I was active in the field of environmental awareness for about 10 years from 2003 as a founder member of Be the Change, eventually burning out from despair at the denial and inaction I experienced. In February last year, nudged by a friend, I signed up for the Climate Change & Consciousness 2019 conference at Findhorn 20-26 April.
I came across the White Helmets three years ago through Dr Scilla Elworthy who is a colleague and friend. I immediately resonated with their work and felt drawn to support them through donations (and roping in family members to do likewise!).
The pull towards learning and growth is programmed into all of us. And we can all feel it, to some extent, even if we don’t recognise it as such at the time. That pull is designed to lead us “home.” When we stray a little from our innate nature, we receive a tug back towards alignment. It’s not an arbitrary mechanism, it’s a reliably intelligent inner knowing that is woven into our being. It’s calling us to be more, better, bigger, clearer.
Although we take it for granted as part of our history (and perhaps as a way of championing diversity), it is interesting to consider that, since humans have walked the earth, there has never been universal agreement on what Life is, let alone humankind’s relationship to Life. In short, we have no common narrative to join around.
Michael McKinney spent most of his working life in universities, seeking to further their transformation. His life-long fascination with language and how people use it to create and navigate reality continues unabated. A decade of working with Jeddah Mali has deepened his awareness and understanding of language as an energy field. His fervent hope is to hold off the last of his enemies (old age) long enough to share his emerging understanding with others.
I am very committed to evolving our conscious understanding of life as the key to our own growth and that of the world around us.
For many years we have provided one-on-one and group training for individuals and organisations. In more recent years I’ve been working quietly behind the scenes to create a whole new body of work that takes this further.
I was introduced as a health pioneer in my first blog-post. In this second blog I explore why you should be one too.
The world we are living in today is in many ways very different from the one we experienced some thirty or forty years years ago. Our lifestyle has changed dramatically since the introduction of PCs, the internet and wireless communication. As have our diets, work-life-balance, movement and sleeping patterns.
Let's have a look at the implications.
Where are you at this point in your life? You must be a very special person. You would not be reading this if you were not on a journey to find out about life. In this article and in the series that will follow, I want to share with you my (constantly evolving) perspective on life, health and wellbeing, bringing you practical tips and hacks from the research we are currently developing in this field.
Do individuals make any difference to the bigger picture, or influence the wider societal trends in any way?
This question has been rumbling around for years, at least as long as the movement towards self- development. However, many people are not clear on the answer. We do influence the bigger picture, but few would imagine the immediacy of that influence, or the extent of it.