Active Citizenship, Active Spirituality

September 7, 2012 Leave a comment

If you’ve been reading Curtis’ blog posts this week, you might be considering what it means to be an evolutionary.  If you live in or near Boston, you should join us as we deepen this conversation.

Our friends at EnlightenNext Boston are hosting a dialogue between Amy Edelstein, senior teacher of Evolutionary Enlightenment and myself this Friday, September 21, 7:15pm – 9:30pm at Samadhi Integral in Newton Centre.

Here is how our hosts are describing the event:

As we head into election season, our news media is filled with messages of alarm and promise, hope and caution-and a call to participate in the process. We’re asked to exercise our privilege, rights and obligations as citizens of a longstanding democracy. We care about our country and our future, but wonder how to make our contribution really count. How do we affect our future?

I have been noodling on a comment from Annie Leonard of the Story of Stuff Project.  When she went around the country asking people what they could do about climate change, they could only talk about being better consumers.  You know, buying better light bulbs and recyclable goods.  We have forgotten how to be citizens.

During his acceptance speech on Thursday night, President Obama reminded us that he is not the one who makes change happen – citizens do.  It is my belief that citizenship is not just exercised through the rather extraordinary episode of the vote, in an evolutionary context we take full responsibility for the evolution of consciousness itself.  This sort of engagement is profoundly spiritual as it is absolutely political.  I hope you can join us.

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