Many of us are inspired to conscious evolution—committed not only to personal growth, but is also purposed toward making a positive difference in our larger world. We have tasted spiritual inspiration. Yet we know there’s more. We sense that it’s possible to live a dynamic spiritual life 24/7, not just in occasional glimpses.
We can see that we live in a critical time in human history and evolution. Our lives and choices count — right now. And we feel called to participate in creating a better future. Yet we feel frustrated. We feel profound evolutionary tension. Even though we want to make a difference, we are merely one of more than seven billion people on the planet, and huge forces in our world appear to be spiraling out of control.
We sense that a truer, bigger, more meaningful life is possible, necessary, and calling us forward. Yet, we know that in order to really respond in a way that will contribute, we’re going to need to be part of something bigger than ourselves. We know we will need a culture of mutual awakening that has never previously been possible.
We intuit that practice is not optional. Sustainable transformation will require ongoing committed communities of practice involving our bodies, minds, spirits, shadows—and our service to others. So it is time to gather and rest as awareness in the big questions of our time, and allow ourselves to intuit and experience the brother-sisterhood of the heart that is already becoming the basis for our lives in the time ahead.
Terry will offer educational lectures, tell stories, and lead meditations and fun interactive exercises. There will also be time for questions and answers and integration.
Terry Patten is the founder of Bay Area Integral and a key voice in integral evolutionary spirituality, culture, leadership, and activism. He co-developed Integral Life Practice with Ken Wilber and a core team at Integral Institute and was the senior writer and co-author of the book Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening. He hosts the acclaimed online teleseminar series Beyond Awakening where he has engaged leading-edge conversations with many of the world’s most renowned thinkers and teachers. He speaks, consults, and coaches on four continents and via the web. His new book, A New Republic of the Heart: Awakening into Evolutionary Activism, A Guide to Inner Work for Holistic Change will be released by North Atlantic Books in January 2018.