Spiritual Ecology CoP #8: What change is possible now?


Spiritual Ecology CoP #8: What change is possible now?

What change do you hope or see is possible now? What has Covid-19 taught you about resilience, community, health, the way you want to live your life, about our society? How has the Black Lives Matter movement inspired you to reflect on what a socially just world could look like? What other patterns do you see that inform you about what is possible now?

If there is one thing this pandemic has shown me (Maaike), it is the interconnectedness of life on this planet. And the dire need for living differently. For building a world that is based on principles of interbeing, interdependence and reverence.

In this session we will explore together what change is possible now. I will share some basics from systems thinking and complexity theory to inform our conversation, and we will work with stories in the room, the wisdom of our minds as well as the wisdom of our bodies.

These evenings are participatory and hosted by Maaike Boumans. They usually consist of a mix of dialogue, storytelling, meditation or contemplative practice and nature connection practices. No previous experience in Spiritual Ecology is needed, your presence and curiosity is enough.

PRACTICALITIES
Date: Thursday July 23rd
Time: 19:30 – 21:30. Doors open at 19:15. Kindly allow yourself some time to arrive. Tea and cookies will be ready.
Location: Crossboat @ de Ceuvel, Korte Papaverweg 2, Amsterdam.

TICKETS
Cost: €10,- (student), €15,- (regular). If money is a barrier for you, drop us an email @ maaike@brightfuturelab.nl
Maximum 12 participants. Your registration is complete after payment (via Tikkie).
Get your ticket here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJlrLctYVABHrFTZedtXmfD0J_Py3j7EEy5fbz51I_K11iIA/viewform

BACKGROUND
What is Spiritual Ecology?
For me, Spiritual Ecology is about living in a peaceful, kind relationship with oneself and all other forms of life. I think it is a radical shift from the status quo. A shift that requires great bravery.

We have developed a highly dysfunctional society that is based on continuous economic growth at the expense of the Earth and its many life forms, including human lives. This system is intentionally designed to be more oppressive for some than for others, and ultimately harms everyone. From how I have been introduced in this work, Spiritual Ecology brings together environmental injustice with social injustice.

To shift to a regenerative society, I think we need to
• grow our own capacity for compassionate action
• build relationship and inclusive communities
• reconnect with Earth and find ways to be in service to life

This Community of Practice is a place to practice and learn together. To grow our ‘muscles’ of resilience, compassion and warriorship.

THIS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
It is my aim to create a space that welcomes all identities, recognises that everyone is on spectrums of privilege and oppression and to hold space for people to express what it’s like to have these experiences. I would like it to be a space where we can hold difficult conversations, allow all emotions to be present, and support our own and each others’ learning process. You are very welcome to join.

Looking forward seeing you there,
Maaike
founder Bright Future Lab

23 July 2020

€10,- (student), €15,- (regular)

Crossboat

starts: 19:30

ends: 21:30