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Welcome to a New Worldview

A Community Conversation about Discovery and Expansion.

A New Worldview (NW): We tend to see the Earth as an object, a thing, in service to us. We use it as our pantry, our lumber yard and our waste dump, which has led to polluted air, depleted soil and poisoned oceans. We need a vital New Worldview…How is a Worldview developed? How can we change our Worldview? What will change if we develop The New Worldview? With these questions be prepared to reflect, explore and discover a generative New Worldview, and more!

Untitled.png"The first photo of the whole Earth that changed everything - 1968"

The photo above was taken from the Apollo mission in 1968 changed our view of home. Slowly at first, then deeper into our psych, as it penetrated the depth of our thinking. It caused a paradigm shift, realizing Earth is the home of all life. The air belongs to everyone, the oceans water all life, and the sun is our source of energy. The space between the Earth and Moon is 4 degrees above absolute Zero. We’re a warm orb in a very, very cold freezer.

This web page outlines the first series of six, 90-minute sessions starting Oct 5th at 9:00 am Pacific Time. Using the Zoom video conferencing platform, each session will be highly participative conversations around the fundamental thinking underlying the many global crises facing humanity today. Topics will include, climate change, population vs resources, a self-regulating Earth, and how do we live to ensure our grandchildren’s future.

We welcome all members and non-members of CEN.


 Our Conversations are on the 1st Thursday of each month  

 From 9 to 10:30 am Pacific time, 12 to 1:30 pm Eastern time 
Via 
Zoom conferencing 

Session 1 – Climate Change, Truth to PowerAn-Inconvenient-Sequel-Truth-To-Power.jpg

Thursday, October 5th at 9:00 am to noon Pacific Time / noon to 1:30 am EDT

The Earth today, Gary White, a volunteer graduate of the Climate Reality training will present the situation in slides showing the reality of the crises facing humanity today. His material is based on the movie “The Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power.”

How to Join the Call

Note: In consideration of the whole group, please arrive 10 minutes early to test your connection and test audio and video settings. Someone will be on hand to help you if needed. Once the meeting begins there will be no more tech support. Once you are connected via Zoom you are welcome to mute your microphone and turn off your video until just before the meeting starts - or you may enjoy chatting with others in the meeting while you wait. 

Link here for instruction and access to Zoom conferencing

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 An Overview of the First Six Sessions

 

Session 1 – Climate Change, Truth to Power

Thursday, October 5th at 9:00 am to noon Pacific Time / noon to 1:30 am EDT

The Earth today, Gary White, a volunteer graduate of the Climate Reality training will present the situation in slides showing the reality of the crises facing humanity today. His material is based on the movie “The Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power.”

Session 2 – What is a Worldview?

Thursday, November 2nd at 9:00 am to noon Pacific Time / noon to 1:30 am EDT

  1. Describe the worldview of your parents.
  2. How has your worldview changed since you were a teenager?
  3. Describe the different ways of thinking you observe in the world today.
  4. What is beneath a person’s worldview?
  5. The charter of CEN

Session 3 – Earth’s Ancestors

Thursday, December 7th at 9:00 am to noon Pacific Time / noon to 1:30 am EDT

  • Our parents
  • Our great grandparents
  • Early humans
  • The Elements of Earth
  • The Solar System
  • The stuff of stars
  • The age of the Universe.

Session 4 – Continued Growth Versus a Finite Planet

Thursday, January 4th at 9:00 am to noon Pacific Time / noon to 1:30 am EDT

  • Over-shoot leads to extinction or change
  • Growth re-defined
  • Your global footprint

Session 5 – A Self-Regulating Earth

Thursday, February 1st at 9:00 am to noon Pacific Time / noon to 1:30 am EDT

  • Gaia Theory – the self-regulating Earth
  • Venus and Mars
  • The role of Carbon Dioxide

Session 6 – How Do We Live to Ensure Our Grandchildren’s Future

Thursday, March 1st at 9:00 am to noon Pacific Time / noon to 1:30 am EDT

  • The brightest optimism for the future
  • Change is happening
  • Living on the side of possibility
    • Think of something that is impossible, but if it happened would change everything
    • Wrap up
    • Introduce next series

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.                                                                                                          Albert Einstein

Let’s explore the new way of thinking.