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There is a wind of change that is blowing across the planet and The Great Awakening is underway. More and more people are realising that ‘business as usual’ is no longer an option. The current paradigm of ‘power over’ is reaching its end and a new more beautiful paradigm is being birthed.

Sadness of Gaia

Sadness of Gaia

For every effect that we experience there is a cause and It is becoming increasingly apparent that our young people are in effect, struggling to survive, let alone thrive in the society that we now find ourselves in. Some may say that it has also always been difficult growing up and I would agree, but never before has a generation grown up with such huge issues that are present today; issues such as global warming, the depletion of the earth’s resources, the contamination of oceans and rivers, the mass extinction of species. Add to this the increasing challenge to find employment amongst a background of political and economic instability and the rise in terrorism and it is little wonder that drug abuse, mental health issues, youth homelessness and suicide are all on the rise. Never before have our young people needed the support and love of the older generations and yet if our young people are to thrive, this alone is not enough.

The work to empower young people is essential but the dis-ease of young people has its roots in an increasingly dysfunctional society. Unless we address the causes of their disease we will always be firefighting, providing temporary short term fixes and papering over the cracks while the foundations crumble. As Frederick Douglas says ‘It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.’

This website is about addressing the causes and thereby impacting the effects. After all young people are the future and the extent to which we invest in them now, while simultaneously transforming the fabric of society, will determine the future of humanity.

The Native American Twin Trails speaks of how our Life’s Journey has two paths which are inextricably entwined:

The Inner path of self awareness and exploration of the inner realms and the outer path of service in the world which will be informed by our inner journey just as our inner journey will be facilitated by what and how we act in service in the world.

“Let the beauty of what you Love be what you do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” Rumi

This work is my way to kneel and kiss the ground. My whole Life has been preparing me to do this work. ‘We were made for these times!’


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