Posts Tagged ‘Bioneers’

I was honored to be asked by Bioneers to write about my experience with their work; how it has impacted my life and why I have contributed time and money to Bioneers since 1998.

When I sat down to respond, I found the experience of writing to be a valuable synthesis; it was an opportunity to reflect on the fourteen years of gifts I have received from the Bioneers Conference and community, and how participation has impacted me spiritually, as well as psychologically, professionally and emotionally.

Here are two excerpts from the “Donor Spotlight“:

Over many years of attending the conference, I have constantly looked for patterns and insights into the questions: Why are we still collectively on a doomsday track, even while we have so many brilliant, deeply caring, willing people working every day for a different, more sustainable future?  Why do we continue to head in the wrong direction while most people actually want a better world…? 

I am in an extremely advantageous position, having grown up in Northern California, having had access to primary and continuing education, and having been enabled to attend the Bioneers conference over many years, as well as having been exposed to a great diversity of profound thinkers and spiritual teachers, in person and through media.  While Bioneers has shaped choices I have made in my life, and in many ways my very personality, the bigger question for me is, what will I do now that I have received so much?  What will I give back?  More and more the answer to that question is to simply be.  The more I am, the more possibilities I see.

For the full article: http://www.bioneers.org/blog/felicia-chavez

For this year’s conference schedule Oct. 19, 20, 21 in San Rafael: http://conference.bioneersgroup.com/


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Good day,

This blog has been a while coming. It’s the first installment of “one of those things” where I kept talking about my interest in this area, and took MONTHS to finally sit down and plug it in to some tangible format. 

The idea behind it is this: I’ve been in the environmental realms for many years, and as of late (the past five or six years in particular) I have become increasingly drawn toward and fascinated by spiritual development. In fact, I now see personal / collective spiritual transformation as a prerequisite for undoing the damage that I have been so worried about these many long years of attending Bioneers conferences, reading endless eco-books, being a vegetarian, feeling pain when I throw perfectly good compost into the trash…

I’ve always been one to want to get to the absolute root of a situation before I tackle it. Yes, it delays what could be useful action, but it’s just the way I am, in my absolutest nature. In particular, reading Eckhart Tolle’s works as of late (since June 2008), my suspicions have blossomed into understanding: inner pollution results in outer pollution, and we must clean up inside before we can expect change outside.  That’s just the way it is.

And it sits well with me.

So, this blog will be an exploration of the confluence of sustainability and spirituality.  That’s about all I have to say at this moment. I’m excited to begin…

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