9 Results: macro
Rinaldo Brutoco, Founder & President of the World Business Academy talks with IONS Editorial Director Matthew Gilbert about our economy at this challenging time. Rinaldo offers great practical information to help us understand the implications of collective consciousness on our macro and micro economic well-being.
- Audio Teleseminars
In this talk, Elisabet draws inspiration from the extraordinary designs provided by nature showing how we can live more lightly and sustainable. She sees abundant evidence for us transitioning from a primarily competitive and egocentric era, which is typical of young populations of any species, into an era in which we learn to cooperate and communicate as one global family.
- Audio Interviews
For the author of The Translucent Revolution, the question of how we create a new world boils down to one shift: wake up! At the root of all the societal ills and dangers we experience lies a fundamental feeling of separation that fuels hatred, greed, overconsumption, destruction, and war. Instead of remaining in this dream, if we drop the filter of separation by investigating our true nature, we discover ...
- Audio Interviews
Valentine Giraud-Robben is on the IONS Board of Directors. Her journey began in Brazil, where she was born and raised in a family of manifold ethnic roots: African, European, and Native Brazilians. She grew up in an environment that certainly influenced the paths that she has chosen to take. Here family has offered her a world of deep connection, reflection, and activism since very early in her life. She was brought up in nature, where she grew her own food, lived in community with other families, followed different spiritual practices, and learned about social and environmental activism by following her parents and grandparents’ examples. While growing up, she took part in conversations at the dinner table of her grandparents (Tamas Makray) about the state of the world, the shift in the paradigm of our times, and about our own responsibility in making a difference.
Having lived in a country were the great majority of people do not complete their primary studies, and are faced with the problems of lack of infrastructure, such as water, sanitation, and health, she always felt the moral responsibility to make choices that would benefit her people and others. She has been motivated by the idea of changing the world and decided to take a bachelor degree in International Relations. Her aim was to work with human development organizations that were part of the decision-making process. She wanted to work within systems that held the power to change the macro structures of our society.
Her professional career started in her last year of studies, when she joined the ABN Amro Banco Real Bank, in the team of education and sustainable development. After graduating, she went to live and work in India for one year as an AIESEC trainee at a grassroots NGO located in the Rajasthan, dedicated to rural development. She also joined Planet Finance, an international NGO focused on building bridges among microfinance institutions locally, regionally, and internationally. More than an amazing and very enriching professional experience, it was a life-changing experience – as her grandfather would say, “A trip to India can change your life." In India she learned about humanity, expressed in the oppressing misery in which many people lived, but which is also expressed with compassionate eyes and attitude they have towards life.
Her home base is Amsterdam, and a committed heart to marriage and to her calling to being in the world, her story of journeys, discoveries, and hosting participatory processes continue in South America, Mexico, Sweden, and most recently in the west of the United States. She is currently working on a book, which tells the story of her life as the story of her generation. Its purpose is to inspire and provide other young and adult people to live following their spirit and inner knowledge.
The official theme of the third annual Science and Nonduality conference was “On the Edge of Time,” but the unofficial narrative was about time running out on the flat-earth paradigms of our day: the world works like a machine, consciousness follows matter, our lives are essentially meaningless, we are in this thing alone.
- Collective Intelligence
- Global Shift
Like the mayfly, which lives but one day a year and knows nothing of the seasons, the human being has an average life span that comprises only one-360th of the roughly 24,000-year precessional cycle. And just as the mayfly born on an overcast, windless day has no idea that there is anything as splendid as sunshine or a breeze, so do we, born in an era of materialistic rationality, have little awareness of a golden age or higher states of consciousness – though that is the ancestral message.
At a press conference immediately following the earthquake in Japan, President Obama noted that “for all our differences in culture or language or religion, ultimately, humanity is one.” A century ago, earthquakes in California, India, and Italy similarly evoked shared grief and mutual assistance, although oneness was not yet part of our mainstream vocabulary – nor our consciousness. This significant shift in awareness during the last century illustrates the power and promise of evolution.
Mainstream research has concluded that out-of-body experiences (OBEs) are simply the hallucinatory result of distorted brain functions. Nicholls, an independent researcher inspired to dig deeper by his own out-of-body travels, believes there’s more to it.
Evidence of remarkable synchronicities and communications between twins continues to confound conventional research into human consciousness.
9 Results: macro