The Heart of Transformation: Healing and Sacred Service on Earth – a Workshop with Michael Meade

Join renowned author, mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade for a day-long workshop of myths of renewal, tales of transformation, and a call to find unity in this time of conflict and confusion.

This workshop will draw upon the redeeming function of myth as a vessel of imagination and regeneration that can open new ways to envision life and new paths of initiation to follow whether at a younger or older stage of life.

It is our collective fate to live in a time of climate crisis and eco-disasters that call for fundamental changes in our relationship to the living earth. The change from an isolating world view to one that realigns with the heart of nature involves not simply a shift of attention, but acts of true imagination and heartfelt service. We are in the midst of a collective rite of passage that requires that we not simply change, but truly transform our way of being in the world.

Hard facts must be faced and scientific data must be accepted and utilized. However, if we reduce the world to what we can measure and count, we lose all that is immeasurable and transformative about life. A true transformation moves the heart as well as the mind and carries us beyond our current understanding of both ourselves and the living world around us.

Awakening at the level of the heart and soul becomes necessary to change the collective attitudes about the earth; acting upon what moves our hearts can connect us to the heart of nature. The heart’s purpose appears as both deeply personal and world involving, as both unique vision and world connecting.

In terms of mythic imagination, the seeds of renewal can be found precisely within the conditions of chaos, disorder and disintegration. Awakening the soul leads to acts of truth and courage, but also practices of devotion and sacred service. The awakened soul becomes the source of vision and creative agency that can inspire a collective renewal at both the level of survival and of transformation.

THEMES INCLUDE:

  • Myths of restoration of the Earth and renewal of life that help us see the world with different eyes
  • Working with the genius loci or spirit of place
  • Aligning our inner genius and character with service in the world
  • Finding a “dharma path” that helps us live amidst chaos and can help restore the life force of the world
  • Using healing rituals that can deepen our sense of community and create reservoirs of hope

“The agony of the earth calls for each of us to defeat the growing alienation and isolation of life in order to become more human and be more present. The issue is not the pretension of “saving the planet,” but rather finding deeper ways of serving the earth.”     — Michael Meade

 

TICKETS:

$85

 

DATE:

Saturday, November 23

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 

LOCATION:

First Baptist Church

1111 Harvard Ave

Seattle, WA

 

CONTACT INFO:

Mosaic Multicultural Foundation

info@mosaicvoices.org

206-935-3665

www.mosaicvoices.org

 

LINKS:

Ticket link:  https://www.mosaicvoices.org/shop/#!/The-Heart-of-Transformation-Seattle/p/149578323

Event Website: https://www.mosaicvoices.org/events

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MichaelMeadeMyth

Podcast: https://www.mosaicvoices.org/podcast

Video: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosaicvoices/videos

Chaos, Climate and Creation: Transformation and Renewal on Earth – an evening with Michael Meade

Join renowned author, mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade for an evening of myths of renewal, tales of transformation, and a call to find unity in this time of conflict and confusion.  

As the chaos in the world increases, most ideas of the future become fatalistic. Yet, the situation only seems “hopeless” when viewed from the narrow logic of a collapsing world view. Old ways of seeing the world are blocking more vital paths of imagination, vision and healing.

The point is not simply evolution or progress, rather there needs to be a collective rite of passage that transforms our world view. Transformation is required to move us from despair and overwhelm to awakening and imagination. We are either on the way to transformation or on the road to greater tragedy.

The agony of the earth calls for each of us to defeat the growing alienation and isolation of life in order to become more human and be more present. The issue is not the pretension of “saving the planet,” but rather finding deeper ways of serving the earth.

This world, despite all its troubles, remains a place of ongoing creation. Yet, creation can only work through the souls of those alive at a given time. What we learn from mythic stories and imagination is how our human nature can make us part of the ground of being and the vital pulse of the living world.

 “Climate change and eco-degradation can become the context in which the core values of humanity become redeemed rather than lost.”   – Michael Meade

 

TICKETS:

$15 General / $10 Student

Doors open at 6:30 pm

 

DATE:

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

LOCATION:

First Baptist Church

1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

 

CONTACT INFO:

Mosaic Multicultural Foundation

info@mosaicvoices.org

206-935-3665

www.mosaicvoices.org

 

LINKS:

Ticket link: https://www.mosaicvoices.org/shop/#!/Chaos-Climate-Creation-Seattle/p/148612459

Event Website: https://www.mosaicvoices.org/events

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MichaelMeadeMyth

Podcast: https://www.mosaicvoices.org/podcast

Video: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosaicvoices/videos

With anger, impatience, and youthful energy, thousands march from Capitol Hill in Seattle Climate Strike

“My name’s Darrius, I’m 17 years old, I attend Rainier Beach, and I love my city and my country.” — Darrius, center

With reporting and photography by Alex Garland

Some 3,000 or so students and supporters rallied in Cal Anderson and marched downtown where they met with thousands more Friday as Seattle joined the global Climate Strike effort.

Dozens of student speakers took a few minutes at the mic in the Capitol Hill park to call for officials to do more — and do more a heck of a lot faster — about climate change.

“I should be stressed about the acne on my face,” one 12-year-old said during their turn at the microphone. “I shouldn’t be stressed about how hot the earth is.”

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Students set to skip school and head to Capitol Hill as youth activists demand change through Seattle Climate Strike

Students also rallied in the park in March (Image: CHS)

For the past four years, Zoe has looked out into crowds of hundreds of people and spoke about a future she dreams about—a future where she doesn’t have to wear a mask while playing outside, where smoke isn’t filling her loved ones’ lungs during Seattle summers, where she feels confident that her children will have a future on this planet.

Seattle Climate Strike

Since she was 9 years old, this 13-year-old has been fueled by the urgency that is driving the climate crisis in Seattle. Every Friday she strikes from school at City Hall. Her weekends are filled with activism for the Green New Deal. And in two weeks, she is one of the many students across the nation and the state spearheading another Youth Climate Strike as organizers push to grow the events into an ongoing strike movement and align this next round in the effort to align with strikes planned around the world in September.

“I work on a lot of different issues, but it’s all intersectional,” Zoe said. “Climate change affects all things and all things affect the climate crisis.” Continue reading

CHS Pics | Seattle Youth Climate Strike — ‘We don’t have any more time to waste’

(Images: Margo Vansynghel for CHS)

Under an early spring sun, hundreds of students and some parents and supporters rallied on Capitol Hill Friday on the turf of the Bobby Morris Playfield for the Seattle Youth Climate Strike.

The students came to Cal Anderson from schools across King County, including Garfield High School, Thornton Creek Elementary School, Nathan Hale and Sammamish High School. They skipped school to demand legislative action on both local and state levels in Washington, adaptation of the Green New Deal to shift to 100% renewable and clean energy, and the declaration of the climate crisis as a national emergency. Continue reading