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Dreaming together about a sustainable future

Gloomy news of climate change, oil spills, gross injustice and world unrest is everywhere. It is hard to know what to do about it, or why we should make an effort.

Oct10MADreaming03169.jpg Recently groups of people in the Wairarapa, Richmond, Blenheim and the Hutt Valley felt strongly enough about these issues to attend an ‘Awakening the Dreamer’ symposium.

Awakening the Dreamer is based on a series of DVDs powerfully exposing the need for humans to reduce consumption and exploitation of resources on our planet, the only home we have for future generations.

The awakening that is taking place among us is of the universal interconnectedness and interdependence. We upset the balance of creation to our peril.

Oct10MaryAnnDreaming10065.jpg The material is so captivating that participants have left feeling more empowered to join in this remarkable, worldwide movement striving to reverse the immense damage which our planet has sustained at the hands of the human family.
Deforestation and destruction of natural habitats have led to many species becoming extinct or endangered creating great imbalance in the natural world.

There will be another opportunity to attend this symposium on Friday October 29 at Connolly Hall in Guildford Terrace 6 – 10pm … come and join like-minded people at this remarkable event. Contact Mary-Ann Greaney to register (04) 496 1784 or m.greaney@wn.catholic.org.nz
For more information www.awakeningthedreamer.org

Images: Above right: Participants at an Awakening the Dreamer symposium in Blenheim.  One participant said, ‘When I heard it was four hours, I thought, ‘How am I going to stay awake. But it was so engaging, the time flew.’
Above: Ron Sharp left, and Merrick Mitchell right, with another ‘dreamer’ at the Awakening the Dreamer symposium at Richmond.  People at the two symposiums in the South Island last month said they were ‘blown away’ by the high calibre of the material. ‘Everybody needs to experience this.’ said one participant. ‘Can you come and do it again?’