you + The Universe
A love story
“The Universe is not a fact; it’s a story
Not an ordinary Story, but a Love Story
Not an ordinary Love Story, but an Outrageous Love Story
And YOU, are Chapter and Verse in that Story”
Dr Marc Gafni
These lines represent, in a nutshell, the core of what we will be diving into this summer, with Dr. Marc Gafni at the 9th Outrageous Love Festival.
Humanity today is facing multiple extinction-level crises unprecedented in the history of humankind. Attempts to address these crises focus, for the most part, on technological, scientific and economic solutions to sustain life on Earth. We argue that our global crisis, at its root, is a global crisis of intimacy and of identity, and as such, the answers cannot just be exterior, but must come from an Interior Revolution.
We call that revolution, the Outrageous Love Revolution. We claim that only an interior revolution at the very core of the narratives that give meaning to our existence, will create changes, that can address the existential risk humanity is facing today.
This summer, as each summer, we will come together to evolve Love. This time, we will do so, by enquiring into a series of questions, each one holding a key for creating a better tomorrow. With the guidance of Dr. Marc Gafni, who has been working relentlessly for the last 3 decades on articulating the memes for this new Universe Love story, we will explore how, while the Universe love Story is not a localized human love story, all localized human love stories are expressions—chapter and verse—in it.
This is what we mean, in our title, for this summer’s theme:
You + The Universe = A Love Story
In order to tell that Story, we will explore new narratives of intimacy and identity, as well as narratives of community and power. Each of these narratives ask an essential question, and holds a key to creating a more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.
Where Are We?
Through this question, we will unfold what we mean by an Intimate Universe. At the core, of this narrative, we have the notion that Love is not just a human emotion, but it is the Evolutionary force, the Outrageous Love and Eros that lives at the heart of existence itself.
Who Are We (Who am I?, Who are you?)
These questions open to the Unique Self Narrative.
What do we mean by Unique Self?
At its core, Unique Self is the realization of our irreducible uniqueness and our irreducible place within the greater field of Being and Becoming, as a unique expression of the seamless coat of the universe. The Unique Self teachings have tremendously evolved since the book Your Unique Self was first published in 2012.
This next paragraph is what they call in America insider baseball, meaning it makes even more sense if you have been on the inside of the game tracking us in One Mountain etc.
But even if you have not been with us in One Mountain .. you can still – for sure – track the general idea.
In the last year, a whole new dimension of the Unique Self theory disclosed itself as Dr. Gafni pointed towards an alternative theory of self, a foil to unique self. Up to now the foils to unique self have been separate self, and in part, True Self. This year we articulated the implicit theory of social self [ socially engineered self] that drives the tech plex and showed why it is critical to the future of humanity to code and download not the implicit premise social engineered self but unique self into the heart of techplex but rather unique self. In this context unique self has become exponentially more critical in responding to what we have called the second form of existential risk – not the death of humanity [ the first form] but the death of our humanity, the second form.
Are you willing to participate in the Evolution of Love?
who are you AND WHy are you here?
Download this Free ebook and Discover your Vocational Arousal
Do you want to discover the transformative power of your creative genius? Know more about the process and pleasure that you get to share and enjoy if you synergize in co-creation? Then we invite you to read the short ebook Vocational Arousal that our beloved Dr Marc Gafni and the late Barbara Marx Hubbard wrote. Check it out now and find out what it means to tap into your Unique Self, your heart's greatest desire, and live with the creative force that is driving the whole of our universe.
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