A workshop exploring deep listening, weaving together the threads of solitude, togetherness and interconnectedness with Earth. With Amisha Ghadiali, founder of The Future is Beautiful.
“There cannot be peace on Earth unless we first have peace with Earth” (Tiokasin Ghosthorse)
“The secret of creating peace is that when you listen to another person you have only one purpose:
to offer them an opportunity to empty their heart.” (Thich Nhat Hanh)
In many ways the power of our listening determines the quality of our life. How much do we actually listen with open hearts and minds? Do we allow for the wisdom that lives inside us, in each other and in the earth to bloom into form? There is so much valuable information that we can tune into in the subtleties. Here we find so much of the wisdom that we need to embody so we can co-create a beautiful future.
Throughout our time together we will be weaving in and out of these threads of solitude, togetherness and interconnectedness with Earth.
Amisha Ghadiali is the founder of a successful podcast series called, ‘The Future is Beautiful’. The series was created as a platform for meaningful conversations which challenge the dominant world story and embrace the complexity and interconnectedness of our times, fusing spirituality, creativity, ecology and politics. The show has followers in over 150 countries. Amisha has a unique interview style, rooted in deep listening (both inwardly and outwardly) creating a sense of intimacy and space for new thought.
“I am blown away by the quality of the conversation in every episode. Amisha’s curiosity, emotional intelligence, and skill in holding the space to have difficult, singular and meaningful conversations is astonishing.” Jessica Ferrow, UK
For a taste of popular episodes explore these links: Jem Bendell (deep adaptation); Jyoti (indigenous grandmothers, sacred economics); Raki Ap (climate, colonialism and empowered activism); Phoebe Tickell (complex systems and soul work).
The calling for us to reconcile our relationship with the Earth, our common home, could not be more urgent. andemics are just one symptom of the delicate balance of life that we have destroyed. As melting ice caps merge into sea, wild fires rage, the body of the earth continues to warm, it is obvious that political, economic and even environmental efforts are failing to protect, preserve or sustain life. A deeper response is required. So what kind of actions can truly create the changes we so desperately need?
As they say in the Lakota tradition, we cannot have peace on Earth, unless we also have peace with Earth. Spiritual ecology is both an ancient and newly emerging field which brings together ecology and environmentalism with the awareness of nature as alive, as animate, and as sacred. It proposes that at this time of ecological and social unravelling, spiritual values have the potential to provide the foundation from which to respond and rebuild.
In Listening to each other ~ Listening to Earth, we want to speak the story of interbeing in a way that honours both the human story and the other-than-human story, exploring how they are inextricably woven together. We aim to include climate justice and raise up the voices, wisdom and leadership of people of colour.
Our work is supported by the Kalliopeia Foundation Fund of RSF Social Finance.
St Ethelburga’s is a ‘maker of peace-makers’. We inspire and equip individuals and communities to contribute, in their own particular contexts, to activating a global culture of peace.