It’s all a question of story. We are in trouble just now because we do not have a good story. We are in between stories. The old story, the account of how the world came to be and how we fit into it, is no longer effective. Yet we have not learned the new story.
— Thomas Berry

Our Mission

For thousands of years, our ancestors lived wholly immersed in the wonder of a living universe, intuitively guided and held by their nature-based cultures. Now amidst the pressure and pace of the modern industrial agenda, we have become alienated not only from the natural world but from our own deepest nature. As a result, we have lost contact with our instinctive knowing and deeper sense of belonging. People in all walks of life, however, are waking to the fact that we are not separate from nature, or each other, but are intricately woven into the ever-evolving, vibrant web of life.

We believe, in order to create a more resilient future for people and the planet, it is essential to facilitate a shift in consciousness – out of the predominant story of separation into a lived experience of being an inherent part of the unfolding web of life. If we are to create the world we know possible – where all beings have the freedom to co-exist peacefully in balance with the Earth – it is central to reframe and remember who we are in essence and in relation to the whole. When we see the world through a sense of disconnection and fear, we are more likely to react from that place. If, on the other hand, we are rooted in our deepest belonging, with an instinctive knowing that we are an inherent part of the deep intelligence of life, we support our ability to respond in a way that is life affirming for the whole. Through active engagement with what it is to embody and live into a New Story, a new way of being, we support our ability to think and act in partnership with life and to create thriving and resilient communities for future generations.

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