The Expanded We with Charles Eisenstein, Rev Jen Bailey and Jyoti
Join us for this powerful discussion hosted by Amisha Ghadiali (all that we are founder) with Charles Eisenstein, Rev Jen Bailey and Jyoti. We will be exploring the theme of ‘The Expanded We’.
- What happens when we move beyond polarity and anthropocentrism into a larger sense of We?
- How do we embrace both the more than human world and those who have different beliefs to us in our understanding of who we are?
Speakers for this session
Charles Eisenstein is a social philosopher, public speaker and author who examines the unspoken narratives that direct our society and our lives. His work covers a wide range of topics, including the history of human civilization, consciousness, economics, spirituality, interdependence, ecology, and how myth and story influence culture. He is the author of The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible, Sacred Economics, and The Ascent of Humanity. Charles was Amisha’s first guest on The Future is Beautiful, where they spoke of Awakening, Courage and Climate Change. His recent essay The Coronation and The Conspiracy Myth provides us with insights into the current season of global transformation.
Jyoti Ma has cultivated projects that demonstrate ways of life that honor the Earth and all Peoples. As the Grandmother Vision Keeper of the Center for Sacred Studies she co-founded Kayumari with spiritual communities in America and Europe. Other projects she has helped to convene are the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers and the Unity Concert. She is the founder of The Fountain, who’s mission is to restore an economic model based on reciprocity with Nature and the Sacred. She serves on the Mother Earth Delegation of United Indigenous Nations, helping to develop a global Sacred Territories Initiative to protect Mother Earth’s sacred sites and Her Original Peoples.
Rev. Jennifer Bailey is an ordained minister, public theologian, and a leader in the multi-faith movement for justice. She is Founder and Executive Director of the Faith Matters Network, a Womanist-led organization equipping community organizers, faith leaders, and activists with resources for connection, spiritual sustainability, and accompaniment. She is Co-Founder of the People’s Supper, a project that aims to repair division across politics, ideology, and identity over shared meals. A sought-after public speaker, Rev. Bailey has spoken at the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit, Makers, TEDxSkoll, and the White House. She is the author of To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss and Radical Hope. Rev. Bailey is ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Amisha Ghadiali is the founder of ‘all that we are’ fka The Future Is Beautiful – which she started in 2010. She is a leadership mentor, author and experienced facilitator with a gift of bringing people into connection with themselves, each other and the earth. She has hosted many retreats. workshops and rituals around the world. She creates brave, tender and inclusive spaces for our hearts unfolding, healing and embrace of our wildness. Her book “Intuition” published by DK Books is out now. She hosts the ‘all that we are’ podcast.
Timing & Pricing
Monday 9th May
2.30-4.30pm IST, 7.30-9.30pm BST, 8.30-10.30pm CEST, 2.30-4.30 EDT, 11.30-1.30pm PDT
Held on zoom.
£40 to join this session, £25 for ‘all that we are’ members (use the code we have sent you at checkout).
From Me to We
This is the second session in a six week learning journey, ‘From Me to We’, curated and hosted by ‘all that we are’. Each week we will have a panel of three speakers who will discuss these timely themes. You are welcome to join us for the whole six weeks, including embodiment sessions and discussion salons, or for individual events.
(sliding scale pricing offered starting at £150 and full scholarships available)
About From Me to We
As the pandemic has changed us in ways we are just comprehending, several living questions are: How can we live our values in a more meaningful way? How do we move from the paradigm of individual spirituality to something that feels more aligned with the story of interbeing? How do we have a relationship with the sacred that allows us to show up in an engaged way – recognising that we are all in the same storm, but not in the same boat.
We are living in a crisis of spirit and separation – from our true nature, each other and this beautiful planet. Navigating a spiritual path within late stage capitalism is challenging for all of us. As many of us have moved away from organised religion into a hybrid of different cultures and practices, whilst wellbeing has become an industry – we feel the damage that New Age spirituality has caused. It has distorted us from an engaged and embodied approach to collective healing and liberation – in many cases fostering greater separation, individualism and escapism – and doing little to dismantle and transform the systems of power and separation that drive so much suffering in our world.
Many of us feel we have become a product of this time and these systems, with a focus on individual success and external comparison – fuelling these very crises rather than seeking to heal their shared roots. Despite good intentions, we find ourselves navigating the complexities of these times rather clumsily and being part of the problem. We now also exist within ‘cancel culture’, where questioning the dominant narrative can lead to being outcast and deplatformed, it’s a challenging time we live in.
If you are feeling called to deepen your understanding of this time, unravel some outdated patterns and explore how you can grow and serve in your community, ‘all that we are’ invites you to join us on this living inquiry into how we move from Me to We.
This is a collective journey to transmute and heal from the hyper-individualised and capitalist shadows that too often fuel isolation, inadequacy and polarity. Our deepest intention is to create space to discover and embody a spirituality of belonging, wholeness, and action – to live a We, that is both more inclusive and expansive in these divided times and in deeper relation with the more-than-human world.
Our starting point is not with all the answers. We don’t offer you experts or gurus. We have good questions, and a willingness to sit with the uncertainty this great turning asks of us. We will bow at the altar of emergence and hold space for what longs to be birthed through us as we remember ALL THAT WE ARE.
We have gathered a collective of curious souls for this inquiry, in both the facilitators and each of you taking part. Together, we can explore what it means to be human at this time and how to show up more powerfully as we go on this six week learning journey.
From Me to We is the first experience in our new series ‘Dismantling New Age Spirituality’, which comes as we let go of ‘The Future Is Beautiful’ to embrace all that we are, all that we are becoming and all that is possible.
“Much as I enjoy popular New Age commentary on love, I am often struck by the dangerous narcissism fostered by spiritual rhetoric that pays so much attention to individual self-improvement and so little to the practice of love within the context of community. Packaged as a commodity, spirituality becomes no different from an exercise program. While it may leave the consumer feeling better about his or her life, its power to enhance our communion with ourselves and others in a sustained way is inhibited” Bell Hooks (All About Love: New Visions)