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"A Jungian Perspective on The Environmental Crisis -- And What We Can Do About It!” AND Recent Related Dreams
This is a brief synopsis, developed together by the conference leaders, of our event on March 6th, 2022 . For those of you who could not attend, there is a link below to view the recording of the presentations and, for those of you who did attend, this is an opportunity to review the issues and concrete actions the presenters have suggested to address urgent climate issues. We hope you will use it to catalyze dialogue in your own community in order to come up with additional ideas we might share with one another. If this leads you to new actions, we would like to hear about what you are deciding to do. You can email us at Seedsforjubilee@aol.com, so that we might let others know about them.
For everyone, we encourage sharing the presentation link with all who may be interested in the topic. Please keep reading: the link to the recorded presentation is below.
Dr. Dennis Merritt, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst and Ecopsychologist < EcoJung.com > < JungianEcopsychology.com > provided us an extraordinarily well thought-out response from his own vast research in Ecopsychology, with very practical ideas for what we can do, how to think and how to help. He outlined ten steps people can take at several levels to address these mounting problems.
Dr. Tayria Ward, Ph.D., Jungian Psychologist, < tayriaward.com >, who for several years has been mining the collective wisdom of dreams via a monthly Global Dream Symposium, provided the archetypal container for the conference by considering several recent Big Dreams emphasizing the urgency of the moment and the need for immediate action from everyone on the planet.
The recently released report of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, based upon thousands of academic studies, is advising the world that humanity has a brief and [even more rapidly than experts predicted closing window to avoid the worst of what is set in motion. The panel in its report unequivocally warns that if we don’t change soon humanity may be overwhelmed and unable to adapt sufficiently enough to prevent catastrophic and irreversible damage.
We owe it to the youth who are frightened by their future on the planet to each find an avenue or avenues to take action.
We are all in this together. It is a problem created by our species, and we have to come together across all races and nationalities to address environmental problems for our own sake and for the existence of the many species with which we share our beautiful planet.
In this informative Journey Conferences session," as Tayria tells us, "we held our hearts together. We looked at Big Dreams that have come with great insight and clarity, with strong messages for all of us."
This Journey event gives very focused and inspiring ideas for anyone who listens.
If you missed taking part in this wonderful event, you can still by viewing it now; and, in any case, you are invited and encouraged to immediately send this information, or this link with your own note, to all your contacts who might be interested and to encourage them to do the same with theirs!
Moving Toward Wholeness
Origins of Journey Conferences...
Beginning in 2007. Journey Conferences has focused on the
spiritual dimension of the psychology of C.G. Jung. His work began with his own
experience of Christianity and broadened and deepened in a way that continues to
be useful to those from all spiritual backgrounds.
Jung's own pilgrimage demonstrated a psychological and spiritual pattern that can help each of us grow in our understanding and experience of our own unique spiritual nature so that we each might become our "true self -- the fulfillment of the seed planted in us at our making." [Appleton]
Still and especially today, psychology rooted in Jung's work provides a foundation for a deepening understanding of the human experience of the Divine; of ourselves individually and collectively; and of the human's relation to the natural world.
Our focus in 2007 was on exploring and furthering that conversation and it has not changed. With the annual Conferences in North Carolina, those ready for this deepening adventure responded. Many, who attended throughout the years, discovered themselves delighted and surprised by meaningful revelations, by unforeseen opportunities for personal transformation and by remarkable kinship and community.
After our 2014 conference, we actively explored the way forward. We wanted more and more people to have these growth opportunities that benefited us so much. It seems that to share the Journey experience more broadly, NOW is time to plant new seeds for the future, not necessarily with National Conferences in NC, but perhaps with many initiatives scattered wherever there is good soil -- events originating more locally to those who wish to see them happen. This will make it possible for you and others interested in this mission to begin something that can aid your own community in moving psychologically and spiritually toward wholeness for a hopeful future.
To that end, with the help of our sponsor, The Seeds for Jubilee Foundation, we are actively seeking partners who feel called to host such experiences based in their own region, state, city or town that likewise "explore and further the conversation of Christianity and other faiths with psychology rooted in the work of C.G. Jung."
If this resonates with you and at least a couple of others, and you want to plan. develop and host your own such Jungian event-- could be of a one day duration; or two days; or more, The Seeds for Jubilee Foundation may be able to help you call together your own Journey-like community. We can help you with your fundraising; maybe even some start-up funding; your website for providing information about the event; registration and accounting support and any desired consultation you may need to have a successful first event. We want to take some heavy weight off your shoulders in order to make it more easily doable for you!
Jung said: "The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are." If this opportunity will help you become more "who you truly are," then, please feel free to contact us through our website email, so we can be in touch with you to discuss how we might be of help.
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