In his latest blog on Substack.com, Charles Eisenstein lists some old stories that humanity has acted on as real and some Next Stories which are the explorations of another reality for humanity. Many of us have been explorers of the Next Stories already in one degree or another. I would love to be with others each week to discuss how we have evidenced the Next Stories in our lives, or seen it in others lives or how the Next Story brings hope to us and to humanity.
Dates: Feb 2nd, Feb 9th, Feb 16th, Feb 23rd .
Time: We will meet weekly on Zoom, 5:30pmPT on Thursdays. (5:30pmPT,6:30pmT, 7:30pmCT, 8:30pm ET)
Cost: $0 for February
There are 29 Next stories identified by Charles Eisenstein in his blog in Jan 2023. Read the blog and get as excited as I am to talk about these ideas and the evidence in our lives that the next stories are beginning to be lived not just dreamt!
At the end of February, let’s look at this format for our discussion and revamp it if needed for our discussion of 4 more Next Stories in March. We will meet on Zoom every week for 60 minutes. For those of you who write Creation Exercises, we can also explore how those can be part of our discussion and exploration!
First month: Cost: $0
Old Story: I am a separate self: a bubble of psychology, a soul encased in flesh, or a biochemical machine.
Next Story: I am a holographic mirror of all that is, a nexus point in an infinite web of relationship.
Old Story: I exist independently.
Next Story: I exist relationally.
Old Story: What happens to other beings or the world need not affect me, because I am separate.
Next Story: What happens to others or the world will always affect me, because self and other are inseparably related.
Old Story: The driving force of human behavior, especially economic behavior, is to maximize rational self-interest.
Next Story: Human beings yearn to express their gifts towards something meaningful. We each have a unique and necessary gift for the world.
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Elektra Porzel will lead this discussion group as we explore how we see each Next Story evidenced in the world and in our personal searches. Participants please read the blog linked above. Recordings will be available to all whenever you register.