For people, generally, their story of the universe and the human role in the universe is their primary source of intelligibility and value. The deepest crises experienced by any society are those moments of change when the story becomes inadequate for meeting the survival demands of a present situation.
As we change our story, we change our world
We humans find our way by story. Our stories shape us, hold us and give meaning to our lives. Every so often it becomes clear that a prevailing story is no longer serving. Now is such a time. Humanity needs a new, inspiring picture of the future to live into.
The Findhorn Foundation New Story Hub website is designed to support the transformation of human consciousness, the emergence of a coherent new story for humanity, and the production of practical, collaborative ways to live this new story.
We invite you to help us accelerate our collective understanding of what the ‘world in waiting’ holds for us, what is already emerging and what needs to change, both in us and in the human story.
The New Story Summit
As a first step in this journey already begun by others, the Findhorn Foundation gifted to the world the New Story Summit: Inspiring Pathways for our Planetary Future, which was held from 27 September to 3 October 2014, a gift ecology gathering of the human family to experience planetary community, draw on our collective intelligence and co-create a transformative story to inspire us all.
The Summit was more than full so we know there is huge support and longing for a new way to live together – a way which honours ancient wisdom and the interconnected whole living system of which we, the Earth and the cosmos are all part. It’s all connected and we are all accountable.
Our New Story Film
During the Summit, a number of professional filmmakers gifted their skills and conducted a series of interviews with key speakers, each carrying a thread of the new story. This gave birth to our first feature-length film, featuring live event coverage and interviews on the essential topics of our time: from cosmology to ecology, from ancient wisdom to current thinking, from leadership to governance, from economy to social justice, from education to initiation, from community living to cultivating regenerative societies.
Captured through the lens of both our frailty and our wisdom, our pain and our joy, this enquiry into a new story for humanity offers a gateway into the evolutionary consciousness that will propel us as a species to recognise and embody our interdependence in harmony with the planet and in partnership with all life. The film was produced entirely on the basis of gift ecology, as was the Summit itself, and is being offered online as our gift to you. Find out more about the making of the film and watch here.
The Findhorn Foundation’s Ongoing Mission
As an international living laboratory for the transformation of human consciousness in everyday life, the Findhorn Foundation models new story living to bring new possibilities into the world. Our New Story enquiry is an ongoing exploration encompassing both the inner and outer levels of personal and planetary transformation. All of our New Story initiatives carry the energy and intention of active service to, and embodiment of, the Foundation’s three core principles of transformative living:
- inner listening in alignment with Spirit;
- co-creation with the intelligence of Nature; and
- practising love in action by consciously infusing love into everything we do for the benefit of the whole.
Our New Story Programmes – Available Live or On Demand
In answer to a call to further elucidate the themes addressed at the Summit and in our New Story Film, we have developed a series of online educational offerings. Our Living the New Story online learning journeys are designed to gather the global family to explore together what needs to change in us and in the human story at this extraordinary, yet often challenging, time in our human history. The convergence of multiple crises we face on the planet requires collective solutions, and it is by gathering and working together in groups to dream into, and find our place within, a new story for humanity, that change will happen.
The journeys are offered in two ways:
Live Online sessions – engage live via Zoom videoconferencing with one session a month over 8 months.
On Demand Self-Study sessions – engage with prerecorded videos and Study Guides at your own pace.
Whether your preference is the self-study, go at your own pace mode, or full engagement in a live, online videoconferencing setting, we look forward to welcoming you in the very near future and to cocreating with you to accelerate a new story for humanity. All of our journeys are offered in the spirit of the gift, so are easily accessible whatever your personal circumstances. We are delighted to be offering these collaborative journeys into humanity’s next phase of conscious evolution, and warmly invite you to join us.
Find out more by visiting our Workshops page and please do share our programmes with others in your network whom you feel may benefit!
Ways for you to engage with the New Story
If you would like to join this wave of collaborative action to support the transformation of consciousness and build on the threads of a new story already being lived and experimented with, you are very welcome. Here are a few ways to engage:
- Join our Living the New Story online learning journeys – a series of follow on programmes from our New Story Film – available live or on demand.
- Read our Blog and send us articles of your own for consideration.
- Visit our Events page and add your own.
- Check out our Projects page and add your own.
- Explore our Resources section and add recommendations.
- Find out how others are living their new story and add your own.
- Watch our New Story Film and/or Host a screening for your community or interest groups as a way to continue the new story enquiry.
- We also invite you to stay in touch by signing up for periodic updates from Findhorn (see ‘Stay in Touch’ in the sidebar).
Blessings on you and on your work in the world.
We are happy to get to know you, and to work collaboratively
with you, as part of our global family of change makers!