Friday, 3 January 2014

Awakening the Dreamer

Yesterday I was blessed to be able to run an "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream" symposium at Bellbunya for our volunteers and guests. A couple of nights before that I had woken up in the middle of the night buzzing with the inspiration of a new idea - to run these workshops as a free offering for our volunteers and guests (and locals): a perfect synergy with our values. Six months before that I had participated in my first symposium and came away inspired and re-energised, with a renewed commitment to making a difference in our world. And three years before that I had stumbled across the symposium's vision via a group we hosted at Bellbunya. I was struck by the power and balance of that vision: "Bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on this planet."

The Changing the Dream Symposium, is a not-for-profit initiative designed as a response to the urgent call of the Amazon Achuar people to "change the dream" of the modern world. Here at Bellbunya, we see so many people (including ourselves) who are disturbed by the "dream" of our modern world and who are seeking something different. At Bellbunya, we are learning/experimenting/growing in living an alternative dream of holistically sustaining living.

The symposium is designed to help people connect with their own deep concern for our world and its people whilst empowering them to make a difference in their own unique way. It is a beautiful opportunity for those who stay with us to deepen their experience at Bellbunya and grow in their commitment to building a better world.

And so, I have committed myself to run this 4 hour workshop as a free opportunity to add to the contribution that Bellbunya is making to building a better world. Whenever we have six or more volunteers, guests, neighbours or interested people from anywhere who want it, I will gladly run a symposium. If you want to come along to one, just let me know.

Have a look at the video below for a brief intro to the symposium


If you are not near Bellbunya, you can find a symposium near you at www.uptous.org/symposium