The human family urgently needs a new dream. We have been dreaming a dream that is leading us ever deeper into complex, multi-facetted, interlocking crises.
We need to replace it with a new dream, one that sees our own spiritual fulfillment entwined with fairness and justice for people everywhere and with a harmonious and sustainable relationship the rest of the family of life here on Earth.
Between the old dream and the new is a moment of great challenge and opportunity. This applies to us as a species but also to each of us individually.
The work of the Pachamama Alliance has been to befriend the indigenous people of the Amazon. For some years it has been offering a seminar designed to help people awaken from the grip of the old dream to find their own roles in creating and living a new dream. In the balance of awareness and action people are finding new levels of meaning that can fortify us in relationship to the uncertainty and fear of our time.
In this Beyond Awakening conversation we will explore the delicate balance between action and awareness and the personal journey each of us is making to find our own authentic, life-supporting response to these challenging times with global activist, master fundraiser, speaker, consultant, and author Lynne Twist.
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Lynne Twist — a global activist, fundraiser, speaker, consultant, and author — has dedicated her life to global initiatives that serve the best instincts in all of us. She has raised hundreds of millions of dollars and trained thousands of fundraisers to be more effective in their work.
Lynne has also spent more than three decades working in positions of leadership with many global initiatives including: ending world hunger, protecting the world’s rainforests, empowering indigenous peoples, improving health, economic, and political conditions for women and children, advancing the scientific understanding of human consciousness, creating a sustainable future for all life.
An original staff member of The Hunger Project, an organization started in 1977 to end world hunger, Lynne served as a leader of this global initiative for 20 years. During those years she created and managed the worldwide fundraising operation. As she traveled the world learning how to work in a multitude of different cultures, Lynne developed profound wisdom about our relationship to money and the way it governs, dominates, and stresses our lives.
The compelling stories and insights gained from her experiences inspire Lynne’s keynotes and workshops, and are the foundation for her best selling, award winning book The Soul of Money.
Lynne founded the Soul of Money Institute to express her commitment to supporting and empowering people in finding peace and sufficiency in their relationship with money and the money culture.
Lynne and her husband have three adult children and three grandchildren and live in San Francisco, California.