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Welcome to New Worldview

A Community Conversation about Discovery and Expansion

Miss our last Community Conversation? Watch it HERE!

In our current Worldview, we tend to see the Earth as an object or 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 a new Worldview? With these questions, be prepared to reflect, explore, and discover a generative New Worldview and more!

Untitled.pngThe photo of the Earth that changed everything - 1968

The photo above, taken from the Apollo mission in 1968, changed our view of home. Slowly at first, then deeper into our psyche, it penetrated the depth of our thinking. It caused a paradigm shift, a realization that 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 four degrees above absolute Zero. We’re a warm orb in a very, very cold freezer.

Following is an overview of 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.


 Our Conversations are on the 1st Thursday of each month  

 9 - 10:30 am PST      Noon - 1:30 pm EST

Session 2 – What is a Worldview?

This session will not be held at the regular time on the first Thursday of the month.

It will be on Tuesday, Nov 7th 9 - 10:30 am PST      Noon - 1:30 pm EST

  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

How to Join the Conversation

We will be using Zoom video conferencing, which is very easy to access by computer, or regular telephone. If you choose to use your tablet or smartphone, be sure to download the Zoom app ahead of time. We will be starting each meeting on time so please connect 15 minutes before the call so that the host can help with any technical difficulties or questions you may have. Once the call starts the host will be not be able to help with connection issues. Once you are connected via Zoom you are welcome 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     9 - 10:30 am PDT      Noon - 1:30 pm EDT

The Earth Today  Gary White, volunteer for the Climate Reality Project will present slides showing the reality of the climate crises facing humanity today. His material is based on Al Gore's new movie “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”

Session 2 – What is a Worldview?

Thursday, November 2nd     9:00 - 10:30 am PDT      Noon to 1:30 pm EDT

Tuesday, Nov 7 from 9 - 10:30 am PST      Noon - 1:30 pm EST

  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     9:00 - 10:30 am PST      Noon to 1:30 pm EST   2

  • 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        9:00 - 10:30 am PST      Noon to 1:30 pm EST

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

Session 5 – A Self-Regulating Earth

Thursday, February 1st     9:00 - 10:30 am PST      Noon to 1:30 pm EST

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

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

Thursday, March 1st      9:00 - 10:30 am PST      Noon to 1:30 pm EST

  • 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.

 

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!