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This podcast series, Preparing for Profound Change, explores the shifting global landscape and offers strategies for coping with what lies ahead. Economic turmoil, climate chaos, political upheaval – these may seem like forces to fear, but in fact offer us deep opportunities for transformation. Balancing a sober understanding of the of the collective challenges we face, with heart-centered response, calls for deep awakening by individuals, communities and societies. Our guests share their personal practices, strategies, and insights to help us manage our strong emotions and step forward to play positive proactive roles during these troubling times.
What skills, competencies and capacities will be most valued in the new world? How can our own inner practices keep us free from anxiety as we prepare body, mind and spirit for profound change?
Author and activist Judy Wicks is co-founder of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, BALLE, and an international leader and speaker in the local living economy movement. She is former owner of the White Dog Café, acclaimed for its socially progressive and environmentally responsible business practices.
…”the whole economy is out of balance. That there’s too much masculine energy, too much focus on efficiency and cost controls and so on. And nothing could exemplify this better than the factory farming of animals. And when you think about this, say, the hens, the battery cages of hens, the name of the game is how little can you give the hen? How little space, how little light and air, how little food and water, to produce the cheapest egg on earth. And there’s no feminine energy whatsoever in this system. It’s really … There’s no nurturing at all.
I think the most important thing about activism is to realize your own power, that every single person counts, and that’s how change comes. That we each take action in a way that we can, and that we build on that. And to think big, to dream big!
…if we can have a culture that respects and has compassion for animals, that that’s the ground floor of building a compassionate world, so that we as human beings can really find our place in the web of life and the family of life. Not as torturers and exploiters, but as lovers of life and of all species and of each other. So that’s my dream.
I think the number one thing that people can do is to buy local food and locally produced renewable energy and in doing this, in building local self-reliance, we get to know our community better. We get to know our farmers, our farmers markets. And I think there’s a joy in this.”
Judy Wicks’ Website
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE)
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