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Comment by David MacLeod on May 16, 2015 at 11:46am

May 2015 Event at Bellingham IONS


Opportunities for Spiritual & Social Transformation

David MacLeod

We will explore the world in crisis and chaos as an opportunity for social and spiritual transformation as we form stronger connections to the earth’s natural patterns and to each other.

This presentation will consider appropriate responses to current concerns about resource depletion, climate change, and the unsustainability of current economic structures; all of which are leading some to argue that we are entering a new era signaled by the end of economic growth and declining fossil fuel energy.

We tend to have horrible visions associated with downturns and “collapse.” Can we even entertain the possibility that we might be entering a period of decline in energy and standard of living?  Can we redefine “growth” to refer to our human potential rather than to our GDP? Perhaps we can learn to expand our consciousness and increase cooperative behaviors as we ride the wave down the peak oil curve.

This presentation will be supported by a new systems thinking tool called PatternDynamics™. Inspired by Permaculture’s emphasis on natural patterns and principles, PatternDynamics combines the patterns of nature with the power of language. The result is a tool which helps us understand and communicate ways of supporting resilience. We will learn some of the dynamic patterns that could assist us in creatively navigating our way through an energy descending world.

This month's event is co-sponsored by Transition Whatcom! 
7-9PM (Doors open at 6:30)
Fairhaven Branch Bellingham Library
Fireside Room (Under Steps)         

$5-10 Donation   (No one will be turned away)

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on November 4, 2014 at 5:14am
Comment by David MacLeod on July 17, 2014 at 7:23pm

Join me tonight (July 17) and again on July 31 for the Sacred Space Healing Sound Circle with Heather Harmony at 851 Democrat Lane, from 7:30 to 9pm.

Come out and honor your spirit in a sound circle with intent to go deeply into the experience of authentic being. We will take time to create sacred intentions, breathe deeply, and just BE in a meditative state; either sitting meditation or quiet moving meditation of your choice.
When: the following Thursdays: June 19; July 3, 17 & 31, 2014.
Time: 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
 Please call or email your intent to attend, and for clear directions. This event is free.

Comment by Angela MacLeod on May 19, 2014 at 10:02am

To Patricia,

I think it's cool that are asking community for input on this topic of creating a rite of passage for turning 50. I turned 50 four years ago and created a celebration ritual including a group of 12 or so. If you'd like to hear about my process with that, I'd be happy to share.

Angela 733-3541

Comment by Emily Farrell on September 13, 2013 at 9:33pm

Saturday October 12, I am offering an all day workshop based on Joanna Macy's Work that Reconnects. This is an opportunity to share our relationship with our planet, our experience of living in these times, and to strengthen and affirm our capacity to act for the greater good.

Please join me. Check the Events page for details.

for the green earth, Emily

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on May 5, 2013 at 7:45am
Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on April 15, 2013 at 5:44pm

Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families in Boston. I know it is too soon but I want to caution you against staying glued to the tv set. Once you know what is going on there is little more to learn. Watching the footage over and over only feeds fear. This is the work of a miserable person(s) who wants you to be miserable too. Don't give him the satisfaction. Go hug your family. Talk to your neighbors. Delight in your community. Do one thing today to make the world a little less fear filled and a little more friendly. - arjhan David
Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on April 13, 2013 at 5:44pm

Celebrate Earth Day with NSEA!

Join us at our work party on Landingstrip Creek
April 20th from 9:00am - 12:00pm

Help NSEA, the Whatcom Conservation District and Whatcom Land Trust as we work to plant hundreds of native trees and shrubs along the bank of this South Fork Nooksack River tributary located in Acme. We will be giving away FREE t-shirts to the first 200 volunteers and REI will be raffling off a tent to one lucky volunteer! Take a trip to the mountains and do your part for Earth Day and wild salmon! From Bellingham, head east on WA-542 E/Mt. Baker Highway for about 15 miles. Turn right onto Highway 9, just outside Deming, and follow for about 7 miles. Turn right on Turkington Rd. Parking is available at Acme Elementary School. Look for NSEA signs and shuttle. Gloves, tools and refreshments will be provided!

Comment by warren miller on March 16, 2013 at 3:05pm

Please let the TWOG know if you are interested in helping schedule a showing of "Occupy Love " at the Pickford in April. It's world wide release is on April 11th and we are looking for someone from the Heart and Soul group to help plan and schedule the showing and invite some co-sponsors from other organizations. You can find out about the movie and get some info on how to host a screening here:



Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on January 8, 2013 at 9:24am

If you are composing music about/for the world of now, and would like help recording or getting it to Mp3 format, let me know.


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