How the Awakening the Dreamer Initiative Works to Change the Dream

April 30, 2008 | By The Pachamama Alliance

How DO we “change the dream of the modern world” as requested by our indigenous partners?

The Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium moves people into a state of mind, a way of being, in which that question is being asked deeply and consistently in all aspects of our lives, without prescribing one answer. The premise of the Awakening the Dreamer initiative is that if enough people authentically engage in “bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet” this will become the guiding principle of our time. The pathway will not come from one central point, but will emerge from our collective understanding and collective action.

Symposium Facilitators are key to discovering the pathway to a new dream. Now there are more than 650 Symposium Facilitators discovering new ways to have the Symposium make a difference. Church congregations are being stimulated to action in New Jersey, “Be the Change” circles are forming in Vancouver, “Transition Towns” are forming in the UK, Native Americans are opening Symposiums in new Mexico, and around the world Facilitators are engaging people in the inquiry-in-action of changing the dream of the modern world. And you could join them!

Being a Facilitator is about much more than “presenting” from the front of the room! We are discovering that it is about actively engaging in community.

Facilitator Trainings are scheduled in Parkville, Missouri; Melbourne, Australia; and Vancouver, Canada. For dates and registration, click here… Trainings are planned for the Bay Area and New York this fall. If you are interested in these or other trainings, click here…

The Facilitators will be sharing their successes, and their lessons learned at the third annual Global Gathering in June, with one large group in Oakland, CA and smaller “satellite” groups around the world. We will be launching a new phase of the initiative, now that much of the content of the Symposium has been incorporated into video. The video elements are being introduced into some of the Symposiums being held in May.

To learn more about the Global Gathering click here...