Most challenges that humanity is facing today are creating fear and overwhelm, which distract us from doing what is needed most from all of us: to embody our purpose, individually and collectively, in service to the more-than-human world.
Fear and overwhelm arise from old stories buried in our shadow, holding us in their grip and made inaccessible through the many traumas we are holding. When looking deeper, we can see how all traumas are rooted in stories humanity has created around power. Stories that tell how power is the means to prove who is stronger and who is weaker, who is the winner and who is the loser, who is right and who is wrong. Stories about who owns the truth. Stories that are used to justify all manner of atrocities: colonialization, slavery, exploitation, genocide, wars, dictatorships, injustice, abuse. Stories and resulting actions that cause unspeakable pain and loss. And no matter how compelling our stories of love are, they have not brought an end these phenomena.
In this keynote and in the following experiential workshop Christiane will talk about what she explores in her book “New Stories of Love, Power, and Purpose”. She will invite you to experiment with stepping into the unknown and allowing for the emergence of what becomes possible when we develop new stories of love and power? And how can these new stories enable us to act from unified love and power in true service to self, other and all?