The Power of Storytelling. My mission is to encourage filmmakers and writers of ALL genres, to use the power of story and the media to collectively help save our planet, and humanity, by using the media to heal, raise people’s conscious and uplift society.
About the Conscious Media Movement: Shortly after a powerful third eye opening during a sound healing at a Qigong Intensive, I was moved to take action and create a global Conscious Media Movement. The idea really solidified after reading Paul Kingsnorth's article, "The Witness". After decades of fighting to save the environment, he has stopped and believes it’s too late to save us…we will be the first species to cause our own extinction. The top scientists in the world back his observations and have been speaking out for years:
I agree with so much of what he says, still, I'm not ready to give-up on us just yet. Anyone who has kids, plans on having kids or has any conscience in regards to what's going to happen to the next generations needs to stand-up and give it their all. I'm grateful for the sincere wake-up call in Kingsnorth's article...he's been aware and speaking up way longer than the rest of us. The fact is, we are standing inches from the point of no return and most people aren't noticing. Either people will continue doing what they are doing until the consequence are so radical and severe, the deaths so many, that they will then want to back-pedal like crazy, when it's already too late...or we need to respond now and it needs to be global. Who has the capacity to generate such a world wide wake-up call and mass rise in consciousness at this critical point? We...the mediamakers! We the filmmakers, the artists, the authors...and the audience members.
The planet is going through radical changes and some are starting to realize that if we want to survive and keep this planet we are living on sustainable, we need to rethink what we have been doing. As mediamakers of all kinds, the time is ripe for us to start creating more conscious media...meaning media coming from a higher vibrational place, documentary filmmakers and many non-fiction authors are already doing that...wonderful...but they are reaching a limited audience...those people willing to hear the message. It's time for filmmakers who produce narrative fiction films and other media to step up to the plate, in order to help raise our consciousness in all we do.
Audience members can help sway what type of programs, films, get funded and made by what they watch, and what they refuse to watch and spend their money on...and in doing this greatly improve their own life. Because the problem is not just environmental, we additionally have created a spiritual disconnect from nature, from each other, and from what is beyond this physical world. Until every human being is treated as an equal, regardless of race or gender...until we recognize that we are all part of the whole, we won't be able to heal. You will start noticing, that far too often the worst character traits are glorified in films. This needs to be fixed. There is an eye-opening quote by philosopher, social activist, Simone Weil, "Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.” This is how we need to show it. Story can help change/heal behavior, and so much more.
We need to be reminded that we are one with all that exists in the universal web. We also need to lead by example by working through the challenges of making our productions as green as possible. I’ll be sharing information and asking mediamakers to become part of the positive shift in awareness that needs to take place for us to help make the changes that must happen for planetary, societal healing to take place, and in the process we will be increasing our own quality of life in ways we never even imagined.