Regenerative Collaboration in Science and Spirituality

Regenerative Collaboration in Science and Spirituality

We’re experiencing a revolution in our understandings about how life on planet Earth really works. Hear why collaboration is actually how things are meant to function on Earth, and why that’s good news for anyone who cares about healing our planet and human well-being. I talk about what this means for your sense of hope, your own thriving, and your experience of connection to the people, plants, and animals with whom you co-exist on this lovely planet we call Earth.

 

In this episode I cover:

 

  • New scientific findings that are identifying collaboration as perhaps the most vital aspect of how life on Earth thrives.
  • Evidence of how human cultures have been leaning more into collaboration for the past three centuries.
  • What this means for your well-being and for our joint work of restoring our planet and human well-being.

 

Despite the messiness occurring on planet Earth, there’s evidence everywhere that we’re outgrowing mistaken stories of domination and hierarchy. This is a thrilling time to be alive as science and spirituality converge in conversations about how we can renew life on Earth by witnessing and encouraging the collaborations that are fundamental to how Earth’s systems function.

 

Collaboration is a key to turning life on Earth from foundering to flourishing.

 

It’s up to us which story we choose, and which story we live inside.

Choose Green Brain Over Red Brain

Choose Green Brain Over Red Brain

Life on Earth is complex right now! Whether you are alert to refugee crises, signs of environmental damage and climate change, severe storms, health effects from air and water pollution, or social and political turmoil, you could make a list of a lot of things that worry you or even lead you to feel despair.

 

But are the anxiety and eco-anxiety that have become normal our best response to the crises we face? Neuroscience and the history of activism suggest an alternative response that’s more beneficial for us as individuals, and far more effective for healing our world. We’re learning that:

 

  • Anxiety creates a freeze response in our brains that shuts down the optimism and innovation needed to solve crises.
  • People who bemoan social problems or environmental problems often make few or no contributions to solutions.
  • Neuroscientist Rick Hanson describes the human brain’s state of anxiety, stress, and pessimism as the activity of our reactive (and more primitive) ‘red brain.’ Conversely, our ‘green brain’ state is our responsive (and more evolved) mode of confidently meeting challenges and enjoying life’s pleasures without getting stuck in the stress response.
  • We can see the effects of red brain and green brain play out in human history and the work of current activists such as Wangari Maathai and Boyan Slat.
  • It may be fashionable to moan and complain in ‘red brain’ and talk about our dystopian future, but I challenge you to realize that actually we are designed to respond creatively to our world, not sit frozen in despair.
  • If you want to suffer less and help a lot more, learn to curate your ‘green brain.’ Listen in to learn how.
  • Living as much as possible in green brain allows you to be someone who assists with regeneration for people and planet, rather than someone who holds us back.
Blissipline for Thriving on Earth with Karen Lorre

Blissipline for Thriving on Earth with Karen Lorre

Karen Lorre helps people release unconscious blocks so they can have priceless results. She is the best-selling author of three books, Chronic Pleasure, Effortless Enchantment, and Chronic Pleasure in Relationships. Karen’s work has been endorsed by Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton, and Gay Hendricks. She has had a lifelong interest in epigenetics, neuroscience, health, and spirituality. Karen is also an actress who has done over a thousand hours of TV, films and commercials. Earlier in her life, Karen went through intense emotional and physical challenges that doctors could not seem to heal. This led her to discover ways to transform her fatigue and pain into vibrant energy and chronic pleasure. She now lives a life of magnetism and miracles and teaches others how to do the same. You can access her books for free at  https://www.karenlorrecoaching.com/book-downloads

 

Hear Karen discuss:

 

  • How she went from feeling that the world was too troubled for her to want to stay in it, to realizing that a focus on problems holds them in our reality.
  • Her discovery that when you are solutions-focused, you continually encounter people who are bringing next-level solutions to the world and you see how you can contribute.
  • Her exploration of sustainable and regenerative agriculture’s benefits and how she supports local farmers.
  • How Blissipline took her out of serious chronic illness to her current state of thriving, joy, and mentoring others. “Blissipline creates a momentum” that lets you create from your desire rather than responding to the world from worry or fear.
  • The best contributions arise out of love. People think worry and stress lead to creativity, but actually, if you’re feeling good, that’s when your opportunities appear. “I think, I love this planet. I love nature and want to support it any way that I can. I love seeing nature thriving.” And as you focus in this way, opportunities for your contribution become clear.
  • How you can choose to be influenced by either the world’s ‘bad news’ or ‘good news,’ and how this affects your brain’s reticular activating system, your neuroplasticity, and your perceptions of life.
  • What to do if this kind of conversation doesn’t feel ‘realistic’ to you.
Experiencing Plant Essences

Experiencing Plant Essences

Do you know what plant essences are, how they differ from essential oils, and how to use them? And are you aware that energy or frequency medicine of this type is increasingly being documented by scientific research?

Tune in to hear:

 

  • Definitions of what plant essences are and how we can understand their medicine.
  • How plant essences are helpful, and how they often come into our lives serendipitously.
  • 4 stories about my recent experiences with plant essences and how they empower us.
  • Suggestions about how you can benefit from plant essences, plus how to buy or make them.
  • How working with plant essences is part of our collaboration with nature and part of how we can heal and strengthen ourselves.
Nature Communication as Cultural Repair with Saskia von Diest

Nature Communication as Cultural Repair with Saskia von Diest

Dr. Saskia von Diest has been communicating with various forms of nature for the last ten years, much of which she spent researching how intuitive and interspecies communication can be used in agriculture. She holds a PhD in plant pathology from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and her research has investigated subtle agricultural techniques  that use sound, electromagnetics, catalytic substances and human intuitive abilities in decision making on farms. In 2021, she founded Ecofluency, to consult, teach, and facilitate nature communication. Her passion is creating opportunities for others to have their own experience of communicating with more-than-human nature. As a South African of Indian and Caucasian descent, she is committed to healing the internal, ancestral and socio-cultural damage that privilege, sexism and racism cause in the world through her work of helping people connect to their more-than-human relations in the natural world. Find her at www.ecofluency.org

 

Hear us discuss:

 

Saskia’s definition of Ecofluency as “the science, the art, and the magic of communicating with nature” in ways that benefit all beings.

 

Saskia’s discovery: “I’ve not met a single person who can’t do it: it’s just a matter of willingness…all of us are born with this ancient skill of two-way dialogue with more-than-human nature.”  Our intuitive abilities are just as much a part of us as our physical senses.

 

How to have a collaborative and respectful conversation with an other-than-human being with Saskia’s signature focus on ethics, boundaries, and safety for all participants.

 

The support a person can gain from communicating with other-than-human beings, who often are “bigger, older, wiser, stronger, cleverer, and kinder” than we are and very willing to uphold us in our growth and contributions. The first insight she gained when she first experienced nature communication was “I don’t have to feel alone anymore.”

 

Nature communication invites stepping away from the over-stimulation of our world, calming your nervous system, and allowing yourself to lean on powers that are greater than your conscious self. Nature communication is grounding and centering as it connects you to the network of life, which can feel especially good if you are experiencing loneliness.

 

How hearing nature’s voices can alleviate your pain about the state of things in our world.

 

How nature communication carried her through a spiritual/mental health crisis, and how it is an act of cultural repair.

 

When You Can’t Save the Turtle

When You Can’t Save the Turtle

 

This is a story about a way to respond when you feel helpless to assist the natural world but want to feel more empowered. It’s about an endeavor to save a small turtle trapped in traffic, and how to proceed when your efforts to help don’t go as planned. Listen to hear how to respond to the world with your intention and frequency as well as your actions.

You can feel empowered knowing that you’re placing your energy and time in the service of your love for Earth.

This is about more than practical action: it’s also about ‘voting’ with your energy and your frequency by aligning with the intention of supporting life.