One of the most important things I've discovered is that humans can thrive in small, prosocial groups. We are nourished and nurtured to develop our capacities when open to and supported by others who share a deep sense of identity and purpose.
This week we will complete a two-month learning journey about how to regenerate the Earth. Our process has been to cultivate prosocial groups who together live into the tensions of planetary collapse and earth regeneration.
It is profound how effective this approach has been. Including that we structure the journey in a manner that does not come to an end -- giving scaffolding for this developmental period and weaving the participants into ongoing activities for the Earth Regenerators community.
Those of us who feel called to heal cultural traumas and help our fellow humans reconnect with the rest of nature are gathering together now. We are doing what Joanna Macy calls the Great Work. And the rapacious media cycles are blind to our stories.
The revolution will not be televised. It will rarely be tweeted. And it will only be visible to those who are helping make it happen.

Onward, fellow humans.

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1 May 20
I've been asked to elaborate more by a few of you... so this thread will expand on what I've seen.

Firstly, let me say that I did watch the movie and that my FB feed has been filled with reviews, critiques, and commentaries by people I would generally call allies in all of this.
What I've seen is a handful of people who get what the film was about. These people already were "collapse aware" and knew that green energy is a superficial response to a deep relational crisis.

I'll let William Catton's 1980 book Overshoot stand in for their position.
The majority of responses were not this thoughtful. They were mostly defenses of heroes, claims of misinformation, rebuttals of specific facts while ignoring deeper arguments, and emotional responses of despair -- in various combinations depending on the people involved.
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A brief commentary on the ineffectiveness of protests in today's world...

Let me begin by acknowledging protests played an important role in earlier times; especially during the Age of Broadcast Media in the 20th Century when protest images had big impacts on public awareness.
They were part of larger social movements engaging in structural policy interventions through alternative social models, new modes of political organization, adoption of new policy frameworks, and so forth.

This is NOT what protests achieve today.
Instead we have a fragmentary media environment filled with "memetic" tribes. Billions of dollars are spent every year on propaganda and misinformation campaigns that employ powerful insights from cognitive, behavioral, and social sciences, to confuse and distract populations.
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