To be truly global requires that we become more aware of our own Western-influenced integral mindset. It is based on the conception of the evolving separate self and linear progress of civilizations. We will address the I, we and society in view of Indigenous understandings of reality and living in harmony with nature. Indigenous people have survived over millennia as stewards of Mother Earth and as ancestors to future generations. What can we learn from these more balanced ways of being despite colonial attempts to destroy them?
In a guided meditation, Susann will evoke some of the ways other sentient beings communicate. Akasha will offer intercultural views of dialogue and JEDI practices of listening across boundaries. Overall, we invite you to become more aware of your assumptions of what is real and what matters. Learning about non-Western conceptions of self, who is “other,” and notions of reciprocity and responsibility can aid in creating a more equitable, sustainable and peaceful world.