The Conscious Elders Network (CEN) is a movement of vital elders, dedicated to growing in consciousness while actively addressing the demanding challenges facing our country and Earth.
The Empowered Elders Workshops & Retreats cover the underlying principles and ideas of CEN and invites a shift from individual self to global self and from “ senior” to empowered Elder. The workshop uses the practices of the Work That Reconnects, Ageing to Sageing, Sacred Activism and more to help us explore together what it means to be an Elder alive on Earth at this time.
We will deepen our awareness of the interconnection of the web of life and gain a greater understanding of the core environmental, social/economic, political and spiritual crises facing our world today. We will learn about opportunities on our community to take action for Earth and discover for ourselves how we can engage in positive change together.
The workshop provides a safe space for us to feel and express the pain we feel about what is happening in our world. Also a space for us to touch into our deep passion and love of life and where we can come to understand how we can be part of the solution. Come build a community of elders who connect deeply to one another and forge bonds for moving forward with action in the world as well as growing in consciousness.
To foster a movement of vital elders, dedicated to growing in consciousness / awareness while actively addressing the demanding challenges facing our country, our society, and Earth.
Transformational Intention of course:
The Course will create an environment in which elders engage in their own transformation in service of the transformation of our humanity, our earth, and our future. The course invites a shift in participants from individual self to global self, (ego system thinking to eco-system thinking) from inaction to action, from disempowered senior to empowered elder.
aspirational outcome for participants
1. Being an Elder
Moving from disempowered senior to empowered elder.
CEN, vision, mission, Examples of positive roles and models for Elderhood.
What it means to me to be an Elder.
2. Growing in Consciousness
Growing awareness / consciousness of ourselves as part of larger living system.
One Earth, One Humanity, One Future- Universe Story - mindfulness science
How mindfulness/ consciousness/ awareness can support me and my work in the world.
3. Opening Our Hearts to the Crises Facing our World
Growing in understanding of and ability to face the current crises in the world today.
The environmental, socio-economic, and spiritual crises and divides.
How facing the state of the world empowers me to act on behalf of earth.
4. Sustainability Revolution / The Great Turning
Shift from nothing I can do to changing my behaviors.
New sustainable models of environmental, social and economic systems .
How I can be part of the solution.
5. Sacred Activism
Transformational shift emerging from inner to outer activism
Connecting to what is “ sacred” / important to you.
Finding my calling. What is being asked of me to do now?
6. Taking Action Together for the Earth-
Shift from not knowing how to take action to taking action with others.
Form Elder Circles, Elder Climate Action Chapters, Wisdom Circles, Synchronized Subtle Action Practices - How do we engage as elders.
Celebrate, and Rituals of Commitment to my actions on behalf of life. .