Conversation with Thomas Hübl, contemporary mystic and collective trauma expert
Thursday, 3 June
11am – 1pm PT | 2 – 4pm EST | 7 – 9pm BST | 8 – 10pm CEST
The call is for the whole Findhorn Foundation Community, local and global, along with centers in the Holistic Centers Network and Retreat Center Collaborative, along with other communities through the Global Ecovillage Network and Foundation for Intentional Communities who bring their solidarity and witnessing capacity. In compassion for all communities impacted by fire, we invite you to join us in a practice of Global Social Witnessing as we mindfully attend to the recent fires in the Findhorn community with an embodied awareness, and explore possibilities for integration and learning.
At 2am on Monday April 12, fire services arrived at The Park, Findhorn to put out and control two major fires. Two iconic buildings at the heart of the community, the Community Centre and the Main Sanctuary, beloved by so many people around the world, burnt to the ground. About a dozen Foundation co-workers and residents in nearby houses were evacuated as the firefighters tackled the blaze. Thankfully nobody was physically hurt and everyone has been rehoused.
The shock of this event was deepened when the community discovered that the person who had set the fires was a co-worker of the Foundation, whose redundancy became effective that same day, along with over 50 other co-workers involved in a process made necessary by financial challenges posed by the impact of the coronavirus on guest numbers and educational income.
This arson attack has catalysed a wide range of feelings and questions in the Findhorn community. How could this happen here? Are we somehow responsible? How can we be with such intense feelings: grief, anger, numbness … and what does the journey towards forgiveness look and feel like? Is there a deeper meaning to this event? What can this event help us to grow into?
Thomas Hubl, a long-time friend of the Findhorn Foundation Community, has generously agreed to dialogue about such questions and to share some of his own reflections.
Initial questions will be brought by community leaders from the Findhorn Foundation Community and the
conversation will unfold from there.
Global Social Witnessing is the emergent human capacity to mindfully attend to global events with an embodied awareness, thereby creating an inner world space that mirrors and brings compassion to these events. We shift from being a mere bystander, mentally processing the news, to an active witness, responding from our bodies and hearts, as well as our minds. Global Social Witnessing teaches us how to gently turn our attention towards rather than away from challenging events in the world. Through Global Social Witnessing, we practice our ability to feel and relate to the cultural process and become aware that the social body is developing through us.
For more information on Global Social Witnessing
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