The Next Great Step


The Next Great Step

Renaissance of Spirit: Transforming Intention into Action

Friday, Oct 11, 2013, 4:00 PM –
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013, 1:30 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Jean Houston, PhD
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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The most frequently voiced concern from those we meet around the world is that individuals know that there is a “next step” in using one’s gifts in beneficial ways, but they don’t know how to identify and activate it. It just calls to individuals in their dreams, as a restlessness or an unrelenting feeling. With all the changes we are now experiencing, the invitation grows louder and more urgent.

Each of us is born with a potential and this call. It comes when it is ready to be expressed and for many, now is the time.

This intensive annual four-day retreat focuses on the potential that you were born with and brings your longings to the surface where they’re given voice and honored. Through opening processes, you’ll open up capacities that are ready to emerge and find the expression for them that serves both you and that which you love. They may feel as if they belong to a more evolved self and civilization, but you as the steward will learn to give them expression and translate them into usable form and action. Over our time together, you will learn how to clarify your specific calling and develop the skills to manifest it in practical, meaningful ways.

Not for the faint of heart, this weekend is designed for those who know in their heart that their contribution must be made if a kinder, more equitable world is to be created and sustained. This consciousness allows you to discover and harness resources that engage life at its fullest, discover answers to your deepest questions, and live from a higher octave of and integration of mind, body and spirit.

“The body of bliss, with its stunning capacities for rejuvenation; the mind that enjoys the unobstructed universe; the spirit that dates to adventure into territories once mythic, now are proven to be real, and taken together, empower one to live a life that is larger than past imagination and more generous than all our dreams.” ~ Jean Houston

Make time to celebrate the urgings of your soul and join us for a weekend that will expand your vision of what’s possible for you and your contributions to this great time of transformation.

Jean Houston is a visionary thinker, teacher, and philosopher who pioneered the Human Potential Movement and established the Social Artistry leadership model that she used in her work with the United Nations Development Program. Over the course of her life’s work, Houston has developed a worldwide network of social leaders, educators, and philosophers, including Joseph Campbell, Margaret Mead, Buckminster Fuller, Jonas Salk, United States Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, as well as United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, giving her unique insight into the human potential. Houston has worked with agencies of the United Nations, NASA, and many others. She is the author of nearly thirty books. Learn more at

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