Last night and today, many of us here in Toronto were graced by the presence, wisdom, and vision of Barbara Marx Hubbard, author, futurist, and proponent of conscious evolution. I’ll write more details of the gathering in a future entry, but I’d like to get something posted here; the experience was truly remarkable.
After the conference, six of us who were part of the conference team had dinner with Barbara. Let me tell you, dinner with Barbara Marx Hubbard doesn’t involve idle chit-chat about neighbours or the weather. In between bites of excellent Chinese food, she shared with us an inspiration that she received during today’s spiral council. She’d like to see a Synergistic Convergence (SynCon for short) here in Toronto that brings together people from as many professions, economic brackets, faith traditions, races, political parties, age groups, and gender identies as possible. The purpose would not be to solve problems created by the old paradigm, but rather to encourage people’s life purpose and help Earth to birth the universal human. We’d ask people what creativity they want to bring into the world and what they need to accomplish that. Then they could listen to one another, asking for what they need and offering what they can (to borrow a phrase from Christina Baldwin). The point would be to do locally/microcosmically what is needed in the world/macrocosm. Whatever works in this endeavour could be applied to all of humanity. And there are so many people with the skills to make this possible. Exciting, isn’t it?! By the way, Barbara is one of the most vibrant 80 year olds I’ve ever met. Her sense of purpose constantly regenerates her!
What emerges for you as you reflect on this? Barbara says there’s not much time for just thinking about it. The current crisis is an opportunity to birth Homo Universalis. What role might you play in such a convergence? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment (or two).