Who is this invitation for?
People who are seeking to find their unique purpose as elders in their family and communities, and who know they have a genuine wish to share their wisdom with the people and projects that they care about. This is never meant to be done in isolation. And so, we call a circle of people to come together, across time-zones and cultures, to explore what we may each, and all, learn about Active Wisdom. To learn about the term Active Wisdom and its author, Mary Catherine Bateson, click here.
What is the Purpose of this online program?
The aim of this introductory 12-week program is to provide the opportunity for us to come together to explore this time in our lives and to dream ahead to the next phase of our life’s journey. This is not about how old we are, but more about sensing that we have the potential for more joy, more fun and more activities that support our own and others wellbeing. At the heart of this gathering of people is a celebration of the interplay between our spirit, our emotions, our bodies, and our minds, and how our deep connection to the Wisdom of Mother Earth naturally supports this exploration?
What will happen on the program?
We will invite us to reflect on the life we have lived so far and to take time, in a circle of others, to appreciate what we have gained. This ground of wisdom will then support us to dream out ahead and see what is calling to us from the future. At the intersection of our passions, our gifts and our contributions is a fertile territory for renewing our purpose of being alive in this world today. We will explore opportunities for us to give back what we have received from our life, so that those who follow us can benefit from our wisdom in action.
What will be required of me?
To Attend each of the 6 2-hour Zoom calls. We will record each call, however, there is no substitute for the learning that happens when we are together in each other’s company.
In the two weeks between each live call we ask that you meet with two other members of the course who will be your Learning Triad for the entire journey, in order to share your experiences working with the Live Withs and the practices that are recommended for each session.
We also ask that you post one learning each week into our shared online community space and read the comments on what you have shared.
SIX LIVE 2-HOUR ZOOM SESSIONS
Each 2-Hour session will include personal reflection, small group work, community time and new content to explore.
“SIX LIVE WITH”S
Each session will include a “Live With” – something specific to explore as a direct application of what you are learning within your own context and situation.
A LEARNING TRIAD FOR DEEPENING AND SUPPORT
Each week of the journey you will share a Zoom call with two of your fellow travelers. These calls are to create a space for shared learning.
A HOSTED PRIVATE ONLINE COMMUNITY FORUM
Designed to extend the learning ecology of this course and have a safe place to share our experiences and questions with each other outside the sessions.
2 DEDICATED GUIDES AND 3 SKILLED ALLIES
This kind of inquiry is best undertaken with skilled companions. Our team will travel with you for the entire journey, offering their support and wisdom to assist you as you zero-in on your own Elderhood.