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Susan Burns MA LMHC
April 03, 2009
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How Do You
Consciously Transform In A Changing World?
Learn the art of
conscious change with a culturally diverse panel of Northwest and
Global Transformation Leaders who join with former IONS President
James O'Dea to speak on how You Were Born for Such a Time as This!
Presenters dialogue with you on how to navigate and negotiate these
times of complex change and possibility while addressing
transformation. We will discuss what these
times of challenge and possibility can mean for you.
Sarah Van Gelder. Panelists:
Gloria Burgess, David Spangler,
Norma Timbang, Phil Lane Jr. (More on presenters
ABOUT THE EVENING DIALOGUE
of presenters below)
The world is at a tipping point. The
old is dying and the new has not quite been born. Evolutionary
tension between crisis and emerging opportunity grips humanity as
it seeks new answers to complex problems of sustainability.
Welcoming a new national administration beckons hope and invites
unprecedented creativity and cooperation. While this shift is full
of possibility, the overload of information and overwhelm of fear
can stop us. We need practical skills for the way forward.
These 5 teachers of our time stand
on common ground to explore this historic moment and its meaning
for you and others. The collective message of this culturally
experienced panel of presenters is about transformation, one of
discovering and embodying your power amid collective emergence.
Learn to transform conditioned fear into creativity, panic into
possibility, struggle into success. Find out how to gain
capacity to stand amidst a changing society in this time of great
potential. You can consciously balance these pivotal times,
thrive, and contribute.
You Were Born for Such a Time as This!
Collective Wisdom of Transformation
Friday, April 3 at Seattle Unity, 7-10 PM
Panelists represent diverse and
empowering perspectives on how to navigate these times of
transition. They invite you to a conversation on how to grow the
garden of the future as a harvest of consciousness, reap wisdom
from the ancestors, pull out indigenous roots to revive old ways,
sow into cross cultural bridges, and turn over age old wounds.
Each has their own critical message and experience to share. Books
will be available at the event.
Explore this historic moment and its meaning for you and others!
What if you could have a
conversation on the wisdom of change with 6 teachers of
transformation who represent diverse communities and know how to
navigate personal and cultural change?
What if you could really
stand on the frontiers of change with the
knowledge of how to work with your fear, deal with scarcity,
overcome challenge, and balance conflict?
You Were Born For Such a Time as This!
Collective Wisdom of Transformation
April 3, 7-10 PM
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What if you could really know
yourself as a force to move change and had concrete tools to
understand transition and help you bring the best part of you
forward into the future?
James O’Dea follows the next
day (April 4) with an all day workshop on Navigating
Personal Transition and Evolutionary Stress.
April 4, 2009
(9 AM -9 PM)
Unity Fellowship Hall
You Were Born For Such A
Time As This!
Navigating Personal Transition & High Evolutionary Stress
James O'Dea continues the conversation the next day
James sets the field for an intensive personal and collective
exploration with an in depth 12 hour community workshop. He
will facilitate a synergetic sharing and collective wisdom of
leaders, healing professionals, and educators, as well as general
public. James will experientially teach skills for social healing
and complex systems change.
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ABOUT THE PANELISTS
James O'Dea is a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
(IONS) and was until
recently its President (4/2003-9/2008). IONS is a non-profit
membership organization founded in 1973 by astronaut Edgar Mitchell which
explores the frontiers of consciousness and global paradigm change. Prior,
he spent ten years as the Director of the Washington Office of Amnesty
International and five years as Executive Director of the Seva
Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to international health &
development issues in Latin America, Asia, and on American Indian
James founded and co-led an international series of "Compassion and Social
Healing" dialogues funded by The Fetzer Institute. The dialogues, spanning
a five year period, brought together leaders and activists in a variety of
fields related to human rights, peace, and social reconciliation
James is a member of the World Wisdom Council. This council is a
coalescing of international leaders in diverse fields banding together to
formulate a structure and support system that furthers the realization
that we are one family of humankind. He works with emerging young leaders
and the development of their initiatives, is engaged in intergenerational
dialogue, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Children of the Earth.
He lectures all over the world, and has essays published in numerous
magazines and books including currently the Mystery of 2012 (Sounds True)
Consciousness and Healing: An Integral Approach to Mind Body Medicine
(Elsevier) and Earthrise: The Dawning of a New Civilization in the 21st
Century ( Goi). He is currently writing a chapter for a book on Creative
GLORIA BURGESS PHD
Burgess’s life’s work focuses on legacy living and legacy
leadership—engaging our hearts and souls to create positive, generative
futures for ourselves, our families, our communities, our organizations,
and our environment. In her work and by her presence, Gloria embodies the
universal wisdom that the world was not given to us by our parents, it was
lent to us by our children. Founder and Executive Director of The Lift
Every Voice Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to developing leaders among
marginalized youth, Gloria is also Founder and Principal of Jazz, Inc.,
her leadership and organizational renewal firm. During the past 30 years,
she has worked with Fortune 500 corporations and diverse non-profits to
co-create healthy, life-affirming organizations. Gloria is Lead Faculty at Saybrook’s Leadership Institute and is also an Affiliate Professor at the
University of Washington. She teaches and consults on legacy leadership
and living for diverse organizations and communities throughout the North
America, Africa, Australia, and Europe. Her latest book, Dare to Wear Your
Soul on the Outside, shows us how to live for such a time as this. (Jossey-Bass/Wiley,
(click for full description)
David Spangler has been an author
and teacher of spirituality. From 1970 to 1973 he was a co-director of
the Findhorn Foundation Community in northern Scotland and the founder of
its educational program. He was also a co-founder in 1974 of the Lorian
Association, a non-profit spiritual educational foundation, which remains
to this day the organization for which he works. He is a Fellow of the
Lindisfarne Association. David has developed and taught classes at a
number of institutions, including the University of Wisconsin, Seattle
University, Bastyr University, and the California Institute of Integral
Studies. His current work involves developing and teaching a spiritual
practice called incarnational spirituality. Information about his work and
the online courses which he teaches can be found at
His books include Emergence;
The Call; Everyday Miracles; Parent as Mystic, Mystic as Parent;
Blessing: The Art and the Practice; The Story Tree; and
Manifestation: Creating the Life You Love.
David is happily married with
four children ranging in age from twenty-five to thirteen. He considers
being a parent his primary spiritual practice.
facilitates groups to raise consciousness about the impact of external
power on self specific to intersections of social identities, historical
(intergenerational) trauma, and individual trauma. Norma has worked with
small grassroots organizations here in the U.S. and gender specific
organizations in Japan to develop specific community centered
interventions and healing processes in response to divisiveness and
violence, towards safe and healthy support networks, and for the
advancement of peace and equity.
has extensive experience providing community program development and
evaluation, cross-cultural services development, and participatory
research methods for grassroots social change organizations and
community-based human service providers. She is also one of the founding
mothers and former executive director of Asian & Pacific Islander Women &
Family Safety Center (Seattle) and former executive director of Asian
Pacific AIDS Council (Seattle). She has served on the National Asian
Pacific American Women's Forum (board member); "Transforming Silence Into
Action"; Asian Pacific Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Network's 2006
national gathering; and the National Queer Asian & Pacific Islander
Alliance. She has provided consultation and briefings on committees and
panels contributing to publications and policy on human trafficking and
violence against women, such as the Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues
in Washington D.C., the Ford Foundation's publication on Asian Women's
Issues and Concerns, Violence Against Women Online Resources, and the
Washington State Task Force on Human Trafficking.
PHIL LANE JR, MED, MPA (click for full description)
an internationally acclaimed Indigenous leader in human and community
development, and founder and Chairman of Four Worlds International Institute (FWII) that is globally recognized
for its unique focus on the importance of culture and spirituality in all
areas of development. FWII's central program initiative is The Fourth Way
which is dedicated to unifying the human family by taking a culturally
based, principal-centered path that transcends assimilation, resignation,
and conflict. Phil has worked with Indigenous Peoples around the world for
more than 40 years. Click here to read a
summary of Phil Lane Jr.'s amazing accomplishments. Phil has a
Four Worlds International
Network at this link.
SARAH RUTH VAN GELDER
Sarah is co-founder and executive editor of
YES! Magazine. Since its launch
in 1996, Sarah has directed the editorial content of the magazine, and
written, and spoken on leading-edge innovations that show that a more just
and sustainable world is not only possible, it is already in the works.
She also blogs about current headline news from a "YES! we can"
perspective, both on the YES! website and on Huffington Post.
Topics she has developed in print and on line include climate change, the
local economy movement, nonviolence and active peacemaking, food, water,
universal health care, corporate power, happiness, nuclear disarmament,
and much more. In each case, she frames issues of YES! around solutions to
our deepest problems and the leadership for a better world that can be
found in diverse communities.
As part of her community involvement, Sarah founded Suquamish Olalla
Neighbors, an organization that works in partnership with the Suquamish
Tribe on enhancing the quality of life for all area residents (and battles
anti-tribal activism). She is on the board of directors of the Suquamish
Foundation, a tribally chartered foundation, and on the board of YES!
Sarah has traveled widely in Latin America, India, China, Europe, and
Central America. She was a founding member of Winslow Cohousing, the first
member-developed co-housing community in the U.S., and previously was a
television and radio producer, a community organizer, and founder of a
cooperative of food co-ops that linked organic farmers to urban markets.
She has daughter, age 23, and a son, age 19.
REV KAREN LINDVIG
Karen Lindvig has served as senior or associate minister at
Seattle Unity Church for the past 17 years. She is loved and admired for
the prayer consciousness she holds and for her ability to make one feel
absolutely loved and blessed. She brings a wealth of Unity experience to
her deep and thoughtful messages. Karen's service has been far reaching
including prayer ministry, mentoring individuals for ministry, the
chaplain program and Earth Care Ministry. Her messages are powerful,
operating on a variety of different levels. She combines wisdom and
insights into the human condition with a profound mystic's understanding
of expanding spiritual awareness.