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In “The Shift”, Vision and Principles are rooted in the Big Picture

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Regaining this kind of aliveness is probably humankind’s only route to survival, meaning and fulfillment.

The Big Picture Changes Everything!

  1. Under the Big Picture, a narrow selfish perspective is increasingly detrimental to the well-being and longevity of all life on the planet.

  2. As millions awaken from their own limited view to seeing everything from a larger perspective, “The Shift Movement” rises in numbers and passion. The deeply embedded drive to survive and thrive is aroused and activated.

A Global Mind Shift

You can’t solve problems from the same level of thinking at which they were created (Einstein).  What if we saw ourselves as an interconnected whole where our own individual good also served the global common good? How would the world change?

Carl Sagan - The Pale Blue Dot

“The Earth is a very small stage [for life] on a vast cosmic arena...there is no place else to which our species could migrate.”

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All life is connected. What we do to any part of it, we do to ourselves.

Thinking Differently

Questions for reflection-discussion

  1. 1.What difference does this mindshift make in our everyday lives?

  2. 2.From the larger perspective, what does “National Security” mean?

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) was founded thirty years ago by astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell. After his celebrated moonwalk, Dr. Mitchell was overwhelmed by a powerful sense of the unity of everything in creation. The separation of spirit, mind, and matter dissolved. As a well trained scientist, he knew that one day science would come to fully understand wholeness and interconnectedness, but first it would have to learn how to access deeper levels of human consciousness. Indeed, science itself would have to understand the power of heart and mind hidden beyond the reach of a purely rational framework. IONS, an international nonprofit organization, was founded to support that effort.

From the larger perspective, what does “National Security” mean?

The “peace” pages relate to this topic.

Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream

Symposiums being held around the world.

What Would It Look Like?

What if the world embodied our highest potential? What would it look like? As the structures of modern society crumble, is it enough to respond with the same tired solutions? Or are we being called to question a set of unexamined assumptions that form the very basis of our civilization?

We are being asked to reflect on the state of the world and ourselves, and to listen more closely to what is being asked of us at this time of unprecedented global transformation.

  1. Research These

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  3. Donella Meadows - a big picture thinker and doer.

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  1. Awakening the dreamer symposiums. locate one

  2. Working For A Better World - A dialogue you can participate in. . .

Discuss Being present, authentic and inclusive.


Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi term meaning, “Life out of balance [with the Big Picture]. Ultimately it leads to the destruction of self and all Life because everything is connected.


IT’S NOT TOO LATE! says Van Jones...

RAFFI sings

  1. “No Wall Too Tall”

There is HOPE

From a state of Aliveness, new ways of thinking and working together for the benefit of all life becomes the primary driving force behind the Great Global Shift.

The Pachamama Alliance

we are
One people, One family, One planet, with One chance to Make It
“We come together as brothers and sisters, not to blame, complain or ridicule, but to uplift, inspire and activate our individual and collective aliveness for the benefit and well-being of all life, including our own. No ideology, religion, political persuasion, or any socio-economic background separate us.  
We are One people, One family, living on One planet, 
with One chance to make it.”