Roger Doudna, Coordinator of the Findhorn Fellowship, which seeded the New Story Summit, shares their story one year on.... The role of the Findhorn Fellowship The Findhorn Foundation Fellowship is currently comprised of 142 individuals throughout the world who we, the Findhorn Foundation, perceive as activists in their respective domains for ‘personal and planetary transformation’, for a multi-dimensional ‘new story’ wherein they work individually and together, with nature and with spirit to … 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.
It has been a year since the New Story Summit. I am no longer that man who trudged into Findhorn with a motley crew of 15 Possibility Management trainers from the Trainer Guild to serve conscious evolution and upgrade human thoughtware on Earth. As you, I am someone else. What has happened to my story? Who am I now? For me, the 2014 New Story Summit failed embarrassingly. It was 9.5 on my Richter Scale of pain to directly experience so much human intelligence and such tremendous good will … Continue reading
Edward Ecland shares his story one year on from Findhorn's New Story Summit.... New Stories need new words! The added ‘u’ in GUARDENING is intentional! We GUARDEN a 15 acre small-holding at Sprint Mill in Cumbria. We attempt to demonstrate how human-kind, on our microcosm scale can be of benefit to Planet Earth. Aiming for a sustainable future feels rather unadventurous! Alternatively, the spiral of being of benefit to the planet can go on forever! So the GUARDENING philosophy aims to show how … Continue reading
Founder of Kosmos Associates and Editor of Kosmos Journal, Nancy Roof, shares her story one year on from Findhorn's New Story Summit.... The New Story Summit at Findhorn Community reaffirmed for me that a major transformation is now underway. People of all ages, especially young people, are experiencing a great shift away from the needs of the self or the few, toward the needs of the many – a shift from “I” to “We” to “All of Us”. Continue reading
Bayo Akomolafe shares his story one year on from Findhorn's New Story Summit.... I remember the gathering at the Findhorn Universal Hall. Those vast concentric circles of power. Vibrant faces from all hues of life, from far-flung corners of our merging hopes for a more beautiful planet, melting into each other, creating a ‘perverse’ mix of new colours. I remember thinking I was seated at a post-apocalyptic parliament of some sort. Where every whispered sentiment, every half-belched notion, … Continue reading
Robert Radford shares his story one year on from Findhorn's New Story Summit.... With the help of the writings of people like Bruce Lipton and Charles Eisenstein over the past year, my insights and experiences in the New Story have created unbelievable growth in my peace, happiness and satisfaction with life. The positive and constructive responses which I get from people with whom I discuss the concepts of the New Story are very rewarding and reassuring. Continue reading
Stephanie Tolan shares her story one year on from Findhorn's New Story Summit.... I was asked to participate in the summit because of my book Change Your Story, Change Your Life, and I went there assuming that both I and the people who would be attending understood what I called Story Principle in that book — that the stories we tell actually create our lives. The biggest surprise for me was how many there (myself included, I understand now) considered “new story” a metaphor — just a useful way … Continue reading
Janice Dolley, member of the summit core organising team, shares her story one year on from Findhorn's New Story Summit.... The New Story Summit was above all an affirmation for the 335 of us who were there and the many thousands who were joining via live streaming and through social media. The inspiring insights of so many indigenous elders and the vision and vigour of young people from all over the world has given us an energetic boost for everything that each of us had previously been … Continue reading
Tiyéda Abalah Bawiena from Togo, West Africa, shares her story, one year on from Findhorn's New Story Summit. Tiyéda was meant to attend the summit in person, but unfortunately did not receive the necessary visa. This is her long-awaited opportunity to share the story of the work of she and her husband, Séda, to bring back the practices of the ancient agrarian civilisation of their people, which are now being used as a model to implement similar holistic, organic farming structures and … Continue reading
Will Scott, co-founder of Weaving Earth, shares his story one year on from Findhorn's New Story Summit.... I was never sure that "New Story" was the right title, though I deeply appreciate the recognition that many of the stories governing our lives and our world are sorely outdated, outgrown, and out of line. I also love the critical observation that it is our stories (paradigms, worldviews…) that need to evolve and change if our behaviors are ever to follow suit. So a year after the New Story … Continue reading