As 2015 draws to a close, we bring you the final instalments in the 'Summit Stories One Year On' series. You may read all the stories here. Deep appreciation to those of you who contributed your insightful stories of the joys, challenges, and inspirations that unfolded this past year, in your personal journey, and in your work in the world. With abundant blessings, both personal and planetary, as we continue in service to co-create a new story of conscious awareness, love, peace and oneness in … Continue reading
October 2015 marked one year since the New Story Summit and we invited summiteers to share their personal account of how the new story has unfolded in their lives, in their work, and in their relationship with the planet and humanity. The stories are a gift of inspiration and support to others who are also taking this journey and pioneering new pathways for humanity's future.
More stories will be added to the series over time. If you would like to share your new story, whether or not you attended the Summit, please do get in touch.
The New Story Summit: Inspiring Pathways for our Planetary Future took place at the Findhorn Foundation and Community from 27 September to 3 October 2014.
Ousmane Pame, Findhorn Fellow, President of Global Ecovillage Network - Africa, and Mayor of the Eco-town of Guédé Chantier, shares his personal story one year on from Findhorn's New Story Summit.... How has the New Story Summit effected positive change in your life and in your work in the world? The New Story Summit was a great inspiring moment in my journey on this planet. It was an opportunity to learn about the inspiring experiences of world community leaders, expand my human connections … Continue reading
Kaia Nightingale shares her personal story one year on from Findhorn's New Story Summit.... At the Summit I met beautiful, conscious, creative people enthusiastically embracing a new story, co-creating it, willing to help dream it into being, people who resonate so deeply with me. I felt confirmed, strengthened by all they were doing and by who they are within themselves. I felt absolutely at home, deeply inspired by the poetry, activism, ceremony, breadth of intellect and art work. Perhaps the … Continue reading
Hege Sæbjørnsen shares her personal story one year on from Findhorn's New Story Summit.... After a long period of rewarding but exhausting work for a foundation in London, a round of redundancies and a particularly challenging break up, my energy levels were dangerously low and I was partly mired in my own victim stories. While life had been serving me several big portions of ‘opportunities to grow’ for a while, new shoots were also emerging and I could feel a shift starting to happen. For a … Continue reading
Elisabet Sahtouris, summiteer, Findhorn Fellow and Evolution Biologist & Futurist, shares her personal story one year on from Findhorn's New Story Summit.... How has the New Story Summit effected positive change in your life and in your work in the world? The most powerful change the Summit made in my life was following the spirit call to move to Hawaii that I received very near the start of the Summit! As I explained it to my roommate at the time, I vowed to do so by April, and came very … Continue reading
Jonathon Porritt, summiteer, Findhorn Fellow and Founder of Forum for the Future, shares his personal story one year on from Findhorn's New Story Summit.... To be honest, I’m a bit disappointed in myself. At various points over the last ten years, I’ve tried to take myself in hand to achieve a better balance between inner and outer realities, between reflection and action. That was one of the reasons why I set time aside for the New Story Summit – essentially to engineer not so much another … Continue reading
Yvonne Cuneo, co-focaliser of Findhorn's New Story Summit, shares the new story of the Foundation and Community one year on.... The idea of a new story is not exactly new for the Findhorn Foundation and Community. For 53 years the community has been exploring, experimenting with, demonstrating, learning about a new way of being, living, working together – co-creating with spirit, with each other and with the rest of nature. As the Chair of Foundation Trustees recently wrote: Together, we’ve … Continue reading
Lynnaea Lumbard, Co-President of United States based NewStories, shares her story one year on from Findhorn's New Story Summit.... Two Words: We survive. That is the essence of the new story. We make it, we figure it out, we navigate the paradigm shift from fear to love, greed to generosity, competition to collaboration, killing each other to synergizing with each other. At least that’s what I’ve come to since we were last together. I had a rather odd year of wrestling with debilitating … Continue reading
Interpretive touch drawing artist, Deborah Koff-Chapin, shares her story one year on from Findhorn's New Story Summit.... I am sitting at a café in Salt Lake City, Utah preparing to enter the Parliament of the World’s Religions. It seems time to reflect on my New Story Summit experience at this moment. My sense is that it prepared me for this day. Doing Interpretive Touch Drawing for a week amidst the intensity of the field we generated, brought me through some kind of passage. I feel ready to … Continue reading
Marian Moore, co-founder & convener of Play BIG, shares the story of her personal experience with inherited wealth one year on from Findhorn's New Story Summit.... For six years, RSF Social Finance has been the primary organizational partner for Play BIG, an intimate annual convening I lead that espouses the idea of activating one’s “whole portfolio” to mission. Play BIG emerged from pioneering work that Carol Newell funded in British Columbia. It is designed for aspiring and experienced … Continue reading