Fly with Hummingbirds: Awaken Dreamers.

Via Bud Wilson
on Jul 25, 2010
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Imagine your heart beating 1,200 times per minute!

A famous line from the world’s most widely embraced spiritual poet reads thus: “The Breeze at Dawn has secrets to tell you, don’t go back to sleep”. The time is now to awaken and empower a new generation of leaders to help all of us create the world we dream is possible. That is exactly what the Awakening the Dreamer / Changing the Dream Young Adult Leadership Training is all about.  Young adults ages 18 – 32 will learn how to work with their peers to run a 2 – 3 hour peer-led workshop that inspires a clear sense of identity and purpose for a Generation Waking Up. As Van Jones recently said:  “This new generation was born to change the whole world”!

WHEN: This August 1 – 8 at the Hummingbird Community in northern New Mexico.

WHERE: Hummingbird Eco Community – Mora, New Mexico
WHO: Young Adults 18 – 32
WHAT: a dynamic young adult leadership training to help usher in a whole new world!

Set in the Sangre de Christo Mountains of Northern New Mexico, this training will expose young adults to principles and values that can become the foundation for an entirely new culture. What are the positive actions that will lead to an environmentally sustainable, thriving, spiritually fulfilling and socially just world? WAKE UP!

This event will be the second annual gathering of passionate and committed mentors and participants alike.

Rather than sinking into despair and resignation about the beleaguered world that is being left for nearly 8 billion humans to inherit, there is hope, positive action and a palpable enthusiasm for new possibilities brewing all across the planet.

It’s never too late to join in this “blessed unrest” that is sweeping the hearts and minds of millions. And now for a brief message from Paul Hawken during a recent Bioneers Conference in San Francisco.  My intention sharing this is to encourage all of us that plenty of good news is happening, let’s add to the movement.

Be spontaneous, clear the proverbial decks and make making the world a better place your top priority!  Life is shorter than most of us believe, so embrace every moment fully and maximize your contribution. Let’s give back our love and gratitude to our precious earth and all life that shares each moment with us.  We do matter and we can make a difference.  If anyone doubts the creativity, commitment and engagement of young people take a look at this little ditty produced by a 14 year old in one evening on his computer!  This is meant to inspire you, not intimidate you! 🙂 It communicates a heck of a lot in 1 minute and 30 seconds!  Take to heart his message that we all matter!  This next message adds just the right amount of urgency to the admixture of all that is happening in our world.

Here is how you can join the front lines (just click on it) and engage with like minded peers and kindred spirits.  There is plenty of time to pack and hit the road! Are you kidding, in this last minute culture, you’ve got plenty of time.  Slow down, breathe and know you can do this.

Remember, hope is an empty emotion unless it is combined with action!


About Bud Wilson

As a student-athlete-activist during the tumultuous era at Harvard University Bud emerged with an interdisciplinary degree combining, child development, innovative education and urban social policy. To recover from academia, he moved to the mountains of Colorado and devoted his energy to hosting professional conferences and seminars in Snowmass Village, followed by a few years working with John Denver's Windstar Foundation. He has lots of stories to share about those formative years living in the Roaring Fork Valley. Bud continues to consult with many organizations including Newfield Network, Environmental Communications, Inc. and The Living Green Foundation, Next Culture Network, Climate Colorado, The Unified Field Corporation, Regenerative Community Development of Colorado and The Agora Projects. Bud has 25 years of experience as an awareness & Qi Gong instructor and wilderness guide for Sacred Passage and the Way of Nature. He served as Global Director of Eco-Regional Leadership for The Way of Nature, in May 2011, he co-created and coordinated the first World Nature Quest. More than 35 groups in 17 countries on 5 continents simultaneously communed with the Earth for healing and renewal. He is the Founder and Director of Deep Nature Journeys where he shares his insights and vast experience in service to others. His articles have been read by more than 70,000 Elephant Journal Readers His adult son, daughter and son-in-law are the source of great joy in his life.


2 Responses to “Fly with Hummingbirds: Awaken Dreamers.”

  1. Vicki says:

    Wow, what a great looking program! It's so important to inspire our younger generation to engage in making our world a better place. Supporting values that demonstrate caring for the earth and appreciating the importance of personal responsibility are keys to a spiritually meaningful life! Way to go!

  2. Bud Wilson says:

    Thanks for your comment! I agree, it’s wonderful to see the energy and enthusiasm of young adults stepping up their commitment to help the rest of us “rework the world” for a healthier and happier future… not to mention improving the quality of our lives right now!