely regenerative future?
How can we rebuild our cities to become place of community, connection and coherence? How can we build multi-generational tribes that thrive and support each other in the hearts of our urban areas?
If we care about the world, how best can we act in ways that are true to ourselves, push our own boundaries, but don’t leave us burned out?
How do we re-democratise democracy? Understanding that our current system is broken is the first step, but then we need to find ways to gather voices and give agency to those with wisdom, so that we re-create our systems of governance from the ground up.
At a time when we need to be at our most imaginative, Rob Hopkins of the Transition Town movement, has explored the depths of our imagination and creativity. Our society is a dis-imagination machine. But we can reverse it.
Grief Walker and Fire Keeper: Medicine woman Fiona Shaw speaks of Trust, Grief and Emotional Authenticity
Fiona talks about the new depths and challenges – and, yes, opportunities, of this time. And how we can find authenticity in our grief. And new ways of being.
Doughnut Economics is a new, groundbreaking model that lets us see how we can embrace the needs of all within the means of a living, thriving planet. Rob Shorter, Communities Lead, of the Doughnut Economics Action Lab explains what it is, how it works and how we can embrace it at all levels in our communities of people and place and purpose
If we view life as a Game between Light and Dark, where do we stand at any given moment? Hero or Manipulator? Altruist or Cynic? Sleepwalker, Avoider, Traditionalist? We can each be any of these at any given moment. Knowing we have choice is what gives us the power to be different. What do you choose?
What is the first, simplest and most profound change we can make in our lives? Sign up as an Earth Protector – and then encourage your local schools, hospitals, colleges, councils to sign too. Jozette Khimba of the Earth Protector Communities organisation, explores the ways we can have huge impact on our local communities.
What are we here for? Where does our heritage step into our potential? How can we build a genuinely ecological civilisation that sees people and communities flourish within the means of the living planet? Jeremy Lent, author of ‘The Patterning Instinct’, explores the answers to life’s biggest questions.
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