“… Generally I’ve found this new spiritual counterculture believes that our monochromatic, corporate society has failed us, given us information over wisdom, consumerism over community, false advertising over deeper healing. Many seem to have given up on fixing the old systems (“Look what happened to Obama,” they say) and are now building new models of coexistence and sustainability, ones that enable us live and share our unique gifts, and to reconnect with the sacredness of nature and each other.
Together we are creating a richly diverse ecosystem of organic farms, solar-powered earthships, mystery schools, reskilling trainings, ceremonial spaces and gift economies. But there is no way to tell if we will be engineers of a Civilization 2.0 upgrade or post-modern Don Quixotes lancing at techno-industrialized windmills with our flimsy, rolled-up yoga mats.
Anthropologist Margaret Mead famously stated, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” I pray she is right, but one thing is certain: We aren’t so small anymore.”