The New Story initiative at Findhorn is a labour of love in service to the new story, and is made possible through the generous gifting of our global family of change makers who resonate with, and support, the acceleration of a new story for humanity to live into for generations to come.
The concept of gift economy is an alternative model that the Findhorn Foundation has been experimenting with, the New Story Summit in 2014 being the largest in scale to date. This foray into a new economic paradigm enabled us to bring together a diverse grouping of participants from all over the world who would not otherwise have been able to attend. The result was a rich, multicultural, multigenerational enquiry by change makers and activists from over 50 countries.
The production and launch of the New Story Film, as well as our outreach work through the New Story Hub website and across all our social media platforms, have also been made possible entirely on the basis of gift economy. And we are inspired by, and deeply grateful to, all those who continue to unconditionally gift their skills, talents, abilities and passion, as well as their monetary gifts, to the project.
Our intent is to continue the experiment by ensuring that all are able to participate in the acceleration of a new story without any of our future events and programmes being cost prohibitive.
Charles Eisenstein, through his own direct experience of this model, has provided great support in encouraging us to apply the principles of gift economy, which has required of us a leap of faith into the unknown, yet the sense of trust, fulfilment, possibility, expansion and revitalised purpose have been beyond our expectations.
To truly live in the gift requires that we stand in a different story… The crucial point isn’t what words we use, it is the thinking that they come from, the story that we stand in. The more we stand in the story of the Gift, the more compelled we are to align our actions to it, and the more clear it becomes when it is, and is not, in alignment. Then there follows a long navigation through the social and psychological hazards, the buried wounds and conflicts that arise as money conditioning is disrupted and our economic relationships re-constellate. As this happens, a new world emerges into view that feeds us on this journey, as we witness more and more generosity, more and more gratitude towards us and around us.
If you would like to support the huge transitional task we face as humanity through gifting to the emergence of our new story initiatives, please know that your gift, great or small, will be joyfully and gratefully received in service to the evolution of human consciousness.
You may choose to give a one-time gift, or a recurring monthly or annual gift, by filling in the form below.
With love, gratitude and blessings of abundance to you,
Mattie (for the New Story team at Findhorn)