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The Great Slowing Down:
Hearing and Responding to the Callings of Our Times
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Join Alan for this series of 5 weekly Zoom calls as we move from the Great Breaking Open into the Great Slowing Down. The coronavirus has brought the world to a standstill. What are we being given this time for? Who do we choose to be in the face of all that is happening? And how do we choose to move forward as the coronavirus runs its course?
Free 45-minute Calls – Hearing and Responding to the Callings of Our Times
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Monday, March 30 – 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT / 19 CET / 10:30 pm IST
Wednesday, April 8 – 11 am EDT / 8 am PDT / 17 CET / 8:30 pm IST
Thursday, April 16 – 2 pm EDT / 11 am PDT / 20 CET / 11:30 pm IST
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We are living in unprecedented times and navigating uncharted territory. The Great Breaking Open is giving way to the Great Slowing Down. The whole world has come to a paralyzing standstill.
We have been told to restrict movement, stay at home, and curtail all group activities. “Social distancing” has become the new buzzword, yet what we really need is “social solidarity.” It may be necessary for a while to keep distance between one another physically, yet we need connection with one another now more than ever. We’re all in this together. Hearing and responding to the callings of our times is our common assignment. We face challenges on multiple levels, personally and collectively. And we are surrounded by incredible opportunities to chart a new course for our world.
We have landed in a moment of course correction. It’s important that we not lose this moment of great opportunity by just trying to “fix” what isn’t working – just trying to get back to the status quo. Yes, there will be immediate needs to address as the crisis grows, persists, and then fades. Yet as the world breaks open and slows down, we also have an opportunity to chart a new course for our world.
The real question facing us is not so much, “What are we going to do?’ The bigger question is “Who do we wish to become?”
And therefore, “What forms and structures will we create with the express purpose of helping us become who we want to be? As individuals, families, communities, companies, countries, and as a global community?”
As we navigate the coming weeks and months with the coronavirus and whatever else comes our way, our job is to listen, sense, and intuit the callings, messages, guidance, and potential that is hidden in plain sight all around us and within us.
Covid19 is a respiratory virus. It takes our breath away. Among other things, it’s demanding that we slow down and pay attention to our relationship to breath, to life, to each other, and to our planet. It’s interesting to note that since China’s lockdown, the air quality in Beijing has dramatically improved. It seems that the Great Slowing Down might just be giving us not only time and space to breathe; it’s also giving us cleaner air to breathe!
The Great Slowing Down invites many questions. Some that we will consider together as the structure for these Global Connection Zoom Calls are:
- As the whole world comes to a standstill, what am I / are we being given time for?
- What is important for me/us to pay attention to? What urgent messages have been hiding in plain sight all around us, yet we haven’t noticed? Or maybe, if we are honest, we did notice some of them, but chose not to pay attention because they weren’t messages we wanted to hear.
- What invitations, opportunities, and messages could be waiting for me/us if I/we were to slow down to the speed of presence—the speed of living that allows us to be fully present with all that is going on inside of us and in the world around us?
- What is important in our relationships with one another?
- What must we now address as individuals, as countries, and as a global system? What is it now time to create in your own life and in our collective life together?
The more we tune into the callings of our times and actively respond, the quicker the virus will have done its work and can leave. Our job, however, will be to:
- Keep paying attention going forward
- Apply the lessons and gifts that have come from this time
- Continue saying Yes to what our ever-unfolding and evolving times ask us for
- Keep taking next steps
The human spirit is incredibly resilient. The time for these questions is now. Step by step, we can find our way forward and, together, do our part to create a world that works for all.
Join me for a series of free Zoom calls to explore these questions and many more. You are welcome to join for a single call or for all of them. There is no cost except your time and attention.
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Be a part of the global Transformational Presence conversation. Together we can all do our part to create a world that works.
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