As promised, some more info about the Gaia Centre’s conference with Barbara Marx Hubbard on the weekend. I’ll simply offer some points that really stood out for me. Others who were present at the event may want to leave other ideas in the comments section.
- Mother Earth is on the birthing table and she’s giving birth to co-creative/universal humans.
- The nature of Nature is to transform in order to survive. Earth and her beings have been through many crises before and adapted in order to live. If we look at that, then place ourselves in the story/process of cosmogenesis, we can become conscious of how to evolve to the next phase. If we don’t, we can become extinct.
- We are the universe in person, a continuation of the unfolding that began at the Primal Flaring Forth. We are participants in cosmogenesis.
- The shift from ego to essence is what the evolutionary/universal/co-creative human is about.
- To live our life purpose regenerates us, regenerates every cell of our being.
- The great quest of our time is for the new story/image that will sustain us and move us forward.
- The image/story of the resurrection in the christian bible is a foreshadowing of the radical next phase of humanity.
- The economic benefit of carrying out one’s life purpose is freedom.
- The quality of leadership is to discover connectivity.
- It’s important to honour the meaning of the crisis rather than just call it a mistake.
On co-creative community:
- It’s a group of resonance. Each person’s core creativity resonates with that of others.
- It’s in service to a greater cause.
- It’s a habitat for consciously evolving humans.
- Co-creative communities are cells of conscious evolution in the planetary body.
- Members connect heart to heart, centre to centre.
- It’s about returning to a local, tribal way of being, yet drawing upon global intelligence and global heart.`
On being an evolutionary elder:
- It’s post-generational and post-chronological, a state of consciousness rather than an age thing.
- It’s to be an elder of the new –> new indigenous people –> native to the present –> native to the noosphere as well as to the biosphere –> a guide through the transition to Homo Universalis –> a guardian of the tree of life –> a welcomer of all generations –> one who assists others to find their life purpose.
- Elders can recognise each other, then serve the younger ones by really seeing them.
- Eldership includes wholeness.
- Do what you’re born to do with joy and resonance!
- One’s life purpose is intrinsically self-rewarding AND it is of service to at least one other person/being. This is how you’ll know you’re doing it.
My own contribution to the weekend was to take part in the opening and closing ceremonies and to offer a PeerSpirit-style council circle to help a group of 16 people explore what co-creative community might look like and what seeds of it we can plant in our parts of the world.
The whole experience was rich and empowering. Thanks to Barbara Marx Hubbard, the Gaia Centre, Carol Kilby, and all who took part.