We live in a time when the web of life on this beautiful planet is increasingly being torn up by an out-of-control form of human society. All other-than-human life forms are mostly treated as without soul, consciousness or intrinsic value, and are exploited as 'resources' and quickly thrown away, in the interests of profit, and supposedly in the interests of human wellbeing. This is tremendously hard on humans, in fact, tending to leave us somewhat numb, brutalised, lost and alone-feeling.
We have lost in this our sense of living within a vast and beautiful mystery, embedded within and part of a huge web of consciousness, on an extraordinarily beautiful and generous planet. This loss creates a crisis of meaning, and can leave us scared and dangerous, defensive and prone to build walls.
It can be immensely powerful to challenge the distortion of consciousness by bringing in all that tends to be left out in our human centred ways of thinking and speaking - by telling our Earth Stories for a change, rather than our usual human-human stories of our lives. And sharing these together can weave a magic of sanity, clarity, insight and compassion.
From March 2017 the Inner Transition group will be facilitating the telling of Earth Stories in all sorts of settings and for all age groups. The launch of the project will be on Thursday March 16th, 7 - 9pm at the Methodist Church. Join us for an evening of listening and speaking, as we explore our connection and disconnection with the vast web of life through the journey of our lives, and learn how to hold our own Earth Stories events. On Tuesday March 28th, you can experience the magic of Playback Theatre, as they re-enact our Earth Stories before our eyes. This will take place at Bogan House, 7.45pm for 8pm start, £8 - 10 donation.
All events tied in with our 10th Anniversary Celebrations are detailed in our beautiful poster; more detailed information will be published on the calendar as events unfold, as we may continue this project beyond the birthday celebrations.